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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certification
Rank 91 81 112
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +31
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 43 47 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.43% 1.75% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.92% 9.33% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £232 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £438 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 8
Average hourly rate £23.00 £34.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £10.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.70 £26.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £23.21 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +5.50%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
543 504 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.00% 18.72% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 228 322
Average daily rate £325 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £488 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 51 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £11.70 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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
Cheshire -5 20 £475 +63.79% 5
Manchester -6 11 £275 +14.58% 11
Merseyside +4 4 £200 -56.75%
Lancashire -11 4 £268 - 1
Cisco Certification
England

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (87.64%) Cisco
2 49 (55.06%) CCNA
3 48 (53.93%) CCNP
4 42 (47.19%) LAN
5 37 (41.57%) Firewall
6 28 (31.46%) Wireless
7 25 (28.09%) WAN
7 25 (28.09%) Juniper
8 20 (22.47%) BGP
9 19 (21.35%) OSPF
9 19 (21.35%) Windows
9 19 (21.35%) F5
10 18 (20.22%) Network Security
10 18 (20.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (20.22%) MPLS
10 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
11 15 (16.85%) MCSE
11 15 (16.85%) ITIL
11 15 (16.85%) VPN
12 14 (15.73%) CCIE
12 14 (15.73%) Citrix
13 13 (14.61%) Internet
13 13 (14.61%) Ethernet
13 13 (14.61%) Finance
13 13 (14.61%) Riverbed
14 12 (13.48%) VMware
14 12 (13.48%) DNS
14 12 (13.48%) CCDP
15 11 (12.36%) Active Directory
15 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.12%) CMS
1 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 42 (47.19%) LAN
2 37 (41.57%) Firewall
3 28 (31.46%) Wireless
4 25 (28.09%) WAN
5 20 (22.47%) BGP
6 19 (21.35%) OSPF
7 18 (20.22%) Network Security
7 18 (20.22%) MPLS
8 15 (16.85%) VPN
9 13 (14.61%) Ethernet
9 13 (14.61%) Internet
10 12 (13.48%) DNS
11 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
11 11 (12.36%) EIGRP
11 11 (12.36%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (8.99%) VLAN
12 8 (8.99%) DHCP
13 7 (7.87%) VoIP
13 7 (7.87%) WLAN
13 7 (7.87%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Local Government
4 1 (1.12%) Automotive
4 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Network Engineer
2 13 (14.61%) Consultant
3 11 (12.36%) Network Manager
4 8 (8.99%) Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) Architect
5 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Network Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Project Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) IT Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) IT Security Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Network Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Security Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Network Security Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Network Technician
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Firmware
2 4 (4.49%) Thin Client
2 4 (4.49%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.37%) Statistics
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.12%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.35%) Windows
2 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.74%) Linux
4 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.49%) UNIX
5 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.37%) Android
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.85%) ITIL
2 9 (10.11%) Service Delivery
3 8 (8.99%) Network Design
3 8 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (7.87%) Project Management
4 7 (7.87%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.74%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.74%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (6.74%) Network Management
6 5 (5.62%) Migration
7 4 (4.49%) Information Security
7 4 (4.49%) Validation
7 4 (4.49%) Network Architecture
8 3 (3.37%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.25%) Time Management
9 2 (2.25%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.12%) Security Architecture
10 1 (1.12%) ITIL V2
10 1 (1.12%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.62%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.12%) Perl
2 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (55.06%) CCNA
2 48 (53.93%) CCNP
3 18 (20.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (16.85%) MCSE
5 14 (15.73%) CCIE
6 12 (13.48%) CCDP
7 7 (7.87%) CCIP
7 7 (7.87%) MCITP
8 6 (6.74%) JNCIP
8 6 (6.74%) JNCIE
8 6 (6.74%) MCSA
9 5 (5.62%) RHCE
9 5 (5.62%) MCTS
9 5 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (5.62%) Degree
10 4 (4.49%) ACSP
10 4 (4.49%) MCP
11 3 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (3.37%) CISSP
11 3 (3.37%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.36%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.37%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (2.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.12%) WSUS
3 1 (1.12%) SCCM
3 1 (1.12%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 78 (87.64%) Cisco
2 25 (28.09%) Juniper
3 19 (21.35%) F5
4 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
5 14 (15.73%) Citrix
6 13 (14.61%) Riverbed
7 12 (13.48%) VMware
8 9 (10.11%) HP
9 5 (5.62%) IBM
9 5 (5.62%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.49%) Redback
10 4 (4.49%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.49%) Nortel
10 4 (4.49%) Avaya
10 4 (4.49%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.37%) Apple
11 3 (3.37%) EMC
11 3 (3.37%) Remedy
12 2 (2.25%) McAfee
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