The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Nexus
Rank 369 420 425
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +5
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 261 164 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 2.27% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 97 50
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% -12.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.09% -1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8325 7230 7275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.89% 13.25% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3851 3617
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 391 580
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.15 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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 +63 254 £388 - 67
London +60 117 £413 +3.12% 26
South East -15 53 £350 -0.14% 17
City of London +18 30 £463 +15.62% 10
East of England +34 28 £375 +25.00% 2
Berkshire -8 23 £288 +3.51% 7
Buckinghamshire +11 20 £538 +115.00% 1
West Midlands -9 19 £450 +7.14% 4
Yorkshire -3 16 £350 - 4
West Yorkshire +8 15 £350 - 3
Milton Keynes +14 12 £465 +86.00% 1
Leeds -4 12 £350 - 3
Hertfordshire +8 9 £375 +70.45% 1
Shropshire -5 9 £313 -24.69%
North West -13 9 £260 -28.27% 4
Bedfordshire +3 7 £413 +65.00% 1
Telford -4 7 £363 -12.65%
East Midlands -6 7 £425 -10.52% 1
Cambridgeshire - 7 £250 -
Manchester +2 6 £260 -25.71% 3
Hounslow - 6 £413 -
Cambridge - 6 £250 -
Reading -13 5 £288 +2.67% 2
Dunstable - 5 £413 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £425 -
Essex +1 4 £438 +6.06%
Northampton - 4 £425 -
Watford +5 3 £375 +70.45% 1
South West +5 3 £360 -11.92% 9
Worcestershire +2 3 £500 - 3

Cisco Nexus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 495 (97.25%) Cisco
2 321 (63.06%) Firewall
3 301 (59.14%) Cisco Certification
4 251 (49.31%) Cisco ASA
5 239 (46.95%) F5
6 220 (43.22%) CCNP
7 201 (39.49%) CheckPoint
8 192 (37.72%) BGP
9 173 (33.99%) Juniper
10 160 (31.43%) LAN
11 157 (30.84%) WAN
12 151 (29.67%) OSPF
13 139 (27.31%) MPLS
14 126 (24.75%) VPN
15 109 (21.41%) VMware
15 109 (21.41%) Blue Coat
16 104 (20.43%) Wireless
17 101 (19.84%) Finance
17 101 (19.84%) CCNA
18 97 (19.06%) CCIE
19 95 (18.66%) Load Balancing
20 90 (17.68%) SolarWinds
21 89 (17.49%) EIGRP
22 80 (15.72%) Network Security
23 75 (14.73%) HP
23 75 (14.73%) ITIL
24 65 (12.77%) Network Design
25 64 (12.57%) VLAN
26 63 (12.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
26 63 (12.38%) TCP/IP

Cisco Nexus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 16 (3.14%) IIS
2 9 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.57%) Apache
4 7 (1.38%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.18%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.98%) Lync
7 3 (0.59%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.95%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) MS Office
5 2 (0.39%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.38%) Office 365
3 5 (0.98%) PaaS
3 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.59%) IaaS
4 3 (0.59%) SaaS
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 321 (63.06%) Firewall
2 251 (49.31%) Cisco ASA
3 192 (37.72%) BGP
4 160 (31.43%) LAN
5 157 (30.84%) WAN
6 151 (29.67%) OSPF
7 139 (27.31%) MPLS
8 126 (24.75%) VPN
9 104 (20.43%) Wireless
10 89 (17.49%) EIGRP
11 80 (15.72%) Network Security
12 64 (12.57%) VLAN
13 63 (12.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 63 (12.38%) TCP/IP
14 62 (12.18%) DNS
15 59 (11.59%) SAN
16 55 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
17 51 (10.02%) VoIP
17 51 (10.02%) DHCP
18 50 (9.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.38%) DB2
2 7 (1.38%) Big Data
3 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.39%) MySQL
5 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.20%) Gerrit
General
1 101 (19.84%) Finance
2 41 (8.06%) Banking
3 33 (6.48%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.13%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.77%) Retail
6 8 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.18%) Games
8 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.79%) Automotive
10 3 (0.59%) Publishing
10 3 (0.59%) Local Government
11 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.39%) German Language
11 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Billing
11 2 (0.39%) Law
11 2 (0.39%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 273 (53.63%) Network Engineer
2 59 (11.59%) Architect
3 52 (10.22%) Consultant
4 37 (7.27%) Security Engineer
4 37 (7.27%) Cisco Engineer
5 36 (7.07%) Network Consultant
6 33 (6.48%) Network Security Engineer
6 33 (6.48%) Senior Network Engineer
7 30 (5.89%) Network Architect
8 28 (5.50%) Analyst
9 27 (5.30%) Design Engineer
10 25 (4.91%) Support Engineer
11 24 (4.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 22 (4.32%) Network Support
12 22 (4.32%) Network Analyst
13 21 (4.13%) Infrastructure Architect
14 19 (3.73%) Network Support Engineer
15 17 (3.34%) Network Design Engineer
16 13 (2.55%) Network Specialist
17 12 (2.36%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.34%) CSS
2 9 (1.77%) Web Services
3 7 (1.38%) Regular Expression
4 5 (0.98%) XMPP
5 4 (0.79%) LAMP
5 4 (0.79%) CGI
5 4 (0.79%) Middleware
6 1 (0.20%) .NET
6 1 (0.20%) MFC
6 1 (0.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.73%) PKI
1 19 (3.73%) FlexPod
2 14 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (1.38%) Client/Server
4 7 (1.38%) Public Cloud
4 7 (1.38%) User Experience
5 6 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.18%) Online Games
5 6 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 5 (0.98%) Open Source
6 5 (0.98%) Hedge funds
6 5 (0.98%) Visualisation
6 5 (0.98%) Smart Meter
7 4 (0.79%) NHS
8 3 (0.59%) Blog
8 3 (0.59%) Spread Betting
8 3 (0.59%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.59%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.39%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.81%) Windows
2 49 (9.63%) Linux
3 21 (4.13%) UNIX
4 11 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.38%) AIX
6 7 (1.38%) SUSE
7 4 (0.79%) Solaris
8 3 (0.59%) VMS
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.39%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (18.66%) Load Balancing
2 75 (14.73%) ITIL
3 65 (12.77%) Network Design
4 56 (11.00%) Network Management
5 37 (7.27%) Migration
6 33 (6.48%) E-Commerce
7 32 (6.29%) Project Management
7 32 (6.29%) Network Monitoring
8 30 (5.89%) Mentoring
9 29 (5.70%) Service Delivery
10 26 (5.11%) Change Management
11 23 (4.52%) PRINCE2
11 23 (4.52%) Low Latency
12 22 (4.32%) Service Management
13 21 (4.13%) TOGAF
14 18 (3.54%) Enterprise Architecture
15 17 (3.34%) Incident Management
16 15 (2.95%) Validation
16 15 (2.95%) Network Architecture
17 12 (2.36%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.52%) SQL
2 20 (3.93%) Python
3 15 (2.95%) Perl
4 13 (2.55%) Lisp
5 6 (1.18%) C
6 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.39%) PHP
7 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.20%) C#
7 1 (0.20%) Java
7 1 (0.20%) Go
7 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 301 (59.14%) Cisco Certification
2 220 (43.22%) CCNP
3 101 (19.84%) CCNA
4 97 (19.06%) CCIE
5 55 (10.81%) Security Cleared
6 49 (9.63%) CCDP
7 40 (7.86%) SC Cleared
8 22 (4.32%) CCSE
9 19 (3.73%) DV Cleared
10 16 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (2.55%) CCIP
12 11 (2.16%) CCSA
13 9 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (1.77%) MCSE
13 9 (1.77%) HP MASE
14 8 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.57%) CCSP
15 7 (1.38%) HP ASE
16 6 (1.18%) JNCIE
17 5 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.75%) SLA
2 8 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.98%) QA
5 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 49 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (5.30%) vSphere
3 23 (4.52%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.93%) XenServer
4 20 (3.93%) Active Directory
5 19 (3.73%) ProxySG
6 13 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.16%) vCloud
8 9 (1.77%) Snort
9 8 (1.57%) Firmware
10 7 (1.38%) FreeRADIUS
11 5 (0.98%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.59%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.39%) Xen
13 2 (0.39%) NFS
14 1 (0.20%) XenApp
14 1 (0.20%) Docker
14 1 (0.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (4.91%) CiscoWorks
2 24 (4.72%) FortiGate
3 23 (4.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (4.13%) OPNET
5 15 (2.95%) Cisco Prime
6 12 (2.36%) CA Spectrum
7 7 (1.38%) Puppet
7 7 (1.38%) BladeLogic
7 7 (1.38%) RANCID
8 6 (1.18%) SCOM
8 6 (1.18%) Cisco UCCE
8 6 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (0.98%) Cacti
10 4 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.79%) Control-M
10 4 (0.79%) Nagios
11 3 (0.59%) OpenNMS
12 2 (0.39%) Iperf
12 2 (0.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 495 (97.25%) Cisco
2 239 (46.95%) F5
3 201 (39.49%) CheckPoint
4 173 (33.99%) Juniper
5 109 (21.41%) VMware
5 109 (21.41%) Blue Coat
6 90 (17.68%) SolarWinds
7 75 (14.73%) HP
8 60 (11.79%) Citrix
9 47 (9.23%) Fortinet
10 40 (7.86%) IBM
11 32 (6.29%) Microsoft
12 31 (6.09%) NetApp
13 30 (5.89%) Nokia
14 26 (5.11%) Riverbed
15 25 (4.91%) Infoblox
16 24 (4.72%) Brocade
16 24 (4.72%) BMC
16 24 (4.72%) CA
17 23 (4.52%) McAfee
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