Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 44 59
Rank change year-on-year +14 +15 +8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 126 142 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.23% 4.85% 3.36%
As % of the Vendors category 13.22% 11.81% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 86 64
Manchester median daily rate £325 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £191
90th Percentile £535 £539 £571
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Manchester median hourly rate £33.00 £23.15 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.55% - -
North West median hourly rate £33.00 £25.67 £32.50
% change year-on-year +28.55% -21.02% +75.08%

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 953 1,202 1,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 39.59% 41.05% 41.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 754 711
Manchester median daily rate £411 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.69% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £193 £213 £213
90th Percentile £594 £575 £588
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £420
% change year-on-year +1.19% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 74 74
Manchester median hourly rate £21.50 £19.59 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +15.22% +16.24%
10th Percentile £13.27 £12.83 £11.68
90th Percentile £45.70 £31.69 £37.93
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £16.19
% change year-on-year +25.00% +23.53% -11.29%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 5 £413 +10.00% 3
Stockport - 4 £475 - 5
Altrincham +3 3 £255 - 2
Oldham +1 3 £158 - 4
Bolton +3 2 £275 +43.12% 1
Rochdale - 2 £165 - 2
Wigan - 1 - -
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 48 (38.10%) Firewall
2 44 (34.92%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (33.33%) LAN
4 37 (29.37%) Windows
5 32 (25.40%) MPLS
6 31 (24.60%) WAN
7 30 (23.81%) Wireless
8 27 (21.43%) BGP
9 25 (19.84%) OSPF
10 24 (19.05%) DHCP
11 23 (18.25%) VPN
12 22 (17.46%) Juniper
13 21 (16.67%) CCNA
13 21 (16.67%) Migration
14 20 (15.87%) CCNP
15 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
16 18 (14.29%) Huawei
17 17 (13.49%) Azure
17 17 (13.49%) Telecoms
18 15 (11.90%) CCIE
18 15 (11.90%) Active Directory
18 15 (11.90%) Spanning Tree
18 15 (11.90%) Public Sector
19 14 (11.11%) Office 365
19 14 (11.11%) Palo Alto
19 14 (11.11%) PPP
19 14 (11.11%) VRRP
19 14 (11.11%) SC Cleared
19 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
19 14 (11.11%) Load Balancing

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 12 (9.52%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.38%) IIS
4 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.79%) Apache
5 1 (0.79%) JBoss
5 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) assyst
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.49%) Azure
2 14 (11.11%) Office 365
3 7 (5.56%) AWS
3 7 (5.56%) PaaS
4 6 (4.76%) SaaS
5 5 (3.97%) IaaS
6 3 (2.38%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.79%) GCP
8 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 48 (38.10%) Firewall
2 42 (33.33%) LAN
3 32 (25.40%) MPLS
4 31 (24.60%) WAN
5 30 (23.81%) Wireless
6 27 (21.43%) BGP
7 25 (19.84%) OSPF
8 24 (19.05%) DHCP
9 23 (18.25%) VPN
10 15 (11.90%) Spanning Tree
11 14 (11.11%) PPP
11 14 (11.11%) VRRP
12 12 (9.52%) Network Security
13 11 (8.73%) DNS
13 11 (8.73%) WLAN
14 10 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (7.94%) Skype
15 8 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (5.56%) IP Telephony
17 6 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 17 (13.49%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.90%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.76%) Finance
4 3 (2.38%) Banking
4 3 (2.38%) Legal
4 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Games
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (31.75%) Network Engineer
2 33 (26.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (18.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 18 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 17 (13.49%) IP Engineer
6 11 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.76%) Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) Architect
8 6 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) IT Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Consultant
10 4 (3.17%) IP Network Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Juniper Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) LDAP
2 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.79%) CSS
2 1 (0.79%) J2EE
2 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.35%) Smartphone
3 4 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (3.17%) NHS
4 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.38%) Clustering
4 3 (2.38%) User Experience
5 2 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.59%) Handset
5 2 (1.59%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) CMDB
6 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Replication
6 1 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.37%) Windows
2 13 (10.32%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.76%) Linux
3 6 (4.76%) Mac OS X
3 6 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.38%) Unix
4 3 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.59%) Windows NT
5 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) CentOS
6 1 (0.79%) Solaris
6 1 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.67%) Migration
2 14 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 13 (10.32%) Network Design
4 12 (9.52%) Change Management
4 12 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (8.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (6.35%) Data Migration
6 8 (6.35%) Service Management
6 8 (6.35%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (5.56%) Network Optimisation
7 7 (5.56%) SIEM
8 6 (4.76%) ITIL
9 5 (3.97%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.17%) Information Security
10 4 (3.17%) Operational Stability
10 4 (3.17%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.17%) Project Management
10 4 (3.17%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.17%) PowerShell
1 4 (3.17%) Python
1 4 (3.17%) SQL
2 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (34.92%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (16.67%) CCNA
3 20 (15.87%) CCNP
4 15 (11.90%) CCIE
5 14 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 9 (7.14%) CCDP
7 6 (4.76%) MCP
8 3 (2.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 3 (2.38%) CISSP
9 2 (1.59%) CCSE
9 2 (1.59%) Degree
9 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.79%) CCSP
10 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.79%) MBA
10 1 (0.79%) RHCE
10 1 (0.79%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.17%) BS7799
3 3 (2.38%) SLA
4 2 (1.59%) NIST
System Software
1 15 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.17%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.59%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.79%) Firmware
6 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 8 (6.35%) SCOM
3 7 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (2.38%) SCCM
6 2 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.59%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.59%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.79%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.79%) Ansible
7 1 (0.79%) Icinga
7 1 (0.79%) Observium
7 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.79%) Terraform
7 1 (0.79%) vMotion
7 1 (0.79%) vRealize
7 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (17.46%) Juniper
2 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
3 18 (14.29%) Huawei
4 14 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 14 (11.11%) Redback
5 13 (10.32%) Ericsson
5 13 (10.32%) F5
5 13 (10.32%) VMware
6 9 (7.14%) Citrix
6 9 (7.14%) Meraki
7 8 (6.35%) HP
8 7 (5.56%) CheckPoint
8 7 (5.56%) Fortinet
8 7 (5.56%) Google
9 6 (4.76%) Apple
10 5 (3.97%) Aruba
10 5 (3.97%) ESET
11 4 (3.17%) Symantec
12 3 (2.38%) Avaya
12 3 (2.38%) EMC