Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 2020 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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 104 82
Rank change year-on-year -39 -22 +36
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 63 131 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.16% 2.08% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 6.49% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 69 66
South West median daily rate £400 £420 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +24.44% +14.41%
10th Percentile £226 £304 £222
90th Percentile £575 £575 £515
England median daily rate £410 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -3.53% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +3.90%
England median hourly rate £23.70 £33.40 £25.69
% change year-on-year -29.04% +30.01% -6.17%

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 1,933 2,020 1,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 35.57% 32.09% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,197 1,143 763
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £213
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £474 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 130 75
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +25.00% -16.88%
10th Percentile £18.94 £17.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 2020. 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 -39 28 £425 - 2
Bristol +3 14 £400 +3.23% 12
Gloucestershire +13 13 £500 +17.65% 7
Somerset +7 6 £200 - 3
Devon +1 2 £200 - 1
Dorset -2 2 £325 -16.40% 2
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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 55 (87.30%) Cisco
2 41 (65.08%) Firewall
3 35 (55.56%) CCNA
4 33 (52.38%) CCNP
5 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
6 21 (33.33%) WAN
7 19 (30.16%) LAN
8 18 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (25.40%) TCP/IP
10 15 (23.81%) VPN
10 15 (23.81%) SC Cleared
10 15 (23.81%) Data Centre
11 14 (22.22%) BGP
12 13 (20.63%) VMware
12 13 (20.63%) Linux
12 13 (20.63%) Juniper
12 13 (20.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (19.05%) OSPF
13 12 (19.05%) Windows
14 11 (17.46%) Migration
14 11 (17.46%) Wireless
14 11 (17.46%) Network Security
15 9 (14.29%) DV Cleared
15 9 (14.29%) PowerShell
15 9 (14.29%) Telecoms
15 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (14.29%) MCSE
15 9 (14.29%) VoIP
15 9 (14.29%) DNS
15 9 (14.29%) Palo Alto

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 5 (7.94%) Confluence
2 4 (6.35%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.17%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.17%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Azure
2 2 (3.17%) AWS
2 2 (3.17%) GCP
2 2 (3.17%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (65.08%) Firewall
2 21 (33.33%) WAN
3 19 (30.16%) LAN
4 18 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (25.40%) TCP/IP
6 15 (23.81%) VPN
7 14 (22.22%) BGP
8 12 (19.05%) OSPF
9 11 (17.46%) Network Security
9 11 (17.46%) Wireless
10 9 (14.29%) DNS
10 9 (14.29%) VoIP
11 8 (12.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (12.70%) MPLS
12 7 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
13 6 (9.52%) Cisco Firepower
13 6 (9.52%) IPsec
13 6 (9.52%) SSL
14 5 (7.94%) VLAN
14 5 (7.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) Big Data
2 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.17%) MySQL
2 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) JIRA
2 6 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.17%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.17%) git-flow
4 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.17%) Robot Framework
4 2 (3.17%) TestRail
General
1 9 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Public Sector
2 5 (7.94%) Publishing
3 3 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) French Language
4 1 (1.59%) German Language
Job Titles
1 41 (65.08%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Consultant
5 3 (4.76%) Design Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Designer
5 3 (4.76%) Network Designer
5 3 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Automation Tester
6 2 (3.17%) Field Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Network Consultant
6 2 (3.17%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) REST
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.17%) GraphQL
2 2 (3.17%) Kafka
2 2 (3.17%) Node.js
2 2 (3.17%) React
2 2 (3.17%) Spring
2 2 (3.17%) Spring MVC
2 2 (3.17%) Vue.js
3 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) PKI
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.59%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.59%) NHS
5 1 (1.59%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Linux
2 12 (19.05%) Windows
3 9 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.76%) CentOS
5 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.17%) Android
6 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.59%) Fedora
7 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Migration
2 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (12.70%) Network Design
3 8 (12.70%) Service Delivery
4 7 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (9.52%) NsoIT
6 5 (7.94%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
6 5 (7.94%) ITIL
6 5 (7.94%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.35%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.35%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (6.35%) Systems Engineering
8 3 (4.76%) SIEM
8 3 (4.76%) System Testing
8 3 (4.76%) V-Model
8 3 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.70%) Python
3 6 (9.52%) C
4 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.17%) Perl
5 2 (3.17%) PHP
5 2 (3.17%) SQL
6 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (55.56%) CCNA
2 33 (52.38%) CCNP
3 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
4 15 (23.81%) SC Cleared
5 9 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 9 (14.29%) MCSE
5 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (12.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (9.52%) CCDP
7 6 (9.52%) CCIE
8 4 (6.35%) CISSP
9 3 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (4.76%) Degree
9 3 (4.76%) GIAC
9 3 (4.76%) JNCIS
9 3 (4.76%) Linux+ Certification
9 3 (4.76%) MCSA
9 3 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (4.76%) SANS
9 3 (4.76%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) PMO
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 13 (20.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.76%) Docker
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (4.76%) vSphere
4 1 (1.59%) NFS
4 1 (1.59%) Samba
4 1 (1.59%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) vCenter Server
2 3 (4.76%) Ansible
2 3 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.76%) Puppet
3 2 (3.17%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.17%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.59%) Icinga
4 1 (1.59%) Nagios
4 1 (1.59%) OpenNMS
4 1 (1.59%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (87.30%) Cisco
2 13 (20.63%) Juniper
2 13 (20.63%) VMware
3 9 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
5 7 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 6 (9.52%) F5
6 6 (9.52%) McAfee
7 5 (7.94%) Atlassian
7 5 (7.94%) Riverbed
7 5 (7.94%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.76%) Brocade
8 3 (4.76%) HP
8 3 (4.76%) Oracle
8 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.17%) Dell
9 2 (3.17%) Forcepoint
9 2 (3.17%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.17%) Google
9 2 (3.17%) NetApp