The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 23 9 20
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing Cisco 17 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.46% 12.79% 3.03%
As % of the Vendors category 20.48% 24.44% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 1
Median daily rate £326 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.34 - £9.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +60.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Vendors Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
83 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 36.40% 52.33% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 10 19
Median daily rate £341 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £305 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £370 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 0 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £10.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 - £7.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £13.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Northern Ireland region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Northern Ireland region.

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 16 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
County Antrim -11 17 £326 - 1
Cisco
UK

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 16 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 31 (70.45%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (54.55%) Juniper
2 24 (54.55%) CCNP
3 22 (50.00%) Finance
3 22 (50.00%) Network Design
4 16 (36.36%) CCIE
5 15 (34.09%) Avaya
6 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 10 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
8 9 (20.45%) Banking
8 9 (20.45%) Wireless
9 8 (18.18%) Project Management
10 7 (15.91%) CCNA
11 6 (13.64%) VPN
11 6 (13.64%) OSPF
11 6 (13.64%) BGP
11 6 (13.64%) EIGRP
11 6 (13.64%) Retail
11 6 (13.64%) Retail Banking
12 5 (11.36%) Network Management
12 5 (11.36%) Firewall
12 5 (11.36%) CheckPoint
13 4 (9.09%) DHCP
13 4 (9.09%) Nagios
13 4 (9.09%) DNS
13 4 (9.09%) SSL
13 4 (9.09%) Perl
13 4 (9.09%) Python
13 4 (9.09%) Radware
13 4 (9.09%) DWDM

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
3 2 (4.55%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) Wireless
2 6 (13.64%) BGP
2 6 (13.64%) EIGRP
2 6 (13.64%) OSPF
2 6 (13.64%) VPN
3 5 (11.36%) Firewall
4 4 (9.09%) DHCP
4 4 (9.09%) DNS
4 4 (9.09%) DWDM
4 4 (9.09%) MPLS
4 4 (9.09%) SSL
4 4 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (6.82%) Internet
5 3 (6.82%) LAN
5 3 (6.82%) WAN
6 2 (4.55%) WebEx
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.27%) FWSM
7 1 (2.27%) PABX
7 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
General
1 22 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
3 6 (13.64%) Retail
3 6 (13.64%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 4 (9.09%) Analyst
2 4 (9.09%) Blue Coat Engineer
2 4 (9.09%) Design Engineer
2 4 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
2 4 (9.09%) Security Engineer
2 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Designer
3 3 (6.82%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Network Designer
4 2 (4.55%) Architect
4 2 (4.55%) ICT Officer
4 2 (4.55%) IT Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) IT Support
4 2 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Lead Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Network Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (9.09%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.27%) BYOD
3 1 (2.27%) Handset
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
1 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
1 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
1 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
1 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Network Design
2 8 (18.18%) Project Management
3 5 (11.36%) Network Management
4 4 (9.09%) Information Security
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL
6 2 (4.55%) ITSM
7 1 (2.27%) Email Management
7 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.27%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) Perl
1 4 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (70.45%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (54.55%) CCNP
3 16 (36.36%) CCIE
4 7 (15.91%) CCNA
5 4 (9.09%) JNCIE
5 4 (9.09%) JNCIP
6 2 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) FortiGate
1 4 (9.09%) Nagios
2 1 (2.27%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (2.27%) OpenView
2 1 (2.27%) OPNET
2 1 (2.27%) OVSD
2 1 (2.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Juniper
2 15 (34.09%) Avaya
3 5 (11.36%) CheckPoint
4 4 (9.09%) Aruba
4 4 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 4 (9.09%) FireEye
4 4 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 4 (9.09%) IronPort
4 4 (9.09%) Radware
4 4 (9.09%) Riverbed
4 4 (9.09%) SevOne
4 4 (9.09%) Sourcefire
5 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.27%) Clearswift
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.27%) Symantec
6 1 (2.27%) Tandberg