Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 126 127
Rank change year-on-year -54 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1385 1994 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.46% 2.04% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.78% 9.96% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 1263 1205
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £200 £236 £213
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 77 72
England median hourly rate £26.99 £28.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.62% +17.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.10 £14.28
90th Percentile £57.63 £49.51 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +24.44% +12.50%

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 17794 20024 20455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.75% 20.44% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10926 12502 12455
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 832 774 994
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.77 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -70 500 £413 -0.30% 62
South East -65 304 £380 -5.00% 36
Midlands +11 182 £339 -3.21% 27
North of England -6 163 £400 +14.29% 40
East of England -49 119 £350 +12.45% 15
West Midlands -10 117 £375 -1.64% 17
South West -14 115 £325 - 10
North West -15 84 £410 +2.50% 27
Yorkshire -35 70 £400 +14.29% 10
East Midlands +11 64 £323 -0.77% 9
North East +53 11 £369 +5.36% 3
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 1030 (74.37%) Cisco
2 762 (55.02%) CCNP
3 648 (46.79%) CCNA
4 606 (43.75%) Firewall
5 388 (28.01%) LAN
6 384 (27.73%) WAN
7 352 (25.42%) CCIE
8 285 (20.58%) Wireless
9 267 (19.28%) ITIL
10 255 (18.41%) Data Centre
11 252 (18.19%) Network Security
12 230 (16.61%) VPN
13 227 (16.39%) Windows
14 224 (16.17%) Microsoft
14 224 (16.17%) Security Cleared
15 223 (16.10%) CheckPoint
16 220 (15.88%) Juniper
17 216 (15.60%) Cisco ASA
18 205 (14.80%) BGP
19 200 (14.44%) MPLS
20 194 (14.01%) Cisco Nexus
21 189 (13.65%) VMware
22 184 (13.29%) Network Design
23 176 (12.71%) OSPF
24 171 (12.35%) Finance
25 158 (11.41%) Active Directory
26 155 (11.19%) F5
27 151 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
28 144 (10.40%) SC Cleared
29 129 (9.31%) TCP/IP

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 63 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 47 (3.39%) Skype for Business
3 30 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (1.73%) IIS
5 22 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.65%) CMS
7 9 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (0.58%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.58%) SAS
9 7 (0.51%) Apache
10 4 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.29%) Drupal
10 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.29%) WordPress
11 3 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.14%) Confluence
12 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (3.18%) MS Visio
2 41 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.072%) Eikon
2 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.072%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.072%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 105 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (5.34%) Office 365
4 23 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (1.59%) SaaS
6 17 (1.23%) PaaS
7 15 (1.08%) IaaS
8 8 (0.58%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.51%) Akamai
10 5 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.22%) GitHub
13 1 (0.072%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.072%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.072%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.072%) Serverless
13 1 (0.072%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 606 (43.75%) Firewall
2 388 (28.01%) LAN
3 384 (27.73%) WAN
4 285 (20.58%) Wireless
5 252 (18.19%) Network Security
6 230 (16.61%) VPN
7 216 (15.60%) Cisco ASA
8 205 (14.80%) BGP
9 200 (14.44%) MPLS
10 194 (14.01%) Cisco Nexus
11 176 (12.71%) OSPF
12 129 (9.31%) TCP/IP
13 119 (8.59%) DNS
14 115 (8.30%) DHCP
15 111 (8.01%) EIGRP
16 109 (7.87%) VoIP
17 101 (7.29%) Cisco IOS
18 97 (7.00%) WLAN
19 96 (6.93%) VLAN
20 78 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.87%) Star Schema
3 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.58%) MySQL
5 7 (0.51%) Big Data
6 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.36%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.29%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.22%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.14%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.072%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.072%) DataStage
11 1 (0.072%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.51%) Burp Suite
3 5 (0.36%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.14%) JIRA
6 1 (0.072%) Metasploit
General
1 171 (12.35%) Finance
2 102 (7.36%) Telecoms
3 69 (4.98%) Banking
4 24 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.16%) Automotive
6 14 (1.01%) Marketing
7 12 (0.87%) Retail
8 11 (0.79%) Electronics
9 9 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.65%) Law
9 9 (0.65%) Legal
10 7 (0.51%) Back Office
11 6 (0.43%) Advertising
12 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.14%) Billing
15 1 (0.072%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.072%) Games
15 1 (0.072%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 649 (46.86%) Network Engineer
2 262 (18.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 218 (15.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 144 (10.40%) Architect
5 104 (7.51%) Security Engineer
6 97 (7.00%) Support Engineer
7 95 (6.86%) Senior Network Engineer
8 80 (5.78%) Consultant
9 76 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 70 (5.05%) Network Security Engineer
11 68 (4.91%) Network Architect
12 66 (4.77%) Analyst
13 64 (4.62%) Network Support
14 57 (4.12%) Network Support Engineer
15 56 (4.04%) Network Specialist
16 48 (3.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 43 (3.10%) Voice Engineer
18 40 (2.89%) Network Consultant
19 38 (2.74%) Security Specialist
20 37 (2.67%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.31%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.16%) XMPP
3 14 (1.01%) Web Services
4 10 (0.72%) .NET
4 10 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (0.72%) Middleware
5 5 (0.36%) LAMP
5 5 (0.36%) WAP
6 3 (0.22%) SAML
7 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.14%) CGI
7 2 (0.14%) RFC 2544
8 1 (0.072%) Core Data
8 1 (0.072%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.072%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.072%) VML
8 1 (0.072%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 255 (18.41%) Data Centre
2 66 (4.77%) Management Information System
3 52 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (2.60%) Public Cloud
5 33 (2.38%) Clustering
5 33 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.09%) PKI
7 27 (1.95%) NHS
8 24 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
8 24 (1.73%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.66%) Driving Licence
10 17 (1.23%) CESG
11 12 (0.87%) BYOD
11 12 (0.87%) User Experience
12 9 (0.65%) Private Cloud
13 8 (0.58%) Replication
13 8 (0.58%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.51%) FMCG
15 6 (0.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 5 (0.36%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 227 (16.39%) Windows
2 107 (7.73%) Windows Server
3 95 (6.86%) Linux
4 44 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (2.89%) Windows 7
6 37 (2.67%) Unix
7 36 (2.60%) Windows 10
8 16 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.01%) Windows 8
9 14 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.72%) CentOS
11 9 (0.65%) Solaris
12 7 (0.51%) Windows 2000
12 7 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.43%) Debian
13 6 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.43%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.36%) SUSE
14 5 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (19.28%) ITIL
2 184 (13.29%) Network Design
3 95 (6.86%) Service Management
4 94 (6.79%) Information Security
5 92 (6.64%) Migration
6 89 (6.43%) Service Delivery
7 78 (5.63%) Load Balancing
8 75 (5.42%) Network Management
9 69 (4.98%) Network Monitoring
10 68 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
11 66 (4.77%) Project Management
12 58 (4.19%) Change Management
13 55 (3.97%) PRINCE2
13 55 (3.97%) SIEM
14 54 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
15 49 (3.54%) Incident Management
15 49 (3.54%) ITIL V3
16 47 (3.39%) High Availability
17 40 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 39 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 33 (2.38%) SQL
2 31 (2.24%) Python
3 28 (2.02%) PowerShell
4 14 (1.01%) C
5 13 (0.94%) Bash Shell
6 12 (0.87%) Java
7 10 (0.72%) Perl
8 7 (0.51%) Ruby
9 3 (0.22%) VBScript
10 2 (0.14%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.072%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.072%) PHP
Qualifications
1 762 (55.02%) CCNP
2 648 (46.79%) CCNA
3 352 (25.42%) CCIE
4 224 (16.17%) Security Cleared
5 151 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 144 (10.40%) SC Cleared
7 123 (8.88%) CISSP
8 116 (8.38%) Degree
9 109 (7.87%) MCSE
10 85 (6.14%) CISM
11 71 (5.13%) CCSP
12 68 (4.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 64 (4.62%) DV Cleared
14 63 (4.55%) CCDP
15 60 (4.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 51 (3.68%) CCSA
17 48 (3.47%) JNCIA
18 46 (3.32%) CCSE
19 39 (2.82%) MCSA
20 35 (2.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 52 (3.75%) SLA
2 19 (1.37%) COBIT
3 17 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.72%) ISO 22301
6 7 (0.51%) QA
7 6 (0.43%) GDPR
8 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.072%) GCP
11 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.072%) PMO
System Software
1 158 (11.41%) Active Directory
2 104 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 37 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (2.24%) vSphere
6 30 (2.17%) VMware NSX
7 15 (1.08%) Firmware
7 15 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (1.01%) XenApp
9 11 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.79%) ProxySG
10 5 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.22%) NFS
12 2 (0.14%) iptables
12 2 (0.14%) Snort
12 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 49 (3.54%) FortiGate
3 45 (3.25%) Cisco Prime
4 31 (2.24%) SCCM
5 26 (1.88%) Cisco UCCX
6 18 (1.30%) Ansible
7 17 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 16 (1.16%) Cisco UCCE
9 15 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
9 15 (1.08%) SCOM
10 14 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
11 13 (0.94%) Nessus
12 11 (0.79%) QRadar
12 11 (0.79%) Terraform
13 9 (0.65%) Cacti
13 9 (0.65%) Nagios
14 7 (0.51%) logstash
14 7 (0.51%) Packer
14 7 (0.51%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1030 (74.37%) Cisco
2 224 (16.17%) Microsoft
3 223 (16.10%) CheckPoint
4 220 (15.88%) Juniper
5 189 (13.65%) VMware
6 155 (11.19%) F5
7 125 (9.03%) HP
8 119 (8.59%) Palo Alto
9 100 (7.22%) Citrix
10 86 (6.21%) Fortinet
11 82 (5.92%) SolarWinds
12 63 (4.55%) Riverbed
13 52 (3.75%) Blue Coat
14 49 (3.54%) Aruba
15 39 (2.82%) McAfee
16 27 (1.95%) Dell
17 25 (1.81%) NetApp
18 23 (1.66%) BT
18 23 (1.66%) EMC
19 22 (1.59%) Symantec