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 3 months to 29 June 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 West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 50 36
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 114 125 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.86% 3.33% 4.05%
As % of the Vendors category 8.55% 7.37% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 70 81
Median daily rate £400 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £190 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -49.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £15.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.80 £14.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.40% +34.72%  

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 West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1334 1697 1698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 45.13% 45.14% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 1724 1713
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £263 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 111 162
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £18.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +8.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the North West

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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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Manchester -1 48 £400 +6.66% 30
Cheshire +25 27 £381 +8.92% 8
Lancashire +17 25 £500 +122.22% 6
Merseyside -11 8 £400 - 1
Cumbria +7 6 £225 -10.00%
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 West region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 74 (37.19%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (34.17%) Firewall
3 61 (30.65%) Data Centre
4 51 (25.63%) WAN
5 50 (25.13%) CCNP
6 48 (24.12%) Juniper
7 47 (23.62%) LAN
8 42 (21.11%) CheckPoint
9 38 (19.10%) CCNA
9 38 (19.10%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (18.59%) Network Design
11 36 (18.09%) VMware
12 34 (17.09%) Windows
12 34 (17.09%) F5
13 33 (16.58%) VPN
14 32 (16.08%) Migration
15 31 (15.58%) SAN
16 30 (15.08%) HP
16 30 (15.08%) Microsoft
16 30 (15.08%) ITIL
17 29 (14.57%) EMC
17 29 (14.57%) Windows Server
18 28 (14.07%) Wireless
18 28 (14.07%) MPLS
18 28 (14.07%) BGP
19 26 (13.07%) Citrix
19 26 (13.07%) Security Cleared
20 25 (12.56%) SC Cleared
21 24 (12.06%) Active Directory
21 24 (12.06%) CCIE

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 16 (8.04%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.01%) IIS
5 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.50%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.52%) Office 365
3 5 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.51%) IaaS
4 3 (1.51%) PaaS
4 3 (1.51%) SaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Akamai
5 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 68 (34.17%) Firewall
2 51 (25.63%) WAN
3 47 (23.62%) LAN
4 38 (19.10%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (16.58%) VPN
6 31 (15.58%) SAN
7 28 (14.07%) BGP
7 28 (14.07%) MPLS
7 28 (14.07%) Wireless
8 22 (11.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (11.06%) DNS
8 22 (11.06%) TCP/IP
9 21 (10.55%) OSPF
10 20 (10.05%) Fibre Channel
11 18 (9.05%) Network Security
12 17 (8.54%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (8.54%) EIGRP
13 16 (8.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 16 (8.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 16 (8.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (4.02%) GitLab
2 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (8.04%) Finance
2 8 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.52%) Local Government
4 6 (3.02%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.01%) Banking
6 3 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (24.62%) Architect
2 48 (24.12%) Network Engineer
3 30 (15.08%) Network Architect
4 23 (11.56%) Analyst
5 18 (9.05%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (6.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (6.03%) Network Specialist
8 11 (5.53%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (5.53%) Juniper Engineer
8 11 (5.53%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (5.53%) Security Engineer
9 9 (4.52%) Consultant
9 9 (4.52%) Network Analyst
9 9 (4.52%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.02%) Design Engineer
10 8 (4.02%) Storage Architect
11 7 (3.52%) Field Engineer
11 7 (3.52%) Senior Network Engineer
12 6 (3.02%) Field Service Engineer
12 6 (3.02%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.01%) SAML
2 1 (0.50%) .NET
2 1 (0.50%) CSS
2 1 (0.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (30.65%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.52%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.02%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.02%) Life Science
5 5 (2.51%) Clustering
5 5 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.51%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.01%) PKI
7 3 (1.51%) CESG
7 3 (1.51%) FMCG
7 3 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.51%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.51%) User Experience
8 2 (1.01%) BYOD
8 2 (1.01%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.01%) iPad
8 2 (1.01%) IVR
8 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.09%) Windows
2 29 (14.57%) Windows Server
3 18 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (6.53%) Linux
6 10 (5.03%) Windows 10
7 9 (4.52%) Ubuntu
8 8 (4.02%) AIX
8 8 (4.02%) SUSE
8 8 (4.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 8 (4.02%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.52%) Unix
10 4 (2.01%) HPUX
10 4 (2.01%) Solaris
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.59%) Network Design
2 32 (16.08%) Migration
3 30 (15.08%) ITIL
4 22 (11.06%) Data Migration
5 20 (10.05%) Change Control
6 17 (8.54%) Load Balancing
7 13 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (6.53%) Network Architecture
8 11 (5.53%) Change Management
9 10 (5.03%) Project Management
10 9 (4.52%) DevOps
11 8 (4.02%) High Availability
12 6 (3.02%) Information Security
12 6 (3.02%) Service Management
13 5 (2.51%) CRM
13 5 (2.51%) Enterprise Architecture
13 5 (2.51%) ITSM
13 5 (2.51%) Process Improvement
14 4 (2.01%) Information Security Management
14 4 (2.01%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.52%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.02%) SQL
3 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 74 (37.19%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (25.13%) CCNP
3 38 (19.10%) CCNA
4 26 (13.07%) Security Cleared
5 25 (12.56%) SC Cleared
6 24 (12.06%) CCIE
7 12 (6.03%) JNCIP
8 8 (4.02%) ISEB
8 8 (4.02%) JNCIE
9 7 (3.52%) CCDP
9 7 (3.52%) MCP
9 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.02%) CCIE Service Provider
10 6 (3.02%) MCSE
11 5 (2.51%) Degree
11 5 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.51%) MCSA
12 4 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (1.51%) CISSP
13 3 (1.51%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.50%) PMO
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (12.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.04%) vSphere
3 10 (5.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (6.03%) Forum Sentry
2 8 (4.02%) Ansible
2 8 (4.02%) SCCM
2 8 (4.02%) SCOM
2 8 (4.02%) Terraform
3 4 (2.01%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (2.01%) Packer
3 4 (2.01%) SCOrch
3 4 (2.01%) TrustSec
4 3 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.51%) SmoothWall
5 2 (1.01%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.01%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.01%) WSUS
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.50%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 48 (24.12%) Juniper
2 42 (21.11%) CheckPoint
3 36 (18.09%) VMware
4 34 (17.09%) F5
5 30 (15.08%) HP
5 30 (15.08%) Microsoft
6 29 (14.57%) EMC
7 26 (13.07%) Citrix
8 22 (11.06%) 3PAR
8 22 (11.06%) Brocade
9 10 (5.03%) Palo Alto
10 9 (4.52%) Fortinet
11 6 (3.02%) Aruba
12 5 (2.51%) Polycom
13 4 (2.01%) McAfee
14 3 (1.51%) IBM
14 3 (1.51%) SAP
15 2 (1.01%) Ericsson
15 2 (1.01%) Remedy
15 2 (1.01%) Symantec
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