Period
to 15 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 6 months to 15 August 2018 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 > Manchester
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 60 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 -24 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 127 86 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.89% 3.00% 4.58%
As % of the Vendors category 9.82% 6.95% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 37 100
Manchester median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.13% +14.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £255 £160 £186
90th Percentile £538 £530 £496
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £343
% change year-on-year - +16.79% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +30.25% -38.58%
10th Percentile £25.40 £13.00 £18.79
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.00 £126.00
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £16.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +81.25% -22.82% -36.22%

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Manchester.

All Vendors
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,293 1,237 1,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 39.57% 43.19% 42.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 712 888
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £204 £205 £220
90th Percentile £575 £587 £542
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 61 40
Manchester median hourly rate £19.00 £13.60 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.76% +0.35% -
10th Percentile £11.99 £10.75 £9.47
90th Percentile £43.25 £23.00 £24.40
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.60
% change year-on-year +12.90% -16.67% +14.46%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Manchester

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Manchester

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Manchester over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Manchester

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Manchester

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Manchester over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in Manchester

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +8 13 £365 +128.13% 3
Stockport +5 1 £210 - 4
Wigan - 1 - -
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 53 (41.73%) Firewall
2 47 (37.01%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (34.65%) ITIL
4 43 (33.86%) Windows
5 40 (31.50%) LAN
5 40 (31.50%) WAN
6 37 (29.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 36 (28.35%) Microsoft
8 32 (25.20%) VMware
9 30 (23.62%) Active Directory
10 29 (22.83%) DNS
11 28 (22.05%) DHCP
11 28 (22.05%) CCNP
11 28 (22.05%) Windows Server
12 24 (18.90%) Office 365
13 23 (18.11%) CCNA
14 22 (17.32%) Degree
14 22 (17.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (15.75%) MS Exchange
15 20 (15.75%) Project Management
16 19 (14.96%) Linux
16 19 (14.96%) Network Design
17 18 (14.17%) Management Information System
18 17 (13.39%) Telecoms
18 17 (13.39%) Citrix
19 16 (12.60%) VoIP
19 16 (12.60%) Problem Management
19 16 (12.60%) Data Centre
19 16 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
20 15 (11.81%) Skype

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 20 (15.75%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.81%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.72%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.94%) SAS
4 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) IIS
6 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (8.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.90%) Office 365
2 12 (9.45%) PaaS
2 12 (9.45%) SaaS
3 11 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.51%) IaaS
5 5 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 53 (41.73%) Firewall
2 40 (31.50%) LAN
2 40 (31.50%) WAN
3 29 (22.83%) DNS
4 28 (22.05%) DHCP
5 16 (12.60%) VoIP
6 15 (11.81%) SAN
6 15 (11.81%) Skype
6 15 (11.81%) TCP/IP
6 15 (11.81%) Wireless
7 13 (10.24%) Network Security
8 11 (8.66%) MPLS
9 8 (6.30%) TACACS
10 7 (5.51%) Unified Communications
10 7 (5.51%) VPN
10 7 (5.51%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (4.72%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (4.72%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (4.72%) VLAN
12 5 (3.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.72%) MySQL
3 5 (3.94%) DB2
3 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.57%) SQLite
7 1 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.57%) Robot Framework
General
1 17 (13.39%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.66%) Finance
3 3 (2.36%) Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Back Office
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (24.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (20.47%) Network Engineer
3 10 (7.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (7.09%) Architect
4 9 (7.09%) Network Specialist
5 8 (6.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (4.72%) Analyst
7 5 (3.94%) Consultant
7 5 (3.94%) IT Support
7 5 (3.94%) LAN Engineer
7 5 (3.94%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 5 (3.94%) Network Architect
7 5 (3.94%) WAN Engineer
8 4 (3.15%) Cisco Consultant
8 4 (3.15%) IT Engineer
8 4 (3.15%) Network Support
8 4 (3.15%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (2.36%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (2.36%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.57%) Web Services
2 2 (1.57%) XML
3 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.79%) JMS
3 1 (0.79%) JSON
3 1 (0.79%) Kafka
3 1 (0.79%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.79%) OAuth
3 1 (0.79%) REST
3 1 (0.79%) SAML
3 1 (0.79%) SOAP
3 1 (0.79%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.17%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.60%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.09%) Blackberry
5 7 (5.51%) NHS
6 6 (4.72%) Handset
7 4 (3.15%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.15%) Private Cloud
7 4 (3.15%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.36%) PKI
8 3 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.57%) Clustering
9 2 (1.57%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.57%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.57%) Replication
10 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (33.86%) Windows
2 28 (22.05%) Windows Server
3 19 (14.96%) Linux
4 8 (6.30%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.15%) Unix
8 3 (2.36%) CentOS
8 3 (2.36%) SUSE
8 3 (2.36%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.36%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.57%) Debian
9 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.57%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.79%) AIX
10 1 (0.79%) Android
10 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (34.65%) ITIL
2 37 (29.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (15.75%) Project Management
4 19 (14.96%) Network Design
5 16 (12.60%) Problem Management
5 16 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (11.81%) PRINCE2
7 14 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (10.24%) Change Management
9 12 (9.45%) Availability Management
9 12 (9.45%) Data Management
9 12 (9.45%) Open Source
9 12 (9.45%) Resource Management
9 12 (9.45%) Service Management
9 12 (9.45%) SFIA
10 11 (8.66%) DevOps
10 11 (8.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (8.66%) Migration
10 11 (8.66%) Service Delivery
11 9 (7.09%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.45%) SQL
2 10 (7.87%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.94%) VB
3 5 (3.94%) VBScript
4 3 (2.36%) Perl
4 3 (2.36%) Ruby
5 2 (1.57%) Bourne shell
5 2 (1.57%) Java
5 2 (1.57%) PHP
5 2 (1.57%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 47 (37.01%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (22.05%) CCNP
3 23 (18.11%) CCNA
4 22 (17.32%) Degree
5 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
6 13 (10.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (10.24%) SC Cleared
7 12 (9.45%) CCDP
7 12 (9.45%) Chartered Engineer
7 12 (9.45%) CISM
7 12 (9.45%) CISSP
8 10 (7.87%) CCIE
9 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (6.30%) MCSE
11 5 (3.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (3.15%) CCENT
12 4 (3.15%) ISEB
12 4 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (3.15%) MBA
12 4 (3.15%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (1.57%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (23.62%) Active Directory
2 22 (17.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.24%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.87%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (7.87%) XenApp
5 8 (6.30%) vSphere
5 8 (6.30%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.94%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (2.36%) Docker
7 3 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (1.57%) KVM
8 2 (1.57%) SRDF
8 2 (1.57%) Xen
9 1 (0.79%) Gluster
9 1 (0.79%) iptables
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.79%) NFS
9 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) SCCM
1 6 (4.72%) WSUS
2 4 (3.15%) Ansible
2 4 (3.15%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (3.15%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.15%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (2.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.36%) Puppet
3 3 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.57%) Cacti
4 2 (1.57%) collectd
4 2 (1.57%) Graphite
4 2 (1.57%) Icinga
4 2 (1.57%) Kibana
4 2 (1.57%) logstash
4 2 (1.57%) Salt
4 2 (1.57%) SnapMirror
4 2 (1.57%) SnapVault
4 2 (1.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (28.35%) Microsoft
2 32 (25.20%) VMware
3 17 (13.39%) Citrix
4 11 (8.66%) Juniper
5 10 (7.87%) F5
5 10 (7.87%) IronPort
6 8 (6.30%) HP
6 8 (6.30%) Oracle
7 7 (5.51%) Brocade
8 5 (3.94%) Informatica
8 5 (3.94%) NetApp
8 5 (3.94%) Splunk
9 4 (3.15%) Clearswift
9 4 (3.15%) EMC
9 4 (3.15%) Forcepoint
9 4 (3.15%) ForeScout
9 4 (3.15%) Meraki
9 4 (3.15%) Moogsoft
9 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.15%) Remedy