The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 25 June 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 1 18
Rank change year-on-year -62 +17  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 5 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.42% 24.00% 5.68%
As % of the Vendors category 3.31% 39.34% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 2
Median daily rate £425 £351 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.99% +2.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £315 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £570 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.76% +21.95%  

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

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 151 61 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 42.78% 61.00% 56.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 30 25
Median daily rate £366 £450 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.66% +125.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £575 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.56 £23.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.04% -26.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Northern Ireland

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Northern Ireland

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Northern Ireland

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
County Antrim -53 5 £425 +20.99%
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 18 (69.23%) Network Design
2 16 (61.54%) Project Management
3 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (46.15%) CCNP
4 12 (46.15%) OSPF
4 12 (46.15%) BGP
4 12 (46.15%) EIGRP
4 12 (46.15%) Finance
5 11 (42.31%) Juniper
6 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
6 10 (38.46%) Arista
7 9 (34.62%) Banking
8 8 (30.77%) Retail
8 8 (30.77%) Retail Banking
9 4 (15.38%) Internet
9 4 (15.38%) WAN
10 3 (11.54%) ITIL
10 3 (11.54%) WAN Optimisation
10 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (7.69%) CCIE
11 2 (7.69%) XMPP
11 2 (7.69%) Avaya
12 1 (3.85%) Mitel
12 1 (3.85%) Handset
12 1 (3.85%) Firewall
12 1 (3.85%) Wireless
12 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
12 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
12 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
12 1 (3.85%) LAN

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) BGP
1 12 (46.15%) EIGRP
1 12 (46.15%) OSPF
2 4 (15.38%) Internet
2 4 (15.38%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) PABX
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) VLAN
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Banking
3 8 (30.77%) Retail
3 8 (30.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Design Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Network Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Project Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Project Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Voice Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) CCTV
2 1 (3.85%) Handset
2 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Network Design
2 16 (61.54%) Project Management
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (3.85%) Network Management
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (46.15%) CCNP
3 2 (7.69%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Juniper
2 10 (38.46%) Arista
3 2 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Mitel
4 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
Northern Ireland
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