The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 28 August 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.

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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 35 32 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing Cisco 22 23 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.41% 4.81% 9.29%
As % of the Vendors category 7.97% 10.27% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 14
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £188 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £400 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £24.12 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.06% -29.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.32%
Cisco
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
276 224 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 42.79% 46.86% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 105 59
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £238 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £494 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 45
Average hourly rate £26.00 £28.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +25.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.80 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.37 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Chelmsford -6 11 £400 +122.22% 1
Harlow -3 2 £265 -24.28%
Colchester +5 1 £315 -21.25% 3
Basildon -12 1 - -
Cisco
East of England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 20 (30.77%) Firewall
2 18 (27.69%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
4 16 (24.62%) CCNP
4 16 (24.62%) VMware
5 15 (23.08%) Windows
6 14 (21.54%) ITIL
7 13 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (18.46%) Active Directory
8 12 (18.46%) NetApp
9 11 (16.92%) Wireless
9 11 (16.92%) IP Telephony
10 10 (15.38%) VLAN
10 10 (15.38%) VoIP
11 9 (13.85%) CCNA
12 8 (12.31%) HP
12 8 (12.31%) CheckPoint
12 8 (12.31%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (12.31%) Finance
13 7 (10.77%) Telecoms
13 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (10.77%) Citrix
13 7 (10.77%) LAN
13 7 (10.77%) PBX
13 7 (10.77%) WAN
13 7 (10.77%) MCSE
13 7 (10.77%) MS Exchange
13 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
14 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
14 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (10.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (4.62%) IIS
3 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (30.77%) Firewall
2 13 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (16.92%) IP Telephony
3 11 (16.92%) Wireless
4 10 (15.38%) VLAN
4 10 (15.38%) VoIP
5 8 (12.31%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (10.77%) WAN
6 7 (10.77%) LAN
6 7 (10.77%) PBX
7 6 (9.23%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (7.69%) Network Security
8 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.69%) OSPF
8 5 (7.69%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (6.15%) Internet
9 4 (6.15%) MPLS
9 4 (6.15%) ISDN
9 4 (6.15%) Wireless Security
9 4 (6.15%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.62%) Publishing
4 2 (3.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (21.54%) Network Engineer
2 8 (12.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) VoIP Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) IT Security Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Security Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Project Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) NHS
1 5 (7.69%) IVR
2 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) CCTV
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.54%) BYOD
4 1 (1.54%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.54%) PKI
4 1 (1.54%) Handset
4 1 (1.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.08%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (1.54%) Solaris
4 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) ITIL
2 6 (9.23%) Load Balancing
3 4 (6.15%) Time Management
3 4 (6.15%) Data Protection
3 4 (6.15%) Project Management
3 4 (6.15%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.62%) Security Management
4 3 (4.62%) Security Architecture
5 2 (3.08%) SIEM
5 2 (3.08%) Change Control
5 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (3.08%) Migration
5 2 (3.08%) Service Management
5 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.08%) TOGAF
5 2 (3.08%) Project Planning
5 2 (3.08%) Information Security
6 1 (1.54%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.54%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) SQL
2 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (27.69%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (24.62%) CCNP
3 9 (13.85%) CCNA
4 7 (10.77%) MCSE
4 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.69%) CISSP
7 4 (6.15%) MCDST
7 4 (6.15%) Degree
8 3 (4.62%) CCSP
8 3 (4.62%) CISA
8 3 (4.62%) CISM
8 3 (4.62%) CCVP
9 2 (3.08%) ISACA
10 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.54%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (18.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.54%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.08%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.54%) SCCM
3 1 (1.54%) SCOM
3 1 (1.54%) OPNET
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 16 (24.62%) VMware
3 12 (18.46%) NetApp
4 8 (12.31%) CheckPoint
4 8 (12.31%) HP
5 7 (10.77%) Citrix
6 6 (9.23%) Juniper
7 5 (7.69%) Dell
7 5 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.15%) Panasonic
8 4 (6.15%) Mitel
8 4 (6.15%) F5
8 4 (6.15%) MobileIron
8 4 (6.15%) Aerohive Networks
8 4 (6.15%) McAfee
8 4 (6.15%) Sophos
8 4 (6.15%) Clearswift
9 3 (4.62%) Siemens
9 3 (4.62%) Websense
9 3 (4.62%) Cyber-Ark