The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 25 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.86% 2.92% 2.52%
As % of the Vendors category 5.68% 5.63% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
88 71 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 50.29% 51.82% 56.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 21
Average daily rate £375 £305 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 14
Average hourly rate £18.75 £16.84 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.34% -58.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Chester region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Chester region.

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Chester region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) CCNA
3 6 (60.00%) CCNP
4 4 (40.00%) CCIE
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) VLAN
4 4 (40.00%) Network Management
5 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) Opsware
5 3 (30.00%) NetScout
5 3 (30.00%) Local Government
5 3 (30.00%) CMDB
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) HP NNM
5 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) OSPF
6 2 (20.00%) BGP
6 2 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Change Control
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) VLAN
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) OSPF
3 2 (20.00%) BGP
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) HTTP
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (30.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Network Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) CMDB
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Management
2 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) CCNA
3 6 (60.00%) CCNP
4 4 (40.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CCSA
5 1 (10.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP NNM
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) NetScout
2 3 (30.00%) Opsware
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) AppSense
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds