The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 15 13 18
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 4 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 5.41% 8.79% 4.58%
As % of the Vendors category 17.39% 30.77% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Median daily rate £388 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +1.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +1.04% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -5.81%  

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 Halifax.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 23 26 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 31.08% 28.57% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 22
Median daily rate £423 £380 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.18% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £322 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £11.25 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Halifax

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Halifax

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 23 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) CCSA
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) F5
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
5 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
5 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WLAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) CCNP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCSA
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) Riverbed