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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
North West / Cheshire
Rank 35 41 35
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 13 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.55% 3.87% 4.83%
As % of the Vendors category 6.02% 9.18% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 16
Median daily rate £338 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £182 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £18.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.88 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +4.65%

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
216 392 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.44% 42.11% 47.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 217 179
Median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £598 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 26
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.04% -2.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.13 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 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
Warrington +12 7 £338 -37.20% 2
Chester - 1 £475 - 1
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 21 (52.50%) LAN
2 19 (47.50%) WAN
3 18 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (45.00%) Firewall
4 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
5 15 (37.50%) CCNA
6 14 (35.00%) VLAN
7 10 (25.00%) VPN
7 10 (25.00%) VoIP
7 10 (25.00%) Windows
8 9 (22.50%) Network Design
9 8 (20.00%) CCNP
9 8 (20.00%) Wireless
10 7 (17.50%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (17.50%) VMware
10 7 (17.50%) DHCP
10 7 (17.50%) ITIL
10 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
11 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
11 6 (15.00%) Local Government
11 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (12.50%) Network Security
12 5 (12.50%) HP
12 5 (12.50%) Ethernet
12 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 5 (12.50%) SAN
12 5 (12.50%) Internet
12 5 (12.50%) BGP

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 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (52.50%) LAN
2 19 (47.50%) WAN
3 18 (45.00%) Firewall
4 14 (35.00%) VLAN
5 10 (25.00%) VoIP
5 10 (25.00%) VPN
6 8 (20.00%) Wireless
7 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (17.50%) DHCP
7 7 (17.50%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (12.50%) BGP
8 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 5 (12.50%) Internet
8 5 (12.50%) Network Security
8 5 (12.50%) SAN
8 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.00%) EIGRP
9 4 (10.00%) MPLS
9 4 (10.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.00%) Local Government
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Network Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco Network Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Security Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Network Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Storage Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (10.00%) BYOD
3 4 (10.00%) Driving Licence
3 4 (10.00%) NHS
4 2 (5.00%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.50%) PKI
5 1 (2.50%) Replication
5 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.00%) AIX
3 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Network Design
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.00%) ERP
4 4 (10.00%) Service Management
5 3 (7.50%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Coaching
6 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.00%) Time Management
7 1 (2.50%) Change Control
7 1 (2.50%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.50%) Demand Management
7 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.50%) Presales
7 1 (2.50%) Threat Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.00%) VB
1 2 (5.00%) VB6
1 2 (5.00%) VBScript
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (37.50%) CCNA
3 8 (20.00%) CCNP
4 3 (7.50%) Degree
5 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) CCIE
6 1 (2.50%) CWNA
6 1 (2.50%) EMCSA
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.00%) VMware GSX
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (7.50%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (5.00%) MOM
3 2 (5.00%) NetApp OnCommand
3 2 (5.00%) SCOM
3 2 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.00%) WSUS
4 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 5 (12.50%) Citrix
3 5 (12.50%) HP
4 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.00%) NetApp
5 3 (7.50%) F5
5 3 (7.50%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.00%) Aruba
6 2 (5.00%) Brocade
6 2 (5.00%) Dell
6 2 (5.00%) Fujitsu
6 2 (5.00%) IBM
6 2 (5.00%) Juniper
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle
6 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.00%) Veritas
7 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.50%) Sourcefire