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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 23 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.29% 0.94% 3.87%
As % of the Vendors category 9.38% 2.22% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£225 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 - £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £333 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.50% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -11.11%
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UK

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
64 45 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 45.71% 42.45% 40.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 17 23
Average daily rate £286 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
County Antrim -3 6 £225 - 2
County Down - - - -
Cisco
UK

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) SSL
3 5 (55.56%) Sun
3 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) FTP
3 5 (55.56%) HTTP
3 5 (55.56%) CCNA
3 5 (55.56%) CISSP
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
3 5 (55.56%) OPNET
3 5 (55.56%) GCIH
3 5 (55.56%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (55.56%) CEH
3 5 (55.56%) Snort
3 5 (55.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (55.56%) SSCP
3 5 (55.56%) GIAC
3 5 (55.56%) Information Security
3 5 (55.56%) Wireshark
3 5 (55.56%) Reverse Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) ArcSight
3 5 (55.56%) LogLogic
3 5 (55.56%) SIEM
3 5 (55.56%) GPEN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) SSL
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (55.56%) Wireshark
2 5 (55.56%) FTP
2 5 (55.56%) HTTP
3 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
1 5 (55.56%) Ethical Hacking
1 5 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Reverse Engineering
1 5 (55.56%) SIEM
1 5 (55.56%) Vulnerability Management
1 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) SSCP
2 5 (55.56%) GIAC
2 5 (55.56%) GCIH
2 5 (55.56%) CEH
2 5 (55.56%) CCNA
2 5 (55.56%) CISSP
2 5 (55.56%) GPEN
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Snort
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) OPNET
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Sun
1 5 (55.56%) ArcSight
1 5 (55.56%) LogLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Hitachi