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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 42 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2228 1574 1445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.38% 3.23% 3.18%
As % of the Vendors category 9.57% 7.07% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 890 689
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 76 147
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.30% -15.47%

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
23272 22265 21520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.72% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13609 12381 11250
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 983 1335
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +13 2091 £350 - 819
London +23 887 £375 - 341
South East +7 508 £363 +8.69% 183
City of London +39 247 £388 +1.97% 117
Berkshire +24 202 £350 - 48
Yorkshire +16 154 £334 +11.25% 61
South West +10 146 £350 +7.69% 66
North West +28 127 £340 +2.44% 52
Hampshire -5 112 £350 - 54
East of England -5 95 £261 -16.40% 47
West Midlands +10 87 £325 - 39
Surrey +4 79 £343 +14.16% 30
Scotland -2 65 £375 +7.14% 19
Wiltshire +10 59 £375 +15.03% 8
West Yorkshire -8 56 £355 +18.33% 39
Manchester +22 52 £300 - 34
Reading +18 48 £375 -1.96% 20
Cheshire +20 47 £340 -15.00% 12
East Midlands +22 45 £313 +160.41% 17
South Yorkshire +25 38 £260 -16.80% 4
Birmingham +24 36 £300 +15.38% 18
Leeds -17 36 £344 +14.58% 24
Hertfordshire +14 35 £500 +53.84% 17
Sheffield +21 34 £260 -20.00% 4
North Yorkshire +14 34 £401 +78.00% 15
North East +3 34 £365 -1.35% 3
Wales -5 34 £425 +21.42% 16
Buckinghamshire +4 32 £398 +16.91% 13
Swindon 0 30 £413 +26.14% 5
Oxfordshire -9 30 £347 +11.04% 11

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1970 (43.04%) Firewall
2 1746 (38.15%) Cisco Certification
3 1282 (28.01%) Windows
4 1174 (25.65%) LAN
5 1167 (25.50%) WAN
6 1074 (23.47%) CCNP
7 1072 (23.42%) VMware
8 1017 (22.22%) CheckPoint
9 853 (18.64%) Juniper
10 842 (18.40%) Microsoft
11 840 (18.35%) CCNA
12 825 (18.02%) ITIL
13 745 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
14 694 (15.16%) F5
14 694 (15.16%) BGP
15 682 (14.90%) VPN
16 634 (13.85%) OSPF
17 633 (13.83%) Security Cleared
18 628 (13.72%) Finance
19 624 (13.63%) Active Directory
20 603 (13.17%) MPLS
21 586 (12.80%) HP
22 585 (12.78%) Cisco Nexus
23 581 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
24 553 (12.08%) Linux
25 549 (11.99%) Network Security
26 519 (11.34%) DNS
27 516 (11.27%) SAN
28 488 (10.66%) Wireless
29 487 (10.64%) Telecoms

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 362 (7.91%) MS Exchange
2 176 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 169 (3.69%) Lync
4 142 (3.10%) SharePoint
5 116 (2.53%) IIS
6 89 (1.94%) Apache
7 82 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 71 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 57 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 44 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
11 30 (0.66%) IBM Notes
12 25 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
13 23 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 21 (0.46%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.39%) WebSphere
16 17 (0.37%) JBoss
17 10 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
18 9 (0.20%) SAS
18 9 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 317 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 239 (5.22%) MS Office
3 66 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 35 (0.76%) MS Project
5 27 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.044%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.044%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.022%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 21 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.33%) Eikon
3 12 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.17%) RMDS
6 6 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.066%) Summit
8 2 (0.044%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.022%) assyst
9 1 (0.022%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 39 (0.85%) Office 365
2 36 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (0.52%) SaaS
5 15 (0.33%) IaaS
6 13 (0.28%) PaaS
7 10 (0.22%) Google Apps
7 10 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.087%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.066%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.044%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1970 (43.04%) Firewall
2 1174 (25.65%) LAN
3 1167 (25.50%) WAN
4 745 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
5 694 (15.16%) BGP
6 682 (14.90%) VPN
7 634 (13.85%) OSPF
8 603 (13.17%) MPLS
9 585 (12.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 549 (11.99%) Network Security
11 519 (11.34%) DNS
12 516 (11.27%) SAN
13 488 (10.66%) Wireless
14 459 (10.03%) TCP/IP
15 381 (8.32%) VoIP
16 326 (7.12%) DHCP
17 293 (6.40%) EIGRP
18 290 (6.34%) VLAN
19 284 (6.20%) Cisco IOS
20 240 (5.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 43 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (0.74%) MySQL
4 30 (0.66%) DB2
5 29 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 28 (0.61%) MongoDB
7 21 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (0.44%) Oracle Database
9 19 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (0.31%) Big Data
12 12 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.24%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.24%) Relational Database
14 10 (0.22%) HBase
14 10 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 18 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (0.31%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.17%) Hudson
4 8 (0.17%) LoadRunner
5 6 (0.13%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.13%) MSI
6 5 (0.11%) Subversion
6 5 (0.11%) JMeter
6 5 (0.11%) JUnit
6 5 (0.11%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.11%) QUnit
7 3 (0.066%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.066%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.044%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.044%) JIRA
9 1 (0.022%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.022%) Selenium
9 1 (0.022%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.022%) Introscope
General
1 628 (13.72%) Finance
2 487 (10.64%) Telecoms
3 270 (5.90%) Banking
4 91 (1.99%) Retail
5 76 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 33 (0.72%) Legal
6 33 (0.72%) Marketing
7 30 (0.66%) Back Office
8 27 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 27 (0.59%) Law
8 27 (0.59%) Games
9 24 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 23 (0.50%) Local Government
11 17 (0.37%) Billing
12 16 (0.35%) German Language
12 16 (0.35%) Spanish Language
13 13 (0.28%) Military
14 12 (0.26%) Electronics
15 11 (0.24%) Advertising
16 10 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1280 (27.97%) Network Engineer
2 403 (8.80%) Architect
2 403 (8.80%) Analyst
3 380 (8.30%) Consultant
4 315 (6.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 274 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 254 (5.55%) Support Engineer
7 219 (4.78%) Security Engineer
8 177 (3.87%) Project Manager
9 153 (3.34%) Network Support
10 150 (3.28%) Network Consultant
11 145 (3.17%) Network Security Engineer
12 136 (2.97%) Senior Network Engineer
12 136 (2.97%) Network Architect
13 126 (2.75%) Design Engineer
14 123 (2.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 118 (2.58%) IP Engineer
16 116 (2.53%) Network Analyst
16 116 (2.53%) Support Analyst
17 115 (2.51%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (1.64%) XMPP
2 55 (1.20%) .NET
3 53 (1.16%) HTML
4 51 (1.11%) JSP
5 50 (1.09%) Middleware
6 40 (0.87%) CSS
7 38 (0.83%) Web Services
8 27 (0.59%) ASP.NET
9 23 (0.50%) SOAP
10 15 (0.33%) XML
10 15 (0.33%) REST
10 15 (0.33%) Regular Expression
11 14 (0.31%) Application Packaging
12 13 (0.28%) VXML
12 13 (0.28%) WAP
13 12 (0.26%) Rendezvous
14 10 (0.22%) Java EE
15 7 (0.15%) JSON
15 7 (0.15%) Ajax
15 7 (0.15%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 162 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
3 127 (2.77%) Blackberry
4 83 (1.81%) Clustering
5 82 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 67 (1.46%) Fat Client
6 67 (1.46%) Thin Client
7 57 (1.25%) PKI
8 54 (1.18%) Replication
9 46 (1.01%) FlexPod
9 46 (1.01%) Computer Science
10 42 (0.92%) Open Source
11 39 (0.85%) User Experience
12 38 (0.83%) IVR
13 32 (0.70%) CESG
14 29 (0.63%) Visualisation
15 24 (0.52%) SecurID
16 23 (0.50%) Client/Server
17 22 (0.48%) Cryptography
18 21 (0.46%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1282 (28.01%) Windows
2 553 (12.08%) Linux
3 454 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 310 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 301 (6.58%) UNIX
6 260 (5.68%) Windows 7
7 237 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 160 (3.50%) Solaris
9 143 (3.12%) Windows XP
10 105 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 69 (1.51%) Windows 8
12 46 (1.01%) AIX
13 40 (0.87%) CentOS
14 38 (0.83%) HPUX
15 32 (0.70%) Android
16 27 (0.59%) SUSE
17 21 (0.46%) VMS
17 21 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
18 19 (0.42%) Mac OS X
18 19 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 825 (18.02%) ITIL
2 379 (8.28%) Load Balancing
3 365 (7.97%) Migration
4 333 (7.28%) Network Design
5 260 (5.68%) Project Management
6 250 (5.46%) Network Management
7 203 (4.44%) Change Management
8 193 (4.22%) Service Management
9 184 (4.02%) Service Delivery
10 171 (3.74%) Network Monitoring
11 149 (3.26%) Incident Management
12 137 (2.99%) PRINCE2
13 136 (2.97%) Network Architecture
14 129 (2.82%) Mentoring
15 109 (2.38%) Change Control
16 105 (2.29%) Information Security
16 105 (2.29%) Kalman Filter
17 97 (2.12%) E-Commerce
18 94 (2.05%) Disaster Recovery
19 85 (1.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 264 (5.77%) SQL
2 100 (2.18%) Perl
3 75 (1.64%) PowerShell
4 63 (1.38%) Python
5 62 (1.35%) C
6 55 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 50 (1.09%) Java
8 48 (1.05%) JavaScript
9 26 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 25 (0.55%) C++
11 22 (0.48%) PHP
12 17 (0.37%) VBScript
13 14 (0.31%) C#
14 9 (0.20%) Lisp
14 9 (0.20%) VB
15 8 (0.17%) R
15 8 (0.17%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.11%) Korn
16 5 (0.11%) Ruby
16 5 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1746 (38.15%) Cisco Certification
2 1074 (23.47%) CCNP
3 840 (18.35%) CCNA
4 633 (13.83%) Security Cleared
5 486 (10.62%) SC Cleared
6 391 (8.54%) CCIE
7 243 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 148 (3.23%) MCSE
9 140 (3.06%) Degree
10 132 (2.88%) CISSP
11 127 (2.77%) CCSE
12 123 (2.69%) CCDP
13 109 (2.38%) DV Cleared
14 86 (1.88%) MCITP
15 85 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 77 (1.68%) CCSA
17 63 (1.38%) CCIP
17 63 (1.38%) CCSP
18 54 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
19 52 (1.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (4.98%) SLA
2 72 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 54 (1.18%) QA
4 48 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (0.76%) JSP 440
6 30 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.15%) GPG13
9 6 (0.13%) COBIT
10 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.044%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.044%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.022%) COSO
System Software
1 624 (13.63%) Active Directory
2 581 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 224 (4.89%) vSphere
4 212 (4.63%) Hyper-V
5 108 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
6 102 (2.23%) XenApp
7 89 (1.94%) VMware ESX
8 81 (1.77%) ProxySG
9 44 (0.96%) Firmware
9 44 (0.96%) vCloud
9 44 (0.96%) XenDesktop
10 43 (0.94%) XenServer
11 41 (0.90%) Xen
12 39 (0.85%) NFS
13 35 (0.76%) Snort
14 29 (0.63%) Terminal Services
15 20 (0.44%) KVM
16 18 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
17 17 (0.37%) ISA Server
17 17 (0.37%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 178 (3.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 130 (2.84%) SCCM
3 74 (1.62%) Cisco UCCE
4 72 (1.57%) FortiGate
5 69 (1.51%) SCOM
6 67 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
7 64 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
8 53 (1.16%) Backup Exec
9 50 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
10 42 (0.92%) OPNET
11 40 (0.87%) NetBackup
12 38 (0.83%) WSUS
13 37 (0.81%) Puppet
13 37 (0.81%) CiscoWorks
14 34 (0.74%) Nagios
15 31 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
15 31 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 29 (0.63%) OpenView
17 27 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
18 25 (0.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1072 (23.42%) VMware
2 1017 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 853 (18.64%) Juniper
4 842 (18.40%) Microsoft
5 694 (15.16%) F5
6 586 (12.80%) HP
7 474 (10.36%) Citrix
8 322 (7.04%) Blue Coat
9 258 (5.64%) NetApp
10 243 (5.31%) EMC
11 216 (4.72%) SolarWinds
12 196 (4.28%) Avaya
13 186 (4.06%) Oracle
14 181 (3.95%) McAfee
15 156 (3.41%) IBM
16 144 (3.15%) Red Hat
16 144 (3.15%) Fortinet
17 138 (3.02%) Riverbed
18 126 (2.75%) Nokia
19 117 (2.56%) Dell
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Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Rate: £370 - £400 per day
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Sanderson
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Exeter, Devon
Tank Recruitment
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Premier IT
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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Experis Ltd
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networx
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £160.00 per day
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Rate: £150 - £160 per day
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