Period
to 13 July 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 13 July 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
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 153 162 189
Rank change year-on-year +9 +27 -30
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 628 1,502 1,397
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.74% 1.75% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.26% 9.23% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 1,014 853
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £242 £245 £250
90th Percentile £595 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 70 66
Median hourly rate £19.50 £33.40 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.62% +6.24% -1.76%
10th Percentile £13.49 £14.74 £12.20
90th Percentile £36.00 £50.25 £47.67
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £33.40 £31.50
% change year-on-year -32.63% +6.03% -3.08%

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 8,654 16,280 17,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.97% 18.98% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,213 9,893 10,725
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 727 854
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -18.33%

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 13 July 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 13 July 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 13 July 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 +27 211 £425 -10.53% 50
South East +4 128 £400 - 26
Midlands +41 92 £550 +61.76% 28
North of England +18 91 £350 -6.67% 22
West Midlands +57 73 £550 +37.50% 23
South West +7 63 £450 +5.88% 15
North West +21 51 £350 -5.08% 15
East of England +30 43 £425 +21.43% 11
Yorkshire +58 36 £338 -10.00% 4
East Midlands +11 18 £300 +9.09% 5
North East +11 4 £363 +11.54% 3
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 13 July 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.

1 485 (77.23%) Cisco
2 393 (62.58%) CCNP
3 282 (44.90%) CCNA
4 260 (41.40%) Firewall
5 208 (33.12%) WAN
6 201 (32.01%) LAN
7 156 (24.84%) CCIE
7 156 (24.84%) Security Cleared
8 143 (22.77%) BGP
9 125 (19.90%) VPN
10 121 (19.27%) Juniper
10 121 (19.27%) Data Centre
11 118 (18.79%) Microsoft
12 116 (18.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 111 (17.68%) OSPF
14 109 (17.36%) Windows
15 104 (16.56%) Migration
16 97 (15.45%) Wireless
17 94 (14.97%) Network Security
18 93 (14.81%) ITIL
19 92 (14.65%) CheckPoint
20 90 (14.33%) MPLS
21 85 (13.54%) Network Design
22 84 (13.38%) F5
23 83 (13.22%) VMware
24 82 (13.06%) Azure
25 81 (12.90%) Finance
26 80 (12.74%) Active Directory
27 77 (12.26%) DV Cleared
27 77 (12.26%) Palo Alto

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 25 (3.98%) Skype for Business
2 24 (3.82%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.07%) Confluence
5 9 (1.43%) ArcGIS
6 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.80%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.48%) IIS
10 2 (0.32%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) Apache
11 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 51 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.43%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 82 (13.06%) Azure
2 56 (8.92%) AWS
3 34 (5.41%) Office 365
4 18 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (1.91%) GCP
6 10 (1.59%) IaaS
7 4 (0.64%) PaaS
7 4 (0.64%) SaaS
8 3 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.32%) Akamai
9 2 (0.32%) GitHub
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.16%) Asana
10 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 260 (41.40%) Firewall
2 208 (33.12%) WAN
3 201 (32.01%) LAN
4 143 (22.77%) BGP
5 125 (19.90%) VPN
6 116 (18.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 111 (17.68%) OSPF
8 97 (15.45%) Wireless
9 94 (14.97%) Network Security
10 90 (14.33%) MPLS
11 74 (11.78%) VoIP
12 71 (11.31%) DNS
13 67 (10.67%) Cisco ASA
14 65 (10.35%) EIGRP
14 65 (10.35%) TCP/IP
15 58 (9.24%) DHCP
16 45 (7.17%) Cisco ISE
17 44 (7.01%) Internet
18 43 (6.85%) IPsec
19 41 (6.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.43%) GIS
3 7 (1.11%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.11%) MySQL
4 5 (0.80%) Big Data
5 4 (0.64%) Aerospike
5 4 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.64%) Redis
6 2 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.16%) DB2
7 1 (0.16%) DTS
7 1 (0.16%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 11 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.11%) JIRA
3 7 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.48%) Robot Framework
4 3 (0.48%) TestRail
5 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.16%) GitLab
5 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 81 (12.90%) Finance
2 56 (8.92%) Telecoms
3 36 (5.73%) Public Sector
4 16 (2.55%) Legal
5 13 (2.07%) Banking
6 9 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.96%) Back Office
8 5 (0.80%) French Language
9 4 (0.64%) Electronics
9 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.64%) Marketing
9 4 (0.64%) Police
10 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.48%) German Language
10 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.32%) Front Office
11 2 (0.32%) Law
11 2 (0.32%) Military
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 309 (49.20%) Network Engineer
2 90 (14.33%) Architect
3 53 (8.44%) Senior Network Engineer
4 51 (8.12%) Cisco Engineer
5 47 (7.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 42 (6.69%) Network Architect
7 39 (6.21%) Security Engineer
8 27 (4.30%) Network Security Engineer
9 25 (3.98%) Consultant
10 23 (3.66%) Analyst
11 22 (3.50%) Support Engineer
12 21 (3.34%) Design Engineer
12 21 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (3.03%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
13 19 (3.03%) Network Design Engineer
14 14 (2.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 14 (2.23%) Security Specialist
14 14 (2.23%) Technical Architect
15 13 (2.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 12 (1.91%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.39%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.11%) Middleware
3 6 (0.96%) XML
4 5 (0.80%) JSON
4 5 (0.80%) REST
4 5 (0.80%) SOAP
5 4 (0.64%) .NET
5 4 (0.64%) Web Services
5 4 (0.64%) WebSockets
6 3 (0.48%) HTML
6 3 (0.48%) Node.js
6 3 (0.48%) SAML
7 2 (0.32%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.32%) COM
7 2 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.32%) HTML5
7 2 (0.32%) Kafka
7 2 (0.32%) LDAP
8 1 (0.16%) XMPP
8 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 121 (19.27%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.91%) PKI
7 8 (1.27%) CMDB
8 6 (0.96%) Driving Licence
8 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (0.96%) NHS
9 5 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.64%) Fibre Optics
10 4 (0.64%) Handset
10 4 (0.64%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
10 4 (0.64%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.48%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.32%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 109 (17.36%) Windows
2 71 (11.31%) Windows Server
3 64 (10.19%) Linux
4 31 (4.94%) Windows Server 2016
5 26 (4.14%) Windows 10
6 25 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (3.03%) Windows 7
9 13 (2.07%) Unix
10 11 (1.75%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (1.43%) CentOS
12 7 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.96%) CatOS
14 5 (0.80%) Check Point GAiA
15 4 (0.64%) Fedora
15 4 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.48%) Android
17 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (16.56%) Migration
2 93 (14.81%) ITIL
3 85 (13.54%) Network Design
4 48 (7.64%) DevOps
5 45 (7.17%) Change Management
6 43 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (6.21%) Information Security
9 36 (5.73%) Project Delivery
10 34 (5.41%) Load Balancing
10 34 (5.41%) Network Management
11 31 (4.94%) SIEM
12 30 (4.78%) Network Architecture
12 30 (4.78%) Project Management
13 29 (4.62%) Service Delivery
14 28 (4.46%) Service Management
15 26 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 25 (3.98%) Cybersecurity
16 25 (3.98%) TOGAF
17 20 (3.18%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 65 (10.35%) Python
2 30 (4.78%) PowerShell
3 18 (2.87%) C
4 12 (1.91%) SQL
5 10 (1.59%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.43%) Java
6 9 (1.43%) VB
7 6 (0.96%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.64%) C++
8 4 (0.64%) Perl
9 3 (0.48%) PHP
10 2 (0.32%) Lisp
10 2 (0.32%) Ruby
11 1 (0.16%) Go
Qualifications
1 393 (62.58%) CCNP
2 282 (44.90%) CCNA
3 156 (24.84%) CCIE
3 156 (24.84%) Security Cleared
4 77 (12.26%) DV Cleared
5 73 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 71 (11.31%) SC Cleared
7 63 (10.03%) CISSP
8 60 (9.55%) CCDP
9 46 (7.32%) Degree
10 36 (5.73%) MCSE
11 32 (5.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 25 (3.98%) CCSP
13 24 (3.82%) CCDA
14 21 (3.34%) CCIE Collaboration
14 21 (3.34%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 20 (3.18%) JNCIS
16 16 (2.55%) JNCIA
16 16 (2.55%) MCSA
17 15 (2.39%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.39%) SLA
2 13 (2.07%) NIST
3 12 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.43%) QA
5 7 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.96%) GDPR
7 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.64%) NCSC
8 3 (0.48%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.48%) PMO
8 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.16%) HL7
9 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.16%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 80 (12.74%) Active Directory
2 50 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.94%) VMware NSX
4 18 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.39%) vSphere
7 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (1.27%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.64%) XenApp
10 2 (0.32%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.32%) Docker
10 2 (0.32%) NFS
10 2 (0.32%) Samba
10 2 (0.32%) vCloud
10 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.32%) Xen
10 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 28 (4.46%) Ansible
2 21 (3.34%) FortiGate
3 14 (2.23%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (1.91%) Puppet
4 12 (1.91%) vCenter Server
5 11 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.59%) SCCM
6 10 (1.59%) Terraform
7 9 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.43%) Nessus
8 7 (1.11%) Nagios
9 6 (0.96%) OpenView
9 6 (0.96%) vRealize
10 5 (0.80%) QRadar
11 4 (0.64%) Statseeker
11 4 (0.64%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 4 (0.64%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 485 (77.23%) Cisco
2 121 (19.27%) Juniper
3 118 (18.79%) Microsoft
4 92 (14.65%) CheckPoint
5 84 (13.38%) F5
6 83 (13.22%) VMware
7 77 (12.26%) Palo Alto
8 50 (7.96%) SolarWinds
9 38 (6.05%) Oracle
10 32 (5.10%) Splunk
11 31 (4.94%) Dell
12 28 (4.46%) Citrix
13 27 (4.30%) Fortinet
14 19 (3.03%) Blue Coat
14 19 (3.03%) HP
15 18 (2.87%) Google
15 18 (2.87%) Meraki
16 17 (2.71%) Huawei
17 14 (2.23%) Polycom
17 14 (2.23%) Riverbed