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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 37 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing Cisco 11 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.68% 3.38% 2.54%
As % of the Vendors category 5.19% 7.52% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate
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£268 £270 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% +18.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £239 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £326 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -58.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -6.66%
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
212 133 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 51.58% 44.93% 51.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 54 107
Average daily rate £301 £305 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.37% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 13
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £26.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -23.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £22.04 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 - 4 £363 - 1
Blackburn - 1 £268 - 1
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 9 (52.94%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Wireless
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (35.29%) Citrix
4 6 (35.29%) CCNA
4 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) Project Management
4 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (29.41%) IP Telephony
5 5 (29.41%) WAN
6 4 (23.53%) SAN
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
6 4 (23.53%) VPN
6 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
7 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
7 3 (17.65%) F5
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) VoIP
7 3 (17.65%) WLAN
7 3 (17.65%) .NET

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) Lync
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) Wireless
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) IP Telephony
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
5 4 (23.53%) SAN
5 4 (23.53%) VPN
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
6 3 (17.65%) VoIP
6 3 (17.65%) WLAN
6 3 (17.65%) DHCP
7 2 (11.76%) ADSL
7 2 (11.76%) MPLS
7 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (11.76%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (5.88%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (5.88%) NAS
8 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
8 1 (5.88%) FWSM
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Network Specialist
1 4 (23.53%) Network Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Network Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) PC Support
4 1 (5.88%) Communications Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
1 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) ITSM
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNA
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) MCSE
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Citrix
1 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 3 (17.65%) F5
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.88%) ScanSafe
4 1 (5.88%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.88%) Meru Networks
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy