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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 34 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.72% 1.90% 2.33%
As % of the Vendors category 1.25% 3.51% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£413 £150 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -4.76%
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
160 114 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 57.55% 54.03% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 65 35
Average daily rate £283 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £421 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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
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 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 1 £413 +175.00% 1
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) Lync
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Replication
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Veeam
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) MGCP
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) H.323
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) PBX
4 1 (12.50%) Linux

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) VoIP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) MGCP
3 1 (12.50%) H.323
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) PBX
3 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Voice Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) IVR
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
2 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Veeam
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) F5