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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certification
Rank 86 90 112
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +22
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 51 49 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 1.68% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.37% 9.70% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £176 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £431 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 7
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.58% -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £10.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.35 £26.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.60
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -9.27%
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
609 505 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.07% 17.35% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 235 319
Average daily rate £340 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 53 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £18.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
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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 -2 22 £388 +39.63% 14
Cheshire -6 19 £438 +56.25% 2
Lancashire - 4 £268 - 2
Cumbria -6 1 £370 +181.90%
Merseyside - - - - 2
Cisco Certification
England

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 80 (88.89%) Cisco
2 53 (58.89%) CCNA
3 48 (53.33%) CCNP
4 40 (44.44%) LAN
5 34 (37.78%) Firewall
6 26 (28.89%) Wireless
7 25 (27.78%) WAN
8 24 (26.67%) Juniper
9 22 (24.44%) ITIL
10 20 (22.22%) BGP
11 19 (21.11%) F5
12 18 (20.00%) OSPF
13 16 (17.78%) MPLS
13 16 (17.78%) Windows
14 15 (16.67%) CCIE
14 15 (16.67%) Citrix
15 14 (15.56%) Nortel
15 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
15 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (15.56%) Avaya
16 13 (14.44%) Network Security
17 12 (13.33%) Riverbed
17 12 (13.33%) VMware
17 12 (13.33%) VPN
17 12 (13.33%) DNS
18 11 (12.22%) MCSE
18 11 (12.22%) Active Directory
18 11 (12.22%) Finance
19 10 (11.11%) EIGRP
19 10 (11.11%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (4.44%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.11%) CMS
2 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 40 (44.44%) LAN
2 34 (37.78%) Firewall
3 26 (28.89%) Wireless
4 25 (27.78%) WAN
5 20 (22.22%) BGP
6 18 (20.00%) OSPF
7 16 (17.78%) MPLS
8 13 (14.44%) Network Security
9 12 (13.33%) VPN
9 12 (13.33%) DNS
10 10 (11.11%) EIGRP
10 10 (11.11%) Internet
10 10 (11.11%) Ethernet
10 10 (11.11%) VLAN
11 9 (10.00%) DHCP
11 9 (10.00%) TCP/IP
12 8 (8.89%) IP Telephony
12 8 (8.89%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (7.78%) VoIP
13 7 (7.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) SAP BW
1 4 (4.44%) RDBMS
1 4 (4.44%) DB2
1 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (12.22%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Local Government
3 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (31.11%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.67%) Consultant
3 13 (14.44%) Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) Network Manager
5 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Network Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Project Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Network Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) IT Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) IT Security Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Network Technician
10 2 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (2.22%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 5 (5.56%) Firmware
2 4 (4.44%) Thin Client
2 4 (4.44%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.22%) Statistics
3 2 (2.22%) Life Science
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) PKI
4 1 (1.11%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.78%) Windows
2 9 (10.00%) Linux
3 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.33%) UNIX
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) ITIL
2 9 (10.00%) Project Management
3 7 (7.78%) Incident Management
3 7 (7.78%) Network Design
3 7 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
4 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 6 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 6 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (5.56%) Network Management
6 4 (4.44%) ERP
6 4 (4.44%) CRM
6 4 (4.44%) Validation
6 4 (4.44%) Migration
7 3 (3.33%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.22%) Information Security
8 2 (2.22%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.22%) Time Management
9 1 (1.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.11%) Perl
2 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (58.89%) CCNA
2 48 (53.33%) CCNP
3 15 (16.67%) CCIE
4 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (12.22%) MCSE
6 7 (7.78%) CCDP
7 5 (5.56%) Degree
7 5 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (5.56%) JNCIP
7 5 (5.56%) JNCIE
8 4 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (4.44%) MCP
8 4 (4.44%) CCSA
8 4 (4.44%) MCITP
9 3 (3.33%) MCSA
9 3 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (3.33%) CISSP
10 2 (2.22%) CCIP
10 2 (2.22%) CCA
10 2 (2.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.11%) XenApp
5 1 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.11%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.11%) SCCM
3 1 (1.11%) SCOM
3 1 (1.11%) WSUS
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 80 (88.89%) Cisco
2 24 (26.67%) Juniper
3 19 (21.11%) F5
4 15 (16.67%) Citrix
5 14 (15.56%) Nortel
5 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
5 14 (15.56%) Avaya
6 12 (13.33%) Riverbed
6 12 (13.33%) VMware
7 6 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 6 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.44%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.44%) HP
8 4 (4.44%) SAP
9 3 (3.33%) Redback
9 3 (3.33%) Remedy
10 2 (2.22%) Adobe
10 2 (2.22%) McAfee
10 2 (2.22%) Websense
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