The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 38 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 55 28 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.89% 2.90% 3.68%
As % of the Vendors category 8.55% 7.25% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 20
Average daily rate £200 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £125 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £294 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.71 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.67% -8.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
643 386 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 45.44% 40.00% 47.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 164 303
Average daily rate £328 £303 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.26% -10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £482 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.49 £30.00 £25.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Cisco
North West

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 1 £225 - 2
Rochdale - 1 £190 -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (36.25%) Windows
2 26 (32.50%) Firewall
3 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 23 (28.75%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (23.75%) Juniper
5 19 (23.75%) WAN
5 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (21.25%) Avaya
7 15 (18.75%) MPLS
7 15 (18.75%) Telecoms
7 15 (18.75%) CCNP
7 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 15 (18.75%) ITIL
8 14 (17.50%) MS Exchange
8 14 (17.50%) CCNA
8 14 (17.50%) Network Security
9 13 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (16.25%) Wireless
9 13 (16.25%) VMware
10 12 (15.00%) SAN
10 12 (15.00%) Nortel
10 12 (15.00%) LAN
10 12 (15.00%) SQL
10 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
10 12 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (13.75%) Hyper-V
11 11 (13.75%) Ethernet
11 11 (13.75%) CheckPoint
12 10 (12.50%) Citrix
12 10 (12.50%) HP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (5.00%) IIS
5 2 (2.50%) Lync
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.50%) Firewall
2 19 (23.75%) WAN
3 15 (18.75%) MPLS
4 14 (17.50%) Network Security
5 13 (16.25%) Wireless
6 12 (15.00%) SAN
6 12 (15.00%) LAN
7 11 (13.75%) Ethernet
8 9 (11.25%) TCP/IP
9 7 (8.75%) VPN
9 7 (8.75%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (8.75%) IPsec
10 6 (7.50%) SSL
11 5 (6.25%) DHCP
11 5 (6.25%) VoIP
11 5 (6.25%) DNS
11 5 (6.25%) OSPF
11 5 (6.25%) BGP
11 5 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (5.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Ingres
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) DB2
3 1 (1.25%) DataStage
3 1 (1.25%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 15 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.75%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Architect
2 12 (15.00%) Analyst
3 9 (11.25%) Project Manager
4 8 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Consultant
5 7 (8.75%) Network Architect
6 6 (7.50%) Technical Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Support Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) IT Support
9 3 (3.75%) Technical Project Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Operations Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Network Support Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Security Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Network Security Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) .NET
1 1 (1.25%) J2EE
1 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Clustering
2 4 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.25%) Handset
3 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.25%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.25%) DataPower
3 1 (1.25%) PDA
3 1 (1.25%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.25%) Windows
2 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.00%) UNIX
5 3 (3.75%) Linux
5 3 (3.75%) Android
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) ITIL
2 8 (10.00%) Supplier Management
2 8 (10.00%) Project Management
3 6 (7.50%) Network Design
3 6 (7.50%) Migration
3 6 (7.50%) Service Management
3 6 (7.50%) CRM
3 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
4 5 (6.25%) Network Management
5 4 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.50%) Document Management
7 2 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.50%) Change Management
8 1 (1.25%) SOA
8 1 (1.25%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.25%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.25%) Data Security
8 1 (1.25%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (28.75%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (18.75%) CCNP
3 14 (17.50%) CCNA
4 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (10.00%) CCDP
6 6 (7.50%) CCIE
7 5 (6.25%) JNCIP
7 5 (6.25%) JNCIE
8 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.00%) MCSE
9 3 (3.75%) MCSA
9 3 (3.75%) CCIP
9 3 (3.75%) RHCE
9 3 (3.75%) IBM Certification
9 3 (3.75%) ACSP
9 3 (3.75%) ACSA
9 3 (3.75%) MCITP
9 3 (3.75%) MCDST
9 3 (3.75%) MCTS
9 3 (3.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.75%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 5 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.50%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.25%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.25%) vSphere
6 1 (1.25%) XenApp
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.25%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) Backup Exec
2 5 (6.25%) SCSM
2 5 (6.25%) SCCM
2 5 (6.25%) SCOM
3 4 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.75%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.50%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.25%) Netcool
6 1 (1.25%) Nagios
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.75%) Juniper
3 17 (21.25%) Avaya
4 13 (16.25%) VMware
5 12 (15.00%) Nortel
6 11 (13.75%) CheckPoint
7 10 (12.50%) Citrix
7 10 (12.50%) HP
8 9 (11.25%) Symantec
9 6 (7.50%) McAfee
9 6 (7.50%) Oracle
10 5 (6.25%) IBM
10 5 (6.25%) Lotus
11 4 (5.00%) Redback
11 4 (5.00%) Mitel
11 4 (5.00%) Kaspersky
11 4 (5.00%) 3PAR
11 4 (5.00%) NetApp
12 3 (3.75%) Dell
12 3 (3.75%) EMC
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