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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 49 40 52
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing Cisco 124 138 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.39% 3.61% 3.14%
As % of the Vendors category 7.39% 8.30% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 68 48
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £14.60 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.00%
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
1678 1663 1345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.86% 43.44% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 876 692
Median daily rate £400 £368 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 96 91
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +5 79 £375 +17.18% 30
Cheshire +2 20 £400 -3.03% 16
Merseyside -15 16 £400 +6.66% 9
Lancashire -10 6 £228 +33.82%
Cumbria +5 1 £250 -23.07%
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 98 (35.51%) Firewall
2 97 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (28.26%) Windows
4 72 (26.09%) WAN
5 67 (24.28%) Active Directory
6 65 (23.55%) VMware
7 60 (21.74%) LAN
8 59 (21.38%) CCNA
9 56 (20.29%) CCNP
10 55 (19.93%) Microsoft
11 50 (18.12%) ITIL
12 49 (17.75%) CheckPoint
13 48 (17.39%) Windows Server
14 44 (15.94%) Data Centre
15 43 (15.58%) VoIP
16 41 (14.86%) Migration
17 40 (14.49%) DNS
18 39 (14.13%) Cisco ASA
19 38 (13.77%) Citrix
20 35 (12.68%) TCP/IP
20 35 (12.68%) MS Exchange
21 33 (11.96%) Juniper
22 30 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
22 30 (10.87%) Network Security
23 29 (10.51%) HP
24 28 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
25 27 (9.78%) Finance
26 26 (9.42%) SAN
27 25 (9.06%) MPLS
28 24 (8.70%) SSL

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 35 (12.68%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.61%) Skype for Business
3 14 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.90%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.45%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.36%) CMS
10 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.36%) IIS
10 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.35%) Office 365
2 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (35.51%) Firewall
2 72 (26.09%) WAN
3 60 (21.74%) LAN
4 43 (15.58%) VoIP
5 40 (14.49%) DNS
6 39 (14.13%) Cisco ASA
7 35 (12.68%) TCP/IP
8 30 (10.87%) Network Security
9 26 (9.42%) SAN
10 25 (9.06%) MPLS
11 24 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (8.70%) SSL
12 23 (8.33%) DHCP
13 21 (7.61%) Wireless
14 18 (6.52%) BGP
15 15 (5.43%) Skype
15 15 (5.43%) VPN
16 14 (5.07%) IP Telephony
16 14 (5.07%) OSPF
17 13 (4.71%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (9.78%) Finance
2 13 (4.71%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.62%) Banking
3 10 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.17%) Marketing
5 4 (1.45%) Back Office
5 4 (1.45%) Retail
6 3 (1.09%) Electronics
6 3 (1.09%) Local Government
6 3 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.72%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (22.10%) Network Engineer
2 40 (14.49%) Analyst
3 37 (13.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 22 (7.97%) Architect
6 21 (7.61%) Support Engineer
7 16 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.07%) Firewall Engineer
9 13 (4.71%) Network Analyst
9 13 (4.71%) Network Security Manager
9 13 (4.71%) Security Manager
10 12 (4.35%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.35%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.99%) Consultant
11 11 (3.99%) Network Architect
11 11 (3.99%) Security Analyst
12 10 (3.62%) Designer
12 10 (3.62%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (3.62%) Desktop Support
13 9 (3.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.81%) WAP
2 2 (0.72%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.72%) Middleware
3 1 (0.36%) .NET
3 1 (0.36%) SOAP
3 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.94%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.99%) PKI
3 8 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (2.54%) Life Science
5 6 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.17%) IVR
6 4 (1.45%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.45%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.09%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.09%) FlexPod
7 3 (1.09%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) EFT
8 2 (0.72%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.72%) Health Informatics
8 2 (0.72%) Informatics
8 2 (0.72%) NHS
8 2 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (28.26%) Windows
2 48 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 30 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (5.80%) Windows 7
6 12 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.26%) Unix
8 8 (2.90%) Linux
9 7 (2.54%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.17%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.45%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.09%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.72%) AIX
13 2 (0.72%) Solaris
14 1 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.12%) ITIL
2 41 (14.86%) Migration
3 17 (6.16%) Network Design
4 14 (5.07%) Kalman Filter
5 13 (4.71%) Service Delivery
6 12 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 12 (4.35%) Network Management
7 10 (3.62%) ITIL V3
8 9 (3.26%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (3.26%) Project Management
8 9 (3.26%) SIEM
8 9 (3.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (2.90%) Incident Management
10 7 (2.54%) Application Rationalisation
10 7 (2.54%) Change Management
10 7 (2.54%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (2.54%) Risk Management
10 7 (2.54%) Service Management
10 7 (2.54%) Software Engineering
11 6 (2.17%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.25%) PowerShell
2 13 (4.71%) SQL
3 2 (0.72%) C
4 1 (0.36%) C#
4 1 (0.36%) Java
4 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 97 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (21.38%) CCNA
3 56 (20.29%) CCNP
4 23 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 17 (6.16%) SC Cleared
6 16 (5.80%) CCIE
7 12 (4.35%) CISSP
8 10 (3.62%) CCENT
8 10 (3.62%) CISM
8 10 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (2.90%) CISMP
9 8 (2.90%) MCSE
9 8 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (2.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (2.17%) DBS Check
11 6 (2.17%) Degree
11 6 (2.17%) JNCIA
11 6 (2.17%) MCSA
12 5 (1.81%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (1.81%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.81%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.81%) QA
3 4 (1.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 67 (24.28%) Active Directory
2 28 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.26%) XenApp
4 7 (2.54%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.81%) vSphere
6 4 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.36%) Snort
9 1 (0.36%) vCloud
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (5.80%) SCCM
2 14 (5.07%) SmoothWall
3 9 (3.26%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (2.17%) SCOM
6 3 (1.09%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.72%) Cacti
7 2 (0.72%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.72%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.36%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.36%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.36%) Nagios
8 1 (0.36%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.36%) vMotion
8 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (23.55%) VMware
2 55 (19.93%) Microsoft
3 49 (17.75%) CheckPoint
4 38 (13.77%) Citrix
5 33 (11.96%) Juniper
6 29 (10.51%) HP
7 20 (7.25%) Clearswift
8 19 (6.88%) EMC
9 15 (5.43%) F5
10 14 (5.07%) Avaya
11 12 (4.35%) Dell
11 12 (4.35%) Remedy
12 11 (3.99%) SolarWinds
13 10 (3.62%) Kaspersky
14 9 (3.26%) Symantec
15 8 (2.90%) IronPort
15 8 (2.90%) NetApp
15 8 (2.90%) Polycom
16 7 (2.54%) ServiceNow
16 7 (2.54%) Veeam
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