The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco Certification over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certification
Rank 38 84 53
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -31
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 98 42 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.91% 1.72% 3.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.73% 6.74% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 15 8
Average daily rate
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£301 £315 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.36% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £269 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £409 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.86 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-17.96% +3.88%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
714 623 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.49% 25.53% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 240 266
Average daily rate £375 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% -35.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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Cisco Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Cisco Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco Certification across the Berkshire region.

Cisco Certification Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco Certification across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Cisco Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Cisco Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +31 30 £325 -2.25% 6
Bracknell +12 15 £238 -20.83%
Slough +2 9 £375 +8.69% 7
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - -
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Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco Certification.

1 151 (86.78%) Cisco
2 86 (49.43%) Firewall
3 80 (45.98%) CCNP
4 70 (40.23%) CCNA
5 68 (39.08%) Telecoms
6 67 (38.51%) CheckPoint
7 66 (37.93%) Juniper
8 64 (36.78%) CCIE
9 56 (32.18%) VPN
10 55 (31.61%) OSPF
11 50 (28.74%) MPLS
12 42 (24.14%) BGP
13 39 (22.41%) VoIP
13 39 (22.41%) IPsec
14 36 (20.69%) WAN
14 36 (20.69%) LAN
14 36 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
15 35 (20.11%) Security Cleared
16 34 (19.54%) DNS
17 33 (18.97%) Network Security
18 32 (18.39%) Cisco PIX
19 31 (17.82%) Network Design
20 30 (17.24%) CCSP
20 30 (17.24%) CISSP
21 26 (14.94%) SC Cleared
21 26 (14.94%) F5
22 23 (13.22%) Load Balancing
22 23 (13.22%) Network Management
23 22 (12.64%) PCI DSS
24 21 (12.07%) Active Directory

Cisco Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (6.32%) Apache
2 5 (2.87%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.30%) MS Office
3 3 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 86 (49.43%) Firewall
2 56 (32.18%) VPN
3 55 (31.61%) OSPF
4 50 (28.74%) MPLS
5 42 (24.14%) BGP
6 39 (22.41%) IPsec
6 39 (22.41%) VoIP
7 36 (20.69%) WAN
7 36 (20.69%) LAN
7 36 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
8 34 (19.54%) DNS
9 33 (18.97%) Network Security
10 32 (18.39%) Cisco PIX
11 21 (12.07%) SNMP
12 19 (10.92%) Ethernet
13 17 (9.77%) FWSM
14 16 (9.20%) Internet
15 15 (8.62%) BIG-IP
16 14 (8.05%) RIP
16 14 (8.05%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.72%) MySQL
2 3 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.57%) MS Access
General
1 68 (39.08%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.45%) Finance
3 4 (2.30%) Banking
4 3 (1.72%) Billing
5 2 (1.15%) Games
5 2 (1.15%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Retail
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Automotive
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (32.18%) Network Engineer
2 46 (26.44%) IP Engineer
3 39 (22.41%) Design Engineer
4 25 (14.37%) Security Engineer
5 14 (8.05%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (5.75%) Test Engineer
6 10 (5.75%) Network Design Engineer
7 9 (5.17%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.17%) Consultant
8 8 (4.60%) Analyst
8 8 (4.60%) Network Consultant
8 8 (4.60%) Network Support
9 6 (3.45%) NOC Engineer
9 6 (3.45%) Security Consultant
9 6 (3.45%) Designer
9 6 (3.45%) Senior Design Engineer
10 5 (2.87%) Test Manager
10 5 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (2.87%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.87%) .NET
1 5 (2.87%) XML
1 5 (2.87%) WAP
2 4 (2.30%) SOAP
2 4 (2.30%) WML
3 1 (0.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.45%) Smart Meter
2 5 (2.87%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.72%) SecurID
5 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.57%) DTV
6 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.07%) Windows
2 18 (10.34%) Linux
3 13 (7.47%) UNIX
4 10 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.87%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (2.87%) Solaris
6 4 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.72%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.82%) Network Design
2 23 (13.22%) Load Balancing
2 23 (13.22%) Network Management
3 17 (9.77%) Risk Assessment
3 17 (9.77%) ITIL
4 14 (8.05%) Network Architecture
5 9 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (4.60%) Migration
7 6 (3.45%) eTOM
7 6 (3.45%) Demand Forecasting
8 5 (2.87%) Change Management
9 4 (2.30%) Project Management
9 4 (2.30%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.30%) Test Scripting
9 4 (2.30%) Test Strategy
10 3 (1.72%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (1.72%) Time Management
10 3 (1.72%) Fault Management
10 3 (1.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (1.72%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.17%) Java
1 9 (5.17%) Perl
2 5 (2.87%) C#
2 5 (2.87%) C++
2 5 (2.87%) Python
3 4 (2.30%) SQL
4 3 (1.72%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.57%) C
5 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 80 (45.98%) CCNP
2 70 (40.23%) CCNA
3 64 (36.78%) CCIE
4 35 (20.11%) Security Cleared
5 30 (17.24%) CCSP
5 30 (17.24%) CISSP
6 26 (14.94%) SC Cleared
7 19 (10.92%) Check Point Certification
8 17 (9.77%) CCDP
9 15 (8.62%) Degree
10 14 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (7.47%) CCIP
12 10 (5.75%) MCSE
13 8 (4.60%) MCTS
14 7 (4.02%) CCVP
15 6 (3.45%) CCSA
15 6 (3.45%) JNCIA
16 5 (2.87%) CCSE
16 5 (2.87%) DV Cleared
17 4 (2.30%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.64%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 21 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.30%) NFS
4 3 (1.72%) KVM
4 3 (1.72%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.72%) vSphere
4 3 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (9.20%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.57%) OpenView
2 1 (0.57%) Netcool
2 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 151 (86.78%) Cisco
2 67 (38.51%) CheckPoint
3 66 (37.93%) Juniper
4 26 (14.94%) F5
5 14 (8.05%) Nokia
6 13 (7.47%) Redback
7 12 (6.90%) Radware
8 11 (6.32%) Nortel
9 10 (5.75%) Microsoft
9 10 (5.75%) HP
10 9 (5.17%) Fortinet
10 9 (5.17%) VMware
11 8 (4.60%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.45%) Oracle
13 5 (2.87%) Citrix
14 4 (2.30%) Sun
14 4 (2.30%) Redknee
14 4 (2.30%) Red Hat
15 3 (1.72%) IBM
15 3 (1.72%) Alcatel-Lucent