The table below looks at the statistics for the Cisco Support 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 Support in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Support
Rank 571 566 566
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Support 33 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.040% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.043% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 13
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£300 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £415 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £238
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +36.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- -25.64%

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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Cisco Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cisco Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco Support
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cisco Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco Support
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco Support within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Cisco Support Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco Support
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cisco Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco Support
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Support within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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 -12 32 £300 -7.69% 8
London +24 22 £300 -14.28% 1
City of London +41 17 £300 +33.33% 1
South East -13 5 £340 +4.61% 4
Hampshire - 3 £340 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £281 - 1
Surrey -3 1 £325 -12.16%
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Derby - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Lewes - - - -

Cisco Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Cisco Support 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 Support in their job title.

1 60 (100.00%) Cisco
2 42 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (53.33%) Firewall
4 28 (46.67%) CCNP
5 18 (30.00%) WAN
5 18 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 17 (28.33%) LAN
7 16 (26.67%) CCNA
8 15 (25.00%) CheckPoint
9 14 (23.33%) VoIP
10 13 (21.67%) VPN
10 13 (21.67%) EIGRP
11 12 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (18.33%) Finance
12 11 (18.33%) IP Telephony
13 10 (16.67%) BGP
13 10 (16.67%) ITIL
14 9 (15.00%) MPLS
15 8 (13.33%) Wireless
15 8 (13.33%) SolarWinds
16 7 (11.67%) Cisco IPT
16 7 (11.67%) OPNET
16 7 (11.67%) TACACS
16 7 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (11.67%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (10.00%) NetScreen
17 6 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (10.00%) OSPF
17 6 (10.00%) BMC
17 6 (10.00%) XMPP

Cisco Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Cisco Support 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 Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.33%) Lync
2 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 32 (53.33%) Firewall
2 18 (30.00%) WAN
3 17 (28.33%) LAN
4 14 (23.33%) VoIP
5 13 (21.67%) VPN
5 13 (21.67%) EIGRP
6 12 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (18.33%) IP Telephony
8 10 (16.67%) BGP
9 9 (15.00%) MPLS
10 8 (13.33%) Wireless
11 7 (11.67%) TACACS
11 7 (11.67%) Cisco IPT
12 6 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (10.00%) NetScreen
12 6 (10.00%) OSPF
12 6 (10.00%) Multicast
13 5 (8.33%) HSRP
13 5 (8.33%) Unified Communications
13 5 (8.33%) BIG-IP
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) XMPP
2 5 (8.33%) CSS
3 3 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Hedge funds
2 3 (5.00%) FlexPod
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.33%) IVR
3 2 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) UNIX
3 1 (1.67%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (10.00%) Network Management
4 5 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (5.00%) Change Management
5 3 (5.00%) Fault Management
6 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.33%) Service Management
6 2 (3.33%) Contact Management
7 1 (1.67%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.67%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.67%) CRM
7 1 (1.67%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.67%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.67%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (1.67%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.67%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.67%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.67%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (46.67%) CCNP
3 16 (26.67%) CCNA
4 7 (11.67%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.33%) CCIE
6 4 (6.67%) CCVP
6 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) CCSP
7 1 (1.67%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (11.67%) OPNET
3 6 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (6.67%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (5.00%) OpenNMS
5 3 (5.00%) RANCID
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (13.33%) SolarWinds
4 6 (10.00%) F5
4 6 (10.00%) BMC
5 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.00%) HP
6 3 (5.00%) Juniper
6 3 (5.00%) Mitel
7 2 (3.33%) Tandberg
7 2 (3.33%) Avaya
8 1 (1.67%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.67%) Citrix
8 1 (1.67%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.67%) VMware
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