Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 11 December 2019 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
England > South East
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 148 138
Rank change year-on-year +78 -10 -68
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 388 303 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.01% 1.78% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.02% 7.78% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 179 193
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £262 £220
90th Percentile £550 £544 £525
England median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 18
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £22.75 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.48% -11.44% +0.75%
10th Percentile £16.25 £17.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.63 £39.35 £60.00
England median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £25.69
% change year-on-year +13.79% +12.88% -7.42%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,227 3,894 3,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.01% 22.89% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,749 2,172 2,134
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £242 £241 £211
90th Percentile £588 £588 £552
England median daily rate £465 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 197 216
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +45.97% -7.09%
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.65 £12.00
90th Percentile £79.13 £54.48 £49.38
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -1.96%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the South East

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Certification in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the South East

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the South East

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the South East

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the South East

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Thames Valley +42 138 £400 +1.91% 33
Hampshire +44 129 £425 +9.68% 36
Berkshire +28 101 £400 +6.67% 18
Surrey +66 60 £380 +4.83% 20
Buckinghamshire +34 33 £410 -8.89% 12
West Sussex +8 24 £375 -9.09% 5
Kent +34 23 £375 +0.94% 8
East Sussex +5 7 £350 -17.65% 5
Oxfordshire +22 4 £288 -26.28% 3
Middlesex +11 2 £480 +20.00%
Sussex - 2 £325 -
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 280 (72.16%) Cisco
2 222 (57.22%) CCNP
3 189 (48.71%) CCNA
4 188 (48.45%) Firewall
5 127 (32.73%) WAN
6 122 (31.44%) Data Centre
7 113 (29.12%) LAN
8 97 (25.00%) CCIE
9 87 (22.42%) BGP
9 87 (22.42%) Security Cleared
9 87 (22.42%) F5
10 78 (20.10%) Wireless
11 76 (19.59%) Juniper
11 76 (19.59%) Cisco ASA
12 68 (17.53%) MPLS
12 68 (17.53%) VMware
13 67 (17.27%) Network Security
14 64 (16.49%) CheckPoint
14 64 (16.49%) Microsoft
15 63 (16.24%) Telecoms
15 63 (16.24%) SC Cleared
15 63 (16.24%) Palo Alto
16 62 (15.98%) VPN
16 62 (15.98%) Windows
17 61 (15.72%) DNS
18 55 (14.18%) TCP/IP
19 54 (13.92%) ITIL
19 54 (13.92%) OSPF
19 54 (13.92%) Cisco Nexus
20 51 (13.14%) Network Design

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (3.87%) MS Exchange
1 15 (3.87%) Skype for Business
2 14 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.52%) IIS
6 1 (0.26%) Apache
6 1 (0.26%) Confluence
6 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.26%) nginx
6 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.47%) Azure
2 27 (6.96%) AWS
2 27 (6.96%) Office 365
3 11 (2.84%) SaaS
4 10 (2.58%) IaaS
5 8 (2.06%) PaaS
6 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.52%) G Suite
8 1 (0.26%) GCP
8 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 188 (48.45%) Firewall
2 127 (32.73%) WAN
3 113 (29.12%) LAN
4 87 (22.42%) BGP
5 78 (20.10%) Wireless
6 76 (19.59%) Cisco ASA
7 68 (17.53%) MPLS
8 67 (17.27%) Network Security
9 62 (15.98%) VPN
10 61 (15.72%) DNS
11 55 (14.18%) TCP/IP
12 54 (13.92%) Cisco Nexus
12 54 (13.92%) OSPF
13 33 (8.51%) Internet
14 32 (8.25%) DHCP
15 31 (7.99%) VoIP
16 29 (7.47%) WLAN
17 23 (5.93%) IPsec
18 21 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 20 (5.15%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) MS Access
2 1 (0.26%) MySQL
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.26%) Hudson
2 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 63 (16.24%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.93%) Finance
3 13 (3.35%) Law
3 13 (3.35%) Legal
4 10 (2.58%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.03%) Japanese Language
5 4 (1.03%) Retail
6 2 (0.52%) Back Office
6 2 (0.52%) French Language
6 2 (0.52%) Local Government
6 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.26%) Front Office
7 1 (0.26%) Games
7 1 (0.26%) German Language
7 1 (0.26%) Marketing
7 1 (0.26%) Police
7 1 (0.26%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 186 (47.94%) Network Engineer
2 64 (16.49%) Architect
3 48 (12.37%) Network Architect
4 40 (10.31%) Analyst
5 34 (8.76%) Support Engineer
6 23 (5.93%) Consultant
6 23 (5.93%) Network Support
7 20 (5.15%) Cisco Engineer
8 19 (4.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 18 (4.64%) Network Design Engineer
9 18 (4.64%) Network Support Engineer
10 17 (4.38%) Security Engineer
11 16 (4.12%) Support Analyst
12 15 (3.87%) Design Engineer
12 15 (3.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 15 (3.87%) IP Engineer
12 15 (3.87%) Technical Analyst
13 14 (3.61%) IP Network Engineer
13 14 (3.61%) Network Analyst
13 14 (3.61%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.06%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.26%) Django
2 1 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 122 (31.44%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.64%) Management Information System
2 18 (4.64%) Private Cloud
3 15 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.09%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.58%) Smart Meter
6 8 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.55%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.29%) Clustering
8 5 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.29%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.03%) NHS
10 3 (0.77%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.77%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.52%) Life Science
11 2 (0.52%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Fibre Optics
12 1 (0.26%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.26%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.98%) Windows
2 32 (8.25%) Windows Server
3 24 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (3.61%) Windows XP
6 13 (3.35%) Linux
6 13 (3.35%) Windows 8
7 11 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.32%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.80%) Unix
10 5 (1.29%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.03%) Android
11 4 (1.03%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.77%) Solaris
13 2 (0.52%) Check Point GAiA
14 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.26%) Debian
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.92%) ITIL
2 51 (13.14%) Network Design
3 35 (9.02%) Load Balancing
3 35 (9.02%) Migration
4 34 (8.76%) Change Management
5 30 (7.73%) Network Monitoring
6 26 (6.70%) Network Architecture
7 25 (6.44%) Cybersecurity
8 24 (6.19%) Information Security
9 22 (5.67%) Problem Management
10 21 (5.41%) Network Management
10 21 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (5.15%) Incident Management
12 19 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 18 (4.64%) Service Delivery
14 17 (4.38%) Project Delivery
15 16 (4.12%) TOGAF
16 15 (3.87%) Customer-Centricity
16 15 (3.87%) Network Virtualisation
16 15 (3.87%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.09%) Java
2 8 (2.06%) Python
2 8 (2.06%) SQL
3 7 (1.80%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.03%) Perl
4 4 (1.03%) PHP
5 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.26%) C
5 1 (0.26%) Ruby
5 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 222 (57.22%) CCNP
2 189 (48.71%) CCNA
3 97 (25.00%) CCIE
4 87 (22.42%) Security Cleared
5 63 (16.24%) SC Cleared
6 49 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (7.47%) CCDP
7 29 (7.47%) Degree
8 25 (6.44%) CISSP
8 25 (6.44%) MCSA
9 24 (6.19%) MCSE
10 23 (5.93%) DV Cleared
11 13 (3.35%) CCDA
12 12 (3.09%) MCITP
12 12 (3.09%) TOGAF Certification
13 11 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (2.58%) CCIP
14 10 (2.58%) JNCIS
15 9 (2.32%) CISM
15 9 (2.32%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.96%) SLA
2 12 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.32%) GDPR
3 9 (2.32%) NIST
4 7 (1.80%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.29%) QA
6 4 (1.03%) PMO
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.26%) NCSC
System Software
1 39 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (7.73%) Active Directory
3 26 (6.70%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.80%) VMware NSX
5 5 (1.29%) XenApp
6 4 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.77%) vSphere
8 2 (0.52%) Firmware
8 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.26%) UAG
9 1 (0.26%) vCloud
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (5.41%) FortiGate
2 17 (4.38%) SCCM
3 13 (3.35%) SCOM
4 12 (3.09%) WSUS
5 6 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.29%) QRadar
7 4 (1.03%) Ansible
7 4 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.77%) Nagios
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) Netcool
9 2 (0.52%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.52%) vRealize
10 1 (0.26%) CASB
10 1 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.26%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 280 (72.16%) Cisco
2 87 (22.42%) F5
3 76 (19.59%) Juniper
4 68 (17.53%) VMware
5 64 (16.49%) CheckPoint
5 64 (16.49%) Microsoft
6 63 (16.24%) Palo Alto
7 36 (9.28%) Meraki
8 25 (6.44%) Fortinet
9 24 (6.19%) McAfee
10 22 (5.67%) Citrix
11 21 (5.41%) Aruba
11 21 (5.41%) HP
12 19 (4.90%) Blue Coat
13 14 (3.61%) Huawei
14 13 (3.35%) Adobe
14 13 (3.35%) Nokia
14 13 (3.35%) SolarWinds
15 12 (3.09%) Remedy
15 12 (3.09%) Sony