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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 18 31 21
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Cisco 6 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.00% 1.81% 3.96%
As % of the Vendors category 11.54% 3.23% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £400 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +46.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
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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
52 124 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 43.33% 56.11% 41.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 19
Average daily rate £400 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £16.84 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.07 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 7 (63.64%) CCNA
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
1 7 (63.64%) Local Government
1 7 (63.64%) VLAN
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) DHCP
3 4 (36.36%) CCIE
3 4 (36.36%) CCSA
3 4 (36.36%) SolarWinds
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) MPLS
5 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
5 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (18.18%) vSphere
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
1 7 (63.64%) VLAN
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) MPLS
4 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (63.64%) Local Government
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Server Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Risk Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCNA
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) CCIE
3 4 (36.36%) CCSA
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) BS7799
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) SolarWinds
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint