Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 178 148
Rank change year-on-year +19 -30 -24
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,465 1,347 1,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.76% 1.46% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.28% 7.75% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 805 1,031
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £246 £232 £218
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 58 52
England median hourly rate £33.40 £32.50 £26.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +24.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £14.62 £12.20 £12.76
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £32.50 £30.94
% change year-on-year +2.77% +5.04% +16.75%

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 15,794 17,384 17,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.97% 18.90% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,542 10,377 10,487
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £261
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 793 860
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.51% -18.13% -0.68%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +4 490 £475 +11.76% 58
South East +58 386 £405 -1.82% 40
North of England +34 186 £375 -3.23% 35
South West +19 165 £425 +25.93% 10
Midlands +18 133 £328 -12.53% 30
North West +31 99 £363 -9.38% 18
East of England -3 96 £350 -12.50% 18
West Midlands -15 79 £400 +3.23% 19
Yorkshire +6 56 £375 - 12
East Midlands +46 53 £275 -12.70% 11
North East +43 31 £325 -48.00% 5
South Coast - 2 - -
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 1,192 (81.37%) Cisco
2 819 (55.90%) CCNP
3 712 (48.60%) CCNA
4 702 (47.92%) Firewall
5 514 (35.09%) WAN
6 446 (30.44%) LAN
7 360 (24.57%) Data Centre
8 339 (23.14%) CCIE
9 326 (22.25%) BGP
10 311 (21.23%) CheckPoint
11 303 (20.68%) OSPF
12 295 (20.14%) VPN
13 290 (19.80%) Network Security
14 288 (19.66%) Security Cleared
15 286 (19.52%) Wireless
16 285 (19.45%) Cisco ASA
17 277 (18.91%) Cisco Nexus
18 270 (18.43%) ITIL
19 266 (18.16%) F5
20 261 (17.82%) VMware
21 236 (16.11%) Juniper
22 233 (15.90%) MPLS
23 230 (15.70%) Microsoft
24 224 (15.29%) Windows
25 195 (13.31%) SC Cleared
26 187 (12.76%) TCP/IP
27 179 (12.22%) Palo Alto
28 173 (11.81%) Finance
29 169 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
30 165 (11.26%) Telecoms

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 51 (3.48%) MS Exchange
2 38 (2.59%) Skype for Business
3 24 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (1.02%) Confluence
6 13 (0.89%) IIS
7 12 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.55%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.27%) CMS
12 3 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (0.20%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.20%) JBoss
12 3 (0.20%) JRun
12 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) Windchill
6 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.068%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 156 (10.65%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (3.62%) Office 365
4 30 (2.05%) SaaS
5 27 (1.84%) PaaS
6 26 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 20 (1.37%) IaaS
9 15 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (0.82%) Datadog
11 12 (0.82%) Serverless
12 11 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (0.48%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (0.41%) GitHub
15 5 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.27%) Google Analytics
17 3 (0.20%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 702 (47.92%) Firewall
2 514 (35.09%) WAN
3 446 (30.44%) LAN
4 326 (22.25%) BGP
5 303 (20.68%) OSPF
6 295 (20.14%) VPN
7 290 (19.80%) Network Security
8 286 (19.52%) Wireless
9 285 (19.45%) Cisco ASA
10 277 (18.91%) Cisco Nexus
11 233 (15.90%) MPLS
12 187 (12.76%) TCP/IP
13 161 (10.99%) DNS
14 132 (9.01%) VoIP
15 129 (8.81%) EIGRP
16 123 (8.40%) DHCP
17 120 (8.19%) VLAN
18 110 (7.51%) Cisco IOS
18 110 (7.51%) Multicast
19 98 (6.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.55%) Big Data
3 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.14%) GIS
5 2 (0.14%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.14%) MS Access
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.14%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.068%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.068%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.068%) MySQL
6 1 (0.068%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (2.05%) Git (software)
1 30 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 28 (1.91%) JIRA
3 13 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (0.89%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.27%) SonarQube
7 4 (0.27%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.14%) Ant
8 2 (0.14%) Hudson
8 2 (0.14%) MSI
8 2 (0.14%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.068%) Maven
General
1 173 (11.81%) Finance
2 165 (11.26%) Telecoms
3 48 (3.28%) Banking
4 21 (1.43%) Marketing
5 20 (1.37%) Law
6 19 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 19 (1.30%) Legal
7 18 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.09%) Retail
10 14 (0.96%) Advertising
10 14 (0.96%) Back Office
11 12 (0.82%) Electronics
12 9 (0.61%) Military
13 6 (0.41%) Automotive
14 5 (0.34%) Publishing
15 4 (0.27%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.20%) Billing
16 3 (0.20%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 710 (48.46%) Network Engineer
2 180 (12.29%) Architect
3 158 (10.78%) Cisco Engineer
4 131 (8.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 127 (8.67%) Senior Network Engineer
6 107 (7.30%) Security Engineer
7 99 (6.76%) Network Architect
8 82 (5.60%) Analyst
9 81 (5.53%) Network Security Engineer
10 75 (5.12%) Consultant
11 62 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 45 (3.07%) Network Support
13 43 (2.94%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 42 (2.87%) Network Consultant
14 42 (2.87%) Security Architect
14 42 (2.87%) Support Engineer
15 40 (2.73%) Design Engineer
16 36 (2.46%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
16 36 (2.46%) Network Design Engineer
17 34 (2.32%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.94%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.09%) REST
2 16 (1.09%) Spine.js
3 15 (1.02%) Web Services
4 14 (0.96%) JSON
5 11 (0.75%) LDAP
6 9 (0.61%) YAML
7 8 (0.55%) .NET
8 7 (0.48%) XML
9 6 (0.41%) Regular Expression
10 5 (0.34%) J2EE
11 4 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.27%) XMPP
12 3 (0.20%) Middleware
13 2 (0.14%) CSS
13 2 (0.14%) Django
13 2 (0.14%) HTML
13 2 (0.14%) Node.js
13 2 (0.14%) VXML
13 2 (0.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 360 (24.57%) Data Centre
2 66 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 40 (2.73%) Public Cloud
5 38 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
6 37 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (2.46%) PKI
8 24 (1.64%) Driving Licence
9 21 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 17 (1.16%) NHS
11 16 (1.09%) Private Cloud
12 14 (0.96%) Clustering
13 11 (0.75%) CCTV
13 11 (0.75%) CMDB
13 11 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (0.75%) Fibre Optics
13 11 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
14 10 (0.68%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
16 6 (0.41%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 224 (15.29%) Windows
2 145 (9.90%) Linux
3 138 (9.42%) Windows Server
4 47 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (2.73%) Unix
6 32 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (1.71%) Windows 10
9 24 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.68%) Solaris
12 6 (0.41%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.34%) VMS
14 4 (0.27%) Android
14 4 (0.27%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.14%) HPUX
16 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.068%) Mac OS X Server
17 1 (0.068%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (18.43%) ITIL
2 164 (11.19%) Network Design
3 154 (10.51%) Migration
4 151 (10.31%) Load Balancing
5 108 (7.37%) Network Management
6 106 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
7 104 (7.10%) Network Monitoring
8 93 (6.35%) Service Management
9 88 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 85 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (4.98%) Project Management
12 72 (4.91%) DevOps
13 69 (4.71%) Change Management
13 69 (4.71%) Information Security
13 69 (4.71%) Service Delivery
14 66 (4.51%) Network Architecture
15 65 (4.44%) Incident Management
16 64 (4.37%) High Availability
17 60 (4.10%) PRINCE2
18 57 (3.89%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 73 (4.98%) Python
2 66 (4.51%) PowerShell
3 24 (1.64%) Java
4 22 (1.50%) SQL
5 19 (1.30%) Bash Shell
6 15 (1.02%) Perl
7 10 (0.68%) C
8 7 (0.48%) VBScript
9 4 (0.27%) C#
10 3 (0.20%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.20%) Prolog
10 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.14%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.14%) C++
11 2 (0.14%) VB
12 1 (0.068%) Lua
12 1 (0.068%) PHP
12 1 (0.068%) R
12 1 (0.068%) Ruby
12 1 (0.068%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 819 (55.90%) CCNP
2 712 (48.60%) CCNA
3 339 (23.14%) CCIE
4 288 (19.66%) Security Cleared
5 195 (13.31%) SC Cleared
6 169 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 145 (9.90%) Degree
8 137 (9.35%) MCSE
9 98 (6.69%) DV Cleared
10 92 (6.28%) CISSP
11 82 (5.60%) CCDP
12 78 (5.32%) MCSA
13 67 (4.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 47 (3.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 44 (3.00%) CCSA
16 35 (2.39%) JNCIA
17 34 (2.32%) CCDA
17 34 (2.32%) JNCIP
18 32 (2.18%) CCSE
19 29 (1.98%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.69%) SLA
2 36 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.98%) GDPR
4 22 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.89%) NIST
7 10 (0.68%) QA
8 5 (0.34%) ISO 22301
8 5 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (0.27%) ISO 31000
10 3 (0.20%) COBIT
10 3 (0.20%) PMO
11 1 (0.068%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.068%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.068%) HL7
11 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.068%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.068%) RMADS
System Software
1 155 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (6.96%) Active Directory
3 67 (4.57%) Hyper-V
4 41 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (2.59%) VMware NSX
6 27 (1.84%) vSphere
7 24 (1.64%) ProxySG
7 24 (1.64%) XenApp
8 16 (1.09%) Docker
9 13 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.75%) Firmware
12 9 (0.61%) KVM
13 8 (0.55%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.20%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
17 1 (0.068%) NFS
Systems Management
1 54 (3.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 47 (3.21%) Cisco Prime
3 43 (2.94%) Ansible
4 41 (2.80%) vCenter Server
5 37 (2.53%) SCCM
6 24 (1.64%) FortiGate
6 24 (1.64%) SCOM
7 23 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
8 20 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (1.30%) Puppet
10 18 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
10 18 (1.23%) PowerCLI
11 13 (0.89%) Stealthwatch
12 10 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
13 9 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
13 9 (0.61%) TrustSec
14 8 (0.55%) Cacti
14 8 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 7 (0.48%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,192 (81.37%) Cisco
2 311 (21.23%) CheckPoint
3 266 (18.16%) F5
4 261 (17.82%) VMware
5 236 (16.11%) Juniper
6 230 (15.70%) Microsoft
7 179 (12.22%) Palo Alto
8 111 (7.58%) Citrix
8 111 (7.58%) Fortinet
9 109 (7.44%) SolarWinds
10 82 (5.60%) Aruba
11 79 (5.39%) HP
12 58 (3.96%) NetApp
13 54 (3.69%) Meraki
14 50 (3.41%) Riverbed
15 43 (2.94%) Oracle
16 42 (2.87%) Dell
17 39 (2.66%) Blue Coat
18 38 (2.59%) Splunk
19 35 (2.39%) McAfee