Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 117 118
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -16
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 93 90 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.57% 1.60% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.30% 9.29% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 63 72
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £288 £219 £207
90th Percentile £488 £530 £599
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +97.53% -10.00%
10th Percentile £20.30 £39.00 £16.98
90th Percentile £32.00 £41.00 £23.33
England median hourly rate £29.00 £32.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -10.08% +15.18% +24.44%

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 1,121 969 1,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.89% 17.27% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 549 807
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £213 £211 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 79 60
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +52.38% -12.31%
10th Percentile £14.19 £15.77 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.25 £55.50 £53.05
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +1.96% +10.87%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 +7 59 £400 +1.33% 33
Cheshire -13 18 £425 - 7
Merseyside +17 9 £375 -7.69% 3
Cumbria -4 6 £375 -7.41%
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 90 (96.77%) Cisco
2 56 (60.22%) CCNA
3 53 (56.99%) CCNP
4 48 (51.61%) WAN
5 47 (50.54%) Firewall
6 44 (47.31%) LAN
7 26 (27.96%) Wireless
8 23 (24.73%) VoIP
8 23 (24.73%) Network Security
9 22 (23.66%) Juniper
10 21 (22.58%) Windows
10 21 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (21.51%) Data Centre
11 20 (21.51%) TCP/IP
12 19 (20.43%) OSPF
12 19 (20.43%) BGP
12 19 (20.43%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (20.43%) Degree
13 18 (19.35%) CheckPoint
13 18 (19.35%) ITIL
14 17 (18.28%) CCIE
15 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
15 16 (17.20%) VPN
15 16 (17.20%) F5
16 15 (16.13%) Office 365
16 15 (16.13%) Load Balancing
17 14 (15.05%) Cisco IOS
17 14 (15.05%) DNS
17 14 (15.05%) DHCP
17 14 (15.05%) MPLS

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 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.15%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.15%) OpenStack
1 2 (2.15%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.13%) Office 365
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.23%) IaaS
3 3 (3.23%) PaaS
3 3 (3.23%) SaaS
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (51.61%) WAN
2 47 (50.54%) Firewall
3 44 (47.31%) LAN
4 26 (27.96%) Wireless
5 23 (24.73%) Network Security
5 23 (24.73%) VoIP
6 21 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (21.51%) TCP/IP
8 19 (20.43%) BGP
8 19 (20.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (20.43%) OSPF
9 16 (17.20%) VPN
10 14 (15.05%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (15.05%) DHCP
10 14 (15.05%) DNS
10 14 (15.05%) MPLS
11 12 (12.90%) WLAN
12 10 (10.75%) Cisco Firepower
13 9 (9.68%) Ethernet
13 9 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) DB2
2 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
1 11 (11.83%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.38%) Retail
3 4 (4.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Games
4 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Law
4 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (51.61%) Network Engineer
2 12 (12.90%) Network Security Engineer
2 12 (12.90%) Security Engineer
3 10 (10.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.60%) Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Network Specialist
8 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.38%) Architect
8 5 (5.38%) Network Support
9 4 (4.30%) IT Support
9 4 (4.30%) Network Architect
9 4 (4.30%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Cisco Consultant
10 3 (3.23%) Cisco Security Consultant
10 3 (3.23%) Consultant
10 3 (3.23%) Security Consultant
11 2 (2.15%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.51%) Data Centre
2 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.38%) CCTV
5 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.30%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.08%) Handset
6 1 (1.08%) NHS
6 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.58%) Windows
2 11 (11.83%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.23%) Linux
5 2 (2.15%) Unix
5 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) ITIL
2 15 (16.13%) Load Balancing
3 12 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (11.83%) Network Design
4 11 (11.83%) Service Delivery
5 10 (10.75%) Project Management
5 10 (10.75%) Service Management
6 9 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (7.53%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (6.45%) Change Management
8 6 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (6.45%) High Availability
9 5 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.38%) Network Management
9 5 (5.38%) SFIA
10 4 (4.30%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (4.30%) Informatics
10 4 (4.30%) Migration
10 4 (4.30%) Network Segmentation
10 4 (4.30%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.15%) C
1 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (60.22%) CCNA
2 53 (56.99%) CCNP
3 19 (20.43%) Degree
4 17 (18.28%) CCIE
5 11 (11.83%) SC Cleared
5 11 (11.83%) Security Cleared
6 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (6.45%) CCIE Security
8 5 (5.38%) CCDP
9 4 (4.30%) CCENT
9 4 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (4.30%) ISEB
9 4 (4.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (4.30%) MCSE
10 3 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) CISM
10 3 (3.23%) CISSP
10 3 (3.23%) MBA
10 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) PMO
1 2 (2.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.30%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.30%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) Stealthwatch
2 6 (6.45%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.15%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.15%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.15%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (2.15%) SCCM
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 90 (96.77%) Cisco
2 22 (23.66%) Juniper
3 18 (19.35%) CheckPoint
4 16 (17.20%) F5
4 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
5 11 (11.83%) Palo Alto
6 10 (10.75%) Meraki
7 9 (9.68%) Fortinet
7 9 (9.68%) VMware
8 6 (6.45%) Moogsoft
8 6 (6.45%) Remedy
9 5 (5.38%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.38%) Tufin
10 4 (4.30%) Citrix
11 3 (3.23%) ForeScout
11 3 (3.23%) Infoblox
11 3 (3.23%) Riverbed
12 2 (2.15%) Arista
12 2 (2.15%) Forcepoint
12 2 (2.15%) IronPort