Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 182 178
Rank change year-on-year +40 -4 -53
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,446 1,424 1,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.87% 1.51% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.29% 8.13% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 860 842
England median daily rate £400 £413 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.51% +6.27%
10th Percentile £233 £251 £210
90th Percentile £594 £551 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £388
% change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 48
England median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.55% -10.08% +15.18%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.20 £13.28
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.00 £57.88
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +44.83% -10.08% +7.50%

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 15,561 17,511 17,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.14% 18.52% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,604 10,370 10,641
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £648 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 721 856 830
England median hourly rate £35.90 £25.00 £25.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.60% -3.53% +1.63%
10th Percentile £14.13 £12.65 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £51.00 £49.78
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +44.00% -9.09% +3.77%

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 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +29 469 £445 -1.11% 139
South East +85 419 £400 - 134
North of England +28 206 £375 -4.76% 81
Midlands +13 132 £395 +12.86% 63
North West +47 131 £404 +0.89% 54
South West -26 107 £380 +1.33% 32
East of England +58 103 £385 -0.65% 34
West Midlands -9 79 £498 +32.67% 37
East Midlands +41 53 £350 +11.11% 26
Yorkshire -10 47 £375 -9.09% 17
North East +20 29 £300 +12.68% 10
South Coast - 3 - -
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,122 (77.59%) Cisco
2 835 (57.75%) CCNP
3 727 (50.28%) Firewall
4 695 (48.06%) CCNA
5 484 (33.47%) WAN
6 452 (31.26%) LAN
7 344 (23.79%) CCIE
8 317 (21.92%) Data Centre
9 290 (20.06%) BGP
10 283 (19.57%) Wireless
11 256 (17.70%) Network Security
12 249 (17.22%) VPN
13 240 (16.60%) CheckPoint
14 239 (16.53%) OSPF
14 239 (16.53%) Security Cleared
15 238 (16.46%) Cisco ASA
16 237 (16.39%) ITIL
17 235 (16.25%) Juniper
18 233 (16.11%) F5
19 232 (16.04%) Cisco Nexus
20 231 (15.98%) Windows
21 225 (15.56%) MPLS
22 219 (15.15%) TCP/IP
23 207 (14.32%) Palo Alto
24 204 (14.11%) VMware
25 198 (13.69%) Microsoft
26 193 (13.35%) Telecoms
27 180 (12.45%) Migration
28 170 (11.76%) Finance
29 164 (11.34%) Network Design

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 52 (3.60%) MS Exchange
2 40 (2.77%) Skype for Business
3 31 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (0.90%) IIS
7 11 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.35%) Confluence
9 4 (0.28%) Apache
9 4 (0.28%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.21%) nginx
11 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.069%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.069%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.069%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.069%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 53 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 23 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.069%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 106 (7.33%) AWS
2 95 (6.57%) Azure
3 65 (4.50%) Office 365
4 26 (1.80%) SaaS
5 18 (1.24%) IaaS
6 14 (0.97%) PaaS
7 13 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (0.83%) GCP
8 12 (0.83%) Serverless
9 9 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.21%) GitHub
12 3 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.14%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.069%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.069%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 727 (50.28%) Firewall
2 484 (33.47%) WAN
3 452 (31.26%) LAN
4 290 (20.06%) BGP
5 283 (19.57%) Wireless
6 256 (17.70%) Network Security
7 249 (17.22%) VPN
8 239 (16.53%) OSPF
9 238 (16.46%) Cisco ASA
10 232 (16.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 225 (15.56%) MPLS
12 219 (15.15%) TCP/IP
13 155 (10.72%) DNS
14 141 (9.75%) VoIP
15 111 (7.68%) DHCP
15 111 (7.68%) VLAN
16 104 (7.19%) WLAN
17 98 (6.78%) EIGRP
18 93 (6.43%) Wi-Fi
19 91 (6.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (2.49%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.90%) Big Data
3 9 (0.62%) Hadoop
3 9 (0.62%) MySQL
4 7 (0.48%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.14%) GIS
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.14%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.069%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.069%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.069%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.069%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.069%) MS Access
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
3 11 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.48%) JIRA
5 5 (0.35%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.28%) Hudson
7 3 (0.21%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.21%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.14%) Ant
8 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.14%) MSI
8 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.069%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.069%) GitLab
9 1 (0.069%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.069%) TestRail
9 1 (0.069%) Zephyr
General
1 193 (13.35%) Telecoms
2 170 (11.76%) Finance
3 69 (4.77%) Public Sector
4 29 (2.01%) Banking
5 25 (1.73%) Legal
6 20 (1.38%) Law
7 19 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.31%) Marketing
8 17 (1.18%) Retail
9 16 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.90%) Electronics
11 11 (0.76%) Back Office
12 10 (0.69%) Advertising
12 10 (0.69%) Games
13 9 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.62%) Local Government
14 8 (0.55%) Publishing
15 6 (0.41%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.41%) Police
16 5 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 746 (51.59%) Network Engineer
2 203 (14.04%) Architect
3 153 (10.58%) Cisco Engineer
4 138 (9.54%) Network Architect
5 134 (9.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 105 (7.26%) Security Engineer
7 103 (7.12%) Senior Network Engineer
8 85 (5.88%) Analyst
9 77 (5.33%) Consultant
10 69 (4.77%) Network Security Engineer
11 65 (4.50%) Support Engineer
12 54 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 49 (3.39%) Network Support
14 47 (3.25%) Design Engineer
15 46 (3.18%) Network Design Engineer
16 42 (2.90%) Security Architect
17 38 (2.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 35 (2.42%) Network Consultant
19 34 (2.35%) Network Support Engineer
20 30 (2.07%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.11%) 802.1X
2 14 (0.97%) .NET
3 13 (0.90%) JSON
3 13 (0.90%) Web Services
4 12 (0.83%) XML
5 7 (0.48%) YAML
6 6 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (0.35%) LDAP
7 5 (0.35%) XMPP
8 3 (0.21%) HTML
8 3 (0.21%) REST
9 2 (0.14%) CSS
9 2 (0.14%) Django
9 2 (0.14%) JSP
9 2 (0.14%) Middleware
9 2 (0.14%) Node.js
9 2 (0.14%) SAML
9 2 (0.14%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.14%) Servlets
10 1 (0.069%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 317 (21.92%) Data Centre
2 62 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 57 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (2.14%) Public Cloud
5 30 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (1.59%) Driving Licence
6 23 (1.59%) NHS
7 19 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 18 (1.24%) PKI
8 18 (1.24%) Private Cloud
9 16 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (0.97%) Fibre Optics
10 14 (0.97%) Hedge funds
11 12 (0.83%) Clustering
12 10 (0.69%) CMDB
12 10 (0.69%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.55%) User Experience
14 6 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.41%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 231 (15.98%) Windows
2 114 (7.88%) Windows Server
3 110 (7.61%) Linux
4 61 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (3.67%) Unix
6 46 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (2.56%) Windows 10
8 36 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (1.45%) Windows 7
10 17 (1.18%) Windows 8
10 17 (1.18%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.62%) Android
11 9 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.55%) Check Point GAiA
13 6 (0.41%) SUSE
14 5 (0.35%) CentOS
15 4 (0.28%) Solaris
15 4 (0.28%) VMS
15 4 (0.28%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.21%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (16.39%) ITIL
2 180 (12.45%) Migration
3 164 (11.34%) Network Design
4 124 (8.58%) Load Balancing
5 101 (6.98%) Network Management
6 98 (6.78%) Information Security
7 97 (6.71%) Change Management
7 97 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
8 81 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 80 (5.53%) Network Monitoring
10 74 (5.12%) Network Architecture
11 71 (4.91%) SIEM
12 70 (4.84%) Service Delivery
13 68 (4.70%) Project Delivery
14 66 (4.56%) Incident Management
15 65 (4.50%) Project Management
16 63 (4.36%) Cybersecurity
17 53 (3.67%) TOGAF
18 51 (3.53%) Service Management
19 45 (3.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (5.67%) Python
2 65 (4.50%) PowerShell
3 40 (2.77%) SQL
4 30 (2.07%) Java
5 20 (1.38%) Perl
6 15 (1.04%) C
7 12 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.48%) Prolog
9 6 (0.41%) VBScript
10 4 (0.28%) PHP
10 4 (0.28%) Ruby
11 3 (0.21%) C++
11 3 (0.21%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.14%) VB
13 1 (0.069%) Erlang
13 1 (0.069%) Tcl
13 1 (0.069%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.069%) XPath
Qualifications
1 835 (57.75%) CCNP
2 695 (48.06%) CCNA
3 344 (23.79%) CCIE
4 239 (16.53%) Security Cleared
5 158 (10.93%) SC Cleared
6 120 (8.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 108 (7.47%) CCDP
7 108 (7.47%) Degree
8 104 (7.19%) CISSP
9 75 (5.19%) MCSE
10 71 (4.91%) DV Cleared
11 62 (4.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 52 (3.60%) MCSA
13 44 (3.04%) JNCIP
14 39 (2.70%) CCDA
14 39 (2.70%) CCSP
15 36 (2.49%) CCSA
16 31 (2.14%) CCSE
16 31 (2.14%) TOGAF Certification
17 30 (2.07%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.33%) SLA
2 42 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.94%) NIST
4 26 (1.80%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.45%) GDPR
6 12 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.76%) QA
8 8 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.55%) NCSC
9 7 (0.48%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (0.41%) PMO
11 3 (0.21%) COBIT
12 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.069%) HL7
13 1 (0.069%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.069%) RMADS
System Software
1 126 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (7.33%) Active Directory
3 55 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 32 (2.21%) VMware NSX
5 26 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (1.59%) vSphere
7 17 (1.18%) XenApp
8 11 (0.76%) ProxySG
9 10 (0.69%) ISA Server
9 10 (0.69%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.55%) Docker
12 6 (0.41%) Firmware
13 4 (0.28%) KVM
14 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.14%) vCloud
15 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.069%) NFS
Systems Management
1 55 (3.80%) Cisco Prime
2 51 (3.53%) FortiGate
3 45 (3.11%) Ansible
4 38 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 33 (2.28%) SCCM
6 23 (1.59%) SCOM
7 21 (1.45%) Puppet
8 17 (1.18%) Nagios
9 16 (1.11%) vCenter Server
10 14 (0.97%) WSUS
11 12 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
13 9 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.55%) Kubernetes
14 8 (0.55%) Stealthwatch
15 7 (0.48%) Iperf
15 7 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
16 6 (0.41%) Backup Exec
17 5 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
17 5 (0.35%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1,122 (77.59%) Cisco
2 240 (16.60%) CheckPoint
3 235 (16.25%) Juniper
4 233 (16.11%) F5
5 207 (14.32%) Palo Alto
6 204 (14.11%) VMware
7 198 (13.69%) Microsoft
8 107 (7.40%) Fortinet
9 106 (7.33%) SolarWinds
10 89 (6.15%) Meraki
11 85 (5.88%) Citrix
12 73 (5.05%) Aruba
13 70 (4.84%) HP
14 54 (3.73%) McAfee
15 49 (3.39%) Riverbed
16 41 (2.84%) Blue Coat
17 36 (2.49%) Dell
18 31 (2.14%) Remedy
19 25 (1.73%) Nokia
20 21 (1.45%) NetApp