Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 107 120
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13 -19
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 95 97 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.64% 1.80% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.25% 9.51% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 43 67
North West median daily rate £375 £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% +16.36% -8.33%
10th Percentile £212 £215 £170
90th Percentile £638 £388 £488
England median daily rate £395 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +3.95% +4.83% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +34.33% -7.61%
10th Percentile £18.13 £17.75 £12.23
90th Percentile £37.50 £121.05 £23.38
England median hourly rate £25.72 £27.07 £25.50
% change year-on-year -4.98% +6.14% +21.43%

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 1,027 1,020 1,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.78% 18.91% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 561 856
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.52%
10th Percentile £209 £235 £256
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 106 77
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £39.88 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.50% +0.95% +57.25%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.29 £15.85
90th Percentile £67.50 £54.00 £57.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.09% +37.50%

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 25 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the North West over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 April 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 -17 53 £375 +19.05% 48
Cheshire -17 21 £375 +15.38% 19
Merseyside +9 8 £385 +18.46% 13
Lancashire +7 8 £600 +128.57% 9
Cumbria -10 2 - - 2
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 80 (84.21%) Cisco
2 58 (61.05%) CCNP
3 42 (44.21%) CCNA
4 41 (43.16%) Firewall
5 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
5 37 (38.95%) ITIL
6 31 (32.63%) CCIE
7 29 (30.53%) Project Management
8 28 (29.47%) Network Design
9 26 (27.37%) WAN
9 26 (27.37%) Data Centre
10 25 (26.32%) LAN
10 25 (26.32%) CISSP
11 23 (24.21%) Management Information System
11 23 (24.21%) CISM
11 23 (24.21%) Problem Management
12 22 (23.16%) PRINCE2
13 21 (22.11%) Finance
14 20 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 20 (21.05%) CCDP
14 20 (21.05%) Chartered Engineer
14 20 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (21.05%) Data Management
14 20 (21.05%) SFIA
15 19 (20.00%) SaaS
15 19 (20.00%) PaaS
15 19 (20.00%) Network Security
16 18 (18.95%) Resource Management
16 18 (18.95%) Degree
16 18 (18.95%) Open Source

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 (4.21%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.21%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.16%) SAS
2 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.00%) PaaS
1 19 (20.00%) SaaS
2 8 (8.42%) IaaS
3 4 (4.21%) Office 365
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (43.16%) Firewall
2 26 (27.37%) WAN
3 25 (26.32%) LAN
4 19 (20.00%) Network Security
5 18 (18.95%) BGP
6 16 (16.84%) OSPF
6 16 (16.84%) VPN
7 15 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (13.68%) DNS
9 12 (12.63%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (12.63%) DHCP
10 9 (9.47%) MPLS
10 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
10 9 (9.47%) Unified Communications
10 9 (9.47%) VoIP
10 9 (9.47%) Wireless
11 8 (8.42%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (8.42%) Cisco ISE
12 7 (7.37%) Ethernet
12 7 (7.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.16%) DB2
3 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.11%) GIS
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (22.11%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.21%) Local Government
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.11%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.05%) Back Office
5 1 (1.05%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (37.89%) Network Engineer
2 23 (24.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (12.63%) Architect
3 12 (12.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Network Specialist
5 8 (8.42%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Network Architect
6 7 (7.37%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Citrix Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Senior Citrix Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Security Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.05%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.37%) Data Centre
2 23 (24.21%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.16%) User Experience
4 2 (2.11%) Digital Signage
4 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.11%) NHS
4 2 (2.11%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.05%) CCTV
5 1 (1.05%) CMDB
5 1 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.05%) Life Science
5 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.68%) Windows
2 8 (8.42%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.11%) Linux
5 2 (2.11%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.05%) Android
6 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.95%) ITIL
2 29 (30.53%) Project Management
3 28 (29.47%) Network Design
4 23 (24.21%) Problem Management
5 22 (23.16%) PRINCE2
6 20 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (21.05%) Data Management
6 20 (21.05%) SFIA
7 18 (18.95%) Open Source
7 18 (18.95%) Resource Management
8 15 (15.79%) Decision-Making
9 14 (14.74%) Product Management
10 13 (13.68%) Contract Management
10 13 (13.68%) IT Strategy
11 12 (12.63%) Infrastructure Management
12 11 (11.58%) High Availability
12 11 (11.58%) Service Delivery
13 10 (10.53%) Service Management
14 9 (9.47%) Change Management
14 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.37%) SQL
2 2 (2.11%) Python
3 1 (1.05%) C
3 1 (1.05%) Perl
3 1 (1.05%) PHP
3 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (61.05%) CCNP
2 42 (44.21%) CCNA
3 31 (32.63%) CCIE
4 25 (26.32%) CISSP
5 23 (24.21%) CISM
6 20 (21.05%) CCDP
6 20 (21.05%) Chartered Engineer
6 20 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 18 (18.95%) Degree
8 13 (13.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (7.37%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (6.32%) JNCIP
11 5 (5.26%) MCSE
12 4 (4.21%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 4 (4.21%) CCSP
12 4 (4.21%) MBA
12 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
12 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
13 3 (3.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 4 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.47%) XenApp
3 8 (8.42%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (7.37%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) SCCM
2 5 (5.26%) SCOM
3 3 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.16%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.11%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.11%) Puppet
4 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.05%) Cacti
5 1 (1.05%) Nagios
5 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.05%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.05%) RANCID
5 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (84.21%) Cisco
2 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.58%) Citrix
3 11 (11.58%) Juniper
4 8 (8.42%) Ivanti
4 8 (8.42%) VMware
5 5 (5.26%) F5
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle
7 3 (3.16%) ForeScout
7 3 (3.16%) Informatica
7 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.11%) BT
8 2 (2.11%) Capita
8 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.11%) HP
8 2 (2.11%) Radware
8 2 (2.11%) Splunk
9 1 (1.05%) arcserve
9 1 (1.05%) Sophos
9 1 (1.05%) Symantec