Period
to 21 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 147 118
Rank change year-on-year -31 -29 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,586 1,675 2,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.75% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.10% 8.86% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1,086 1,379
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £239 £201 £225
90th Percentile £563 £539 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 82 101
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.87% +23.58% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.20 £16.29 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year +7.69% +28.71% +19.53%

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 19,579 18,913 23,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.79% 19.71% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,618 11,617 14,812
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.46% +0.75%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £590 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 965 961 833
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.44% +6.86% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -17.46% +12.50% +24.44%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 18 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 July 2018. 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 -28 1,418 £400 - 378
UK excluding London -25 946 £389 +3.67% 271
London -19 602 £425 -5.56% 133
South East -71 276 £400 - 68
North of England -11 196 £400 +0.06% 63
Midlands 0 138 £375 +3.45% 53
South West +8 110 £375 +19.05% 22
West Midlands -1 105 £388 +3.33% 38
North West +4 100 £395 +21.54% 32
East of England -6 97 £400 +6.67% 39
Yorkshire -15 81 £413 -2.94% 27
Wales -2 67 £368 +104.17% 12
Scotland -59 40 £400 +33.33% 13
East Midlands -8 31 £320 +2.40% 15
North East -6 18 £625 +73.61% 4
Northern Ireland +22 14 £500 +53.37% 1
Isle of Man - 8 £425 -
Channel Islands -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 1,239 (78.12%) Cisco
2 954 (60.15%) CCNP
3 784 (49.43%) CCNA
4 721 (45.46%) Firewall
5 559 (35.25%) WAN
6 497 (31.34%) LAN
7 394 (24.84%) ITIL
8 350 (22.07%) Security Cleared
9 334 (21.06%) Data Centre
10 325 (20.49%) CCIE
11 314 (19.80%) Wireless
12 285 (17.97%) Windows
13 284 (17.91%) BGP
14 273 (17.21%) SC Cleared
15 270 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
16 253 (15.95%) VMware
17 250 (15.76%) Network Security
18 248 (15.64%) Juniper
19 246 (15.51%) Microsoft
20 234 (14.75%) OSPF
21 215 (13.56%) VPN
22 213 (13.43%) Finance
23 207 (13.05%) CheckPoint
24 206 (12.99%) MPLS
25 203 (12.80%) Network Design
26 185 (11.66%) F5
27 179 (11.29%) Cisco Nexus
28 178 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
29 173 (10.91%) DNS
30 171 (10.78%) TCP/IP

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 42 (2.65%) MS Exchange
2 37 (2.33%) IIS
3 35 (2.21%) Skype for Business
4 18 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.69%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.57%) Confluence
9 5 (0.32%) Apache
9 5 (0.32%) SAS
10 4 (0.25%) CMS
11 3 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.19%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.063%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.063%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.063%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.13%) RMDS
2 1 (0.063%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.063%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 131 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (3.28%) Office 365
4 49 (3.09%) PaaS
5 37 (2.33%) IaaS
6 32 (2.02%) SaaS
7 9 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.38%) AWS CloudTrail
9 6 (0.38%) GitHub
9 6 (0.38%) npm
10 5 (0.32%) G Suite
11 3 (0.19%) Akamai
11 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.13%) OpenDNS
12 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.063%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.063%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 721 (45.46%) Firewall
2 559 (35.25%) WAN
3 497 (31.34%) LAN
4 314 (19.80%) Wireless
5 284 (17.91%) BGP
6 270 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
7 250 (15.76%) Network Security
8 234 (14.75%) OSPF
9 215 (13.56%) VPN
10 206 (12.99%) MPLS
11 179 (11.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 173 (10.91%) DNS
13 171 (10.78%) TCP/IP
14 158 (9.96%) VoIP
15 131 (8.26%) DHCP
16 125 (7.88%) VLAN
17 124 (7.82%) EIGRP
18 115 (7.25%) Wi-Fi
19 112 (7.06%) Internet
20 105 (6.62%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.50%) MySQL
3 7 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.32%) DB2
4 5 (0.32%) MongoDB
4 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.13%) GIS
6 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.063%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.063%) Big Data
7 1 (0.063%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.063%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.063%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.063%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.063%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 19 (1.20%) JIRA
3 17 (1.07%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (0.38%) SonarQube
6 5 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.25%) Selenium
8 2 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.063%) AppScan
9 1 (0.063%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.063%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.063%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.063%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 213 (13.43%) Finance
2 134 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 65 (4.10%) Banking
4 33 (2.08%) Retail
5 19 (1.20%) Legal
6 16 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 13 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.57%) Local Government
10 8 (0.50%) Law
10 8 (0.50%) Marketing
10 8 (0.50%) Publishing
11 6 (0.38%) Automotive
11 6 (0.38%) Back Office
12 5 (0.32%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.25%) Advertising
13 4 (0.25%) Electronics
14 3 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 717 (45.21%) Network Engineer
2 209 (13.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 195 (12.30%) Architect
4 150 (9.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 111 (7.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 105 (6.62%) Security Engineer
7 102 (6.43%) Network Architect
8 88 (5.55%) Analyst
9 82 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 79 (4.98%) Network Security Engineer
11 68 (4.29%) Consultant
11 68 (4.29%) Support Engineer
12 63 (3.97%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 62 (3.91%) Security Architect
14 46 (2.90%) Network Support
15 42 (2.65%) Firewall Engineer
16 39 (2.46%) Network Analyst
17 33 (2.08%) Network Support Engineer
18 31 (1.95%) Senior Cisco Engineer
19 30 (1.89%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.84%) 802.1X
2 21 (1.32%) Middleware
3 16 (1.01%) Web Services
4 13 (0.82%) REST
4 13 (0.82%) SailPoint
5 10 (0.63%) LDAP
5 10 (0.63%) XMPP
6 7 (0.44%) OAuth
6 7 (0.44%) OAuth2
6 7 (0.44%) WAP
7 6 (0.38%) Node.js
7 6 (0.38%) RESTful
7 6 (0.38%) SAML
8 4 (0.25%) .NET
8 4 (0.25%) LAMP
9 3 (0.19%) JSON
9 3 (0.19%) XML
10 2 (0.13%) HTML
10 2 (0.13%) Spine.js
10 2 (0.13%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 334 (21.06%) Data Centre
2 129 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (5.11%) Management Information System
4 54 (3.40%) Computer Science
5 49 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
7 39 (2.46%) PKI
8 27 (1.70%) Driving Licence
9 22 (1.39%) Clustering
10 18 (1.13%) NHS
11 17 (1.07%) Private Cloud
12 11 (0.69%) Fat Client
12 11 (0.69%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.63%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.57%) Handset
15 8 (0.50%) Cyber Defence
15 8 (0.50%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
16 7 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 285 (17.97%) Windows
2 154 (9.71%) Windows Server
3 89 (5.61%) Linux
4 81 (5.11%) Unix
5 59 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (2.02%) Windows 7
8 26 (1.64%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.63%) CentOS
10 10 (0.63%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.38%) Check Point GAiA
14 5 (0.32%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.25%) Android
16 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (24.84%) ITIL
2 203 (12.80%) Network Design
3 168 (10.59%) Migration
4 119 (7.50%) Project Management
5 116 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
6 113 (7.12%) Network Monitoring
7 102 (6.43%) Information Security
8 99 (6.24%) Network Management
9 97 (6.12%) Load Balancing
10 94 (5.93%) Change Management
11 92 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
12 89 (5.61%) PRINCE2
13 80 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
14 79 (4.98%) Incident Management
15 75 (4.73%) Service Management
16 65 (4.10%) Change Control
16 65 (4.10%) Service Delivery
17 64 (4.04%) Network Architecture
18 61 (3.85%) SIEM
19 57 (3.59%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 70 (4.41%) Python
2 54 (3.40%) PowerShell
3 42 (2.65%) SQL
4 32 (2.02%) C
5 22 (1.39%) Perl
6 16 (1.01%) Java
7 14 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.44%) VB
9 6 (0.38%) Apex Code
9 6 (0.38%) PyPy
9 6 (0.38%) Ruby
10 5 (0.32%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.19%) Go
12 2 (0.13%) C#
12 2 (0.13%) C++
12 2 (0.13%) PHP
12 2 (0.13%) Tcl
12 2 (0.13%) VBA
13 1 (0.063%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.063%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 954 (60.15%) CCNP
2 784 (49.43%) CCNA
3 350 (22.07%) Security Cleared
4 325 (20.49%) CCIE
5 273 (17.21%) SC Cleared
6 158 (9.96%) CISSP
7 141 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 140 (8.83%) Degree
9 116 (7.31%) CCDP
10 96 (6.05%) DV Cleared
11 94 (5.93%) MCSE
12 90 (5.67%) CISM
13 59 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
14 51 (3.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 50 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 47 (2.96%) CCSP
17 43 (2.71%) CCSE
17 43 (2.71%) MCSA
18 42 (2.65%) CCSA
19 37 (2.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.10%) SLA
2 55 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (2.21%) GDPR
4 17 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.76%) HIPAA
5 12 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 10 (0.63%) COBIT
7 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.38%) QA
8 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.19%) MiFID
9 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.13%) PSD2
11 1 (0.063%) GPG13
11 1 (0.063%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.063%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 178 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 150 (9.46%) Active Directory
3 61 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 29 (1.83%) vSphere
5 26 (1.64%) VMware NSX
6 21 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.95%) ProxySG
9 10 (0.63%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.50%) Firmware
11 7 (0.44%) XenApp
12 6 (0.38%) Docker
13 5 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.32%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.25%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.25%) KVM
14 4 (0.25%) Snort
14 4 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.19%) UAG
Systems Management
1 56 (3.53%) FortiGate
2 49 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 40 (2.52%) Cisco Prime
4 33 (2.08%) SCCM
5 28 (1.77%) SCOM
6 17 (1.07%) Ansible
7 16 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
8 15 (0.95%) AirWatch
8 15 (0.95%) vCenter Server
9 14 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
10 13 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (0.69%) Opsview
13 9 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.50%) OpenView
14 8 (0.50%) Puppet
14 8 (0.50%) WSUS
15 7 (0.44%) Cacti
15 7 (0.44%) Nessus
16 6 (0.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,239 (78.12%) Cisco
2 253 (15.95%) VMware
3 248 (15.64%) Juniper
4 246 (15.51%) Microsoft
5 207 (13.05%) CheckPoint
6 185 (11.66%) F5
7 125 (7.88%) Palo Alto
8 103 (6.49%) HP
9 82 (5.17%) SolarWinds
10 70 (4.41%) Citrix
10 70 (4.41%) Fortinet
11 64 (4.04%) Meraki
12 52 (3.28%) Oracle
12 52 (3.28%) Splunk
13 51 (3.22%) McAfee
14 47 (2.96%) Aruba
14 47 (2.96%) Blue Coat
15 31 (1.95%) Mitel
15 31 (1.95%) NetApp
16 29 (1.83%) CyberArk