The table below looks at the statistics for the Cisco Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Specialist
Rank 612 587 580
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Specialist 14 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.048% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.051% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 6
Average daily rate £388 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Cisco Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Cisco Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cisco Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Cisco Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cisco Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco Specialist
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 14 £388 -8.82% 3
Yorkshire -23 8 £404 +4.19%
London +7 4 £375 -12.02%
Sheffield - 4 £369 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £369 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £435 -
Leeds - 2 £435 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Halifax - 1 - -
Lancaster - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -

Cisco Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Cisco Specialist in their job title 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 with Cisco Specialist in their job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) Firewall
3 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
5 9 (33.33%) CCNP
6 8 (29.63%) LAN
6 8 (29.63%) WAN
7 7 (25.93%) CCNA
8 6 (22.22%) Network Security
8 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (22.22%) ITIL
8 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
9 5 (18.52%) F5
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 5 (18.52%) OSPF
9 5 (18.52%) VMware
10 4 (14.81%) Blue Coat
10 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
10 4 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (14.81%) Citrix
10 4 (14.81%) SLA
10 4 (14.81%) BGP
10 4 (14.81%) Juniper
10 4 (14.81%) Linux
11 3 (11.11%) Line Management
11 3 (11.11%) Private Cloud
11 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
11 3 (11.11%) CCIE
11 3 (11.11%) Project Management

Cisco Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Cisco Specialist in their job title 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 with Cisco Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) Firewall
2 8 (29.63%) LAN
2 8 (29.63%) WAN
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (22.22%) Network Security
4 5 (18.52%) OSPF
5 4 (14.81%) BGP
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (11.11%) IP Telephony
6 3 (11.11%) Wireless
7 2 (7.41%) BIG-IP
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (7.41%) Internet
7 2 (7.41%) NetScreen
7 2 (7.41%) SAN
7 2 (7.41%) VLAN
7 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 3 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) CESG
4 1 (3.70%) IVR
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.11%) Line Management
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Network Design
4 2 (7.41%) Security Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) SIEM
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
5 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.70%) Information Assurance
5 1 (3.70%) Information Governance
5 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (33.33%) CCNP
3 7 (25.93%) CCNA
4 3 (11.11%) CCIE
4 3 (11.11%) CISSP
5 2 (7.41%) CCSE
5 2 (7.41%) CEH
5 2 (7.41%) MCSA
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (3.70%) CISA
6 1 (3.70%) Degree
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
2 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (7.41%) ISO 9000
4 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (7.41%) QRadar
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
3 5 (18.52%) F5
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) Blue Coat
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
4 4 (14.81%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) Mercator
5 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 2 (7.41%) Aruba
6 2 (7.41%) Imperva
6 2 (7.41%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.70%) CommVault
7 1 (3.70%) Forcepoint
7 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.70%) IronPort
7 1 (3.70%) Mitel
7 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto