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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 27 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.66% 3.60% 2.33%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 6.41% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£425 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.32%
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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
59 78 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 38.82% 56.12% 58.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 25
Average daily rate £388 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £247 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 16
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.44% -42.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.35 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CCNA
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) LAN
3 4 (44.44%) CCNP
3 4 (44.44%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Local Government
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) OSPF
5 2 (22.22%) BGP
5 2 (22.22%) CCIE
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) Network Security
5 2 (22.22%) Network Management
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (11.11%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (11.11%) Meraki
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Change Control
6 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Time Management

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) VLAN
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) BGP
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (11.11%) HTTP
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Services Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Sales Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Handset
1 1 (11.11%) CMDB
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Network Management
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 1 (11.11%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CCNA
3 4 (44.44%) CCNP
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
5 1 (11.11%) CCSA
5 1 (11.11%) MCDST
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP NNM
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Juniper
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) AppSense
3 1 (11.11%) NetScout
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
3 1 (11.11%) Opsware
3 1 (11.11%) Ruckus Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) Meraki