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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 45 40 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing Cisco 154 160 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.83% 4.02% 3.11%
As % of the Vendors category 8.53% 8.82% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 73 49
Median daily rate £311 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £232 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £493 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 9
Median hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £18.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% +121.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £15.55 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £141.25 £51.45 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.85% +37.14%
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
1806 1814 1335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.88% 45.62% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1023 867 634
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 111 114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £49.50 £45.00
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 1 May 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 1 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 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 84 £300 -7.69% 31
Cheshire +8 36 £325 -22.61% 9
Lancashire +4 16 £225 -43.75% 3
Merseyside -6 14 £325 +1.96% 5
Cumbria 0 1 - - 1
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 101 (36.07%) Firewall
2 95 (33.93%) Cisco Certification
3 83 (29.64%) WAN
4 71 (25.36%) LAN
5 67 (23.93%) Windows
6 62 (22.14%) CCNA
7 57 (20.36%) DNS
8 56 (20.00%) VMware
9 55 (19.64%) CCNP
10 48 (17.14%) Active Directory
10 48 (17.14%) Data Centre
11 47 (16.79%) Juniper
12 44 (15.71%) ITIL
13 41 (14.64%) HP
13 41 (14.64%) Migration
14 40 (14.29%) VPN
15 39 (13.93%) Microsoft
15 39 (13.93%) VoIP
16 38 (13.57%) TCP/IP
16 38 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 37 (13.21%) Network Security
17 37 (13.21%) Citrix
18 36 (12.86%) DHCP
18 36 (12.86%) Cisco ASA
19 32 (11.43%) Wireless
19 32 (11.43%) Security Cleared
20 30 (10.71%) CheckPoint
21 28 (10.00%) SSL
22 26 (9.29%) MS Exchange
22 26 (9.29%) SC Cleared

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 26 (9.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.21%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.43%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.07%) IIS
7 3 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.36%) Apache
8 1 (0.36%) CMS
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.07%) Radian6
2 3 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (36.07%) Firewall
2 83 (29.64%) WAN
3 71 (25.36%) LAN
4 57 (20.36%) DNS
5 40 (14.29%) VPN
6 39 (13.93%) VoIP
7 38 (13.57%) TCP/IP
8 37 (13.21%) Network Security
9 36 (12.86%) Cisco ASA
9 36 (12.86%) DHCP
10 32 (11.43%) Wireless
11 28 (10.00%) SSL
12 25 (8.93%) BGP
13 24 (8.57%) MPLS
14 21 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (7.14%) OSPF
15 20 (7.14%) SAN
16 15 (5.36%) IPsec
17 14 (5.00%) SSH
18 13 (4.64%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.36%) MySQL
3 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
General
1 25 (8.93%) Finance
2 17 (6.07%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.21%) Banking
3 9 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.50%) Local Government
5 6 (2.14%) Marketing
6 5 (1.79%) Back Office
6 5 (1.79%) Retail
7 4 (1.43%) Electronics
8 3 (1.07%) Law
9 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Front Office
10 1 (0.36%) Military
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (27.14%) Network Engineer
2 37 (13.21%) Cisco Engineer
3 36 (12.86%) Architect
4 35 (12.50%) Analyst
5 25 (8.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 19 (6.79%) Network Architect
7 18 (6.43%) Support Engineer
8 16 (5.71%) Consultant
8 16 (5.71%) Designer
9 15 (5.36%) Firewall Engineer
10 14 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (4.64%) Network Analyst
11 13 (4.64%) Security Engineer
12 11 (3.93%) Network Security Engineer
12 11 (3.93%) Security Analyst
13 10 (3.57%) Field Engineer
13 10 (3.57%) Support Analyst
14 8 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (2.86%) IT Support
14 8 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.14%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.43%) WAP
3 1 (0.36%) LAMP
3 1 (0.36%) SOAP
3 1 (0.36%) XML
3 1 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.93%) FlexPod
4 9 (3.21%) Clustering
4 9 (3.21%) VCE vBlock
5 7 (2.50%) IVR
5 7 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.79%) Life Science
6 5 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.43%) iSeries
7 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.43%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.07%) Social Media
8 3 (1.07%) Statistics
9 2 (0.71%) Health Informatics
9 2 (0.71%) Informatics
9 2 (0.71%) NHS
9 2 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 67 (23.93%) Windows
2 25 (8.93%) Windows Server
3 21 (7.50%) Linux
3 21 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 14 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.64%) Unix
6 12 (4.29%) AIX
7 11 (3.93%) HPUX
8 9 (3.21%) Solaris
9 6 (2.14%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.43%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.43%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.43%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.36%) Android
14 1 (0.36%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.71%) ITIL
2 41 (14.64%) Migration
3 22 (7.86%) Load Balancing
4 19 (6.79%) Network Design
5 15 (5.36%) Network Management
6 12 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (3.93%) Change Control
7 11 (3.93%) Service Delivery
7 11 (3.93%) Service Management
8 10 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (3.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (2.86%) Information Security
10 8 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (2.86%) Project Management
11 6 (2.14%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.14%) ITSM
11 6 (2.14%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (2.14%) SIEM
12 5 (1.79%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (1.79%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.71%) PowerShell
2 7 (2.50%) SQL
3 4 (1.43%) C
3 4 (1.43%) Lisp
4 2 (0.71%) C#
4 2 (0.71%) Perl
4 2 (0.71%) Python
5 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 95 (33.93%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (22.14%) CCNA
3 55 (19.64%) CCNP
4 32 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 26 (9.29%) SC Cleared
6 11 (3.93%) CCIE
7 7 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.14%) MCSE
9 5 (1.79%) JNCIA
9 5 (1.79%) MCSA
10 4 (1.43%) CCDP
10 4 (1.43%) MCP
11 3 (1.07%) CCENT
11 3 (1.07%) CCSA
11 3 (1.07%) Degree
11 3 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.71%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.71%) CISSP
12 2 (0.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.86%) SLA
2 5 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 48 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 38 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.43%) Snort
5 3 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.07%) vSphere
5 3 (1.07%) XenApp
6 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.36%) SpamAssassin
6 1 (0.36%) vCloud
6 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (2.50%) NetBackup
2 7 (2.50%) SCCM
3 5 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.43%) SCOM
5 3 (1.07%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.71%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.71%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.36%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.36%) Proventia
7 1 (0.36%) QRadar
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 56 (20.00%) VMware
2 47 (16.79%) Juniper
3 41 (14.64%) HP
4 39 (13.93%) Microsoft
5 37 (13.21%) Citrix
6 30 (10.71%) CheckPoint
7 20 (7.14%) F5
8 19 (6.79%) IBM
9 18 (6.43%) Dell
9 18 (6.43%) Palo Alto
10 14 (5.00%) Fortinet
11 13 (4.64%) NetApp
12 12 (4.29%) Remedy
12 12 (4.29%) Symantec
13 10 (3.57%) IronPort
14 9 (3.21%) Aruba
14 9 (3.21%) Avaya
14 9 (3.21%) EMC
15 8 (2.86%) 3PAR
15 8 (2.86%) Sun
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