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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certification
UK
Rank 127 121 112
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 907 1021 983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.00% 1.96% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.62% 9.23% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 612 591
Median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 35
Median hourly rate £26.75 £31.69 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +74.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £12.56 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £44.70 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.69 £31.69 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-9.45% +62.50%

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
9431 11056 10383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.79% 21.26% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6086 6855 5939
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 450 488
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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 22 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 22 February 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 -3 818 £375 +3.44% 231
South East +7 271 £380 +8.57% 51
London -17 260 £418 +7.74% 88
Berkshire +19 86 £350 -3.44% 6
Hampshire -7 82 £409 +14.08% 11
North West +29 61 £325 +8.33% 26
Buckinghamshire +38 55 £425 +63.46% 6
Milton Keynes +48 49 £425 +46.55% 2
West Midlands +12 49 £363 -9.37% 17
Reading +8 44 £350 - 3
East of England +2 42 £375 +3.44% 17
South West -19 41 £315 -13.10% 12
Manchester +25 37 £315 +3.27% 15
East Midlands +5 35 £310 -1.97% 5
City of London -8 33 £413 +10.00% 23
Scotland +20 30 £324 +7.91% 4
Birmingham +21 28 £363 +113.23% 4
Wales +16 27 £263 +34.61% 3
Yorkshire -24 27 £400 +25.00% 13
South Wales +24 26 £224 +59.82% 3
North East +7 25 £345 +2.22% 3
Tyne and Wear - 23 £353 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 22 £360 - 2
Wiltshire -13 21 £405 +11.72% 2
Surrey -5 19 £380 +38.18% 8
Hertfordshire +6 18 £450 +40.62% 10
West Yorkshire -6 18 £400 +6.66% 10
Basingstoke +11 16 £269 +20.89% 4
Southampton -1 15 £375 -6.25%
Hook -1 14 £425 -8.10% 1

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 1645 (84.14%) Cisco
2 1188 (60.77%) CCNP
3 1048 (53.61%) CCNA
4 929 (47.52%) Firewall
5 696 (35.60%) LAN
6 664 (33.96%) WAN
7 481 (24.60%) Juniper
8 479 (24.50%) CCIE
9 467 (23.89%) Security Cleared
10 407 (20.82%) CheckPoint
11 386 (19.74%) ITIL
12 378 (19.34%) Wireless
12 378 (19.34%) SC Cleared
13 357 (18.26%) Cisco ASA
14 345 (17.65%) F5
15 321 (16.42%) Data Centre
16 317 (16.21%) MPLS
17 306 (15.65%) Network Security
18 304 (15.55%) Cisco Nexus
19 297 (15.19%) Windows
20 296 (15.14%) OSPF
21 288 (14.73%) BGP
22 284 (14.53%) VPN
23 249 (12.74%) Microsoft
24 248 (12.69%) VMware
25 247 (12.63%) Network Design
26 227 (11.61%) VoIP
27 216 (11.05%) Finance
28 208 (10.64%) TCP/IP
29 190 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification

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 54 (2.76%) MS Exchange
2 28 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 28 (1.43%) IIS
3 27 (1.38%) Skype for Business
4 20 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 16 (0.82%) OpenStack
6 14 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (0.66%) Apache
8 8 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.15%) Confluence
11 3 (0.15%) JBoss
11 3 (0.15%) SAS
11 3 (0.15%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.10%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 84 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 41 (2.10%) MS Office
3 37 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.051%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.051%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 74 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (3.07%) Office 365
3 49 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.07%) IaaS
5 18 (0.92%) SaaS
6 17 (0.87%) PaaS
7 15 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.051%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.051%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.051%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 929 (47.52%) Firewall
2 696 (35.60%) LAN
3 664 (33.96%) WAN
4 378 (19.34%) Wireless
5 357 (18.26%) Cisco ASA
6 317 (16.21%) MPLS
7 306 (15.65%) Network Security
8 304 (15.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 296 (15.14%) OSPF
10 288 (14.73%) BGP
11 284 (14.53%) VPN
12 227 (11.61%) VoIP
13 208 (10.64%) TCP/IP
14 182 (9.31%) VLAN
15 169 (8.64%) DNS
16 133 (6.80%) DHCP
17 123 (6.29%) Internet
18 116 (5.93%) EIGRP
19 112 (5.73%) Cisco IOS
20 102 (5.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (0.51%) Big Data
3 10 (0.51%) MySQL
4 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.26%) Star Schema
7 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.051%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.051%) DTS
9 1 (0.051%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.051%) MS Access
9 1 (0.051%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.36%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (0.36%) TeamCity
3 6 (0.31%) JIRA
3 6 (0.31%) StarTeam
4 5 (0.26%) CruiseControl
4 5 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.10%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.051%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.051%) GDB
6 1 (0.051%) git-flow
6 1 (0.051%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.051%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.051%) WinDbg
General
1 216 (11.05%) Finance
2 190 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.63%) Banking
4 50 (2.56%) Retail
5 23 (1.18%) Back Office
6 15 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 14 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.66%) Legal
9 11 (0.56%) Electronics
10 10 (0.51%) Local Government
11 8 (0.41%) Advertising
11 8 (0.41%) Law
12 7 (0.36%) Billing
12 7 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.36%) Marketing
12 7 (0.36%) Military
13 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.20%) Automotive
14 4 (0.20%) French Language
15 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 937 (47.93%) Network Engineer
2 320 (16.37%) Cisco Engineer
3 238 (12.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 211 (10.79%) Architect
5 127 (6.50%) Analyst
6 119 (6.09%) Network Architect
7 115 (5.88%) Security Engineer
8 111 (5.68%) Senior Network Engineer
9 107 (5.47%) Network Security Engineer
10 101 (5.17%) Consultant
10 101 (5.17%) Support Engineer
11 95 (4.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 86 (4.40%) Network Analyst
13 84 (4.30%) Network Support
14 77 (3.94%) Design Engineer
15 71 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 60 (3.07%) Network Support Engineer
17 57 (2.92%) Firewall Engineer
18 54 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
19 52 (2.66%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.02%) 802.1X
2 23 (1.18%) XMPP
3 17 (0.87%) Web Services
4 14 (0.72%) CSS
5 13 (0.66%) Middleware
6 10 (0.51%) .NET
7 9 (0.46%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.41%) LAMP
9 6 (0.31%) libvirt
9 6 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (0.26%) WAP
10 5 (0.26%) WCF
10 5 (0.26%) WF
11 4 (0.20%) COM
11 4 (0.20%) OAuth
11 4 (0.20%) SAML
12 3 (0.15%) HTML
13 2 (0.10%) jQuery
13 2 (0.10%) RFC 2547
13 2 (0.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 321 (16.42%) Data Centre
2 105 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 41 (2.10%) Management Information System
5 37 (1.89%) Driving Licence
6 34 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
7 33 (1.69%) NHS
8 27 (1.38%) IVR
9 21 (1.07%) Clustering
9 21 (1.07%) Public Cloud
10 19 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 18 (0.92%) Private Cloud
12 15 (0.77%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.66%) PKI
14 12 (0.61%) CESG
15 11 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.51%) e-Health
16 10 (0.51%) IPTV
16 10 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
17 9 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 297 (15.19%) Windows
2 175 (8.95%) Windows Server
3 144 (7.37%) Linux
4 82 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (4.04%) Unix
6 78 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (1.84%) Windows 7
7 36 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (1.79%) Windows 10
9 21 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.82%) CentOS
11 13 (0.66%) Android
12 12 (0.61%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.51%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.46%) SUSE
15 4 (0.20%) CatOS
15 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.15%) Solaris
16 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.10%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (19.74%) ITIL
2 247 (12.63%) Network Design
3 159 (8.13%) Migration
4 132 (6.75%) Load Balancing
5 120 (6.14%) Network Management
6 104 (5.32%) Service Management
7 93 (4.76%) Project Management
8 80 (4.09%) Network Monitoring
9 74 (3.79%) Network Architecture
10 70 (3.58%) Change Management
11 63 (3.22%) Information Security
12 61 (3.12%) Service Delivery
13 58 (2.97%) ITSM
14 54 (2.76%) Customer Requirements
14 54 (2.76%) Incident Management
15 50 (2.56%) ITIL V3
15 50 (2.56%) Problem Management
16 48 (2.46%) Change Control
17 45 (2.30%) PRINCE2
18 44 (2.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 52 (2.66%) SQL
2 51 (2.61%) PowerShell
3 40 (2.05%) Python
4 21 (1.07%) C
5 12 (0.61%) C#
6 11 (0.56%) Perl
7 9 (0.46%) Bash Shell
7 9 (0.46%) Java
8 8 (0.41%) Ruby
9 6 (0.31%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.20%) VBScript
12 3 (0.15%) Lisp
12 3 (0.15%) PHP
13 2 (0.10%) C++
14 1 (0.051%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.051%) R
14 1 (0.051%) VB
Qualifications
1 1188 (60.77%) CCNP
2 1048 (53.61%) CCNA
3 479 (24.50%) CCIE
4 467 (23.89%) Security Cleared
5 378 (19.34%) SC Cleared
6 190 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 159 (8.13%) MCSE
8 150 (7.67%) CCDP
9 147 (7.52%) Degree
10 114 (5.83%) JNCIA
11 100 (5.12%) CCSA
12 86 (4.40%) CCSE
13 72 (3.68%) CCIP
14 70 (3.58%) CCSP
15 69 (3.53%) CCDA
16 62 (3.17%) CISSP
17 61 (3.12%) DV Cleared
18 51 (2.61%) JNCIE
19 46 (2.35%) MCP
20 44 (2.25%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.50%) SLA
2 55 (2.81%) PCI DSS
3 31 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.87%) QA
5 10 (0.51%) COBIT
5 10 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.31%) ISO22301
7 4 (0.20%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.051%) BS7799
9 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.051%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.051%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.051%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 153 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 141 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 31 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (1.59%) vSphere
5 12 (0.61%) KVM
5 12 (0.61%) ProxySG
5 12 (0.61%) XenApp
6 11 (0.56%) Firmware
7 10 (0.51%) vCloud
7 10 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.51%) XenServer
8 8 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
9 6 (0.31%) Docker
9 6 (0.31%) iptables
9 6 (0.31%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.31%) NFS
9 6 (0.31%) UAG
9 6 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.26%) NDS
Systems Management
1 108 (5.52%) FortiGate
2 100 (5.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 62 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
4 57 (2.92%) Cisco UCCX
5 43 (2.20%) Cisco UCCE
6 26 (1.33%) Nagios
6 26 (1.33%) Puppet
7 23 (1.18%) SCCM
8 21 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.72%) Backup Exec
10 10 (0.51%) SCOM
10 10 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
11 8 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
11 8 (0.41%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 7 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
12 7 (0.36%) WhatsUp Gold
13 6 (0.31%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 6 (0.31%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 1645 (84.14%) Cisco
2 481 (24.60%) Juniper
3 407 (20.82%) CheckPoint
4 345 (17.65%) F5
5 249 (12.74%) Microsoft
6 248 (12.69%) VMware
7 154 (7.88%) Palo Alto
8 145 (7.42%) HP
9 140 (7.16%) Fortinet
10 110 (5.63%) Citrix
11 100 (5.12%) Aruba
11 100 (5.12%) Riverbed
12 94 (4.81%) SolarWinds
13 76 (3.89%) Blue Coat
14 63 (3.22%) Avaya
15 47 (2.40%) Intel Security
16 42 (2.15%) Nokia
17 37 (1.89%) Red Hat
18 35 (1.79%) Huawei
19 32 (1.64%) Remedy
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