Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 94 139
Rank change year-on-year -30 +45 -41
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 83 125 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.52% 2.04% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.57% 11.15% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 69 62
North West median daily rate £408 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% - +1.30%
10th Percentile £219 £213 £170
90th Percentile £588 £600 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% - +24.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.75 £17.58
90th Percentile £33.75 £110.75 £23.75
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £31.83
% change year-on-year +0.75% -19.88% +59.14%

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 969 1,121 1,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.80% 18.29% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 669 878
North West median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £209 £213 £256
90th Percentile £583 £625 £550
England median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.87% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 68 95
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.13% -9.08% +56.71%
10th Percentile £13.97 £11.83 £15.82
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.15 £51.60
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.94 £26.00
% change year-on-year -9.40% -0.24% +36.84%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -7 39 £375 +17.19% 37
Cheshire +11 26 £425 +25.93% 24
Merseyside +1 7 £386 +18.85% 17
Cumbria -3 5 £410 +7.75% 2
Lancashire -11 3 £575 +4.55% 11
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 67 (80.72%) Cisco
2 49 (59.04%) CCNP
3 42 (50.60%) CCNA
4 34 (40.96%) Firewall
5 26 (31.33%) Juniper
5 26 (31.33%) LAN
6 25 (30.12%) CCIE
7 23 (27.71%) WAN
7 23 (27.71%) ITIL
8 21 (25.30%) MPLS
9 19 (22.89%) VPN
9 19 (22.89%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (21.69%) Data Centre
11 17 (20.48%) Network Security
11 17 (20.48%) Network Design
12 15 (18.07%) Change Management
12 15 (18.07%) Project Management
12 15 (18.07%) CheckPoint
13 14 (16.87%) BGP
13 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
13 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
14 13 (15.66%) CCDP
14 13 (15.66%) Active Directory
14 13 (15.66%) Windows
15 12 (14.46%) DNS
15 12 (14.46%) DHCP
15 12 (14.46%) Ethernet
15 12 (14.46%) VLAN
15 12 (14.46%) Windows Server
16 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared

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 (4.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) PaaS
1 7 (8.43%) SaaS
2 4 (4.82%) IaaS
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.61%) Office 365
4 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 34 (40.96%) Firewall
2 26 (31.33%) LAN
3 23 (27.71%) WAN
4 21 (25.30%) MPLS
5 19 (22.89%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (22.89%) VPN
6 17 (20.48%) Network Security
7 14 (16.87%) BGP
8 12 (14.46%) DHCP
8 12 (14.46%) DNS
8 12 (14.46%) Ethernet
8 12 (14.46%) VLAN
9 11 (13.25%) Cisco ISE
9 11 (13.25%) Wireless
10 10 (12.05%) OSPF
11 9 (10.84%) TCP/IP
12 8 (9.64%) Broadband
12 8 (9.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (8.43%) ADSL
13 7 (8.43%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Back Office
3 2 (2.41%) Legal
3 2 (2.41%) Local Government
3 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (61.45%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.87%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (16.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Architect
4 9 (10.84%) Network Architect
5 7 (8.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Design Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) IP Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) IP Network Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) WAN Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Core Network Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Network Security Specialist
7 5 (6.02%) Network Specialist
7 5 (6.02%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.02%) User Experience
4 3 (3.61%) NHS
4 3 (3.61%) Replication
5 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.41%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.20%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.66%) Windows
2 12 (14.46%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.61%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) ITIL
2 17 (20.48%) Network Design
3 15 (18.07%) Change Management
3 15 (18.07%) Project Management
4 9 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.84%) Data Management
4 9 (10.84%) PRINCE2
4 9 (10.84%) SFIA
5 8 (9.64%) Problem Management
6 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
6 7 (8.43%) Open Source
6 7 (8.43%) Resource Management
6 7 (8.43%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.02%) Contract Management
7 5 (6.02%) DevOps
7 5 (6.02%) IT Strategy
7 5 (6.02%) Process Improvement
7 5 (6.02%) Service Management
8 4 (4.82%) Product Management
8 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.20%) C
2 1 (1.20%) Perl
2 1 (1.20%) PHP
2 1 (1.20%) Python
2 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (59.04%) CCNP
2 42 (50.60%) CCNA
3 25 (30.12%) CCIE
4 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
5 13 (15.66%) CCDP
6 11 (13.25%) CISSP
6 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
7 9 (10.84%) Chartered Engineer
7 9 (10.84%) CISM
8 8 (9.64%) JNCIP
9 7 (8.43%) CCSP
9 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (7.23%) JNCIE
10 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (6.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 5 (6.02%) MCSE
11 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (4.82%) Degree
13 3 (3.61%) JNCIA
13 3 (3.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (15.66%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (6.02%) XenApp
3 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.41%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) SCCM
2 4 (4.82%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.61%) SCOM
4 2 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.20%) Cacti
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.20%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.20%) Nagios
5 1 (1.20%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.20%) Puppet
5 1 (1.20%) RANCID
5 1 (1.20%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 67 (80.72%) Cisco
2 26 (31.33%) Juniper
3 15 (18.07%) CheckPoint
4 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
5 8 (9.64%) VMware
6 6 (7.23%) BT
6 6 (7.23%) Citrix
7 5 (6.02%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.61%) Capita
8 3 (3.61%) F5
8 3 (3.61%) Huawei
8 3 (3.61%) Ivanti
8 3 (3.61%) Redback
9 2 (2.41%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.41%) Ericsson
9 2 (2.41%) Meraki
10 1 (1.20%) Avaya
10 1 (1.20%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.20%) HP
10 1 (1.20%) Sonus