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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 41 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2389 1641 1648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.32% 3.18% 3.32%
As % of the Vendors category 9.53% 6.85% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 926 786
Average daily rate
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£350 £355 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £520 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 90 146
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £27.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -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
25061 23943 23772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.31% 46.33% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14926 13599 12338
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1125 1406
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 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 2257 £350 -2.77% 662
London +25 996 £375 -1.31% 246
South East +7 539 £350 - 144
City of London +36 272 £375 -6.25% 85
Berkshire +28 202 £350 -5.40% 47
South West +6 136 £275 -15.38% 64
North West +10 127 £340 -2.85% 47
Yorkshire +8 126 £325 +8.33% 40
Hampshire +3 125 £338 -3.57% 31
West Midlands +8 118 £350 +7.69% 50
East of England +1 112 £260 -17.78% 50
Surrey +15 100 £325 - 20
Manchester +8 65 £325 -7.14% 28
Scotland -11 61 £338 -0.73% 18
West Yorkshire -2 58 £325 +8.33% 25
East Midlands +13 56 £313 +27.55% 13
Reading +35 54 £388 -3.12% 17
Birmingham +29 53 £331 +23.25% 22
Cheshire +15 46 £335 -16.25% 13
Buckinghamshire +17 45 £405 +15.71% 14
Wiltshire +7 44 £406 +30.00% 20
South Yorkshire +19 43 £260 -20.00% 3
Hertfordshire +17 42 £400 +14.28% 23
Milton Keynes +17 40 £363 +3.57% 4
Leeds -3 40 £325 +8.33% 20
Wales -10 39 £400 - 18
Sheffield +16 37 £255 -21.53% 3
North East 0 37 £358 -10.62% 4
Devon +16 35 £225 +28.57% 8
Slough +11 35 £300 - 8

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2013 (42.98%) Firewall
2 1776 (37.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1347 (28.76%) Windows
4 1201 (25.64%) LAN
5 1195 (25.51%) WAN
6 1069 (22.82%) CCNP
7 1029 (21.97%) CheckPoint
7 1029 (21.97%) VMware
8 903 (19.28%) Juniper
9 866 (18.49%) Microsoft
10 842 (17.98%) CCNA
11 827 (17.66%) ITIL
12 736 (15.71%) Cisco ASA
13 694 (14.82%) F5
14 685 (14.62%) BGP
15 672 (14.35%) Active Directory
16 670 (14.30%) VPN
17 643 (13.73%) Security Cleared
18 629 (13.43%) HP
19 626 (13.36%) OSPF
20 596 (12.72%) Finance
21 590 (12.60%) Cisco Nexus
22 589 (12.57%) MPLS
23 578 (12.34%) Network Security
24 560 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
25 552 (11.78%) Linux
26 529 (11.29%) SAN
27 525 (11.21%) DNS
28 524 (11.19%) Telecoms
29 493 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 381 (8.13%) MS Exchange
2 190 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 170 (3.63%) Lync
4 168 (3.59%) SharePoint
5 115 (2.46%) IIS
6 90 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 87 (1.86%) Apache
8 73 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 62 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 45 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
11 27 (0.58%) IBM Notes
11 27 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
12 26 (0.56%) Tomcat
13 22 (0.47%) JBoss
14 17 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 17 (0.36%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.30%) WebLogic
16 12 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
18 8 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 347 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 252 (5.38%) MS Office
3 79 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 35 (0.75%) MS Project
5 25 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.085%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.043%) EPLAN
8 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.021%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.021%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 22 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.32%) Eikon
3 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.15%) Summit
5 5 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.043%) RMDS
6 2 (0.043%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.021%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.021%) BPCS
7 1 (0.021%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.021%) assyst
7 1 (0.021%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.021%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 41 (0.88%) Office 365
2 39 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.53%) SaaS
4 18 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (0.30%) PaaS
6 13 (0.28%) IaaS
7 11 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 7 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.085%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.043%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.043%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2013 (42.98%) Firewall
2 1201 (25.64%) LAN
3 1195 (25.51%) WAN
4 736 (15.71%) Cisco ASA
5 685 (14.62%) BGP
6 670 (14.30%) VPN
7 626 (13.36%) OSPF
8 590 (12.60%) Cisco Nexus
9 589 (12.57%) MPLS
10 578 (12.34%) Network Security
11 529 (11.29%) SAN
12 525 (11.21%) DNS
13 481 (10.27%) Wireless
14 445 (9.50%) TCP/IP
15 419 (8.95%) VoIP
16 316 (6.75%) VLAN
17 312 (6.66%) DHCP
18 294 (6.28%) EIGRP
19 282 (6.02%) Cisco IOS
20 264 (5.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (0.83%) MySQL
4 31 (0.66%) DB2
5 27 (0.58%) Oracle Database
6 24 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (0.47%) NoSQL
8 21 (0.45%) MongoDB
9 18 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (0.30%) Big Data
12 13 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
13 12 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.21%) Relational Database
14 10 (0.21%) Hadoop
15 9 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.19%) HBase
16 7 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (0.36%) Jenkins
2 16 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (0.26%) Hudson
4 11 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.11%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.11%) MSI
5 5 (0.11%) Subversion
5 5 (0.11%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.085%) GDB
6 4 (0.085%) QUnit
6 4 (0.085%) JMeter
6 4 (0.085%) JUnit
7 3 (0.064%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.064%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.043%) JIRA
8 2 (0.043%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.043%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.021%) Toad
9 1 (0.021%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.021%) Ant
General
1 596 (12.72%) Finance
2 524 (11.19%) Telecoms
3 263 (5.61%) Banking
4 110 (2.35%) Retail
5 62 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 35 (0.75%) Marketing
7 34 (0.73%) Legal
8 29 (0.62%) Games
9 28 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 28 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.51%) Law
10 24 (0.51%) Back Office
11 23 (0.49%) Billing
12 20 (0.43%) Spanish Language
13 17 (0.36%) Local Government
14 16 (0.34%) German Language
14 16 (0.34%) Advertising
15 15 (0.32%) French Language
16 14 (0.30%) Military
17 11 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1267 (27.05%) Network Engineer
2 433 (9.24%) Architect
3 397 (8.48%) Consultant
4 390 (8.33%) Analyst
5 355 (7.58%) Cisco Engineer
6 268 (5.72%) Support Engineer
7 264 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 242 (5.17%) Security Engineer
9 167 (3.57%) Project Manager
10 165 (3.52%) Network Security Engineer
11 157 (3.35%) Network Support
12 153 (3.27%) Network Consultant
13 146 (3.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 141 (3.01%) Network Architect
15 133 (2.84%) Design Engineer
16 126 (2.69%) Senior Network Engineer
17 115 (2.46%) Support Analyst
17 115 (2.46%) 3rd Line Support
18 112 (2.39%) IP Engineer
19 108 (2.31%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (1.62%) XMPP
2 56 (1.20%) .NET
3 49 (1.05%) JSP
4 47 (1.00%) HTML
5 44 (0.94%) Middleware
6 40 (0.85%) CSS
7 33 (0.70%) Web Services
8 27 (0.58%) ASP.NET
9 24 (0.51%) SOAP
10 18 (0.38%) Regular Expression
11 16 (0.34%) WAP
11 16 (0.34%) XML
12 13 (0.28%) VXML
12 13 (0.28%) REST
13 11 (0.23%) Application Packaging
14 8 (0.17%) Java EE
15 7 (0.15%) Ajax
16 6 (0.13%) JPA
16 6 (0.13%) JSON
16 6 (0.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 156 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
3 127 (2.71%) Blackberry
4 102 (2.18%) Clustering
5 84 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 63 (1.35%) PKI
7 60 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 60 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 58 (1.24%) Replication
9 47 (1.00%) FlexPod
10 46 (0.98%) Computer Science
11 39 (0.83%) Open Source
12 35 (0.75%) CESG
13 33 (0.70%) User Experience
14 31 (0.66%) IVR
15 30 (0.64%) Visualisation
16 28 (0.60%) Client/Server
17 26 (0.56%) Cryptography
18 23 (0.49%) NHS
19 22 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1347 (28.76%) Windows
2 552 (11.78%) Linux
3 493 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 318 (6.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 309 (6.60%) UNIX
6 290 (6.19%) Windows 7
7 245 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 172 (3.67%) Windows XP
9 168 (3.59%) Solaris
10 115 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 76 (1.62%) Windows 8
12 45 (0.96%) AIX
13 37 (0.79%) CentOS
14 36 (0.77%) Android
15 35 (0.75%) HPUX
16 30 (0.64%) SUSE
17 26 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
18 21 (0.45%) Windows 2000
18 21 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
19 19 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 827 (17.66%) ITIL
2 378 (8.07%) Load Balancing
3 363 (7.75%) Network Design
4 360 (7.69%) Migration
5 260 (5.55%) Network Management
6 251 (5.36%) Project Management
7 219 (4.68%) Service Management
8 208 (4.44%) Change Management
9 191 (4.08%) Service Delivery
10 173 (3.69%) Network Monitoring
11 140 (2.99%) Incident Management
12 139 (2.97%) Network Architecture
13 132 (2.82%) PRINCE2
14 129 (2.75%) Mentoring
15 122 (2.60%) Change Control
16 106 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
17 102 (2.18%) Kalman Filter
18 92 (1.96%) Information Security
19 88 (1.88%) Problem Management
20 80 (1.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 271 (5.79%) SQL
2 102 (2.18%) Perl
3 91 (1.94%) PowerShell
4 49 (1.05%) Shell Script
5 48 (1.02%) Java
6 47 (1.00%) JavaScript
7 44 (0.94%) C
7 44 (0.94%) Python
8 26 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 22 (0.47%) C++
10 20 (0.43%) PHP
11 17 (0.36%) C#
11 17 (0.36%) VBScript
12 13 (0.28%) VB
13 11 (0.23%) Lisp
14 10 (0.21%) Tcl
15 9 (0.19%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.19%) R
16 7 (0.15%) VBA
17 5 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1776 (37.92%) Cisco Certification
2 1069 (22.82%) CCNP
3 842 (17.98%) CCNA
4 643 (13.73%) Security Cleared
5 490 (10.46%) SC Cleared
6 393 (8.39%) CCIE
7 236 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 153 (3.27%) Degree
9 150 (3.20%) MCSE
10 142 (3.03%) CCDP
11 128 (2.73%) CISSP
12 121 (2.58%) DV Cleared
12 121 (2.58%) CCSE
13 91 (1.94%) CCSA
14 76 (1.62%) MCITP
15 73 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 72 (1.54%) CCSP
17 58 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
18 56 (1.20%) MCSA
19 55 (1.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (5.19%) SLA
2 75 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 63 (1.35%) QA
4 54 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (0.77%) JSP 440
6 30 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.13%) GPG13
9 5 (0.11%) COBIT
10 4 (0.085%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.043%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.043%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.021%) BS7799
12 1 (0.021%) BS25999
System Software
1 672 (14.35%) Active Directory
2 560 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 229 (4.89%) Hyper-V
4 204 (4.36%) vSphere
5 115 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
6 106 (2.26%) XenApp
7 87 (1.86%) VMware ESX
8 84 (1.79%) ProxySG
9 51 (1.09%) XenServer
9 51 (1.09%) NFS
10 43 (0.92%) Xen
11 41 (0.88%) Snort
11 41 (0.88%) XenDesktop
12 35 (0.75%) Firmware
13 32 (0.68%) Terminal Services
14 29 (0.62%) vCloud
15 20 (0.43%) KVM
15 20 (0.43%) Squid
16 19 (0.41%) FreeRADIUS
17 17 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 182 (3.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 143 (3.05%) SCCM
3 78 (1.67%) FortiGate
4 76 (1.62%) SCOM
5 71 (1.52%) Cisco UCCE
6 69 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
7 64 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
8 59 (1.26%) Backup Exec
9 52 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
10 47 (1.00%) NetBackup
11 45 (0.96%) OPNET
12 41 (0.88%) WSUS
13 38 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 37 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
14 37 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
15 33 (0.70%) OpenView
16 32 (0.68%) Puppet
17 30 (0.64%) Tivoli
18 28 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
19 25 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1029 (21.97%) CheckPoint
1 1029 (21.97%) VMware
2 903 (19.28%) Juniper
3 866 (18.49%) Microsoft
4 694 (14.82%) F5
5 629 (13.43%) HP
6 475 (10.14%) Citrix
7 302 (6.45%) Blue Coat
8 261 (5.57%) NetApp
9 231 (4.93%) EMC
10 191 (4.08%) Oracle
10 191 (4.08%) SolarWinds
11 190 (4.06%) McAfee
12 181 (3.86%) Avaya
13 179 (3.82%) IBM
14 145 (3.10%) Red Hat
15 144 (3.07%) Riverbed
16 134 (2.86%) Fortinet
17 132 (2.82%) Symantec
18 130 (2.78%) Dell
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