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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 6 months to 28 June 2022 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
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 250 240 158
Rank change year-on-year -10 -82 +1
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 970 738 722
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.15% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.53% 5.81% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 472 458
10th Percentile £293 £241 £252
25th Percentile £388 £329 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% - +2.41%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £538
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +11.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 39
10th Percentile - £18.50 £14.90
25th Percentile £13.41 £21.88 £16.84
Median hourly rate £22.00 £39.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -44.30% +97.50% -40.12%
75th Percentile £48.08 £50.00 £36.00
90th Percentile £68.30 £55.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.65 £39.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -60.38% +102.56% -41.62%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,543 12,692 9,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.94% 19.75% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,842 8,204 6,361
10th Percentile £350 £308 £288
25th Percentile £437 £400 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £626 £588 £572
90th Percentile £711 £675 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £455
% change year-on-year +8.11% +1.65% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 757 640 389
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.23 £15.46
25th Percentile £20.00 £16.97 £18.42
Median hourly rate £44.50 £33.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +34.85% +10.00% -10.18%
75th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £68.91 £64.50 £58.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.83 £30.00 £25.83
% change year-on-year +22.77% +16.17% -22.68%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification.

Daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco Certification over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco Certification over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 19 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 6 months to 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -10 785 £500 +17.65% 243
UK excluding London -29 436 £445 +11.25% 191
Work from Home +10 421 £500 +11.11% 65
London +28 358 £525 +16.67% 65
North of England -41 113 £488 +17.12% 52
South East -63 96 £475 +18.75% 44
East of England +4 58 £450 +31.39% 20
South West -18 58 £450 +12.50% 25
Midlands -26 58 £375 - 35
Yorkshire -11 56 £405 -1.70% 21
West Midlands -21 44 £375 -7.98% 27
North West -54 44 £525 +25.00% 26
Scotland -1 39 £425 +17.73% 7
Wales -8 22 £295 -41.00% 5
North East -2 15 £550 +173.63% 5
East Midlands -14 15 £371 +35.00% 8
Isle of Man -2 7 £550 +33.33%
Northern Ireland +8 3 £305 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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 with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 634 (65.36%) Cisco
2 492 (50.72%) CCNP
3 434 (44.74%) CCNA
4 426 (43.92%) Firewall
5 315 (32.47%) WAN
6 263 (27.11%) LAN
7 234 (24.12%) CCIE
8 225 (23.20%) BGP
9 213 (21.96%) Azure
10 211 (21.75%) Data Centre
11 204 (21.03%) Social Skills
12 202 (20.82%) ITIL
13 193 (19.90%) Wireless
14 191 (19.69%) OSPF
15 173 (17.84%) VPN
16 168 (17.32%) Security Cleared
17 167 (17.22%) Network Security
17 167 (17.22%) MPLS
18 166 (17.11%) Juniper
19 154 (15.88%) Microsoft
20 153 (15.77%) SD-WAN
21 152 (15.67%) Palo Alto
22 141 (14.54%) CISSP
23 131 (13.51%) VMware
24 129 (13.30%) AWS
25 123 (12.68%) SC Cleared
26 118 (12.16%) TCP/IP
27 117 (12.06%) DNS
27 117 (12.06%) Cisco ASA
28 114 (11.75%) Cisco Nexus

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 20 (2.06%) Confluence
2 18 (1.86%) Skype for Business
3 14 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.82%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.41%) IIS
7 2 (0.21%) Apache
7 2 (0.21%) SAS
8 1 (0.10%) CMS
8 1 (0.10%) nginx
Applications
1 43 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 21 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.10%) assyst
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.10%) Primavera
2 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 213 (21.96%) Azure
2 129 (13.30%) AWS
3 86 (8.87%) Microsoft 365
4 37 (3.81%) SaaS
5 32 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (2.68%) GCP
7 24 (2.47%) IaaS
8 16 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (1.55%) PaaS
10 14 (1.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 9 (0.93%) Catchpoint
12 6 (0.62%) AWS Direct Connect
12 6 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.52%) Azure DevOps
14 4 (0.41%) Azure Monitor
14 4 (0.41%) Mimecast
15 3 (0.31%) Azure Sentinel
15 3 (0.31%) GitHub
15 3 (0.31%) Serverless
16 2 (0.21%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 426 (43.92%) Firewall
2 315 (32.47%) WAN
3 263 (27.11%) LAN
4 225 (23.20%) BGP
5 193 (19.90%) Wireless
6 191 (19.69%) OSPF
7 173 (17.84%) VPN
8 167 (17.22%) MPLS
8 167 (17.22%) Network Security
9 153 (15.77%) SD-WAN
10 118 (12.16%) TCP/IP
11 117 (12.06%) Cisco ASA
11 117 (12.06%) DNS
12 114 (11.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 114 (11.75%) Wi-Fi
13 97 (10.00%) DHCP
14 89 (9.18%) Internet
15 79 (8.14%) IPsec
16 74 (7.63%) VLAN
17 73 (7.53%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.41%) Big Data
4 3 (0.31%) MySQL
5 2 (0.21%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.10%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.10%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.10%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (2.37%) JIRA
2 21 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
3 13 (1.34%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.82%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 8 (0.82%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.82%) TestRail
5 6 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.52%) Hudson
7 4 (0.41%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.21%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.21%) Subversion
9 1 (0.10%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.10%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.10%) GitLab
9 1 (0.10%) Gradle
9 1 (0.10%) Maven
9 1 (0.10%) StarTeam
General
1 204 (21.03%) Social Skills
2 108 (11.13%) Finance
3 87 (8.97%) Public Sector
4 73 (7.53%) Telecoms
5 72 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (2.99%) Banking
7 24 (2.47%) Documentation Skills
8 17 (1.75%) Legal
9 15 (1.55%) Police
10 14 (1.44%) Influencing Skills
11 12 (1.24%) Retail
12 10 (1.03%) Electronics
13 8 (0.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 7 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
15 6 (0.62%) Local Government
15 6 (0.62%) Marketing
15 6 (0.62%) Organisational Skills
16 5 (0.52%) Automotive
16 5 (0.52%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 387 (39.90%) Network Engineer
2 168 (17.32%) Architect
3 71 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
4 70 (7.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 63 (6.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 61 (6.29%) Security Architect
7 57 (5.88%) Analyst
8 52 (5.36%) Consultant
8 52 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 50 (5.15%) Security Engineer
10 41 (4.23%) Network Architect
11 33 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
12 31 (3.20%) Support Engineer
13 30 (3.09%) Network Consultant
14 27 (2.78%) Azure Architect
15 26 (2.68%) Network Security Engineer
16 22 (2.27%) Design Engineer
17 21 (2.16%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 21 (2.16%) Senior Cisco Engineer
18 19 (1.96%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.51%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.44%) REST
3 12 (1.24%) OAuth
4 9 (0.93%) XMPP
5 8 (0.82%) RESTful
5 8 (0.82%) SAML
6 6 (0.62%) SOAP
7 5 (0.52%) OAuth2
7 5 (0.52%) Web Services
8 4 (0.41%) Express
8 4 (0.41%) OpenID
9 3 (0.31%) .NET
9 3 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.31%) LDAP
10 2 (0.21%) JSON
10 2 (0.21%) Velocity
11 1 (0.10%) J2EE
11 1 (0.10%) JSP
11 1 (0.10%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 211 (21.75%) Data Centre
2 46 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 43 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (4.02%) Public Cloud
5 21 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
6 17 (1.75%) IoT
6 17 (1.75%) Virtual Team
7 15 (1.55%) Cloud Native
7 15 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 13 (1.34%) PKI
10 12 (1.24%) NHS
11 11 (1.13%) Cybercrime
12 10 (1.03%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (0.93%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.82%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.82%) Device Driver
14 8 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 91 (9.38%) Windows
2 61 (6.29%) Linux
3 49 (5.05%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.06%) Unix
5 10 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (0.82%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (0.62%) CentOS
7 6 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.52%) Android
8 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.10%) VMS
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (20.82%) ITIL
2 114 (11.75%) Network Design
3 110 (11.34%) Migration
4 97 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 80 (8.25%) Cybersecurity
6 78 (8.04%) Information Security
7 69 (7.11%) Agile
8 67 (6.91%) Change Management
9 65 (6.70%) Load Balancing
10 64 (6.60%) Risk Management
11 62 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 56 (5.77%) Computer Science
13 55 (5.67%) Network Management
14 53 (5.46%) Project Delivery
15 52 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
16 50 (5.15%) Security Architecture
17 44 (4.54%) Network Architecture
18 40 (4.12%) Project Management
19 37 (3.81%) Service Delivery
20 36 (3.71%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (10.21%) Python
2 55 (5.67%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.06%) Bash
4 16 (1.65%) C
5 13 (1.34%) Perl
6 11 (1.13%) SQL
7 9 (0.93%) C++
7 9 (0.93%) Go
8 8 (0.82%) Java
8 8 (0.82%) Rust
9 4 (0.41%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.41%) PHP
10 3 (0.31%) Ruby
11 2 (0.21%) C#
11 2 (0.21%) Lisp
11 2 (0.21%) Scala
11 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.10%) Prolog
12 1 (0.10%) sed
12 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 492 (50.72%) CCNP
2 434 (44.74%) CCNA
3 234 (24.12%) CCIE
4 168 (17.32%) Security Cleared
5 141 (14.54%) CISSP
6 123 (12.68%) SC Cleared
7 99 (10.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 92 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 90 (9.28%) Degree
10 72 (7.42%) MCSE
11 59 (6.08%) CCDP
12 46 (4.74%) CISM
13 43 (4.43%) JNCIA
14 42 (4.33%) MCP
15 41 (4.23%) MCSA
16 40 (4.12%) CCSP
16 40 (4.12%) CISA
17 37 (3.81%) CCSK
18 35 (3.61%) CEH
19 26 (2.68%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (5.57%) NIST
3 42 (4.33%) SLA
4 23 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 21 (2.16%) GDPR
5 21 (2.16%) NIST 800
6 13 (1.34%) QA
7 10 (1.03%) NCSC
8 8 (0.82%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.62%) GRC
9 6 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.52%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.52%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.31%) HL7
12 3 (0.31%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.21%) DICOM
13 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 95 (9.79%) Active Directory
1 95 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (2.99%) VMware NSX
3 27 (2.78%) Docker
4 19 (1.96%) KVM
5 15 (1.55%) vSphere
6 11 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.93%) Xen
8 8 (0.82%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.82%) iptables
8 8 (0.82%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.82%) vCloud
9 6 (0.62%) XenApp
10 5 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 62 (6.39%) Ansible
2 42 (4.33%) FortiGate
3 33 (3.40%) SCCM
4 25 (2.58%) Kubernetes
5 24 (2.47%) Terraform
6 22 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 15 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
8 12 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
9 10 (1.03%) vCenter Server
10 9 (0.93%) Nagios
11 7 (0.72%) SCOM
11 7 (0.72%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.62%) Puppet
13 5 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
14 4 (0.41%) Cacti
14 4 (0.41%) Nessus
14 4 (0.41%) QRadar
Vendors
1 634 (65.36%) Cisco
2 166 (17.11%) Juniper
3 154 (15.88%) Microsoft
4 152 (15.67%) Palo Alto
5 131 (13.51%) VMware
6 100 (10.31%) F5
7 97 (10.00%) Fortinet
8 92 (9.48%) CheckPoint
9 79 (8.14%) Meraki
10 70 (7.22%) Aruba
11 49 (5.05%) Citrix
12 48 (4.95%) HP
13 41 (4.23%) SolarWinds
14 38 (3.92%) Zscaler
15 35 (3.61%) Nokia
16 30 (3.09%) Arista
17 26 (2.68%) Splunk
18 16 (1.65%) Blue Coat
19 15 (1.55%) Huawei
19 15 (1.55%) Oracle