The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 29 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 20 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 7 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 4.14% 4.57% 5.94%
As % of the Vendors category 10.29% 9.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Median daily rate £223 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.62% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £363 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £24.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -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 Suffolk.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 68 100 84
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 40.24% 50.76% 41.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 67 47
Median daily rate £350 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 13
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00%  
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 Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Suffolk

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Suffolk

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Ipswich -5 5 £220 -39.31%
Bury St Edmunds - 1 - -
Cisco
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (44.00%) Firewall
2 9 (36.00%) CCNA
3 8 (32.00%) VMware
4 7 (28.00%) LAN
5 6 (24.00%) Wireless
5 6 (24.00%) Windows
5 6 (24.00%) WLAN
5 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (24.00%) CCNP
6 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (20.00%) WAN
6 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (20.00%) MCSE
6 5 (20.00%) SAN
7 4 (16.00%) BGP
7 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (16.00%) Juniper
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (16.00%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (12.00%) Security Patching
8 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (12.00%) Coaching
8 3 (12.00%) System Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Network Security
8 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) XenApp

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
1 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) Firewall
2 7 (28.00%) LAN
3 6 (24.00%) Wireless
3 6 (24.00%) WLAN
4 5 (20.00%) SAN
4 5 (20.00%) WAN
5 4 (16.00%) BGP
6 3 (12.00%) IPv4
6 3 (12.00%) IPv6
6 3 (12.00%) Network Security
6 3 (12.00%) OSPF
6 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (8.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 2 (8.00%) Internet
7 2 (8.00%) MPLS
7 2 (8.00%) Multicast
7 2 (8.00%) SDH
7 2 (8.00%) SONET
7 2 (8.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.00%) JMeter
2 1 (4.00%) JUnit
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Designer
1 7 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (12.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (12.00%) Coaching
2 3 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (12.00%) Security Patching
2 3 (12.00%) System Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Data Management
3 2 (8.00%) High Availability
3 2 (8.00%) Validation
4 1 (4.00%) Business Development
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Network Design
4 1 (4.00%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (36.00%) CCNA
3 6 (24.00%) CCNP
4 5 (20.00%) MCSE
4 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (12.00%) CCA
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (12.00%) MCP
5 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) Degree
6 2 (8.00%) MCSA
7 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (4.00%) ISEB
7 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (4.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) Firmware
2 3 (12.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) KVM
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Juniper
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) NetApp
5 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.00%) EMC
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Huawei
5 2 (8.00%) Tellabs
6 1 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.00%) F5
6 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.00%) Intel Security
6 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.00%) Sun