Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 109 117
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8 -56
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 155 105 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.44% 1.90% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.11% 6.78% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 53 50
South West median daily rate £425 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +8.53% -7.99%
10th Percentile £280 £201 £190
90th Percentile £534 £550 £489
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 7
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £46.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.52% +69.70%
10th Percentile £41.25 £38.80 £34.15
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £29.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year +45.30% -8.59% +28.00%

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 2,181 1,548 1,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 34.30% 27.95% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,229 786 975
South West median daily rate £468 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.18% +5.13% -
10th Percentile £300 £250 £225
90th Percentile £626 £574 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 109 123
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.13% +3.83% +14.29%
10th Percentile £15.47 £17.25 £16.45
90th Percentile £52.80 £49.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £35.07 £23.00 £28.42
% change year-on-year +52.46% -19.08% +8.28%

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 22 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the South West over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 August 2019. 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 +7 85 £450 +5.88% 7
Gloucestershire -10 25 £440 +44.86% 6
Bristol +2 20 £381 +12.96% 7
Dorset +8 15 £300 -20.00% 10
Somerset -7 4 £250 -16.67%
Devon -12 3 £280 +47.37%
Cornwall +6 1 £350 +84.21% 1
Avon - 1 £450 -
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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.

1 136 (87.74%) Cisco
2 83 (53.55%) CCNA
3 78 (50.32%) Firewall
4 77 (49.68%) CCNP
5 72 (46.45%) Security Cleared
6 50 (32.26%) VMware
7 49 (31.61%) Windows
8 43 (27.74%) DV Cleared
9 41 (26.45%) Cisco ASA
10 40 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 40 (25.81%) WAN
10 40 (25.81%) BGP
11 37 (23.87%) Data Centre
12 34 (21.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 34 (21.94%) OSPF
12 34 (21.94%) SC Cleared
13 33 (21.29%) ITIL
13 33 (21.29%) Windows Server
14 30 (19.35%) F5
15 28 (18.06%) LAN
15 28 (18.06%) TCP/IP
16 25 (16.13%) CCIE
17 24 (15.48%) Microsoft
18 23 (14.84%) Public Sector
19 22 (14.19%) Intrusion Detection
20 21 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
20 21 (13.55%) Migration
21 19 (12.26%) VMware NSX
22 18 (11.61%) vCenter Server
22 18 (11.61%) SIEM

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 16 (10.32%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.16%) Confluence
5 4 (2.58%) CMS
5 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.58%) IIS
5 4 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) Azure
1 4 (2.58%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) AWS
2 1 (0.65%) Azure Stack
2 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 78 (50.32%) Firewall
2 41 (26.45%) Cisco ASA
3 40 (25.81%) BGP
3 40 (25.81%) WAN
4 34 (21.94%) Cisco Nexus
4 34 (21.94%) OSPF
5 28 (18.06%) LAN
5 28 (18.06%) TCP/IP
6 22 (14.19%) Intrusion Detection
7 18 (11.61%) VLAN
7 18 (11.61%) VPN
8 16 (10.32%) Network Security
9 15 (9.68%) DNS
10 13 (8.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 13 (8.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 13 (8.39%) Wireless
11 12 (7.74%) DMVPN
11 12 (7.74%) NX-OS
12 11 (7.10%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (7.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (5.16%) JIRA
2 7 (4.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (4.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.94%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.94%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.65%) TestRail
5 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.65%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (14.84%) Public Sector
2 17 (10.97%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.23%) Finance
3 5 (3.23%) Military
4 3 (1.94%) Publishing
5 2 (1.29%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.29%) Electronics
5 2 (1.29%) Local Government
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 78 (50.32%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.55%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 18 (11.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (10.97%) Analyst
5 14 (9.03%) Security Analyst
6 13 (8.39%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (7.74%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) Architect
8 10 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) Consultant
9 9 (5.81%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 8 (5.16%) Network Architect
11 7 (4.52%) Designer
11 7 (4.52%) SOC Analyst
12 6 (3.87%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (3.87%) Operational Security Analyst
12 6 (3.87%) Operations Analyst
12 6 (3.87%) Security Operations Analyst
13 5 (3.23%) IT Trainer
13 5 (3.23%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.81%) Spine.js
2 6 (3.87%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.23%) REST
4 2 (1.29%) Django
4 2 (1.29%) XMPP
5 1 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (23.87%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.58%) Driving Licence
3 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.94%) NHS
3 3 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.29%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.65%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.65%) Cybercrime
5 1 (0.65%) Handset
5 1 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 49 (31.61%) Windows
2 33 (21.29%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (7.10%) Linux
4 11 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.58%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.65%) Unix
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.29%) ITIL
2 21 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (13.55%) Migration
3 18 (11.61%) SIEM
4 17 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (10.97%) Load Balancing
5 16 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (10.32%) Service Management
6 14 (9.03%) NsoIT
7 13 (8.39%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (8.39%) Network Virtualisation
7 13 (8.39%) Time Management
8 12 (7.74%) Service Delivery
9 11 (7.10%) Ethical Hacking
9 11 (7.10%) Information Assurance
9 11 (7.10%) Network Architecture
9 11 (7.10%) PRINCE2
9 11 (7.10%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.45%) Network Design
10 10 (6.45%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.16%) C
3 4 (2.58%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.65%) Java
4 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.65%) Lua
4 1 (0.65%) PHP
4 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (53.55%) CCNA
2 77 (49.68%) CCNP
3 72 (46.45%) Security Cleared
4 43 (27.74%) DV Cleared
5 34 (21.94%) SC Cleared
6 25 (16.13%) CCIE
7 18 (11.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (7.74%) MCSE
8 12 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (7.10%) CEH
9 11 (7.10%) CESG Certified Professional
9 11 (7.10%) CREST Certified
9 11 (7.10%) MCSA
9 11 (7.10%) SANS
10 9 (5.81%) CCDP
11 7 (4.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (4.52%) CISSP
12 6 (3.87%) Degree
13 5 (3.23%) OCA
13 5 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 40 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (12.26%) VMware NSX
3 16 (10.32%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.58%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.65%) Docker
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.65%) XenApp
6 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (11.61%) vCenter Server
2 11 (7.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (7.10%) SCCM
3 10 (6.45%) SCOM
4 9 (5.81%) PowerCLI
5 6 (3.87%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.94%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (1.29%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.29%) systemd
8 1 (0.65%) Ansible
8 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.65%) Nessus
8 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.65%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 136 (87.74%) Cisco
2 50 (32.26%) VMware
3 30 (19.35%) F5
4 24 (15.48%) Microsoft
5 16 (10.32%) McAfee
6 14 (9.03%) CheckPoint
7 11 (7.10%) ArcSight
7 11 (7.10%) Palo Alto
8 9 (5.81%) Blue Coat
9 8 (5.16%) Atlassian
9 8 (5.16%) Juniper
10 7 (4.52%) HP
10 7 (4.52%) Riverbed
10 7 (4.52%) Symantec
11 6 (3.87%) Dell
11 6 (3.87%) FireEye
11 6 (3.87%) Fortinet
11 6 (3.87%) Oracle
11 6 (3.87%) Tripwire
12 4 (2.58%) NetApp