The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certification
London / City of London
Rank 115 127 91
Rank change year-on-year +12 -36  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 38 34 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.27% 1.03% 2.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.94% 7.00% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 88
Median daily rate £364 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% -4.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £228 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +36.90% -  

Cisco Certification 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 advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 425 486 844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.19% 14.78% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 350 627
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.96 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the City of London

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Certification in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the City of London

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the City of London

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the City of London

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 58 (80.56%) Cisco
2 42 (58.33%) Firewall
3 40 (55.56%) CCNP
4 29 (40.28%) CCNA
5 25 (34.72%) Finance
6 23 (31.94%) WAN
6 23 (31.94%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (25.00%) Network Security
7 18 (25.00%) Palo Alto
7 18 (25.00%) LAN
8 17 (23.61%) BGP
9 16 (22.22%) Data Centre
10 15 (20.83%) Wireless
10 15 (20.83%) OSPF
10 15 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 15 (20.83%) Windows
11 14 (19.44%) VPN
11 14 (19.44%) F5
12 13 (18.06%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (18.06%) CheckPoint
13 12 (16.67%) Banking
13 12 (16.67%) Citrix
13 12 (16.67%) MPLS
13 12 (16.67%) CCIE
13 12 (16.67%) Juniper
14 10 (13.89%) Active Directory
14 10 (13.89%) CCSP
14 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (13.89%) MCSE
14 10 (13.89%) Network Management

Cisco Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 7 (9.72%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Office 365
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (58.33%) Firewall
2 23 (31.94%) Cisco ASA
2 23 (31.94%) WAN
3 18 (25.00%) LAN
3 18 (25.00%) Network Security
4 17 (23.61%) BGP
5 15 (20.83%) OSPF
5 15 (20.83%) Wireless
6 14 (19.44%) VPN
7 13 (18.06%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (16.67%) MPLS
9 7 (9.72%) EIGRP
10 6 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (8.33%) SAN
10 6 (8.33%) SNMP
10 6 (8.33%) Unified Communications
10 6 (8.33%) VLAN
11 5 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (6.94%) HSRP
11 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 25 (34.72%) Finance
2 12 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.78%) French Language
5 1 (1.39%) Back Office
5 1 (1.39%) German Language
5 1 (1.39%) Military
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) Network Engineer
2 16 (22.22%) Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (12.50%) Architect
5 9 (12.50%) Network Architect
6 8 (11.11%) Cisco Analyst
6 8 (11.11%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 8 (11.11%) Network Analyst
6 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Firewall Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Security Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Support Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Senior Firewall Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) XMPP
2 2 (2.78%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Windows
2 10 (13.89%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.11%) Linux
4 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.94%) Windows 10
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.89%) Network Management
2 8 (11.11%) Migration
3 7 (9.72%) ITIL
3 7 (9.72%) Network Architecture
4 5 (6.94%) Validation
5 4 (5.56%) High Availability
5 4 (5.56%) Investment Management
5 4 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.17%) Information Security
6 3 (4.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (4.17%) Network Design
6 3 (4.17%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (4.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 2 (2.78%) Change Management
7 2 (2.78%) Project Management
7 2 (2.78%) Security Architecture
7 2 (2.78%) Software Audit
7 2 (2.78%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (1.39%) C
2 1 (1.39%) C#
2 1 (1.39%) Perl
2 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (55.56%) CCNP
2 29 (40.28%) CCNA
3 12 (16.67%) CCIE
4 10 (13.89%) CCSP
4 10 (13.89%) MCSE
4 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (12.50%) CCSE
6 6 (8.33%) CCMSE
7 5 (6.94%) Degree
8 3 (4.17%) CCDE
8 3 (4.17%) CCDP
8 3 (4.17%) CISSP
8 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (2.78%) CCSA
9 2 (2.78%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.39%) CCNP Voice
10 1 (1.39%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.94%) XenApp
4 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.78%) vSphere
5 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (80.56%) Cisco
2 18 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 15 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 14 (19.44%) F5
5 13 (18.06%) CheckPoint
6 12 (16.67%) Citrix
6 12 (16.67%) Juniper
7 8 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 8 (11.11%) VMware
8 7 (9.72%) Meraki
9 5 (6.94%) Blue Coat
9 5 (6.94%) Fortinet
10 4 (5.56%) Arista
10 4 (5.56%) Aruba
10 4 (5.56%) NetScout
10 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.78%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.39%) Imperva
12 1 (1.39%) Infoblox
12 1 (1.39%) Splunk
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