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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 39 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 157 99 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.06% 3.13% 2.94%
As % of the Vendors category 8.78% 7.20% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 49 29
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £150 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.85% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £18.00 £16.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £34.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -12.19%
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
1788 1375 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.27% 43.43% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 643 507
Average daily rate £400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 108 92
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £40.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +6 75 £320 +60.00% 31
Cheshire -1 32 £408 +25.38% 12
Merseyside -2 21 £319 +44.88% 6
Lancashire +12 16 £400 +60.00%
Cumbria -11 3 - - 1
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 108 (38.03%) Cisco Certification
2 106 (37.32%) Firewall
3 98 (34.51%) CheckPoint
4 97 (34.15%) WAN
5 81 (28.52%) LAN
6 76 (26.76%) Windows
7 72 (25.35%) CCNP
7 72 (25.35%) VMware
8 67 (23.59%) Juniper
9 62 (21.83%) CCNA
10 56 (19.72%) Cisco ASA
11 54 (19.01%) BGP
12 53 (18.66%) MPLS
12 53 (18.66%) Citrix
13 52 (18.31%) OSPF
14 51 (17.96%) Migration
15 49 (17.25%) Microsoft
16 44 (15.49%) Wireless
16 44 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
17 43 (15.14%) CCIE
17 43 (15.14%) VPN
18 42 (14.79%) Linux
19 37 (13.03%) UNIX
20 35 (12.32%) Finance
20 35 (12.32%) Security Cleared
20 35 (12.32%) Network Security
21 34 (11.97%) SAN
22 32 (11.27%) Active Directory
22 32 (11.27%) SC Cleared
23 31 (10.92%) HP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (6.69%) IIS
2 18 (6.34%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.82%) IBM Notes
4 7 (2.46%) Apache
5 6 (2.11%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.06%) Lync
7 3 (1.06%) Documentum
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.35%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.17%) MS Office
3 5 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.41%) MS Project
5 2 (0.70%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.76%) Office 365
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (37.32%) Firewall
2 97 (34.15%) WAN
3 81 (28.52%) LAN
4 56 (19.72%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (19.01%) BGP
6 53 (18.66%) MPLS
7 52 (18.31%) OSPF
8 44 (15.49%) Wireless
9 43 (15.14%) VPN
10 35 (12.32%) Network Security
11 34 (11.97%) SAN
12 31 (10.92%) SSL
13 29 (10.21%) EIGRP
14 28 (9.86%) Cisco IOS
15 24 (8.45%) HSRP
16 23 (8.10%) Cisco Nexus
17 20 (7.04%) Junos
17 20 (7.04%) VRRP
17 20 (7.04%) RSVP
17 20 (7.04%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.93%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.06%) BODI
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.70%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.35%) DB2
5 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (12.32%) Finance
2 31 (10.92%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.11%) Local Government
5 4 (1.41%) Law
6 3 (1.06%) Banking
7 2 (0.70%) Retail
7 2 (0.70%) Publishing
7 2 (0.70%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 68 (23.94%) Network Engineer
2 40 (14.08%) Analyst
3 38 (13.38%) Architect
4 23 (8.10%) IP Engineer
5 20 (7.04%) Implementation Engineer
5 20 (7.04%) Operations Engineer
6 18 (6.34%) Security Engineer
6 18 (6.34%) Technical Analyst
7 17 (5.99%) Security Analyst
7 17 (5.99%) Consultant
8 16 (5.63%) Project Manager
8 16 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (5.28%) Technical Architect
10 13 (4.58%) Network Security Engineer
10 13 (4.58%) Network Specialist
11 11 (3.87%) Network Architect
11 11 (3.87%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (3.87%) Administrator
12 9 (3.17%) Network Analyst
13 8 (2.82%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.06%) XMPP
2 2 (0.70%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.70%) .NET
2 2 (0.70%) XML
2 2 (0.70%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.04%) PKI
2 11 (3.87%) Clustering
3 10 (3.52%) CMDB
4 8 (2.82%) Celerra
4 8 (2.82%) Replication
5 6 (2.11%) Life Science
5 6 (2.11%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.06%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.70%) iPhone
8 2 (0.70%) IVR
9 1 (0.35%) Handset
9 1 (0.35%) DTV
9 1 (0.35%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 76 (26.76%) Windows
2 42 (14.79%) Linux
3 37 (13.03%) UNIX
4 18 (6.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (5.63%) Solaris
6 14 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.87%) VMS
8 7 (2.46%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.76%) HPUX
10 4 (1.41%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.06%) AIX
11 3 (1.06%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.96%) Migration
2 29 (10.21%) ITIL
3 24 (8.45%) Kalman Filter
4 20 (7.04%) PRINCE2
4 20 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (7.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 19 (6.69%) Service Delivery
6 18 (6.34%) Project Management
6 18 (6.34%) Information Security
7 17 (5.99%) Network Management
8 16 (5.63%) SIEM
8 16 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 16 (5.63%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (5.63%) Network Design
9 12 (4.23%) Change Control
10 10 (3.52%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (3.52%) Change Management
10 10 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (3.17%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.17%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.17%) SQL
2 5 (1.76%) C
3 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 108 (38.03%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (25.35%) CCNP
3 62 (21.83%) CCNA
4 43 (15.14%) CCIE
5 35 (12.32%) Security Cleared
6 32 (11.27%) SC Cleared
7 24 (8.45%) CISSP
8 21 (7.39%) JNCIA
8 21 (7.39%) JNCIP
9 20 (7.04%) CISMP
10 19 (6.69%) CCIP
11 17 (5.99%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (5.99%) CISM
12 14 (4.93%) CCENT
13 12 (4.23%) Degree
14 9 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (2.82%) PMP
15 8 (2.82%) PMI Certification
16 7 (2.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (4.93%) QA
3 10 (3.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.35%) BS25999
System Software
1 44 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (11.27%) Active Directory
3 21 (7.39%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.93%) VMware ESX
5 13 (4.58%) vSphere
6 10 (3.52%) XenApp
7 8 (2.82%) Terminal Services
7 8 (2.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.70%) UAG
9 2 (0.70%) NFS
9 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (2.82%) HP NNM
2 6 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (1.41%) SCCM
4 3 (1.06%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.06%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.70%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.70%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.35%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.35%) Puppet
6 1 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 98 (34.51%) CheckPoint
2 72 (25.35%) VMware
3 67 (23.59%) Juniper
4 53 (18.66%) Citrix
5 49 (17.25%) Microsoft
6 31 (10.92%) HP
7 27 (9.51%) Clearswift
8 23 (8.10%) BT
8 23 (8.10%) F5
9 21 (7.39%) SolarWinds
10 20 (7.04%) Kaspersky
11 19 (6.69%) Aruba
12 17 (5.99%) Nortel
13 15 (5.28%) EMC
13 15 (5.28%) Oracle
13 15 (5.28%) Avaya
14 11 (3.87%) Blue Coat
15 10 (3.52%) Opsware
15 10 (3.52%) McAfee
16 9 (3.17%) IBM
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