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 27 March 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco CiscoWorks
Rank 580 549 530
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -19
Contract jobs citing CiscoWorks 19 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.040% 0.022%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.46% 0.54% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
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£360 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.33%
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
4145 3888 3036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.49% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2503 2186 1740
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 174 175
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

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 27 March 2015.

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 25 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 27 March 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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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 -10 19 £360 -4.00% 4
South West - 7 £355 -
Bristol - 5 £355 -
West Midlands -9 4 £375 +7.14% 1
London +1 3 £395 -12.22% 2
South East -34 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £420 -
Scotland - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Egham - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

CiscoWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 40 (100.00%) Cisco
2 25 (62.50%) Firewall
3 24 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 24 (60.00%) SolarWinds
4 21 (52.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (42.50%) BGP
7 15 (37.50%) OSPF
7 15 (37.50%) IBM
7 15 (37.50%) CCNP
7 15 (37.50%) Blue Coat
8 14 (35.00%) WAN
9 13 (32.50%) CCNA
10 12 (30.00%) VPN
10 12 (30.00%) Network Security
11 11 (27.50%) VoIP
11 11 (27.50%) MPLS
11 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
12 10 (25.00%) Wireless
12 10 (25.00%) Network Management
12 10 (25.00%) Unified Communications
12 10 (25.00%) FWSM
12 10 (25.00%) Load Balancing
13 9 (22.50%) Cisco IPT
13 9 (22.50%) Network Design
13 9 (22.50%) Cisco PIX
13 9 (22.50%) LAN
14 8 (20.00%) HP
14 8 (20.00%) Nokia

CiscoWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) Firewall
2 21 (52.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (42.50%) BGP
5 15 (37.50%) OSPF
6 14 (35.00%) WAN
7 12 (30.00%) VPN
7 12 (30.00%) Network Security
8 11 (27.50%) MPLS
8 11 (27.50%) VoIP
9 10 (25.00%) Unified Communications
9 10 (25.00%) Wireless
9 10 (25.00%) FWSM
10 9 (22.50%) Cisco IPT
10 9 (22.50%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (22.50%) LAN
11 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (17.50%) IP Telephony
13 5 (12.50%) DNS
13 5 (12.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Network Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Network Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Design Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) UNIX
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 10 (25.00%) Network Management
2 9 (22.50%) Network Design
3 8 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 7 (17.50%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL
6 4 (10.00%) Service Management
6 4 (10.00%) Fault Management
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.50%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.00%) People Management
8 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.50%) SIEM
9 1 (2.50%) Change Control
9 1 (2.50%) Migration
9 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.50%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (37.50%) CCNP
3 13 (32.50%) CCNA
4 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (15.00%) CCDP
6 4 (10.00%) CCSA
6 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
7 3 (7.50%) CCIE
8 2 (5.00%) CCSP
8 2 (5.00%) CCVP
8 2 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) OpenView
1 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds Orion
1 3 (7.50%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.00%) SCOM
2 2 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 24 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 15 (37.50%) Blue Coat
3 15 (37.50%) IBM
4 8 (20.00%) HP
4 8 (20.00%) Nokia
4 8 (20.00%) F5
5 7 (17.50%) IronPort
5 7 (17.50%) CA
6 3 (7.50%) BMC
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.50%) McAfee
6 3 (7.50%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.00%) Remedy
7 2 (5.00%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.50%) Brocade
8 1 (2.50%) Sun
8 1 (2.50%) Citrix
8 1 (2.50%) ArcSight
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