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 23 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.

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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 47 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2275 1828 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.94% 3.47% 3.75%
As % of the Vendors category 8.60% 7.44% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1328 990 1019
Average daily rate
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£365 £351 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.98% +3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.85% +3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 105 167
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -22.00%

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
26444 24565 27318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.76% 46.60% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14953 13794 13926
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £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 1180 1089 1385
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.34 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 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 +9 2156 £365 +3.61% 703
London +14 903 £388 +3.33% 262
South East +3 465 £350 -0.56% 162
City of London +17 254 £406 +6.55% 94
Berkshire +14 172 £375 +7.14% 50
South West +12 170 £350 - 45
East of England -8 141 £350 +27.27% 54
North West +4 136 £356 +16.80% 51
West Midlands +11 131 £328 +2.34% 46
Hampshire +6 104 £325 -13.33% 32
Yorkshire +11 83 £300 -17.24% 52
East Midlands +13 75 £350 +16.66% 19
Surrey -10 67 £355 +5.18% 40
Devon +18 56 £356 +103.57% 7
Wiltshire +6 54 £450 -2.70% 6
Manchester -2 52 £358 +10.00% 30
Cheshire +1 50 £373 +22.13% 9
Birmingham +15 47 £350 +5.26% 19
Scotland -11 47 £315 -10.14% 13
West Yorkshire -9 45 £325 -7.14% 33
Hertfordshire -9 45 £400 +6.66% 23
Cambridgeshire +17 42 £275 - 9
Reading +12 40 £425 +13.33% 15
Exeter +7 33 £195 +11.42% 4
Swindon +6 33 £465 -2.10% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 32 £338 +0.74% 10
South Yorkshire +27 31 £275 +30.95% 9
Leeds 0 31 £338 -1.81% 25
Shropshire -2 29 £330 -5.71% 6
Cambridge +10 27 £291 -19.65% 2

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1681 (40.77%) Firewall
2 1435 (34.80%) Cisco Certification
3 1283 (31.12%) Windows
4 970 (23.53%) LAN
5 965 (23.41%) WAN
6 956 (23.19%) VMware
7 898 (21.78%) Microsoft
8 859 (20.83%) CCNP
9 847 (20.54%) Juniper
10 833 (20.20%) CheckPoint
11 744 (18.05%) ITIL
12 715 (17.34%) Active Directory
13 657 (15.93%) CCNA
14 624 (15.13%) HP
15 591 (14.33%) VPN
16 549 (13.32%) Cisco ASA
17 547 (13.27%) Security Cleared
18 534 (12.95%) F5
19 530 (12.85%) Linux
20 529 (12.83%) DNS
21 522 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
22 508 (12.32%) Network Security
23 504 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
24 491 (11.91%) Finance
25 489 (11.86%) BGP
26 471 (11.42%) SAN
27 467 (11.33%) Citrix
28 466 (11.30%) MPLS
28 466 (11.30%) Telecoms
29 445 (10.79%) OSPF

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 432 (10.48%) MS Exchange
2 235 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 164 (3.98%) SharePoint
4 130 (3.15%) Apache
5 114 (2.76%) Lync
6 108 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 107 (2.60%) IIS
8 96 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 79 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 44 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
11 26 (0.63%) IBM Notes
12 24 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 22 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
14 13 (0.32%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.32%) SAS
15 10 (0.24%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.24%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
16 8 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 339 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 273 (6.62%) MS Office
3 80 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 39 (0.95%) MS Project
5 25 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.049%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.024%) CATIA
9 1 (0.024%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.024%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.024%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 16 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.24%) Eikon
3 8 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.15%) Summit
5 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.097%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.073%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.073%) RMDS
7 3 (0.073%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.073%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.049%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.049%) Magento
9 1 (0.024%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.024%) ReMetrica
9 1 (0.024%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.024%) BPCS
9 1 (0.024%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 40 (0.97%) Office 365
2 27 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.49%) SaaS
4 16 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.24%) PaaS
6 8 (0.19%) Google Apps
6 8 (0.19%) IaaS
7 7 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.097%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.049%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1681 (40.77%) Firewall
2 970 (23.53%) LAN
3 965 (23.41%) WAN
4 591 (14.33%) VPN
5 549 (13.32%) Cisco ASA
6 529 (12.83%) DNS
7 508 (12.32%) Network Security
8 489 (11.86%) BGP
9 471 (11.42%) SAN
10 466 (11.30%) MPLS
11 445 (10.79%) OSPF
12 427 (10.36%) Cisco Nexus
13 419 (10.16%) TCP/IP
14 418 (10.14%) Wireless
15 386 (9.36%) VoIP
16 303 (7.35%) DHCP
17 273 (6.62%) VLAN
18 255 (6.18%) Cisco IOS
19 210 (5.09%) Internet
20 200 (4.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 51 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (1.19%) MySQL
4 30 (0.73%) DB2
5 29 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 21 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
8 15 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 15 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.27%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.22%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.22%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.22%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.19%) Big Data
12 7 (0.17%) SAP BW
12 7 (0.17%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.17%) HBase
13 6 (0.15%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 23 (0.56%) Jenkins
2 21 (0.51%) Hudson
3 17 (0.41%) GDB
4 11 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.15%) Subversion
6 6 (0.15%) MSI
7 4 (0.097%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.073%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.073%) JIRA
8 3 (0.073%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.049%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.049%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.024%) Ant
10 1 (0.024%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.024%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.024%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.024%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.024%) RequisitePro
10 1 (0.024%) ProC
General
1 491 (11.91%) Finance
2 466 (11.30%) Telecoms
3 210 (5.09%) Banking
4 80 (1.94%) Retail
5 54 (1.31%) Investment Banking
6 46 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 41 (0.99%) Marketing
8 26 (0.63%) French Language
8 26 (0.63%) Back Office
8 26 (0.63%) Advertising
9 25 (0.61%) Legal
10 24 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 23 (0.56%) Law
12 22 (0.53%) Spanish Language
13 20 (0.49%) Billing
14 19 (0.46%) German Language
14 19 (0.46%) Local Government
15 16 (0.39%) Publishing
16 14 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
17 12 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 955 (23.16%) Network Engineer
2 362 (8.78%) Architect
3 356 (8.63%) Analyst
4 346 (8.39%) Consultant
5 297 (7.20%) Cisco Engineer
6 271 (6.57%) Support Engineer
7 249 (6.04%) Security Engineer
8 218 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 174 (4.22%) Project Manager
10 154 (3.74%) Network Support
11 153 (3.71%) Network Security Engineer
12 146 (3.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 138 (3.35%) Network Consultant
14 124 (3.01%) Support Analyst
15 120 (2.91%) Administrator
16 119 (2.89%) Design Engineer
17 114 (2.76%) IP Engineer
18 113 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
19 111 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support
20 107 (2.60%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (1.48%) .NET
2 46 (1.12%) XMPP
3 45 (1.09%) JSP
4 42 (1.02%) HTML
5 41 (0.99%) CSS
6 36 (0.87%) ASP.NET
7 34 (0.82%) Web Services
8 30 (0.73%) Middleware
9 22 (0.53%) VXML
10 18 (0.44%) XML
11 16 (0.39%) SOAP
12 14 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
13 13 (0.32%) Regular Expression
13 13 (0.32%) WAP
14 11 (0.27%) Application Packaging
15 10 (0.24%) LAMP
16 6 (0.15%) ADSI
17 5 (0.12%) WML
17 5 (0.12%) Ajax
17 5 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 142 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (3.37%) Blackberry
3 93 (2.26%) Management Information System
4 92 (2.23%) Clustering
5 83 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
6 66 (1.60%) Fat Client
6 66 (1.60%) Thin Client
7 45 (1.09%) PKI
7 45 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 44 (1.07%) Replication
9 43 (1.04%) Open Source
10 36 (0.87%) NHS
11 33 (0.80%) Client/Server
12 32 (0.78%) CESG
13 28 (0.68%) FlexPod
14 26 (0.63%) Visualisation
14 26 (0.63%) Statistics
15 25 (0.61%) Firmware
15 25 (0.61%) User Experience
16 22 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1283 (31.12%) Windows
2 530 (12.85%) Linux
3 504 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 337 (8.17%) Windows 7
5 334 (8.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 252 (6.11%) UNIX
7 196 (4.75%) Windows XP
8 193 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 113 (2.74%) Solaris
10 99 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 64 (1.55%) Windows 8
12 35 (0.85%) AIX
13 29 (0.70%) Android
14 26 (0.63%) CentOS
15 25 (0.61%) Windows 2000
16 24 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
17 21 (0.51%) SUSE
18 19 (0.46%) Windows Vista
19 18 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
20 14 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (18.05%) ITIL
2 310 (7.52%) Migration
3 291 (7.06%) Network Design
4 287 (6.96%) Load Balancing
5 227 (5.51%) Network Management
6 220 (5.34%) Project Management
7 187 (4.54%) Service Management
8 159 (3.86%) Service Delivery
9 146 (3.54%) Change Management
10 144 (3.49%) PRINCE2
11 115 (2.79%) Mentoring
12 110 (2.67%) Network Monitoring
12 110 (2.67%) Change Control
12 110 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 110 (2.67%) Network Architecture
13 108 (2.62%) Incident Management
14 78 (1.89%) Information Security
15 73 (1.77%) Agile Software Development
15 73 (1.77%) Problem Management
15 73 (1.77%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 251 (6.09%) SQL
2 121 (2.93%) Perl
3 91 (2.21%) PowerShell
4 68 (1.65%) C
5 53 (1.29%) Java
6 39 (0.95%) Python
7 38 (0.92%) JavaScript
8 34 (0.82%) Shell Script
9 32 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 29 (0.70%) PHP
11 28 (0.68%) VB
12 25 (0.61%) VBScript
13 18 (0.44%) C#
13 18 (0.44%) C++
14 16 (0.39%) Ruby
15 12 (0.29%) VBA
16 10 (0.24%) Embedded C
17 9 (0.22%) Tcl
18 8 (0.19%) R
19 6 (0.15%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1435 (34.80%) Cisco Certification
2 859 (20.83%) CCNP
3 657 (15.93%) CCNA
4 547 (13.27%) Security Cleared
5 397 (9.63%) SC Cleared
6 303 (7.35%) CCIE
7 246 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 169 (4.10%) Degree
9 154 (3.74%) MCSE
10 129 (3.13%) CISSP
11 117 (2.84%) CCDP
12 104 (2.52%) CCSE
13 96 (2.33%) DV Cleared
14 94 (2.28%) MCITP
15 90 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 81 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
17 70 (1.70%) CCSP
17 70 (1.70%) CCSA
18 53 (1.29%) CCVP
19 52 (1.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (4.73%) SLA
2 80 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 58 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (1.36%) QA
5 27 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 25 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 21 (0.51%) JSP 440
8 10 (0.24%) COBIT
9 4 (0.097%) GPG13
10 1 (0.024%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.024%) BS25999
10 1 (0.024%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.024%) BS7799
10 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.024%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 715 (17.34%) Active Directory
2 522 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (4.90%) Hyper-V
4 181 (4.39%) vSphere
5 125 (3.03%) XenApp
6 99 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
7 68 (1.65%) VMware ESX
7 68 (1.65%) ProxySG
8 51 (1.24%) NFS
9 47 (1.14%) XenServer
10 45 (1.09%) XenDesktop
11 41 (0.99%) Xen
12 29 (0.70%) Terminal Services
12 29 (0.70%) Squid
13 28 (0.68%) Snort
14 26 (0.63%) ISA Server
15 23 (0.56%) NLBS
16 20 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
17 19 (0.46%) VMware Server
17 19 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 160 (3.88%) SCCM
2 142 (3.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 80 (1.94%) Backup Exec
4 79 (1.92%) SCOM
5 60 (1.46%) Cisco UCCE
6 48 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
7 47 (1.14%) FortiGate
8 46 (1.12%) WSUS
9 44 (1.07%) NetBackup
9 44 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
10 40 (0.97%) OPNET
10 40 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 40 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
11 37 (0.90%) Puppet
12 28 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
12 28 (0.68%) OpenView
13 26 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
14 25 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
14 25 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
15 24 (0.58%) Ansible
Vendors
1 956 (23.19%) VMware
2 898 (21.78%) Microsoft
3 847 (20.54%) Juniper
4 833 (20.20%) CheckPoint
5 624 (15.13%) HP
6 534 (12.95%) F5
7 467 (11.33%) Citrix
8 264 (6.40%) Blue Coat
9 216 (5.24%) EMC
10 206 (5.00%) NetApp
11 187 (4.54%) Oracle
12 172 (4.17%) IBM
13 155 (3.76%) McAfee
14 148 (3.59%) SolarWinds
15 138 (3.35%) Avaya
16 132 (3.20%) Symantec
17 120 (2.91%) Dell
18 105 (2.55%) Nokia
19 104 (2.52%) Red Hat
20 92 (2.23%) Fortinet
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