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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 42 40 63
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Contract jobs citing Cisco 128 116 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.01% 3.98% 2.76%
As % of the Vendors category 8.64% 8.96% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 73 34
Average daily rate
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£370 £305 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.31% +9.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £228 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £460 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £12.90 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -24.00%
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
1481 1294 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.37% 44.45% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 588 737
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 104 117
Average hourly rate £18.03 £21.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.10 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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
Cheshire +5 52 £373 +22.13% 7
Manchester -3 47 £365 +8.14% 31
Lancashire -27 9 £363 +20.83% 2
Merseyside -7 6 £153 -28.40% 7
Cumbria -10 2 £400 +77.77%
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 78 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (35.71%) Firewall
3 64 (30.48%) Windows
4 51 (24.29%) Microsoft
4 51 (24.29%) CCNA
5 48 (22.86%) LAN
5 48 (22.86%) Juniper
6 47 (22.38%) VMware
7 43 (20.48%) CCNP
8 42 (20.00%) WAN
9 41 (19.52%) ITIL
9 41 (19.52%) SAN
10 35 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (16.19%) HP
12 32 (15.24%) Wireless
13 30 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (12.86%) Active Directory
14 27 (12.86%) MCSE
15 26 (12.38%) Citrix
16 25 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (11.43%) F5
17 24 (11.43%) Avaya
18 23 (10.95%) Hyper-V
19 22 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
19 22 (10.48%) VPN
20 21 (10.00%) Symantec
21 20 (9.52%) OSPF
21 20 (9.52%) Linux
21 20 (9.52%) Backup Exec
22 19 (9.05%) MS Excel

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 9 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.90%) IIS
4 4 (1.90%) NetWeaver
5 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.43%) Lync
5 3 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.48%) CMS
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.29%) MS Office
3 5 (2.38%) MS Project
4 4 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.90%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) PaaS
2 1 (0.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (35.71%) Firewall
2 48 (22.86%) LAN
3 42 (20.00%) WAN
4 41 (19.52%) SAN
5 32 (15.24%) Wireless
6 22 (10.48%) VPN
7 20 (9.52%) OSPF
8 19 (9.05%) TCP/IP
8 19 (9.05%) MPLS
8 19 (9.05%) BGP
9 18 (8.57%) DNS
9 18 (8.57%) DHCP
9 18 (8.57%) VLAN
10 17 (8.10%) VoIP
11 13 (6.19%) Network Security
12 12 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (5.71%) IP Telephony
13 10 (4.76%) IPsec
13 10 (4.76%) EIGRP
14 8 (3.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.90%) DB2
2 4 (1.90%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.90%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (8.57%) Finance
2 12 (5.71%) Local Government
3 8 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.86%) Banking
5 3 (1.43%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.95%) Marketing
6 2 (0.95%) Publishing
7 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.48%) Automotive
7 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (16.19%) Network Engineer
2 31 (14.76%) Consultant
3 25 (11.90%) Analyst
4 18 (8.57%) Architect
5 14 (6.67%) Network Manager
6 10 (4.76%) Administrator
7 9 (4.29%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.29%) Network Analyst
7 9 (4.29%) Firewall Engineer
8 8 (3.81%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.33%) Coordinator
9 7 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.33%) Project Coordinator
9 7 (3.33%) Support Consultant
9 7 (3.33%) Project Engineer
9 7 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 7 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
10 6 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (2.86%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.95%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (2.38%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.38%) Client/Server
2 5 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.90%) Replication
3 4 (1.90%) Clustering
4 3 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.43%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.43%) Life Science
5 2 (0.95%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (0.95%) CLARiiON
5 2 (0.95%) EMC Centera
5 2 (0.95%) NHS
6 1 (0.48%) IVR
6 1 (0.48%) IBM XIV
6 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.48%) CCTV
6 1 (0.48%) PKI
6 1 (0.48%) Statistics
6 1 (0.48%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 64 (30.48%) Windows
2 35 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (9.52%) Linux
5 13 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.81%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.33%) UNIX
8 6 (2.86%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.38%) Solaris
10 4 (1.90%) Android
11 3 (1.43%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.95%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.95%) AIX
13 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (19.52%) ITIL
2 17 (8.10%) Project Management
3 10 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (4.29%) CRM
5 8 (3.81%) Migration
6 7 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 7 (3.33%) Network Management
7 6 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (2.38%) ERP
8 5 (2.38%) PRINCE2
8 5 (2.38%) Information Security
8 5 (2.38%) Validation
8 5 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (2.38%) Load Balancing
9 4 (1.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (1.90%) ITSM
9 4 (1.90%) Service Management
10 3 (1.43%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (1.43%) Data Modelling
10 3 (1.43%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 78 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (24.29%) CCNA
3 43 (20.48%) CCNP
4 30 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (12.86%) MCSE
6 15 (7.14%) CCIE
6 15 (7.14%) Degree
7 13 (6.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (5.24%) MCITP
9 9 (4.29%) CISSP
9 9 (4.29%) VCP5
9 9 (4.29%) Security Cleared
10 8 (3.81%) MCSA
11 7 (3.33%) CCDP
11 7 (3.33%) CCSA
12 6 (2.86%) MCTS
12 6 (2.86%) MCP
12 6 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (2.38%) IBM Certification
13 5 (2.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.86%) SLA
2 5 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) BS7799
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 27 (12.86%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (10.95%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.67%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.38%) vSphere
5 5 (2.38%) XenApp
6 4 (1.90%) XenServer
6 4 (1.90%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.95%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.95%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.95%) Firmware
8 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.48%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (9.52%) Backup Exec
2 15 (7.14%) SCCM
3 10 (4.76%) SCOM
4 5 (2.38%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.43%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (1.43%) OpenView
6 3 (1.43%) SCSM
6 3 (1.43%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.95%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.95%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.48%) Nagios
8 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 51 (24.29%) Microsoft
2 48 (22.86%) Juniper
3 47 (22.38%) VMware
4 34 (16.19%) HP
5 26 (12.38%) Citrix
6 24 (11.43%) F5
6 24 (11.43%) Avaya
7 21 (10.00%) Symantec
8 18 (8.57%) CheckPoint
9 17 (8.10%) Fortinet
10 15 (7.14%) Nortel
11 13 (6.19%) EMC
12 12 (5.71%) SolarWinds
12 12 (5.71%) IBM
13 10 (4.76%) Riverbed
13 10 (4.76%) 3PAR
14 9 (4.29%) Red Hat
15 8 (3.81%) NetApp
15 8 (3.81%) Websense
16 7 (3.33%) Apple
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