Period
to 6 July 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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 144 150 187
Rank change year-on-year +6 +37 -39
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 734 1,708 1,572
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 1.82% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.39% 9.67% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 1,164 976
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 84 71
Median hourly rate £25.00 £33.40 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.15% -3.19% +6.15%
10th Percentile £15.35 £14.98 £12.20
90th Percentile £46.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.40 £34.75
% change year-on-year -40.12% -3.88% +6.92%

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 9,937 17,667 19,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.96% 18.86% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,899 10,674 11,759
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £239
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 832 920
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.51% -18.13%
10th Percentile £15.85 £12.87 £12.63
90th Percentile £57.00 £54.43 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -19.35%

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 6 July 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 6 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 17 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 6 July 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 +5 638 £425 +3.03% 130
UK excluding London -3 487 £425 +6.25% 104
London +26 216 £425 -10.53% 38
South East +3 135 £400 - 20
Midlands +45 93 £550 +69.23% 22
North of England +25 93 £350 -6.67% 23
West Midlands +50 73 £550 +39.24% 16
Work from Home -12 60 £425 +3.03% 12
South West -14 57 £475 +11.76% 21
Scotland +13 53 £450 +5.88% 9
North West +21 50 £350 -3.45% 12
East of England +23 43 £425 +21.43% 6
Yorkshire +66 39 £350 -6.67% 9
East Midlands +13 19 £300 +9.09% 6
Wales +20 11 £400 - 3
North East +14 4 £363 +11.54% 2
Northern Ireland +5 3 £373 +19.20%

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 568 (77.38%) Cisco
2 460 (62.67%) CCNP
3 321 (43.73%) Firewall
4 316 (43.05%) CCNA
5 250 (34.06%) WAN
6 234 (31.88%) LAN
7 179 (24.39%) BGP
8 178 (24.25%) CCIE
9 171 (23.30%) Security Cleared
10 155 (21.12%) Data Centre
11 145 (19.75%) VPN
12 144 (19.62%) OSPF
13 143 (19.48%) Cisco Nexus
14 140 (19.07%) Juniper
15 135 (18.39%) CheckPoint
16 119 (16.21%) Microsoft
17 117 (15.94%) Windows
17 117 (15.94%) Migration
18 115 (15.67%) Wireless
19 114 (15.53%) Network Security
20 107 (14.58%) Palo Alto
21 105 (14.31%) Cisco ASA
21 105 (14.31%) ITIL
22 101 (13.76%) MPLS
22 101 (13.76%) VMware
23 99 (13.49%) Network Design
24 95 (12.94%) Finance
25 93 (12.67%) F5
26 90 (12.26%) SC Cleared
27 88 (11.99%) Azure

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 25 (3.41%) Skype for Business
2 21 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.91%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.77%) Confluence
5 8 (1.09%) ArcGIS
6 6 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.82%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.41%) IIS
8 3 (0.41%) SAS
9 2 (0.27%) CMS
10 1 (0.14%) Apache
Applications
1 50 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.45%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 88 (11.99%) Azure
2 62 (8.45%) AWS
3 36 (4.90%) Office 365
4 23 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (1.77%) GCP
7 10 (1.36%) IaaS
8 3 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (0.41%) PaaS
8 3 (0.41%) SaaS
9 2 (0.27%) Akamai
9 2 (0.27%) GitHub
9 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.14%) Asana
10 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 321 (43.73%) Firewall
2 250 (34.06%) WAN
3 234 (31.88%) LAN
4 179 (24.39%) BGP
5 145 (19.75%) VPN
6 144 (19.62%) OSPF
7 143 (19.48%) Cisco Nexus
8 115 (15.67%) Wireless
9 114 (15.53%) Network Security
10 105 (14.31%) Cisco ASA
11 101 (13.76%) MPLS
12 81 (11.04%) TCP/IP
13 80 (10.90%) VoIP
14 79 (10.76%) DNS
15 78 (10.63%) EIGRP
16 63 (8.58%) DHCP
17 61 (8.31%) IPsec
18 54 (7.36%) Cisco ISE
19 51 (6.95%) Internet
20 47 (6.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.09%) GIS
2 8 (1.09%) MongoDB
2 8 (1.09%) MySQL
3 5 (0.68%) Aerospike
3 5 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (0.68%) Big Data
3 5 (0.68%) Redis
4 4 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.27%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.14%) DB2
7 1 (0.14%) DTS
7 1 (0.14%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 11 (1.50%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (0.95%) JIRA
5 4 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.41%) Robot Framework
6 3 (0.41%) TestRail
7 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.14%) GitLab
8 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 95 (12.94%) Finance
2 71 (9.67%) Telecoms
3 56 (7.63%) Public Sector
4 16 (2.18%) Legal
5 15 (2.04%) Banking
6 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.82%) Back Office
7 6 (0.82%) French Language
7 6 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.54%) German Language
8 4 (0.54%) Marketing
8 4 (0.54%) Police
9 3 (0.41%) Electronics
9 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.41%) Front Office
9 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.41%) Retail
10 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.27%) Law
10 2 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 373 (50.82%) Network Engineer
2 103 (14.03%) Architect
3 64 (8.72%) Senior Network Engineer
4 53 (7.22%) Cisco Engineer
5 50 (6.81%) Network Architect
5 50 (6.81%) Security Engineer
6 49 (6.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 37 (5.04%) Network Security Engineer
8 30 (4.09%) Consultant
9 26 (3.54%) Analyst
10 25 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (3.41%) Support Engineer
11 22 (3.00%) Design Engineer
12 20 (2.72%) Network Design Engineer
13 19 (2.59%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 17 (2.32%) Network Consultant
14 17 (2.32%) Platform Engineer
14 17 (2.32%) Technical Architect
15 16 (2.18%) Security Specialist
16 15 (2.04%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.45%) 802.1X
2 7 (0.95%) Middleware
3 6 (0.82%) JSON
3 6 (0.82%) REST
3 6 (0.82%) SOAP
3 6 (0.82%) XML
4 5 (0.68%) WebSockets
5 4 (0.54%) .NET
5 4 (0.54%) HTML
5 4 (0.54%) Node.js
5 4 (0.54%) Web Services
6 3 (0.41%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.41%) HTML5
6 3 (0.41%) Kafka
6 3 (0.41%) SAML
7 2 (0.27%) COM
7 2 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.27%) LDAP
7 2 (0.27%) XMPP
8 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 155 (21.12%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (1.63%) PKI
7 9 (1.23%) CMDB
8 7 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (0.82%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.82%) NHS
10 5 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (0.68%) Fibre Optics
10 5 (0.68%) Handset
11 4 (0.54%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.54%) Video\Live Streaming
11 4 (0.54%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.41%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 117 (15.94%) Windows
2 73 (9.95%) Linux
3 71 (9.67%) Windows Server
4 26 (3.54%) Windows 10
4 26 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (3.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (2.59%) Windows 7
6 19 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (2.45%) Unix
8 12 (1.63%) Windows Server 2019
9 9 (1.23%) CentOS
10 8 (1.09%) CatOS
11 7 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.68%) Check Point GAiA
13 4 (0.54%) Android
13 4 (0.54%) Fedora
13 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (15.94%) Migration
2 105 (14.31%) ITIL
3 99 (13.49%) Network Design
4 59 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (8.04%) DevOps
5 54 (7.36%) Change Management
6 48 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (5.72%) Information Security
8 40 (5.45%) Project Delivery
9 39 (5.31%) Network Management
10 37 (5.04%) Load Balancing
11 36 (4.90%) Service Delivery
12 35 (4.77%) Project Management
12 35 (4.77%) SIEM
13 32 (4.36%) Network Architecture
14 30 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 29 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
16 27 (3.68%) Service Management
16 27 (3.68%) TOGAF
17 23 (3.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (9.40%) Python
2 31 (4.22%) PowerShell
3 17 (2.32%) SQL
4 16 (2.18%) C
5 10 (1.36%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.36%) Java
6 8 (1.09%) VB
7 7 (0.95%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.68%) Perl
9 4 (0.54%) C++
10 3 (0.41%) PHP
11 2 (0.27%) Lisp
11 2 (0.27%) Ruby
12 1 (0.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 460 (62.67%) CCNP
2 316 (43.05%) CCNA
3 178 (24.25%) CCIE
4 171 (23.30%) Security Cleared
5 90 (12.26%) SC Cleared
6 75 (10.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 72 (9.81%) DV Cleared
8 69 (9.40%) CCDP
8 69 (9.40%) CISSP
9 54 (7.36%) Degree
10 42 (5.72%) MCSE
11 36 (4.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 29 (3.95%) CCDA
13 28 (3.81%) CCSP
14 23 (3.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 22 (3.00%) CCIE Collaboration
15 22 (3.00%) JNCIS
16 21 (2.86%) CISM
17 17 (2.32%) BPSS Clearance
17 17 (2.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.45%) SLA
2 16 (2.18%) NIST
3 15 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.77%) QA
5 8 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.95%) NCSC
7 6 (0.82%) GDPR
7 6 (0.82%) PMO
8 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.41%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.14%) COBIT
11 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.14%) HL7
11 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 80 (10.90%) Active Directory
2 61 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.18%) VMware NSX
4 20 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.18%) vSphere
7 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (1.23%) ProxySG
7 9 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.54%) XenApp
9 3 (0.41%) vCloud
9 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.27%) Docker
10 2 (0.27%) Firmware
10 2 (0.27%) NFS
10 2 (0.27%) Samba
10 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.27%) Xen
10 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (3.81%) Ansible
2 27 (3.68%) FortiGate
3 20 (2.72%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (2.45%) vCenter Server
5 14 (1.91%) Puppet
6 13 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.77%) SCCM
7 12 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (1.63%) Terraform
8 10 (1.36%) Nessus
9 9 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
9 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.09%) Nagios
11 6 (0.82%) OpenView
11 6 (0.82%) QRadar
11 6 (0.82%) vRealize
12 5 (0.68%) Cacti
12 5 (0.68%) Statseeker
12 5 (0.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 5 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 568 (77.38%) Cisco
2 140 (19.07%) Juniper
3 135 (18.39%) CheckPoint
4 119 (16.21%) Microsoft
5 107 (14.58%) Palo Alto
6 101 (13.76%) VMware
7 93 (12.67%) F5
8 63 (8.58%) SolarWinds
9 40 (5.45%) Oracle
10 39 (5.31%) Fortinet
11 37 (5.04%) Dell
12 36 (4.90%) Citrix
13 33 (4.50%) Splunk
14 26 (3.54%) Meraki
15 24 (3.27%) HP
16 23 (3.13%) Blue Coat
17 20 (2.72%) Huawei
18 19 (2.59%) Google
19 15 (2.04%) Nokia
19 15 (2.04%) Riverbed