The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 54 55 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Cisco 99 72 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.12% 2.99% 3.59%
As % of the Vendors category 7.13% 6.57% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 29 44
Average daily rate £250 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £157 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 8
Average hourly rate £18.03 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.57 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1389 1096 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.78% 45.51% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 500 681
Average daily rate £325 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 90 79
Average hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.74% +8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.34 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Cisco
England

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 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 55 £200 -24.52% 33
Cheshire -5 28 £333 +6.40% 18
Lancashire -34 5 £250 +4.16% 6
Merseyside - 5 £220 - 1
Cumbria - 4 £250 -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 75 (44.64%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (36.90%) Firewall
3 54 (32.14%) Windows
4 48 (28.57%) CCNP
5 45 (26.79%) LAN
5 45 (26.79%) WAN
6 40 (23.81%) ITIL
7 36 (21.43%) CCNA
7 36 (21.43%) Juniper
8 35 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 33 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (19.05%) Wireless
11 31 (18.45%) Active Directory
12 30 (17.86%) Telecoms
13 29 (17.26%) Finance
14 28 (16.67%) VMware
14 28 (16.67%) Citrix
15 26 (15.48%) MPLS
15 26 (15.48%) VPN
16 25 (14.88%) Network Security
17 24 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (14.29%) CheckPoint
18 23 (13.69%) SAN
18 23 (13.69%) Cisco Nexus
19 22 (13.10%) Security Cleared
20 21 (12.50%) Avaya
20 21 (12.50%) HP
21 20 (11.90%) DNS
21 20 (11.90%) DHCP
21 20 (11.90%) TCP/IP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.57%) IIS
5 5 (2.98%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.98%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.98%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.19%) Lync
7 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.38%) MS Office
3 2 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) MS Project
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.38%) Office 365
2 2 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (36.90%) Firewall
2 45 (26.79%) LAN
2 45 (26.79%) WAN
3 32 (19.05%) Wireless
4 26 (15.48%) MPLS
4 26 (15.48%) VPN
5 25 (14.88%) Network Security
6 23 (13.69%) SAN
6 23 (13.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (11.90%) DNS
7 20 (11.90%) DHCP
7 20 (11.90%) TCP/IP
8 18 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
9 17 (10.12%) NetScaler
10 16 (9.52%) BGP
11 15 (8.93%) OSPF
11 15 (8.93%) VoIP
12 14 (8.33%) Ethernet
12 14 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (7.74%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.38%) Ingres
2 3 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.19%) DB2
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.60%) MySQL
4 1 (0.60%) DataStage
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) LoadRunner
General
1 30 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 29 (17.26%) Finance
3 16 (9.52%) Banking
4 6 (3.57%) Local Government
5 5 (2.98%) Retail
6 3 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (22.62%) Network Engineer
2 23 (13.69%) Architect
3 18 (10.71%) Analyst
4 16 (9.52%) Consultant
5 12 (7.14%) Network Analyst
6 11 (6.55%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.95%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (5.95%) Network Architect
7 10 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.76%) Network Manager
9 7 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.17%) Support Consultant
9 7 (4.17%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.57%) Technical Manager
11 5 (2.98%) Network Support
11 5 (2.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (2.98%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (2.98%) Citrix Consultant
11 5 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (2.98%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.98%) .NET
2 4 (2.38%) CSS
3 3 (1.79%) Middleware
4 1 (0.60%) J2EE
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.76%) Fat Client
1 8 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 6 (3.57%) Clustering
3 5 (2.98%) Firmware
3 5 (2.98%) e-Health
4 3 (1.79%) Statistics
5 2 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.60%) CESG
6 1 (0.60%) Tandem
6 1 (0.60%) IVR
6 1 (0.60%) PKI
6 1 (0.60%) PDA
6 1 (0.60%) Handset
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.60%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.60%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 54 (32.14%) Windows
2 33 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (8.93%) UNIX
4 13 (7.74%) Linux
5 11 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.38%) AIX
8 3 (1.79%) Solaris
8 3 (1.79%) Android
9 2 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.19%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.19%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.19%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.81%) ITIL
2 15 (8.93%) Project Management
3 12 (7.14%) Migration
3 12 (7.14%) Network Management
3 12 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (6.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (6.55%) PRINCE2
5 10 (5.95%) Network Design
6 9 (5.36%) Information Security
6 9 (5.36%) Supplier Management
7 8 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (4.17%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.57%) Service Management
9 6 (3.57%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.57%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.57%) CRM
10 5 (2.98%) Problem Management
11 4 (2.38%) Network Architecture
11 4 (2.38%) Change Management
12 3 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.74%) SQL
2 4 (2.38%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.60%) Perl
3 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (44.64%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (28.57%) CCNP
3 36 (21.43%) CCNA
4 22 (13.10%) Security Cleared
5 12 (7.14%) CCDP
6 11 (6.55%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.55%) CCIE
7 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (4.76%) MCSE
9 7 (4.17%) Degree
10 6 (3.57%) CCIP
11 5 (2.98%) JNCIP
11 5 (2.98%) JNCIE
12 4 (2.38%) MCITP
12 4 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.79%) MCSA
13 3 (1.79%) CISSP
13 3 (1.79%) RHCE
13 3 (1.79%) IBM Certification
13 3 (1.79%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.76%) SLA
2 5 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.38%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.60%) BS7799
4 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 31 (18.45%) Active Directory
2 24 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.76%) XenApp
5 6 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.57%) ProxySG
6 5 (2.98%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.79%) vSphere
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.19%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (7.14%) SCCM
2 11 (6.55%) Backup Exec
3 9 (5.36%) SCOM
4 6 (3.57%) Netcool
5 5 (2.98%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.98%) SCSM
6 4 (2.38%) CA Wily
6 4 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.79%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.19%) ARCserve
8 2 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.60%) Nagios
9 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.60%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (21.43%) Juniper
2 35 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 28 (16.67%) VMware
3 28 (16.67%) Citrix
4 24 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 21 (12.50%) Avaya
5 21 (12.50%) HP
6 17 (10.12%) F5
7 15 (8.93%) Nortel
8 13 (7.74%) IBM
9 11 (6.55%) Blue Coat
9 11 (6.55%) Symantec
10 10 (5.95%) NetApp
11 8 (4.76%) Mitel
11 8 (4.76%) Oracle
12 7 (4.17%) McAfee
13 6 (3.57%) NetScout
13 6 (3.57%) 3PAR
13 6 (3.57%) Dell
14 5 (2.98%) Lotus
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