The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco Certification in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco Certification over the 3 months to 22 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 currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certification
Rank 135 142 126
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 798 746 896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 1.47% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.89% 8.26% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 376 433
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £306 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 59 67
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.30 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.65 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £23.61 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-23.21% +7.29%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10117 9034 9808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.06% 17.76% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5715 4861 5051
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 498 610
Average hourly rate £18.97 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.18 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%

Cisco Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Cisco Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco Certification within the UK.

Cisco Certification Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Cisco Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification within the UK.

Cisco Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Cisco Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +8 742 £350 +7.69% 316
London +32 296 £400 +10.34% 112
South East +35 232 £345 +0.87% 68
Berkshire +37 94 £301 -11.91% 24
City of London +32 81 £420 +14.28% 55
Hampshire +21 64 £345 -9.50% 13
East of England -48 44 £300 +16.50% 39
Yorkshire -10 43 £350 +16.66% 36
North West -9 41 £313 +13.63% 16
West Midlands -4 38 £290 +16.00% 18
Scotland -4 36 £400 +18.51% 5
Reading +25 30 £325 -2.25% 6
West Yorkshire -11 28 £325 +8.33% 28
South West -42 28 £325 +8.33% 16
Birmingham +10 27 £310 +0.81% 6
Surrey -10 23 £361 -3.66% 8
Leeds -1 21 £331 +6.00% 23
West Sussex +14 20 £305 +0.41% 3
Cheshire -8 20 £475 +69.64% 2
Glasgow - 18 £421 -
Bracknell +14 15 £238 -20.83%
Bedfordshire -2 15 £300 +9.09% 17
East Midlands -2 13 £350 +9.37% 9
North Yorkshire +11 12 £388 +29.16% 1
Hertfordshire +8 12 £218 -35.79% 13
Crawley +16 11 £335 +19.11% 1
York +15 10 £388 -
Slough +4 10 £375 +19.04% 6
Manchester 0 10 £275 +14.58% 11
Oxfordshire -5 10 £400 +45.45% 5

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1294 (83.81%) Cisco
2 875 (56.67%) CCNP
3 753 (48.77%) Firewall
4 726 (47.02%) CCNA
5 485 (31.41%) WAN
6 471 (30.51%) LAN
7 388 (25.13%) CheckPoint
8 379 (24.55%) Juniper
9 307 (19.88%) Windows
10 295 (19.11%) BGP
11 294 (19.04%) CCIE
12 279 (18.07%) Network Security
13 274 (17.75%) VPN
14 270 (17.49%) OSPF
15 268 (17.36%) Cisco ASA
16 256 (16.58%) MPLS
17 255 (16.52%) Wireless
18 254 (16.45%) Microsoft
19 249 (16.13%) ITIL
20 247 (16.00%) F5
21 221 (14.31%) Security Cleared
22 219 (14.18%) VoIP
23 215 (13.92%) VMware
24 211 (13.67%) Telecoms
25 210 (13.60%) HP
26 206 (13.34%) Microsoft Certification
26 206 (13.34%) Finance
27 178 (11.53%) Linux
28 171 (11.08%) TCP/IP
28 171 (11.08%) Network Design

Cisco Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 93 (6.02%) MS Exchange
2 60 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 21 (1.36%) IIS
6 17 (1.10%) Apache
6 17 (1.10%) Lync
7 15 (0.97%) SharePoint
8 12 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (0.26%) CMS
12 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.19%) nginx
13 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.13%) Confluence
13 2 (0.13%) MediaWiki
13 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 86 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 56 (3.63%) MS Office
3 41 (2.66%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.52%) MS Project
5 5 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.065%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.13%) SaaS
3 2 (0.13%) Office 365
4 1 (0.065%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 753 (48.77%) Firewall
2 485 (31.41%) WAN
3 471 (30.51%) LAN
4 295 (19.11%) BGP
5 279 (18.07%) Network Security
6 274 (17.75%) VPN
7 270 (17.49%) OSPF
8 268 (17.36%) Cisco ASA
9 256 (16.58%) MPLS
10 255 (16.52%) Wireless
11 219 (14.18%) VoIP
12 171 (11.08%) TCP/IP
13 166 (10.75%) DNS
14 161 (10.43%) Cisco Nexus
15 136 (8.81%) EIGRP
16 131 (8.48%) Cisco IOS
17 123 (7.97%) VLAN
18 106 (6.87%) DHCP
19 99 (6.41%) IPsec
20 98 (6.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 15 (0.97%) MySQL
3 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.26%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.19%) MS Access
7 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.13%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.065%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.065%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (0.39%) LoadRunner
2 5 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.13%) JIRA
5 2 (0.13%) Hudson
5 2 (0.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.13%) Subversion
6 1 (0.065%) Ant
6 1 (0.065%) ProC
General
1 211 (13.67%) Telecoms
2 206 (13.34%) Finance
3 97 (6.28%) Banking
4 33 (2.14%) Investment Banking
5 26 (1.68%) Financial Institution
6 22 (1.42%) Retail
7 8 (0.52%) Local Government
8 6 (0.39%) German Language
8 6 (0.39%) Law
8 6 (0.39%) Publishing
9 5 (0.32%) Billing
9 5 (0.32%) Games
9 5 (0.32%) Marketing
10 4 (0.26%) Back Office
10 4 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.19%) Advertising
11 3 (0.19%) Legal
11 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.19%) International Banking
12 2 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 587 (38.02%) Network Engineer
2 164 (10.62%) Cisco Engineer
3 144 (9.33%) Consultant
4 123 (7.97%) Security Engineer
5 110 (7.12%) Support Engineer
6 109 (7.06%) Architect
7 100 (6.48%) Network Support
8 98 (6.35%) Analyst
9 97 (6.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 76 (4.92%) Network Security Engineer
11 73 (4.73%) Network Consultant
12 72 (4.66%) IP Engineer
13 66 (4.27%) Design Engineer
14 61 (3.95%) Network Architect
15 60 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 57 (3.69%) Network Specialist
17 53 (3.43%) Senior Network Engineer
18 49 (3.17%) Network Analyst
19 48 (3.11%) Network Support Engineer
20 41 (2.66%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.59%) .NET
2 38 (2.46%) JSP
3 31 (2.01%) HTML
4 28 (1.81%) ASP.NET
5 19 (1.23%) XMPP
6 10 (0.65%) CSS
7 8 (0.52%) WAP
8 6 (0.39%) Application Packaging
8 6 (0.39%) LAMP
8 6 (0.39%) XML
9 5 (0.32%) WML
9 5 (0.32%) Web Services
9 5 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.26%) DCOM
10 4 (0.26%) SOAP
11 3 (0.19%) EDI
11 3 (0.19%) VXML
11 3 (0.19%) HTML5
12 2 (0.13%) COM
13 1 (0.065%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
2 38 (2.46%) Management Information System
3 36 (2.33%) Thin Client
3 36 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 29 (1.88%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.23%) Clustering
6 16 (1.04%) Blackberry
7 15 (0.97%) NHS
8 13 (0.84%) Firmware
9 12 (0.78%) Replication
10 9 (0.58%) Cryptography
10 9 (0.58%) EqualLogic
10 9 (0.58%) CMDB
11 8 (0.52%) SecurID
12 7 (0.45%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.45%) Statistics
12 7 (0.45%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.39%) FlexPod
13 6 (0.39%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 307 (19.88%) Windows
2 178 (11.53%) Linux
3 123 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 118 (7.64%) UNIX
5 83 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 54 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (2.01%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.55%) Windows XP
9 19 (1.23%) Solaris
10 15 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (0.71%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.32%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.32%) SUSE
14 5 (0.32%) CentOS
14 5 (0.32%) Android
15 4 (0.26%) Debian
16 3 (0.19%) AIX
17 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (16.13%) ITIL
2 171 (11.08%) Network Design
3 124 (8.03%) Load Balancing
4 114 (7.38%) Network Management
5 90 (5.83%) Migration
6 77 (4.99%) Project Management
7 61 (3.95%) Network Architecture
8 57 (3.69%) Change Management
9 56 (3.63%) Service Delivery
9 56 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 52 (3.37%) Incident Management
11 47 (3.04%) Change Control
12 40 (2.59%) Service Management
12 40 (2.59%) E-Commerce
13 38 (2.46%) Network Monitoring
14 37 (2.40%) PRINCE2
15 35 (2.27%) Problem Management
16 31 (2.01%) Capacity Planning
17 30 (1.94%) Information Security
18 29 (1.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 61 (3.95%) SQL
2 49 (3.17%) PowerShell
3 39 (2.53%) C
4 36 (2.33%) Perl
5 29 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 29 (1.88%) VB
6 25 (1.62%) Java
7 21 (1.36%) C#
8 15 (0.97%) VBScript
9 8 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.52%) Tcl
9 8 (0.52%) PHP
10 6 (0.39%) Python
10 6 (0.39%) C++
11 5 (0.32%) Lisp
12 4 (0.26%) Ruby
12 4 (0.26%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.065%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.065%) R
13 1 (0.065%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 875 (56.67%) CCNP
2 726 (47.02%) CCNA
3 294 (19.04%) CCIE
4 221 (14.31%) Security Cleared
5 206 (13.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 167 (10.82%) SC Cleared
7 143 (9.26%) MCSE
8 116 (7.51%) CCDP
9 112 (7.25%) CISSP
10 96 (6.22%) CCSE
11 89 (5.76%) Degree
12 85 (5.51%) MCITP
13 66 (4.27%) CCSP
14 64 (4.15%) CCSA
15 61 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 53 (3.43%) DV Cleared
16 53 (3.43%) MCSA
17 52 (3.37%) ISTQB
18 46 (2.98%) CCVP
18 46 (2.98%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.08%) SLA
2 38 (2.46%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.55%) QA
5 13 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.52%) COBIT
7 6 (0.39%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.19%) GPG13
System Software
1 159 (10.30%) Active Directory
2 110 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.59%) vSphere
3 40 (2.59%) XenApp
4 27 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.23%) XenDesktop
6 17 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.84%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.71%) ProxySG
9 9 (0.58%) Snort
9 9 (0.58%) XenServer
10 6 (0.39%) VMware Server
10 6 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 6 (0.39%) NFS
11 4 (0.26%) SRDF
12 3 (0.19%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.19%) KVM
12 3 (0.19%) Squid
13 2 (0.13%) Postfix
13 2 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (6.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 43 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
3 30 (1.94%) Cisco UCCE
4 26 (1.68%) FortiGate
4 26 (1.68%) SCCM
5 20 (1.30%) OPNET
6 18 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
7 16 (1.04%) CiscoWorks
8 13 (0.84%) NetBackup
9 12 (0.78%) Nessus
10 9 (0.58%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.58%) WSUS
11 8 (0.52%) SCOM
11 8 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
11 8 (0.52%) OpenView
12 7 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.32%) MAILsweeper
13 5 (0.32%) Cacti
14 4 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
14 4 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1294 (83.81%) Cisco
2 388 (25.13%) CheckPoint
3 379 (24.55%) Juniper
4 254 (16.45%) Microsoft
5 247 (16.00%) F5
6 215 (13.92%) VMware
7 210 (13.60%) HP
8 167 (10.82%) Citrix
9 148 (9.59%) Blue Coat
10 69 (4.47%) McAfee
11 60 (3.89%) SolarWinds
12 59 (3.82%) Riverbed
13 46 (2.98%) Nokia
14 40 (2.59%) Avaya
15 38 (2.46%) Oracle
16 37 (2.40%) Fortinet
17 33 (2.14%) EMC
18 30 (1.94%) Symantec
19 29 (1.88%) Nortel
20 28 (1.81%) BT
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