Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 75 51
Rank change year-on-year +39 -24 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 46 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.19% 1.77% 3.29%
As % of the Vendors category 10.43% 4.19% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 41
Cheshire median daily rate £443 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +21.43% -7.28%
10th Percentile £350 £295 £225
90th Percentile £520 £469 £500
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £384
% change year-on-year -12.50% +4.23% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £36.55 - £12.50
10th Percentile £19.05 - £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 - £13.75
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -5.17% +7.41% +37.58%

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 441 525 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 49.72% 42.20% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 334 385
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £218 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £542 £625
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.55 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.73% +34.62% -18.75%
10th Percentile £14.67 £13.45 £11.08
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £24.50
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £16.19
% change year-on-year +21.62% +14.27% -17.50%

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 12 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Cheshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 12 December 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
Chester +17 18 £450 +45.16% 4
Warrington +9 16 £380 +8.57% 9
Knutsford +19 5 £450 +5.88%
Northwich - 2 - - 3
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 25 (54.35%) WAN
2 23 (50.00%) CCNP
2 23 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (47.83%) LAN
4 18 (39.13%) BGP
4 18 (39.13%) Firewall
5 13 (28.26%) Wireless
6 12 (26.09%) Change Management
6 12 (26.09%) Data Centre
7 10 (21.74%) MPLS
7 10 (21.74%) Finance
7 10 (21.74%) CCNA
7 10 (21.74%) Meraki
8 9 (19.57%) Aruba
8 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
8 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
9 8 (17.39%) DHCP
9 8 (17.39%) WLAN
9 8 (17.39%) Juniper
9 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
9 8 (17.39%) IPsec
9 8 (17.39%) Internet
9 8 (17.39%) Fortinet
10 7 (15.22%) OSPF
10 7 (15.22%) Forcepoint
10 7 (15.22%) Project Delivery
11 6 (13.04%) DMZ
11 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.04%) XMPP
11 6 (13.04%) Banking

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:

Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Azure
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (54.35%) WAN
2 22 (47.83%) LAN
3 18 (39.13%) BGP
3 18 (39.13%) Firewall
4 13 (28.26%) Wireless
5 10 (21.74%) MPLS
6 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
7 8 (17.39%) DHCP
7 8 (17.39%) Internet
7 8 (17.39%) IPsec
7 8 (17.39%) WLAN
8 7 (15.22%) OSPF
9 6 (13.04%) DMZ
10 5 (10.87%) WebEx
11 4 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (8.70%) Cisco Wireless
12 3 (6.52%) EIGRP
12 3 (6.52%) Network Security
12 3 (6.52%) Plixer Scrutinizer
12 3 (6.52%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Hudson
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
3 6 (13.04%) Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Network Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Architect
3 5 (10.87%) Data Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Data Network Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Network Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Network Support
5 3 (6.52%) Network Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Network Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) XMPP
2 2 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) CMDB
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) BYOD
4 1 (2.17%) CESG
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Change Management
2 7 (15.22%) Project Delivery
3 5 (10.87%) Project Planning
4 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.70%) ITIL
4 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.70%) Network Design
4 4 (8.70%) Project Management
5 3 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.52%) Workload Management
6 2 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (4.35%) Conflict Management
6 2 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (4.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.17%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) Python
2 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (50.00%) CCNP
1 23 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (21.74%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) CCIE
3 2 (4.35%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CCDP
4 1 (2.17%) CCENT
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) MCP
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 2 (4.35%) RMADS
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Meraki
2 9 (19.57%) Aruba
3 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
3 8 (17.39%) Fortinet
3 8 (17.39%) Juniper
4 7 (15.22%) Forcepoint
5 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
7 4 (8.70%) F5
8 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.35%) Avaya
9 2 (4.35%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (4.35%) Remedy
9 2 (4.35%) TippingPoint
10 1 (2.17%) Apple
10 1 (2.17%) Dell
10 1 (2.17%) EMC
10 1 (2.17%) NetApp
10 1 (2.17%) Tableau
10 1 (2.17%) VMware