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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
North West / Merseyside
Rank 19 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 18 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.98% 3.12% 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 13.64% 6.49% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 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 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +73.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +55.00%

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
132 154 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 51.16% 47.98% 61.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 83 77
Median daily rate £350 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 12
Median hourly rate £21.75 £16.50 £12.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +29.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £59.25 £16.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 8 £310 -27.05% 1
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 16 (61.54%) Firewall
2 15 (57.69%) WAN
3 14 (53.85%) LAN
3 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (46.15%) SolarWinds
5 11 (42.31%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (42.31%) Intel Security
6 10 (38.46%) Forcepoint
6 10 (38.46%) CCNA
7 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
8 6 (23.08%) Migration
8 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
10 4 (15.38%) VMware
10 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
10 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (11.54%) Rational Application Developer
11 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
11 3 (11.54%) Degree
11 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
11 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
11 3 (11.54%) CCNP
11 3 (11.54%) Dell
11 3 (11.54%) EMC
11 3 (11.54%) Citrix
11 3 (11.54%) SAN
11 3 (11.54%) Middleware

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 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) Firewall
2 15 (57.69%) WAN
3 14 (53.85%) LAN
4 12 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (11.54%) SAN
5 3 (11.54%) VPN
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (7.69%) DHCP
6 2 (7.69%) VoIP
7 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.85%) FWSM
7 1 (3.85%) IPv4
7 1 (3.85%) MRTG
7 1 (3.85%) NAS
7 1 (3.85%) Network Security
7 1 (3.85%) NX-OS
7 1 (3.85%) VLAN
7 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
7 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Rational Application Developer
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
1 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Hardware Specialist
1 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
1 6 (23.08%) Storage Specialist
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Information Security Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Network Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) J2EE
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.85%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Solaris
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (11.54%) SOA
4 3 (11.54%) UML
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Information Security
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) Logistics
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design
6 1 (3.85%) Security Patching
6 1 (3.85%) Server Building
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (38.46%) CCNA
3 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) CCNP
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) CCA
5 1 (3.85%) CCIE
5 1 (3.85%) CCSA
5 1 (3.85%) CCSE
5 1 (3.85%) CISSP
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nagios
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) SolarWinds
2 11 (42.31%) Intel Security
3 10 (38.46%) Forcepoint
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 4 (15.38%) VMware
6 3 (11.54%) Citrix
6 3 (11.54%) Dell
6 3 (11.54%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) Brocade
7 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
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