Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 158 102
Rank change year-on-year +77 -56 -28
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 402 270 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.77% 1.63% 2.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.43% 7.21% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 154 269
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.06% +0.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £224
90th Percentile £538 £510 £538
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 20
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £42.42 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.75% +54.93% +6.33%
10th Percentile £16.25 £17.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £60.55 £47.83 £60.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £29.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year +45.30% -8.59% +28.00%

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 3,517 3,743 3,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.22% 22.57% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,003 2,061 2,154
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £249 £248
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 208 242
South East median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +72.84% -15.84%
10th Percentile £12.74 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £51.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.07 £23.00 £28.42
% change year-on-year +52.46% -19.08% +8.28%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +42 149 £450 +9.09% 39
Berkshire +35 113 £453 +17.53% 18
Hampshire +21 113 £400 - 54
Surrey +65 81 £400 -11.11% 30
Buckinghamshire +28 32 £325 -27.78% 14
West Sussex +27 20 £400 -23.81% 10
Kent +15 18 £350 -4.44% 13
Middlesex +10 7 £450 +50.00%
East Sussex -5 7 £350 -15.15% 4
Oxfordshire +15 4 £400 +2.56% 7
Sussex - 2 £363 -
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 293 (72.89%) Cisco
2 232 (57.71%) CCNP
3 195 (48.51%) CCNA
4 181 (45.02%) Firewall
5 161 (40.05%) WAN
6 143 (35.57%) LAN
7 109 (27.11%) CCIE
8 100 (24.88%) Data Centre
9 82 (20.40%) Security Cleared
10 81 (20.15%) F5
11 80 (19.90%) Juniper
11 80 (19.90%) Wireless
12 78 (19.40%) Cisco ASA
13 76 (18.91%) MPLS
13 76 (18.91%) VPN
14 74 (18.41%) Network Security
15 73 (18.16%) Microsoft
15 73 (18.16%) BGP
16 72 (17.91%) ITIL
17 71 (17.66%) Telecoms
18 64 (15.92%) VMware
19 63 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
20 61 (15.17%) Network Design
21 60 (14.93%) Windows
22 57 (14.18%) CheckPoint
23 56 (13.93%) SC Cleared
24 55 (13.68%) DNS
24 55 (13.68%) TCP/IP
25 53 (13.18%) OSPF
25 53 (13.18%) Cisco Nexus

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 14 (3.48%) MS Exchange
1 14 (3.48%) Skype for Business
2 11 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.25%) IIS
6 1 (0.25%) nginx
6 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (4.98%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.95%) Azure
2 38 (9.45%) AWS
3 24 (5.97%) Office 365
4 18 (4.48%) SaaS
5 12 (2.99%) PaaS
6 9 (2.24%) IaaS
7 8 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.00%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.50%) GCP
11 1 (0.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.25%) G Suite
11 1 (0.25%) GitHub
11 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 181 (45.02%) Firewall
2 161 (40.05%) WAN
3 143 (35.57%) LAN
4 80 (19.90%) Wireless
5 78 (19.40%) Cisco ASA
6 76 (18.91%) MPLS
6 76 (18.91%) VPN
7 74 (18.41%) Network Security
8 73 (18.16%) BGP
9 55 (13.68%) DNS
9 55 (13.68%) TCP/IP
10 53 (13.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 53 (13.18%) OSPF
11 44 (10.95%) VoIP
12 36 (8.96%) DHCP
12 36 (8.96%) Internet
13 30 (7.46%) VLAN
13 30 (7.46%) WLAN
14 26 (6.47%) Ethernet
15 24 (5.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.50%) MS Access
3 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.25%) Big Data
4 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.24%) JIRA
2 4 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) Hudson
4 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (17.66%) Telecoms
2 14 (3.48%) Finance
3 9 (2.24%) Legal
4 8 (1.99%) Law
4 8 (1.99%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.49%) Back Office
5 6 (1.49%) Retail
6 5 (1.24%) Banking
7 4 (1.00%) Japanese Language
7 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
8 2 (0.50%) Local Government
8 2 (0.50%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 176 (43.78%) Network Engineer
2 93 (23.13%) Architect
3 53 (13.18%) Network Architect
4 32 (7.96%) Cisco Engineer
5 25 (6.22%) Analyst
6 24 (5.97%) Support Engineer
7 23 (5.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 23 (5.72%) Network Support
8 20 (4.98%) Consultant
8 20 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (3.98%) Network Support Engineer
10 15 (3.73%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (3.73%) Security Architect
10 15 (3.73%) Senior Network Engineer
11 14 (3.48%) Infrastructure Support
11 14 (3.48%) Network Security Engineer
11 14 (3.48%) Security Engineer
12 12 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (2.99%) Network Design Engineer
13 11 (2.74%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.49%) 802.1X
1 6 (1.49%) LDAP
2 2 (0.50%) .NET
2 2 (0.50%) J2EE
2 2 (0.50%) Web Services
3 1 (0.25%) Django
3 1 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (24.88%) Data Centre
2 12 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
2 12 (2.99%) Management Information System
2 12 (2.99%) Public Cloud
3 11 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.24%) Clustering
4 9 (2.24%) PKI
5 7 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (1.74%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.49%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.24%) NHS
8 4 (1.00%) BBC
8 4 (1.00%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.75%) CESG
9 3 (0.75%) IVR
9 3 (0.75%) Replication
10 2 (0.50%) e-Health
10 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (14.93%) Windows
2 29 (7.21%) Windows Server
3 28 (6.97%) Linux
4 20 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (3.73%) Unix
6 13 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (2.49%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.24%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.74%) Windows 8
9 7 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.49%) Solaris
11 5 (1.24%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.75%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.25%) CentOS
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (17.91%) ITIL
2 61 (15.17%) Network Design
3 45 (11.19%) Migration
4 37 (9.20%) Load Balancing
5 27 (6.72%) Project Management
5 27 (6.72%) TOGAF
6 25 (6.22%) Network Architecture
6 25 (6.22%) Network Monitoring
6 25 (6.22%) Project Delivery
7 23 (5.72%) Change Management
7 23 (5.72%) Presales
8 20 (4.98%) Data Protection
8 20 (4.98%) Information Security
9 18 (4.48%) Architectural Design
9 18 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (4.48%) Problem Management
10 17 (4.23%) Incident Management
11 16 (3.98%) PRINCE2
11 16 (3.98%) Service Delivery
12 15 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.24%) Python
2 8 (1.99%) Java
3 6 (1.49%) SQL
4 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.50%) C++
6 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.25%) C
6 1 (0.25%) C#
6 1 (0.25%) Ruby
6 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 232 (57.71%) CCNP
2 195 (48.51%) CCNA
3 109 (27.11%) CCIE
4 82 (20.40%) Security Cleared
5 63 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 56 (13.93%) SC Cleared
7 41 (10.20%) MCSE
8 36 (8.96%) Degree
9 31 (7.71%) CCDP
10 24 (5.97%) TOGAF Certification
11 23 (5.72%) DV Cleared
12 21 (5.22%) MCSA
13 20 (4.98%) CISSP
14 15 (3.73%) MCITP
15 13 (3.23%) JNCIS
16 12 (2.99%) CCDA
16 12 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (2.49%) JNCIP
18 9 (2.24%) CCIP
18 9 (2.24%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.22%) SLA
2 14 (3.48%) GDPR
3 13 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.24%) NIST
4 9 (2.24%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.74%) QA
6 6 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.75%) PMO
8 1 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 30 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.24%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.75%) XenApp
5 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.50%) Firmware
6 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.50%) vSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.25%) vCloud
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (4.48%) FortiGate
2 17 (4.23%) SCCM
3 14 (3.48%) SCOM
4 8 (1.99%) WSUS
5 6 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.00%) Ansible
7 4 (1.00%) Nessus
7 4 (1.00%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.00%) PaperCut
7 4 (1.00%) QRadar
7 4 (1.00%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.50%) Nagios
10 1 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 293 (72.89%) Cisco
2 81 (20.15%) F5
3 80 (19.90%) Juniper
4 73 (18.16%) Microsoft
5 64 (15.92%) VMware
6 57 (14.18%) CheckPoint
7 42 (10.45%) Palo Alto
8 33 (8.21%) Meraki
9 26 (6.47%) SolarWinds
10 25 (6.22%) Aruba
10 25 (6.22%) Citrix
11 24 (5.97%) Fortinet
12 22 (5.47%) HP
13 17 (4.23%) McAfee
13 17 (4.23%) Riverbed
14 14 (3.48%) Dell
14 14 (3.48%) Oracle
15 11 (2.74%) Nokia
16 9 (2.24%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 9 (2.24%) Brocade