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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 41 28 53
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +25
Contract jobs citing Cisco 34 48 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.60% 6.23% 2.77%
As % of the Vendors category 9.32% 12.80% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 14
Average daily rate £275 £378 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.15% +13.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £300 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.00%
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
365 375 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.67% 48.64% 40.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 186 164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 34
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% -42.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.60 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 +3 21 £538 +7.50% 1
Macclesfield -3 8 £281 -25.98%
Runcorn - 2 £170 -
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 38 (50.67%) WAN
2 33 (44.00%) LAN
3 30 (40.00%) Firewall
4 28 (37.33%) VMware
5 22 (29.33%) Data Centre
6 21 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (28.00%) VPN
7 20 (26.67%) DNS
8 19 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
9 18 (24.00%) HP
9 18 (24.00%) Windows
9 18 (24.00%) Network Security
10 17 (22.67%) IBM
10 17 (22.67%) Juniper
11 15 (20.00%) Migration
11 15 (20.00%) Hyper-V
12 14 (18.67%) Citrix
13 13 (17.33%) DHCP
14 12 (16.00%) Linux
14 12 (16.00%) CCNP
14 12 (16.00%) SAN
15 10 (13.33%) CCNA
15 10 (13.33%) Solaris
15 10 (13.33%) SSL
15 10 (13.33%) SSH
15 10 (13.33%) VLAN
16 9 (12.00%) IPsec
16 9 (12.00%) AIX
16 9 (12.00%) HPUX

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 7 (9.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.67%) IIS
2 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) 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
3 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (50.67%) WAN
2 33 (44.00%) LAN
3 30 (40.00%) Firewall
4 21 (28.00%) VPN
5 20 (26.67%) DNS
6 18 (24.00%) Network Security
7 13 (17.33%) DHCP
8 12 (16.00%) SAN
9 10 (13.33%) SSH
9 10 (13.33%) SSL
9 10 (13.33%) VLAN
10 9 (12.00%) IPsec
10 9 (12.00%) MPLS
11 7 (9.33%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (9.33%) VoIP
12 5 (6.67%) BGP
12 5 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (5.33%) CTI
13 4 (5.33%) OSPF
13 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.33%) Local Government
3 3 (4.00%) Finance
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Automotive
5 1 (1.33%) Back Office
5 1 (1.33%) Front Office
5 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (37.33%) Architect
2 17 (22.67%) Network Engineer
3 15 (20.00%) Network Architect
4 9 (12.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (10.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) IT Architect
6 7 (9.33%) IT Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (8.00%) Network Specialist
8 5 (6.67%) Lead Architect
8 5 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 5 (6.67%) Senior Network Specialist
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
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.00%) VCE vBlock
3 8 (10.67%) Clustering
3 8 (10.67%) FlexPod
4 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (5.33%) iSeries
6 3 (4.00%) IVR
6 3 (4.00%) Replication
6 3 (4.00%) Social Media
7 1 (1.33%) CESG
7 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Windows
2 12 (16.00%) Linux
3 10 (13.33%) Solaris
4 9 (12.00%) AIX
4 9 (12.00%) HPUX
5 7 (9.33%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.33%) Unix
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) Migration
2 9 (12.00%) Change Control
2 9 (12.00%) Project Management
3 5 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (6.67%) CRM
3 5 (6.67%) Information Security
3 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (5.33%) ITIL
4 4 (5.33%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.33%) Stress Testing
4 4 (5.33%) WFM
5 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (4.00%) High Availability
6 2 (2.67%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.33%) Business Transformation
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) C
1 4 (5.33%) Lisp
2 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.67%) C#
3 2 (2.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (16.00%) CCNP
3 10 (13.33%) CCNA
4 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.67%) CCIE
5 5 (6.67%) Degree
6 2 (2.67%) MBA
7 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 21 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.00%) Xen
5 2 (2.67%) XenApp
5 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.67%) XenServer
6 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) EMC VPLEX
2 2 (2.67%) SCCM
3 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.33%) Netcool
3 1 (1.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 28 (37.33%) VMware
2 18 (24.00%) HP
3 17 (22.67%) IBM
3 17 (22.67%) Juniper
4 14 (18.67%) Citrix
5 9 (12.00%) Dell
5 9 (12.00%) EMC
5 9 (12.00%) F5
5 9 (12.00%) Palo Alto
6 8 (10.67%) Avaya
6 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
6 8 (10.67%) Sun
7 6 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 5 (6.67%) BT
8 5 (6.67%) Fortinet
9 4 (5.33%) Brocade
9 4 (5.33%) Genesys
9 4 (5.33%) Oracle
10 3 (4.00%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.67%) Toshiba
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