The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco Certification over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Lancashire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certification
Rank 45 27 31
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.95% 0.93% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.55% 3.70% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £286 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.27% -11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.44 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.75% +11.11%
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
157 54 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 37.12% 25.00% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 25 66
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £480 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 11 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.40 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.28% -19.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £17.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £28.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
Cisco Certification
North West

Cisco Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Cisco Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Cisco Certification Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Cisco Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - 1 £238 - 2
Chorley - - - -
Preston - - - - 1
Cisco Certification
North West

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) CCNA
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) IP Telephony
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
3 3 (37.50%) MCSE
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WLAN
3 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) CCIE
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 1 (12.50%) Nortel

Cisco Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) IP Telephony
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WLAN
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) SSL
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
1 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) CCIE
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Kaspersky
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Nortel