Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 61 53
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 -5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 238 178 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.99% 3.09% 3.49%
As % of the Vendors category 9.37% 7.18% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 120 146
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £275 £186 £191
90th Percentile £573 £502 £525
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 14
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £16.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.25% +4.07% -29.31%
10th Percentile £23.15 £11.25 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.33 £43.00 £26.38
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +13.64% -10.20% +16.67%

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 2,540 2,478 3,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.55% 43.08% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,522 1,477 1,916
North West median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £208 £225 £263
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 154 128
North West median hourly rate £17.55 £16.35 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.37% -9.82% +4.05%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.25 £10.76
90th Percentile £44.35 £43.75 £45.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +31 169 £388 +10.71% 85
Merseyside +12 30 £500 +26.98% 12
Cheshire -28 23 £425 +6.25% 9
Cumbria -5 7 £375 -6.25%
Lancashire -34 2 £250 -42.86% 11
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 113 (47.48%) Firewall
2 96 (40.34%) Cisco Certification
3 92 (38.66%) LAN
4 84 (35.29%) WAN
5 60 (25.21%) Windows
6 57 (23.95%) CCNP
7 56 (23.53%) Wireless
8 55 (23.11%) CCNA
9 49 (20.59%) Data Centre
10 48 (20.17%) Security Cleared
11 45 (18.91%) VMware
12 41 (17.23%) TCP/IP
12 41 (17.23%) SC Cleared
13 39 (16.39%) ITIL
14 35 (14.71%) Network Design
15 34 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 33 (13.87%) Juniper
17 31 (13.03%) Telecoms
18 30 (12.61%) Active Directory
18 30 (12.61%) Microsoft
18 30 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
19 29 (12.18%) Network Security
19 29 (12.18%) Office 365
19 29 (12.18%) DNS
19 29 (12.18%) DHCP
19 29 (12.18%) VoIP
19 29 (12.18%) BGP
19 29 (12.18%) Windows Server
20 28 (11.76%) OSPF
20 28 (11.76%) CheckPoint

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 20 (8.40%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.36%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.84%) SAS
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.42%) IIS
7 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.42%) Site Server
Applications
1 10 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.18%) Office 365
2 15 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.84%) IaaS
4 2 (0.84%) PaaS
4 2 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (47.48%) Firewall
2 92 (38.66%) LAN
3 84 (35.29%) WAN
4 56 (23.53%) Wireless
5 41 (17.23%) TCP/IP
6 29 (12.18%) BGP
6 29 (12.18%) DHCP
6 29 (12.18%) DNS
6 29 (12.18%) Network Security
6 29 (12.18%) VoIP
7 28 (11.76%) OSPF
8 25 (10.50%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (10.50%) WLAN
9 23 (9.66%) MPLS
10 21 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (8.40%) VPN
12 18 (7.56%) Cisco IOS
12 18 (7.56%) SAN
13 17 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.52%) MySQL
3 2 (0.84%) DB2
3 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.84%) SQLite
4 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.42%) Redis
4 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.84%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (13.03%) Telecoms
2 19 (7.98%) Finance
3 5 (2.10%) Banking
3 5 (2.10%) Retail
4 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.42%) Games
5 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 86 (36.13%) Network Engineer
2 28 (11.76%) Architect
2 28 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 16 (6.72%) Analyst
4 16 (6.72%) Cisco Engineer
4 16 (6.72%) Operations Engineer
5 15 (6.30%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (5.88%) Network Architect
6 14 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
7 13 (5.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (5.04%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 10 (4.20%) Consultant
10 8 (3.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (3.36%) Network Operations Engineer
10 8 (3.36%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.36%) Test Analyst
11 7 (2.94%) Cisco Architect
11 7 (2.94%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.46%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.84%) JSON
3 2 (0.84%) Web Services
3 2 (0.84%) XML
4 1 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.42%) Kafka
4 1 (0.42%) LDAP
4 1 (0.42%) REST
4 1 (0.42%) SOAP
4 1 (0.42%) XML-RPC
4 1 (0.42%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.30%) Private Cloud
3 12 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.04%) Handset
4 10 (4.20%) CCTV
4 10 (4.20%) NHS
5 4 (1.68%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.68%) EMC VNX
5 4 (1.68%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.68%) Replication
6 3 (1.26%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.26%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.26%) PKI
6 3 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.26%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.84%) EFT
7 2 (0.84%) iPhone
7 2 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (25.21%) Windows
2 29 (12.18%) Windows Server
3 15 (6.30%) Linux
4 9 (3.78%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.36%) Unix
5 8 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.26%) CentOS
8 2 (0.84%) Debian
8 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.84%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.39%) ITIL
2 35 (14.71%) Network Design
3 34 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (11.34%) Load Balancing
5 17 (7.14%) Migration
5 17 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 15 (6.30%) Project Management
7 14 (5.88%) DevOps
8 12 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (4.62%) Deployment Automation
10 10 (4.20%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (4.20%) Test Scripting
11 9 (3.78%) Network Management
11 9 (3.78%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (3.78%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.78%) Time Management
12 8 (3.36%) Service Management
12 8 (3.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.20%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.36%) SQL
3 4 (1.68%) VBScript
4 3 (1.26%) C
4 3 (1.26%) Python
4 3 (1.26%) VB
5 2 (0.84%) Bourne shell
5 2 (0.84%) Java
5 2 (0.84%) Perl
5 2 (0.84%) PHP
5 2 (0.84%) Ruby
6 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 96 (40.34%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (23.95%) CCNP
3 55 (23.11%) CCNA
4 48 (20.17%) Security Cleared
5 41 (17.23%) SC Cleared
6 19 (7.98%) CCIE
6 19 (7.98%) Degree
7 14 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.36%) MCSE
9 7 (2.94%) CCDP
10 6 (2.52%) CCIE Security
11 5 (2.10%) CCIE Data Center
11 5 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.68%) CCENT
13 3 (1.26%) CISSP
13 3 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.26%) ISEB
13 3 (1.26%) MCSA
13 3 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (1.26%) SLA
3 2 (0.84%) GDPR
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.84%) PMO
3 2 (0.84%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (12.61%) Active Directory
1 30 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.30%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.36%) vSphere
3 8 (3.36%) XenApp
4 7 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.26%) SRDF
8 2 (0.84%) Docker
8 2 (0.84%) KVM
8 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.84%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.84%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.84%) Xen
9 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (4.20%) SCCM
2 7 (2.94%) Stealthwatch
3 6 (2.52%) FortiGate
3 6 (2.52%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (2.10%) Ansible
4 5 (2.10%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.10%) Nagios
5 4 (1.68%) SCOM
5 4 (1.68%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.26%) Forum Sentry
6 3 (1.26%) Icinga
6 3 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.26%) SnapMirror
6 3 (1.26%) SnapVault
7 2 (0.84%) collectd
7 2 (0.84%) Graphite
7 2 (0.84%) Kibana
7 2 (0.84%) logstash
7 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.84%) Salt
Vendors
1 45 (18.91%) VMware
2 33 (13.87%) Juniper
3 30 (12.61%) Microsoft
4 28 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 25 (10.50%) F5
6 19 (7.98%) Citrix
7 18 (7.56%) Meraki
8 14 (5.88%) Palo Alto
9 12 (5.04%) SolarWinds
10 11 (4.62%) Fortinet
11 8 (3.36%) Aruba
11 8 (3.36%) Brocade
11 8 (3.36%) HP
11 8 (3.36%) IronPort
11 8 (3.36%) Splunk
12 7 (2.94%) NetApp
12 7 (2.94%) Riverbed
12 7 (2.94%) Veeam
13 6 (2.52%) EMC
13 6 (2.52%) Forcepoint