The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 16 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 5 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.85% 1.32% 5.76%
As % of the Vendors category 12.82% 3.33% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Median daily rate £295 £225 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.11% -43.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

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 Chester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 39 60 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 37.86% 39.74% 42.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 48
Median daily rate £295 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.71% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £245 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 10
Median hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.14% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Chester

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Chester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Chester

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Chester

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Chester region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 7 (87.50%) LAN
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Local Government
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Juniper
5 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (37.50%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (25.00%) BYOD
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) ISEB
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) IIS
6 2 (25.00%) Unix
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) AIX
6 2 (25.00%) LDAP
6 2 (25.00%) MPLS
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) LDAP
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) VLAN
6 1 (12.50%) BGP
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
6 1 (12.50%) Network Security
6 1 (12.50%) OSPF
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (75.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Officer
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (25.00%) BYOD
3 2 (25.00%) CESG
3 2 (25.00%) Clustering
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) PKI
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) AIX
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
1 2 (25.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet