The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
North West / Lancashire
Rank 15 43 25
Rank change year-on-year +28 -18  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 15 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.39% 2.75% 5.57%
As % of the Vendors category 18.07% 5.31% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 11
Median daily rate £525 £238 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +121.05% -40.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £204 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £268 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +2.83% +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -58.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.63 £21.50
% change year-on-year +0.60% -4.06%  

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 Lancashire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 83 226 186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 40.89% 51.83% 49.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 139 104
Median daily rate £425 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 49 15
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.38 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +202.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Lancashire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Lancashire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Lancashire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Lancashire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Preston +7 14 £525 +169.23%
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 18 (78.26%) Data Centre
2 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
3 9 (39.13%) SAN
3 9 (39.13%) Migration
4 8 (34.78%) F5
5 7 (30.43%) 3PAR
5 7 (30.43%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (30.43%) Data Migration
5 7 (30.43%) Brocade
5 7 (30.43%) HP
5 7 (30.43%) EMC
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (30.43%) ITIL
5 7 (30.43%) LAN
6 6 (26.09%) CCNA
6 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
6 6 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (26.09%) Change Control
6 6 (26.09%) Forum Sentry
7 5 (21.74%) Network Architecture
7 5 (21.74%) VoIP
7 5 (21.74%) WAN
8 4 (17.39%) CCIE
8 4 (17.39%) CCNP
8 4 (17.39%) Internet
8 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
8 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) SAN
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (30.43%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (30.43%) LAN
3 6 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 6 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (21.74%) VoIP
4 5 (21.74%) WAN
5 4 (17.39%) Internet
5 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (13.04%) Network Security
7 2 (8.70%) Broadband
7 2 (8.70%) VPN
8 1 (4.35%) Firewall
8 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
8 1 (4.35%) Softphone
8 1 (4.35%) Symposium
8 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (4.35%) Back Office
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Architect
2 7 (30.43%) Network Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Storage Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Product Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Storage Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (78.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) Data Migration
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) Change Control
4 5 (21.74%) Network Architecture
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
5 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
6 3 (13.04%) Network Design
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (8.70%) Service Management
7 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Time Management
8 1 (4.35%) Adaptive Security
8 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.35%) Threat Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (26.09%) CCNA
4 4 (17.39%) CCIE
4 4 (17.39%) CCNP
5 2 (8.70%) Degree
5 2 (8.70%) MCSE
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Forum Sentry
2 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) F5
2 7 (30.43%) 3PAR
2 7 (30.43%) Brocade
2 7 (30.43%) EMC
2 7 (30.43%) HP
3 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.70%) Canon
4 2 (8.70%) Dell
4 2 (8.70%) EqualLogic
4 2 (8.70%) Intel Security
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Symantec
4 2 (8.70%) Veeam
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper