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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 42 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2446 1935 1611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.38% 3.43% 3.32%
As % of the Vendors category 9.62% 7.53% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1067 813
Average daily rate
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£350 £348 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 99 159
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -12.19%

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
25415 25693 22778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.47% 45.58% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14468 14335 12108
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1091 1087 1211
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 2279 £350 - 710
London +10 898 £350 -6.66% 240
South East 0 538 £374 +10.66% 178
City of London +10 260 £350 -0.56% 89
Berkshire -4 177 £399 +22.69% 52
West Midlands +24 166 £340 +4.61% 44
East of England +15 161 £325 +8.33% 39
Yorkshire +35 159 £300 -20.00% 63
North West +15 157 £325 +30.00% 52
Hampshire -3 110 £375 +7.91% 53
South West +1 103 £315 +5.00% 61
Surrey +23 93 £375 +2.04% 34
West Yorkshire +28 88 £325 +13.04% 44
Birmingham +26 86 £340 +102.98% 15
Scotland +31 83 £306 -5.76% 19
Manchester +6 75 £320 +60.00% 30
Buckinghamshire +16 65 £410 +2.50% 17
East Midlands +17 58 £400 -8.57% 25
Hertfordshire +30 57 £375 +25.00% 19
Leeds -1 52 £250 -13.04% 35
Reading -8 47 £363 +6.61% 19
Milton Keynes +5 44 £410 +2.50% 7
Oxfordshire +5 39 £208 -36.15% 6
Cambridgeshire +3 36 £275 +7.84% 5
Wiltshire +3 34 £330 +32.00% 22
Edinburgh +12 32 £339 +69.37% 8
Cheshire -1 32 £408 +25.38% 12
Bristol +17 31 £313 +4.16% 17
Essex +12 28 £250 -37.50% 4
South Yorkshire +9 28 £275 +120.00% 2

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1933 (41.24%) Firewall
2 1803 (38.47%) Cisco Certification
3 1381 (29.46%) Windows
4 1196 (25.52%) WAN
5 1182 (25.22%) VMware
6 1172 (25.01%) LAN
7 1105 (23.58%) CCNP
8 1079 (23.02%) CheckPoint
9 953 (20.33%) Juniper
10 864 (18.43%) Microsoft
11 860 (18.35%) CCNA
12 858 (18.31%) Cisco ASA
13 783 (16.71%) F5
14 779 (16.62%) ITIL
15 728 (15.53%) VPN
16 676 (14.42%) Active Directory
17 663 (14.15%) BGP
18 661 (14.10%) Security Cleared
19 647 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
20 641 (13.68%) Finance
21 634 (13.53%) Network Security
22 628 (13.40%) OSPF
23 619 (13.21%) Linux
24 607 (12.95%) MPLS
25 583 (12.44%) DNS
26 579 (12.35%) HP
27 538 (11.48%) Wireless
28 532 (11.35%) Citrix
29 526 (11.22%) SAN
30 520 (11.09%) Cisco Nexus

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 335 (7.15%) MS Exchange
2 172 (3.67%) Lync
3 147 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 128 (2.73%) SharePoint
5 116 (2.47%) IIS
6 74 (1.58%) Apache
7 67 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 52 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 52 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 41 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 35 (0.75%) IBM Notes
11 26 (0.55%) WebLogic
12 25 (0.53%) Tomcat
13 24 (0.51%) WebSphere
14 20 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
15 18 (0.38%) OpenStack
16 11 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
17 9 (0.19%) JBoss
17 9 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 8 (0.17%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 315 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 237 (5.06%) MS Office
3 74 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.47%) MS Project
6 20 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.043%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 28 (0.60%) RMDS
2 16 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.085%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.085%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.064%) Eikon
6 3 (0.064%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.043%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.021%) assyst
8 1 (0.021%) SAP CCM
8 1 (0.021%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.021%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.021%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.021%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 57 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (1.13%) Office 365
3 51 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (0.38%) IaaS
5 15 (0.32%) SaaS
6 13 (0.28%) PaaS
7 11 (0.23%) Mimecast
8 10 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.19%) Google Apps
10 8 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.13%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.043%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1933 (41.24%) Firewall
2 1196 (25.52%) WAN
3 1172 (25.01%) LAN
4 858 (18.31%) Cisco ASA
5 728 (15.53%) VPN
6 663 (14.15%) BGP
7 634 (13.53%) Network Security
8 628 (13.40%) OSPF
9 607 (12.95%) MPLS
10 583 (12.44%) DNS
11 538 (11.48%) Wireless
12 526 (11.22%) SAN
13 520 (11.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 482 (10.28%) TCP/IP
15 418 (8.92%) VoIP
16 352 (7.51%) DHCP
17 309 (6.59%) Cisco IOS
18 304 (6.49%) VLAN
19 278 (5.93%) EIGRP
20 258 (5.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 44 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (0.66%) MySQL
4 30 (0.64%) Oracle Database
5 27 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 23 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 22 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 18 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (0.34%) Relational Database
10 16 (0.34%) Big Data
11 15 (0.32%) DB2
12 12 (0.26%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.23%) HBase
14 10 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
16 6 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (0.23%) Git (software)
2 11 (0.23%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.21%) LoadRunner
3 10 (0.21%) JIRA
4 8 (0.17%) JUnit
4 8 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.13%) QUnit
5 6 (0.13%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.13%) JMeter
5 6 (0.13%) Subversion
6 5 (0.11%) MSI
6 5 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.064%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.043%) Ant
8 2 (0.043%) Maven
8 2 (0.043%) Log4j
8 2 (0.043%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.043%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.043%) Metasploit
General
1 641 (13.68%) Finance
2 453 (9.67%) Telecoms
3 222 (4.74%) Banking
4 67 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 66 (1.41%) Retail
6 42 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 32 (0.68%) Games
8 30 (0.64%) Marketing
9 26 (0.55%) Back Office
10 24 (0.51%) Law
11 21 (0.45%) Local Government
12 19 (0.41%) Legal
13 18 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.38%) Multimedia
14 14 (0.30%) Spanish Language
15 13 (0.28%) Electronics
15 13 (0.28%) Military
16 12 (0.26%) Billing
17 10 (0.21%) French Language
17 10 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1358 (28.97%) Network Engineer
2 479 (10.22%) Analyst
3 410 (8.75%) Architect
4 359 (7.66%) Consultant
5 290 (6.19%) Cisco Engineer
6 271 (5.78%) Support Engineer
7 250 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 244 (5.21%) Security Engineer
9 178 (3.80%) Project Manager
10 172 (3.67%) Network Security Engineer
11 167 (3.56%) Network Support
12 146 (3.11%) Network Architect
13 144 (3.07%) Network Analyst
14 143 (3.05%) Senior Network Engineer
15 132 (2.82%) Network Consultant
16 129 (2.75%) Administrator
17 128 (2.73%) Design Engineer
18 125 (2.67%) IP Engineer
19 124 (2.65%) Support Analyst
20 117 (2.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (1.64%) XMPP
2 73 (1.56%) HTML
3 69 (1.47%) .NET
4 48 (1.02%) JSP
5 44 (0.94%) Web Services
6 39 (0.83%) Middleware
7 37 (0.79%) ASP.NET
8 35 (0.75%) CSS
9 31 (0.66%) Rendezvous
10 27 (0.58%) XML
11 25 (0.53%) SOAP
12 22 (0.47%) REST
13 17 (0.36%) Application Packaging
14 16 (0.34%) JSON
14 16 (0.34%) Regular Expression
15 14 (0.30%) J2EE
16 12 (0.26%) VXML
17 11 (0.23%) Java EE
18 10 (0.21%) XSLT
19 9 (0.19%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 183 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
3 104 (2.22%) Clustering
4 95 (2.03%) PKI
5 89 (1.90%) Blackberry
6 87 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 64 (1.37%) Thin Client
7 64 (1.37%) Fat Client
8 59 (1.26%) Replication
9 49 (1.05%) FlexPod
10 44 (0.94%) IVR
11 34 (0.73%) Computer Science
12 33 (0.70%) Open Source
13 32 (0.68%) Symmetrix
14 31 (0.66%) iPhone
15 28 (0.60%) SecurID
15 28 (0.60%) Private Cloud
16 27 (0.58%) NHS
17 25 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
18 24 (0.51%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1381 (29.46%) Windows
2 619 (13.21%) Linux
3 483 (10.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 340 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 329 (7.02%) UNIX
6 308 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 246 (5.25%) Windows 7
8 174 (3.71%) Solaris
9 113 (2.41%) Windows XP
10 88 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 61 (1.30%) Windows 8
12 57 (1.22%) CentOS
13 48 (1.02%) HPUX
14 43 (0.92%) Android
15 37 (0.79%) Ubuntu
16 34 (0.73%) AIX
17 26 (0.55%) SUSE
18 25 (0.53%) Windows 2000
18 25 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
19 23 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 779 (16.62%) ITIL
2 392 (8.36%) Load Balancing
3 391 (8.34%) Migration
4 322 (6.87%) Network Design
5 292 (6.23%) Project Management
6 231 (4.93%) Network Management
7 222 (4.74%) Service Management
8 209 (4.46%) Service Delivery
9 203 (4.33%) Change Management
10 165 (3.52%) PRINCE2
11 158 (3.37%) Network Monitoring
12 157 (3.35%) Incident Management
13 139 (2.97%) Kalman Filter
14 110 (2.35%) Network Architecture
15 105 (2.24%) E-Commerce
16 95 (2.03%) Disaster Recovery
16 95 (2.03%) Change Control
17 92 (1.96%) Mentoring
18 91 (1.94%) Capacity Planning
19 85 (1.81%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 280 (5.97%) SQL
2 107 (2.28%) PowerShell
3 103 (2.20%) C
4 96 (2.05%) Perl
5 83 (1.77%) Python
6 68 (1.45%) JavaScript
7 63 (1.34%) Shell Script
8 45 (0.96%) Java
9 31 (0.66%) Bash Shell
10 29 (0.62%) PHP
11 21 (0.45%) C++
12 16 (0.34%) VBScript
12 16 (0.34%) VB
13 15 (0.32%) Korn
14 13 (0.28%) Lisp
15 12 (0.26%) C#
16 6 (0.13%) C-shell
17 5 (0.11%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.11%) Tcl
18 4 (0.085%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1803 (38.47%) Cisco Certification
2 1105 (23.58%) CCNP
3 860 (18.35%) CCNA
4 661 (14.10%) Security Cleared
5 490 (10.45%) SC Cleared
6 345 (7.36%) CCIE
7 277 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 173 (3.69%) MCSE
9 165 (3.52%) Degree
10 139 (2.97%) CISSP
10 139 (2.97%) DV Cleared
11 134 (2.86%) CCSE
12 115 (2.45%) CCDP
13 105 (2.24%) MCITP
14 104 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 73 (1.56%) CCSA
16 67 (1.43%) CCIP
17 58 (1.24%) MCP
18 52 (1.11%) MCSA
19 51 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (4.14%) SLA
2 69 (1.47%) QA
3 59 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 47 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (0.64%) JSP 440
6 29 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.17%) COBIT
7 8 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.15%) GPG13
9 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.064%) COSO
11 2 (0.043%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.021%) TickIT
12 1 (0.021%) BS25999
12 1 (0.021%) PMBOK
System Software
1 676 (14.42%) Active Directory
2 647 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 253 (5.40%) vSphere
4 247 (5.27%) Hyper-V
5 122 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 112 (2.39%) XenApp
7 103 (2.20%) VMware ESX
8 53 (1.13%) vCloud
9 51 (1.09%) ProxySG
10 47 (1.00%) XenDesktop
11 46 (0.98%) NFS
12 42 (0.90%) Xen
13 41 (0.87%) XenServer
14 33 (0.70%) Firmware
15 32 (0.68%) SRDF
16 25 (0.53%) Terminal Services
17 24 (0.51%) Snort
17 24 (0.51%) Sendmail
18 21 (0.45%) VMware Server
18 21 (0.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 207 (4.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 130 (2.77%) SCCM
3 93 (1.98%) Cisco UCCE
4 83 (1.77%) FortiGate
5 74 (1.58%) Cisco Prime
6 67 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
7 53 (1.13%) SCOM
8 51 (1.09%) CiscoWorks
9 41 (0.87%) Tivoli
9 41 (0.87%) NetBackup
10 38 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
11 37 (0.79%) Cisco IPCC
11 37 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 34 (0.73%) Backup Exec
13 32 (0.68%) WSUS
14 31 (0.66%) Puppet
15 30 (0.64%) Nagios
16 29 (0.62%) OpenView
17 25 (0.53%) OPNET
17 25 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1182 (25.22%) VMware
2 1079 (23.02%) CheckPoint
3 953 (20.33%) Juniper
4 864 (18.43%) Microsoft
5 783 (16.71%) F5
6 579 (12.35%) HP
7 532 (11.35%) Citrix
8 367 (7.83%) Blue Coat
9 343 (7.32%) NetApp
10 282 (6.02%) SolarWinds
11 254 (5.42%) EMC
12 196 (4.18%) Oracle
13 186 (3.97%) McAfee
14 163 (3.48%) Avaya
15 155 (3.31%) IBM
16 137 (2.92%) Red Hat
17 133 (2.84%) Fortinet
18 123 (2.62%) Riverbed
19 119 (2.54%) Dell
20 114 (2.43%) Brocade
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