Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 43 38
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5 -19
Contract jobs citing Cisco 22 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.80% 2.65% 3.36%
As % of the Vendors category 10.28% 7.00% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 17
Merseyside median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £339 £241 £294
90th Percentile £615 £422 £410
North West median daily rate £388 £399 £375
% change year-on-year -2.76% +6.27% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - £15.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.00% +11.11%
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £15.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year +84.13% +6.78% -34.44%

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 214 200 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 46.72% 37.81% 51.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 122 169
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £230 £160 £263
90th Percentile £600 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 20
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -9.34% -14.39%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.25 £10.45
90th Percentile £19.75 £19.35 £18.97
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £19.18
% change year-on-year +10.44% -17.37% +10.58%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 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
Liverpool +9 15 £500 +25.00% 14
Southport - 5 £575 -
St Helens - 1 £205 -
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
2 11 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (36.36%) CCNP
3 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (31.82%) CCNA
4 7 (31.82%) VMware
4 7 (31.82%) Load Balancing
5 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 6 (27.27%) LAN
6 5 (22.73%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
6 5 (22.73%) WAN
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) Private Cloud
7 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) BGP
7 4 (18.18%) MPLS
7 4 (18.18%) VoIP
7 4 (18.18%) WLAN
7 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (18.18%) Meraki
8 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (13.64%) Network Design
8 3 (13.64%) VLAN

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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) LAN
3 5 (22.73%) WAN
4 4 (18.18%) BGP
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (18.18%) MPLS
4 4 (18.18%) VoIP
4 4 (18.18%) WLAN
5 3 (13.64%) DHCP
5 3 (13.64%) DNS
5 3 (13.64%) PSTN
5 3 (13.64%) VLAN
5 3 (13.64%) Wireless
6 2 (9.09%) IPsec
6 2 (9.09%) ISDN
6 2 (9.09%) Network Security
6 2 (9.09%) OSPF
6 2 (9.09%) SSL
6 2 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.55%) IT Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Load Balancing
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Network Design
5 2 (9.09%) Coaching
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) CCNP
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (31.82%) CCNA
3 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) CCIE
5 1 (4.55%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) GDPR
1 1 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) VMware NSX
4 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
4 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Terraform
2 1 (4.55%) Nagios
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) VMware
2 4 (18.18%) Meraki
3 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
3 3 (13.64%) Juniper
4 2 (9.09%) Brocade
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) F5
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.55%) IronPort
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.55%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.55%) Veeam
5 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard