The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 45 43
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 0 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 1.86% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.41% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £400 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +70.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £351 £320
% change year-on-year -0.28% +9.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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 Lancashire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 89 148 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 43.63% 34.50% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 82 69
Median daily rate £480 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £260 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £460 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 12
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.00 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £13.50 £25.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.15 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in Lancashire

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) VoIP
2 6 (75.00%) CCIE
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (75.00%) Internet
2 6 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL V3
3 5 (62.50%) Network Architecture
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 5 (62.50%) CCNA
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (50.00%) Network Security
5 3 (37.50%) Broadband
6 2 (25.00%) Service Management
6 2 (25.00%) Network Design
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
7 1 (12.50%) SCCM
7 1 (12.50%) SCOM
7 1 (12.50%) Time Management
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) Veeam
7 1 (12.50%) vSphere
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (12.50%) Symantec
7 1 (12.50%) Intel Security

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Internet
2 6 (75.00%) VoIP
2 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Network Security
5 3 (37.50%) Broadband
6 1 (12.50%) SAN
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL V3
2 5 (62.50%) Network Architecture
3 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (25.00%) Network Design
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CCIE
2 5 (62.50%) CCNA
2 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Canon
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
2 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec
2 1 (12.50%) Veeam
2 1 (12.50%) VMware