The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 33 21
Rank change year-on-year -21 -12  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 15 24 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.50% 4.99% 6.84%
As % of the Vendors category 6.98% 9.96% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 27
Median daily rate £325 £290 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.06% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £249 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £325 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £29.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.76% +122.64%  
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 Essex.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 215 241 326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 50.23% 50.10% 51.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 96 188
Median daily rate £500 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 63 29
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.86 £35.34 £44.60
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Essex

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Essex

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Essex

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Essex 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
Colchester +19 6 £363 - 2
Thurrock - 1 £138 -
Cisco
East of 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 Essex region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) CCNP
2 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) VMware
4 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (27.27%) Firewall
4 6 (27.27%) Windows
5 5 (22.73%) HP
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (18.18%) CCNP Voice
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (18.18%) F5
6 4 (18.18%) Unified Communications
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (18.18%) LAN
6 4 (18.18%) WAN
6 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (18.18%) Service Management
6 4 (18.18%) BGP
6 4 (18.18%) SLA
7 3 (13.64%) Project Management
7 3 (13.64%) VPN
7 3 (13.64%) VoIP
7 3 (13.64%) WLAN
7 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 7

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 1 (4.55%) NetSuite
1 1 (4.55%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) BGP
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) Unified Communications
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (13.64%) Telepresence
3 3 (13.64%) VoIP
3 3 (13.64%) VPN
3 3 (13.64%) WLAN
4 2 (9.09%) DHCP
4 2 (9.09%) DNS
4 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
4 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 2 (9.09%) ISDN
4 2 (9.09%) MGCP
4 2 (9.09%) MPLS
4 2 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) XMPP
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) COM
2 1 (4.55%) Software Packaging
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
3 2 (9.09%) NHS
4 1 (4.55%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.55%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.55%) HP Storage
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) PDA
4 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 4 (18.18%) Service Management
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Data Privacy
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL V2
4 2 (9.09%) ITSM
4 2 (9.09%) Line Management
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.55%) Demand Management
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) IT Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.55%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (40.91%) CCNP
3 4 (18.18%) CCNP Voice
4 2 (9.09%) CCDP
4 2 (9.09%) CCVP
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) CCIE
5 1 (4.55%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) CCSE
5 1 (4.55%) MCP
5 1 (4.55%) MCSA
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (9.09%) DameWare
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco CME
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (4.55%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
1 7 (31.82%) VMware
2 5 (22.73%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) F5
4 3 (13.64%) Palo Alto
4 3 (13.64%) Red Box
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) Zeacom
6 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Epicor
6 1 (4.55%) Hitachi
6 1 (4.55%) Imperva
6 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) Sage
6 1 (4.55%) SAP
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec
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