The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 49 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 100 103 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.32% 3.80% 3.93%
As % of the Vendors category 7.46% 8.13% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 55 40
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £417 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £23.25 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.13 £13.70 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.15 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.06
% change year-on-year
- +12.16%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1340 1267 1595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.46% 46.75% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 546 735
Average daily rate £325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 97 119
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.51 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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England

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the North West region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the North West region.

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
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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
Cheshire -7 36 £400 +40.96% 8
Manchester +5 35 £300 - 24
Merseyside +11 11 £200 -56.75% 2
Lancashire -17 10 £268 -0.92% 3
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Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 78 (39.59%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (37.56%) Firewall
3 70 (35.53%) Windows
4 56 (28.43%) LAN
5 53 (26.90%) Juniper
6 47 (23.86%) VMware
7 46 (23.35%) Microsoft
8 44 (22.34%) CCNP
8 44 (22.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (21.83%) Wireless
10 41 (20.81%) WAN
11 40 (20.30%) CCNA
12 38 (19.29%) SAN
13 35 (17.77%) Active Directory
14 34 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 32 (16.24%) ITIL
16 31 (15.74%) Citrix
17 30 (15.23%) HP
18 29 (14.72%) VPN
19 26 (13.20%) Windows Server 2003
20 25 (12.69%) Hyper-V
21 24 (12.18%) MPLS
22 23 (11.68%) Symantec
22 23 (11.68%) BGP
22 23 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
22 23 (11.68%) DNS
22 23 (11.68%) F5
23 21 (10.66%) DHCP
23 21 (10.66%) Telecoms
23 21 (10.66%) Backup Exec

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (7.61%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.57%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.54%) IIS
4 5 (2.54%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.54%) Lync
5 4 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.51%) CMS
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.57%) MS Office
1 9 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) MS Project
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.54%) Office 365
2 2 (1.02%) PaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (37.56%) Firewall
2 56 (28.43%) LAN
3 43 (21.83%) Wireless
4 41 (20.81%) WAN
5 38 (19.29%) SAN
6 29 (14.72%) VPN
7 24 (12.18%) MPLS
8 23 (11.68%) BGP
8 23 (11.68%) DNS
9 21 (10.66%) DHCP
10 20 (10.15%) OSPF
10 20 (10.15%) Network Security
11 17 (8.63%) TCP/IP
12 16 (8.12%) VoIP
13 15 (7.61%) VLAN
14 13 (6.60%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (6.60%) Ethernet
14 13 (6.60%) Internet
15 12 (6.09%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (6.09%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.03%) Ingres
3 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 21 (10.66%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.63%) Finance
3 9 (4.57%) Local Government
4 7 (3.55%) Banking
5 4 (2.03%) Retail
6 2 (1.02%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.51%) Automotive
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (20.81%) Network Engineer
2 26 (13.20%) Consultant
3 21 (10.66%) Analyst
4 18 (9.14%) Architect
5 13 (6.60%) Network Manager
6 12 (6.09%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.57%) Network Architect
9 7 (3.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 7 (3.55%) Network Support
9 7 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (3.55%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.55%) Support Consultant
9 7 (3.55%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
10 6 (3.05%) Network Analyst
10 6 (3.05%) Project Engineer
10 6 (3.05%) Technical Manager
11 5 (2.54%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.03%) .NET
2 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.55%) Firmware
2 5 (2.54%) Thin Client
2 5 (2.54%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.54%) Clustering
2 5 (2.54%) Fat Client
3 3 (1.52%) Statistics
3 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.52%) Replication
4 2 (1.02%) CLARiiON
4 2 (1.02%) EMC Centera
4 2 (1.02%) NHS
4 2 (1.02%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (0.51%) IBM XIV
5 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.51%) CESG
5 1 (0.51%) PKI
5 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.51%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 70 (35.53%) Windows
2 44 (22.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (13.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (5.58%) UNIX
6 10 (5.08%) Windows 7
7 8 (4.06%) Linux
8 7 (3.55%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.52%) Android
10 2 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.02%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.02%) AIX
11 1 (0.51%) Solaris
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.24%) ITIL
2 15 (7.61%) Project Management
3 14 (7.11%) PRINCE2
3 14 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (6.60%) Migration
5 9 (4.57%) Service Management
5 9 (4.57%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.06%) Supplier Management
6 8 (4.06%) Network Management
7 7 (3.55%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (3.55%) Incident Management
7 7 (3.55%) Load Balancing
7 7 (3.55%) Network Design
8 5 (2.54%) CRM
9 4 (2.03%) ITSM
9 4 (2.03%) Information Security
9 4 (2.03%) Network Architecture
9 4 (2.03%) Validation
10 3 (1.52%) ITIL V3
10 3 (1.52%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.11%) SQL
2 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (39.59%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (22.34%) CCNP
3 40 (20.30%) CCNA
4 23 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (9.64%) MCSE
6 17 (8.63%) Degree
7 14 (7.11%) CCIE
8 13 (6.60%) Security Cleared
9 12 (6.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (4.57%) MCITP
10 9 (4.57%) CCDP
10 9 (4.57%) VCP5
11 6 (3.05%) CCIP
11 6 (3.05%) JNCIP
11 6 (3.05%) JNCIE
12 5 (2.54%) CISSP
12 5 (2.54%) MCSA
13 4 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (2.03%) MCTS
13 4 (2.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.58%) SLA
2 4 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.51%) BS7799
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (17.77%) Active Directory
2 34 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (12.69%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.11%) VMware ESX
5 8 (4.06%) XenApp
6 6 (3.05%) vSphere
7 5 (2.54%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.52%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.02%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.02%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (10.66%) Backup Exec
2 15 (7.61%) SCCM
3 10 (5.08%) SCOM
4 4 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.03%) SCSM
5 3 (1.52%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.52%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (1.52%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.02%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.02%) OpenView
7 1 (0.51%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.51%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 53 (26.90%) Juniper
2 47 (23.86%) VMware
3 46 (23.35%) Microsoft
4 31 (15.74%) Citrix
5 30 (15.23%) HP
6 23 (11.68%) Symantec
6 23 (11.68%) F5
7 15 (7.61%) Avaya
8 14 (7.11%) CheckPoint
9 13 (6.60%) Riverbed
10 12 (6.09%) NetApp
11 10 (5.08%) IBM
12 9 (4.57%) 3PAR
13 8 (4.06%) EMC
13 8 (4.06%) Nortel
13 8 (4.06%) Blue Coat
13 8 (4.06%) Fortinet
14 7 (3.55%) McAfee
15 6 (3.05%) Remedy
15 6 (3.05%) Dell
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