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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 16 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing Cisco 8 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.93% 1.85% 3.72%
As % of the Vendors category 12.12% 3.13% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Average daily rate
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- £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.85% +3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -22.00%
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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
66 128 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 48.89% 59.26% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 22
Average daily rate £400 £325 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -23.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £25.71 £37.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £56.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (62.50%) LAN
1 10 (62.50%) WAN
1 10 (62.50%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) Local Government
2 9 (56.25%) VLAN
2 9 (56.25%) Citrix
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) CCNA
4 6 (37.50%) CCIE
4 6 (37.50%) CCSA
4 6 (37.50%) SolarWinds
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) DHCP
5 5 (31.25%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) UNIX
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Juniper
7 3 (18.75%) SAN
7 3 (18.75%) NetApp
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) SCOM
8 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (12.50%) XenApp
8 2 (12.50%) SCCM
8 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) LAN
1 10 (62.50%) WAN
1 10 (62.50%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) VLAN
3 5 (31.25%) DHCP
3 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) SAN
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security
6 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
6 1 (6.25%) DMZ
6 1 (6.25%) Internet
6 1 (6.25%) DWDM
6 1 (6.25%) MPLS
6 1 (6.25%) BGP
6 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (56.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Network Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IT Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) CESG
1 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Security Management
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CCNP
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNA
2 6 (37.50%) CCIE
2 6 (37.50%) CCSA
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) BS7799
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
2 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Citrix
2 6 (37.50%) SolarWinds
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Juniper
4 3 (18.75%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 2 (12.50%) Brocade
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) McAfee