The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 23 June 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
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 39 32
Rank change year-on-year -7 -7  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 99 108 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.26% 4.24% 5.44%
As % of the Vendors category 9.36% 8.90% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 86
Median daily rate £378 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.15% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £477 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.06 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.15% +108.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.94 £15.60 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £25.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year +6.76% +21.35%  

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 the East of England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1058 1214 1521
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 45.52% 47.63% 49.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 631 868
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 102 134
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.53 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in the East of England

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the East of England

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in the East of England

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the East of England

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -9 35 £400 - 9
Cambridgeshire +24 31 £300 -14.28% 7
Bedfordshire -8 16 £448 +8.48% 7
Essex -21 15 £325 +12.06% 9
Suffolk +13 1 - - 1
Norfolk -5 1 £155 -48.33% 2
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 76 (42.46%) Firewall
2 69 (38.55%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (32.40%) LAN
4 56 (31.28%) WAN
5 54 (30.17%) CCNP
6 40 (22.35%) Windows
7 38 (21.23%) Microsoft
7 38 (21.23%) VMware
7 38 (21.23%) Security Cleared
8 35 (19.55%) ITIL
9 33 (18.44%) Cisco ASA
10 31 (17.32%) Data Centre
10 31 (17.32%) Juniper
11 28 (15.64%) CheckPoint
11 28 (15.64%) F5
12 26 (14.53%) SC Cleared
13 25 (13.97%) Active Directory
14 24 (13.41%) Citrix
14 24 (13.41%) Wireless
15 23 (12.85%) CCIE
15 23 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (12.29%) Windows Server
16 22 (12.29%) HP
17 21 (11.73%) CCNA
18 19 (10.61%) VoIP
18 19 (10.61%) Linux
18 19 (10.61%) Migration
19 18 (10.06%) DNS
19 18 (10.06%) Network Security
20 17 (9.50%) Cisco Nexus

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 13 (7.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.12%) IIS
4 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.56%) CMS
5 1 (0.56%) Confluence
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 1 (0.56%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.56%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.79%) SaaS
4 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.12%) Office 365
4 2 (1.12%) PaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.56%) IaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 76 (42.46%) Firewall
2 58 (32.40%) LAN
3 56 (31.28%) WAN
4 33 (18.44%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (13.41%) Wireless
6 19 (10.61%) VoIP
7 18 (10.06%) DNS
7 18 (10.06%) Network Security
8 17 (9.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (9.50%) SAN
9 16 (8.94%) VPN
10 13 (7.26%) BGP
10 13 (7.26%) DHCP
11 12 (6.70%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (6.15%) OSPF
12 11 (6.15%) WLAN
13 10 (5.59%) MPLS
13 10 (5.59%) Unified Communications
14 9 (5.03%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (5.03%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.68%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) JIRA
1 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (7.82%) Finance
2 5 (2.79%) Banking
3 4 (2.23%) Local Government
3 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (24.02%) Network Engineer
2 24 (13.41%) Architect
3 23 (12.85%) Cisco Engineer
4 19 (10.61%) Consultant
5 16 (8.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (7.26%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.70%) Analyst
7 12 (6.70%) Network Specialist
8 11 (6.15%) Technical Architect
9 9 (5.03%) Network Architect
9 9 (5.03%) Network Consultant
10 8 (4.47%) Network Security Analyst
10 8 (4.47%) Network Support
10 8 (4.47%) Security Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Network Support Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) Voice Engineer
13 5 (2.79%) Voice Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.68%) .NET
2 2 (1.12%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.12%) XMPP
3 1 (0.56%) COM
3 1 (0.56%) Middleware
3 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.32%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.35%) NHS
3 6 (3.35%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.23%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.68%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.12%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.12%) EPoS
6 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.12%) Handset
6 2 (1.12%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.12%) PDA
6 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.56%) Digital Signage
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.35%) Windows
2 22 (12.29%) Windows Server
3 19 (10.61%) Linux
4 15 (8.38%) Unix
5 12 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.35%) Solaris
7 6 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.79%) CentOS
8 5 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.79%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.23%) HPUX
9 4 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.12%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.55%) ITIL
2 19 (10.61%) Migration
3 14 (7.82%) Project Management
4 13 (7.26%) Mentoring
5 10 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (5.59%) High Availability
6 9 (5.03%) Business Continuity
6 9 (5.03%) Data Security
6 9 (5.03%) Information Security
7 8 (4.47%) Incident Management
7 8 (4.47%) Service Design
7 8 (4.47%) Service Management
8 7 (3.91%) Network Design
8 7 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.35%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (3.35%) Fault Management
9 6 (3.35%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.35%) TOGAF
10 5 (2.79%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (2.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.59%) SQL
2 7 (3.91%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.23%) Perl
3 4 (2.23%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.12%) C++
4 2 (1.12%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) C#
5 1 (0.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 69 (38.55%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (30.17%) CCNP
3 38 (21.23%) Security Cleared
4 26 (14.53%) SC Cleared
5 23 (12.85%) CCIE
6 21 (11.73%) CCNA
7 12 (6.70%) CCSE
8 10 (5.59%) CCSA
8 10 (5.59%) Degree
9 9 (5.03%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.79%) CCDP
11 5 (2.79%) CCNP Voice
11 5 (2.79%) MCP
12 4 (2.23%) MCSA
12 4 (2.23%) MCSE
13 3 (1.68%) CCIP
13 3 (1.68%) CISSP
13 3 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (1.12%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.26%) SLA
2 6 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.35%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.23%) GPG13
4 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.56%) GMP
5 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.56%) QA
5 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (13.97%) Active Directory
2 23 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.47%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.23%) ISA Server
5 4 (2.23%) Samba
5 4 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.68%) Firmware
6 3 (1.68%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.68%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.12%) NFS
7 2 (1.12%) vSphere
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.56%) Snort
8 1 (0.56%) vCloud
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.56%) XenApp
8 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (6.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (5.59%) FortiGate
3 8 (4.47%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (2.79%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.23%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (1.68%) DameWare
6 3 (1.68%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.12%) EMC VPLEX
7 2 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.12%) SCCM
7 2 (1.12%) Terraform
7 2 (1.12%) yum
8 1 (0.56%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.56%) OpenView
8 1 (0.56%) Packer
Vendors
1 38 (21.23%) Microsoft
1 38 (21.23%) VMware
2 31 (17.32%) Juniper
3 28 (15.64%) CheckPoint
3 28 (15.64%) F5
4 24 (13.41%) Citrix
5 22 (12.29%) HP
6 15 (8.38%) Blue Coat
7 14 (7.82%) Palo Alto
8 8 (4.47%) Avaya
8 8 (4.47%) Computacenter
8 8 (4.47%) EMC
8 8 (4.47%) Nokia
9 7 (3.91%) 3PAR
10 6 (3.35%) Brocade
10 6 (3.35%) Dell
10 6 (3.35%) Oracle
10 6 (3.35%) Trustwave
11 5 (2.79%) NetApp
11 5 (2.79%) Red Hat
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