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 28 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.

Cisco Certification
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 108 88
Rank change year-on-year +27 -20  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 51 52 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.97% 1.35% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.74% 6.50% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 23
Median daily rate £315 £255 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -7.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £177 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £484 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £351 £320
% change year-on-year -0.28% +9.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £48.00 £13.50 £96.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +255.55% -86.01%  
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 North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 475 800 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.38% 20.80% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 403 340
Median daily rate £423 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 49 70
Median hourly rate £42.48 £41.50 £46.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +19 37 £315 +21.15% 19
Cheshire +22 8 £313 +25.00% 4
Cumbria +4 2 £381 -
Merseyside -2 1 - - 2
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 81 (75.70%) Cisco
2 65 (60.75%) Firewall
3 57 (53.27%) WAN
3 57 (53.27%) LAN
4 54 (50.47%) CCNA
5 49 (45.79%) CCNP
6 31 (28.97%) Network Security
7 27 (25.23%) CCIE
8 26 (24.30%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (23.36%) Juniper
10 24 (22.43%) MPLS
11 20 (18.69%) ITIL
11 20 (18.69%) Data Centre
12 19 (17.76%) F5
12 19 (17.76%) OSPF
13 18 (16.82%) Wireless
13 18 (16.82%) CheckPoint
14 17 (15.89%) BGP
15 16 (14.95%) DNS
15 16 (14.95%) VoIP
15 16 (14.95%) FortiGate
15 16 (14.95%) Network Design
15 16 (14.95%) VLAN
16 15 (14.02%) VPN
17 14 (13.08%) VMware
17 14 (13.08%) CCSP
17 14 (13.08%) CCDP
17 14 (13.08%) Fortinet
18 13 (12.15%) Load Balancing
18 13 (12.15%) DHCP

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 (2.80%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.87%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) MS Project
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (60.75%) Firewall
2 57 (53.27%) LAN
2 57 (53.27%) WAN
3 31 (28.97%) Network Security
4 26 (24.30%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (22.43%) MPLS
6 19 (17.76%) OSPF
7 18 (16.82%) Wireless
8 17 (15.89%) BGP
9 16 (14.95%) DNS
9 16 (14.95%) VLAN
9 16 (14.95%) VoIP
10 15 (14.02%) VPN
11 13 (12.15%) DHCP
12 12 (11.21%) EIGRP
13 11 (10.28%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (10.28%) TCP/IP
13 11 (10.28%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (8.41%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (8.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) JIRA
1 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (4.67%) Local Government
2 4 (3.74%) Finance
3 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (57.94%) Network Engineer
2 18 (16.82%) Network Security Engineer
2 18 (16.82%) Security Engineer
3 17 (15.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (14.02%) Design Engineer
5 14 (13.08%) Architect
5 14 (13.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 14 (13.08%) Firewall Engineer
5 14 (13.08%) Implementation Engineer
5 14 (13.08%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 13 (12.15%) Analyst
7 12 (11.21%) Network Analyst
7 12 (11.21%) Network Specialist
8 10 (9.35%) Network Architect
9 7 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Network Engineer
11 4 (3.74%) Hardware Specialist
11 4 (3.74%) Storage Specialist
12 3 (2.80%) Cisco Architect
12 3 (2.80%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) Web Services
2 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.93%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.74%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.74%) NHS
3 2 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.87%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.87%) User Experience
4 1 (0.93%) AS400
4 1 (0.93%) BYOD
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.93%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) Life Science
4 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.28%) Linux
1 11 (10.28%) Windows
2 9 (8.41%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.48%) Unix
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.93%) Solaris
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.69%) ITIL
2 16 (14.95%) Network Design
3 13 (12.15%) Load Balancing
4 12 (11.21%) Network Architecture
5 9 (8.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (7.48%) Migration
7 7 (6.54%) ITIL V3
8 6 (5.61%) Service Management
8 6 (5.61%) TOGAF
9 4 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.74%) High Availability
9 4 (3.74%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.74%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.80%) ITSM
10 3 (2.80%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.80%) Project Management
10 3 (2.80%) Time Management
11 2 (1.87%) Data Migration
11 2 (1.87%) ERP
11 2 (1.87%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.74%) SQL
2 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (50.47%) CCNA
2 49 (45.79%) CCNP
3 27 (25.23%) CCIE
4 14 (13.08%) CCDP
4 14 (13.08%) CCSP
5 7 (6.54%) Degree
5 7 (6.54%) MCSE
5 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (6.54%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.67%) CCDA
6 5 (4.67%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.80%) ISEB
7 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.87%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.87%) MCSA
8 2 (1.87%) VCAP
8 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.93%) CCA
9 1 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.48%) Active Directory
1 8 (7.48%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.67%) vSphere
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (14.95%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.87%) SCCM
2 2 (1.87%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 81 (75.70%) Cisco
2 25 (23.36%) Juniper
3 19 (17.76%) F5
4 18 (16.82%) CheckPoint
5 14 (13.08%) Fortinet
5 14 (13.08%) VMware
6 11 (10.28%) Palo Alto
7 10 (9.35%) Forcepoint
7 10 (9.35%) Intel Security
7 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
8 9 (8.41%) SolarWinds
9 7 (6.54%) Aruba
9 7 (6.54%) Citrix
10 2 (1.87%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.87%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.87%) Symantec
11 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.93%) Brocade
11 1 (0.93%) Huawei
11 1 (0.93%) ZyXEL
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