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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 46 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 85 150 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.29% 3.88% 4.26%
As % of the Vendors category 7.71% 8.92% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 79 71
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.96% -4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -55.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1102 1681 1661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.65% 43.45% 45.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 929 805
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 107 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 39 £339 +12.83% 24
Cheshire +9 14 £325 - 7
Lancashire +21 13 £488 +105.26%
Cumbria +7 6 £290 -
Merseyside -6 6 £400 +10.34% 3
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 95 (50.53%) Firewall
2 81 (43.09%) Cisco Certification
3 76 (40.43%) WAN
4 75 (39.89%) LAN
5 49 (26.06%) CCNA
6 48 (25.53%) Microsoft
7 47 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 45 (23.94%) CCNP
9 41 (21.81%) VMware
10 39 (20.74%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (19.15%) Juniper
11 36 (19.15%) Windows
12 34 (18.09%) F5
13 33 (17.55%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (17.55%) Citrix
14 30 (15.96%) ITIL
14 30 (15.96%) Windows Server
15 29 (15.43%) CheckPoint
16 28 (14.89%) VLAN
17 26 (13.83%) Active Directory
17 26 (13.83%) Network Design
18 25 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
20 21 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
20 21 (11.17%) Network Security
20 21 (11.17%) BGP
20 21 (11.17%) Wireless
21 20 (10.64%) Migration
21 20 (10.64%) DNS
21 20 (10.64%) Amazon AWS

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 12 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.13%) IIS
4 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.06%) CMS
5 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (17.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.06%) Office 365
5 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 95 (50.53%) Firewall
2 76 (40.43%) WAN
3 75 (39.89%) LAN
4 39 (20.74%) Cisco ASA
5 28 (14.89%) VLAN
6 21 (11.17%) BGP
6 21 (11.17%) Network Security
6 21 (11.17%) Wireless
7 20 (10.64%) DNS
8 19 (10.11%) OSPF
8 19 (10.11%) TCP/IP
8 19 (10.11%) VoIP
8 19 (10.11%) VPN
9 18 (9.57%) SAN
10 17 (9.04%) DHCP
11 15 (7.98%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (7.45%) EIGRP
13 13 (6.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 13 (6.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 13 (6.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.13%) GitLab
3 3 (1.60%) Rational Application Developer
3 3 (1.60%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (6.91%) Finance
2 10 (5.32%) Local Government
3 6 (3.19%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.53%) Back Office
4 1 (0.53%) Banking
4 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.53%) Marketing
4 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (31.91%) Network Engineer
2 32 (17.02%) Architect
3 27 (14.36%) Analyst
4 26 (13.83%) Cisco Engineer
5 23 (12.23%) Network Architect
6 19 (10.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (7.98%) Consultant
8 15 (7.98%) Network Analyst
9 13 (6.91%) Network Specialist
10 10 (5.32%) Security Consultant
10 10 (5.32%) Storage Specialist
11 9 (4.79%) IT Consultant
11 9 (4.79%) IT Security Consultant
12 8 (4.26%) Cisco Architect
12 8 (4.26%) Cisco Network Architect
13 6 (3.19%) Network Security Engineer
13 6 (3.19%) Security Engineer
13 6 (3.19%) Senior Network Engineer
13 6 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.57%) Web Services
2 3 (1.60%) .NET
2 3 (1.60%) J2EE
2 3 (1.60%) Middleware
3 2 (1.06%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.53%) COM
4 1 (0.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.32%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.19%) Life Science
4 6 (3.19%) NHS
4 6 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.66%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.13%) BYOD
6 4 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.60%) Clustering
7 3 (1.60%) PKI
8 2 (1.06%) CESG
8 2 (1.06%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.06%) Handset
8 2 (1.06%) iPad
8 2 (1.06%) IVR
8 2 (1.06%) User Experience
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.15%) Windows
2 30 (15.96%) Windows Server
3 22 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (7.45%) Linux
5 14 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (5.85%) Unix
7 8 (4.26%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.72%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.13%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.60%) AIX
10 3 (1.60%) SUSE
10 3 (1.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.96%) ITIL
2 26 (13.83%) Network Design
3 20 (10.64%) Migration
4 13 (6.91%) Information Security
5 12 (6.38%) Load Balancing
6 11 (5.85%) Data Migration
6 11 (5.85%) Network Architecture
6 11 (5.85%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (4.79%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (4.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 7 (3.72%) TOGAF
9 6 (3.19%) Change Control
9 6 (3.19%) ITIL V3
10 5 (2.66%) Change Management
10 5 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (2.66%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (2.66%) Project Management
10 5 (2.66%) Service Management
11 4 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.72%) SQL
2 5 (2.66%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.06%) VB
3 2 (1.06%) VB6
3 2 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (43.09%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (26.06%) CCNA
3 45 (23.94%) CCNP
4 19 (10.11%) CCIE
4 19 (10.11%) Security Cleared
5 16 (8.51%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.85%) CCDP
6 11 (5.85%) Degree
7 10 (5.32%) MCSE
7 10 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.79%) CISMP
8 9 (4.79%) CISSP
9 7 (3.72%) MCP
10 6 (3.19%) ISEB
10 6 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (3.19%) MCSA
11 5 (2.66%) CCDA
12 4 (2.13%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.79%) COBIT
2 9 (4.79%) ISO27002
3 7 (3.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (13.83%) Active Directory
2 25 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.98%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.38%) vSphere
5 10 (5.32%) XenApp
6 8 (4.26%) ProxySG
7 4 (2.13%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.06%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.06%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.72%) SCCM
2 6 (3.19%) Forum Sentry
2 6 (3.19%) SCOM
3 4 (2.13%) Ansible
3 4 (2.13%) Packer
3 4 (2.13%) Terraform
4 3 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.06%) MOM
5 2 (1.06%) SmoothWall
5 2 (1.06%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.06%) WSUS
6 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.53%) Nagios
6 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 48 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 41 (21.81%) VMware
3 36 (19.15%) Juniper
4 34 (18.09%) F5
5 33 (17.55%) Citrix
6 29 (15.43%) CheckPoint
7 16 (8.51%) HP
8 14 (7.45%) Intel Security
8 14 (7.45%) SolarWinds
9 13 (6.91%) EMC
10 12 (6.38%) Forcepoint
10 12 (6.38%) Palo Alto
11 11 (5.85%) Blue Coat
11 11 (5.85%) NetApp
12 8 (4.26%) Brocade
13 7 (3.72%) 3PAR
13 7 (3.72%) Aruba
14 6 (3.19%) Polycom
15 5 (2.66%) Dell
16 3 (1.60%) Sourcefire
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