Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 125 131
Rank change year-on-year -54 +6 +2
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1521 2178 2041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 2.07% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.90% 10.00% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 1388 1279
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £195 £232 £213
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £362 £350
% change year-on-year -3.31% +3.43% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 92 85
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £14.19 £15.78 £14.54
90th Percentile £57.10 £49.19 £49.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% +22.22% +12.50%

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 19244 21771 22307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.65% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11791 13581 13444
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £245
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 863 1078
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -54 1385 £375 - 191
UK excluding London -51 997 £350 -3.31% 136
London -70 500 £413 -0.30% 62
South East -65 304 £380 -5.00% 36
Midlands +11 182 £339 -3.21% 28
North of England -6 163 £400 +14.29% 40
East of England -49 119 £350 +12.45% 15
West Midlands -10 117 £375 -1.64% 17
South West -14 115 £325 - 10
North West -15 84 £410 +2.50% 27
Scotland -9 74 £355 +9.23% 3
Yorkshire -35 70 £400 +14.29% 10
East Midlands +11 64 £323 -0.77% 10
Wales +17 38 £250 -24.53% 3
North East +53 11 £369 +5.36% 3
Northern Ireland -69 6 £450 +41.73% 1
Channel Islands 0 1 £190 -53.94%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1153 (75.81%) Cisco
2 836 (54.96%) CCNP
3 728 (47.86%) CCNA
4 673 (44.25%) Firewall
5 440 (28.93%) LAN
6 435 (28.60%) WAN
7 375 (24.65%) CCIE
8 330 (21.70%) Wireless
9 308 (20.25%) ITIL
10 271 (17.82%) Data Centre
11 267 (17.55%) Network Security
12 255 (16.77%) VPN
13 250 (16.44%) Juniper
14 249 (16.37%) CheckPoint
15 246 (16.17%) Cisco ASA
16 245 (16.11%) Security Cleared
16 245 (16.11%) Microsoft
17 244 (16.04%) Windows
18 227 (14.92%) BGP
19 219 (14.40%) MPLS
20 214 (14.07%) VMware
21 212 (13.94%) Cisco Nexus
22 201 (13.21%) Network Design
23 200 (13.15%) OSPF
24 185 (12.16%) F5
25 183 (12.03%) Finance
26 175 (11.51%) Active Directory
27 164 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
28 159 (10.45%) SC Cleared
29 155 (10.19%) HP

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 72 (4.73%) MS Exchange
2 49 (3.22%) Skype for Business
3 31 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 24 (1.58%) IIS
6 15 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.59%) CMS
7 9 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (0.53%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.53%) SAS
9 7 (0.46%) Apache
10 4 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.26%) Drupal
10 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.26%) WordPress
11 3 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.13%) Confluence
12 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (2.96%) MS Visio
2 41 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.066%) Eikon
3 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.066%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 106 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (5.06%) Office 365
4 23 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (1.45%) SaaS
6 17 (1.12%) PaaS
7 15 (0.99%) IaaS
8 8 (0.53%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.46%) Akamai
10 5 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.20%) GitHub
12 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.066%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.066%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.066%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.066%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 673 (44.25%) Firewall
2 440 (28.93%) LAN
3 435 (28.60%) WAN
4 330 (21.70%) Wireless
5 267 (17.55%) Network Security
6 255 (16.77%) VPN
7 246 (16.17%) Cisco ASA
8 227 (14.92%) BGP
9 219 (14.40%) MPLS
10 212 (13.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 200 (13.15%) OSPF
12 145 (9.53%) TCP/IP
13 126 (8.28%) DNS
14 123 (8.09%) DHCP
15 121 (7.96%) VoIP
16 117 (7.69%) EIGRP
17 112 (7.36%) Cisco IOS
18 104 (6.84%) VLAN
19 101 (6.64%) WLAN
20 86 (5.65%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.79%) Star Schema
3 9 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.53%) MySQL
5 7 (0.46%) Big Data
6 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.33%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.26%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.20%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.13%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.13%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.066%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.066%) DataStage
11 1 (0.066%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.46%) Burp Suite
3 5 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.13%) JIRA
6 1 (0.066%) Metasploit
General
1 183 (12.03%) Finance
2 125 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 71 (4.67%) Banking
4 24 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.05%) Automotive
6 15 (0.99%) Marketing
7 13 (0.85%) Law
8 12 (0.79%) Legal
8 12 (0.79%) Retail
9 11 (0.72%) Electronics
10 9 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.53%) Back Office
12 6 (0.39%) Advertising
13 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.13%) Billing
16 1 (0.066%) Games
16 1 (0.066%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 734 (48.26%) Network Engineer
2 281 (18.47%) Cisco Engineer
3 235 (15.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 153 (10.06%) Architect
5 118 (7.76%) Security Engineer
6 114 (7.50%) Support Engineer
7 105 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
8 82 (5.39%) Consultant
9 78 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
10 77 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 73 (4.80%) Network Support
12 72 (4.73%) Network Architect
13 69 (4.54%) Analyst
14 66 (4.34%) Network Support Engineer
15 63 (4.14%) Network Specialist
16 50 (3.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 47 (3.09%) Voice Engineer
18 42 (2.76%) Network Consultant
19 40 (2.63%) Firewall Engineer
20 38 (2.50%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.24%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.12%) XMPP
3 14 (0.92%) Web Services
4 12 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (0.66%) .NET
5 10 (0.66%) Middleware
6 6 (0.39%) LAMP
7 5 (0.33%) WAP
8 3 (0.20%) SAML
9 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.13%) CGI
9 2 (0.13%) RFC 2544
10 1 (0.066%) Core Data
10 1 (0.066%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.066%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.066%) VML
10 1 (0.066%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 271 (17.82%) Data Centre
2 71 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 63 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (3.02%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.37%) Public Cloud
6 33 (2.17%) Clustering
7 29 (1.91%) PKI
8 27 (1.78%) NHS
9 26 (1.71%) Driving Licence
9 26 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
9 26 (1.71%) Virtual Team
10 20 (1.31%) CESG
11 12 (0.79%) BYOD
11 12 (0.79%) Private Cloud
11 12 (0.79%) User Experience
12 8 (0.53%) Replication
12 8 (0.53%) Smart Meter
13 7 (0.46%) FMCG
13 7 (0.46%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 6 (0.39%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 244 (16.04%) Windows
2 119 (7.82%) Windows Server
3 106 (6.97%) Linux
4 45 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (2.83%) Unix
5 43 (2.83%) Windows 7
6 36 (2.37%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.92%) Windows 8
8 14 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.79%) CentOS
10 9 (0.59%) Solaris
11 7 (0.46%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.46%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.39%) Debian
12 6 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.39%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (20.25%) ITIL
2 201 (13.21%) Network Design
3 103 (6.77%) Service Management
4 99 (6.51%) Information Security
5 97 (6.38%) Service Delivery
6 96 (6.31%) Migration
7 79 (5.19%) Load Balancing
8 78 (5.13%) Network Management
9 77 (5.06%) Project Management
10 76 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
11 69 (4.54%) Change Management
12 59 (3.88%) Cybersecurity
13 58 (3.81%) Incident Management
13 58 (3.81%) SIEM
14 57 (3.75%) PRINCE2
15 52 (3.42%) ITIL V3
16 47 (3.09%) High Availability
17 41 (2.70%) ITSM
17 41 (2.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (2.30%) SQL
2 31 (2.04%) Python
3 28 (1.84%) PowerShell
4 14 (0.92%) C
5 13 (0.85%) Bash Shell
6 12 (0.79%) Java
7 10 (0.66%) Perl
8 7 (0.46%) Ruby
9 4 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.20%) VBScript
11 1 (0.066%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.066%) PHP
Qualifications
1 836 (54.96%) CCNP
2 728 (47.86%) CCNA
3 375 (24.65%) CCIE
4 245 (16.11%) Security Cleared
5 164 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 159 (10.45%) SC Cleared
7 135 (8.88%) CISSP
8 132 (8.68%) Degree
9 115 (7.56%) MCSE
10 85 (5.59%) CISM
11 78 (5.13%) CCSP
12 71 (4.67%) CCDP
12 71 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 70 (4.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 67 (4.40%) DV Cleared
15 61 (4.01%) JNCIA
16 59 (3.88%) CCSA
17 54 (3.55%) CCSE
18 43 (2.83%) MCSA
19 38 (2.50%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.27%) SLA
2 55 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.25%) COBIT
4 17 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.66%) ISO 22301
6 7 (0.46%) QA
7 6 (0.39%) GDPR
8 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.066%) GCP
11 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.066%) PMO
System Software
1 175 (11.51%) Active Directory
2 119 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (2.43%) vSphere
6 36 (2.37%) VMware NSX
7 18 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.99%) Firmware
9 14 (0.92%) XenApp
10 11 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (0.72%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.46%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.20%) Docker
13 3 (0.20%) NFS
13 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.13%) iptables
14 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 62 (4.08%) FortiGate
2 57 (3.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 46 (3.02%) Cisco Prime
4 35 (2.30%) SCCM
5 28 (1.84%) Cisco UCCX
6 20 (1.31%) Ansible
6 20 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 18 (1.18%) Cisco UCCE
8 15 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (0.99%) SCOM
9 14 (0.92%) QRadar
9 14 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
10 13 (0.85%) Nessus
11 11 (0.72%) Terraform
12 9 (0.59%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.59%) Cacti
12 9 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
12 9 (0.59%) Nagios
13 8 (0.53%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1153 (75.81%) Cisco
2 250 (16.44%) Juniper
3 249 (16.37%) CheckPoint
4 245 (16.11%) Microsoft
5 214 (14.07%) VMware
6 185 (12.16%) F5
7 155 (10.19%) HP
8 122 (8.02%) Palo Alto
9 117 (7.69%) Citrix
10 93 (6.11%) Fortinet
11 86 (5.65%) SolarWinds
12 71 (4.67%) Riverbed
13 62 (4.08%) Aruba
14 57 (3.75%) Blue Coat
15 42 (2.76%) McAfee
16 30 (1.97%) Dell
17 26 (1.71%) EMC
18 25 (1.64%) BT
18 25 (1.64%) NetApp
18 25 (1.64%) Symantec