Period
to 21 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 51 52
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 +11
Contract jobs citing Cisco 22 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.71% 3.35% 3.22%
As % of the Vendors category 4.03% 7.85% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 41 31
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £309 £280 £176
90th Percentile £469 £500 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Cheshire median hourly rate - £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.44% +3.45%
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year +93.33% -15.79% -19.03%

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 546 573 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.36% 42.67% 44.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 388 436
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £230 £263
90th Percentile £538 £625 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 43 23
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% -1.31%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £32.40 £22.20
North West median hourly rate £17.80 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +11.25% -11.11% +5.88%

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 November 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 November 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 -8 6 £320 -24.71% 1
Macclesfield -4 5 £431 -13.75%
Chester -6 4 £310 -4.62%
Knutsford -8 1 £425 +51.79%
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 14 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 13 (59.09%) WAN
3 12 (54.55%) LAN
4 10 (45.45%) CCNP
4 10 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 9 (40.91%) OSPF
5 9 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
6 8 (36.36%) Network Security
6 8 (36.36%) BGP
7 7 (31.82%) CCNA
7 7 (31.82%) Load Balancing
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (27.27%) F5
8 6 (27.27%) NetScaler
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
8 6 (27.27%) CCIE
8 6 (27.27%) WLAN
8 6 (27.27%) Palo Alto
8 6 (27.27%) CCIE Security
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (22.73%) NX-OS
9 5 (22.73%) Stealthwatch
9 5 (22.73%) VMware
9 5 (22.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (22.73%) Windows
9 5 (22.73%) Tufin

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 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 13 (59.09%) WAN
3 12 (54.55%) LAN
4 9 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (40.91%) OSPF
5 8 (36.36%) BGP
5 8 (36.36%) Network Security
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco Firepower
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (27.27%) NetScaler
6 6 (27.27%) WLAN
7 5 (22.73%) NX-OS
8 4 (18.18%) SAN
8 4 (18.18%) Skype
8 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 4 (18.18%) VPN
8 4 (18.18%) Wireless
9 3 (13.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Security Engineer
3 7 (31.82%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Server Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco Support
8 1 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Implementation Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
2 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) iPhone
2 1 (4.55%) IPTV
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Load Balancing
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Email Filtering
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) SIEM
5 1 (4.55%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (45.45%) CCNP
3 7 (31.82%) CCNA
4 6 (27.27%) CCIE
4 6 (27.27%) CCIE Security
5 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) HP SIM
3 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) SmoothWall
3 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) CheckPoint
2 6 (27.27%) F5
2 6 (27.27%) Palo Alto
3 5 (22.73%) Tufin
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) Juniper
6 2 (9.09%) McAfee
6 2 (9.09%) Meraki
6 2 (9.09%) NetApp
6 2 (9.09%) Veeam
7 1 (4.55%) Altiris
7 1 (4.55%) Avaya
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) EMC
7 1 (4.55%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) Samsung
7 1 (4.55%) Symantec