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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 51 56 47
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 35 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.43% 2.54% 3.04%
As % of the Vendors category 6.93% 5.58% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 13
Median daily rate £334 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.73% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £400 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £679
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.88% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +32.35%
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
505 448 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 49.51% 45.48% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 250 154
Median daily rate £425 £500 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £700 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.92 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.34% +35.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington -7 11 £414 -17.20% 3
Knutsford - 4 £350 -
Macclesfield -3 3 £400 -15.78%
Chester -5 1 £250 - 1
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 34 (47.22%) WAN
2 28 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (38.89%) Firewall
3 24 (33.33%) LAN
4 23 (31.94%) VMware
5 22 (30.56%) DNS
6 21 (29.17%) CCNA
6 21 (29.17%) Juniper
7 20 (27.78%) VPN
8 18 (25.00%) CCNP
8 18 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 17 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 16 (22.22%) DHCP
11 15 (20.83%) Migration
11 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
11 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
12 14 (19.44%) Windows
12 14 (19.44%) Citrix
13 13 (18.06%) SSL
13 13 (18.06%) VoIP
14 12 (16.67%) Linux
14 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 12 (16.67%) Network Security
15 11 (15.28%) Palo Alto
15 11 (15.28%) HP
16 10 (13.89%) IBM
16 10 (13.89%) Avaya
16 10 (13.89%) SSH
17 9 (12.50%) Hyper-V

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.78%) IIS
5 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS Project
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.17%) Radian6
2 1 (1.39%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (47.22%) WAN
2 28 (38.89%) Firewall
3 24 (33.33%) LAN
4 22 (30.56%) DNS
5 20 (27.78%) VPN
6 16 (22.22%) DHCP
7 13 (18.06%) SSL
7 13 (18.06%) VoIP
8 12 (16.67%) Network Security
9 10 (13.89%) SSH
10 9 (12.50%) BGP
10 9 (12.50%) IPsec
10 9 (12.50%) OSPF
11 8 (11.11%) Skype
11 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
12 7 (9.72%) VLAN
13 6 (8.33%) CTI
14 5 (6.94%) EIGRP
14 5 (6.94%) MPLS
15 4 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (9.72%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Front Office
4 1 (1.39%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 16 (22.22%) Architect
3 9 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Security Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (8.33%) IT Architect
5 6 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Lead Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Avaya Specialist
7 4 (5.56%) Data Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Data Migration Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Data Migration Lead
7 4 (5.56%) Lead Data Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Migration Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) SOAP
1 1 (1.39%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) IVR
3 6 (8.33%) Clustering
3 6 (8.33%) FlexPod
3 6 (8.33%) VCE vBlock
4 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (5.56%) iSeries
5 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.17%) Social Media
6 2 (2.78%) Health Informatics
6 2 (2.78%) Informatics
7 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.44%) Windows
2 12 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (8.33%) AIX
3 6 (8.33%) HPUX
3 6 (8.33%) Solaris
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.17%) Unix
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) Migration
2 9 (12.50%) ITIL
3 8 (11.11%) Change Control
4 7 (9.72%) Project Management
5 5 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (6.94%) Information Security
5 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (6.94%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.56%) CRM
6 4 (5.56%) Network Design
6 4 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.17%) Application Packaging
7 3 (4.17%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.17%) Service Management
8 2 (2.78%) Fault Management
8 2 (2.78%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.56%) Lisp
3 2 (2.78%) C#
3 2 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (29.17%) CCNA
3 18 (25.00%) CCNP
4 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.94%) JNCIA
6 4 (5.56%) CCIE
7 2 (2.78%) CCDP
7 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.78%) MBA
7 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.78%) PMP
8 1 (1.39%) CCSP
8 1 (1.39%) HND
8 1 (1.39%) ISEB
8 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 9 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.78%) vSphere
5 1 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (2.78%) SCOM
2 2 (2.78%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 23 (31.94%) VMware
2 21 (29.17%) Juniper
3 14 (19.44%) Citrix
4 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.28%) HP
5 11 (15.28%) Palo Alto
6 10 (13.89%) Avaya
6 10 (13.89%) IBM
7 8 (11.11%) CheckPoint
8 7 (9.72%) Dell
9 6 (8.33%) F5
9 6 (8.33%) Genesys
9 6 (8.33%) Sun
10 5 (6.94%) Fortinet
11 4 (5.56%) EMC
11 4 (5.56%) Polycom
12 3 (4.17%) Nortel
13 2 (2.78%) Nokia
13 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
14 1 (1.39%) Ruckus Wireless