Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 246 147 143
Rank change year-on-year -99 -4 +46
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 871 522 1,693
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.77% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.86% 6.93% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 352 1,118
10th Percentile £250 £225 £233
25th Percentile £325 £350 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £438 £400
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -0.12%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £500
90th Percentile £611 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £425 £395
% change year-on-year -8.24% +7.59% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 24 64
10th Percentile £12.25 £16.15 £16.25
25th Percentile £16.73 £19.06 £18.15
Median hourly rate £23.75 £29.16 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year -18.54% -22.25% +63.04%
75th Percentile £46.78 £40.94 £45.34
90th Percentile £55.50 £45.00 £48.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -4.44% -40.00% +63.04%

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 14,876 7,533 17,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.63% 25.60% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,651 5,055 10,851
10th Percentile £313 £294 £263
25th Percentile £410 £390 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £600 £573 £568
90th Percentile £679 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.50% +2.33% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 278 766
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.93 £13.75
25th Percentile £16.25 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £33.00 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.40% -20.98% +74.44%
75th Percentile £53.75 £48.61 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £64.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.44 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -25.00% +73.91%

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -100 703 £425 -5.56% 308
UK excluding London -44 495 £390 -8.24% 224
Work from Home -141 220 £475 +8.57% 51
London -143 220 £475 +5.56% 98
South East -28 139 £415 +8.85% 65
North of England -17 122 £447 +19.20% 52
South West -38 73 £373 -12.35% 30
Midlands -66 70 £351 -32.27% 36
North West -28 62 £450 +24.14% 36
Yorkshire -20 49 £275 -26.67% 9
East of England -37 41 £375 -16.67% 26
East Midlands -10 39 £340 -12.26% 14
Scotland -73 31 £373 +6.43% 7
West Midlands -83 31 £384 -29.22% 22
Wales -17 20 £475 +61.02% 7
North East -8 11 £550 +15.79% 7

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 572 (65.67%) Cisco
2 429 (49.25%) CCNP
3 399 (45.81%) CCNA
4 336 (38.58%) Firewall
5 213 (24.45%) LAN
6 210 (24.11%) WAN
7 174 (19.98%) Security Cleared
7 174 (19.98%) Social Skills
8 170 (19.52%) VMware
9 163 (18.71%) ITIL
10 159 (18.25%) Windows
10 159 (18.25%) Azure
11 156 (17.91%) CCIE
12 143 (16.42%) Network Security
13 142 (16.30%) VPN
14 140 (16.07%) Data Centre
15 135 (15.50%) Wireless
16 131 (15.04%) BGP
16 131 (15.04%) Microsoft
17 130 (14.93%) SC Cleared
18 120 (13.78%) CISSP
19 115 (13.20%) Palo Alto
20 108 (12.40%) MPLS
21 107 (12.28%) Juniper
22 106 (12.17%) Telecoms
23 104 (11.94%) AWS
24 100 (11.48%) Active Directory
25 99 (11.37%) F5
26 95 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
27 94 (10.79%) Microsoft Certification

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 30 (3.44%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.84%) Confluence
2 16 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.15%) ArcGIS
4 6 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (0.69%) SAS
5 4 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.46%) IIS
5 4 (0.46%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.46%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.34%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.23%) CMS
8 1 (0.11%) Apache
8 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.11%) Mule
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 53 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) iTrent
1 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 159 (18.25%) Azure
2 104 (11.94%) AWS
3 58 (6.66%) Microsoft 365
4 43 (4.94%) GCP
5 24 (2.76%) IaaS
6 16 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (1.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 15 (1.72%) PaaS
7 15 (1.72%) SaaS
8 14 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.26%) IBM Cloud
10 7 (0.80%) AWS Direct Connect
10 7 (0.80%) SoftLayer
11 6 (0.69%) Azure Sentinel
11 6 (0.69%) Serverless
12 5 (0.57%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.34%) Akamai
13 3 (0.34%) Azure Storage
14 2 (0.23%) Amazon SageMaker
14 2 (0.23%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 336 (38.58%) Firewall
2 213 (24.45%) LAN
3 210 (24.11%) WAN
4 143 (16.42%) Network Security
5 142 (16.30%) VPN
6 135 (15.50%) Wireless
7 131 (15.04%) BGP
8 108 (12.40%) MPLS
9 93 (10.68%) OSPF
10 84 (9.64%) Cisco ASA
11 82 (9.41%) DNS
12 81 (9.30%) Wi-Fi
13 79 (9.07%) Cisco Nexus
14 77 (8.84%) TCP/IP
15 70 (8.04%) DHCP
15 70 (8.04%) VoIP
16 64 (7.35%) SD-WAN
17 50 (5.74%) Internet
18 46 (5.28%) VLAN
18 46 (5.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.15%) GIS
5 5 (0.57%) MySQL
6 4 (0.46%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (0.34%) Big Data
7 3 (0.34%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.23%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.23%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.23%) Informix
8 2 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (1.26%) JIRA
3 6 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.46%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 4 (0.46%) TestRail
6 3 (0.34%) GitLab
6 3 (0.34%) Hudson
6 3 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.34%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.23%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.23%) Maven
8 1 (0.11%) Appium
8 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.11%) Selenium
8 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 174 (19.98%) Social Skills
2 106 (12.17%) Telecoms
3 94 (10.79%) Finance
4 54 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (4.82%) Public Sector
6 28 (3.21%) Presentation Skills
7 25 (2.87%) Banking
8 13 (1.49%) Law
9 12 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
10 11 (1.26%) Billing
10 11 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.26%) Organisational Skills
11 10 (1.15%) Marketing
12 7 (0.80%) Back Office
12 7 (0.80%) Influencing Skills
12 7 (0.80%) Local Government
13 6 (0.69%) Electronics
13 6 (0.69%) Legal
14 5 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 353 (40.53%) Network Engineer
2 140 (16.07%) Architect
3 78 (8.96%) Cisco Engineer
4 64 (7.35%) Security Engineer
5 63 (7.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 62 (7.12%) Network Architect
7 56 (6.43%) Consultant
8 55 (6.31%) Senior Network Engineer
9 49 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 45 (5.17%) Design Engineer
11 43 (4.94%) Security Architect
12 42 (4.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 40 (4.59%) Analyst
14 35 (4.02%) Support Engineer
15 32 (3.67%) Network Security Engineer
16 27 (3.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 27 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
17 24 (2.76%) Network Consultant
17 24 (2.76%) Senior Architect
18 21 (2.41%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.84%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.61%) LDAP
3 7 (0.80%) XMPP
4 6 (0.69%) Middleware
4 6 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.46%) RESTful
6 3 (0.34%) Spine.js
6 3 (0.34%) Web Services
6 3 (0.34%) XML
7 2 (0.23%) COM
7 2 (0.23%) EDI
7 2 (0.23%) Flash
7 2 (0.23%) Jinja
7 2 (0.23%) JSON
7 2 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.11%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.11%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.11%) REST
8 1 (0.11%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 140 (16.07%) Data Centre
2 31 (3.56%) Public Cloud
3 29 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.10%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (2.07%) Driving Licence
6 17 (1.95%) PKI
7 16 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (1.72%) NHS
9 14 (1.61%) Fibre Optics
10 13 (1.49%) Cloud Native
10 13 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.38%) Handset
12 10 (1.15%) Replication
13 8 (0.92%) CCTV
13 8 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.69%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.57%) Algorithms
16 5 (0.57%) EMC VNX
16 5 (0.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 159 (18.25%) Windows
2 76 (8.73%) Linux
2 76 (8.73%) Windows Server
3 44 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (4.13%) Windows Server 2016
5 33 (3.79%) Windows Server 2019
6 21 (2.41%) Windows 10
6 21 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (2.18%) Unix
8 14 (1.61%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.49%) VMS
10 6 (0.69%) Android
11 5 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.34%) SUSE
13 3 (0.34%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (18.71%) ITIL
2 94 (10.79%) Network Design
3 93 (10.68%) Migration
4 90 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (7.23%) Cybersecurity
6 61 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 58 (6.66%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (6.54%) Information Security
9 54 (6.20%) Computer Science
10 53 (6.08%) Network Management
11 49 (5.63%) Load Balancing
12 48 (5.51%) Project Management
13 46 (5.28%) Security Architecture
14 44 (5.05%) DevOps
15 43 (4.94%) Change Management
16 41 (4.71%) Project Delivery
17 36 (4.13%) Network Architecture
18 34 (3.90%) Risk Management
19 31 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
19 31 (3.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 72 (8.27%) Python
2 43 (4.94%) PowerShell
3 25 (2.87%) C
4 19 (2.18%) SQL
5 10 (1.15%) VB
6 6 (0.69%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.69%) Go
7 5 (0.57%) C++
7 5 (0.57%) Java
8 4 (0.46%) Rust
9 3 (0.34%) PHP
10 2 (0.23%) C#
10 2 (0.23%) Perl
10 2 (0.23%) Tcl
11 1 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 429 (49.25%) CCNP
2 399 (45.81%) CCNA
3 174 (19.98%) Security Cleared
4 156 (17.91%) CCIE
5 130 (14.93%) SC Cleared
6 120 (13.78%) CISSP
7 94 (10.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 84 (9.64%) Degree
9 81 (9.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 65 (7.46%) MCSE
11 52 (5.97%) CISM
12 43 (4.94%) CCSP
12 43 (4.94%) MCP
13 42 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 39 (4.48%) CCDP
15 35 (4.02%) MCSA
16 29 (3.33%) CISA
17 28 (3.21%) DV Cleared
18 24 (2.76%) JNCIP
19 23 (2.64%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.59%) SLA
2 39 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (3.21%) NIST
4 24 (2.76%) PCI DSS
5 19 (2.18%) QA
6 14 (1.61%) GDPR
6 14 (1.61%) ISO 9001
7 10 (1.15%) NIST 800
8 7 (0.80%) PMO
8 7 (0.80%) SOC 2
9 5 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.57%) GRC
9 5 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.46%) COBIT
10 4 (0.46%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.34%) ITGC
12 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 100 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 95 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.82%) VMware NSX
4 33 (3.79%) vSphere
5 28 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.26%) XenApp
7 10 (1.15%) Firmware
8 8 (0.92%) Docker
9 7 (0.80%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.80%) KVM
9 7 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.57%) ProxySG
10 5 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.46%) iptables
11 4 (0.46%) Xen
12 2 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (6.20%) Ansible
2 22 (2.53%) FortiGate
2 22 (2.53%) Terraform
3 20 (2.30%) WSUS
4 17 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (1.95%) vCenter Server
5 16 (1.84%) Cisco UCCX
6 15 (1.72%) SCCM
7 12 (1.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (1.26%) Cisco Prime
9 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (0.92%) Kubernetes
11 7 (0.80%) Cisco UCCE
11 7 (0.80%) SCOM
11 7 (0.80%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.69%) Nagios
13 5 (0.57%) Nessus
13 5 (0.57%) PowerCLI
14 4 (0.46%) Stealthwatch
14 4 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 572 (65.67%) Cisco
2 170 (19.52%) VMware
3 131 (15.04%) Microsoft
4 115 (13.20%) Palo Alto
5 107 (12.28%) Juniper
6 99 (11.37%) F5
7 92 (10.56%) CheckPoint
8 70 (8.04%) Fortinet
9 53 (6.08%) Aruba
10 52 (5.97%) Meraki
11 42 (4.82%) Citrix
12 41 (4.71%) HP
13 39 (4.48%) SolarWinds
14 29 (3.33%) Infoblox
15 28 (3.21%) Nokia
16 24 (2.76%) Google
17 23 (2.64%) Oracle
18 21 (2.41%) Avaya
18 21 (2.41%) Dell
18 21 (2.41%) Ruckus Wireless