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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 14 18 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Contract jobs citing Cisco 27 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.04% 5.08% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 13.57% 10.71% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Average daily rate
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£319 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.29% -15.00%
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
199 84 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 59.23% 47.46% 45.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 44 47
Average daily rate £300 £290 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £78 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 8
Average hourly rate £16.73 £12.49 £11.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.94% +10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £19.00 £26.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 -6 11 £375 +78.57% 4
Wirral - 6 £313 -
Birkenhead - 1 - -
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (54.55%) Aruba
2 15 (45.45%) Wireless
3 14 (42.42%) OSPF
3 14 (42.42%) BGP
3 14 (42.42%) EIGRP
4 11 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (30.30%) Firewall
5 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (27.27%) Windows
6 9 (27.27%) WAN
6 9 (27.27%) DNS
7 8 (24.24%) DHCP
7 8 (24.24%) LAN
7 8 (24.24%) CCNP
7 8 (24.24%) SAN
8 7 (21.21%) VMware
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (18.18%) VPN
10 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
10 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (15.15%) F5
11 4 (12.12%) Network Management
11 4 (12.12%) HSRP
11 4 (12.12%) GLBP
11 4 (12.12%) VLAN
11 4 (12.12%) Network Security
11 4 (12.12%) Network Architecture
11 4 (12.12%) IPsec
11 4 (12.12%) Migration
11 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Lync
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) Wireless
2 14 (42.42%) OSPF
2 14 (42.42%) BGP
2 14 (42.42%) EIGRP
3 11 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (30.30%) Firewall
5 9 (27.27%) WAN
5 9 (27.27%) DNS
6 8 (24.24%) DHCP
6 8 (24.24%) LAN
6 8 (24.24%) SAN
7 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (18.18%) VPN
9 4 (12.12%) HSRP
9 4 (12.12%) GLBP
9 4 (12.12%) VLAN
9 4 (12.12%) Network Security
9 4 (12.12%) IPsec
9 4 (12.12%) VoIP
9 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Network Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Network Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Network Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Engineering Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.03%) Junior
6 1 (3.03%) Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Network Support
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Storage Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) FMCG
1 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.03%) EMC Centera
2 1 (3.03%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) UNIX
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (12.12%) Network Management
2 4 (12.12%) Network Architecture
2 4 (12.12%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.09%) Network Design
4 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.06%) Validation
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL
5 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.03%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (24.24%) CCNP
3 4 (12.12%) CCIE
3 4 (12.12%) CCDP
4 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Aruba
2 7 (21.21%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
3 5 (15.15%) F5
4 3 (9.09%) EMC
5 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.06%) McAfee
5 2 (6.06%) BT
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) Avaya
5 2 (6.06%) Juniper
5 2 (6.06%) NetApp
6 1 (3.03%) IBM
6 1 (3.03%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) Brocade
6 1 (3.03%) 3PAR