The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 33 40 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing Cisco 7 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.11% 2.30% 5.38%
As % of the Vendors category 4.79% 4.76% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Average daily rate
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£160 £268 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.18% -0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £231 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £358 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +55.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +1.12%
Cisco
North West

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

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
146 210 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.11% 48.28% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 118 52
Average daily rate £400 £341 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.21% +10.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £238 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 18
Average hourly rate £21.91 £21.87 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.20% +6.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £18.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £125.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +12 3 £150 -58.62% 3
Blackburn 0 1 £170 -36.44%
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 12 (57.14%) Juniper
2 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 11 (52.38%) Data Centre
3 10 (47.62%) LAN
3 10 (47.62%) WAN
4 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 9 (42.86%) OSPF
4 9 (42.86%) BGP
5 8 (38.10%) MPLS
5 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
5 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (28.57%) ADSL
7 5 (23.81%) SSL
7 5 (23.81%) IPsec
8 4 (19.05%) FireEye
8 4 (19.05%) Migration
9 3 (14.29%) Sourcefire
9 3 (14.29%) CCNA
10 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
10 2 (9.52%) CCIE
10 2 (9.52%) CCNP
10 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
10 2 (9.52%) Windows
10 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (9.52%) VMware
10 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (9.52%) Aruba
10 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (4.76%) HP SIM

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 10 (47.62%) LAN
2 10 (47.62%) WAN
3 9 (42.86%) OSPF
3 9 (42.86%) BGP
4 8 (38.10%) MPLS
5 6 (28.57%) ADSL
6 5 (23.81%) SSL
6 5 (23.81%) IPsec
7 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.76%) VPN
8 1 (4.76%) DWDM
8 1 (4.76%) ISDN
8 1 (4.76%) DSL
8 1 (4.76%) Network Security
8 1 (4.76%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Architect
2 10 (47.62%) Network Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Technician
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) IT Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) VMS
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.76%) ETL
3 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.76%) Information Security
3 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Management
3 1 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) CCIE
4 2 (9.52%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) BS25999
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
1 1 (4.76%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Juniper
2 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 4 (19.05%) FireEye
4 3 (14.29%) Sourcefire
5 2 (9.52%) Aruba
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.76%) ProCurve
6 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Intel
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya