The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 29 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
UK / England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 44 44
Rank change year-on-year -12 0  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1595 2097 2108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.69% 4.25% 4.13%
As % of the Vendors category 8.39% 9.57% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1055 1311 1269
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 66 97
Median hourly rate £21.20 £19.92 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +2.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.21 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £44.38 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.40% +34.72%  

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 England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19019 21915 22862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.99% 44.46% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 19365 25012 24322
Median daily rate £430 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1388 1854
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.51 £10.50 £10.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
London -19 610 £423 +2.42% 152
South East -11 358 £415 +10.66% 80
North of England +11 248 £400 +11.11% 84
Midlands -10 149 £388 +3.33% 46
South West -14 129 £370 +5.71% 37
North West +10 114 £400 +18.51% 48
East of England -9 102 £375 +15.38% 33
West Midlands -4 100 £393 +8.27% 34
Yorkshire -9 95 £414 +10.33% 25
East Midlands -9 47 £375 -14.28% 12
North East +59 39 £330 -5.71% 11
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 1281 (40.01%) Firewall
2 1244 (38.85%) Cisco Certification
3 829 (25.89%) CCNP
4 814 (25.42%) LAN
5 800 (24.98%) WAN
6 777 (24.27%) Windows
7 650 (20.30%) VMware
8 624 (19.49%) Security Cleared
9 609 (19.02%) Data Centre
10 556 (17.36%) Cisco ASA
11 554 (17.30%) ITIL
12 550 (17.18%) Juniper
13 547 (17.08%) CheckPoint
14 536 (16.74%) Microsoft
15 521 (16.27%) CCNA
16 511 (15.96%) VPN
17 506 (15.80%) Wireless
18 496 (15.49%) F5
19 486 (15.18%) Active Directory
20 478 (14.93%) SC Cleared
21 476 (14.87%) Cisco Nexus
22 401 (12.52%) Finance
23 382 (11.93%) HP
24 374 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
25 371 (11.59%) CCIE
26 366 (11.43%) Linux
27 363 (11.34%) BGP
28 360 (11.24%) DNS
29 352 (10.99%) MPLS
30 349 (10.90%) Migration

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 164 (5.12%) MS Exchange
2 138 (4.31%) Skype for Business
3 84 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 51 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 50 (1.56%) Apache
7 43 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 40 (1.25%) IIS
9 33 (1.03%) WebLogic
10 32 (1.00%) JBoss
11 30 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 29 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
13 25 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
14 24 (0.75%) iPlanet
15 22 (0.69%) IBM Notes
16 18 (0.56%) CMS
16 18 (0.56%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.37%) Confluence
18 9 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
18 9 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 176 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.094%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.062%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.062%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.062%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.062%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.031%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 21 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.37%) Eikon
3 12 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.12%) Cisco SocialMiner
5 4 (0.12%) Maximo
6 2 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.062%) Primavera
6 2 (0.062%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.062%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.031%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.031%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.031%) Odoo
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.031%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.031%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.031%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 184 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 172 (5.37%) Office 365
3 142 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (1.16%) IaaS
5 31 (0.97%) SaaS
6 24 (0.75%) PaaS
7 22 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.19%) G Suite
10 5 (0.16%) Akamai
10 5 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.16%) Yammer
11 4 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.12%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.12%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.062%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.062%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.031%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.031%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 1281 (40.01%) Firewall
2 814 (25.42%) LAN
3 800 (24.98%) WAN
4 556 (17.36%) Cisco ASA
5 511 (15.96%) VPN
6 506 (15.80%) Wireless
7 476 (14.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 363 (11.34%) BGP
9 360 (11.24%) DNS
10 352 (10.99%) MPLS
11 345 (10.77%) Network Security
12 341 (10.65%) TCP/IP
13 304 (9.49%) OSPF
14 296 (9.24%) VoIP
15 265 (8.28%) DHCP
16 254 (7.93%) SAN
17 239 (7.46%) Cisco IOS
18 193 (6.03%) VLAN
19 165 (5.15%) Wi-Fi
20 163 (5.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 30 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 18 (0.56%) MySQL
5 15 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 15 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (0.31%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.22%) Big Data
9 7 (0.22%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.19%) BODI
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.062%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.062%) GIS
12 2 (0.062%) HBase
12 2 (0.062%) Redis
12 2 (0.062%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 34 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
2 15 (0.47%) Subversion
3 14 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.41%) JIRA
5 12 (0.37%) GCC
5 12 (0.37%) GDB
5 12 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 12 (0.37%) GitLab
5 12 (0.37%) Trac
6 10 (0.31%) Vagrant
7 8 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.094%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.062%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.062%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.062%) Grunt
10 2 (0.062%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.062%) webpack
General
1 401 (12.52%) Finance
2 264 (8.24%) Telecoms
3 153 (4.78%) Banking
4 68 (2.12%) Retail
5 45 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 36 (1.12%) Marketing
7 33 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 28 (0.87%) Law
9 25 (0.78%) Electronics
9 25 (0.78%) Legal
10 22 (0.69%) Local Government
11 20 (0.62%) Back Office
11 20 (0.62%) Military
12 13 (0.41%) Billing
13 10 (0.31%) French Language
13 10 (0.31%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.22%) Advertising
15 7 (0.22%) Automotive
15 7 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 940 (29.36%) Network Engineer
2 410 (12.80%) Architect
3 402 (12.55%) Cisco Engineer
4 293 (9.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 268 (8.37%) Analyst
6 228 (7.12%) Consultant
7 193 (6.03%) Network Architect
8 191 (5.97%) Support Engineer
9 144 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 131 (4.09%) Security Engineer
10 131 (4.09%) Senior Network Engineer
11 127 (3.97%) Project Manager
12 111 (3.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 106 (3.31%) Network Security Engineer
14 96 (3.00%) Network Analyst
14 96 (3.00%) Network Support
15 94 (2.94%) Administrator
15 94 (2.94%) Network Consultant
16 85 (2.65%) Infrastructure Architect
17 81 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (3.25%) 802.1X
2 61 (1.91%) XMPP
3 24 (0.75%) J2EE
3 24 (0.75%) Web Services
4 20 (0.62%) Regular Expression
5 19 (0.59%) Middleware
5 19 (0.59%) XML
6 16 (0.50%) .NET
7 12 (0.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 12 (0.37%) STL
8 11 (0.34%) SAML
9 8 (0.25%) CSS
10 7 (0.22%) HTML
10 7 (0.22%) LAMP
10 7 (0.22%) Software Packaging
11 5 (0.16%) ADSI
11 5 (0.16%) Node.js
11 5 (0.16%) OAuth
11 5 (0.16%) WAP
12 4 (0.12%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 609 (19.02%) Data Centre
2 195 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
4 81 (2.53%) Clustering
4 81 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 72 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 69 (2.15%) Blackberry
7 53 (1.66%) Driving Licence
8 45 (1.41%) PKI
9 42 (1.31%) BYOD
10 39 (1.22%) Replication
11 36 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 35 (1.09%) IVR
13 33 (1.03%) EMC VNX
14 32 (1.00%) Private Cloud
15 25 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 25 (0.78%) Handset
16 23 (0.72%) Fat Client
16 23 (0.72%) Thin Client
16 23 (0.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 777 (24.27%) Windows
2 366 (11.43%) Linux
3 318 (9.93%) Windows Server
4 229 (7.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 203 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 166 (5.18%) Windows 7
7 165 (5.15%) Unix
8 105 (3.28%) Windows 10
9 91 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 77 (2.40%) Solaris
11 76 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 60 (1.87%) AIX
13 57 (1.78%) Android
14 42 (1.31%) CentOS
15 41 (1.28%) SUSE
16 37 (1.16%) HPUX
17 27 (0.84%) Mac OS
18 26 (0.81%) Mac OS X
19 24 (0.75%) Windows 8
20 23 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (17.30%) ITIL
2 349 (10.90%) Migration
3 295 (9.21%) Network Design
4 185 (5.78%) Load Balancing
5 179 (5.59%) Project Management
6 165 (5.15%) Service Management
7 152 (4.75%) Change Management
8 147 (4.59%) Network Management
9 144 (4.50%) High Availability
10 97 (3.03%) Service Delivery
11 95 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
12 92 (2.87%) PRINCE2
13 88 (2.75%) Information Security
14 87 (2.72%) ITIL V3
15 86 (2.69%) DevOps
15 86 (2.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 85 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
17 81 (2.53%) ITSM
18 73 (2.28%) Mentoring
19 72 (2.25%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 136 (4.25%) PowerShell
2 127 (3.97%) SQL
3 69 (2.15%) Python
4 62 (1.94%) Perl
5 52 (1.62%) C
6 28 (0.87%) Java
7 22 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 20 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 17 (0.53%) C++
10 14 (0.44%) Ruby
11 13 (0.41%) PHP
12 12 (0.37%) VBScript
13 10 (0.31%) JavaScript
14 9 (0.28%) C#
14 9 (0.28%) Korn
14 9 (0.28%) VB
15 8 (0.25%) Lisp
16 6 (0.19%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.094%) C-shell
17 3 (0.094%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1244 (38.85%) Cisco Certification
2 829 (25.89%) CCNP
3 624 (19.49%) Security Cleared
4 521 (16.27%) CCNA
5 478 (14.93%) SC Cleared
6 371 (11.59%) CCIE
7 144 (4.50%) Degree
8 143 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 125 (3.90%) DV Cleared
10 124 (3.87%) CCDP
11 94 (2.94%) JNCIA
12 92 (2.87%) CCSE
13 86 (2.69%) CCSA
14 85 (2.65%) JNCIE
15 74 (2.31%) MCSE
16 64 (2.00%) CCIP
17 60 (1.87%) CISSP
18 57 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
19 47 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 45 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (4.59%) SLA
2 81 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.84%) QA
5 20 (0.62%) GPG13
6 15 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 11 (0.34%) PMO
7 11 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.22%) RMADS
10 6 (0.19%) COBIT
10 6 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (0.19%) PA-DSS
11 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.16%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.062%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.062%) GDPR
12 2 (0.062%) PMBOK
System Software
1 486 (15.18%) Active Directory
2 374 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (5.18%) Hyper-V
4 102 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
5 98 (3.06%) vSphere
6 61 (1.91%) XenApp
7 51 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 40 (1.25%) vCloud
9 35 (1.09%) ProxySG
10 32 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
11 29 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
12 27 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
13 23 (0.72%) Firmware
13 23 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 23 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
14 20 (0.62%) KVM
15 18 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 17 (0.53%) NFS
16 17 (0.53%) Terminal Services
17 15 (0.47%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 171 (5.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 132 (4.12%) FortiGate
3 124 (3.87%) SCCM
4 110 (3.44%) Cisco Prime
5 73 (2.28%) Cisco UCCX
6 50 (1.56%) NetBackup
7 48 (1.50%) Puppet
8 43 (1.34%) Cisco UCCE
9 39 (1.22%) vCenter Server
10 38 (1.19%) SCOM
11 37 (1.16%) Nagios
12 35 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
13 28 (0.87%) AirWatch
14 26 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
15 25 (0.78%) Ansible
15 25 (0.78%) WSUS
16 24 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
17 21 (0.66%) Backup Exec
17 21 (0.66%) Forum Sentry
17 21 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 650 (20.30%) VMware
2 550 (17.18%) Juniper
3 547 (17.08%) CheckPoint
4 536 (16.74%) Microsoft
5 496 (15.49%) F5
6 382 (11.93%) HP
7 344 (10.74%) Citrix
8 274 (8.56%) Palo Alto
9 187 (5.84%) Fortinet
10 163 (5.09%) SolarWinds
11 154 (4.81%) NetApp
12 153 (4.78%) EMC
13 127 (3.97%) Red Hat
14 126 (3.94%) Riverbed
15 125 (3.90%) Blue Coat
16 107 (3.34%) Oracle
17 94 (2.94%) Avaya
18 90 (2.81%) Brocade
19 89 (2.78%) Dell
20 80 (2.50%) Symantec
Bristol, Avon
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Genium Selection Limited
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Somerset
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
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Cornwall
Spring Technology
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London
Joseph Harry Ltd
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London
Network ITR
Rate: £175.68 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £29.00 - £29.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.0 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £480 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day - 3 Month Contract (initially)
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
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Weston-Super-Mare, Avon
Austin Fraser
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
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Canary Wharf and City
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
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Dudley, West Midlands (County)
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