Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 136 83
Rank change year-on-year -9 -53 +22
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 967 974 1,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.83% 1.88% 2.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.45% 9.12% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 614 858
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -2.78% +4.35%
10th Percentile £230 £195 £220
90th Percentile £530 £525 £528
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 32 67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.40 £25.97 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.61% +1.84% +13.33%
10th Percentile £15.60 £12.75 £14.93
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year +30.01% +0.75% +13.33%

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 11,438 10,685 12,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.63% 20.60% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,552 6,193 7,630
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £210 £225
90th Percentile £588 £563 £556
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 635 721
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.42 £25.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.68% -7.41% -1.82%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -5.56%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 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
South East +5 311 £395 -1.25% 111
North of England +22 199 £384 +2.33% 79
Midlands -30 153 £375 +7.14% 67
South West -32 111 £388 +19.23% 48
North West +13 110 £394 -0.94% 35
West Midlands -48 89 £400 +6.67% 40
East of England -15 77 £400 +23.08% 53
Scotland +18 76 £450 +35.85% 15
Yorkshire -10 69 £383 +17.69% 34
East Midlands 0 64 £315 -3.08% 27
Wales -22 26 £375 +20.92% 16
North East +7 20 £300 -50.00% 10
Northern Ireland +39 17 £375 -16.67% 3
Channel Islands -2 1 - -
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 830 (85.83%) Cisco
2 591 (61.12%) CCNP
3 513 (53.05%) CCNA
4 479 (49.53%) Firewall
5 358 (37.02%) WAN
6 323 (33.40%) LAN
7 257 (26.58%) CheckPoint
8 243 (25.13%) Security Cleared
9 221 (22.85%) BGP
10 218 (22.54%) Wireless
11 215 (22.23%) Cisco ASA
12 212 (21.92%) Data Centre
13 207 (21.41%) OSPF
14 200 (20.68%) SC Cleared
15 199 (20.58%) ITIL
16 186 (19.23%) F5
17 181 (18.72%) Cisco Nexus
18 180 (18.61%) Juniper
19 178 (18.41%) VPN
20 173 (17.89%) Windows
21 170 (17.58%) CCIE
22 166 (17.17%) Network Security
23 154 (15.93%) Microsoft
24 149 (15.41%) VMware
25 142 (14.68%) VoIP
26 133 (13.75%) TCP/IP
27 131 (13.55%) MPLS
28 118 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
29 110 (11.38%) Network Design
30 103 (10.65%) Windows Server

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 20 (2.07%) Confluence
1 20 (2.07%) MS Exchange
2 17 (1.76%) Skype for Business
3 13 (1.34%) IIS
4 11 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
6 5 (0.52%) GlassFish
6 5 (0.52%) JBoss
6 5 (0.52%) JRun
6 5 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.52%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.41%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.21%) Apache
8 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 29 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 97 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (8.69%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (5.17%) Office 365
4 12 (1.24%) IaaS
4 12 (1.24%) PaaS
5 9 (0.93%) SaaS
6 8 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.52%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 479 (49.53%) Firewall
2 358 (37.02%) WAN
3 323 (33.40%) LAN
4 221 (22.85%) BGP
5 218 (22.54%) Wireless
6 215 (22.23%) Cisco ASA
7 207 (21.41%) OSPF
8 181 (18.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 178 (18.41%) VPN
10 166 (17.17%) Network Security
11 142 (14.68%) VoIP
12 133 (13.75%) TCP/IP
13 131 (13.55%) MPLS
14 99 (10.24%) DNS
15 88 (9.10%) Wi-Fi
16 69 (7.14%) Cisco Firepower
16 69 (7.14%) Cisco ISE
17 67 (6.93%) DHCP
18 65 (6.72%) VLAN
19 62 (6.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
2 4 (0.41%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (0.31%) DB2
3 3 (0.31%) MySQL
3 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.21%) Apache Hive
4 2 (0.21%) Big Data
4 2 (0.21%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.10%) GIS
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (3.31%) JIRA
2 23 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (0.83%) SonarQube
3 8 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.41%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.41%) Selenium
7 3 (0.31%) Hudson
8 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.21%) CodeSonar
8 2 (0.21%) git-flow
8 2 (0.21%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.21%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.10%) Maven
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 87 (9.00%) Telecoms
2 71 (7.34%) Finance
3 21 (2.17%) Banking
4 14 (1.45%) Retail
5 11 (1.14%) Law
6 9 (0.93%) Back Office
6 9 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.41%) Automotive
8 4 (0.41%) Electronics
8 4 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.31%) Games
9 3 (0.31%) Marketing
9 3 (0.31%) Military
10 2 (0.21%) Advertising
10 2 (0.21%) Legal
10 2 (0.21%) Publishing
11 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 488 (50.47%) Network Engineer
2 102 (10.55%) Cisco Engineer
3 94 (9.72%) Senior Network Engineer
4 87 (9.00%) Architect
5 81 (8.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 71 (7.34%) Analyst
7 61 (6.31%) Consultant
8 58 (6.00%) Network Architect
9 56 (5.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 50 (5.17%) Security Engineer
11 44 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 43 (4.45%) Network Security Engineer
13 40 (4.14%) Network Consultant
13 40 (4.14%) Network Support
13 40 (4.14%) Support Engineer
14 28 (2.90%) Network Support Engineer
15 27 (2.79%) Network Analyst
15 27 (2.79%) Network Specialist
16 26 (2.69%) Security Architect
17 22 (2.28%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.79%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.03%) .NET
2 10 (1.03%) REST
2 10 (1.03%) Web Services
3 9 (0.93%) ASP.NET
3 9 (0.93%) HTML
3 9 (0.93%) Middleware
4 7 (0.72%) CSS
5 5 (0.52%) J2EE
5 5 (0.52%) Spine.js
5 5 (0.52%) XMPP
6 3 (0.31%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.21%) Ajax
7 2 (0.21%) Django
7 2 (0.21%) Java EE
7 2 (0.21%) LAMP
7 2 (0.21%) Node.js
7 2 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.21%) SOAP
7 2 (0.21%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 212 (21.92%) Data Centre
2 49 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.90%) Driving Licence
6 20 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (1.65%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.14%) Private Cloud
9 9 (0.93%) PKI
10 7 (0.72%) BBC
10 7 (0.72%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (0.72%) NHS
11 6 (0.62%) CCTV
12 4 (0.41%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.41%) Clustering
12 4 (0.41%) CMDB
12 4 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.41%) Replication
12 4 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 173 (17.89%) Windows
2 103 (10.65%) Windows Server
3 84 (8.69%) Linux
4 44 (4.55%) Unix
5 32 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.76%) Solaris
8 15 (1.55%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.45%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.62%) CentOS
10 6 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.41%) Android
11 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.31%) HPUX
12 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (20.58%) ITIL
2 110 (11.38%) Network Design
3 91 (9.41%) Load Balancing
4 82 (8.48%) Network Monitoring
5 75 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
6 62 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (6.41%) Network Management
7 61 (6.31%) Migration
8 56 (5.79%) ITIL V3
9 52 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 41 (4.24%) Computer Science
11 38 (3.93%) Change Management
11 38 (3.93%) Information Security
11 38 (3.93%) Service Management
12 36 (3.72%) Change Control
13 34 (3.52%) Project Management
14 33 (3.41%) DevOps
14 33 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
15 30 (3.10%) Problem Management
15 30 (3.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (4.86%) PowerShell
2 29 (3.00%) SQL
3 28 (2.90%) Python
4 18 (1.86%) C
4 18 (1.86%) Java
5 16 (1.65%) Bash Shell
6 12 (1.24%) Perl
7 11 (1.14%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.03%) C#
8 10 (1.03%) VBScript
9 6 (0.62%) PHP
10 3 (0.31%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.21%) C++
11 2 (0.21%) Korn
11 2 (0.21%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.21%) Tcl
11 2 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 591 (61.12%) CCNP
2 513 (53.05%) CCNA
3 243 (25.13%) Security Cleared
4 200 (20.68%) SC Cleared
5 170 (17.58%) CCIE
6 118 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 90 (9.31%) MCSE
8 84 (8.69%) Degree
9 51 (5.27%) CISSP
10 47 (4.86%) DV Cleared
11 46 (4.76%) CCDP
12 41 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 37 (3.83%) MCSA
14 26 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (2.28%) CCSA
16 21 (2.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 17 (1.76%) A+ Certification
17 17 (1.76%) CISM
18 16 (1.65%) JNCIS
18 16 (1.65%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.79%) SLA
2 25 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.96%) GDPR
5 11 (1.14%) QA
5 11 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.83%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (0.83%) ISO 22301
6 8 (0.83%) ISO 31000
6 8 (0.83%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 6 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.52%) PMO
9 3 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.10%) GPG13
11 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 86 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 84 (8.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (2.17%) VMware NSX
5 13 (1.34%) ProxySG
6 12 (1.24%) ISA Server
7 11 (1.14%) XenApp
8 9 (0.93%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.83%) Firmware
10 7 (0.72%) vSphere
11 6 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.52%) UAG
13 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.31%) NFS
13 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.21%) Docker
15 1 (0.10%) KVM
15 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (3.72%) vCenter Server
2 27 (2.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 26 (2.69%) Cisco Prime
4 24 (2.48%) SCCM
5 22 (2.28%) FortiGate
6 12 (1.24%) PowerCLI
7 10 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (1.03%) Stealthwatch
8 9 (0.93%) Nagios
8 9 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (0.83%) Cisco UCCE
9 8 (0.83%) HP ALM
9 8 (0.83%) Nessus
9 8 (0.83%) SCOM
9 8 (0.83%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 5 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.41%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.41%) Puppet
11 4 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 830 (85.83%) Cisco
2 257 (26.58%) CheckPoint
3 186 (19.23%) F5
4 180 (18.61%) Juniper
5 154 (15.93%) Microsoft
6 149 (15.41%) VMware
7 93 (9.62%) Palo Alto
8 73 (7.55%) HP
9 70 (7.24%) SolarWinds
10 63 (6.51%) Fortinet
11 62 (6.41%) Blue Coat
12 58 (6.00%) Citrix
13 55 (5.69%) McAfee
14 51 (5.27%) Oracle
15 46 (4.76%) Aruba
16 45 (4.65%) Riverbed
17 43 (4.45%) Meraki
18 32 (3.31%) IBM
19 27 (2.79%) NetApp
20 26 (2.69%) BMC