The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 25 April 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
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -19 0  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 13 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 6.13% 5.68% 10.28%
As % of the Vendors category 13.83% 12.20% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
Median daily rate £320 £463 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.81% -5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £413 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £513 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -13.82%  

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 County Antrim.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 94 41 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 44.34% 46.59% 58.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 15 29
Median daily rate £326 £400 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.50% +77.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £111 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.31% +8.57%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim 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 County Antrim

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in County Antrim

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in County Antrim

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -19 13 £320 -30.81%
Cisco
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 17 (60.71%) Network Design
2 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 16 (57.14%) Project Management
3 14 (50.00%) Juniper
3 14 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (42.86%) OSPF
5 12 (42.86%) BGP
5 12 (42.86%) EIGRP
6 11 (39.29%) CCNP
7 10 (35.71%) Arista
8 9 (32.14%) Banking
9 8 (28.57%) Retail
9 8 (28.57%) Retail Banking
10 5 (17.86%) Network Management
11 4 (14.29%) Aruba
11 4 (14.29%) FortiGate
11 4 (14.29%) FireEye
11 4 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (14.29%) SevOne
11 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
11 4 (14.29%) JNCIP
11 4 (14.29%) JNCIE
11 4 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
11 4 (14.29%) Sourcefire
11 4 (14.29%) Riverbed
11 4 (14.29%) IronPort
11 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
11 4 (14.29%) ProxySG

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
1 1 (3.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) BGP
1 12 (42.86%) EIGRP
1 12 (42.86%) OSPF
2 4 (14.29%) DHCP
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (14.29%) DWDM
2 4 (14.29%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) MPLS
2 4 (14.29%) SSL
2 4 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (14.29%) VPN
2 4 (14.29%) Wireless
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (10.71%) Internet
3 3 (10.71%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (3.57%) PABX
General
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Banking
3 8 (28.57%) Retail
3 8 (28.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Design Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Network Design Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) ICT Officer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
6 1 (3.57%) ICT Support
6 1 (3.57%) ICT Support Officer
6 1 (3.57%) Network Designer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Support Officer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Project Leader
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Handset
3 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Network Design
2 16 (57.14%) Project Management
3 5 (17.86%) Network Management
4 4 (14.29%) Information Security
5 3 (10.71%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 1 (3.57%) Email Management
7 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.57%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Perl
1 4 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (39.29%) CCNP
3 4 (14.29%) JNCIE
3 4 (14.29%) JNCIP
4 2 (7.14%) CCIE
4 2 (7.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) FortiGate
1 4 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (3.57%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Juniper
2 10 (35.71%) Arista
3 4 (14.29%) Aruba
3 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 4 (14.29%) FireEye
3 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 4 (14.29%) IronPort
3 4 (14.29%) Radware
3 4 (14.29%) Riverbed
3 4 (14.29%) SevOne
3 4 (14.29%) Sourcefire
4 1 (3.57%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) Clearswift
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Symantec