Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 246 164 148
Rank change year-on-year -82 -16 +41
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 757 448 1,446
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.69% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 6.74% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 319 966
10th Percentile £254 £212 £233
25th Percentile £325 £363 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.03%
75th Percentile £546 £525 £505
90th Percentile £650 £627 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 13 47
10th Percentile £12.25 £17.30 £16.25
25th Percentile £13.75 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -43.75% -5.88% +86.81%
75th Percentile £46.46 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £55.50 " £50.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -28.57% -24.10% +82.42%

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 12,486 6,651 15,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 25.04% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,043 4,515 9,959
10th Percentile £307 £300 £263
25th Percentile £411 £394 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £470
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.19% +4.44%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 238 658
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.13 £20.14 £17.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.82% -20.98% +74.44%
75th Percentile £53.88 £48.61 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £63.98 £61.68
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -20.98% +74.44%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 -127 258 £500 +11.11% 84
South East -20 143 £420 +4.61% 77
North of England -16 112 £463 +32.14% 50
South West -35 75 £350 -17.65% 25
Midlands -68 71 £351 -29.90% 41
North West -31 54 £475 +35.71% 26
East of England -32 49 £438 -2.78% 28
Yorkshire -17 45 £275 -21.26% 14
East Midlands -9 42 £340 +13.33% 16
West Midlands -86 29 £390 -29.09% 25
North East - 13 £550 - 10
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 480 (63.41%) Cisco
2 383 (50.59%) CCNP
3 367 (48.48%) CCNA
4 302 (39.89%) Firewall
5 177 (23.38%) WAN
6 171 (22.59%) LAN
7 166 (21.93%) Social Skills
8 161 (21.27%) ITIL
9 155 (20.48%) Azure
10 153 (20.21%) Security Cleared
11 150 (19.82%) VMware
12 137 (18.10%) Windows
13 129 (17.04%) CCIE
14 128 (16.91%) Microsoft
15 127 (16.78%) VPN
16 124 (16.38%) Network Security
17 120 (15.85%) Wireless
17 120 (15.85%) BGP
18 113 (14.93%) SC Cleared
19 112 (14.80%) Data Centre
20 111 (14.66%) Telecoms
21 107 (14.13%) CISSP
22 106 (14.00%) AWS
23 100 (13.21%) Juniper
24 99 (13.08%) Active Directory
25 97 (12.81%) Palo Alto
26 96 (12.68%) MPLS
27 91 (12.02%) OSPF
28 88 (11.62%) F5
29 87 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification

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 (3.83%) MS Exchange
2 13 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.59%) ArcGIS
4 8 (1.06%) SAS
5 6 (0.79%) Confluence
5 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.40%) CMS
7 3 (0.40%) IIS
8 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 41 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.59%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) iTrent
1 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 155 (20.48%) Azure
2 106 (14.00%) AWS
3 58 (7.66%) Microsoft 365
4 42 (5.55%) GCP
5 22 (2.91%) IaaS
6 15 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (1.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 13 (1.72%) PaaS
7 13 (1.72%) SaaS
8 10 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
9 8 (1.06%) AWS Direct Connect
10 6 (0.79%) Azure Sentinel
10 6 (0.79%) SoftLayer
11 5 (0.66%) Serverless
12 4 (0.53%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.40%) Azure Storage
14 2 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.26%) Amazon SageMaker
14 2 (0.26%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 302 (39.89%) Firewall
2 177 (23.38%) WAN
3 171 (22.59%) LAN
4 127 (16.78%) VPN
5 124 (16.38%) Network Security
6 120 (15.85%) BGP
6 120 (15.85%) Wireless
7 96 (12.68%) MPLS
8 91 (12.02%) OSPF
9 81 (10.70%) DNS
10 73 (9.64%) Wi-Fi
11 67 (8.85%) DHCP
11 67 (8.85%) TCP/IP
12 59 (7.79%) Cisco ASA
12 59 (7.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 59 (7.79%) VoIP
13 52 (6.87%) SD-WAN
14 44 (5.81%) Internet
15 42 (5.55%) Ethernet
16 38 (5.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (1.59%) GIS
4 11 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2017
6 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.26%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.26%) Big Data
7 2 (0.26%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.26%) MySQL
7 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (1.32%) JIRA
3 4 (0.53%) Arsenale Dataplane
3 4 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.53%) TestRail
3 4 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.26%) GitLab
5 2 (0.26%) Maven
6 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 166 (21.93%) Social Skills
2 111 (14.66%) Telecoms
3 84 (11.10%) Finance
4 47 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (5.55%) Public Sector
6 33 (4.36%) Banking
7 25 (3.30%) Presentation Skills
8 12 (1.59%) Documentation Skills
8 12 (1.59%) Law
8 12 (1.59%) Legal
9 11 (1.45%) Billing
9 11 (1.45%) Marketing
10 10 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
11 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.92%) Back Office
12 7 (0.92%) Electronics
12 7 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.92%) Military
13 6 (0.79%) Retail
14 5 (0.66%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 314 (41.48%) Network Engineer
2 113 (14.93%) Architect
3 69 (9.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 54 (7.13%) Security Engineer
5 53 (7.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 48 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 48 (6.34%) Network Architect
7 43 (5.68%) Analyst
8 38 (5.02%) Security Architect
8 38 (5.02%) Senior Network Engineer
9 34 (4.49%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 32 (4.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 30 (3.96%) Design Engineer
11 30 (3.96%) Support Engineer
12 28 (3.70%) Consultant
13 24 (3.17%) Network Security Engineer
14 23 (3.04%) IP Engineer
14 23 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
15 20 (2.64%) Senior Architect
16 19 (2.51%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.72%) LDAP
2 10 (1.32%) 802.1X
3 7 (0.92%) Jinja
3 7 (0.92%) JSON
3 7 (0.92%) XML
4 6 (0.79%) Middleware
4 6 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (0.79%) XMPP
5 4 (0.53%) RESTful
6 2 (0.26%) COM
6 2 (0.26%) EDI
6 2 (0.26%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.26%) Spine.js
6 2 (0.26%) Velocity
6 2 (0.26%) Web Services
7 1 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 112 (14.80%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.23%) Public Cloud
3 26 (3.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 25 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.77%) PKI
6 16 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
7 15 (1.98%) Cloud Native
8 14 (1.85%) Driving Licence
8 14 (1.85%) NHS
9 12 (1.59%) Handset
10 11 (1.45%) Fibre Optics
11 10 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.32%) Replication
12 9 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.06%) CCTV
14 7 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
16 5 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
16 5 (0.66%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 137 (18.10%) Windows
2 77 (10.17%) Windows Server
3 63 (8.32%) Linux
4 44 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (4.89%) Windows Server 2016
6 33 (4.36%) Windows Server 2019
7 21 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (2.38%) Windows 10
9 14 (1.85%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.72%) Unix
11 11 (1.45%) VMS
12 5 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.53%) Android
13 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.13%) CentOS
16 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (21.27%) ITIL
2 84 (11.10%) Migration
3 79 (10.44%) Network Design
4 71 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
5 56 (7.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 53 (7.00%) Cybersecurity
7 50 (6.61%) Information Security
7 50 (6.61%) Network Management
8 48 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (6.08%) Computer Science
10 44 (5.81%) Project Management
11 43 (5.68%) Security Architecture
12 40 (5.28%) Change Management
13 38 (5.02%) Load Balancing
14 36 (4.76%) Risk Management
15 34 (4.49%) DevOps
16 32 (4.23%) TOGAF
17 30 (3.96%) Project Delivery
18 27 (3.57%) Configuration Management
19 25 (3.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 66 (8.72%) Python
2 40 (5.28%) PowerShell
3 30 (3.96%) C
4 15 (1.98%) SQL
5 12 (1.59%) VB
6 6 (0.79%) Go
7 5 (0.66%) C++
7 5 (0.66%) Java
8 4 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.53%) Rust
9 3 (0.40%) Perl
10 2 (0.26%) C#
10 2 (0.26%) Tcl
11 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 383 (50.59%) CCNP
2 367 (48.48%) CCNA
3 153 (20.21%) Security Cleared
4 129 (17.04%) CCIE
5 113 (14.93%) SC Cleared
6 107 (14.13%) CISSP
7 87 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 84 (11.10%) Degree
9 73 (9.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 56 (7.40%) MCSE
11 47 (6.21%) CISM
12 43 (5.68%) MCP
13 38 (5.02%) CCSP
14 37 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 30 (3.96%) GIAC
16 28 (3.70%) CCDP
17 27 (3.57%) MCSA
18 25 (3.30%) CISA
19 23 (3.04%) DV Cleared
20 21 (2.77%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.47%) SLA
2 40 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (4.36%) NIST
4 21 (2.77%) GDPR
5 17 (2.25%) PCI DSS
6 11 (1.45%) QA
7 10 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (1.19%) ISO 9001
8 9 (1.19%) NIST 800
9 7 (0.92%) PMO
9 7 (0.92%) SOC 2
10 5 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.53%) COBIT
11 4 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.40%) GRC
12 3 (0.40%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.40%) ITGC
13 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 99 (13.08%) Active Directory
2 87 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.36%) VMware NSX
4 24 (3.17%) vSphere
5 23 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.32%) XenApp
7 7 (0.92%) Docker
7 7 (0.92%) Firmware
8 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.53%) iptables
9 4 (0.53%) KVM
9 4 (0.53%) Xen
9 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.40%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.13%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (6.08%) Ansible
2 20 (2.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (2.51%) WSUS
4 18 (2.38%) Terraform
5 17 (2.25%) FortiGate
6 13 (1.72%) vCenter Server
7 12 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
8 11 (1.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (1.45%) SCCM
9 10 (1.32%) Kubernetes
10 9 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
11 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (0.92%) Consul
12 7 (0.92%) Istio
12 7 (0.92%) Nagios
12 7 (0.92%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.79%) SCOM
14 5 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
15 3 (0.40%) PowerCLI
15 3 (0.40%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 480 (63.41%) Cisco
2 150 (19.82%) VMware
3 128 (16.91%) Microsoft
4 100 (13.21%) Juniper
5 97 (12.81%) Palo Alto
6 88 (11.62%) F5
7 76 (10.04%) CheckPoint
8 60 (7.93%) Fortinet
9 44 (5.81%) Aruba
10 40 (5.28%) Meraki
11 39 (5.15%) Citrix
11 39 (5.15%) HP
12 37 (4.89%) SolarWinds
13 30 (3.96%) Google
14 25 (3.30%) Nokia
15 24 (3.17%) Infoblox
16 22 (2.91%) Oracle
17 19 (2.51%) Dell
18 18 (2.38%) Ruckus Wireless
19 16 (2.11%) Splunk