Period
to 21 January 2019

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 6 months to 21 January 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 32 32
Rank change year-on-year +13 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 34 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 6.79% 3.41% 4.49%
As % of the Vendors category 14.17% 8.38% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 18
Merseyside median daily rate £410 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +7.69% -23.53%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £264
90th Percentile £550 £420 £373
North West median daily rate £388 £371 £360
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.13% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £25.00
North West median hourly rate £35.25 £23.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year +50.00% +19.75% -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 Merseyside.

All Vendors
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 240 179 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 47.90% 40.68% 48.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 116 176
Merseyside median daily rate £414 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £182 £275
90th Percentile £600 £581 £550
North West median daily rate £410 £418 £400
% change year-on-year -1.80% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 9
Merseyside median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.27 £14.17
90th Percentile £20.80 £23.43 £27.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.19 £18.38
% change year-on-year +23.53% -11.89% +5.00%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 6 months to 21 January 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
Liverpool +12 30 £403 +15.00% 6
Birkenhead - 2 £500 -
Prescot - 1 - - 1
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 23 (67.65%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (55.88%) WAN
3 18 (52.94%) LAN
4 16 (47.06%) CCNP
5 15 (44.12%) CCNA
6 13 (38.24%) Juniper
6 13 (38.24%) Network Security
7 12 (35.29%) Wireless
7 12 (35.29%) Firewall
8 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
8 10 (29.41%) Finance
8 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
9 9 (26.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (26.47%) OSPF
9 9 (26.47%) BGP
9 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
10 8 (23.53%) DHCP
10 8 (23.53%) DNS
10 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
11 7 (20.59%) EIGRP
12 6 (17.65%) VoIP
12 6 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (17.65%) Load Balancing
12 6 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (17.65%) NX-OS
13 5 (14.71%) Aruba
13 5 (14.71%) VMware
13 5 (14.71%) VLAN
13 5 (14.71%) WLAN
13 5 (14.71%) CCDP

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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (55.88%) WAN
2 18 (52.94%) LAN
3 13 (38.24%) Network Security
4 12 (35.29%) Firewall
4 12 (35.29%) Wireless
5 9 (26.47%) BGP
5 9 (26.47%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (26.47%) OSPF
5 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
6 8 (23.53%) DHCP
6 8 (23.53%) DNS
7 7 (20.59%) EIGRP
8 6 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (17.65%) NX-OS
8 6 (17.65%) VoIP
8 6 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (14.71%) VLAN
9 5 (14.71%) WLAN
10 4 (11.76%) IPv4
11 3 (8.82%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Security Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Security Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) JSON
1 2 (5.88%) YAML
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Unix
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Load Balancing
2 3 (8.82%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) Network Design
2 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.88%) Build Automation
3 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
3 2 (5.88%) High Availability
3 2 (5.88%) Information Security
3 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (5.88%) Project Management
3 2 (5.88%) Validation
4 1 (2.94%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.94%) Patch Management
4 1 (2.94%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (2.94%) Task Automation
4 1 (2.94%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 2 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (67.65%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (47.06%) CCNP
3 15 (44.12%) CCNA
4 5 (14.71%) CCDP
5 2 (5.88%) GIAC
6 1 (2.94%) CCIE
6 1 (2.94%) CCSA
6 1 (2.94%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (2.94%) CISSP
6 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.94%) PMP
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) GDPR
1 1 (2.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (2.94%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.94%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.94%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Nagios
2 2 (5.88%) Ansible
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.94%) SCCM
3 1 (2.94%) SCOM
3 1 (2.94%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Juniper
2 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 5 (14.71%) Aruba
3 5 (14.71%) VMware
4 4 (11.76%) F5
4 4 (11.76%) Meraki
5 3 (8.82%) HP
5 3 (8.82%) Riverbed
6 2 (5.88%) Brocade
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix
6 2 (5.88%) Infoblox
6 2 (5.88%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.88%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (2.94%) AlgoSec
7 1 (2.94%) IronPort
7 1 (2.94%) Mitel
7 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.94%) Sony
7 1 (2.94%) Veeam
7 1 (2.94%) Zscaler