Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 145 173 195
Rank change year-on-year +28 +22 -64
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,223 1,620 1,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 1.65% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.36% 8.48% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 991 844
UK median daily rate £408 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £256 £250 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 82 38
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £33.40 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.64% +30.01% -2.37%
10th Percentile £15.07 £15.65 £12.09
90th Percentile £45.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £33.40 £26.06
% change year-on-year -40.87% +28.15% -3.70%

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 14,633 19,100 18,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.43% 19.44% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,023 11,431 11,620
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £258 £260 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 902 844
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.75 £12.55 £12.08
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.23 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +17.24% +11.54% -5.45%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 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 +25 1,073 £410 -3.53% 493
UK excluding London +12 761 £400 - 348
London +53 420 £418 -8.24% 177
South East +19 261 £411 +2.81% 109
North of England +25 132 £355 -5.33% 77
Midlands +24 126 £450 +32.16% 55
West Midlands +54 92 £485 +21.13% 43
North West +7 78 £400 +6.67% 40
Scotland +5 71 £450 -10.00% 16
East of England +13 67 £350 -12.50% 45
South West -41 64 £400 -4.76% 30
Yorkshire +30 42 £350 -8.50% 25
Wales +43 34 £400 +3.23% 14
East Midlands +4 34 £375 +26.05% 11
North East +16 13 £275 -8.33% 12
Northern Ireland +12 9 £320 -24.71% 2

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 933 (76.29%) Cisco
2 740 (60.51%) CCNP
3 569 (46.52%) CCNA
4 530 (43.34%) Firewall
5 373 (30.50%) WAN
6 360 (29.44%) LAN
7 286 (23.39%) Data Centre
8 272 (22.24%) CCIE
9 262 (21.42%) BGP
10 251 (20.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 246 (20.11%) Security Cleared
12 235 (19.22%) OSPF
13 228 (18.64%) VPN
14 214 (17.50%) Juniper
15 213 (17.42%) Wireless
16 212 (17.33%) MPLS
17 195 (15.94%) Palo Alto
18 190 (15.54%) Network Security
19 182 (14.88%) TCP/IP
20 181 (14.80%) CheckPoint
21 178 (14.55%) Cisco ASA
22 173 (14.15%) Windows
23 170 (13.90%) SC Cleared
24 164 (13.41%) Finance
25 158 (12.92%) Migration
26 153 (12.51%) VMware
27 151 (12.35%) Telecoms
28 150 (12.26%) ITIL
29 147 (12.02%) F5
30 131 (10.71%) Microsoft

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 32 (2.62%) Skype for Business
2 25 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 23 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.98%) Confluence
5 11 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (0.74%) IIS
6 9 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.33%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.16%) Apache
9 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.16%) nginx
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 46 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) assyst
3 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.082%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 94 (7.69%) Azure
2 87 (7.11%) AWS
3 63 (5.15%) Office 365
4 15 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.06%) GCP
5 13 (1.06%) IaaS
6 9 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (0.65%) PaaS
8 7 (0.57%) SaaS
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.16%) G Suite
10 2 (0.16%) GitHub
10 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.16%) Serverless
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.082%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.082%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.082%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 530 (43.34%) Firewall
2 373 (30.50%) WAN
3 360 (29.44%) LAN
4 262 (21.42%) BGP
5 251 (20.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 235 (19.22%) OSPF
7 228 (18.64%) VPN
8 213 (17.42%) Wireless
9 212 (17.33%) MPLS
10 190 (15.54%) Network Security
11 182 (14.88%) TCP/IP
12 178 (14.55%) Cisco ASA
13 112 (9.16%) DNS
14 107 (8.75%) EIGRP
15 100 (8.18%) VoIP
16 95 (7.77%) Ethernet
17 86 (7.03%) WLAN
18 84 (6.87%) Cisco ISE
18 84 (6.87%) Internet
19 83 (6.79%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.74%) Big Data
3 6 (0.49%) MySQL
4 5 (0.41%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.16%) DB2
6 2 (0.16%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.082%) Aerospike
7 1 (0.082%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.082%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.082%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.082%) DTS
7 1 (0.082%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.082%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.082%) Redis
7 1 (0.082%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.082%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.082%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.082%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 19 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
2 18 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 15 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
5 12 (0.98%) JIRA
6 11 (0.90%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.25%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.25%) Robot Framework
7 3 (0.25%) TestRail
8 2 (0.16%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.16%) git-flow
9 1 (0.082%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.082%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.082%) GitLab
9 1 (0.082%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.082%) Postman
9 1 (0.082%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.082%) Visual Studio
General
1 164 (13.41%) Finance
2 151 (12.35%) Telecoms
3 78 (6.38%) Public Sector
4 31 (2.53%) Banking
5 19 (1.55%) Legal
6 18 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.39%) Front Office
7 17 (1.39%) Marketing
8 14 (1.14%) Law
8 14 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.90%) Electronics
11 10 (0.82%) French Language
11 10 (0.82%) Games
11 10 (0.82%) Police
11 10 (0.82%) Retail
12 9 (0.74%) Advertising
13 8 (0.65%) German Language
13 8 (0.65%) Publishing
14 5 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 665 (54.37%) Network Engineer
2 136 (11.12%) Architect
3 119 (9.73%) Cisco Engineer
4 107 (8.75%) Senior Network Engineer
5 100 (8.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 88 (7.20%) Network Architect
7 83 (6.79%) Security Engineer
8 59 (4.82%) Network Security Engineer
9 57 (4.66%) Analyst
10 54 (4.42%) Consultant
11 41 (3.35%) Support Engineer
12 38 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 36 (2.94%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 35 (2.86%) Design Engineer
15 33 (2.70%) Administrator
16 30 (2.45%) Network Administrator
17 29 (2.37%) Network Design Engineer
17 29 (2.37%) WAN Engineer
18 27 (2.21%) Network Support
19 22 (1.80%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.52%) 802.1X
2 11 (0.90%) .NET
3 10 (0.82%) REST
4 8 (0.65%) JSON
5 6 (0.49%) Middleware
6 5 (0.41%) Web Services
6 5 (0.41%) XML
7 3 (0.25%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.25%) Kafka
7 3 (0.25%) Node.js
7 3 (0.25%) SOAP
7 3 (0.25%) XMPP
8 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.16%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.16%) GraphQL
8 2 (0.16%) OLE
8 2 (0.16%) React
8 2 (0.16%) Spring
8 2 (0.16%) Spring MVC
8 2 (0.16%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 286 (23.39%) Data Centre
2 44 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (2.04%) Public Cloud
6 20 (1.64%) Private Cloud
7 18 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (1.39%) Cyber Defence
9 16 (1.31%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.14%) PKI
11 12 (0.98%) Fibre Optics
11 12 (0.98%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.82%) NHS
12 10 (0.82%) Smart Meter
13 9 (0.74%) CMDB
13 9 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (0.74%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 6 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 173 (14.15%) Windows
2 95 (7.77%) Linux
3 72 (5.89%) Windows Server
4 37 (3.03%) Unix
5 33 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (2.04%) Windows 10
8 16 (1.31%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.23%) CentOS
10 14 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.82%) Android
13 6 (0.49%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.41%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.33%) CatOS
15 4 (0.33%) Fedora
15 4 (0.33%) SUSE
16 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (12.92%) Migration
2 150 (12.26%) ITIL
3 124 (10.14%) Network Design
4 113 (9.24%) Change Management
5 86 (7.03%) Network Management
6 81 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
7 71 (5.81%) Project Delivery
8 67 (5.48%) Service Delivery
9 62 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (5.07%) Load Balancing
10 61 (4.99%) Information Security
11 58 (4.74%) Network Monitoring
12 57 (4.66%) Incident Management
13 55 (4.50%) Service Management
14 53 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 48 (3.92%) SIEM
16 44 (3.60%) Cybersecurity
17 42 (3.43%) DevOps
17 42 (3.43%) Network Architecture
17 42 (3.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (7.85%) Python
2 50 (4.09%) PowerShell
3 43 (3.52%) SQL
4 28 (2.29%) Perl
5 21 (1.72%) C
6 19 (1.55%) Bash Shell
7 15 (1.23%) Java
8 9 (0.74%) C++
9 7 (0.57%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.57%) PHP
10 3 (0.25%) Ruby
11 1 (0.082%) Erlang
11 1 (0.082%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.082%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.082%) VBScript
11 1 (0.082%) XPath
Qualifications
1 740 (60.51%) CCNP
2 569 (46.52%) CCNA
3 272 (22.24%) CCIE
4 246 (20.11%) Security Cleared
5 170 (13.90%) SC Cleared
6 80 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 78 (6.38%) CCDP
8 77 (6.30%) Degree
9 63 (5.15%) CISSP
9 63 (5.15%) MCSE
10 58 (4.74%) CCDA
10 58 (4.74%) DV Cleared
11 47 (3.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 41 (3.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 39 (3.19%) CCSP
14 29 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 26 (2.13%) JNCIP
16 25 (2.04%) MCSA
17 22 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
17 22 (1.80%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.35%) SLA
2 39 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (3.03%) NIST
4 20 (1.64%) GDPR
5 16 (1.31%) NCSC
5 16 (1.31%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.98%) PMO
7 10 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 10 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 8 (0.65%) QA
9 7 (0.57%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.25%) COBIT
11 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.082%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.082%) HL7
12 1 (0.082%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.082%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 107 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (6.05%) Active Directory
3 48 (3.92%) VMware NSX
4 30 (2.45%) Hyper-V
5 28 (2.29%) vSphere
6 24 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.65%) Docker
8 8 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.65%) XenApp
9 6 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 6 (0.49%) Firmware
9 6 (0.49%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.25%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.25%) vCloud
11 2 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.16%) UAG
11 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (3.43%) FortiGate
2 39 (3.19%) Nagios
3 36 (2.94%) Ansible
4 34 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
5 29 (2.37%) Puppet
6 28 (2.29%) vCenter Server
7 22 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
9 16 (1.31%) Cacti
9 16 (1.31%) SCCM
9 16 (1.31%) Statseeker
9 16 (1.31%) ZABBIX
10 14 (1.14%) NetMRI
10 14 (1.14%) Terraform
11 13 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
12 8 (0.65%) PowerCLI
13 7 (0.57%) Kubernetes
13 7 (0.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 6 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
14 6 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 933 (76.29%) Cisco
2 214 (17.50%) Juniper
3 195 (15.94%) Palo Alto
4 181 (14.80%) CheckPoint
5 153 (12.51%) VMware
6 147 (12.02%) F5
7 131 (10.71%) Microsoft
8 88 (7.20%) SolarWinds
9 80 (6.54%) Fortinet
10 56 (4.58%) Meraki
11 51 (4.17%) Oracle
12 44 (3.60%) Citrix
13 37 (3.03%) Aruba
14 36 (2.94%) Dell
15 35 (2.86%) EMC
15 35 (2.86%) HP
16 33 (2.70%) McAfee
17 32 (2.62%) Blue Coat
18 28 (2.29%) Remedy
19 22 (1.80%) Huawei