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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Nexus
Rank 379 428 414
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -14
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 243 158 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 2.29% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 96 49
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £505 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £34.50

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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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 £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 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 22 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 +54 236 £388 -1.58% 62
London +41 120 £413 +3.12% 22
South East -10 43 £330 -8.33% 18
City of London +12 29 £450 +20.00% 12
East of England +23 24 £375 +25.00% 6
Berkshire -6 20 £288 -11.53% 6
West Midlands -3 19 £450 +7.14% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 16 £538 +115.00% 1
Yorkshire -4 12 £350 - 3
West Yorkshire -1 11 £350 - 3
Milton Keynes +11 9 £375 +50.00% 1
Shropshire -1 8 £294 -30.05%
Leeds -7 8 £350 - 3
Bedfordshire +10 7 £413 +65.00% 1
Hertfordshire +4 7 £375 +70.45% 5
Telford -1 7 £275 -34.52%
North West -17 7 £260 -64.38% 2
Hounslow - 6 £413 - 1
Reading -4 5 £288 -11.53% 3
East Midlands -8 5 £425 -10.52%
Cambridgeshire - 5 £250 -
Dunstable - 5 £413 -
South West +8 4 £360 -11.92% 8
Worcestershire +4 4 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £425 -
Cambridge - 4 £250 -
Malvern - 4 £500 -
Manchester - 4 £260 - 1
Essex +3 3 £438 +6.06%
Surrey 0 3 £400 -11.11% 2

Cisco Nexus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 474 (97.33%) Cisco
2 307 (63.04%) Firewall
3 296 (60.78%) Cisco Certification
4 242 (49.69%) Cisco ASA
5 235 (48.25%) F5
6 214 (43.94%) CCNP
7 197 (40.45%) CheckPoint
8 176 (36.14%) BGP
8 176 (36.14%) Juniper
9 157 (32.24%) WAN
10 155 (31.83%) LAN
11 143 (29.36%) OSPF
12 137 (28.13%) MPLS
13 115 (23.61%) VPN
14 108 (22.18%) Blue Coat
15 104 (21.36%) CCNA
16 102 (20.94%) Finance
17 101 (20.74%) Wireless
18 97 (19.92%) VMware
19 95 (19.51%) CCIE
20 90 (18.48%) SolarWinds
21 87 (17.86%) EIGRP
22 79 (16.22%) Load Balancing
23 73 (14.99%) Network Security
24 72 (14.78%) HP
25 67 (13.76%) ITIL
26 63 (12.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
27 60 (12.32%) VLAN
28 58 (11.91%) Cisco IOS
29 57 (11.70%) Network Design

Cisco Nexus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 11 (2.26%) IIS
2 7 (1.44%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.44%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.62%) Apache
5 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.29%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.62%) MS Office
5 2 (0.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.44%) Office 365
3 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.03%) PaaS
4 3 (0.62%) SaaS
4 3 (0.62%) IaaS
5 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 307 (63.04%) Firewall
2 242 (49.69%) Cisco ASA
3 176 (36.14%) BGP
4 157 (32.24%) WAN
5 155 (31.83%) LAN
6 143 (29.36%) OSPF
7 137 (28.13%) MPLS
8 115 (23.61%) VPN
9 101 (20.74%) Wireless
10 87 (17.86%) EIGRP
11 73 (14.99%) Network Security
12 63 (12.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 60 (12.32%) VLAN
14 58 (11.91%) Cisco IOS
15 55 (11.29%) DNS
15 55 (11.29%) TCP/IP
16 51 (10.47%) SAN
16 51 (10.47%) Multicast
17 50 (10.27%) DHCP
18 46 (9.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.44%) Big Data
3 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.62%) MySQL
5 2 (0.41%) DB2
6 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (2.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.41%) Gerrit
General
1 102 (20.94%) Finance
2 40 (8.21%) Banking
3 26 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.31%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.26%) Retail
6 9 (1.85%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.03%) Games
8 4 (0.82%) Automotive
9 3 (0.62%) Local Government
9 3 (0.62%) Publishing
10 2 (0.41%) Billing
10 2 (0.41%) Back Office
10 2 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.41%) German Language
10 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 256 (52.57%) Network Engineer
2 62 (12.73%) Architect
3 49 (10.06%) Consultant
4 36 (7.39%) Network Consultant
4 36 (7.39%) Senior Network Engineer
4 36 (7.39%) Cisco Engineer
5 34 (6.98%) Security Engineer
6 32 (6.57%) Network Architect
7 30 (6.16%) Analyst
8 28 (5.75%) Network Security Engineer
9 25 (5.13%) Network Analyst
9 25 (5.13%) Design Engineer
10 24 (4.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 22 (4.52%) Infrastructure Architect
12 21 (4.31%) Network Support
13 20 (4.11%) Support Engineer
14 19 (3.90%) Network Specialist
15 17 (3.49%) Network Support Engineer
16 16 (3.29%) Network Design Engineer
17 11 (2.26%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.90%) CSS
2 9 (1.85%) Web Services
3 7 (1.44%) XMPP
4 6 (1.23%) Middleware
5 4 (0.82%) LAMP
6 2 (0.41%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.41%) REST
7 1 (0.21%) .NET
7 1 (0.21%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.70%) PKI
2 14 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.67%) FlexPod
4 12 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (1.64%) User Experience
6 8 (1.64%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.44%) Open Source
7 7 (1.44%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.03%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.03%) Online Games
9 5 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.82%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.62%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.62%) Blog
11 3 (0.62%) Spread Betting
11 3 (0.62%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.62%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.41%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 54 (11.09%) Windows
2 45 (9.24%) Linux
3 20 (4.11%) UNIX
4 10 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (1.44%) Solaris
7 6 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.62%) VMS
10 2 (0.41%) AIX
10 2 (0.41%) SUSE
10 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.21%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.21%) Debian
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (16.22%) Load Balancing
2 67 (13.76%) ITIL
3 57 (11.70%) Network Design
4 56 (11.50%) Network Management
5 34 (6.98%) Migration
6 33 (6.78%) E-Commerce
7 31 (6.37%) Mentoring
7 31 (6.37%) Network Monitoring
8 30 (6.16%) Project Management
9 23 (4.72%) Service Delivery
10 21 (4.31%) TOGAF
10 21 (4.31%) PRINCE2
11 20 (4.11%) Low Latency
12 19 (3.90%) Service Management
13 18 (3.70%) Incident Management
13 18 (3.70%) Network Architecture
14 16 (3.29%) Change Management
14 16 (3.29%) Enterprise Architecture
15 12 (2.46%) Validation
15 12 (2.46%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.31%) Python
2 18 (3.70%) SQL
3 15 (3.08%) Lisp
4 12 (2.46%) Perl
5 6 (1.23%) C
6 3 (0.62%) PHP
7 2 (0.41%) Ruby
7 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.41%) Go
7 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.21%) C#
8 1 (0.21%) Java
Qualifications
1 296 (60.78%) Cisco Certification
2 214 (43.94%) CCNP
3 104 (21.36%) CCNA
4 95 (19.51%) CCIE
5 52 (10.68%) Security Cleared
6 45 (9.24%) CCDP
7 39 (8.01%) SC Cleared
8 23 (4.72%) CCSE
9 16 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (3.08%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.46%) CCSA
12 11 (2.26%) CCIP
13 10 (2.05%) HP MASE
14 9 (1.85%) MCSE
15 8 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (1.64%) HP ASE
16 7 (1.44%) JNCIE
16 7 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (1.44%) CCSP
17 6 (1.23%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.08%) SLA
2 8 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.23%) QA
4 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 46 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 21 (4.31%) XenServer
3 21 (4.31%) Hyper-V
3 21 (4.31%) ProxySG
4 19 (3.90%) vSphere
5 12 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.26%) vCloud
7 9 (1.85%) Snort
8 5 (1.03%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.82%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.62%) Firmware
11 2 (0.41%) Docker
11 2 (0.41%) NFS
11 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.41%) Xen
11 2 (0.41%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.21%) XenApp
12 1 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (5.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 23 (4.72%) CiscoWorks
3 21 (4.31%) OPNET
4 20 (4.11%) FortiGate
5 17 (3.49%) Cisco Prime
6 10 (2.05%) BladeLogic
7 8 (1.64%) CA Spectrum
8 7 (1.44%) Puppet
8 7 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.44%) Control-M
8 7 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
9 6 (1.23%) Cacti
10 5 (1.03%) SCOM
10 5 (1.03%) Nagios
11 4 (0.82%) RANCID
11 4 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
12 3 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.62%) Cisco IPCC
13 2 (0.41%) Iperf
Vendors
1 474 (97.33%) Cisco
2 235 (48.25%) F5
3 197 (40.45%) CheckPoint
4 176 (36.14%) Juniper
5 108 (22.18%) Blue Coat
6 97 (19.92%) VMware
7 90 (18.48%) SolarWinds
8 72 (14.78%) HP
9 57 (11.70%) Citrix
10 44 (9.03%) Fortinet
11 33 (6.78%) IBM
12 31 (6.37%) Microsoft
13 30 (6.16%) Nokia
14 28 (5.75%) NetApp
15 27 (5.54%) Riverbed
15 27 (5.54%) Brocade
16 26 (5.34%) Infoblox
16 26 (5.34%) BMC
17 23 (4.72%) CA
18 19 (3.90%) TippingPoint
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