The first table below looks at the demand for NCIE in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NCIE over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer (NCIE)
Rank 582 541 583
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +42
Contract jobs citing NCIE 6 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.031% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.055% 0.17% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate £344 £431 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% +23.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £431 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.86% +23.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11009 8703 10486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.54% 18.21% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6226 4603 5411
Average daily rate £375 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £532 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 484 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.01 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.68 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%

NCIE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NCIE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NCIE
Daily Rate Trend

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

NCIE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NCIE
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 NCIE within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -39 6 £344 -20.31% 8
East of England -30 2 - - 3
South East -16 1 £350 - 2
London -41 1 £338 -22.85%
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 3
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Kilbride - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

NCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NCIE 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 NCIE.

1 9 (100.00%) NCDA
2 8 (88.89%) NetApp
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) NAS
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
5 2 (22.22%) MCITP
5 2 (22.22%) EMC
5 2 (22.22%) XenApp
5 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 2 (22.22%) VCAP
5 2 (22.22%) CCEE
5 2 (22.22%) CCIA
5 2 (22.22%) FlexPod
5 2 (22.22%) vSphere
6 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (11.11%) Veeam
6 1 (11.11%) XenServer
6 1 (11.11%) Lync

NCIE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NCIE 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 NCIE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SAS
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Lync
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) NAS
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) FCoE
3 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Data Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Architect
2 1 (11.11%) SAN Storage Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Sales Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) SAN Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) FlexPod
2 1 (11.11%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
1 1 (11.11%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) NCDA
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (22.22%) MCITP
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (22.22%) VCAP
3 2 (22.22%) CCEE
3 2 (22.22%) CCIA
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (11.11%) CNA
4 1 (11.11%) Novell Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) CCNP
4 1 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
2 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) NetApp
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard
5 1 (11.11%) Veeam