The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 July 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certification
Rank 118 119 150
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +31
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1113 1067 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 1.87% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.71% 9.71% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 668 486
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 38 33
Median hourly rate £34.70 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.58% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £9.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £49.19 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.35 £22.64 £18.13
% change year-on-year
+64.99% +24.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11458 10991 10636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.28% 19.26% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7161 6594 6003
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 533 476
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +31.57%

Cisco Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 1025 £375 - 300
London -10 354 £400 -3.03% 106
South East +23 261 £375 +7.14% 70
Hampshire +41 100 £400 +4.91% 18
South West +28 99 £339 -15.31% 16
Berkshire 0 91 £375 +25.00% 17
Yorkshire +13 78 £350 - 21
West Midlands -2 74 £375 +18.11% 23
East of England +36 73 £300 -4.76% 23
City of London +17 67 £450 +7.78% 29
Reading +10 50 £325 +20.37% 7
West Yorkshire +15 49 £360 +2.85% 17
North West -39 48 £375 +15.38% 31
Scotland +16 39 £263 -30.27% 7
Leeds +4 37 £360 +2.85% 11
Southampton +28 33 £400 +3.22% 6
Wiltshire -6 33 £351 -17.35% 4
Birmingham -4 32 £400 +25.00% 8
Hertfordshire +29 25 £320 -34.35% 11
Surrey -4 24 £368 +5.00% 16
Manchester -28 24 £375 +15.38% 21
Northern Ireland +12 22 £315 +90.90% 2
Essex +9 20 £265 -39.42% 2
Gloucestershire +7 20 £330 -26.66%
Buckinghamshire +3 20 £369 -13.23% 3
Belfast +10 19 £315 +90.90% 1
County Antrim +10 19 £315 +90.90% 1
Swindon +5 19 £340 -24.44% 2
Milton Keynes +18 18 £369 -7.81%
Portsmouth +2 17 £288 +69.11% 3

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification 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 Cisco Certification.

1 1815 (81.43%) Cisco
2 1398 (62.72%) CCNP
3 1182 (53.03%) CCNA
4 1083 (48.59%) Firewall
5 801 (35.94%) WAN
6 745 (33.42%) LAN
7 524 (23.51%) Security Cleared
8 521 (23.37%) CheckPoint
9 467 (20.95%) Cisco ASA
10 465 (20.86%) Juniper
11 462 (20.73%) Wireless
12 446 (20.01%) SC Cleared
13 429 (19.25%) Data Centre
14 417 (18.71%) Network Security
15 404 (18.12%) CCIE
16 401 (17.99%) VPN
17 396 (17.77%) BGP
18 366 (16.42%) ITIL
19 360 (16.15%) MPLS
20 342 (15.34%) OSPF
21 319 (14.31%) Windows
22 315 (14.13%) Cisco Nexus
23 310 (13.91%) TCP/IP
24 295 (13.23%) F5
25 294 (13.19%) Microsoft
26 289 (12.97%) VMware
27 277 (12.43%) VoIP
28 252 (11.31%) Linux
29 241 (10.81%) Finance
30 223 (10.00%) Network Design

Cisco Certification
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:

Application Platforms
1 74 (3.32%) MS Exchange
2 46 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (1.48%) Apache
4 30 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 28 (1.26%) OpenStack
6 27 (1.21%) IIS
7 23 (1.03%) Skype for Business
8 15 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.27%) JBoss
11 6 (0.27%) nginx
11 6 (0.27%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.18%) Confluence
13 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.18%) iPlanet
13 4 (0.18%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 138 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 65 (2.92%) MS Office
3 54 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.45%) MS Project
6 8 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.18%) BusinessWare
3 4 (0.18%) Eikon
3 4 (0.18%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.090%) Primavera
6 1 (0.045%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.045%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.53%) Office 365
2 30 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (0.81%) PaaS
5 17 (0.76%) IaaS
6 14 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.63%) SaaS
7 10 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.18%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.090%) Yammer
11 1 (0.045%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.045%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.045%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.045%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.045%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1083 (48.59%) Firewall
2 801 (35.94%) WAN
3 745 (33.42%) LAN
4 467 (20.95%) Cisco ASA
5 462 (20.73%) Wireless
6 417 (18.71%) Network Security
7 401 (17.99%) VPN
8 396 (17.77%) BGP
9 360 (16.15%) MPLS
10 342 (15.34%) OSPF
11 315 (14.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 310 (13.91%) TCP/IP
13 277 (12.43%) VoIP
14 217 (9.74%) DNS
15 187 (8.39%) EIGRP
16 165 (7.40%) DHCP
17 150 (6.73%) VLAN
18 145 (6.51%) IPsec
19 132 (5.92%) SAN
20 126 (5.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.39%) MySQL
3 15 (0.67%) MongoDB
4 13 (0.58%) NoSQL
4 13 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (0.40%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.27%) DB2
6 6 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.22%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.18%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.090%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.090%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.090%) Informix
10 2 (0.090%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.090%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.045%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.045%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 18 (0.81%) LoadRunner
3 17 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
3 17 (0.76%) Subversion
4 15 (0.67%) StarTeam
5 14 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.63%) HP UFT
6 11 (0.49%) PHPUnit
7 10 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (0.36%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.27%) Hudson
9 6 (0.27%) JIRA
10 2 (0.090%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.045%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.045%) MSI
General
1 241 (10.81%) Finance
2 191 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 67 (3.01%) Banking
4 58 (2.60%) Retail
5 34 (1.53%) Legal
6 25 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 16 (0.72%) Back Office
7 16 (0.72%) Military
8 15 (0.67%) German Language
9 14 (0.63%) French Language
9 14 (0.63%) Marketing
10 13 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.54%) Local Government
12 11 (0.49%) Games
13 10 (0.45%) Billing
13 10 (0.45%) Law
14 8 (0.36%) Publishing
14 8 (0.36%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 1127 (50.56%) Network Engineer
2 356 (15.97%) Cisco Engineer
3 282 (12.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 211 (9.47%) Architect
5 159 (7.13%) Senior Network Engineer
6 158 (7.09%) Security Engineer
6 158 (7.09%) Support Engineer
7 135 (6.06%) Analyst
8 134 (6.01%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 125 (5.61%) Consultant
9 125 (5.61%) Network Security Engineer
10 122 (5.47%) Network Architect
11 107 (4.80%) Firewall Engineer
12 103 (4.62%) Network Support
13 99 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 88 (3.95%) Network Support Engineer
15 87 (3.90%) Designer
16 82 (3.68%) Network Analyst
17 74 (3.32%) Network Consultant
18 71 (3.19%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.47%) 802.1X
2 27 (1.21%) HTML
3 26 (1.17%) .NET
3 26 (1.17%) ASP.NET
4 24 (1.08%) LAMP
5 20 (0.90%) Middleware
6 17 (0.76%) XMPP
7 14 (0.63%) JSP
8 13 (0.58%) CSS
8 13 (0.58%) REST
9 12 (0.54%) SOAP
9 12 (0.54%) XML
10 11 (0.49%) CakePHP
10 11 (0.49%) jQuery
10 11 (0.49%) JSON
10 11 (0.49%) Web Services
11 9 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (0.31%) SAML
13 5 (0.22%) libvirt
14 4 (0.18%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 429 (19.25%) Data Centre
2 97 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 70 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 45 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
6 25 (1.12%) PKI
7 24 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 23 (1.03%) Driving Licence
9 22 (0.99%) NHS
10 21 (0.94%) User Experience
11 18 (0.81%) Clustering
12 16 (0.72%) FlexPod
12 16 (0.72%) Hedge funds
12 16 (0.72%) Private Cloud
13 15 (0.67%) Virtual Team
14 14 (0.63%) IVR
15 13 (0.58%) AS400
15 13 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (0.58%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.54%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 319 (14.31%) Windows
2 252 (11.31%) Linux
3 176 (7.90%) Windows Server
4 89 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (3.54%) Unix
7 63 (2.83%) Windows 7
7 63 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (1.30%) CentOS
10 20 (0.90%) Solaris
11 19 (0.85%) Ubuntu
11 19 (0.85%) Windows 8
12 18 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
13 13 (0.58%) Windows 10
14 12 (0.54%) AIX
15 11 (0.49%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.45%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (16.42%) ITIL
2 223 (10.00%) Network Design
3 187 (8.39%) Load Balancing
4 153 (6.86%) Network Management
5 152 (6.82%) Migration
6 124 (5.56%) Project Management
7 104 (4.67%) Network Monitoring
8 92 (4.13%) Change Management
9 81 (3.63%) Information Security
10 71 (3.19%) Service Delivery
11 68 (3.05%) Network Architecture
12 60 (2.69%) Root Cause Analysis
13 58 (2.60%) High Availability
14 57 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
14 57 (2.56%) PRINCE2
15 56 (2.51%) ITIL V3
16 54 (2.42%) Change Control
17 50 (2.24%) Incident Management
18 49 (2.20%) Service Management
19 46 (2.06%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 97 (4.35%) SQL
2 50 (2.24%) PowerShell
3 47 (2.11%) Python
4 43 (1.93%) JavaScript
5 29 (1.30%) Perl
6 28 (1.26%) C
6 28 (1.26%) Java
7 21 (0.94%) PHP
8 19 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 17 (0.76%) VB
10 16 (0.72%) VBScript
11 14 (0.63%) C#
12 12 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.45%) Tcl
14 7 (0.31%) Ruby
15 1 (0.045%) C++
15 1 (0.045%) Korn
15 1 (0.045%) Lisp
15 1 (0.045%) Lua
15 1 (0.045%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1398 (62.72%) CCNP
2 1182 (53.03%) CCNA
3 524 (23.51%) Security Cleared
4 446 (20.01%) SC Cleared
5 404 (18.12%) CCIE
6 189 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 167 (7.49%) Degree
8 161 (7.22%) CCDP
9 133 (5.97%) MCSE
10 90 (4.04%) CISSP
11 86 (3.86%) DV Cleared
12 77 (3.45%) CCSE
13 75 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 70 (3.14%) JNCIA
14 70 (3.14%) MCSA
15 62 (2.78%) MCP
16 56 (2.51%) CCDA
16 56 (2.51%) JNCIP
17 55 (2.47%) CCSA
18 45 (2.02%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.67%) SLA
2 54 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (2.20%) QA
4 41 (1.84%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.58%) JSP 440
7 9 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.22%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.090%) COBIT
11 2 (0.090%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.090%) GLP
11 2 (0.090%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.045%) HL7
12 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.045%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.045%) MiFID
System Software
1 189 (8.48%) Active Directory
2 161 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (2.96%) vSphere
4 34 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.17%) VMware ESX
6 21 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.81%) ProxySG
7 18 (0.81%) vCloud
8 13 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.58%) XenServer
9 12 (0.54%) NFS
10 11 (0.49%) Firmware
10 11 (0.49%) iptables
11 10 (0.45%) XenApp
12 9 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.22%) KVM
14 5 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.22%) Postfix
15 4 (0.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 87 (3.90%) FortiGate
2 66 (2.96%) Cisco CUCM
3 56 (2.51%) Cisco Prime
4 47 (2.11%) Nagios
5 40 (1.79%) SCCM
6 28 (1.26%) Puppet
7 27 (1.21%) Cisco UCCE
8 26 (1.17%) OpenView
9 23 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
10 20 (0.90%) Cacti
10 20 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
10 20 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
11 14 (0.63%) Backup Exec
11 14 (0.63%) SCOM
12 10 (0.45%) Ansible
12 10 (0.45%) Netcool
12 10 (0.45%) OPNET
13 7 (0.31%) HAProxy
13 7 (0.31%) SmoothWall
13 7 (0.31%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 1815 (81.43%) Cisco
2 521 (23.37%) CheckPoint
3 465 (20.86%) Juniper
4 295 (13.23%) F5
5 294 (13.19%) Microsoft
6 289 (12.97%) VMware
7 201 (9.02%) HP
8 173 (7.76%) Palo Alto
9 139 (6.24%) Fortinet
10 129 (5.79%) Citrix
11 97 (4.35%) SolarWinds
12 70 (3.14%) Aruba
13 66 (2.96%) Blue Coat
14 62 (2.78%) Oracle
15 51 (2.29%) NetApp
16 49 (2.20%) Riverbed
17 42 (1.88%) Remedy
18 40 (1.79%) Avaya
18 40 (1.79%) Dell
19 37 (1.66%) IBM
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