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 5 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 38 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 60 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.85% 2.57% 3.70%
As % of the Vendors category 9.22% 5.64% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 18
Average daily rate
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£295 £298 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.84% -5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £191 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £413 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.68% -8.33%
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
651 550 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.76% 45.61% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 261 180
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £176 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £463 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 30
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 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
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 5 March 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 - 2 £243 - 1
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 62 (49.21%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (43.65%) WAN
3 45 (35.71%) CCNA
3 45 (35.71%) MPLS
3 45 (35.71%) Firewall
4 44 (34.92%) OSPF
5 41 (32.54%) CCNP
6 40 (31.75%) Windows
6 40 (31.75%) BGP
7 38 (30.16%) Microsoft
8 37 (29.37%) LAN
9 34 (26.98%) VPN
10 32 (25.40%) CheckPoint
11 30 (23.81%) Citrix
11 30 (23.81%) Juniper
11 30 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
12 29 (23.02%) Nortel
12 29 (23.02%) Wireless
12 29 (23.02%) UNIX
13 28 (22.22%) Migration
14 26 (20.63%) BT
15 25 (19.84%) Active Directory
16 24 (19.05%) CCIE
16 24 (19.05%) Linux
16 24 (19.05%) Telecoms
16 24 (19.05%) EIGRP
17 23 (18.25%) SolarWinds
17 23 (18.25%) VMware
18 22 (17.46%) Cisco IOS
19 21 (16.67%) SAN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 14 (11.11%) IIS
2 9 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.35%) Apache
4 7 (5.56%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.59%) Lync
5 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.79%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) MS Office
2 4 (3.17%) MS Project
2 4 (3.17%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.59%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.79%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Office 365
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 55 (43.65%) WAN
2 45 (35.71%) MPLS
2 45 (35.71%) Firewall
3 44 (34.92%) OSPF
4 40 (31.75%) BGP
5 37 (29.37%) LAN
6 34 (26.98%) VPN
7 30 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (23.02%) Wireless
9 24 (19.05%) EIGRP
10 22 (17.46%) Cisco IOS
11 21 (16.67%) SAN
12 18 (14.29%) IPv6
13 17 (13.49%) Junos
13 17 (13.49%) HSRP
13 17 (13.49%) BT 21CN
13 17 (13.49%) VPLS
13 17 (13.49%) IPv4
13 17 (13.49%) Ethernet
13 17 (13.49%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.59%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (0.79%) DB2
4 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
General
1 24 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.52%) Finance
3 5 (3.97%) Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.59%) Publishing
5 2 (1.59%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (19.84%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.87%) IP Engineer
3 18 (14.29%) Analyst
3 18 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
4 17 (13.49%) Implementation Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) Architect
5 10 (7.94%) Security Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Technical Project Leader
6 9 (7.14%) Network Analyst
6 9 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Project Leader
7 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.56%) Consultant
8 6 (4.76%) Administrator
9 5 (3.97%) Telephony Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Network Manager
9 5 (3.97%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) XMPP
2 2 (1.59%) .NET
2 2 (1.59%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Life Science
1 8 (6.35%) Clustering
2 7 (5.56%) Replication
2 7 (5.56%) Celerra
3 5 (3.97%) Streaming Media
4 3 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) CCTV
6 1 (0.79%) IVR
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (31.75%) Windows
2 29 (23.02%) UNIX
3 24 (19.05%) Linux
4 14 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.35%) Solaris
7 3 (2.38%) Android
7 3 (2.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.59%) VMS
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.79%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.79%) HPUX
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.22%) Migration
2 13 (10.32%) ITIL
3 11 (8.73%) Change Control
4 10 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.35%) Information Security
6 7 (5.56%) Business Continuity
6 7 (5.56%) Project Management
6 7 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.76%) Load Balancing
8 5 (3.97%) WFM
9 4 (3.17%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.38%) Test Scripting
10 3 (2.38%) Network Design
10 3 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.38%) People Management
10 3 (2.38%) Capacity Management
11 2 (1.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (1.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (1.59%) Network Architecture
11 2 (1.59%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.94%) SQL
2 3 (2.38%) C
3 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (49.21%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (35.71%) CCNA
3 41 (32.54%) CCNP
4 24 (19.05%) CCIE
5 21 (16.67%) CCIP
6 18 (14.29%) JNCIA
7 17 (13.49%) JNCIP
8 10 (7.94%) MCSE
8 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (7.14%) VCP4
10 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
10 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
11 6 (4.76%) CCDP
12 4 (3.17%) RHCSA
12 4 (3.17%) RHCE
12 4 (3.17%) CISSP
12 4 (3.17%) IBM Certification
12 4 (3.17%) MCSA
12 4 (3.17%) MCDST
12 4 (3.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) SLA
2 4 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.59%) QA
4 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (19.84%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.35%) XenApp
4 8 (6.35%) VMware ESX
5 7 (5.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 7 (5.56%) Terminal Services
6 5 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.59%) UAG
7 2 (1.59%) vSphere
8 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (3.97%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.79%) SCOM
5 1 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 38 (30.16%) Microsoft
2 32 (25.40%) CheckPoint
3 30 (23.81%) Citrix
3 30 (23.81%) Juniper
4 29 (23.02%) Nortel
5 26 (20.63%) BT
6 23 (18.25%) SolarWinds
6 23 (18.25%) VMware
7 19 (15.08%) Avaya
8 15 (11.90%) HP
9 13 (10.32%) EMC
10 11 (8.73%) Oracle
11 7 (5.56%) Lotus
11 7 (5.56%) Clearswift
11 7 (5.56%) Symantec
12 5 (3.97%) NetApp
12 5 (3.97%) 3PAR
13 4 (3.17%) Red Hat
13 4 (3.17%) Apple
13 4 (3.17%) IBM
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