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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 44 34 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +22
Contract jobs citing Cisco 154 166 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.95% 4.45% 2.95%
As % of the Vendors category 8.67% 9.83% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 77 59
Median daily rate £325 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £237 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +36.36%
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
1777 1688 1361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.53% 45.21% 42.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 844 677
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £217 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 109 116
Median hourly rate £20.20 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.40% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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 30 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
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 30 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 -12 88 £325 - 27
Cheshire +1 35 £334 -27.83% 11
Merseyside -20 13 £325 - 6
Lancashire +4 11 £225 -48.57% 3
Cumbria 0 1 £250 -29.57% 2
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England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 99 (34.86%) Firewall
2 91 (32.04%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (25.70%) WAN
4 68 (23.94%) Windows
5 61 (21.48%) LAN
6 58 (20.42%) CCNA
6 58 (20.42%) VMware
7 53 (18.66%) Active Directory
7 53 (18.66%) DNS
8 50 (17.61%) CCNP
9 45 (15.85%) ITIL
9 45 (15.85%) Data Centre
10 44 (15.49%) Juniper
10 44 (15.49%) Migration
11 41 (14.44%) CheckPoint
11 41 (14.44%) Network Security
12 39 (13.73%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (13.73%) Microsoft
13 38 (13.38%) VoIP
14 37 (13.03%) HP
15 35 (12.32%) Citrix
15 35 (12.32%) TCP/IP
16 34 (11.97%) Security Cleared
16 34 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (11.27%) DHCP
18 31 (10.92%) Finance
18 31 (10.92%) VPN
19 30 (10.56%) SSL
20 29 (10.21%) Windows Server
21 28 (9.86%) MS Exchange

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 (9.86%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (4.23%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.82%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.70%) IIS
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.35%) Apache
9 1 (0.35%) CMS
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.06%) Radian6
2 3 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.35%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.46%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 99 (34.86%) Firewall
2 73 (25.70%) WAN
3 61 (21.48%) LAN
4 53 (18.66%) DNS
5 41 (14.44%) Network Security
6 39 (13.73%) Cisco ASA
7 38 (13.38%) VoIP
8 35 (12.32%) TCP/IP
9 32 (11.27%) DHCP
10 31 (10.92%) VPN
11 30 (10.56%) SSL
12 25 (8.80%) BGP
12 25 (8.80%) MPLS
12 25 (8.80%) Wireless
13 21 (7.39%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (7.04%) OSPF
15 19 (6.69%) SAN
16 14 (4.93%) SSH
17 13 (4.58%) IP Telephony
18 11 (3.87%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.35%) MySQL
4 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 31 (10.92%) Finance
2 10 (3.52%) Manufacturing
2 10 (3.52%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.17%) Banking
4 6 (2.11%) Marketing
5 5 (1.76%) Back Office
5 5 (1.76%) Retail
6 3 (1.06%) Electronics
6 3 (1.06%) Law
6 3 (1.06%) Local Government
6 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
8 1 (0.35%) Front Office
8 1 (0.35%) Military
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (23.24%) Network Engineer
2 36 (12.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 35 (12.32%) Analyst
4 32 (11.27%) Architect
5 23 (8.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 18 (6.34%) Support Engineer
7 17 (5.99%) Consultant
7 17 (5.99%) Network Architect
8 16 (5.63%) Designer
9 14 (4.93%) Firewall Engineer
10 11 (3.87%) Field Engineer
10 11 (3.87%) Network Analyst
10 11 (3.87%) Security Analyst
11 10 (3.52%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.52%) Security Engineer
11 10 (3.52%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.17%) Network Security Manager
12 9 (3.17%) Security Manager
13 8 (2.82%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.76%) WAP
2 3 (1.06%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.35%) LAMP
3 1 (0.35%) SOAP
3 1 (0.35%) XML
3 1 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.85%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.82%) PKI
4 7 (2.46%) IVR
5 6 (2.11%) FlexPod
5 6 (2.11%) Life Science
6 5 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.41%) Clustering
7 4 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.41%) iSeries
8 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.06%) Social Media
8 3 (1.06%) Statistics
8 3 (1.06%) VCE vBlock
9 2 (0.70%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (0.70%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.70%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 68 (23.94%) Windows
2 29 (10.21%) Windows Server
3 25 (8.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (6.34%) Windows 7
6 17 (5.99%) Linux
7 13 (4.58%) Unix
8 8 (2.82%) AIX
9 7 (2.46%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.76%) HPUX
10 5 (1.76%) Solaris
10 5 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.41%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.41%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.06%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.35%) Android
14 1 (0.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.85%) ITIL
2 44 (15.49%) Migration
3 20 (7.04%) Load Balancing
4 19 (6.69%) Network Design
5 17 (5.99%) Kalman Filter
6 16 (5.63%) Network Management
7 13 (4.58%) SIEM
8 12 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (3.52%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (3.17%) Project Management
10 9 (3.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 8 (2.82%) Change Control
11 8 (2.82%) Information Security
12 7 (2.46%) ITIL V3
12 7 (2.46%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (2.46%) Service Management
13 6 (2.11%) Incident Management
13 6 (2.11%) ITSM
13 6 (2.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.63%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.52%) SQL
3 4 (1.41%) Lisp
4 2 (0.70%) C#
4 2 (0.70%) Perl
4 2 (0.70%) PHP
4 2 (0.70%) Python
5 1 (0.35%) Java
5 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 91 (32.04%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (20.42%) CCNA
3 50 (17.61%) CCNP
4 34 (11.97%) Security Cleared
5 25 (8.80%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.23%) CCIE
7 10 (3.52%) CCENT
7 10 (3.52%) CISSP
8 8 (2.82%) CISM
8 8 (2.82%) CISMP
9 7 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.11%) MCSE
11 5 (1.76%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (1.76%) CLAS
11 5 (1.76%) JNCIA
11 5 (1.76%) MCSA
12 4 (1.41%) CCDP
12 4 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.46%) SLA
3 5 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.06%) QA
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 53 (18.66%) Active Directory
2 34 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.52%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.41%) Snort
5 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.06%) vSphere
6 2 (0.70%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.70%) XenApp
7 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.35%) SpamAssassin
7 1 (0.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (4.58%) SCCM
2 10 (3.52%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (3.52%) SmoothWall
3 7 (2.46%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (1.76%) SCOM
5 3 (1.06%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.35%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.35%) Proventia
7 1 (0.35%) QRadar
7 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 58 (20.42%) VMware
2 44 (15.49%) Juniper
3 41 (14.44%) CheckPoint
4 39 (13.73%) Microsoft
5 37 (13.03%) HP
6 35 (12.32%) Citrix
7 19 (6.69%) F5
8 16 (5.63%) Dell
9 15 (5.28%) EMC
9 15 (5.28%) Palo Alto
10 14 (4.93%) IBM
11 13 (4.58%) Fortinet
12 12 (4.23%) Avaya
12 12 (4.23%) NetApp
12 12 (4.23%) Remedy
12 12 (4.23%) Symantec
13 11 (3.87%) Clearswift
14 10 (3.52%) IronPort
15 9 (3.17%) Aruba
16 8 (2.82%) 3PAR
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