Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 66 47
Rank change year-on-year +34 -19 -14
Contract jobs citing Cisco 168 80 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.42% 2.81% 4.03%
As % of the Vendors category 13.19% 6.44% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 45 83
Manchester median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £269 £157 £193
90th Percentile £538 £533 £515
North West median daily rate £391 £399 £375
% change year-on-year -1.82% +6.27% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 6
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +52.20% -21.16%
10th Percentile £23.15 £13.00 £12.63
90th Percentile £43.25 £41.00 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +81.25% +8.47% -33.71%

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 1,274 1,242 1,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 41.08% 43.70% 43.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 741 916
Manchester median daily rate £395 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £250
90th Percentile £555 £600 £543
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 70 38
Manchester median hourly rate £19.00 £15.25 £14.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.59% +8.56% +4.06%
10th Percentile £11.14 £11.07 £10.03
90th Percentile £38.00 £40.33 £38.70
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.85
% change year-on-year +9.38% -19.40% +16.76%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +14 17 £413 -17.50% 8
Stockport +4 1 £210 +28.83% 3
Wigan - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 - - 3
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 73 (43.45%) Firewall
2 59 (35.12%) LAN
3 58 (34.52%) Windows
4 57 (33.93%) WAN
4 57 (33.93%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (21.43%) CCNA
6 35 (20.83%) VMware
7 34 (20.24%) Wireless
8 33 (19.64%) ITIL
8 33 (19.64%) Windows Server
9 30 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 30 (17.86%) DNS
10 29 (17.26%) TCP/IP
10 29 (17.26%) DHCP
10 29 (17.26%) Microsoft
10 29 (17.26%) Active Directory
11 27 (16.07%) CCNP
11 27 (16.07%) Office 365
12 26 (15.48%) Security Cleared
13 24 (14.29%) VoIP
14 23 (13.69%) Network Design
14 23 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (13.10%) SC Cleared
15 22 (13.10%) Data Centre
15 22 (13.10%) Telecoms
16 19 (11.31%) MS Exchange
17 18 (10.71%) Juniper
17 18 (10.71%) Degree
18 16 (9.52%) Linux
19 14 (8.33%) PRINCE2

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 19 (11.31%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.19%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.19%) SAS
5 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) Apache
6 1 (0.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.07%) Office 365
2 11 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.79%) IaaS
4 3 (1.79%) PaaS
4 3 (1.79%) SaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 73 (43.45%) Firewall
2 59 (35.12%) LAN
3 57 (33.93%) WAN
4 34 (20.24%) Wireless
5 30 (17.86%) DNS
6 29 (17.26%) DHCP
6 29 (17.26%) TCP/IP
7 24 (14.29%) VoIP
8 14 (8.33%) SAN
8 14 (8.33%) Skype
8 14 (8.33%) TACACS
8 14 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (7.74%) MPLS
9 13 (7.74%) Network Security
10 12 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (5.95%) BGP
11 10 (5.95%) OSPF
11 10 (5.95%) VPN
12 9 (5.36%) SSL
12 9 (5.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.57%) MySQL
3 3 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.19%) DB2
4 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.19%) SQLite
5 1 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.19%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (13.10%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.76%) Finance
3 5 (2.98%) Banking
4 4 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (0.60%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) Games
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (24.40%) Network Engineer
2 26 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (10.12%) Architect
4 13 (7.74%) Analyst
5 12 (7.14%) Network Architect
6 10 (5.95%) Operations Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 8 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (4.76%) Test Analyst
9 7 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (4.17%) Consultant
9 7 (4.17%) Network Specialist
10 6 (3.57%) Cisco Consultant
10 6 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (2.98%) IT Support
11 5 (2.98%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.98%) Security Engineer
11 5 (2.98%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.19%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.19%) Web Services
3 2 (1.19%) XML
4 1 (0.60%) JMS
4 1 (0.60%) JSON
4 1 (0.60%) Kafka
4 1 (0.60%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.60%) OAuth
4 1 (0.60%) REST
4 1 (0.60%) SAML
4 1 (0.60%) SOAP
4 1 (0.60%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.10%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.55%) Handset
3 10 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.36%) CCTV
4 9 (5.36%) NHS
5 7 (4.17%) Blackberry
5 7 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.38%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.79%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (1.79%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.79%) PKI
7 3 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.19%) EFT
8 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (34.52%) Windows
2 33 (19.64%) Windows Server
3 16 (9.52%) Linux
4 7 (4.17%) Unix
5 6 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.79%) CentOS
6 3 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.79%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.19%) Debian
7 2 (1.19%) SUSE
7 2 (1.19%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.60%) AIX
8 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.64%) ITIL
2 30 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (13.69%) Network Design
4 14 (8.33%) DevOps
4 14 (8.33%) Migration
4 14 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 13 (7.74%) Project Management
6 12 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 12 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (5.95%) Deployment Automation
7 10 (5.95%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.95%) Test Scripting
8 9 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (5.36%) Time Management
9 8 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (4.76%) Service Management
10 7 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.17%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.36%) PowerShell
1 9 (5.36%) SQL
2 5 (2.98%) VB
2 5 (2.98%) VBScript
3 3 (1.79%) Perl
3 3 (1.79%) Ruby
4 2 (1.19%) Bourne shell
4 2 (1.19%) Java
4 2 (1.19%) PHP
4 2 (1.19%) Python
5 1 (0.60%) C
5 1 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 57 (33.93%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (21.43%) CCNA
3 27 (16.07%) CCNP
4 26 (15.48%) Security Cleared
5 22 (13.10%) SC Cleared
6 18 (10.71%) Degree
7 12 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (5.36%) CCIE
9 8 (4.76%) MCSE
10 6 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (2.98%) CCDP
12 4 (2.38%) CCENT
12 4 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (2.38%) ISEB
12 4 (2.38%) MCITP
12 4 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.79%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (1.79%) CISM
13 3 (1.79%) CISSP
13 3 (1.79%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.19%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.19%) QA
2 2 (1.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (17.26%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.55%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.76%) vSphere
5 7 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (4.17%) XenApp
6 5 (2.98%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (2.98%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.79%) Docker
7 3 (1.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (1.79%) SRDF
8 2 (1.19%) KVM
8 2 (1.19%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.19%) Xen
9 1 (0.60%) Gluster
9 1 (0.60%) iptables
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.60%) NFS
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) SCCM
2 4 (2.38%) Ansible
2 4 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (1.79%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.79%) Icinga
3 3 (1.79%) Nagios
3 3 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.79%) Puppet
3 3 (1.79%) SnapMirror
3 3 (1.79%) SnapVault
3 3 (1.79%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.19%) Forum Sentry
4 2 (1.19%) Graphite
4 2 (1.19%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.19%) Netcool
4 2 (1.19%) Observium
4 2 (1.19%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.19%) SCOM
4 2 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 35 (20.83%) VMware
2 29 (17.26%) Microsoft
3 18 (10.71%) Juniper
4 14 (8.33%) Citrix
5 13 (7.74%) F5
6 11 (6.55%) CheckPoint
7 10 (5.95%) HP
7 10 (5.95%) IronPort
7 10 (5.95%) Meraki
8 9 (5.36%) Fortinet
9 7 (4.17%) Brocade
10 6 (3.57%) Forcepoint
10 6 (3.57%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.98%) EMC
11 5 (2.98%) NetApp
11 5 (2.98%) Splunk
12 4 (2.38%) Blue Coat
12 4 (2.38%) Nokia
12 4 (2.38%) Oracle
12 4 (2.38%) Remedy