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 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco CiscoWorks
Rank 581 544 546
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +2
Contract jobs citing CiscoWorks 12 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.047% 0.066%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.29% 0.64% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +7.69%
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
4133 3778 3812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.56% 7.40% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 2125 1942
Average daily rate £378 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £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 128 167 177
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.44 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £41.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CiscoWorks within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

CiscoWorks Daily Rate Histogram 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 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 -38 11 £275 -31.25% 1
London +3 6 £275 -35.29% 1
South West -27 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
City of London +15 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £245 -
East of England - - - -
Wales - - - - 2
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - - 2
Basildon - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 2
Corsham - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

CiscoWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 24 (96.00%) Cisco
2 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (52.00%) Firewall
3 13 (52.00%) HP
3 13 (52.00%) Network Security
4 12 (48.00%) CCNP
5 11 (44.00%) WAN
5 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
6 10 (40.00%) CCNA
6 10 (40.00%) LAN
7 9 (36.00%) CheckPoint
7 9 (36.00%) BGP
8 7 (28.00%) OpenView
8 7 (28.00%) Network Management
8 7 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (24.00%) Multicast
9 6 (24.00%) BIG-IP
9 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (24.00%) MPLS
9 6 (24.00%) OSPF
10 5 (20.00%) Windows
10 5 (20.00%) CCDP
10 5 (20.00%) Network Design
10 5 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (20.00%) F5
10 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (20.00%) SolarWinds
11 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
11 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
11 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing

CiscoWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (12.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (12.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) Firewall
1 13 (52.00%) Network Security
2 11 (44.00%) WAN
3 10 (40.00%) LAN
4 9 (36.00%) BGP
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (24.00%) Multicast
6 6 (24.00%) BIG-IP
6 6 (24.00%) MPLS
6 6 (24.00%) OSPF
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
8 4 (16.00%) VPN
8 4 (16.00%) ATM
9 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (12.00%) tcpdump
9 3 (12.00%) HSRP
9 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (12.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Design Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Network Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Security Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Statistics
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) e-Health
2 1 (4.00%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) AIX
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Windows 2000
2 4 (16.00%) Windows NT
2 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (16.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Network Management
2 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (20.00%) Network Design
3 5 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (16.00%) Facility Management
4 4 (16.00%) OO
4 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (12.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (4.00%) Business Development
6 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (48.00%) CCNP
3 10 (40.00%) CCNA
4 5 (20.00%) CCDP
5 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) CCIE
7 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (4.00%) DFS Replication
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) OpenView
2 4 (16.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (16.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (12.00%) HP NNM
3 3 (12.00%) Cacti
3 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (4.00%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (4.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (4.00%) WSUS
4 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Cisco
2 13 (52.00%) HP
3 9 (36.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 5 (20.00%) F5
5 4 (16.00%) Oracle
5 4 (16.00%) Nokia
6 3 (12.00%) BT
6 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL
7 1 (4.00%) Veeam
7 1 (4.00%) VMware
7 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.00%) Symantec
7 1 (4.00%) Remedy
7 1 (4.00%) McAfee
7 1 (4.00%) Veritas
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) Juniper