The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certification
England / Midlands
Rank 21 - 25
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.86% - 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% - 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
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 the Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 25 24 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 21.55% 11.48% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 8
Median daily rate £450 £538 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.27% +19.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £405 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £950 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the Midlands

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the Midlands

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

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

1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Mitel
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (20.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (20.00%) HND
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint

Cisco Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) DMZ
2 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Telephony Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) HND
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) VMware