Period
to 19 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 February 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 53 50
Rank change year-on-year -17 -3 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 152 212 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.85% 3.61% 3.18%
As % of the Vendors category 6.77% 8.04% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 117 149
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £201 £213 £170
90th Percentile £588 £547 £513
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 10
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £18.56 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.08% -2.30% +2.70%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.59 £11.10
90th Percentile £43.00 £42.90 £58.20
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.44
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.42% +6.85%

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 the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,244 2,638 3,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.13% 44.98% 40.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,395 1,598 1,841
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £225 £247 £220
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 110 195
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £18.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.68% -9.38% +24.38%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.21 £11.70
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.43%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the North West

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in the North West

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the North West over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the North West

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in the North West

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the North West over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the North West

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
Manchester +6 92 £350 +11.11% 82
Cheshire -7 38 £350 - 38
Lancashire -16 9 £575 +9.52% 16
Merseyside -4 8 £325 - 17
Cumbria -6 2 £430 +19.44% 3
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 66 (43.42%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (42.76%) Firewall
3 53 (34.87%) Windows
4 40 (26.32%) CCNP
5 37 (24.34%) LAN
6 36 (23.68%) Windows Server
7 35 (23.03%) WAN
7 35 (23.03%) Microsoft
8 34 (22.37%) ITIL
9 31 (20.39%) Active Directory
10 30 (19.74%) CCNA
11 29 (19.08%) VMware
12 28 (18.42%) Data Centre
13 27 (17.76%) Citrix
13 27 (17.76%) Juniper
14 26 (17.11%) Office 365
15 25 (16.45%) Hyper-V
15 25 (16.45%) CCIE
16 22 (14.47%) VPN
16 22 (14.47%) DNS
16 22 (14.47%) Network Design
17 20 (13.16%) Linux
17 20 (13.16%) MPLS
17 20 (13.16%) Project Management
17 20 (13.16%) Security Cleared
18 19 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
18 19 (12.50%) DHCP
19 18 (11.84%) Finance
19 18 (11.84%) VLAN

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (7.89%) MS Exchange
1 12 (7.89%) Skype for Business
2 9 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.63%) IIS
5 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.66%) Apache
6 1 (0.66%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.66%) JBoss
6 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.11%) Office 365
2 14 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.92%) PaaS
3 9 (5.92%) SaaS
4 5 (3.29%) IaaS
5 3 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 65 (42.76%) Firewall
2 37 (24.34%) LAN
3 35 (23.03%) WAN
4 22 (14.47%) DNS
4 22 (14.47%) VPN
5 20 (13.16%) MPLS
6 19 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (12.50%) DHCP
7 18 (11.84%) VLAN
8 17 (11.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (11.18%) Network Security
9 16 (10.53%) SAN
10 15 (9.87%) Wireless
11 14 (9.21%) BGP
12 11 (7.24%) TCP/IP
12 11 (7.24%) VoIP
13 10 (6.58%) Skype
14 9 (5.92%) Ethernet
15 8 (5.26%) OSPF
16 7 (4.61%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.66%) MySQL
3 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (11.84%) Finance
2 6 (3.95%) Local Government
3 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.32%) Marketing
4 2 (1.32%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.82%) Cisco Engineer
2 21 (13.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 21 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (10.53%) Architect
4 15 (9.87%) Network Architect
5 11 (7.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Analyst
7 6 (3.95%) Citrix Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Data Centre Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Network Specialist
7 6 (3.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Server Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Technical Specialist
8 5 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.29%) Administrator
8 5 (3.29%) Security Specialist
8 5 (3.29%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.63%) LDAP
2 3 (1.97%) .NET
2 3 (1.97%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.97%) XML
2 3 (1.97%) XML Messaging
3 2 (1.32%) Flash
4 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.66%) CSS
4 1 (0.66%) J2EE
4 1 (0.66%) Middleware
4 1 (0.66%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.42%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.21%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.95%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.29%) Replication
5 5 (3.29%) User Experience
6 4 (2.63%) Clustering
7 3 (1.97%) NHS
7 3 (1.97%) PKI
7 3 (1.97%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.32%) CCTV
8 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.32%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.32%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.32%) Handset
8 2 (1.32%) IVR
9 1 (0.66%) CESG
9 1 (0.66%) Life Science
9 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (34.87%) Windows
2 36 (23.68%) Windows Server
3 20 (13.16%) Linux
4 17 (11.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.95%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.29%) SUSE
8 5 (3.29%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.63%) Unix
10 3 (1.97%) AIX
10 3 (1.97%) Android
10 3 (1.97%) CentOS
11 2 (1.32%) Solaris
12 1 (0.66%) HPUX
12 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.37%) ITIL
2 22 (14.47%) Network Design
3 20 (13.16%) Project Management
4 17 (11.18%) Migration
5 13 (8.55%) PRINCE2
6 12 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.24%) Data Management
7 11 (7.24%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.58%) SFIA
9 9 (5.92%) Problem Management
9 9 (5.92%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.26%) Change Management
10 8 (5.26%) IT Strategy
10 8 (5.26%) Load Balancing
10 8 (5.26%) Open Source
10 8 (5.26%) Resource Management
11 7 (4.61%) Contract Management
12 6 (3.95%) DevOps
12 6 (3.95%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.58%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.63%) SQL
3 2 (1.32%) VBScript
4 1 (0.66%) C
4 1 (0.66%) Perl
4 1 (0.66%) PHP
4 1 (0.66%) Python
4 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (43.42%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (26.32%) CCNP
3 30 (19.74%) CCNA
4 25 (16.45%) CCIE
5 20 (13.16%) Security Cleared
6 15 (9.87%) SC Cleared
7 10 (6.58%) CCDP
7 10 (6.58%) Chartered Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) CISM
7 10 (6.58%) CISSP
8 9 (5.92%) Degree
9 8 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (4.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (3.95%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 6 (3.95%) CCSP
11 6 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (3.95%) JNCIP
12 4 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (2.63%) JNCIE
13 3 (1.97%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) JSP 440
1 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (20.39%) Active Directory
2 25 (16.45%) Hyper-V
3 19 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.58%) XenApp
5 6 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.95%) vSphere
5 6 (3.95%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.32%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.66%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (9.87%) SCCM
2 7 (4.61%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (4.61%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (4.61%) SCOM
2 7 (4.61%) WSUS
3 5 (3.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.97%) SmoothWall
5 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.32%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.32%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.66%) Nagios
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.66%) Puppet
6 1 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (23.03%) Microsoft
2 29 (19.08%) VMware
3 27 (17.76%) Citrix
3 27 (17.76%) Juniper
4 16 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 13 (8.55%) NetApp
6 10 (6.58%) HP
7 9 (5.92%) F5
7 9 (5.92%) Fortinet
8 8 (5.26%) McAfee
9 7 (4.61%) IronPort
9 7 (4.61%) Palo Alto
10 5 (3.29%) Clearswift
10 5 (3.29%) EMC
10 5 (3.29%) IBM
10 5 (3.29%) Ivanti
10 5 (3.29%) Lumension
10 5 (3.29%) Meraki
10 5 (3.29%) Micro Focus
10 5 (3.29%) MobileIron