Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 59 82
Rank change year-on-year -18 +23 -14
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 21 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.62% 1.79% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.40% 10.99% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 25
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £338 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% +18.42% -40.00%
10th Percentile £308 £216 £170
90th Percentile £470 £433 £506
North West median daily rate £400 £331 £293
% change year-on-year +20.75% +13.25% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.50 £18.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.33% - -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +62.50% +26.98% -25.88%

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 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 202 191 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.55% 16.32% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 108 248
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £364 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% -14.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £214 £218 £263
90th Percentile £518 £538 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +93.05%
10th Percentile £16.40 £12.29 £16.03
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £68.25
North West median hourly rate £32.82 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -17.96% -6.98% +29.25%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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
Chester +8 9 £425 +57.41%
Warrington -4 3 £350 +9.80%
Macclesfield -1 1 £475 +21.02%
Crewe -15 1 - - 3
Northwich - 1 £300 -
Cisco Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 16 (76.19%) CCNA
3 13 (61.90%) Firewall
3 13 (61.90%) CCNP
3 13 (61.90%) WAN
4 12 (57.14%) LAN
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
6 9 (42.86%) Juniper
6 9 (42.86%) ITIL
7 8 (38.10%) Network Security
7 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
8 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (28.57%) Service Management
9 6 (28.57%) VPN
9 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
9 6 (28.57%) Change Control
10 5 (23.81%) Migration
10 5 (23.81%) Windows
10 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
10 5 (23.81%) BGP
10 5 (23.81%) EIGRP
10 5 (23.81%) OSPF
11 4 (19.05%) MPLS
11 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
11 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
11 4 (19.05%) Local Government
11 4 (19.05%) Office 365
11 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (19.05%) Visualisation

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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Firewall
1 13 (61.90%) WAN
2 12 (57.14%) LAN
3 8 (38.10%) Network Security
4 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (28.57%) VPN
6 5 (23.81%) BGP
6 5 (23.81%) EIGRP
6 5 (23.81%) OSPF
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (19.05%) MPLS
7 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (9.52%) 802.11
8 2 (9.52%) DHCP
8 2 (9.52%) DMZ
8 2 (9.52%) HSRP
8 2 (9.52%) IPsec
8 2 (9.52%) VLAN
9 1 (4.76%) DNS
9 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) GIS
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Local Government
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Data Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Network Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Network Support
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Digital Signage
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Change Control
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
2 6 (28.57%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
4 4 (19.05%) Visualisation
5 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Analytics
6 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 2 (9.52%) Decision-Making
6 2 (9.52%) ERP
6 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Server Patching
6 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) CCNA
2 13 (61.90%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) CCIE
3 2 (9.52%) CISSP
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
3 2 (9.52%) PMP
4 1 (4.76%) HP ASE
4 1 (4.76%) MCITP
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.76%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.76%) arcserve
6 1 (4.76%) CA
6 1 (4.76%) Capita
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) Ivanti
6 1 (4.76%) ProCurve
6 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.76%) Sophos