Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 39 54
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 46 42 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.50% 3.79% 3.75%
As % of the Vendors category 8.61% 8.33% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 46
Cheshire median daily rate £361 £338 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +4.65% -24.12%
10th Percentile £240 £229 £197
90th Percentile £438 £453 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £28.75 £18.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.33% - -
North West median hourly rate £26.50 £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +65.63% -32.63% +10.47%

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 534 504 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 40.64% 45.49% 46.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 328 555
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% -8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £231 £200 £281
90th Percentile £563 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 50 39
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +1.47% -
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.19 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.50 £51.00 £34.25
North West median hourly rate £16.64 £16.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +3.98% -20.99% +15.71%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Chester 0 13 £425 +26.39% 1
Warrington -16 8 £350 +3.70% 8
Macclesfield +5 4 £475 +21.02% 2
Crewe -13 3 £375 +15.38% 5
Knutsford - 1 £368 - 1
Northwich - 1 £300 -
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 27 (58.70%) WAN
2 26 (56.52%) LAN
3 24 (52.17%) Windows
4 23 (50.00%) Firewall
5 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
6 19 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (39.13%) Office 365
8 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
8 17 (36.96%) ITIL
9 16 (34.78%) VMware
9 16 (34.78%) Windows Server
10 15 (32.61%) Migration
11 14 (30.43%) CCNA
11 14 (30.43%) SAN
12 13 (28.26%) Juniper
12 13 (28.26%) Data Centre
12 13 (28.26%) Hyper-V
13 12 (26.09%) VPN
14 11 (23.91%) CCNP
14 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (21.74%) MPLS
16 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery
16 9 (19.57%) Linux
16 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
16 9 (19.57%) Network Security
16 9 (19.57%) Skype for Business
17 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
17 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
17 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP

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 9 (19.57%) Skype for Business
2 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.52%) IIS
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.17%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (39.13%) Office 365
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (58.70%) WAN
2 26 (56.52%) LAN
3 23 (50.00%) Firewall
4 14 (30.43%) SAN
5 12 (26.09%) VPN
6 10 (21.74%) MPLS
7 9 (19.57%) Network Security
8 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
9 7 (15.22%) VoIP
10 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (13.04%) DHCP
10 6 (13.04%) Skype
11 5 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (10.87%) DNS
11 5 (10.87%) EIGRP
12 4 (8.70%) BGP
12 4 (8.70%) DMZ
12 4 (8.70%) OSPF
12 4 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (6.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) GIS
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (15.22%) Local Government
2 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Security Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Server Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Backup Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) IT Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Storage and Backup Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Support Technician
8 2 (4.35%) Data Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Data Network Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) LDAP
2 2 (4.35%) Flash
3 1 (2.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.04%) Public Cloud
4 3 (6.52%) Clustering
4 3 (6.52%) PKI
5 2 (4.35%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (4.35%) Replication
6 1 (2.17%) Digital Signage
6 1 (2.17%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.17%) IBM XIV
6 1 (2.17%) iPhone
6 1 (2.17%) IPTV
6 1 (2.17%) NHS
6 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (52.17%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 9 (19.57%) Linux
4 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.52%) Android
7 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) ITIL
2 15 (32.61%) Migration
3 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (13.04%) Capacity Management
4 6 (13.04%) Change Control
4 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 6 (13.04%) ITIL V3
4 6 (13.04%) Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (13.04%) Service Management
5 5 (10.87%) Change Management
6 4 (8.70%) High Availability
6 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.70%) Visualisation
7 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.35%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.87%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) C
4 2 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (30.43%) CCNA
3 11 (23.91%) CCNP
4 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.87%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.17%) CCIE
6 1 (2.17%) CISSP
6 1 (2.17%) HP ASE
6 1 (2.17%) MCITP
6 1 (2.17%) MCSE
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.26%) Hyper-V
3 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.04%) XenApp
5 3 (6.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (6.52%) vSphere
6 2 (4.35%) ProxySG
6 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) SCCM
1 6 (13.04%) SCOM
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (8.70%) WSUS
4 3 (6.52%) HP SIM
4 3 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (6.52%) SmoothWall
5 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
5 2 (4.35%) vMotion
6 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.78%) VMware
3 13 (28.26%) Juniper
4 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 6 (13.04%) Citrix
5 5 (10.87%) EMC
5 5 (10.87%) Fortinet
5 5 (10.87%) HP
5 5 (10.87%) IBM
5 5 (10.87%) NetApp
6 4 (8.70%) Brocade
7 3 (6.52%) Altiris
7 3 (6.52%) Apple
7 3 (6.52%) Avaya
7 3 (6.52%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.52%) Dell
7 3 (6.52%) EqualLogic
7 3 (6.52%) F5
7 3 (6.52%) McAfee
8 2 (4.35%) Symantec