Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 62 49
Rank change year-on-year +28 -13 -6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 170 84 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.30% 2.88% 3.74%
As % of the Vendors category 12.65% 6.88% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 52 67
Manchester median daily rate £383 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +7.86% +1.45%
10th Percentile £275 £157 £171
90th Percentile £538 £574 £496
North West median daily rate £400 £384 £350
% change year-on-year +4.23% +9.64% +1.45%
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% +41.92%
10th Percentile £23.15 £13.00 £12.63
90th Percentile £44.50 £41.00 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year +7.41% +37.58% -10.80%

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 1,344 1,221 1,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 41.87% 41.87% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 755 877
Manchester median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £250
90th Percentile £556 £597 £551
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 71 33
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £16.19 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +11.66% +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.75 £10.30
90th Percentile £38.75 £40.25 £35.85
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £16.19 £19.63
% change year-on-year +12.72% -17.50% +15.44%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +4 16 £413 -17.50%
Bolton - 2 - - 7
Stockport -1 1 £210 +28.83% 2
Cheadle -4 1 - - 2
Oldham - 1 - -
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 85 (50.00%) Firewall
2 70 (41.18%) LAN
3 63 (37.06%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (33.53%) WAN
5 44 (25.88%) Wireless
5 44 (25.88%) Windows
6 36 (21.18%) CCNA
7 35 (20.59%) Security Cleared
8 33 (19.41%) CCNP
9 31 (18.24%) SC Cleared
10 30 (17.65%) TCP/IP
11 28 (16.47%) Data Centre
12 27 (15.88%) ITIL
12 27 (15.88%) Telecoms
12 27 (15.88%) VMware
13 26 (15.29%) Juniper
14 25 (14.71%) DNS
14 25 (14.71%) DHCP
14 25 (14.71%) Network Design
15 24 (14.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 23 (13.53%) Windows Server
17 22 (12.94%) VoIP
17 22 (12.94%) Microsoft
18 21 (12.35%) F5
18 21 (12.35%) Office 365
19 20 (11.76%) Active Directory
20 19 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
21 18 (10.59%) Wi-Fi
22 17 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
23 15 (8.82%) Degree

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 14 (8.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.35%) Office 365
2 9 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 85 (50.00%) Firewall
2 70 (41.18%) LAN
3 57 (33.53%) WAN
4 44 (25.88%) Wireless
5 30 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 25 (14.71%) DHCP
6 25 (14.71%) DNS
7 22 (12.94%) VoIP
8 18 (10.59%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
10 15 (8.82%) Network Security
11 14 (8.24%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (8.24%) WLAN
12 13 (7.65%) TACACS
13 11 (6.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (6.47%) MPLS
14 10 (5.88%) BGP
14 10 (5.88%) OSPF
14 10 (5.88%) SAN
14 10 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (15.88%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.71%) Finance
3 5 (2.94%) Banking
4 4 (2.35%) Retail
5 1 (0.59%) Games
5 1 (0.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 52 (30.59%) Network Engineer
2 20 (11.76%) Architect
2 20 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (9.41%) Network Architect
4 15 (8.82%) Operations Engineer
5 14 (8.24%) Analyst
6 12 (7.06%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 11 (6.47%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (6.47%) Consultant
8 10 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (5.29%) Cisco Architect
10 8 (4.71%) Cisco Network Architect
10 8 (4.71%) Data Centre Architect
10 8 (4.71%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.71%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Test Analyst
11 7 (4.12%) Data Architect
11 7 (4.12%) Firewall Architect
11 7 (4.12%) Juniper Architect
11 7 (4.12%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.24%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.47%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.06%) Handset
3 10 (5.88%) CCTV
3 10 (5.88%) NHS
4 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.29%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.35%) Replication
6 3 (1.76%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.76%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (1.76%) EMC VNX
6 3 (1.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.76%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.18%) EFT
7 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.18%) PKI
7 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.59%) iPhone
8 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.88%) Windows
2 23 (13.53%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.12%) Linux
3 7 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.94%) Unix
6 3 (1.76%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.59%) CentOS
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.88%) ITIL
2 25 (14.71%) Network Design
3 24 (14.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (8.82%) Load Balancing
5 14 (8.24%) Project Management
6 13 (7.65%) PRINCE2
7 10 (5.88%) Migration
7 10 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 9 (5.29%) Time Management
9 8 (4.71%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (4.71%) Deployment Automation
9 8 (4.71%) DevOps
10 7 (4.12%) Network Management
10 7 (4.12%) Runbook
10 7 (4.12%) Supplier Management
11 6 (3.53%) Network Segmentation
11 6 (3.53%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (3.53%) Service Delivery
12 5 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.53%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.94%) SQL
3 2 (1.18%) VB
3 2 (1.18%) VBScript
4 1 (0.59%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (37.06%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (21.18%) CCNA
3 35 (20.59%) Security Cleared
4 33 (19.41%) CCNP
5 31 (18.24%) SC Cleared
6 15 (8.82%) CCIE
6 15 (8.82%) Degree
7 11 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (4.12%) CCIE Data Center
9 6 (3.53%) MCSE
10 5 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (2.35%) CCDP
11 4 (2.35%) CCENT
11 4 (2.35%) CCSA
12 3 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.76%) ISEB
13 2 (1.18%) CCSE
13 2 (1.18%) HP APS
13 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
13 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (1.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.18%) PMO
3 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.94%) vSphere
5 4 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (1.76%) SRDF
6 3 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.76%) XenApp
7 2 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.18%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.18%) Xen
7 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.59%) vCloud
8 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (4.71%) SCCM
2 6 (3.53%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (3.53%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.35%) Forum Sentry
3 4 (2.35%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (2.35%) vCenter Server
4 3 (1.76%) SnapMirror
4 3 (1.76%) SnapVault
5 2 (1.18%) Ansible
5 2 (1.18%) SCOM
5 2 (1.18%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.59%) Icinga
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.59%) Nagios
6 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (15.88%) VMware
2 26 (15.29%) Juniper
3 22 (12.94%) Microsoft
4 21 (12.35%) F5
5 13 (7.65%) Citrix
6 12 (7.06%) Meraki
7 11 (6.47%) CheckPoint
8 9 (5.29%) Fortinet
8 9 (5.29%) SolarWinds
9 8 (4.71%) IronPort
9 8 (4.71%) Palo Alto
10 7 (4.12%) Aruba
10 7 (4.12%) Riverbed
11 6 (3.53%) Forcepoint
11 6 (3.53%) Splunk
12 4 (2.35%) Arista
12 4 (2.35%) BMC
12 4 (2.35%) Moogsoft
12 4 (2.35%) Nimble Storage
12 4 (2.35%) Remedy