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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 53 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 126 143 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.55% 3.47% 3.66%
As % of the Vendors category 7.79% 8.13% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 83 57
Median daily rate £375 £325 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £204 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 14
Median hourly rate £20.73 £22.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.86% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £16.80 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.44 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.25 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+20.98% -2.40%
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
1617 1759 1408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.61% 42.73% 44.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 981 731
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 100 99
Median hourly rate £20.62 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.32% +5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -2 82 £375 +15.38% 42
Cheshire +12 20 £380 +16.92% 18
Merseyside -10 13 £400 +23.07% 3
Lancashire +11 7 £175 +9.37%
Cumbria +8 2 £250 -20.00%
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 103 (36.79%) Firewall
2 92 (32.86%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (28.57%) Windows
4 77 (27.50%) WAN
5 68 (24.29%) Active Directory
6 64 (22.86%) VMware
7 61 (21.79%) LAN
8 56 (20.00%) CCNP
9 55 (19.64%) CheckPoint
10 54 (19.29%) ITIL
11 53 (18.93%) Microsoft
12 51 (18.21%) Windows Server
13 50 (17.86%) CCNA
14 47 (16.79%) Data Centre
15 45 (16.07%) Migration
16 43 (15.36%) Cisco ASA
17 41 (14.64%) Citrix
18 40 (14.29%) DNS
18 40 (14.29%) VoIP
19 35 (12.50%) TCP/IP
20 34 (12.14%) Juniper
20 34 (12.14%) Network Security
21 30 (10.71%) Finance
22 28 (10.00%) Clearswift
22 28 (10.00%) SSL
22 28 (10.00%) MS Exchange
23 27 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
24 26 (9.29%) HP
25 25 (8.93%) SAN
25 25 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure

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 28 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.50%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.14%) CMS
5 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.43%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) Apache
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.29%) MS Office
3 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.29%) Office 365
2 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (36.79%) Firewall
2 77 (27.50%) WAN
3 61 (21.79%) LAN
4 43 (15.36%) Cisco ASA
5 40 (14.29%) DNS
5 40 (14.29%) VoIP
6 35 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 34 (12.14%) Network Security
8 28 (10.00%) SSL
9 25 (8.93%) SAN
10 24 (8.57%) MPLS
11 23 (8.21%) DHCP
11 23 (8.21%) Wireless
12 22 (7.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (6.79%) BGP
14 16 (5.71%) VPN
15 15 (5.36%) OSPF
15 15 (5.36%) Skype
16 14 (5.00%) EIGRP
17 12 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (10.71%) Finance
2 12 (4.29%) Banking
3 10 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.14%) Marketing
6 4 (1.43%) Back Office
6 4 (1.43%) Local Government
6 4 (1.43%) Retail
7 3 (1.07%) Electronics
7 3 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (21.07%) Network Engineer
2 39 (13.93%) Analyst
3 32 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (8.57%) Architect
5 21 (7.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (6.43%) Network Security Manager
6 18 (6.43%) Security Manager
7 17 (6.07%) Project Manager
7 17 (6.07%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 14 (5.00%) Network Architect
9 13 (4.64%) Support Analyst
10 12 (4.29%) Network Analyst
11 11 (3.93%) Consultant
11 11 (3.93%) Designer
11 11 (3.93%) Desktop Support
11 11 (3.93%) Security Analyst
12 10 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (3.57%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.07%) WAP
2 2 (0.71%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.71%) Middleware
3 1 (0.36%) .NET
3 1 (0.36%) CSS
3 1 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.79%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.71%) PKI
3 10 (3.57%) IVR
4 7 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.79%) Life Science
7 4 (1.43%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.43%) FlexPod
7 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.07%) EFT
8 3 (1.07%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.07%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.07%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.71%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.71%) Health Informatics
9 2 (0.71%) Informatics
9 2 (0.71%) NHS
9 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 80 (28.57%) Windows
2 51 (18.21%) Windows Server
3 27 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.64%) Windows 7
6 12 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (3.57%) Unix
8 9 (3.21%) Linux
9 6 (2.14%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.79%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.43%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.07%) Solaris
12 3 (1.07%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.71%) AIX
14 1 (0.36%) Android
14 1 (0.36%) CentOS
14 1 (0.36%) Debian
14 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.29%) ITIL
2 45 (16.07%) Migration
3 20 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 18 (6.43%) Network Design
5 16 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 13 (4.64%) Change Management
6 13 (4.64%) ITIL V3
7 11 (3.93%) Application Rationalisation
7 11 (3.93%) Project Management
8 10 (3.57%) Load Balancing
8 10 (3.57%) SIEM
8 10 (3.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 9 (3.21%) Change Control
10 8 (2.86%) Email Filtering
10 8 (2.86%) Network Management
10 8 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (2.86%) Risk Management
10 8 (2.86%) Service Management
10 8 (2.86%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.71%) SQL
2 15 (5.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.07%) C
4 2 (0.71%) PHP
5 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.36%) C++
5 1 (0.36%) Java
5 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.36%) Korn
5 1 (0.36%) Perl
5 1 (0.36%) Python
5 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (32.86%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (20.00%) CCNP
3 50 (17.86%) CCNA
4 23 (8.21%) Security Cleared
5 18 (6.43%) SC Cleared
6 16 (5.71%) CCIE
7 14 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (4.64%) CISSP
9 11 (3.93%) CISM
10 10 (3.57%) CCENT
11 9 (3.21%) CISMP
12 7 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (2.14%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (2.14%) CLAS
13 6 (2.14%) DBS Check
13 6 (2.14%) JNCIA
13 6 (2.14%) MCSE
13 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.43%) CCDP
14 4 (1.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.86%) QA
3 4 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.07%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (24.29%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.93%) VMware ESX
4 9 (3.21%) XenApp
5 6 (2.14%) vSphere
6 5 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.36%) Ceph
9 1 (0.36%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.36%) iptables
9 1 (0.36%) KVM
9 1 (0.36%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.36%) Snort
9 1 (0.36%) Squid
9 1 (0.36%) vCloud
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (6.43%) SmoothWall
2 16 (5.71%) SCCM
3 11 (3.93%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (2.14%) SCOM
6 5 (1.79%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.07%) Cacti
7 3 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.71%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.71%) Nagios
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.36%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.36%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.36%) Puppet
9 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.36%) vMotion
9 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (22.86%) VMware
2 55 (19.64%) CheckPoint
3 53 (18.93%) Microsoft
4 41 (14.64%) Citrix
5 34 (12.14%) Juniper
6 28 (10.00%) Clearswift
7 26 (9.29%) HP
8 22 (7.86%) Avaya
9 21 (7.50%) EMC
9 21 (7.50%) F5
10 14 (5.00%) Remedy
11 11 (3.93%) Dell
11 11 (3.93%) Intel Security
11 11 (3.93%) Kaspersky
12 9 (3.21%) ServiceNow
13 8 (2.86%) NetApp
13 8 (2.86%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.86%) Symantec
14 7 (2.50%) IBM
14 7 (2.50%) Oracle
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