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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 29 18 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Cisco 11 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.55% 7.92% 2.33%
As % of the Vendors category 6.67% 15.38% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 1
Median daily rate £400 £425 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +178.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £21.01 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+17.82% -2.30%
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
165 195 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 53.23% 51.45% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 92 61
Median daily rate £394 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £14.30 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.28 £22.50 £19.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 September 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
Liverpool -10 7 £400 -5.88% 1
Wirral 0 2 - -
Southport - 1 £425 -
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (38.46%) SAN
2 10 (38.46%) Firewall
3 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (26.92%) HP
5 6 (23.08%) CCIE
5 6 (23.08%) CCNP
5 6 (23.08%) Network Design
6 5 (19.23%) Brocade
6 5 (19.23%) NX-OS
6 5 (19.23%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (19.23%) FWSM
6 5 (19.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (19.23%) Migration
7 4 (15.38%) VPN
8 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
8 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) Private Cloud
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (11.54%) DHCP
8 3 (11.54%) Windows
8 3 (11.54%) LAN
8 3 (11.54%) EMC
8 3 (11.54%) WAN
8 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
8 3 (11.54%) MPLS
8 3 (11.54%) VMware
8 3 (11.54%) EMC VNX

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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Firewall
1 10 (38.46%) SAN
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (19.23%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (19.23%) FWSM
4 5 (19.23%) NX-OS
5 4 (15.38%) VPN
6 3 (11.54%) DHCP
6 3 (11.54%) LAN
6 3 (11.54%) MPLS
6 3 (11.54%) WAN
7 2 (7.69%) BGP
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (7.69%) DNS
7 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
7 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
7 2 (7.69%) NAS
7 2 (7.69%) OSPF
7 2 (7.69%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Network Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) Design Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Implementation Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Storage Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Network Design Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) VMWare Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) EMC VMAX
1 3 (11.54%) EMC VNX
1 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Storage
1 3 (11.54%) Private Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.85%) CESG
3 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Network Design
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Security Patching
4 2 (7.69%) Server Building
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Coaching
5 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.85%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security
5 1 (3.85%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.85%) Logistics
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (23.08%) CCIE
2 6 (23.08%) CCNP
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CCSA
5 1 (3.85%) CCSE
5 1 (3.85%) CISSP
5 1 (3.85%) ISEB
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) HP
2 5 (19.23%) Brocade
3 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.54%) EMC
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
5 1 (3.85%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.85%) NetApp