Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 39 58
Rank change year-on-year -15 +19 +22
Contract jobs citing Cisco 37 51 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.79% 4.19% 3.29%
As % of the Vendors category 6.47% 9.55% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 44
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.64% +8.93% -14.63%
10th Percentile £291 £270 £254
90th Percentile £469 £500 £443
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £16.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +81.25% -22.82% -7.87%

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 572 534 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.17% 43.88% 48.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 353 559
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £230 £257 £300
90th Percentile £538 £525 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 47 21
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -12.52% -3.41%
10th Percentile £11.95 £10.57 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.25 £39.00 £23.77
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.63
% change year-on-year +12.90% -6.77% +0.76%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 -5 9 £295 -26.25% 3
Chester 0 8 £425 +30.77%
Macclesfield -2 3 £463 -5.13%
Crewe -15 3 £375 +15.38%
Northwich - 1 £300 -
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 (67.57%) WAN
2 23 (62.16%) LAN
2 23 (62.16%) Firewall
3 22 (59.46%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (43.24%) CCNP
5 14 (37.84%) CCNA
5 14 (37.84%) ITIL
6 12 (32.43%) Network Security
7 11 (29.73%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (29.73%) Windows
7 11 (29.73%) VPN
7 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
7 11 (29.73%) Juniper
7 11 (29.73%) Office 365
8 10 (27.03%) Data Centre
8 10 (27.03%) Migration
9 9 (24.32%) VMware
9 9 (24.32%) BGP
9 9 (24.32%) OSPF
9 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
9 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
9 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
10 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
10 8 (21.62%) SAN
11 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
11 7 (18.92%) MPLS
11 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
11 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
11 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure

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 7 (18.92%) Skype for Business
2 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.41%) Site Server
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Office 365
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (67.57%) WAN
2 23 (62.16%) Firewall
2 23 (62.16%) LAN
3 12 (32.43%) Network Security
4 11 (29.73%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (29.73%) VPN
5 9 (24.32%) BGP
5 9 (24.32%) OSPF
6 8 (21.62%) SAN
7 7 (18.92%) MPLS
7 7 (18.92%) Skype
7 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
8 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (13.51%) DMZ
9 5 (13.51%) VoIP
10 4 (10.81%) EIGRP
10 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (8.11%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (8.11%) DNS
11 3 (8.11%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) GIS
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Local Government
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Network Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) Security Engineer
3 10 (27.03%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Server Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Data Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Data Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Support
8 1 (2.70%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.70%) IT Support
8 1 (2.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Network Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.70%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) LDAP
2 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.41%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Digital Signage
5 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) iPhone
5 1 (2.70%) IPTV
5 1 (2.70%) PKI
5 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 6 (16.22%) Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) ITIL
2 10 (27.03%) Migration
3 6 (16.22%) Change Control
3 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
4 5 (13.51%) Change Management
4 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL V3
4 5 (13.51%) Service Management
5 4 (10.81%) Capacity Management
5 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.81%) High Availability
5 4 (10.81%) Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.81%) Visualisation
6 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.11%) C
2 3 (8.11%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (59.46%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (43.24%) CCNP
3 14 (37.84%) CCNA
4 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
4 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
5 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (10.81%) CCIE
7 3 (8.11%) CCIE Security
8 1 (2.70%) CISSP
8 1 (2.70%) Degree
8 1 (2.70%) HP ASE
8 1 (2.70%) MCITP
8 1 (2.70%) MCSE
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
3 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.11%) XenApp
5 2 (5.41%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (8.11%) SCCM
3 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.41%) SCOM
3 2 (5.41%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (5.41%) WSUS
4 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Puppet
4 1 (2.70%) SmoothWall
4 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Juniper
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
2 9 (24.32%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) F5
3 5 (13.51%) Fortinet
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.41%) EMC
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Ivanti
5 2 (5.41%) Meraki
5 2 (5.41%) NetApp
5 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.41%) Symantec
5 2 (5.41%) Tufin
6 1 (2.70%) Capita
6 1 (2.70%) IBM
6 1 (2.70%) McAfee
6 1 (2.70%) Samsung