The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 26 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 14 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.47% 6.62% 6.25%
As % of the Vendors category 11.57% 12.50% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £535 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £55.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% +292.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
121 80 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 47.27% 52.98% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 10
Average daily rate £350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £465 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Cisco
Cheshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Chester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (68.18%) LAN
1 15 (68.18%) CCNP
1 15 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (68.18%) Firewall
2 14 (63.64%) DNS
3 12 (54.55%) WAN
3 12 (54.55%) Juniper
3 12 (54.55%) F5
4 11 (50.00%) NetScaler
4 11 (50.00%) DHCP
5 10 (45.45%) VPN
5 10 (45.45%) ITIL
6 9 (40.91%) Windows
6 9 (40.91%) BGP
6 9 (40.91%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (40.91%) Blue Coat
7 8 (36.36%) VLAN
8 7 (31.82%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (31.82%) OSPF
8 7 (31.82%) UNIX
8 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
8 7 (31.82%) Citrix
9 6 (27.27%) HP
9 6 (27.27%) MPLS
9 6 (27.27%) Finance
9 6 (27.27%) Information Security
9 6 (27.27%) Banking
10 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
10 5 (22.73%) Incident Management

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (4.55%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) LAN
1 15 (68.18%) Firewall
2 14 (63.64%) DNS
3 12 (54.55%) WAN
4 11 (50.00%) NetScaler
4 11 (50.00%) DHCP
5 10 (45.45%) VPN
6 9 (40.91%) BGP
7 8 (36.36%) VLAN
8 7 (31.82%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (31.82%) OSPF
8 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
9 6 (27.27%) MPLS
10 5 (22.73%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (22.73%) Wireless
10 5 (22.73%) Internet
10 5 (22.73%) DMZ
11 4 (18.18%) HTTP
11 4 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
1 6 (27.27%) Banking
2 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 4 (18.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Network Security Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Network Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Data Network Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Network Operations Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) IT Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Firmware
2 4 (18.18%) e-Health
3 1 (4.55%) CESG
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) UNIX
3 5 (22.73%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (27.27%) Information Security
4 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
4 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
4 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
5 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 3 (13.64%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (13.64%) Network Management
7 2 (9.09%) Data Security
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering
8 1 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Security Management
8 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) CCNP
1 15 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CCIP
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.55%) BS7799
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 4 (18.18%) ProxySG
2 3 (13.64%) XenApp
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Netcool
1 4 (18.18%) SCOM
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Juniper
1 12 (54.55%) F5
2 9 (40.91%) Blue Coat
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 6 (27.27%) HP
5 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
6 4 (18.18%) NetScout
7 3 (13.64%) Riverbed
7 3 (13.64%) Avaya
7 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 3 (13.64%) Nortel
8 2 (9.09%) NetApp
8 2 (9.09%) Dell
8 2 (9.09%) IBM
8 2 (9.09%) 3PAR
8 2 (9.09%) Brocade
9 1 (4.55%) McAfee
9 1 (4.55%) Microsoft