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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 88 75
Rank change year-on-year -11 -13  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 38 74 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.30% 1.93% 2.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.13% 9.45% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 40
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £178 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +10.71% +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.00% +66.66%  

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 North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 533 783 761
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.18% 20.37% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 438 353
Median daily rate £425 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £270 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 26 80
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +91.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.52 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.39 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Manchester +8 26 £374 +24.75% 11
Cheshire +4 10 £375 +15.38% 8
Cumbria - 2 £363 -
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 (78.89%) Cisco
2 49 (54.44%) CCNP
3 48 (53.33%) Firewall
4 43 (47.78%) CCNA
5 33 (36.67%) WAN
6 31 (34.44%) MPLS
7 30 (33.33%) LAN
8 28 (31.11%) Juniper
9 24 (26.67%) CCIE
10 22 (24.44%) Wireless
11 21 (23.33%) Network Security
11 21 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (21.11%) Network Design
13 18 (20.00%) CheckPoint
14 16 (17.78%) BGP
15 14 (15.56%) CCSP
15 14 (15.56%) ITIL
15 14 (15.56%) Fortinet
15 14 (15.56%) Data Centre
16 13 (14.44%) FortiGate
16 13 (14.44%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
16 13 (14.44%) OSPF
16 13 (14.44%) VMware
17 12 (13.33%) DNS
18 11 (12.22%) TCP/IP
18 11 (12.22%) VPN
18 11 (12.22%) Network Architecture
18 11 (12.22%) F5
19 10 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus

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 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.11%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) CA PPM
1 1 (1.11%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (53.33%) Firewall
2 33 (36.67%) WAN
3 31 (34.44%) MPLS
4 30 (33.33%) LAN
5 22 (24.44%) Wireless
6 21 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (23.33%) Network Security
7 16 (17.78%) BGP
8 13 (14.44%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (14.44%) OSPF
9 12 (13.33%) DNS
10 11 (12.22%) TCP/IP
10 11 (12.22%) VPN
11 10 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (11.11%) VoIP
12 9 (10.00%) EIGRP
13 8 (8.89%) DHCP
13 8 (8.89%) VLAN
14 5 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (4.44%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) JIRA
1 1 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Local Government
3 3 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 19 (21.11%) Design Engineer
3 17 (18.89%) Network Security Engineer
3 17 (18.89%) Security Engineer
4 14 (15.56%) Firewall Engineer
5 13 (14.44%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (14.44%) Implementation Engineer
5 13 (14.44%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 12 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 11 (12.22%) Architect
8 9 (10.00%) Analyst
8 9 (10.00%) Network Architect
9 8 (8.89%) Juniper Engineer
9 8 (8.89%) Network Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) IP Design Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) IP Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Network Specialist
11 5 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
12 4 (4.44%) Technical Manager
12 4 (4.44%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.11%) CSS
1 1 (1.11%) SAML
1 1 (1.11%) Web Services
1 1 (1.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.33%) User Experience
4 2 (2.22%) Clustering
4 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.22%) Life Science
4 2 (2.22%) NHS
4 2 (2.22%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.11%) BYOD
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) iPad
5 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) Online Games
5 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Windows
2 8 (8.89%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.56%) Linux
4 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.33%) Unix
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.11%) Network Design
2 14 (15.56%) ITIL
3 11 (12.22%) Network Architecture
4 9 (10.00%) Project Management
5 7 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.67%) High Availability
6 6 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.56%) Service Management
8 4 (4.44%) ITSM
8 4 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.33%) Change Control
9 3 (3.33%) Change Management
9 3 (3.33%) Informatics
9 3 (3.33%) Migration
9 3 (3.33%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.22%) PRINCE
10 2 (2.22%) Process Improvement
10 2 (2.22%) Time Management
11 1 (1.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (1.11%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.11%) C
2 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (54.44%) CCNP
2 43 (47.78%) CCNA
3 24 (26.67%) CCIE
4 14 (15.56%) CCSP
5 10 (11.11%) JNCIP
6 7 (7.78%) CCDP
6 7 (7.78%) JNCIE
7 6 (6.67%) CCIE Service Provider
7 6 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
8 5 (5.56%) Degree
8 5 (5.56%) MCSE
8 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (4.44%) ISEB
9 4 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (3.33%) JNCIA
10 3 (3.33%) MCSA
11 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.22%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.11%) PMO
1 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.44%) vSphere
4 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (14.44%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.22%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.11%) SCCM
3 1 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 71 (78.89%) Cisco
2 28 (31.11%) Juniper
3 18 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 14 (15.56%) Fortinet
5 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
5 13 (14.44%) VMware
6 11 (12.22%) F5
7 8 (8.89%) Palo Alto
8 6 (6.67%) Aruba
9 5 (5.56%) Citrix
10 2 (2.22%) NetApp
10 2 (2.22%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.22%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
11 1 (1.11%) Brocade
11 1 (1.11%) Draytek
11 1 (1.11%) Foundry
11 1 (1.11%) Huawei
11 1 (1.11%) Lancope
11 1 (1.11%) ZyXEL
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