Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 47 41
Rank change year-on-year -16 -6 +2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 85 137 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.88% 3.86% 3.66%
As % of the Vendors category 6.74% 8.77% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 74 84
Manchester median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -2.32%
10th Percentile £157 £163 £215
90th Percentile £508 £498 £446
North West median daily rate £389 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +3.67% +11.11% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Manchester median hourly rate £27.00 £17.74 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.20% +20.27% -41.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.00 £20.73 £33.13
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £17.81 £22.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% -19.03% -2.22%

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 1261 1562 1543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 42.72% 44.00% 40.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 912 816
Manchester median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £213
90th Percentile £588 £546 £528
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 37 64
Manchester median hourly rate £16.19 £13.60 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.09% +0.70% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.45 £9.95 £10.83
90th Percentile £35.60 £32.55 £22.03
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 - 7 £500 - 4
Stockport -1 5 £163 -64.76% 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £263 -
Rochdale - 1 £500 - 8
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 32 (37.65%) Cisco Certification
1 32 (37.65%) Juniper
1 32 (37.65%) Firewall
2 29 (34.12%) Windows
3 22 (25.88%) DNS
4 20 (23.53%) VPN
4 20 (23.53%) WAN
5 19 (22.35%) ITIL
5 19 (22.35%) MPLS
5 19 (22.35%) Windows Server
6 18 (21.18%) CCNA
6 18 (21.18%) Active Directory
7 17 (20.00%) LAN
8 15 (17.65%) CCNP
9 14 (16.47%) Citrix
9 14 (16.47%) CCIE
9 14 (16.47%) DHCP
10 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
10 13 (15.29%) Network Security
11 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
11 12 (14.12%) CheckPoint
12 11 (12.94%) Wireless
12 11 (12.94%) Broadband
12 11 (12.94%) VMware
12 11 (12.94%) Hyper-V
12 11 (12.94%) Office 365
13 10 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (11.76%) SCCM
13 10 (11.76%) Ethernet
14 9 (10.59%) BGP

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 8 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.88%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.18%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.18%) IIS
5 1 (1.18%) JBoss
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.94%) Office 365
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.35%) IaaS
4 2 (2.35%) PaaS
4 2 (2.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (37.65%) Firewall
2 22 (25.88%) DNS
3 20 (23.53%) VPN
3 20 (23.53%) WAN
4 19 (22.35%) MPLS
5 17 (20.00%) LAN
6 14 (16.47%) DHCP
7 13 (15.29%) Network Security
7 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
8 11 (12.94%) Broadband
8 11 (12.94%) Wireless
9 10 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (11.76%) Ethernet
10 9 (10.59%) BGP
10 9 (10.59%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (10.59%) VLAN
11 7 (8.24%) VoIP
12 5 (5.88%) Skype
12 5 (5.88%) WAAS
13 3 (3.53%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.35%) Back Office
3 1 (1.18%) Finance
3 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 12 (14.12%) Architect
2 12 (14.12%) Network Architect
3 10 (11.76%) Analyst
4 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Design Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) IP Design Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) IP Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Network Security Specialist
7 5 (5.88%) Network Specialist
7 5 (5.88%) Security Specialist
7 5 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Cisco Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) IP Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) .NET
1 2 (2.35%) J2EE
2 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.18%) CSS
2 1 (1.18%) EJB
2 1 (1.18%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.18%) Middleware
2 1 (1.18%) Spring
2 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.88%) User Experience
3 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.53%) FMCG
4 3 (3.53%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.18%) Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.18%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.12%) Windows
2 19 (22.35%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.06%) Linux
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.71%) SUSE
5 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.53%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.35%) Android
7 2 (2.35%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.35%) Unix
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.35%) ITIL
2 8 (9.41%) Network Design
2 8 (9.41%) Project Management
3 7 (8.24%) Change Control
3 7 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (7.06%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (5.88%) Network Management
5 5 (5.88%) Process Improvement
6 4 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.71%) Business Continuity
6 4 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (4.71%) DevOps
6 4 (4.71%) Email Filtering
6 4 (4.71%) Identity Management
6 4 (4.71%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.71%) Service Management
6 4 (4.71%) Task Automation
7 3 (3.53%) ITSM
7 3 (3.53%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) Perl
2 2 (2.35%) PHP
2 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.35%) Python
3 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.18%) VB
3 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (37.65%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (21.18%) CCNA
3 15 (17.65%) CCNP
4 14 (16.47%) CCIE
5 9 (10.59%) JNCIE
6 7 (8.24%) JNCIP
7 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
8 5 (5.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 4 (4.71%) CCSP
10 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.35%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.35%) CCDP
11 2 (2.35%) CCIE Service Provider
11 2 (2.35%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (2.35%) CISM
11 2 (2.35%) CISSP
11 2 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.18%) PMO
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (21.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.94%) Hyper-V
3 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.53%) XenApp
5 3 (3.53%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.35%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.18%) vSphere
7 1 (1.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) SCCM
2 6 (7.06%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (5.88%) WSUS
4 4 (4.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (4.71%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.53%) SCOM
6 2 (2.35%) Cacti
6 2 (2.35%) Nagios
6 2 (2.35%) OpenNMS
6 2 (2.35%) Puppet
6 2 (2.35%) RANCID
7 1 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 32 (37.65%) Juniper
2 14 (16.47%) Citrix
3 12 (14.12%) CheckPoint
3 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
4 11 (12.94%) VMware
5 8 (9.41%) F5
5 8 (9.41%) Fortinet
6 7 (8.24%) BT
7 5 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 5 (5.88%) IronPort
7 5 (5.88%) McAfee
7 5 (5.88%) NetApp
8 4 (4.71%) Clearswift
8 4 (4.71%) HP
8 4 (4.71%) Lumension
8 4 (4.71%) Micro Focus
8 4 (4.71%) MobileIron
8 4 (4.71%) Remedy
8 4 (4.71%) SAP
9 3 (3.53%) Ericsson