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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 23 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 16 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.26% 3.38% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 11.03% 6.94% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 1
Median daily rate £325 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +3.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
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
145 173 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 47.70% 48.73% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 86 72
Median daily rate £375 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £497 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 10
Median hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £15.75 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southport - 10 £325 -
Liverpool -2 5 £340 -20.00% 5
Wirral - 1 - -
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 20 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (61.29%) Firewall
3 15 (48.39%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (41.94%) LAN
4 13 (41.94%) WAN
5 12 (38.71%) SolarWinds
6 11 (35.48%) Intel Security
6 11 (35.48%) CCNA
6 11 (35.48%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (32.26%) Forcepoint
8 7 (22.58%) SAN
9 6 (19.35%) Migration
9 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
9 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
9 6 (19.35%) CCIE
9 6 (19.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (16.13%) FWSM
10 5 (16.13%) NX-OS
10 5 (16.13%) CCNP
10 5 (16.13%) HP
10 5 (16.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (16.13%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (16.13%) Brocade
11 4 (12.90%) Network Design
11 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
11 4 (12.90%) Windows
11 4 (12.90%) VPN
11 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
12 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
12 3 (9.68%) Private Cloud

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (61.29%) Firewall
2 15 (48.39%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (41.94%) LAN
3 13 (41.94%) WAN
4 7 (22.58%) SAN
5 6 (19.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (16.13%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (16.13%) FWSM
6 5 (16.13%) NX-OS
7 4 (12.90%) VPN
8 3 (9.68%) DHCP
8 3 (9.68%) VoIP
9 2 (6.45%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (6.45%) DMZ
9 2 (6.45%) DNS
9 2 (6.45%) NAS
9 2 (6.45%) SSL
9 2 (6.45%) VLAN
10 1 (3.23%) Network Security
10 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.23%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Network Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Hardware Specialist
3 6 (19.35%) Storage Specialist
4 4 (12.90%) Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Design Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) J2EE
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.45%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Solaris
4 1 (3.23%) Unix
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Network Design
4 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.45%) Security Patching
5 2 (6.45%) Server Building
6 1 (3.23%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.23%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (3.23%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Information Security
6 1 (3.23%) Logistics
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.23%) Workflow
6 1 (3.23%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (35.48%) CCNA
3 6 (19.35%) CCIE
3 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) CCNP
5 1 (3.23%) CCA
5 1 (3.23%) CCSA
5 1 (3.23%) CCSE
5 1 (3.23%) CISSP
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) ISEB
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.23%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Nagios
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) SolarWinds
2 11 (35.48%) Intel Security
3 10 (32.26%) Forcepoint
4 5 (16.13%) Brocade
4 5 (16.13%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.68%) VMware
6 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.45%) NetApp
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix
7 1 (3.23%) Dell
7 1 (3.23%) EMC
7 1 (3.23%) F5
7 1 (3.23%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.23%) Juniper
7 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire