The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 32 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 6 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.26% 3.72% 3.35%
As % of the Vendors category 4.88% 9.18% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£153 £213 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.40% -56.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -24.00%
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 Merseyside region.

Vendors Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
123 98 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 46.24% 40.50% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 35
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £152 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
Average hourly rate £11.75 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £21.20 £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 Merseyside

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Liverpool -8 4 £153 -24.12% 6
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (40.00%) CCNA
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Remedy
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) Internet
4 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (20.00%) VoIP
4 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (13.33%) MCSE
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (13.33%) MS Office
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) EMC
5 2 (13.33%) Adobe
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (13.33%) DSL
5 2 (13.33%) SAN
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) Firmware
5 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 3 (20.00%) VoIP
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (13.33%) DSL
4 2 (13.33%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (13.33%) NAS
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (6.67%) MGCP
5 1 (6.67%) H.323
5 1 (6.67%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (13.33%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) Voice Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) CLARiiON
1 2 (13.33%) EMC Centera
1 2 (13.33%) Replication
1 2 (13.33%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) Time Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) CCNA
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (13.33%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) Firmware
3 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Remedy
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) EMC
3 2 (13.33%) Adobe
3 2 (13.33%) NetApp
3 2 (13.33%) Veeam
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix