The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 35 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 68 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.21% 2.84% 2.46%
As % of the Vendors category 9.55% 6.85% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 21
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £335 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +127.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £17.20 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £40.00 £18.60
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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
712 511 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 44.03% 41.51% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 284 249
Average daily rate £338 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £29.87 £28.80
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 Manchester

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Manchester 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
Bolton 0 2 £650 -
Stockport - 2 - - 1
Altrincham 0 1 £350 +27.27% 1
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 83 (53.21%) Firewall
2 59 (37.82%) VMware
3 55 (35.26%) CheckPoint
4 49 (31.41%) WAN
5 45 (28.85%) Citrix
6 43 (27.56%) Cisco ASA
7 41 (26.28%) Data Centre
8 40 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (25.64%) ITIL
9 38 (24.36%) Windows
10 35 (22.44%) Juniper
11 34 (21.79%) Network Security
12 32 (20.51%) Migration
12 32 (20.51%) Clearswift
12 32 (20.51%) SSL
12 32 (20.51%) Kalman Filter
13 31 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (19.23%) LAN
15 29 (18.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 28 (17.95%) PKI
17 27 (17.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 26 (16.67%) Kaspersky
18 26 (16.67%) Microsoft
18 26 (16.67%) CCNA
18 26 (16.67%) MPLS
19 25 (16.03%) BGP
19 25 (16.03%) UNIX
20 24 (15.38%) Active Directory
20 24 (15.38%) CCNP
21 23 (14.74%) VPN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (4.49%) IIS
1 7 (4.49%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.92%) Lync
4 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.64%) TPMS
5 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (1.92%) MS Office
1 3 (1.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 83 (53.21%) Firewall
2 49 (31.41%) WAN
3 43 (27.56%) Cisco ASA
4 34 (21.79%) Network Security
5 32 (20.51%) SSL
6 30 (19.23%) LAN
7 26 (16.67%) MPLS
8 25 (16.03%) BGP
9 23 (14.74%) Wireless
9 23 (14.74%) VPN
10 22 (14.10%) SAN
11 21 (13.46%) OSPF
12 17 (10.90%) DNS
13 14 (8.97%) TCP/IP
14 13 (8.33%) Internet
15 12 (7.69%) EIGRP
15 12 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (6.41%) iSCSI
16 10 (6.41%) SNMP
16 10 (6.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (6.41%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.13%) Finance
3 5 (3.21%) Law
3 5 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.56%) Legal
5 3 (1.92%) Banking
5 3 (1.92%) Retail
6 2 (1.28%) Publishing
7 1 (0.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (28.85%) Analyst
2 31 (19.87%) Network Engineer
3 23 (14.74%) Security Analyst
4 20 (12.82%) Technical Analyst
5 14 (8.97%) Network Analyst
5 14 (8.97%) IP Engineer
6 13 (8.33%) Architect
7 12 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
8 10 (6.41%) Network Support
8 10 (6.41%) Security Engineer
9 9 (5.77%) Technical Architect
10 8 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (5.13%) Project Engineer
10 8 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
11 7 (4.49%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.85%) Support Analyst
12 6 (3.85%) Technical Security Analyst
13 5 (3.21%) Administrator
14 4 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (26.28%) Data Centre
2 28 (17.95%) PKI
3 11 (7.05%) Clustering
4 7 (4.49%) EMC VNX
4 7 (4.49%) Replication
4 7 (4.49%) Celerra
5 4 (2.56%) Life Science
6 3 (1.92%) Statistics
6 3 (1.92%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.64%) Handset
8 1 (0.64%) EFT
8 1 (0.64%) NHS
8 1 (0.64%) CESG
8 1 (0.64%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.36%) Windows
2 25 (16.03%) UNIX
3 19 (12.18%) Linux
4 13 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.13%) Solaris
7 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.92%) CentOS
9 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.64%) ITIL
2 32 (20.51%) Migration
2 32 (20.51%) Kalman Filter
3 27 (17.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 19 (12.18%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (12.18%) Service Delivery
5 18 (11.54%) SIEM
6 16 (10.26%) Security Patching
7 11 (7.05%) Project Management
7 11 (7.05%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (6.41%) Service Management
8 10 (6.41%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.77%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (5.13%) Network Design
11 7 (4.49%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.49%) Business Continuity
11 7 (4.49%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (3.85%) Change Control
12 6 (3.85%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.97%) SQL
2 4 (2.56%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.92%) Python
3 3 (1.92%) C
3 3 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (16.67%) CCNA
3 24 (15.38%) CCNP
4 23 (14.74%) CISSP
4 23 (14.74%) CISMP
5 22 (14.10%) CISM
6 19 (12.18%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (9.62%) CCIE
7 15 (9.62%) JNCIA
7 15 (9.62%) CCENT
8 14 (8.97%) JNCIP
9 7 (4.49%) Degree
9 7 (4.49%) CCIP
10 5 (3.21%) JNCIE
11 4 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.56%) MCSE
11 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.92%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.92%) VCDX
13 2 (1.28%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (10.26%) QA
3 7 (4.49%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 15 (9.62%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 9 (5.77%) XenApp
6 7 (4.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 7 (4.49%) Terminal Services
7 5 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.21%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.28%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.64%) NFS
9 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.64%) vSphere
9 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (3.21%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.92%) Nagios
5 2 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.64%) Puppet
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.64%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.64%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (0.64%) SCCM
6 1 (0.64%) SCOM
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 59 (37.82%) VMware
2 55 (35.26%) CheckPoint
3 45 (28.85%) Citrix
4 35 (22.44%) Juniper
5 32 (20.51%) Clearswift
6 26 (16.67%) Kaspersky
6 26 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 15 (9.62%) EMC
8 13 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 10 (6.41%) NetApp
10 8 (5.13%) HP
10 8 (5.13%) BT
11 7 (4.49%) Nortel
11 7 (4.49%) Oracle
11 7 (4.49%) Symantec
12 6 (3.85%) McAfee
12 6 (3.85%) F5
13 5 (3.21%) Aruba
14 4 (2.56%) 3PAR
14 4 (2.56%) Brocade
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