The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 25 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.16% - 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 13.16% - 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.32%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Vendors Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
38 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 24.05% 26.44% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 30
Average daily rate £375 £425 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +23.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £24.00
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 Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Halifax region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Halifax region.

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 (47.62%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Load Balancing
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 6 (28.57%) VoIP
5 5 (23.81%) Windows
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (23.81%) Capacity Management
6 4 (19.05%) F5
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (14.29%) Finance
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) CCNA
7 3 (14.29%) HP
7 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 3 (14.29%) LAN
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
8 2 (9.52%) High Availability
8 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (9.52%) CCNP
8 2 (9.52%) CSS
8 2 (9.52%) UNIX
8 2 (9.52%) WAN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) VoIP
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
3 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) Extranet
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) Intranet
4 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Architect
1 7 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Monitoring Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) ICT Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Load Balancing
2 5 (23.81%) Capacity Management
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Use Case
4 2 (9.52%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Management
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) CCNP
4 1 (4.76%) CCIE
4 1 (4.76%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Server
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco UCCE
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 4 (19.05%) F5
4 3 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) EMC
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec
6 1 (4.76%) Sophos
6 1 (4.76%) BT
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) RightFax
6 1 (4.76%) IronPort
6 1 (4.76%) ProCurve
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft