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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 39 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 127 61 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.04% 2.23% 2.75%
As % of the Vendors category 8.66% 5.11% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 34 33
Average daily rate
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£340 £332 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £177 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £17.55 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.71 £30.00 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.30% -15.47%
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
1467 1193 1228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.63% 43.65% 46.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 580 577
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £142 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 74 111
Average hourly rate £18.13 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.38 £45.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
Manchester +22 52 £300 - 34
Cheshire +20 47 £340 -15.00% 12
Lancashire -4 18 £440 - 1
Cumbria - 4 £500 -
Merseyside -5 2 £413 +37.50% 2
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 103 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (29.17%) Firewall
3 75 (28.41%) Windows
4 74 (28.03%) WAN
5 71 (26.89%) CCNP
6 69 (26.14%) CCNA
7 66 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 65 (24.62%) LAN
9 57 (21.59%) VMware
10 52 (19.70%) Microsoft
11 51 (19.32%) Linux
11 51 (19.32%) Juniper
12 41 (15.53%) Migration
13 40 (15.15%) MPLS
14 38 (14.39%) HP
14 38 (14.39%) Wireless
15 36 (13.64%) Finance
15 36 (13.64%) Citrix
16 35 (13.26%) ITIL
16 35 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
17 34 (12.88%) OSPF
18 32 (12.12%) Nortel
18 32 (12.12%) VPN
19 30 (11.36%) SAN
20 29 (10.98%) UNIX
21 28 (10.61%) BGP
21 28 (10.61%) Cisco ASA
22 27 (10.23%) Avaya
23 26 (9.85%) Active Directory
23 26 (9.85%) Telecoms

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 13 (4.92%) IIS
2 9 (3.41%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.03%) Apache
4 7 (2.65%) IBM Notes
5 5 (1.89%) NetWeaver
6 4 (1.52%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.52%) Documentum
7 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.14%) Lync
7 3 (1.14%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.79%) MS Office
3 8 (3.03%) MS Project
4 7 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.76%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.89%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.76%) Office 365
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (29.17%) Firewall
2 74 (28.03%) WAN
3 65 (24.62%) LAN
4 40 (15.15%) MPLS
5 38 (14.39%) Wireless
6 34 (12.88%) OSPF
7 32 (12.12%) VPN
8 30 (11.36%) SAN
9 28 (10.61%) BGP
9 28 (10.61%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (9.09%) VLAN
11 21 (7.95%) EIGRP
12 20 (7.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (5.68%) TCP/IP
14 15 (5.68%) DHCP
15 14 (5.30%) HSRP
15 14 (5.30%) Network Security
16 13 (4.92%) Ethernet
16 13 (4.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.65%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.89%) RDBMS
3 5 (1.89%) DB2
3 5 (1.89%) SAP BW
4 4 (1.52%) BODI
5 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.76%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (13.64%) Finance
2 26 (9.85%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.55%) Local Government
4 6 (2.27%) Banking
5 4 (1.52%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.14%) Marketing
7 2 (0.76%) Retail
7 2 (0.76%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Back Office
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 57 (21.59%) Network Engineer
2 22 (8.33%) Consultant
2 22 (8.33%) Architect
3 20 (7.58%) Analyst
4 18 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (5.68%) Project Manager
5 15 (5.68%) Administrator
6 14 (5.30%) Security Engineer
6 14 (5.30%) IP Engineer
7 12 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
7 12 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
8 10 (3.79%) Network Analyst
8 10 (3.79%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (3.79%) Firewall Engineer
8 10 (3.79%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (3.41%) Project Leader
9 9 (3.41%) Coordinator
9 9 (3.41%) Network Manager
9 9 (3.41%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.14%) XMPP
1 3 (1.14%) SAP Basis
2 2 (0.76%) XML Messaging
2 2 (0.76%) .NET
2 2 (0.76%) XML
2 2 (0.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
1 9 (3.41%) Life Science
2 7 (2.65%) CMDB
3 6 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.89%) FlexPod
4 5 (1.89%) Streaming Media
4 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.52%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.14%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.14%) Clustering
7 2 (0.76%) IVR
8 1 (0.38%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.38%) Open Source
8 1 (0.38%) iPhone
8 1 (0.38%) IPTV
8 1 (0.38%) PKI
8 1 (0.38%) CCTV
8 1 (0.38%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 75 (28.41%) Windows
2 51 (19.32%) Linux
3 29 (10.98%) UNIX
4 22 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (5.68%) Solaris
7 10 (3.79%) VMS
8 7 (2.65%) HPUX
9 5 (1.89%) AIX
10 4 (1.52%) Android
11 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.14%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.14%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.76%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.53%) Migration
2 35 (13.26%) ITIL
3 24 (9.09%) Project Management
4 17 (6.44%) Information Security
5 15 (5.68%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (3.79%) PRINCE2
8 9 (3.41%) Network Management
8 9 (3.41%) Change Control
9 7 (2.65%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.65%) Change Management
9 7 (2.65%) Network Design
10 6 (2.27%) CRM
10 6 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (2.27%) ERP
10 6 (2.27%) Data Analysis
10 6 (2.27%) Load Balancing
10 6 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (1.89%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (1.89%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.30%) SQL
2 3 (1.14%) C
3 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 103 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (26.89%) CCNP
3 69 (26.14%) CCNA
4 26 (9.85%) Security Cleared
5 25 (9.47%) CCIE
6 24 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (8.71%) SC Cleared
8 22 (8.33%) MCSE
9 17 (6.44%) CCIP
10 12 (4.55%) CISSP
10 12 (4.55%) JNCIA
10 12 (4.55%) JNCIP
11 10 (3.79%) Degree
12 7 (2.65%) MCITP
12 7 (2.65%) MCSA
12 7 (2.65%) CCDP
13 6 (2.27%) CEH
13 6 (2.27%) GCIA
13 6 (2.27%) GCIH
13 6 (2.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.03%) SLA
2 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.76%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (9.85%) Active Directory
3 13 (4.92%) vSphere
4 12 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.27%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.52%) XenApp
7 3 (1.14%) XenServer
7 3 (1.14%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.76%) UAG
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.38%) NFS
9 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (3.03%) SCCM
1 8 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.89%) SCOM
3 5 (1.89%) HP NNM
4 4 (1.52%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.14%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.76%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.76%) OpenView
6 2 (0.76%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.76%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.38%) Puppet
7 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 66 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 57 (21.59%) VMware
3 52 (19.70%) Microsoft
4 51 (19.32%) Juniper
5 38 (14.39%) HP
6 36 (13.64%) Citrix
7 32 (12.12%) Nortel
8 27 (10.23%) Avaya
9 24 (9.09%) F5
10 23 (8.71%) BT
11 20 (7.58%) SolarWinds
12 16 (6.06%) IBM
12 16 (6.06%) Fortinet
13 14 (5.30%) Oracle
14 13 (4.92%) Blue Coat
15 12 (4.55%) EMC
15 12 (4.55%) Aruba
16 10 (3.79%) Red Hat
17 9 (3.41%) Symantec
18 7 (2.65%) Opsware
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