Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 43 32
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11 -16
Contract jobs citing Cisco 21 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.70% 3.39% 4.52%
As % of the Vendors category 10.10% 8.90% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 25
Merseyside median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +23.08% +1.96%
10th Percentile £202 £318 £250
90th Percentile £580 £413 £400
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - £15.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.64% +22.22%
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £16.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +81.25% -22.82% -7.87%

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 208 236 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 46.53% 38.06% 52.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 134 180
Merseyside median daily rate £390 £363 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -7.58% +20.69%
10th Percentile £263 £233 £285
90th Percentile £570 £538 £501
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 18
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.25 £10.23
90th Percentile £17.80 £16.18 £16.50
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.63
% change year-on-year +12.90% -6.77% +0.76%

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 August 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 21 August 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 +6 12 £438 +9.38% 6
Southport - 5 £575 -
Birkenhead - 1 - -
St Helens - 1 £205 -
Cisco
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 8 (38.10%) ITIL
3 8 (38.10%) LAN
4 7 (33.33%) VoIP
4 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (28.57%) Network Management
5 6 (28.57%) High Availability
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (28.57%) MPLS
5 6 (28.57%) WAN
5 6 (28.57%) Patch Management
6 5 (23.81%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (23.81%) Programme Delivery
6 5 (23.81%) Task Automation
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) VMware
6 5 (23.81%) Security Management
6 5 (23.81%) VPN
6 5 (23.81%) CCNP
6 5 (23.81%) Private Cloud
6 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
7 4 (19.05%) CCNA
7 4 (19.05%) BGP

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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) LAN
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (33.33%) VoIP
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (28.57%) MPLS
4 6 (28.57%) WAN
5 5 (23.81%) VPN
6 4 (19.05%) BGP
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (14.29%) Network Security
7 3 (14.29%) VLAN
8 2 (9.52%) DNS
8 2 (9.52%) OSPF
8 2 (9.52%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (9.52%) WLAN
9 1 (4.76%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (4.76%) DHCP
9 1 (4.76%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Server Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (23.81%) Private Cloud
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) High Availability
2 6 (28.57%) Network Management
2 6 (28.57%) Patch Management
3 5 (23.81%) Proactive Monitoring
3 5 (23.81%) Programme Delivery
3 5 (23.81%) Security Management
3 5 (23.81%) Task Automation
4 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (14.29%) Web Filtering
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (9.52%) Network Design
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) CCNP
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) MCSE
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
1 2 (9.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper
3 2 (9.52%) Meraki
4 1 (4.76%) Arista
4 1 (4.76%) BT
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Draytek
4 1 (4.76%) WatchGuard
4 1 (4.76%) Wyse