The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 21 November 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 44 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2339 1662 1670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.10% 3.20% 3.25%
As % of the Vendors category 9.20% 6.91% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 899 817
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 115 135
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.90 £36.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25422 24038 24478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.55% 46.25% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14968 13682 12666
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1238 1190 1329
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 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 +16 2219 £350 -4.10% 721
London +31 1000 £375 -2.59% 247
South East +5 485 £350 - 172
City of London +27 282 £375 -6.25% 89
Berkshire +17 183 £360 -1.36% 51
South West +5 151 £300 -7.69% 50
West Midlands +10 130 £350 +16.66% 44
North West +10 129 £340 +4.61% 52
East of England -7 119 £350 +5.66% 65
Hampshire -6 102 £338 -3.57% 37
Yorkshire +21 94 £320 -5.18% 57
Surrey +17 87 £331 +1.92% 26
Devon +15 64 £275 +57.14% 5
East Midlands +6 63 £325 -12.16% 19
Manchester +9 61 £345 +2.22% 30
Scotland -14 58 £325 -0.80% 18
Cheshire +18 52 £325 -7.14% 14
Hertfordshire +9 52 £413 +25.47% 39
West Yorkshire +13 49 £325 -7.14% 34
Buckinghamshire +19 45 £344 -9.83% 21
Reading +27 44 £375 -6.25% 18
Birmingham +19 42 £375 +53.84% 12
Exeter +7 42 £225 +28.57% 3
Milton Keynes +15 38 £338 -18.18% 4
South Yorkshire +20 37 £250 +25.00% 11
North East -4 35 £348 +16.00% 8
Slough +11 34 £291 -8.62% 7
Leeds -1 33 £325 -5.45% 26
Wiltshire -10 33 £400 -0.62% 17
Tyne and Wear -6 32 £348 +16.00% 8

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cisco 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.

1 1877 (41.62%) Firewall
2 1642 (36.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1313 (29.11%) Windows
4 1140 (25.28%) LAN
5 1127 (24.99%) WAN
6 1013 (22.46%) VMware
7 991 (21.97%) CCNP
8 939 (20.82%) CheckPoint
9 867 (19.22%) Microsoft
10 838 (18.58%) Juniper
11 804 (17.83%) ITIL
12 770 (17.07%) CCNA
13 686 (15.21%) Active Directory
14 642 (14.24%) Cisco ASA
15 619 (13.73%) HP
16 617 (13.68%) VPN
16 617 (13.68%) BGP
17 601 (13.33%) F5
18 590 (13.08%) Security Cleared
19 566 (12.55%) Finance
20 550 (12.20%) OSPF
21 545 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
21 545 (12.08%) Cisco Nexus
22 540 (11.97%) Linux
23 537 (11.91%) MPLS
24 529 (11.73%) SAN
25 516 (11.44%) Network Security
26 503 (11.15%) DNS
26 503 (11.15%) Telecoms
27 492 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cisco 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 398 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 208 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 172 (3.81%) SharePoint
4 148 (3.28%) Lync
5 106 (2.35%) IIS
6 94 (2.08%) Apache
7 91 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 89 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 59 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 46 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
11 26 (0.58%) JBoss
12 25 (0.55%) IBM Notes
12 25 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 24 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
14 20 (0.44%) WebSphere
15 16 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.35%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.33%) OpenStack
17 9 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
18 8 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 345 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 248 (5.50%) MS Office
3 80 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 36 (0.80%) MS Project
5 28 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.044%) EPLAN
8 2 (0.044%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.022%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.022%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.022%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.022%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.33%) Eikon
3 8 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.16%) Summit
4 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.044%) RMDS
7 2 (0.044%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.022%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.022%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.022%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.022%) BPCS
8 1 (0.022%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.022%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.022%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.02%) Office 365
2 32 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.44%) SaaS
4 16 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (0.29%) PaaS
5 13 (0.29%) IaaS
6 11 (0.24%) Google Apps
7 9 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.089%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.044%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1877 (41.62%) Firewall
2 1140 (25.28%) LAN
3 1127 (24.99%) WAN
4 642 (14.24%) Cisco ASA
5 617 (13.68%) VPN
5 617 (13.68%) BGP
6 550 (12.20%) OSPF
7 545 (12.08%) Cisco Nexus
8 537 (11.91%) MPLS
9 529 (11.73%) SAN
10 516 (11.44%) Network Security
11 503 (11.15%) DNS
12 468 (10.38%) Wireless
13 436 (9.67%) TCP/IP
14 400 (8.87%) VoIP
15 306 (6.78%) VLAN
16 296 (6.56%) DHCP
17 265 (5.88%) EIGRP
18 249 (5.52%) Cisco IOS
19 244 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (0.86%) MySQL
4 32 (0.71%) DB2
5 27 (0.60%) Oracle Database
6 25 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (0.35%) MongoDB
8 16 (0.35%) NoSQL
9 14 (0.31%) Big Data
10 13 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
10 13 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.22%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.20%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.20%) Relational Database
13 8 (0.18%) HBase
13 8 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (0.44%) Jenkins
2 15 (0.33%) Hudson
3 14 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.18%) GDB
6 7 (0.16%) Subversion
7 6 (0.13%) MSI
8 5 (0.11%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.089%) JIRA
9 4 (0.089%) QUnit
9 4 (0.089%) JMeter
9 4 (0.089%) JUnit
9 4 (0.089%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.067%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.067%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.044%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.044%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.022%) Selenium
12 1 (0.022%) ProC
12 1 (0.022%) Toad
General
1 566 (12.55%) Finance
2 503 (11.15%) Telecoms
3 248 (5.50%) Banking
4 111 (2.46%) Retail
5 62 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 42 (0.93%) Marketing
7 32 (0.71%) Legal
8 28 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 26 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 25 (0.55%) Spanish Language
11 24 (0.53%) Back Office
12 23 (0.51%) French Language
12 23 (0.51%) Law
13 21 (0.47%) Billing
13 21 (0.47%) Advertising
14 18 (0.40%) Games
14 18 (0.40%) German Language
15 14 (0.31%) Local Government
16 12 (0.27%) Electronics
17 11 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 1146 (25.41%) Network Engineer
2 414 (9.18%) Architect
3 378 (8.38%) Consultant
4 376 (8.34%) Analyst
5 329 (7.29%) Cisco Engineer
6 263 (5.83%) Support Engineer
7 245 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 239 (5.30%) Security Engineer
9 187 (4.15%) Project Manager
10 160 (3.55%) Network Security Engineer
11 147 (3.26%) Network Support
12 142 (3.15%) Network Consultant
13 137 (3.04%) Design Engineer
14 136 (3.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 124 (2.75%) Network Architect
16 119 (2.64%) Support Analyst
17 115 (2.55%) Senior Network Engineer
18 114 (2.53%) 3rd Line Support
19 108 (2.39%) IP Engineer
20 103 (2.28%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (1.35%) XMPP
2 54 (1.20%) .NET
3 45 (1.00%) Middleware
4 44 (0.98%) JSP
5 43 (0.95%) HTML
6 41 (0.91%) CSS
7 30 (0.67%) Web Services
8 25 (0.55%) ASP.NET
9 23 (0.51%) VXML
10 22 (0.49%) SOAP
11 18 (0.40%) Regular Expression
12 16 (0.35%) XML
13 14 (0.31%) WAP
14 11 (0.24%) REST
15 9 (0.20%) Application Packaging
16 7 (0.16%) Ajax
17 6 (0.13%) ADSI
17 6 (0.13%) jQuery
17 6 (0.13%) JPA
17 6 (0.13%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 144 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (2.75%) Blackberry
3 116 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
4 91 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 90 (2.00%) Clustering
6 57 (1.26%) Replication
7 54 (1.20%) Thin Client
7 54 (1.20%) PKI
7 54 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 45 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 42 (0.93%) FlexPod
10 36 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 35 (0.78%) User Experience
12 34 (0.75%) CESG
12 34 (0.75%) Open Source
13 33 (0.73%) Visualisation
14 32 (0.71%) NHS
15 29 (0.64%) IVR
16 26 (0.58%) Statistics
17 21 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1313 (29.11%) Windows
2 540 (11.97%) Linux
3 492 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 314 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 305 (6.76%) UNIX
6 289 (6.41%) Windows 7
7 231 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 171 (3.79%) Windows XP
9 161 (3.57%) Solaris
10 108 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 68 (1.51%) Windows 8
12 46 (1.02%) AIX
13 33 (0.73%) CentOS
14 31 (0.69%) Android
14 31 (0.69%) HPUX
15 27 (0.60%) SUSE
16 25 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
17 24 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
18 18 (0.40%) Windows 2000
19 15 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 804 (17.83%) ITIL
2 342 (7.58%) Migration
2 342 (7.58%) Network Design
3 329 (7.29%) Load Balancing
4 246 (5.45%) Project Management
5 227 (5.03%) Network Management
6 213 (4.72%) Service Management
7 186 (4.12%) Change Management
8 174 (3.86%) Service Delivery
9 155 (3.44%) Network Monitoring
10 145 (3.22%) PRINCE2
11 128 (2.84%) Network Architecture
12 124 (2.75%) Change Control
13 120 (2.66%) Mentoring
14 119 (2.64%) Incident Management
15 117 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
16 89 (1.97%) Information Security
17 88 (1.95%) Kalman Filter
18 81 (1.80%) Problem Management
19 76 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 262 (5.81%) SQL
2 105 (2.33%) Perl
3 91 (2.02%) PowerShell
4 49 (1.09%) Java
5 42 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 40 (0.89%) C
6 40 (0.89%) Shell Script
7 37 (0.82%) Python
8 32 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 24 (0.53%) C++
10 21 (0.47%) VB
11 20 (0.44%) PHP
12 19 (0.42%) VBScript
13 17 (0.38%) C#
14 12 (0.27%) VBA
15 11 (0.24%) Lisp
16 10 (0.22%) Tcl
17 9 (0.20%) R
17 9 (0.20%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1642 (36.41%) Cisco Certification
2 991 (21.97%) CCNP
3 770 (17.07%) CCNA
4 590 (13.08%) Security Cleared
5 446 (9.89%) SC Cleared
6 358 (7.94%) CCIE
7 230 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 156 (3.46%) Degree
9 147 (3.26%) MCSE
10 140 (3.10%) CCDP
11 118 (2.62%) CISSP
12 114 (2.53%) DV Cleared
13 106 (2.35%) CCSE
14 84 (1.86%) CCSA
15 82 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 74 (1.64%) CCSP
17 71 (1.57%) MCITP
18 64 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
19 54 (1.20%) MCSA
19 54 (1.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (4.86%) SLA
2 68 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 57 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 55 (1.22%) QA
5 28 (0.62%) JSP 440
6 26 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 23 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.16%) COBIT
9 3 (0.067%) GPG13
10 2 (0.044%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.022%) BS7799
11 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.022%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.022%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.022%) BS25999
System Software
1 686 (15.21%) Active Directory
2 545 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 207 (4.59%) Hyper-V
4 202 (4.48%) vSphere
5 119 (2.64%) XenApp
6 106 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 83 (1.84%) ProxySG
8 80 (1.77%) VMware ESX
9 55 (1.22%) NFS
10 45 (1.00%) XenServer
11 43 (0.95%) Xen
12 42 (0.93%) Snort
12 42 (0.93%) XenDesktop
13 34 (0.75%) Firmware
14 32 (0.71%) Terminal Services
15 31 (0.69%) vCloud
16 21 (0.47%) KVM
17 20 (0.44%) ISA Server
17 20 (0.44%) Squid
18 19 (0.42%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 174 (3.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 128 (2.84%) SCCM
3 75 (1.66%) Cisco UCCE
4 71 (1.57%) SCOM
5 63 (1.40%) FortiGate
6 61 (1.35%) Backup Exec
7 60 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
8 57 (1.26%) Cisco Prime
9 51 (1.13%) CA Spectrum
10 49 (1.09%) NetBackup
11 45 (1.00%) OPNET
12 42 (0.93%) WSUS
13 38 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
14 36 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 34 (0.75%) OpenView
16 33 (0.73%) CiscoWorks
16 33 (0.73%) Puppet
17 27 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
18 26 (0.58%) Tivoli
19 25 (0.55%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1013 (22.46%) VMware
2 939 (20.82%) CheckPoint
3 867 (19.22%) Microsoft
4 838 (18.58%) Juniper
5 619 (13.73%) HP
6 601 (13.33%) F5
7 450 (9.98%) Citrix
8 255 (5.65%) Blue Coat
9 243 (5.39%) NetApp
10 229 (5.08%) EMC
11 186 (4.12%) Oracle
12 176 (3.90%) SolarWinds
13 173 (3.84%) IBM
13 173 (3.84%) Avaya
14 163 (3.61%) McAfee
15 136 (3.02%) Symantec
16 132 (2.93%) Nokia
17 130 (2.88%) Red Hat
18 128 (2.84%) Dell
19 119 (2.64%) Riverbed
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