Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 138 179
Rank change year-on-year -17 +41 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 515 1,687 1,597
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.92% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.81% 9.79% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 1,146 984
Median daily rate £438 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -1.84% +3.16%
10th Percentile £263 £234 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 66 81
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +35.34% -10.08%
10th Percentile £16.77 £16.25 £12.20
90th Percentile £146.63 £50.63 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year - +28.21% -10.00%

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 7,564 17,233 19,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.68% 19.59% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,566 10,504 11,249
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £245
90th Percentile £638 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 834 974
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +50.00% -15.25%
10th Percentile £17.60 £14.04 £12.83
90th Percentile £60.75 £59.52 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.26% +56.00% -21.88%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification.

Daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco Certification over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco Certification over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 15 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 26 September 2020. 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 -7 455 £450 +12.50% 177
UK excluding London -9 298 £425 +6.25% 137
London +31 178 £450 +1.98% 49
Work from Home -46 92 £425 +6.25% 16
South West +64 74 £450 +5.88% 18
South East -32 64 £394 -1.56% 45
Midlands +40 59 £535 +39.87% 28
West Midlands +50 49 £550 +10.00% 20
North of England -14 46 £375 - 23
East of England +22 32 £450 +16.88% 13
North West -5 31 £375 -6.54% 15
Scotland +6 17 £375 -11.76% 6
Yorkshire +43 15 £400 +6.67% 6
East Midlands +25 10 £388 +14.81% 7
Wales +16 8 £300 -7.69% 4

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 389 (75.53%) Cisco
2 309 (60.00%) CCNP
3 225 (43.69%) CCNA
4 202 (39.22%) Firewall
5 155 (30.10%) CCIE
6 147 (28.54%) Security Cleared
7 131 (25.44%) WAN
8 122 (23.69%) LAN
9 103 (20.00%) BGP
10 91 (17.67%) VPN
11 90 (17.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 89 (17.28%) CISSP
13 87 (16.89%) OSPF
14 85 (16.50%) Finance
14 85 (16.50%) Data Centre
15 83 (16.12%) Microsoft
16 78 (15.15%) SC Cleared
17 77 (14.95%) DV Cleared
17 77 (14.95%) VMware
18 76 (14.76%) Migration
18 76 (14.76%) VoIP
18 76 (14.76%) ITIL
18 76 (14.76%) Network Security
19 73 (14.17%) Juniper
20 69 (13.40%) MPLS
20 69 (13.40%) Azure
21 68 (13.20%) F5
22 62 (12.04%) CheckPoint
23 61 (11.84%) Active Directory
23 61 (11.84%) Cisco ASA

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 16 (3.11%) Skype for Business
2 14 (2.72%) ArcGIS
3 10 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.36%) IIS
5 4 (0.78%) Confluence
5 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.58%) Apache
6 3 (0.58%) CMS
6 3 (0.58%) SAS
7 2 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.39%) nginx
7 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.72%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 69 (13.40%) Azure
2 48 (9.32%) AWS
3 17 (3.30%) Office 365
4 15 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.36%) GCP
6 7 (1.36%) SaaS
7 6 (1.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (1.17%) IaaS
8 4 (0.78%) Amazon EKS
8 4 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.78%) PaaS
9 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 202 (39.22%) Firewall
2 131 (25.44%) WAN
3 122 (23.69%) LAN
4 103 (20.00%) BGP
5 91 (17.67%) VPN
6 90 (17.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 87 (16.89%) OSPF
8 76 (14.76%) Network Security
8 76 (14.76%) VoIP
9 69 (13.40%) MPLS
10 61 (11.84%) Cisco ASA
11 60 (11.65%) EIGRP
12 50 (9.71%) DNS
13 38 (7.38%) Wireless
14 36 (6.99%) IPsec
14 36 (6.99%) TCP/IP
15 31 (6.02%) DHCP
16 30 (5.83%) Cisco ISE
17 27 (5.24%) Cisco IOS
17 27 (5.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.72%) GIS
1 14 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.39%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (0.39%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (2.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.17%) JIRA
2 6 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.78%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.39%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.39%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 85 (16.50%) Finance
2 42 (8.16%) Public Sector
3 37 (7.18%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.52%) Banking
5 8 (1.55%) Electronics
6 6 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.97%) Advertising
7 5 (0.97%) Legal
8 4 (0.78%) Back Office
8 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.78%) French Language
8 4 (0.78%) Marketing
8 4 (0.78%) Police
9 3 (0.58%) Local Government
10 2 (0.39%) German Language
10 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Military
10 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 232 (45.05%) Network Engineer
2 71 (13.79%) Architect
3 47 (9.13%) Cisco Engineer
4 40 (7.77%) Security Engineer
5 39 (7.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 34 (6.60%) Senior Network Engineer
7 32 (6.21%) Network Architect
8 30 (5.83%) Consultant
9 27 (5.24%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 20 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (3.50%) Analyst
11 18 (3.50%) Network Consultant
12 17 (3.30%) Network Security Engineer
12 17 (3.30%) Support Engineer
13 15 (2.91%) Security Specialist
14 14 (2.72%) Security Architect
15 13 (2.52%) Network Support
15 13 (2.52%) Network Support Engineer
15 13 (2.52%) Technical Architect
16 11 (2.14%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.75%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.36%) Web Services
3 6 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (0.97%) Middleware
5 4 (0.78%) SAML
6 3 (0.58%) LDAP
6 3 (0.58%) Node.js
6 3 (0.58%) REST
7 2 (0.39%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.39%) COM
7 2 (0.39%) HTML
7 2 (0.39%) JSON
7 2 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.39%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.39%) WebRTC
7 2 (0.39%) XMPP
8 1 (0.19%) .NET
8 1 (0.19%) OAuth
8 1 (0.19%) OpenID
8 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 85 (16.50%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.72%) PKI
6 11 (2.14%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.17%) NHS
7 6 (1.17%) Public Cloud
8 5 (0.97%) Handset
9 4 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.78%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.58%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.58%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.39%) CMDB
11 2 (0.39%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.39%) Tandem
11 2 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (11.46%) Windows
2 39 (7.57%) Windows Server
3 35 (6.80%) Linux
4 26 (5.05%) Windows Server 2016
5 24 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (3.69%) Windows 10
8 17 (3.30%) Windows 7
9 16 (3.11%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.97%) Check Point GAiA
10 5 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.97%) Unix
11 2 (0.39%) Solaris
11 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.19%) CatOS
12 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (14.76%) ITIL
1 76 (14.76%) Migration
2 44 (8.54%) Network Design
3 43 (8.35%) Change Management
3 43 (8.35%) DevOps
4 42 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (6.99%) Information Security
6 32 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (5.83%) SIEM
8 28 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 27 (5.24%) Security Operations
10 26 (5.05%) Vulnerability Management
11 25 (4.85%) Project Management
12 24 (4.66%) Configuration Management
12 24 (4.66%) Service Delivery
13 23 (4.47%) Load Balancing
13 23 (4.47%) TOGAF
14 19 (3.69%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (3.50%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.02%) Python
2 24 (4.66%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.27%) C
4 14 (2.72%) VB
5 8 (1.55%) Perl
6 6 (1.17%) Java
7 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.58%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.58%) SQL
9 2 (0.39%) Lisp
9 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 309 (60.00%) CCNP
2 225 (43.69%) CCNA
3 155 (30.10%) CCIE
4 147 (28.54%) Security Cleared
5 89 (17.28%) CISSP
6 78 (15.15%) SC Cleared
7 77 (14.95%) DV Cleared
8 54 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 42 (8.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 33 (6.41%) CCDP
11 30 (5.83%) CCSP
11 30 (5.83%) Degree
12 28 (5.44%) CISM
13 20 (3.88%) CCIE Collaboration
14 19 (3.69%) CCDA
15 17 (3.30%) CISA
16 15 (2.91%) MCSE
17 14 (2.72%) CEH
17 14 (2.72%) JNCIA
18 13 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (2.91%) NIST
2 11 (2.14%) QA
2 11 (2.14%) SLA
3 7 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (1.17%) NCSC
5 5 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.19%) GxP
6 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 49 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.63%) VMware NSX
4 16 (3.11%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.97%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.78%) Docker
8 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.58%) vSphere
9 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (6.99%) Ansible
2 19 (3.69%) FortiGate
3 13 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (2.14%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (1.94%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (1.94%) Nessus
6 7 (1.36%) Puppet
6 7 (1.36%) QRadar
6 7 (1.36%) Terraform
7 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.17%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.97%) WSUS
9 4 (0.78%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.78%) SCCM
9 4 (0.78%) TrustSec
10 3 (0.58%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.58%) Nexpose
10 3 (0.58%) Packer
10 3 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 389 (75.53%) Cisco
2 83 (16.12%) Microsoft
3 77 (14.95%) VMware
4 73 (14.17%) Juniper
5 68 (13.20%) F5
6 62 (12.04%) CheckPoint
7 51 (9.90%) Palo Alto
8 39 (7.57%) Oracle
9 33 (6.41%) SolarWinds
10 28 (5.44%) Fortinet
11 25 (4.85%) Splunk
12 23 (4.47%) Dell
13 19 (3.69%) Meraki
14 17 (3.30%) Citrix
15 16 (3.11%) Blue Coat
16 15 (2.91%) HP
17 14 (2.72%) ESRI
17 14 (2.72%) Lumension
17 14 (2.72%) Sophos
18 10 (1.94%) Arista