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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 51 55
Rank change year-on-year +21 +4  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 27 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.24% 3.02% 2.42%
As % of the Vendors category 9.38% 6.32% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 12
Median daily rate £385 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% -27.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £283 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £430 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £30.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +28.20%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 288 443 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 45.21% 47.79% 42.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 308 220
Median daily rate £388 £425 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -0.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £317 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 4 27
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £16.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% +28.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £15.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £26.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +26 11 - - 4
Chester +22 7 £325 -18.75%
Macclesfield +3 2 £393 +4.66%
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 21 (51.22%) Firewall
2 20 (48.78%) LAN
2 20 (48.78%) WAN
3 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
3 16 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (29.27%) VPN
4 12 (29.27%) Data Centre
5 11 (26.83%) Juniper
5 11 (26.83%) CheckPoint
6 10 (24.39%) BGP
6 10 (24.39%) EIGRP
6 10 (24.39%) ITIL
6 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (21.95%) CCNP
8 8 (19.51%) OSPF
8 8 (19.51%) CCNA
8 8 (19.51%) Load Balancing
8 8 (19.51%) Wireless
9 7 (17.07%) Local Government
9 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (17.07%) DNS
9 7 (17.07%) Citrix
9 7 (17.07%) Driving Licence
10 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
10 6 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
10 6 (14.63%) Windows
10 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008

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 4 (9.76%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) IaaS
2 3 (7.32%) Office 365
2 3 (7.32%) PaaS
2 3 (7.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (51.22%) Firewall
2 20 (48.78%) LAN
2 20 (48.78%) WAN
3 12 (29.27%) VPN
4 10 (24.39%) BGP
4 10 (24.39%) EIGRP
5 8 (19.51%) OSPF
5 8 (19.51%) Wireless
6 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (17.07%) DNS
7 6 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (12.20%) MPLS
8 5 (12.20%) SAN
8 5 (12.20%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (9.76%) LDAP
9 4 (9.76%) Network Security
9 4 (9.76%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (9.76%) VoIP
10 3 (7.32%) Internet
10 3 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (17.07%) Local Government
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Network Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Architect
3 7 (17.07%) Field Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Field Service Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Network Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Security Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Security Officer
6 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Network Support
7 3 (7.32%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Citrix Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) SAML
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.07%) Driving Licence
3 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (12.20%) Clustering
5 4 (9.76%) PKI
6 3 (7.32%) CESG
6 3 (7.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
6 3 (7.32%) Public Cloud
7 2 (4.88%) BYOD
7 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
8 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
1 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
1 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (9.76%) AIX
2 4 (9.76%) Unix
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) ITIL
2 8 (19.51%) Load Balancing
3 6 (14.63%) Network Design
4 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.20%) Information Security
4 5 (12.20%) Project Management
5 4 (9.76%) Change Management
5 4 (9.76%) Information Security Management
5 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Security Management
6 3 (7.32%) Change Control
7 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.88%) High Availability
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.44%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (2.44%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (21.95%) CCNP
3 8 (19.51%) CCNA
4 5 (12.20%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (9.76%) ISEB
5 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) CCIE
6 2 (4.88%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCOM
1 3 (7.32%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.83%) CheckPoint
2 11 (26.83%) Juniper
3 7 (17.07%) Citrix
4 3 (7.32%) Fortinet
4 3 (7.32%) McAfee
5 2 (4.88%) Aruba
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec
5 2 (4.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.44%) CA
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) F5
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto