Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 52 44
Rank change year-on-year -14 -8 -4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 178 200 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.07% 3.71% 3.80%
As % of the Vendors category 7.42% 8.51% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 114 157
North West median daily rate £375 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +9.23% -5.80%
10th Percentile £210 £235 £188
90th Percentile £588 £538 £511
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 6
North West median hourly rate £26.50 £16.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.63% -32.63% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.25 £13.13
90th Percentile £37.50 £65.68 £119.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -11.36% +8.64% -7.95%

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 2,400 2,349 3,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.39% 43.53% 43.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,439 1,375 1,896
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £243 £225 £248
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 140 174
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.95% +17.14%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.74 £11.90
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.35 £47.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%

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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

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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

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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 May 2018.

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

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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 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the North West

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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 May 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 -7 103 £375 +10.78% 55
Cheshire -5 47 £361 +10.97% 23
Merseyside +4 17 £390 +17.29% 21
Lancashire -30 8 £600 +17.07% 10
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 82 (46.07%) Firewall
2 80 (44.94%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (35.39%) Microsoft
4 62 (34.83%) Windows
5 60 (33.71%) ITIL
6 58 (32.58%) WAN
7 56 (31.46%) CCNP
8 54 (30.34%) LAN
9 48 (26.97%) Active Directory
10 45 (25.28%) VMware
11 44 (24.72%) Windows Server
12 37 (20.79%) Data Centre
13 35 (19.66%) Office 365
13 35 (19.66%) DNS
14 33 (18.54%) CCNA
15 31 (17.42%) DHCP
15 31 (17.42%) Network Design
16 30 (16.85%) VPN
16 30 (16.85%) Citrix
16 30 (16.85%) Project Management
17 28 (15.73%) Linux
17 28 (15.73%) Skype for Business
17 28 (15.73%) Network Security
18 27 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (15.17%) PRINCE2
19 26 (14.61%) Management Information System
19 26 (14.61%) Problem Management
20 24 (13.48%) Hyper-V
20 24 (13.48%) Skype
20 24 (13.48%) Finance

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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 28 (15.73%) Skype for Business
2 20 (11.24%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.49%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.81%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.25%) IIS
6 4 (2.25%) SAS
7 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.56%) Apache
8 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.56%) Site Server
8 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (6.18%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.66%) Office 365
2 21 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (11.80%) PaaS
2 21 (11.80%) SaaS
3 11 (6.18%) IaaS
4 5 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 82 (46.07%) Firewall
2 58 (32.58%) WAN
3 54 (30.34%) LAN
4 35 (19.66%) DNS
5 31 (17.42%) DHCP
6 30 (16.85%) VPN
7 28 (15.73%) Network Security
8 24 (13.48%) Skype
8 24 (13.48%) TCP/IP
8 24 (13.48%) VoIP
9 23 (12.92%) SAN
10 22 (12.36%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (12.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (12.36%) MPLS
11 20 (11.24%) BGP
12 19 (10.67%) OSPF
13 17 (9.55%) VLAN
14 13 (7.30%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (5.62%) Cisco ISE
15 10 (5.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.25%) DB2
2 4 (2.25%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.69%) MySQL
3 3 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.56%) GIS
4 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.56%) Redis
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (2.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.56%) Robot Framework
General
1 24 (13.48%) Finance
2 13 (7.30%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.93%) Local Government
4 2 (1.12%) Back Office
4 2 (1.12%) Banking
4 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.12%) Marketing
4 2 (1.12%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (28.65%) Network Engineer
2 39 (21.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.43%) Security Engineer
5 14 (7.87%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (7.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 14 (7.87%) Server Engineer
6 12 (6.74%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (6.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (5.62%) Architect
9 9 (5.06%) IT Engineer
9 9 (5.06%) Network Architect
10 8 (4.49%) Analyst
10 8 (4.49%) Citrix Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (3.93%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.93%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.37%) Consultant
12 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Support
12 6 (3.37%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.93%) LDAP
2 3 (1.69%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.12%) .NET
3 2 (1.12%) Flash
3 2 (1.12%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.56%) JMS
4 1 (0.56%) JSON
4 1 (0.56%) Kafka
4 1 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.56%) OAuth
4 1 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.56%) REST
4 1 (0.56%) SAML
4 1 (0.56%) SOAP
4 1 (0.56%) XML
4 1 (0.56%) XML-RPC
4 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.79%) Data Centre
2 26 (14.61%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.06%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.93%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.81%) Clustering
7 4 (2.25%) PKI
8 3 (1.69%) Replication
8 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.12%) CCTV
9 2 (1.12%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.12%) Handset
9 2 (1.12%) IVR
9 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.56%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 62 (34.83%) Windows
2 44 (24.72%) Windows Server
3 28 (15.73%) Linux
4 12 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.06%) Windows 10
6 9 (5.06%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.25%) Android
8 4 (2.25%) CentOS
8 4 (2.25%) SUSE
9 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.12%) Unix
10 1 (0.56%) AIX
10 1 (0.56%) Debian
10 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (33.71%) ITIL
2 31 (17.42%) Network Design
3 30 (16.85%) Project Management
4 27 (15.17%) PRINCE2
5 26 (14.61%) Problem Management
6 23 (12.92%) Change Management
7 22 (12.36%) High Availability
7 22 (12.36%) Migration
8 21 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (11.80%) Data Management
8 21 (11.80%) SFIA
9 20 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (11.24%) Open Source
9 20 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (11.24%) Resource Management
10 16 (8.99%) Infrastructure Management
10 16 (8.99%) Load Balancing
11 15 (8.43%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (7.87%) Decision-Making
12 14 (7.87%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.11%) PowerShell
2 17 (9.55%) SQL
3 6 (3.37%) VBScript
4 4 (2.25%) VB
5 3 (1.69%) C
5 3 (1.69%) Perl
6 2 (1.12%) PHP
6 2 (1.12%) Python
6 2 (1.12%) Ruby
7 1 (0.56%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.56%) Java
7 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 80 (44.94%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (31.46%) CCNP
3 33 (18.54%) CCNA
4 23 (12.92%) Degree
5 22 (12.36%) CCIE
5 22 (12.36%) CISSP
5 22 (12.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 21 (11.80%) CCDP
6 21 (11.80%) Chartered Engineer
6 21 (11.80%) CISM
7 15 (8.43%) Security Cleared
8 14 (7.87%) SC Cleared
9 12 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (3.93%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (3.37%) MBA
12 6 (3.37%) MCSE
13 3 (1.69%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) SLA
2 2 (1.12%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) GDPR
3 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 48 (26.97%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (13.48%) Hyper-V
4 18 (10.11%) XenApp
5 13 (7.30%) vSphere
6 11 (6.18%) XenDesktop
7 8 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.25%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.69%) ProxySG
11 2 (1.12%) Docker
12 1 (0.56%) Gluster
12 1 (0.56%) iptables
12 1 (0.56%) KVM
12 1 (0.56%) NFS
12 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (7.30%) SCCM
2 11 (6.18%) WSUS
3 10 (5.62%) SCOM
4 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.25%) HP SIM
5 4 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.25%) Puppet
5 4 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.69%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.69%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.69%) SmoothWall
7 2 (1.12%) MaaS360
7 2 (1.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 63 (35.39%) Microsoft
2 45 (25.28%) VMware
3 30 (16.85%) Citrix
4 22 (12.36%) Juniper
5 14 (7.87%) HP
6 13 (7.30%) CheckPoint
7 12 (6.74%) F5
8 10 (5.62%) NetApp
9 9 (5.06%) IBM
9 9 (5.06%) IronPort
9 9 (5.06%) Ivanti
10 8 (4.49%) Brocade
10 8 (4.49%) Fortinet
11 7 (3.93%) Oracle
12 6 (3.37%) Avaya
13 5 (2.81%) Clearswift
13 5 (2.81%) EMC
13 5 (2.81%) Symantec
14 4 (2.25%) Informatica
14 4 (2.25%) Micro Focus