Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 184 127
Rank change year-on-year +1 -57 +3
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,585 1,488 2,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.47% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.18% 7.80% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 884 1,375
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £250 £195 £233
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £352 £362
% change year-on-year +13.56% -2.56% +3.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 65 92
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% +14.29% +24.44%
10th Percentile £15.73 £14.19 £15.78
90th Percentile £47.00 £57.10 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +36.36% +22.22%

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 19,381 19,071 21,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.77% 18.80% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,449 11,686 13,618
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £254 £220 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 938 892 861
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £12.69 £12.00 £12.14
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -3.64% +1.85% +8.00%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 18 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 19 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
England +5 1,414 £413 +8.55% 539
UK excluding London -14 983 £400 +13.56% 393
London +24 557 £434 +4.58% 168
South East -18 290 £400 +3.23% 116
North of England +11 197 £400 - 92
Midlands -19 167 £350 +1.45% 72
South West -13 130 £400 +23.08% 36
West Midlands -21 115 £381 +1.67% 50
North West -3 98 £400 -2.44% 50
Yorkshire +4 83 £400 -1.23% 32
Scotland -7 69 £400 +12.68% 16
East of England -40 68 £409 +15.63% 54
East Midlands -4 52 £315 -3.08% 22
Wales -24 38 £425 +88.89% 4
Northern Ireland +50 22 £425 -5.56% 3
North East +3 16 £325 -36.59% 10
Isle of Man - 5 £425 -
Channel Islands -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 1,304 (82.27%) Cisco
2 919 (57.98%) CCNP
3 780 (49.21%) CCNA
4 751 (47.38%) Firewall
5 547 (34.51%) WAN
6 474 (29.91%) LAN
7 366 (23.09%) Wireless
8 358 (22.59%) BGP
9 353 (22.27%) Data Centre
10 335 (21.14%) CheckPoint
11 328 (20.69%) CCIE
12 322 (20.32%) ITIL
13 317 (20.00%) OSPF
13 317 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 307 (19.37%) Cisco ASA
15 284 (17.92%) Cisco Nexus
16 279 (17.60%) Windows
17 266 (16.78%) Network Security
18 261 (16.47%) VPN
19 260 (16.40%) Juniper
20 245 (15.46%) SC Cleared
21 236 (14.89%) F5
22 231 (14.57%) VMware
23 222 (14.01%) Microsoft
24 220 (13.88%) MPLS
25 206 (13.00%) TCP/IP
26 184 (11.61%) VoIP
27 182 (11.48%) Network Design
28 174 (10.98%) Finance
29 163 (10.28%) Windows Server

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 29 (1.83%) Skype for Business
2 24 (1.51%) MS Exchange
3 21 (1.32%) Confluence
4 20 (1.26%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.14%) IIS
6 11 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.44%) CMS
9 5 (0.32%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.25%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.19%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.13%) Apache
12 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.063%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.063%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.063%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.063%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 151 (9.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (4.73%) Office 365
4 35 (2.21%) IaaS
5 28 (1.77%) PaaS
6 24 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (0.69%) SaaS
9 8 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.13%) Akamai
11 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.063%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.063%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.063%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.063%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.063%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.063%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 751 (47.38%) Firewall
2 547 (34.51%) WAN
3 474 (29.91%) LAN
4 366 (23.09%) Wireless
5 358 (22.59%) BGP
6 317 (20.00%) OSPF
7 307 (19.37%) Cisco ASA
8 284 (17.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 266 (16.78%) Network Security
10 261 (16.47%) VPN
11 220 (13.88%) MPLS
12 206 (13.00%) TCP/IP
13 184 (11.61%) VoIP
14 157 (9.91%) DNS
15 127 (8.01%) EIGRP
16 123 (7.76%) DHCP
17 114 (7.19%) IPsec
18 107 (6.75%) Internet
19 105 (6.62%) VLAN
20 104 (6.56%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.38%) MySQL
4 5 (0.32%) Big Data
5 4 (0.25%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (0.19%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.19%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.13%) DB2
7 2 (0.13%) GIS
7 2 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.13%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.063%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.063%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 38 (2.40%) JIRA
2 28 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (0.82%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.50%) Selenium
5 8 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (0.44%) SonarQube
6 7 (0.44%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.32%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.19%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.19%) CodeSonar
9 3 (0.19%) git-flow
9 3 (0.19%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.063%) AppScan
10 1 (0.063%) Hudson
10 1 (0.063%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.063%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 174 (10.98%) Finance
2 126 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 62 (3.91%) Banking
4 29 (1.83%) Retail
5 28 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 14 (0.88%) Law
7 12 (0.76%) Automotive
8 10 (0.63%) Back Office
9 9 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.57%) Legal
10 8 (0.50%) Electronics
11 7 (0.44%) Publishing
12 6 (0.38%) Advertising
13 5 (0.32%) Marketing
14 4 (0.25%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
15 3 (0.19%) Games
16 2 (0.13%) Military
16 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 809 (51.04%) Network Engineer
2 236 (14.89%) Cisco Engineer
3 171 (10.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 155 (9.78%) Senior Network Engineer
5 146 (9.21%) Architect
6 104 (6.56%) Security Engineer
7 85 (5.36%) Analyst
8 84 (5.30%) Network Security Engineer
9 83 (5.24%) Consultant
10 77 (4.86%) Network Architect
11 69 (4.35%) Support Engineer
12 62 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 58 (3.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 56 (3.53%) Network Support
15 53 (3.34%) Network Consultant
16 48 (3.03%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 46 (2.90%) Network Support Engineer
18 40 (2.52%) Security Architect
19 39 (2.46%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
20 33 (2.08%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (3.41%) 802.1X
2 19 (1.20%) REST
3 17 (1.07%) XMPP
4 16 (1.01%) Web Services
5 12 (0.76%) Middleware
6 10 (0.63%) SailPoint
7 7 (0.44%) CSS
8 6 (0.38%) .NET
8 6 (0.38%) OAuth
8 6 (0.38%) Spine.js
9 5 (0.32%) LDAP
10 4 (0.25%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.25%) LAMP
10 4 (0.25%) SAML
11 3 (0.19%) Django
11 3 (0.19%) Java EE
11 3 (0.19%) Node.js
11 3 (0.19%) OpenID
11 3 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.19%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 353 (22.27%) Data Centre
2 118 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (4.67%) Computer Science
4 55 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.27%) Driving Licence
7 31 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
8 28 (1.77%) Public Cloud
9 26 (1.64%) PKI
10 13 (0.82%) Private Cloud
11 12 (0.76%) Clustering
12 10 (0.63%) Handset
13 9 (0.57%) CMDB
13 9 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.57%) NHS
14 8 (0.50%) Blog
14 8 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 8 (0.50%) Fat Client
14 8 (0.50%) Thin Client
15 7 (0.44%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 279 (17.60%) Windows
2 163 (10.28%) Windows Server
3 109 (6.88%) Linux
4 69 (4.35%) Unix
5 50 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 22 (1.39%) Windows 10
9 18 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (0.82%) Solaris
11 11 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.63%) CentOS
13 8 (0.50%) Android
13 8 (0.50%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.38%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.19%) CatOS
16 3 (0.19%) Check Point GAiA
16 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (20.32%) ITIL
2 182 (11.48%) Network Design
3 149 (9.40%) Migration
4 124 (7.82%) Load Balancing
5 123 (7.76%) Network Monitoring
6 110 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
7 88 (5.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 84 (5.30%) Network Management
9 82 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
10 81 (5.11%) Information Security
11 71 (4.48%) ITIL V3
12 68 (4.29%) Change Management
13 66 (4.16%) Project Management
14 59 (3.72%) Change Control
14 59 (3.72%) Network Architecture
15 58 (3.66%) Service Management
16 55 (3.47%) DevOps
17 54 (3.41%) Incident Management
18 53 (3.34%) Cybersecurity
19 50 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 71 (4.48%) Python
2 68 (4.29%) PowerShell
3 33 (2.08%) C
4 31 (1.96%) SQL
5 29 (1.83%) Perl
6 28 (1.77%) Bash Shell
7 13 (0.82%) Java
8 10 (0.63%) C#
9 8 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.38%) C++
11 5 (0.32%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.32%) PHP
12 4 (0.25%) Tcl
13 3 (0.19%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.19%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.13%) Korn
14 2 (0.13%) Ruby
14 2 (0.13%) VB
14 2 (0.13%) VBScript
15 1 (0.063%) R
Qualifications
1 919 (57.98%) CCNP
2 780 (49.21%) CCNA
3 328 (20.69%) CCIE
4 317 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 245 (15.46%) SC Cleared
6 154 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 133 (8.39%) Degree
8 114 (7.19%) MCSE
9 112 (7.07%) CISSP
10 81 (5.11%) CCDP
11 75 (4.73%) DV Cleared
12 57 (3.60%) CISM
13 56 (3.53%) MCSA
13 56 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 49 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
15 47 (2.97%) CCSE
16 46 (2.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 41 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
18 38 (2.40%) CCSA
19 37 (2.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (3.09%) SLA
3 34 (2.15%) GDPR
4 25 (1.58%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.07%) QA
6 13 (0.82%) HIPAA
7 11 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.57%) COBIT
9 8 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 7 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.44%) ISAE 3402
10 7 (0.44%) ISO 22301
10 7 (0.44%) ISO 31000
10 7 (0.44%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 6 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
12 4 (0.25%) PMO
13 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 147 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 130 (8.20%) Active Directory
3 50 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 31 (1.96%) VMware NSX
5 28 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (1.64%) vSphere
7 19 (1.20%) ProxySG
8 12 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.57%) Firmware
9 9 (0.57%) ISA Server
10 8 (0.50%) Docker
10 8 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.44%) XenApp
12 4 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.19%) KVM
13 3 (0.19%) UAG
14 2 (0.13%) vCloud
14 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 61 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 52 (3.28%) SCCM
3 43 (2.71%) Cisco Prime
4 42 (2.65%) vCenter Server
5 38 (2.40%) FortiGate
6 25 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
7 22 (1.39%) Ansible
8 20 (1.26%) SolarWinds Orion
9 15 (0.95%) Puppet
10 14 (0.88%) PowerCLI
11 12 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
12 11 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.69%) Stealthwatch
13 10 (0.63%) Nagios
14 9 (0.57%) Nessus
15 8 (0.50%) SCOM
16 7 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
16 7 (0.44%) Trend Micro Deep Security
17 6 (0.38%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 1,304 (82.27%) Cisco
2 335 (21.14%) CheckPoint
3 260 (16.40%) Juniper
4 236 (14.89%) F5
5 231 (14.57%) VMware
6 222 (14.01%) Microsoft
7 153 (9.65%) Palo Alto
8 110 (6.94%) SolarWinds
9 103 (6.50%) Fortinet
10 94 (5.93%) Meraki
11 77 (4.86%) HP
12 76 (4.79%) Blue Coat
13 70 (4.42%) McAfee
14 68 (4.29%) Aruba
15 62 (3.91%) Citrix
16 60 (3.79%) Oracle
17 59 (3.72%) Riverbed
18 36 (2.27%) Avaya
19 35 (2.21%) IBM
19 35 (2.21%) Splunk