The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 28 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.

Cisco
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 58 37
Rank change year-on-year +13 -21  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 41 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.66% 1.60% 3.81%
As % of the Vendors category 11.82% 3.76% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 6
Median daily rate £363 £363 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £253 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £425 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.25 £14.60 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.79% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.85% -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 the North East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 347 372 291
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 47.93% 42.61% 44.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 249 147
Median daily rate £393 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -2.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 18
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.05 £11.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +19.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.08 £10.66 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £17.90 £22.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in the North East

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the North East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the North East

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in the North East

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Tyne and Wear +22 39 £373 +41.90% 6
Durham - 1 £363 - 1
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 53 (56.99%) HP
2 45 (48.39%) Security Cleared
3 44 (47.31%) Firewall
4 42 (45.16%) F5
5 40 (43.01%) ITIL
6 38 (40.86%) SC Cleared
7 37 (39.78%) LAN
8 34 (36.56%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (33.33%) Juniper
9 31 (33.33%) CheckPoint
10 30 (32.26%) Windows
10 30 (32.26%) Wireless
11 29 (31.18%) CCNP
12 27 (29.03%) WAN
12 27 (29.03%) CCSE
12 27 (29.03%) Network Design
13 26 (27.96%) Riverbed
13 26 (27.96%) Linux
14 25 (26.88%) JNCIA
15 24 (25.81%) FortiGate
15 24 (25.81%) CCIE
15 24 (25.81%) VMware
15 24 (25.81%) CCSA
16 23 (24.73%) ITSM
16 23 (24.73%) Service Management
16 23 (24.73%) Fortinet
17 22 (23.66%) JNCIE
17 22 (23.66%) CCIP
17 22 (23.66%) CCDP
18 21 (22.58%) Oracle

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 16 (17.20%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.30%) Apache
2 4 (4.30%) iPlanet
2 4 (4.30%) JBoss
2 4 (4.30%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.15%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (47.31%) Firewall
2 37 (39.78%) LAN
3 30 (32.26%) Wireless
4 27 (29.03%) WAN
5 19 (20.43%) BIG-IP
6 9 (9.68%) TCP/IP
7 7 (7.53%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (7.53%) SAN
8 6 (6.45%) VPN
9 5 (5.38%) Network Security
9 5 (5.38%) SSL
10 4 (4.30%) DHCP
10 4 (4.30%) DNS
10 4 (4.30%) IP Telephony
11 3 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (2.15%) Skype
12 2 (2.15%) SMTP
13 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
13 1 (1.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) BODI
1 12 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
1 12 (12.90%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.08%) Big Data
5 1 (1.08%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Oracle APEX
1 12 (12.90%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (13.98%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (44.09%) Network Engineer
2 17 (18.28%) Architect
3 6 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
3 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 5 (5.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (5.38%) Security Engineer
5 4 (4.30%) DBA
5 4 (4.30%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (4.30%) SQL DBA
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (3.23%) Analyst
6 3 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (3.23%) Design Engineer
6 3 (3.23%) Integration Architect
6 3 (3.23%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (3.23%) Systems Architect
6 3 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) J2EE
2 1 (1.08%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Computer Science
1 12 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.30%) Clustering
4 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.15%) FlexPod
5 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) AS400
6 1 (1.08%) Celerra
6 1 (1.08%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.08%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.08%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.08%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.26%) Windows
2 26 (27.96%) Linux
3 19 (20.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (19.35%) Windows Server
5 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (15.05%) Solaris
8 12 (12.90%) HPUX
9 5 (5.38%) AIX
9 5 (5.38%) Unix
10 3 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.15%) SUSE
12 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (43.01%) ITIL
2 27 (29.03%) Network Design
3 23 (24.73%) ITSM
3 23 (24.73%) Service Management
4 11 (11.83%) Change Control
5 10 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (10.75%) Migration
6 9 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (8.60%) Project Governance
7 8 (8.60%) Time Management
8 7 (7.53%) Quality Management
8 7 (7.53%) TOGAF
9 6 (6.45%) High Availability
9 6 (6.45%) Project Management
10 4 (4.30%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (4.30%) ITIL V3
10 4 (4.30%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.30%) QMS
10 4 (4.30%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.60%) SQL
2 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.08%) C
3 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 38 (40.86%) SC Cleared
3 34 (36.56%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (31.18%) CCNP
5 27 (29.03%) CCSE
6 25 (26.88%) JNCIA
7 24 (25.81%) CCIE
7 24 (25.81%) CCSA
8 22 (23.66%) CCDP
8 22 (23.66%) CCIP
8 22 (23.66%) JNCIE
9 16 (17.20%) Degree
9 16 (17.20%) HP ASE
9 16 (17.20%) HP MASE
10 9 (9.68%) CCNA
11 5 (5.38%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
13 2 (2.15%) ISTQB
13 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (2.15%) Firmware
4 2 (2.15%) XenApp
5 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.08%) KVM
5 1 (1.08%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (25.81%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.15%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (2.15%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.08%) PureDisk
4 1 (1.08%) Simpana
4 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 53 (56.99%) HP
2 42 (45.16%) F5
3 31 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 31 (33.33%) Juniper
4 26 (27.96%) Riverbed
5 24 (25.81%) VMware
6 23 (24.73%) Fortinet
7 21 (22.58%) Oracle
8 20 (21.51%) Red Hat
9 16 (17.20%) Aruba
10 12 (12.90%) TIBCO
11 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
12 5 (5.38%) Brocade
12 5 (5.38%) NetApp
12 5 (5.38%) Sun
12 5 (5.38%) Veritas
13 4 (4.30%) Citrix
13 4 (4.30%) Nortel
14 3 (3.23%) Genesys
14 3 (3.23%) Siebel