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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 42 67 51
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -16
Contract jobs citing Cisco 132 69 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.83% 2.51% 3.35%
As % of the Vendors category 8.33% 5.75% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 30 34
Average daily rate
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£325 £268 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.49% -14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £133 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
Average hourly rate £19.82 £27.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% +8.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.12 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £30.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.52 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -11.83%
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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
1584 1200 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.95% 43.60% 44.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 555 488
Average daily rate £375 £325 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 81 92
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +44.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.20 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +10 62 £288 +6.48% 39
Cheshire +3 32 £400 +25.00% 16
Lancashire +2 20 £400 +68.42% 6
Cumbria - 6 £500 - 3
Merseyside -11 5 £325 +25.00% 6
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 106 (39.26%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (33.70%) WAN
3 86 (31.85%) Firewall
4 80 (29.63%) Windows
5 78 (28.89%) CheckPoint
6 77 (28.52%) LAN
7 70 (25.93%) CCNP
8 69 (25.56%) CCNA
9 62 (22.96%) Juniper
10 61 (22.59%) Microsoft
10 61 (22.59%) VMware
11 54 (20.00%) MPLS
12 50 (18.52%) OSPF
12 50 (18.52%) Wireless
13 47 (17.41%) Migration
14 44 (16.30%) BGP
14 44 (16.30%) Linux
15 43 (15.93%) Citrix
15 43 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (15.19%) UNIX
17 39 (14.44%) Finance
18 38 (14.07%) HP
19 37 (13.70%) VPN
19 37 (13.70%) Cisco ASA
20 35 (12.96%) Active Directory
20 35 (12.96%) SAN
20 35 (12.96%) Security Cleared
21 32 (11.85%) SC Cleared
21 32 (11.85%) CCIE
22 31 (11.48%) EIGRP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 20 (7.41%) IIS
2 13 (4.81%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.96%) Apache
4 7 (2.59%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.48%) Documentum
5 4 (1.48%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.11%) Lync
6 3 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.37%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.07%) MS Office
3 9 (3.33%) MS Project
4 8 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.74%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.11%) Office 365
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (33.70%) WAN
2 86 (31.85%) Firewall
3 77 (28.52%) LAN
4 54 (20.00%) MPLS
5 50 (18.52%) OSPF
5 50 (18.52%) Wireless
6 44 (16.30%) BGP
7 37 (13.70%) VPN
7 37 (13.70%) Cisco ASA
8 35 (12.96%) SAN
9 31 (11.48%) EIGRP
10 25 (9.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (8.89%) Cisco IOS
12 23 (8.52%) VLAN
13 21 (7.78%) Network Security
14 20 (7.41%) HSRP
15 19 (7.04%) Internet
15 19 (7.04%) Fibre Channel
16 18 (6.67%) VPLS
16 18 (6.67%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.48%) BODI
4 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.74%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (0.37%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.37%) DB2
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (14.44%) Finance
2 29 (10.74%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.33%) Local Government
4 7 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.22%) Banking
6 4 (1.48%) Marketing
6 4 (1.48%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.74%) Publishing
7 2 (0.74%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 63 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 36 (13.33%) Architect
3 24 (8.89%) Analyst
4 20 (7.41%) IP Engineer
5 19 (7.04%) Consultant
6 18 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
7 17 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (6.30%) Security Engineer
7 17 (6.30%) Project Manager
7 17 (6.30%) Implementation Engineer
8 13 (4.81%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (4.44%) Administrator
9 12 (4.44%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (3.70%) Network Analyst
12 9 (3.33%) Project Leader
12 9 (3.33%) Coordinator
12 9 (3.33%) Technical Project Leader
12 9 (3.33%) Project Coordinator
12 9 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.11%) XMPP
2 2 (0.74%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.74%) XML
2 2 (0.74%) .NET
2 2 (0.74%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.70%) Clustering
2 9 (3.33%) Replication
2 9 (3.33%) CMDB
3 8 (2.96%) Life Science
3 8 (2.96%) Celerra
4 6 (2.22%) FlexPod
5 5 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.85%) Streaming Media
6 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.48%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.74%) iPhone
8 2 (0.74%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.37%) IVR
9 1 (0.37%) DTV
9 1 (0.37%) MPEG
9 1 (0.37%) CCTV
9 1 (0.37%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 80 (29.63%) Windows
2 44 (16.30%) Linux
3 41 (15.19%) UNIX
4 21 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.41%) Solaris
6 14 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.07%) VMS
8 7 (2.59%) HPUX
9 5 (1.85%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.48%) Android
11 3 (1.11%) AIX
11 3 (1.11%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.11%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.41%) Migration
2 20 (7.41%) ITIL
2 20 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (7.04%) Project Management
4 18 (6.67%) Information Security
5 17 (6.30%) PRINCE2
5 17 (6.30%) Change Control
6 16 (5.93%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (4.44%) Network Management
8 10 (3.70%) Service Delivery
9 9 (3.33%) Change Management
9 9 (3.33%) Network Design
10 8 (2.96%) Configuration Management
10 8 (2.96%) Business Continuity
11 7 (2.59%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (2.59%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (2.22%) Data Analysis
12 6 (2.22%) Business Development
12 6 (2.22%) Load Balancing
12 6 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.07%) SQL
2 5 (1.85%) C
3 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 106 (39.26%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (25.93%) CCNP
3 69 (25.56%) CCNA
4 35 (12.96%) Security Cleared
5 32 (11.85%) SC Cleared
5 32 (11.85%) CCIE
6 22 (8.15%) CCIP
7 18 (6.67%) JNCIA
8 17 (6.30%) JNCIP
9 15 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (5.19%) MCSE
11 11 (4.07%) CISSP
11 11 (4.07%) VCP4
11 11 (4.07%) Degree
12 7 (2.59%) CCDP
13 6 (2.22%) MCITP
13 6 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (2.22%) PMP
13 6 (2.22%) PMI Certification
14 5 (1.85%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.44%) SLA
2 5 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.74%) QA
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (12.96%) Active Directory
3 21 (7.78%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.19%) VMware ESX
5 13 (4.81%) vSphere
6 11 (4.07%) XenApp
7 8 (2.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 8 (2.96%) Terminal Services
8 7 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.74%) UAG
9 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.74%) NFS
10 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (2.96%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (2.59%) HP NNM
3 5 (1.85%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (1.11%) SCCM
5 3 (1.11%) BladeLogic
5 3 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.74%) SCOM
6 2 (0.74%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.37%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 78 (28.89%) CheckPoint
2 62 (22.96%) Juniper
3 61 (22.59%) Microsoft
3 61 (22.59%) VMware
4 43 (15.93%) Citrix
5 38 (14.07%) HP
6 30 (11.11%) Nortel
6 30 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 28 (10.37%) BT
8 25 (9.26%) F5
9 22 (8.15%) Avaya
10 20 (7.41%) EMC
11 19 (7.04%) Oracle
12 16 (5.93%) IBM
13 13 (4.81%) Aruba
14 9 (3.33%) Blue Coat
14 9 (3.33%) NetApp
14 9 (3.33%) Symantec
14 9 (3.33%) Fortinet
14 9 (3.33%) Opsware
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