The table below looks at the statistics 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco CiscoWorks
Rank 643 604 606
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +2
Contract jobs citing CiscoWorks 15 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.048% 0.022%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.27% 0.59% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 7
Average daily rate £335 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.26% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £326 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £383 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £360 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.47% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
5512 4583 4293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 8.21% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3476 2780 2476
Average daily rate £450 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 202 160
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.19 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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 30 April 2016.

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 19 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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -41 15 £335 -7.26% 5
West Midlands -6 5 £358 -4.66%
Telford -29 5 £358 -
Shropshire -30 5 £358 -
South East -19 3 £335 -16.25% 4
South West +6 2 £365 +1.38%
Bristol -1 2 £365 +1.38%
London -15 2 £178 -51.03%
East Midlands - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
City of London +41 1 - -
East of England +3 1 £250 -34.64%
Suffolk - 1 £250 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £250 -
Gatwick - 1 £335 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £335 - 1

CiscoWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 44 (97.78%) Cisco
2 35 (77.78%) Firewall
3 31 (68.89%) Wireless
4 29 (64.44%) LAN
5 25 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (46.67%) SolarWinds
7 21 (46.67%) MPLS
8 19 (42.22%) OSPF
8 19 (42.22%) HP
9 18 (40.00%) WAN
9 18 (40.00%) BGP
9 18 (40.00%) F5
10 17 (37.78%) Data Centre
10 17 (37.78%) CCNP
11 14 (31.11%) VPN
12 13 (28.89%) CCNA
12 13 (28.89%) CheckPoint
12 13 (28.89%) Network Management
13 12 (26.67%) ITIL
13 12 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (24.44%) e-Health
14 11 (24.44%) DHCP
14 11 (24.44%) OpenView
14 11 (24.44%) Nokia
14 11 (24.44%) Unified Communications
15 10 (22.22%) Juniper
15 10 (22.22%) EIGRP
15 10 (22.22%) TACACS
15 10 (22.22%) DNS

CiscoWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 35 (77.78%) Firewall
2 31 (68.89%) Wireless
3 29 (64.44%) LAN
4 24 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 21 (46.67%) MPLS
6 19 (42.22%) OSPF
7 18 (40.00%) BGP
7 18 (40.00%) WAN
8 14 (31.11%) VPN
9 12 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (24.44%) DHCP
10 11 (24.44%) Unified Communications
11 10 (22.22%) DNS
11 10 (22.22%) EIGRP
11 10 (22.22%) TACACS
12 8 (17.78%) IPsec
12 8 (17.78%) Network Security
12 8 (17.78%) RIP
13 7 (15.56%) SSL
14 6 (13.33%) ISDN
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) German Language
2 1 (2.22%) Law
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (84.44%) Network Engineer
2 15 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 15 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 15 (33.33%) Network Support
2 15 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 15 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 12 (26.67%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 12 (26.67%) Cisco Support
3 12 (26.67%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (37.78%) Data Centre
2 11 (24.44%) e-Health
3 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.67%) PKI
5 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Network Management
2 12 (26.67%) ITIL
3 10 (22.22%) Network Design
4 8 (17.78%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (15.56%) Load Balancing
6 5 (11.11%) Information Management
7 4 (8.89%) Change Control
7 4 (8.89%) Operations Management
7 4 (8.89%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (6.67%) Fault Management
8 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.67%) Web Filtering
9 2 (4.44%) Change Management
9 2 (4.44%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Security Patching
10 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (2.22%) Logistics
10 1 (2.22%) Network Load Balancing
10 1 (2.22%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.22%) Java
1 1 (2.22%) Korn
1 1 (2.22%) Python
1 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (37.78%) CCNP
3 13 (28.89%) CCNA
4 5 (11.11%) CCIE
4 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) Degree
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) CCDP
6 1 (2.22%) CCSP
6 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.22%) Snort
1 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) OpenView
2 5 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (6.67%) OPNET
4 1 (2.22%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.22%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 44 (97.78%) Cisco
2 21 (46.67%) SolarWinds
3 19 (42.22%) HP
4 18 (40.00%) F5
5 13 (28.89%) CheckPoint
6 11 (24.44%) Nokia
7 10 (22.22%) Juniper
8 9 (20.00%) CA
9 8 (17.78%) NetQoS
10 6 (13.33%) IBM
11 5 (11.11%) Fortinet
12 4 (8.89%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (8.89%) IronPort
12 4 (8.89%) Palo Alto
13 3 (6.67%) Citrix
13 3 (6.67%) Forcepoint
14 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
14 2 (4.44%) EMC
14 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
15 1 (2.22%) Mitel
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