Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 129 92
Rank change year-on-year -25 -37 +14
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 955 1,015 1,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.74% 1.94% 2.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.42% 9.24% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 642 922
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £230 £185 £225
90th Percentile £536 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £402 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.38% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 62 84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £32.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +16.07% +30.08%
10th Percentile £12.20 £16.29 £16.65
90th Percentile £47.00 £55.85 £47.73
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £34.85
% change year-on-year -9.38% -8.18% +54.89%

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 11,345 10,979 14,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.70% 21.01% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,320 6,309 8,864
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £220 £218 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 758 729 692
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £27.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +12.52% +14.51%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £47.82
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £28.65 £27.50
% change year-on-year -14.49% +4.18% +22.22%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -47 264 £401 +0.13% 91
North of England -11 197 £419 +2.13% 92
Midlands -17 157 £365 +4.29% 76
West Midlands -6 123 £388 +3.33% 51
South West +9 116 £350 +5.66% 50
North West -6 98 £400 - 49
Yorkshire -8 85 £425 - 32
East of England -26 81 £408 +8.67% 40
Wales +5 61 £375 +108.33% 14
Scotland -34 54 £370 +15.63% 29
East Midlands -9 34 £308 -5.38% 25
Northern Ireland +56 18 £325 -27.78%
North East -10 16 £450 +22.03% 11
Isle of Man - 7 £425 -
Channel Islands -2 1 - -
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 809 (84.71%) Cisco
2 558 (58.43%) CCNP
3 525 (54.97%) CCNA
4 435 (45.55%) Firewall
5 356 (37.28%) WAN
6 331 (34.66%) LAN
7 288 (30.16%) Security Cleared
8 235 (24.61%) SC Cleared
9 210 (21.99%) Data Centre
10 207 (21.68%) ITIL
11 188 (19.69%) Cisco ASA
12 184 (19.27%) CheckPoint
13 183 (19.16%) Juniper
14 175 (18.32%) BGP
15 169 (17.70%) Wireless
16 158 (16.54%) OSPF
16 158 (16.54%) Network Security
17 157 (16.44%) Windows
18 153 (16.02%) Microsoft
19 149 (15.60%) VMware
20 142 (14.87%) VPN
21 140 (14.66%) F5
22 137 (14.35%) CCIE
23 122 (12.77%) TCP/IP
24 121 (12.67%) Cisco Nexus
25 119 (12.46%) MPLS
26 118 (12.36%) VoIP
27 112 (11.73%) Network Design
28 105 (10.99%) Windows Server
29 104 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (2.30%) IIS
2 21 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 18 (1.88%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.47%) Confluence
5 11 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.73%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.42%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.42%) SAS
9 3 (0.31%) Apache
10 2 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.10%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.10%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 85 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.72%) Office 365
4 14 (1.47%) PaaS
5 11 (1.15%) IaaS
6 10 (1.05%) SaaS
7 6 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.21%) Akamai
10 1 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 435 (45.55%) Firewall
2 356 (37.28%) WAN
3 331 (34.66%) LAN
4 188 (19.69%) Cisco ASA
5 175 (18.32%) BGP
6 169 (17.70%) Wireless
7 158 (16.54%) Network Security
7 158 (16.54%) OSPF
8 142 (14.87%) VPN
9 122 (12.77%) TCP/IP
10 121 (12.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 119 (12.46%) MPLS
12 118 (12.36%) VoIP
13 100 (10.47%) DNS
14 84 (8.80%) Wi-Fi
15 81 (8.48%) Cisco ISE
16 77 (8.06%) VLAN
17 70 (7.33%) DHCP
18 62 (6.49%) Internet
19 53 (5.55%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.52%) DB2
3 4 (0.42%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.10%) Big Data
6 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.10%) GIS
6 1 (0.10%) MySQL
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 18 (1.88%) JIRA
2 8 (0.84%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (0.52%) Selenium
4 5 (0.52%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.42%) SonarQube
5 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 96 (10.05%) Telecoms
2 58 (6.07%) Finance
3 25 (2.62%) Retail
4 15 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.47%) Banking
6 9 (0.94%) Legal
7 6 (0.63%) Automotive
7 6 (0.63%) Back Office
8 5 (0.52%) Electronics
8 5 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.21%) Local Government
9 2 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.21%) Marketing
9 2 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.10%) Law
10 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.10%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 463 (48.48%) Network Engineer
2 124 (12.98%) Cisco Engineer
3 86 (9.01%) Architect
4 76 (7.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 74 (7.75%) Senior Network Engineer
6 66 (6.91%) Analyst
7 65 (6.81%) Security Engineer
8 59 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 53 (5.55%) Network Security Engineer
10 50 (5.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 45 (4.71%) Network Architect
12 41 (4.29%) Network Support
13 40 (4.19%) Consultant
13 40 (4.19%) Support Engineer
14 28 (2.93%) Firewall Engineer
14 28 (2.93%) Network Support Engineer
15 27 (2.83%) Network Specialist
16 26 (2.72%) Network Analyst
17 22 (2.30%) Network Consultant
18 21 (2.20%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.04%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.05%) Middleware
3 8 (0.84%) REST
4 7 (0.73%) CSS
5 5 (0.52%) Spine.js
5 5 (0.52%) WAP
5 5 (0.52%) XMPP
6 4 (0.42%) HTML
6 4 (0.42%) Web Services
7 3 (0.31%) LAMP
7 3 (0.31%) LDAP
7 3 (0.31%) XML
8 2 (0.21%) Ajax
8 2 (0.21%) VXML
9 1 (0.10%) .NET
9 1 (0.10%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.10%) OAuth
9 1 (0.10%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.10%) Velocity
9 1 (0.10%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 210 (21.99%) Data Centre
2 64 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.04%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.62%) Driving Licence
5 25 (2.62%) PKI
6 24 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.15%) Clustering
7 11 (1.15%) Public Cloud
8 8 (0.84%) NHS
9 6 (0.63%) Cyber Defence
9 6 (0.63%) Smartphone
10 5 (0.52%) CMDB
10 5 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.52%) Replication
10 5 (0.52%) Video\Live Streaming
11 4 (0.42%) BBC
11 4 (0.42%) e-Health
11 4 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 157 (16.44%) Windows
2 105 (10.99%) Windows Server
3 54 (5.65%) Linux
4 31 (3.25%) Unix
5 27 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.94%) CentOS
8 9 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.94%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.73%) Solaris
10 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.31%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (0.21%) HPUX
12 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.10%) Android
13 1 (0.10%) Fedora
13 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.10%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (21.68%) ITIL
2 112 (11.73%) Network Design
3 79 (8.27%) Migration
4 73 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 72 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (7.23%) Load Balancing
7 65 (6.81%) Network Monitoring
8 57 (5.97%) ITIL V3
9 51 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (5.34%) Network Management
10 50 (5.24%) PRINCE2
11 48 (5.03%) Project Management
12 42 (4.40%) Information Security
13 41 (4.29%) High Availability
13 41 (4.29%) Service Management
14 37 (3.87%) Change Management
14 37 (3.87%) Service Delivery
15 36 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
16 35 (3.66%) Change Control
17 33 (3.46%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (3.66%) Python
2 30 (3.14%) PowerShell
3 28 (2.93%) C
4 26 (2.72%) SQL
5 15 (1.57%) Bash Shell
6 8 (0.84%) Java
7 7 (0.73%) Perl
8 4 (0.42%) C#
8 4 (0.42%) PHP
8 4 (0.42%) Ruby
9 3 (0.31%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.31%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.21%) Go
10 2 (0.21%) Korn
10 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.21%) Tcl
10 2 (0.21%) VB
11 1 (0.10%) Lisp
11 1 (0.10%) R
11 1 (0.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 558 (58.43%) CCNP
2 525 (54.97%) CCNA
3 288 (30.16%) Security Cleared
4 235 (24.61%) SC Cleared
5 137 (14.35%) CCIE
6 100 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 89 (9.32%) Degree
8 68 (7.12%) MCSE
9 64 (6.70%) CISSP
10 62 (6.49%) DV Cleared
11 59 (6.18%) CCDP
12 37 (3.87%) MCSA
12 37 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 33 (3.46%) CISM
14 26 (2.72%) CCSP
15 24 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (2.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 23 (2.41%) CCSA
17 18 (1.88%) JNCIS
18 16 (1.68%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.35%) SLA
2 20 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.68%) GDPR
3 16 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.42%) COBIT
6 4 (0.42%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (0.42%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.42%) ISO 31000
6 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 4 (0.42%) QA
7 3 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.21%) PMO
9 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.10%) GPG13
9 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 104 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (7.54%) Active Directory
3 35 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.78%) VMware NSX
5 15 (1.57%) vSphere
6 14 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.94%) Firmware
9 8 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.63%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.42%) XenApp
12 3 (0.31%) Snort
13 2 (0.21%) KVM
13 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.10%) QEMU
14 1 (0.10%) vCloud
14 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (4.61%) FortiGate
2 36 (3.77%) vCenter Server
3 28 (2.93%) Cisco CUCM
4 23 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
4 23 (2.41%) SCCM
5 14 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
6 13 (1.36%) SCOM
7 10 (1.05%) Ansible
7 10 (1.05%) PowerCLI
8 9 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (0.94%) Stealthwatch
9 8 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.73%) Nessus
11 6 (0.63%) Opsview
11 6 (0.63%) Puppet
12 5 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
13 4 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.42%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 809 (84.71%) Cisco
2 184 (19.27%) CheckPoint
3 183 (19.16%) Juniper
4 153 (16.02%) Microsoft
5 149 (15.60%) VMware
6 140 (14.66%) F5
7 68 (7.12%) Palo Alto
8 57 (5.97%) HP
9 55 (5.76%) Fortinet
10 49 (5.13%) Aruba
10 49 (5.13%) Meraki
11 47 (4.92%) SolarWinds
12 46 (4.82%) Oracle
13 43 (4.50%) Blue Coat
13 43 (4.50%) McAfee
14 33 (3.46%) Citrix
15 28 (2.93%) Riverbed
16 25 (2.62%) Avaya
17 20 (2.09%) BMC
18 19 (1.99%) IBM