Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 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
UK > England
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 183 127
Rank change year-on-year -7 -56 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,419 1,401 1,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.49% 1.47% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.78% 7.80% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 821 1,239
England median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £258 £200 £235
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 52 77
England median hourly rate £29.00 £26.22 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -4.66% +14.58%
10th Percentile £17.31 £12.75 £16.16
90th Percentile £47.50 £56.85 £47.70
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £26.46 £27.75
% change year-on-year +23.80% -4.67% +23.33%

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 18,250 17,964 19,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.15% 18.91% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,883 11,048 12,260
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £245
90th Percentile £630 £617 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 816 775
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.30 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.50 £25.69
% change year-on-year +3.92% -0.73% +2.75%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Certification in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in England over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in England

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in England over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor 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 15 December 2018. 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 +22 564 £448 +11.88% 163
South East -12 300 £400 +3.23% 129
North of England +21 206 £388 -1.90% 90
Midlands -37 157 £375 +7.14% 61
South West -26 118 £410 +26.15% 53
North West +17 111 £388 -4.32% 43
West Midlands -35 98 £400 +6.67% 34
Yorkshire +6 79 £400 +9.59% 34
East of England -41 69 £413 +17.86% 58
East Midlands -15 59 £315 -3.08% 27
North East +3 16 £300 -50.00% 13
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 15 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 England region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 1,161 (81.82%) Cisco
2 836 (58.91%) CCNP
3 712 (50.18%) Firewall
4 670 (47.22%) CCNA
5 515 (36.29%) WAN
6 436 (30.73%) LAN
7 363 (25.58%) Wireless
8 336 (23.68%) BGP
9 318 (22.41%) Data Centre
10 314 (22.13%) CCIE
11 307 (21.63%) OSPF
12 298 (21.00%) ITIL
13 295 (20.79%) CheckPoint
14 285 (20.08%) Cisco ASA
15 284 (20.01%) Cisco Nexus
15 284 (20.01%) VPN
16 276 (19.45%) Security Cleared
17 259 (18.25%) Network Security
18 250 (17.62%) Windows
19 241 (16.98%) Juniper
20 224 (15.79%) F5
21 219 (15.43%) Microsoft
21 219 (15.43%) MPLS
22 213 (15.01%) SC Cleared
23 202 (14.24%) TCP/IP
24 201 (14.16%) VMware
25 176 (12.40%) VoIP
26 164 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
27 159 (11.21%) Finance
28 158 (11.13%) 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 29 (2.04%) Skype for Business
2 22 (1.55%) Confluence
3 20 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.34%) IIS
5 18 (1.27%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.49%) CMS
8 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.28%) IBM Domino
9 4 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.21%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.070%) Apache
12 1 (0.070%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.070%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.070%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.070%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 44 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.070%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 164 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (5.99%) Office 365
4 40 (2.82%) IaaS
5 38 (2.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 28 (1.97%) PaaS
7 25 (1.76%) Datadog
7 25 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (1.13%) SaaS
9 12 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.070%) Akamai
13 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.070%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.070%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.070%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 712 (50.18%) Firewall
2 515 (36.29%) WAN
3 436 (30.73%) LAN
4 363 (25.58%) Wireless
5 336 (23.68%) BGP
6 307 (21.63%) OSPF
7 285 (20.08%) Cisco ASA
8 284 (20.01%) Cisco Nexus
8 284 (20.01%) VPN
9 259 (18.25%) Network Security
10 219 (15.43%) MPLS
11 202 (14.24%) TCP/IP
12 176 (12.40%) VoIP
13 151 (10.64%) DNS
14 122 (8.60%) EIGRP
15 112 (7.89%) DHCP
16 103 (7.26%) IPsec
17 102 (7.19%) Wi-Fi
18 100 (7.05%) Internet
19 96 (6.77%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.92%) Amazon Aurora
2 13 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
3 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.42%) MySQL
5 5 (0.35%) Big Data
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (0.21%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.21%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.14%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.070%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.070%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (2.96%) JIRA
2 37 (2.61%) Jenkins
3 35 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 34 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 28 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (0.56%) SonarQube
7 8 (0.56%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.49%) Selenium
9 4 (0.28%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.21%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.21%) CodeSonar
10 3 (0.21%) git-flow
10 3 (0.21%) Hudson
10 3 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.21%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.070%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.070%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 159 (11.21%) Finance
2 111 (7.82%) Telecoms
3 48 (3.38%) Banking
4 32 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 24 (1.69%) Retail
6 15 (1.06%) Legal
7 13 (0.92%) Law
8 12 (0.85%) Back Office
9 10 (0.70%) Advertising
10 9 (0.63%) Electronics
11 8 (0.56%) Marketing
12 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.35%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.35%) Publishing
14 4 (0.28%) Automotive
14 4 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
15 3 (0.21%) Front Office
15 3 (0.21%) Games
16 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 716 (50.46%) Network Engineer
2 205 (14.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 160 (11.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 145 (10.22%) Architect
5 137 (9.65%) Senior Network Engineer
6 94 (6.62%) Security Engineer
7 82 (5.78%) Analyst
8 76 (5.36%) Network Security Engineer
9 74 (5.21%) Network Architect
10 69 (4.86%) Consultant
11 61 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 61 (4.30%) Support Engineer
12 47 (3.31%) Network Support
13 46 (3.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 44 (3.10%) Security Architect
14 44 (3.10%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 39 (2.75%) Network Consultant
15 39 (2.75%) Network Support Engineer
16 35 (2.47%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
17 30 (2.11%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.16%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.13%) Web Services
3 15 (1.06%) REST
3 15 (1.06%) XMPP
4 7 (0.49%) CSS
4 7 (0.49%) Middleware
4 7 (0.49%) Spine.js
5 6 (0.42%) .NET
5 6 (0.42%) OAuth
6 5 (0.35%) SailPoint
6 5 (0.35%) SAML
7 4 (0.28%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.21%) Django
8 3 (0.21%) Java EE
8 3 (0.21%) LAMP
8 3 (0.21%) LDAP
8 3 (0.21%) Node.js
8 3 (0.21%) OpenID
8 3 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.21%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 318 (22.41%) Data Centre
2 92 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.11%) Driving Licence
6 28 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
7 27 (1.90%) Public Cloud
8 21 (1.48%) PKI
9 12 (0.85%) Private Cloud
10 11 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (0.70%) CCTV
11 10 (0.70%) Clustering
11 10 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.63%) Blog
13 8 (0.56%) CMDB
14 7 (0.49%) BBC
14 7 (0.49%) Handset
14 7 (0.49%) NHS
14 7 (0.49%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.42%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 250 (17.62%) Windows
2 146 (10.29%) Windows Server
3 125 (8.81%) Linux
4 56 (3.95%) Unix
5 44 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.62%) Windows 7
9 18 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (1.06%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.99%) Solaris
12 10 (0.70%) CentOS
13 9 (0.63%) Android
14 7 (0.49%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.21%) Check Point GAiA
16 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (21.00%) ITIL
2 156 (10.99%) Network Design
3 122 (8.60%) Load Balancing
4 118 (8.32%) Migration
5 105 (7.40%) Network Monitoring
6 93 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
7 88 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 84 (5.92%) Information Security
9 78 (5.50%) Network Architecture
10 77 (5.43%) Network Management
11 74 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
12 73 (5.14%) DevOps
13 67 (4.72%) ITIL V3
14 64 (4.51%) Computer Science
15 62 (4.37%) Change Management
16 60 (4.23%) Project Management
17 58 (4.09%) Change Control
18 51 (3.59%) Cybersecurity
18 51 (3.59%) Service Management
19 49 (3.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (4.86%) Python
2 62 (4.37%) PowerShell
3 30 (2.11%) Bash Shell
4 28 (1.97%) Perl
5 26 (1.83%) SQL
6 25 (1.76%) C
7 12 (0.85%) Java
8 11 (0.78%) C#
9 6 (0.42%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.35%) C++
10 5 (0.35%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.35%) PHP
11 3 (0.21%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.21%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.21%) Tcl
11 3 (0.21%) VBScript
12 2 (0.14%) Korn
12 2 (0.14%) VB
13 1 (0.070%) Go
13 1 (0.070%) R
Qualifications
1 836 (58.91%) CCNP
2 670 (47.22%) CCNA
3 314 (22.13%) CCIE
4 276 (19.45%) Security Cleared
5 213 (15.01%) SC Cleared
6 148 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 116 (8.17%) Degree
8 111 (7.82%) MCSE
9 109 (7.68%) CISSP
10 67 (4.72%) CCDP
11 65 (4.58%) DV Cleared
12 58 (4.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 55 (3.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 55 (3.88%) CISM
14 53 (3.74%) MCSA
15 40 (2.82%) CISA
16 38 (2.68%) CCSE
17 37 (2.61%) CCSA
17 37 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 36 (2.54%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (3.03%) SLA
3 31 (2.18%) GDPR
4 28 (1.97%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.70%) QA
7 8 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (0.56%) ISAE 3402
7 8 (0.56%) ISO 22301
7 8 (0.56%) ISO 31000
7 8 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 7 (0.49%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.35%) COBIT
11 3 (0.21%) PMO
12 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.070%) GPG13
13 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.070%) JSP 440
System Software
1 128 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 118 (8.32%) Active Directory
3 37 (2.61%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (1.76%) vSphere
5 22 (1.55%) VMware NSX
6 20 (1.41%) ProxySG
7 13 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.78%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.70%) ISA Server
9 10 (0.70%) XenApp
10 8 (0.56%) Docker
10 8 (0.56%) Firmware
11 6 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.21%) KVM
13 3 (0.21%) UAG
14 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.070%) QEMU
15 1 (0.070%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 52 (3.66%) Cisco CUCM
2 41 (2.89%) SCCM
2 41 (2.89%) vCenter Server
3 39 (2.75%) Ansible
3 39 (2.75%) Puppet
4 37 (2.61%) Cisco Prime
5 35 (2.47%) FortiGate
5 35 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (1.83%) Cisco UCCX
7 18 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
8 15 (1.06%) PowerCLI
9 13 (0.92%) Stealthwatch
10 11 (0.78%) Nagios
11 10 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.63%) Trend Micro Deep Security
13 8 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
13 8 (0.56%) Nessus
14 7 (0.49%) SCOM
15 6 (0.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 1,161 (81.82%) Cisco
2 295 (20.79%) CheckPoint
3 241 (16.98%) Juniper
4 224 (15.79%) F5
5 219 (15.43%) Microsoft
6 201 (14.16%) VMware
7 158 (11.13%) Palo Alto
8 106 (7.47%) SolarWinds
9 91 (6.41%) Fortinet
10 81 (5.71%) Meraki
11 67 (4.72%) Aruba
12 65 (4.58%) Blue Coat
13 64 (4.51%) HP
14 61 (4.30%) McAfee
14 61 (4.30%) Oracle
15 60 (4.23%) Citrix
16 59 (4.16%) Riverbed
17 52 (3.66%) Splunk
18 36 (2.54%) Qualys
18 36 (2.54%) Red Hat