The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 27 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 26 43
Rank change year-on-year +3 +17  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 32 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.99% 5.46% 4.17%
As % of the Vendors category 12.80% 11.93% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 16
Median daily rate £180 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.61% +4.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £17.48 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +70.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +28.20%  

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 South Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 250 218 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 46.82% 45.80% 35.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 137 141
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 8
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.88 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in South Wales

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in South Wales over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in South Wales

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in South Wales

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
Cardiff +13 28 £180 -45.86% 4
Caerphilly -2 3 £180 -52.63% 1
Newport - 1 - -
Cisco
Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 54 (65.85%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (62.20%) Firewall
3 45 (54.88%) ITIL
3 45 (54.88%) CCNA
4 38 (46.34%) Microsoft
5 32 (39.02%) Active Directory
6 30 (36.59%) Windows
7 27 (32.93%) VMware
8 26 (31.71%) HP Data Protector
8 26 (31.71%) HP
9 25 (30.49%) Windows Server
10 23 (28.05%) SLA
10 23 (28.05%) Tivoli
10 23 (28.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 22 (26.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
12 18 (21.95%) Internet
13 17 (20.73%) MS Exchange
14 16 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (19.51%) SC Cleared
15 14 (17.07%) Juniper
15 14 (17.07%) CCNP
16 13 (15.85%) WAN
16 13 (15.85%) Citrix
17 12 (14.63%) LAN
17 12 (14.63%) F5
18 11 (13.41%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (13.41%) Blue Coat
19 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
20 9 (10.98%) Linux

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 17 (20.73%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Avid Audio
1 1 (1.22%) Final Cut Pro
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 51 (62.20%) Firewall
2 18 (21.95%) Internet
3 13 (15.85%) WAN
4 12 (14.63%) LAN
5 11 (13.41%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (9.76%) Wireless
7 5 (6.10%) Cisco Wireless
7 5 (6.10%) VoIP
8 4 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (4.88%) Network Security
9 3 (3.66%) BGP
9 3 (3.66%) EIGRP
9 3 (3.66%) FCoE
9 3 (3.66%) PSTN
9 3 (3.66%) Skype
10 2 (2.44%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.44%) VPN
11 1 (1.22%) PPP
11 1 (1.22%) SSL
General
1 3 (3.66%) Finance
2 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (48.78%) Network Engineer
2 31 (37.80%) Support Engineer
3 20 (24.39%) Technical Support
4 19 (23.17%) Technical Engineer
5 16 (19.51%) Technical Support Engineer
6 13 (15.85%) Network Support
6 13 (15.85%) Network Support Engineer
7 11 (13.41%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (10.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 8 (9.76%) Server Engineer
11 7 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (8.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (8.54%) Server Support
12 6 (7.32%) Server Support Engineer
13 4 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
13 4 (4.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
13 4 (4.88%) 1st Line Technical Support
13 4 (4.88%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) COM
1 1 (1.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.66%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.44%) CMDB
4 1 (1.22%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.59%) Windows
2 25 (30.49%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.98%) Linux
3 9 (10.98%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.88%) AIX
6 3 (3.66%) Solaris
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.88%) ITIL
2 6 (7.32%) Change Control
3 5 (6.10%) Incident Management
3 5 (6.10%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (4.88%) Service Delivery
4 4 (4.88%) Service Management
5 3 (3.66%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (3.66%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (3.66%) Load Balancing
5 3 (3.66%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.44%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.44%) Contact Management
6 2 (2.44%) ITSM
6 2 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.22%) Change Management
7 1 (1.22%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.22%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.22%) Network Design
7 1 (1.22%) Network Management
7 1 (1.22%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.44%) Lisp
2 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (65.85%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (54.88%) CCNA
3 22 (26.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
5 16 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (19.51%) SC Cleared
6 14 (17.07%) CCNP
7 4 (4.88%) CCIE
7 4 (4.88%) CCVP
8 3 (3.66%) CCIP
9 2 (2.44%) CCDP
9 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.22%) CCENT
10 1 (1.22%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.05%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 32 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.76%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.22%) pfSense
4 1 (1.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 26 (31.71%) HP Data Protector
2 23 (28.05%) Tivoli
2 23 (28.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (4.88%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (3.66%) Nagios
4 3 (3.66%) NetApp OnCommand
4 3 (3.66%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.22%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 38 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 27 (32.93%) VMware
3 26 (31.71%) HP
4 14 (17.07%) Juniper
5 13 (15.85%) Citrix
6 12 (14.63%) F5
7 11 (13.41%) Blue Coat
8 8 (9.76%) CheckPoint
8 8 (9.76%) McAfee
9 7 (8.54%) Fortinet
10 5 (6.10%) Avaya
11 4 (4.88%) Polycom
12 3 (3.66%) Brocade
12 3 (3.66%) EMC
12 3 (3.66%) NetApp
12 3 (3.66%) Oracle
12 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
13 2 (2.44%) Remedy
13 2 (2.44%) Riverbed
14 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds
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