The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 29 26 20
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 5 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.95% 4.42% 3.80%
As % of the Vendors category 4.72% 7.59% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £400 £406 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.53% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

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 Liverpool.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 106 145 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 41.41% 58.23% 55.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 116 60
Median daily rate £400 £401 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +23.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £15.09 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +26.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Liverpool

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Liverpool

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 26 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 5 (38.46%) Linux
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) VMware
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 4 (30.77%) Packer
2 4 (30.77%) Terraform
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (30.77%) Ansible
2 4 (30.77%) DevOps
2 4 (30.77%) GitLab
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) SOA
3 3 (23.08%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) UML
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) J2EE
3 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 3 (23.08%) Middleware
3 3 (23.08%) Dell
3 3 (23.08%) EMC
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) SUSE
3 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (23.08%) Hybrid Cloud

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) GitLab
2 3 (23.08%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 3 (23.08%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Hardware Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Storage Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) J2EE
1 3 (23.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 3 (23.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
3 3 (23.08%) SUSE
3 3 (23.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris
5 1 (7.69%) Unix
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) SOA
2 3 (23.08%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
1 3 (23.08%) vSphere
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Ansible
1 4 (30.77%) Packer
1 4 (30.77%) Terraform
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) Dell
2 3 (23.08%) EMC
3 2 (15.38%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Forcepoint
4 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) Sourcefire