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 3 months to 25 April 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 72 66
Rank change year-on-year +22 -6  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 7 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.23% 1.91% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.78% 7.02% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 6
Median daily rate £285 £275 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% -21.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £216 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £23.00 £21.88
% change year-on-year +19.04% +5.14%  

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 Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 90 299 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.85% 27.16% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 158 101
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 16
Median hourly rate £42.98 £18.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.75% +11.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.54 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £58.00 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 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 3 months to 25 April 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
Warrington +38 3 £300 - 1
Crewe -3 2 £325 -
Chester +7 1 £270 +20.00% 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
Cisco Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) CCNA
3 10 (62.50%) LAN
4 9 (56.25%) WAN
4 9 (56.25%) CCNP
5 8 (50.00%) VLAN
6 7 (43.75%) Wireless
7 6 (37.50%) DHCP
7 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
8 5 (31.25%) VoIP
8 5 (31.25%) VPN
9 4 (25.00%) DNS
9 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
9 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (25.00%) OSPF
9 4 (25.00%) BGP
9 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
9 4 (25.00%) Degree
9 4 (25.00%) Network Security
10 3 (18.75%) H.323
10 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 3 (18.75%) ITIL
10 3 (18.75%) Driving Licence
10 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
10 3 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
10 3 (18.75%) Local Government
10 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus

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 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 10 (62.50%) LAN
3 9 (56.25%) WAN
4 8 (50.00%) VLAN
5 7 (43.75%) Wireless
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (37.50%) DHCP
7 5 (31.25%) VoIP
7 5 (31.25%) VPN
8 4 (25.00%) BGP
8 4 (25.00%) DNS
8 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
8 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
8 4 (25.00%) Network Security
8 4 (25.00%) OSPF
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (18.75%) H.323
9 3 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Driving Licence
3 2 (12.50%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) BYOD
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Network Design
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) CCNA
2 9 (56.25%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) CCIE
4 2 (12.50%) MCSA
4 2 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CWNA
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Aruba
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) Juniper
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec