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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 26 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 46 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.90% 3.15% 1.92%
As % of the Vendors category 11.44% 7.51% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 9
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£335 £410 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.29% +49.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
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
402 413 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 51.54% 41.97% 46.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 182 197
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 48 34
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £44.90 £55.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Warrington -7 13 £427 +39.97% 4
Macclesfield +11 8 £320 - 2
Chester +9 4 - - 1
Nantwich - 1 £320 -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Sandbach - - - - 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Widnes - - - -
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 38 (38.78%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (32.65%) LAN
3 29 (29.59%) Juniper
3 29 (29.59%) Firewall
4 26 (26.53%) F5
5 25 (25.51%) CCNP
6 21 (21.43%) WAN
6 21 (21.43%) Wireless
7 20 (20.41%) CheckPoint
8 18 (18.37%) Windows
9 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 13 (13.27%) Fortinet
11 12 (12.24%) VLAN
11 12 (12.24%) Solaris
11 12 (12.24%) CCNA
12 11 (11.22%) Finance
12 11 (11.22%) OSPF
12 11 (11.22%) BGP
12 11 (11.22%) UNIX
13 10 (10.20%) WLAN
13 10 (10.20%) Linux
13 10 (10.20%) CISSP
13 10 (10.20%) MPLS
13 10 (10.20%) CCIE
13 10 (10.20%) VMware
13 10 (10.20%) Service Delivery
13 10 (10.20%) Riverbed
13 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (9.18%) Aruba
14 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (5.10%) IIS
2 4 (4.08%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.08%) Documentum
3 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.10%) MS Office
3 4 (4.08%) MS Project
3 4 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (32.65%) LAN
2 29 (29.59%) Firewall
3 21 (21.43%) WAN
3 21 (21.43%) Wireless
4 12 (12.24%) VLAN
5 11 (11.22%) OSPF
5 11 (11.22%) BGP
6 10 (10.20%) WLAN
6 10 (10.20%) MPLS
7 9 (9.18%) TACACS
8 8 (8.16%) DHCP
8 8 (8.16%) IP Telephony
8 8 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (7.14%) TCP/IP
10 5 (5.10%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (4.08%) VPN
11 4 (4.08%) DNS
11 4 (4.08%) SSL
11 4 (4.08%) IPsec
12 3 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.08%) BODI
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (11.22%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Local Government
3 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (26.53%) Network Engineer
2 16 (16.33%) Consultant
3 12 (12.24%) Project Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Architect
5 7 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (6.12%) Service Manager
6 6 (6.12%) Transition Manager
6 6 (6.12%) Service Transition Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Project Coordinator
7 5 (5.10%) Coordinator
7 5 (5.10%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.08%) Administrator
8 4 (4.08%) Network Consultant
8 4 (4.08%) Network Manager
9 3 (3.06%) Cisco Consultant
9 3 (3.06%) Senior Cisco Consultant
9 3 (3.06%) Wireless Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.04%) Clustering
3 2 (2.04%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.02%) Open Source
4 1 (1.02%) Replication
4 1 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.37%) Windows
2 12 (12.24%) Solaris
3 11 (11.22%) UNIX
4 10 (10.20%) Linux
4 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.12%) HPUX
7 3 (3.06%) AIX
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.20%) Service Delivery
2 9 (9.18%) Project Management
3 8 (8.16%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (7.14%) Information Security
4 7 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (7.14%) Migration
4 7 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.08%) TOGAF
5 4 (4.08%) Business Development
5 4 (4.08%) Time Management
6 3 (3.06%) Change Control
6 3 (3.06%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.06%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.06%) Service Management
6 3 (3.06%) ITIL
7 2 (2.04%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (2.04%) CAFM
7 2 (2.04%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.04%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.02%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (38.78%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (25.51%) CCNP
3 12 (12.24%) CCNA
4 10 (10.20%) CISSP
4 10 (10.20%) CCIE
5 6 (6.12%) CEH
5 6 (6.12%) GCIA
5 6 (6.12%) GCIH
5 6 (6.12%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.10%) CCSA
7 4 (4.08%) PMP
7 4 (4.08%) PMI Certification
7 4 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (4.08%) Degree
7 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.04%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.02%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.02%) MCITP
9 1 (1.02%) CCSE
9 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) BS7799
System Software
1 8 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.04%) vSphere
5 1 (1.02%) XenApp
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.02%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (29.59%) Juniper
2 26 (26.53%) F5
3 20 (20.41%) CheckPoint
4 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 13 (13.27%) Fortinet
6 10 (10.20%) VMware
6 10 (10.20%) Riverbed
7 9 (9.18%) Aruba
8 7 (7.14%) Citrix
8 7 (7.14%) HP
9 6 (6.12%) Websense
9 6 (6.12%) Blue Coat
10 5 (5.10%) Oracle
11 4 (4.08%) Business Objects
11 4 (4.08%) McAfee
11 4 (4.08%) Nokia
11 4 (4.08%) Compuware
11 4 (4.08%) TippingPoint
11 4 (4.08%) ArcSight
11 4 (4.08%) SolarWinds