Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 183 182
Rank change year-on-year +47 -1 -55
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,599 1,590 1,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.55% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.41% 8.30% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,040 943 889
UK median daily rate £400 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +7.33% -
10th Percentile £235 £235 £200
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 64 73
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £31.00 £31.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.67% +13.75%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.24 £16.25
90th Percentile £51.38 £47.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year +11.94% +3.88% +26.47%

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 16,998 19,161 19,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.25% 18.63% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,419 11,311 11,671
UK median daily rate £464 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £221
90th Percentile £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 846 942 911
UK median hourly rate £35.07 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.26% -4.76% +0.96%
10th Percentile £14.94 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £51.23 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.31 £28.50
% change year-on-year +38.29% -11.19% +5.56%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 +40 1,421 £406 -1.52% 477
UK excluding London +49 1,073 £400 - 366
London +25 478 £425 -4.49% 135
South East +80 406 £400 - 145
North of England +28 201 £375 -3.23% 80
North West +53 136 £400 - 45
Midlands +19 133 £431 +23.21% 58
South West -27 98 £393 -0.32% 29
East of England +63 95 £386 -3.74% 31
West Midlands +4 83 £500 +33.33% 30
Scotland +39 81 £425 +9.68% 14
East Midlands +16 50 £350 +11.11% 28
Yorkshire -20 41 £353 -11.88% 24
Wales +34 39 £375 -11.76% 9
North East +21 25 £313 +17.37% 11
Northern Ireland +5 19 £313 -3.85% 1

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 1,227 (76.74%) Cisco
2 915 (57.22%) CCNP
3 785 (49.09%) CCNA
4 774 (48.41%) Firewall
5 508 (31.77%) WAN
6 490 (30.64%) LAN
7 373 (23.33%) CCIE
8 349 (21.83%) Data Centre
9 324 (20.26%) Wireless
10 305 (19.07%) BGP
11 286 (17.89%) Network Security
12 275 (17.20%) Security Cleared
13 261 (16.32%) VPN
14 257 (16.07%) Windows
14 257 (16.07%) OSPF
15 256 (16.01%) Juniper
16 252 (15.76%) Cisco ASA
17 251 (15.70%) TCP/IP
17 251 (15.70%) MPLS
18 246 (15.38%) F5
19 244 (15.26%) ITIL
20 241 (15.07%) CheckPoint
21 238 (14.88%) Cisco Nexus
22 226 (14.13%) Telecoms
22 226 (14.13%) Palo Alto
23 225 (14.07%) VMware
24 201 (12.57%) Microsoft
25 199 (12.45%) Migration
26 192 (12.01%) SC Cleared
27 189 (11.82%) Finance

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 52 (3.25%) MS Exchange
2 43 (2.69%) Skype for Business
3 33 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (0.88%) IIS
7 13 (0.81%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.31%) Apache
8 5 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.31%) Confluence
9 3 (0.19%) nginx
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.063%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.063%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.063%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 23 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.063%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.063%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 124 (7.75%) AWS
2 102 (6.38%) Azure
3 66 (4.13%) Office 365
4 29 (1.81%) SaaS
5 22 (1.38%) IaaS
6 19 (1.19%) PaaS
7 14 (0.88%) GCP
8 12 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (0.75%) Serverless
9 11 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.69%) GitHub
10 9 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.25%) Amazon Cognito
14 3 (0.19%) G Suite
15 2 (0.13%) Basecamp
15 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 1 (0.063%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 774 (48.41%) Firewall
2 508 (31.77%) WAN
3 490 (30.64%) LAN
4 324 (20.26%) Wireless
5 305 (19.07%) BGP
6 286 (17.89%) Network Security
7 261 (16.32%) VPN
8 257 (16.07%) OSPF
9 252 (15.76%) Cisco ASA
10 251 (15.70%) MPLS
10 251 (15.70%) TCP/IP
11 238 (14.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 170 (10.63%) DNS
13 151 (9.44%) VoIP
14 123 (7.69%) WLAN
15 118 (7.38%) DHCP
16 109 (6.82%) VLAN
17 101 (6.32%) EIGRP
17 101 (6.32%) Ethernet
17 101 (6.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.81%) Big Data
3 10 (0.63%) MySQL
4 9 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.13%) GIS
8 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.063%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.063%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.063%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.063%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.063%) DB2
9 1 (0.063%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.063%) MS Access
9 1 (0.063%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.063%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.063%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 22 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
5 11 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.63%) Bitbucket
7 9 (0.56%) GitLab
8 8 (0.50%) JIRA
9 7 (0.44%) Hudson
10 5 (0.31%) Travis CI
11 4 (0.25%) WinDbg
12 3 (0.19%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.13%) Ant
13 2 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.13%) MSI
13 2 (0.13%) Visual Studio
14 1 (0.063%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.063%) Metasploit
14 1 (0.063%) SoapUI
14 1 (0.063%) Zephyr
General
1 226 (14.13%) Telecoms
2 189 (11.82%) Finance
3 89 (5.57%) Public Sector
4 37 (2.31%) Banking
5 28 (1.75%) Legal
6 24 (1.50%) Law
7 21 (1.31%) Marketing
8 19 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.94%) Electronics
10 15 (0.94%) Retail
11 11 (0.69%) Advertising
11 11 (0.69%) Games
12 10 (0.63%) Back Office
12 10 (0.63%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.56%) Publishing
14 8 (0.50%) Local Government
14 8 (0.50%) Police
15 6 (0.38%) French Language
15 6 (0.38%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 822 (51.41%) Network Engineer
2 207 (12.95%) Architect
3 167 (10.44%) Cisco Engineer
4 138 (8.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 137 (8.57%) Network Architect
6 111 (6.94%) Security Engineer
7 106 (6.63%) Senior Network Engineer
8 93 (5.82%) Consultant
9 83 (5.19%) Analyst
10 70 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
11 69 (4.32%) Support Engineer
12 61 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 55 (3.44%) Design Engineer
14 54 (3.38%) Network Support
15 51 (3.19%) Network Design Engineer
16 44 (2.75%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 44 (2.75%) Security Architect
17 38 (2.38%) Network Support Engineer
17 38 (2.38%) Security Consultant
18 35 (2.19%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.88%) 802.1X
2 14 (0.88%) .NET
3 12 (0.75%) Web Services
4 11 (0.69%) JSON
4 11 (0.69%) XML
5 8 (0.50%) YAML
6 7 (0.44%) REST
7 6 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (0.31%) LDAP
8 5 (0.31%) XMPP
9 3 (0.19%) HTML
10 2 (0.13%) CSS
10 2 (0.13%) Django
10 2 (0.13%) Middleware
10 2 (0.13%) OLE
10 2 (0.13%) SAML
10 2 (0.13%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.13%) SOAP
11 1 (0.063%) Spring MVC
11 1 (0.063%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 349 (21.83%) Data Centre
2 67 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 62 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (2.13%) Public Cloud
6 24 (1.50%) Fibre Optics
6 24 (1.50%) Private Cloud
7 23 (1.44%) NHS
8 21 (1.31%) Driving Licence
9 19 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
10 17 (1.06%) PKI
11 16 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 13 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
13 12 (0.75%) Clustering
13 12 (0.75%) CMDB
13 12 (0.75%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.63%) Smart Meter
15 9 (0.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 8 (0.50%) User Experience
17 7 (0.44%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 257 (16.07%) Windows
2 124 (7.75%) Linux
3 115 (7.19%) Windows Server
4 74 (4.63%) Unix
5 62 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (2.38%) Windows 10
8 34 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.19%) Windows 7
10 18 (1.13%) Windows 8
10 18 (1.13%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.56%) Android
11 9 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.56%) SUSE
12 8 (0.50%) Solaris
13 7 (0.44%) Check Point GAiA
14 5 (0.31%) CentOS
15 4 (0.25%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.19%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (15.26%) ITIL
2 199 (12.45%) Migration
3 178 (11.13%) Network Design
4 131 (8.19%) Load Balancing
5 114 (7.13%) Change Management
6 113 (7.07%) Information Security
7 104 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
8 103 (6.44%) Network Management
9 94 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 84 (5.25%) Network Monitoring
11 83 (5.19%) Service Delivery
12 80 (5.00%) Project Delivery
13 78 (4.88%) Network Architecture
14 72 (4.50%) Cybersecurity
15 68 (4.25%) SIEM
16 67 (4.19%) Project Management
17 64 (4.00%) Incident Management
18 53 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
18 53 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
19 51 (3.19%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 104 (6.50%) Python
2 76 (4.75%) PowerShell
3 58 (3.63%) SQL
4 31 (1.94%) Perl
5 30 (1.88%) Java
6 25 (1.56%) C
7 18 (1.13%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.44%) Prolog
8 7 (0.44%) VBScript
9 6 (0.38%) PHP
10 3 (0.19%) C++
10 3 (0.19%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.19%) Ruby
11 1 (0.063%) Erlang
11 1 (0.063%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.063%) Tcl
11 1 (0.063%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.063%) VB
11 1 (0.063%) XPath
Qualifications
1 915 (57.22%) CCNP
2 785 (49.09%) CCNA
3 373 (23.33%) CCIE
4 275 (17.20%) Security Cleared
5 192 (12.01%) SC Cleared
6 131 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 115 (7.19%) CISSP
8 114 (7.13%) Degree
9 113 (7.07%) CCDP
10 87 (5.44%) MCSE
11 75 (4.69%) DV Cleared
12 71 (4.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 50 (3.13%) MCSA
14 49 (3.06%) JNCIP
15 48 (3.00%) CCSP
16 46 (2.88%) CCDA
17 37 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 36 (2.25%) CISM
19 31 (1.94%) TOGAF Certification
20 30 (1.88%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.82%) SLA
2 57 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (2.69%) NIST
4 27 (1.69%) PCI DSS
5 26 (1.63%) GDPR
6 21 (1.31%) NCSC
7 18 (1.13%) QA
8 11 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.63%) PMO
10 9 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.44%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.25%) COBIT
13 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
15 1 (0.063%) HL7
15 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
15 1 (0.063%) JSP 440
15 1 (0.063%) RMADS
System Software
1 140 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 112 (7.00%) Active Directory
3 56 (3.50%) Hyper-V
4 47 (2.94%) VMware NSX
5 21 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (1.31%) vSphere
6 15 (0.94%) XenApp
7 11 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.63%) ProxySG
8 10 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.56%) Docker
9 9 (0.56%) ISA Server
10 8 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 6 (0.38%) Firmware
11 6 (0.38%) KVM
12 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.13%) vCloud
14 1 (0.063%) Snort
Systems Management
1 60 (3.75%) Cisco Prime
2 58 (3.63%) Ansible
3 57 (3.56%) FortiGate
4 43 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 33 (2.06%) SCCM
6 22 (1.38%) Puppet
7 21 (1.31%) SCOM
8 19 (1.19%) Nagios
9 14 (0.88%) WSUS
10 13 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
10 13 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (0.81%) vCenter Server
11 10 (0.63%) Avamar
12 9 (0.56%) PowerCLI
12 9 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.50%) Kubernetes
14 7 (0.44%) Iperf
14 7 (0.44%) Salt
15 6 (0.38%) Cacti
15 6 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1,227 (76.74%) Cisco
2 256 (16.01%) Juniper
3 246 (15.38%) F5
4 241 (15.07%) CheckPoint
5 226 (14.13%) Palo Alto
6 225 (14.07%) VMware
7 201 (12.57%) Microsoft
8 120 (7.50%) Fortinet
9 105 (6.57%) SolarWinds
10 98 (6.13%) Meraki
11 87 (5.44%) Citrix
12 72 (4.50%) HP
13 71 (4.44%) Aruba
14 53 (3.31%) Blue Coat
14 53 (3.31%) McAfee
15 51 (3.19%) Riverbed
16 44 (2.75%) EMC
17 43 (2.69%) Dell
18 31 (1.94%) Remedy
19 29 (1.81%) Oracle