Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 51 58
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 -31
Contract jobs citing Cisco 43 47 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.22% 3.21% 2.47%
As % of the Vendors category 7.48% 7.20% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 36
Cheshire median daily rate £398 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.63% +1.59% +19.32%
10th Percentile £280 £176 £259
90th Percentile £535 £475 £488
North West median daily rate £389 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +3.67% +11.11% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.10 £19.33
90th Percentile £13.75 £139.75 £23.98
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £17.81 £22.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% -19.03% -2.22%

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 575 653 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.07% 44.57% 35.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 437 449
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £228 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 38
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -1.31% -6.82%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £9.80
90th Percentile £29.60 £22.20 £33.98
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 22 November 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
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 22 November 2017. 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 +25 15 £425 -8.11% 5
Chester +14 6 £325 -18.75%
Macclesfield +5 4 £500 +33.33%
Knutsford -22 3 £280 -30.00%
Runcorn -5 1 £375 +134.38%
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 22 (51.16%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (46.51%) LAN
2 20 (46.51%) Firewall
3 19 (44.19%) CCNP
4 16 (37.21%) WAN
5 12 (27.91%) ITIL
6 11 (25.58%) Windows
7 10 (23.26%) VPN
7 10 (23.26%) Load Balancing
7 10 (23.26%) Data Centre
8 9 (20.93%) Network Design
8 9 (20.93%) Wireless
8 9 (20.93%) BGP
9 8 (18.60%) Linux
9 8 (18.60%) VMware
10 7 (16.28%) CCNA
10 7 (16.28%) CCDP
10 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
10 7 (16.28%) OSPF
10 7 (16.28%) Citrix
10 7 (16.28%) CheckPoint
10 7 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
11 6 (13.95%) Network Security
11 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (13.95%) SAN
11 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.95%) Finance
12 5 (11.63%) CCIE
12 5 (11.63%) EMC

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 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.30%) Office 365
3 2 (4.65%) PaaS
3 2 (4.65%) SaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (46.51%) Firewall
1 20 (46.51%) LAN
2 16 (37.21%) WAN
3 10 (23.26%) VPN
4 9 (20.93%) BGP
4 9 (20.93%) Wireless
5 7 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (16.28%) OSPF
6 6 (13.95%) Network Security
6 6 (13.95%) SAN
7 5 (11.63%) EIGRP
7 5 (11.63%) MPLS
8 4 (9.30%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (9.30%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
8 4 (9.30%) VoIP
9 3 (6.98%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (6.98%) DHCP
9 3 (6.98%) NetScaler
9 3 (6.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Back Office
2 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Local Government
3 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Consultant
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Network Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Field Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Field Service Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.98%) WAN Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) WAN Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) SAML
2 1 (2.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.98%) Driving Licence
4 3 (6.98%) Replication
5 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.65%) NHS
5 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) CESG
6 1 (2.33%) Clustering
6 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Linux
3 4 (9.30%) AIX
3 4 (9.30%) Unix
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) ITIL
2 10 (23.26%) Load Balancing
3 9 (20.93%) Network Design
4 4 (9.30%) Change Management
4 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.98%) Contract Management
5 3 (6.98%) Data Management
5 3 (6.98%) Internal Audit
5 3 (6.98%) Matrix Management
5 3 (6.98%) Migration
5 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.98%) Project Management
5 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.98%) Service Management
5 3 (6.98%) SFIA
6 2 (4.65%) IT Strategy
6 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.65%) Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (4.65%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (44.19%) CCNP
3 7 (16.28%) CCDP
3 7 (16.28%) CCNA
4 5 (11.63%) CCIE
4 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) CISM
5 3 (6.98%) CISSP
5 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (4.65%) Degree
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.33%) CCSP
7 1 (2.33%) CWNA
7 1 (2.33%) ISEB
7 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.33%) MCSE
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
1 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.33%) XenApp
3 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Data Guard
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) VMware
2 7 (16.28%) CheckPoint
2 7 (16.28%) Citrix
3 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.63%) EMC
4 5 (11.63%) Juniper
5 4 (9.30%) HP
5 4 (9.30%) Meraki
6 3 (6.98%) NetApp
6 3 (6.98%) Oracle
6 3 (6.98%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.33%) EqualLogic
8 1 (2.33%) IBM
8 1 (2.33%) McAfee
8 1 (2.33%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.33%) Symantec
8 1 (2.33%) Veeam
8 1 (2.33%) WatchGuard