Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 119 115
Rank change year-on-year -26 -4 +55
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1644 2258 2177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 2.05% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.87% 9.57% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 1383 1316
UK median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £202 £225 £207
90th Percentile £539 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 101 95
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.64% +17.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £16.27 £12.75 £9.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.25 £21.13
% change year-on-year +28.71% +19.53% +5.63%

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 18524 23591 22136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.48% 21.44% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11364 14772 12871
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 947 827 1090
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +9.76%

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 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 17 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 24 July 2017. 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 -30 1490 £400 +8.11% 200
UK excluding London -34 1034 £375 +7.14% 138
London -21 567 £450 +14.65% 71
South East -20 416 £400 +9.59% 39
North of England +4 184 £400 +17.50% 47
Midlands -26 116 £363 - 26
East of England -17 104 £375 +25.00% 14
South West -50 98 £315 -13.10% 3
Yorkshire -1 83 £425 +21.43% 12
North West -15 80 £325 +3.17% 33
West Midlands -37 75 £375 - 20
Scotland -14 61 £300 -3.07% 8
Wales +23 52 £180 -49.30% 1
East Midlands -4 41 £313 -3.85% 6
North East +38 20 £360 +2.86% 2
Northern Ireland -65 10 £326 +3.49%
Channel Islands 0 1 £290 -

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1342 (81.63%) Cisco
2 971 (59.06%) CCNP
3 817 (49.70%) Firewall
4 744 (45.26%) CCNA
5 521 (31.69%) WAN
6 496 (30.17%) LAN
7 434 (26.40%) CCIE
8 406 (24.70%) Wireless
9 340 (20.68%) Security Cleared
10 339 (20.62%) ITIL
11 332 (20.19%) CheckPoint
12 315 (19.16%) BGP
13 314 (19.10%) Juniper
14 313 (19.04%) Cisco ASA
15 301 (18.31%) Data Centre
16 296 (18.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 278 (16.91%) VPN
18 273 (16.61%) OSPF
19 271 (16.48%) F5
20 262 (15.94%) SC Cleared
21 248 (15.09%) MPLS
22 245 (14.90%) Network Security
23 241 (14.66%) Network Design
24 237 (14.42%) VMware
25 230 (13.99%) Windows
26 228 (13.87%) Microsoft
27 184 (11.19%) Finance
28 181 (11.01%) TCP/IP
29 174 (10.58%) HP
30 165 (10.04%) 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 69 (4.20%) MS Exchange
2 35 (2.13%) Skype for Business
3 22 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (1.22%) IIS
5 15 (0.91%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.55%) CMS
7 9 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.43%) Apache
10 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.36%) JBoss
10 6 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.18%) Confluence
13 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.061%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.061%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.061%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 52 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (2.80%) MS Visio
3 45 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.24%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.061%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.061%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (3.04%) Office 365
4 15 (0.91%) SaaS
5 14 (0.85%) IaaS
6 10 (0.61%) PaaS
7 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.12%) Akamai
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.061%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.061%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.061%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.061%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 817 (49.70%) Firewall
2 521 (31.69%) WAN
3 496 (30.17%) LAN
4 406 (24.70%) Wireless
5 315 (19.16%) BGP
6 313 (19.04%) Cisco ASA
7 296 (18.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 278 (16.91%) VPN
9 273 (16.61%) OSPF
10 248 (15.09%) MPLS
11 245 (14.90%) Network Security
12 181 (11.01%) TCP/IP
13 154 (9.37%) VoIP
14 146 (8.88%) DNS
15 143 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
15 143 (8.70%) VLAN
16 141 (8.58%) EIGRP
17 123 (7.48%) DHCP
18 105 (6.39%) WLAN
19 98 (5.96%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.49%) Big Data
6 7 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.30%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.30%) MySQL
8 5 (0.30%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.30%) Star Schema
9 4 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.18%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.12%) MS Access
11 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.12%) Redis
12 1 (0.061%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.24%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.18%) JIRA
4 3 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.12%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.061%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.061%) Subversion
General
1 184 (11.19%) Finance
2 165 (10.04%) Telecoms
3 82 (4.99%) Banking
4 22 (1.34%) Marketing
5 20 (1.22%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.22%) Retail
6 19 (1.16%) Law
7 14 (0.85%) Military
8 13 (0.79%) Electronics
9 9 (0.55%) Local Government
10 8 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.43%) Automotive
11 7 (0.43%) Back Office
12 5 (0.30%) Legal
13 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.18%) Billing
14 3 (0.18%) French Language
14 3 (0.18%) Games
14 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 730 (44.40%) Network Engineer
2 257 (15.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 209 (12.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 162 (9.85%) Architect
5 115 (7.00%) Support Engineer
6 113 (6.87%) Consultant
7 110 (6.69%) Security Engineer
8 103 (6.27%) Analyst
8 103 (6.27%) Senior Network Engineer
9 102 (6.20%) Network Architect
10 83 (5.05%) Network Security Engineer
11 70 (4.26%) Network Support
12 65 (3.95%) Network Consultant
13 61 (3.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 58 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 57 (3.47%) Design Engineer
15 57 (3.47%) Network Support Engineer
16 51 (3.10%) Network Analyst
17 44 (2.68%) Voice Engineer
18 40 (2.43%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (4.74%) 802.1X
2 30 (1.82%) XMPP
3 14 (0.85%) Web Services
4 12 (0.73%) Middleware
5 10 (0.61%) .NET
6 6 (0.36%) WAP
7 5 (0.30%) CSS
7 5 (0.30%) XML
8 4 (0.24%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.18%) COM
9 3 (0.18%) LAMP
9 3 (0.18%) SAML
10 2 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.12%) JAAS
10 2 (0.12%) JMS
10 2 (0.12%) JMX
10 2 (0.12%) JNDI
10 2 (0.12%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 301 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 95 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 66 (4.01%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
6 41 (2.49%) Clustering
7 29 (1.76%) Driving Licence
8 23 (1.40%) NHS
9 19 (1.16%) Virtual Team
10 17 (1.03%) BYOD
10 17 (1.03%) PKI
11 13 (0.79%) CESG
11 13 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (0.79%) Public Cloud
12 12 (0.73%) Smart Meter
13 11 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (0.55%) EMC VNX
14 9 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 230 (13.99%) Windows
2 128 (7.79%) Linux
3 123 (7.48%) Windows Server
4 50 (3.04%) Unix
4 50 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (2.31%) Windows 7
7 32 (1.95%) Windows 10
8 27 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (1.40%) CentOS
10 20 (1.22%) Mac OS X
11 18 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (0.97%) SUSE
13 15 (0.91%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.49%) Solaris
14 8 (0.49%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.43%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.30%) AIX
16 5 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (20.62%) ITIL
2 241 (14.66%) Network Design
3 159 (9.67%) Migration
4 132 (8.03%) Network Management
5 114 (6.93%) Service Management
6 94 (5.72%) Load Balancing
7 75 (4.56%) Information Security
8 73 (4.44%) ITSM
9 69 (4.20%) Project Management
10 64 (3.89%) Change Management
11 63 (3.83%) Service Delivery
12 55 (3.35%) ITIL V3
13 49 (2.98%) Disaster Recovery
13 49 (2.98%) Network Monitoring
14 47 (2.86%) High Availability
14 47 (2.86%) Network Architecture
15 44 (2.68%) PRINCE2
16 41 (2.49%) Kalman Filter
16 41 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (2.01%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 42 (2.55%) PowerShell
2 41 (2.49%) Python
3 38 (2.31%) SQL
4 21 (1.28%) C
5 19 (1.16%) Perl
6 16 (0.97%) Java
7 13 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 9 (0.55%) C#
8 9 (0.55%) Lisp
9 7 (0.43%) Ruby
9 7 (0.43%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.24%) C++
11 2 (0.12%) PHP
11 2 (0.12%) VBScript
12 1 (0.061%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.061%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 971 (59.06%) CCNP
2 744 (45.26%) CCNA
3 434 (26.40%) CCIE
4 340 (20.68%) Security Cleared
5 262 (15.94%) SC Cleared
6 140 (8.52%) CCDP
7 130 (7.91%) Degree
8 126 (7.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 113 (6.87%) CISSP
10 100 (6.08%) JNCIA
11 86 (5.23%) JNCIE
12 84 (5.11%) CCSA
13 82 (4.99%) CCSE
13 82 (4.99%) MCSE
14 70 (4.26%) CCSP
15 69 (4.20%) DV Cleared
16 66 (4.01%) CCIP
17 58 (3.53%) CISM
17 58 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
18 47 (2.86%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.65%) SLA
2 44 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.16%) QA
5 9 (0.55%) COBIT
6 6 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.36%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.30%) RMADS
8 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.24%) PMO
9 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.18%) GPG13
9 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 138 (8.39%) Active Directory
1 138 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (2.62%) Hyper-V
3 37 (2.25%) vSphere
4 31 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (0.91%) Firmware
6 13 (0.79%) ProxySG
7 12 (0.73%) XenApp
8 11 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.30%) vCloud
11 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.18%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.18%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.12%) NFS
13 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.061%) UAG
Systems Management
1 108 (6.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 107 (6.51%) FortiGate
3 72 (4.38%) Cisco Prime
4 55 (3.35%) Cisco UCCX
5 24 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
6 23 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (1.40%) Puppet
6 23 (1.40%) SCCM
7 22 (1.34%) Cisco UCCE
8 21 (1.28%) Tivoli
8 21 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 20 (1.22%) Nagios
10 16 (0.97%) SCOM
11 15 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
12 14 (0.85%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.61%) Ansible
13 10 (0.61%) Cacti
13 10 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
14 8 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 7 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 1342 (81.63%) Cisco
2 332 (20.19%) CheckPoint
3 314 (19.10%) Juniper
4 271 (16.48%) F5
5 237 (14.42%) VMware
6 228 (13.87%) Microsoft
7 174 (10.58%) HP
8 162 (9.85%) Palo Alto
9 131 (7.97%) Fortinet
10 123 (7.48%) Riverbed
11 102 (6.20%) Citrix
12 101 (6.14%) SolarWinds
13 69 (4.20%) Aruba
14 52 (3.16%) Blue Coat
15 51 (3.10%) Red Hat
16 40 (2.43%) Dell
17 30 (1.82%) EMC
18 26 (1.58%) Nokia
19 25 (1.52%) Avaya
19 25 (1.52%) NetApp
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