Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 66 87
Rank change year-on-year -70 +21 -10
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 304 511 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.81% 3.07% 2.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.13% 11.88% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 345 315
South East median daily rate £380 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% +1.45%
10th Percentile £220 £261 £213
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 21
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% -43.33% +164.71%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.38 £20.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £40.65 £47.83
England median hourly rate £26.48 £28.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -5.45% +17.89% +18.75%

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 3738 4303 5247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.21% 25.85% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2126 2636 3121
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £210 £251 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 221 253
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.80 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.64% -10.03% +81.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £52.09
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -73 119 £400 +3.23% 16
Hampshire -24 97 £380 -5.00% 4
Berkshire -56 67 £335 -16.25% 10
Surrey -27 39 £388 -8.82% 3
Oxfordshire +14 26 £390 +24.80% 1
Buckinghamshire -45 26 £413 +3.13% 5
Kent +5 17 £344 +85.81%
West Sussex 0 17 £350 -3.78% 1
M4 Corridor - 5 - -
Middlesex -6 4 £450 +5.88%
Sussex - 3 £425 -
East Sussex -7 1 £500 +122.22% 3
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 194 (63.82%) Cisco
2 173 (56.91%) CCNP
3 169 (55.59%) CCNA
4 124 (40.79%) Firewall
5 78 (25.66%) CCIE
6 76 (25.00%) LAN
6 76 (25.00%) ITIL
7 74 (24.34%) Security Cleared
8 68 (22.37%) Network Security
9 65 (21.38%) WAN
10 60 (19.74%) Data Centre
11 52 (17.11%) Juniper
11 52 (17.11%) CheckPoint
12 44 (14.47%) OSPF
12 44 (14.47%) BGP
13 43 (14.14%) Wireless
13 43 (14.14%) Cisco ASA
14 42 (13.82%) Windows
15 40 (13.16%) SC Cleared
15 40 (13.16%) F5
16 39 (12.83%) VPN
17 38 (12.50%) MPLS
17 38 (12.50%) HP
17 38 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
17 38 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
18 37 (12.17%) Microsoft
18 37 (12.17%) Network Design
19 35 (11.51%) Telecoms
20 34 (11.18%) VoIP
20 34 (11.18%) Active Directory

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 18 (5.92%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.96%) IIS
4 8 (2.63%) SAS
5 5 (1.64%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.66%) Apache
8 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.24%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.59%) Office 365
4 16 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.99%) GitHub
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.33%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (40.79%) Firewall
2 76 (25.00%) LAN
3 68 (22.37%) Network Security
4 65 (21.38%) WAN
5 44 (14.47%) BGP
5 44 (14.47%) OSPF
6 43 (14.14%) Cisco ASA
6 43 (14.14%) Wireless
7 39 (12.83%) VPN
8 38 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 38 (12.50%) MPLS
9 34 (11.18%) VoIP
10 28 (9.21%) TCP/IP
11 25 (8.22%) SAN
12 21 (6.91%) DNS
12 21 (6.91%) IPsec
12 21 (6.91%) VLAN
13 20 (6.58%) DHCP
14 13 (4.28%) Ethernet
15 12 (3.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.95%) Star Schema
3 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.33%) Big Data
5 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (11.51%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.61%) Finance
3 5 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.32%) Retail
5 3 (0.99%) Banking
6 2 (0.66%) Advertising
6 2 (0.66%) Back Office
6 2 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) French Language
7 1 (0.33%) Law
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 117 (38.49%) Network Engineer
2 38 (12.50%) Architect
3 32 (10.53%) Consultant
4 30 (9.87%) Cisco Engineer
5 25 (8.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 25 (8.22%) Security Specialist
6 21 (6.91%) Network Specialist
7 20 (6.58%) Network Architect
7 20 (6.58%) Support Engineer
8 16 (5.26%) Security Consultant
8 16 (5.26%) Security Engineer
9 14 (4.61%) Network Security Engineer
10 13 (4.28%) Senior Network Engineer
11 12 (3.95%) Network Consultant
11 12 (3.95%) Network Security Specialist
12 11 (3.62%) Cloud Specialist
12 11 (3.62%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 11 (3.62%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.29%) Data Centre Engineer
13 10 (3.29%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.66%) 802.1X
1 2 (0.66%) CGI
1 2 (0.66%) Web Services
2 1 (0.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 60 (19.74%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.22%) Public Cloud
3 13 (4.28%) CESG
4 10 (3.29%) Clustering
4 10 (3.29%) PKI
5 9 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.63%) NHS
7 7 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.30%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.97%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.32%) CMDB
10 4 (1.32%) User Experience
11 3 (0.99%) FMCG
12 2 (0.66%) iPad
12 2 (0.66%) iPhone
12 2 (0.66%) Replication
12 2 (0.66%) Smart Meter
13 1 (0.33%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.82%) Windows
2 19 (6.25%) Linux
3 17 (5.59%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.96%) Windows 10
4 9 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.63%) Unix
5 8 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.64%) Windows 2000
7 5 (1.64%) Windows NT
8 4 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.99%) Solaris
9 3 (0.99%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.99%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.66%) Android
10 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.66%) CentOS
10 2 (0.66%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (25.00%) ITIL
2 37 (12.17%) Network Design
3 33 (10.86%) Service Management
4 29 (9.54%) Service Delivery
5 23 (7.57%) PRINCE2
5 23 (7.57%) Project Management
6 22 (7.24%) ITSM
7 19 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (5.92%) Migration
9 17 (5.59%) Configuration Management
9 17 (5.59%) Load Balancing
9 17 (5.59%) TOGAF
10 16 (5.26%) Information Security
11 15 (4.93%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (4.93%) Network Monitoring
11 15 (4.93%) Service Design
12 14 (4.61%) eTOM
13 13 (4.28%) Network Architecture
13 13 (4.28%) Time Management
14 12 (3.95%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.30%) Python
2 5 (1.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.64%) SQL
3 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.33%) Perl
3 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 173 (56.91%) CCNP
2 169 (55.59%) CCNA
3 78 (25.66%) CCIE
4 74 (24.34%) Security Cleared
5 40 (13.16%) SC Cleared
6 38 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (11.18%) Degree
8 32 (10.53%) CISSP
9 31 (10.20%) MCSE
10 28 (9.21%) CCSP
11 27 (8.88%) CISM
12 24 (7.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 24 (7.89%) DV Cleared
13 23 (7.57%) CCDP
14 20 (6.58%) CCSA
14 20 (6.58%) JNCIA
15 12 (3.95%) CCIP
16 11 (3.62%) CCDA
16 11 (3.62%) JNCIS
16 11 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (4.61%) COBIT
3 12 (3.95%) SLA
4 10 (3.29%) ISO 22301
5 5 (1.64%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.33%) GDPR
8 1 (0.33%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 34 (11.18%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.62%) Firmware
4 10 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.29%) VMware NSX
4 10 (3.29%) vSphere
5 8 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.99%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.99%) XenApp
7 3 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.33%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (6.58%) FortiGate
2 9 (2.96%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (2.63%) QRadar
4 7 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.97%) SCCM
6 4 (1.32%) Ansible
6 4 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.32%) SCOM
7 2 (0.66%) Nagios
7 2 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.66%) Puppet
7 2 (0.66%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.33%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.33%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.33%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.33%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.33%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 194 (63.82%) Cisco
2 52 (17.11%) CheckPoint
2 52 (17.11%) Juniper
3 40 (13.16%) F5
4 38 (12.50%) HP
5 37 (12.17%) Microsoft
6 32 (10.53%) VMware
7 19 (6.25%) Fortinet
8 18 (5.92%) SolarWinds
9 17 (5.59%) Citrix
10 16 (5.26%) Palo Alto
11 14 (4.61%) Riverbed
12 9 (2.96%) Aruba
12 9 (2.96%) BT
13 7 (2.30%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.30%) Dell
13 7 (2.30%) Foundry
13 7 (2.30%) Huawei
14 6 (1.97%) Meraki
15 5 (1.64%) Apple