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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 51 41 70
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +29
Contract jobs citing Cisco 123 130 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.25% 3.97% 2.24%
As % of the Vendors category 7.90% 8.59% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 58 32
Average daily rate £365 £358 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% +15.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 4
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.07 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.81% -27.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £13.90 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £34.24 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
1556 1514 1236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.06% 46.29% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 759 583
Average daily rate £383 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 101 77
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.33 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(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
Manchester -4 61 £400 +34.45% 30
Cheshire -13 34 £275 -27.15% 9
Lancashire -5 12 £275 -37.50% 1
Merseyside +6 10 £419 +1.51% 5
Cumbria -5 1 - - 1
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 99 (36.80%) Firewall
2 93 (34.57%) WAN
3 82 (30.48%) LAN
4 78 (29.00%) Windows
4 78 (29.00%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (27.88%) VMware
6 58 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 57 (21.19%) Active Directory
8 55 (20.45%) HP
9 49 (18.22%) CCNA
10 48 (17.84%) Data Centre
11 47 (17.47%) DNS
11 47 (17.47%) Citrix
12 46 (17.10%) Network Security
13 45 (16.73%) CCNP
14 42 (15.61%) ITIL
15 41 (15.24%) VPN
15 41 (15.24%) Juniper
16 40 (14.87%) Windows Server
17 38 (14.13%) SAN
17 38 (14.13%) Microsoft
17 38 (14.13%) Cisco ASA
18 35 (13.01%) Wireless
18 35 (13.01%) DHCP
19 33 (12.27%) Migration
20 31 (11.52%) VoIP
20 31 (11.52%) IBM
21 29 (10.78%) TCP/IP
22 28 (10.41%) CheckPoint
22 28 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 26 (9.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.46%) Skype for Business
3 11 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.49%) IIS
6 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.37%) Apache
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (5.20%) MS Excel
1 14 (5.20%) MS Office
2 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.12%) Radian6
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.23%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (36.80%) Firewall
2 93 (34.57%) WAN
3 82 (30.48%) LAN
4 47 (17.47%) DNS
5 46 (17.10%) Network Security
6 41 (15.24%) VPN
7 38 (14.13%) Cisco ASA
7 38 (14.13%) SAN
8 35 (13.01%) DHCP
8 35 (13.01%) Wireless
9 31 (11.52%) VoIP
10 29 (10.78%) TCP/IP
11 23 (8.55%) SSL
12 19 (7.06%) MPLS
13 17 (6.32%) BGP
13 17 (6.32%) IPsec
13 17 (6.32%) VLAN
14 15 (5.58%) OSPF
15 14 (5.20%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (5.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.37%) MySQL
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 16 (5.95%) Finance
2 9 (3.35%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.60%) Banking
4 6 (2.23%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.49%) Local Government
5 4 (1.49%) Retail
6 1 (0.37%) Automotive
6 1 (0.37%) Back Office
6 1 (0.37%) Electronics
6 1 (0.37%) Front Office
6 1 (0.37%) Law
6 1 (0.37%) Military
6 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (25.65%) Network Engineer
2 38 (14.13%) Architect
3 36 (13.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 26 (9.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (7.81%) Analyst
5 21 (7.81%) Network Architect
6 20 (7.43%) Support Engineer
7 18 (6.69%) IT Engineer
8 17 (6.32%) Consultant
9 13 (4.83%) IT Support
10 12 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (4.46%) Designer
10 12 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (4.46%) Network Specialist
11 11 (4.09%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.35%) Network Security Engineer
13 9 (3.35%) Security Analyst
13 9 (3.35%) Security Engineer
14 8 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.60%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.74%) WAP
3 1 (0.37%) LAMP
3 1 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (17.84%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.72%) Clustering
3 10 (3.72%) FlexPod
3 10 (3.72%) VCE vBlock
4 7 (2.60%) PKI
5 6 (2.23%) IVR
6 5 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.86%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.49%) iSeries
7 4 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.49%) Statistics
8 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.12%) Life Science
8 3 (1.12%) Replication
8 3 (1.12%) Social Media
8 3 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.74%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 78 (29.00%) Windows
2 40 (14.87%) Windows Server
3 28 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (8.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (8.55%) Linux
6 13 (4.83%) AIX
7 12 (4.46%) HPUX
8 10 (3.72%) Solaris
8 10 (3.72%) Unix
8 10 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.97%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.97%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.23%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.12%) Android
12 3 (1.12%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.74%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.37%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.61%) ITIL
2 33 (12.27%) Migration
3 18 (6.69%) Kalman Filter
3 18 (6.69%) Load Balancing
4 17 (6.32%) Network Design
5 16 (5.95%) Project Management
6 15 (5.58%) Service Delivery
7 11 (4.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (3.72%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (3.35%) Change Control
9 9 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (2.97%) Service Management
10 8 (2.97%) SIEM
11 7 (2.60%) Configuration Management
11 7 (2.60%) Network Management
12 6 (2.23%) High Availability
12 6 (2.23%) Information Security
12 6 (2.23%) Network Architecture
12 6 (2.23%) Threat Management
13 5 (1.86%) Application Rationalisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.20%) SQL
2 7 (2.60%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.49%) C
3 4 (1.49%) Lisp
3 4 (1.49%) Perl
3 4 (1.49%) Python
4 3 (1.12%) C#
5 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (29.00%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (18.22%) CCNA
3 45 (16.73%) CCNP
4 28 (10.41%) Security Cleared
5 24 (8.92%) SC Cleared
6 17 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (5.20%) CCIE
7 14 (5.20%) MCSE
8 10 (3.72%) MCITP
9 7 (2.60%) Degree
9 7 (2.60%) MCSA
10 5 (1.86%) CCDP
10 5 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.49%) CCSA
11 4 (1.49%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.12%) ACSA
12 3 (1.12%) ACSP
12 3 (1.12%) CISSP
12 3 (1.12%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (4.83%) SLA
2 3 (1.12%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.12%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 58 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (21.19%) Active Directory
3 27 (10.04%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.83%) vSphere
5 9 (3.35%) XenApp
6 7 (2.60%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.49%) XenServer
9 3 (1.12%) Snort
9 3 (1.12%) Xen
10 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.37%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (3.72%) NetBackup
2 6 (2.23%) SCCM
3 5 (1.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.86%) SmoothWall
4 4 (1.49%) Cisco IPCC
4 4 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.49%) EMC VPLEX
5 3 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (1.12%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.74%) SCOM
6 2 (0.74%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.37%) Netcool
7 1 (0.37%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.37%) Proventia
7 1 (0.37%) QRadar
7 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 75 (27.88%) VMware
2 55 (20.45%) HP
3 47 (17.47%) Citrix
4 41 (15.24%) Juniper
5 38 (14.13%) Microsoft
6 31 (11.52%) IBM
7 28 (10.41%) CheckPoint
8 24 (8.92%) F5
9 19 (7.06%) NetApp
10 17 (6.32%) Palo Alto
11 16 (5.95%) EMC
11 16 (5.95%) Fortinet
12 14 (5.20%) 3PAR
13 13 (4.83%) Avaya
13 13 (4.83%) Dell
14 8 (2.97%) Aruba
14 8 (2.97%) Brocade
14 8 (2.97%) Oracle
14 8 (2.97%) Red Hat
14 8 (2.97%) Sun
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