Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 112 116
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 -17
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 86 117 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.51% 1.72% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 9.32% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 65 79
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +14.29% -5.41%
10th Percentile £214 £213 £184
90th Percentile £560 £600 £488
England median daily rate £378 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +0.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.78% - -
10th Percentile £39.00 £21.25 £18.11
90th Percentile £41.00 £139.75 £35.00
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 North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 988 1256 1714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.36% 18.51% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 741 964
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +7.38%
10th Percentile £200 £231 £251
90th Percentile £550 £595 £572
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 57 108
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £27.50 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.36% -9.90% +48.88%
10th Percentile £14.62 £12.13 £15.31
90th Percentile £53.60 £53.20 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the North West

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the North West

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the North West

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the North West

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Manchester +13 42 £390 +4.00% 16
Cheshire +15 29 £438 +20.69% 6
Cumbria +2 8 £405 -
Merseyside -1 4 £406 +1.56%
Lancashire -13 1 - - 1
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 71 (82.56%) Cisco
2 52 (60.47%) CCNA
3 47 (54.65%) CCNP
4 37 (43.02%) Firewall
5 29 (33.72%) Juniper
6 28 (32.56%) LAN
7 25 (29.07%) WAN
8 24 (27.91%) CCIE
8 24 (27.91%) ITIL
9 22 (25.58%) MPLS
10 21 (24.42%) VPN
11 18 (20.93%) CheckPoint
11 18 (20.93%) Network Design
11 18 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (20.93%) Security Cleared
12 17 (19.77%) Network Security
13 15 (17.44%) Change Management
13 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
14 14 (16.28%) Project Management
14 14 (16.28%) Wireless
15 13 (15.12%) Windows
16 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
17 11 (12.79%) BGP
17 11 (12.79%) DNS
17 11 (12.79%) DHCP
17 11 (12.79%) Ethernet
17 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
17 11 (12.79%) Data Centre
18 10 (11.63%) Load Balancing
18 10 (11.63%) ISDN

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (5.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.49%) Office 365
1 3 (3.49%) PaaS
1 3 (3.49%) SaaS
2 2 (2.33%) IaaS
3 1 (1.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 37 (43.02%) Firewall
2 28 (32.56%) LAN
3 25 (29.07%) WAN
4 22 (25.58%) MPLS
5 21 (24.42%) VPN
6 18 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (19.77%) Network Security
8 14 (16.28%) Wireless
9 11 (12.79%) BGP
9 11 (12.79%) DHCP
9 11 (12.79%) DNS
9 11 (12.79%) Ethernet
10 10 (11.63%) ISDN
11 9 (10.47%) ADSL
11 9 (10.47%) VLAN
12 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
13 7 (8.14%) Broadband
13 7 (8.14%) OSPF
14 6 (6.98%) Junos
15 5 (5.81%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (8.14%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Back Office
2 4 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
5 1 (1.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (55.81%) Network Engineer
2 16 (18.60%) Cisco Engineer
2 16 (18.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Architect
3 9 (10.47%) Design Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Network Architect
4 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) IP Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) IP Design Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) IP Network Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Juniper Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) WAN Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Network Security Specialist
7 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) SAML
2 2 (2.33%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.16%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) User Experience
4 4 (4.65%) Replication
5 3 (3.49%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.33%) NHS
7 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.16%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.12%) Windows
2 9 (10.47%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.49%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.91%) ITIL
2 18 (20.93%) Network Design
3 15 (17.44%) Change Management
4 14 (16.28%) Project Management
5 10 (11.63%) Load Balancing
6 7 (8.14%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.98%) Service Management
8 5 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.81%) Data Management
8 5 (5.81%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.81%) Process Improvement
8 5 (5.81%) SFIA
9 4 (4.65%) ITSM
9 4 (4.65%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.65%) SIEM
10 3 (3.49%) Change Control
10 3 (3.49%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (3.49%) Data Protection
10 3 (3.49%) Open Source
10 3 (3.49%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (60.47%) CCNA
2 47 (54.65%) CCNP
3 24 (27.91%) CCIE
4 18 (20.93%) Security Cleared
5 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
6 9 (10.47%) CCDP
6 9 (10.47%) JNCIP
7 8 (9.30%) JNCIE
8 7 (8.14%) CISSP
9 6 (6.98%) CCSP
10 5 (5.81%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 5 (5.81%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (5.81%) CISM
10 5 (5.81%) JNCIA
10 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (4.65%) MCSE
12 3 (3.49%) Degree
12 3 (3.49%) MCSA
12 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.33%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.16%) vSphere
5 1 (1.16%) XenApp
5 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (4.65%) SCCM
3 1 (1.16%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 71 (82.56%) Cisco
2 29 (33.72%) Juniper
3 18 (20.93%) CheckPoint
4 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.98%) BT
5 6 (6.98%) VMware
6 5 (5.81%) Citrix
7 4 (4.65%) Blue Coat
7 4 (4.65%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.49%) Capita
8 3 (3.49%) F5
8 3 (3.49%) Redback
9 2 (2.33%) Huawei
9 2 (2.33%) McAfee
9 2 (2.33%) Remedy
10 1 (1.16%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.16%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.16%) Sonus
10 1 (1.16%) Veeam