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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 11 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 32 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.29% 3.33% 3.25%
As % of the Vendors category 15.53% 7.34% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £475 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £217 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.32%
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
206 109 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 53.37% 45.42% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 56 46
Average daily rate £325 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.42 £22.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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
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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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 +13 26 £363 -23.68% 5
Wirral -1 1 - -
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 23 (38.33%) Aruba
2 22 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (33.33%) Wireless
4 19 (31.67%) CCNP
5 18 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
5 18 (30.00%) BGP
5 18 (30.00%) OSPF
6 17 (28.33%) WAN
7 16 (26.67%) LAN
7 16 (26.67%) EIGRP
8 14 (23.33%) SAN
9 13 (21.67%) Data Centre
10 12 (20.00%) Firewall
11 11 (18.33%) HP
12 10 (16.67%) VPN
12 10 (16.67%) NetApp
12 10 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (16.67%) Brocade
13 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
13 9 (15.00%) VMware
13 9 (15.00%) Windows
14 8 (13.33%) DNS
14 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
15 7 (11.67%) Network Design
15 7 (11.67%) IBM
16 6 (10.00%) DHCP
16 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
17 5 (8.33%) F5
17 5 (8.33%) IPsec
17 5 (8.33%) Juniper

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.33%) Lync
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Office
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.33%) Wireless
2 18 (30.00%) OSPF
2 18 (30.00%) BGP
2 18 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
3 17 (28.33%) WAN
4 16 (26.67%) LAN
4 16 (26.67%) EIGRP
5 14 (23.33%) SAN
6 12 (20.00%) Firewall
7 10 (16.67%) VPN
7 10 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (13.33%) DNS
9 6 (10.00%) DHCP
10 5 (8.33%) IPsec
11 4 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (6.67%) Network Security
11 4 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (6.67%) VoIP
12 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
12 3 (5.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (5.00%) Publishing
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Network Designer
2 9 (15.00%) Designer
3 6 (10.00%) Consultant
3 6 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 4 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 4 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) SAN Specialist
5 3 (5.00%) Storage Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Storage Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Engineering Specialist
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) IBM Storage Consultant
7 1 (1.67%) SAN Storage Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (1.67%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (1.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 3 (5.00%) CLARiiON
2 3 (5.00%) EMC Centera
3 2 (3.33%) FMCG
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.33%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.67%) Network Design
2 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (8.33%) ITIL
4 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.00%) Migration
5 3 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.00%) Network Management
5 3 (5.00%) Change Control
6 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.33%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.33%) Project Management
6 2 (3.33%) Validation
7 1 (1.67%) Change Management
7 1 (1.67%) Business Development
7 1 (1.67%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.67%) Time Management
7 1 (1.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (31.67%) CCNP
3 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.33%) CCIE
6 4 (6.67%) CCNA
6 4 (6.67%) CCDP
7 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.67%) CCEA
7 1 (1.67%) MCSE
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.67%) CCVP
7 1 (1.67%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) Firmware
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.67%) XenApp
3 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) SCCM
1 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Aruba
2 11 (18.33%) HP
3 10 (16.67%) NetApp
3 10 (16.67%) Brocade
4 9 (15.00%) VMware
5 7 (11.67%) IBM
6 5 (8.33%) Juniper
6 5 (8.33%) F5
7 4 (6.67%) EMC
7 4 (6.67%) Citrix
8 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.33%) Remedy
8 2 (3.33%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.33%) BT
8 2 (3.33%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.67%) Meraki
9 1 (1.67%) McAfee
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