The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 27 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.04% 4.05% 2.44%
As % of the Vendors category 4.60% 10.14% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£153 £201 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.12% -58.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -24.00%
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Merseyside

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

Vendors Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
87 69 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 44.39% 39.88% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 34
Average daily rate £338 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 4
Average hourly rate £11.38 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 6 (50.00%) CCNA
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 3 (25.00%) Remedy
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (16.67%) NAS
5 2 (16.67%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) DSL
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (16.67%) SAN
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (16.67%) Firmware
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) EMC
5 2 (16.67%) MCSE
5 2 (16.67%) Adobe
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) NAS
4 2 (16.67%) DSL
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) MGCP
5 1 (8.33%) H.323
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Symmetrix DMX
1 2 (16.67%) CLARiiON
1 2 (16.67%) EMC Centera
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
2 1 (8.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Time Management
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CCNA
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) Firmware
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) Remedy
2 2 (16.67%) NetApp
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) EMC
2 2 (16.67%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) Veeam