Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 106 143
Rank change year-on-year +9 +37 -72
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 150 352 298
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.10% 2.40% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.31% 10.16% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 233 163
Median daily rate £388 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% -0.60% +3.75%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £265
90th Percentile £538 £525 £588
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 14
Median hourly rate £23.75 £33.40 £42.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.89% -22.25% +115.88%
10th Percentile £17.00 £15.80 £13.98
90th Percentile £34.75 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £24.56 £33.40 £26.97
% change year-on-year -26.47% +23.85% -1.51%

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 1,805 3,466 3,821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.28% 23.63% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,009 2,032 2,074
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £613 £588 £568
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 213 192
Median hourly rate £31.56 £26.42 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.46% -16.80% +51.19%
10th Percentile £15.83 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £62.30 £52.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the South East

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the South East

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the South East

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +24 51 £400 +6.67% 4
Hampshire +8 50 £400 -3.03% 3
Surrey +30 32 £361 -15.00%
Berkshire +10 31 £375 +3.45% 1
Buckinghamshire +25 17 £488 +14.71% 1
Kent +30 7 £200 -53.83% 3
East Sussex +28 5 £600 +41.18%
Oxfordshire +29 3 £400 +23.08% 2
West Sussex -9 3 £381 -3.48% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 114 (76.00%) Cisco
2 86 (57.33%) CCNP
3 76 (50.67%) CCNA
4 69 (46.00%) Firewall
5 53 (35.33%) WAN
6 46 (30.67%) LAN
7 36 (24.00%) CCIE
7 36 (24.00%) BGP
7 36 (24.00%) Security Cleared
7 36 (24.00%) F5
8 34 (22.67%) Data Centre
9 31 (20.67%) CheckPoint
10 30 (20.00%) Juniper
10 30 (20.00%) MPLS
10 30 (20.00%) Windows
11 28 (18.67%) OSPF
11 28 (18.67%) Wireless
11 28 (18.67%) SC Cleared
12 26 (17.33%) VPN
13 25 (16.67%) Migration
14 23 (15.33%) VoIP
14 23 (15.33%) ITIL
14 23 (15.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (15.33%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (14.00%) Telecoms
15 21 (14.00%) VMware
16 20 (13.33%) Azure
16 20 (13.33%) Network Security
16 20 (13.33%) Palo Alto

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 9 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.33%) Confluence
6 2 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.33%) Azure
2 13 (8.67%) Office 365
3 6 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.33%) AWS
5 1 (0.67%) Asana
5 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 69 (46.00%) Firewall
2 53 (35.33%) WAN
3 46 (30.67%) LAN
4 36 (24.00%) BGP
5 30 (20.00%) MPLS
6 28 (18.67%) OSPF
6 28 (18.67%) Wireless
7 26 (17.33%) VPN
8 23 (15.33%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 23 (15.33%) VoIP
9 20 (13.33%) Network Security
10 19 (12.67%) TCP/IP
11 18 (12.00%) Ethernet
12 16 (10.67%) Internet
13 14 (9.33%) DNS
13 14 (9.33%) VLAN
14 13 (8.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 13 (8.67%) SNMP
15 12 (8.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) JIRA
2 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (14.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.33%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.67%) Finance
3 4 (2.67%) Legal
4 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.33%) Marketing
6 1 (0.67%) Automotive
6 1 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) Games
6 1 (0.67%) Police
6 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (41.33%) Network Engineer
2 26 (17.33%) Architect
3 13 (8.67%) Consultant
3 13 (8.67%) Network Architect
4 12 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.67%) Analyst
6 8 (5.33%) Network Consultant
7 7 (4.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 7 (4.67%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (2.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 4 (2.67%) Digital Transformation
10 4 (2.67%) Digital Transformation Architect
10 4 (2.67%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.67%) JSON
1 1 (0.67%) REST
1 1 (0.67%) SOAP
1 1 (0.67%) Web Services
1 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.33%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.33%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.33%) NHS
4 2 (1.33%) Wiki
5 1 (0.67%) CMDB
5 1 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.67%) e-Health
5 1 (0.67%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.67%) IVR
5 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.00%) Windows
2 18 (12.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (6.67%) Linux
4 9 (6.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (5.33%) Windows 10
6 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.67%) Unix
9 3 (2.00%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.33%) Android
10 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.33%) Fedora
10 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.33%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.67%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.67%) Migration
2 23 (15.33%) ITIL
3 18 (12.00%) Load Balancing
4 17 (11.33%) Network Design
4 17 (11.33%) Project Delivery
5 14 (9.33%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (7.33%) Network Management
6 11 (7.33%) Presales
6 11 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (7.33%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.67%) Change Management
7 10 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 9 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.00%) Network Architecture
9 8 (5.33%) Information Security
10 6 (4.00%) Network Planning
10 6 (4.00%) Process Management
10 6 (4.00%) Risk Management
10 6 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.33%) Python
2 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.33%) SQL
3 1 (0.67%) C
3 1 (0.67%) Java
3 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 86 (57.33%) CCNP
2 76 (50.67%) CCNA
3 36 (24.00%) CCIE
3 36 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 28 (18.67%) SC Cleared
5 23 (15.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (12.67%) Degree
7 18 (12.00%) MCSE
8 12 (8.00%) CCDP
9 9 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (5.33%) JNCIA
11 7 (4.67%) CCDA
11 7 (4.67%) CCIP
11 7 (4.67%) CCSA
11 7 (4.67%) MCSA
12 6 (4.00%) BC Cleared
12 6 (4.00%) CISSP
12 6 (4.00%) DV Cleared
13 5 (3.33%) LPIC
13 5 (3.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.67%) QA
3 5 (3.33%) GDPR
3 5 (3.33%) SLA
4 4 (2.67%) NIST
5 3 (2.00%) NCSC
6 2 (1.33%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.33%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.33%) PMO
7 1 (0.67%) HL7
7 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.67%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 15 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (4.67%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.00%) VMware NSX
6 4 (2.67%) vSphere
7 3 (2.00%) XenApp
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (5.33%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.67%) SCCM
3 4 (2.67%) vCenter Server
4 3 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.33%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.33%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.67%) Ansible
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.67%) Nessus
6 1 (0.67%) Netcool
6 1 (0.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.67%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 114 (76.00%) Cisco
2 36 (24.00%) F5
3 31 (20.67%) CheckPoint
4 30 (20.00%) Juniper
5 21 (14.00%) VMware
6 20 (13.33%) Palo Alto
7 17 (11.33%) Microsoft
8 15 (10.00%) Citrix
9 11 (7.33%) SolarWinds
10 9 (6.00%) Fortinet
11 6 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 6 (4.00%) HP
11 6 (4.00%) Riverbed
12 5 (3.33%) Blue Coat
12 5 (3.33%) Polycom
13 4 (2.67%) Avaya
13 4 (2.67%) Brocade
13 4 (2.67%) Huawei
13 4 (2.67%) Mitel
13 4 (2.67%) Nokia