Period
to 21 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 474 531 474
Rank change year-on-year +57 -57 -82
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 305 355 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.37% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.39% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 213 271
England median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £233 £271 £200
90th Percentile £508 £510 £475
UK median daily rate £385 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
England median hourly rate £33.00 £17.82 £29.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.16% -39.04% -31.21%
10th Percentile £24.08 £15.31 £25.82
90th Percentile £37.90 £22.34 £37.90
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £20.65 £32.00
% change year-on-year +59.84% -35.48% -20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 71,345 90,197 90,042
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 94.79% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,276 60,335 59,976
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,587 2,769 2,670
England median hourly rate £19.47 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.22% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.47 £18.67
% change year-on-year +6.71% -1.08% +3.74%

Cisco Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Cisco Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Engineer in England

Cisco Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Engineer in England

Cisco Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Engineer in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Engineer in England

Cisco Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Engineer in England

Cisco Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Engineer in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Engineer in England

Cisco Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 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 -9 93 £413 - 23
North of England +83 80 £353 -6.00% 8
North West +66 62 £350 -9.68% 5
South East +29 52 £415 +0.61% 12
Midlands +44 36 £350 - 3
South West +10 25 £325 -4.41% 3
West Midlands +36 24 £355 -8.39% 3
East of England +40 20 £425 +9.68% 4
Yorkshire +36 18 £365 +21.67% 3
East Midlands +28 12 £350 +16.67%
North East +23 1 - -
Cisco Engineer
UK

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, Cisco Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Cisco Engineer in the job title.

1 305 (100.00%) Cisco
2 164 (53.77%) Firewall
3 154 (50.49%) Cisco Certification
4 102 (33.44%) CCNP
5 98 (32.13%) LAN
6 86 (28.20%) WAN
7 79 (25.90%) CCNA
8 73 (23.93%) Cisco ASA
9 64 (20.98%) Wireless
10 62 (20.33%) CheckPoint
10 62 (20.33%) VPN
11 60 (19.67%) MPLS
12 52 (17.05%) Data Centre
13 50 (16.39%) BGP
14 49 (16.07%) VoIP
14 49 (16.07%) Palo Alto
15 44 (14.43%) OSPF
16 43 (14.10%) Cisco Nexus
17 41 (13.44%) Migration
18 38 (12.46%) F5
19 36 (11.80%) Telecoms
19 36 (11.80%) Juniper
20 35 (11.48%) ITIL
20 35 (11.48%) Network Security
21 33 (10.82%) TCP/IP
21 33 (10.82%) CCIE
22 32 (10.49%) Finance
23 28 (9.18%) VMware
24 27 (8.85%) Security Cleared
24 27 (8.85%) WLAN

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
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 10 (3.28%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.33%) Apache
2 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.33%) IIS
2 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.64%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.26%) Azure
2 10 (3.28%) AWS
3 6 (1.97%) Office 365
4 4 (1.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (0.98%) SaaS
6 2 (0.66%) GitHub
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 164 (53.77%) Firewall
2 98 (32.13%) LAN
3 86 (28.20%) WAN
4 73 (23.93%) Cisco ASA
5 64 (20.98%) Wireless
6 62 (20.33%) VPN
7 60 (19.67%) MPLS
8 50 (16.39%) BGP
9 49 (16.07%) VoIP
10 44 (14.43%) OSPF
11 43 (14.10%) Cisco Nexus
12 35 (11.48%) Network Security
13 33 (10.82%) TCP/IP
14 27 (8.85%) WLAN
15 23 (7.54%) Ethernet
16 21 (6.89%) VLAN
16 21 (6.89%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (6.56%) EIGRP
18 19 (6.23%) DHCP
19 18 (5.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.66%) MySQL
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (2.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.66%) Hudson
4 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 36 (11.80%) Telecoms
2 32 (10.49%) Finance
3 16 (5.25%) Public Sector
4 9 (2.95%) Banking
5 5 (1.64%) Front Office
5 5 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.64%) Retail
6 3 (0.98%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.98%) Publishing
7 2 (0.66%) Back Office
7 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.66%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.57%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.31%) Web Services
3 2 (0.66%) JSON
3 2 (0.66%) XML
4 1 (0.33%) .NET
4 1 (0.33%) CSS
4 1 (0.33%) JSP
4 1 (0.33%) Node.js
4 1 (0.33%) Servlets
4 1 (0.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (17.05%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (2.62%) NHS
4 6 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.31%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.98%) PKI
7 2 (0.66%) CMDB
7 2 (0.66%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.66%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.66%) User Experience
8 1 (0.33%) CESG
8 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.33%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) SCADA
8 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.54%) Windows
2 16 (5.25%) Linux
3 13 (4.26%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.62%) Unix
5 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.98%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.33%) CentOS
8 1 (0.33%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.33%) Debian
8 1 (0.33%) VMS
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (13.44%) Migration
2 35 (11.48%) ITIL
3 25 (8.20%) Load Balancing
4 24 (7.87%) Change Management
5 15 (4.92%) Network Design
6 14 (4.59%) Network Management
7 12 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (3.61%) Project Delivery
9 10 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (3.28%) Problem Management
10 9 (2.95%) DNA
10 9 (2.95%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (2.62%) Incident Management
11 8 (2.62%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (2.62%) Project Management
11 8 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (2.62%) Technical Leadership
12 7 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (2.30%) Time Management
12 7 (2.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.25%) Python
2 10 (3.28%) Perl
2 10 (3.28%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.98%) C
3 3 (0.98%) SQL
4 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.33%) Java
5 1 (0.33%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 154 (50.49%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (33.44%) CCNP
3 79 (25.90%) CCNA
4 33 (10.82%) CCIE
5 27 (8.85%) Security Cleared
6 21 (6.89%) SC Cleared
7 20 (6.56%) CCDP
8 5 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.64%) Degree
9 4 (1.31%) BC Cleared
9 4 (1.31%) CCDA
9 4 (1.31%) CCSA
9 4 (1.31%) CCSE
9 4 (1.31%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (0.98%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 3 (0.98%) CCIP
11 2 (0.66%) CCIE Collaboration
11 2 (0.66%) CCIE Wireless
11 2 (0.66%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.30%) SLA
2 2 (0.66%) COBIT
2 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.66%) PMO
3 1 (0.33%) NIST
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.61%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.62%) vSphere
4 6 (1.97%) VMware NSX
5 5 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.98%) Firmware
7 3 (0.98%) KVM
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (6.23%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (5.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (5.25%) FortiGate
3 11 (3.61%) Puppet
4 10 (3.28%) Cisco UCCX
4 10 (3.28%) Nagios
5 9 (2.95%) Ansible
5 9 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.30%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.64%) Cacti
7 5 (1.64%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.31%) Iperf
9 3 (0.98%) Salt
9 3 (0.98%) SCOM
10 2 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.33%) Cisco CME
11 1 (0.33%) Icinga
11 1 (0.33%) QRadar
11 1 (0.33%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 305 (100.00%) Cisco
2 62 (20.33%) CheckPoint
3 49 (16.07%) Palo Alto
4 38 (12.46%) F5
5 36 (11.80%) Juniper
6 28 (9.18%) VMware
7 26 (8.52%) SolarWinds
8 25 (8.20%) Fortinet
9 24 (7.87%) Aruba
10 22 (7.21%) Microsoft
11 15 (4.92%) Avaya
12 13 (4.26%) HP
13 12 (3.93%) Meraki
14 10 (3.28%) Blue Coat
15 7 (2.30%) Citrix
15 7 (2.30%) NetScout
15 7 (2.30%) Riverbed
16 6 (1.97%) Barracuda Networks
16 6 (1.97%) Remedy
17 4 (1.31%) McAfee