The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 122 105
Rank change year-on-year -5 -17  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 882 1040 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 1.92% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.35% 9.25% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 617 626
Median daily rate £363 £363 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 51
Median hourly rate £27.38 £20.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.56% -6.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £10.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.48 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +33.56% -8.88%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9431 11239 10753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 20.76% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6019 7043 6111
Median daily rate £420 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 408 495
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 800 £375 +3.44% 186
London +17 293 £413 +10.00% 63
South East -2 255 £378 +7.24% 49
Hampshire -12 83 £400 +3.22% 11
Berkshire +6 59 £388 +10.71% 11
Buckinghamshire +30 55 £450 +55.08% 7
North West +22 54 £315 +14.54% 18
Milton Keynes +39 48 £450 +30.43% 2
South West -39 41 £290 -20.00% 3
City of London +17 40 £345 -3.49% 19
Manchester +24 39 £315 +21.15% 14
East of England -1 38 £375 +3.44% 13
Yorkshire +7 36 £400 +30.61% 12
West Midlands -5 34 £363 -13.89% 12
Wales +20 33 £180 -40.00% 4
South Wales +29 32 £180 -25.00% 3
East Midlands -2 26 £300 -6.25% 7
Reading +2 25 £388 +10.71% 6
Birmingham +19 24 £365 +46.00% 5
West Yorkshire +13 23 £425 +21.42% 10
North East 0 23 £385 +31.06% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 22 £385 +53.23% 2
Tyne and Wear +3 22 £385 +53.23% 6
Basingstoke +6 20 £234 -41.56% 3
Scotland -7 18 £324 -0.38% 5
Surrey -12 17 £350 +29.62% 15
Leeds +7 15 £475 +35.71% 6
Oxfordshire -2 15 £335 +21.81%
Hook +15 14 £425 -9.33% 1
Hertfordshire -3 14 £500 +17.64% 5

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 1493 (82.90%) Cisco
2 1109 (61.58%) CCNP
3 926 (51.42%) CCNA
4 904 (50.19%) Firewall
5 624 (34.65%) WAN
6 600 (33.31%) LAN
7 450 (24.99%) Security Cleared
8 437 (24.26%) CCIE
9 430 (23.88%) Juniper
10 410 (22.77%) Wireless
11 386 (21.43%) ITIL
12 370 (20.54%) CheckPoint
13 361 (20.04%) SC Cleared
14 343 (19.04%) Cisco ASA
15 321 (17.82%) F5
16 315 (17.49%) Data Centre
17 298 (16.55%) BGP
18 287 (15.94%) OSPF
19 283 (15.71%) MPLS
20 282 (15.66%) VPN
21 279 (15.49%) Network Security
22 274 (15.21%) Cisco Nexus
23 260 (14.44%) Windows
24 245 (13.60%) VMware
25 234 (12.99%) Network Design
26 217 (12.05%) Microsoft
27 211 (11.72%) VoIP
28 198 (10.99%) TCP/IP
29 190 (10.55%) Finance
30 180 (9.99%) Telecoms

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 57 (3.16%) MS Exchange
2 29 (1.61%) Skype for Business
3 27 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (1.22%) IIS
5 17 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 15 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.56%) Apache
7 10 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.28%) JBoss
9 5 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.17%) Confluence
11 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.11%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.11%) SAS
12 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 83 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 32 (1.78%) MS Office
4 12 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.056%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.056%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (3.22%) Office 365
3 51 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.83%) IaaS
5 11 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.61%) PaaS
6 10 (0.56%) SaaS
7 7 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.056%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.056%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.056%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 904 (50.19%) Firewall
2 624 (34.65%) WAN
3 600 (33.31%) LAN
4 410 (22.77%) Wireless
5 343 (19.04%) Cisco ASA
6 298 (16.55%) BGP
7 287 (15.94%) OSPF
8 283 (15.71%) MPLS
9 282 (15.66%) VPN
10 279 (15.49%) Network Security
11 274 (15.21%) Cisco Nexus
12 211 (11.72%) VoIP
13 198 (10.99%) TCP/IP
14 174 (9.66%) VLAN
15 167 (9.27%) DNS
16 133 (7.38%) DHCP
17 128 (7.11%) Cisco IOS
18 107 (5.94%) EIGRP
19 106 (5.89%) Internet
20 95 (5.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (0.44%) Big Data
4 6 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.33%) MySQL
4 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.28%) Star Schema
6 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.056%) DTS
7 1 (0.056%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.056%) MS Access
7 1 (0.056%) QlikView
7 1 (0.056%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.28%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.17%) JIRA
5 3 (0.17%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.11%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.056%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.056%) git-flow
7 1 (0.056%) JMeter
7 1 (0.056%) JUnit
7 1 (0.056%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.056%) Subversion
7 1 (0.056%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.056%) Visual Studio
General
1 190 (10.55%) Finance
2 180 (9.99%) Telecoms
3 65 (3.61%) Banking
4 31 (1.72%) Retail
5 17 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 16 (0.89%) Back Office
7 13 (0.72%) Electronics
8 11 (0.61%) Local Government
8 11 (0.61%) Marketing
9 10 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.56%) Military
10 9 (0.50%) Legal
11 8 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.39%) Billing
12 7 (0.39%) Law
13 5 (0.28%) Advertising
14 4 (0.22%) French Language
14 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.17%) Automotive
15 3 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 861 (47.81%) Network Engineer
2 293 (16.27%) Cisco Engineer
3 223 (12.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 171 (9.49%) Architect
5 126 (7.00%) Analyst
6 113 (6.27%) Network Architect
7 106 (5.89%) Security Engineer
8 105 (5.83%) Senior Network Engineer
9 96 (5.33%) Network Security Engineer
10 92 (5.11%) Consultant
10 92 (5.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 91 (5.05%) Support Engineer
12 76 (4.22%) Design Engineer
13 75 (4.16%) Network Analyst
14 69 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 68 (3.78%) Network Support
16 56 (3.11%) Firewall Engineer
17 48 (2.67%) Network Consultant
18 46 (2.55%) Network Support Engineer
19 42 (2.33%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (3.50%) 802.1X
2 17 (0.94%) XMPP
3 15 (0.83%) CSS
4 14 (0.78%) Web Services
5 13 (0.72%) Middleware
6 5 (0.28%) WAP
7 4 (0.22%) .NET
7 4 (0.22%) COM
7 4 (0.22%) LAMP
8 3 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.17%) libvirt
8 3 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.11%) CGI
9 2 (0.11%) RFC 2547
9 2 (0.11%) WCF
9 2 (0.11%) WF
9 2 (0.11%) XML
10 1 (0.056%) ADO
10 1 (0.056%) JMS
10 1 (0.056%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 315 (17.49%) Data Centre
2 97 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (3.89%) Computer Science
4 47 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 33 (1.83%) Driving Licence
6 29 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
7 27 (1.50%) Clustering
8 26 (1.44%) NHS
9 24 (1.33%) IVR
10 20 (1.11%) Public Cloud
11 14 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 14 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (0.72%) PKI
12 13 (0.72%) Private Cloud
13 11 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.61%) IPTV
14 10 (0.56%) CESG
14 10 (0.56%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.50%) e-Health
15 9 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 260 (14.44%) Windows
2 154 (8.55%) Linux
3 145 (8.05%) Windows Server
4 71 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (3.89%) Unix
5 70 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (2.39%) Windows 7
7 33 (1.83%) Windows 10
8 29 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 16 (0.89%) CentOS
12 15 (0.83%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.78%) Android
14 11 (0.61%) SUSE
15 5 (0.28%) Solaris
15 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.17%) CatOS
16 3 (0.17%) FreeBSD
17 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (21.43%) ITIL
2 234 (12.99%) Network Design
3 149 (8.27%) Migration
4 121 (6.72%) Load Balancing
5 115 (6.39%) Service Management
6 107 (5.94%) Network Management
7 89 (4.94%) Project Management
8 70 (3.89%) Change Management
8 70 (3.89%) ITSM
9 64 (3.55%) Network Monitoring
10 63 (3.50%) Information Security
10 63 (3.50%) Network Architecture
11 57 (3.16%) Service Delivery
12 50 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
13 47 (2.61%) ITIL V3
14 43 (2.39%) High Availability
14 43 (2.39%) Incident Management
15 41 (2.28%) Customer Requirements
15 41 (2.28%) Mentoring
16 38 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (3.11%) PowerShell
2 50 (2.78%) Python
3 44 (2.44%) SQL
4 21 (1.17%) C
5 16 (0.89%) Perl
6 14 (0.78%) Java
7 11 (0.61%) C#
8 10 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 9 (0.50%) Ruby
10 7 (0.39%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.17%) C++
11 3 (0.17%) Lisp
12 2 (0.11%) VBScript
13 1 (0.056%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.056%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.056%) R
13 1 (0.056%) VB
Qualifications
1 1109 (61.58%) CCNP
2 926 (51.42%) CCNA
3 450 (24.99%) Security Cleared
4 437 (24.26%) CCIE
5 361 (20.04%) SC Cleared
6 147 (8.16%) CCDP
7 142 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 128 (7.11%) Degree
9 119 (6.61%) JNCIA
10 106 (5.89%) MCSE
11 91 (5.05%) CCSA
12 84 (4.66%) CCSE
13 75 (4.16%) CCIP
14 73 (4.05%) CCSP
15 72 (4.00%) CISSP
16 67 (3.72%) DV Cleared
17 63 (3.50%) JNCIE
18 60 (3.33%) CCDA
19 41 (2.28%) JNCIS
20 37 (2.05%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.39%) SLA
2 44 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 31 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.83%) QA
5 6 (0.33%) COBIT
6 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.28%) ISO22301
7 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.056%) BS7799
9 1 (0.056%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.056%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.056%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 145 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 144 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 74 (4.11%) Hyper-V
4 34 (1.89%) vSphere
5 26 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.78%) XenApp
7 11 (0.61%) ProxySG
8 10 (0.56%) Firmware
9 9 (0.50%) KVM
10 8 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.39%) vCloud
12 6 (0.33%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.33%) UAG
13 5 (0.28%) Docker
13 5 (0.28%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.28%) XenServer
14 4 (0.22%) NFS
14 4 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 119 (6.61%) FortiGate
2 90 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 60 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
4 58 (3.22%) Cisco UCCX
5 37 (2.05%) Cisco UCCE
6 26 (1.44%) Puppet
7 25 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (1.28%) Nagios
9 15 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
9 15 (0.83%) SCCM
10 14 (0.78%) Tivoli
10 14 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (0.50%) Ansible
12 8 (0.44%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.44%) PowerCLI
13 7 (0.39%) Stealthwatch
13 7 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
14 6 (0.33%) CA Spectrum
14 6 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1493 (82.90%) Cisco
2 430 (23.88%) Juniper
3 370 (20.54%) CheckPoint
4 321 (17.82%) F5
5 245 (13.60%) VMware
6 217 (12.05%) Microsoft
7 160 (8.88%) Palo Alto
8 147 (8.16%) HP
9 134 (7.44%) Fortinet
10 101 (5.61%) Citrix
11 96 (5.33%) Riverbed
12 95 (5.27%) SolarWinds
13 94 (5.22%) Aruba
14 72 (4.00%) Blue Coat
15 54 (3.00%) Avaya
16 43 (2.39%) Red Hat
17 38 (2.11%) Nokia
18 34 (1.89%) Dell
18 34 (1.89%) Remedy
19 31 (1.72%) EMC
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
England
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £430 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £210 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: 16 days ago