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 25 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 36 38
Rank change year-on-year +17 +2  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 25 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.51% 2.51% 2.50%
As % of the Vendors category 16.45% 5.19% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 7
Median daily rate £500 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £210 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £270 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.76% +21.95%  

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 152 212 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 45.65% 48.40% 43.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 125 95
Median daily rate £450 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 20
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.31% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.90 £31.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 June 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 -5 20 £500 +81.81% 1
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 38 (95.00%) Data Centre
2 25 (62.50%) Migration
3 23 (57.50%) HP
4 22 (55.00%) EMC
4 22 (55.00%) SAN
4 22 (55.00%) Data Migration
4 22 (55.00%) 3PAR
5 21 (52.50%) Security Cleared
5 21 (52.50%) Brocade
6 20 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 20 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
7 14 (35.00%) F5
8 12 (30.00%) Change Control
8 12 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 12 (30.00%) Forum Sentry
9 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (27.50%) CheckPoint
10 4 (10.00%) Network Design
10 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (10.00%) AIX
10 4 (10.00%) HPUX
10 4 (10.00%) Solaris
11 3 (7.50%) VLAN
12 2 (5.00%) Time Management
12 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
12 2 (5.00%) Banking
12 2 (5.00%) IBM
12 2 (5.00%) Finance
13 1 (2.50%) Re-Platforming

Cisco
Co-occurring 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 1 (2.50%) CMS
1 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (55.00%) SAN
2 20 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 12 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (7.50%) VLAN
6 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.50%) DHCP
7 1 (2.50%) DMZ
7 1 (2.50%) DNS
7 1 (2.50%) Firewall
7 1 (2.50%) Internet
General
1 2 (5.00%) Banking
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Architect
2 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 8 (20.00%) Storage Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Storage Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Data Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Migration Architect
8 1 (2.50%) IT Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Migration Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Product Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) SAN Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 38 (95.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) AIX
1 4 (10.00%) HPUX
1 4 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) Migration
2 22 (55.00%) Data Migration
3 12 (30.00%) Change Control
4 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (10.00%) Network Design
5 2 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (2.50%) Adaptive Security
6 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.50%) CRM
6 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.50%) Information Security
6 1 (2.50%) IT Asset Management
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.50%) Line Management
6 1 (2.50%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.50%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.50%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) Security Cleared
2 20 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) HP
2 22 (55.00%) 3PAR
2 22 (55.00%) EMC
3 21 (52.50%) Brocade
4 14 (35.00%) F5
5 11 (27.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.00%) IBM
7 1 (2.50%) BeyondTrust
7 1 (2.50%) Canon
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.50%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.50%) NetApp
7 1 (2.50%) ScanSafe
7 1 (2.50%) VMware