Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 181 144
Rank change year-on-year +30 -37 -22
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,648 1,481 1,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 1.48% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.64% 7.83% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,066 889 1,129
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £245 £219 £206
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 64 70
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £30.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.73% +1.46% +13.21%
10th Percentile £15.20 £12.20 £16.21
90th Percentile £49.70 £47.73 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.40 £31.44 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.24% +4.79% +20.00%

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 17,089 18,907 18,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.83% 18.94% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,293 11,318 11,368
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +8.48% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 810 852 936
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.69 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.79% -17.72% -7.69%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.23 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -19.35% -11.43%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 +24 1,448 £425 +6.25% 191
UK excluding London +48 1,110 £400 +6.67% 143
London +2 483 £475 +11.76% 58
South East +59 373 £411 -0.60% 41
North of England +25 189 £375 -6.25% 38
South West +7 166 £425 +30.77% 12
Midlands +13 132 £325 -13.33% 25
Scotland +87 119 £425 +57.41% 8
North West +25 96 £358 -10.63% 20
East of England -4 95 £350 -9.68% 18
West Midlands -16 79 £390 +0.65% 19
Yorkshire 0 57 £375 -12.79% 13
East Midlands +44 52 £275 -12.70% 6
North East +37 36 £325 -48.00% 5
Wales -34 22 £425 +21.43% 1
Northern Ireland +21 14 £225 -18.18% 1

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 1,334 (80.95%) Cisco
2 920 (55.83%) CCNP
3 809 (49.09%) CCNA
4 762 (46.24%) Firewall
5 555 (33.68%) WAN
6 496 (30.10%) LAN
7 393 (23.85%) CCIE
8 376 (22.82%) Data Centre
9 360 (21.84%) CheckPoint
10 346 (21.00%) BGP
11 327 (19.84%) OSPF
12 325 (19.72%) VPN
12 325 (19.72%) Wireless
13 317 (19.24%) Network Security
14 310 (18.81%) Security Cleared
15 309 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
16 303 (18.39%) ITIL
17 301 (18.26%) Cisco Nexus
18 292 (17.72%) F5
19 282 (17.11%) VMware
20 264 (16.02%) MPLS
21 260 (15.78%) Juniper
22 250 (15.17%) Microsoft
23 242 (14.68%) Windows
24 215 (13.05%) SC Cleared
25 210 (12.74%) TCP/IP
26 201 (12.20%) Finance
27 187 (11.35%) Palo Alto
28 185 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
29 184 (11.17%) 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 51 (3.09%) MS Exchange
2 37 (2.25%) Skype for Business
3 31 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.15%) Confluence
5 18 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (0.79%) IIS
7 11 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.55%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.24%) CMS
13 3 (0.18%) Apache ServiceMix
13 3 (0.18%) JBoss
13 3 (0.18%) JRun
13 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 47 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 164 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (3.40%) Office 365
4 29 (1.76%) SaaS
5 27 (1.64%) PaaS
6 26 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 20 (1.21%) IaaS
9 17 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.91%) Datadog
11 13 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
12 12 (0.73%) GitHub
13 8 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 7 (0.42%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.42%) Serverless
15 5 (0.30%) iPaaS
15 5 (0.30%) Mimecast
16 4 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 762 (46.24%) Firewall
2 555 (33.68%) WAN
3 496 (30.10%) LAN
4 346 (21.00%) BGP
5 327 (19.84%) OSPF
6 325 (19.72%) VPN
6 325 (19.72%) Wireless
7 317 (19.24%) Network Security
8 309 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
9 301 (18.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 264 (16.02%) MPLS
11 210 (12.74%) TCP/IP
12 174 (10.56%) DNS
13 139 (8.43%) DHCP
14 138 (8.37%) VoIP
15 136 (8.25%) EIGRP
16 131 (7.95%) VLAN
17 118 (7.16%) Cisco IOS
18 116 (7.04%) Multicast
19 110 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.49%) Big Data
3 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.12%) GIS
6 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.12%) MS Access
6 2 (0.12%) MySQL
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.12%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.061%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.061%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.061%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.061%) DB2
7 1 (0.061%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.061%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (2.37%) Git (software)
2 38 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
3 32 (1.94%) JIRA
4 21 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (0.79%) Bitbucket
7 9 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.42%) Hudson
10 6 (0.36%) GitLab
11 5 (0.30%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.24%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.18%) WinDbg
14 2 (0.12%) Ant
14 2 (0.12%) MSI
15 1 (0.061%) Maven
General
1 201 (12.20%) Finance
2 184 (11.17%) Telecoms
3 57 (3.46%) Banking
4 24 (1.46%) Legal
5 20 (1.21%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.21%) Marketing
6 19 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.09%) Law
8 17 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.97%) Retail
10 15 (0.91%) Advertising
11 14 (0.85%) Back Office
12 12 (0.73%) Electronics
13 9 (0.55%) Military
14 8 (0.49%) Automotive
15 6 (0.36%) German Language
16 5 (0.30%) Billing
17 4 (0.24%) Multimedia
18 3 (0.18%) Front Office
18 3 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 800 (48.54%) Network Engineer
2 200 (12.14%) Architect
3 174 (10.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 145 (8.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 143 (8.68%) Senior Network Engineer
6 116 (7.04%) Network Architect
7 105 (6.37%) Security Engineer
8 101 (6.13%) Consultant
9 87 (5.28%) Analyst
10 81 (4.92%) Network Security Engineer
11 64 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 50 (3.03%) Network Consultant
12 50 (3.03%) Network Support
12 50 (3.03%) Security Architect
13 46 (2.79%) Support Engineer
14 45 (2.73%) Design Engineer
14 45 (2.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 40 (2.43%) Designer
16 37 (2.25%) Network Design Engineer
17 36 (2.18%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.67%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.03%) Spine.js
3 16 (0.97%) REST
4 13 (0.79%) JSON
4 13 (0.79%) Web Services
5 11 (0.67%) LDAP
6 8 (0.49%) .NET
6 8 (0.49%) YAML
7 6 (0.36%) Regular Expression
8 5 (0.30%) J2EE
8 5 (0.30%) XML
9 4 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.24%) XMPP
10 3 (0.18%) Middleware
11 2 (0.12%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.12%) CSS
11 2 (0.12%) HTML
11 2 (0.12%) JSP
11 2 (0.12%) Servlets
11 2 (0.12%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 376 (22.82%) Data Centre
2 70 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 41 (2.49%) Public Cloud
5 39 (2.37%) PKI
5 39 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
6 36 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 23 (1.40%) Private Cloud
9 20 (1.21%) Driving Licence
9 20 (1.21%) NHS
10 15 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
11 14 (0.85%) Clustering
12 13 (0.79%) CCTV
13 12 (0.73%) CESG
13 12 (0.73%) CMDB
13 12 (0.73%) Fibre Optics
14 11 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
15 10 (0.61%) Hedge funds
16 8 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 242 (14.68%) Windows
2 160 (9.71%) Linux
3 154 (9.34%) Windows Server
4 44 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (2.55%) Unix
6 34 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.46%) Windows 10
9 21 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (0.97%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.61%) Solaris
12 5 (0.30%) VMS
13 4 (0.24%) Android
13 4 (0.24%) SUSE
13 4 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.18%) HPUX
14 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.061%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (18.39%) ITIL
2 184 (11.17%) Network Design
3 171 (10.38%) Migration
4 162 (9.83%) Load Balancing
5 122 (7.40%) Problem-Solving
6 116 (7.04%) Network Management
7 111 (6.74%) Network Monitoring
8 97 (5.89%) Service Management
9 96 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
10 91 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 86 (5.22%) Service Delivery
12 83 (5.04%) Information Security
13 82 (4.98%) DevOps
13 82 (4.98%) Project Management
14 80 (4.85%) Change Management
15 72 (4.37%) Network Architecture
16 69 (4.19%) PRINCE2
17 68 (4.13%) Incident Management
18 64 (3.88%) High Availability
19 62 (3.76%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 76 (4.61%) Python
2 66 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 31 (1.88%) SQL
4 20 (1.21%) Java
5 19 (1.15%) Bash Shell
6 15 (0.91%) Perl
7 10 (0.61%) C
8 9 (0.55%) VBScript
9 4 (0.24%) C#
9 4 (0.24%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.18%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.12%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.12%) C++
11 2 (0.12%) PHP
11 2 (0.12%) Prolog
11 2 (0.12%) VB
12 1 (0.061%) Lua
12 1 (0.061%) R
12 1 (0.061%) Ruby
12 1 (0.061%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 920 (55.83%) CCNP
2 809 (49.09%) CCNA
3 393 (23.85%) CCIE
4 310 (18.81%) Security Cleared
5 215 (13.05%) SC Cleared
6 185 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 155 (9.41%) Degree
7 155 (9.41%) MCSE
8 113 (6.86%) CISSP
9 93 (5.64%) DV Cleared
10 82 (4.98%) CCDP
10 82 (4.98%) MCSA
11 74 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 58 (3.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 44 (2.67%) CCSA
14 38 (2.31%) JNCIA
15 37 (2.25%) CISM
16 35 (2.12%) JNCIP
17 32 (1.94%) CCSE
17 32 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.22%) SLA
2 47 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.76%) GDPR
4 24 (1.46%) PCI DSS
5 23 (1.40%) NIST
6 15 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.73%) QA
8 11 (0.67%) NCSC
9 9 (0.55%) PMO
10 7 (0.42%) COBIT
10 7 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.30%) ISO 22301
12 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.24%) ISO 31000
14 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.061%) JSP 440
15 1 (0.061%) RMADS
System Software
1 166 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 113 (6.86%) Active Directory
3 72 (4.37%) Hyper-V
4 46 (2.79%) VMware NSX
5 42 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (1.82%) vSphere
7 26 (1.58%) XenApp
8 25 (1.52%) ProxySG
9 19 (1.15%) Docker
9 19 (1.15%) Firmware
10 14 (0.85%) XenDesktop
11 13 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (0.67%) ISA Server
13 10 (0.61%) KVM
14 7 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.12%) NFS
16 2 (0.12%) UAG
16 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 62 (3.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 53 (3.22%) Ansible
3 50 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
4 42 (2.55%) vCenter Server
5 38 (2.31%) SCCM
6 27 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
7 26 (1.58%) FortiGate
8 23 (1.40%) SCOM
9 22 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (1.27%) Puppet
11 19 (1.15%) Cisco UCCE
12 18 (1.09%) PowerCLI
13 13 (0.79%) Stealthwatch
14 12 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
15 10 (0.61%) TrustSec
16 9 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
17 8 (0.49%) Cacti
17 8 (0.49%) Kubernetes
17 8 (0.49%) Nagios
17 8 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,334 (80.95%) Cisco
2 360 (21.84%) CheckPoint
3 292 (17.72%) F5
4 282 (17.11%) VMware
5 260 (15.78%) Juniper
6 250 (15.17%) Microsoft
7 187 (11.35%) Palo Alto
8 124 (7.52%) SolarWinds
9 121 (7.34%) Citrix
10 113 (6.86%) Fortinet
11 88 (5.34%) HP
12 79 (4.79%) Aruba
13 64 (3.88%) NetApp
14 57 (3.46%) Meraki
15 56 (3.40%) Blue Coat
16 49 (2.97%) Dell
17 48 (2.91%) Oracle
17 48 (2.91%) Splunk
18 46 (2.79%) Red Hat
19 39 (2.37%) Riverbed