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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certification
Rank 75 76 96
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 57 47 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.81% 1.76% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.63% 8.74% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 13
Average daily rate
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£273 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £150 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -24.24%
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
592 538 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.82% 20.16% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 239 223
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £577 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 60 32
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £17.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -5.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £36.25 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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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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
Manchester +7 29 £260 +15.55% 22
Cheshire +6 23 £300 -25.00% 9
Lancashire -18 2 £235 - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cisco Certification
England

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 105 (88.98%) Cisco
2 84 (71.19%) CCNA
3 74 (62.71%) CCNP
4 43 (36.44%) WAN
5 39 (33.05%) LAN
6 27 (22.88%) CCIE
7 26 (22.03%) MPLS
8 25 (21.19%) Juniper
8 25 (21.19%) Wireless
8 25 (21.19%) VPN
9 23 (19.49%) Firewall
9 23 (19.49%) OSPF
10 22 (18.64%) Linux
11 21 (17.80%) ITIL
12 19 (16.10%) Microsoft
12 19 (16.10%) BGP
12 19 (16.10%) Avaya
12 19 (16.10%) VLAN
13 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
13 18 (15.25%) CCIP
14 17 (14.41%) HP
14 17 (14.41%) Nortel
14 17 (14.41%) Windows
14 17 (14.41%) BT
14 17 (14.41%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (13.56%) DHCP
16 15 (12.71%) Citrix
16 15 (12.71%) UNIX
16 15 (12.71%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (12.71%) HSRP

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (5.93%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.24%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.69%) Apache
3 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.85%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (36.44%) WAN
2 39 (33.05%) LAN
3 26 (22.03%) MPLS
4 25 (21.19%) Wireless
4 25 (21.19%) VPN
5 23 (19.49%) Firewall
5 23 (19.49%) OSPF
6 19 (16.10%) BGP
6 19 (16.10%) VLAN
7 17 (14.41%) Cisco IOS
8 16 (13.56%) DHCP
9 15 (12.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (12.71%) HSRP
10 14 (11.86%) IPv6
11 13 (11.02%) BT 21CN
11 13 (11.02%) IPv4
11 13 (11.02%) Ethernet
11 13 (11.02%) Broadband
11 13 (11.02%) L2TP
11 13 (11.02%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.24%) Relational Database
1 5 (4.24%) RDBMS
1 5 (4.24%) DB2
1 5 (4.24%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.69%) PerformancePoint
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.32%) Local Government
3 9 (7.63%) Finance
4 2 (1.69%) Publishing
5 1 (0.85%) Law
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Back Office
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (36.44%) Network Engineer
2 18 (15.25%) Analyst
3 15 (12.71%) IP Engineer
4 13 (11.02%) Implementation Engineer
4 13 (11.02%) Operations Engineer
4 13 (11.02%) Consultant
5 10 (8.47%) Network Analyst
6 9 (7.63%) Network Manager
7 8 (6.78%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Security Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Project Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Network Consultant
10 5 (4.24%) Network Security Manager
10 5 (4.24%) Security Manager
10 5 (4.24%) Network Specialist
11 4 (3.39%) Senior Network Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.54%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.69%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) CMDB
2 5 (4.24%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.39%) Life Science
4 2 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.85%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) CCTV
5 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.64%) Linux
2 17 (14.41%) Windows
3 15 (12.71%) UNIX
4 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.39%) Android
6 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.69%) HPUX
7 2 (1.69%) Solaris
7 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.80%) ITIL
2 10 (8.47%) Network Management
3 8 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (5.93%) Migration
4 7 (5.93%) Change Management
4 7 (5.93%) Network Design
5 6 (5.08%) CRM
5 6 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (4.24%) ERP
6 5 (4.24%) Project Management
7 4 (3.39%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.54%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.54%) Coaching
8 3 (2.54%) People Management
8 3 (2.54%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.54%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.69%) Data Migration
9 2 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.39%) SQL
2 2 (1.69%) PHP
3 1 (0.85%) C
3 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 84 (71.19%) CCNA
2 74 (62.71%) CCNP
3 27 (22.88%) CCIE
4 18 (15.25%) CCIP
5 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (11.02%) JNCIA
6 13 (11.02%) JNCIP
6 13 (11.02%) MCSE
7 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.93%) CCDP
9 6 (5.08%) MCITP
9 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
9 6 (5.08%) MCSA
10 5 (4.24%) RHCSA
10 5 (4.24%) RHCE
10 5 (4.24%) IBM Certification
10 5 (4.24%) ACSP
10 5 (4.24%) MCDST
10 5 (4.24%) MCTS
10 5 (4.24%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) SLA
1 5 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 14 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.69%) XenApp
5 2 (1.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.69%) UAG
6 1 (0.85%) vSphere
6 1 (0.85%) NFS
6 1 (0.85%) Xen
6 1 (0.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) HP NNM
2 3 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 105 (88.98%) Cisco
2 25 (21.19%) Juniper
3 19 (16.10%) Microsoft
3 19 (16.10%) Avaya
4 17 (14.41%) HP
4 17 (14.41%) Nortel
4 17 (14.41%) BT
5 15 (12.71%) Citrix
6 14 (11.86%) VMware
7 9 (7.63%) Red Hat
8 8 (6.78%) SolarWinds
9 7 (5.93%) EMC
10 6 (5.08%) Opsware
10 6 (5.08%) NetScout
10 6 (5.08%) CheckPoint
10 6 (5.08%) IBM
11 5 (4.24%) Meraki
11 5 (4.24%) SAP
11 5 (4.24%) NetApp
11 5 (4.24%) Apple
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