Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 25 42
Rank change year-on-year -37 +17 +11
Contract jobs citing Cisco 34 61 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.29% 7.04% 4.61%
As % of the Vendors category 8.48% 11.60% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 40 35
Essex median daily rate £263 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -31.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £127 £220 £262
90th Percentile £367 £350 £505
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 £34.66 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.84% +161.58% -32.26%
10th Percentile £12.49 £31.63 £11.38
90th Percentile £16.92 £35.50 £15.13
East of England median hourly rate £16.43 £31.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -48.25% +51.19% -23.64%

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Essex.

All Vendors
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 401 526 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 50.57% 60.67% 44.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 293 274
Essex median daily rate £513 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £221 £226
90th Percentile £600 £504 £525
East of England median daily rate £407 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +8.60% -6.25% +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 98 78
Essex median hourly rate £16.47 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.34% - +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.40 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £43.53 £42.84 £41.13
East of England median hourly rate £16.43 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -0.42% -19.51% -

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Witham 0 5 £350 -36.36%
Basildon 0 4 £300 +9.09%
Brentwood -19 2 - -
Chelmsford +4 1 £360 +44.00%
Chigwell - 1 £225 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Thurrock - 1 £138 -
Cisco
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
1 18 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 14 (41.18%) Firewall
3 13 (38.24%) VMware
3 13 (38.24%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (35.29%) ITIL
5 11 (32.35%) Windows
6 10 (29.41%) VPN
7 9 (26.47%) DNS
7 9 (26.47%) DHCP
7 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (23.53%) McAfee
8 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
8 8 (23.53%) LAN
8 8 (23.53%) WAN
8 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
9 7 (20.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (20.59%) MCSE
9 7 (20.59%) HP
9 7 (20.59%) CCNA
9 7 (20.59%) OSPF
9 7 (20.59%) BGP
10 6 (17.65%) WLAN
10 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
10 6 (17.65%) MCP
10 6 (17.65%) SCCM
10 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
10 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013

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 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business
4 3 (8.82%) Apache Spark
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.88%) IIS
6 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.82%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) Firewall
2 10 (29.41%) VPN
3 9 (26.47%) DHCP
3 9 (26.47%) DNS
4 8 (23.53%) LAN
4 8 (23.53%) WAN
5 7 (20.59%) BGP
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (20.59%) OSPF
6 6 (17.65%) WLAN
7 5 (14.71%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (14.71%) HSRP
7 5 (14.71%) IPsec
7 5 (14.71%) NX-OS
7 5 (14.71%) SAN
7 5 (14.71%) Skype
7 5 (14.71%) SNMP
7 5 (14.71%) SSL
7 5 (14.71%) VRRP
7 5 (14.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.82%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Wintel Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Network Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.94%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) PDA
4 1 (2.94%) PKI
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.82%) CentOS
4 3 (8.82%) Linux
4 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (11.76%) Network Design
3 4 (11.76%) Service Management
4 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
4 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.82%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL V2
5 2 (5.88%) ITSM
5 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 2 (5.88%) Network Management
5 2 (5.88%) PRINCE
5 2 (5.88%) Server Building
5 2 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (5.88%) SIEM
5 2 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (5.88%) System Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (20.59%) CCNA
3 7 (20.59%) MCSE
4 6 (17.65%) MCP
4 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 5 (14.71%) CCA
5 5 (14.71%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (14.71%) Degree
5 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
6 4 (11.76%) CCNP
7 3 (8.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (5.88%) CCIE
8 2 (5.88%) CISSP
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.94%) MCSA
9 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.71%) DFS Replication
3 5 (14.71%) NFS
3 5 (14.71%) vSphere
4 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
4 3 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.94%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (14.71%) vCenter Server
3 3 (8.82%) Terraform
3 3 (8.82%) yum
4 2 (5.88%) Cacti
4 2 (5.88%) DameWare
4 2 (5.88%) SmokePing
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.94%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) VMware
3 8 (23.53%) McAfee
4 7 (20.59%) HP
5 5 (14.71%) Clearswift
5 5 (14.71%) F5
5 5 (14.71%) Huawei
5 5 (14.71%) Juniper
5 5 (14.71%) NetApp
6 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
7 3 (8.82%) Citrix
7 3 (8.82%) Cloudera
7 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.88%) Meraki
8 2 (5.88%) Polycom
9 1 (2.94%) Adobe
9 1 (2.94%) Aruba
9 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.94%) Symantec