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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco CiscoWorks
Rank 603 600 552
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -48
Contract jobs citing CiscoWorks 17 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.020% 0.053%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.37% 0.25% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 11
Average daily rate
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£340 £265 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -33.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £247 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £275 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £245 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.61% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
4637 4348 3933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.15% 7.96% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2847 2564 2183
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
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 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 133 173
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.34 £31.56 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 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 8 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 31 July 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 -18 17 £340 +25.92% 4
London +1 8 £475 +75.92% 1
West Midlands - 8 £320 -
Shropshire - 6 £313 -
Telford - 5 - -
City of London -6 4 £475 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 2

CiscoWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (100.00%) Cisco
2 36 (81.82%) CheckPoint
3 34 (77.27%) SolarWinds
4 32 (72.73%) MPLS
5 29 (65.91%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (56.82%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (54.55%) Firewall
8 22 (50.00%) BGP
9 20 (45.45%) OSPF
9 20 (45.45%) VoIP
10 19 (43.18%) WAN
10 19 (43.18%) CCNP
10 19 (43.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (40.91%) EIGRP
12 17 (38.64%) Fortinet
12 17 (38.64%) Blue Coat
13 16 (36.36%) Wireless
14 15 (34.09%) OpenView
14 15 (34.09%) HP
14 15 (34.09%) IBM
14 15 (34.09%) HSRP
15 14 (31.82%) F5
15 14 (31.82%) Data Centre
15 14 (31.82%) Network Security
16 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
16 13 (29.55%) DNS
16 13 (29.55%) DHCP
16 13 (29.55%) WAN Optimisation
17 12 (27.27%) DMVPN
17 12 (27.27%) WLAN

CiscoWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 32 (72.73%) MPLS
2 29 (65.91%) Cisco ASA
3 24 (54.55%) Firewall
4 22 (50.00%) BGP
5 20 (45.45%) OSPF
5 20 (45.45%) VoIP
6 19 (43.18%) WAN
6 19 (43.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (40.91%) EIGRP
8 16 (36.36%) Wireless
9 15 (34.09%) HSRP
10 14 (31.82%) Network Security
11 13 (29.55%) DHCP
11 13 (29.55%) DNS
12 12 (27.27%) WLAN
12 12 (27.27%) DMVPN
13 11 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 11 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 11 (25.00%) BIG-IP
14 10 (22.73%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 30 (68.18%) Network Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Network Support
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Network Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Network Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) CSS
2 11 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) e-Health
3 2 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Solaris
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) WAN Optimisation
2 8 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
3 7 (15.91%) Service Management
3 7 (15.91%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 6 (13.64%) Information Security
5 5 (11.36%) Network Design
5 5 (11.36%) Network Management
5 5 (11.36%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (6.82%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.55%) People Management
8 2 (4.55%) Low Latency
9 1 (2.27%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.27%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (56.82%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (43.18%) CCNP
3 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
4 6 (13.64%) CCIE
5 5 (11.36%) CCNA
6 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (6.82%) CCSA
7 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.27%) CCDP
8 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (34.09%) OpenView
2 10 (22.73%) AirWatch
3 5 (11.36%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (6.82%) SCOM
5 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) Cisco
2 36 (81.82%) CheckPoint
3 34 (77.27%) SolarWinds
4 17 (38.64%) Blue Coat
4 17 (38.64%) Fortinet
5 15 (34.09%) IBM
5 15 (34.09%) HP
6 14 (31.82%) F5
7 12 (27.27%) Aruba
7 12 (27.27%) BMC
7 12 (27.27%) McAfee
8 11 (25.00%) Websense
8 11 (25.00%) VMware
9 8 (18.18%) CA
10 6 (13.64%) Juniper
11 3 (6.82%) Nokia
11 3 (6.82%) IronPort
12 1 (2.27%) Riverbed
12 1 (2.27%) BT
12 1 (2.27%) Citrix