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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
England / North West
Rank 49 48 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 98 134 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.72% 3.51% 3.91%
As % of the Vendors category 8.77% 8.36% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 58 55
Median daily rate £350 £315 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £214 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £29.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +59.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £13.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £145.90 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £20.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+32.09% -4.70%

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
1117 1603 1544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.36% 41.99% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 874 759
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 115 101
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -11 40 £332 -3.49% 21
Merseyside +4 19 £325 -21.21% 2
Lancashire +14 16 £525 +90.90% 3
Cheshire +2 13 £338 +22.72% 7
Cumbria +6 3 £360 -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 (47.03%) Firewall
2 98 (44.75%) Cisco Certification
3 88 (40.18%) LAN
4 82 (37.44%) WAN
5 62 (28.31%) CCNA
6 56 (25.57%) Microsoft
7 53 (24.20%) Data Centre
8 48 (21.92%) CCNP
8 48 (21.92%) Windows
9 47 (21.46%) VMware
10 44 (20.09%) Cisco ASA
11 41 (18.72%) F5
12 39 (17.81%) ITIL
13 38 (17.35%) Juniper
14 36 (16.44%) Windows Server
15 31 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
15 31 (14.16%) CheckPoint
16 30 (13.70%) Network Security
17 29 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (12.79%) Active Directory
18 28 (12.79%) Citrix
18 28 (12.79%) VoIP
19 26 (11.87%) Windows Server 2012
20 25 (11.42%) Network Design
20 25 (11.42%) VLAN
20 25 (11.42%) SAN
21 24 (10.96%) TCP/IP
21 24 (10.96%) Security Cleared
22 23 (10.50%) CCIE
22 23 (10.50%) Wireless

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 8 (3.65%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.28%) IIS
2 5 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.83%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.37%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.91%) CMS
5 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.57%) MS Office
3 4 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.74%) Office 365
4 3 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) PaaS
5 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (47.03%) Firewall
2 88 (40.18%) LAN
3 82 (37.44%) WAN
4 44 (20.09%) Cisco ASA
5 30 (13.70%) Network Security
6 28 (12.79%) VoIP
7 25 (11.42%) SAN
7 25 (11.42%) VLAN
8 24 (10.96%) TCP/IP
9 23 (10.50%) Wireless
10 22 (10.05%) BGP
11 20 (9.13%) DNS
11 20 (9.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 20 (9.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 20 (9.13%) OSPF
11 20 (9.13%) VPN
12 19 (8.68%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (7.76%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (6.85%) DHCP
15 14 (6.39%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.37%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (1.37%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 2 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.46%) GitLab
4 1 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (7.31%) Finance
2 6 (2.74%) Local Government
3 3 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.91%) Banking
5 1 (0.46%) Back Office
5 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.46%) German Language
5 1 (0.46%) Marketing
5 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (30.14%) Network Engineer
2 40 (18.26%) Architect
3 30 (13.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 27 (12.33%) Network Architect
5 25 (11.42%) Analyst
6 20 (9.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 20 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (7.76%) Consultant
7 17 (7.76%) Network Specialist
8 15 (6.85%) Network Analyst
9 11 (5.02%) Security Consultant
10 10 (4.57%) Storage Specialist
11 9 (4.11%) IT Consultant
11 9 (4.11%) IT Security Consultant
12 8 (3.65%) Cisco Architect
12 8 (3.65%) Cisco Network Architect
12 8 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (3.20%) Security Engineer
14 6 (2.74%) Network Security Engineer
14 6 (2.74%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.22%) Web Services
2 3 (1.37%) .NET
2 3 (1.37%) J2EE
2 3 (1.37%) Middleware
3 2 (0.91%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.46%) COM
4 1 (0.46%) CSS
4 1 (0.46%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (24.20%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.74%) NHS
5 5 (2.28%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.83%) BYOD
6 4 (1.83%) User Experience
7 3 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.37%) IVR
7 3 (1.37%) Life Science
7 3 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.91%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.91%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.91%) Handset
8 2 (0.91%) IBM XIV
8 2 (0.91%) Replication
8 2 (0.91%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.46%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 48 (21.92%) Windows
2 36 (16.44%) Windows Server
3 26 (11.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (10.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (6.85%) Linux
5 15 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.11%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.65%) Unix
8 6 (2.74%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.91%) AIX
9 2 (0.91%) Android
9 2 (0.91%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.46%) Solaris
10 1 (0.46%) SUSE
10 1 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.81%) ITIL
2 25 (11.42%) Network Design
3 22 (10.05%) Migration
4 15 (6.85%) Load Balancing
5 14 (6.39%) TOGAF
6 13 (5.94%) Network Architecture
6 13 (5.94%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (5.02%) Change Control
7 11 (5.02%) Data Migration
7 11 (5.02%) ITIL V3
7 11 (5.02%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (5.02%) Service Management
8 9 (4.11%) Information Security
8 9 (4.11%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (4.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 7 (3.20%) Change Management
10 6 (2.74%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.28%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (2.28%) ERP
11 5 (2.28%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.02%) SQL
2 4 (1.83%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.91%) Java
3 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.91%) PHP
3 2 (0.91%) VB
3 2 (0.91%) VB6
3 2 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 98 (44.75%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (28.31%) CCNA
3 48 (21.92%) CCNP
4 24 (10.96%) Security Cleared
5 23 (10.50%) CCIE
6 21 (9.59%) SC Cleared
7 14 (6.39%) Degree
8 11 (5.02%) CCDP
9 10 (4.57%) MCSE
9 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (4.11%) CISMP
10 9 (4.11%) CISSP
11 6 (2.74%) CCDA
12 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.83%) MCP
12 4 (1.83%) MCSA
12 4 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.37%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.91%) EMCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.11%) COBIT
2 9 (4.11%) ISO27002
3 6 (2.74%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.83%) SLA
5 2 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 29 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (12.79%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.85%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.57%) vSphere
4 10 (4.57%) XenApp
5 8 (3.65%) ProxySG
6 7 (3.20%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.91%) Dovecot
9 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.91%) Postfix
9 2 (0.91%) Samba
9 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.91%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (5.94%) SCCM
2 8 (3.65%) Forum Sentry
3 6 (2.74%) SCOM
4 4 (1.83%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.83%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.91%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.91%) MOM
6 2 (0.91%) NetApp OnCommand
6 2 (0.91%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (0.91%) WSUS
7 1 (0.46%) Ansible
7 1 (0.46%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.46%) Packer
7 1 (0.46%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 56 (25.57%) Microsoft
2 47 (21.46%) VMware
3 41 (18.72%) F5
4 38 (17.35%) Juniper
5 31 (14.16%) CheckPoint
6 28 (12.79%) Citrix
7 17 (7.76%) HP
7 17 (7.76%) Intel Security
8 15 (6.85%) Forcepoint
8 15 (6.85%) Palo Alto
9 14 (6.39%) SolarWinds
10 13 (5.94%) EMC
10 13 (5.94%) NetApp
11 12 (5.48%) Blue Coat
12 11 (5.02%) Brocade
12 11 (5.02%) Dell
13 7 (3.20%) 3PAR
13 7 (3.20%) Aruba
14 5 (2.28%) Symantec
15 4 (1.83%) Sourcefire