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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 123 107
Rank change year-on-year -3 -16  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 877 1019 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 1.90% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.37% 9.13% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 600 627
Median daily rate £363 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £351 £320
% change year-on-year -0.28% +9.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 51
Median hourly rate £27.44 £20.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.85% -6.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +33.56% -8.88%  

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 9361 11155 10845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5974 6974 6147
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 501
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 794 £375 +3.44% 202
London +13 293 £413 +10.00% 60
South East -5 251 £380 +7.95% 46
Hampshire -13 78 £400 +3.22% 7
Berkshire +5 62 £381 +8.92% 12
Buckinghamshire +28 56 £450 +55.17% 8
North West +27 51 £315 +23.52% 28
Milton Keynes +36 50 £450 +30.43% 2
South West -38 42 £283 -22.06% 3
City of London -6 39 £348 -2.79% 20
East of England -3 38 £375 +3.44% 15
Manchester +19 37 £315 +21.15% 21
Yorkshire +7 37 £400 +28.00% 18
Wales +24 34 £180 +28.57% 4
West Midlands -9 34 £363 -13.89% 14
South Wales +28 33 £180 +30.90% 3
East Midlands -3 26 £300 -6.97% 10
Reading +4 25 £388 +10.71% 5
Birmingham +13 24 £365 +46.00% 5
West Yorkshire +11 23 £425 +21.42% 12
Tyne and Wear +3 21 £373 +48.25% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 21 £373 +48.25% 2
North East -4 21 £373 +14.61% 7
Scotland -1 18 £324 -0.38% 5
Surrey -4 18 £350 +29.62% 12
Basingstoke +6 17 £234 -41.56% 3
Leeds +12 15 £475 +35.71% 6
Oxfordshire +3 15 £335 +21.81% 1
Hertfordshire +1 15 £475 +11.76% 5
Wiltshire -23 15 £300 -17.24%

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1497 (83.07%) Cisco
2 1110 (61.60%) CCNP
3 939 (52.11%) CCNA
4 903 (50.11%) Firewall
5 625 (34.68%) WAN
6 607 (33.68%) LAN
7 447 (24.81%) Security Cleared
8 437 (24.25%) CCIE
9 436 (24.20%) Juniper
10 405 (22.48%) Wireless
11 392 (21.75%) ITIL
12 374 (20.75%) CheckPoint
13 360 (19.98%) SC Cleared
14 345 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
15 321 (17.81%) F5
16 317 (17.59%) Data Centre
17 291 (16.15%) BGP
18 288 (15.98%) MPLS
19 283 (15.70%) OSPF
20 279 (15.48%) Network Security
21 277 (15.37%) VPN
22 272 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
23 262 (14.54%) Windows
24 244 (13.54%) VMware
25 241 (13.37%) Network Design
26 221 (12.26%) Microsoft
27 215 (11.93%) VoIP
28 200 (11.10%) TCP/IP
29 193 (10.71%) Finance
30 181 (10.04%) 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 57 (3.16%) MS Exchange
2 31 (1.72%) Skype for Business
3 27 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (1.28%) IIS
5 17 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 15 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.55%) Apache
7 10 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.28%) JBoss
9 5 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.17%) Confluence
11 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.11%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.11%) SAS
12 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 84 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 34 (1.89%) MS Office
4 12 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.055%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.055%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 75 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (3.27%) Office 365
3 51 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.83%) IaaS
5 11 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.61%) PaaS
5 11 (0.61%) SaaS
6 7 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.055%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.055%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.055%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 903 (50.11%) Firewall
2 625 (34.68%) WAN
3 607 (33.68%) LAN
4 405 (22.48%) Wireless
5 345 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
6 291 (16.15%) BGP
7 288 (15.98%) MPLS
8 283 (15.70%) OSPF
9 279 (15.48%) Network Security
10 277 (15.37%) VPN
11 272 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
12 215 (11.93%) VoIP
13 200 (11.10%) TCP/IP
14 170 (9.43%) VLAN
15 164 (9.10%) DNS
16 130 (7.21%) DHCP
17 128 (7.10%) Cisco IOS
18 108 (5.99%) EIGRP
19 105 (5.83%) Internet
20 95 (5.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (2.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (0.44%) Big Data
4 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (0.33%) MySQL
6 5 (0.28%) Star Schema
7 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.11%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.055%) DTS
8 1 (0.055%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.055%) MS Access
8 1 (0.055%) QlikView
8 1 (0.055%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.28%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.22%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.17%) CruiseControl
5 3 (0.17%) JIRA
5 3 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.055%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.055%) git-flow
7 1 (0.055%) JMeter
7 1 (0.055%) JUnit
7 1 (0.055%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.055%) Subversion
7 1 (0.055%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.055%) Visual Studio
General
1 193 (10.71%) Finance
2 181 (10.04%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.55%) Banking
4 32 (1.78%) Retail
5 18 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 17 (0.94%) Back Office
7 13 (0.72%) Electronics
8 11 (0.61%) Local Government
8 11 (0.61%) Marketing
9 10 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.50%) Legal
10 9 (0.50%) Military
11 7 (0.39%) Billing
11 7 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.39%) Law
12 5 (0.28%) Advertising
13 4 (0.22%) French Language
13 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.17%) Automotive
14 3 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 869 (48.22%) Network Engineer
2 295 (16.37%) Cisco Engineer
3 228 (12.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 163 (9.05%) Architect
5 126 (6.99%) Analyst
6 108 (5.99%) Senior Network Engineer
7 106 (5.88%) Network Architect
8 105 (5.83%) Security Engineer
9 95 (5.27%) Network Security Engineer
10 94 (5.22%) Support Engineer
11 92 (5.11%) Consultant
11 92 (5.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 77 (4.27%) Design Engineer
13 75 (4.16%) Network Analyst
14 71 (3.94%) Network Support
15 70 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 56 (3.11%) Firewall Engineer
17 49 (2.72%) Network Support Engineer
18 48 (2.66%) Network Consultant
19 43 (2.39%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (3.66%) 802.1X
2 17 (0.94%) XMPP
3 15 (0.83%) CSS
3 15 (0.83%) Web Services
4 13 (0.72%) Middleware
5 6 (0.33%) COM
6 5 (0.28%) .NET
6 5 (0.28%) WAP
7 4 (0.22%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.22%) LAMP
8 3 (0.17%) libvirt
8 3 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.17%) WCF
8 3 (0.17%) WF
9 2 (0.11%) CGI
9 2 (0.11%) RFC 2547
9 2 (0.11%) XML
10 1 (0.055%) ADO
10 1 (0.055%) JMS
10 1 (0.055%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 317 (17.59%) Data Centre
2 96 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 50 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 33 (1.83%) Driving Licence
6 29 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
7 28 (1.55%) Clustering
8 24 (1.33%) IVR
8 24 (1.33%) NHS
9 20 (1.11%) Public Cloud
10 14 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 14 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (0.72%) PKI
11 13 (0.72%) Private Cloud
12 11 (0.61%) IPTV
13 10 (0.55%) CESG
13 10 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.55%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.50%) e-Health
14 9 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 262 (14.54%) Windows
2 154 (8.55%) Linux
3 150 (8.32%) Windows Server
4 73 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (3.94%) Unix
6 70 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (2.39%) Windows 7
8 33 (1.83%) Windows 10
9 30 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.89%) CentOS
11 16 (0.89%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.83%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.78%) Android
14 12 (0.67%) SUSE
15 5 (0.28%) FreeBSD
15 5 (0.28%) Solaris
15 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.22%) CatOS
17 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (21.75%) ITIL
2 241 (13.37%) Network Design
3 151 (8.38%) Migration
4 122 (6.77%) Load Balancing
5 115 (6.38%) Service Management
6 108 (5.99%) Network Management
7 92 (5.11%) Project Management
8 70 (3.88%) ITSM
9 68 (3.77%) Change Management
10 66 (3.66%) Network Monitoring
11 64 (3.55%) Information Security
11 64 (3.55%) Network Architecture
12 56 (3.11%) Service Delivery
13 50 (2.77%) Disaster Recovery
14 48 (2.66%) ITIL V3
15 44 (2.44%) Incident Management
16 41 (2.28%) Customer Requirements
17 40 (2.22%) Mentoring
18 39 (2.16%) High Availability
19 38 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (3.11%) PowerShell
2 49 (2.72%) Python
3 47 (2.61%) SQL
4 21 (1.17%) C
5 16 (0.89%) Perl
6 14 (0.78%) Java
7 12 (0.67%) C#
8 10 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 9 (0.50%) Ruby
10 7 (0.39%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.17%) C++
11 3 (0.17%) Lisp
12 2 (0.11%) VBScript
13 1 (0.055%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.055%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.055%) R
13 1 (0.055%) VB
Qualifications
1 1110 (61.60%) CCNP
2 939 (52.11%) CCNA
3 447 (24.81%) Security Cleared
4 437 (24.25%) CCIE
5 360 (19.98%) SC Cleared
6 144 (7.99%) CCDP
6 144 (7.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 125 (6.94%) Degree
8 121 (6.71%) JNCIA
9 108 (5.99%) MCSE
10 91 (5.05%) CCSA
11 84 (4.66%) CCSE
12 74 (4.11%) CCIP
13 72 (4.00%) CCSP
13 72 (4.00%) CISSP
14 65 (3.61%) DV Cleared
15 64 (3.55%) CCDA
16 61 (3.39%) JNCIE
17 41 (2.28%) JNCIS
18 37 (2.05%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.38%) SLA
2 45 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 31 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.83%) QA
5 6 (0.33%) COBIT
6 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.28%) ISO22301
7 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.055%) BS7799
9 1 (0.055%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.055%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.055%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.055%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 145 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 144 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (4.16%) Hyper-V
4 36 (2.00%) vSphere
5 28 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.78%) XenApp
7 11 (0.61%) ProxySG
8 10 (0.55%) Firmware
8 10 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
9 9 (0.50%) KVM
10 8 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.39%) vCloud
12 6 (0.33%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.33%) UAG
13 5 (0.28%) Docker
13 5 (0.28%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.28%) XenServer
14 4 (0.22%) NFS
14 4 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 116 (6.44%) FortiGate
2 89 (4.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 60 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
4 58 (3.22%) Cisco UCCX
5 37 (2.05%) Cisco UCCE
6 26 (1.44%) Puppet
7 25 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (1.28%) Nagios
9 15 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
9 15 (0.83%) SCCM
10 14 (0.78%) Tivoli
10 14 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (0.50%) Ansible
11 9 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
12 8 (0.44%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.44%) PowerCLI
13 7 (0.39%) Stealthwatch
13 7 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 6 (0.33%) CA Spectrum
14 6 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1497 (83.07%) Cisco
2 436 (24.20%) Juniper
3 374 (20.75%) CheckPoint
4 321 (17.81%) F5
5 244 (13.54%) VMware
6 221 (12.26%) Microsoft
7 160 (8.88%) Palo Alto
8 149 (8.27%) HP
9 132 (7.33%) Fortinet
10 101 (5.60%) Citrix
11 95 (5.27%) Aruba
11 95 (5.27%) Riverbed
11 95 (5.27%) SolarWinds
12 72 (4.00%) Blue Coat
13 54 (3.00%) Avaya
14 44 (2.44%) Red Hat
15 39 (2.16%) Nokia
16 35 (1.94%) Dell
16 35 (1.94%) Remedy
17 32 (1.78%) Huawei
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