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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 42 53 58
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2350 1788 1439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.34% 3.41% 3.14%
As % of the Vendors category 9.57% 7.50% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 987 747
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £485 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 92 137
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £21.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -10.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.75 £43.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.81
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -11.67%

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
24546 23827 21377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.45% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13996 13115 11393
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1059 1050 1177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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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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 +10 2203 £350 - 741
London +9 872 £370 -1.98% 267
South East +4 522 £370 +11.87% 169
City of London +21 259 £375 -0.99% 93
Berkshire -4 182 £398 +26.59% 44
Yorkshire +31 164 £300 -10.44% 68
North West +22 156 £325 +30.00% 51
East of England +11 150 £350 +16.66% 34
West Midlands +19 134 £368 +10.77% 39
South West +3 111 £340 +13.33% 84
Hampshire -3 102 £375 +10.78% 39
Surrey +15 86 £343 +2.23% 36
West Yorkshire +18 77 £325 +13.04% 39
Manchester +12 73 £298 +20.20% 26
Scotland +7 66 £320 -2.41% 20
Hertfordshire +31 55 £413 +37.50% 13
Birmingham +20 54 £355 +64.16% 12
East Midlands +9 54 £408 -14.10% 22
Buckinghamshire +11 52 £395 -1.25% 20
Reading -5 43 £363 +9.02% 17
Leeds -3 42 £245 -12.88% 25
Wiltshire +6 41 £350 +28.44% 22
Oxfordshire +2 41 £320 -0.77% 9
Milton Keynes +4 36 £353 -11.87% 3
Cheshire +10 35 £400 +33.33% 12
Cambridgeshire 0 33 £250 -16.66% 6
South Yorkshire +22 32 £270 +54.28% 8
North Yorkshire +7 27 £401 +0.12% 14
Edinburgh +7 25 £308 +17.14% 8
North East 0 25 £326 +33.16% 4

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1919 (40.89%) Firewall
2 1814 (38.65%) Cisco Certification
3 1355 (28.87%) Windows
4 1229 (26.19%) WAN
5 1203 (25.63%) LAN
6 1175 (25.04%) VMware
7 1113 (23.72%) CCNP
8 1034 (22.03%) CheckPoint
9 901 (19.20%) Juniper
10 867 (18.47%) CCNA
11 841 (17.92%) Microsoft
12 833 (17.75%) Cisco ASA
13 781 (16.64%) ITIL
14 756 (16.11%) F5
15 708 (15.09%) VPN
16 663 (14.13%) BGP
17 656 (13.98%) Active Directory
18 650 (13.85%) Security Cleared
19 648 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
20 636 (13.55%) Finance
21 622 (13.25%) OSPF
22 610 (13.00%) MPLS
23 592 (12.61%) Linux
24 591 (12.59%) Network Security
25 568 (12.10%) HP
26 554 (11.80%) Wireless
27 550 (11.72%) DNS
28 534 (11.38%) SAN
29 533 (11.36%) Cisco Nexus
30 520 (11.08%) Citrix

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 330 (7.03%) MS Exchange
2 166 (3.54%) Lync
3 146 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 138 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 113 (2.41%) IIS
6 80 (1.70%) Apache
7 73 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 53 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 45 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 40 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
11 35 (0.75%) IBM Notes
12 24 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 24 (0.51%) WebLogic
13 22 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
14 21 (0.45%) WebSphere
15 14 (0.30%) OpenStack
16 11 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
16 11 (0.23%) JBoss
17 9 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 8 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 296 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 226 (4.82%) MS Office
3 71 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.47%) MS Project
6 17 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.043%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.021%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 28 (0.60%) RMDS
2 16 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.085%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.064%) Eikon
7 3 (0.064%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.043%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.043%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.021%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.021%) Summit
9 1 (0.021%) assyst
9 1 (0.021%) SAP CCM
9 1 (0.021%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 46 (0.98%) Office 365
2 42 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.40%) IaaS
5 15 (0.32%) SaaS
6 13 (0.28%) PaaS
7 10 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.17%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1919 (40.89%) Firewall
2 1229 (26.19%) WAN
3 1203 (25.63%) LAN
4 833 (17.75%) Cisco ASA
5 708 (15.09%) VPN
6 663 (14.13%) BGP
7 622 (13.25%) OSPF
8 610 (13.00%) MPLS
9 591 (12.59%) Network Security
10 554 (11.80%) Wireless
11 550 (11.72%) DNS
12 534 (11.38%) SAN
13 533 (11.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 480 (10.23%) TCP/IP
15 433 (9.23%) VoIP
16 345 (7.35%) DHCP
17 295 (6.29%) Cisco IOS
18 291 (6.20%) EIGRP
19 282 (6.01%) VLAN
20 266 (5.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 40 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (0.66%) MySQL
4 30 (0.64%) Oracle Database
5 26 (0.55%) NoSQL
6 25 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 23 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 18 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (0.36%) DB2
11 14 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (0.28%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.26%) Big Data
13 12 (0.26%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.23%) HBase
15 10 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (0.23%) Git (software)
2 11 (0.23%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.21%) LoadRunner
4 8 (0.17%) JUnit
4 8 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.15%) MSI
6 6 (0.13%) JMeter
6 6 (0.13%) Subversion
6 6 (0.13%) JIRA
6 6 (0.13%) QUnit
7 5 (0.11%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.043%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.043%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.043%) Log4j
8 2 (0.043%) Maven
8 2 (0.043%) Ant
8 2 (0.043%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.043%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.021%) Hudson
General
1 636 (13.55%) Finance
2 464 (9.89%) Telecoms
3 245 (5.22%) Banking
4 74 (1.58%) Investment Banking
5 73 (1.56%) Retail
6 39 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 32 (0.68%) Games
8 27 (0.58%) Back Office
9 23 (0.49%) Marketing
10 22 (0.47%) Legal
11 21 (0.45%) Law
11 21 (0.45%) Local Government
12 18 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.36%) Spanish Language
14 15 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 13 (0.28%) Billing
16 12 (0.26%) Military
17 11 (0.23%) Electronics
17 11 (0.23%) French Language
18 10 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1346 (28.68%) Network Engineer
2 474 (10.10%) Analyst
3 416 (8.86%) Architect
4 369 (7.86%) Consultant
5 306 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 269 (5.73%) Support Engineer
7 255 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 215 (4.58%) Security Engineer
9 173 (3.69%) Project Manager
10 163 (3.47%) Network Support
11 153 (3.26%) Network Architect
12 150 (3.20%) Senior Network Engineer
13 147 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
14 142 (3.03%) Network Consultant
15 141 (3.00%) Network Analyst
16 126 (2.68%) IP Engineer
17 124 (2.64%) Voice Engineer
18 123 (2.62%) Design Engineer
18 123 (2.62%) Administrator
19 121 (2.58%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (1.60%) XMPP
2 71 (1.51%) HTML
3 65 (1.39%) .NET
4 47 (1.00%) JSP
5 46 (0.98%) Middleware
6 42 (0.89%) Web Services
7 35 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 35 (0.75%) CSS
8 31 (0.66%) Rendezvous
9 27 (0.58%) XML
10 25 (0.53%) SOAP
11 21 (0.45%) REST
12 19 (0.40%) Application Packaging
13 17 (0.36%) Regular Expression
14 15 (0.32%) JSON
15 13 (0.28%) J2EE
16 10 (0.21%) XSLT
16 10 (0.21%) VXML
17 9 (0.19%) Ajax
18 8 (0.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 183 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
3 98 (2.09%) Clustering
4 89 (1.90%) Blackberry
5 87 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 77 (1.64%) PKI
7 69 (1.47%) Fat Client
7 69 (1.47%) Thin Client
8 61 (1.30%) Replication
9 50 (1.07%) FlexPod
10 49 (1.04%) IVR
11 39 (0.83%) Computer Science
12 31 (0.66%) Open Source
12 31 (0.66%) Symmetrix
13 28 (0.60%) NHS
14 27 (0.58%) SecurID
14 27 (0.58%) Private Cloud
15 26 (0.55%) User Experience
16 23 (0.49%) CMDB
17 22 (0.47%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1355 (28.87%) Windows
2 592 (12.61%) Linux
3 479 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 328 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 320 (6.82%) UNIX
6 302 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 240 (5.11%) Windows 7
8 175 (3.73%) Solaris
9 112 (2.39%) Windows XP
10 89 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 68 (1.45%) Windows 8
12 62 (1.32%) CentOS
13 59 (1.26%) HPUX
14 39 (0.83%) AIX
15 38 (0.81%) Android
16 37 (0.79%) Ubuntu
17 26 (0.55%) SUSE
18 25 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
19 21 (0.45%) Mac OS X
19 21 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 781 (16.64%) ITIL
2 389 (8.29%) Migration
3 381 (8.12%) Load Balancing
4 326 (6.95%) Network Design
5 294 (6.26%) Project Management
6 225 (4.79%) Network Management
7 213 (4.54%) Service Management
8 211 (4.50%) Change Management
9 198 (4.22%) Service Delivery
10 163 (3.47%) Network Monitoring
11 158 (3.37%) PRINCE2
12 149 (3.17%) Incident Management
13 128 (2.73%) Kalman Filter
14 114 (2.43%) Network Architecture
15 106 (2.26%) E-Commerce
16 101 (2.15%) Change Control
17 98 (2.09%) Mentoring
18 92 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
19 87 (1.85%) Information Security
20 83 (1.77%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 272 (5.80%) SQL
2 101 (2.15%) PowerShell
3 97 (2.07%) C
4 91 (1.94%) Perl
5 79 (1.68%) Python
6 66 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 58 (1.24%) Shell Script
8 49 (1.04%) Java
9 32 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 25 (0.53%) PHP
11 23 (0.49%) C++
12 15 (0.32%) Lisp
13 14 (0.30%) VBScript
13 14 (0.30%) C#
14 13 (0.28%) VB
15 10 (0.21%) Korn
16 7 (0.15%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.11%) C-shell
18 4 (0.085%) Ruby
19 3 (0.064%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 1814 (38.65%) Cisco Certification
2 1113 (23.72%) CCNP
3 867 (18.47%) CCNA
4 650 (13.85%) Security Cleared
5 485 (10.33%) SC Cleared
6 357 (7.61%) CCIE
7 276 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 177 (3.77%) MCSE
9 151 (3.22%) Degree
10 138 (2.94%) CCSE
11 136 (2.90%) DV Cleared
12 135 (2.88%) CISSP
13 121 (2.58%) CCDP
14 103 (2.19%) MCITP
14 103 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 72 (1.53%) CCIP
16 70 (1.49%) CCSA
17 57 (1.21%) MCP
18 53 (1.13%) MCSA
19 49 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (4.24%) SLA
2 59 (1.26%) QA
3 56 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 35 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.55%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.17%) GPG13
7 8 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.15%) COBIT
8 7 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.043%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.043%) COSO
10 1 (0.021%) BS25999
10 1 (0.021%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.021%) TickIT
10 1 (0.021%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 656 (13.98%) Active Directory
2 648 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 237 (5.05%) vSphere
4 225 (4.79%) Hyper-V
5 125 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
6 113 (2.41%) XenApp
7 93 (1.98%) VMware ESX
8 53 (1.13%) vCloud
9 51 (1.09%) ProxySG
9 51 (1.09%) XenDesktop
10 45 (0.96%) NFS
11 44 (0.94%) Xen
12 41 (0.87%) Firmware
13 36 (0.77%) XenServer
14 32 (0.68%) SRDF
15 29 (0.62%) Snort
16 28 (0.60%) Terminal Services
17 23 (0.49%) VMware Server
18 22 (0.47%) Sendmail
19 21 (0.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 218 (4.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 123 (2.62%) SCCM
3 92 (1.96%) Cisco UCCE
4 85 (1.81%) Cisco Prime
5 83 (1.77%) FortiGate
6 71 (1.51%) Cisco UCCX
7 53 (1.13%) SCOM
8 47 (1.00%) CA Spectrum
9 45 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 43 (0.92%) Tivoli
11 41 (0.87%) Backup Exec
12 40 (0.85%) NetBackup
12 40 (0.85%) CiscoWorks
13 37 (0.79%) OPNET
14 36 (0.77%) Puppet
15 34 (0.72%) Cisco IPCC
16 32 (0.68%) WSUS
17 26 (0.55%) OpenView
18 25 (0.53%) Nagios
19 23 (0.49%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1175 (25.04%) VMware
2 1034 (22.03%) CheckPoint
3 901 (19.20%) Juniper
4 841 (17.92%) Microsoft
5 756 (16.11%) F5
6 568 (12.10%) HP
7 520 (11.08%) Citrix
8 351 (7.48%) Blue Coat
9 316 (6.73%) NetApp
10 273 (5.82%) SolarWinds
11 256 (5.45%) EMC
12 202 (4.30%) Oracle
13 186 (3.96%) Avaya
13 186 (3.96%) McAfee
14 151 (3.22%) IBM
15 140 (2.98%) Red Hat
16 136 (2.90%) Fortinet
17 124 (2.64%) Brocade
18 115 (2.45%) Dell
19 113 (2.41%) Riverbed
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