The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 35 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.31% 1.48% 2.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.75% 7.14% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £225 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -28.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £352 £320
% change year-on-year -0.56% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 57 70 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 17.87% 20.71% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 52 42
Median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in Merseyside

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in Merseyside

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Liverpool +1 1 - - 2
Cisco Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) CCNA
2 10 (90.91%) Firewall
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (81.82%) WAN
3 9 (81.82%) LAN
3 9 (81.82%) SolarWinds
3 9 (81.82%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (72.73%) Intel Security
4 8 (72.73%) Forcepoint
5 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) CCNP
6 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Network Design
7 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 1 (9.09%) CCA
7 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 1 (9.09%) VoIP
7 1 (9.09%) Web Services
7 1 (9.09%) Windows
7 1 (9.09%) MCSE
7 1 (9.09%) SLA
7 1 (9.09%) CCIE
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
7 1 (9.09%) iPad
7 1 (9.09%) F5

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (81.82%) LAN
2 9 (81.82%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Hardware Specialist
2 4 (36.36%) Storage Specialist
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CCNA
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) CCA
4 1 (9.09%) CCIE
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (9.09%) MCSE
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) SolarWinds
3 8 (72.73%) Forcepoint
3 8 (72.73%) Intel Security
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Fortinet