Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 2017 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 120 116
Rank change year-on-year -25 -4 +45
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1668 2260 2161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 2.05% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.95% 9.58% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 1383 1298
UK median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £203 £225 £206
90th Percentile £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 101 95
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.64% +17.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £16.31 £12.75 £9.90
90th Percentile £52.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.25 £21.13
% change year-on-year +28.71% +19.53% +5.63%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18627 23585 21911
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.56% 21.43% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11444 14745 12712
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 840 1089
UK median hourly rate £29.96 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.11 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.03 £50.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +12.50%

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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 2017.

Contractor 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 20 July 2017. 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 -31 1510 £400 +9.59% 199
UK excluding London -35 1047 £375 +7.14% 135
London -16 573 £450 +16.13% 71
South East -21 425 £400 +9.59% 35
North of England +1 187 £400 +22.06% 44
Midlands -37 118 £363 +3.57% 29
East of England -12 102 £375 +25.00% 14
South West -54 99 £315 -13.10% 6
Yorkshire +4 84 £425 +21.43% 14
North West -4 83 £325 +6.56% 26
West Midlands -36 74 £375 - 24
Scotland +4 62 £300 -3.23% 6
Wales +25 51 £180 -47.45% 1
East Midlands +7 44 £316 -2.69% 5
North East +29 20 £360 +2.86% 4
Northern Ireland -61 10 £326 +3.49%
Channel Islands -1 1 £290 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 1360 (81.53%) Cisco
2 986 (59.11%) CCNP
3 829 (49.70%) Firewall
4 756 (45.32%) CCNA
5 525 (31.47%) WAN
6 502 (30.10%) LAN
7 433 (25.96%) CCIE
8 408 (24.46%) Wireless
9 347 (20.80%) ITIL
10 345 (20.68%) Security Cleared
11 336 (20.14%) CheckPoint
12 327 (19.60%) Juniper
13 321 (19.24%) BGP
14 320 (19.18%) Cisco ASA
15 302 (18.11%) Cisco Nexus
16 300 (17.99%) Data Centre
17 279 (16.73%) OSPF
18 278 (16.67%) F5
19 277 (16.61%) VPN
20 264 (15.83%) SC Cleared
21 255 (15.29%) MPLS
22 248 (14.87%) Network Security
23 244 (14.63%) Network Design
24 237 (14.21%) VMware
25 233 (13.97%) Windows
26 226 (13.55%) Microsoft
27 187 (11.21%) Finance
28 181 (10.85%) TCP/IP
29 176 (10.55%) HP
30 167 (10.01%) Telecoms

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 69 (4.14%) MS Exchange
2 35 (2.10%) Skype for Business
3 21 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (1.08%) IIS
5 14 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.54%) CMS
8 8 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.36%) Apache
9 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.36%) JBoss
9 6 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.24%) Confluence
10 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.060%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.060%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.060%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 52 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 44 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.24%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.060%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.060%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (3.06%) Office 365
4 14 (0.84%) SaaS
5 13 (0.78%) IaaS
6 9 (0.54%) PaaS
7 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.12%) Akamai
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.060%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.060%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.060%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.060%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 829 (49.70%) Firewall
2 525 (31.47%) WAN
3 502 (30.10%) LAN
4 408 (24.46%) Wireless
5 321 (19.24%) BGP
6 320 (19.18%) Cisco ASA
7 302 (18.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 279 (16.73%) OSPF
9 277 (16.61%) VPN
10 255 (15.29%) MPLS
11 248 (14.87%) Network Security
12 181 (10.85%) TCP/IP
13 156 (9.35%) VoIP
14 147 (8.81%) Cisco IOS
14 147 (8.81%) VLAN
15 145 (8.69%) DNS
16 143 (8.57%) EIGRP
17 121 (7.25%) DHCP
18 104 (6.24%) WLAN
19 100 (6.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (2.58%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (0.48%) Big Data
4 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.42%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.30%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.30%) MySQL
7 5 (0.30%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.30%) Star Schema
8 4 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.18%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.12%) MS Access
10 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.12%) Redis
11 1 (0.060%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (1.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.24%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.24%) JIRA
4 3 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.12%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.060%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.060%) Subversion
General
1 187 (11.21%) Finance
2 167 (10.01%) Telecoms
3 81 (4.86%) Banking
4 21 (1.26%) Manufacturing
4 21 (1.26%) Marketing
5 20 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.20%) Retail
6 19 (1.14%) Law
7 14 (0.84%) Electronics
7 14 (0.84%) Military
8 9 (0.54%) Local Government
9 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.42%) Automotive
10 7 (0.42%) Back Office
11 5 (0.30%) Legal
12 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.18%) Billing
13 3 (0.18%) French Language
13 3 (0.18%) Games
13 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 742 (44.48%) Network Engineer
2 259 (15.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 212 (12.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 162 (9.71%) Architect
5 115 (6.89%) Support Engineer
6 114 (6.83%) Consultant
7 111 (6.65%) Security Engineer
8 108 (6.47%) Analyst
9 103 (6.18%) Network Architect
9 103 (6.18%) Senior Network Engineer
10 84 (5.04%) Network Security Engineer
11 71 (4.26%) Network Support
12 66 (3.96%) Network Consultant
13 61 (3.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 58 (3.48%) Network Support Engineer
15 57 (3.42%) Design Engineer
15 57 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 53 (3.18%) Network Analyst
17 44 (2.64%) Voice Engineer
18 42 (2.52%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (4.62%) 802.1X
2 30 (1.80%) XMPP
3 15 (0.90%) Web Services
4 11 (0.66%) Middleware
5 10 (0.60%) .NET
6 6 (0.36%) CSS
6 6 (0.36%) WAP
7 5 (0.30%) XML
8 4 (0.24%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.18%) COM
9 3 (0.18%) SAML
10 2 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.12%) CGI
10 2 (0.12%) JAAS
10 2 (0.12%) JMS
10 2 (0.12%) JMX
10 2 (0.12%) JNDI
10 2 (0.12%) LAMP
10 2 (0.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 300 (17.99%) Data Centre
2 96 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 69 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
6 40 (2.40%) Clustering
7 28 (1.68%) Driving Licence
8 22 (1.32%) NHS
9 19 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 17 (1.02%) BYOD
10 17 (1.02%) PKI
11 13 (0.78%) CESG
11 13 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (0.78%) Public Cloud
12 12 (0.72%) Smart Meter
13 11 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (0.54%) EMC VNX
14 9 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.48%) CMDB
15 8 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 233 (13.97%) Windows
2 132 (7.91%) Linux
3 120 (7.19%) Windows Server
4 51 (3.06%) Unix
5 50 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (2.28%) Windows 7
8 31 (1.86%) Windows 10
9 25 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (1.44%) Mac OS X
11 22 (1.32%) CentOS
12 17 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (0.96%) SUSE
14 15 (0.90%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.48%) Solaris
16 7 (0.42%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.42%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.30%) AIX
17 5 (0.30%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (20.80%) ITIL
2 244 (14.63%) Network Design
3 163 (9.77%) Migration
4 134 (8.03%) Network Management
5 114 (6.83%) Service Management
6 92 (5.52%) Load Balancing
7 80 (4.80%) Information Security
8 74 (4.44%) ITSM
9 69 (4.14%) Project Management
10 65 (3.90%) Service Delivery
11 64 (3.84%) Change Management
12 55 (3.30%) ITIL V3
13 49 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
14 48 (2.88%) Network Architecture
14 48 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
15 46 (2.76%) High Availability
16 44 (2.64%) Kalman Filter
17 43 (2.58%) PRINCE2
17 43 (2.58%) Stakeholder Management
18 35 (2.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (2.64%) PowerShell
2 43 (2.58%) Python
3 38 (2.28%) SQL
4 21 (1.26%) C
5 19 (1.14%) Perl
6 16 (0.96%) Java
7 13 (0.78%) Bash Shell
8 9 (0.54%) C#
8 9 (0.54%) Lisp
9 7 (0.42%) Ruby
9 7 (0.42%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.24%) C++
11 2 (0.12%) PHP
11 2 (0.12%) VBScript
12 1 (0.060%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.060%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 986 (59.11%) CCNP
2 756 (45.32%) CCNA
3 433 (25.96%) CCIE
4 345 (20.68%) Security Cleared
5 264 (15.83%) SC Cleared
6 140 (8.39%) CCDP
7 132 (7.91%) Degree
8 124 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 117 (7.01%) CISSP
10 105 (6.29%) JNCIA
11 87 (5.22%) JNCIE
12 85 (5.10%) CCSA
13 84 (5.04%) CCSE
14 81 (4.86%) MCSE
15 75 (4.50%) CCSP
16 72 (4.32%) DV Cleared
17 69 (4.14%) CCIP
18 61 (3.66%) CISM
18 61 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
19 47 (2.82%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.84%) SLA
2 44 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.16%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.14%) QA
5 9 (0.54%) COBIT
6 6 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.36%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.30%) RMADS
8 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.24%) PMO
9 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.18%) GPG13
9 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 139 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 137 (8.21%) Active Directory
3 43 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 36 (2.16%) vSphere
5 30 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.90%) Firmware
7 13 (0.78%) ProxySG
8 12 (0.72%) XenApp
9 11 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.36%) vCloud
12 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.18%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.18%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.12%) NFS
15 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 109 (6.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 108 (6.47%) FortiGate
3 72 (4.32%) Cisco Prime
4 55 (3.30%) Cisco UCCX
5 24 (1.44%) HP Data Protector
6 23 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (1.38%) Puppet
6 23 (1.38%) SCCM
7 22 (1.32%) Cisco UCCE
8 21 (1.26%) Tivoli
8 21 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 20 (1.20%) Nagios
10 16 (0.96%) SCOM
11 14 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
11 14 (0.84%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.60%) Ansible
12 10 (0.60%) Cacti
12 10 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.42%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 1360 (81.53%) Cisco
2 336 (20.14%) CheckPoint
3 327 (19.60%) Juniper
4 278 (16.67%) F5
5 237 (14.21%) VMware
6 226 (13.55%) Microsoft
7 176 (10.55%) HP
8 163 (9.77%) Palo Alto
9 134 (8.03%) Fortinet
10 126 (7.55%) Riverbed
11 103 (6.18%) SolarWinds
12 102 (6.12%) Citrix
13 71 (4.26%) Aruba
14 52 (3.12%) Blue Coat
15 50 (3.00%) Red Hat
16 42 (2.52%) Dell
17 29 (1.74%) EMC
18 27 (1.62%) Nokia
19 26 (1.56%) Avaya
20 25 (1.50%) SAP
South Wales
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £190 - 210 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £370 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £370 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £370 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £220 - 280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Roc Search
Rate: £120 - £130 per day + Mileage Expenses (INSIDE IR35)
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Norfolk
Sanderson
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
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