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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 36 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 12 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.99% 4.19% 1.24%
As % of the Vendors category 6.70% 9.52% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 0
Average daily rate £275 £440 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.54 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.00%
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
179 189 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.53% 43.95% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 119 23
Average daily rate £375 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £629
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 10 6
Average hourly rate £39.63 £32.54 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.77% +109.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £22.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.92 £63.70 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 2 £256 -41.76%
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Preston 0 1 - - 1
Lancaster - 1 - -
Nelson - 1 £315 -
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (44.44%) CCNA
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 7 (38.89%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 6 (33.33%) WAN
5 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 5 (27.78%) ITIL
6 5 (27.78%) CCNP
6 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
7 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 4 (22.22%) MCSE
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Juniper
8 3 (16.67%) LAN
8 3 (16.67%) MCSA
8 3 (16.67%) MCP
8 3 (16.67%) MS Office
8 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
8 3 (16.67%) Wireless
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (16.67%) Network Security
9 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
9 2 (11.11%) Smart Meter

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 3 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security
3 3 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (11.11%) Broadband
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (11.11%) DSL
4 2 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (5.56%) BGP
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (5.56%) DNS
5 1 (5.56%) FWSM
5 1 (5.56%) HTTP
5 1 (5.56%) SMTP
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) IT Support
4 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Designer
5 2 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Designer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.11%) Life Science
1 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
1 2 (11.11%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.56%) Energy Management
3 1 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (5.56%) Line Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (44.44%) CCNA
3 5 (27.78%) CCNP
4 4 (22.22%) MCSE
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (16.67%) MCP
5 3 (16.67%) MCSA
6 1 (5.56%) CCDA
6 1 (5.56%) CCDP
6 1 (5.56%) CISSP
6 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) Juniper
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Polycom
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