The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 13 14 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Cisco 9 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 7.76% 9.62% 4.78%
As % of the Vendors category 17.31% 31.25% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -34.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £333 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.50% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £25.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -11.11%
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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 Ipswich region.

Vendors Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
52 32 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 44.83% 30.77% 44.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 18 63
Average daily rate £375 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £30.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.34% +46.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 11 (68.75%) Network Security
2 9 (56.25%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Check Point Certification
2 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
2 9 (56.25%) Information Security
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (18.75%) PKI
5 3 (18.75%) VLAN
5 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (18.75%) Splunk
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (18.75%) Network Management
5 3 (18.75%) IPsec
5 3 (18.75%) HP
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) UNIX
5 3 (18.75%) Solaris
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) VPN
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
6 2 (12.50%) PSTN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Network Security
2 3 (18.75%) IPsec
2 3 (18.75%) VLAN
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) PSTN
4 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Security Specialist
1 9 (56.25%) Testing Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
1 3 (18.75%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Penetration Testing
1 9 (56.25%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Network Management
2 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
2 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) CCIP
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) MCSE
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Splunk
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft