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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Nexus
Rank 368 416 430
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +14
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 239 158 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.04% 2.32% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 101 49
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £510 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +554.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-88.05% +554.54%

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
7862 6805 6828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.56% 12.97% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 3516 3323
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 412 567
Average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.45% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -7.48%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +48 230 £400 +10.72% 73
London +49 108 £413 +3.12% 35
South East -15 39 £350 +3.70% 13
City of London +26 34 £425 +6.25% 17
East of England +15 21 £375 +25.00% 4
Yorkshire - 19 £350 - 7
Berkshire -14 18 £300 +46.34% 5
West Yorkshire - 16 £363 - 5
West Midlands -11 14 £450 +9.75% 4
Buckinghamshire - 12 £538 -
Leeds - 10 £350 - 4
East Midlands +6 9 £425 -10.52% 2
North West -21 9 - - 4
South West -2 8 £355 -21.97% 4
Reading -7 7 £300 +50.00% 4
Bedfordshire -4 6 £425 +70.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £250 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £453 -
Cambridge - 6 £250 -
Hertfordshire +8 5 £350 +59.09% 2
Hampshire -13 5 £406 +16.07% 6
Shropshire -13 5 £450 +18.42% 1
Bristol - 5 £355 - 3
Essex +11 4 £438 +6.06% 1
Cheshire -2 4 - -
Telford -11 4 £450 +18.42% 1
Scotland -11 4 £450 +18.42%
Macclesfield - 4 - -
Manchester -8 3 - - 3
Oxfordshire -19 3 £320 +1.18%

Cisco Nexus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 539 (98.36%) Cisco
2 323 (58.94%) Firewall
3 318 (58.03%) Cisco Certification
4 256 (46.72%) Cisco ASA
5 243 (44.34%) F5
6 234 (42.70%) CCNP
7 224 (40.88%) BGP
8 199 (36.31%) CheckPoint
9 169 (30.84%) OSPF
10 165 (30.11%) Juniper
11 161 (29.38%) LAN
12 158 (28.83%) WAN
13 145 (26.46%) MPLS
14 124 (22.63%) VPN
15 114 (20.80%) VMware
16 113 (20.62%) CCIE
17 111 (20.26%) CCNA
18 106 (19.34%) Wireless
19 103 (18.80%) EIGRP
20 102 (18.61%) Load Balancing
21 97 (17.70%) Blue Coat
22 88 (16.06%) SolarWinds
22 88 (16.06%) Finance
23 77 (14.05%) HP
24 73 (13.32%) ITIL
25 72 (13.14%) Network Security
26 65 (11.86%) DNS
27 64 (11.68%) TCP/IP
28 61 (11.13%) SAN
28 61 (11.13%) Cisco IOS

Cisco Nexus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 17 (3.10%) IIS
2 14 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.01%) Apache
4 5 (0.91%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.91%) Lync
4 5 (0.91%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.91%) MS Office
4 3 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Summit
1 1 (0.18%) assyst
1 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 323 (58.94%) Firewall
2 256 (46.72%) Cisco ASA
3 224 (40.88%) BGP
4 169 (30.84%) OSPF
5 161 (29.38%) LAN
6 158 (28.83%) WAN
7 145 (26.46%) MPLS
8 124 (22.63%) VPN
9 106 (19.34%) Wireless
10 103 (18.80%) EIGRP
11 72 (13.14%) Network Security
12 65 (11.86%) DNS
13 64 (11.68%) TCP/IP
14 61 (11.13%) SAN
14 61 (11.13%) Cisco IOS
14 61 (11.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 55 (10.04%) VLAN
16 51 (9.31%) DHCP
17 48 (8.76%) NetScaler
18 46 (8.39%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.64%) DB2
3 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.18%) Big Data
4 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 88 (16.06%) Finance
2 44 (8.03%) Banking
3 31 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.37%) Retail
6 8 (1.46%) Games
6 8 (1.46%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.73%) Local Government
8 4 (0.73%) Automotive
9 3 (0.55%) Back Office
9 3 (0.55%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) German Language
10 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 288 (52.55%) Network Engineer
2 57 (10.40%) Architect
2 57 (10.40%) Consultant
3 47 (8.58%) Cisco Engineer
4 36 (6.57%) Network Consultant
4 36 (6.57%) Security Engineer
5 35 (6.39%) Senior Network Engineer
6 33 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
7 30 (5.47%) Network Architect
8 29 (5.29%) Analyst
9 28 (5.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 25 (4.56%) Design Engineer
11 22 (4.01%) Network Analyst
12 19 (3.47%) Network Design Engineer
12 19 (3.47%) Network Specialist
13 18 (3.28%) Support Engineer
14 13 (2.37%) Network Support
15 12 (2.19%) Infrastructure Architect
15 12 (2.19%) Security Consultant
16 11 (2.01%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.37%) CSS
2 9 (1.64%) Regular Expression
3 5 (0.91%) XMPP
4 4 (0.73%) LAMP
4 4 (0.73%) CGI
5 2 (0.36%) Web Services
6 1 (0.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.56%) FlexPod
2 18 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (1.82%) PKI
5 9 (1.64%) Smart Meter
6 8 (1.46%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.46%) Online Games
7 7 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.28%) User Experience
8 5 (0.91%) NHS
8 5 (0.91%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.55%) Blog
9 3 (0.55%) Spread Betting
9 3 (0.55%) Open Source
10 2 (0.36%) Social Media
10 2 (0.36%) CMDB
10 2 (0.36%) e-Health
10 2 (0.36%) Statistics
10 2 (0.36%) Replication
10 2 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.12%) Windows
1 50 (9.12%) Linux
2 19 (3.47%) UNIX
3 13 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.64%) AIX
5 9 (1.64%) SUSE
5 9 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.55%) CentOS
9 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.36%) VMS
10 1 (0.18%) HPUX
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) Debian
10 1 (0.18%) Fedora
10 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (18.61%) Load Balancing
2 73 (13.32%) ITIL
3 61 (11.13%) Network Design
4 55 (10.04%) Network Management
5 43 (7.85%) Migration
6 36 (6.57%) Change Management
7 34 (6.20%) Network Monitoring
8 33 (6.02%) E-Commerce
9 30 (5.47%) Project Management
10 26 (4.74%) Service Delivery
11 24 (4.38%) Low Latency
12 23 (4.20%) PRINCE2
13 22 (4.01%) Service Management
13 22 (4.01%) Mentoring
14 19 (3.47%) Incident Management
15 15 (2.74%) Validation
16 14 (2.55%) Network Architecture
17 13 (2.37%) Enterprise Architecture
17 13 (2.37%) TOGAF
18 12 (2.19%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.83%) Python
2 20 (3.65%) SQL
3 17 (3.10%) Perl
4 15 (2.74%) Lisp
5 8 (1.46%) C
6 1 (0.18%) C#
6 1 (0.18%) Java
6 1 (0.18%) PHP
6 1 (0.18%) R
6 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 318 (58.03%) Cisco Certification
2 234 (42.70%) CCNP
3 113 (20.62%) CCIE
4 111 (20.26%) CCNA
5 59 (10.77%) Security Cleared
6 50 (9.12%) CCDP
7 44 (8.03%) SC Cleared
8 24 (4.38%) CCSE
9 19 (3.47%) DV Cleared
10 13 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (2.37%) CCSA
11 12 (2.19%) CCSP
11 12 (2.19%) CCIP
12 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.28%) MCSE
14 7 (1.28%) HP ASE
14 7 (1.28%) HP MASE
15 6 (1.09%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.09%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.01%) SLA
2 8 (1.46%) QA
3 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (4.74%) vSphere
3 19 (3.47%) ProxySG
4 18 (3.28%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.10%) Active Directory
5 17 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (2.37%) XenServer
7 11 (2.01%) Firmware
8 10 (1.82%) FreeRADIUS
9 8 (1.46%) Snort
10 5 (0.91%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.91%) vCloud
11 3 (0.55%) NFS
11 3 (0.55%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.18%) LXC
12 1 (0.18%) Docker
12 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.18%) Xen
12 1 (0.18%) Postfix
12 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (4.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 26 (4.74%) FortiGate
3 21 (3.83%) OPNET
3 21 (3.83%) CiscoWorks
4 20 (3.65%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (2.74%) CA Spectrum
6 9 (1.64%) RANCID
7 6 (1.09%) Puppet
7 6 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (0.91%) OpenNMS
9 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.73%) Cacti
9 4 (0.73%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.73%) SCCM
9 4 (0.73%) SCOM
10 3 (0.55%) Nagios
10 3 (0.55%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.36%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.36%) OpenView
Vendors
1 539 (98.36%) Cisco
2 243 (44.34%) F5
3 199 (36.31%) CheckPoint
4 165 (30.11%) Juniper
5 114 (20.80%) VMware
6 97 (17.70%) Blue Coat
7 88 (16.06%) SolarWinds
8 77 (14.05%) HP
9 54 (9.85%) Citrix
10 47 (8.58%) Fortinet
11 32 (5.84%) Riverbed
12 31 (5.66%) IBM
13 29 (5.29%) NetApp
14 27 (4.93%) Nokia
14 27 (4.93%) EMC
15 25 (4.56%) BMC
16 24 (4.38%) Microsoft
17 23 (4.20%) CA
17 23 (4.20%) Infoblox
18 22 (4.01%) McAfee
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