Period
to 17 August 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 17 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
England > North West
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 52 46
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 200 206 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.26% 3.59% 3.81%
As % of the Vendors category 7.90% 8.17% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 115 178
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.52% +6.54%
10th Percentile £250 £210 £198
90th Percentile £579 £509 £479
England median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 10
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £16.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.25% -22.82% -36.22%
10th Percentile £24.18 £11.25 £13.32
90th Percentile £43.38 £65.00 £45.38
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +1.75%

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 2,533 2,521 3,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.27% 43.87% 45.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,514 1,435 2,002
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £225 £263
90th Percentile £584 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 159 144
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -10.14% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.53 £10.75 £10.65
90th Percentile £49.50 £44.00 £47.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.16% -0.71%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 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
Manchester +3 128 £375 -6.13% 49
Cheshire -18 38 £375 -0.66% 9
Merseyside +17 21 £450 +12.50% 5
Lancashire -34 6 £625 +25.00% 5
Cumbria -17 2 £375 +15.38% 2
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 North West region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 100 (50.00%) Firewall
2 85 (42.50%) Cisco Certification
3 82 (41.00%) WAN
4 79 (39.50%) LAN
5 71 (35.50%) ITIL
6 61 (30.50%) Windows
7 57 (28.50%) CCNP
8 55 (27.50%) Microsoft
9 49 (24.50%) VMware
10 47 (23.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 45 (22.50%) CCNA
12 44 (22.00%) Active Directory
13 38 (19.00%) Office 365
13 38 (19.00%) Data Centre
14 37 (18.50%) DNS
15 36 (18.00%) Windows Server
16 35 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
17 34 (17.00%) DHCP
18 31 (15.50%) Network Security
19 30 (15.00%) Security Cleared
19 30 (15.00%) VoIP
20 28 (14.00%) TCP/IP
20 28 (14.00%) VPN
21 27 (13.50%) SC Cleared
22 26 (13.00%) Degree
22 26 (13.00%) Linux
22 26 (13.00%) Project Management
22 26 (13.00%) Juniper
22 26 (13.00%) MPLS
22 26 (13.00%) Network Design

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 25 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 22 (11.00%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.50%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.00%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.50%) SAS
7 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.00%) IIS
8 2 (1.00%) Site Server
9 1 (0.50%) Apache
9 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.00%) Office 365
2 23 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (7.50%) PaaS
3 15 (7.50%) SaaS
4 8 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.00%) IaaS
5 2 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 100 (50.00%) Firewall
2 82 (41.00%) WAN
3 79 (39.50%) LAN
4 37 (18.50%) DNS
5 34 (17.00%) DHCP
6 31 (15.50%) Network Security
7 30 (15.00%) VoIP
8 28 (14.00%) TCP/IP
8 28 (14.00%) VPN
9 26 (13.00%) MPLS
10 24 (12.00%) SAN
11 23 (11.50%) Skype
12 22 (11.00%) BGP
12 22 (11.00%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (10.50%) Wireless
14 20 (10.00%) OSPF
15 17 (8.50%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
17 11 (5.50%) Unified Communications
17 11 (5.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.00%) MySQL
3 5 (2.50%) DB2
3 5 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.00%) SQLite
7 1 (0.50%) GIS
7 1 (0.50%) Redis
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.00%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 25 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 20 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (2.00%) Banking
4 2 (1.00%) Back Office
4 2 (1.00%) Local Government
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 39 (19.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (8.50%) Security Engineer
4 15 (7.50%) Architect
5 14 (7.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (6.50%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (5.00%) Network Specialist
8 10 (5.00%) Server Engineer
9 9 (4.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (4.00%) Analyst
10 8 (4.00%) Consultant
11 6 (3.00%) IT Support
11 6 (3.00%) LAN Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) Senior Security Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.50%) LDAP
2 3 (1.50%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.00%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.00%) Web Services
3 2 (1.00%) XML
4 1 (0.50%) JMS
4 1 (0.50%) JSON
4 1 (0.50%) Kafka
4 1 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.50%) OAuth
4 1 (0.50%) REST
4 1 (0.50%) SAML
4 1 (0.50%) SOAP
4 1 (0.50%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.00%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.00%) Management Information System
3 18 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.50%) Private Cloud
5 9 (4.50%) Blackberry
6 8 (4.00%) NHS
7 7 (3.50%) Handset
8 6 (3.00%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.00%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.00%) PKI
9 4 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (2.00%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.50%) Clustering
10 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.50%) Replication
10 3 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 61 (30.50%) Windows
2 36 (18.00%) Windows Server
3 26 (13.00%) Linux
4 10 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.50%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 8 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.00%) Unix
9 3 (1.50%) CentOS
9 3 (1.50%) SUSE
9 3 (1.50%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.00%) Debian
10 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.50%) AIX
11 1 (0.50%) Android
11 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (35.50%) ITIL
2 47 (23.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (13.00%) Network Design
3 26 (13.00%) Project Management
4 23 (11.50%) Load Balancing
4 23 (11.50%) Migration
5 22 (11.00%) Change Management
5 22 (11.00%) PRINCE2
6 21 (10.50%) Problem Management
7 19 (9.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (9.50%) High Availability
8 18 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (8.50%) Availability Management
9 17 (8.50%) Service Management
10 16 (8.00%) Data Management
10 16 (8.00%) SFIA
11 15 (7.50%) DevOps
11 15 (7.50%) Open Source
11 15 (7.50%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.50%) SQL
2 16 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.00%) VBScript
4 5 (2.50%) VB
5 3 (1.50%) C
5 3 (1.50%) Perl
5 3 (1.50%) Ruby
6 2 (1.00%) Bourne shell
6 2 (1.00%) Java
6 2 (1.00%) PHP
6 2 (1.00%) Python
7 1 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 85 (42.50%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (28.50%) CCNP
3 45 (22.50%) CCNA
4 30 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 27 (13.50%) SC Cleared
6 26 (13.00%) Degree
7 18 (9.00%) CCIE
7 18 (9.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 17 (8.50%) CISSP
9 16 (8.00%) CCDP
9 16 (8.00%) Chartered Engineer
9 16 (8.00%) CISM
10 12 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (5.50%) MCSE
12 8 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.50%) MCITP
15 4 (2.00%) CCENT
15 4 (2.00%) ISEB
15 4 (2.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.00%) SLA
2 3 (1.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.00%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (11.50%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.00%) XenApp
5 11 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (4.50%) vSphere
7 8 (4.00%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.50%) Docker
9 3 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (1.00%) KVM
10 2 (1.00%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.00%) SRDF
10 2 (1.00%) Xen
11 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.50%) Gluster
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (5.50%) SCCM
2 8 (4.00%) WSUS
3 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.00%) SCOM
4 5 (2.50%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.00%) Ansible
5 4 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (2.00%) Puppet
5 4 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.50%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.00%) collectd
7 2 (1.00%) logstash
7 2 (1.00%) Nagios
7 2 (1.00%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.00%) Netcool
7 2 (1.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 55 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 49 (24.50%) VMware
3 26 (13.00%) Juniper
4 21 (10.50%) Citrix
5 16 (8.00%) F5
6 13 (6.50%) CheckPoint
7 11 (5.50%) HP
8 10 (5.00%) IronPort
9 9 (4.50%) Fortinet
9 9 (4.50%) Meraki
10 8 (4.00%) Oracle
11 7 (3.50%) Brocade
11 7 (3.50%) NetApp
12 6 (3.00%) EMC
13 5 (2.50%) Informatica
13 5 (2.50%) Ivanti
13 5 (2.50%) Remedy
13 5 (2.50%) Splunk
14 4 (2.00%) Polycom
14 4 (2.00%) Symantec