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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 28 June 2022 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 244 234 155
Rank change year-on-year -10 -79 +11
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 785 593 625
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.10% 1.16% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.47% 5.75% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 381 405
10th Percentile £293 £250 £260
25th Percentile £389 £325 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% - +3.03%
75th Percentile £563 £525 £538
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 27
10th Percentile £13.13 £18.00 £13.49
25th Percentile £13.41 £21.00 £16.09
Median hourly rate £13.66 £32.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -57.97% +71.05% -43.11%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.21 £30.69
90th Percentile £69.94 £57.00 £36.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £39.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -44.30% +97.50% -40.12%

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 14,340 10,316 8,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.14% 20.18% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,656 6,602 5,748
10th Percentile £343 £306 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £723 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 528 311
10th Percentile £13.70 £13.25 £15.00
25th Percentile £19.06 £17.50 £17.88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.47 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.29% +25.35% -15.38%
75th Percentile £59.69 £52.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £70.00 £63.75 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +34.85% +10.00% -10.18%

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 28 June 2022.

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 28 June 2022.

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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London +28 358 £525 +16.67% 65
North of England -41 113 £488 +17.12% 52
South East -63 96 £475 +18.75% 44
East of England +4 58 £450 +31.39% 20
South West -18 58 £450 +12.50% 25
Midlands -26 58 £375 - 35
Yorkshire -11 56 £405 -1.70% 21
West Midlands -21 44 £375 -7.98% 27
North West -54 44 £525 +25.00% 26
North East -2 15 £550 +173.63% 5
East Midlands -14 15 £371 +35.00% 8
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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.

1 506 (64.46%) Cisco
2 380 (48.41%) CCNP
3 355 (45.22%) CCNA
4 340 (43.31%) Firewall
5 242 (30.83%) WAN
6 201 (25.61%) LAN
7 192 (24.46%) Azure
8 176 (22.42%) CCIE
9 174 (22.17%) BGP
10 173 (22.04%) ITIL
11 154 (19.62%) Data Centre
12 153 (19.49%) VPN
13 152 (19.36%) Wireless
14 146 (18.60%) Social Skills
15 136 (17.32%) OSPF
16 133 (16.94%) MPLS
17 129 (16.43%) Microsoft
18 128 (16.31%) Security Cleared
19 127 (16.18%) Juniper
20 119 (15.16%) Network Security
21 118 (15.03%) SD-WAN
22 111 (14.14%) TCP/IP
22 111 (14.14%) CISSP
23 109 (13.89%) AWS
24 107 (13.63%) Palo Alto
25 103 (13.12%) Cisco ASA
26 99 (12.61%) Finance
26 99 (12.61%) VMware
27 96 (12.23%) DNS
28 93 (11.85%) Active Directory

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 18 (2.29%) Confluence
2 13 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.15%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.76%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.51%) IIS
7 2 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.13%) Apache
8 1 (0.13%) CMS
8 1 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 42 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.95%) MS Visio
3 21 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.13%) assyst
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.13%) Primavera
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 192 (24.46%) Azure
2 109 (13.89%) AWS
3 84 (10.70%) Microsoft 365
4 35 (4.46%) SaaS
5 32 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (2.93%) IaaS
7 20 (2.55%) GCP
8 13 (1.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 13 (1.66%) PaaS
9 6 (0.76%) AWS Direct Connect
9 6 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.64%) Azure DevOps
10 5 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.51%) Azure Monitor
11 4 (0.51%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.38%) Azure Sentinel
12 3 (0.38%) GitHub
12 3 (0.38%) Serverless
13 2 (0.25%) Akamai
13 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 340 (43.31%) Firewall
2 242 (30.83%) WAN
3 201 (25.61%) LAN
4 174 (22.17%) BGP
5 153 (19.49%) VPN
6 152 (19.36%) Wireless
7 136 (17.32%) OSPF
8 133 (16.94%) MPLS
9 119 (15.16%) Network Security
10 118 (15.03%) SD-WAN
11 111 (14.14%) TCP/IP
12 103 (13.12%) Cisco ASA
13 96 (12.23%) DNS
14 90 (11.46%) Wi-Fi
15 77 (9.81%) DHCP
16 74 (9.43%) Cisco Nexus
17 62 (7.90%) VLAN
18 60 (7.64%) EIGRP
19 59 (7.52%) IPsec
20 58 (7.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.51%) Big Data
4 3 (0.38%) MySQL
5 2 (0.25%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (2.68%) JIRA
2 11 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.02%) Arsenale Dataplane
3 8 (1.02%) TestRail
4 7 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.51%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.25%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.25%) Hudson
8 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.13%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.13%) GitLab
8 1 (0.13%) Gradle
8 1 (0.13%) Maven
8 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 146 (18.60%) Social Skills
2 99 (12.61%) Finance
3 67 (8.54%) Public Sector
4 65 (8.28%) Telecoms
5 59 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (3.06%) Banking
7 23 (2.93%) Documentation Skills
8 12 (1.53%) Legal
8 12 (1.53%) Retail
9 8 (1.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 7 (0.89%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (0.76%) Marketing
12 5 (0.64%) Electronics
12 5 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.51%) Automotive
13 4 (0.51%) German Language
13 4 (0.51%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.51%) Law
13 4 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 303 (38.60%) Network Engineer
2 135 (17.20%) Architect
3 62 (7.90%) Senior Network Engineer
4 58 (7.39%) Cisco Engineer
5 53 (6.75%) Analyst
6 52 (6.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 49 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 46 (5.86%) Security Architect
9 44 (5.61%) Security Engineer
10 39 (4.97%) Consultant
11 33 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
12 30 (3.82%) Support Engineer
13 25 (3.18%) Network Architect
14 24 (3.06%) Azure Architect
14 24 (3.06%) Network Consultant
15 21 (2.68%) Network Security Engineer
16 19 (2.42%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 18 (2.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
17 18 (2.29%) Network Support
17 18 (2.29%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.55%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.78%) REST
3 10 (1.27%) OAuth
4 8 (1.02%) RESTful
5 7 (0.89%) XMPP
6 6 (0.76%) SAML
6 6 (0.76%) SOAP
7 5 (0.64%) OAuth2
7 5 (0.64%) Web Services
8 3 (0.38%) .NET
8 3 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.38%) Express
8 3 (0.38%) LDAP
9 2 (0.25%) JSON
9 2 (0.25%) OpenID
9 2 (0.25%) Velocity
10 1 (0.13%) GraphQL
10 1 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.13%) Spine.js
10 1 (0.13%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 154 (19.62%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (3.44%) Public Cloud
5 14 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (1.78%) IoT
6 12 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (1.53%) PKI
6 12 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (1.53%) Virtual Team
7 11 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (1.40%) NHS
8 10 (1.27%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.02%) Device Driver
11 7 (0.89%) Replication
12 6 (0.76%) CCTV
13 5 (0.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 84 (10.70%) Windows
2 57 (7.26%) Linux
3 47 (5.99%) Windows Server
4 18 (2.29%) Unix
5 10 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (1.02%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (0.76%) CentOS
7 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.64%) Android
8 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (22.04%) ITIL
2 91 (11.59%) Network Design
3 87 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (9.30%) Migration
5 66 (8.41%) Cybersecurity
6 65 (8.28%) Information Security
7 57 (7.26%) Change Management
7 57 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 57 (7.26%) Load Balancing
8 54 (6.88%) Risk Management
9 52 (6.62%) Network Management
10 49 (6.24%) Agile
11 47 (5.99%) Security Architecture
12 42 (5.35%) Computer Science
13 39 (4.97%) Project Delivery
14 35 (4.46%) Time Management
15 33 (4.20%) PRINCE2
15 33 (4.20%) Security Testing
16 32 (4.08%) Project Management
17 31 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 83 (10.57%) Python
2 54 (6.88%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.55%) Bash
4 14 (1.78%) C
5 13 (1.66%) Perl
6 9 (1.15%) C++
6 9 (1.15%) Go
7 8 (1.02%) Rust
7 8 (1.02%) SQL
8 7 (0.89%) Java
9 4 (0.51%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.51%) PHP
10 2 (0.25%) C#
10 2 (0.25%) Lisp
10 2 (0.25%) Ruby
10 2 (0.25%) Scala
10 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.13%) Prolog
11 1 (0.13%) sed
11 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 380 (48.41%) CCNP
2 355 (45.22%) CCNA
3 176 (22.42%) CCIE
4 128 (16.31%) Security Cleared
5 111 (14.14%) CISSP
6 88 (11.21%) SC Cleared
7 77 (9.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 77 (9.81%) Degree
8 76 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 64 (8.15%) MCSE
10 43 (5.48%) CCDP
11 42 (5.35%) MCP
12 40 (5.10%) MCSA
13 37 (4.71%) CISA
14 35 (4.46%) CISM
15 34 (4.33%) CCSK
16 32 (4.08%) CCSP
16 32 (4.08%) CEH
16 32 (4.08%) JNCIA
17 26 (3.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (5.10%) NIST
3 37 (4.71%) SLA
4 22 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 20 (2.55%) NIST 800
6 19 (2.42%) GDPR
7 9 (1.15%) QA
8 7 (0.89%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.76%) GRC
10 5 (0.64%) NCSC
10 5 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.51%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.38%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.25%) DICOM
13 2 (0.25%) HL7
14 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 93 (11.85%) Active Directory
2 73 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.18%) Docker
4 14 (1.78%) VMware NSX
5 10 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.15%) Xen
7 8 (1.02%) iptables
7 8 (1.02%) KVM
7 8 (1.02%) ProxySG
8 7 (0.89%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.76%) vCloud
9 6 (0.76%) vSphere
9 6 (0.76%) XenApp
10 5 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (4.97%) Ansible
2 33 (4.20%) SCCM
3 31 (3.95%) FortiGate
4 20 (2.55%) Kubernetes
5 18 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
7 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (1.40%) Terraform
9 10 (1.27%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.15%) Nagios
11 8 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
12 7 (0.89%) SCOM
12 7 (0.89%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.76%) Puppet
14 5 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.64%) WhatsUp Gold
15 4 (0.51%) Cacti
15 4 (0.51%) Nessus
15 4 (0.51%) QRadar
Vendors
1 506 (64.46%) Cisco
2 129 (16.43%) Microsoft
3 127 (16.18%) Juniper
4 107 (13.63%) Palo Alto
5 99 (12.61%) VMware
6 81 (10.32%) F5
7 77 (9.81%) CheckPoint
8 72 (9.17%) Fortinet
9 61 (7.77%) Meraki
10 55 (7.01%) Aruba
11 47 (5.99%) Citrix
12 45 (5.73%) HP
13 36 (4.59%) SolarWinds
14 30 (3.82%) Nokia
15 27 (3.44%) Zscaler
16 25 (3.18%) Splunk
17 16 (2.04%) Arista
18 15 (1.91%) Huawei
19 14 (1.78%) Atlassian
20 13 (1.66%) Blue Coat