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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 45 42 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2256 2418 1841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.20% 4.32% 3.44%
As % of the Vendors category 9.42% 9.64% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1384 1117
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 126 88
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.17 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £41.80 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +36.36%

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
23943 25081 23862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.59% 44.79% 44.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14785 14539 13536
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 790 1148 1061
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 2032 £375 +7.14% 569
London -30 675 £413 +17.85% 197
South East +5 575 £381 +1.66% 132
Hampshire +19 204 £400 +9.58% 25
Berkshire +7 187 £375 -5.66% 34
South West +25 165 £360 +14.28% 31
North West -11 154 £325 - 50
Scotland +4 132 £343 +22.32% 20
Yorkshire -1 132 £388 +29.16% 56
West Midlands -13 129 £350 +2.94% 38
City of London -16 118 £425 +13.33% 55
East of England -13 92 £400 +27.38% 34
Manchester -7 88 £325 - 29
West Yorkshire +4 87 £400 +11.88% 40
Reading +25 79 £375 +7.14% 11
Surrey +1 79 £381 +0.99% 31
Leeds +16 74 £400 +14.28% 34
Basingstoke +17 66 £388 +8.39% 4
East Midlands 0 51 £363 - 24
Wiltshire +10 50 £363 +9.84% 5
Hertfordshire +4 43 £425 +13.33% 15
Birmingham -24 42 £356 +4.77% 17
Wales +17 41 £325 +20.37% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 41 £400 -8.57% 20
Bristol +14 39 £365 +22.68% 12
South Yorkshire +7 38 £304 +10.45% 10
Edinburgh -4 38 £350 +7.69% 3
North East -26 36 £360 +58.24% 6
Cheshire +2 35 £334 -27.83% 11
Tyne and Wear -32 34 £363 +101.38% 3

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cisco.

1 1822 (41.39%) Firewall
2 1736 (39.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1185 (26.92%) WAN
4 1116 (25.35%) LAN
5 1093 (24.83%) CCNP
6 1026 (23.31%) Windows
7 1011 (22.97%) VMware
8 915 (20.79%) CheckPoint
9 874 (19.85%) CCNA
10 829 (18.83%) Juniper
11 803 (18.24%) Data Centre
12 799 (18.15%) ITIL
13 772 (17.54%) Security Cleared
14 745 (16.92%) Cisco ASA
15 742 (16.86%) Microsoft
16 644 (14.63%) Wireless
17 636 (14.45%) Active Directory
18 626 (14.22%) VPN
19 616 (13.99%) Linux
20 599 (13.61%) Network Security
21 598 (13.58%) F5
22 595 (13.52%) MPLS
23 589 (13.38%) Finance
24 585 (13.29%) SC Cleared
25 575 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
26 546 (12.40%) Cisco Nexus
27 543 (12.34%) BGP
28 527 (11.97%) HP
29 500 (11.36%) Windows Server
30 492 (11.18%) TCP/IP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 277 (6.29%) MS Exchange
2 122 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 99 (2.25%) Skype for Business
4 83 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 67 (1.52%) IIS
6 62 (1.41%) OpenStack
7 54 (1.23%) Apache
7 54 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 41 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 36 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 30 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 27 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.32%) Node.js
14 13 (0.30%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 11 (0.25%) SAS
17 10 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
17 10 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
18 9 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 282 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 171 (3.88%) MS Office
3 75 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.20%) ProjectWise
6 8 (0.18%) MS Project
7 4 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.045%) HipChat
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.18%) RMDS
5 4 (0.091%) assyst
6 3 (0.068%) BASE24
6 3 (0.068%) Eikon
6 3 (0.068%) Radian6
7 2 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.045%) Infor CRM
7 2 (0.045%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.023%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.023%) Primavera
8 1 (0.023%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.023%) Summit
8 1 (0.023%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 131 (2.98%) Office 365
2 111 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 78 (1.77%) IaaS
5 54 (1.23%) SaaS
6 45 (1.02%) PaaS
7 27 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (0.30%) Google Apps
9 12 (0.27%) Mimecast
10 11 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.068%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.068%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (0.068%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.068%) Yammer
13 2 (0.045%) GitHub
13 2 (0.045%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.023%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1822 (41.39%) Firewall
2 1185 (26.92%) WAN
3 1116 (25.35%) LAN
4 745 (16.92%) Cisco ASA
5 644 (14.63%) Wireless
6 626 (14.22%) VPN
7 599 (13.61%) Network Security
8 595 (13.52%) MPLS
9 546 (12.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 543 (12.34%) BGP
11 492 (11.18%) TCP/IP
12 489 (11.11%) DNS
13 438 (9.95%) OSPF
14 419 (9.52%) VoIP
15 359 (8.16%) SAN
16 334 (7.59%) DHCP
17 260 (5.91%) Internet
18 240 (5.45%) EIGRP
19 215 (4.88%) VLAN
20 195 (4.43%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (3.84%) SQL Server
2 59 (1.34%) MySQL
3 50 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 31 (0.70%) DB2
6 25 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 18 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (0.30%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.27%) Big Data
10 12 (0.27%) HBase
11 9 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
11 9 (0.20%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.18%) Informix
13 7 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.11%) MongoDB
16 4 (0.091%) Data Mart
16 4 (0.091%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 28 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 24 (0.55%) StarTeam
4 23 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 21 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
6 20 (0.45%) Git (software)
7 12 (0.27%) Subversion
8 10 (0.23%) JIRA
9 9 (0.20%) IntelliJ
9 9 (0.20%) Maven
10 8 (0.18%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.18%) JUnit
11 6 (0.14%) git-flow
12 4 (0.091%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.068%) Hudson
13 3 (0.068%) Vagrant
14 2 (0.045%) GitLab
14 2 (0.045%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.045%) Travis CI
15 1 (0.023%) Selenium
General
1 589 (13.38%) Finance
2 371 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 173 (3.93%) Banking
4 93 (2.11%) Retail
5 52 (1.18%) Legal
6 41 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 39 (0.89%) Games
8 36 (0.82%) Law
9 35 (0.80%) Back Office
10 33 (0.75%) Advertising
11 29 (0.66%) Billing
12 28 (0.64%) Military
13 26 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.59%) Marketing
14 25 (0.57%) Investment Banking
15 21 (0.48%) Electronics
16 12 (0.27%) French Language
17 10 (0.23%) Local Government
17 10 (0.23%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1444 (32.80%) Network Engineer
2 583 (13.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 472 (10.72%) Architect
4 418 (9.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 413 (9.38%) Analyst
6 322 (7.31%) Support Engineer
7 234 (5.32%) Security Engineer
8 227 (5.16%) Senior Network Engineer
9 225 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 195 (4.43%) Consultant
11 189 (4.29%) Network Security Engineer
12 187 (4.25%) Network Architect
13 178 (4.04%) Network Support
14 165 (3.75%) Network Analyst
15 145 (3.29%) Designer
16 141 (3.20%) Project Manager
17 131 (2.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 126 (2.86%) Network Support Engineer
19 117 (2.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
20 115 (2.61%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (1.82%) 802.1X
2 74 (1.68%) Web Services
3 43 (0.98%) Middleware
4 33 (0.75%) .NET
5 31 (0.70%) XMPP
6 28 (0.64%) HTML
7 26 (0.59%) LAMP
8 23 (0.52%) XML
9 21 (0.48%) ASP.NET
10 16 (0.36%) SAML
11 15 (0.34%) Java EE
12 14 (0.32%) CSS
12 14 (0.32%) J2EE
13 11 (0.25%) Rendezvous
14 10 (0.23%) XSLT
15 9 (0.20%) JSP
16 8 (0.18%) jQuery
16 8 (0.18%) JRuby
17 7 (0.16%) WAP
18 6 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 803 (18.24%) Data Centre
2 141 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 111 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
5 86 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 69 (1.57%) EMC VNX
7 62 (1.41%) Clustering
8 60 (1.36%) Driving Licence
9 58 (1.32%) Replication
10 57 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 51 (1.16%) PKI
12 49 (1.11%) Blackberry
13 43 (0.98%) iSeries
13 43 (0.98%) Private Cloud
14 38 (0.86%) FlexPod
15 35 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
16 31 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
17 30 (0.68%) IVR
17 30 (0.68%) NHS
18 29 (0.66%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1026 (23.31%) Windows
2 616 (13.99%) Linux
3 500 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 344 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 248 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 216 (4.91%) Unix
7 210 (4.77%) Windows 7
8 139 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 116 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 74 (1.68%) Solaris
11 68 (1.54%) Windows 8
12 64 (1.45%) AIX
13 56 (1.27%) Windows 10
14 54 (1.23%) CentOS
15 53 (1.20%) Windows XP
16 37 (0.84%) Mac OS X
17 33 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
18 19 (0.43%) Android
19 15 (0.34%) VMS
20 14 (0.32%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 799 (18.15%) ITIL
2 378 (8.59%) Migration
3 314 (7.13%) Network Design
4 273 (6.20%) Load Balancing
5 272 (6.18%) Project Management
6 212 (4.82%) Change Management
7 197 (4.48%) Network Management
8 168 (3.82%) Service Management
9 161 (3.66%) Network Monitoring
10 144 (3.27%) PRINCE2
11 143 (3.25%) Service Delivery
12 134 (3.04%) Information Security
13 128 (2.91%) Incident Management
14 124 (2.82%) High Availability
15 118 (2.68%) Network Architecture
16 112 (2.54%) ITIL V3
17 110 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
18 109 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
19 108 (2.45%) Problem Management
20 106 (2.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 217 (4.93%) SQL
2 151 (3.43%) PowerShell
3 116 (2.64%) Python
4 92 (2.09%) Perl
5 67 (1.52%) Java
6 65 (1.48%) Bash Shell
7 63 (1.43%) C
8 43 (0.98%) JavaScript
9 39 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 33 (0.75%) PHP
11 29 (0.66%) Ruby
11 29 (0.66%) VBScript
12 23 (0.52%) VB
13 20 (0.45%) Tcl
14 10 (0.23%) Lisp
14 10 (0.23%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.20%) C#
16 4 (0.091%) C++
17 2 (0.045%) Korn
17 2 (0.045%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1736 (39.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1093 (24.83%) CCNP
3 874 (19.85%) CCNA
4 772 (17.54%) Security Cleared
5 585 (13.29%) SC Cleared
6 330 (7.50%) CCIE
7 233 (5.29%) Degree
8 201 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 168 (3.82%) DV Cleared
10 126 (2.86%) CISSP
11 108 (2.45%) MCSE
12 105 (2.39%) CCDP
13 102 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 79 (1.79%) CCSE
14 79 (1.79%) MCSA
15 76 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
16 62 (1.41%) CCSA
17 53 (1.20%) CISM
17 53 (1.20%) JNCIS
18 51 (1.16%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (4.88%) SLA
2 95 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 79 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (1.16%) QA
5 35 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
6 28 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 19 (0.43%) JSP 440
9 18 (0.41%) ISO27005
10 13 (0.30%) ISAE 3402
11 12 (0.27%) COBIT
12 6 (0.14%) COSO
13 5 (0.11%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.091%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.091%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.091%) SAS 70
15 3 (0.068%) BS7799
15 3 (0.068%) ISO 9000
16 2 (0.045%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 636 (14.45%) Active Directory
2 575 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (4.54%) vSphere
4 158 (3.59%) Hyper-V
5 106 (2.41%) VMware ESX
6 85 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
6 85 (1.93%) XenApp
7 56 (1.27%) NFS
8 49 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 48 (1.09%) vCloud
10 38 (0.86%) ProxySG
11 30 (0.68%) Firmware
12 26 (0.59%) KVM
13 23 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
14 20 (0.45%) Xen
15 16 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
15 16 (0.36%) SRDF
16 13 (0.30%) Docker
16 13 (0.30%) Snort
16 13 (0.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 150 (3.41%) SCCM
2 118 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 112 (2.54%) Puppet
4 102 (2.32%) Cisco Prime
5 96 (2.18%) FortiGate
6 78 (1.77%) Cisco UCCX
7 58 (1.32%) Cisco UCCE
8 56 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
9 53 (1.20%) NetBackup
10 52 (1.18%) SCOM
11 49 (1.11%) Nagios
11 49 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 48 (1.09%) Tivoli
13 31 (0.70%) Ansible
14 30 (0.68%) WSUS
15 27 (0.61%) Backup Exec
16 26 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
17 22 (0.50%) vRealize
18 20 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
18 20 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1011 (22.97%) VMware
2 915 (20.79%) CheckPoint
3 829 (18.83%) Juniper
4 742 (16.86%) Microsoft
5 598 (13.58%) F5
6 527 (11.97%) HP
7 428 (9.72%) Citrix
8 272 (6.18%) Palo Alto
9 266 (6.04%) EMC
10 250 (5.68%) SolarWinds
11 230 (5.22%) NetApp
12 208 (4.73%) Blue Coat
13 194 (4.41%) Fortinet
14 191 (4.34%) IBM
15 181 (4.11%) Oracle
16 168 (3.82%) Red Hat
17 156 (3.54%) Dell
18 149 (3.38%) Avaya
19 125 (2.84%) Aruba
20 122 (2.77%) Riverbed
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