Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 112 121
Rank change year-on-year -19 +9 -31
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 95 87 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.54% 1.54% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.43% 8.68% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 43 62
North West median daily rate £395 £338 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.04% +7.14% -4.91%
10th Percentile £243 £172 £171
90th Percentile £576 £500 £450
England median daily rate £400 £400 £364
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +153.97% -58.00%
10th Percentile £24.75 £39.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £37.50 £47.80 £21.60
England median hourly rate £31.38 £30.94 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.41% +23.76% +11.11%

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 1,127 1,002 1,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.29% 17.72% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 529 865
North West median daily rate £413 £410 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% -0.61% +6.45%
10th Percentile £210 £231 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £554
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 105 80
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -6.98% +22.86%
10th Percentile £12.48 £14.10 £12.47
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £60.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.44% +8.80% +23.99%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -11 56 £375 +17.19% 18
Cheshire -13 22 £388 +10.32% 14
Merseyside +24 6 £390 - 7
Lancashire -8 5 £625 - 2
Cumbria -6 3 - -
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 83 (87.37%) Cisco
2 60 (63.16%) CCNP
3 50 (52.63%) Firewall
4 49 (51.58%) CCNA
5 40 (42.11%) ITIL
6 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
7 35 (36.84%) WAN
8 30 (31.58%) LAN
9 26 (27.37%) Project Management
10 25 (26.32%) Network Design
11 23 (24.21%) Degree
11 23 (24.21%) CCIE
11 23 (24.21%) CISSP
12 22 (23.16%) Management Information System
13 21 (22.11%) CISM
13 21 (22.11%) Problem Management
13 21 (22.11%) Network Security
14 20 (21.05%) PRINCE2
15 19 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 19 (20.00%) Data Centre
16 18 (18.95%) SFIA
16 18 (18.95%) CCDP
16 18 (18.95%) OSPF
16 18 (18.95%) BGP
16 18 (18.95%) Chartered Engineer
16 18 (18.95%) SaaS
16 18 (18.95%) PaaS
16 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (18.95%) Data Management
17 17 (17.89%) Resource Management

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 6 (6.32%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.26%) SAS
3 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.95%) PaaS
1 18 (18.95%) SaaS
2 9 (9.47%) IaaS
3 8 (8.42%) Office 365
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (52.63%) Firewall
2 35 (36.84%) WAN
3 30 (31.58%) LAN
4 21 (22.11%) Network Security
5 18 (18.95%) BGP
5 18 (18.95%) OSPF
6 16 (16.84%) VPN
7 14 (14.74%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (13.68%) VoIP
9 12 (12.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (12.63%) DNS
10 11 (11.58%) DHCP
11 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
11 10 (10.53%) Unified Communications
11 10 (10.53%) Wireless
12 9 (9.47%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (8.42%) MPLS
14 7 (7.37%) IP Telephony
15 5 (5.26%) EIGRP
15 5 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) DB2
2 5 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.11%) GIS
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (16.84%) Finance
2 14 (14.74%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.11%) Local Government
3 2 (2.11%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (38.95%) Network Engineer
2 23 (24.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (10.53%) Architect
3 10 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Security Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Network Specialist
5 8 (8.42%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Network Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Citrix Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.05%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.16%) Management Information System
2 19 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.16%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.11%) Digital Signage
5 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.11%) Replication
6 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.05%) CCTV
6 1 (1.05%) CMDB
6 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.05%) Life Science
6 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.68%) Windows
2 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.21%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) Linux
5 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.05%) Android
6 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (42.11%) ITIL
2 26 (27.37%) Project Management
3 25 (26.32%) Network Design
4 21 (22.11%) Problem Management
5 20 (21.05%) PRINCE2
6 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (18.95%) Data Management
6 18 (18.95%) SFIA
7 17 (17.89%) Open Source
7 17 (17.89%) Resource Management
8 16 (16.84%) Service Management
9 14 (14.74%) High Availability
9 14 (14.74%) Service Delivery
10 12 (12.63%) Change Management
10 12 (12.63%) Decision-Making
10 12 (12.63%) Product Management
11 11 (11.58%) Server Virtualisation
12 10 (10.53%) Contract Management
12 10 (10.53%) IT Strategy
12 10 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.42%) SQL
2 3 (3.16%) C
3 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.05%) Python
3 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (63.16%) CCNP
2 49 (51.58%) CCNA
3 23 (24.21%) CCIE
3 23 (24.21%) CISSP
3 23 (24.21%) Degree
4 21 (22.11%) CISM
5 19 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 18 (18.95%) CCDP
6 18 (18.95%) Chartered Engineer
7 10 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
8 7 (7.37%) Security Cleared
9 6 (6.32%) MCSE
10 5 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (5.26%) MBA
11 3 (3.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (3.16%) ISEB
11 3 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.26%) XenApp
3 5 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (2.11%) SCCM
2 2 (2.11%) SCOM
2 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.05%) Puppet
3 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (87.37%) Cisco
2 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.74%) Juniper
4 7 (7.37%) Citrix
4 7 (7.37%) VMware
5 6 (6.32%) F5
5 6 (6.32%) Ivanti
5 6 (6.32%) Oracle
6 5 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.26%) Informatica
7 4 (4.21%) ForeScout
8 3 (3.16%) Capita
8 3 (3.16%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.16%) Meraki
9 2 (2.11%) HP
9 2 (2.11%) Radware
9 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.11%) Splunk
10 1 (1.05%) Bomgar
10 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow