The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
North West / Merseyside
Rank 33 28 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 6 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.87% 3.55% 3.93%
As % of the Vendors category 4.26% 6.59% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Median daily rate £400 £400 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £32.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 141 182 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 43.93% 53.85% 55.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 128 82
Median daily rate £393 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Median hourly rate £16.18 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.09% +17.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Merseyside

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Merseyside

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Merseyside

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -3 5 £400 -1.53% 3
Cisco
North West

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 14 (58.33%) WAN
1 14 (58.33%) Firewall
2 13 (54.17%) LAN
3 12 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 11 (45.83%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (45.83%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (41.67%) CCNA
5 10 (41.67%) Intel Security
5 10 (41.67%) Forcepoint
6 6 (25.00%) VMware
7 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) Migration
8 4 (16.67%) Ubuntu
8 4 (16.67%) Packer
8 4 (16.67%) GitLab
8 4 (16.67%) Terraform
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (16.67%) vSphere
8 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
8 4 (16.67%) Ansible
8 4 (16.67%) DevOps
9 3 (12.50%) Rational Application Developer
9 3 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
9 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) Firewall
1 14 (58.33%) WAN
2 13 (54.17%) LAN
3 11 (45.83%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.17%) DHCP
5 1 (4.17%) DNS
5 1 (4.17%) NAS
5 1 (4.17%) VLAN
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) GitLab
2 3 (12.50%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.50%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Hardware Specialist
1 6 (25.00%) Storage Specialist
2 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (4.17%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
1 3 (12.50%) J2EE
1 3 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 3 (12.50%) SUSE
3 3 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) Unix
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 4 (16.67%) DevOps
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (12.50%) SOA
3 3 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) Network Design
4 1 (4.17%) Security Patching
4 1 (4.17%) Server Building
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (41.67%) CCNA
3 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) CCNP
6 1 (4.17%) CCA
6 1 (4.17%) CCIE
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.17%) MCSE
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) vSphere
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Ansible
1 4 (16.67%) Packer
1 4 (16.67%) Terraform
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 10 (41.67%) Forcepoint
2 10 (41.67%) Intel Security
3 6 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.50%) Citrix
5 3 (12.50%) Dell
5 3 (12.50%) EMC
6 2 (8.33%) F5
7 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.17%) NetApp
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire