Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 60 75
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 27 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.06% 2.01% 2.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.27% 12.44% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 22
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £413 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +27.91% -32.11%
10th Percentile £325 £245 £184
90th Percentile £480 £500 £483
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +3.13% +23.08% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +100.00% -11.11%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 263 201 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.05% 16.20% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 124 216
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £364 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% -14.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £219 £216 £259
90th Percentile £559 £500 £575
North West median daily rate £410 £408 £410
% change year-on-year +0.61% -0.61% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £32.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.38% +24.70%
10th Percentile £17.50 £18.11 £14.43
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.45 £51.25
North West median hourly rate £32.46 £40.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year -18.85% +59.24% -15.48%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in Cheshire

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in Cheshire

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in Cheshire

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in Cheshire

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 7 £300 -25.00% 1
Macclesfield -1 6 £438 -10.26% 1
Chester +1 4 £425 +57.41% 1
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Cisco Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 26 (96.30%) Cisco
2 19 (70.37%) Firewall
3 18 (66.67%) CCNA
3 18 (66.67%) WAN
4 17 (62.96%) CCNP
5 16 (59.26%) LAN
6 15 (55.56%) Network Security
7 14 (51.85%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (40.74%) CheckPoint
8 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
9 10 (37.04%) BGP
9 10 (37.04%) OSPF
9 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
9 10 (37.04%) Juniper
10 8 (29.63%) ITIL
10 8 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (25.93%) VPN
12 6 (22.22%) CCIE
12 6 (22.22%) WLAN
12 6 (22.22%) Service Management
12 6 (22.22%) Change Control
12 6 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (22.22%) F5
12 6 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
12 6 (22.22%) NetScaler
12 6 (22.22%) CCIE Security
12 6 (22.22%) Cisco Firepower
13 5 (18.52%) NX-OS
13 5 (18.52%) Stealthwatch

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 18 (66.67%) WAN
3 16 (59.26%) LAN
4 15 (55.56%) Network Security
5 14 (51.85%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (37.04%) BGP
6 10 (37.04%) OSPF
7 8 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (25.93%) VPN
9 6 (22.22%) Cisco Firepower
9 6 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (22.22%) NetScaler
9 6 (22.22%) WLAN
10 5 (18.52%) NX-OS
11 4 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (14.81%) Wireless
12 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
12 3 (11.11%) MPLS
13 2 (7.41%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Local Government
4 1 (3.70%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Network Engineer
2 13 (48.15%) Network Security Engineer
2 13 (48.15%) Security Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Data Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Data Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Check Point Support
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Change Control
2 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 6 (22.22%) Service Management
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3
4 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Visualisation
5 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Decision-Making
6 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Network Design
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) CCNA
2 17 (62.96%) CCNP
3 6 (22.22%) CCIE
3 6 (22.22%) CCIE Security
4 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
5 2 (7.41%) PMP
6 1 (3.70%) HP ASE
6 1 (3.70%) MCITP
6 1 (3.70%) MCSE
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) Cisco
2 11 (40.74%) CheckPoint
3 10 (37.04%) Juniper
3 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
4 6 (22.22%) F5
5 5 (18.52%) Palo Alto
5 5 (18.52%) Tufin
6 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.70%) arcserve
7 1 (3.70%) CA
7 1 (3.70%) Capita
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.70%) Meraki
7 1 (3.70%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.70%) Sophos
7 1 (3.70%) VMware