The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 52 51 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1870 1592 2116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.43% 3.34% 3.50%
As % of the Vendors category 7.46% 7.11% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1046 794 1051
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 153 149
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.73 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.96% +2.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £41.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25052 22396 27843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.89% 46.96% 46.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14091 11884 14183
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1189 1316
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 1765 £350 +6.06% 290
London +16 762 £375 -1.31% 119
South East +3 465 £340 +8.80% 67
City of London +19 243 £350 -7.28% 33
Berkshire +22 191 £339 -1.81% 21
East of England -3 118 £300 +24.35% 19
South West -2 111 £300 -7.69% 15
Hampshire +3 102 £305 +6.08% 15
North West 0 97 £250 -9.09% 23
Reading +28 73 £339 -0.36% 6
West Midlands -18 71 £325 +13.04% 10
Yorkshire -12 61 £375 +25.00% 23
Manchester +8 55 £200 -25.92% 15
Surrey -9 48 £383 +13.75% 5
East Midlands -19 47 £395 +21.53% 11
Buckinghamshire -5 46 £400 +55.33% 7
Scotland -27 42 £313 -5.30% 6
Wiltshire -1 38 £255 +11.47% 3
Milton Keynes -4 38 £400 +60.00% 3
West Yorkshire -15 33 £288 +4.54% 14
Cambridgeshire -14 31 £235 -21.66% 3
Gloucestershire +5 29 £415 -17.00% 3
Leeds -10 29 £281 +2.27% 11
Bracknell +12 27 £300 -29.41% 2
Essex -12 27 £400 +82.97% 3
Hertfordshire 0 26 £300 -25.00% 9
Cheshire 0 26 £340 +8.80% 6
North East -17 25 £222 -21.14% 3
Birmingham +3 23 £168 -37.67% 3
Nottinghamshire -2 23 £475 +46.15% 3

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1252 (36.35%) Firewall
2 1191 (34.58%) Cisco Certification
3 1172 (34.03%) Windows
4 841 (24.42%) WAN
5 830 (24.10%) VMware
6 824 (23.93%) LAN
7 788 (22.88%) Microsoft
8 705 (20.47%) CCNP
9 658 (19.11%) CheckPoint
10 620 (18.00%) Active Directory
11 576 (16.72%) Juniper
12 547 (15.88%) ITIL
13 541 (15.71%) HP
14 535 (15.53%) CCNA
15 509 (14.78%) Security Cleared
16 502 (14.58%) VPN
17 489 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
18 475 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
19 455 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
20 431 (12.51%) Citrix
21 429 (12.46%) MS Exchange
21 429 (12.46%) Telecoms
22 423 (12.28%) SAN
23 406 (11.79%) MPLS
24 405 (11.76%) Finance
24 405 (11.76%) Network Security
25 398 (11.56%) Wireless
26 395 (11.47%) DNS
26 395 (11.47%) Linux
27 390 (11.32%) VoIP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 429 (12.46%) MS Exchange
2 262 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 142 (4.12%) SharePoint
4 117 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 117 (3.40%) Lync
5 112 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 107 (3.11%) IIS
7 94 (2.73%) Apache
8 63 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 46 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 45 (1.31%) IBM Notes
11 40 (1.16%) Tomcat
12 25 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
13 20 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 15 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.41%) CMS
16 11 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 10 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
17 10 (0.29%) WebLogic
18 9 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 225 (6.53%) MS Office
2 217 (6.30%) MS Excel
3 55 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.55%) MS Project
5 8 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.087%) Final Cut Pro
6 3 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.058%) CATIA
7 2 (0.058%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.029%) SPSS
8 1 (0.029%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 15 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.23%) RMDS
3 7 (0.20%) assyst
3 7 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.17%) Agresso
5 2 (0.058%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.058%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.058%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.058%) Tridion
6 1 (0.029%) BPCS
6 1 (0.029%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.029%) SalesLogix
6 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.029%) Magento
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.13%) Office 365
2 16 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.26%) IaaS
6 7 (0.20%) SaaS
7 5 (0.15%) PaaS
8 2 (0.058%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.058%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.058%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.029%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.029%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.029%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1252 (36.35%) Firewall
2 841 (24.42%) WAN
3 824 (23.93%) LAN
4 502 (14.58%) VPN
5 455 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
6 423 (12.28%) SAN
7 406 (11.79%) MPLS
8 405 (11.76%) Network Security
9 398 (11.56%) Wireless
10 395 (11.47%) DNS
11 390 (11.32%) VoIP
12 389 (11.30%) TCP/IP
13 379 (11.00%) BGP
14 341 (9.90%) OSPF
15 303 (8.80%) Cisco Nexus
16 233 (6.77%) Cisco IOS
17 228 (6.62%) DHCP
18 190 (5.52%) VLAN
19 180 (5.23%) EIGRP
20 166 (4.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 58 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (1.19%) MySQL
4 28 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 28 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 22 (0.64%) DB2
6 16 (0.46%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
7 11 (0.32%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.23%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
9 8 (0.23%) HBase
10 7 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.17%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.12%) Ingres
12 4 (0.12%) MS Access
13 3 (0.087%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 25 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (0.32%) Git (software)
2 11 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.23%) Hudson
4 7 (0.20%) Subversion
5 6 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.15%) JIRA
7 4 (0.12%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.12%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.087%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.087%) Ant
8 3 (0.087%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.087%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.087%) MSI
8 3 (0.087%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.058%) RequisitePro
9 2 (0.058%) WinRunner
9 2 (0.058%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.058%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.029%) Rational DOORS
General
1 429 (12.46%) Telecoms
2 405 (11.76%) Finance
3 186 (5.40%) Banking
4 54 (1.57%) Retail
5 47 (1.36%) Back Office
6 46 (1.34%) Financial Institution
6 46 (1.34%) Investment Banking
7 42 (1.22%) Legal
8 40 (1.16%) Law
9 28 (0.81%) French Language
10 27 (0.78%) Billing
11 21 (0.61%) Marketing
12 16 (0.46%) German Language
13 14 (0.41%) Local Government
14 13 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.38%) Advertising
15 11 (0.32%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.32%) Front Office
16 10 (0.29%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 829 (24.07%) Network Engineer
2 357 (10.37%) Architect
3 347 (10.08%) Analyst
4 273 (7.93%) Consultant
5 246 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 235 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 219 (6.36%) Security Engineer
8 184 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 135 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
10 131 (3.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 119 (3.46%) Network Architect
11 119 (3.46%) Project Manager
12 100 (2.90%) Network Support
13 98 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
14 93 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
15 92 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
16 90 (2.61%) Network Consultant
17 89 (2.58%) Administrator
18 88 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
19 87 (2.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (1.39%) .NET
2 37 (1.07%) XMPP
3 34 (0.99%) JSP
4 33 (0.96%) CSS
4 33 (0.96%) Middleware
5 30 (0.87%) XML
6 23 (0.67%) HTML
7 17 (0.49%) Web Services
8 11 (0.32%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.32%) Application Packaging
9 10 (0.29%) VXML
10 9 (0.26%) LAMP
10 9 (0.26%) XSLT
11 8 (0.23%) Rendezvous
12 7 (0.20%) DCOM
13 4 (0.12%) SOAP
13 4 (0.12%) WAP
14 3 (0.087%) JTAPI
14 3 (0.087%) J2EE
14 3 (0.087%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 126 (3.66%) Blackberry
2 87 (2.53%) Clustering
3 73 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
4 55 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 49 (1.42%) Thin Client
5 49 (1.42%) Fat Client
6 44 (1.28%) PKI
7 43 (1.25%) Replication
8 35 (1.02%) CLARiiON
9 31 (0.90%) iPhone
10 29 (0.84%) NHS
11 28 (0.81%) Computer Science
12 25 (0.73%) Symmetrix DMX
13 24 (0.70%) Handset
14 23 (0.67%) Open Source
15 20 (0.58%) Statistics
16 19 (0.55%) IVR
16 19 (0.55%) iPad
17 18 (0.52%) Firmware
18 16 (0.46%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1172 (34.03%) Windows
2 475 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 395 (11.47%) Linux
4 309 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 288 (8.36%) Windows 7
6 223 (6.48%) UNIX
7 167 (4.85%) Windows XP
8 156 (4.53%) Solaris
9 145 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 93 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 42 (1.22%) AIX
12 39 (1.13%) Windows 2000
13 38 (1.10%) Windows 8
14 33 (0.96%) Android
14 33 (0.96%) VMS
15 31 (0.90%) Mac OS X
16 28 (0.81%) HPUX
17 23 (0.67%) CentOS
18 22 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
19 19 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (15.88%) ITIL
2 216 (6.27%) Migration
3 210 (6.10%) Project Management
4 203 (5.89%) Network Design
5 151 (4.38%) Load Balancing
6 144 (4.18%) Network Management
7 141 (4.09%) Change Management
8 131 (3.80%) Service Delivery
9 130 (3.77%) Service Management
10 122 (3.54%) PRINCE2
11 114 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
12 110 (3.19%) Incident Management
13 90 (2.61%) Problem Management
14 70 (2.03%) Configuration Management
15 62 (1.80%) Change Control
16 60 (1.74%) Network Architecture
17 59 (1.71%) Network Monitoring
18 58 (1.68%) Information Security
19 53 (1.54%) Capacity Planning
20 50 (1.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 249 (7.23%) SQL
2 92 (2.67%) Perl
3 90 (2.61%) C
4 63 (1.83%) PowerShell
5 54 (1.57%) Java
6 38 (1.10%) Python
7 36 (1.05%) Shell Script
8 26 (0.75%) VB
9 23 (0.67%) PHP
10 16 (0.46%) C++
10 16 (0.46%) Bash Shell
11 14 (0.41%) Ruby
11 14 (0.41%) JavaScript
12 10 (0.29%) C#
13 9 (0.26%) Korn
14 8 (0.23%) VBScript
15 6 (0.17%) VBA
15 6 (0.17%) LotusScript
16 5 (0.15%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1191 (34.58%) Cisco Certification
2 705 (20.47%) CCNP
3 535 (15.53%) CCNA
4 509 (14.78%) Security Cleared
5 351 (10.19%) SC Cleared
6 244 (7.08%) CCIE
7 210 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 159 (4.62%) Degree
9 147 (4.27%) MCSE
10 88 (2.56%) CCDP
11 87 (2.53%) MCITP
12 76 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 72 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
14 63 (1.83%) CCSE
15 60 (1.74%) CISSP
16 57 (1.66%) MCSA
17 54 (1.57%) DV Cleared
18 53 (1.54%) CCVP
19 49 (1.42%) MCP
20 48 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (3.57%) SLA
2 45 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.75%) JSP 440
5 22 (0.64%) QA
6 10 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.12%) COBIT
10 2 (0.058%) GPG13
10 2 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.029%) BS25999
11 1 (0.029%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 620 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 489 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 135 (3.92%) vSphere
5 125 (3.63%) XenApp
6 117 (3.40%) VMware ESX
7 108 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
8 61 (1.77%) XenDesktop
9 46 (1.34%) SRDF
10 42 (1.22%) NFS
11 28 (0.81%) XenServer
12 27 (0.78%) ProxySG
13 26 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
14 25 (0.73%) Xen
15 22 (0.64%) ISA Server
16 21 (0.61%) Squid
17 20 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
18 19 (0.55%) Terminal Services
19 17 (0.49%) UAG
20 16 (0.46%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 127 (3.69%) SCCM
2 119 (3.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 82 (2.38%) SCOM
4 59 (1.71%) NetBackup
4 59 (1.71%) Backup Exec
4 59 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
5 42 (1.22%) CiscoWorks
6 40 (1.16%) Cisco UCCE
7 37 (1.07%) Tivoli
7 37 (1.07%) WSUS
8 34 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 34 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
9 32 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
10 31 (0.90%) Puppet
11 21 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
12 20 (0.58%) OpenView
13 19 (0.55%) FortiGate
14 17 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
15 15 (0.44%) Netcool
16 14 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 830 (24.10%) VMware
2 788 (22.88%) Microsoft
3 658 (19.11%) CheckPoint
4 576 (16.72%) Juniper
5 541 (15.71%) HP
6 431 (12.51%) Citrix
7 349 (10.13%) F5
8 277 (8.04%) EMC
9 230 (6.68%) NetApp
10 221 (6.42%) Blue Coat
11 180 (5.23%) Oracle
12 177 (5.14%) McAfee
13 165 (4.79%) Avaya
14 134 (3.89%) IBM
15 113 (3.28%) SolarWinds
16 112 (3.25%) Symantec
17 101 (2.93%) Red Hat
18 96 (2.79%) Dell
19 94 (2.73%) Brocade
20 85 (2.47%) Nortel
London
Vertex Solutions
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day Circa 500 a day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day dependent on experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £220 - £270 per day + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £390 - £417 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Middlesex
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: Bonus's
Posted: 16 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Interactive Intelligence
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis IT
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday