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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 42 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2275 2155 1858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.88% 3.88% 3.53%
As % of the Vendors category 8.84% 8.47% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1266 1010
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 98 116
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.32%

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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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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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 +6 2092 £360 +2.85% 596
London -6 787 £400 +5.26% 206
South East -1 508 £360 +2.85% 138
City of London -12 192 £425 +6.25% 53
Yorkshire +16 162 £300 -0.82% 44
Berkshire -4 159 £385 +2.66% 47
East of England +9 156 £310 -11.42% 40
North West -5 156 £325 -7.14% 53
South West -2 129 £333 - 53
West Midlands +4 100 £325 +12.06% 38
West Yorkshire +9 92 £350 +7.69% 27
Hampshire -11 92 £383 +16.79% 25
Scotland +29 83 £376 +4.37% 20
Manchester +4 79 £325 -7.14% 25
Wiltshire +5 75 £425 -5.55% 20
Surrey +3 75 £344 -4.51% 34
Leeds +2 68 £350 +7.69% 22
Buckinghamshire +20 62 £400 +12.28% 13
East Midlands -9 61 £350 - 17
Hertfordshire +14 55 £400 - 17
Reading -5 55 £388 -8.82% 29
Swindon +2 49 £450 - 18
South Yorkshire 0 48 £275 -4.34% 6
Edinburgh +19 47 £382 -16.84% 3
Sheffield -1 40 £275 - 5
Milton Keynes +13 39 £400 +4.91% 6
Oxfordshire -12 39 £350 +3.70% 10
Wales +20 38 £363 +17.88% 8
Cambridgeshire -10 37 £250 -2.91% 12
Merseyside +14 32 £325 -31.57% 6

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 1965 (42.50%) Firewall
2 1762 (38.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1354 (29.28%) WAN
4 1347 (29.13%) Windows
5 1326 (28.68%) LAN
6 1119 (24.20%) VMware
7 1107 (23.94%) CCNP
8 1050 (22.71%) CheckPoint
9 940 (20.33%) Juniper
10 893 (19.31%) CCNA
11 887 (19.18%) Microsoft
12 831 (17.97%) ITIL
13 801 (17.32%) Cisco ASA
14 765 (16.54%) Data Centre
15 745 (16.11%) VPN
16 712 (15.40%) Active Directory
17 700 (15.14%) F5
18 675 (14.60%) Finance
19 653 (14.12%) Network Security
20 643 (13.91%) BGP
21 630 (13.62%) Wireless
22 622 (13.45%) Linux
23 612 (13.24%) Security Cleared
24 611 (13.21%) HP
25 608 (13.15%) MPLS
26 600 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
27 589 (12.74%) Citrix
28 588 (12.72%) DNS
29 584 (12.63%) TCP/IP
30 579 (12.52%) OSPF

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 351 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 165 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 140 (3.03%) Lync
4 139 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 123 (2.66%) IIS
6 81 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 76 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 64 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 61 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 55 (1.19%) Apache
11 33 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 32 (0.69%) JBoss
12 32 (0.69%) OpenStack
13 27 (0.58%) IBM Notes
14 22 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 21 (0.45%) CMS
16 14 (0.30%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
17 13 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (0.26%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 334 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 257 (5.56%) MS Office
3 98 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 47 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.52%) MS Project
6 12 (0.26%) 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 14 (0.30%) RMDS
2 11 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 8 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.11%) SAP CCM
6 5 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.087%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.087%) Kondor+
7 4 (0.087%) Misys Midas
8 3 (0.065%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.043%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.022%) INSURE/90
10 1 (0.022%) TeleForm
10 1 (0.022%) Eikon
10 1 (0.022%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 83 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (1.36%) Office 365
4 36 (0.78%) SaaS
5 31 (0.67%) IaaS
6 29 (0.63%) PaaS
7 19 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.22%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.13%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.087%) 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 ELB
13 1 (0.022%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1965 (42.50%) Firewall
2 1354 (29.28%) WAN
3 1326 (28.68%) LAN
4 801 (17.32%) Cisco ASA
5 745 (16.11%) VPN
6 653 (14.12%) Network Security
7 643 (13.91%) BGP
8 630 (13.62%) Wireless
9 608 (13.15%) MPLS
10 588 (12.72%) DNS
11 584 (12.63%) TCP/IP
12 579 (12.52%) OSPF
13 549 (11.87%) SAN
14 517 (11.18%) Cisco Nexus
15 489 (10.58%) VoIP
16 382 (8.26%) DHCP
17 371 (8.02%) VLAN
18 313 (6.77%) EIGRP
19 307 (6.64%) Cisco IOS
20 289 (6.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 65 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 33 (0.71%) MySQL
5 30 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (0.52%) DB2
7 22 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 20 (0.43%) Big Data
9 18 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (0.35%) Relational Database
11 15 (0.32%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.24%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.24%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.22%) Oracle Exadata
14 8 (0.17%) HBase
14 8 (0.17%) Informix
15 7 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.13%) MongoDB
17 5 (0.11%) MS Access
18 4 (0.087%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 31 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 20 (0.43%) Jenkins
3 15 (0.32%) JIRA
4 14 (0.30%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (0.13%) Subversion
7 4 (0.087%) MSI
8 3 (0.065%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.065%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.065%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.043%) Hudson
9 2 (0.043%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.043%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.022%) ProC
10 1 (0.022%) JMeter
10 1 (0.022%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.022%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.022%) Maven
10 1 (0.022%) ReSharper
General
1 675 (14.60%) Finance
2 357 (7.72%) Telecoms
3 173 (3.74%) Banking
4 73 (1.58%) Retail
5 46 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 43 (0.93%) Legal
7 35 (0.76%) Marketing
8 32 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 32 (0.69%) Multimedia
9 30 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 29 (0.63%) Back Office
11 23 (0.50%) Publishing
12 20 (0.43%) Law
12 20 (0.43%) Military
13 19 (0.41%) Advertising
14 16 (0.35%) Local Government
15 14 (0.30%) Electronics
16 12 (0.26%) French Language
17 11 (0.24%) Billing
18 10 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 1383 (29.91%) Network Engineer
2 512 (11.07%) Analyst
3 441 (9.54%) Architect
4 303 (6.55%) Consultant
5 266 (5.75%) Cisco Engineer
6 238 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 230 (4.97%) Support Engineer
8 223 (4.82%) Security Engineer
9 184 (3.98%) Project Manager
10 175 (3.78%) Senior Network Engineer
11 168 (3.63%) Network Architect
12 158 (3.42%) Support Analyst
12 158 (3.42%) Administrator
13 155 (3.35%) Network Security Engineer
14 138 (2.98%) Network Support
15 137 (2.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 123 (2.66%) 3rd Line Support
17 113 (2.44%) Network Analyst
17 113 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
18 107 (2.31%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (2.60%) 802.1X
2 68 (1.47%) .NET
3 66 (1.43%) XMPP
4 54 (1.17%) Middleware
5 51 (1.10%) CSS
6 46 (0.99%) Web Services
7 39 (0.84%) HTML
8 26 (0.56%) ASP.NET
9 19 (0.41%) JSP
10 15 (0.32%) XML
10 15 (0.32%) REST
11 14 (0.30%) Rendezvous
12 13 (0.28%) Application Packaging
13 12 (0.26%) SOAP
14 11 (0.24%) J2EE
15 10 (0.22%) VXML
16 9 (0.19%) LAMP
17 7 (0.15%) SAML
17 7 (0.15%) MAPI
17 7 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 765 (16.54%) Data Centre
2 151 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
3 131 (2.83%) PKI
4 126 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
5 103 (2.23%) Clustering
5 103 (2.23%) Blackberry
6 95 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 83 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 71 (1.54%) Computer Science
9 53 (1.15%) NHS
10 51 (1.10%) Replication
11 47 (1.02%) EMC VNX
12 43 (0.93%) IVR
13 42 (0.91%) EMC VMAX
14 41 (0.89%) Thin Client
14 41 (0.89%) Fat Client
15 37 (0.80%) iPhone
16 33 (0.71%) CLARiiON
17 32 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
18 31 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1347 (29.13%) Windows
2 622 (13.45%) Linux
3 508 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 352 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 347 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 290 (6.27%) UNIX
7 270 (5.84%) Windows 7
8 121 (2.62%) Solaris
9 114 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 96 (2.08%) Windows XP
11 92 (1.99%) Android
12 62 (1.34%) Windows 8
13 49 (1.06%) CentOS
14 41 (0.89%) Ubuntu
15 38 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
16 35 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
17 25 (0.54%) Mac OS X
17 25 (0.54%) AIX
18 22 (0.48%) Windows 2000
19 18 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 831 (17.97%) ITIL
2 411 (8.89%) Load Balancing
3 364 (7.87%) Migration
4 318 (6.88%) Project Management
5 309 (6.68%) Network Design
6 254 (5.49%) Service Delivery
7 212 (4.58%) Change Management
8 208 (4.50%) Network Management
9 207 (4.48%) Service Management
10 178 (3.85%) PRINCE2
11 165 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
12 150 (3.24%) Network Monitoring
13 143 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
14 139 (3.01%) Incident Management
15 121 (2.62%) Capacity Planning
16 110 (2.38%) Change Control
17 105 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 102 (2.21%) Network Architecture
19 95 (2.05%) Information Security
20 90 (1.95%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 322 (6.96%) SQL
2 118 (2.55%) PowerShell
3 84 (1.82%) Python
4 83 (1.79%) Perl
5 72 (1.56%) C
6 57 (1.23%) JavaScript
7 50 (1.08%) Java
8 42 (0.91%) Shell Script
9 37 (0.80%) VB
10 32 (0.69%) PHP
11 25 (0.54%) Bash Shell
12 16 (0.35%) Ruby
13 15 (0.32%) VBScript
14 13 (0.28%) C++
15 11 (0.24%) Korn
16 10 (0.22%) Lisp
17 8 (0.17%) Tcl
18 7 (0.15%) C#
19 6 (0.13%) C-shell
20 5 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1762 (38.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1107 (23.94%) CCNP
3 893 (19.31%) CCNA
4 612 (13.24%) Security Cleared
5 452 (9.78%) SC Cleared
6 311 (6.73%) CCIE
7 263 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 226 (4.89%) Degree
9 173 (3.74%) MCSE
10 124 (2.68%) CISSP
11 116 (2.51%) DV Cleared
12 109 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 109 (2.36%) CCSA
13 106 (2.29%) CCSE
14 101 (2.18%) CCDP
15 89 (1.92%) MCITP
16 76 (1.64%) MCSA
17 68 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
18 66 (1.43%) CCVP
19 50 (1.08%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (4.65%) SLA
2 87 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 70 (1.51%) QA
4 49 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 31 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 11 (0.24%) HIPAA
8 8 (0.17%) COBIT
9 4 (0.087%) COSO
9 4 (0.087%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.065%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.043%) GPG13
12 1 (0.022%) TickIT
12 1 (0.022%) BS25999
System Software
1 712 (15.40%) Active Directory
2 600 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 286 (6.19%) vSphere
4 207 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 172 (3.72%) XenApp
6 130 (2.81%) VMware ESX
7 80 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
8 70 (1.51%) ProxySG
9 56 (1.21%) XenDesktop
10 52 (1.12%) NFS
11 35 (0.76%) XenServer
12 34 (0.74%) vCloud
13 29 (0.63%) NLBS
14 26 (0.56%) Snort
14 26 (0.56%) Xen
14 26 (0.56%) VMware Server
15 25 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
15 25 (0.54%) Firmware
16 22 (0.48%) Terminal Services
16 22 (0.48%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 202 (4.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 140 (3.03%) SCCM
3 104 (2.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 101 (2.18%) Cisco UCCE
5 67 (1.45%) FortiGate
6 62 (1.34%) Tivoli
7 58 (1.25%) Puppet
7 58 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
8 57 (1.23%) WSUS
9 55 (1.19%) SCOM
10 51 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 48 (1.04%) NetBackup
12 43 (0.93%) Backup Exec
12 43 (0.93%) CiscoWorks
13 38 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
14 36 (0.78%) Nagios
15 35 (0.76%) CA Spectrum
16 32 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
17 31 (0.67%) EMC VPLEX
18 28 (0.61%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1119 (24.20%) VMware
2 1050 (22.71%) CheckPoint
3 940 (20.33%) Juniper
4 887 (19.18%) Microsoft
5 700 (15.14%) F5
6 611 (13.21%) HP
7 589 (12.74%) Citrix
8 310 (6.70%) Blue Coat
9 302 (6.53%) NetApp
10 278 (6.01%) SolarWinds
11 220 (4.76%) EMC
12 204 (4.41%) McAfee
13 190 (4.11%) Oracle
14 187 (4.04%) IBM
15 160 (3.46%) Red Hat
16 159 (3.44%) Avaya
17 152 (3.29%) Brocade
18 141 (3.05%) Dell
19 140 (3.03%) Fortinet
20 135 (2.92%) Aruba
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £349.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £600.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Stealth IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
MSF UK (MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES)
Rate: £29,525.18 per annum pro rata + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £420.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday