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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 118 108
Rank change year-on-year -14 -10  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 870 1123 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.01% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.28% 9.40% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 670 634
Median daily rate £382 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.37% +7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £218 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 54 58
Median hourly rate £27.44 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.30% +2.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.86 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £42.85 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £23.00 £21.88
% change year-on-year +19.04% +5.14%  

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 9371 11951 11203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.24% 21.38% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 7505 6353
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 407 548
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -14 800 £400 +10.34% 209
London +17 307 £444 +18.33% 77
South East -6 251 £400 +10.34% 49
Hampshire -6 92 £402 +3.61% 9
Berkshire -1 60 £400 +14.28% 13
South West -42 49 £295 -18.62% 11
City of London +12 45 £366 +0.27% 19
North West +7 42 £315 +21.15% 24
Buckinghamshire +19 41 £406 +1.56% 6
Yorkshire +24 39 £425 +21.42% 15
West Midlands -9 39 £375 - 11
Milton Keynes +31 38 £413 +3.12% 2
East of England -4 35 £375 +3.44% 12
Manchester +18 33 £315 +31.25% 18
Wales +24 30 £180 -46.26% 2
South Wales +29 28 £180 -40.00% 2
West Yorkshire +24 27 £450 +28.57% 13
Reading +5 25 £400 +14.28% 4
East Midlands -6 24 £300 -7.69% 7
Birmingham +18 22 £375 +15.38% 2
Basingstoke +8 20 £250 +10.88% 3
Leeds +18 17 £500 +42.85% 5
Wiltshire -26 17 £388 +6.89% 4
Surrey -6 16 £385 +42.59% 6
Scotland -31 14 £290 -9.65% 8
West Sussex +19 13 £395 -10.53%
Bracknell +13 13 £300 -11.76% 1
Oxfordshire -12 13 £425 +54.54% 6
Winchester +7 12 £425 -5.55%
Kent +21 11 £145 -27.50% 5

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1477 (83.83%) Cisco
2 1084 (61.52%) CCNP
3 914 (51.87%) Firewall
4 882 (50.06%) CCNA
5 636 (36.10%) WAN
6 581 (32.97%) LAN
7 437 (24.80%) Security Cleared
8 436 (24.74%) Wireless
9 413 (23.44%) Juniper
10 411 (23.33%) CCIE
11 395 (22.42%) ITIL
12 381 (21.62%) CheckPoint
13 353 (20.03%) Cisco ASA
14 335 (19.01%) SC Cleared
15 320 (18.16%) F5
16 310 (17.59%) Data Centre
17 306 (17.37%) BGP
18 295 (16.74%) VPN
19 289 (16.40%) MPLS
20 286 (16.23%) OSPF
21 278 (15.78%) Cisco Nexus
21 278 (15.78%) Network Security
22 246 (13.96%) Windows
23 236 (13.39%) Network Design
24 229 (13.00%) VMware
25 215 (12.20%) Microsoft
26 200 (11.35%) VoIP
27 196 (11.12%) TCP/IP
28 180 (10.22%) Finance
29 179 (10.16%) 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 52 (2.95%) MS Exchange
2 34 (1.93%) Skype for Business
3 23 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (1.31%) IIS
4 16 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (0.79%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (0.45%) Apache
7 8 (0.45%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.34%) JBoss
8 6 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.11%) CMS
11 2 (0.11%) SAS
11 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.057%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.057%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.057%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (1.99%) MS Visio
2 30 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 73 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (3.12%) Office 365
3 48 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.68%) IaaS
5 8 (0.45%) PaaS
5 8 (0.45%) SaaS
6 7 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.057%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.057%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.057%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.057%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.057%) G Suite
11 1 (0.057%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 914 (51.87%) Firewall
2 636 (36.10%) WAN
3 581 (32.97%) LAN
4 436 (24.74%) Wireless
5 353 (20.03%) Cisco ASA
6 306 (17.37%) BGP
7 295 (16.74%) VPN
8 289 (16.40%) MPLS
9 286 (16.23%) OSPF
10 278 (15.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 278 (15.78%) Network Security
11 200 (11.35%) VoIP
12 196 (11.12%) TCP/IP
13 171 (9.70%) VLAN
14 154 (8.74%) DNS
15 130 (7.38%) Cisco IOS
16 123 (6.98%) DHCP
17 112 (6.36%) EIGRP
18 106 (6.02%) Internet
19 88 (4.99%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (0.40%) Big Data
4 6 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.28%) Star Schema
6 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.17%) MySQL
7 3 (0.17%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.11%) MS Access
8 2 (0.11%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.11%) Redis
9 1 (0.057%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.057%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.057%) QlikView
9 1 (0.057%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (0.28%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.17%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.17%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.11%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.057%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.057%) git-flow
7 1 (0.057%) JIRA
7 1 (0.057%) JMeter
7 1 (0.057%) JUnit
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.057%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.057%) Subversion
7 1 (0.057%) Visual Studio
General
1 180 (10.22%) Finance
2 179 (10.16%) Telecoms
3 66 (3.75%) Banking
4 28 (1.59%) Retail
5 16 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 13 (0.74%) Military
7 11 (0.62%) Electronics
8 10 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.57%) Local Government
8 10 (0.57%) Marketing
9 8 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.40%) Back Office
10 7 (0.40%) Law
11 5 (0.28%) Billing
11 5 (0.28%) Legal
12 4 (0.23%) Advertising
12 4 (0.23%) French Language
12 4 (0.23%) German Language
12 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 848 (48.13%) Network Engineer
2 285 (16.17%) Cisco Engineer
3 219 (12.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 167 (9.48%) Architect
5 129 (7.32%) Analyst
6 114 (6.47%) Network Architect
7 105 (5.96%) Security Engineer
8 98 (5.56%) Support Engineer
9 94 (5.33%) Consultant
9 94 (5.33%) Network Security Engineer
9 94 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
10 83 (4.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 75 (4.26%) Network Analyst
11 75 (4.26%) Network Support
12 74 (4.20%) Design Engineer
13 67 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 51 (2.89%) Network Consultant
14 51 (2.89%) Network Support Engineer
15 49 (2.78%) Firewall Engineer
16 44 (2.50%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (3.80%) 802.1X
2 23 (1.31%) XMPP
3 11 (0.62%) CSS
4 10 (0.57%) Middleware
4 10 (0.57%) Web Services
5 6 (0.34%) .NET
5 6 (0.34%) WAP
6 4 (0.23%) XML
7 3 (0.17%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.17%) CGI
7 3 (0.17%) COM
8 2 (0.11%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.11%) JAAS
8 2 (0.11%) Java EE
8 2 (0.11%) JMS
8 2 (0.11%) JMX
8 2 (0.11%) JNDI
8 2 (0.11%) LAMP
8 2 (0.11%) WCF
8 2 (0.11%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 310 (17.59%) Data Centre
2 96 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 51 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 38 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
6 33 (1.87%) Driving Licence
7 29 (1.65%) Clustering
8 22 (1.25%) IVR
9 21 (1.19%) NHS
10 19 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 14 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 13 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (0.74%) PKI
13 11 (0.62%) Smart Meter
14 10 (0.57%) CESG
14 10 (0.57%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.51%) BYOD
15 9 (0.51%) e-Health
15 9 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 246 (13.96%) Windows
2 136 (7.72%) Linux
3 128 (7.26%) Windows Server
4 71 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (3.63%) Unix
6 61 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (2.44%) Windows 7
8 37 (2.10%) Windows 10
9 25 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (1.25%) Mac OS X
11 21 (1.19%) CentOS
12 20 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (1.08%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.68%) Android
15 10 (0.57%) SUSE
16 4 (0.23%) Solaris
16 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.17%) CatOS
17 3 (0.17%) FreeBSD
18 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (22.42%) ITIL
2 236 (13.39%) Network Design
3 141 (8.00%) Migration
4 120 (6.81%) Service Management
5 119 (6.75%) Load Balancing
6 113 (6.41%) Network Management
7 81 (4.60%) Project Management
8 77 (4.37%) Change Management
9 76 (4.31%) ITSM
10 70 (3.97%) Information Security
11 67 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
12 54 (3.06%) Service Delivery
13 53 (3.01%) Network Architecture
14 46 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
14 46 (2.61%) ITIL V3
15 44 (2.50%) High Availability
16 43 (2.44%) PRINCE2
17 41 (2.33%) Mentoring
18 40 (2.27%) Incident Management
19 36 (2.04%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (2.84%) PowerShell
2 49 (2.78%) Python
3 39 (2.21%) SQL
4 20 (1.14%) C
5 19 (1.08%) Perl
6 13 (0.74%) Java
7 12 (0.68%) Ruby
8 11 (0.62%) C#
9 9 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.40%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.23%) C++
12 3 (0.17%) Lisp
13 2 (0.11%) VBScript
14 1 (0.057%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.057%) PHP
14 1 (0.057%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.057%) R
Qualifications
1 1084 (61.52%) CCNP
2 882 (50.06%) CCNA
3 437 (24.80%) Security Cleared
4 411 (23.33%) CCIE
5 335 (19.01%) SC Cleared
6 162 (9.19%) CCDP
7 132 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 129 (7.32%) Degree
9 122 (6.92%) JNCIA
10 96 (5.45%) CCSA
11 92 (5.22%) MCSE
12 91 (5.16%) CCSE
13 84 (4.77%) CCSP
14 83 (4.71%) CISSP
15 81 (4.60%) JNCIE
16 80 (4.54%) CCIP
17 77 (4.37%) DV Cleared
18 55 (3.12%) CCDA
19 43 (2.44%) CISM
20 42 (2.38%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.37%) SLA
2 48 (2.72%) PCI DSS
3 42 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.91%) QA
5 6 (0.34%) COBIT
5 6 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.28%) ISO22301
6 5 (0.28%) RMADS
7 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) PMO
9 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.057%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.057%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.057%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.057%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 133 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 129 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 36 (2.04%) vSphere
5 22 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.79%) ProxySG
7 11 (0.62%) XenApp
8 10 (0.57%) Firmware
8 10 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.34%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.34%) KVM
10 6 (0.34%) UAG
10 6 (0.34%) vCloud
11 5 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.23%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.17%) Xen
13 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 122 (6.92%) FortiGate
2 95 (5.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 63 (3.58%) Cisco Prime
4 49 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
5 27 (1.53%) Cisco UCCE
6 24 (1.36%) Nagios
7 22 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (1.19%) Puppet
9 19 (1.08%) SCCM
10 18 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
11 15 (0.85%) Tivoli
11 15 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (0.57%) SCOM
13 8 (0.45%) Stealthwatch
14 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.40%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.34%) Ansible
15 6 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
15 6 (0.34%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 1477 (83.83%) Cisco
2 413 (23.44%) Juniper
3 381 (21.62%) CheckPoint
4 320 (18.16%) F5
5 229 (13.00%) VMware
6 215 (12.20%) Microsoft
7 162 (9.19%) HP
8 161 (9.14%) Palo Alto
9 148 (8.40%) Fortinet
10 105 (5.96%) Riverbed
11 99 (5.62%) Aruba
12 94 (5.33%) Citrix
13 89 (5.05%) SolarWinds
14 72 (4.09%) Blue Coat
15 57 (3.23%) Avaya
16 43 (2.44%) Red Hat
17 38 (2.16%) Dell
17 38 (2.16%) EMC
18 35 (1.99%) Nokia
19 34 (1.93%) Meraki
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Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
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Berkshire
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Lafosse Contractors
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Spring Technology
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Executive Resource Group
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Networking People
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
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Cambridge
Edward Carter Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
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Rate: NEG
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
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Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 180 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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LA International
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London
Real Staffing
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Acuative Ltd
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Southern Lights Recruitment
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