Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 160 122
Rank change year-on-year -26 -38 -12
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,402 1,460 2,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.50% 1.65% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.06% 8.47% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 938 1,285
England median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £206 £225
90th Percentile £575 £546 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £395 £365
% change year-on-year +1.27% +8.22% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 57 72
England median hourly rate £29.25 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.59% +28.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.20 £12.83 £14.60
90th Percentile £47.60 £57.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £31.44 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.27% +18.18% +22.22%

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 17,384 17,237 21,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.65% 19.51% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,274 10,445 13,336
England median daily rate £450 £428 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +3.13% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 851 849 697
England median hourly rate £22.93 £28.35 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +6.96% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.22
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.10 £47.86
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £29.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -22.69% +8.18% +22.22%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 +9 623 £425 - 133
South East -61 265 £400 - 75
North of England -12 193 £413 +0.61% 85
Midlands -29 128 £375 +14.94% 65
South West +2 106 £350 +9.38% 27
West Midlands -18 102 £388 +10.71% 41
North West -7 94 £413 +7.14% 45
East of England -28 87 £388 +3.33% 40
Yorkshire -16 84 £425 -0.58% 33
East Midlands -32 26 £315 -3.08% 23
North East 0 18 £475 +40.74% 7
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 1,105 (78.82%) Cisco
2 820 (58.49%) CCNP
3 705 (50.29%) CCNA
4 655 (46.72%) Firewall
5 518 (36.95%) WAN
6 456 (32.52%) LAN
7 338 (24.11%) ITIL
8 322 (22.97%) Data Centre
9 292 (20.83%) Wireless
10 287 (20.47%) BGP
11 279 (19.90%) CCIE
11 279 (19.90%) Security Cleared
12 253 (18.05%) Windows
13 250 (17.83%) Cisco ASA
14 241 (17.19%) Juniper
15 234 (16.69%) OSPF
16 231 (16.48%) Network Security
17 230 (16.41%) VMware
18 218 (15.55%) SC Cleared
19 212 (15.12%) Microsoft
20 211 (15.05%) Finance
21 206 (14.69%) VPN
22 205 (14.62%) MPLS
23 191 (13.62%) Cisco Nexus
24 187 (13.34%) F5
25 180 (12.84%) Network Design
25 180 (12.84%) CheckPoint
26 164 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
27 162 (11.55%) TCP/IP
28 151 (10.77%) DNS

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 35 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 28 (2.00%) IIS
3 23 (1.64%) Skype for Business
4 19 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.86%) OpenStack
7 11 (0.78%) Confluence
7 11 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.36%) Apache
8 5 (0.36%) SAS
9 4 (0.29%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.21%) CMS
11 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.071%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.071%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.071%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.071%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.14%) RMDS
2 1 (0.071%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.071%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 108 (7.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (2.78%) Office 365
4 32 (2.28%) PaaS
5 26 (1.85%) IaaS
6 23 (1.64%) SaaS
7 9 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.43%) AWS CloudTrail
9 6 (0.43%) GitHub
9 6 (0.43%) npm
10 4 (0.29%) Akamai
10 4 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.14%) Serverless
12 1 (0.071%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 655 (46.72%) Firewall
2 518 (36.95%) WAN
3 456 (32.52%) LAN
4 292 (20.83%) Wireless
5 287 (20.47%) BGP
6 250 (17.83%) Cisco ASA
7 234 (16.69%) OSPF
8 231 (16.48%) Network Security
9 206 (14.69%) VPN
10 205 (14.62%) MPLS
11 191 (13.62%) Cisco Nexus
12 162 (11.55%) TCP/IP
13 151 (10.77%) DNS
14 137 (9.77%) VoIP
15 121 (8.63%) Wi-Fi
16 115 (8.20%) EIGRP
17 100 (7.13%) DHCP
18 96 (6.85%) Cisco ISE
19 95 (6.78%) Internet
20 92 (6.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.50%) MySQL
3 6 (0.43%) DB2
4 5 (0.36%) MongoDB
4 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.14%) Big Data
7 2 (0.14%) GIS
7 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.071%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.071%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.071%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.071%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.071%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (1.64%) JIRA
2 22 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 14 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.50%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.36%) Selenium
7 5 (0.36%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.071%) AppScan
9 1 (0.071%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.071%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 211 (15.05%) Finance
2 116 (8.27%) Telecoms
3 60 (4.28%) Banking
4 34 (2.43%) Retail
5 18 (1.28%) Legal
6 12 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 11 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.57%) Law
9 7 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.50%) Publishing
10 6 (0.43%) Marketing
11 5 (0.36%) Advertising
11 5 (0.36%) Back Office
11 5 (0.36%) Local Government
11 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.29%) Automotive
13 3 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.21%) Electronics
13 3 (0.21%) Front Office
13 3 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 629 (44.86%) Network Engineer
2 192 (13.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 146 (10.41%) Architect
4 140 (9.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 111 (7.92%) Senior Network Engineer
6 109 (7.77%) Security Engineer
7 91 (6.49%) Analyst
8 84 (5.99%) Network Security Engineer
9 78 (5.56%) Network Architect
10 68 (4.85%) Consultant
11 65 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 60 (4.28%) Support Engineer
13 45 (3.21%) Network Support
14 44 (3.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 39 (2.78%) Security Architect
16 34 (2.43%) Network Analyst
17 33 (2.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
18 30 (2.14%) Network Consultant
18 30 (2.14%) Network Support Engineer
19 29 (2.07%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.28%) 802.1X
2 20 (1.43%) Middleware
3 15 (1.07%) REST
4 13 (0.93%) SailPoint
5 12 (0.86%) Web Services
6 11 (0.78%) XMPP
7 10 (0.71%) LDAP
8 8 (0.57%) OAuth
9 7 (0.50%) OAuth2
9 7 (0.50%) SAML
10 6 (0.43%) Node.js
10 6 (0.43%) RESTful
11 5 (0.36%) WAP
12 4 (0.29%) CSS
12 4 (0.29%) LAMP
13 3 (0.21%) JSON
13 3 (0.21%) Spine.js
13 3 (0.21%) XML
14 2 (0.14%) HTML
14 2 (0.14%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 322 (22.97%) Data Centre
2 119 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 49 (3.50%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
7 29 (2.07%) PKI
8 27 (1.93%) Driving Licence
9 20 (1.43%) Clustering
10 17 (1.21%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.14%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.00%) NHS
13 11 (0.78%) Fat Client
13 11 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.78%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.64%) Handset
15 8 (0.57%) Replication
16 7 (0.50%) Fintech
16 7 (0.50%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 253 (18.05%) Windows
2 139 (9.91%) Windows Server
3 91 (6.49%) Linux
4 73 (5.21%) Unix
5 48 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 19 (1.36%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.71%) CentOS
10 10 (0.71%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.29%) Solaris
12 4 (0.29%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.21%) Android
13 3 (0.21%) Check Point GAiA
14 2 (0.14%) AIX
14 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (24.11%) ITIL
2 180 (12.84%) Network Design
3 149 (10.63%) Migration
4 102 (7.28%) Network Monitoring
5 95 (6.78%) Load Balancing
5 95 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
5 95 (6.78%) Project Management
6 93 (6.63%) Information Security
7 84 (5.99%) Network Management
8 83 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 79 (5.63%) Change Management
10 77 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (5.21%) PRINCE2
12 70 (4.99%) Service Management
13 65 (4.64%) Cybersecurity
14 63 (4.49%) Change Control
15 59 (4.21%) Incident Management
16 58 (4.14%) ITIL V3
17 52 (3.71%) Service Delivery
18 49 (3.50%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 75 (5.35%) Python
2 47 (3.35%) PowerShell
3 38 (2.71%) SQL
4 24 (1.71%) C
5 22 (1.57%) Perl
6 21 (1.50%) Bash Shell
7 14 (1.00%) Java
8 6 (0.43%) Apex Code
8 6 (0.43%) PyPy
8 6 (0.43%) Ruby
9 5 (0.36%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.36%) VB
10 3 (0.21%) C++
10 3 (0.21%) Go
10 3 (0.21%) Tcl
11 2 (0.14%) C#
11 2 (0.14%) PHP
11 2 (0.14%) VBA
11 2 (0.14%) VBScript
12 1 (0.071%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 820 (58.49%) CCNP
2 705 (50.29%) CCNA
3 279 (19.90%) CCIE
3 279 (19.90%) Security Cleared
4 218 (15.55%) SC Cleared
5 132 (9.42%) CISSP
6 124 (8.84%) Degree
7 117 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 91 (6.49%) CCDP
9 77 (5.49%) CISM
9 77 (5.49%) MCSE
10 75 (5.35%) DV Cleared
11 52 (3.71%) ITIL Certification
12 47 (3.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 47 (3.35%) CCSP
13 45 (3.21%) CCSE
14 39 (2.78%) CCSA
15 36 (2.57%) CISA
15 36 (2.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 35 (2.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (4.14%) SLA
3 34 (2.43%) GDPR
4 25 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.93%) HIPAA
5 13 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 11 (0.78%) COBIT
7 6 (0.43%) QA
8 4 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
8 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.21%) MiFID
10 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.14%) PSD2
11 1 (0.071%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 164 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 130 (9.27%) Active Directory
3 47 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.00%) vSphere
5 23 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (1.50%) VMware NSX
7 17 (1.21%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.43%) Firmware
9 5 (0.36%) KVM
9 5 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.36%) XenApp
9 5 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.29%) Docker
10 4 (0.29%) Snort
11 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.071%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 50 (3.57%) FortiGate
2 42 (3.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 35 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
4 34 (2.43%) SCCM
5 24 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
6 22 (1.57%) SCOM
7 21 (1.50%) Ansible
7 21 (1.50%) vCenter Server
8 16 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
9 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (0.86%) Puppet
10 11 (0.78%) AirWatch
11 10 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (0.64%) Opsview
13 8 (0.57%) WSUS
14 7 (0.50%) TrustSec
15 6 (0.43%) PowerCLI
15 6 (0.43%) Stealthwatch
15 6 (0.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1,105 (78.82%) Cisco
2 241 (17.19%) Juniper
3 230 (16.41%) VMware
4 212 (15.12%) Microsoft
5 187 (13.34%) F5
6 180 (12.84%) CheckPoint
7 128 (9.13%) Palo Alto
8 87 (6.21%) HP
9 77 (5.49%) SolarWinds
10 73 (5.21%) Fortinet
11 60 (4.28%) Citrix
12 58 (4.14%) Meraki
13 53 (3.78%) Blue Coat
14 48 (3.42%) McAfee
14 48 (3.42%) Splunk
15 47 (3.35%) Aruba
16 44 (3.14%) Oracle
17 29 (2.07%) NetApp
18 28 (2.00%) Infoblox
18 28 (2.00%) Riverbed