The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NCIE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer (NCIE)
UK
Rank 588 635 608
Rank change year-on-year +47 -27  
Contract jobs citing NCIE 5 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.017% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.053% 0.081% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
Median daily rate £290 £400 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +52.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £400 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £474 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NCIE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9414 11094 10598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.78% 20.85% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6917 6023
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 479
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

NCIE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NCIE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for NCIE in the UK

NCIE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NCIE in the UK

NCIE
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NCIE within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 5 £290 -27.50% 1
Berkshire +26 2 £308 -
South East +16 2 £308 - 1
Watford - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
North West - 1 £275 -
Manchester - 1 £275 -
Reading - 1 £325 -
Salford - 1 £275 -

NCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NCIE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for NCIE.

1 6 (100.00%) NetApp
2 5 (83.33%) NCDA
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) EMC
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Data Management
4 3 (50.00%) Brocade
4 3 (50.00%) VLAN
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (16.67%) VCAP
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) FlexPod
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) Document Management
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix

NCIE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) NetApp Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Document Management
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) NCDA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) VCAP
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Brocade
3 3 (50.00%) EMC
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Avaya
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
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