Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 47 47
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 -19
Contract jobs citing Cisco 38 40 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.91% 3.31% 3.55%
As % of the Vendors category 6.96% 7.62% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 44
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £350 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.50% +4.08%
10th Percentile £225 £165 £170
90th Percentile £675 £495 £596
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -8.05% +19.97%
10th Percentile £13.75 £17.41 £19.33
90th Percentile £35.63 £96.25 £23.98
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £18.56 £19.00
% change year-on-year +75.08% -2.30% +2.70%

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 546 525 779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.81% 43.39% 39.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 338 467
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -3.03% +5.77%
10th Percentile £225 £176 £239
90th Percentile £625 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 41
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% - -0.99%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £9.63
90th Percentile £35.00 £31.25 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.68% -9.38% +24.38%

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 19 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 +6 13 £425 +23.64% 20
Chester +4 7 £248 -38.13% 6
Macclesfield +2 3 - - 2
Knutsford -15 2 £324 -23.82% 1
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) LAN
2 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
4 14 (36.84%) WAN
4 14 (36.84%) Firewall
5 13 (34.21%) VMware
6 12 (31.58%) ITIL
7 11 (28.95%) SAN
8 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 10 (26.32%) Hyper-V
8 10 (26.32%) Office 365
8 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
9 9 (23.68%) CCNP
10 8 (21.05%) CCNA
10 8 (21.05%) Linux
10 8 (21.05%) MPLS
10 8 (21.05%) Migration
10 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
11 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (18.42%) Juniper
11 7 (18.42%) DHCP
12 6 (15.79%) VPN
12 6 (15.79%) Citrix
12 6 (15.79%) NetApp
12 6 (15.79%) CheckPoint
12 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (15.79%) Local Government
12 6 (15.79%) SCCM
12 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared

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 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.89%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) Office 365
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) LAN
2 14 (36.84%) Firewall
2 14 (36.84%) WAN
3 11 (28.95%) SAN
4 8 (21.05%) MPLS
5 7 (18.42%) DHCP
6 6 (15.79%) VPN
7 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
8 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (10.53%) DNS
8 4 (10.53%) VoIP
9 3 (7.89%) ADSL
9 3 (7.89%) EIGRP
9 3 (7.89%) iSCSI
9 3 (7.89%) ISDN
9 3 (7.89%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (7.89%) VLAN
9 3 (7.89%) Wireless
10 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (15.79%) Local Government
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 3 (7.89%) Backup Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Storage and Backup Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Support Technician
5 3 (7.89%) WAN Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Firewall Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) LDAP
2 2 (5.26%) Flash
3 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.53%) Replication
4 3 (7.89%) Clustering
4 3 (7.89%) NHS
4 3 (7.89%) PKI
4 3 (7.89%) Public Cloud
5 2 (5.26%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.63%) CESG
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.63%) IBM XIV
6 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 8 (21.05%) Linux
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.53%) Windows 10
5 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.89%) Android
6 3 (7.89%) Unix
6 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) ITIL
2 8 (21.05%) Migration
3 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.89%) Capacity Management
4 3 (7.89%) Change Management
4 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.89%) Contract Management
4 3 (7.89%) Data Management
4 3 (7.89%) Network Design
4 3 (7.89%) Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (7.89%) Project Management
4 3 (7.89%) SFIA
5 2 (5.26%) Break/Fix
5 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.26%) IT Strategy
5 2 (5.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.68%) CCNP
3 8 (21.05%) CCNA
4 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.53%) CCIE
6 3 (7.89%) CCDP
6 3 (7.89%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) CISM
6 3 (7.89%) CISSP
6 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (5.26%) CCSP
7 2 (5.26%) Degree
8 1 (2.63%) CWNA
8 1 (2.63%) ISEB
8 1 (2.63%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.63%) MCSA
8 1 (2.63%) MCSE
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) Hyper-V
3 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (13.16%) XenApp
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.26%) vSphere
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 5 (13.16%) SCOM
3 3 (7.89%) SmoothWall
4 2 (5.26%) HP SIM
4 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (5.26%) WSUS
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (2.63%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.63%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.63%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) VMware
2 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) Juniper
4 6 (15.79%) CheckPoint
4 6 (15.79%) Citrix
4 6 (15.79%) NetApp
5 5 (13.16%) EMC
6 4 (10.53%) Brocade
6 4 (10.53%) HP
6 4 (10.53%) IBM
6 4 (10.53%) Palo Alto
7 3 (7.89%) Apple
7 3 (7.89%) Dell
7 3 (7.89%) EqualLogic
7 3 (7.89%) McAfee
7 3 (7.89%) Meraki
8 2 (5.26%) Altiris
8 2 (5.26%) Avaya
9 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.63%) Fortinet