Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 131 129
Rank change year-on-year -61 -2 -11
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,300 1,763 1,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.98% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.42% 9.69% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 1,110 1,145
England median daily rate £375 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.38% +4.18% +4.29%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £506
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 77 56
England median hourly rate £25.69 £27.38 £37.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.17% -27.43% +108.11%
10th Percentile £11.97 £15.75 £12.39
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £49.60
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.88 £37.73
% change year-on-year -0.71% -31.42% +89.50%

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 17,514 18,193 20,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.80% 20.45% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,719 11,452 12,814
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £578
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 794 852 923
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.79
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%

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 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -70 463 £400 -5.88% 186
South East -75 304 £400 - 173
Midlands -21 166 £375 +9.09% 130
North of England -34 146 £350 - 198
South West +38 129 £325 +6.56% 59
West Midlands -12 101 £411 +9.67% 77
East of England -27 96 £300 -7.69% 67
North West -29 82 £375 +7.14% 98
East Midlands -4 63 £325 +2.77% 53
Yorkshire -12 59 £310 -20.00% 79
North East +18 7 £625 +78.57% 21
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 938 (72.15%) Cisco
2 730 (56.15%) CCNP
3 614 (47.23%) CCNA
4 587 (45.15%) Firewall
5 365 (28.08%) WAN
6 349 (26.85%) LAN
7 327 (25.15%) CCIE
8 290 (22.31%) ITIL
9 250 (19.23%) Security Cleared
10 244 (18.77%) Wireless
11 228 (17.54%) VPN
12 221 (17.00%) Data Centre
13 219 (16.85%) Windows
14 216 (16.62%) BGP
15 213 (16.38%) Network Security
16 210 (16.15%) CheckPoint
17 202 (15.54%) Juniper
18 192 (14.77%) Microsoft
19 191 (14.69%) MPLS
20 182 (14.00%) OSPF
21 172 (13.23%) VMware
22 167 (12.85%) Network Design
22 167 (12.85%) Cisco ASA
23 158 (12.15%) SC Cleared
24 157 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
25 152 (11.69%) CISSP
26 149 (11.46%) Cisco Nexus
27 148 (11.38%) Active Directory
28 147 (11.31%) F5
29 136 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure

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 43 (3.31%) MS Exchange
2 37 (2.85%) Skype for Business
3 21 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.46%) IIS
5 17 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.31%) Apache
7 4 (0.31%) Drupal
7 4 (0.31%) WordPress
8 3 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.23%) SAS
9 1 (0.077%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.077%) CMS
9 1 (0.077%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.077%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.077%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.69%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.077%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.077%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.077%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 136 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
3 87 (6.69%) Office 365
4 37 (2.85%) PaaS
5 28 (2.15%) IaaS
6 22 (1.69%) SaaS
7 20 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.62%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.31%) G Suite
10 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.23%) OpenDNS
11 2 (0.15%) Akamai
11 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.077%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.077%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.077%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.077%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.077%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 587 (45.15%) Firewall
2 365 (28.08%) WAN
3 349 (26.85%) LAN
4 244 (18.77%) Wireless
5 228 (17.54%) VPN
6 216 (16.62%) BGP
7 213 (16.38%) Network Security
8 191 (14.69%) MPLS
9 182 (14.00%) OSPF
10 167 (12.85%) Cisco ASA
11 149 (11.46%) Cisco Nexus
12 134 (10.31%) TCP/IP
13 128 (9.85%) DNS
14 117 (9.00%) DHCP
15 111 (8.54%) VLAN
16 106 (8.15%) Internet
17 104 (8.00%) VoIP
18 84 (6.46%) IPsec
19 80 (6.15%) EIGRP
20 77 (5.92%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.85%) Star Schema
3 8 (0.62%) MySQL
4 7 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.23%) Big Data
7 3 (0.23%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.15%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.077%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.077%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.077%) GIS
Development Applications
1 14 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.54%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.077%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.077%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.077%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.077%) Selenium
4 1 (0.077%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.077%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 132 (10.15%) Finance
2 97 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 36 (2.77%) Banking
4 17 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 11 (0.85%) Automotive
7 9 (0.69%) Legal
8 7 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.54%) Marketing
8 7 (0.54%) Retail
9 6 (0.46%) Local Government
10 5 (0.38%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.31%) Back Office
11 4 (0.31%) Electronics
12 3 (0.23%) Advertising
13 2 (0.15%) German Language
13 2 (0.15%) Law
14 1 (0.077%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.077%) French Language
14 1 (0.077%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 600 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 210 (16.15%) Architect
3 193 (14.85%) Cisco Engineer
4 160 (12.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 97 (7.46%) Security Engineer
6 91 (7.00%) Network Architect
7 79 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 76 (5.85%) Senior Network Engineer
8 76 (5.85%) Support Engineer
9 75 (5.77%) Security Architect
10 64 (4.92%) Network Security Engineer
11 57 (4.38%) Consultant
12 53 (4.08%) Network Support
13 51 (3.92%) Analyst
14 47 (3.62%) Network Support Engineer
15 45 (3.46%) Network Specialist
16 41 (3.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 38 (2.92%) Security Specialist
18 36 (2.77%) Firewall Engineer
19 35 (2.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.23%) 802.1X
2 9 (0.69%) Web Services
3 8 (0.62%) .NET
4 7 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (0.46%) XMPP
6 3 (0.23%) OAuth
6 3 (0.23%) OAuth2
6 3 (0.23%) WAP
7 2 (0.15%) CGI
7 2 (0.15%) Core Data
7 2 (0.15%) XML
8 1 (0.077%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.077%) CSS
8 1 (0.077%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.077%) Middleware
8 1 (0.077%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.077%) VML
8 1 (0.077%) WCF
8 1 (0.077%) WF
8 1 (0.077%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 221 (17.00%) Data Centre
2 64 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 59 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.92%) Public Cloud
6 24 (1.85%) NHS
6 24 (1.85%) PKI
7 22 (1.69%) Clustering
8 15 (1.15%) Driving Licence
9 14 (1.08%) User Experience
9 14 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (0.85%) CESG
11 9 (0.69%) BYOD
11 9 (0.69%) Smart Meter
11 9 (0.69%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.54%) FMCG
12 7 (0.54%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Licensing
13 6 (0.46%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 219 (16.85%) Windows
2 103 (7.92%) Windows Server
3 78 (6.00%) Linux
4 48 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (3.38%) Unix
7 36 (2.77%) Windows 10
7 36 (2.77%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.69%) CentOS
10 9 (0.69%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.54%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.38%) Check Point GAiA
13 5 (0.38%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.31%) Android
14 4 (0.31%) Solaris
15 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (22.31%) ITIL
2 167 (12.85%) Network Design
3 106 (8.15%) Information Security
4 94 (7.23%) Network Monitoring
5 92 (7.08%) Project Management
6 81 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (6.23%) Migration
7 73 (5.62%) SIEM
8 71 (5.46%) Service Delivery
9 69 (5.31%) Change Management
9 69 (5.31%) Network Management
10 68 (5.23%) Load Balancing
11 67 (5.15%) Service Management
12 65 (5.00%) Network Architecture
13 62 (4.77%) Cybersecurity
14 59 (4.54%) Incident Management
14 59 (4.54%) Security Architecture
14 59 (4.54%) TOGAF
15 58 (4.46%) PRINCE2
16 47 (3.62%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 54 (4.15%) Python
2 45 (3.46%) PowerShell
3 23 (1.77%) SQL
4 17 (1.31%) Bash Shell
5 16 (1.23%) Perl
6 12 (0.92%) Java
7 10 (0.77%) Ruby
8 9 (0.69%) C
9 4 (0.31%) AWK
9 4 (0.31%) sed
10 3 (0.23%) VB
10 3 (0.23%) VBScript
11 2 (0.15%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.077%) C#
12 1 (0.077%) Go
12 1 (0.077%) PHP
12 1 (0.077%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.077%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 730 (56.15%) CCNP
2 614 (47.23%) CCNA
3 327 (25.15%) CCIE
4 250 (19.23%) Security Cleared
5 158 (12.15%) SC Cleared
6 157 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 152 (11.69%) CISSP
8 127 (9.77%) MCSE
9 122 (9.38%) Degree
10 91 (7.00%) CISM
11 88 (6.77%) DV Cleared
12 75 (5.77%) CCSP
13 74 (5.69%) CCDP
14 72 (5.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 66 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 43 (3.31%) CCSA
17 42 (3.23%) MCP
18 32 (2.46%) MCSA
19 31 (2.38%) JNCIA
20 30 (2.31%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 52 (4.00%) SLA
2 22 (1.69%) GDPR
3 15 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.08%) COBIT
5 13 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.62%) ISO 22301
7 7 (0.54%) QA
8 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.23%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.077%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.077%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.077%) P3O
System Software
1 148 (11.38%) Active Directory
2 98 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.23%) VMware NSX
5 19 (1.46%) vSphere
6 18 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (1.08%) XenApp
8 12 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.69%) Firmware
9 9 (0.69%) ProxySG
10 7 (0.54%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.31%) KVM
12 4 (0.31%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.31%) XenServer
13 3 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.23%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.23%) UAG
14 2 (0.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 48 (3.69%) FortiGate
2 37 (2.85%) Cisco Prime
3 33 (2.54%) SCCM
4 27 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 25 (1.92%) Ansible
6 22 (1.69%) SCOM
7 18 (1.38%) QRadar
8 17 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
10 15 (1.15%) Nessus
11 14 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (0.92%) Terraform
13 11 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
14 10 (0.77%) Cacti
14 10 (0.77%) Packer
15 7 (0.54%) Backup Exec
15 7 (0.54%) logstash
15 7 (0.54%) Nagios
15 7 (0.54%) OpenView
15 7 (0.54%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 938 (72.15%) Cisco
2 210 (16.15%) CheckPoint
3 202 (15.54%) Juniper
4 192 (14.77%) Microsoft
5 172 (13.23%) VMware
6 147 (11.31%) F5
7 113 (8.69%) HP
8 89 (6.85%) Palo Alto
9 88 (6.77%) Fortinet
10 80 (6.15%) Citrix
11 65 (5.00%) SolarWinds
12 55 (4.23%) McAfee
13 51 (3.92%) Blue Coat
14 47 (3.62%) Aruba
15 32 (2.46%) Meraki
16 27 (2.08%) BT
16 27 (2.08%) IBM
17 24 (1.85%) Dell
18 22 (1.69%) Riverbed
18 22 (1.69%) Splunk