Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 168 117
Rank change year-on-year -13 -51 +12
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,596 1,563 2,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.59% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.37% 8.41% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 970 1,384
UK median daily rate £413 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.51% +6.27% +7.14%
10th Percentile £249 £205 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 78 95
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £32.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.08% -7.86% +55.56%
10th Percentile £12.20 £15.44 £16.20
90th Percentile £47.00 £51.95 £47.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +16.07% +30.08%

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 19,074 18,582 22,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.55% 18.91% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,269 11,265 14,091
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £243 £235 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 971 899 819
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.06 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.71 £47.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.61
% change year-on-year -21.88% +15.90% +15.04%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 18 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 25 September 2018. 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 -17 1,417 £413 +3.13% 475
UK excluding London -31 948 £400 +6.67% 400
London +19 603 £425 - 115
South East -60 261 £400 - 100
North of England -9 195 £413 +0.61% 94
Midlands -17 159 £375 +7.14% 78
West Midlands -6 124 £388 +3.33% 48
South West +3 118 £363 +11.54% 49
North West -13 98 £400 - 54
Yorkshire -17 83 £425 - 31
East of England -34 79 £415 +10.67% 40
Wales +3 57 £375 +108.33% 12
Scotland -31 54 £375 +17.19% 28
East Midlands -16 35 £315 -3.08% 30
Northern Ireland +53 18 £325 -27.78%
North East -8 16 £450 +22.03% 9
Isle of Man - 7 £425 -
Channel Islands -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 1,288 (80.70%) Cisco
2 926 (58.02%) CCNP
3 812 (50.88%) CCNA
4 713 (44.67%) Firewall
5 551 (34.52%) WAN
6 485 (30.39%) LAN
7 364 (22.81%) ITIL
7 364 (22.81%) Data Centre
8 350 (21.93%) Security Cleared
9 335 (20.99%) Wireless
10 310 (19.42%) BGP
11 303 (18.98%) CCIE
12 293 (18.36%) Juniper
13 287 (17.98%) Cisco ASA
14 281 (17.61%) SC Cleared
15 275 (17.23%) CheckPoint
16 269 (16.85%) Network Security
17 267 (16.73%) Windows
18 263 (16.48%) OSPF
19 242 (15.16%) VPN
20 238 (14.91%) VMware
21 233 (14.60%) Microsoft
22 229 (14.35%) Cisco Nexus
23 226 (14.16%) F5
24 218 (13.66%) MPLS
25 208 (13.03%) Finance
26 195 (12.22%) Network Design
27 175 (10.96%) TCP/IP
28 164 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
29 160 (10.03%) VoIP

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 34 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 28 (1.75%) IIS
3 26 (1.63%) Skype for Business
4 22 (1.38%) SharePoint
5 20 (1.25%) Confluence
6 15 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.25%) Apache
8 4 (0.25%) CMS
8 4 (0.25%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.13%) SAS
10 2 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 56 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) RMDS
2 1 (0.063%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.063%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.063%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 146 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (2.88%) Office 365
4 29 (1.82%) IaaS
5 24 (1.50%) PaaS
6 12 (0.75%) SaaS
7 11 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudTrail
9 5 (0.31%) GitHub
9 5 (0.31%) npm
9 5 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.19%) Akamai
11 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.13%) Serverless
12 1 (0.063%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.063%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.063%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 713 (44.67%) Firewall
2 551 (34.52%) WAN
3 485 (30.39%) LAN
4 335 (20.99%) Wireless
5 310 (19.42%) BGP
6 287 (17.98%) Cisco ASA
7 269 (16.85%) Network Security
8 263 (16.48%) OSPF
9 242 (15.16%) VPN
10 229 (14.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 218 (13.66%) MPLS
12 175 (10.96%) TCP/IP
13 160 (10.03%) VoIP
14 159 (9.96%) DNS
15 124 (7.77%) Wi-Fi
16 123 (7.71%) EIGRP
17 118 (7.39%) DHCP
18 110 (6.89%) Internet
19 108 (6.77%) Cisco ISE
20 106 (6.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.25%) MySQL
3 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.19%) DB2
4 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.13%) Big Data
5 2 (0.13%) GIS
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.13%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.063%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.063%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.063%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.063%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (2.26%) JIRA
2 20 (1.25%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 19 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 12 (0.75%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.50%) SonarQube
6 5 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.31%) Selenium
6 5 (0.31%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.063%) AppScan
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.063%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 208 (13.03%) Finance
2 140 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 67 (4.20%) Banking
4 35 (2.19%) Retail
5 18 (1.13%) Legal
6 17 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.63%) Automotive
9 9 (0.56%) Law
9 9 (0.56%) Publishing
10 7 (0.44%) Back Office
10 7 (0.44%) Electronics
11 6 (0.38%) Advertising
11 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.38%) Marketing
12 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.25%) Games
14 3 (0.19%) Front Office
15 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 751 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 222 (13.91%) Cisco Engineer
3 155 (9.71%) Architect
4 149 (9.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 131 (8.21%) Senior Network Engineer
6 116 (7.27%) Security Engineer
7 89 (5.58%) Analyst
7 89 (5.58%) Network Security Engineer
8 82 (5.14%) Network Architect
9 80 (5.01%) Consultant
10 75 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 69 (4.32%) Support Engineer
12 58 (3.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 52 (3.26%) Network Support
14 42 (2.63%) Network Consultant
15 38 (2.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
16 37 (2.32%) Network Support Engineer
17 36 (2.26%) Network Specialist
17 36 (2.26%) Security Architect
18 35 (2.19%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.26%) 802.1X
2 21 (1.32%) Middleware
3 19 (1.19%) REST
4 16 (1.00%) XMPP
5 13 (0.81%) SailPoint
6 12 (0.75%) Web Services
7 10 (0.63%) LDAP
8 9 (0.56%) OAuth
9 8 (0.50%) SAML
10 7 (0.44%) CSS
11 6 (0.38%) OAuth2
11 6 (0.38%) Spine.js
12 5 (0.31%) Node.js
12 5 (0.31%) RESTful
12 5 (0.31%) WAP
13 3 (0.19%) HTML
13 3 (0.19%) LAMP
14 2 (0.13%) Ajax
14 2 (0.13%) JSON
14 2 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 364 (22.81%) Data Centre
2 131 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 58 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 54 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
6 42 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
7 38 (2.38%) PKI
8 32 (2.01%) Driving Licence
9 20 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 18 (1.13%) Clustering
11 16 (1.00%) NHS
11 16 (1.00%) Private Cloud
12 12 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.69%) Fat Client
13 11 (0.69%) Thin Client
14 10 (0.63%) CMDB
15 9 (0.56%) Cyber Defence
15 9 (0.56%) Handset
16 8 (0.50%) Fintech
16 8 (0.50%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 267 (16.73%) Windows
2 151 (9.46%) Windows Server
3 101 (6.33%) Linux
4 75 (4.70%) Unix
5 43 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.50%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.69%) CentOS
11 9 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.56%) Solaris
12 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.25%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.19%) CatOS
14 3 (0.19%) Check Point GAiA
15 2 (0.13%) AIX
15 2 (0.13%) Android
15 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (22.81%) ITIL
2 195 (12.22%) Network Design
3 158 (9.90%) Migration
4 112 (7.02%) Load Balancing
5 110 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
6 103 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
7 96 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 93 (5.83%) Information Security
9 87 (5.45%) Project Management
10 86 (5.39%) Network Management
11 78 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
12 73 (4.57%) ITIL V3
13 71 (4.45%) Change Management
14 68 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
15 67 (4.20%) Change Control
15 67 (4.20%) PRINCE2
16 65 (4.07%) Incident Management
17 62 (3.88%) Service Management
18 57 (3.57%) DevOps
19 56 (3.51%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 70 (4.39%) Python
2 54 (3.38%) PowerShell
3 36 (2.26%) C
4 33 (2.07%) SQL
5 26 (1.63%) Bash Shell
6 22 (1.38%) Perl
7 14 (0.88%) Java
8 7 (0.44%) VB
9 5 (0.31%) Apex Code
9 5 (0.31%) PyPy
9 5 (0.31%) Ruby
9 5 (0.31%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.25%) C#
10 4 (0.25%) PHP
11 3 (0.19%) C++
11 3 (0.19%) Go
11 3 (0.19%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.19%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.19%) Tcl
12 2 (0.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 926 (58.02%) CCNP
2 812 (50.88%) CCNA
3 350 (21.93%) Security Cleared
4 303 (18.98%) CCIE
5 281 (17.61%) SC Cleared
6 136 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 133 (8.33%) Degree
8 129 (8.08%) CISSP
9 98 (6.14%) MCSE
10 93 (5.83%) CCDP
11 74 (4.64%) DV Cleared
12 70 (4.39%) CISM
13 53 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
14 51 (3.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 47 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 46 (2.88%) CCSP
16 46 (2.88%) MCSA
17 45 (2.82%) CCSE
18 36 (2.26%) CCSA
18 36 (2.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (3.76%) SLA
3 34 (2.13%) GDPR
4 22 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.81%) HIPAA
5 13 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 12 (0.75%) COBIT
7 9 (0.56%) QA
8 7 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
9 6 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (0.25%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.25%) ISO 31000
10 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.19%) MiFID
12 2 (0.13%) GPG13
12 2 (0.13%) PMO
12 2 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 164 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 132 (8.27%) Active Directory
3 53 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.57%) vSphere
5 23 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (1.25%) ProxySG
7 19 (1.19%) VMware NSX
8 14 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.63%) Firmware
10 8 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.31%) XenApp
12 4 (0.25%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.25%) KVM
13 3 (0.19%) Snort
14 2 (0.13%) Docker
14 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.063%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.063%) QEMU
15 1 (0.063%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 62 (3.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 50 (3.13%) FortiGate
3 41 (2.57%) Cisco Prime
3 41 (2.57%) SCCM
4 37 (2.32%) vCenter Server
5 23 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
6 21 (1.32%) Ansible
7 19 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
8 17 (1.07%) SCOM
9 13 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (0.75%) AirWatch
10 12 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (0.75%) PowerCLI
10 12 (0.75%) Puppet
11 10 (0.63%) Stealthwatch
12 8 (0.50%) Nessus
12 8 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.38%) QRadar
14 6 (0.38%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 1,288 (80.70%) Cisco
2 293 (18.36%) Juniper
3 275 (17.23%) CheckPoint
4 238 (14.91%) VMware
5 233 (14.60%) Microsoft
6 226 (14.16%) F5
7 132 (8.27%) Palo Alto
8 92 (5.76%) Fortinet
9 91 (5.70%) HP
10 89 (5.58%) SolarWinds
11 79 (4.95%) Meraki
12 73 (4.57%) Blue Coat
13 63 (3.95%) McAfee
14 60 (3.76%) Aruba
14 60 (3.76%) Citrix
14 60 (3.76%) Oracle
15 45 (2.82%) Splunk
16 38 (2.38%) Riverbed
17 35 (2.19%) IBM
18 30 (1.88%) Avaya