Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 August 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 > South West
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 115 60
Rank change year-on-year +6 -55 +55
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 104 92 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.91% 1.68% 3.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.90% 5.39% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 52 118
South West median daily rate £340 £323 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.43% -7.92% -12.44%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £250
90th Percentile £550 £488 £402
England median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 16
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £42.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +69.70% -49.68%
10th Percentile £38.80 £34.45 £19.63
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £43.88
England median hourly rate £29.50 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.28% +22.00% +4.71%

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 South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,508 1,707 1,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.70% 31.22% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 1,007 1,089
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.91%
10th Percentile £250 £230 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £427 £415
% change year-on-year +5.39% +2.89% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 130 107
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -5.36%
10th Percentile £16.75 £16.98 £20.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £53.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year -21.74% +6.48% +20.00%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the South West

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the South West

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the South West over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the South West

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the South West

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Wiltshire +11 39 £430 +32.31% 4
Bristol -2 26 £338 +53.41% 5
Gloucestershire +10 19 £304 +12.92% 6
Devon +6 7 £190 -45.71% 2
Dorset -3 5 £375 -21.05% 3
Somerset -3 5 £300 +7.62% 3
Cornwall -14 1 £190 -43.70% 1
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 South West region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 89 (85.58%) Cisco
2 72 (69.23%) CCNA
3 46 (44.23%) Security Cleared
4 45 (43.27%) CCNP
5 35 (33.65%) Windows
6 34 (32.69%) Firewall
7 33 (31.73%) LAN
8 32 (30.77%) VMware
9 31 (29.81%) SC Cleared
10 30 (28.85%) Windows Server
11 29 (27.88%) WAN
12 23 (22.12%) BGP
12 23 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (21.15%) ITIL
14 21 (20.19%) Microsoft
14 21 (20.19%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (16.35%) MCSA
16 16 (15.38%) Service Management
16 16 (15.38%) Data Centre
16 16 (15.38%) DV Cleared
17 15 (14.42%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (14.42%) OSPF
18 14 (13.46%) vCenter Server
19 12 (11.54%) Cisco Prime
19 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
19 12 (11.54%) TCP/IP
19 12 (11.54%) VoIP
19 12 (11.54%) Wireless
19 12 (11.54%) Telecoms

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 10 (9.62%) IIS
2 3 (2.88%) Confluence
2 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 34 (32.69%) Firewall
2 33 (31.73%) LAN
3 29 (27.88%) WAN
4 23 (22.12%) BGP
5 21 (20.19%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (14.42%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (14.42%) OSPF
7 12 (11.54%) TCP/IP
7 12 (11.54%) VLAN
7 12 (11.54%) VoIP
7 12 (11.54%) Wireless
8 11 (10.58%) DNS
8 11 (10.58%) EIGRP
9 10 (9.62%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (8.65%) DMZ
10 9 (8.65%) Wireshark
11 8 (7.69%) Network Security
12 7 (6.73%) NX-OS
13 5 (4.81%) DMVPN
13 5 (4.81%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) MySQL
1 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (2.88%) JIRA
2 2 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (11.54%) Finance
1 12 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.81%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.96%) Banking
3 1 (0.96%) Electronics
3 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (49.04%) Network Engineer
2 12 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
2 12 (11.54%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 11 (10.58%) Analyst
4 10 (9.62%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Network Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Designer
8 6 (5.77%) Network Designer
8 6 (5.77%) PowerShell Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Architect
9 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) IT Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Network Architect
9 4 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) REST
1 3 (2.88%) Spine.js
2 1 (0.96%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.96%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.73%) PKI
3 4 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.88%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.92%) Replication
5 2 (1.92%) RIA
6 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.96%) FMCG
6 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.65%) Windows
2 30 (28.85%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.81%) Linux
6 1 (0.96%) CentOS
6 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.15%) ITIL
2 16 (15.38%) Service Management
3 12 (11.54%) Incident Management
4 11 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.58%) Security Patching
5 10 (9.62%) Capacity Management
6 9 (8.65%) NsoIT
7 7 (6.73%) Migration
7 7 (6.73%) Network Virtualisation
8 6 (5.77%) Network Architecture
8 6 (5.77%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (4.81%) Programme Management
9 5 (4.81%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (3.85%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.88%) Business Transformation
11 3 (2.88%) DNA
11 3 (2.88%) Network Design
11 3 (2.88%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.58%) SQL
2 10 (9.62%) Python
3 7 (6.73%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.92%) C
5 1 (0.96%) Lisp
5 1 (0.96%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 72 (69.23%) CCNA
2 46 (44.23%) Security Cleared
3 45 (43.27%) CCNP
4 31 (29.81%) SC Cleared
5 22 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (16.35%) MCSA
7 16 (15.38%) DV Cleared
8 11 (10.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (8.65%) MCSE
10 6 (5.77%) CCDP
10 6 (5.77%) CCIE
10 6 (5.77%) OCA
10 6 (5.77%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (4.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (3.85%) CISSP
12 4 (3.85%) Degree
13 3 (2.88%) CCDA
13 3 (2.88%) CCENT
13 3 (2.88%) HNC
13 3 (2.88%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.96%) KVM
6 1 (0.96%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (13.46%) vCenter Server
2 12 (11.54%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (9.62%) FortiGate
3 10 (9.62%) SCCM
4 9 (8.65%) Opsview
5 6 (5.77%) WSUS
6 3 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.88%) PowerCLI
6 3 (2.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.96%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 89 (85.58%) Cisco
2 32 (30.77%) VMware
3 21 (20.19%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.62%) Fortinet
5 8 (7.69%) Juniper
6 7 (6.73%) F5
7 6 (5.77%) Oracle
7 6 (5.77%) Splunk
8 4 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.85%) HP
8 4 (3.85%) McAfee
9 3 (2.88%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.88%) FireEye
9 3 (2.88%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.88%) Symantec
9 3 (2.88%) Tripwire
10 1 (0.96%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.96%) Aruba
10 1 (0.96%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.96%) Palo Alto