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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certification
UK
Rank 129 133 110
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 866 938 992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.97% 1.85% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.68% 8.79% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 564 611
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £336
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 33
Median hourly rate £25.25 £40.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.65% +102.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.84 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £50.00 £33.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £40.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-37.03% +102.50%

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
8942 10670 10380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.31% 21.00% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5705 6477 6069
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 498 488
Median hourly rate £28.15 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.93% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -4 782 £375 - 218
South East +8 245 £400 +14.28% 52
London -39 234 £400 - 77
Berkshire +18 82 £388 +10.71% 9
Hampshire -13 71 £409 +2.25% 10
East of England +4 59 £300 -20.00% 9
West Midlands +41 58 £350 - 20
North West +33 54 £325 -8.77% 20
Buckinghamshire +43 53 £425 +46.55% 3
Reading +21 50 £338 +12.50% 4
Milton Keynes +47 47 £425 +18.88%
Scotland +39 38 £325 +4.00% 2
South West -8 36 £354 -4.06% 13
East Midlands +5 35 £320 -11.11% 13
Hertfordshire +9 29 £400 +34.45% 5
City of London -25 28 £425 +6.25% 29
Manchester +32 27 £290 -20.00% 18
Yorkshire -24 27 £375 +17.18% 11
Birmingham +16 26 £298 +9.17% 6
North East +5 25 £345 +6.15% 2
Wiltshire +7 22 £399 +10.76% 3
Tyne and Wear -6 22 £348 +6.92% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 21 £350 - 2
South Wales +9 17 £300 +20.00% 2
Southampton +6 17 £400 - 2
Surrey +5 17 £500 +81.81% 14
Wales -2 17 £300 +20.00% 3
West Yorkshire 0 15 £375 - 10
Essex -2 14 £250 -35.48%
Nottinghamshire +9 13 £375 +22.44% 3

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 1659 (84.38%) Cisco
2 1185 (60.27%) CCNP
3 1061 (53.97%) CCNA
4 950 (48.32%) Firewall
5 694 (35.30%) LAN
6 654 (33.27%) WAN
7 477 (24.26%) CCIE
8 460 (23.40%) Juniper
9 433 (22.02%) CheckPoint
10 417 (21.21%) Security Cleared
11 373 (18.97%) ITIL
12 369 (18.77%) Cisco ASA
13 339 (17.24%) Network Security
14 337 (17.14%) Wireless
14 337 (17.14%) Data Centre
15 333 (16.94%) SC Cleared
16 303 (15.41%) F5
17 299 (15.21%) VPN
18 297 (15.11%) Cisco Nexus
19 292 (14.85%) Windows
20 285 (14.50%) OSPF
21 282 (14.34%) MPLS
22 278 (14.14%) BGP
23 253 (12.87%) VMware
24 250 (12.72%) Microsoft
25 237 (12.05%) VoIP
26 232 (11.80%) Finance
27 221 (11.24%) Network Design
28 211 (10.73%) TCP/IP
29 185 (9.41%) DNS

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 (2.75%) MS Exchange
2 32 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (1.48%) IIS
4 23 (1.17%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.17%) Skype for Business
5 19 (0.97%) OpenStack
6 15 (0.76%) Apache
7 13 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.20%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.15%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.15%) SAS
13 2 (0.10%) Confluence
13 2 (0.10%) GroupWise
13 2 (0.10%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 86 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 43 (2.19%) MS Office
3 41 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.051%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.051%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.051%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (2.75%) Office 365
3 50 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.12%) IaaS
5 21 (1.07%) SaaS
6 19 (0.97%) PaaS
7 16 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.10%) Akamai
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.051%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.051%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.051%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 950 (48.32%) Firewall
2 694 (35.30%) LAN
3 654 (33.27%) WAN
4 369 (18.77%) Cisco ASA
5 339 (17.24%) Network Security
6 337 (17.14%) Wireless
7 299 (15.21%) VPN
8 297 (15.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 285 (14.50%) OSPF
10 282 (14.34%) MPLS
11 278 (14.14%) BGP
12 237 (12.05%) VoIP
13 211 (10.73%) TCP/IP
14 185 (9.41%) DNS
15 182 (9.26%) VLAN
16 136 (6.92%) DHCP
17 118 (6.00%) Internet
18 117 (5.95%) WLAN
19 114 (5.80%) EIGRP
20 105 (5.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.71%) MySQL
3 10 (0.51%) Big Data
4 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (0.15%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.051%) DTS
9 1 (0.051%) GIS
9 1 (0.051%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.36%) JIRA
4 6 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (0.31%) StarTeam
5 5 (0.25%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.20%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.15%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.10%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.051%) AppScan
9 1 (0.051%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.051%) git-flow
9 1 (0.051%) JUnit
9 1 (0.051%) Subversion
9 1 (0.051%) Visual Studio
General
1 232 (11.80%) Finance
2 180 (9.16%) Telecoms
3 66 (3.36%) Banking
4 51 (2.59%) Retail
5 29 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 28 (1.42%) Back Office
7 15 (0.76%) Legal
8 13 (0.66%) Local Government
9 11 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.51%) Advertising
11 8 (0.41%) Electronics
12 7 (0.36%) Billing
13 6 (0.31%) Law
14 5 (0.25%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.25%) Military
15 4 (0.20%) Automotive
15 4 (0.20%) Marketing
15 4 (0.20%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.15%) German Language
16 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 967 (49.19%) Network Engineer
2 339 (17.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 255 (12.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 205 (10.43%) Architect
5 137 (6.97%) Security Engineer
6 129 (6.56%) Network Security Engineer
7 116 (5.90%) Senior Network Engineer
8 114 (5.80%) Consultant
9 112 (5.70%) Analyst
9 112 (5.70%) Network Architect
10 102 (5.19%) Support Engineer
11 91 (4.63%) Network Support
12 88 (4.48%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 77 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 73 (3.71%) Network Analyst
15 66 (3.36%) Design Engineer
15 66 (3.36%) Network Support Engineer
16 63 (3.20%) Firewall Engineer
17 56 (2.85%) Network Consultant
18 55 (2.80%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.14%) 802.1X
2 22 (1.12%) XMPP
3 19 (0.97%) Web Services
4 14 (0.71%) CSS
5 13 (0.66%) LAMP
5 13 (0.66%) Middleware
6 8 (0.41%) libvirt
6 8 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (0.36%) .NET
7 7 (0.36%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.31%) REST
9 4 (0.20%) COM
9 4 (0.20%) OAuth
9 4 (0.20%) SAML
9 4 (0.20%) SOAP
10 3 (0.15%) ebXML
10 3 (0.15%) HTML
10 3 (0.15%) WAP
10 3 (0.15%) WCF
10 3 (0.15%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 337 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 89 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 41 (2.09%) Driving Licence
5 40 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 38 (1.93%) NHS
7 33 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
8 28 (1.42%) IVR
9 25 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 20 (1.02%) Private Cloud
11 18 (0.92%) Public Cloud
12 16 (0.81%) PKI
12 16 (0.81%) Virtual Team
13 14 (0.71%) Clustering
13 14 (0.71%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.51%) User Experience
14 10 (0.51%) VCE vBlock
15 9 (0.46%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.46%) Cryptography
15 9 (0.46%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 292 (14.85%) Windows
2 177 (9.00%) Windows Server
3 131 (6.66%) Linux
4 94 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (3.56%) Unix
7 50 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (1.63%) Windows 7
9 21 (1.07%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.56%) Android
11 11 (0.56%) CentOS
12 9 (0.46%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.36%) Solaris
14 7 (0.36%) SUSE
15 6 (0.31%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (18.97%) ITIL
2 221 (11.24%) Network Design
3 149 (7.58%) Migration
4 139 (7.07%) Load Balancing
5 124 (6.31%) Network Management
6 89 (4.53%) Project Management
7 86 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
8 85 (4.32%) Service Management
9 74 (3.76%) Change Management
9 74 (3.76%) Network Architecture
10 68 (3.46%) Information Security
11 63 (3.20%) Service Delivery
12 58 (2.95%) Change Control
13 55 (2.80%) ITIL V3
13 55 (2.80%) Problem Management
14 52 (2.64%) Incident Management
15 50 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
16 49 (2.49%) PRINCE2
17 46 (2.34%) Root Cause Analysis
18 43 (2.19%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 56 (2.85%) SQL
2 51 (2.59%) PowerShell
3 30 (1.53%) Python
4 26 (1.32%) C
5 14 (0.71%) Bash Shell
6 11 (0.56%) Perl
6 11 (0.56%) Ruby
7 8 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.36%) Java
9 6 (0.31%) C#
9 6 (0.31%) PHP
10 5 (0.25%) C++
10 5 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.25%) VBScript
11 3 (0.15%) VB
12 1 (0.051%) R
Qualifications
1 1185 (60.27%) CCNP
2 1061 (53.97%) CCNA
3 477 (24.26%) CCIE
4 417 (21.21%) Security Cleared
5 333 (16.94%) SC Cleared
6 183 (9.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 156 (7.93%) MCSE
8 149 (7.58%) CCDP
9 133 (6.77%) Degree
10 97 (4.93%) JNCIA
11 96 (4.88%) CCSA
12 69 (3.51%) CCDA
12 69 (3.51%) CCSE
13 66 (3.36%) CISSP
14 60 (3.05%) CCVP
14 60 (3.05%) DV Cleared
15 59 (3.00%) CCSP
16 54 (2.75%) CCIP
17 50 (2.54%) MCP
18 48 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.83%) SLA
2 61 (3.10%) PCI DSS
3 35 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.92%) QA
5 11 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.41%) COBIT
7 5 (0.25%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.15%) HL7
8 3 (0.15%) ISO22301
8 3 (0.15%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.051%) BS7799
10 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.051%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 167 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 138 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 39 (1.98%) vSphere
5 37 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.86%) VMware ESX
7 13 (0.66%) KVM
8 12 (0.61%) XenServer
9 11 (0.56%) vCloud
9 11 (0.56%) XenApp
10 10 (0.51%) Firmware
10 10 (0.51%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.46%) NFS
12 8 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
12 8 (0.41%) iptables
13 7 (0.36%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.25%) Docker
14 5 (0.25%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.25%) NDS
14 5 (0.25%) UAG
Systems Management
1 92 (4.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 81 (4.12%) FortiGate
3 61 (3.10%) Cisco UCCX
4 49 (2.49%) Cisco Prime
5 38 (1.93%) Cisco UCCE
6 30 (1.53%) SCCM
7 22 (1.12%) Nagios
7 22 (1.12%) Puppet
8 17 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 16 (0.81%) SCOM
10 15 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (0.66%) Nessus
12 12 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (0.41%) HAProxy
13 8 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
14 7 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
14 7 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 6 (0.31%) Cisco CME
16 5 (0.25%) AirWatch
16 5 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1659 (84.38%) Cisco
2 460 (23.40%) Juniper
3 433 (22.02%) CheckPoint
4 303 (15.41%) F5
5 253 (12.87%) VMware
6 250 (12.72%) Microsoft
7 145 (7.38%) Palo Alto
8 133 (6.77%) HP
9 130 (6.61%) Fortinet
10 106 (5.39%) Citrix
11 97 (4.93%) Aruba
12 83 (4.22%) Riverbed
13 82 (4.17%) SolarWinds
14 79 (4.02%) Avaya
15 74 (3.76%) Blue Coat
16 53 (2.70%) Intel Security
17 37 (1.88%) Meraki
18 36 (1.83%) Nokia
19 32 (1.63%) Remedy
20 30 (1.53%) Red Hat
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