Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 154 148 189
Rank change year-on-year -6 +41 -14
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 462 1,503 1,417
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.79% 1.86% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.93% 9.48% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 1,023 879
Median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £267 £241 £251
90th Percentile £588 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £404
% change year-on-year +12.50% -0.93% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 55 62
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +44.83% -10.08%
10th Percentile £17.60 £16.25 £12.20
90th Percentile £168.75 £52.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year +1.91% +35.34% -10.08%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6,669 15,862 17,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 25.80% 19.64% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,077 9,721 10,292
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 712 878
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £24.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +48.98% -13.94%
10th Percentile £17.63 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £60.85 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £24.81
% change year-on-year -6.67% +51.15% -15.18%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +28 178 £450 - 50
South West +75 75 £450 +5.88% 21
South East -25 64 £394 -1.56% 46
Midlands +38 60 £535 +39.87% 28
North of England -6 51 £375 - 24
West Midlands +46 49 £550 +10.00% 20
North West +1 33 £375 -6.54% 16
East of England +31 32 £450 +16.88% 13
Yorkshire +45 17 £375 - 6
East Midlands +19 11 £388 +14.81% 7
North East +3 1 £475 +52.00% 2
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 353 (76.41%) Cisco
2 288 (62.34%) CCNP
3 206 (44.59%) CCNA
4 182 (39.39%) Firewall
5 140 (30.30%) Security Cleared
6 134 (29.00%) CCIE
7 119 (25.76%) WAN
8 113 (24.46%) LAN
9 95 (20.56%) BGP
10 86 (18.61%) VPN
11 82 (17.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 81 (17.53%) OSPF
13 77 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 77 (16.67%) DV Cleared
14 76 (16.45%) CISSP
15 75 (16.23%) Finance
15 75 (16.23%) Data Centre
16 74 (16.02%) ITIL
17 72 (15.58%) VMware
18 71 (15.37%) SC Cleared
19 69 (14.94%) Migration
19 69 (14.94%) VoIP
19 69 (14.94%) Juniper
20 67 (14.50%) MPLS
21 66 (14.29%) Network Security
22 62 (13.42%) Azure
23 60 (12.99%) F5
24 59 (12.77%) Active Directory
25 58 (12.55%) CheckPoint
26 55 (11.90%) Windows

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 16 (3.46%) Skype for Business
2 14 (3.03%) ArcGIS
3 9 (1.95%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.52%) IIS
5 4 (0.87%) CMS
5 4 (0.87%) Confluence
6 3 (0.65%) Apache
6 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.43%) nginx
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.22%) SAS
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.03%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.22%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 62 (13.42%) Azure
2 42 (9.09%) AWS
3 15 (3.25%) Office 365
4 12 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 6 (1.30%) GCP
7 5 (1.08%) IaaS
7 5 (1.08%) SaaS
8 4 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.65%) PaaS
10 2 (0.43%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 182 (39.39%) Firewall
2 119 (25.76%) WAN
3 113 (24.46%) LAN
4 95 (20.56%) BGP
5 86 (18.61%) VPN
6 82 (17.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 81 (17.53%) OSPF
8 69 (14.94%) VoIP
9 67 (14.50%) MPLS
10 66 (14.29%) Network Security
11 55 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
12 53 (11.47%) EIGRP
13 46 (9.96%) DNS
14 39 (8.44%) Wireless
15 34 (7.36%) TCP/IP
16 29 (6.28%) DHCP
16 29 (6.28%) IPsec
17 27 (5.84%) Cisco IOS
17 27 (5.84%) Cisco ISE
18 24 (5.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.03%) GIS
1 14 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.43%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.30%) JIRA
2 6 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.87%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.43%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (16.23%) Finance
2 38 (8.23%) Public Sector
3 34 (7.36%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.16%) Banking
5 8 (1.73%) Electronics
6 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.08%) Advertising
7 5 (1.08%) Legal
8 4 (0.87%) Back Office
8 4 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.87%) Marketing
8 4 (0.87%) Police
9 3 (0.65%) French Language
9 3 (0.65%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) German Language
10 2 (0.43%) Military
10 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 215 (46.54%) Network Engineer
2 64 (13.85%) Architect
3 40 (8.66%) Cisco Engineer
4 34 (7.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 33 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 33 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 28 (6.06%) Network Architect
7 27 (5.84%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 25 (5.41%) Consultant
9 18 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (3.46%) Analyst
11 15 (3.25%) Network Consultant
11 15 (3.25%) Support Engineer
12 14 (3.03%) Network Security Engineer
12 14 (3.03%) Security Architect
12 14 (3.03%) Security Specialist
13 12 (2.60%) Network Support
13 12 (2.60%) Network Support Engineer
13 12 (2.60%) Technical Architect
14 11 (2.38%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.73%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (1.30%) Web Services
3 5 (1.08%) Middleware
4 3 (0.65%) LDAP
4 3 (0.65%) SAML
5 2 (0.43%) COM
5 2 (0.43%) HTML
5 2 (0.43%) JSON
5 2 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.43%) WebRTC
5 2 (0.43%) XMPP
6 1 (0.22%) .NET
6 1 (0.22%) Flash
6 1 (0.22%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.22%) Node.js
6 1 (0.22%) REST
6 1 (0.22%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (16.23%) Data Centre
2 33 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.81%) PKI
6 11 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.95%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.30%) NHS
8 6 (1.30%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.08%) Handset
10 4 (0.87%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.65%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.43%) Tandem
12 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.22%) Cyberattack
13 1 (0.22%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.22%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.90%) Windows
2 36 (7.79%) Windows Server
3 29 (6.28%) Linux
4 25 (5.41%) Windows Server 2016
5 21 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (4.11%) Windows 10
8 17 (3.68%) Windows 7
9 14 (3.03%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (1.08%) Check Point GAiA
10 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.08%) Unix
11 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (16.02%) ITIL
2 69 (14.94%) Migration
3 44 (9.52%) Network Design
4 39 (8.44%) Change Management
5 38 (8.23%) DevOps
6 31 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
6 31 (6.71%) Information Security
6 31 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 24 (5.19%) Security Operations
10 23 (4.98%) SIEM
10 23 (4.98%) Vulnerability Management
11 22 (4.76%) Project Management
12 21 (4.55%) TOGAF
13 20 (4.33%) Load Balancing
13 20 (4.33%) Service Delivery
14 19 (4.11%) Configuration Management
15 18 (3.90%) Cryptography
16 17 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.71%) Python
2 22 (4.76%) C
2 22 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.03%) VB
4 8 (1.73%) Perl
5 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.87%) Java
6 3 (0.65%) SQL
7 2 (0.43%) Lisp
7 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 288 (62.34%) CCNP
2 206 (44.59%) CCNA
3 140 (30.30%) Security Cleared
4 134 (29.00%) CCIE
5 77 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 76 (16.45%) CISSP
7 71 (15.37%) SC Cleared
8 50 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 35 (7.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 29 (6.28%) CCDP
11 26 (5.63%) Degree
12 24 (5.19%) CCSP
13 20 (4.33%) CCIE Collaboration
13 20 (4.33%) CISM
14 19 (4.11%) CCDA
15 14 (3.03%) CISA
15 14 (3.03%) JNCIA
16 12 (2.60%) MCSE
17 11 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
17 11 (2.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (2.16%) NIST
2 9 (1.95%) SLA
3 7 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 7 (1.52%) QA
4 5 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.22%) GxP
5 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.22%) NCSC
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 46 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.06%) VMware NSX
4 16 (3.46%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.65%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.65%) vSphere
7 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.43%) Docker
7 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (7.79%) Ansible
2 19 (4.11%) FortiGate
3 11 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (2.16%) Nessus
5 7 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (1.52%) Puppet
5 7 (1.52%) Terraform
6 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.30%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.08%) WSUS
8 4 (0.87%) QRadar
8 4 (0.87%) SCCM
9 3 (0.65%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.65%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.65%) Packer
9 3 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.43%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 353 (76.41%) Cisco
2 77 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 72 (15.58%) VMware
4 69 (14.94%) Juniper
5 60 (12.99%) F5
6 58 (12.55%) CheckPoint
7 46 (9.96%) Palo Alto
8 39 (8.44%) Oracle
9 32 (6.93%) SolarWinds
10 25 (5.41%) Splunk
11 22 (4.76%) Fortinet
12 20 (4.33%) Dell
13 19 (4.11%) Citrix
14 15 (3.25%) Meraki
15 14 (3.03%) ESRI
15 14 (3.03%) Lumension
15 14 (3.03%) Sophos
16 13 (2.81%) Blue Coat
17 12 (2.60%) HP
18 10 (2.16%) Arista