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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 33 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.05% 2.07% 5.65%
As % of the Vendors category 2.67% 5.38% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate £225 - £535
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 - £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.70% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £18.13 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-8.85% +33.33%
Cisco
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
75 93 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 39.27% 38.59% 49.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 57 40
Average daily rate £400 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -58.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £20.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £21.25 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) WLAN
4 2 (33.33%) C
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) ISDN
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Local Government
4 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) ISDN
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) WLAN
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) SMTP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft