The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 43 42 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 156 121 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.55% 3.92% 3.70%
As % of the Vendors category 8.31% 8.72% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 61 62
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £475 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.32%
Cisco
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1878 1388 1281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.78% 44.98% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 725 572
Average daily rate £390 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.41% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £214 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 91 103
Average hourly rate £19.03 £18.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.86% -9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
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 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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 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
Manchester +8 79 £325 -7.14% 26
Merseyside +13 32 £325 -31.57% 4
Cheshire -25 20 £350 -14.63% 14
Cumbria -9 9 £325 -18.75%
Lancashire -13 6 £160 -40.18% 6
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 128 (40.51%) Firewall
2 104 (32.91%) WAN
3 96 (30.38%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (25.63%) LAN
5 79 (25.00%) VMware
6 73 (23.10%) CheckPoint
7 68 (21.52%) Data Centre
8 63 (19.94%) Cisco ASA
9 60 (18.99%) ITIL
10 59 (18.67%) Windows
10 59 (18.67%) CCNP
11 54 (17.09%) Juniper
12 51 (16.14%) Citrix
13 49 (15.51%) Network Security
14 48 (15.19%) SSL
15 46 (14.56%) Kalman Filter
16 45 (14.24%) CCNA
17 44 (13.92%) OSPF
17 44 (13.92%) BGP
18 43 (13.61%) Clearswift
18 43 (13.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 42 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
19 42 (13.29%) Migration
19 42 (13.29%) Wireless
20 40 (12.66%) PKI
21 39 (12.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 39 (12.34%) SAN
21 39 (12.34%) VPN
21 39 (12.34%) DNS
22 36 (11.39%) Active Directory

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 13 (4.11%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.85%) Lync
3 8 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.63%) IIS
5 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.32%) TPMS
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (4.11%) MS Office
2 6 (1.90%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (40.51%) Firewall
2 104 (32.91%) WAN
3 81 (25.63%) LAN
4 63 (19.94%) Cisco ASA
5 49 (15.51%) Network Security
6 48 (15.19%) SSL
7 44 (13.92%) OSPF
7 44 (13.92%) BGP
8 42 (13.29%) Wireless
9 39 (12.34%) SAN
9 39 (12.34%) VPN
9 39 (12.34%) DNS
10 32 (10.13%) DHCP
10 32 (10.13%) Wi-Fi
11 30 (9.49%) TCP/IP
12 27 (8.54%) VoIP
12 27 (8.54%) MPLS
13 22 (6.96%) EIGRP
14 17 (5.38%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (5.06%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (4.11%) Telecoms
2 11 (3.48%) Finance
3 5 (1.58%) Law
3 5 (1.58%) Legal
3 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.58%) Publishing
3 5 (1.58%) Retail
4 4 (1.27%) Banking
5 3 (0.95%) Local Government
6 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 79 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 64 (20.25%) Analyst
3 35 (11.08%) Security Analyst
4 28 (8.86%) Architect
5 27 (8.54%) Technical Analyst
6 18 (5.70%) Network Specialist
7 17 (5.38%) Network Architect
8 15 (4.75%) Consultant
9 14 (4.43%) Support Engineer
9 14 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.11%) Network Analyst
11 11 (3.48%) Network Support
12 10 (3.16%) Administrator
12 10 (3.16%) Technical Architect
13 9 (2.85%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (2.85%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (2.85%) Network Designer
13 9 (2.85%) Security Engineer
13 9 (2.85%) Designer
13 9 (2.85%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.53%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.63%) Web Services
3 1 (0.32%) Middleware
3 1 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (21.52%) Data Centre
2 40 (12.66%) PKI
3 6 (1.90%) IVR
4 5 (1.58%) Life Science
5 4 (1.27%) Clustering
5 4 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.95%) CLARiiON
6 3 (0.95%) EMC Centera
6 3 (0.95%) Statistics
6 3 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.95%) Symmetrix DMX
7 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.63%) FMCG
7 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.63%) CESG
7 2 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (0.63%) SecurID
7 2 (0.63%) Handset
7 2 (0.63%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 59 (18.67%) Windows
2 20 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (5.38%) Linux
4 16 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (4.75%) UNIX
6 12 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.58%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.58%) Data ONTAP
7 5 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.95%) CentOS
9 2 (0.63%) Solaris
10 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.99%) ITIL
2 46 (14.56%) Kalman Filter
3 42 (13.29%) Migration
4 39 (12.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 28 (8.86%) Penetration Testing
5 28 (8.86%) Project Management
6 27 (8.54%) SIEM
7 26 (8.23%) Service Delivery
8 21 (6.65%) Network Design
9 20 (6.33%) Security Patching
10 14 (4.43%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (4.43%) PRINCE2
11 12 (3.80%) Service Management
12 11 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (3.16%) Network Management
14 9 (2.85%) Network Monitoring
15 8 (2.53%) Load Balancing
15 8 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (2.22%) Change Management
16 7 (2.22%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.70%) SQL
2 4 (1.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.95%) Perl
3 3 (0.95%) Python
3 3 (0.95%) C
4 2 (0.63%) Java
5 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 96 (30.38%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (18.67%) CCNP
3 45 (14.24%) CCNA
4 30 (9.49%) CISMP
5 28 (8.86%) CISSP
5 28 (8.86%) CISM
5 28 (8.86%) Security Cleared
6 27 (8.54%) ITIL Certification
6 27 (8.54%) CCIE
7 25 (7.91%) SC Cleared
8 16 (5.06%) Degree
8 16 (5.06%) CCENT
9 11 (3.48%) JNCIP
10 10 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (2.85%) MCSE
11 9 (2.85%) JNCIA
12 7 (2.22%) JNCIE
12 7 (2.22%) CCDP
13 6 (1.90%) MCITP
14 5 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (13.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (7.28%) QA
3 18 (5.70%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) BS25999
System Software
1 42 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (11.39%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.85%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.85%) XenDesktop
4 7 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.90%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.90%) vSphere
5 6 (1.90%) XenApp
6 4 (1.27%) XenServer
7 3 (0.95%) Firmware
8 2 (0.63%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.32%) NFS
9 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (3.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.58%) Cisco IPCC
3 4 (1.27%) SCCM
3 4 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.95%) Nagios
5 2 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (0.63%) SCOM
5 2 (0.63%) Puppet
5 2 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.32%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.32%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.32%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.32%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.32%) WSUS
6 1 (0.32%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 79 (25.00%) VMware
2 73 (23.10%) CheckPoint
3 54 (17.09%) Juniper
4 51 (16.14%) Citrix
5 43 (13.61%) Clearswift
6 35 (11.08%) Kaspersky
7 34 (10.76%) Microsoft
8 31 (9.81%) HP
9 29 (9.18%) Aruba
10 23 (7.28%) NetApp
11 19 (6.01%) Brocade
12 17 (5.38%) F5
13 14 (4.43%) EMC
14 12 (3.80%) IBM
15 11 (3.48%) BT
16 10 (3.16%) McAfee
17 7 (2.22%) Blue Coat
18 5 (1.58%) Fortinet
18 5 (1.58%) Symantec
18 5 (1.58%) Avaya
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