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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 45 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2167 2020 1771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.81% 3.69% 3.46%
As % of the Vendors category 8.68% 8.19% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1200 932
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 93 141
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £40.00 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.44%

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
24958 24663 23724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.83% 45.07% 46.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14675 13604 12843
Average daily rate £400 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £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 1071 1068 1189
Average hourly rate £18.07 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +7 2000 £370 +5.71% 618
London +3 847 £400 +6.66% 224
South East -2 459 £375 +7.14% 149
City of London -3 231 £425 +13.33% 56
Berkshire -4 157 £375 - 50
East of England +12 152 £320 +1.84% 28
North West +4 136 £325 +8.33% 60
Yorkshire +14 126 £325 -7.14% 61
South West -7 103 £360 -4.00% 30
West Midlands +10 91 £323 +17.27% 39
Hampshire -12 91 £388 +13.97% 14
West Yorkshire +7 86 £350 +7.69% 38
Scotland +15 84 £363 -3.33% 25
Manchester +13 68 £331 +10.41% 27
Surrey +2 66 £350 -2.77% 33
Leeds +1 65 £350 - 33
East Midlands -8 56 £350 +7.69% 20
Wiltshire +3 49 £425 -5.55% 13
Reading -10 48 £388 -8.82% 25
Buckinghamshire 0 46 £400 +1.58% 15
Edinburgh +20 45 £375 -6.25% 7
Cambridgeshire 0 42 £294 +26.34% 10
Hertfordshire +2 39 £400 +6.66% 11
Wales +19 35 £363 +17.88% 8
Essex -4 33 £388 -0.64% 2
Oxfordshire -15 31 £350 +3.70% 9
Merseyside +6 30 £350 +34.61% 3
Milton Keynes +3 29 £400 -8.57% 8
Birmingham -2 29 £320 +14.28% 13
Slough +12 28 £323 -7.85% 9

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1905 (41.14%) Firewall
2 1785 (38.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1388 (29.98%) Windows
4 1331 (28.75%) WAN
5 1276 (27.56%) LAN
6 1146 (24.75%) VMware
7 1096 (23.67%) CCNP
8 1070 (23.11%) CheckPoint
9 945 (20.41%) Juniper
10 896 (19.35%) Microsoft
11 892 (19.27%) CCNA
12 813 (17.56%) ITIL
13 794 (17.15%) Cisco ASA
14 730 (15.77%) Active Directory
15 726 (15.68%) Data Centre
16 720 (15.55%) VPN
17 693 (14.97%) F5
18 677 (14.62%) Finance
19 651 (14.06%) Network Security
20 630 (13.61%) BGP
21 621 (13.41%) Linux
22 617 (13.33%) Wireless
23 607 (13.11%) Security Cleared
24 605 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
25 602 (13.00%) HP
26 586 (12.66%) Citrix
27 584 (12.61%) DNS
28 577 (12.46%) MPLS
29 575 (12.42%) OSPF
30 573 (12.38%) SAN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 350 (7.56%) MS Exchange
2 160 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 140 (3.02%) Lync
4 127 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 123 (2.66%) IIS
6 76 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 66 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 62 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 60 (1.30%) Apache
10 59 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
11 36 (0.78%) Tomcat
12 29 (0.63%) JBoss
13 28 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 26 (0.56%) IBM Notes
14 26 (0.56%) WebSphere
15 21 (0.45%) CMS
16 15 (0.32%) WebLogic
17 12 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
17 12 (0.26%) Eucalyptus
18 11 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 325 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 259 (5.59%) MS Office
3 93 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 49 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (0.56%) MS Project
6 18 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.065%) Vectorworks
7 3 (0.065%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.022%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (0.52%) RMDS
2 10 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.086%) Kondor+
5 4 (0.086%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.086%) SAP CCM
5 4 (0.086%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.086%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.086%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.043%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.022%) INSURE/90
7 1 (0.022%) TeleForm
7 1 (0.022%) Eikon
7 1 (0.022%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 65 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (1.30%) Office 365
3 57 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (0.67%) IaaS
5 24 (0.52%) PaaS
6 23 (0.50%) SaaS
7 18 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.19%) Google Apps
9 8 (0.17%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.086%) IBM PureFlex
11 3 (0.065%) Yammer
12 2 (0.043%) Symantec.cloud
12 2 (0.043%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.022%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.022%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.022%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.022%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1905 (41.14%) Firewall
2 1331 (28.75%) WAN
3 1276 (27.56%) LAN
4 794 (17.15%) Cisco ASA
5 720 (15.55%) VPN
6 651 (14.06%) Network Security
7 630 (13.61%) BGP
8 617 (13.33%) Wireless
9 584 (12.61%) DNS
10 577 (12.46%) MPLS
11 575 (12.42%) OSPF
12 573 (12.38%) SAN
13 570 (12.31%) TCP/IP
14 488 (10.54%) Cisco Nexus
15 472 (10.19%) VoIP
16 373 (8.06%) DHCP
17 348 (7.52%) VLAN
18 309 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
19 305 (6.59%) EIGRP
20 291 (6.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 65 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 33 (0.71%) MySQL
5 32 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 23 (0.50%) Hadoop
8 17 (0.37%) Big Data
9 16 (0.35%) Relational Database
10 14 (0.30%) DB2
11 13 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.28%) NoSQL
12 11 (0.24%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.19%) HBase
14 8 (0.17%) Informix
15 7 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
15 7 (0.15%) MongoDB
16 6 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.11%) MS Access
17 5 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 19 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.30%) JIRA
4 11 (0.24%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (0.11%) Subversion
8 4 (0.086%) MSI
9 3 (0.065%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.065%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.043%) JMeter
10 2 (0.043%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.043%) JUnit
10 2 (0.043%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.043%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.043%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.022%) ProC
11 1 (0.022%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.022%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.022%) Log4j
General
1 677 (14.62%) Finance
2 360 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 182 (3.93%) Banking
4 76 (1.64%) Retail
5 46 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 38 (0.82%) Legal
7 35 (0.76%) Multimedia
8 34 (0.73%) Marketing
9 33 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 27 (0.58%) Back Office
11 23 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 23 (0.50%) Law
11 23 (0.50%) Publishing
12 18 (0.39%) Military
12 18 (0.39%) Advertising
13 15 (0.32%) French Language
14 14 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 14 (0.30%) Local Government
15 13 (0.28%) Games
15 13 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1348 (29.11%) Network Engineer
2 527 (11.38%) Analyst
3 445 (9.61%) Architect
4 315 (6.80%) Consultant
5 269 (5.81%) Cisco Engineer
6 229 (4.95%) Security Engineer
7 227 (4.90%) Support Engineer
8 220 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 181 (3.91%) Senior Network Engineer
10 176 (3.80%) Project Manager
11 173 (3.74%) Administrator
12 167 (3.61%) Network Architect
13 162 (3.50%) Support Analyst
14 156 (3.37%) Network Security Engineer
15 136 (2.94%) Network Support
16 132 (2.85%) Network Analyst
17 131 (2.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 122 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
19 115 (2.48%) Network Consultant
20 111 (2.40%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (2.51%) 802.1X
2 73 (1.58%) .NET
3 62 (1.34%) XMPP
4 57 (1.23%) CSS
5 52 (1.12%) HTML
6 47 (1.02%) Middleware
7 41 (0.89%) Web Services
8 32 (0.69%) ASP.NET
9 28 (0.60%) JSP
10 24 (0.52%) Rendezvous
11 19 (0.41%) XML
12 14 (0.30%) REST
13 13 (0.28%) Application Packaging
13 13 (0.28%) J2EE
14 12 (0.26%) SOAP
15 11 (0.24%) VXML
16 10 (0.22%) Regular Expression
17 9 (0.19%) XSLT
18 8 (0.17%) LAMP
18 8 (0.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 726 (15.68%) Data Centre
2 157 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
4 120 (2.59%) PKI
5 111 (2.40%) Clustering
6 98 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 96 (2.07%) Blackberry
8 85 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 71 (1.53%) EMC VNX
10 61 (1.32%) Replication
11 60 (1.30%) Computer Science
12 55 (1.19%) EMC VMAX
13 47 (1.02%) NHS
14 46 (0.99%) Thin Client
14 46 (0.99%) Fat Client
15 40 (0.86%) IVR
16 38 (0.82%) CLARiiON
17 36 (0.78%) FlexPod
18 32 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
18 32 (0.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1388 (29.98%) Windows
2 621 (13.41%) Linux
3 523 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 383 (8.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 375 (8.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 317 (6.85%) UNIX
7 272 (5.87%) Windows 7
8 140 (3.02%) Solaris
9 102 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 101 (2.18%) Windows XP
11 84 (1.81%) Android
12 67 (1.45%) Windows 8
13 62 (1.34%) CentOS
14 55 (1.19%) Ubuntu
15 46 (0.99%) Data ONTAP
16 35 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
17 28 (0.60%) Mac OS X
18 27 (0.58%) HPUX
19 26 (0.56%) AIX
20 23 (0.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 813 (17.56%) ITIL
2 392 (8.47%) Load Balancing
3 365 (7.88%) Migration
4 315 (6.80%) Network Design
5 301 (6.50%) Project Management
6 243 (5.25%) Service Delivery
7 239 (5.16%) Service Management
8 206 (4.45%) Change Management
9 205 (4.43%) Network Management
10 166 (3.59%) PRINCE2
11 153 (3.30%) Network Monitoring
12 141 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
13 139 (3.00%) Kalman Filter
14 134 (2.89%) Incident Management
15 125 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
16 117 (2.53%) Change Control
17 105 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 98 (2.12%) Network Architecture
19 86 (1.86%) Information Security
20 85 (1.84%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 318 (6.87%) SQL
2 119 (2.57%) PowerShell
3 86 (1.86%) Perl
4 85 (1.84%) C
5 78 (1.68%) Python
6 64 (1.38%) JavaScript
7 46 (0.99%) Java
8 40 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 35 (0.76%) PHP
10 33 (0.71%) VB
11 23 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 16 (0.35%) VBScript
13 14 (0.30%) Lisp
14 13 (0.28%) Ruby
14 13 (0.28%) C++
15 11 (0.24%) Korn
16 8 (0.17%) C#
16 8 (0.17%) Tcl
17 6 (0.13%) C-shell
18 4 (0.086%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1785 (38.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1096 (23.67%) CCNP
3 892 (19.27%) CCNA
4 607 (13.11%) Security Cleared
5 453 (9.78%) SC Cleared
6 321 (6.93%) CCIE
7 276 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 211 (4.56%) Degree
9 183 (3.95%) MCSE
10 119 (2.57%) DV Cleared
11 118 (2.55%) CISSP
12 116 (2.51%) CCSE
13 109 (2.35%) CCDP
14 106 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 103 (2.22%) CCSA
16 99 (2.14%) MCITP
17 71 (1.53%) MCSA
18 58 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
18 58 (1.25%) CCVP
19 54 (1.17%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (4.21%) SLA
2 74 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 61 (1.32%) QA
4 45 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 29 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.32%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.17%) COBIT
8 7 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.086%) COSO
9 4 (0.086%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.065%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.022%) BS25999
12 1 (0.022%) GPG13
12 1 (0.022%) TickIT
System Software
1 730 (15.77%) Active Directory
2 605 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 290 (6.26%) vSphere
4 225 (4.86%) Hyper-V
5 173 (3.74%) XenApp
6 134 (2.89%) VMware ESX
7 109 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
8 70 (1.51%) ProxySG
9 56 (1.21%) NFS
10 52 (1.12%) XenDesktop
11 41 (0.89%) vCloud
12 37 (0.80%) XenServer
13 32 (0.69%) SRDF
14 29 (0.63%) Terminal Services
15 28 (0.60%) Xen
16 27 (0.58%) NLBS
16 27 (0.58%) VMware Server
17 23 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
17 23 (0.50%) Snort
18 22 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 226 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 147 (3.17%) SCCM
3 110 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
4 107 (2.31%) Cisco UCCE
5 60 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
6 53 (1.14%) FortiGate
7 52 (1.12%) Puppet
7 52 (1.12%) Tivoli
8 51 (1.10%) SCOM
9 50 (1.08%) WSUS
10 48 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 46 (0.99%) NetBackup
12 45 (0.97%) EMC VPLEX
13 44 (0.95%) CiscoWorks
13 44 (0.95%) CA Spectrum
14 40 (0.86%) Backup Exec
15 37 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
16 32 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
17 31 (0.67%) Nagios
18 27 (0.58%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1146 (24.75%) VMware
2 1070 (23.11%) CheckPoint
3 945 (20.41%) Juniper
4 896 (19.35%) Microsoft
5 693 (14.97%) F5
6 602 (13.00%) HP
7 586 (12.66%) Citrix
8 324 (7.00%) Blue Coat
9 322 (6.95%) NetApp
10 289 (6.24%) SolarWinds
11 237 (5.12%) EMC
12 206 (4.45%) Oracle
13 182 (3.93%) McAfee
14 179 (3.87%) IBM
15 167 (3.61%) Avaya
16 153 (3.30%) Brocade
17 150 (3.24%) Red Hat
18 141 (3.05%) Dell
19 136 (2.94%) Fortinet
20 125 (2.70%) Aruba
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