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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 43 53 53
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 127 87 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.91% 3.07% 3.05%
As % of the Vendors category 8.38% 6.92% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 49 43
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£340 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £15.90 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.42 £30.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
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
1516 1258 1411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.63% 44.33% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 617 653
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £493 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 98 112
Average hourly rate £15.20 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.07 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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
Manchester +8 65 £325 -7.14% 28
Cheshire +15 46 £335 -16.25% 13
Lancashire -18 7 £450 +69.81% 2
Cumbria - 3 £500 -
Merseyside -6 2 £413 +175.00% 2
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 110 (41.83%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (30.04%) Firewall
3 77 (29.28%) WAN
4 74 (28.14%) LAN
5 70 (26.62%) CCNP
6 61 (23.19%) CCNA
6 61 (23.19%) Windows
7 60 (22.81%) Juniper
8 51 (19.39%) VMware
9 50 (19.01%) CheckPoint
10 47 (17.87%) Wireless
11 45 (17.11%) MPLS
12 44 (16.73%) Microsoft
13 41 (15.59%) OSPF
14 39 (14.83%) HP
15 38 (14.45%) F5
16 37 (14.07%) BGP
17 36 (13.69%) ITIL
18 35 (13.31%) Linux
19 32 (12.17%) Nortel
19 32 (12.17%) Active Directory
20 31 (11.79%) Migration
21 29 (11.03%) Finance
21 29 (11.03%) Citrix
21 29 (11.03%) SAN
22 27 (10.27%) Avaya
23 26 (9.89%) EIGRP
23 26 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
24 25 (9.51%) Cisco ASA
24 25 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (3.80%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.28%) IIS
4 5 (1.90%) NetWeaver
4 5 (1.90%) Lync
5 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.52%) Documentum
5 4 (1.52%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) CMS
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.04%) MS Office
3 5 (1.90%) MS Project
4 4 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.76%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.90%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.14%) Office 365
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (30.04%) Firewall
2 77 (29.28%) WAN
3 74 (28.14%) LAN
4 47 (17.87%) Wireless
5 45 (17.11%) MPLS
6 41 (15.59%) OSPF
7 37 (14.07%) BGP
8 29 (11.03%) SAN
9 26 (9.89%) EIGRP
10 25 (9.51%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (9.13%) VPN
12 20 (7.60%) TCP/IP
12 20 (7.60%) VLAN
12 20 (7.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (6.46%) DHCP
14 16 (6.08%) WLAN
14 16 (6.08%) DNS
14 16 (6.08%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (5.70%) VoIP
16 13 (4.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.90%) DB2
2 5 (1.90%) RDBMS
2 5 (1.90%) SAP BW
2 5 (1.90%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.90%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.52%) BODI
4 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.76%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (11.03%) Finance
2 18 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.80%) Local Government
4 6 (2.28%) Banking
5 4 (1.52%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.14%) Marketing
7 2 (0.76%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Back Office
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (19.39%) Network Engineer
2 30 (11.41%) Consultant
3 24 (9.13%) Analyst
4 22 (8.37%) Architect
5 15 (5.70%) Project Manager
6 12 (4.56%) Firewall Engineer
6 12 (4.56%) Administrator
6 12 (4.56%) Project Engineer
7 11 (4.18%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (3.80%) Network Manager
8 10 (3.80%) Network Analyst
8 10 (3.80%) Network Consultant
9 9 (3.42%) Project Leader
9 9 (3.42%) Technical Project Leader
9 9 (3.42%) IP Engineer
10 8 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.66%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (2.66%) Project Coordinator
11 7 (2.66%) Coordinator
11 7 (2.66%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.14%) SAP Basis
1 3 (1.14%) XMPP
2 2 (0.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.76%) .NET
3 1 (0.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (2.66%) Client/Server
2 7 (2.66%) Life Science
3 5 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.90%) Streaming Media
4 4 (1.52%) Data Integration
4 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.52%) Replication
5 3 (1.14%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.14%) Clustering
6 2 (0.76%) FlexPod
6 2 (0.76%) IVR
7 1 (0.38%) MPEG
7 1 (0.38%) NHS
7 1 (0.38%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.38%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.38%) Open Source
7 1 (0.38%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.38%) CCTV
7 1 (0.38%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 61 (23.19%) Windows
2 35 (13.31%) Linux
3 26 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (9.13%) UNIX
5 18 (6.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (5.70%) Solaris
8 7 (2.66%) HPUX
9 5 (1.90%) AIX
10 4 (1.52%) Android
10 4 (1.52%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.14%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.76%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.69%) ITIL
2 31 (11.79%) Migration
3 23 (8.75%) Project Management
4 14 (5.32%) Service Delivery
5 12 (4.56%) PRINCE2
6 10 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (3.80%) Information Security
6 10 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (3.04%) Load Balancing
7 8 (3.04%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (3.04%) Change Control
8 7 (2.66%) CRM
9 6 (2.28%) Network Design
9 6 (2.28%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (2.28%) ERP
10 5 (1.90%) Validation
10 5 (1.90%) Service Management
10 5 (1.90%) Analytics
10 5 (1.90%) TOGAF
10 5 (1.90%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.70%) SQL
2 2 (0.76%) C
3 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 110 (41.83%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (26.62%) CCNP
3 61 (23.19%) CCNA
4 25 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (8.37%) MCSE
6 21 (7.98%) CCIE
7 12 (4.56%) Security Cleared
7 12 (4.56%) CCIP
7 12 (4.56%) CISSP
8 10 (3.80%) SC Cleared
9 9 (3.42%) Degree
10 8 (3.04%) JNCIP
10 8 (3.04%) JNCIA
10 8 (3.04%) CCDP
10 8 (3.04%) MCSA
11 7 (2.66%) MCP
11 7 (2.66%) MCITP
12 6 (2.28%) MCTS
12 6 (2.28%) CEH
12 6 (2.28%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.42%) SLA
2 5 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) BS7799
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 32 (12.17%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.42%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.28%) XenApp
5 5 (1.90%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.90%) vSphere
6 4 (1.52%) XenServer
7 3 (1.14%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.76%) UAG
8 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.76%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (4.18%) SCCM
2 8 (3.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (3.04%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (2.66%) SCOM
4 5 (1.90%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.90%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.14%) OpenView
5 3 (1.14%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.76%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.38%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.38%) Nagios
7 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 60 (22.81%) Juniper
2 51 (19.39%) VMware
3 50 (19.01%) CheckPoint
4 44 (16.73%) Microsoft
5 39 (14.83%) HP
6 38 (14.45%) F5
7 32 (12.17%) Nortel
8 29 (11.03%) Citrix
9 27 (10.27%) Avaya
10 22 (8.37%) Fortinet
11 19 (7.22%) BT
12 18 (6.84%) SolarWinds
13 17 (6.46%) IBM
14 13 (4.94%) Blue Coat
15 12 (4.56%) Aruba
15 12 (4.56%) Oracle
16 11 (4.18%) EMC
16 11 (4.18%) Riverbed
17 10 (3.80%) Red Hat
18 9 (3.42%) Symantec
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