The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 31 20
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.94% 1.94% 5.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 10.71% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £270 £200 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -54.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.13
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 Chester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Chester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16 28 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.09% 18.06% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 17
Median daily rate £275 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £443 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £18.68 £35.00 £17.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.62% +100.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in Chester

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 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 Chester region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Local Government
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 3 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Firewall Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper