Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 221 152 177
Rank change year-on-year -69 +25 +10
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 530 807 1,429
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.73% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.62% 7.62% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 533 931
10th Percentile £243 £256 £250
25th Percentile £347 £331 £316
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £425
75th Percentile £501 £525 £500
90th Percentile £592 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 76
10th Percentile £15.74 £14.37 £14.61
25th Percentile £21.13 £16.57 £22.26
Median hourly rate £39.50 £20.51 £33.40
Median % change year-on-year +92.57% -38.59% +60.36%
75th Percentile £50.11 £33.19 £46.00
90th Percentile £54.70 £39.88 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £23.10 £33.40
% change year-on-year +81.82% -30.84% +61.70%

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 9,434 10,594 16,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.33% 22.76% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,092 6,836 10,417
10th Percentile £300 £263 £268
25th Percentile £400 £375 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £568
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £483 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +1.58% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 383 668
10th Percentile £14.56 £14.50 £12.50
25th Percentile £20.00 £17.50 £16.94
Median hourly rate £38.71 £27.50 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.76% -8.33% +33.33%
75th Percentile £50.21 £47.97 £47.50
90th Percentile £61.25 £57.50 £53.15
UK median hourly rate £38.71 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% - +34.83%

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021. 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 -109 164 £450 +5.88% 57
South East 0 114 £418 +4.44% 46
North of England +34 89 £400 +14.29% 46
South West +47 67 £413 -13.16% 24
North West +23 58 £400 +14.29% 26
Midlands -37 46 £375 -28.57% 33
East of England +22 42 £325 -13.33% 18
West Midlands -49 33 £438 -20.45% 19
Yorkshire +8 27 £413 +22.22% 16
East Midlands +6 13 £288 +25.00% 14
North East +31 8 £120 -60.00% 4
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 379 (71.51%) Cisco
2 293 (55.28%) CCNP
3 247 (46.60%) CCNA
4 244 (46.04%) Firewall
5 159 (30.00%) WAN
6 154 (29.06%) LAN
7 146 (27.55%) Security Cleared
8 112 (21.13%) CCIE
9 103 (19.43%) BGP
10 99 (18.68%) VMware
10 99 (18.68%) VPN
10 99 (18.68%) Social Skills
11 96 (18.11%) SC Cleared
12 95 (17.92%) OSPF
13 94 (17.74%) Data Centre
14 90 (16.98%) Network Security
15 88 (16.60%) Microsoft
16 84 (15.85%) Juniper
17 81 (15.28%) MPLS
17 81 (15.28%) Palo Alto
18 77 (14.53%) Windows
19 76 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
19 76 (14.34%) Cisco Nexus
20 75 (14.15%) TCP/IP
21 74 (13.96%) Wireless
22 73 (13.77%) ITIL
23 72 (13.58%) F5
24 68 (12.83%) CheckPoint
25 67 (12.64%) Finance
26 63 (11.89%) 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 11 (2.08%) Confluence
2 10 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.70%) ArcGIS
4 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.94%) Mule
5 5 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.75%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.38%) IIS
9 1 (0.19%) Apache
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) nginx
9 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 48 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (6.60%) MS Visio
3 20 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.70%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) iTrent
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 63 (11.89%) Azure
2 41 (7.74%) AWS
3 16 (3.02%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (2.83%) GCP
5 14 (2.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 11 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (1.89%) IaaS
8 9 (1.70%) SaaS
9 8 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.51%) PaaS
10 4 (0.75%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.57%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.19%) Azure Sentinel
13 1 (0.19%) GitHub
13 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.19%) Power Automate
13 1 (0.19%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 244 (46.04%) Firewall
2 159 (30.00%) WAN
3 154 (29.06%) LAN
4 103 (19.43%) BGP
5 99 (18.68%) VPN
6 95 (17.92%) OSPF
7 90 (16.98%) Network Security
8 81 (15.28%) MPLS
9 76 (14.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 75 (14.15%) TCP/IP
11 74 (13.96%) Wireless
12 59 (11.13%) Cisco ASA
13 56 (10.57%) DNS
14 47 (8.87%) DHCP
15 46 (8.68%) Wi-Fi
16 45 (8.49%) VLAN
17 38 (7.17%) IPsec
18 36 (6.79%) VoIP
19 35 (6.60%) Internet
20 32 (6.04%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.51%) GIS
3 4 (0.75%) MySQL
4 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.19%) Big Data
6 1 (0.19%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.19%) Looker
6 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.19%) Power BI
6 1 (0.19%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 27 (5.09%) JIRA
2 8 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.38%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 99 (18.68%) Social Skills
2 67 (12.64%) Finance
3 49 (9.25%) Telecoms
4 28 (5.28%) Banking
5 26 (4.91%) Public Sector
6 16 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.13%) Back Office
8 5 (0.94%) Legal
9 4 (0.75%) Advertising
9 4 (0.75%) Billing
9 4 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.75%) Law
9 4 (0.75%) Police
10 3 (0.57%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.38%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.38%) Retail
12 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 253 (47.74%) Network Engineer
2 84 (15.85%) Architect
3 52 (9.81%) Network Architect
4 40 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 38 (7.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 36 (6.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 35 (6.60%) Senior Network Engineer
8 27 (5.09%) Consultant
8 27 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (5.09%) Security Engineer
9 22 (4.15%) Analyst
10 20 (3.77%) Security Architect
10 20 (3.77%) Support Engineer
11 19 (3.58%) Network Security Engineer
12 18 (3.40%) Design Engineer
13 15 (2.83%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
13 15 (2.83%) Network Consultant
14 14 (2.64%) Senior Architect
15 12 (2.26%) Network Analyst
16 11 (2.08%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.28%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.32%) Express
3 5 (0.94%) Web Services
4 4 (0.75%) CGI
4 4 (0.75%) Jinja
4 4 (0.75%) Spine.js
5 3 (0.57%) REST
5 3 (0.57%) XMPP
6 2 (0.38%) Flash
6 2 (0.38%) HTML
6 2 (0.38%) JSON
6 2 (0.38%) LDAP
6 2 (0.38%) YAML
7 1 (0.19%) .NET
7 1 (0.19%) Ajax
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.19%) LAMP
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.19%) SOAP
7 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (17.74%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.83%) NHS
3 15 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (2.08%) Fibre Optics
5 9 (1.70%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.51%) PKI
6 8 (1.51%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.32%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.13%) Replication
8 6 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.94%) CCTV
9 5 (0.94%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.75%) Internet of Things
10 4 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.57%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.57%) Equities
11 3 (0.57%) SCADA
11 3 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (14.53%) Windows
2 61 (11.51%) Linux
3 44 (8.30%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.77%) Windows 10
5 18 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (3.02%) Unix
7 16 (3.02%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.45%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.57%) Android
9 3 (0.57%) SUSE
9 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.38%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (13.77%) ITIL
2 56 (10.57%) Network Design
3 52 (9.81%) Migration
4 43 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (7.74%) Network Management
6 38 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 37 (6.98%) DevOps
7 37 (6.98%) Load Balancing
8 35 (6.60%) Information Security
9 28 (5.28%) Change Management
10 27 (5.09%) Network Architecture
10 27 (5.09%) Service Management
11 26 (4.91%) Kalman Filter
11 26 (4.91%) Service Delivery
12 22 (4.15%) Project Management
13 21 (3.96%) Computer Science
13 21 (3.96%) Project Delivery
14 20 (3.77%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (3.58%) Web Filtering
16 17 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 55 (10.38%) Python
2 27 (5.09%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.89%) C
3 10 (1.89%) Java
4 9 (1.70%) Bash Shell
4 9 (1.70%) SQL
4 9 (1.70%) VB
5 8 (1.51%) Ruby
6 5 (0.94%) Go
7 3 (0.57%) AWK
7 3 (0.57%) Perl
7 3 (0.57%) sed
8 2 (0.38%) C++
9 1 (0.19%) C#
9 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 293 (55.28%) CCNP
2 247 (46.60%) CCNA
3 146 (27.55%) Security Cleared
4 112 (21.13%) CCIE
5 96 (18.11%) SC Cleared
6 55 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 54 (10.19%) CISSP
8 42 (7.92%) Degree
9 41 (7.74%) DV Cleared
10 30 (5.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 24 (4.53%) CCDP
12 20 (3.77%) MCSA
12 20 (3.77%) MCSE
12 20 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (3.40%) CISM
14 17 (3.21%) JNCIA
15 15 (2.83%) CCSP
16 13 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
16 13 (2.45%) GIAC
17 12 (2.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.42%) SLA
2 12 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.70%) NIST
4 7 (1.32%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.13%) GDPR
6 4 (0.75%) NIST 800
6 4 (0.75%) QA
7 3 (0.57%) NCSC
8 2 (0.38%) COBIT
8 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.19%) GxP
9 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.19%) SOC 2
System Software
1 76 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (6.98%) Active Directory
3 26 (4.91%) VMware NSX
4 15 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.89%) Firmware
5 10 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.70%) vSphere
7 8 (1.51%) Docker
8 6 (1.13%) ProxySG
8 6 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.94%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.94%) XenApp
10 4 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.38%) KVM
12 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 54 (10.19%) Ansible
2 22 (4.15%) FortiGate
3 11 (2.08%) Nessus
4 8 (1.51%) HP NNM
5 7 (1.32%) Puppet
6 6 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.13%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.13%) vCenter Server
7 5 (0.94%) DameWare
7 5 (0.94%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.94%) SCCM
7 5 (0.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.75%) SCOM
9 3 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.57%) Nagios
9 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.38%) OPNET
Vendors
1 379 (71.51%) Cisco
2 99 (18.68%) VMware
3 88 (16.60%) Microsoft
4 84 (15.85%) Juniper
5 81 (15.28%) Palo Alto
6 72 (13.58%) F5
7 68 (12.83%) CheckPoint
8 41 (7.74%) Fortinet
9 29 (5.47%) Meraki
10 25 (4.72%) HP
11 21 (3.96%) Aruba
11 21 (3.96%) Citrix
11 21 (3.96%) Infoblox
12 20 (3.77%) SolarWinds
13 16 (3.02%) Arista
13 16 (3.02%) Oracle
14 14 (2.64%) EMC
15 13 (2.45%) Red Hat
16 12 (2.26%) Avaya
17 11 (2.08%) Dell