Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 56 63
Rank change year-on-year +19 +7 -26
Contract jobs citing Cisco 142 128 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.03% 3.91% 2.91%
As % of the Vendors category 13.32% 10.02% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 83 37
Manchester median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.13% +14.14%
10th Percentile £200 £255 £160
90th Percentile £500 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £363 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -9.38% - +16.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Manchester median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.41% +7.41% +30.25%
10th Percentile £20.55 £25.40 £13.00
90th Percentile £25.09 £43.75 £41.00
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £29.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -18.10% +81.25% -22.82%

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 1,066 1,277 1,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 37.75% 39.00% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 759 715
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £200 £206 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 60 61
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +35.71% +2.98%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.99 £11.00
90th Percentile £23.75 £43.25 £23.00
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% +12.90% -10.14%

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 18 August 2019.

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
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 18 August 2019. 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
Oldham - 10 £288 - 4
Salford +3 7 £325 -10.96% 5
Stockport +14 4 £375 +78.57% 3
Bolton - 3 £110 - 2
Altrincham - 1 £475 - 2
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 78 (54.93%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (40.14%) Firewall
3 49 (34.51%) CCNA
4 45 (31.69%) LAN
5 44 (30.99%) CCNP
6 39 (27.46%) WAN
7 34 (23.94%) VMware
8 29 (20.42%) Windows
9 25 (17.61%) VoIP
9 25 (17.61%) Telecoms
10 24 (16.90%) ITIL
11 22 (15.49%) DHCP
11 22 (15.49%) Microsoft
11 22 (15.49%) VPN
11 22 (15.49%) Wireless
11 22 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (14.08%) DNS
12 20 (14.08%) CCIE
12 20 (14.08%) Juniper
13 19 (13.38%) Network Design
13 19 (13.38%) Palo Alto
13 19 (13.38%) Windows Server
14 16 (11.27%) MPLS
14 16 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 15 (10.56%) F5
15 15 (10.56%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (10.56%) FortiGate

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 6 (4.23%) MS Exchange
1 6 (4.23%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.52%) IIS
3 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.93%) Office 365
3 3 (2.11%) SaaS
4 2 (1.41%) Slack
5 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.70%) IaaS
5 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (40.14%) Firewall
2 45 (31.69%) LAN
3 39 (27.46%) WAN
4 25 (17.61%) VoIP
5 22 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (15.49%) DHCP
5 22 (15.49%) VPN
5 22 (15.49%) Wireless
6 20 (14.08%) DNS
7 16 (11.27%) MPLS
8 15 (10.56%) BGP
8 15 (10.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (9.86%) TCP/IP
9 14 (9.86%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (9.15%) Network Security
10 13 (9.15%) VLAN
11 11 (7.75%) Cisco Firepower
11 11 (7.75%) SSL
12 10 (7.04%) Skype
13 9 (6.34%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Ant
General
1 25 (17.61%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.63%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.52%) Legal
4 2 (1.41%) Finance
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) French Language
5 1 (0.70%) Housing Association
5 1 (0.70%) Law
5 1 (0.70%) Local Government
5 1 (0.70%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 55 (38.73%) Network Engineer
2 26 (18.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (15.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (11.97%) Architect
5 14 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (9.86%) Network Architect
6 9 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (6.34%) Cisco Architect
6 9 (6.34%) Cisco Network Architect
6 9 (6.34%) Network Specialist
7 8 (5.63%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Consultant
8 7 (4.93%) Telecoms Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Cisco Support
10 5 (3.52%) Cisco Support Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.52%) Network Support
11 4 (2.82%) Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) LDAP
1 4 (2.82%) Web Services
2 1 (0.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.15%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.63%) Smartphone
3 7 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.52%) Clustering
5 2 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.41%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.41%) NHS
5 2 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.70%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.70%) iPad
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.70%) PKI
6 1 (0.70%) PMI
6 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.42%) Windows
2 19 (13.38%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.70%) Android
6 1 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.90%) ITIL
2 19 (13.38%) Network Design
3 16 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (9.15%) Load Balancing
5 12 (8.45%) Change Management
5 12 (8.45%) Migration
6 9 (6.34%) Service Management
7 8 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (5.63%) Proactive Monitoring
8 7 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.93%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (4.93%) Project Management
9 6 (4.23%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (4.23%) DevOps
9 6 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.52%) DNA
11 4 (2.82%) Change Control
11 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
11 4 (2.82%) High Availability
11 4 (2.82%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.52%) SQL
2 3 (2.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 78 (54.93%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (34.51%) CCNA
3 44 (30.99%) CCNP
4 20 (14.08%) CCIE
5 12 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (8.45%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.34%) CCDP
6 9 (6.34%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.63%) CCDA
7 8 (5.63%) MCSA
7 8 (5.63%) SSCP
8 7 (4.93%) CCIE Data Center
9 5 (3.52%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.82%) CISSP
10 4 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (2.82%) Degree
10 4 (2.82%) MCSE
11 3 (2.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (2.11%) ISEB
11 3 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.56%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.23%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.23%) VMware NSX
4 4 (2.82%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.41%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.41%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.70%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.70%) Firmware
6 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (10.56%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.82%) Ansible
2 4 (2.82%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (2.82%) SCCM
3 3 (2.11%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.11%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) Nessus
5 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (23.94%) VMware
2 22 (15.49%) Microsoft
3 20 (14.08%) Juniper
4 19 (13.38%) Palo Alto
5 15 (10.56%) F5
6 12 (8.45%) CheckPoint
6 12 (8.45%) Meraki
7 8 (5.63%) Blue Coat
7 8 (5.63%) Citrix
7 8 (5.63%) Fortinet
8 7 (4.93%) Avaya
9 6 (4.23%) HP
10 5 (3.52%) Apple
11 4 (2.82%) McAfee
11 4 (2.82%) NetApp
11 4 (2.82%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.11%) Ericsson
12 3 (2.11%) Huawei
12 3 (2.11%) Redback
12 3 (2.11%) SonicWALL