Period
to 21 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 34 54
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20 +15
Contract jobs citing Cisco 97 259 226
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 3.97% 5.25% 4.02%
As % of the Vendors category 9.72% 11.75% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 175 145
Median daily rate £375 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% -5.00% +11.50%
10th Percentile £212 £200 £275
90th Percentile £536 £538 £538
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 20 10
Median hourly rate £15.50 £27.50 £32.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.64% -14.93% +122.93%
10th Percentile £15.25 £19.05 £22.45
90th Percentile £15.75 £53.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +8.00% +25.00%

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 998 2,204 2,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.80% 44.69% 43.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 1,340 1,521
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% -3.57%
10th Percentile £174 £200 £231
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 117 171
Median hourly rate £22.99 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +18.42% +20.44%
10th Percentile £12.88 £13.65 £12.83
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.41
% change year-on-year +22.99% +7.41% +2.41%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cisco as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Cisco in the North West

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco in the North West over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco in the North West

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco in the North West.

Hourly rate trend 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 January 2021. 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 -36 33 £363 +20.83% 25
Cheshire +19 31 £375 -16.67% 11
Cumbria +28 15 £459 +2.57% 8
Merseyside +8 8 £575 +29.21% 4
Lancashire -4 3 £125 -58.33% 6
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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 47 (48.45%) Firewall
2 32 (32.99%) WAN
3 30 (30.93%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (30.93%) Juniper
4 28 (28.87%) LAN
4 28 (28.87%) Wireless
5 23 (23.71%) Fortinet
5 23 (23.71%) Security Cleared
6 22 (22.68%) FortiGate
7 21 (21.65%) F5
7 21 (21.65%) CCNA
8 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
9 17 (17.53%) CCNP
10 15 (15.46%) Arista
11 14 (14.43%) VPN
12 13 (13.40%) CheckPoint
12 13 (13.40%) Finance
12 13 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (13.40%) Data Centre
13 12 (12.37%) Cisco Wireless
13 12 (12.37%) VMware
14 11 (11.34%) TCP/IP
14 11 (11.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 11 (11.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 11 (11.34%) NX-OS
14 11 (11.34%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (10.31%) Windows
15 10 (10.31%) NetApp
15 10 (10.31%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (9.28%) Banking

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 5 (5.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.09%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.28%) Azure
2 7 (7.22%) Office 365
3 2 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.03%) AWS
4 1 (1.03%) IaaS
4 1 (1.03%) PaaS
4 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (48.45%) Firewall
2 32 (32.99%) WAN
3 28 (28.87%) LAN
3 28 (28.87%) Wireless
4 14 (14.43%) VPN
5 12 (12.37%) Cisco Wireless
6 11 (11.34%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (11.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 11 (11.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (11.34%) NX-OS
6 11 (11.34%) TCP/IP
7 10 (10.31%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (9.28%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (9.28%) Network Security
8 9 (9.28%) SAN
9 7 (7.22%) Broadband
9 7 (7.22%) Converged Networks
10 6 (6.19%) MPLS
11 5 (5.15%) Unified Communications
12 4 (4.12%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (2.06%) Big Data
3 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (13.40%) Finance
2 9 (9.28%) Banking
3 7 (7.22%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.15%) Public Sector
4 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (42.27%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.43%) Architect
3 13 (13.40%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (11.34%) Network Architect
5 9 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) Analyst
6 7 (7.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Network Manager
7 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Cisco Field Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.12%) Field Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Network Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.12%) Network Support
8 4 (4.12%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) NOC Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) JSON
1 3 (3.09%) Spine.js
1 3 (3.09%) XML
1 3 (3.09%) YAML
2 1 (1.03%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.25%) Virtual Team
3 5 (5.15%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.09%) Derivative
4 3 (3.09%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.09%) Equities
4 3 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.09%) NHS
5 1 (1.03%) CMDB
5 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.31%) Windows
2 6 (6.19%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.15%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.12%) Linux
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (8.25%) Virtual Team Management
4 7 (7.22%) Load Balancing
4 7 (7.22%) Network Design
5 6 (6.19%) Network Management
6 5 (5.15%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (4.12%) Change Management
7 4 (4.12%) Network Architecture
7 4 (4.12%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (3.09%) Client Onboarding
8 3 (3.09%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (3.09%) Decision-Making
8 3 (3.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (3.09%) ITIL
8 3 (3.09%) Open Source
9 2 (2.06%) Due Diligence
9 2 (2.06%) Remote Testing
9 2 (2.06%) Runbook
9 2 (2.06%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.09%) AWK
1 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
1 3 (3.09%) Python
1 3 (3.09%) Ruby
1 3 (3.09%) sed
1 3 (3.09%) SQL
2 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (30.93%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (23.71%) Security Cleared
3 21 (21.65%) CCNA
4 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
5 17 (17.53%) CCNP
6 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.09%) CCIE
7 3 (3.09%) Degree
7 3 (3.09%) HP AIS
7 3 (3.09%) HP ASE
7 3 (3.09%) HP MASE
7 3 (3.09%) JNCIS
7 3 (3.09%) MCITP
7 3 (3.09%) MCSA
7 3 (3.09%) MCSE
7 3 (3.09%) NCIE
7 3 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.03%) CCA
9 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) SLA
2 3 (3.09%) OASIS TOSCA
3 1 (1.03%) NCSC
System Software
1 9 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.22%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.12%) vSphere
4 3 (3.09%) Docker
4 3 (3.09%) KVM
4 3 (3.09%) LXC
4 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.06%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (22.68%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.09%) Ansible
2 3 (3.09%) Cloudify
2 3 (3.09%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (3.09%) Grafana
2 3 (3.09%) Juju
2 3 (3.09%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (3.09%) Prometheus
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (30.93%) Juniper
2 23 (23.71%) Fortinet
3 21 (21.65%) F5
4 15 (15.46%) Arista
5 13 (13.40%) CheckPoint
6 12 (12.37%) VMware
7 10 (10.31%) NetApp
8 9 (9.28%) Blue Coat
9 8 (8.25%) Palo Alto
10 6 (6.19%) Brocade
10 6 (6.19%) Meraki
10 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
11 5 (5.15%) Citrix
11 5 (5.15%) EMC
11 5 (5.15%) Symantec
12 4 (4.12%) HP
13 3 (3.09%) Emulex
13 3 (3.09%) Ericsson
13 3 (3.09%) IBM
13 3 (3.09%) Red Hat