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 29 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.

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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 42 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2311 1827 1557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.33% 3.45% 3.29%
As % of the Vendors category 9.65% 7.68% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1102 733
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 90 166
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.88 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% -7.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £37.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -17.50%

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
23947 23780 22159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.90% 44.92% 46.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13966 13494 11792
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1088 1048 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 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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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 +10 2143 £350 - 624
London +15 887 £350 -6.66% 206
South East +2 451 £375 +7.14% 172
City of London 0 242 £375 +6.99% 80
East of England +12 165 £313 +4.33% 40
North West +18 160 £325 +20.37% 53
West Midlands +38 159 £340 +13.33% 37
Berkshire -1 144 £398 +13.57% 48
Yorkshire +23 132 £300 -22.58% 43
Hampshire 0 108 £375 +20.96% 29
Birmingham +26 93 £340 +102.98% 14
Scotland +30 91 £280 -17.13% 15
Manchester +17 88 £325 +8.33% 30
South West -2 88 £315 -3.07% 46
West Yorkshire +22 86 £368 +8.88% 28
Surrey +20 70 £378 +6.33% 37
East Midlands +6 64 £363 +16.93% 20
Leeds +6 53 £350 +3.70% 23
Buckinghamshire -8 51 £450 +12.50% 25
Hertfordshire +8 49 £375 +25.00% 15
Essex +8 43 £275 -29.48% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 38 £313 +25.62% 9
Edinburgh +24 37 £325 -17.46% 5
Oxfordshire +5 37 £375 +38.24% 8
Wales +13 34 £265 -28.37% 8
Milton Keynes -5 34 £438 +9.37% 13
Wiltshire -3 32 £330 +10.00% 20
Merseyside +7 28 £325 +47.72% 5
Cheshire -3 27 £463 +2.77% 16
Reading -27 26 £400 +4.57% 14

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 1861 (40.99%) Firewall
2 1726 (38.02%) Cisco Certification
3 1335 (29.41%) Windows
4 1171 (25.79%) WAN
5 1156 (25.46%) VMware
6 1138 (25.07%) LAN
7 1054 (23.22%) CheckPoint
8 1046 (23.04%) CCNP
9 963 (21.21%) Juniper
10 846 (18.63%) Microsoft
11 820 (18.06%) CCNA
11 820 (18.06%) Cisco ASA
12 781 (17.20%) ITIL
13 734 (16.17%) F5
14 724 (15.95%) Data Centre
15 714 (15.73%) VPN
16 709 (15.62%) Active Directory
17 675 (14.87%) Finance
18 636 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
19 624 (13.74%) BGP
20 623 (13.72%) Security Cleared
21 621 (13.68%) Network Security
21 621 (13.68%) Linux
22 613 (13.50%) MPLS
23 601 (13.24%) OSPF
24 589 (12.97%) DNS
25 583 (12.84%) HP
26 571 (12.58%) Wireless
27 552 (12.16%) Citrix
28 511 (11.26%) SAN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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
1 331 (7.29%) MS Exchange
2 164 (3.61%) Lync
3 143 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 117 (2.58%) SharePoint
5 116 (2.56%) IIS
6 72 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 70 (1.54%) Apache
8 52 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 50 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 46 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 34 (0.75%) IBM Notes
12 31 (0.68%) Tomcat
13 24 (0.53%) WebLogic
14 22 (0.48%) WebSphere
14 22 (0.48%) JBoss
15 20 (0.44%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
17 11 (0.24%) CMS
18 10 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
19 7 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 317 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 248 (5.46%) MS Office
3 94 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 47 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (0.62%) MS Project
6 21 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.066%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.044%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.044%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.022%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 29 (0.64%) RMDS
2 10 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.088%) Kondor+
5 4 (0.088%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.088%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.088%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.066%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.066%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.044%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.022%) Eikon
8 1 (0.022%) TeleForm
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.022%) assyst
8 1 (0.022%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.022%) SAP CCM
8 1 (0.022%) INSURE/90
Cloud Services
1 55 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (1.12%) Office 365
3 49 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (0.48%) IaaS
5 16 (0.35%) SaaS
6 13 (0.29%) PaaS
6 13 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.18%) Mimecast
7 8 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 7 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.044%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.044%) Yammer
11 1 (0.022%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1861 (40.99%) Firewall
2 1171 (25.79%) WAN
3 1138 (25.07%) LAN
4 820 (18.06%) Cisco ASA
5 714 (15.73%) VPN
6 624 (13.74%) BGP
7 621 (13.68%) Network Security
8 613 (13.50%) MPLS
9 601 (13.24%) OSPF
10 589 (12.97%) DNS
11 571 (12.58%) Wireless
12 511 (11.26%) SAN
13 503 (11.08%) TCP/IP
14 473 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
15 389 (8.57%) VoIP
16 367 (8.08%) DHCP
17 309 (6.81%) VLAN
18 308 (6.78%) Cisco IOS
19 274 (6.04%) EIGRP
20 260 (5.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 57 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (0.90%) MySQL
4 33 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 23 (0.51%) NoSQL
7 22 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 17 (0.37%) Relational Database
10 15 (0.33%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (0.24%) Big Data
13 8 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.18%) Informix
13 8 (0.18%) HBase
14 7 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.15%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (0.31%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (0.29%) JIRA
3 8 (0.18%) LoadRunner
4 6 (0.13%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.11%) MSI
6 4 (0.088%) JUnit
7 3 (0.066%) Gerrit
7 3 (0.066%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.066%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.066%) JMeter
7 3 (0.066%) Subversion
8 2 (0.044%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.044%) Maven
8 2 (0.044%) Log4j
8 2 (0.044%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.044%) QUnit
9 1 (0.022%) SpecFlow
General
1 675 (14.87%) Finance
2 386 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 193 (4.25%) Banking
4 59 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 55 (1.21%) Retail
6 40 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 29 (0.64%) Marketing
7 29 (0.64%) Multimedia
8 27 (0.59%) Back Office
9 22 (0.48%) Law
10 21 (0.46%) Games
10 21 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.46%) Local Government
11 20 (0.44%) Legal
12 15 (0.33%) Spanish Language
13 14 (0.31%) Publishing
13 14 (0.31%) Military
14 12 (0.26%) Advertising
14 12 (0.26%) Electronics
15 11 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1285 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 500 (11.01%) Analyst
3 414 (9.12%) Architect
4 324 (7.14%) Consultant
5 250 (5.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 243 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 228 (5.02%) Support Engineer
7 228 (5.02%) Security Engineer
8 189 (4.16%) Project Manager
9 162 (3.57%) Network Architect
10 159 (3.50%) Network Support
11 150 (3.30%) Network Security Engineer
12 149 (3.28%) Senior Network Engineer
13 145 (3.19%) Administrator
14 143 (3.15%) Support Analyst
14 143 (3.15%) Network Analyst
15 125 (2.75%) Network Consultant
16 113 (2.49%) Voice Engineer
17 112 (2.47%) IP Engineer
17 112 (2.47%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (1.67%) .NET
2 73 (1.61%) HTML
3 66 (1.45%) XMPP
4 51 (1.12%) Web Services
5 42 (0.93%) ASP.NET
5 42 (0.93%) CSS
6 41 (0.90%) JSP
6 41 (0.90%) Middleware
7 29 (0.64%) Rendezvous
8 23 (0.51%) XML
9 16 (0.35%) SOAP
9 16 (0.35%) REST
10 15 (0.33%) Application Packaging
11 14 (0.31%) VXML
12 12 (0.26%) JSON
12 12 (0.26%) J2EE
13 10 (0.22%) Regular Expression
14 9 (0.20%) Java EE
15 8 (0.18%) HTML5
16 7 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 724 (15.95%) Data Centre
2 171 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (2.42%) Clustering
3 110 (2.42%) PKI
4 109 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
5 88 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 86 (1.89%) Blackberry
7 79 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 62 (1.37%) Fat Client
8 62 (1.37%) Thin Client
9 56 (1.23%) Replication
10 50 (1.10%) Computer Science
11 37 (0.81%) IVR
11 37 (0.81%) iPhone
12 36 (0.79%) FlexPod
13 33 (0.73%) Symmetrix
14 32 (0.70%) NHS
15 31 (0.68%) CLARiiON
16 27 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
17 26 (0.57%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 1335 (29.41%) Windows
2 621 (13.68%) Linux
3 474 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 355 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 320 (7.05%) UNIX
6 295 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 250 (5.51%) Windows 7
8 149 (3.28%) Solaris
9 98 (2.16%) Windows XP
10 96 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 55 (1.21%) Windows 8
12 53 (1.17%) Android
13 52 (1.15%) CentOS
14 41 (0.90%) Ubuntu
15 38 (0.84%) HPUX
16 32 (0.70%) AIX
17 31 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
18 28 (0.62%) Windows 2000
19 26 (0.57%) VMS
20 21 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 781 (17.20%) ITIL
2 394 (8.68%) Load Balancing
3 360 (7.93%) Migration
4 324 (7.14%) Project Management
5 298 (6.56%) Network Design
6 244 (5.37%) Network Management
7 209 (4.60%) Service Management
7 209 (4.60%) Change Management
8 206 (4.54%) Service Delivery
9 159 (3.50%) PRINCE2
9 159 (3.50%) Incident Management
10 143 (3.15%) Network Monitoring
11 124 (2.73%) Kalman Filter
12 110 (2.42%) Capacity Planning
13 104 (2.29%) Network Architecture
14 99 (2.18%) E-Commerce
15 97 (2.14%) Disaster Recovery
16 94 (2.07%) Change Control
17 90 (1.98%) Stakeholder Management
18 86 (1.89%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 292 (6.43%) SQL
2 109 (2.40%) PowerShell
2 109 (2.40%) C
3 94 (2.07%) Perl
4 85 (1.87%) Python
5 75 (1.65%) JavaScript
6 51 (1.12%) Shell Script
7 47 (1.04%) Java
8 37 (0.81%) PHP
9 28 (0.62%) Bash Shell
10 27 (0.59%) VB
11 16 (0.35%) Lisp
11 16 (0.35%) VBScript
12 15 (0.33%) Korn
13 14 (0.31%) C++
14 11 (0.24%) Ruby
15 9 (0.20%) C#
16 6 (0.13%) C-shell
17 5 (0.11%) Tcl
18 4 (0.088%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1726 (38.02%) Cisco Certification
2 1046 (23.04%) CCNP
3 820 (18.06%) CCNA
4 623 (13.72%) Security Cleared
5 459 (10.11%) SC Cleared
6 328 (7.22%) CCIE
7 264 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 185 (4.07%) Degree
9 157 (3.46%) MCSE
10 137 (3.02%) CISSP
11 129 (2.84%) CCSE
12 122 (2.69%) DV Cleared
13 119 (2.62%) MCITP
14 105 (2.31%) CCDP
15 102 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 66 (1.45%) CCSA
17 58 (1.28%) CCIP
18 55 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
19 52 (1.15%) MCP
19 52 (1.15%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (3.85%) SLA
2 69 (1.52%) QA
3 60 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.31%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.18%) COBIT
7 7 (0.15%) GPG13
7 7 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.088%) COSO
9 2 (0.044%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.044%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.022%) BS25999
10 1 (0.022%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.022%) TickIT
System Software
1 709 (15.62%) Active Directory
2 636 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 264 (5.81%) vSphere
4 216 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 124 (2.73%) XenApp
6 111 (2.44%) VMware ESX
7 103 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
8 56 (1.23%) XenDesktop
9 53 (1.17%) vCloud
10 52 (1.15%) XenServer
11 49 (1.08%) ProxySG
12 44 (0.97%) NFS
13 34 (0.75%) Xen
14 30 (0.66%) Firmware
14 30 (0.66%) SRDF
15 24 (0.53%) VMware Server
16 22 (0.48%) Terminal Services
17 19 (0.42%) Sendmail
18 18 (0.40%) Snort
18 18 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 189 (4.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 145 (3.19%) SCCM
3 90 (1.98%) Cisco UCCE
4 70 (1.54%) Cisco UCCX
4 70 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
5 65 (1.43%) FortiGate
6 53 (1.17%) SCOM
7 44 (0.97%) Cisco IPCC
7 44 (0.97%) Tivoli
7 44 (0.97%) CiscoWorks
8 42 (0.93%) NetBackup
9 41 (0.90%) Nagios
10 38 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 35 (0.77%) Puppet
12 32 (0.70%) WSUS
12 32 (0.70%) Backup Exec
13 30 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
14 27 (0.59%) OpenView
15 24 (0.53%) OPNET
16 22 (0.48%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1156 (25.46%) VMware
2 1054 (23.22%) CheckPoint
3 963 (21.21%) Juniper
4 846 (18.63%) Microsoft
5 734 (16.17%) F5
6 583 (12.84%) HP
7 552 (12.16%) Citrix
8 355 (7.82%) Blue Coat
9 336 (7.40%) NetApp
10 292 (6.43%) SolarWinds
11 248 (5.46%) EMC
12 210 (4.63%) Oracle
13 168 (3.70%) McAfee
14 161 (3.55%) Avaya
15 152 (3.35%) IBM
16 136 (3.00%) Red Hat
16 136 (3.00%) Brocade
17 123 (2.71%) Infoblox
18 118 (2.60%) Fortinet
19 106 (2.33%) Dell
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