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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 22 16 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 21 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.25% 4.92% 9.48%
As % of the Vendors category 21.65% 10.91% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 1
Median daily rate £314 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +1.04% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -5.81%  

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 97 55 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 42.73% 45.08% 49.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 15 25
Median daily rate £326 £325 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.30% +36.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £109 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
County Antrim -1 20 £314 - 4
County Londonderry 0 1 - -
Cisco
UK

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 23 (63.89%) Network Design
2 22 (61.11%) Juniper
3 21 (58.33%) Finance
4 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (50.00%) CCNP
6 16 (44.44%) Project Management
6 16 (44.44%) Arista
7 15 (41.67%) Data Centre
8 11 (30.56%) EIGRP
8 11 (30.56%) OSPF
8 11 (30.56%) BGP
9 10 (27.78%) Banking
10 9 (25.00%) CCIE
11 8 (22.22%) Retail
11 8 (22.22%) Retail Banking
12 7 (19.44%) Avaya
13 6 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
14 5 (13.89%) Network Management
14 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
14 5 (13.89%) Firewall
15 4 (11.11%) Wireless
15 4 (11.11%) Information Security
15 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
15 4 (11.11%) JNCIP
15 4 (11.11%) JNCIE
15 4 (11.11%) RSA SecurID
15 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
15 4 (11.11%) ProxySG
15 4 (11.11%) Sourcefire
15 4 (11.11%) Nagios

Cisco
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) IaaS
1 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) BGP
1 11 (30.56%) EIGRP
1 11 (30.56%) OSPF
2 5 (13.89%) Firewall
3 4 (11.11%) DHCP
3 4 (11.11%) DNS
3 4 (11.11%) DWDM
3 4 (11.11%) MPLS
3 4 (11.11%) SSL
3 4 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
3 4 (11.11%) VPN
3 4 (11.11%) Wireless
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (8.33%) Internet
4 3 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (2.78%) DMZ
5 1 (2.78%) FWSM
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) PABX
General
1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Banking
3 8 (22.22%) Retail
3 8 (22.22%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Network Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Design Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Network Design Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Designer
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Network Designer
5 2 (5.56%) Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) ICT Officer
5 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) ICT Support
6 1 (2.78%) ICT Support Officer
6 1 (2.78%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (11.11%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) Handset
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Network Design
2 16 (44.44%) Project Management
3 5 (13.89%) Network Management
4 4 (11.11%) Information Security
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (2.78%) Email Management
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.78%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Perl
1 4 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (50.00%) CCNP
3 9 (25.00%) CCIE
4 4 (11.11%) JNCIE
4 4 (11.11%) JNCIP
5 2 (5.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) FortiGate
1 4 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (2.78%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Juniper
2 16 (44.44%) Arista
3 7 (19.44%) Avaya
4 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
5 4 (11.11%) Aruba
5 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 4 (11.11%) FireEye
5 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 4 (11.11%) IronPort
5 4 (11.11%) Radware
5 4 (11.11%) Riverbed
5 4 (11.11%) SevOne
5 4 (11.11%) Sourcefire
6 1 (2.78%) Clearswift
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.78%) Symantec
6 1 (2.78%) Tandberg
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