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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 37 41 54
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing Cisco 135 120 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.25% 4.03% 3.13%
As % of the Vendors category 9.21% 8.94% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 73 37
Average daily rate
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£365 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £228 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £427 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.95 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £20.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.00%
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
1466 1342 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.17% 45.09% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 595 753
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 £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 104 129
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 51 £388 +27.04% 9
Manchester +2 50 £365 +8.14% 25
Lancashire -23 12 £350 +7.69% 3
Merseyside +1 6 £153 -32.22% 6
Cumbria -9 2 £400 +77.77%
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 80 (36.20%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (33.94%) Firewall
3 73 (33.03%) Windows
4 53 (23.98%) LAN
4 53 (23.98%) Microsoft
4 53 (23.98%) CCNA
5 52 (23.53%) VMware
6 48 (21.72%) Juniper
7 47 (21.27%) SAN
7 47 (21.27%) ITIL
8 44 (19.91%) CCNP
9 43 (19.46%) WAN
9 43 (19.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (16.74%) Wireless
11 36 (16.29%) Active Directory
12 35 (15.84%) HP
13 34 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (14.93%) Citrix
15 31 (14.03%) MCSE
16 30 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (11.31%) Avaya
18 24 (10.86%) Windows Server 2003
18 24 (10.86%) VPN
18 24 (10.86%) Hyper-V
18 24 (10.86%) F5
19 21 (9.50%) Symantec
19 21 (9.50%) Finance
19 21 (9.50%) Backup Exec
20 20 (9.05%) BGP
20 20 (9.05%) DNS

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (6.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.71%) IIS
5 5 (2.26%) Lync
6 4 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.81%) NetWeaver
7 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.45%) CMS
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.07%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS Project
3 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.81%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) PaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (33.94%) Firewall
2 53 (23.98%) LAN
3 47 (21.27%) SAN
4 43 (19.46%) WAN
5 37 (16.74%) Wireless
6 24 (10.86%) VPN
7 20 (9.05%) DNS
7 20 (9.05%) DHCP
7 20 (9.05%) TCP/IP
7 20 (9.05%) BGP
8 19 (8.60%) OSPF
9 18 (8.14%) MPLS
9 18 (8.14%) VoIP
10 17 (7.69%) VLAN
11 15 (6.79%) IP Telephony
12 14 (6.33%) Network Security
13 12 (5.43%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (4.98%) IPsec
15 9 (4.07%) WLAN
15 9 (4.07%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.81%) DB2
2 4 (1.81%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.81%) SAP BW
2 4 (1.81%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 21 (9.50%) Finance
2 14 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.88%) Local Government
4 6 (2.71%) Banking
5 3 (1.36%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.90%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Automotive
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (15.84%) Network Engineer
2 31 (14.03%) Consultant
3 27 (12.22%) Analyst
4 18 (8.14%) Architect
5 16 (7.24%) Network Manager
6 10 (4.52%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.07%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.07%) Network Analyst
7 9 (4.07%) Firewall Engineer
8 8 (3.62%) Support Analyst
8 8 (3.62%) Administrator
9 7 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (3.17%) Network Support
9 7 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.17%) Support Consultant
9 7 (3.17%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (3.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 7 (3.17%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
10 6 (2.71%) IT Consultant
10 6 (2.71%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.36%) .NET
2 2 (0.90%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.71%) Clustering
1 6 (2.71%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (2.26%) Client/Server
2 5 (2.26%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.81%) Replication
3 4 (1.81%) Thin Client
3 4 (1.81%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.36%) Life Science
4 3 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.36%) Firmware
4 3 (1.36%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.90%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (0.90%) PKI
5 2 (0.90%) Statistics
5 2 (0.90%) NHS
5 2 (0.90%) CLARiiON
5 2 (0.90%) EMC Centera
6 1 (0.45%) Handset
6 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 73 (33.03%) Windows
2 43 (19.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (10.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (9.05%) Linux
5 18 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.62%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.62%) UNIX
7 6 (2.71%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.26%) Solaris
9 4 (1.81%) Android
10 3 (1.36%) AIX
11 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.90%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.27%) ITIL
2 18 (8.14%) Project Management
3 12 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (5.43%) Migration
4 10 (4.52%) CRM
5 8 (3.62%) PRINCE2
6 7 (3.17%) Service Delivery
6 7 (3.17%) Network Management
7 6 (2.71%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (2.71%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (2.26%) Load Balancing
8 5 (2.26%) ERP
8 5 (2.26%) Validation
8 5 (2.26%) Supplier Management
9 4 (1.81%) Information Security
9 4 (1.81%) Service Management
9 4 (1.81%) ITSM
9 4 (1.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (1.36%) Data Architecture
10 3 (1.36%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.69%) SQL
2 3 (1.36%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 80 (36.20%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (23.98%) CCNA
3 44 (19.91%) CCNP
4 34 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (14.03%) MCSE
6 18 (8.14%) Degree
7 15 (6.79%) CCIE
7 15 (6.79%) Security Cleared
8 13 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (4.98%) MCITP
10 9 (4.07%) VCP5
11 8 (3.62%) CISSP
11 8 (3.62%) MCSA
12 7 (3.17%) MCP
12 7 (3.17%) CCDP
12 7 (3.17%) CCSA
13 6 (2.71%) MCTS
13 6 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.26%) IBM Certification
14 5 (2.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.07%) SLA
2 6 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) BS7799
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 36 (16.29%) Active Directory
2 30 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.86%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.33%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.71%) XenApp
6 5 (2.26%) vSphere
6 5 (2.26%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (1.81%) XenServer
8 3 (1.36%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.90%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.90%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (9.50%) Backup Exec
2 18 (8.14%) SCCM
3 13 (5.88%) SCOM
4 5 (2.26%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.81%) SCSM
6 3 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.36%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.36%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (1.36%) OpenView
7 2 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.90%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.90%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.90%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.45%) WSUS
8 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 53 (23.98%) Microsoft
2 52 (23.53%) VMware
3 48 (21.72%) Juniper
4 35 (15.84%) HP
5 33 (14.93%) Citrix
6 25 (11.31%) Avaya
7 24 (10.86%) F5
8 21 (9.50%) Symantec
9 18 (8.14%) CheckPoint
10 16 (7.24%) Fortinet
11 15 (6.79%) Nortel
12 13 (5.88%) SolarWinds
12 13 (5.88%) EMC
13 12 (5.43%) IBM
14 11 (4.98%) 3PAR
15 10 (4.52%) Riverbed
15 10 (4.52%) NetApp
16 9 (4.07%) Red Hat
17 8 (3.62%) Blue Coat
17 8 (3.62%) Websense
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