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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 38 46 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing Cisco 63 35 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.49% 3.06% 4.83%
As % of the Vendors category 10.05% 6.76% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 31
Average daily rate
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£333 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £524 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -4.76%
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
627 518 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 44.66% 45.32% 49.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 275 296
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 30 38
Average hourly rate £14.25 £20.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.48% -4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.19 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Stockport +6 1 - -
Oldham -2 1 £288 -
Bolton - 1 - -
Bury - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 58 (51.33%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (40.71%) WAN
3 43 (38.05%) CCNA
4 40 (35.40%) CCNP
5 34 (30.09%) LAN
6 33 (29.20%) MPLS
7 32 (28.32%) Firewall
8 31 (27.43%) Nortel
9 30 (26.55%) Windows
9 30 (26.55%) OSPF
10 27 (23.89%) BGP
11 26 (23.01%) Juniper
12 25 (22.12%) Avaya
12 25 (22.12%) ITIL
13 24 (21.24%) Linux
13 24 (21.24%) Wireless
14 22 (19.47%) VMware
14 22 (19.47%) SAN
14 22 (19.47%) CheckPoint
15 21 (18.58%) VPN
15 21 (18.58%) Microsoft
16 20 (17.70%) HP
16 20 (17.70%) EIGRP
17 19 (16.81%) Migration
18 18 (15.93%) BT
18 18 (15.93%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
19 17 (15.04%) Citrix
20 16 (14.16%) MCSE
21 15 (13.27%) Active Directory

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (4.42%) MS Exchange
1 5 (4.42%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.77%) Lync
2 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.77%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
4 1 (0.88%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (40.71%) WAN
2 34 (30.09%) LAN
3 33 (29.20%) MPLS
4 32 (28.32%) Firewall
5 30 (26.55%) OSPF
6 27 (23.89%) BGP
7 24 (21.24%) Wireless
8 22 (19.47%) SAN
9 21 (18.58%) VPN
10 20 (17.70%) EIGRP
11 18 (15.93%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (10.62%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (8.85%) VPLS
13 10 (8.85%) DMZ
13 10 (8.85%) Internet
14 9 (7.96%) Ethernet
14 9 (7.96%) IPv6
14 9 (7.96%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (7.96%) HSRP
14 9 (7.96%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) DB2
1 5 (4.42%) RDBMS
1 5 (4.42%) SAP BW
1 5 (4.42%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.77%) PerformancePoint
General
1 14 (12.39%) Telecoms
2 13 (11.50%) Finance
3 4 (3.54%) Banking
4 2 (1.77%) Publishing
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (15.93%) Network Engineer
2 17 (15.04%) Analyst
3 10 (8.85%) IP Engineer
4 9 (7.96%) Network Analyst
4 9 (7.96%) Project Leader
4 9 (7.96%) Technical Project Leader
5 8 (7.08%) Implementation Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Administrator
5 8 (7.08%) Consultant
5 8 (7.08%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) Network Consultant
6 6 (5.31%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Telephony Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Network Manager
7 5 (4.42%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Team Leader
8 4 (3.54%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) SAP Basis
1 3 (2.65%) XMPP
2 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.19%) Life Science
2 6 (5.31%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.42%) Streaming Media
4 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.77%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.88%) CCTV
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) IVR
6 1 (0.88%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.55%) Windows
2 24 (21.24%) Linux
3 13 (11.50%) UNIX
4 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.65%) Android
7 3 (2.65%) Solaris
7 3 (2.65%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.77%) AIX
9 1 (0.88%) HPUX
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.88%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.12%) ITIL
2 19 (16.81%) Migration
3 6 (5.31%) ERP
3 6 (5.31%) Load Balancing
4 5 (4.42%) WFM
4 5 (4.42%) CRM
4 5 (4.42%) Project Management
4 5 (4.42%) Change Control
5 4 (3.54%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (3.54%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.65%) E-Commerce
6 3 (2.65%) Network Management
6 3 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.65%) Network Design
6 3 (2.65%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.65%) People Management
7 2 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.77%) ITSM
7 2 (1.77%) SIEM
7 2 (1.77%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.85%) SQL
2 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (51.33%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (38.05%) CCNA
3 40 (35.40%) CCNP
4 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (14.16%) MCSE
6 12 (10.62%) CCIE
6 12 (10.62%) CCIP
7 9 (7.96%) JNCIA
7 9 (7.96%) JNCIP
8 7 (6.19%) CCDP
9 6 (5.31%) MCSA
10 5 (4.42%) MCTS
10 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
10 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
11 4 (3.54%) MCITP
11 4 (3.54%) Degree
11 4 (3.54%) ACSA
11 4 (3.54%) IBM Certification
11 4 (3.54%) RHCE
11 4 (3.54%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) SLA
2 4 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.77%) XenApp
4 2 (1.77%) UAG
5 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.88%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (7.08%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (4.42%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.65%) OpenView
3 3 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.77%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.77%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (1.77%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.77%) SCCM
5 1 (0.88%) SCOM
5 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.88%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.88%) Nagios
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 31 (27.43%) Nortel
2 26 (23.01%) Juniper
3 25 (22.12%) Avaya
4 22 (19.47%) VMware
4 22 (19.47%) CheckPoint
5 21 (18.58%) Microsoft
6 20 (17.70%) HP
7 18 (15.93%) BT
8 17 (15.04%) Citrix
9 12 (10.62%) SolarWinds
10 9 (7.96%) Red Hat
10 9 (7.96%) EMC
11 7 (6.19%) Oracle
11 7 (6.19%) Symantec
11 7 (6.19%) F5
12 6 (5.31%) Blue Coat
12 6 (5.31%) Fortinet
12 6 (5.31%) IBM
12 6 (5.31%) Apple
13 5 (4.42%) SAP