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 24 June 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 30 16
Rank change year-on-year -7 -14  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 8 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.43% 4.52% 6.74%
As % of the Vendors category 6.35% 8.72% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 7
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £32.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.76% +21.95%  

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 126 172 210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 38.30% 51.81% 54.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 85 76
Median daily rate £363 £385 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% +24.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £514 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.04 £14.34 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Merseyside over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Merseyside

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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 8 £400 - 2
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) vSphere
3 9 (64.29%) Ubuntu
3 9 (64.29%) DevOps
3 9 (64.29%) Linux
4 8 (57.14%) SUSE
4 8 (57.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 8 (57.14%) GitLab
4 8 (57.14%) Ansible
4 8 (57.14%) Terraform
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
5 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) VPN
6 4 (28.57%) Packer
7 3 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (21.43%) Office 365
7 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
8 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 2 (14.29%) SAN
8 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 2 (14.29%) Firewall
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (14.29%) NAS

Cisco
Co-occurring 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 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) NAS
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) GitLab
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Server Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
1 9 (64.29%) Ubuntu
2 8 (57.14%) SUSE
2 8 (57.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
3 1 (7.14%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCIE
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) vSphere
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Ansible
1 8 (57.14%) Terraform
2 4 (28.57%) Packer
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Meraki
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Veeam