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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 27 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 8 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.29% 6.70% 3.57%
As % of the Vendors category 7.14% 14.00% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £21.25 £38.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -17.50%
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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
112 100 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 46.09% 47.85% 52.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 34 16
Average daily rate £400 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £730 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £32.50 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.18% -27.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £15.50 £14.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 May 2015.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 17 (80.95%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (76.19%) CCNA
3 11 (52.38%) CCNP
4 10 (47.62%) CMDB
4 10 (47.62%) Opsware
4 10 (47.62%) HP
5 9 (42.86%) CCIE
5 9 (42.86%) Network Management
6 8 (38.10%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (38.10%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (38.10%) HP NNM
6 8 (38.10%) VLAN
6 8 (38.10%) NetScout
7 7 (33.33%) Local Government
7 7 (33.33%) Change Management
7 7 (33.33%) DHCP
8 5 (23.81%) Juniper
8 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
9 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
10 3 (14.29%) MPLS
10 3 (14.29%) WAN
10 3 (14.29%) LAN
10 3 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (9.52%) Firewall
11 2 (9.52%) iSCSI
11 2 (9.52%) Linux
11 2 (9.52%) OSPF
11 2 (9.52%) BGP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) VLAN
2 7 (33.33%) DHCP
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 3 (14.29%) MPLS
4 3 (14.29%) WAN
4 3 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (9.52%) Firewall
5 2 (9.52%) iSCSI
5 2 (9.52%) OSPF
5 2 (9.52%) BGP
5 2 (9.52%) SAN
6 1 (4.76%) Internet
6 1 (4.76%) VoIP
6 1 (4.76%) HTTP
6 1 (4.76%) SNMP
6 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.76%) VPN
6 1 (4.76%) DNS
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Network Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Network Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Network Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) CMDB
2 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Network Management
2 8 (38.10%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (38.10%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (33.33%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Change Control
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Information Management
6 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (76.19%) CCNA
3 11 (52.38%) CCNP
4 9 (42.86%) CCIE
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MCDST
5 1 (4.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) HP NNM
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Opsware
1 10 (47.62%) HP
2 8 (38.10%) NetScout
3 5 (23.81%) Juniper
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) Avaya
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.76%) AppSense