Period
to 18 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 69 77
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 26 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.07% 1.62% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.61% 10.40% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 26
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £338 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.93% +46.74% -23.33%
10th Percentile £314 £157 £170
90th Percentile £675 £640 £504
North West median daily rate £398 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.57% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.50 £21.25 £16.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.94% +32.73% -11.69%
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +44.44% - +24.45%

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 178 202 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.16% 15.55% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 129 177
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £200 £156 £254
90th Percentile £550 £675 £650
North West median daily rate £406 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -4.41% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 30
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £20.31 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.15% +14.31% -1.99%
10th Percentile £15.30 £14.60 £16.90
90th Percentile £33.75 £31.16 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £35.63 £27.75 £30.52
% change year-on-year +28.38% -9.08% +56.71%

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 January 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 January 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 +16 13 £425 +4.62% 9
Macclesfield +7 4 £500 - 3
Chester +8 3 £200 -15.79% 2
Cisco Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 22 (84.62%) Cisco
2 15 (57.69%) CCNP
3 13 (50.00%) CCNA
3 13 (50.00%) Firewall
4 12 (46.15%) LAN
5 11 (42.31%) WAN
6 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
7 7 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (26.92%) ITIL
7 7 (26.92%) CCDP
8 6 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (23.08%) Network Design
8 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) Network Security
9 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
9 5 (19.23%) SCCM
9 5 (19.23%) Windows
9 5 (19.23%) DHCP
9 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
9 5 (19.23%) Wireless
9 5 (19.23%) BGP
9 5 (19.23%) CCIE
9 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
9 5 (19.23%) MPLS
10 4 (15.38%) EIGRP
10 4 (15.38%) Project Management
10 4 (15.38%) Finance
10 4 (15.38%) VMware
10 4 (15.38%) Microsoft

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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) Firewall
2 12 (46.15%) LAN
3 11 (42.31%) WAN
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (19.23%) BGP
5 5 (19.23%) DHCP
5 5 (19.23%) MPLS
5 5 (19.23%) Network Security
5 5 (19.23%) Wireless
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (15.38%) EIGRP
7 3 (11.54%) ADSL
7 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
7 3 (11.54%) ISDN
7 3 (11.54%) OSPF
7 3 (11.54%) VLAN
7 3 (11.54%) VPN
7 3 (11.54%) WLAN
8 2 (7.69%) DNS
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Back Office
2 2 (7.69%) Local Government
2 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Network Architect
4 3 (11.54%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Firewall Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) WAN Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) NHS
3 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Network Design
3 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Change Management
5 3 (11.54%) Contract Management
5 3 (11.54%) Data Management
5 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.54%) SFIA
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.69%) IT Strategy
6 2 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.69%) Product Management
6 2 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 1 (3.85%) DevOps
7 1 (3.85%) ITSM
7 1 (3.85%) Open Source
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) CCNP
2 13 (50.00%) CCNA
3 7 (26.92%) CCDP
4 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) CCIE
6 3 (11.54%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) CISM
6 3 (11.54%) CISSP
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (7.69%) CCSP
7 2 (7.69%) Degree
8 1 (3.85%) CWNA
8 1 (3.85%) JNCIA
8 1 (3.85%) MCSA
8 1 (3.85%) MCSE
8 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) XenApp
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Cisco
2 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) Capita
4 3 (11.54%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) Avaya
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.85%) Meraki
5 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto