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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certification
Rank 62 98 83
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -15
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 86 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.33% 1.07% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.10% 5.84% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £268 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.84% -4.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £200 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +15.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +4.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £21.00 £20.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%
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
775 548 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.03% 18.27% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 273 210
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 48 42
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.17 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +18 39 £305 +10.90% 8
Cheshire +10 22 £463 -2.63% 10
Cumbria -9 9 £350 +40.00% 2
Lancashire +9 7 £290 +8.41%
Merseyside -13 6 £375 +87.50% 4
Cisco Certification
England

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 108 (67.50%) Cisco
2 98 (61.25%) CCNP
3 91 (56.88%) CCNA
4 53 (33.13%) CCIE
5 48 (30.00%) Firewall
6 47 (29.38%) LAN
7 42 (26.25%) WAN
8 33 (20.63%) Juniper
8 33 (20.63%) Data Centre
9 29 (18.13%) VPN
10 27 (16.88%) Windows
10 27 (16.88%) OSPF
10 27 (16.88%) VMware
11 26 (16.25%) BGP
11 26 (16.25%) Wireless
12 25 (15.63%) Microsoft
12 25 (15.63%) Citrix
13 24 (15.00%) ITIL
14 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (13.75%) DHCP
16 20 (12.50%) TCP/IP
16 20 (12.50%) DNS
16 20 (12.50%) MPLS
16 20 (12.50%) Network Security
17 19 (11.88%) Security Cleared
17 19 (11.88%) Active Directory
17 19 (11.88%) SQL
18 18 (11.25%) SAN
18 18 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (11.25%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (3.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.25%) TPMS
3 2 (1.25%) Lync
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (6.88%) MS Office
2 2 (1.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (30.00%) Firewall
2 47 (29.38%) LAN
3 42 (26.25%) WAN
4 29 (18.13%) VPN
5 27 (16.88%) OSPF
6 26 (16.25%) BGP
6 26 (16.25%) Wireless
7 22 (13.75%) DHCP
8 20 (12.50%) DNS
8 20 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 20 (12.50%) MPLS
8 20 (12.50%) Network Security
9 18 (11.25%) SAN
10 17 (10.63%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (8.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (8.13%) HSRP
13 12 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (7.50%) Junos
13 12 (7.50%) VRRP
14 11 (6.88%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (11.25%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.63%) Finance
3 4 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.50%) Local Government
4 3 (1.88%) Retail
5 2 (1.25%) Legal
5 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.25%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (33.13%) Network Engineer
2 24 (15.00%) Analyst
3 17 (10.63%) Architect
4 16 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 15 (9.38%) Network Specialist
6 14 (8.75%) IP Engineer
7 11 (6.88%) Operations Engineer
7 11 (6.88%) Network Support
8 10 (6.25%) Administrator
8 10 (6.25%) Network Administrator
8 10 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
9 8 (5.00%) Consultant
9 8 (5.00%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.38%) Technical Architect
10 7 (4.38%) Network Analyst
10 7 (4.38%) Network Manager
11 6 (3.75%) Support Engineer
12 5 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.63%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.00%) CMDB
3 4 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.88%) FlexPod
4 3 (1.88%) GIS
5 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.25%) NHS
5 2 (1.25%) Tandem
6 1 (0.63%) SecurID
6 1 (0.63%) Statistics
6 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.63%) Handset
6 1 (0.63%) Clustering
6 1 (0.63%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.63%) Life Science
6 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.88%) Windows
2 15 (9.38%) Linux
3 14 (8.75%) UNIX
4 13 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.25%) Solaris
8 2 (1.25%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.00%) ITIL
2 14 (8.75%) Migration
2 14 (8.75%) Network Management
3 11 (6.88%) Network Design
3 11 (6.88%) Change Management
3 11 (6.88%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 9 (5.63%) SIEM
5 9 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (5.63%) Information Security
6 8 (5.00%) Project Management
7 7 (4.38%) Change Control
8 6 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.13%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.50%) Stress Testing
10 4 (2.50%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.50%) Web Development
10 4 (2.50%) PRINCE2
11 3 (1.88%) Service Delivery
11 3 (1.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.88%) SQL
2 3 (1.88%) VBScript
2 3 (1.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.63%) Perl
3 1 (0.63%) Python
3 1 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 98 (61.25%) CCNP
2 91 (56.88%) CCNA
3 53 (33.13%) CCIE
4 19 (11.88%) Security Cleared
5 18 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (8.75%) SC Cleared
7 13 (8.13%) JNCIP
8 12 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (7.50%) JNCIA
9 11 (6.88%) CCA
9 11 (6.88%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (6.88%) CISSP
10 10 (6.25%) CCIP
10 10 (6.25%) MCSE
11 9 (5.63%) MCSA
11 9 (5.63%) MCITP
12 8 (5.00%) A+ Certification
13 7 (4.38%) Degree
14 6 (3.75%) CCDP
15 5 (3.13%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.75%) SLA
1 6 (3.75%) QA
2 4 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) BS25999
System Software
1 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (11.88%) Active Directory
3 15 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.00%) XenApp
5 5 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.50%) MetaFrame
6 4 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.88%) XenServer
8 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.63%) vSphere
8 1 (0.63%) NFS
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (5.00%) HP NNM
2 7 (4.38%) SCCM
2 7 (4.38%) SCOM
2 7 (4.38%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.25%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.63%) Nagios
5 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.63%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 108 (67.50%) Cisco
2 33 (20.63%) Juniper
3 27 (16.88%) VMware
4 25 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 25 (15.63%) Citrix
5 17 (10.63%) Symantec
6 14 (8.75%) HP
7 12 (7.50%) Aruba
8 10 (6.25%) BT
8 10 (6.25%) CheckPoint
9 9 (5.63%) SolarWinds
9 9 (5.63%) NetApp
9 9 (5.63%) F5
9 9 (5.63%) ArcSight
10 8 (5.00%) Opsware
10 8 (5.00%) McAfee
10 8 (5.00%) NetScout
11 7 (4.38%) AppSense
11 7 (4.38%) Sophos
12 3 (1.88%) Red Hat
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