The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
South East / Berkshire
Rank 24 19 22
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 108 178 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.83% 7.26% 6.48%
As % of the Vendors category 11.50% 13.76% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 101 85
Median daily rate £350 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £26.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.05% -41.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £17.40 £27.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.03 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -1.23% -7.95%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 939 1294 1403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 50.70% 52.79% 48.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 662 695
Median daily rate £400 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -0.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 48 43
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -15 36 £400 +6.66% 13
Bracknell +8 19 £350 -7.89% 1
Slough +6 16 £350 -0.70% 3
Newbury +3 5 £266 +2.40%
Windsor +2 3 £550 +10.00%
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 122 (42.07%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (34.83%) CCNP
3 89 (30.69%) Telecoms
4 84 (28.97%) CCNA
5 80 (27.59%) Firewall
6 63 (21.72%) Unified Communications
7 62 (21.38%) Juniper
8 56 (19.31%) VoIP
9 54 (18.62%) VMware
9 54 (18.62%) Cisco CUCM
10 53 (18.28%) CCIE
10 53 (18.28%) MPLS
11 52 (17.93%) CheckPoint
12 51 (17.59%) LAN
13 50 (17.24%) Data Centre
14 47 (16.21%) WAN
15 45 (15.52%) BGP
15 45 (15.52%) Cisco Nexus
15 45 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
16 42 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 40 (13.79%) Migration
18 39 (13.45%) EMC
18 39 (13.45%) Cisco UCCE
19 38 (13.10%) Windows
20 37 (12.76%) TCP/IP
20 37 (12.76%) VPN
21 36 (12.41%) Linux
22 34 (11.72%) Network Design
23 33 (11.38%) OSPF
24 32 (11.03%) SAN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.76%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.41%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.34%) Apache
4 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.03%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
3 4 (1.38%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (27.59%) Firewall
2 63 (21.72%) Unified Communications
3 56 (19.31%) VoIP
4 53 (18.28%) MPLS
5 51 (17.59%) LAN
6 47 (16.21%) WAN
7 45 (15.52%) BGP
7 45 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
7 45 (15.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 37 (12.76%) TCP/IP
8 37 (12.76%) VPN
9 33 (11.38%) OSPF
10 32 (11.03%) SAN
11 30 (10.34%) DNS
12 20 (6.90%) SNMP
13 19 (6.55%) Wireless
14 16 (5.52%) NetScaler
15 15 (5.17%) Ethernet
15 15 (5.17%) IP Telephony
16 14 (4.83%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (2.41%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
General
1 89 (30.69%) Telecoms
2 19 (6.55%) Finance
3 12 (4.14%) Law
4 10 (3.45%) Back Office
5 9 (3.10%) Retail
6 5 (1.72%) Billing
7 4 (1.38%) Electronics
7 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.38%) Marketing
8 3 (1.03%) Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 82 (28.28%) Network Engineer
2 42 (14.48%) Architect
3 41 (14.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 22 (7.59%) Design Engineer
5 21 (7.24%) Consultant
6 20 (6.90%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 16 (5.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (4.48%) Project Manager
8 13 (4.48%) Security Architect
8 13 (4.48%) Senior Network Engineer
9 11 (3.79%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 11 (3.79%) IP Engineer
9 11 (3.79%) Network Architect
9 11 (3.79%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.45%) Administrator
10 10 (3.45%) IP Network Engineer
11 9 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (2.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 8 (2.76%) Network Design Engineer
12 8 (2.76%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.41%) SAML
2 4 (1.38%) Middleware
2 4 (1.38%) XMPP
3 3 (1.03%) VXML
4 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.34%) CSS
4 1 (0.34%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.34%) Web Services
4 1 (0.34%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 50 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.21%) EMC VMAX
2 18 (6.21%) EMC VNX
2 18 (6.21%) IVR
3 14 (4.83%) IBM Mainframe
3 14 (4.83%) Mainframe
4 9 (3.10%) FlexPod
4 9 (3.10%) Virtual Team
5 7 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.07%) PKI
7 5 (1.72%) IPTV
8 4 (1.38%) CMDB
8 4 (1.38%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (1.38%) PMI
8 4 (1.38%) STB
8 4 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.38%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.10%) Windows
2 36 (12.41%) Linux
3 28 (9.66%) Unix
4 22 (7.59%) Solaris
5 14 (4.83%) AIX
6 9 (3.10%) CentOS
7 4 (1.38%) Android
7 4 (1.38%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.34%) Debian
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (13.79%) Migration
2 34 (11.72%) Network Design
3 30 (10.34%) ITIL
4 20 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
5 17 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (4.83%) Change Management
7 13 (4.48%) Project Management
8 11 (3.79%) Network Management
9 10 (3.45%) CRM
9 10 (3.45%) High Availability
10 9 (3.10%) Data Management
10 9 (3.10%) Mentoring
10 9 (3.10%) Presales
11 8 (2.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 8 (2.76%) PRINCE2
11 8 (2.76%) Service Management
12 7 (2.41%) Converged Infrastructure
12 7 (2.41%) IT Strategy
12 7 (2.41%) Performance Engineering
12 7 (2.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.52%) Shell Script
2 14 (4.83%) Python
3 12 (4.14%) Ruby
4 6 (2.07%) Perl
5 5 (1.72%) C
5 5 (1.72%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.72%) SQL
6 4 (1.38%) Java
7 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.34%) Korn
7 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 122 (42.07%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (34.83%) CCNP
3 84 (28.97%) CCNA
4 53 (18.28%) CCIE
5 20 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 11 (3.79%) CCIP
6 11 (3.79%) Degree
7 9 (3.10%) DV Cleared
7 9 (3.10%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.41%) CISMP
8 7 (2.41%) CRISC
8 7 (2.41%) JNCIA
9 6 (2.07%) CCNP Voice
9 6 (2.07%) CCSE
9 6 (2.07%) CCVP
10 5 (1.72%) CCDP
10 5 (1.72%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.38%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.38%) VCDX
12 3 (1.03%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.48%) SLA
2 9 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.24%) Active Directory
3 16 (5.52%) vCloud
4 12 (4.14%) vSphere
5 9 (3.10%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.41%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.38%) Docker
8 4 (1.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (1.38%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.34%) Ceph
9 1 (0.34%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.34%) iptables
9 1 (0.34%) KVM
9 1 (0.34%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.34%) Squid
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.34%) XenApp
9 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (18.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 39 (13.45%) Cisco UCCE
3 32 (11.03%) Cisco UCCX
4 16 (5.52%) Puppet
5 15 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (4.14%) Nagios
7 11 (3.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 11 (3.79%) vRealize
8 8 (2.76%) Ansible
9 7 (2.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 6 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (1.38%) Cisco IPCC
11 4 (1.38%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.03%) OPNET
12 3 (1.03%) vMotion
13 2 (0.69%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.69%) Cisco CME
13 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
14 1 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
14 1 (0.34%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 62 (21.38%) Juniper
2 54 (18.62%) VMware
3 52 (17.93%) CheckPoint
4 39 (13.45%) EMC
5 30 (10.34%) Palo Alto
6 29 (10.00%) NetApp
7 23 (7.93%) HP
8 21 (7.24%) Huawei
9 20 (6.90%) Microsoft
10 19 (6.55%) F5
11 18 (6.21%) IBM
12 16 (5.52%) Oracle
13 13 (4.48%) Red Hat
14 12 (4.14%) Nokia
15 11 (3.79%) Ericsson
16 10 (3.45%) Blue Coat
17 9 (3.10%) Avaya
17 9 (3.10%) Citrix
17 9 (3.10%) Fortinet
17 9 (3.10%) Nokia Networks
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