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 27 June 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.

Cisco
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 15 22
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 110 188 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.98% 7.90% 5.86%
As % of the Vendors category 12.33% 15.54% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 118 62
Median daily rate £450 £391 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.01% -1.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £296 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £45.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £45.00 £41.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +28.20%  

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 892 1210 1232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 48.53% 50.84% 51.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 632 578
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 75 54
Median hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -41.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Berkshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 June 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 -4 42 £425 +0.47% 10
Bracknell +11 23 £550 +74.44% 4
Maidenhead +3 8 £360 -
Windsor +1 8 £575 +15.00% 1
Newbury -3 2 - -
Slough -11 2 £300 -20.00% 5
Wokingham - 2 - - 2
Ascot -2 1 £675 +56.52%
Cisco
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 85 (39.72%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (31.78%) CCNP
3 67 (31.31%) Firewall
4 55 (25.70%) Telecoms
5 46 (21.50%) CCNA
6 41 (19.16%) VPN
6 41 (19.16%) LAN
7 40 (18.69%) Windows
8 37 (17.29%) MPLS
9 34 (15.89%) WAN
9 34 (15.89%) VMware
10 33 (15.42%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (14.95%) BGP
12 30 (14.02%) Security Cleared
12 30 (14.02%) Cisco Nexus
13 29 (13.55%) DNS
14 27 (12.62%) CCIE
14 27 (12.62%) Migration
14 27 (12.62%) Unified Communications
15 25 (11.68%) Network Design
15 25 (11.68%) TCP/IP
15 25 (11.68%) Linux
16 24 (11.21%) Juniper
16 24 (11.21%) Cisco CUCM
17 22 (10.28%) ITIL
18 21 (9.81%) OSPF
19 20 (9.35%) Active Directory
20 19 (8.88%) HP
20 19 (8.88%) DHCP
20 19 (8.88%) CheckPoint

Cisco
Co-occurring 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 9 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
1 9 (4.21%) Skype for Business
2 7 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (3.27%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (2.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.40%) IaaS
3 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (0.93%) Office 365
3 2 (0.93%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.47%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (31.31%) Firewall
2 41 (19.16%) LAN
2 41 (19.16%) VPN
3 37 (17.29%) MPLS
4 34 (15.89%) WAN
5 33 (15.42%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (14.95%) BGP
7 30 (14.02%) Cisco Nexus
8 29 (13.55%) DNS
9 27 (12.62%) Unified Communications
10 25 (11.68%) TCP/IP
11 21 (9.81%) OSPF
12 19 (8.88%) DHCP
13 17 (7.94%) VoIP
14 16 (7.48%) Internet
15 15 (7.01%) Wireless
16 14 (6.54%) SMTP
17 12 (5.61%) Cisco IOS
18 11 (5.14%) Network Security
19 10 (4.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (3.27%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (2.34%) Vagrant
General
1 55 (25.70%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.74%) Finance
3 7 (3.27%) Marketing
4 2 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Billing
5 1 (0.47%) Electronics
5 1 (0.47%) French Language
5 1 (0.47%) German Language
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (28.50%) Network Engineer
2 28 (13.08%) Consultant
3 24 (11.21%) Architect
4 20 (9.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (7.48%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.61%) Network Architect
7 11 (5.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 11 (5.14%) IP Engineer
8 10 (4.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 10 (4.67%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (4.21%) Network Consultant
9 9 (4.21%) Splunk Consultant
9 9 (4.21%) VMware Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Administrator
10 8 (3.74%) Analyst
10 8 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.27%) Design Engineer
11 7 (3.27%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (3.27%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.61%) Regular Expression
2 2 (0.93%) Middleware
3 1 (0.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.88%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.14%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (3.74%) Virtual Team
4 7 (3.27%) FlexPod
4 7 (3.27%) IVR
5 6 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.80%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.87%) Machine to Machine
7 4 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.87%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.40%) PKI
8 3 (1.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (0.93%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.47%) CMDB
10 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) IPTV
10 1 (0.47%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.47%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.69%) Windows
2 25 (11.68%) Linux
3 15 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.21%) Android
5 9 (4.21%) CentOS
6 8 (3.74%) Unix
7 7 (3.27%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.34%) Solaris
10 4 (1.87%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (1.87%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.40%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.62%) Migration
2 25 (11.68%) Network Design
3 22 (10.28%) ITIL
4 16 (7.48%) Service Delivery
5 14 (6.54%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (5.61%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 12 (5.61%) Security Management
6 12 (5.61%) SIEM
7 11 (5.14%) Presales
7 11 (5.14%) Threat Management
8 10 (4.67%) Data Management
8 10 (4.67%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (4.21%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (3.74%) Matrix Organization
10 8 (3.74%) Project Management
11 7 (3.27%) DevOps
11 7 (3.27%) Network Management
11 7 (3.27%) Service Management
11 7 (3.27%) WFM
12 6 (2.80%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.07%) PowerShell
1 13 (6.07%) Python
2 9 (4.21%) VB
3 7 (3.27%) Perl
3 7 (3.27%) Ruby
4 5 (2.34%) SQL
5 2 (0.93%) Java
6 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.47%) C
6 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 85 (39.72%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (31.78%) CCNP
3 46 (21.50%) CCNA
4 30 (14.02%) Security Cleared
5 27 (12.62%) CCIE
6 19 (8.88%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.14%) CCIP
7 11 (5.14%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.74%) Degree
9 7 (3.27%) RHCE
10 6 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.87%) BC Cleared
11 4 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.87%) RHCSA
12 3 (1.40%) CCDA
12 3 (1.40%) NCDA
13 2 (0.93%) CCDP
13 2 (0.93%) CISA
13 2 (0.93%) CISSP
13 2 (0.93%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.14%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.21%) vCloud
4 6 (2.80%) vSphere
5 4 (1.87%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.93%) Docker
6 2 (0.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.47%) KVM
7 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (11.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (8.41%) Cisco UCCE
3 15 (7.01%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (7.01%) Puppet
4 12 (5.61%) AirWatch
4 12 (5.61%) Cisco UCCX
5 9 (4.21%) Nagios
5 9 (4.21%) NetBackup
5 9 (4.21%) vRealize
5 9 (4.21%) WSUS
6 6 (2.80%) vCenter Server
7 5 (2.34%) Ansible
7 5 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.34%) SCCM
7 5 (2.34%) SCOM
8 4 (1.87%) OVSD
8 4 (1.87%) SCSM
9 3 (1.40%) Cisco IPCC
10 2 (0.93%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 34 (15.89%) VMware
2 24 (11.21%) Juniper
3 19 (8.88%) CheckPoint
3 19 (8.88%) HP
4 17 (7.94%) Red Hat
5 16 (7.48%) Splunk
6 15 (7.01%) Palo Alto
7 13 (6.07%) Microsoft
8 12 (5.61%) EMC
9 10 (4.67%) Fortinet
9 10 (4.67%) Huawei
10 9 (4.21%) F5
10 9 (4.21%) MobileIron
10 9 (4.21%) Symantec
11 8 (3.74%) NetApp
12 7 (3.27%) Blue Coat
13 6 (2.80%) Oracle
13 6 (2.80%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.87%) Sun
14 4 (1.87%) Verint
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