The median contractor rate for a Cisco Network Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 Network Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 450 420 431
Rank change year-on-year -30 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Network Engineer 133 204 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.43% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 126 122
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £485 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Median hourly rate - £26.25 £39.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.10 £34.33
% change year-on-year - -9.41%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26673 31019 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1259 1391 1823
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Cisco Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Cisco Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Network Engineer in England

Cisco Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Network Engineer in England

Cisco Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Network Engineer in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Network Engineer in England

Cisco Network 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 Network Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Network Engineer in England

Cisco Network 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 Network Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 72 £400 - 4
South East +2 18 £395 +8.96% 2
Yorkshire +18 14 £538 +53.57% 2
South West -12 9 £400 +27.49% 1
West Midlands +5 7 £388 +13.22% 4
East of England -8 7 £234 -9.22% 6
North West +14 6 £365 -8.75% 6
North East +73 1 - -
East Midlands -14 1 £375 +29.31% 1
Cisco Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Cisco Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Cisco Network Engineer in the job title.

1 292 (100.00%) Cisco
2 178 (60.96%) Cisco Certification
3 170 (58.22%) Firewall
4 130 (44.52%) CCNP
5 106 (36.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 94 (32.19%) Cisco ASA
7 88 (30.14%) Data Centre
8 84 (28.77%) WAN
9 81 (27.74%) LAN
10 79 (27.05%) F5
11 78 (26.71%) CCNA
12 77 (26.37%) CheckPoint
13 72 (24.66%) Wireless
14 58 (19.86%) Juniper
15 55 (18.84%) VPN
16 53 (18.15%) Finance
17 52 (17.81%) BGP
18 48 (16.44%) MPLS
18 48 (16.44%) CCIE
19 45 (15.41%) Palo Alto
20 43 (14.73%) Wi-Fi
21 42 (14.38%) Network Security
22 41 (14.04%) EIGRP
23 35 (11.99%) DNS
24 34 (11.64%) OSPF
25 33 (11.30%) Microsoft
26 32 (10.96%) Network Design
27 31 (10.62%) TCP/IP
27 31 (10.62%) Cisco IOS
28 28 (9.59%) SolarWinds

Cisco Network 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 8 (2.74%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (4.79%) MS Visio
2 11 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.03%) Office 365
3 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 170 (58.22%) Firewall
2 106 (36.30%) Cisco Nexus
3 94 (32.19%) Cisco ASA
4 84 (28.77%) WAN
5 81 (27.74%) LAN
6 72 (24.66%) Wireless
7 55 (18.84%) VPN
8 52 (17.81%) BGP
9 48 (16.44%) MPLS
10 43 (14.73%) Wi-Fi
11 42 (14.38%) Network Security
12 41 (14.04%) EIGRP
13 35 (11.99%) DNS
14 34 (11.64%) OSPF
15 31 (10.62%) Cisco IOS
15 31 (10.62%) TCP/IP
16 25 (8.56%) VLAN
16 25 (8.56%) WLAN
17 24 (8.22%) VoIP
18 20 (6.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (2.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (18.15%) Finance
2 24 (8.22%) Banking
3 22 (7.53%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.74%) Electronics
5 8 (2.74%) Marketing
6 5 (1.71%) Law
7 4 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.03%) Retail
9 2 (0.68%) Local Government
9 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.88%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.03%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.34%) CGI
3 1 (0.34%) CSS
3 1 (0.34%) Middleware
3 1 (0.34%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (30.14%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.16%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.42%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.40%) BBC
5 7 (2.40%) BYOD
5 7 (2.40%) DataPower
6 4 (1.37%) Clustering
6 4 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.37%) NHS
7 3 (1.03%) iPad
7 3 (1.03%) PKI
8 2 (0.68%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.68%) PDA
9 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.34%) IVR
9 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.48%) Windows
2 15 (5.14%) Linux
3 7 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.68%) SUSE
8 1 (0.34%) CatOS
8 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.34%) Solaris
8 1 (0.34%) Unix
8 1 (0.34%) VMS
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (10.96%) Network Design
2 27 (9.25%) ITIL
3 26 (8.90%) Load Balancing
3 26 (8.90%) Migration
4 22 (7.53%) High Availability
5 16 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (3.42%) Programme Management
7 9 (3.08%) Network Management
7 9 (3.08%) Service Management
8 8 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (2.74%) Change Management
8 8 (2.74%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (2.40%) Change Control
10 6 (2.05%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (1.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (1.71%) ITIL V3
11 5 (1.71%) Problem Management
12 4 (1.37%) GAP Analysis
12 4 (1.37%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.71%) C
2 4 (1.37%) SQL
3 3 (1.03%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.68%) Perl
4 2 (0.68%) Python
4 2 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 178 (60.96%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (44.52%) CCNP
3 78 (26.71%) CCNA
4 48 (16.44%) CCIE
5 26 (8.90%) Security Cleared
6 22 (7.53%) SC Cleared
7 11 (3.77%) JNCIA
8 10 (3.42%) CCDP
9 7 (2.40%) Degree
10 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.71%) CCDA
11 5 (1.71%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.37%) CCSE
12 4 (1.37%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.37%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.37%) MCSE
13 3 (1.03%) CCVP
13 3 (1.03%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (1.03%) MCP
13 3 (1.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.40%) SLA
2 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.40%) vSphere
4 5 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.37%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.34%) Firmware
8 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (8.56%) Cisco Prime
2 24 (8.22%) FortiGate
3 22 (7.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (3.08%) Cacti
5 7 (2.40%) HP UCMDB
5 7 (2.40%) OPNET
6 6 (2.05%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (2.05%) OpenView
6 6 (2.05%) QRadar
6 6 (2.05%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (1.71%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.68%) DameWare
8 2 (0.68%) Nagios
8 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.34%) AppManager
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco CME
9 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 292 (100.00%) Cisco
2 79 (27.05%) F5
3 77 (26.37%) CheckPoint
4 58 (19.86%) Juniper
5 45 (15.41%) Palo Alto
6 33 (11.30%) Microsoft
7 28 (9.59%) SolarWinds
8 26 (8.90%) Fortinet
9 25 (8.56%) HP
9 25 (8.56%) VMware
10 21 (7.19%) Riverbed
11 16 (5.48%) Blue Coat
12 15 (5.14%) Citrix
13 14 (4.79%) Meraki
14 10 (3.42%) Aruba
15 9 (3.08%) IBM
15 9 (3.08%) TippingPoint
16 8 (2.74%) SAP
17 7 (2.40%) BMC
17 7 (2.40%) Dell
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