The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco Certification in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco Certification over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certification
Rank 69 100 87
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 83 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.23% 1.19% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.19% 6.14% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £334 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.92% +16.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £41.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.00 £45.00 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.00%
Cisco Certification
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
742 619 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.89% 19.45% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 314 198
Average daily rate £378 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 77 39
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.80 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

Cisco Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Cisco Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cisco Certification Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco Certification across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Cisco Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cisco Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco Certification across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Cisco Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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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
Manchester +16 33 £325 +20.37% 19
Cheshire +6 26 £475 +42.85% 10
Merseyside -9 10 £375 +78.57% 2
Lancashire +12 5 £463 +85.00% 1
Cumbria -8 2 £355 +42.00% 1
Cisco Certification
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Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 98 (72.59%) Cisco
2 85 (62.96%) CCNP
3 77 (57.04%) CCNA
4 56 (41.48%) CCIE
5 42 (31.11%) LAN
6 41 (30.37%) WAN
7 39 (28.89%) Firewall
8 35 (25.93%) Juniper
9 34 (25.19%) VPN
10 30 (22.22%) Data Centre
11 29 (21.48%) OSPF
11 29 (21.48%) BGP
12 26 (19.26%) MPLS
13 21 (15.56%) Wireless
13 21 (15.56%) Network Security
14 19 (14.07%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (14.07%) Telecoms
14 19 (14.07%) DHCP
15 18 (13.33%) Linux
15 18 (13.33%) UNIX
15 18 (13.33%) JNCIP
16 17 (12.59%) JNCIA
16 17 (12.59%) Citrix
16 17 (12.59%) HSRP
17 16 (11.85%) Junos
17 16 (11.85%) RSVP
17 16 (11.85%) VRRP
18 15 (11.11%) BT 21CN
18 15 (11.11%) VLAN
18 15 (11.11%) L2TP

Cisco Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.48%) TPMS
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.74%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.22%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (31.11%) LAN
2 41 (30.37%) WAN
3 39 (28.89%) Firewall
4 34 (25.19%) VPN
5 29 (21.48%) OSPF
5 29 (21.48%) BGP
6 26 (19.26%) MPLS
7 21 (15.56%) Wireless
7 21 (15.56%) Network Security
8 19 (14.07%) Cisco IOS
8 19 (14.07%) DHCP
9 17 (12.59%) HSRP
10 16 (11.85%) Junos
10 16 (11.85%) RSVP
10 16 (11.85%) VRRP
11 15 (11.11%) BT 21CN
11 15 (11.11%) VLAN
11 15 (11.11%) L2TP
11 15 (11.11%) IPv4
11 15 (11.11%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.74%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (14.07%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.41%) Finance
3 7 (5.19%) Local Government
4 4 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.22%) Publishing
6 2 (1.48%) Retail
6 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.74%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (32.59%) Network Engineer
2 19 (14.07%) IP Engineer
3 17 (12.59%) Analyst
4 16 (11.85%) Architect
4 16 (11.85%) Operations Engineer
5 15 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
6 14 (10.37%) Network Specialist
6 14 (10.37%) Network Architect
7 11 (8.15%) Network Support
8 7 (5.19%) Consultant
9 6 (4.44%) Administrator
9 6 (4.44%) Network Analyst
9 6 (4.44%) Network Administrator
9 6 (4.44%) Network Manager
10 5 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) Network Technical Architect
10 5 (3.70%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.96%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
1 1 (0.74%) Web Services
1 1 (0.74%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.93%) CMDB
3 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.22%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.48%) GIS
5 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.48%) Tandem
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.74%) Life Science
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.33%) Linux
1 18 (13.33%) UNIX
2 15 (11.11%) Windows
3 11 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.11%) Network Management
2 12 (8.89%) Network Design
3 11 (8.15%) ITIL
3 11 (8.15%) Migration
3 11 (8.15%) Change Management
4 10 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (5.93%) Load Balancing
6 8 (5.93%) Information Security
7 7 (5.19%) Change Control
8 6 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.44%) Project Management
8 6 (4.44%) SIEM
9 5 (3.70%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.96%) Stress Testing
11 3 (2.22%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (2.22%) Cyber Security
11 3 (2.22%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.93%) SQL
2 1 (0.74%) Ruby
2 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 85 (62.96%) CCNP
2 77 (57.04%) CCNA
3 56 (41.48%) CCIE
4 18 (13.33%) JNCIP
5 17 (12.59%) JNCIA
6 15 (11.11%) CCIP
7 11 (8.15%) Security Cleared
8 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (6.67%) MCSE
9 8 (5.93%) CISSP
10 7 (5.19%) Degree
10 7 (5.19%) CCDP
11 6 (4.44%) CCA
11 6 (4.44%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared
12 5 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (3.70%) A+ Certification
13 4 (2.96%) MCSA
13 4 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (2.96%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) SLA
2 4 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) BS25999
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 15 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.70%) XenApp
5 4 (2.96%) MetaFrame
5 4 (2.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.74%) Xen
6 1 (0.74%) vSphere
6 1 (0.74%) UAG
6 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.74%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) HP NNM
2 2 (1.48%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (1.48%) SCCM
2 2 (1.48%) SCOM
2 2 (1.48%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.74%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 98 (72.59%) Cisco
2 35 (25.93%) Juniper
3 17 (12.59%) Citrix
4 15 (11.11%) BT
5 14 (10.37%) Microsoft
6 13 (9.63%) VMware
7 12 (8.89%) HP
8 10 (7.41%) NetApp
8 10 (7.41%) Aruba
9 9 (6.67%) CheckPoint
10 8 (5.93%) Opsware
10 8 (5.93%) NetScout
10 8 (5.93%) F5
11 7 (5.19%) SolarWinds
12 6 (4.44%) ArcSight
13 4 (2.96%) Symantec
13 4 (2.96%) AppSense
14 2 (1.48%) McAfee
14 2 (1.48%) Sophos
14 2 (1.48%) Sun
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