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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 43 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 138 97 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.60% 3.21% 3.86%
As % of the Vendors category 8.37% 7.33% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 49 55
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £17.13 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.77% -
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
1648 1323 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.98% 43.84% 46.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 677 533
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 98 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.73 £40.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +16 66 £323 +7.50% 26
Merseyside +8 32 £350 +75.00% 3
Cheshire -28 17 £375 +7.14% 24
Cumbria - 11 £313 - 3
Lancashire +9 8 £170 -36.44% 3
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 126 (42.71%) Firewall
2 100 (33.90%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (32.54%) WAN
4 78 (26.44%) CheckPoint
5 76 (25.76%) VMware
6 74 (25.08%) Data Centre
7 73 (24.75%) LAN
8 66 (22.37%) Juniper
9 63 (21.36%) CCNP
10 59 (20.00%) Windows
10 59 (20.00%) OSPF
10 59 (20.00%) BGP
11 58 (19.66%) Cisco ASA
12 57 (19.32%) Citrix
13 51 (17.29%) Wireless
14 49 (16.61%) CCNA
15 47 (15.93%) ITIL
16 45 (15.25%) Migration
17 42 (14.24%) SAN
17 42 (14.24%) Network Security
18 41 (13.90%) MPLS
19 39 (13.22%) SSL
20 38 (12.88%) VPN
20 38 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 37 (12.54%) Microsoft
22 36 (12.20%) CCIE
23 35 (11.86%) Security Cleared
24 34 (11.53%) Active Directory
25 33 (11.19%) Kalman Filter
26 32 (10.85%) SC Cleared

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (4.41%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.05%) IIS
3 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.02%) Lync
5 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.34%) TPMS
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (2.37%) MS Office
2 6 (2.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.02%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (42.71%) Firewall
2 96 (32.54%) WAN
3 73 (24.75%) LAN
4 59 (20.00%) OSPF
4 59 (20.00%) BGP
5 58 (19.66%) Cisco ASA
6 51 (17.29%) Wireless
7 42 (14.24%) SAN
7 42 (14.24%) Network Security
8 41 (13.90%) MPLS
9 39 (13.22%) SSL
10 38 (12.88%) VPN
11 32 (10.85%) DNS
11 32 (10.85%) EIGRP
12 27 (9.15%) DHCP
13 26 (8.81%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (8.47%) TCP/IP
15 18 (6.10%) IPsec
15 18 (6.10%) VLAN
15 18 (6.10%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.05%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (5.42%) Telecoms
1 16 (5.42%) Finance
2 6 (2.03%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.69%) Publishing
3 5 (1.69%) Law
3 5 (1.69%) Legal
4 3 (1.02%) Banking
4 3 (1.02%) Retail
4 3 (1.02%) Local Government
5 1 (0.34%) Marketing
5 1 (0.34%) Games
5 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 79 (26.78%) Network Engineer
2 54 (18.31%) Analyst
3 43 (14.58%) Architect
4 23 (7.80%) Security Analyst
4 23 (7.80%) Technical Analyst
5 20 (6.78%) Network Architect
6 18 (6.10%) Technical Architect
7 15 (5.08%) Consultant
7 15 (5.08%) IP Engineer
8 14 (4.75%) Network Analyst
9 13 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.41%) Support Engineer
10 12 (4.07%) Network Support
10 12 (4.07%) Implementation Engineer
10 12 (4.07%) Network Specialist
11 11 (3.73%) Security Engineer
12 9 (3.05%) Network Security Engineer
13 8 (2.71%) Administrator
13 8 (2.71%) Project Manager
13 8 (2.71%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.75%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.68%) Web Services
3 1 (0.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 74 (25.08%) Data Centre
2 29 (9.83%) PKI
3 12 (4.07%) Clustering
4 9 (3.05%) Replication
5 8 (2.71%) EMC VNX
5 8 (2.71%) Celerra
6 5 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.36%) Life Science
8 3 (1.02%) CMDB
8 3 (1.02%) Statistics
8 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.02%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.02%) EMC Centera
8 3 (1.02%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.02%) Symmetrix DMX
9 2 (0.68%) FMCG
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.68%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.68%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 59 (20.00%) Windows
2 29 (9.83%) UNIX
3 23 (7.80%) Linux
4 14 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (4.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.39%) Solaris
6 9 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.37%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.03%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (1.02%) CentOS
10 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.34%) VMS
11 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (15.93%) ITIL
2 45 (15.25%) Migration
3 33 (11.19%) Kalman Filter
4 28 (9.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 23 (7.80%) Service Delivery
6 20 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (6.44%) PRINCE2
7 19 (6.44%) Penetration Testing
7 19 (6.44%) SIEM
8 18 (6.10%) Project Management
9 17 (5.76%) Network Design
10 16 (5.42%) Security Patching
11 15 (5.08%) Network Management
11 15 (5.08%) Change Control
11 15 (5.08%) Service Management
12 12 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (3.73%) Network Monitoring
13 11 (3.73%) Configuration Management
13 11 (3.73%) Business Continuity
14 10 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.08%) SQL
2 5 (1.69%) C
3 4 (1.36%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.02%) Perl
4 3 (1.02%) Python
5 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 100 (33.90%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (21.36%) CCNP
3 49 (16.61%) CCNA
4 36 (12.20%) CCIE
5 35 (11.86%) Security Cleared
6 32 (10.85%) SC Cleared
7 24 (8.14%) CISSP
7 24 (8.14%) CISMP
8 23 (7.80%) CISM
9 20 (6.78%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (5.42%) JNCIP
10 16 (5.42%) CCENT
11 15 (5.08%) JNCIA
12 14 (4.75%) Degree
13 7 (2.37%) JNCIE
13 7 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.37%) CCIP
14 6 (2.03%) MCSE
14 6 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.69%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (6.10%) QA
3 14 (4.75%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) BS25999
System Software
1 38 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (11.53%) Active Directory
3 17 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.75%) VMware ESX
5 10 (3.39%) XenApp
6 8 (2.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 8 (2.71%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.69%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.02%) Firmware
8 3 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.68%) NFS
9 2 (0.68%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.68%) vSphere
10 1 (0.34%) XenServer
10 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (1.69%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.02%) SCCM
4 3 (1.02%) HP NNM
4 3 (1.02%) Nagios
5 2 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.34%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.34%) WSUS
6 1 (0.34%) SCOM
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.34%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 78 (26.44%) CheckPoint
2 76 (25.76%) VMware
3 66 (22.37%) Juniper
4 57 (19.32%) Citrix
5 37 (12.54%) Microsoft
6 32 (10.85%) Clearswift
7 31 (10.51%) Aruba
8 27 (9.15%) Kaspersky
9 24 (8.14%) HP
10 22 (7.46%) EMC
11 21 (7.12%) NetApp
12 20 (6.78%) F5
13 18 (6.10%) SolarWinds
14 14 (4.75%) Brocade
15 11 (3.73%) BT
15 11 (3.73%) McAfee
16 10 (3.39%) Oracle
17 8 (2.71%) Avaya
17 8 (2.71%) IBM
17 8 (2.71%) Nortel
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