Period
to 10 December 2018

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 6 months to 10 December 2018 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.

Cisco Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 166 138
Rank change year-on-year 0 -28 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 100 80 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.40% 1.12% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.13% 7.72% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 54 81
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £204 £300
90th Percentile £544 £542 £525
Central London median daily rate £449 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.59% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
City of London median hourly rate £30.75 £29.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.03% +77.64% -34.04%
10th Percentile £26.68 £26.50 £16.16
90th Percentile £34.23 £31.50 £16.49
Central London median hourly rate £30.75 £29.00 £16.33
% change year-on-year +6.03% +77.64% -14.08%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 987 1,036 1,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.83% 14.51% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 745 700
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £238 £298 £275
90th Percentile £675 £688 £632
Central London median daily rate £475 £483 £450
% change year-on-year -1.55% +7.22% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 24 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% -0.52%
10th Percentile £13.30 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.08 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.78% +7.89% +1.60%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 82 (82.00%) Cisco
2 62 (62.00%) CCNP
3 50 (50.00%) Firewall
4 39 (39.00%) CCNA
5 38 (38.00%) WAN
6 36 (36.00%) Wireless
6 36 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (33.00%) LAN
8 29 (29.00%) ITIL
8 29 (29.00%) Network Security
9 28 (28.00%) VPN
10 27 (27.00%) Windows
10 27 (27.00%) BGP
10 27 (27.00%) CheckPoint
10 27 (27.00%) Data Centre
11 26 (26.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 25 (25.00%) OSPF
13 23 (23.00%) TCP/IP
14 22 (22.00%) CCIE
15 20 (20.00%) Finance
16 19 (19.00%) F5
16 19 (19.00%) Palo Alto
17 18 (18.00%) Migration
17 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
17 18 (18.00%) Cisco IOS
18 17 (17.00%) SolarWinds
19 16 (16.00%) DNS
19 16 (16.00%) MPLS
19 16 (16.00%) Meraki
20 15 (15.00%) DHCP

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring 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 6 (6.00%) CMS
1 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.00%) IIS
2 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.00%) IaaS
3 7 (7.00%) PaaS
4 6 (6.00%) Office 365
5 5 (5.00%) Datadog
5 5 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (3.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 50 (50.00%) Firewall
2 38 (38.00%) WAN
3 36 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
3 36 (36.00%) Wireless
4 33 (33.00%) LAN
5 29 (29.00%) Network Security
6 28 (28.00%) VPN
7 27 (27.00%) BGP
8 26 (26.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 25 (25.00%) OSPF
10 23 (23.00%) TCP/IP
11 18 (18.00%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (16.00%) DNS
12 16 (16.00%) MPLS
13 15 (15.00%) DHCP
14 12 (12.00%) EIGRP
14 12 (12.00%) IPsec
15 11 (11.00%) SSL
15 11 (11.00%) WLAN
16 10 (10.00%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.00%) JIRA
3 1 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.00%) Banking
4 5 (5.00%) Law
5 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.00%) French Language
6 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (61.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 12 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) Security Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Architect
7 5 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Network Security Specialist
8 4 (4.00%) Network Specialist
8 4 (4.00%) Security Specialist
8 4 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (4.00%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.00%) CISSP Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) XMPP
2 5 (5.00%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.00%) Middleware
4 2 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (1.00%) OAuth
5 1 (1.00%) REST
5 1 (1.00%) SailPoint
5 1 (1.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.00%) Clustering
5 2 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.00%) PKI
6 1 (1.00%) CESG
6 1 (1.00%) Contactless
6 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.00%) Fintech
6 1 (1.00%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.00%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.00%) Windows
2 13 (13.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.00%) Linux
4 7 (7.00%) Unix
5 5 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.00%) ITIL
2 18 (18.00%) Migration
3 12 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (11.00%) Network Architecture
5 9 (9.00%) Information Security
5 9 (9.00%) Network Design
5 9 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (7.00%) DevOps
7 7 (7.00%) High Availability
7 7 (7.00%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (7.00%) Load Balancing
7 7 (7.00%) Web Filtering
8 6 (6.00%) Change Control
8 6 (6.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (6.00%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (6.00%) Network Management
8 6 (6.00%) SIEM
9 5 (5.00%) Project Management
9 5 (5.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.00%) PowerShell
1 8 (8.00%) Python
2 5 (5.00%) SQL
3 4 (4.00%) Perl
4 2 (2.00%) C
5 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (62.00%) CCNP
2 39 (39.00%) CCNA
3 22 (22.00%) CCIE
4 13 (13.00%) CISSP
5 9 (9.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (9.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.00%) MCSE
6 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 5 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (5.00%) Degree
7 5 (5.00%) RHCE
8 4 (4.00%) CISM
8 4 (4.00%) GIAC
9 3 (3.00%) Avaya Certification
9 3 (3.00%) CCSE
9 3 (3.00%) CISA
10 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) HIPAA
1 3 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 11 (11.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.00%) ProxySG
3 6 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.00%) Firmware
5 2 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.00%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (7.00%) Ansible
3 6 (6.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.00%) Puppet
4 5 (5.00%) SCCM
5 4 (4.00%) Nagios
6 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.00%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.00%) Terraform
6 2 (2.00%) vRealize
6 2 (2.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (1.00%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.00%) Cacti
7 1 (1.00%) QRadar
7 1 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (1.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 82 (82.00%) Cisco
2 27 (27.00%) CheckPoint
3 19 (19.00%) F5
3 19 (19.00%) Palo Alto
4 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (17.00%) SolarWinds
6 16 (16.00%) Meraki
7 14 (14.00%) VMware
8 10 (10.00%) Splunk
9 8 (8.00%) Juniper
10 7 (7.00%) Blue Coat
11 5 (5.00%) Citrix
11 5 (5.00%) Qualys
11 5 (5.00%) Red Hat
11 5 (5.00%) Riverbed
12 4 (4.00%) Aruba
12 4 (4.00%) Avaya
12 4 (4.00%) CyberArk
12 4 (4.00%) Fortinet
13 3 (3.00%) Ruckus Wireless