Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 187 188
Rank change year-on-year +41 +1 -58
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,200 1,393 1,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.82% 1.53% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.49% 7.92% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 889 795
England median daily rate £410 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.80% +11.33% -
10th Percentile £255 £252 £200
90th Percentile £589 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £414 £375
% change year-on-year -3.32% +10.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 48 41
England median hourly rate £24.12 £33.20 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.35% +29.23% +0.01%
10th Percentile £16.05 £16.93 £12.45
90th Percentile £48.01 £48.75 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £24.12 £33.40 £25.69
% change year-on-year -27.78% +30.01% +0.75%

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 14,137 17,592 17,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.46% 19.27% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,743 10,507 10,875
England median daily rate £463 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +0.56% +5.29%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £231
90th Percentile £638 £626 £625
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +1.67% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 795 775
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.72 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.89% +20.91% -8.65%
10th Percentile £14.33 £12.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.62 £24.77
% change year-on-year +22.28% +15.55% -4.50%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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 +54 440 £415 -7.78% 141
South East +40 316 £410 +2.50% 119
North of England +8 161 £380 -1.94% 100
Midlands +26 121 £450 +20.00% 36
North West +26 110 £400 +1.59% 45
East of England +52 86 £350 -12.50% 39
West Midlands +43 84 £494 +23.44% 23
South West -15 71 £400 - 32
East Midlands +10 37 £363 +15.08% 13
Yorkshire +14 34 £350 -10.26% 39
North East +10 18 £270 -10.00% 16
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 931 (77.58%) Cisco
2 744 (62.00%) CCNP
3 588 (49.00%) Firewall
4 566 (47.17%) CCNA
5 406 (33.83%) WAN
6 405 (33.75%) LAN
7 288 (24.00%) CCIE
8 282 (23.50%) Data Centre
9 261 (21.75%) BGP
10 240 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 238 (19.83%) Wireless
12 233 (19.42%) VPN
13 226 (18.83%) OSPF
14 220 (18.33%) Cisco Nexus
15 215 (17.92%) MPLS
15 215 (17.92%) Juniper
16 208 (17.33%) Network Security
17 198 (16.50%) Palo Alto
18 190 (15.83%) TCP/IP
19 179 (14.92%) Cisco ASA
20 172 (14.33%) ITIL
21 166 (13.83%) SC Cleared
22 161 (13.42%) CheckPoint
23 159 (13.25%) VMware
24 155 (12.92%) Migration
25 153 (12.75%) Telecoms
26 152 (12.67%) Finance
27 148 (12.33%) Windows
28 145 (12.08%) F5
29 134 (11.17%) Microsoft

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 34 (2.83%) Skype for Business
2 28 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 23 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (1.00%) IIS
6 6 (0.50%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.50%) Confluence
7 5 (0.42%) Apache
7 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.17%) nginx
8 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 38 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.083%) assyst
3 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.083%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 84 (7.00%) Azure
2 81 (6.75%) AWS
3 54 (4.50%) Office 365
4 12 (1.00%) GCP
5 11 (0.92%) IaaS
5 11 (0.92%) SaaS
6 10 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 6 (0.50%) PaaS
9 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.25%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.25%) Serverless
11 2 (0.17%) G Suite
11 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.083%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.083%) GitHub
12 1 (0.083%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 588 (49.00%) Firewall
2 406 (33.83%) WAN
3 405 (33.75%) LAN
4 261 (21.75%) BGP
5 238 (19.83%) Wireless
6 233 (19.42%) VPN
7 226 (18.83%) OSPF
8 220 (18.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 215 (17.92%) MPLS
10 208 (17.33%) Network Security
11 190 (15.83%) TCP/IP
12 179 (14.92%) Cisco ASA
13 113 (9.42%) DNS
14 110 (9.17%) VoIP
15 103 (8.58%) EIGRP
15 103 (8.58%) WLAN
16 85 (7.08%) Ethernet
17 84 (7.00%) Internet
18 82 (6.83%) Cisco IOS
18 82 (6.83%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.83%) Big Data
2 10 (0.83%) MySQL
3 7 (0.58%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.42%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.17%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.083%) Aerospike
7 1 (0.083%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.083%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.083%) DB2
7 1 (0.083%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.083%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.083%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.083%) Redis
7 1 (0.083%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 18 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 10 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.75%) JIRA
5 8 (0.67%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.25%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.17%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.17%) git-flow
8 1 (0.083%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.083%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.083%) GitLab
8 1 (0.083%) Hudson
8 1 (0.083%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.083%) Postman
8 1 (0.083%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.083%) Visual Studio
General
1 153 (12.75%) Telecoms
2 152 (12.67%) Finance
3 61 (5.08%) Public Sector
4 33 (2.75%) Banking
5 19 (1.58%) Investment Banking
6 18 (1.50%) Law
7 17 (1.42%) Front Office
8 14 (1.17%) Marketing
9 13 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.08%) Legal
10 11 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.83%) Electronics
11 10 (0.83%) Retail
12 9 (0.75%) French Language
12 9 (0.75%) Games
12 9 (0.75%) Police
13 8 (0.67%) Publishing
14 7 (0.58%) Advertising
14 7 (0.58%) German Language
15 5 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 655 (54.58%) Network Engineer
2 148 (12.33%) Architect
3 130 (10.83%) Cisco Engineer
4 112 (9.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 100 (8.33%) Network Architect
6 94 (7.83%) Security Engineer
7 93 (7.75%) Senior Network Engineer
8 69 (5.75%) Analyst
9 64 (5.33%) Network Security Engineer
10 50 (4.17%) Consultant
11 49 (4.08%) Support Engineer
12 43 (3.58%) Design Engineer
13 40 (3.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 38 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 36 (3.00%) Network Design Engineer
16 34 (2.83%) Network Support
17 33 (2.75%) Administrator
18 29 (2.42%) IP Network Engineer
19 28 (2.33%) Network Administrator
20 26 (2.17%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.83%) 802.1X
2 11 (0.92%) .NET
3 7 (0.58%) REST
3 7 (0.58%) Web Services
4 5 (0.42%) LDAP
4 5 (0.42%) Middleware
4 5 (0.42%) XMPP
5 4 (0.33%) JSON
6 3 (0.25%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.25%) Kafka
6 3 (0.25%) Node.js
6 3 (0.25%) XML
7 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.17%) CSS
7 2 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.17%) HTML
7 2 (0.17%) React
7 2 (0.17%) SOAP
7 2 (0.17%) Spring MVC
7 2 (0.17%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 282 (23.50%) Data Centre
2 47 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.25%) Public Cloud
5 20 (1.67%) Private Cloud
6 19 (1.58%) Driving Licence
7 18 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.25%) PKI
10 12 (1.00%) Hedge funds
10 12 (1.00%) NHS
11 11 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (0.83%) Fibre Optics
12 10 (0.83%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.67%) CMDB
13 8 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
14 6 (0.50%) Clustering
14 6 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 148 (12.33%) Windows
2 77 (6.42%) Linux
3 67 (5.58%) Windows Server
4 35 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.75%) Unix
8 20 (1.67%) Windows 10
9 14 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.00%) Android
11 11 (0.92%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.92%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.75%) CentOS
13 6 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.50%) SUSE
14 4 (0.33%) Check Point GAiA
15 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.17%) Solaris
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (14.33%) ITIL
2 155 (12.92%) Migration
3 131 (10.92%) Network Design
4 119 (9.92%) Change Management
5 85 (7.08%) Load Balancing
6 83 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
7 73 (6.08%) Network Management
8 70 (5.83%) Information Security
9 68 (5.67%) Project Delivery
10 67 (5.58%) Network Monitoring
11 62 (5.17%) Service Delivery
12 59 (4.92%) Incident Management
13 55 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 55 (4.58%) Network Architecture
14 54 (4.50%) Cybersecurity
15 48 (4.00%) SIEM
16 45 (3.75%) Project Management
16 45 (3.75%) Service Management
17 42 (3.50%) Problem Management
17 42 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 82 (6.83%) Python
2 37 (3.08%) PowerShell
3 34 (2.83%) SQL
4 23 (1.92%) Perl
5 20 (1.67%) Java
6 14 (1.17%) C
7 8 (0.67%) C++
8 4 (0.33%) PHP
9 3 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.25%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.25%) Ruby
10 1 (0.083%) Erlang
10 1 (0.083%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.083%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.083%) VBScript
10 1 (0.083%) XPath
Qualifications
1 744 (62.00%) CCNP
2 566 (47.17%) CCNA
3 288 (24.00%) CCIE
4 240 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 166 (13.83%) SC Cleared
6 98 (8.17%) CCDP
7 86 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 84 (7.00%) Degree
9 70 (5.83%) CISSP
10 61 (5.08%) MCSE
11 54 (4.50%) DV Cleared
12 51 (4.25%) CCDA
13 41 (3.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 40 (3.33%) CCSP
15 38 (3.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 33 (2.75%) JNCIP
17 29 (2.42%) MCSA
18 23 (1.92%) CCIP
18 23 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 22 (1.83%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.33%) SLA
2 34 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (2.75%) NIST
4 17 (1.42%) GDPR
5 15 (1.25%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (0.92%) NCSC
6 11 (0.92%) QA
7 10 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 7 (0.58%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.58%) PMO
10 4 (0.33%) COBIT
10 4 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.083%) HL7
12 1 (0.083%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.083%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 106 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 39 (3.25%) VMware NSX
4 34 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.58%) vSphere
6 17 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.67%) XenApp
9 7 (0.58%) Docker
10 5 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.33%) Firmware
12 3 (0.25%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.17%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.17%) UAG
13 2 (0.17%) vCloud
13 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.083%) LXC
14 1 (0.083%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (4.25%) FortiGate
2 41 (3.42%) Cisco Prime
3 39 (3.25%) Ansible
4 36 (3.00%) Nagios
5 28 (2.33%) Puppet
6 25 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
7 23 (1.92%) vCenter Server
8 20 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (1.67%) SCCM
9 15 (1.25%) Statseeker
10 14 (1.17%) Cacti
10 14 (1.17%) NetMRI
10 14 (1.17%) ZABBIX
11 13 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
12 11 (0.92%) SCOM
12 11 (0.92%) Terraform
12 11 (0.92%) WSUS
13 6 (0.50%) Iperf
13 6 (0.50%) Kubernetes
13 6 (0.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 931 (77.58%) Cisco
2 215 (17.92%) Juniper
3 198 (16.50%) Palo Alto
4 161 (13.42%) CheckPoint
5 159 (13.25%) VMware
6 145 (12.08%) F5
7 134 (11.17%) Microsoft
8 83 (6.92%) Fortinet
9 72 (6.00%) SolarWinds
10 67 (5.58%) Meraki
11 53 (4.42%) Citrix
12 46 (3.83%) Aruba
13 43 (3.58%) McAfee
14 36 (3.00%) HP
15 33 (2.75%) Remedy
16 30 (2.50%) Blue Coat
16 30 (2.50%) Dell
17 27 (2.25%) Oracle
18 22 (1.83%) Riverbed
19 19 (1.58%) NetScout