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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
England / North West
Rank 41 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 101 126 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.88% 3.32% 3.89%
As % of the Vendors category 8.68% 7.95% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 51
Median daily rate £339 £399 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.10% +17.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £199 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
Median hourly rate £19.81 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.70 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.50 £36.85 £22.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.38 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.89% +33.52%

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
1164 1584 1444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.75% 41.73% 46.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 843 747
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £516 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 88 107
Median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £47.33 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 39 £300 -27.27% 28
Cheshire +7 20 £338 -15.09% 5
Merseyside +10 18 £325 -21.21% 2
Lancashire +11 16 £488 +69.56% 4
Cumbria +12 4 £360 - 2
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 105 (45.85%) Firewall
2 91 (39.74%) LAN
2 91 (39.74%) Cisco Certification
3 87 (37.99%) WAN
4 60 (26.20%) Microsoft
5 58 (25.33%) Data Centre
6 57 (24.89%) CCNA
7 55 (24.02%) Windows
7 55 (24.02%) VMware
8 53 (23.14%) ITIL
9 43 (18.78%) CCNP
10 40 (17.47%) Windows Server
11 39 (17.03%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (16.59%) Active Directory
13 34 (14.85%) VoIP
13 34 (14.85%) F5
14 33 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (14.41%) Citrix
14 33 (14.41%) CheckPoint
15 31 (13.54%) Network Security
16 30 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
17 29 (12.66%) SAN
17 29 (12.66%) Migration
18 27 (11.79%) Juniper
18 27 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
19 25 (10.92%) Security Cleared
19 25 (10.92%) VLAN
20 23 (10.04%) Network Design
20 23 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
21 22 (9.61%) SC Cleared

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.80%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.06%) CMS
3 5 (2.18%) IIS
3 5 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.18%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.75%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.44%) Apache
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.37%) MS Office
3 5 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.62%) Office 365
4 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.44%) IaaS
4 1 (0.44%) PaaS
4 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (45.85%) Firewall
2 91 (39.74%) LAN
3 87 (37.99%) WAN
4 39 (17.03%) Cisco ASA
5 34 (14.85%) VoIP
6 31 (13.54%) Network Security
7 29 (12.66%) SAN
8 25 (10.92%) VLAN
9 22 (9.61%) DNS
10 21 (9.17%) TCP/IP
10 21 (9.17%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (8.30%) DHCP
11 19 (8.30%) VPN
12 18 (7.86%) Wireless
13 17 (7.42%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (6.99%) BGP
14 16 (6.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 16 (6.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 15 (6.55%) OSPF
16 11 (4.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.18%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.31%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (1.31%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 2 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (8.73%) Finance
2 7 (3.06%) Banking
2 7 (3.06%) Local Government
3 3 (1.31%) Retail
4 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.44%) Back Office
5 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.44%) German Language
5 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (25.33%) Network Engineer
2 40 (17.47%) Architect
3 27 (11.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (11.79%) Network Architect
4 25 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (9.17%) Analyst
6 17 (7.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (6.11%) Consultant
8 13 (5.68%) Network Specialist
9 11 (4.80%) Security Consultant
10 10 (4.37%) Storage Specialist
11 9 (3.93%) IT Consultant
11 9 (3.93%) IT Security Consultant
11 9 (3.93%) Network Analyst
12 8 (3.49%) Cisco Architect
12 8 (3.49%) Cisco Network Architect
12 8 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (3.49%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.06%) Security Engineer
13 7 (3.06%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.86%) Web Services
2 3 (1.31%) .NET
2 3 (1.31%) J2EE
2 3 (1.31%) Middleware
3 2 (0.87%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.44%) COM
4 1 (0.44%) CSS
4 1 (0.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (25.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (3.06%) IVR
3 6 (2.62%) NHS
3 6 (2.62%) PKI
4 5 (2.18%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.75%) BYOD
6 3 (1.31%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.31%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.31%) User Experience
7 2 (0.87%) EFT
7 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.87%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.87%) Handset
7 2 (0.87%) IBM XIV
7 2 (0.87%) Life Science
7 2 (0.87%) Replication
7 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (24.02%) Windows
2 40 (17.47%) Windows Server
3 27 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (4.80%) Linux
7 8 (3.49%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.62%) Unix
8 6 (2.62%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.31%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.87%) AIX
10 2 (0.87%) Android
10 2 (0.87%) Solaris
11 1 (0.44%) CentOS
11 1 (0.44%) Debian
11 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.14%) ITIL
2 29 (12.66%) Migration
3 23 (10.04%) Network Design
4 15 (6.55%) ITIL V3
5 14 (6.11%) Change Control
5 14 (6.11%) Network Architecture
5 14 (6.11%) TOGAF
6 12 (5.24%) Service Management
7 11 (4.80%) Data Migration
7 11 (4.80%) Load Balancing
7 11 (4.80%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (4.37%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (4.37%) Service Delivery
9 9 (3.93%) Change Management
9 9 (3.93%) Information Security
9 9 (3.93%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 8 (3.49%) PRINCE2
11 6 (2.62%) ERP
11 6 (2.62%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.42%) SQL
2 5 (2.18%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.31%) PHP
4 2 (0.87%) Java
4 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.87%) VB
4 2 (0.87%) VB6
4 2 (0.87%) VBScript
5 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.44%) C
5 1 (0.44%) C++
5 1 (0.44%) Korn
5 1 (0.44%) Perl
5 1 (0.44%) Python
5 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 91 (39.74%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (24.89%) CCNA
3 43 (18.78%) CCNP
4 25 (10.92%) Security Cleared
5 22 (9.61%) SC Cleared
6 21 (9.17%) CCIE
7 12 (5.24%) Degree
8 10 (4.37%) CCDP
8 10 (4.37%) CISMP
8 10 (4.37%) CISSP
8 10 (4.37%) MCSE
8 10 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.93%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.62%) CCDA
11 5 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.75%) MCSA
13 2 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.87%) EMCSA
13 2 (0.87%) MCP
14 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.93%) COBIT
2 9 (3.93%) ISO27002
3 5 (2.18%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.75%) QA
4 4 (1.75%) SLA
5 2 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 38 (16.59%) Active Directory
2 33 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.24%) XenApp
4 11 (4.80%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.80%) VMware ESX
5 9 (3.93%) vSphere
6 8 (3.49%) ProxySG
6 8 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.31%) Dovecot
9 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.87%) Postfix
9 2 (0.87%) Samba
9 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.87%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.44%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.44%) Squid
10 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (6.99%) SCCM
2 8 (3.49%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (3.06%) SCOM
4 6 (2.62%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.75%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.75%) SmoothWall
6 3 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.87%) MOM
7 2 (0.87%) Nagios
7 2 (0.87%) NetApp OnCommand
7 2 (0.87%) WSUS
8 1 (0.44%) Cacti
8 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.44%) Puppet
8 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.44%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 60 (26.20%) Microsoft
2 55 (24.02%) VMware
3 34 (14.85%) F5
4 33 (14.41%) CheckPoint
4 33 (14.41%) Citrix
5 27 (11.79%) Juniper
6 21 (9.17%) Intel Security
7 18 (7.86%) EMC
7 18 (7.86%) HP
8 17 (7.42%) NetApp
9 15 (6.55%) SolarWinds
10 14 (6.11%) Forcepoint
11 13 (5.68%) Dell
12 11 (4.80%) Blue Coat
12 11 (4.80%) Palo Alto
13 10 (4.37%) Avaya
13 10 (4.37%) Brocade
14 8 (3.49%) Clearswift
15 7 (3.06%) 3PAR
16 6 (2.62%) Symantec
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