The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco Nexus skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco Nexus over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Nexus
Rank 413 415 428
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 162 151 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 2.18% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 75 85
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £40.00 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.25% +25.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £34.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £41.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +42.85%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7267 6931 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.69% 13.63% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3872 3580 3896
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 486 668
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

Cisco Nexus
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Nexus within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Cisco Nexus Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus within the UK.

Cisco Nexus Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco Nexus within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Cisco Nexus Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Nexus within the UK.

Cisco Nexus Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Nexus within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 158 £400 +6.66% 54
London +51 98 £420 +12.00% 22
South East +8 32 £345 -26.34% 12
City of London +31 24 £375 - 12
Berkshire +2 9 £325 - 6
Surrey -2 9 £338 -33.33% 1
Reading +6 8 £325 - 4
East of England -22 8 £400 +6.66% 2
South West -26 7 £400 - 3
Leeds -1 6 £325 -3.70% 7
West Yorkshire -4 6 £325 -5.45% 7
Hampshire -4 6 £340 -24.44% 3
Yorkshire -9 6 £325 -5.45% 10
Bedfordshire - 6 £375 - 1
Wiltshire -4 5 £430 -14.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £450 - 1
Swindon +5 4 £520 +4.00% 2
North West -17 4 - - 1
Bedford - 4 £375 -
West Sussex +3 3 £513 -
East Midlands -3 3 £369 +34.09%
Macclesfield -4 3 - -
Cheshire -13 3 - - 1
Crawley - 3 £513 -
Hertfordshire +5 2 £450 +9.09%
Scotland -14 2 £398 +52.88%
Derbyshire -1 1 - -
Bristol -18 1 - -
West Midlands -24 1 £400 +25.00% 4

Cisco Nexus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cisco Nexus also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco Nexus.

1 326 (99.39%) Cisco
2 183 (55.79%) Firewall
3 161 (49.09%) Cisco Certification
4 146 (44.51%) CheckPoint
5 127 (38.72%) CCNP
6 123 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
7 115 (35.06%) Juniper
8 111 (33.84%) F5
9 101 (30.79%) BGP
10 91 (27.74%) Network Security
11 90 (27.44%) OSPF
12 88 (26.83%) WAN
13 85 (25.91%) LAN
14 80 (24.39%) MPLS
15 75 (22.87%) VPN
16 57 (17.38%) VMware
17 56 (17.07%) Blue Coat
18 51 (15.55%) DNS
19 50 (15.24%) Finance
20 49 (14.94%) Load Balancing
21 48 (14.63%) CCIE
22 47 (14.33%) Wireless
23 46 (14.02%) CCNA
24 45 (13.72%) Cisco IOS
25 43 (13.11%) Windows
26 41 (12.50%) Network Design
27 40 (12.20%) VoIP
28 39 (11.89%) HP
28 39 (11.89%) VLAN
29 36 (10.98%) TCP/IP

Cisco Nexus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cisco Nexus also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco Nexus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (5.18%) Apache
2 10 (3.05%) Lync
3 9 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.22%) IIS
7 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.61%) Liferay
8 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.30%) Confluence
9 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.91%) MS Office
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) SAP CO
1 4 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (1.22%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.61%) Magento
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 183 (55.79%) Firewall
2 123 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 101 (30.79%) BGP
4 91 (27.74%) Network Security
5 90 (27.44%) OSPF
6 88 (26.83%) WAN
7 85 (25.91%) LAN
8 80 (24.39%) MPLS
9 75 (22.87%) VPN
10 51 (15.55%) DNS
11 47 (14.33%) Wireless
12 45 (13.72%) Cisco IOS
13 40 (12.20%) VoIP
14 39 (11.89%) VLAN
15 36 (10.98%) TCP/IP
16 32 (9.76%) EIGRP
16 32 (9.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 31 (9.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 31 (9.45%) Cisco PIX
18 29 (8.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.22%) SAP BW
3 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.91%) DB2
4 2 (0.61%) MySQL
4 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Hudson
1 1 (0.30%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (0.30%) Gradle
1 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.30%) Selenium
1 1 (0.30%) JIRA
1 1 (0.30%) Subversion
1 1 (0.30%) ProC
1 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.30%) Ant
1 1 (0.30%) IntelliJ
1 1 (0.30%) MSI
1 1 (0.30%) InstallShield
General
1 50 (15.24%) Finance
2 27 (8.23%) Banking
3 25 (7.62%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.49%) Retail
5 13 (3.96%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.83%) Back Office
7 5 (1.52%) Billing
8 4 (1.22%) Legal
8 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.22%) Front Office
9 3 (0.91%) German Language
9 3 (0.91%) Advertising
9 3 (0.91%) Publishing
10 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Games
11 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 165 (50.30%) Network Engineer
2 59 (17.99%) Security Engineer
3 49 (14.94%) Consultant
4 46 (14.02%) Network Security Engineer
5 44 (13.41%) Architect
6 38 (11.59%) Cisco Engineer
7 32 (9.76%) Network Consultant
8 29 (8.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 27 (8.23%) Senior Network Engineer
10 24 (7.32%) Network Support
11 22 (6.71%) Support Engineer
12 16 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
13 15 (4.57%) IP Engineer
13 15 (4.57%) Network Architect
14 14 (4.27%) Design Engineer
15 13 (3.96%) Senior Security Engineer
15 13 (3.96%) Security Consultant
16 12 (3.66%) Technical Architect
16 12 (3.66%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 11 (3.35%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.74%) CSS
2 4 (1.22%) XMPP
3 3 (0.91%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.30%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.30%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.66%) FlexPod
2 7 (2.13%) Clustering
3 4 (1.22%) CLARiiON
4 3 (0.91%) Hedge funds
5 2 (0.61%) Replication
5 2 (0.61%) Statistics
5 2 (0.61%) Derivative
5 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.30%) Open Source
6 1 (0.30%) CMDB
6 1 (0.30%) Wiki
6 1 (0.30%) FMCG
6 1 (0.30%) PKI
6 1 (0.30%) NHS
6 1 (0.30%) Firmware
6 1 (0.30%) IVR
6 1 (0.30%) Handset
6 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.30%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.11%) Windows
2 33 (10.06%) Linux
3 22 (6.71%) UNIX
4 15 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.35%) AIX
7 9 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.22%) Solaris
9 4 (1.22%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.91%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.91%) NetWare
10 3 (0.91%) SUSE
11 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (14.94%) Load Balancing
2 41 (12.50%) Network Design
3 34 (10.37%) Migration
4 31 (9.45%) Network Management
4 31 (9.45%) ITIL
5 24 (7.32%) Change Management
6 19 (5.79%) Project Management
7 15 (4.57%) Network Architecture
8 11 (3.35%) Configuration Management
9 9 (2.74%) Change Control
9 9 (2.74%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (2.74%) E-Commerce
10 8 (2.44%) Service Delivery
10 8 (2.44%) Asset Management
10 8 (2.44%) Fault Management
10 8 (2.44%) WAN Optimisation
10 8 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (2.13%) Problem Management
11 7 (2.13%) TOGAF
11 7 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.05%) SQL
2 5 (1.52%) Lisp
3 4 (1.22%) C
4 3 (0.91%) Python
5 2 (0.61%) Java
5 2 (0.61%) Perl
5 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.30%) C-shell
6 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.30%) Korn
6 1 (0.30%) Ruby
6 1 (0.30%) Tcl
6 1 (0.30%) VBScript
6 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 161 (49.09%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (38.72%) CCNP
3 48 (14.63%) CCIE
4 46 (14.02%) CCNA
5 31 (9.45%) Security Cleared
6 29 (8.84%) CCDP
7 22 (6.71%) SC Cleared
8 15 (4.57%) CCSP
9 13 (3.96%) CCSE
9 13 (3.96%) Check Point Certification
10 12 (3.66%) CISSP
11 9 (2.74%) JNCIS
11 9 (2.74%) Degree
12 7 (2.13%) CCSA
13 6 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (1.22%) MCSE
16 3 (0.91%) VCP5
16 3 (0.91%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.74%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.52%) SLA
2 5 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.22%) QA
4 3 (0.91%) COBIT
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) GPG13
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (5.79%) Active Directory
3 14 (4.27%) vSphere
4 12 (3.66%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.05%) Snort
6 9 (2.74%) ProxySG
7 7 (2.13%) XenApp
8 6 (1.83%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.52%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.91%) vCloud
12 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.61%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.61%) Xen
12 2 (0.61%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.30%) RHEV
13 1 (0.30%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.30%) XenServer
13 1 (0.30%) KVM
13 1 (0.30%) Squid
Systems Management
1 19 (5.79%) FortiGate
2 16 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (2.74%) OPNET
4 8 (2.44%) CiscoWorks
5 6 (1.83%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.83%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.52%) SCCM
7 4 (1.22%) Nagios
7 4 (1.22%) SCOM
7 4 (1.22%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.91%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.61%) Cacti
10 1 (0.30%) YUM
10 1 (0.30%) Puppet
10 1 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.30%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.30%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 326 (99.39%) Cisco
2 146 (44.51%) CheckPoint
3 115 (35.06%) Juniper
4 111 (33.84%) F5
5 57 (17.38%) VMware
6 56 (17.07%) Blue Coat
7 39 (11.89%) HP
8 27 (8.23%) NetApp
9 26 (7.93%) Citrix
10 22 (6.71%) Microsoft
11 20 (6.10%) SolarWinds
12 18 (5.49%) Fortinet
12 18 (5.49%) IBM
13 14 (4.27%) EMC
13 14 (4.27%) McAfee
13 14 (4.27%) Sourcefire
13 14 (4.27%) Huawei
14 11 (3.35%) TippingPoint
15 10 (3.05%) Dell
15 10 (3.05%) Nokia
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