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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 49 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2155 1876 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.88% 3.51% 3.83%
As % of the Vendors category 8.36% 7.50% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1267 1021 1060
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 £195 £200 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 117 192
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.21 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.63 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+1.73% -2.80%

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
25763 25003 27340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.34% 46.85% 46.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14425 13841 13899
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1121 1386
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 +4 2042 £350 - 642
London +16 863 £380 +1.33% 259
South East +5 477 £350 - 151
City of London +22 248 £400 +6.66% 106
Berkshire +20 182 £375 +7.14% 43
South West 0 137 £333 -5.00% 39
East of England -12 136 £350 +37.25% 56
North West +1 121 £350 +16.66% 47
Hampshire +20 115 £328 -14.09% 27
West Midlands -2 103 £290 -7.20% 42
Yorkshire +4 82 £303 -12.00% 29
East Midlands +12 73 £350 +16.66% 14
Surrey -17 61 £360 +6.74% 35
Wiltshire +2 56 £450 +5.88% 5
West Yorkshire -6 49 £325 -3.70% 22
Reading +18 48 £425 +47.82% 13
Manchester +9 48 £350 +7.69% 28
Birmingham +16 46 £313 -2.34% 17
Scotland -25 43 £368 +5.00% 20
Cheshire -4 41 £410 +36.66% 10
Cambridgeshire +14 40 £258 -6.36% 15
Hertfordshire +2 38 £400 +15.94% 28
Leeds -1 36 £325 -1.88% 16
Swindon +1 35 £450 +5.88% 4
Oxfordshire +15 29 £338 +3.84% 14
South Yorkshire +19 28 £288 +29.21% 3
Bedfordshire -8 27 £306 +11.36% 10
Devon +5 26 £190 -19.14% 4
Cambridge +7 25 £291 +45.62% 6
Gloucestershire -15 25 £308 -43.57% 5

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1586 (39.44%) Firewall
2 1371 (34.10%) Cisco Certification
3 1286 (31.98%) Windows
4 947 (23.55%) VMware
5 894 (22.23%) LAN
6 884 (21.98%) WAN
7 883 (21.96%) Microsoft
8 823 (20.47%) CCNP
9 806 (20.04%) CheckPoint
10 804 (20.00%) Juniper
11 717 (17.83%) Active Directory
12 680 (16.91%) ITIL
13 612 (15.22%) CCNA
14 595 (14.80%) HP
15 577 (14.35%) VPN
16 541 (13.45%) Cisco ASA
17 529 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 523 (13.01%) Security Cleared
19 520 (12.93%) Linux
20 513 (12.76%) Network Security
21 507 (12.61%) F5
22 504 (12.53%) Windows Server 2008
23 494 (12.29%) DNS
24 477 (11.86%) Citrix
25 463 (11.51%) Finance
26 459 (11.42%) Telecoms
27 448 (11.14%) SAN
28 438 (10.89%) MS Exchange
29 435 (10.82%) BGP
30 431 (10.72%) Wireless

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 438 (10.89%) MS Exchange
2 239 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 164 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 122 (3.03%) Lync
5 118 (2.93%) Apache
6 107 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
7 95 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 95 (2.36%) IIS
8 73 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 46 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 32 (0.80%) IBM Notes
11 23 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (0.32%) SAS
13 12 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
14 11 (0.27%) CMS
15 10 (0.25%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.20%) nginx
17 7 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 329 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 261 (6.49%) MS Office
3 68 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.80%) MS Project
5 17 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.099%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.050%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.025%) Vectorworks
10 1 (0.025%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.025%) CATIA
10 1 (0.025%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.025%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.12%) Eikon
5 4 (0.099%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.099%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.099%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.099%) Summit
5 4 (0.099%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.075%) RMDS
6 3 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.050%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.050%) assyst
7 2 (0.050%) Magento
8 1 (0.025%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.025%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.025%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 40 (0.99%) Office 365
2 29 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.37%) SaaS
5 8 (0.20%) PaaS
5 8 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.15%) IaaS
6 6 (0.15%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.025%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1586 (39.44%) Firewall
2 894 (22.23%) LAN
3 884 (21.98%) WAN
4 577 (14.35%) VPN
5 541 (13.45%) Cisco ASA
6 513 (12.76%) Network Security
7 494 (12.29%) DNS
8 448 (11.14%) SAN
9 435 (10.82%) BGP
10 431 (10.72%) Wireless
11 420 (10.45%) MPLS
12 395 (9.82%) VoIP
13 390 (9.70%) OSPF
14 382 (9.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 376 (9.35%) TCP/IP
16 285 (7.09%) DHCP
17 274 (6.81%) Cisco IOS
18 255 (6.34%) VLAN
19 206 (5.12%) Internet
20 180 (4.48%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.19%) MySQL
3 46 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (0.77%) Oracle Database
5 28 (0.70%) DB2
6 21 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
7 16 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 15 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (0.30%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.22%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.20%) SAP BW
12 7 (0.17%) Big Data
13 6 (0.15%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.12%) MarkLogic
14 5 (0.12%) HBase
14 5 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 20 (0.50%) Jenkins
2 18 (0.45%) Hudson
3 17 (0.42%) GDB
4 8 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (0.17%) Subversion
5 7 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.099%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.099%) JIRA
7 3 (0.075%) MSI
7 3 (0.075%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.050%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.050%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.050%) Ant
8 2 (0.050%) RequisitePro
9 1 (0.025%) ProC
9 1 (0.025%) JUnit
9 1 (0.025%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.025%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.025%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.025%) AdminStudio
General
1 463 (11.51%) Finance
2 459 (11.42%) Telecoms
3 217 (5.40%) Banking
4 73 (1.82%) Retail
5 54 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 51 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 34 (0.85%) Marketing
8 25 (0.62%) French Language
8 25 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 25 (0.62%) Advertising
9 24 (0.60%) Back Office
9 24 (0.60%) Billing
10 20 (0.50%) Spanish Language
11 19 (0.47%) Law
12 18 (0.45%) German Language
13 17 (0.42%) Publishing
14 15 (0.37%) Legal
14 15 (0.37%) Local Government
15 14 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
16 12 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 914 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 365 (9.08%) Architect
3 346 (8.60%) Analyst
4 315 (7.83%) Consultant
5 308 (7.66%) Cisco Engineer
6 285 (7.09%) Support Engineer
7 260 (6.47%) Security Engineer
8 206 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 177 (4.40%) Project Manager
10 165 (4.10%) Network Security Engineer
11 151 (3.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 148 (3.68%) Network Support
13 126 (3.13%) Network Consultant
14 123 (3.06%) Administrator
15 118 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
15 118 (2.93%) Support Analyst
16 110 (2.74%) Design Engineer
17 108 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support
18 107 (2.66%) Network Architect
18 107 (2.66%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (1.67%) .NET
2 46 (1.14%) XMPP
3 41 (1.02%) HTML
3 41 (1.02%) JSP
4 35 (0.87%) ASP.NET
5 34 (0.85%) CSS
5 34 (0.85%) Web Services
6 27 (0.67%) VXML
7 23 (0.57%) XML
8 22 (0.55%) Middleware
9 13 (0.32%) SOAP
10 10 (0.25%) Regular Expression
11 9 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (0.22%) WAP
11 9 (0.22%) LAMP
12 7 (0.17%) Application Packaging
13 6 (0.15%) ADSI
14 5 (0.12%) WML
14 5 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
15 4 (0.099%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 139 (3.46%) Blackberry
2 88 (2.19%) Clustering
3 83 (2.06%) Management Information System
4 79 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
5 74 (1.84%) Fat Client
5 74 (1.84%) Thin Client
6 49 (1.22%) Replication
7 44 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 42 (1.04%) Open Source
9 36 (0.90%) PKI
10 35 (0.87%) NHS
11 30 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 27 (0.67%) Firmware
12 27 (0.67%) iPhone
13 26 (0.65%) FlexPod
14 25 (0.62%) Statistics
15 24 (0.60%) CESG
16 22 (0.55%) Hedge funds
17 21 (0.52%) EqualLogic
18 18 (0.45%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1286 (31.98%) Windows
2 520 (12.93%) Linux
3 504 (12.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 324 (8.06%) Windows 7
4 324 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 248 (6.17%) UNIX
6 200 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 191 (4.75%) Windows XP
8 106 (2.64%) Solaris
9 93 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 57 (1.42%) Windows 8
11 39 (0.97%) AIX
12 28 (0.70%) Windows 2000
13 25 (0.62%) Android
14 24 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
14 24 (0.60%) CentOS
15 21 (0.52%) SUSE
16 19 (0.47%) Windows Vista
17 15 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
18 13 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 680 (16.91%) ITIL
2 300 (7.46%) Migration
3 257 (6.39%) Load Balancing
4 246 (6.12%) Network Design
5 213 (5.30%) Project Management
6 190 (4.73%) Network Management
7 177 (4.40%) Service Management
8 152 (3.78%) Service Delivery
9 146 (3.63%) PRINCE2
10 142 (3.53%) Change Management
11 122 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 113 (2.81%) Incident Management
13 101 (2.51%) Change Control
14 90 (2.24%) Network Architecture
15 76 (1.89%) Kalman Filter
16 73 (1.82%) Problem Management
17 72 (1.79%) Network Monitoring
18 69 (1.72%) E-Commerce
18 69 (1.72%) Information Security
19 59 (1.47%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 241 (5.99%) SQL
2 112 (2.79%) Perl
3 91 (2.26%) PowerShell
4 76 (1.89%) C
5 49 (1.22%) Java
6 37 (0.92%) JavaScript
6 37 (0.92%) Python
7 28 (0.70%) Shell Script
7 28 (0.70%) Bash Shell
8 27 (0.67%) VB
8 27 (0.67%) PHP
9 20 (0.50%) VBScript
9 20 (0.50%) Ruby
10 19 (0.47%) C#
11 14 (0.35%) C++
12 11 (0.27%) VBA
13 10 (0.25%) Embedded C
14 8 (0.20%) Tcl
14 8 (0.20%) Korn
15 7 (0.17%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1371 (34.10%) Cisco Certification
2 823 (20.47%) CCNP
3 612 (15.22%) CCNA
4 523 (13.01%) Security Cleared
5 346 (8.60%) SC Cleared
6 284 (7.06%) CCIE
7 244 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 166 (4.13%) Degree
9 154 (3.83%) MCSE
10 113 (2.81%) CCSE
11 112 (2.79%) CISSP
12 110 (2.74%) CCDP
13 94 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 92 (2.29%) DV Cleared
15 88 (2.19%) MCITP
16 77 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
17 72 (1.79%) CCSA
18 61 (1.52%) CCSP
19 58 (1.44%) MCP
20 52 (1.29%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (4.60%) SLA
2 76 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 51 (1.27%) QA
4 48 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 21 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 10 (0.25%) COBIT
8 3 (0.075%) GPG13
9 2 (0.050%) BS25999
10 1 (0.025%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.025%) BS7799
10 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.025%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 717 (17.83%) Active Directory
2 529 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 166 (4.13%) vSphere
5 120 (2.98%) XenApp
6 100 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
7 73 (1.82%) VMware ESX
8 59 (1.47%) ProxySG
9 48 (1.19%) NFS
10 46 (1.14%) XenDesktop
11 44 (1.09%) Xen
12 43 (1.07%) XenServer
13 29 (0.72%) Squid
14 28 (0.70%) Terminal Services
15 26 (0.65%) ISA Server
15 26 (0.65%) Snort
16 20 (0.50%) NLBS
16 20 (0.50%) VMware Server
17 19 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
17 19 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 157 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 152 (3.78%) SCCM
3 77 (1.91%) Backup Exec
4 74 (1.84%) SCOM
5 68 (1.69%) Cisco UCCE
6 52 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
7 47 (1.17%) NetBackup
8 40 (0.99%) WSUS
8 40 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
9 39 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 37 (0.92%) FortiGate
11 34 (0.85%) Puppet
12 31 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
13 30 (0.75%) OPNET
14 29 (0.72%) Tivoli
15 25 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
16 24 (0.60%) OpenView
17 23 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
18 20 (0.50%) Ansible
18 20 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 947 (23.55%) VMware
2 883 (21.96%) Microsoft
3 806 (20.04%) CheckPoint
4 804 (20.00%) Juniper
5 595 (14.80%) HP
6 507 (12.61%) F5
7 477 (11.86%) Citrix
8 276 (6.86%) Blue Coat
9 229 (5.70%) NetApp
10 211 (5.25%) EMC
11 186 (4.63%) Oracle
12 175 (4.35%) IBM
13 145 (3.61%) Avaya
14 142 (3.53%) McAfee
15 126 (3.13%) Symantec
16 120 (2.98%) Dell
17 112 (2.79%) SolarWinds
18 94 (2.34%) Nokia
18 94 (2.34%) Red Hat
19 79 (1.96%) Brocade
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