The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered 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.

Cisco Certification
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 47 45
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 62 87 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.39% 3.50% 3.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.25% 13.64% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 54 41
Median daily rate £381 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.92% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £253 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £446 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £352 £320
% change year-on-year -0.56% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +33.56% -8.88%  

Cisco Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 435 638 765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.78% 25.67% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 317 340
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £285 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 30 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in Berkshire

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in Berkshire

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in Berkshire

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in Berkshire

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification within the Berkshire 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
Reading -1 25 £388 +10.71% 6
Bracknell +10 11 £300 -11.76%
Slough +2 4 £475 +35.71% 4
Newbury +4 3 £213 -18.26%
Windsor +3 2 £550 +10.00%
Maidenhead -10 2 £650 +62.50%
Cisco Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 120 (78.43%) CCNP
2 119 (77.78%) Cisco
3 104 (67.97%) CCNA
4 59 (38.56%) CCIE
4 59 (38.56%) Telecoms
5 47 (30.72%) Firewall
6 41 (26.80%) VoIP
6 41 (26.80%) Unified Communications
7 36 (23.53%) Juniper
8 35 (22.88%) WAN
9 33 (21.57%) Cisco CUCM
10 31 (20.26%) Migration
11 29 (18.95%) MPLS
12 27 (17.65%) Cisco UCCX
13 26 (16.99%) Cisco UCCE
14 25 (16.34%) ITIL
15 24 (15.69%) OSPF
15 24 (15.69%) BGP
16 23 (15.03%) LAN
16 23 (15.03%) TCP/IP
17 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
18 19 (12.42%) VPN
18 19 (12.42%) Data Centre
19 18 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
19 18 (11.76%) Ethernet
19 18 (11.76%) VMware
20 17 (11.11%) Network Design
21 15 (9.80%) Huawei
22 14 (9.15%) Linux
22 14 (9.15%) Nagios

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (3.27%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.96%) MS Office
3 2 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (0.65%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.65%) G Suite
4 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.65%) Office 365
4 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (30.72%) Firewall
2 41 (26.80%) Unified Communications
2 41 (26.80%) VoIP
3 35 (22.88%) WAN
4 29 (18.95%) MPLS
5 24 (15.69%) BGP
5 24 (15.69%) OSPF
6 23 (15.03%) LAN
6 23 (15.03%) TCP/IP
7 19 (12.42%) VPN
8 18 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (11.76%) Ethernet
9 13 (8.50%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (8.50%) SNMP
10 12 (7.84%) 2G
10 12 (7.84%) 3G
10 12 (7.84%) 4G
11 11 (7.19%) VLAN
11 11 (7.19%) Wireless
12 10 (6.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.27%) Star Schema
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.65%) MS Access
2 1 (0.65%) MySQL
2 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
General
1 59 (38.56%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.88%) Back Office
3 3 (1.96%) Finance
3 3 (1.96%) Legal
4 2 (1.31%) Billing
4 2 (1.31%) Electronics
4 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.31%) Marketing
4 2 (1.31%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (30.72%) Network Engineer
2 24 (15.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (14.38%) Design Engineer
4 16 (10.46%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 10 (6.54%) Administrator
6 9 (5.88%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 9 (5.88%) Consultant
7 8 (5.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (5.23%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (5.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.23%) Network Design Engineer
7 8 (5.23%) NOC Engineer
7 8 (5.23%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.23%) VMWare Administrator
8 7 (4.58%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (3.92%) Juniper Engineer
10 5 (3.27%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
10 5 (3.27%) Cloud Specialist
10 5 (3.27%) Technical Leader
10 5 (3.27%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.61%) Middleware
2 3 (1.96%) XMPP
3 2 (1.31%) XML
4 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.65%) CSS
4 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.42%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.54%) IVR
3 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.23%) Virtual Team
5 6 (3.92%) CESG
6 5 (3.27%) IPTV
6 5 (3.27%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.61%) Over-the-Top Content
7 4 (2.61%) STB
7 4 (2.61%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.65%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.65%) PMI
10 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.15%) Linux
2 8 (5.23%) CentOS
2 8 (5.23%) Unix
3 7 (4.58%) Windows
4 3 (1.96%) Android
5 2 (1.31%) Solaris
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.26%) Migration
2 25 (16.34%) ITIL
3 17 (11.11%) Network Design
4 12 (7.84%) Customer Requirements
5 11 (7.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.88%) Service Management
7 8 (5.23%) Data Management
7 8 (5.23%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.58%) eTOM
8 7 (4.58%) High Availability
9 6 (3.92%) ITSM
9 6 (3.92%) Mentoring
9 6 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (3.92%) Performance Engineering
9 6 (3.92%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.92%) Service Design
9 6 (3.92%) Time Management
10 5 (3.27%) Network Management
10 5 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.88%) Python
2 8 (5.23%) Ruby
3 7 (4.58%) SQL
4 3 (1.96%) Perl
5 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 120 (78.43%) CCNP
2 104 (67.97%) CCNA
3 59 (38.56%) CCIE
4 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
5 12 (7.84%) Degree
6 11 (7.19%) CCIP
7 9 (5.88%) CISSP
8 8 (5.23%) CCDP
8 8 (5.23%) SC Cleared
9 7 (4.58%) CISM
9 7 (4.58%) DV Cleared
9 7 (4.58%) JNCIA
10 6 (3.92%) CCDA
10 6 (3.92%) CCNP Voice
10 6 (3.92%) CCVP
11 5 (3.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (3.27%) CCSP
12 4 (2.61%) HNC
12 4 (2.61%) HND
12 4 (2.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.27%) COBIT
3 4 (2.61%) ISO22301
3 4 (2.61%) SLA
4 3 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.61%) ProxySG
3 3 (1.96%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (21.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 27 (17.65%) Cisco UCCX
3 26 (16.99%) Cisco UCCE
4 14 (9.15%) Nagios
5 10 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (6.54%) Puppet
6 2 (1.31%) Ansible
6 2 (1.31%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.65%) OVSD
7 1 (0.65%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.65%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.65%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 119 (77.78%) Cisco
2 36 (23.53%) Juniper
3 18 (11.76%) VMware
4 15 (9.80%) Huawei
5 14 (9.15%) CheckPoint
6 10 (6.54%) Ericsson
7 9 (5.88%) EMC
7 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 9 (5.88%) Nokia
7 9 (5.88%) Palo Alto
8 8 (5.23%) Nokia Networks
8 8 (5.23%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.58%) F5
10 6 (3.92%) Avaya
11 4 (2.61%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.61%) Citrix
11 4 (2.61%) Extreme Networks
11 4 (2.61%) HP
11 4 (2.61%) Mitel
11 4 (2.61%) Oracle