Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 54 46
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 -4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 174 244 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.03% 3.58% 3.27%
As % of the Vendors category 7.06% 7.74% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 143 171
North West median daily rate £398 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +11.11% -0.74%
10th Percentile £174 £175 £170
90th Percentile £500 £525 £485
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 11
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £17.81 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -19.03% -2.22%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.00 £25.63 £24.00
England median hourly rate £21.34 £24.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -12.91% +13.95% +7.50%

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 2466 3152 3543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.99% 46.22% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1479 1874 1949
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 127 178
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.73 £11.23
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.30 £46.45
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -10 85 £350 -1.75% 33
Cheshire 0 45 £400 - 12
Lancashire +4 18 £438 -16.67% 2
Merseyside -1 14 £388 -3.13% 2
Cumbria +2 10 £400 +60.00% 1
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 72 (41.38%) Firewall
2 71 (40.80%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (29.89%) Windows
4 45 (25.86%) LAN
4 45 (25.86%) Juniper
5 43 (24.71%) CCNP
5 43 (24.71%) WAN
6 41 (23.56%) ITIL
7 39 (22.41%) CCNA
8 38 (21.84%) VPN
9 34 (19.54%) Windows Server
10 33 (18.97%) Data Centre
10 33 (18.97%) DNS
10 33 (18.97%) VMware
11 31 (17.82%) Active Directory
12 28 (16.09%) MPLS
12 28 (16.09%) Microsoft
13 26 (14.94%) Citrix
13 26 (14.94%) CheckPoint
13 26 (14.94%) Security Cleared
14 25 (14.37%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (14.37%) Hyper-V
15 24 (13.79%) Network Security
16 23 (13.22%) Wireless
17 22 (12.64%) CCIE
17 22 (12.64%) DHCP
18 21 (12.07%) Network Design
19 20 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (10.92%) SC Cleared
20 19 (10.92%) BGP

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 (9.20%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.87%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.15%) IIS
5 2 (1.15%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.57%) Apache
6 1 (0.57%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.57%) JBoss
6 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.77%) Office 365
2 13 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.30%) PaaS
3 4 (2.30%) SaaS
4 3 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (41.38%) Firewall
2 45 (25.86%) LAN
3 43 (24.71%) WAN
4 38 (21.84%) VPN
5 33 (18.97%) DNS
6 28 (16.09%) MPLS
7 25 (14.37%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (13.79%) Network Security
9 23 (13.22%) Wireless
10 22 (12.64%) DHCP
11 19 (10.92%) BGP
12 18 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (9.20%) TCP/IP
13 16 (9.20%) VLAN
14 15 (8.62%) Ethernet
15 14 (8.05%) SAN
16 12 (6.90%) Broadband
17 11 (6.32%) ISDN
17 11 (6.32%) VoIP
18 10 (5.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.72%) GitLab
3 2 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (8.62%) Finance
2 9 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.30%) Back Office
3 4 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.72%) Banking
4 3 (1.72%) Publishing
5 1 (0.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.57%) Legal
5 1 (0.57%) Local Government
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (37.93%) Network Engineer
2 19 (10.92%) Architect
2 19 (10.92%) Cisco Engineer
2 19 (10.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 16 (9.20%) Network Architect
4 15 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.05%) Analyst
6 12 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (5.75%) Consultant
7 10 (5.75%) Firewall Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Design Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Network Consultant
9 7 (4.02%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (3.45%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 6 (3.45%) Cisco Consultant
10 6 (3.45%) IP Design Engineer
10 6 (3.45%) IP Engineer
10 6 (3.45%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.72%) SAML
1 3 (1.72%) XML
1 3 (1.72%) XML Messaging
2 2 (1.15%) .NET
2 2 (1.15%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.15%) J2EE
3 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.57%) CSS
3 1 (0.57%) EJB
3 1 (0.57%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.57%) Middleware
3 1 (0.57%) Spring
3 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.97%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.87%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.87%) Replication
5 5 (2.87%) User Experience
6 3 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.72%) FMCG
6 3 (1.72%) NHS
6 3 (1.72%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.15%) Clustering
7 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.15%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.15%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.15%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.57%) CESG
8 1 (0.57%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (29.89%) Windows
2 34 (19.54%) Windows Server
3 18 (10.34%) Linux
4 14 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (4.60%) SUSE
8 6 (3.45%) AIX
8 6 (3.45%) Unix
8 6 (3.45%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.30%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.30%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.30%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.72%) Solaris
11 2 (1.15%) Android
11 2 (1.15%) HPUX
11 2 (1.15%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.15%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.56%) ITIL
2 21 (12.07%) Network Design
3 15 (8.62%) Load Balancing
4 13 (7.47%) Project Management
5 12 (6.90%) Change Control
5 12 (6.90%) Change Management
5 12 (6.90%) Migration
6 11 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (5.75%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.17%) DevOps
8 9 (5.17%) Process Improvement
9 8 (4.60%) Service Management
10 6 (3.45%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.45%) Data Management
11 5 (2.87%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.87%) Identity Management
11 5 (2.87%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (2.87%) PRINCE2
11 5 (2.87%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.32%) SQL
2 9 (5.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.15%) Perl
3 2 (1.15%) PHP
3 2 (1.15%) Python
4 1 (0.57%) C
4 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.57%) VB
4 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (40.80%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (24.71%) CCNP
3 39 (22.41%) CCNA
4 26 (14.94%) Security Cleared
5 22 (12.64%) CCIE
6 19 (10.92%) SC Cleared
7 9 (5.17%) CCDP
7 9 (5.17%) JNCIE
8 8 (4.60%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (4.02%) JNCIP
10 6 (3.45%) CCSP
11 5 (2.87%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 5 (2.87%) Chartered Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) CISM
11 5 (2.87%) CISSP
11 5 (2.87%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.30%) MCSE
12 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.15%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (17.82%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.37%) Hyper-V
3 20 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.02%) XenApp
5 6 (3.45%) vSphere
5 6 (3.45%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.15%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (8.05%) SCCM
2 8 (4.60%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (3.45%) WSUS
4 5 (2.87%) SCOM
5 4 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.72%) Ansible
6 3 (1.72%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.72%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.72%) Terraform
7 2 (1.15%) AppDNA
7 2 (1.15%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.15%) Cacti
7 2 (1.15%) Forum Sentry
7 2 (1.15%) Nagios
7 2 (1.15%) OpenNMS
7 2 (1.15%) Puppet
7 2 (1.15%) RANCID
8 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 45 (25.86%) Juniper
2 33 (18.97%) VMware
3 28 (16.09%) Microsoft
4 26 (14.94%) CheckPoint
4 26 (14.94%) Citrix
5 12 (6.90%) HP
6 11 (6.32%) F5
6 11 (6.32%) Fortinet
7 8 (4.60%) EMC
7 8 (4.60%) NetApp
8 7 (4.02%) BT
8 7 (4.02%) McAfee
8 7 (4.02%) Meraki
9 6 (3.45%) Oracle
9 6 (3.45%) Palo Alto
10 5 (2.87%) Blue Coat
10 5 (2.87%) IronPort
11 4 (2.30%) Brocade
11 4 (2.30%) Huawei
11 4 (2.30%) MobileIron