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 29 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 39 29
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 7 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.07% 0.45% 2.86%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 1.03% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Median daily rate £351 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.18% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £30.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.40% +34.72%  

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 49 97 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 35.51% 43.50% 51.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 158 99
Median daily rate £360 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% +31.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 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 Chester region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 11 (91.67%) LAN
1 11 (91.67%) WAN
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 8 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 6 (50.00%) Juniper
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) VPN
4 5 (41.67%) OSPF
4 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (41.67%) BGP
4 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Local Government
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (33.33%) Change Management
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) McAfee
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) AIX
6 3 (25.00%) LDAP
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) IIS

Cisco
Co-occurring 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
1 11 (91.67%) LAN
1 11 (91.67%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) BGP
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
2 5 (41.67%) OSPF
2 5 (41.67%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) LDAP
3 3 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Local Government
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Network Support
3 3 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Security Officer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Firewall Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper Support
5 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) CESG
2 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) BYOD
3 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) AIX
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
1 3 (25.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Juniper
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (25.00%) McAfee