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 29 June 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.

Cisco Certification
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 105 125
Rank change year-on-year -27 +20  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 37 58 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.13% 1.74% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.89% 10.39% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 62
Median daily rate £425 £440 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +8.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £313 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £544 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £349
% change year-on-year +10.71% +0.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £24.36 - £35.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.68 - £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.04 - £36.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year +17.85% +46.40%  

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 469 558 772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.35% 16.70% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 912 1113
Median daily rate £475 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 36
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.51% -18.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.13 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £95.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 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 29 June 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 62 (81.58%) Cisco
2 50 (65.79%) CCNP
3 36 (47.37%) CCNA
4 34 (44.74%) Firewall
5 28 (36.84%) WAN
6 23 (30.26%) BGP
7 21 (27.63%) LAN
8 19 (25.00%) VPN
8 19 (25.00%) Finance
8 19 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 18 (23.68%) Palo Alto
9 18 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (23.68%) CCIE
9 18 (23.68%) OSPF
10 17 (22.37%) Wireless
11 16 (21.05%) Network Management
12 14 (18.42%) Network Security
12 14 (18.42%) SolarWinds
12 14 (18.42%) Banking
13 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
14 12 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (14.47%) Cisco CUCM
15 11 (14.47%) F5
15 11 (14.47%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (14.47%) Fortinet
15 11 (14.47%) EIGRP
15 11 (14.47%) Citrix
15 11 (14.47%) VoIP
15 11 (14.47%) Windows
16 10 (13.16%) MCSE

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 9 (11.84%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.32%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (44.74%) Firewall
2 28 (36.84%) WAN
3 23 (30.26%) BGP
4 21 (27.63%) LAN
5 19 (25.00%) VPN
6 18 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (23.68%) OSPF
7 17 (22.37%) Wireless
8 14 (18.42%) Network Security
9 12 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (14.47%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (14.47%) EIGRP
10 11 (14.47%) VoIP
11 10 (13.16%) VLAN
12 9 (11.84%) Unified Communications
13 8 (10.53%) MPLS
13 8 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (10.53%) TCP/IP
13 8 (10.53%) VXLAN
14 6 (7.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (25.00%) Finance
2 14 (18.42%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.63%) Games
6 1 (1.32%) Back Office
6 1 (1.32%) French Language
6 1 (1.32%) Military
6 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.11%) Analyst
2 13 (17.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (13.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 10 (13.16%) Support Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Architect
5 9 (11.84%) Cisco Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Support Analyst
6 8 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 8 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Network Architect
7 7 (9.21%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Security Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Technical Support
8 6 (7.89%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (7.89%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) XMPP
2 3 (3.95%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.32%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.32%) Clustering
3 1 (1.32%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 8 (10.53%) Windows 8
3 7 (9.21%) Windows 10
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.26%) Linux
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) AIX
7 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Unix
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Network Management
2 10 (13.16%) Migration
3 7 (9.21%) Investment Management
3 7 (9.21%) ITIL
3 7 (9.21%) Network Design
4 3 (3.95%) Load Balancing
4 3 (3.95%) Low Latency
4 3 (3.95%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (2.63%) E-Commerce
5 2 (2.63%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.63%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.63%) Mentoring
5 2 (2.63%) Network Architecture
5 2 (2.63%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.63%) Project Management
5 2 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.63%) TOGAF
5 2 (2.63%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (1.32%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.63%) Perl
1 2 (2.63%) Python
2 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.32%) Lisp
2 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (65.79%) CCNP
2 36 (47.37%) CCNA
3 18 (23.68%) CCIE
4 10 (13.16%) MCSE
4 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.26%) CCSE
5 4 (5.26%) CCSP
5 4 (5.26%) JNCIE
6 3 (3.95%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 3 (3.95%) CCMSE
6 3 (3.95%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (2.63%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.63%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.63%) MCP
7 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.32%) CCDA
8 1 (1.32%) CCDP
8 1 (1.32%) CCVP
8 1 (1.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) vSphere
4 2 (2.63%) XenApp
5 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.32%) Cacti
4 1 (1.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 62 (81.58%) Cisco
2 18 (23.68%) Palo Alto
3 14 (18.42%) SolarWinds
4 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
5 11 (14.47%) Citrix
5 11 (14.47%) F5
5 11 (14.47%) Fortinet
6 10 (13.16%) CheckPoint
6 10 (13.16%) Juniper
7 9 (11.84%) Arista
7 9 (11.84%) VMware
8 4 (5.26%) Riverbed
9 3 (3.95%) Red Box
10 2 (2.63%) Avaya
10 2 (2.63%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.63%) NetScout
11 1 (1.32%) EMC
11 1 (1.32%) Nokia
11 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.32%) SAP