The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 50 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2001 1777 2148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.66% 3.48% 3.71%
As % of the Vendors category 8.01% 7.38% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1196 928 1028
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 149 176
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.32 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.60 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.03
% change year-on-year
- +12.33%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +2 1890 £350 +1.44% 661
London +16 831 £380 +0.33% 246
South East +9 468 £350 - 142
City of London +17 232 £381 -4.68% 91
Berkshire +24 181 £363 +6.69% 45
East of England -22 126 £305 +18.44% 55
South West -7 120 £375 +25.00% 43
Hampshire +7 114 £347 -7.33% 35
North West -4 99 £300 +7.14% 41
West Midlands -19 74 £278 -11.90% 53
Reading +27 68 £400 +42.22% 20
Yorkshire -16 68 £350 +13.82% 54
East Midlands +8 66 £325 +8.33% 20
Surrey -19 62 £360 -4.00% 25
Scotland -11 54 £375 +11.11% 14
West Yorkshire -18 50 £325 +5.69% 40
Wiltshire +1 47 £463 +2.77% 4
Leeds -15 39 £350 +11.11% 32
Buckinghamshire +5 37 £394 +59.09% 8
Birmingham +14 36 £278 -2.63% 22
Cheshire -2 36 £300 +7.14% 8
Swindon +5 34 £475 +8.57% 1
Manchester +2 33 £300 -4.00% 23
Cambridgeshire -9 33 £233 +3.33% 12
Hertfordshire +14 30 £355 +4.79% 17
Gloucestershire -7 28 £375 +32.74% 7
Bedfordshire -6 27 £306 +11.36% 18
Milton Keynes +8 24 £438 +84.21% 5
Essex -12 24 £389 +12.68% 7
Oxfordshire +4 23 £331 +1.92% 7

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1499 (38.64%) Firewall
2 1308 (33.72%) Cisco Certification
3 1279 (32.97%) Windows
4 947 (24.41%) VMware
5 871 (22.45%) Microsoft
6 866 (22.33%) LAN
7 862 (22.22%) WAN
8 791 (20.39%) CCNP
9 755 (19.46%) Juniper
10 753 (19.41%) CheckPoint
11 704 (18.15%) Active Directory
12 626 (16.14%) ITIL
13 578 (14.90%) HP
14 565 (14.57%) CCNA
15 543 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 528 (13.61%) VPN
17 514 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
18 509 (13.12%) Network Security
19 507 (13.07%) Security Cleared
20 504 (12.99%) Cisco ASA
21 490 (12.63%) Linux
22 485 (12.50%) Citrix
23 478 (12.32%) Telecoms
24 475 (12.25%) DNS
25 468 (12.06%) F5
26 445 (11.47%) Finance
27 438 (11.29%) MS Exchange
28 434 (11.19%) SAN
29 431 (11.11%) Wireless
30 426 (10.98%) MPLS

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (11.29%) MS Exchange
2 248 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 162 (4.18%) SharePoint
4 131 (3.38%) Lync
5 110 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 103 (2.66%) Apache
7 102 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 89 (2.29%) IIS
9 76 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 55 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 38 (0.98%) IBM Notes
12 24 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (0.46%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.41%) CMS
15 12 (0.31%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.28%) WebLogic
17 9 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (0.21%) SAS
18 8 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
18 8 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 305 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 254 (6.55%) MS Office
3 65 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.80%) MS Project
5 22 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.077%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.052%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.026%) Vectorworks
10 1 (0.026%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.026%) CATIA
10 1 (0.026%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.026%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.026%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.10%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.10%) Summit
5 4 (0.10%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.10%) RMDS
6 2 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.052%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.052%) BPCS
6 2 (0.052%) assyst
6 2 (0.052%) Magento
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.026%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.026%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.026%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.08%) Office 365
2 23 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.34%) SaaS
5 10 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.21%) PaaS
7 7 (0.18%) IaaS
8 4 (0.10%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.077%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.052%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.026%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.026%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1499 (38.64%) Firewall
2 866 (22.33%) LAN
3 862 (22.22%) WAN
4 528 (13.61%) VPN
5 509 (13.12%) Network Security
6 504 (12.99%) Cisco ASA
7 475 (12.25%) DNS
8 434 (11.19%) SAN
9 431 (11.11%) Wireless
10 426 (10.98%) MPLS
11 407 (10.49%) BGP
12 396 (10.21%) VoIP
13 387 (9.98%) TCP/IP
14 372 (9.59%) OSPF
15 334 (8.61%) Cisco Nexus
16 265 (6.83%) DHCP
17 262 (6.75%) Cisco IOS
18 226 (5.83%) VLAN
19 194 (5.00%) Internet
20 169 (4.36%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 55 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (1.24%) MySQL
4 29 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 28 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (0.57%) DB2
7 16 (0.41%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
10 8 (0.21%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.18%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.15%) Ingres
12 6 (0.15%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.10%) HBase
14 4 (0.10%) Big Data
14 4 (0.10%) SAP BW
14 4 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (0.44%) GDB
1 17 (0.44%) Jenkins
2 15 (0.39%) Hudson
3 10 (0.26%) Subversion
4 9 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.15%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.13%) MSI
7 4 (0.10%) JIRA
8 3 (0.077%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.052%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.052%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.052%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.052%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.052%) Ant
9 2 (0.052%) RequisitePro
10 1 (0.026%) ProC
10 1 (0.026%) JUnit
10 1 (0.026%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.026%) Dreamweaver
General
1 478 (12.32%) Telecoms
2 445 (11.47%) Finance
3 209 (5.39%) Banking
4 72 (1.86%) Retail
5 56 (1.44%) Financial Institution
5 56 (1.44%) Investment Banking
6 33 (0.85%) Marketing
6 33 (0.85%) French Language
7 31 (0.80%) Back Office
8 28 (0.72%) Billing
9 24 (0.62%) Advertising
10 23 (0.59%) Law
11 22 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.46%) Publishing
12 18 (0.46%) Legal
13 17 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
13 17 (0.44%) Local Government
13 17 (0.44%) Spanish Language
14 13 (0.34%) German Language
15 12 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 862 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 375 (9.67%) Architect
3 344 (8.87%) Analyst
4 311 (8.02%) Consultant
5 281 (7.24%) Support Engineer
5 281 (7.24%) Cisco Engineer
6 254 (6.55%) Security Engineer
7 191 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 174 (4.49%) Project Manager
9 160 (4.12%) Network Security Engineer
10 144 (3.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 138 (3.56%) Network Support
12 117 (3.02%) Network Consultant
13 116 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
14 115 (2.96%) Administrator
15 110 (2.84%) Support Analyst
16 105 (2.71%) Network Architect
17 104 (2.68%) IP Engineer
18 101 (2.60%) 3rd Line Support
19 98 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (1.62%) .NET
2 40 (1.03%) HTML
2 40 (1.03%) XMPP
3 36 (0.93%) XML
4 32 (0.82%) JSP
5 30 (0.77%) ASP.NET
6 28 (0.72%) Web Services
7 24 (0.62%) VXML
8 22 (0.57%) CSS
9 17 (0.44%) Middleware
10 10 (0.26%) Application Packaging
11 9 (0.23%) WAP
11 9 (0.23%) LAMP
11 9 (0.23%) SOAP
12 6 (0.15%) ADSI
13 5 (0.13%) WML
13 5 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (0.13%) Regular Expression
14 4 (0.10%) JSON
14 4 (0.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 130 (3.35%) Blackberry
2 101 (2.60%) Clustering
3 82 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
4 78 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 70 (1.80%) Thin Client
5 70 (1.80%) Fat Client
6 47 (1.21%) Replication
7 34 (0.88%) PKI
7 34 (0.88%) NHS
7 34 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 32 (0.82%) iPhone
8 32 (0.82%) Open Source
9 29 (0.75%) Statistics
9 29 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 26 (0.67%) Firmware
11 21 (0.54%) Handset
11 21 (0.54%) EqualLogic
11 21 (0.54%) FlexPod
12 20 (0.52%) Hedge funds
12 20 (0.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1279 (32.97%) Windows
2 514 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 490 (12.63%) Linux
4 323 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 316 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 237 (6.11%) UNIX
7 196 (5.05%) Windows XP
8 195 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 103 (2.66%) Solaris
10 98 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 58 (1.50%) Windows 8
12 40 (1.03%) Android
13 34 (0.88%) AIX
14 29 (0.75%) Windows 2000
15 27 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
16 26 (0.67%) CentOS
17 22 (0.57%) Windows Vista
18 18 (0.46%) VMS
18 18 (0.46%) SUSE
19 15 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (16.14%) ITIL
2 283 (7.30%) Migration
3 244 (6.29%) Network Design
4 228 (5.88%) Project Management
5 216 (5.57%) Load Balancing
6 176 (4.54%) Network Management
7 161 (4.15%) Service Management
8 158 (4.07%) Change Management
8 158 (4.07%) PRINCE2
9 150 (3.87%) Service Delivery
10 137 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 105 (2.71%) Incident Management
12 92 (2.37%) Change Control
13 77 (1.99%) Network Architecture
14 71 (1.83%) Problem Management
14 71 (1.83%) Network Monitoring
15 65 (1.68%) Configuration Management
16 63 (1.62%) E-Commerce
17 62 (1.60%) Information Security
18 57 (1.47%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 254 (6.55%) SQL
2 104 (2.68%) Perl
3 96 (2.47%) PowerShell
4 95 (2.45%) C
5 49 (1.26%) Java
6 39 (1.01%) Python
7 33 (0.85%) VB
8 32 (0.82%) JavaScript
9 26 (0.67%) Bash Shell
10 24 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 23 (0.59%) Ruby
11 23 (0.59%) PHP
12 17 (0.44%) C#
12 17 (0.44%) VBScript
13 12 (0.31%) C++
14 11 (0.28%) VBA
15 10 (0.26%) Embedded C
16 9 (0.23%) Tcl
17 8 (0.21%) Korn
18 6 (0.15%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1308 (33.72%) Cisco Certification
2 791 (20.39%) CCNP
3 565 (14.57%) CCNA
4 507 (13.07%) Security Cleared
5 340 (8.77%) SC Cleared
6 268 (6.91%) CCIE
7 241 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 173 (4.46%) Degree
9 159 (4.10%) MCSE
10 112 (2.89%) CCDP
11 109 (2.81%) CISSP
12 102 (2.63%) CCSE
13 99 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 95 (2.45%) MCITP
15 88 (2.27%) DV Cleared
16 81 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
17 66 (1.70%) CCSA
18 56 (1.44%) MCSA
19 52 (1.34%) CCVP
20 51 (1.31%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (4.02%) SLA
2 63 (1.62%) PCI DSS
3 43 (1.11%) QA
4 40 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.44%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 10 (0.26%) COBIT
9 3 (0.077%) GPG13
10 2 (0.052%) BS25999
10 2 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.026%) BS7799
11 1 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.026%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 704 (18.15%) Active Directory
2 543 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (5.03%) Hyper-V
4 161 (4.15%) vSphere
5 125 (3.22%) XenApp
6 106 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
7 77 (1.99%) VMware ESX
8 50 (1.29%) XenDesktop
9 48 (1.24%) Xen
10 46 (1.19%) NFS
11 41 (1.06%) XenServer
12 35 (0.90%) ProxySG
13 28 (0.72%) Squid
14 24 (0.62%) ISA Server
15 23 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
16 20 (0.52%) VMware Server
17 18 (0.46%) qmail
17 18 (0.46%) NLBS
17 18 (0.46%) Terminal Services
17 18 (0.46%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 151 (3.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 141 (3.63%) SCCM
3 77 (1.99%) SCOM
4 72 (1.86%) Backup Exec
5 58 (1.50%) Cisco UCCE
6 56 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
7 53 (1.37%) NetBackup
8 46 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 44 (1.13%) Tivoli
10 40 (1.03%) FortiGate
11 38 (0.98%) WSUS
12 35 (0.90%) Puppet
13 33 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
14 32 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
15 28 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
16 27 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
17 24 (0.62%) CiscoWorks
17 24 (0.62%) OPNET
18 21 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
19 18 (0.46%) Ansible
Vendors
1 947 (24.41%) VMware
2 871 (22.45%) Microsoft
3 755 (19.46%) Juniper
4 753 (19.41%) CheckPoint
5 578 (14.90%) HP
6 485 (12.50%) Citrix
7 468 (12.06%) F5
8 246 (6.34%) Blue Coat
9 230 (5.93%) EMC
10 219 (5.65%) NetApp
11 182 (4.69%) Oracle
12 165 (4.25%) McAfee
13 161 (4.15%) IBM
14 142 (3.66%) Avaya
15 132 (3.40%) Symantec
16 112 (2.89%) Dell
17 102 (2.63%) SolarWinds
18 98 (2.53%) Red Hat
19 81 (2.09%) Riverbed
20 77 (1.99%) Nokia
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