Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 121 113
Rank change year-on-year -34 -8 +48
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1612 2225 2187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 2.05% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.73% 9.66% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 1362 1322
UK median daily rate £393 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.67% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £203 £225 £205
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 100 107
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.09% +22.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £16.29 £15.19 £11.05
90th Percentile £52.25 £47.85 £49.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +30.00% +17.65% +13.33%

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 18473 23037 21886
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.31% 21.18% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11197 14368 12827
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £230
90th Percentile £595 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 813 1069
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £27.80 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.01% +17.05% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £51.22 £48.75 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £24.32
% change year-on-year +8.93% +15.16% +21.58%

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 17 August 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 17 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 16 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 17 August 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 -31 1479 £400 +6.67% 221
UK excluding London -33 1018 £375 +7.14% 152
London -26 561 £425 +6.25% 76
South East -28 371 £400 +6.67% 39
North of England -4 193 £410 +23.31% 44
Midlands -20 144 £338 -3.57% 32
East of England -23 112 £375 +25.00% 19
West Midlands -10 97 £350 -6.67% 24
South West -52 95 £320 -8.64% 12
Yorkshire -1 88 £428 +22.14% 22
North West -14 86 £383 +18.60% 21
Scotland +3 67 £316 +2.02% 6
East Midlands +3 47 £325 +3.92% 8
Wales +9 39 £180 -44.62% 1
North East +36 18 £338 -3.57% 1
Northern Ireland -71 6 £326 +3.49%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1307 (81.08%) Cisco
2 951 (59.00%) CCNP
3 810 (50.25%) Firewall
4 733 (45.47%) CCNA
5 493 (30.58%) WAN
6 473 (29.34%) LAN
7 414 (25.68%) CCIE
8 382 (23.70%) Wireless
9 331 (20.53%) ITIL
10 316 (19.60%) Data Centre
11 315 (19.54%) BGP
12 314 (19.48%) Cisco ASA
13 301 (18.67%) CheckPoint
14 291 (18.05%) Juniper
14 291 (18.05%) Security Cleared
15 275 (17.06%) Cisco Nexus
16 273 (16.94%) VPN
17 263 (16.32%) OSPF
18 262 (16.25%) Network Security
19 249 (15.45%) VMware
20 238 (14.76%) MPLS
21 233 (14.45%) Microsoft
22 232 (14.39%) Network Design
23 226 (14.02%) Windows
24 225 (13.96%) F5
25 221 (13.71%) SC Cleared
26 196 (12.16%) Finance
27 174 (10.79%) TCP/IP
28 172 (10.67%) HP
29 159 (9.86%) Migration

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 70 (4.34%) MS Exchange
2 34 (2.11%) Skype for Business
3 28 (1.74%) IIS
4 23 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.74%) CMS
7 11 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.56%) Apache
8 9 (0.56%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.31%) SAS
12 4 (0.25%) JBoss
12 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.19%) Confluence
14 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.062%) Apache Pig
15 1 (0.062%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.062%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 52 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (2.98%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.062%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.062%) Eikon
2 1 (0.062%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.062%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 81 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (3.41%) Office 365
4 19 (1.18%) SaaS
5 16 (0.99%) IaaS
6 14 (0.87%) PaaS
7 12 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.31%) Akamai
9 5 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.19%) GitHub
12 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.062%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.062%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 810 (50.25%) Firewall
2 493 (30.58%) WAN
3 473 (29.34%) LAN
4 382 (23.70%) Wireless
5 315 (19.54%) BGP
6 314 (19.48%) Cisco ASA
7 275 (17.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 273 (16.94%) VPN
9 263 (16.32%) OSPF
10 262 (16.25%) Network Security
11 238 (14.76%) MPLS
12 174 (10.79%) TCP/IP
13 148 (9.18%) VoIP
14 144 (8.93%) EIGRP
15 143 (8.87%) Cisco IOS
16 142 (8.81%) DNS
17 140 (8.68%) VLAN
18 126 (7.82%) DHCP
19 111 (6.89%) WLAN
20 100 (6.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (0.62%) Big Data
4 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.43%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (0.37%) Star Schema
7 5 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.31%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.31%) MySQL
7 5 (0.31%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.19%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.12%) Redis
11 1 (0.062%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 35 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.19%) JIRA
5 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.062%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.062%) Subversion
6 1 (0.062%) TeamCity
General
1 196 (12.16%) Finance
2 154 (9.55%) Telecoms
3 88 (5.46%) Banking
4 22 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.24%) Marketing
6 19 (1.18%) Law
6 19 (1.18%) Retail
7 17 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 12 (0.74%) Electronics
9 11 (0.68%) Automotive
10 10 (0.62%) Military
11 9 (0.56%) Back Office
12 8 (0.50%) Local Government
13 7 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.31%) Legal
14 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.25%) Advertising
16 3 (0.19%) French Language
16 3 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 720 (44.67%) Network Engineer
2 262 (16.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 215 (13.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 162 (10.05%) Architect
5 116 (7.20%) Consultant
6 113 (7.01%) Senior Network Engineer
7 111 (6.89%) Security Engineer
8 107 (6.64%) Support Engineer
9 97 (6.02%) Network Architect
10 83 (5.15%) Analyst
11 82 (5.09%) Network Security Engineer
12 72 (4.47%) Network Consultant
13 70 (4.34%) Network Support
14 65 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 57 (3.54%) Network Support Engineer
16 50 (3.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 44 (2.73%) Voice Engineer
18 43 (2.67%) Design Engineer
19 39 (2.42%) Network Specialist
20 38 (2.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (4.22%) 802.1X
2 29 (1.80%) XMPP
3 15 (0.93%) Web Services
4 13 (0.81%) Middleware
5 9 (0.56%) .NET
6 6 (0.37%) WAP
7 5 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (0.31%) LAMP
8 4 (0.25%) XML
9 3 (0.19%) CGI
9 3 (0.19%) COM
9 3 (0.19%) SAML
10 2 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.12%) JAAS
10 2 (0.12%) Java EE
10 2 (0.12%) JMX
10 2 (0.12%) JNDI
10 2 (0.12%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.12%) RFC 2544
10 2 (0.12%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 316 (19.60%) Data Centre
2 81 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 62 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
6 43 (2.67%) Clustering
7 33 (2.05%) Driving Licence
8 25 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.30%) NHS
10 19 (1.18%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.05%) PKI
12 14 (0.87%) BYOD
13 13 (0.81%) CESG
14 11 (0.68%) EMC VNX
14 11 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (0.68%) Smart Meter
15 10 (0.62%) Private Cloud
16 9 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
17 8 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 8 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 226 (14.02%) Windows
2 128 (7.94%) Linux
3 118 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 53 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (2.85%) Unix
5 46 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (2.23%) Windows 7
7 34 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.43%) CentOS
9 21 (1.30%) Windows 10
10 19 (1.18%) Mac OS X
11 18 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (0.87%) SUSE
12 14 (0.87%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.68%) Solaris
14 7 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.43%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.37%) Debian
15 6 (0.37%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (20.53%) ITIL
2 232 (14.39%) Network Design
3 159 (9.86%) Migration
4 121 (7.51%) Network Management
5 115 (7.13%) Service Management
6 95 (5.89%) Load Balancing
7 83 (5.15%) Information Security
8 72 (4.47%) Change Management
9 69 (4.28%) Project Management
10 67 (4.16%) Service Delivery
11 65 (4.03%) ITSM
12 60 (3.72%) ITIL V3
13 55 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
14 50 (3.10%) PRINCE2
15 49 (3.04%) High Availability
15 49 (3.04%) Network Monitoring
16 45 (2.79%) Network Architecture
17 42 (2.61%) Kalman Filter
17 42 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 41 (2.54%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 40 (2.48%) PowerShell
1 40 (2.48%) SQL
2 38 (2.36%) Python
3 24 (1.49%) C
4 18 (1.12%) Perl
5 14 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 13 (0.81%) Java
7 7 (0.43%) C#
7 7 (0.43%) Lisp
8 6 (0.37%) Ruby
9 5 (0.31%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.19%) C++
11 2 (0.12%) PHP
12 1 (0.062%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.062%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.062%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 951 (59.00%) CCNP
2 733 (45.47%) CCNA
3 414 (25.68%) CCIE
4 291 (18.05%) Security Cleared
5 221 (13.71%) SC Cleared
6 130 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 128 (7.94%) CCDP
7 128 (7.94%) Degree
8 120 (7.44%) CISSP
9 87 (5.40%) JNCIA
10 85 (5.27%) MCSE
11 74 (4.59%) CCSA
12 70 (4.34%) CCSE
13 68 (4.22%) JNCIE
14 67 (4.16%) CCSP
15 65 (4.03%) DV Cleared
16 64 (3.97%) CISM
17 57 (3.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 54 (3.35%) CCIP
19 52 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.03%) SLA
2 45 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.23%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.99%) QA
5 13 (0.81%) COBIT
6 6 (0.37%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.31%) RMADS
8 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.25%) PMO
9 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.19%) GPG13
9 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.062%) GCP
System Software
1 144 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 139 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.67%) vSphere
4 39 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.42%) VMware NSX
5 38 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.87%) XenApp
7 13 (0.81%) ProxySG
7 13 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.74%) Firmware
9 8 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.19%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.19%) NFS
12 3 (0.19%) vCloud
12 3 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 89 (5.52%) Cisco CUCM
1 89 (5.52%) FortiGate
2 60 (3.72%) Cisco Prime
3 49 (3.04%) Cisco UCCX
4 26 (1.61%) SCCM
5 21 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (1.30%) Puppet
6 20 (1.24%) HP Data Protector
6 20 (1.24%) Nagios
7 18 (1.12%) SCOM
8 17 (1.05%) Tivoli
8 17 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 15 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
9 15 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (0.87%) vCenter Server
11 13 (0.81%) Ansible
12 10 (0.62%) Cacti
13 9 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
14 8 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1307 (81.08%) Cisco
2 301 (18.67%) CheckPoint
3 291 (18.05%) Juniper
4 249 (15.45%) VMware
5 233 (14.45%) Microsoft
6 225 (13.96%) F5
7 172 (10.67%) HP
8 158 (9.80%) Palo Alto
9 119 (7.38%) Fortinet
10 110 (6.82%) Riverbed
11 99 (6.14%) Citrix
12 98 (6.08%) SolarWinds
13 60 (3.72%) Aruba
14 52 (3.23%) Red Hat
15 46 (2.85%) Blue Coat
16 42 (2.61%) Dell
17 39 (2.42%) EMC
18 28 (1.74%) NetApp
19 27 (1.67%) Avaya
20 24 (1.49%) SAP