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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 53 63 50
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing Cisco 36 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.26% 2.30% 3.14%
As % of the Vendors category 6.61% 4.96% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 13
Average daily rate £325 £420 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £203 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £674
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £18.13 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-8.85% +33.33%
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
545 464 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 49.32% 46.45% 43.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 250 152
Average daily rate £425 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £700 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -46.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.92 £22.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 14 £378 -24.35% 2
Knutsford - 4 £350 -
Chester -1 2 £225 - 3
Northwich -2 1 - -
Macclesfield -7 1 - -
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 41 (54.67%) WAN
2 34 (45.33%) Firewall
3 30 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (38.67%) LAN
5 25 (33.33%) Juniper
6 24 (32.00%) VMware
6 24 (32.00%) Data Centre
7 22 (29.33%) CCNA
7 22 (29.33%) VPN
7 22 (29.33%) DNS
8 21 (28.00%) CCNP
9 18 (24.00%) Migration
9 18 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (21.33%) Active Directory
10 16 (21.33%) DHCP
11 14 (18.67%) Windows
11 14 (18.67%) Network Security
11 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
11 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
12 13 (17.33%) Linux
12 13 (17.33%) HP
12 13 (17.33%) SSL
12 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
12 13 (17.33%) Citrix
13 12 (16.00%) IBM
13 12 (16.00%) VoIP
14 11 (14.67%) Hyper-V
14 11 (14.67%) Palo Alto
14 11 (14.67%) Change Control
15 10 (13.33%) SSH

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (8.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.67%) IIS
4 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.00%) Radian6
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (54.67%) WAN
2 34 (45.33%) Firewall
3 29 (38.67%) LAN
4 22 (29.33%) DNS
4 22 (29.33%) VPN
5 16 (21.33%) DHCP
6 14 (18.67%) Network Security
7 13 (17.33%) SSL
8 12 (16.00%) VoIP
9 10 (13.33%) SSH
10 9 (12.00%) BGP
10 9 (12.00%) IPsec
10 9 (12.00%) OSPF
10 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.00%) CTI
11 6 (8.00%) Skype
11 6 (8.00%) VLAN
12 5 (6.67%) EIGRP
12 5 (6.67%) MPLS
12 5 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.67%) Finance
3 4 (5.33%) Local Government
4 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.67%) Marketing
4 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.33%) Back Office
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 22 (29.33%) Architect
2 20 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) Network Architect
4 9 (12.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (10.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Security Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) IT Architect
6 7 (9.33%) IT Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (9.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Lead Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Avaya Specialist
9 4 (5.33%) Data Centre Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Data Migration Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Data Migration Lead
9 4 (5.33%) Lead Data Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Migration Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.00%) VCE vBlock
3 8 (10.67%) Clustering
3 8 (10.67%) FlexPod
4 7 (9.33%) IVR
5 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (5.33%) iSeries
6 3 (4.00%) Social Media
7 2 (2.67%) Health Informatics
7 2 (2.67%) Informatics
7 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) Windows
2 13 (17.33%) Linux
3 9 (12.00%) AIX
3 9 (12.00%) HPUX
3 9 (12.00%) Solaris
4 4 (5.33%) Unix
4 4 (5.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.67%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) Migration
2 11 (14.67%) Change Control
3 10 (13.33%) ITIL
4 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (6.67%) CRM
5 5 (6.67%) Information Security
5 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (6.67%) Project Management
6 4 (5.33%) Network Design
6 4 (5.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.33%) Service Management
7 3 (4.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.00%) High Availability
7 3 (4.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.00%) Network Architecture
7 3 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.00%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (2.67%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.33%) C
2 4 (5.33%) Lisp
3 2 (2.67%) C#
3 2 (2.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (29.33%) CCNA
3 21 (28.00%) CCNP
4 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
4 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.67%) CCIE
5 5 (6.67%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.67%) CCDP
6 2 (2.67%) MBA
7 1 (1.33%) CCSP
7 1 (1.33%) HND
7 1 (1.33%) ISEB
7 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (21.33%) Active Directory
3 11 (14.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) SCCM
2 2 (2.67%) SCOM
2 2 (2.67%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 25 (33.33%) Juniper
2 24 (32.00%) VMware
3 13 (17.33%) Citrix
3 13 (17.33%) HP
3 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.00%) IBM
5 11 (14.67%) Palo Alto
6 9 (12.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.67%) Avaya
7 8 (10.67%) Dell
7 8 (10.67%) Sun
8 6 (8.00%) F5
8 6 (8.00%) Genesys
9 5 (6.67%) EMC
9 5 (6.67%) Fortinet
10 4 (5.33%) Polycom
11 3 (4.00%) Nortel
12 2 (2.67%) Nokia
12 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.33%) Sitecore