Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 82 119
Rank change year-on-year -11 +37 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 31 125 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.37% 2.33% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.49% 10.72% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 80 66
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £175 £245 £278
90th Percentile £496 £541 £500
England median daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Median hourly rate - £33.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.79% -27.50%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% +4.62% +25.00%

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 478 1,166 1,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.17% 21.76% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 684 655
Median daily rate £450 £438 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.71% +2.50%
10th Percentile £189 £173 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £598
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 95 114
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.71 £30.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +3.85% -21.45%
10th Percentile £15.02 £13.42 £15.32
90th Percentile £60.85 £54.00 £52.40
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year - +39.33% +0.48%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the North West

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco Certification in the North West over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the North West

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification in the North West.

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 3 December 2020. 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 -9 16 £381 +0.33% 17
Cumbria +22 8 £459 +11.95% 4
Merseyside +29 5 £288 -42.50% 3
Lancashire +15 1 £375 +3.45% 6
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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 26 (83.87%) Cisco
2 21 (67.74%) CCNA
3 15 (48.39%) CCNP
4 14 (45.16%) Firewall
5 12 (38.71%) LAN
5 12 (38.71%) WAN
6 8 (25.81%) VPN
6 8 (25.81%) Network Security
7 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
7 7 (22.58%) Converged Networks
7 7 (22.58%) Broadband
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
8 6 (19.35%) Migration
8 6 (19.35%) VMware
8 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
9 5 (16.13%) Azure
9 5 (16.13%) FortiGate
9 5 (16.13%) Office 365
9 5 (16.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (16.13%) Wireless
9 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
9 5 (16.13%) Juniper
9 5 (16.13%) Windows
10 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
10 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 3 (9.68%) Public Sector
11 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (9.68%) Okta

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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Azure
1 5 (16.13%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Firewall
2 12 (38.71%) LAN
2 12 (38.71%) WAN
3 8 (25.81%) Network Security
3 8 (25.81%) VPN
4 7 (22.58%) Broadband
4 7 (22.58%) Converged Networks
5 5 (16.13%) Wireless
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (9.68%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (9.68%) SAN
8 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (6.45%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (6.45%) DNS
8 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
8 2 (6.45%) VoIP
9 1 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (3.23%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (9.68%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Network Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) CISSP Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.45%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Migration
2 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Team Management
4 1 (3.23%) Analytics
4 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.23%) Information Security
4 1 (3.23%) IT Strategy
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL
4 1 (3.23%) Network Design
4 1 (3.23%) Network Management
4 1 (3.23%) Service Design
4 1 (3.23%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (67.74%) CCNA
2 15 (48.39%) CCNP
3 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (9.68%) CCSP
5 3 (9.68%) CEH
5 3 (9.68%) CISM
5 3 (9.68%) CISSP
5 3 (9.68%) JNCIS
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (9.68%) OSCP
6 2 (6.45%) CCA
6 2 (6.45%) CCIE
6 2 (6.45%) CISA
6 2 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (6.45%) HP AIS
6 2 (6.45%) MCSA
6 2 (6.45%) MCSE
6 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (6.45%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Cisco
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) Juniper
4 3 (9.68%) F5
4 3 (9.68%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) Okta
5 2 (6.45%) Arista
5 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
5 2 (6.45%) Brocade
5 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
5 2 (6.45%) NetApp
5 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) Aruba
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) CA
6 1 (3.23%) Meraki