Period
to 18 March 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 March 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 62 61
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 -22
Contract jobs citing Cisco 122 91 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.22% 3.21% 3.04%
As % of the Vendors category 10.56% 7.93% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 64 40
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.11% -5.93%
10th Percentile £259 £191 £207
90th Percentile £500 £546 £494
North West median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Manchester median hourly rate £25.67 - £14.75
10th Percentile £19.00 - £11.58
90th Percentile £38.77 - £15.13
North West median hourly rate £25.67 £32.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -21.02% +103.13% -25.58%

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 1,155 1,148 1,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 39.94% 40.51% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 703 767
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £234 £214 £225
90th Percentile £599 £588 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 76 26
Manchester median hourly rate £19.18 £17.00 £14.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.79% +16.24% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.88 £10.45
90th Percentile £31.86 £39.50 £28.98
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £15.78 £17.50
% change year-on-year +37.94% -9.86% -18.60%

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 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 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
Salford +2 9 £375 -25.00% 8
Bolton - 3 £192 - 4
Cheadle 0 1 - - 1
Altrincham - 1 - - 1
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 18 March 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 59 (48.36%) Firewall
2 45 (36.89%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (32.79%) LAN
4 31 (25.41%) Security Cleared
5 27 (22.13%) SC Cleared
5 27 (22.13%) WAN
5 27 (22.13%) CCNA
6 26 (21.31%) Juniper
6 26 (21.31%) Windows
7 25 (20.49%) TCP/IP
8 24 (19.67%) Wireless
9 22 (18.03%) VMware
9 22 (18.03%) CCNP
10 20 (16.39%) Office 365
11 18 (14.75%) ITIL
11 18 (14.75%) Skype
12 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
12 17 (13.93%) DNS
12 17 (13.93%) Network Design
13 16 (13.11%) DHCP
14 15 (12.30%) Active Directory
14 15 (12.30%) Data Centre
15 14 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 14 (11.48%) Skype for Business
16 13 (10.66%) F5
16 13 (10.66%) Telecoms
16 13 (10.66%) Project Management
17 12 (9.84%) 802.1X
17 12 (9.84%) Windows Server
18 11 (9.02%) CCIE

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 (11.48%) Skype for Business
2 7 (5.74%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.64%) Apache
5 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.39%) Office 365
2 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.64%) Slack
6 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.82%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 59 (48.36%) Firewall
2 40 (32.79%) LAN
3 27 (22.13%) WAN
4 25 (20.49%) TCP/IP
5 24 (19.67%) Wireless
6 18 (14.75%) Skype
7 17 (13.93%) DNS
8 16 (13.11%) DHCP
9 10 (8.20%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (8.20%) MPLS
9 10 (8.20%) VPN
9 10 (8.20%) WLAN
10 9 (7.38%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (7.38%) Cisco Wireless
10 9 (7.38%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (6.56%) 802.11
11 8 (6.56%) VoIP
12 7 (5.74%) Cisco Firepower
12 7 (5.74%) Network Security
12 7 (5.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (10.66%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.46%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Retail
3 1 (0.82%) Banking
3 1 (0.82%) Games
3 1 (0.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (27.05%) Network Engineer
2 14 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (11.48%) Operations Engineer
3 12 (9.84%) Architect
4 11 (9.02%) Analyst
4 11 (9.02%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) Consultant
6 9 (7.38%) Network Architect
7 8 (6.56%) Cisco Architect
8 7 (5.74%) Cisco Network Architect
8 7 (5.74%) Data Architect
8 7 (5.74%) Data Centre Architect
8 7 (5.74%) Exchange Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Firewall Architect
8 7 (5.74%) Juniper Architect
9 6 (4.92%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.92%) Test Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Network Operations Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.84%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.38%) CCTV
3 8 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.10%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.28%) Handset
6 3 (2.46%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.64%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.64%) NHS
7 2 (1.64%) Replication
8 1 (0.82%) Fintech
8 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.82%) iPhone
8 1 (0.82%) PMI
8 1 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.31%) Windows
2 12 (9.84%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.10%) Linux
4 4 (3.28%) Android
5 2 (1.64%) HPUX
5 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.64%) Solaris
5 2 (1.64%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.75%) ITIL
2 17 (13.93%) Network Design
3 14 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (10.66%) Project Management
5 10 (8.20%) PRINCE2
6 9 (7.38%) Test Scripting
7 8 (6.56%) DevOps
7 8 (6.56%) Migration
8 7 (5.74%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (5.74%) Deployment Automation
8 7 (5.74%) Supplier Management
9 6 (4.92%) Load Balancing
10 5 (4.10%) Asset Management
10 5 (4.10%) Network Management
10 5 (4.10%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (3.28%) Change Control
11 4 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (3.28%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.92%) SQL
3 2 (1.64%) PHP
4 1 (0.82%) C
4 1 (0.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (36.89%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (25.41%) Security Cleared
3 27 (22.13%) CCNA
3 27 (22.13%) SC Cleared
4 22 (18.03%) CCNP
5 11 (9.02%) CCIE
6 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (7.38%) Degree
8 7 (5.74%) CCIE Data Center
9 4 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (3.28%) MCSA
10 3 (2.46%) CCSA
10 3 (2.46%) MCP
10 3 (2.46%) MCSE
10 3 (2.46%) SSCP
10 3 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.64%) CCDP
11 2 (1.64%) HP APS
11 2 (1.64%) ISEB
11 2 (1.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) PMO
3 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (12.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.74%) vSphere
4 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.64%) NFS
5 2 (1.64%) vCloud
5 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.82%) Firmware
6 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.82%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) Cisco Prime
1 6 (4.92%) SCCM
2 4 (3.28%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.46%) Nagios
4 2 (1.64%) Ansible
4 2 (1.64%) Forum Sentry
4 2 (1.64%) Grafana
4 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.64%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.64%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.64%) vRealize
5 1 (0.82%) Icinga
5 1 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 26 (21.31%) Juniper
2 22 (18.03%) VMware
3 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.66%) F5
5 10 (8.20%) CheckPoint
6 9 (7.38%) Aruba
7 8 (6.56%) Citrix
7 8 (6.56%) IronPort
8 7 (5.74%) Palo Alto
8 7 (5.74%) Riverbed
9 6 (4.92%) HP
10 5 (4.10%) Fortinet
10 5 (4.10%) Meraki
10 5 (4.10%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.28%) Dell
12 3 (2.46%) Arista
12 3 (2.46%) Infoblox
12 3 (2.46%) Splunk
13 2 (1.64%) Brocade
13 2 (1.64%) IBM