The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 North West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certification
Rank 84 88 96
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 54 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.67% 1.18% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 6.52% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 21
Average daily rate £244 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £227 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £353 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £286 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.27% -11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £43.00 £27.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.25% +18.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £19.60 £18.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £29.00 £26.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.44 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.58% +24.44%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
648 445 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.08% 18.16% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 194 283
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 38 29
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £29.70 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
Cisco Certification
England

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 16 April 2014.

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
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 16 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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 25 £248 -10.81% 9
Cheshire +3 19 £150 - 7
Lancashire -18 5 £250 - 5
Merseyside - 4 £220 -
Cumbria -2 2 £250 -
Cisco Certification
England

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 78 (77.23%) Cisco
2 53 (52.48%) CCNP
2 53 (52.48%) Firewall
3 52 (51.49%) CCNA
4 37 (36.63%) LAN
5 32 (31.68%) ITIL
6 28 (27.72%) WAN
7 27 (26.73%) Juniper
8 25 (24.75%) Wireless
8 25 (24.75%) MPLS
8 25 (24.75%) Network Security
9 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
10 23 (22.77%) Windows
11 22 (21.78%) VPN
11 22 (21.78%) Finance
12 20 (19.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (19.80%) CheckPoint
13 18 (17.82%) CCIE
13 18 (17.82%) MCSE
13 18 (17.82%) BGP
14 17 (16.83%) OSPF
14 17 (16.83%) Telecoms
15 16 (15.84%) DNS
15 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
15 16 (15.84%) TCP/IP
16 15 (14.85%) CCDP
16 15 (14.85%) F5
16 15 (14.85%) Cisco Nexus
17 13 (12.87%) DHCP
17 13 (12.87%) NetScaler

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 9 (8.91%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (52.48%) Firewall
2 37 (36.63%) LAN
3 28 (27.72%) WAN
4 25 (24.75%) Wireless
4 25 (24.75%) MPLS
4 25 (24.75%) Network Security
5 22 (21.78%) VPN
6 18 (17.82%) BGP
7 17 (16.83%) OSPF
8 16 (15.84%) DNS
8 16 (15.84%) TCP/IP
9 15 (14.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (12.87%) DHCP
10 13 (12.87%) NetScaler
10 13 (12.87%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (11.88%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (9.90%) Internet
12 10 (9.90%) Ethernet
13 8 (7.92%) EIGRP
14 7 (6.93%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
General
1 22 (21.78%) Finance
2 17 (16.83%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.92%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Local Government
4 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (32.67%) Network Engineer
2 16 (15.84%) Analyst
3 14 (13.86%) Architect
3 14 (13.86%) Network Architect
4 13 (12.87%) Network Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) Network Consultant
5 9 (8.91%) Consultant
6 8 (7.92%) Network Manager
7 7 (6.93%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Implementation Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Network Support
9 4 (3.96%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) Security Manager
9 4 (3.96%) Network Security Manager
10 3 (2.97%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) .NET
2 4 (3.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.95%) Fat Client
1 5 (4.95%) e-Health
1 5 (4.95%) Firmware
1 5 (4.95%) Thin Client
2 3 (2.97%) Statistics
3 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.99%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.77%) Windows
2 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.95%) Linux
5 4 (3.96%) UNIX
5 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.97%) Android
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.68%) ITIL
2 12 (11.88%) Network Management
3 11 (10.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (10.89%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (10.89%) Network Architecture
4 10 (9.90%) Network Design
4 10 (9.90%) Information Security
5 8 (7.92%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (6.93%) Risk Management
7 6 (5.94%) Project Management
8 5 (4.95%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.95%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.95%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.95%) Migration
9 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.97%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (2.97%) Data Security
10 3 (2.97%) Change Management
11 2 (1.98%) Service Delivery
11 2 (1.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (52.48%) CCNP
2 52 (51.49%) CCNA
3 20 (19.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (17.82%) CCIE
4 18 (17.82%) MCSE
5 15 (14.85%) CCDP
6 12 (11.88%) JNCIE
7 8 (7.92%) MCITP
7 8 (7.92%) Security Cleared
8 7 (6.93%) SC Cleared
8 7 (6.93%) MCTS
8 7 (6.93%) CCIP
9 5 (4.95%) Degree
9 5 (4.95%) JNCIP
9 5 (4.95%) RHCE
9 5 (4.95%) MCP
10 4 (3.96%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (3.96%) ACSP
11 3 (2.97%) MCDST
11 3 (2.97%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.97%) SLA
3 2 (1.98%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.94%) ProxySG
3 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) Netcool
2 3 (2.97%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 78 (77.23%) Cisco
2 27 (26.73%) Juniper
3 20 (19.80%) CheckPoint
4 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
5 15 (14.85%) F5
6 12 (11.88%) Nortel
6 12 (11.88%) Citrix
6 12 (11.88%) Avaya
7 11 (10.89%) HP
7 11 (10.89%) Blue Coat
8 7 (6.93%) Kaspersky
9 6 (5.94%) NetScout
10 5 (4.95%) VMware
11 4 (3.96%) IBM
11 4 (3.96%) Redback
12 3 (2.97%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.97%) Mitel
12 3 (2.97%) EMC
12 3 (2.97%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.97%) Apple
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