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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 35 57 49
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 151 80 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.10% 2.67% 3.50%
As % of the Vendors category 8.93% 6.28% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 44 40
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £183 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 21
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £18.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -13.04%
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
1691 1274 1143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.88% 42.48% 45.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 642 488
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 88 92
Average hourly rate £19.82 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £35.98 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +17 84 £325 +8.33% 27
Merseyside 0 23 £375 +70.45% 8
Cheshire -2 21 £400 -15.78% 21
Lancashire +8 10 £400 +57.63%
Cumbria -9 10 £350 +40.00% 2
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 128 (41.56%) Firewall
2 108 (35.06%) Cisco Certification
3 91 (29.55%) CheckPoint
4 89 (28.90%) WAN
5 81 (26.30%) VMware
6 78 (25.32%) Data Centre
7 71 (23.05%) Windows
7 71 (23.05%) Juniper
8 66 (21.43%) LAN
9 65 (21.10%) CCNP
10 63 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
11 62 (20.13%) Citrix
12 61 (19.81%) CCNA
13 58 (18.83%) BGP
14 57 (18.51%) OSPF
15 49 (15.91%) Migration
15 49 (15.91%) ITIL
16 48 (15.58%) Microsoft
17 46 (14.94%) Wireless
18 45 (14.61%) SSL
19 44 (14.29%) CCIE
19 44 (14.29%) Network Security
20 43 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
20 43 (13.96%) SAN
21 42 (13.64%) VPN
22 41 (13.31%) MPLS
23 38 (12.34%) Security Cleared
24 36 (11.69%) Clearswift
25 34 (11.04%) Active Directory
26 33 (10.71%) Linux

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (5.19%) IIS
2 14 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.92%) IBM Notes
4 7 (2.27%) Apache
5 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.65%) Lync
8 1 (0.32%) TPMS
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (2.60%) MS Office
1 8 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.97%) MS Project
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.30%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (41.56%) Firewall
2 89 (28.90%) WAN
3 66 (21.43%) LAN
4 63 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
5 58 (18.83%) BGP
6 57 (18.51%) OSPF
7 46 (14.94%) Wireless
8 45 (14.61%) SSL
9 44 (14.29%) Network Security
10 43 (13.96%) SAN
11 42 (13.64%) VPN
12 41 (13.31%) MPLS
13 29 (9.42%) EIGRP
14 28 (9.09%) DNS
15 26 (8.44%) DHCP
16 24 (7.79%) TCP/IP
17 22 (7.14%) VLAN
18 21 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
19 20 (6.49%) Cisco Nexus
20 19 (6.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.49%) Finance
3 9 (2.92%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.62%) Publishing
4 5 (1.62%) Law
4 5 (1.62%) Legal
5 4 (1.30%) Local Government
6 3 (0.97%) Retail
7 2 (0.65%) Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 83 (26.95%) Network Engineer
2 52 (16.88%) Analyst
3 42 (13.64%) Architect
4 22 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 22 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 20 (6.49%) Network Architect
6 19 (6.17%) IP Engineer
7 18 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (5.52%) Technical Architect
8 17 (5.52%) Security Engineer
9 16 (5.19%) Network Specialist
9 16 (5.19%) Consultant
10 15 (4.87%) Implementation Engineer
11 14 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
12 12 (3.90%) Network Analyst
13 11 (3.57%) Administrator
13 11 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
14 10 (3.25%) Network Support
14 10 (3.25%) Support Engineer
14 10 (3.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.65%) Web Services
2 1 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 78 (25.32%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.09%) PKI
3 11 (3.57%) Clustering
4 10 (3.25%) CMDB
5 9 (2.92%) Replication
6 8 (2.60%) Celerra
6 8 (2.60%) EMC VNX
7 6 (1.95%) Life Science
8 5 (1.62%) FlexPod
9 4 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.97%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.97%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.97%) EMC Centera
10 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.97%) Symmetrix DMX
11 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.65%) Handset
11 2 (0.65%) FMCG
11 2 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 71 (23.05%) Windows
2 33 (10.71%) Linux
3 30 (9.74%) UNIX
4 13 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.25%) Solaris
6 10 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.60%) VMS
8 7 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.27%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (0.97%) CentOS
10 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.32%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (15.91%) ITIL
1 49 (15.91%) Migration
2 31 (10.06%) Kalman Filter
3 27 (8.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 22 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 21 (6.82%) Network Management
6 20 (6.49%) Project Management
6 20 (6.49%) PRINCE2
7 19 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (6.17%) Penetration Testing
7 19 (6.17%) SIEM
8 16 (5.19%) Security Patching
9 15 (4.87%) Change Control
9 15 (4.87%) Network Design
10 14 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (4.55%) Service Management
11 13 (4.22%) Information Security
12 12 (3.90%) Change Management
12 12 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.90%) SQL
2 6 (1.95%) C
3 2 (0.65%) Perl
3 2 (0.65%) Python
4 1 (0.32%) Ruby
4 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 108 (35.06%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (21.10%) CCNP
3 61 (19.81%) CCNA
4 44 (14.29%) CCIE
5 38 (12.34%) Security Cleared
6 33 (10.71%) SC Cleared
7 27 (8.77%) CISSP
8 26 (8.44%) CISMP
9 23 (7.47%) CISM
10 20 (6.49%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (6.17%) JNCIP
12 18 (5.84%) JNCIA
13 16 (5.19%) CCENT
14 14 (4.55%) Degree
15 10 (3.25%) CCIP
16 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (2.27%) MCSE
17 7 (2.27%) JNCIE
17 7 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 5 (1.62%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (6.17%) QA
3 13 (4.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) BS25999
System Software
1 43 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (11.04%) Active Directory
3 18 (5.84%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.90%) VMware ESX
5 10 (3.25%) XenApp
5 10 (3.25%) vSphere
6 8 (2.60%) Terminal Services
6 8 (2.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.97%) NFS
9 3 (0.97%) Firmware
9 3 (0.97%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.65%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.32%) XenServer
11 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (2.60%) HP NNM
2 7 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (1.30%) SCCM
4 3 (0.97%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (0.97%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.97%) Nagios
5 2 (0.65%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.32%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.32%) Puppet
6 1 (0.32%) SCOM
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.32%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 91 (29.55%) CheckPoint
2 81 (26.30%) VMware
3 71 (23.05%) Juniper
4 62 (20.13%) Citrix
5 48 (15.58%) Microsoft
6 36 (11.69%) Clearswift
7 28 (9.09%) HP
8 27 (8.77%) Kaspersky
8 27 (8.77%) Aruba
9 25 (8.12%) NetApp
10 22 (7.14%) EMC
11 21 (6.82%) SolarWinds
12 15 (4.87%) F5
13 13 (4.22%) BT
14 12 (3.90%) Brocade
15 10 (3.25%) Oracle
15 10 (3.25%) Opsware
16 9 (2.92%) McAfee
16 9 (2.92%) IBM
16 9 (2.92%) Lotus
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