Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 176 203
Rank change year-on-year +18 +27 -63
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 929 1,468 1,307
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.69% 1.66% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.66% 8.47% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 972 796
Median daily rate £425 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.58% -0.66%
10th Percentile £262 £258 £211
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -0.12% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 79 45
Median hourly rate £25.00 £33.40 £26.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.15% +26.35% -2.33%
10th Percentile £14.88 £14.72 £12.18
90th Percentile £41.50 £56.16 £47.70
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £33.40 £26.46
% change year-on-year -25.15% +26.25% -2.25%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12,128 17,340 17,930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.12% 19.56% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,384 10,488 10,838
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £267 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 766 805
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +36.17% -18.97%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.52 £12.63
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% +36.84% -16.21%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification in England.

Daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco Certification in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification in England.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco Certification in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +41 358 £425 -8.11% 61
South East +15 209 £400 -0.93% 33
Midlands +56 128 £488 +50.00% 31
North of England +15 117 £355 -5.33% 58
West Midlands +80 98 £500 +37.93% 25
North West +15 69 £400 +13.48% 26
South West -38 60 £475 +15.85% 24
East of England +10 54 £369 -7.81% 18
Yorkshire +31 41 £325 -16.67% 23
East Midlands 0 29 £313 -0.79% 6
North East +8 7 £325 +8.33% 9
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 719 (77.40%) Cisco
2 600 (64.59%) CCNP
3 427 (45.96%) Firewall
4 419 (45.10%) CCNA
5 344 (37.03%) WAN
6 331 (35.63%) LAN
7 221 (23.79%) BGP
8 219 (23.57%) CCIE
9 214 (23.04%) Security Cleared
10 200 (21.53%) OSPF
11 195 (20.99%) VPN
12 193 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 193 (20.78%) Data Centre
13 176 (18.95%) Wireless
14 173 (18.62%) Juniper
15 171 (18.41%) MPLS
16 158 (17.01%) Network Security
17 150 (16.15%) Palo Alto
18 130 (13.99%) SC Cleared
19 128 (13.78%) Cisco ASA
20 126 (13.56%) CheckPoint
21 124 (13.35%) Windows
22 123 (13.24%) Network Design
23 122 (13.13%) ITIL
24 120 (12.92%) F5
25 119 (12.81%) Migration
25 119 (12.81%) VMware
26 113 (12.16%) TCP/IP
27 112 (12.06%) Microsoft
28 108 (11.63%) Telecoms

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 26 (2.80%) MS Exchange
2 24 (2.58%) Skype for Business
3 18 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.40%) Confluence
5 8 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.86%) IIS
5 8 (0.86%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.43%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.22%) Apache
8 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.11%) CMS
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 50 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.11%) assyst
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 100 (10.76%) Azure
2 83 (8.93%) AWS
3 40 (4.31%) Office 365
4 19 (2.05%) GCP
5 16 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.18%) IaaS
7 7 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.54%) PaaS
8 5 (0.54%) SaaS
9 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.32%) GitHub
9 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.22%) Akamai
10 2 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.22%) G Suite
10 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.22%) Serverless
11 1 (0.11%) Asana
11 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 427 (45.96%) Firewall
2 344 (37.03%) WAN
3 331 (35.63%) LAN
4 221 (23.79%) BGP
5 200 (21.53%) OSPF
6 195 (20.99%) VPN
7 193 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 176 (18.95%) Wireless
9 171 (18.41%) MPLS
10 158 (17.01%) Network Security
11 128 (13.78%) Cisco ASA
12 113 (12.16%) TCP/IP
13 97 (10.44%) EIGRP
14 91 (9.80%) DNS
15 84 (9.04%) VoIP
16 81 (8.72%) Cisco ISE
17 78 (8.40%) WLAN
18 76 (8.18%) DHCP
19 70 (7.53%) Ethernet
20 69 (7.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.08%) MySQL
3 8 (0.86%) Big Data
3 8 (0.86%) MongoDB
4 5 (0.54%) Aerospike
4 5 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (0.54%) Redis
5 4 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.32%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.22%) DB2
7 2 (0.22%) GIS
7 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.11%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.11%) DTS
8 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 19 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 14 (1.51%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.51%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (0.97%) JIRA
4 3 (0.32%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.32%) Robot Framework
4 3 (0.32%) TestRail
5 2 (0.22%) git-flow
6 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.11%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.11%) GitLab
6 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.11%) Postman
6 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 108 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 104 (11.19%) Finance
3 46 (4.95%) Public Sector
4 27 (2.91%) Banking
5 18 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.72%) Front Office
7 14 (1.51%) Legal
8 11 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.08%) French Language
9 10 (1.08%) Marketing
9 10 (1.08%) Police
10 8 (0.86%) Law
10 8 (0.86%) Publishing
11 7 (0.75%) German Language
12 6 (0.65%) Electronics
13 5 (0.54%) Back Office
13 5 (0.54%) Retail
14 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 501 (53.93%) Network Engineer
2 120 (12.92%) Architect
3 92 (9.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 82 (8.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 82 (8.83%) Senior Network Engineer
5 75 (8.07%) Network Architect
6 68 (7.32%) Security Engineer
7 52 (5.60%) Network Security Engineer
8 39 (4.20%) Consultant
9 36 (3.88%) Analyst
10 34 (3.66%) Support Engineer
11 33 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (3.34%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 30 (3.23%) Design Engineer
14 25 (2.69%) Network Design Engineer
15 23 (2.48%) WAN Engineer
16 20 (2.15%) Administrator
16 20 (2.15%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
16 20 (2.15%) IP Network Engineer
16 20 (2.15%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.66%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.29%) .NET
3 10 (1.08%) REST
4 7 (0.75%) JSON
4 7 (0.75%) SOAP
5 6 (0.65%) Middleware
5 6 (0.65%) Web Services
5 6 (0.65%) XML
6 5 (0.54%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.54%) HTML
6 5 (0.54%) Kafka
6 5 (0.54%) Node.js
6 5 (0.54%) WebSockets
7 3 (0.32%) HTML5
7 3 (0.32%) LDAP
7 3 (0.32%) XMPP
8 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.22%) CSS
8 2 (0.22%) Spring
8 2 (0.22%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 193 (20.78%) Data Centre
2 45 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
5 18 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.18%) CMDB
7 10 (1.08%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (1.08%) Fibre Optics
7 10 (1.08%) Public Cloud
8 9 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 7 (0.75%) NHS
9 7 (0.75%) PKI
10 5 (0.54%) Handset
10 5 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.54%) Video\Live Streaming
11 4 (0.43%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (0.43%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.43%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 124 (13.35%) Windows
2 95 (10.23%) Linux
3 69 (7.43%) Windows Server
4 23 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (2.26%) Windows 10
6 20 (2.15%) Unix
7 18 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (1.72%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.51%) CentOS
10 8 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.65%) Android
11 6 (0.65%) CatOS
11 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.43%) Fedora
13 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.32%) SUSE
14 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (13.24%) Network Design
2 122 (13.13%) ITIL
3 119 (12.81%) Migration
4 96 (10.33%) Change Management
5 69 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (6.35%) Project Delivery
7 54 (5.81%) Load Balancing
7 54 (5.81%) Network Management
8 50 (5.38%) Service Delivery
9 47 (5.06%) Information Security
10 46 (4.95%) Network Monitoring
10 46 (4.95%) Service Management
11 42 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 42 (4.52%) Network Architecture
12 40 (4.31%) DevOps
12 40 (4.31%) Project Management
13 39 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (4.20%) Cybersecurity
14 37 (3.98%) Configuration Management
15 36 (3.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (11.52%) Python
2 37 (3.98%) PowerShell
3 25 (2.69%) SQL
4 21 (2.26%) Perl
5 18 (1.94%) C
6 13 (1.40%) Java
7 11 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.08%) C++
9 8 (0.86%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.75%) PHP
11 2 (0.22%) Ruby
11 2 (0.22%) VB
12 1 (0.11%) Go
12 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 600 (64.59%) CCNP
2 419 (45.10%) CCNA
3 219 (23.57%) CCIE
4 214 (23.04%) Security Cleared
5 130 (13.99%) SC Cleared
6 74 (7.97%) Degree
7 72 (7.75%) CCDP
8 71 (7.64%) DV Cleared
8 71 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (6.24%) MCSE
10 56 (6.03%) CISSP
11 50 (5.38%) CCDA
12 43 (4.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 33 (3.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 33 (3.55%) CCSP
14 25 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 23 (2.48%) JNCIS
16 22 (2.37%) JNCIP
17 21 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
18 20 (2.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.88%) SLA
2 31 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (3.12%) NIST
4 16 (1.72%) GDPR
5 13 (1.40%) NCSC
6 9 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (0.97%) PMO
6 9 (0.97%) QA
7 8 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 6 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.32%) COBIT
10 3 (0.32%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.11%) HL7
11 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 82 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (7.21%) Active Directory
3 40 (4.31%) VMware NSX
4 24 (2.58%) vSphere
5 22 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (2.05%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.86%) XenApp
9 6 (0.65%) Docker
9 6 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.54%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.32%) vCloud
13 2 (0.22%) Firmware
13 2 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.22%) UAG
13 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (3.98%) Ansible
2 36 (3.88%) FortiGate
3 29 (3.12%) Cisco Prime
3 29 (3.12%) Nagios
3 29 (3.12%) Puppet
4 26 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (2.48%) vCenter Server
6 18 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
7 16 (1.72%) Statseeker
7 16 (1.72%) Terraform
7 16 (1.72%) ZABBIX
8 14 (1.51%) Cacti
8 14 (1.51%) NetMRI
9 11 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
9 11 (1.18%) SCCM
10 8 (0.86%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 7 (0.75%) vRealize
12 6 (0.65%) OpenView
13 5 (0.54%) Kubernetes
13 5 (0.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 719 (77.40%) Cisco
2 173 (18.62%) Juniper
3 150 (16.15%) Palo Alto
4 126 (13.56%) CheckPoint
5 120 (12.92%) F5
6 119 (12.81%) VMware
7 112 (12.06%) Microsoft
8 71 (7.64%) SolarWinds
9 55 (5.92%) Fortinet
10 43 (4.63%) Citrix
11 40 (4.31%) Meraki
12 39 (4.20%) Oracle
13 37 (3.98%) Dell
14 29 (3.12%) HP
15 25 (2.69%) Huawei
16 24 (2.58%) Blue Coat
16 24 (2.58%) Splunk
17 23 (2.48%) Aruba
17 23 (2.48%) Google
18 21 (2.26%) Remedy