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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 37 49 13
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -36
Contract jobs citing Cisco 13 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.84% 1.09% 8.54%
As % of the Vendors category 5.94% 2.82% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £241 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £250 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.31 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.92% -12.51%
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
219 177 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 47.92% 38.65% 55.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 92 44
Average daily rate £331 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.36% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £28.50 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.38% +49.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £33.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Chorley - 5 £348 -
Preston - 2 £463 -
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 19 (63.33%) CheckPoint
1 19 (63.33%) SC Cleared
1 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (50.00%) VMware
3 14 (46.67%) Windows
4 12 (40.00%) Firewall
4 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (36.67%) vSphere
5 11 (36.67%) Migration
5 11 (36.67%) Linux
5 11 (36.67%) Juniper
6 10 (33.33%) Finance
7 9 (30.00%) OSPF
7 9 (30.00%) BGP
7 9 (30.00%) LAN
7 9 (30.00%) WAN
7 9 (30.00%) VMS
8 7 (23.33%) MPLS
9 6 (20.00%) ADSL
9 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (16.67%) SSL
10 5 (16.67%) IPsec
11 3 (10.00%) Sourcefire
11 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
12 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
12 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (6.67%) Meraki
12 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
12 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Firewall
2 9 (30.00%) LAN
2 9 (30.00%) WAN
2 9 (30.00%) OSPF
2 9 (30.00%) BGP
3 7 (23.33%) MPLS
4 6 (20.00%) ADSL
5 5 (16.67%) SSL
5 5 (16.67%) IPsec
6 2 (6.67%) Wireless
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.33%) xDSL
7 1 (3.33%) Network Security
7 1 (3.33%) DWDM
7 1 (3.33%) ISDN
7 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Architect
2 10 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 10 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (30.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) XML
1 2 (6.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Linux
3 9 (30.00%) VMS
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Migration
2 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.67%) Network Design
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.33%) Information Security
4 1 (3.33%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Data Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.33%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.33%) Analytics
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) SC Cleared
1 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.33%) BS25999
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (36.67%) vSphere
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) CheckPoint
2 15 (50.00%) VMware
3 11 (36.67%) Juniper
4 3 (10.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) Meraki
5 2 (6.67%) webMethods
5 2 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) Cognos
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Intel
6 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.33%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) Aruba