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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 53 50 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing Cisco 116 126 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.64% 3.01% 4.18%
As % of the Vendors category 7.66% 7.48% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 76 70
Median daily rate £350 £353 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +3.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £170 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 8
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £18.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% +19.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.23 £11.70 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £30.70 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +11.11%
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
1514 1684 1519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 47.55% 40.19% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 887 826
Median daily rate £410 £382 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.47% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 80 100
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% +21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -4 51 £320 -11.11% 27
Cheshire +4 23 £375 -5.66% 8
Lancashire +8 16 £513 +141.17% 6
Merseyside +6 16 £325 -23.52% 5
Cumbria +13 2 - - 1
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 118 (47.39%) Firewall
2 99 (39.76%) Cisco Certification
3 92 (36.95%) LAN
4 89 (35.74%) WAN
5 72 (28.92%) Windows
6 68 (27.31%) Microsoft
7 64 (25.70%) VMware
8 58 (23.29%) ITIL
9 57 (22.89%) CCNA
10 56 (22.49%) Data Centre
11 55 (22.09%) Windows Server
12 53 (21.29%) Active Directory
13 51 (20.48%) CCNP
14 43 (17.27%) VoIP
14 43 (17.27%) Cisco ASA
15 36 (14.46%) Network Security
15 36 (14.46%) Citrix
16 34 (13.65%) SAN
16 34 (13.65%) CheckPoint
17 33 (13.25%) DNS
17 33 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
18 29 (11.65%) F5
18 29 (11.65%) Migration
19 27 (10.84%) VLAN
20 26 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
20 26 (10.44%) TCP/IP
21 25 (10.04%) Network Design
22 24 (9.64%) DHCP
22 24 (9.64%) Intel Security

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 19 (7.63%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.82%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.41%) CMS
3 6 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.01%) IIS
5 3 (1.20%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.40%) Apache
7 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.82%) MS Office
3 5 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.82%) Office 365
4 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.40%) PaaS
4 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (47.39%) Firewall
2 92 (36.95%) LAN
3 89 (35.74%) WAN
4 43 (17.27%) Cisco ASA
4 43 (17.27%) VoIP
5 36 (14.46%) Network Security
6 34 (13.65%) SAN
7 33 (13.25%) DNS
8 27 (10.84%) VLAN
9 26 (10.44%) TCP/IP
10 24 (9.64%) DHCP
11 22 (8.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 21 (8.43%) VPN
12 21 (8.43%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (8.43%) Wireless
13 14 (5.62%) BGP
13 14 (5.62%) SSL
14 13 (5.22%) OSPF
15 11 (4.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 11 (4.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.40%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 21 (8.43%) Finance
2 8 (3.21%) Banking
3 5 (2.01%) Local Government
3 5 (2.01%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.80%) Retail
4 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.40%) Back Office
5 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 60 (24.10%) Network Engineer
2 36 (14.46%) Cisco Engineer
3 35 (14.06%) Architect
4 27 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (9.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 23 (9.24%) Network Architect
7 22 (8.84%) Analyst
8 14 (5.62%) Consultant
9 12 (4.82%) Network Specialist
9 12 (4.82%) Project Manager
10 10 (4.02%) Security Consultant
11 9 (3.61%) Network Security Manager
11 9 (3.61%) Security Manager
12 8 (3.21%) Network Analyst
12 8 (3.21%) Support Analyst
13 7 (2.81%) Cisco Architect
13 7 (2.81%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (2.81%) IT Security Consultant
13 7 (2.81%) Support Engineer
13 7 (2.81%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.22%) Web Services
2 3 (1.20%) Middleware
3 2 (0.80%) .NET
3 2 (0.80%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.40%) COM
4 1 (0.40%) CSS
4 1 (0.40%) J2EE
4 1 (0.40%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (22.49%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.02%) PKI
3 7 (2.81%) IVR
4 6 (2.41%) NHS
5 5 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.20%) EFT
7 3 (1.20%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.20%) FlexPod
7 3 (1.20%) Life Science
7 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.20%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.20%) Replication
7 3 (1.20%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.20%) User Experience
8 2 (0.80%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.80%) BYOD
8 2 (0.80%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.80%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 72 (28.92%) Windows
2 55 (22.09%) Windows Server
3 33 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (4.42%) Linux
7 8 (3.21%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.41%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.01%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.61%) Unix
11 2 (0.80%) AIX
11 2 (0.80%) Android
11 2 (0.80%) Solaris
11 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.40%) CentOS
12 1 (0.40%) Debian
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.29%) ITIL
2 29 (11.65%) Migration
3 25 (10.04%) Network Design
4 18 (7.23%) ITIL V3
5 15 (6.02%) Service Delivery
6 14 (5.62%) Service Management
7 13 (5.22%) Change Management
7 13 (5.22%) TOGAF
8 12 (4.82%) Load Balancing
9 11 (4.42%) Change Control
9 11 (4.42%) Network Architecture
9 11 (4.42%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (4.42%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (4.02%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (3.61%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.21%) ERP
12 8 (3.21%) Information Security
12 8 (3.21%) Penetration Testing
13 7 (2.81%) Email Filtering
13 7 (2.81%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.03%) SQL
2 8 (3.21%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.20%) C
3 3 (1.20%) PHP
4 2 (0.80%) Java
4 2 (0.80%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.40%) C++
5 1 (0.40%) Korn
5 1 (0.40%) Perl
5 1 (0.40%) Python
5 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (39.76%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (22.89%) CCNA
3 51 (20.48%) CCNP
4 21 (8.43%) CCIE
5 19 (7.63%) Security Cleared
6 16 (6.43%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.82%) MCSE
7 12 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (4.02%) CISSP
8 10 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (3.61%) Degree
10 8 (3.21%) CISMP
11 5 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.01%) CCDP
11 5 (2.01%) MCSA
11 5 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.61%) CCDA
12 4 (1.61%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.80%) CISM
13 2 (0.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.81%) COBIT
2 7 (2.81%) ISO27002
2 7 (2.81%) QA
3 4 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.61%) SLA
4 2 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 53 (21.29%) Active Directory
2 33 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.62%) XenApp
4 13 (5.22%) VMware ESX
5 9 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.81%) vSphere
7 6 (2.41%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.01%) ProxySG
9 3 (1.20%) Dovecot
9 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.80%) Postfix
10 2 (0.80%) Samba
10 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.40%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.40%) Squid
Systems Management
1 18 (7.23%) SCCM
2 12 (4.82%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (3.21%) Backup Exec
3 8 (3.21%) SmoothWall
4 6 (2.41%) SCOM
5 4 (1.61%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.20%) Cacti
6 3 (1.20%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.20%) Nagios
7 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.80%) EMC VPLEX
7 2 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.80%) NetApp OnCommand
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.40%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.40%) Puppet
8 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 68 (27.31%) Microsoft
2 64 (25.70%) VMware
3 36 (14.46%) Citrix
4 34 (13.65%) CheckPoint
5 29 (11.65%) F5
6 24 (9.64%) Intel Security
7 22 (8.84%) Juniper
8 18 (7.23%) SolarWinds
9 17 (6.83%) Avaya
10 16 (6.43%) Clearswift
10 16 (6.43%) NetApp
11 15 (6.02%) HP
12 14 (5.62%) EMC
12 14 (5.62%) Forcepoint
13 11 (4.42%) Dell
14 8 (3.21%) Blue Coat
14 8 (3.21%) Symantec
15 7 (2.81%) Brocade
15 7 (2.81%) IBM
15 7 (2.81%) Palo Alto
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