Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 116 126
Rank change year-on-year -54 +10 +24
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1496 2255 2067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 2.12% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.10% 10.07% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 1412 1277
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £231 £208
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 95 88
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £34.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +54.22% +4.65%
10th Percentile £16.34 £16.07 £11.10
90th Percentile £54.55 £49.19 £49.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +16.07% +29.40% +8.68%

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 18467 22397 22072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.58% 21.02% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11247 13904 13212
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £239 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.19% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 894 850 1073
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +17.39% +17.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £24.22
% change year-on-year +9.09% +13.55% +21.09%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -53 1371 £400 +6.67% 245
UK excluding London -52 979 £375 +7.14% 154
London -63 489 £425 +3.03% 101
South East -46 324 £400 +4.58% 50
North of England +8 182 £400 +14.29% 42
Midlands +3 163 £350 - 26
East of England -50 108 £375 +20.97% 16
West Midlands -6 106 £375 -3.23% 14
South West -40 103 £325 -1.52% 10
North West +3 88 £400 - 25
Yorkshire -18 83 £425 +21.43% 17
Scotland +3 70 £355 +10.76% 3
East Midlands +16 56 £325 - 11
Wales -14 29 £180 -47.64% 7
North East +58 12 £330 -5.71%
Northern Ireland -77 4 £450 +42.86%
Channel Islands -2 1 £190 -53.94% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1162 (77.67%) Cisco
2 875 (58.49%) CCNP
3 702 (46.93%) Firewall
4 694 (46.39%) CCNA
5 451 (30.15%) LAN
6 450 (30.08%) WAN
7 386 (25.80%) CCIE
8 323 (21.59%) Wireless
9 284 (18.98%) ITIL
10 282 (18.85%) Data Centre
11 268 (17.91%) BGP
12 262 (17.51%) Juniper
13 261 (17.45%) CheckPoint
14 255 (17.05%) Cisco ASA
15 246 (16.44%) VPN
16 242 (16.18%) Network Security
17 240 (16.04%) Cisco Nexus
18 235 (15.71%) Security Cleared
19 233 (15.57%) Microsoft
20 229 (15.31%) OSPF
21 225 (15.04%) MPLS
22 218 (14.57%) VMware
23 210 (14.04%) Network Design
24 206 (13.77%) Windows
25 187 (12.50%) Finance
26 185 (12.37%) F5
27 170 (11.36%) SC Cleared
28 149 (9.96%) TCP/IP
29 146 (9.76%) HP
30 139 (9.29%) Palo Alto

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 63 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 39 (2.61%) Skype for Business
3 30 (2.01%) IIS
4 22 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.67%) CMS
7 9 (0.60%) Apache
7 9 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (0.60%) OpenStack
7 9 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.53%) SAS
9 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.27%) Drupal
10 4 (0.27%) WordPress
11 3 (0.20%) Confluence
11 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.067%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.067%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (3.07%) MS Visio
2 45 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.27%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.067%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.067%) Eikon
3 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.067%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 91 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (4.41%) Office 365
4 22 (1.47%) SaaS
5 18 (1.20%) PaaS
6 17 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.14%) IaaS
7 5 (0.33%) Akamai
7 5 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.20%) GitHub
9 3 (0.20%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.067%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.067%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.067%) Serverless
11 1 (0.067%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 702 (46.93%) Firewall
2 451 (30.15%) LAN
3 450 (30.08%) WAN
4 323 (21.59%) Wireless
5 268 (17.91%) BGP
6 255 (17.05%) Cisco ASA
7 246 (16.44%) VPN
8 242 (16.18%) Network Security
9 240 (16.04%) Cisco Nexus
10 229 (15.31%) OSPF
11 225 (15.04%) MPLS
12 149 (9.96%) TCP/IP
13 134 (8.96%) VoIP
14 131 (8.76%) EIGRP
15 128 (8.56%) VLAN
16 121 (8.09%) DNS
17 112 (7.49%) Cisco IOS
18 109 (7.29%) DHCP
19 102 (6.82%) WLAN
20 89 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.60%) Big Data
2 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (0.47%) Star Schema
4 6 (0.40%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (0.33%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.33%) MySQL
6 4 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.20%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.13%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.13%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.13%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.067%) DataStage
9 1 (0.067%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.40%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.067%) Metasploit
General
1 187 (12.50%) Finance
2 135 (9.02%) Telecoms
3 82 (5.48%) Banking
4 20 (1.34%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.07%) Marketing
6 15 (1.00%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.00%) Law
7 14 (0.94%) Automotive
8 11 (0.74%) Legal
9 10 (0.67%) Retail
10 9 (0.60%) Back Office
11 7 (0.47%) Electronics
12 6 (0.40%) Advertising
13 5 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.33%) Local Government
13 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.20%) Games
15 3 (0.20%) Military
16 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 678 (45.32%) Network Engineer
2 263 (17.58%) Cisco Engineer
3 214 (14.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 166 (11.10%) Architect
5 108 (7.22%) Support Engineer
6 104 (6.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 102 (6.82%) Consultant
7 102 (6.82%) Security Engineer
8 84 (5.61%) Network Architect
9 72 (4.81%) Network Security Engineer
10 71 (4.75%) Network Support
11 65 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 62 (4.14%) Analyst
12 62 (4.14%) Network Support Engineer
13 52 (3.48%) Network Consultant
14 50 (3.34%) Network Specialist
15 47 (3.14%) Voice Engineer
16 42 (2.81%) Firewall Engineer
17 40 (2.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 36 (2.41%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.34%) 802.1X
2 23 (1.54%) XMPP
3 15 (1.00%) Web Services
4 14 (0.94%) .NET
5 13 (0.87%) Middleware
6 6 (0.40%) LAMP
7 5 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.27%) WAP
9 3 (0.20%) SAML
9 3 (0.20%) XML
10 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.13%) RFC 2544
10 2 (0.13%) XSLT
11 1 (0.067%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.067%) CGI
11 1 (0.067%) RESTful
11 1 (0.067%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 282 (18.85%) Data Centre
2 74 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 43 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 33 (2.21%) Clustering
6 31 (2.07%) Driving Licence
6 31 (2.07%) Public Cloud
7 28 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
8 23 (1.54%) PKI
9 21 (1.40%) NHS
10 20 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 15 (1.00%) CESG
12 12 (0.80%) Private Cloud
13 11 (0.74%) BYOD
14 9 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (0.47%) Replication
15 7 (0.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 6 (0.40%) CMDB
16 6 (0.40%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 206 (13.77%) Windows
2 106 (7.09%) Windows Server
3 102 (6.82%) Linux
4 39 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (2.47%) Unix
6 34 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (2.01%) Windows 7
8 22 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (1.34%) Windows 10
10 16 (1.07%) CentOS
11 14 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.74%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.67%) Solaris
14 9 (0.60%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.53%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.53%) SUSE
16 7 (0.47%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.47%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.40%) Debian
18 5 (0.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (18.98%) ITIL
2 210 (14.04%) Network Design
3 127 (8.49%) Migration
4 103 (6.89%) Service Management
5 87 (5.82%) Network Management
6 78 (5.21%) Information Security
7 75 (5.01%) Load Balancing
7 75 (5.01%) Service Delivery
8 73 (4.88%) Project Management
9 69 (4.61%) Change Management
10 62 (4.14%) Network Monitoring
11 55 (3.68%) PRINCE2
12 53 (3.54%) High Availability
13 52 (3.48%) ITIL V3
14 51 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
15 47 (3.14%) Network Architecture
16 46 (3.07%) Cybersecurity
17 44 (2.94%) ITSM
18 43 (2.87%) SIEM
19 38 (2.54%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 34 (2.27%) SQL
2 25 (1.67%) Python
3 24 (1.60%) PowerShell
4 21 (1.40%) C
5 13 (0.87%) Bash Shell
5 13 (0.87%) Perl
6 6 (0.40%) Lisp
6 6 (0.40%) Ruby
7 4 (0.27%) Java
8 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.13%) VBScript
10 1 (0.067%) PHP
Qualifications
1 875 (58.49%) CCNP
2 694 (46.39%) CCNA
3 386 (25.80%) CCIE
4 235 (15.71%) Security Cleared
5 170 (11.36%) SC Cleared
6 137 (9.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 133 (8.89%) CISSP
8 117 (7.82%) Degree
9 100 (6.68%) MCSE
10 92 (6.15%) CCDP
11 71 (4.75%) JNCIA
12 69 (4.61%) CISM
13 67 (4.48%) CCSE
14 65 (4.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 60 (4.01%) CCSA
16 59 (3.94%) CCSP
17 54 (3.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 54 (3.61%) DV Cleared
18 47 (3.14%) JNCIE
19 44 (2.94%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.14%) SLA
2 46 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.14%) QA
5 15 (1.00%) COBIT
6 13 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.53%) ISO 22301
8 5 (0.33%) GDPR
8 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.27%) PMO
9 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.20%) GPG13
10 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.067%) GCP
12 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.067%) RMADS
System Software
1 137 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 120 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.87%) VMware NSX
4 37 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 35 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (2.21%) vSphere
7 13 (0.87%) Firmware
7 13 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.87%) XenApp
8 12 (0.80%) ProxySG
9 11 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.20%) vCloud
13 2 (0.13%) Docker
13 2 (0.13%) iptables
13 2 (0.13%) NFS
13 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 75 (5.01%) Cisco CUCM
2 65 (4.34%) FortiGate
3 47 (3.14%) Cisco Prime
4 40 (2.67%) Cisco UCCX
5 33 (2.21%) SCCM
6 18 (1.20%) SCOM
7 16 (1.07%) Nagios
8 15 (1.00%) Ansible
8 15 (1.00%) Cisco UCCE
9 14 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (0.87%) QRadar
11 12 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
12 11 (0.74%) Cacti
12 11 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
12 11 (0.74%) Puppet
13 10 (0.67%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1162 (77.67%) Cisco
2 262 (17.51%) Juniper
3 261 (17.45%) CheckPoint
4 233 (15.57%) Microsoft
5 218 (14.57%) VMware
6 185 (12.37%) F5
7 146 (9.76%) HP
8 139 (9.29%) Palo Alto
9 110 (7.35%) Citrix
10 95 (6.35%) Fortinet
11 92 (6.15%) Riverbed
12 90 (6.02%) SolarWinds
13 60 (4.01%) Aruba
14 46 (3.07%) Blue Coat
15 36 (2.41%) EMC
16 34 (2.27%) McAfee
17 30 (2.01%) Red Hat
18 28 (1.87%) Dell
19 27 (1.80%) NetApp
20 22 (1.47%) Meraki