The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certification
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 36 43 39
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 26 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.95% 3.96% 3.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.03% 13.99% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 14
Median daily rate £388 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £277 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.72% +22.22%  
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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 173 286 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 26.25% 28.34% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 145 168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £300 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 14
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.55 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +65.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £26.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Certification in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in Reading

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in Reading

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in Reading

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 75 (85.23%) Cisco
2 71 (80.68%) CCNP
3 65 (73.86%) CCNA
4 45 (51.14%) CCIE
5 31 (35.23%) Telecoms
5 31 (35.23%) Unified Communications
6 30 (34.09%) VoIP
7 29 (32.95%) Juniper
8 26 (29.55%) Cisco CUCM
9 23 (26.14%) Cisco UCCX
10 22 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
11 20 (22.73%) Migration
11 20 (22.73%) Firewall
12 15 (17.05%) WAN
12 15 (17.05%) TCP/IP
12 15 (17.05%) ITIL
13 12 (13.64%) Huawei
13 12 (13.64%) 4G
13 12 (13.64%) 3G
13 12 (13.64%) MPLS
13 12 (13.64%) Network Design
13 12 (13.64%) 2G
14 11 (12.50%) OSPF
14 11 (12.50%) BGP
14 11 (12.50%) Wireshark
15 10 (11.36%) Data Centre
15 10 (11.36%) Nokia
15 10 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (11.36%) Back Office
15 10 (11.36%) IVR

Cisco Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
3 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (35.23%) Unified Communications
2 30 (34.09%) VoIP
3 20 (22.73%) Firewall
4 15 (17.05%) TCP/IP
4 15 (17.05%) WAN
5 12 (13.64%) 2G
5 12 (13.64%) 3G
5 12 (13.64%) 4G
5 12 (13.64%) MPLS
6 11 (12.50%) BGP
6 11 (12.50%) OSPF
6 11 (12.50%) Wireshark
7 9 (10.23%) SNMP
8 8 (9.09%) LAN
8 8 (9.09%) Wireless
9 7 (7.95%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (7.95%) CTI
9 7 (7.95%) VPN
10 6 (6.82%) PPP
10 6 (6.82%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 31 (35.23%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.36%) Back Office
3 2 (2.27%) Legal
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Billing
4 1 (1.14%) Finance
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (35.23%) Network Engineer
2 17 (19.32%) Cisco Engineer
2 17 (19.32%) Design Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) VoIP Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Network Consultant
7 4 (4.55%) NOC Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Juniper Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.41%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) XML
1 2 (2.27%) XMPP
2 1 (1.14%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Data Centre
1 10 (11.36%) IVR
2 6 (6.82%) Virtual Team
3 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) PMI
4 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.68%) Unix
2 4 (4.55%) Windows
3 3 (3.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.27%) Solaris
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) Migration
2 15 (17.05%) ITIL
3 12 (13.64%) Network Design
4 10 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (6.82%) High Availability
7 5 (5.68%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.68%) Network Management
7 5 (5.68%) Performance Engineering
8 4 (4.55%) Process Improvement
9 3 (3.41%) Change Management
9 3 (3.41%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.27%) Line Management
10 2 (2.27%) Matrix Organization
10 2 (2.27%) Service Management
11 1 (1.14%) ITIL V3
11 1 (1.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.82%) SQL
2 3 (3.41%) Perl
3 1 (1.14%) Python
3 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (80.68%) CCNP
2 65 (73.86%) CCNA
3 45 (51.14%) CCIE
4 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.82%) CCVP
6 5 (5.68%) CCNP Voice
7 4 (4.55%) CCIP
7 4 (4.55%) HNC
7 4 (4.55%) HND
8 3 (3.41%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.27%) CCDA
9 2 (2.27%) Degree
9 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.27%) SCSA
9 2 (2.27%) Sun Certification
10 1 (1.14%) CCDP
10 1 (1.14%) MCSE
10 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (29.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 23 (26.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 22 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco CME
5 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.14%) Nagios
5 1 (1.14%) OVSD
5 1 (1.14%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (1.14%) TrustSec
5 1 (1.14%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 75 (85.23%) Cisco
2 29 (32.95%) Juniper
3 12 (13.64%) Huawei
4 10 (11.36%) Nokia
5 9 (10.23%) CheckPoint
5 9 (10.23%) Ericsson
5 9 (10.23%) Nokia Networks
6 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.82%) Palo Alto
7 5 (5.68%) F5
8 4 (4.55%) Avaya
8 4 (4.55%) HP
8 4 (4.55%) Mitel
9 2 (2.27%) Oracle
9 2 (2.27%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.27%) Sun
9 2 (2.27%) Veritas
10 1 (1.14%) Aruba
10 1 (1.14%) Splunk
10 1 (1.14%) Verint