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 20 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco CiscoWorks
Rank 587 540 566
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +26
Contract jobs citing CiscoWorks 14 35 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.066% 0.063%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.33% 0.89% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £310 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
-28.98% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £73.00

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
4218 3917 3906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.36% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2234 2037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 146 180
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.60% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.98 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.17 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 21 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 20 August 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 -46 13 £275 -21.42% 3
London +13 7 £275 -31.25% 2
Wiltshire - 4 - -
South West - 4 - -
City of London +30 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £245 -
East of England - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Corsham - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

CiscoWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (60.00%) CCNP
3 12 (60.00%) Firewall
4 11 (55.00%) HP
4 11 (55.00%) WAN
5 10 (50.00%) LAN
5 10 (50.00%) Network Security
6 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
6 8 (40.00%) OpenView
7 7 (35.00%) CCNA
7 7 (35.00%) Multicast
8 6 (30.00%) MPLS
8 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
8 6 (30.00%) BGP
8 6 (30.00%) SolarWinds
8 6 (30.00%) Network Management
9 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
9 5 (25.00%) ATM
10 4 (20.00%) VPN
10 4 (20.00%) AutoCAD
10 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
10 4 (20.00%) BT
10 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
10 4 (20.00%) HSRP
10 4 (20.00%) Change Control
10 4 (20.00%) Finance
10 4 (20.00%) Business Continuity

CiscoWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (20.00%) AutoCAD
3 2 (10.00%) MS Office
3 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) WAN
3 10 (50.00%) LAN
3 10 (50.00%) Network Security
4 7 (35.00%) Multicast
5 6 (30.00%) BGP
5 6 (30.00%) MPLS
6 5 (25.00%) ATM
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
7 4 (20.00%) VPN
7 4 (20.00%) HSRP
8 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.00%) OSPF
8 3 (15.00%) Wireless
8 3 (15.00%) tcpdump
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (15.00%) BIG-IP
9 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior 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%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Network Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Statistics
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) e-Health
2 1 (5.00%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Network Management
2 4 (20.00%) Change Control
2 4 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Development
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (60.00%) CCNP
3 7 (35.00%) CCNA
4 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) CCIE
7 1 (5.00%) CCDP
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.00%) Degree
7 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%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (5.00%) DFS Replication
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) OpenView
2 4 (20.00%) HP NNM
3 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (15.00%) Cacti
4 1 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (5.00%) WSUS
4 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) HP
3 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (30.00%) SolarWinds
4 4 (20.00%) BT
5 3 (15.00%) F5
6 2 (10.00%) 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%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) VMware
7 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL
7 1 (5.00%) Veeam
7 1 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) Remedy