The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

Cisco Certification
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 51 41
Rank change year-on-year +28 -10  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 33 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.88% 3.78% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.37% 13.17% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 4
Median daily rate £180 £138 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £133 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £360 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £351 £320
% change year-on-year -0.28% +9.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.00
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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 190 167 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 33.87% 28.69% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 106 106
Median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.44% +123.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £42.29 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £63.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in South Wales

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in South Wales over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in South Wales

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in South Wales

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Caerphilly - 13 £175 -
Cardiff +21 12 £179 +27.67% 3
Newport - 3 £288 -
Bridgend - 2 £281 -
Glamorgan - 1 - -
Cisco Certification
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 50 (96.15%) Cisco
2 36 (69.23%) CCNA
3 33 (63.46%) Firewall
4 26 (50.00%) CCNP
4 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 25 (48.08%) ITIL
6 23 (44.23%) LAN
6 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
7 20 (38.46%) Windows
7 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
8 19 (36.54%) WAN
9 18 (34.62%) Windows Server
10 16 (30.77%) SC Cleared
10 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
11 15 (28.85%) HP Data Protector
11 15 (28.85%) HP
12 14 (26.92%) Tivoli
12 14 (26.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 13 (25.00%) VMware
14 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
14 12 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (21.15%) Internet
15 11 (21.15%) SLA
16 9 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
17 7 (13.46%) Intel Security
18 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
18 6 (11.54%) Juniper
18 6 (11.54%) Data Centre

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 33 (63.46%) Firewall
2 23 (44.23%) LAN
3 19 (36.54%) WAN
4 11 (21.15%) Internet
5 9 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (9.62%) Wireless
7 4 (7.69%) BGP
7 4 (7.69%) EIGRP
8 3 (5.77%) FCoE
9 2 (3.85%) Broadband
9 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.85%) IPsec
9 2 (3.85%) L2TP
9 2 (3.85%) MPLS
9 2 (3.85%) OSPF
9 2 (3.85%) PPP
9 2 (3.85%) SSL
9 2 (3.85%) VPN
9 2 (3.85%) xDSL
General
1 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 14 (26.92%) Support Engineer
3 12 (23.08%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Technical Support
5 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 8 (15.38%) Technical Support Engineer
6 7 (13.46%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Installations Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
11 2 (3.85%) Field Engineer
11 2 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
11 2 (3.85%) Juniper Engineer
11 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Engineer
11 2 (3.85%) Switch Engineer
12 1 (1.92%) Cisco Field Engineer
12 1 (1.92%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.85%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 20 (38.46%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) Windows Server
3 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
3 5 (9.62%) Change Control
3 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.92%) Contact Management
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.92%) ITSM
6 1 (1.92%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.92%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.92%) Network Design
6 1 (1.92%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.92%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) C
1 2 (3.85%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 36 (69.23%) CCNA
2 26 (50.00%) CCNP
3 16 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 12 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (9.62%) CCIP
7 4 (7.69%) CCDP
8 2 (3.85%) CCIE
8 2 (3.85%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (28.85%) HP Data Protector
2 14 (26.92%) Tivoli
2 14 (26.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 50 (96.15%) Cisco
2 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (28.85%) HP
4 13 (25.00%) VMware
5 7 (13.46%) Intel Security
6 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
6 6 (11.54%) Juniper
7 5 (9.62%) F5
7 5 (9.62%) Fortinet
8 4 (7.69%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.69%) Citrix
9 2 (3.85%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.92%) BT
10 1 (1.92%) Remedy