The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 32 44 38
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 36 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.59% 3.12% 3.23%
As % of the Vendors category 10.14% 7.37% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £133 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £329 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +9.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.07 £21.52 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.03% -60.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.42% -11.83%
Cisco
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
355 339 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.22% 42.27% 50.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 147 155
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 32
Average hourly rate £18.13 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.20% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £14.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Cheshire region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +22 13 £400 -5.88%
Macclesfield +6 8 £380 +5.55%
Warrington -4 6 £500 +17.64% 3
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Crewe - - - - 2
Knutsford - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Cisco also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco.

1 34 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (31.82%) LAN
3 25 (28.41%) CCNP
4 23 (26.14%) WAN
5 21 (23.86%) Firewall
6 19 (21.59%) Windows
6 19 (21.59%) CheckPoint
7 18 (20.45%) CCNA
7 18 (20.45%) HP
8 17 (19.32%) Juniper
8 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
8 17 (19.32%) F5
9 15 (17.05%) Finance
10 14 (15.91%) Wireless
10 14 (15.91%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (14.77%) VLAN
11 13 (14.77%) VMware
12 12 (13.64%) Project Management
13 11 (12.50%) PRINCE2
13 11 (12.50%) Solaris
13 11 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (11.36%) DHCP
15 9 (10.23%) UNIX
15 9 (10.23%) CCIE
15 9 (10.23%) Opsware
15 9 (10.23%) Local Government
15 9 (10.23%) CMDB
16 8 (9.09%) Aruba
16 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Cisco also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.68%) IIS
2 4 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.55%) Documentum
3 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (5.68%) MS Project
3 4 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (31.82%) LAN
2 23 (26.14%) WAN
3 21 (23.86%) Firewall
4 14 (15.91%) Wireless
5 13 (14.77%) VLAN
6 11 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (11.36%) DHCP
8 6 (6.82%) WLAN
8 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
8 6 (6.82%) SAN
9 5 (5.68%) TACACS
10 4 (4.55%) MPLS
10 4 (4.55%) EIGRP
10 4 (4.55%) IP Telephony
11 3 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.41%) DNS
11 3 (3.41%) NAS
12 2 (2.27%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (2.27%) iSCSI
12 2 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) BODI
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Local Government
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (32.95%) Network Engineer
2 12 (13.64%) Project Manager
3 7 (7.95%) Consultant
3 7 (7.95%) Project Engineer
3 7 (7.95%) Network Specialist
4 6 (6.82%) Architect
5 5 (5.68%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (4.55%) Administrator
6 4 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (3.41%) Project Administrator
7 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Wireless Engineer
8 2 (2.27%) Network Technician
8 2 (2.27%) FlexPod Consultant
8 2 (2.27%) Data Centre Engineer
8 2 (2.27%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (2.27%) Senior Cisco Consultant
8 2 (2.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) CMDB
2 6 (6.82%) FlexPod
3 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.27%) Clustering
4 2 (2.27%) iPhone
4 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
5 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Windows
2 11 (12.50%) Solaris
3 9 (10.23%) UNIX
4 8 (9.09%) Linux
4 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.82%) HPUX
6 3 (3.41%) AIX
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.91%) Root Cause Analysis
2 12 (13.64%) Project Management
3 11 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 8 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (9.09%) Migration
4 8 (9.09%) Information Security
4 8 (9.09%) Network Management
5 7 (7.95%) Change Management
5 7 (7.95%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (6.82%) Business Development
7 5 (5.68%) Change Control
8 4 (4.55%) Time Management
8 4 (4.55%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.41%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.41%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.41%) ITIL
9 3 (3.41%) Service Management
9 3 (3.41%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.27%) Zachman Framework
10 2 (2.27%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (28.41%) CCNP
3 18 (20.45%) CCNA
4 9 (10.23%) CCIE
5 7 (7.95%) CISSP
6 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (6.82%) PMP
6 6 (6.82%) PMI Certification
6 6 (6.82%) Degree
7 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.55%) GCIA
8 4 (4.55%) GCIH
8 4 (4.55%) CEH
9 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.41%) CCSA
10 2 (2.27%) MCSE
10 2 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.27%) ISSAP
10 2 (2.27%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.27%) NFS
4 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.14%) XenApp
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) HP NNM
2 3 (3.41%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.14%) SCCM
3 1 (1.14%) SCOM
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) CheckPoint
2 18 (20.45%) HP
3 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
3 17 (19.32%) Juniper
3 17 (19.32%) F5
4 13 (14.77%) VMware
5 9 (10.23%) Opsware
6 8 (9.09%) Aruba
6 8 (9.09%) Citrix
7 7 (7.95%) NetScout
7 7 (7.95%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.82%) TippingPoint
8 6 (6.82%) ArcSight
8 6 (6.82%) Cyber-Ark
8 6 (6.82%) Nokia
8 6 (6.82%) Blue Coat
8 6 (6.82%) McAfee
9 5 (5.68%) Oracle
10 4 (4.55%) Business Objects
10 4 (4.55%) IBM