The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 28 March 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 26 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 8 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.52% 5.60% 4.92%
As % of the Vendors category 5.67% 12.92% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 8
Median daily rate £386 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.42% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £272 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £454 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.85% -10.00%  

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 Cambridge.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 141 178 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 44.48% 43.31% 56.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 114 112
Median daily rate £400 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +1.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £47.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.63% +131.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £14.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £60.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Cambridge

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Cambridge

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) VoIP
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
2 3 (27.27%) CCNP
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (18.18%) MPLS
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
3 2 (18.18%) IP Telephony
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
3 2 (18.18%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (9.09%) vCloud
4 1 (9.09%) Office 365
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) VoIP
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (18.18%) IP Telephony
3 2 (18.18%) MPLS
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) IPv4
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Network Support
3 3 (27.27%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Support
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) EMC Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) EMC VMAX
1 1 (9.09%) EMC VNX
1 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
1 1 (9.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Network Design
2 1 (9.09%) Security Hardening
2 1 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) MCP
2 1 (9.09%) MCSA
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) Firmware
3 1 (9.09%) vCloud
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (9.09%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) F5
2 2 (18.18%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Riverbed