The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 19 25 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing Cisco 13 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.46% 6.59% 8.67%
As % of the Vendors category 15.48% 18.46% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £263 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.72% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £23.13 £25.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.76%
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 Suffolk region.

Vendors Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
84 65 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 35.29% 35.71% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 31 45
Average daily rate £375 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £138 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 7
Average hourly rate £23.13 £23.20 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +41.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.63 £42.00 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
Ipswich -5 13 £375 +50.00%
Newmarket - - - -
Felixstowe - - - -
Cisco
East of England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 14 (66.67%) Network Security
2 9 (42.86%) VPN
2 9 (42.86%) Check Point Certification
2 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 9 (42.86%) Information Security
2 9 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (38.10%) VMware
4 7 (33.33%) LAN
4 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (33.33%) IPsec
4 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) Network Management
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 6 (28.57%) UNIX
5 6 (28.57%) Windows
5 6 (28.57%) Solaris
5 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (28.57%) VLAN
5 6 (28.57%) Splunk
5 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 5 (23.81%) HP
6 5 (23.81%) Firewall
6 5 (23.81%) PKI
6 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Network Security
2 9 (42.86%) VPN
3 7 (33.33%) LAN
3 7 (33.33%) IPsec
4 6 (28.57%) VLAN
4 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 5 (23.81%) Firewall
6 3 (14.29%) WAN
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
8 1 (4.76%) Wireless
8 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
8 1 (4.76%) VoIP
8 1 (4.76%) IPv4
8 1 (4.76%) IPv6
8 1 (4.76%) MPLS
8 1 (4.76%) OSPF
8 1 (4.76%) BGP
8 1 (4.76%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Security Specialist
1 9 (42.86%) Testing Specialist
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Designer
3 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Security Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Lead Designer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) UNIX
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
1 6 (28.57%) Solaris
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Information Security
1 9 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Network Management
3 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) Cyber Security
5 2 (9.52%) SIEM
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Check Point Certification
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.52%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) HND
5 1 (4.76%) CCNP
5 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) JNCIS
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 8 (38.10%) VMware
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 6 (28.57%) Splunk
4 5 (23.81%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) McAfee
7 1 (4.76%) Tandberg
7 1 (4.76%) Juniper