The first table below looks at the demand for CiscoWorks skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CiscoWorks over the 3 months to 30 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 of the Systems Management category.

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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco CiscoWorks
Rank 577 536 554
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +18
Contract jobs citing CiscoWorks 11 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.053% 0.061%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.27% 0.72% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £21.00
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4128 3753 3782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.34% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2436 2101 1956
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 162 176
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.53 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.81% +25.71%

CiscoWorks
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CiscoWorks within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

CiscoWorks Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CiscoWorks
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CiscoWorks within the UK.

CiscoWorks Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CiscoWorks
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CiscoWorks within the UK.

CiscoWorks Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CiscoWorks
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CiscoWorks within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 -44 10 £270 -32.50% 1
London +14 5 £270 -36.47% 1
South West -20 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
City of London +14 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £245 -
East of England - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Corsham - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

CiscoWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CiscoWorks 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 CiscoWorks.

1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) HP
3 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (50.00%) Firewall
4 10 (50.00%) CCNP
4 10 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 9 (45.00%) Network Security
5 9 (45.00%) WAN
6 8 (40.00%) LAN
7 7 (35.00%) OpenView
8 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
8 6 (30.00%) CCNA
8 6 (30.00%) Multicast
9 5 (25.00%) MPLS
9 5 (25.00%) BGP
9 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (25.00%) SolarWinds
9 5 (25.00%) Network Management
10 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
10 4 (20.00%) VPN
10 4 (20.00%) Windows
10 4 (20.00%) ATM
11 3 (15.00%) UNIX
11 3 (15.00%) SQL
11 3 (15.00%) Oracle
11 3 (15.00%) Windows NT
11 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
11 3 (15.00%) MS Visio

CiscoWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CiscoWorks 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 CiscoWorks. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (15.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) Firewall
2 9 (45.00%) Network Security
2 9 (45.00%) WAN
3 8 (40.00%) LAN
4 6 (30.00%) Multicast
5 5 (25.00%) MPLS
5 5 (25.00%) BGP
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 4 (20.00%) VPN
6 4 (20.00%) ATM
7 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (15.00%) tcpdump
7 3 (15.00%) Wireless
7 3 (15.00%) BIG-IP
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (15.00%) HSRP
8 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Junior
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Statistics
2 1 (5.00%) SecurID
2 1 (5.00%) e-Health
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Windows NT
2 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (15.00%) AIX
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (25.00%) Network Management
2 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (15.00%) OO
2 3 (15.00%) Change Control
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (15.00%) Facility Management
2 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) Business Development
3 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
3 6 (30.00%) CCNA
4 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) CCIE
6 1 (5.00%) CCDP
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) DFS Replication
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) OpenView
2 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Cacti
2 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (15.00%) HP NNM
3 1 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
3 1 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) HP
3 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) BT
6 2 (10.00%) F5
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) Remedy
7 1 (5.00%) McAfee
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) BMC
7 1 (5.00%) CA
7 1 (5.00%) Nokia
7 1 (5.00%) Veritas
7 1 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL
7 1 (5.00%) Veeam
7 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat