Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 136 90
Rank change year-on-year -16 -46 +19
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 989 1,008 1,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.80% 1.87% 2.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.54% 9.05% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 637 920
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -0.21% +3.07%
10th Percentile £228 £184 £225
90th Percentile £525 £500 £523
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +47.06% +13.33%
10th Percentile £15.24 £13.49 £15.29
90th Percentile £47.00 £57.20 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% +24.44%

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 11,579 11,140 13,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.04% 20.71% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,516 6,439 8,511
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.65%
10th Percentile £236 £208 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 721 728 733
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.96% +4.63% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.13
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.77
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.66% +1.92% +6.93%

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 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -15 287 £400 +3.23% 108
North of England +4 200 £400 -2.44% 92
Midlands -18 171 £353 +2.17% 72
South West -11 132 £400 +23.08% 42
West Midlands -15 119 £375 - 52
North West +3 99 £400 -2.44% 48
Yorkshire -1 83 £400 -2.44% 33
Scotland -5 69 £400 +12.68% 14
East of England -43 67 £403 +12.82% 52
East Midlands 0 52 £315 -3.08% 20
Wales -15 39 £413 +83.33% 3
Northern Ireland +48 22 £425 -5.56% 3
North East +6 18 £285 -44.39% 11
Isle of Man - 5 £425 -
Channel Islands -3 1 - -
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 862 (87.16%) Cisco
2 602 (60.87%) CCNP
3 532 (53.79%) CCNA
4 469 (47.42%) Firewall
5 360 (36.40%) WAN
6 321 (32.46%) LAN
7 274 (27.70%) Security Cleared
8 235 (23.76%) CheckPoint
9 216 (21.84%) SC Cleared
10 211 (21.33%) Data Centre
10 211 (21.33%) BGP
11 203 (20.53%) ITIL
12 201 (20.32%) Wireless
13 195 (19.72%) Cisco ASA
14 193 (19.51%) OSPF
15 176 (17.80%) Windows
16 173 (17.49%) F5
17 168 (16.99%) Juniper
18 166 (16.78%) Cisco Nexus
19 161 (16.28%) VMware
20 155 (15.67%) Network Security
21 153 (15.47%) VPN
22 151 (15.27%) CCIE
23 149 (15.07%) VoIP
24 136 (13.75%) Microsoft
24 136 (13.75%) TCP/IP
25 132 (13.35%) MPLS
26 113 (11.43%) Windows Server
27 112 (11.32%) Network Design
28 109 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification

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 22 (2.22%) Skype for Business
2 21 (2.12%) Confluence
3 17 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.31%) IIS
5 10 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.61%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.51%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.40%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.20%) SAS
11 1 (0.10%) Apache
11 1 (0.10%) CMS
11 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.10%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 24 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.10%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 85 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (4.25%) Office 365
4 13 (1.31%) PaaS
5 11 (1.11%) IaaS
6 9 (0.91%) SaaS
7 7 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 469 (47.42%) Firewall
2 360 (36.40%) WAN
3 321 (32.46%) LAN
4 211 (21.33%) BGP
5 201 (20.32%) Wireless
6 195 (19.72%) Cisco ASA
7 193 (19.51%) OSPF
8 166 (16.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 155 (15.67%) Network Security
10 153 (15.47%) VPN
11 149 (15.07%) VoIP
12 136 (13.75%) TCP/IP
13 132 (13.35%) MPLS
14 98 (9.91%) DNS
15 77 (7.79%) Cisco ISE
16 74 (7.48%) Wi-Fi
17 71 (7.18%) DHCP
18 70 (7.08%) VLAN
19 62 (6.27%) Internet
20 61 (6.17%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.51%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle Discoverer
3 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.30%) Big Data
4 3 (0.30%) DB2
4 3 (0.30%) MySQL
4 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.20%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.10%) GIS
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (3.24%) JIRA
2 27 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (0.71%) Selenium
3 7 (0.71%) SonarQube
3 7 (0.71%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.51%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.20%) CodeSonar
7 2 (0.20%) git-flow
7 2 (0.20%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.10%) Hudson
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 92 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 64 (6.47%) Finance
3 25 (2.53%) Retail
4 21 (2.12%) Banking
5 13 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.81%) Back Office
7 5 (0.51%) Automotive
7 5 (0.51%) Electronics
7 5 (0.51%) Law
8 4 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.20%) Advertising
10 2 (0.20%) Games
10 2 (0.20%) Legal
10 2 (0.20%) Marketing
10 2 (0.20%) Publishing
11 1 (0.10%) Military
11 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 502 (50.76%) Network Engineer
2 120 (12.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 86 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
4 80 (8.09%) Architect
5 78 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 68 (6.88%) Analyst
7 55 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 53 (5.36%) Security Engineer
9 49 (4.95%) Consultant
9 49 (4.95%) Network Architect
10 47 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 47 (4.75%) Support Engineer
11 44 (4.45%) Network Security Engineer
11 44 (4.45%) Network Support
12 35 (3.54%) Network Consultant
12 35 (3.54%) Network Support Engineer
13 24 (2.43%) Network Specialist
14 21 (2.12%) Security Architect
15 20 (2.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 20 (2.02%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.83%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.21%) REST
3 8 (0.81%) Web Services
4 7 (0.71%) CSS
5 6 (0.61%) Spine.js
6 5 (0.51%) XMPP
7 4 (0.40%) Middleware
8 3 (0.30%) .NET
8 3 (0.30%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.30%) LAMP
8 3 (0.30%) LDAP
9 2 (0.20%) Ajax
9 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.20%) HTML
9 2 (0.20%) Java EE
9 2 (0.20%) Node.js
9 2 (0.20%) SOAP
9 2 (0.20%) Spring MVC
9 2 (0.20%) STL
9 2 (0.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 211 (21.33%) Data Centre
2 60 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 35 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (2.93%) Driving Licence
7 27 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (1.42%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.31%) PKI
10 7 (0.71%) BBC
11 6 (0.61%) CCTV
11 6 (0.61%) Clustering
11 6 (0.61%) Replication
12 5 (0.51%) NHS
12 5 (0.51%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.51%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.40%) e-Health
13 4 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.40%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 176 (17.80%) Windows
2 113 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 71 (7.18%) Linux
4 38 (3.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (2.93%) Unix
6 21 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.31%) Solaris
9 10 (1.01%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.01%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.91%) CentOS
10 9 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.30%) Android
11 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.30%) Check Point GAiA
11 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.20%) HPUX
12 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.10%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (20.53%) ITIL
2 112 (11.32%) Network Design
3 83 (8.39%) Network Monitoring
4 76 (7.68%) Load Balancing
4 76 (7.68%) Migration
5 72 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
6 64 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (6.17%) ITIL V3
8 60 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 56 (5.66%) Network Management
10 41 (4.15%) Project Management
11 38 (3.84%) Service Management
12 36 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 36 (3.64%) Information Security
13 35 (3.54%) Change Management
13 35 (3.54%) DevOps
14 34 (3.44%) PRINCE2
15 33 (3.34%) Service Delivery
16 32 (3.24%) Network Architecture
17 31 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 41 (4.15%) PowerShell
2 34 (3.44%) Python
3 28 (2.83%) C
4 21 (2.12%) SQL
5 18 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.11%) Java
7 9 (0.91%) C#
7 9 (0.91%) Perl
8 4 (0.40%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.40%) PHP
8 4 (0.40%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.30%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.30%) Tcl
10 2 (0.20%) C++
10 2 (0.20%) Korn
10 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.20%) VB
11 1 (0.10%) R
11 1 (0.10%) Ruby
11 1 (0.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 602 (60.87%) CCNP
2 532 (53.79%) CCNA
3 274 (27.70%) Security Cleared
4 216 (21.84%) SC Cleared
5 151 (15.27%) CCIE
6 109 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 84 (8.49%) Degree
8 76 (7.68%) MCSE
9 62 (6.27%) DV Cleared
10 52 (5.26%) CCDP
11 50 (5.06%) CISSP
12 48 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 41 (4.15%) MCSA
14 27 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (2.22%) CCSA
15 22 (2.22%) CISM
16 19 (1.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 17 (1.72%) CCSE
18 15 (1.52%) JNCIS
18 15 (1.52%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.93%) SLA
2 24 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.52%) GDPR
5 11 (1.11%) QA
6 10 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.71%) ISAE 3402
7 7 (0.71%) ISO 22301
7 7 (0.71%) ISO 31000
7 7 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 6 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.40%) PMO
10 3 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.10%) GPG13
12 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 100 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (6.77%) Active Directory
3 32 (3.24%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.33%) VMware NSX
5 20 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.11%) vSphere
7 9 (0.91%) ISA Server
8 7 (0.71%) Firmware
8 7 (0.71%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.61%) XenApp
10 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.30%) UAG
13 2 (0.20%) Docker
13 2 (0.20%) KVM
13 2 (0.20%) vCloud
13 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (4.25%) vCenter Server
2 33 (3.34%) FortiGate
3 32 (3.24%) Cisco CUCM
4 30 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
5 27 (2.73%) SCCM
6 13 (1.31%) Cisco UCCX
6 13 (1.31%) PowerCLI
7 12 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
8 10 (1.01%) Stealthwatch
9 8 (0.81%) Nessus
9 8 (0.81%) SCOM
10 7 (0.71%) Ansible
10 7 (0.71%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 6 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.51%) Nagios
12 5 (0.51%) Opsview
12 5 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.40%) Cacti
Vendors
1 862 (87.16%) Cisco
2 235 (23.76%) CheckPoint
3 173 (17.49%) F5
4 168 (16.99%) Juniper
5 161 (16.28%) VMware
6 136 (13.75%) Microsoft
7 84 (8.49%) Palo Alto
8 69 (6.98%) Fortinet
9 68 (6.88%) SolarWinds
10 61 (6.17%) Meraki
11 58 (5.86%) HP
12 56 (5.66%) McAfee
13 55 (5.56%) Blue Coat
14 51 (5.16%) Oracle
15 49 (4.95%) Aruba
16 45 (4.55%) Riverbed
17 35 (3.54%) Citrix
18 27 (2.73%) BMC
19 25 (2.53%) IBM
20 24 (2.43%) Avaya