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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Nexus
Rank 342 410 441
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +31
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 248 150 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.39% 2.33% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 94 46
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £180.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.00% +323.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £180.00 -
% change year-on-year
-90.00% -

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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +83 245 £375 -6.25% 65
London +91 134 £388 -16.21% 36
South East +10 45 £350 - 12
City of London +35 40 £385 -3.75% 21
Berkshire +18 27 £375 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire +11 21 £400 +33.33% 5
West Yorkshire - 15 £400 - 5
South West - 14 £413 - 5
Reading +13 13 £375 +78.57% 2
Hampshire -10 11 £285 -18.57% 7
North West -6 10 £356 -10.93% 1
East of England +1 9 £275 -3.50% 4
West Midlands -14 9 £375 +20.00% 1
Shropshire -14 7 £375 +15.38%
Leeds - 7 £414 - 4
Telford -13 6 £375 +15.38%
Wiltshire - 5 £438 - 2
East Midlands - 5 - - 1
Bristol - 5 £363 - 2
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £388 -18.42%
North East -12 4 £417 +4.29%
Essex - 4 £205 - 2
North Yorkshire - 4 - -
Swindon - 4 £438 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £388 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £417 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £417 -
Glasgow 0 3 £450 +28.57%
Hertfordshire -4 3 £350 +22.80% 1
Scotland -15 3 £450 +28.57%

Cisco Nexus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 574 (98.63%) Cisco
2 369 (63.40%) Firewall
3 328 (56.36%) Cisco Certification
4 254 (43.64%) CCNP
5 252 (43.30%) BGP
6 210 (36.08%) Cisco ASA
7 209 (35.91%) CheckPoint
8 208 (35.74%) OSPF
9 207 (35.57%) F5
10 186 (31.96%) LAN
11 171 (29.38%) WAN
12 156 (26.80%) MPLS
13 152 (26.12%) Juniper
14 142 (24.40%) CCIE
15 134 (23.02%) Load Balancing
16 130 (22.34%) VPN
17 112 (19.24%) VMware
18 108 (18.56%) EIGRP
19 102 (17.53%) Wireless
20 97 (16.67%) Blue Coat
21 96 (16.49%) Network Security
22 94 (16.15%) CCNA
23 92 (15.81%) ITIL
24 89 (15.29%) Finance
25 88 (15.12%) TCP/IP
26 77 (13.23%) SAN
27 75 (12.89%) DNS
28 74 (12.71%) Security Cleared
28 74 (12.71%) Network Management
29 73 (12.54%) Cisco IOS

Cisco Nexus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 22 (3.78%) IIS
2 18 (3.09%) Apache
3 13 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.37%) Lync
5 7 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.20%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.52%) MS Office
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Summit
2 1 (0.17%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.52%) SaaS
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.34%) IaaS
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 369 (63.40%) Firewall
2 252 (43.30%) BGP
3 210 (36.08%) Cisco ASA
4 208 (35.74%) OSPF
5 186 (31.96%) LAN
6 171 (29.38%) WAN
7 156 (26.80%) MPLS
8 130 (22.34%) VPN
9 108 (18.56%) EIGRP
10 102 (17.53%) Wireless
11 96 (16.49%) Network Security
12 88 (15.12%) TCP/IP
13 77 (13.23%) SAN
14 75 (12.89%) DNS
15 73 (12.54%) Cisco IOS
16 64 (11.00%) VLAN
17 54 (9.28%) NetScaler
18 52 (8.93%) DHCP
19 49 (8.42%) IPsec
20 47 (8.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.58%) DB2
3 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 89 (15.29%) Finance
2 51 (8.76%) Banking
3 43 (7.39%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.12%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.06%) Retail
6 11 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.20%) Games
8 5 (0.86%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.69%) Local Government
9 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.52%) Law
11 2 (0.34%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 287 (49.31%) Network Engineer
2 78 (13.40%) Consultant
3 49 (8.42%) Architect
3 49 (8.42%) Network Consultant
4 47 (8.08%) Security Engineer
5 42 (7.22%) Cisco Engineer
6 41 (7.04%) Network Security Engineer
7 40 (6.87%) Senior Network Engineer
8 33 (5.67%) Network Specialist
9 26 (4.47%) Network Architect
10 25 (4.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 24 (4.12%) Support Engineer
11 24 (4.12%) Analyst
12 23 (3.95%) Design Engineer
13 22 (3.78%) Network Support
14 19 (3.26%) Network Analyst
15 17 (2.92%) Network Design Engineer
16 16 (2.75%) Cisco Consultant
17 15 (2.58%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
18 14 (2.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.92%) CSS
2 15 (2.58%) Regular Expression
3 5 (0.86%) Web Services
4 4 (0.69%) CGI
4 4 (0.69%) Middleware
5 2 (0.34%) WAP
6 1 (0.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.84%) FlexPod
2 22 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.23%) Visualisation
4 11 (1.89%) User Experience
5 9 (1.55%) Smart Meter
6 8 (1.37%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.20%) Online Games
8 6 (1.03%) Open Source
9 5 (0.86%) NHS
9 5 (0.86%) Statistics
9 5 (0.86%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.86%) PKI
10 4 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.69%) EPoS
10 4 (0.69%) Clustering
11 3 (0.52%) Social Media
11 3 (0.52%) Spread Betting
12 2 (0.34%) CMDB
12 2 (0.34%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.62%) Linux
2 39 (6.70%) Windows
3 27 (4.64%) UNIX
4 15 (2.58%) AIX
4 15 (2.58%) SUSE
4 15 (2.58%) Oracle Linux
5 10 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.52%) CentOS
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.17%) Fedora
11 1 (0.17%) MVS
11 1 (0.17%) HPUX
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (23.02%) Load Balancing
2 92 (15.81%) ITIL
3 74 (12.71%) Network Management
4 72 (12.37%) Network Design
5 52 (8.93%) Change Management
6 33 (5.67%) Migration
7 32 (5.50%) E-Commerce
7 32 (5.50%) Network Monitoring
8 31 (5.33%) Low Latency
9 25 (4.30%) Service Management
9 25 (4.30%) Line Management
10 24 (4.12%) Mentoring
11 23 (3.95%) Service Delivery
12 19 (3.26%) Network Architecture
12 19 (3.26%) Project Management
13 18 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (2.92%) Change Control
15 14 (2.41%) PRINCE2
16 13 (2.23%) Incident Management
17 12 (2.06%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.47%) Perl
2 21 (3.61%) SQL
3 20 (3.44%) Python
4 9 (1.55%) Lisp
5 8 (1.37%) R
6 7 (1.20%) C
7 1 (0.17%) C#
7 1 (0.17%) Java
7 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 328 (56.36%) Cisco Certification
2 254 (43.64%) CCNP
3 142 (24.40%) CCIE
4 94 (16.15%) CCNA
5 74 (12.71%) Security Cleared
6 60 (10.31%) SC Cleared
7 43 (7.39%) CCDP
8 23 (3.95%) CCSE
9 20 (3.44%) CISSP
10 17 (2.92%) Degree
11 16 (2.75%) CCSP
12 15 (2.58%) CCSA
13 13 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (2.23%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.20%) CCIP
14 7 (1.20%) JNCIS
15 4 (0.69%) CCDE
15 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.69%) CCDA
15 4 (0.69%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.72%) SLA
2 6 (1.03%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.03%) QA
3 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 54 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (5.50%) ProxySG
3 31 (5.33%) vSphere
4 23 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (3.61%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.92%) FreeRADIUS
7 16 (2.75%) Firmware
8 14 (2.41%) Active Directory
9 12 (2.06%) Snort
10 8 (1.37%) XenServer
11 4 (0.69%) Nmap
11 4 (0.69%) vCloud
11 4 (0.69%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.34%) XenApp
12 2 (0.34%) NFS
13 1 (0.17%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.17%) Postfix
13 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (3.95%) FortiGate
2 21 (3.61%) CA Spectrum
3 18 (3.09%) RANCID
3 18 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
4 17 (2.92%) OPNET
5 16 (2.75%) CiscoWorks
6 14 (2.41%) OpenNMS
7 12 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (1.03%) Puppet
9 4 (0.69%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.69%) SCCM
9 4 (0.69%) SCOM
9 4 (0.69%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.69%) Nessus
9 4 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.34%) Cisco LMS
10 2 (0.34%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.34%) Cacti
10 2 (0.34%) OpenView
Vendors
1 574 (98.63%) Cisco
2 209 (35.91%) CheckPoint
3 207 (35.57%) F5
4 152 (26.12%) Juniper
5 112 (19.24%) VMware
6 97 (16.67%) Blue Coat
7 72 (12.37%) HP
8 69 (11.86%) SolarWinds
9 55 (9.45%) Citrix
10 47 (8.08%) Fortinet
11 33 (5.67%) IBM
12 32 (5.50%) Riverbed
13 28 (4.81%) Microsoft
14 27 (4.64%) CA
14 27 (4.64%) NetApp
14 27 (4.64%) Nokia
15 26 (4.47%) BMC
16 23 (3.95%) Infoblox
16 23 (3.95%) EMC
17 22 (3.78%) Nortel
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