The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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.

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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 18 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 2.08% 12.50% 19.23%
As % of the Vendors category 3.13% 15.63% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +5.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.63 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+1.73% -2.80%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Colchester region.

Vendors Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
32 32 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 66.67% 80.00% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 36
Average daily rate £350 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £388 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Colchester region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Colchester

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Colchester

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester region citing Cisco 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 Cisco.

1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (65.00%) VMware
4 12 (60.00%) DNS
4 12 (60.00%) DHCP
4 12 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (45.00%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (45.00%) CCNP
5 9 (45.00%) CCNA
5 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
6 8 (40.00%) SAN
7 7 (35.00%) EMC
7 7 (35.00%) ITIL
7 7 (35.00%) Network Security
7 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (35.00%) F5
8 6 (30.00%) VPN
8 6 (30.00%) Citrix
8 6 (30.00%) BGP
9 5 (25.00%) NetScreen
9 5 (25.00%) Migration
9 5 (25.00%) Blue Coat
9 5 (25.00%) CCSE
9 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
9 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 5 (25.00%) HP
9 5 (25.00%) Dell
9 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (25.00%) OSPF

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester region citing Cisco 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 Cisco. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) DHCP
2 12 (60.00%) DNS
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (40.00%) SAN
5 7 (35.00%) Network Security
6 6 (30.00%) VPN
6 6 (30.00%) BGP
7 5 (25.00%) OSPF
7 5 (25.00%) iSCSI
7 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 5 (25.00%) NetScreen
7 5 (25.00%) DMVPN
8 4 (20.00%) SSL
9 3 (15.00%) IP Telephony
10 2 (10.00%) FirePass
10 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 5 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 5 (25.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Network Management
4 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (45.00%) CCNP
2 9 (45.00%) CCNA
3 5 (25.00%) CCSE
4 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) MCSE
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (5.00%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) VMware
2 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (35.00%) F5
3 7 (35.00%) EMC
4 6 (30.00%) Citrix
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (25.00%) Dell
5 5 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 5 (25.00%) Infoblox
5 5 (25.00%) Imperva
6 3 (15.00%) Zeacom
7 2 (10.00%) Altiris