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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certification
England / South West
Rank 96 58 106
Rank change year-on-year -38 +48  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 44 84 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.69% 2.90% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 8.79% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 59 19
Median daily rate £290 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -5.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £256 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £401 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £24.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.76% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +36.90% -5.88%  

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 the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 812 956 915
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.25% 33.05% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 559 562
Median daily rate £395 £388 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% -8.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 70 29
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +4.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
Wiltshire -17 18 £300 -17.24%
Gloucestershire -3 9 £310 -1.58%
Bristol +1 8 £241 -49.21% 2
Somerset +8 4 £209 -47.81% 2
Devon 0 3 £111 -63.16% 1
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
Cisco Certification
England

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 75 (90.36%) Cisco
2 61 (73.49%) CCNA
3 40 (48.19%) Security Cleared
4 34 (40.96%) CCNP
5 31 (37.35%) Firewall
6 23 (27.71%) SC Cleared
7 22 (26.51%) Wireless
7 22 (26.51%) LAN
8 21 (25.30%) WAN
9 20 (24.10%) ITIL
9 20 (24.10%) DV Cleared
9 20 (24.10%) VLAN
10 15 (18.07%) Migration
11 14 (16.87%) Juniper
11 14 (16.87%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (14.46%) Data Centre
12 12 (14.46%) Windows
13 11 (13.25%) TCP/IP
13 11 (13.25%) VMware
14 10 (12.05%) VoIP
14 10 (12.05%) F5
14 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (10.84%) PRINCE2
15 9 (10.84%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (9.64%) VPN
16 8 (9.64%) DNS
16 8 (9.64%) MPLS
16 8 (9.64%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (8.43%) Network Security
17 7 (8.43%) Network Design

Cisco Certification
Top Related 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 2 (2.41%) Confluence
1 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
1 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (37.35%) Firewall
2 22 (26.51%) LAN
2 22 (26.51%) Wireless
3 21 (25.30%) WAN
4 20 (24.10%) VLAN
5 14 (16.87%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (13.25%) TCP/IP
7 10 (12.05%) VoIP
8 9 (10.84%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (9.64%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (9.64%) DNS
9 8 (9.64%) MPLS
9 8 (9.64%) VPN
10 7 (8.43%) DHCP
10 7 (8.43%) Internet
10 7 (8.43%) Network Security
10 7 (8.43%) OSPF
11 6 (7.23%) BGP
11 6 (7.23%) Broadband
11 6 (7.23%) Cisco Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
General
1 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Military
4 2 (2.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.20%) Billing
5 1 (1.20%) Electronics
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (51.81%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.87%) NOC Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.23%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) Wireless Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Network Operations Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Network Support
6 4 (4.82%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.20%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (1.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (2.41%) CESG
4 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.41%) PKI
4 2 (2.41%) Replication
4 2 (2.41%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.46%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Linux
2 7 (8.43%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) Debian
5 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) ITIL
2 15 (18.07%) Migration
3 9 (10.84%) PRINCE2
4 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
4 7 (8.43%) Network Design
4 7 (8.43%) Service Management
5 6 (7.23%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (6.02%) Project Management
7 4 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.82%) Six Sigma
8 3 (3.61%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.61%) Network Architecture
8 3 (3.61%) Network Management
8 3 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.61%) Open Source
8 3 (3.61%) Time Management
9 2 (2.41%) Demand Management
9 2 (2.41%) DevOps
9 2 (2.41%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) C
2 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.41%) Python
3 2 (2.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (73.49%) CCNA
2 40 (48.19%) Security Cleared
3 34 (40.96%) CCNP
4 23 (27.71%) SC Cleared
5 20 (24.10%) DV Cleared
6 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.82%) JNCIA
7 4 (4.82%) JNCIE
7 4 (4.82%) MCSE
8 3 (3.61%) CCIE
8 3 (3.61%) HNC
8 3 (3.61%) JNCIS
8 3 (3.61%) MCSA
8 3 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.41%) CCDA
9 2 (2.41%) CNA
9 2 (2.41%) CNE
9 2 (2.41%) Degree
9 2 (2.41%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.41%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.82%) vSphere
5 3 (3.61%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.41%) Docker
7 1 (1.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.61%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.41%) Ansible
3 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.41%) Packer
3 2 (2.41%) PowerCLI
3 2 (2.41%) Puppet
3 2 (2.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.41%) Terraform
4 1 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.20%) Netcool
4 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 75 (90.36%) Cisco
2 14 (16.87%) Juniper
3 11 (13.25%) VMware
4 10 (12.05%) F5
5 7 (8.43%) CheckPoint
5 7 (8.43%) Palo Alto
6 5 (6.02%) HP
6 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.02%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.82%) Blue Coat
7 4 (4.82%) WatchGuard
8 3 (3.61%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.61%) Sophos
9 2 (2.41%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.41%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.41%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.41%) Novell
9 2 (2.41%) Remedy
9 2 (2.41%) SonicWALL
9 2 (2.41%) Veeam
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