Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 June 2018 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 106 92
Rank change year-on-year -42 -14 +14
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 906 1,086 1,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.72% 2.22% 2.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.25% 9.66% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 716 832
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £207 £196 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £476
UK median daily rate £400 £382 £363
% change year-on-year +4.71% +5.38% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £16.26 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.10 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £31.38 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +4.58% +13.21% +17.78%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 10,983 11,242 14,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.86% 22.94% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,245 6,673 8,742
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £238
90th Percentile £563 £550 £544
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 784 705
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £31.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.94% -11.43% +55.56%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.69 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -17.72% -7.69% +44.44%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the UK excluding London

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the UK excluding London

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK excluding London

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the UK excluding London

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK excluding London

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 June 2018. 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
South East -68 276 £414 +3.44% 68
North of England -35 175 £390 +4.00% 67
Midlands -11 131 £388 +6.90% 47
South West +27 104 £325 +2.36% 27
East of England +10 103 £373 -0.67% 33
West Midlands -7 97 £395 +6.40% 27
North West -27 92 £400 +20.75% 43
Yorkshire -25 71 £403 -5.29% 20
Wales -5 68 £350 +94.44% 16
Scotland -52 45 £270 -14.29% 9
East Midlands -13 32 £315 +0.80% 19
North East -15 15 £625 +81.16% 4
Isle of Man - 5 £425 - 2
Northern Ireland +6 4 £275 -15.64% 1
Channel Islands 0 1 - - 2
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 727 (80.24%) Cisco
2 534 (58.94%) CCNP
3 463 (51.10%) CCNA
4 401 (44.26%) Firewall
5 289 (31.90%) WAN
6 278 (30.68%) Security Cleared
7 275 (30.35%) LAN
8 216 (23.84%) SC Cleared
9 196 (21.63%) ITIL
10 174 (19.21%) Cisco ASA
11 160 (17.66%) Data Centre
12 152 (16.78%) CCIE
13 151 (16.67%) Windows
14 148 (16.34%) Juniper
15 145 (16.00%) BGP
16 142 (15.67%) VMware
17 138 (15.23%) Microsoft
18 136 (15.01%) Wireless
19 123 (13.58%) Network Security
20 121 (13.36%) VPN
21 114 (12.58%) OSPF
21 114 (12.58%) Network Design
22 99 (10.93%) MPLS
23 97 (10.71%) CheckPoint
24 95 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
25 94 (10.38%) VLAN
26 93 (10.26%) VoIP
27 91 (10.04%) DV Cleared
28 90 (9.93%) Windows Server
28 90 (9.93%) DNS

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 28 (3.09%) IIS
2 21 (2.32%) MS Exchange
3 17 (1.88%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.77%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.55%) SAS
8 3 (0.33%) Apache
8 3 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.11%) CMS
9 1 (0.11%) Confluence
9 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 66 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (3.64%) PaaS
4 26 (2.87%) SaaS
5 25 (2.76%) Office 365
6 22 (2.43%) IaaS
7 6 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.66%) G Suite
8 3 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.33%) OpenDNS
9 2 (0.22%) Akamai
9 2 (0.22%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 401 (44.26%) Firewall
2 289 (31.90%) WAN
3 275 (30.35%) LAN
4 174 (19.21%) Cisco ASA
5 145 (16.00%) BGP
6 136 (15.01%) Wireless
7 123 (13.58%) Network Security
8 121 (13.36%) VPN
9 114 (12.58%) OSPF
10 99 (10.93%) MPLS
11 94 (10.38%) VLAN
12 93 (10.26%) VoIP
13 90 (9.93%) DNS
14 88 (9.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 83 (9.16%) TCP/IP
16 81 (8.94%) Cisco ISE
17 68 (7.51%) Wi-Fi
18 64 (7.06%) DHCP
19 57 (6.29%) Internet
20 49 (5.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.55%) DB2
3 5 (0.55%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.22%) GIS
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.22%) Selenium
5 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.11%) JIRA
6 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 88 (9.71%) Telecoms
2 61 (6.73%) Finance
3 14 (1.55%) Retail
4 9 (0.99%) Banking
4 9 (0.99%) Local Government
5 8 (0.88%) Legal
6 7 (0.77%) Automotive
6 7 (0.77%) Back Office
7 6 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.22%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.22%) Electronics
10 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.22%) Law
10 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.11%) Marketing
11 1 (0.11%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 432 (47.68%) Network Engineer
2 123 (13.58%) Architect
3 95 (10.49%) Cisco Engineer
4 69 (7.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 65 (7.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 64 (7.06%) Network Architect
7 60 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 58 (6.40%) Senior Network Engineer
9 50 (5.52%) Analyst
10 46 (5.08%) Security Engineer
11 41 (4.53%) Support Engineer
12 38 (4.19%) Network Security Engineer
13 37 (4.08%) Network Support
13 37 (4.08%) Security Architect
14 32 (3.53%) Consultant
15 30 (3.31%) Firewall Engineer
16 26 (2.87%) Network Analyst
17 24 (2.65%) Design Engineer
17 24 (2.65%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
17 24 (2.65%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.88%) 802.1X
2 9 (0.99%) Middleware
3 6 (0.66%) WAP
4 4 (0.44%) Web Services
5 3 (0.33%) .NET
5 3 (0.33%) LAMP
5 3 (0.33%) OAuth
5 3 (0.33%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.22%) HTML
6 2 (0.22%) VXML
6 2 (0.22%) XML
6 2 (0.22%) XMPP
7 1 (0.11%) Core Data
7 1 (0.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 160 (17.66%) Data Centre
2 56 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (5.85%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.31%) PKI
5 27 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (2.43%) Driving Licence
7 16 (1.77%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.10%) Clustering
10 9 (0.99%) NHS
11 7 (0.77%) Cyber Defence
11 7 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.66%) CMDB
12 6 (0.66%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.55%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.44%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.44%) Security Operations Centre
14 4 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 151 (16.67%) Windows
2 90 (9.93%) Windows Server
3 38 (4.19%) Linux
4 32 (3.53%) Unix
5 28 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.88%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.55%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.55%) CentOS
11 5 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.44%) Android
13 3 (0.33%) Check Point GAiA
13 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.33%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.33%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.22%) HPUX
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
15 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (21.63%) ITIL
2 114 (12.58%) Network Design
3 90 (9.93%) Migration
4 63 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (6.73%) Project Management
6 59 (6.51%) Network Monitoring
7 58 (6.40%) Network Management
8 55 (6.07%) PRINCE2
9 52 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (5.74%) Change Management
10 47 (5.19%) Load Balancing
11 46 (5.08%) Information Security
12 45 (4.97%) Cybersecurity
12 45 (4.97%) Service Management
13 44 (4.86%) SIEM
14 42 (4.64%) Incident Management
15 41 (4.53%) ITIL V3
16 37 (4.08%) High Availability
16 37 (4.08%) Service Delivery
17 32 (3.53%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 37 (4.08%) SQL
2 36 (3.97%) Python
3 24 (2.65%) PowerShell
4 17 (1.88%) C
5 9 (0.99%) Perl
6 7 (0.77%) Java
7 6 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.55%) Ruby
9 3 (0.33%) Go
9 3 (0.33%) VB
10 2 (0.22%) PHP
10 2 (0.22%) Tcl
11 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.11%) Lisp
11 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 534 (58.94%) CCNP
2 463 (51.10%) CCNA
3 278 (30.68%) Security Cleared
4 216 (23.84%) SC Cleared
5 152 (16.78%) CCIE
6 91 (10.04%) DV Cleared
7 86 (9.49%) CCDP
7 86 (9.49%) CISSP
7 86 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 82 (9.05%) Degree
9 52 (5.74%) MCSE
10 51 (5.63%) CISM
11 31 (3.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 30 (3.31%) CCSP
13 29 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (2.76%) MCSA
15 24 (2.65%) JNCIS
15 24 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 23 (2.54%) CCSA
17 22 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.42%) SLA
2 17 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.77%) GDPR
4 7 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (0.55%) QA
6 4 (0.44%) COBIT
7 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 95 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (9.93%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.43%) VMware NSX
5 19 (2.10%) vSphere
6 15 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.77%) XenApp
9 6 (0.66%) Firmware
10 5 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.55%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.44%) Snort
11 4 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.33%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.33%) UAG
12 3 (0.33%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (5.30%) FortiGate
2 23 (2.54%) SCOM
3 20 (2.21%) SCCM
4 19 (2.10%) Cisco Prime
5 17 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (1.21%) Ansible
7 10 (1.10%) Opsview
8 9 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.77%) QRadar
9 7 (0.77%) WSUS
10 6 (0.66%) Nessus
10 6 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.55%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.55%) Cacti
11 5 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.55%) Puppet
12 4 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 727 (80.24%) Cisco
2 148 (16.34%) Juniper
3 142 (15.67%) VMware
4 138 (15.23%) Microsoft
5 97 (10.71%) CheckPoint
6 84 (9.27%) F5
7 58 (6.40%) HP
8 49 (5.41%) Palo Alto
9 47 (5.19%) SolarWinds
10 39 (4.30%) Fortinet
11 36 (3.97%) Citrix
12 30 (3.31%) Meraki
13 29 (3.20%) Aruba
14 25 (2.76%) Oracle
15 23 (2.54%) McAfee
16 17 (1.88%) Blue Coat
16 17 (1.88%) Sophos
17 16 (1.77%) Brocade
17 16 (1.77%) Riverbed
18 15 (1.66%) NetApp