Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 97 87
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 +2
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 182 211 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.21% 2.16% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.86% 11.11% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 121 87
Midlands median daily rate £339 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.21% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £180 £228 £214
90th Percentile £450 £525 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
Midlands median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +29.87% -26.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £18.18 £14.50
90th Percentile £51.90 £69.50 £23.75
England median hourly rate £26.99 £28.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -3.62% +17.89% +18.75%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1534 1899 1560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.67% 19.40% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 1128 834
Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +5.44% +5.00%
10th Percentile £213 £235 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £522
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 73 105
Midlands median hourly rate £25.42 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.76% -15.56% +20.11%
10th Percentile £12.15 £12.03 £11.10
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the Midlands

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the Midlands

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the Midlands

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -10 117 £375 -1.64% 15
East Midlands +11 64 £323 -0.77% 8
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 145 (79.67%) Cisco
2 111 (60.99%) CCNP
3 95 (52.20%) CCNA
4 82 (45.05%) Firewall
5 62 (34.07%) WAN
6 52 (28.57%) VPN
7 50 (27.47%) ITIL
8 47 (25.82%) CCIE
9 46 (25.27%) LAN
9 46 (25.27%) Wireless
10 42 (23.08%) Windows
11 38 (20.88%) Microsoft
12 35 (19.23%) MPLS
13 34 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (18.13%) VMware
14 33 (18.13%) Data Centre
15 31 (17.03%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (15.93%) Cisco Nexus
17 27 (14.84%) F5
18 26 (14.29%) ITIL V3
19 25 (13.74%) CheckPoint
20 24 (13.19%) DHCP
21 23 (12.64%) Active Directory
21 23 (12.64%) Security Cleared
22 22 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
22 22 (12.09%) Fortinet
22 22 (12.09%) MCSE
23 21 (11.54%) Service Delivery
23 21 (11.54%) Degree
24 20 (10.99%) Blue Coat

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.40%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.30%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.65%) IIS
5 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.55%) Apache
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.04%) Office 365
4 3 (1.65%) Akamai
4 3 (1.65%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.55%) IaaS
5 1 (0.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (45.05%) Firewall
2 62 (34.07%) WAN
3 52 (28.57%) VPN
4 46 (25.27%) LAN
4 46 (25.27%) Wireless
5 35 (19.23%) MPLS
6 31 (17.03%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (15.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 24 (13.19%) DHCP
9 18 (9.89%) VLAN
10 17 (9.34%) Internet
10 17 (9.34%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (8.79%) Unified Communications
12 14 (7.69%) DNS
12 14 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (6.59%) Network Security
13 12 (6.59%) OSPF
14 11 (6.04%) BGP
14 11 (6.04%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (6.04%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.10%) MySQL
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (8.79%) Automotive
2 4 (2.20%) Finance
2 4 (2.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 90 (49.45%) Network Engineer
2 34 (18.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 29 (15.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 19 (10.44%) Architect
5 17 (9.34%) Network Architect
6 16 (8.79%) Support Engineer
7 14 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) IT Support
9 10 (5.49%) Network Support
10 9 (4.95%) Network Support Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Technical Specialist
11 8 (4.40%) IT Engineer
11 8 (4.40%) Network Specialist
12 7 (3.85%) Security Engineer
13 6 (3.30%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 5 (2.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 5 (2.75%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.75%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.65%) .NET
2 3 (1.65%) WAP
3 1 (0.55%) LAMP
3 1 (0.55%) XML
3 1 (0.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.13%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.40%) PKI
5 7 (3.85%) Clustering
6 5 (2.75%) NHS
7 4 (2.20%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.10%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.10%) SCADA
8 2 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.55%) User Experience
9 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (23.08%) Windows
2 16 (8.79%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (4.95%) Windows 7
5 8 (4.40%) Linux
6 6 (3.30%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.75%) Unix
7 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.20%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.55%) VMS
9 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.47%) ITIL
2 26 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 21 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 19 (10.44%) Network Design
5 17 (9.34%) Network Management
5 17 (9.34%) Service Management
5 17 (9.34%) WAN Optimisation
6 16 (8.79%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 15 (8.24%) Data Loss Prevention
7 15 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
8 14 (7.69%) Network Packet Analysis
8 14 (7.69%) Validation
9 13 (7.14%) ERP
9 13 (7.14%) PLM
10 12 (6.59%) Performance Metrics
10 12 (6.59%) Statistics
11 10 (5.49%) PRINCE2
12 9 (4.95%) Asset Management
12 9 (4.95%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.30%) SQL
2 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 111 (60.99%) CCNP
2 95 (52.20%) CCNA
3 47 (25.82%) CCIE
4 34 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (12.64%) Security Cleared
6 22 (12.09%) MCSE
7 21 (11.54%) Degree
8 19 (10.44%) SC Cleared
9 11 (6.04%) CISSP
9 11 (6.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (5.49%) MCP
11 8 (4.40%) VCAP
12 6 (3.30%) Check Point Certification
12 6 (3.30%) MCSA
13 5 (2.75%) CCDP
14 3 (1.65%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.65%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.65%) VCP6
15 2 (1.10%) GCIA
15 2 (1.10%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 23 (12.64%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.10%) Firmware
5 2 (1.10%) Snort
5 2 (1.10%) vSphere
5 2 (1.10%) XenApp
6 1 (0.55%) iptables
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.55%) Postfix
6 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.55%) Samba
6 1 (0.55%) Squid
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (5.49%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.75%) Ionix
3 3 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.65%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.65%) Nagios
3 3 (1.65%) SCCM
3 3 (1.65%) SCOM
4 2 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.10%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.55%) Nessus
5 1 (0.55%) Nmap
Vendors
1 145 (79.67%) Cisco
2 38 (20.88%) Microsoft
3 33 (18.13%) VMware
4 27 (14.84%) F5
5 25 (13.74%) CheckPoint
6 22 (12.09%) Fortinet
7 20 (10.99%) Blue Coat
8 17 (9.34%) Juniper
9 15 (8.24%) HP
10 14 (7.69%) BMC
10 14 (7.69%) IBM
11 13 (7.14%) Aruba
12 12 (6.59%) McAfee
13 11 (6.04%) Palo Alto
13 11 (6.04%) SolarWinds
14 8 (4.40%) Citrix
14 8 (4.40%) NetApp
15 7 (3.85%) EMC
16 4 (2.20%) Sophos
17 3 (1.65%) ProCurve