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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certification
England / South East
Rank 62 59 71
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 251 300 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.25% 3.25% 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.47% 11.83% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 178 132
Median daily rate £384 £350 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.64% +10.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 9
Median hourly rate £18.50 £26.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.18% +17.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £9.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.43 £43.40 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +33.56% -8.88%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2189 2536 2677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.31% 27.50% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 1562 1382
Median daily rate £409 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 107 105
Median hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.13 £62.45 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Hampshire -16 74 £400 +5.26% 8
Berkshire +7 63 £381 +8.92% 13
Buckinghamshire +25 59 £450 +55.17% 7
Surrey -8 18 £365 +35.18% 12
Oxfordshire -6 14 £335 +21.81% 2
West Sussex +9 9 £361 -18.17% 1
Kent +8 4 £145 -27.50% 5
Middlesex +3 2 £313 -33.33%
East Sussex - 2 - - 5
Cisco Certification
England

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 419 (83.63%) Cisco
2 336 (67.07%) CCNP
3 269 (53.69%) CCNA
4 215 (42.91%) Firewall
5 181 (36.13%) Security Cleared
6 169 (33.73%) WAN
7 156 (31.14%) LAN
8 144 (28.74%) SC Cleared
9 143 (28.54%) CCIE
10 125 (24.95%) Juniper
11 102 (20.36%) ITIL
12 98 (19.56%) F5
13 94 (18.76%) VoIP
14 92 (18.36%) Telecoms
15 91 (18.16%) Data Centre
16 90 (17.96%) MPLS
17 89 (17.76%) Cisco ASA
18 85 (16.97%) CheckPoint
19 82 (16.37%) BGP
19 82 (16.37%) Wireless
19 82 (16.37%) Cisco Nexus
20 78 (15.57%) VPN
21 76 (15.17%) OSPF
22 71 (14.17%) Network Design
23 55 (10.98%) Windows
24 51 (10.18%) Network Security
25 49 (9.78%) VLAN
25 49 (9.78%) Unified Communications
26 48 (9.58%) DNS
27 47 (9.38%) VMware

Cisco Certification
Top Related 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 (1.80%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.20%) IIS
2 6 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.80%) JBoss
4 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.80%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.20%) MS Office
4 3 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.79%) Office 365
2 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.20%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.20%) G Suite
6 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.20%) IaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 215 (42.91%) Firewall
2 169 (33.73%) WAN
3 156 (31.14%) LAN
4 94 (18.76%) VoIP
5 90 (17.96%) MPLS
6 89 (17.76%) Cisco ASA
7 82 (16.37%) BGP
7 82 (16.37%) Cisco Nexus
7 82 (16.37%) Wireless
8 78 (15.57%) VPN
9 76 (15.17%) OSPF
10 51 (10.18%) Network Security
11 49 (9.78%) Unified Communications
11 49 (9.78%) VLAN
12 48 (9.58%) DNS
13 43 (8.58%) TCP/IP
14 38 (7.58%) DHCP
15 37 (7.39%) Ethernet
16 27 (5.39%) Cisco IOS
17 24 (4.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.00%) Star Schema
2 4 (0.80%) Big Data
3 2 (0.40%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.20%) MS Access
4 1 (0.20%) MySQL
4 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (1.00%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.20%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.20%) git-flow
3 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 92 (18.36%) Telecoms
2 20 (3.99%) Finance
3 10 (2.00%) Back Office
3 10 (2.00%) Retail
4 4 (0.80%) Banking
4 4 (0.80%) Legal
5 2 (0.40%) Billing
5 2 (0.40%) Electronics
5 2 (0.40%) Local Government
5 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 219 (43.71%) Network Engineer
2 59 (11.78%) Cisco Engineer
3 54 (10.78%) Architect
4 42 (8.38%) Design Engineer
5 41 (8.18%) Consultant
6 40 (7.98%) Analyst
7 39 (7.78%) Network Architect
8 36 (7.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 34 (6.79%) Senior Network Engineer
10 31 (6.19%) Network Analyst
11 27 (5.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 26 (5.19%) Network Design Engineer
13 24 (4.79%) Security Engineer
14 22 (4.39%) Network Security Engineer
15 19 (3.79%) Network Consultant
16 17 (3.39%) Support Engineer
16 17 (3.39%) Unified Communications Engineer
17 14 (2.79%) Cisco Architect
17 14 (2.79%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
17 14 (2.79%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.60%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.80%) Middleware
3 3 (0.60%) XMPP
4 2 (0.40%) CSS
4 2 (0.40%) RFC 2547
4 2 (0.40%) XML
5 1 (0.20%) CGI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.20%) Web Services
5 1 (0.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 91 (18.16%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.59%) IVR
4 16 (3.19%) Driving Licence
5 15 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.60%) PKI
7 8 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.20%) CESG
8 6 (1.20%) e-Health
8 6 (1.20%) IPTV
8 6 (1.20%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.00%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.80%) BYOD
10 4 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
10 4 (0.80%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.80%) STB
10 4 (0.80%) User Experience
10 4 (0.80%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.98%) Windows
2 34 (6.79%) Linux
3 20 (3.99%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.59%) Unix
4 18 (3.59%) Windows 10
4 18 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.60%) CentOS
7 6 (1.20%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.00%) SUSE
9 3 (0.60%) Android
9 3 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (20.36%) ITIL
2 71 (14.17%) Network Design
3 44 (8.78%) Migration
4 38 (7.58%) Service Management
5 33 (6.59%) Load Balancing
6 25 (4.99%) Change Management
6 25 (4.99%) ITSM
7 21 (4.19%) Project Management
8 18 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (3.19%) Service Delivery
10 15 (2.99%) Customer Requirements
10 15 (2.99%) High Availability
11 13 (2.59%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (2.40%) Mentoring
12 12 (2.40%) Workflow
13 11 (2.20%) Network Architecture
13 11 (2.20%) Network Management
13 11 (2.20%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (2.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.20%) Python
2 9 (1.80%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.60%) Ruby
4 7 (1.40%) SQL
5 5 (1.00%) Java
5 5 (1.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.80%) C
7 3 (0.60%) Perl
8 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.20%) C#
8 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 336 (67.07%) CCNP
2 269 (53.69%) CCNA
3 181 (36.13%) Security Cleared
4 144 (28.74%) SC Cleared
5 143 (28.54%) CCIE
6 45 (8.98%) CCDP
7 42 (8.38%) Degree
8 36 (7.19%) JNCIA
9 31 (6.19%) CCIP
10 30 (5.99%) DV Cleared
11 28 (5.59%) CCSA
11 28 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 27 (5.39%) CCSE
13 19 (3.79%) HP ASE
14 18 (3.59%) CISSP
14 18 (3.59%) JNCIE
14 18 (3.59%) MCSE
15 16 (3.19%) CCSP
15 16 (3.19%) HP MASE
15 16 (3.19%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 17 (3.39%) SLA
2 13 (2.59%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.80%) QA
4 5 (1.00%) COBIT
5 4 (0.80%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 28 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.59%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (1.00%) ISA Server
4 5 (1.00%) UAG
5 4 (0.80%) ProxySG
5 4 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.40%) Firmware
6 2 (0.40%) Xen
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.20%) vSphere
7 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (7.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 28 (5.59%) Cisco UCCE
3 27 (5.39%) Cisco UCCX
4 25 (4.99%) FortiGate
5 18 (3.59%) Cisco Prime
6 14 (2.79%) Nagios
6 14 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.79%) Puppet
7 6 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.80%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.60%) OVSD
10 2 (0.40%) Ansible
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco CME
10 2 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.40%) Stealthwatch
10 2 (0.40%) TrustSec
11 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.20%) SCCM
11 1 (0.20%) Sysprep
11 1 (0.20%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 419 (83.63%) Cisco
2 125 (24.95%) Juniper
3 98 (19.56%) F5
4 85 (16.97%) CheckPoint
5 47 (9.38%) VMware
6 38 (7.58%) HP
7 34 (6.79%) Palo Alto
8 32 (6.39%) Riverbed
9 29 (5.79%) Aruba
10 27 (5.39%) Avaya
11 26 (5.19%) Fortinet
11 26 (5.19%) Microsoft
12 19 (3.79%) Blue Coat
12 19 (3.79%) Nokia
13 18 (3.59%) Huawei
14 14 (2.79%) Citrix
14 14 (2.79%) Red Hat
14 14 (2.79%) Remedy
15 11 (2.20%) EMC
15 11 (2.20%) Ericsson
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