Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 140 121
Rank change year-on-year -43 -19 -16
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,358 1,570 1,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.88% 1.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.71% 9.27% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 1,049 1,177
England median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +6.62%
10th Percentile £225 £237 £213
90th Percentile £600 £550 £500
UK median daily rate £395 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +3.88% +4.90% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 53 61
England median hourly rate £26.97 £27.38 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +9.52% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.13 £15.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.44 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £26.97 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.94% +10.00% +13.64%

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 17,620 16,940 20,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.99% 20.28% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,525 10,558 13,121
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 785 856 755
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.77
90th Percentile £49.79 £52.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% +45.45%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -40 535 £410 -3.53% 165
South East -70 299 £414 +3.44% 118
North of England -45 170 £375 +5.63% 156
Midlands -9 145 £400 +18.52% 99
South West +22 111 £325 +3.17% 46
East of England +21 104 £363 -3.33% 52
West Midlands -6 102 £413 +13.79% 61
North West -21 93 £385 +18.46% 79
Yorkshire -23 64 £375 -9.09% 61
East Midlands -14 41 £320 - 37
North East -12 16 £625 +86.57% 16
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,039 (76.51%) Cisco
2 826 (60.82%) CCNP
3 658 (48.45%) CCNA
4 646 (47.57%) Firewall
5 486 (35.79%) WAN
6 430 (31.66%) LAN
7 330 (24.30%) ITIL
8 311 (22.90%) CCIE
9 298 (21.94%) Data Centre
10 286 (21.06%) Security Cleared
11 270 (19.88%) BGP
12 251 (18.48%) Wireless
13 232 (17.08%) Windows
14 225 (16.57%) Juniper
15 221 (16.27%) MPLS
16 218 (16.05%) OSPF
16 218 (16.05%) Cisco ASA
17 211 (15.54%) SC Cleared
18 210 (15.46%) Microsoft
19 207 (15.24%) VPN
19 207 (15.24%) VMware
20 200 (14.73%) Network Security
21 191 (14.06%) Finance
22 175 (12.89%) Network Design
23 172 (12.67%) CheckPoint
24 165 (12.15%) F5
25 156 (11.49%) DNS
26 149 (10.97%) Cisco Nexus
27 143 (10.53%) CISSP
28 141 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure

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 37 (2.72%) MS Exchange
2 34 (2.50%) IIS
3 21 (1.55%) Skype for Business
4 18 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (0.52%) Confluence
7 6 (0.44%) Apache
7 6 (0.44%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.29%) CMS
8 4 (0.29%) SAS
9 3 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.074%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.074%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.074%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.074%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.074%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.074%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.15%) RMDS
2 1 (0.074%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 119 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (4.12%) Office 365
4 55 (4.05%) PaaS
5 40 (2.95%) IaaS
6 33 (2.43%) SaaS
7 11 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.44%) AWS CloudTrail
8 6 (0.44%) GitHub
8 6 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.44%) npm
9 5 (0.37%) G Suite
10 3 (0.22%) Akamai
10 3 (0.22%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.074%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.074%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.074%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.074%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.074%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 646 (47.57%) Firewall
2 486 (35.79%) WAN
3 430 (31.66%) LAN
4 270 (19.88%) BGP
5 251 (18.48%) Wireless
6 221 (16.27%) MPLS
7 218 (16.05%) Cisco ASA
7 218 (16.05%) OSPF
8 207 (15.24%) VPN
9 200 (14.73%) Network Security
10 156 (11.49%) DNS
11 149 (10.97%) Cisco Nexus
12 138 (10.16%) TCP/IP
13 131 (9.65%) VoIP
14 130 (9.57%) VLAN
15 118 (8.69%) Internet
16 113 (8.32%) DHCP
17 112 (8.25%) Wi-Fi
18 94 (6.92%) EIGRP
19 86 (6.33%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (0.66%) MySQL
4 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.29%) DB2
7 4 (0.29%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.22%) Big Data
8 3 (0.22%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.15%) GIS
9 2 (0.15%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.074%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 16 (1.18%) JIRA
3 12 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.37%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.074%) AppScan
7 1 (0.074%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.074%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.074%) Selenium
7 1 (0.074%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.074%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.074%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 191 (14.06%) Finance
2 117 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 55 (4.05%) Banking
4 22 (1.62%) Retail
5 19 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.10%) Legal
7 11 (0.81%) Local Government
8 7 (0.52%) Automotive
8 7 (0.52%) Marketing
9 6 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.29%) Advertising
11 4 (0.29%) Back Office
11 4 (0.29%) Law
12 3 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.22%) Games
12 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.22%) Publishing
13 2 (0.15%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 620 (45.66%) Network Engineer
2 202 (14.87%) Architect
3 147 (10.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 119 (8.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 98 (7.22%) Network Architect
6 88 (6.48%) Security Engineer
6 88 (6.48%) Senior Network Engineer
7 73 (5.38%) Security Architect
8 68 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 67 (4.93%) Analyst
10 65 (4.79%) Network Security Engineer
11 61 (4.49%) Support Engineer
12 55 (4.05%) Consultant
13 50 (3.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 39 (2.87%) Network Support
15 32 (2.36%) Network Analyst
16 31 (2.28%) Firewall Engineer
17 28 (2.06%) Network Support Engineer
18 24 (1.77%) Network Consultant
19 23 (1.69%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.43%) 802.1X
2 11 (0.81%) Middleware
3 10 (0.74%) OAuth
3 10 (0.74%) OAuth2
4 8 (0.59%) Web Services
4 8 (0.59%) XMPP
5 6 (0.44%) LDAP
5 6 (0.44%) Node.js
5 6 (0.44%) RESTful
5 6 (0.44%) SAML
5 6 (0.44%) WAP
6 5 (0.37%) REST
7 4 (0.29%) LAMP
8 3 (0.22%) HTML
8 3 (0.22%) JSON
8 3 (0.22%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.22%) XML
9 2 (0.15%) .NET
9 2 (0.15%) VXML
10 1 (0.074%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 298 (21.94%) Data Centre
2 87 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (4.86%) Management Information System
4 36 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.14%) PKI
7 27 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
8 21 (1.55%) Driving Licence
9 18 (1.33%) Clustering
9 18 (1.33%) NHS
10 10 (0.74%) Mobile App
10 10 (0.74%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.59%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.52%) CMDB
12 7 (0.52%) Fat Client
12 7 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.52%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (0.37%) Fintech
14 5 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 232 (17.08%) Windows
2 122 (8.98%) Windows Server
3 74 (5.45%) Linux
4 62 (4.57%) Unix
5 50 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (1.99%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.77%) Windows 10
9 15 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.59%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.44%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.37%) CentOS
14 5 (0.37%) Check Point GAiA
15 4 (0.29%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.22%) Android
16 3 (0.22%) Solaris
16 3 (0.22%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (24.30%) ITIL
2 175 (12.89%) Network Design
3 134 (9.87%) Migration
4 116 (8.54%) Project Management
5 113 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
6 96 (7.07%) Information Security
6 96 (7.07%) Network Management
7 89 (6.55%) Network Monitoring
8 85 (6.26%) Agile Software Development
8 85 (6.26%) Change Management
9 76 (5.60%) Network Architecture
9 76 (5.60%) PRINCE2
10 73 (5.38%) Load Balancing
11 69 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
12 62 (4.57%) SIEM
13 60 (4.42%) Service Management
14 59 (4.34%) Service Delivery
15 58 (4.27%) Security Architecture
16 57 (4.20%) Incident Management
17 56 (4.12%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 72 (5.30%) Python
2 56 (4.12%) PowerShell
3 38 (2.80%) SQL
4 23 (1.69%) Perl
5 17 (1.25%) C
6 16 (1.18%) Bash Shell
7 13 (0.96%) Java
8 8 (0.59%) Ruby
9 7 (0.52%) VB
10 6 (0.44%) Apex Code
10 6 (0.44%) PyPy
11 5 (0.37%) AWK
11 5 (0.37%) sed
12 3 (0.22%) Go
12 3 (0.22%) PHP
13 2 (0.15%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.15%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.15%) VBA
14 1 (0.074%) C#
14 1 (0.074%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 826 (60.82%) CCNP
2 658 (48.45%) CCNA
3 311 (22.90%) CCIE
4 286 (21.06%) Security Cleared
5 211 (15.54%) SC Cleared
6 143 (10.53%) CISSP
7 129 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 123 (9.06%) Degree
9 115 (8.47%) CCDP
10 95 (7.00%) MCSE
11 91 (6.70%) DV Cleared
12 78 (5.74%) CISM
13 56 (4.12%) CCSP
14 51 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
15 50 (3.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 44 (3.24%) CCSA
17 43 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 35 (2.58%) MCP
19 34 (2.50%) CCSE
20 31 (2.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.83%) SLA
2 38 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.91%) GDPR
4 17 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.59%) COBIT
6 7 (0.52%) QA
7 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.29%) FIPS 140-2
10 3 (0.22%) MiFID
10 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.074%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.074%) GPG13
12 1 (0.074%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.074%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.074%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.074%) P3O
System Software
1 141 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 132 (9.72%) Active Directory
3 49 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.84%) VMware NSX
5 20 (1.47%) vSphere
6 14 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.88%) ProxySG
9 11 (0.81%) XenApp
10 10 (0.74%) Firmware
11 7 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.52%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.37%) KVM
13 4 (0.29%) Snort
13 4 (0.29%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.22%) Docker
14 3 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.22%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.22%) UAG
14 3 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (3.68%) FortiGate
2 33 (2.43%) SCOM
3 32 (2.36%) SCCM
4 31 (2.28%) Cisco Prime
5 25 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
6 22 (1.62%) Ansible
7 18 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
8 13 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (0.88%) AirWatch
10 11 (0.81%) QRadar
11 10 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
12 9 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (0.66%) WSUS
13 8 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.59%) OpenView
13 8 (0.59%) Opsview
14 7 (0.52%) Cacti
14 7 (0.52%) Nessus
14 7 (0.52%) Puppet
14 7 (0.52%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1,039 (76.51%) Cisco
2 225 (16.57%) Juniper
3 210 (15.46%) Microsoft
4 207 (15.24%) VMware
5 172 (12.67%) CheckPoint
6 165 (12.15%) F5
7 108 (7.95%) HP
8 106 (7.81%) Palo Alto
9 76 (5.60%) Fortinet
10 74 (5.45%) SolarWinds
11 71 (5.23%) Citrix
12 47 (3.46%) Meraki
13 44 (3.24%) Blue Coat
14 41 (3.02%) Aruba
15 39 (2.87%) McAfee
16 30 (2.21%) Oracle
16 30 (2.21%) Splunk
17 28 (2.06%) NetApp
18 26 (1.91%) Dell
19 24 (1.77%) Sophos