Period
to 20 January 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Cisco
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 41 46
Rank change year-on-year -28 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 18 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.56% 3.55% 3.91%
As % of the Vendors category 3.61% 8.27% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 37 33
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £305 £225 £173
90th Percentile £488 £570 £470
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.81% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Cheshire median hourly rate - £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.50% -8.05%
North West median hourly rate £35.25 £23.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year +50.00% +19.75% -10.80%

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cheshire.

All Vendors
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 499 532 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.24% 42.87% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 376 385
Cheshire median daily rate £401 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.64% +5.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £263 £229 £208
90th Percentile £588 £625 £550
North West median daily rate £410 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -23.53% +0.95%
10th Percentile £16.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £30.65 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.19 £18.50
% change year-on-year +23.53% -12.49% +5.71%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Cheshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Cheshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Cheshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Cheshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -7 5 £350 -9.68% 6
Chester 0 4 £310 +34.78% 2
Macclesfield -6 3 £425 -15.00% 2
Knutsford -9 3 £425 +31.27%
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (55.56%) WAN
4 9 (50.00%) LAN
5 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
5 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
6 7 (38.89%) F5
6 7 (38.89%) CCNP
7 6 (33.33%) CCNA
7 6 (33.33%) CCIE
7 6 (33.33%) Network Security
8 5 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
8 5 (27.78%) Finance
8 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
9 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 4 (22.22%) VPN
9 4 (22.22%) Windows
9 4 (22.22%) VMware
9 4 (22.22%) OSPF
9 4 (22.22%) NX-OS
9 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (22.22%) Palo Alto
10 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 3 (16.67%) Stealthwatch
10 3 (16.67%) CCIE Security
10 3 (16.67%) Cisco Firepower
10 3 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (16.67%) NetScaler

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 10 (55.56%) WAN
3 9 (50.00%) LAN
4 6 (33.33%) Network Security
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (22.22%) NX-OS
6 4 (22.22%) OSPF
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) VPN
7 3 (16.67%) BGP
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
7 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
7 3 (16.67%) SAN
7 3 (16.67%) WLAN
8 2 (11.11%) Multicast
8 2 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.56%) Hudson
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
2 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Security Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (16.67%) Server Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco Support
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Citrix Server Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Senior Implementation Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
2 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Wealth Management
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (5.56%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Email Filtering
4 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Runbook
4 1 (5.56%) Server Management
4 1 (5.56%) SIEM
4 1 (5.56%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (38.89%) CCNP
3 6 (33.33%) CCIE
3 6 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (16.67%) CCIE Security
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) SmoothWall
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 7 (38.89%) F5
3 4 (22.22%) Palo Alto
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Juniper
4 3 (16.67%) Tufin
5 2 (11.11%) McAfee
5 2 (11.11%) Meraki
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Twitter
5 2 (11.11%) Veeam
6 1 (5.56%) Altiris
6 1 (5.56%) Avaya
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Facebook
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec