The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 30 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 44 27
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 84 118 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.96% 4.08% 6.19%
As % of the Vendors category 10.98% 9.92% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 70 118
Median daily rate £425 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.78% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £443 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.38% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +44.00%  
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 Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 765 1189 1160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 36.08% 41.10% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 764 713
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 59
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.10 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.54% +0.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.18 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Yorkshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Yorkshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Yorkshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
West Yorkshire +3 47 £425 +13.33% 26
South Yorkshire -9 20 £338 +82.43% 3
North Yorkshire +8 12 £375 +20.00% 4
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 102 (48.34%) Firewall
2 90 (42.65%) F5
3 62 (29.38%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (29.38%) Cisco ASA
4 52 (24.64%) VMware
5 51 (24.17%) CheckPoint
6 45 (21.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 40 (18.96%) CCNP
8 39 (18.48%) CCNA
8 39 (18.48%) WAN
9 38 (18.01%) ITIL
10 37 (17.54%) Windows
10 37 (17.54%) Microsoft
11 35 (16.59%) Finance
12 34 (16.11%) LAN
13 31 (14.69%) VPN
13 31 (14.69%) Unix
14 29 (13.74%) Data Centre
15 28 (13.27%) Brocade
15 28 (13.27%) Telecoms
15 28 (13.27%) Wireless
16 27 (12.80%) Security Cleared
17 26 (12.32%) Load Balancing
18 25 (11.85%) Palo Alto
18 25 (11.85%) Migration
19 23 (10.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 23 (10.90%) Network Security
20 22 (10.43%) Active Directory
21 21 (9.95%) BGP
21 21 (9.95%) CCIE

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 7 (3.32%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.84%) IBM Domino
2 6 (2.84%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.37%) IIS
4 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.47%) Apache
5 1 (0.47%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (6.64%) MS Excel
1 14 (6.64%) MS Office
2 4 (1.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.27%) Akamai
2 5 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.95%) Office 365
5 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 102 (48.34%) Firewall
2 62 (29.38%) Cisco ASA
3 45 (21.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 39 (18.48%) WAN
5 34 (16.11%) LAN
6 31 (14.69%) VPN
7 28 (13.27%) Wireless
8 23 (10.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 23 (10.90%) Network Security
9 21 (9.95%) BGP
9 21 (9.95%) IPsec
10 20 (9.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 19 (9.00%) DHCP
11 19 (9.00%) DNS
11 19 (9.00%) VLAN
12 18 (8.53%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (7.58%) NetScaler
14 14 (6.64%) EIGRP
14 14 (6.64%) Internet
14 14 (6.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.90%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.47%) HBase
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (16.59%) Finance
2 28 (13.27%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.32%) Banking
3 7 (3.32%) Retail
4 5 (2.37%) Marketing
5 4 (1.90%) Electronics
5 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.42%) Back Office
6 3 (1.42%) Law
7 2 (0.95%) Billing
7 2 (0.95%) Local Government
7 2 (0.95%) Military
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (34.60%) Network Engineer
2 39 (18.48%) Cisco Engineer
3 30 (14.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (7.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (6.16%) Analyst
6 12 (5.69%) Consultant
6 12 (5.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (4.74%) Network Specialist
7 10 (4.74%) Team Leader
8 9 (4.27%) Architect
8 9 (4.27%) Network Consultant
9 8 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.79%) Network Team Leader
9 8 (3.79%) Security Engineer
9 8 (3.79%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Administrator
10 7 (3.32%) Lead Network Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.32%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.84%) 802.1X
1 6 (2.84%) XMPP
2 1 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.47%) HTML
2 1 (0.47%) Middleware
2 1 (0.47%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.47%) REST
2 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.47%) Velocity
2 1 (0.47%) WAP
2 1 (0.47%) Web Services
2 1 (0.47%) XML
2 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.74%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (4.74%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.37%) iSeries
5 4 (1.90%) DataPower
5 4 (1.90%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.95%) Clustering
7 2 (0.95%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.95%) iPad
7 2 (0.95%) Replication
8 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.47%) PKI
8 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.54%) Windows
2 31 (14.69%) Unix
3 14 (6.64%) Linux
4 12 (5.69%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.90%) Solaris
7 4 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.42%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.95%) CatOS
10 1 (0.47%) Android
10 1 (0.47%) CentOS
10 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.01%) ITIL
2 26 (12.32%) Load Balancing
3 25 (11.85%) Migration
4 13 (6.16%) Service Delivery
4 13 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (5.21%) High Availability
5 11 (5.21%) Incident Management
5 11 (5.21%) Network Design
6 10 (4.74%) Change Control
7 8 (3.79%) Change Management
7 8 (3.79%) People Management
8 6 (2.84%) Information Security
8 6 (2.84%) Performance Management
9 5 (2.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.37%) Problem Management
9 5 (2.37%) Project Management
9 5 (2.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 4 (1.90%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (1.90%) Programme Management
10 4 (1.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.27%) SQL
2 7 (3.32%) C
3 3 (1.42%) Python
4 2 (0.95%) Perl
4 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.47%) Java
5 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (29.38%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (18.96%) CCNP
3 39 (18.48%) CCNA
4 27 (12.80%) Security Cleared
5 21 (9.95%) CCIE
6 20 (9.48%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.84%) CCDA
7 6 (2.84%) CCSA
7 6 (2.84%) CCSE
8 5 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.90%) CCSP
10 3 (1.42%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (1.42%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.42%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.42%) MCSE
11 2 (0.95%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.95%) CCDP
11 2 (0.95%) MCDST
11 2 (0.95%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.47%) GPG13
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (10.43%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.64%) vSphere
4 6 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.37%) XenApp
6 3 (1.42%) Terminal Server
6 3 (1.42%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.95%) Firmware
7 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.95%) NFS
7 2 (0.95%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.47%) Docker
8 1 (0.47%) KVM
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.47%) SRDF
8 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.47%) vCloud
8 1 (0.47%) Xen
8 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.32%) SCCM
3 5 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (2.37%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (2.37%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.90%) HP UCMDB
4 4 (1.90%) Nexpose
4 4 (1.90%) OPNET
4 4 (1.90%) vRealize
5 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.42%) Puppet
5 3 (1.42%) SCOM
6 2 (0.95%) OpenView
6 2 (0.95%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.47%) DameWare
7 1 (0.47%) Nagios
7 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 90 (42.65%) F5
2 52 (24.64%) VMware
3 51 (24.17%) CheckPoint
4 37 (17.54%) Microsoft
5 28 (13.27%) Brocade
6 25 (11.85%) Palo Alto
7 17 (8.06%) Blue Coat
7 17 (8.06%) Citrix
7 17 (8.06%) Juniper
8 16 (7.58%) HP
9 13 (6.16%) Infoblox
10 12 (5.69%) NetApp
11 11 (5.21%) Avaya
12 10 (4.74%) TippingPoint
13 8 (3.79%) IBM
13 8 (3.79%) Sourcefire
13 8 (3.79%) Symantec
14 7 (3.32%) Oracle
15 6 (2.84%) Fortinet
15 6 (2.84%) SAP
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