Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 126 134
Rank change year-on-year -59 +8 -11
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,446 1,966 1,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 2.05% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.75% 10.01% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 1,246 1,200
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £195 £225 £208
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £345
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 82 78
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +10.27% +7.56%
10th Percentile £12.54 £15.75 £15.15
90th Percentile £40.00 £49.02 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.97 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.84% +13.33% +1.12%

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 18,662 19,642 22,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.90% 20.45% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,463 12,318 13,327
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £248
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 819 871 1,041
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.46 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -6.58% -1.79% +43.59%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 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 -58 1,324 £375 - 731
UK excluding London -52 945 £350 -2.78% 596
London -67 482 £400 -5.88% 174
South East -69 298 £400 - 147
Midlands +3 195 £350 +3.70% 123
North of England -25 149 £375 +7.14% 178
West Midlands +12 125 £375 - 78
South West +18 115 £325 +4.00% 48
East of England -58 90 £300 -7.69% 61
North West -26 83 £408 +16.43% 93
East Midlands +7 69 £325 +1.56% 44
Scotland -29 62 £331 +1.92% 24
Yorkshire -19 61 £325 -7.14% 63
Wales +6 40 £294 -9.62% 14
North East +18 7 £600 +71.43% 22
Northern Ireland -47 3 - -
Channel Islands -2 2 £190 -53.94%

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 1,070 (74.00%) Cisco
2 790 (54.63%) CCNP
3 724 (50.07%) CCNA
4 622 (43.02%) Firewall
5 388 (26.83%) WAN
6 380 (26.28%) LAN
7 331 (22.89%) CCIE
8 303 (20.95%) ITIL
9 282 (19.50%) Wireless
10 261 (18.05%) Security Cleared
11 260 (17.98%) VPN
12 253 (17.50%) Data Centre
13 240 (16.60%) Network Security
14 238 (16.46%) Juniper
14 238 (16.46%) BGP
15 237 (16.39%) Windows
16 231 (15.98%) MPLS
17 227 (15.70%) CheckPoint
18 220 (15.21%) Microsoft
19 212 (14.66%) Cisco ASA
20 204 (14.11%) OSPF
21 186 (12.86%) VMware
22 177 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
23 174 (12.03%) Network Design
24 171 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
25 170 (11.76%) SC Cleared
26 162 (11.20%) Active Directory
27 159 (11.00%) F5
28 153 (10.58%) Finance
29 149 (10.30%) CISSP

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 63 (4.36%) MS Exchange
2 40 (2.77%) Skype for Business
3 28 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (1.73%) IIS
5 24 (1.66%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (0.55%) SAS
9 7 (0.48%) Apache
10 4 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.28%) Drupal
10 4 (0.28%) WordPress
11 3 (0.21%) CMS
11 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.069%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.069%) Eikon
2 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.069%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 132 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 111 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (5.95%) Office 365
4 25 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (1.59%) PaaS
6 17 (1.18%) IaaS
7 15 (1.04%) SaaS
8 8 (0.55%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.35%) Akamai
9 5 (0.35%) G Suite
10 4 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.28%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.21%) GitHub
11 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.21%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.069%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.069%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 622 (43.02%) Firewall
2 388 (26.83%) WAN
3 380 (26.28%) LAN
4 282 (19.50%) Wireless
5 260 (17.98%) VPN
6 240 (16.60%) Network Security
7 238 (16.46%) BGP
8 231 (15.98%) MPLS
9 212 (14.66%) Cisco ASA
10 204 (14.11%) OSPF
11 177 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
12 148 (10.24%) TCP/IP
13 125 (8.64%) DNS
14 114 (7.88%) DHCP
14 114 (7.88%) VLAN
14 114 (7.88%) VoIP
15 100 (6.92%) Internet
16 98 (6.78%) EIGRP
17 90 (6.22%) IPsec
18 87 (6.02%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.97%) Star Schema
3 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.41%) MySQL
5 5 (0.35%) Big Data
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.21%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.14%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.069%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 24 (1.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.48%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.28%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.069%) Metasploit
General
1 153 (10.58%) Finance
2 109 (7.54%) Telecoms
3 45 (3.11%) Banking
4 19 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 15 (1.04%) Automotive
6 11 (0.76%) Legal
7 9 (0.62%) Retail
8 8 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.55%) Marketing
9 7 (0.48%) Advertising
9 7 (0.48%) Back Office
10 5 (0.35%) Law
11 4 (0.28%) Electronics
12 3 (0.21%) Local Government
12 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.14%) German Language
13 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.069%) French Language
Job Titles
1 705 (48.76%) Network Engineer
2 239 (16.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 198 (13.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 190 (13.14%) Architect
5 108 (7.47%) Security Engineer
6 99 (6.85%) Support Engineer
7 84 (5.81%) Senior Network Engineer
8 80 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 80 (5.53%) Network Architect
9 74 (5.12%) Network Security Engineer
10 71 (4.91%) Consultant
11 66 (4.56%) Network Support
12 61 (4.22%) Security Architect
13 57 (3.94%) Network Support Engineer
14 52 (3.60%) Network Specialist
15 50 (3.46%) Analyst
15 50 (3.46%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 49 (3.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 42 (2.90%) Security Specialist
18 35 (2.42%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.01%) 802.1X
2 10 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (0.69%) XMPP
3 8 (0.55%) Web Services
4 7 (0.48%) .NET
5 6 (0.41%) LAMP
6 4 (0.28%) LDAP
7 3 (0.21%) CGI
7 3 (0.21%) Middleware
7 3 (0.21%) OAuth
7 3 (0.21%) OAuth2
7 3 (0.21%) WAP
8 2 (0.14%) Core Data
8 2 (0.14%) XML
9 1 (0.069%) HTML
9 1 (0.069%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.069%) VML
9 1 (0.069%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 253 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 67 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 54 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 35 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 27 (1.87%) PKI
7 26 (1.80%) Clustering
8 22 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
9 20 (1.38%) Driving Licence
10 18 (1.24%) CESG
10 18 (1.24%) NHS
11 14 (0.97%) User Experience
12 12 (0.83%) Private Cloud
13 11 (0.76%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.69%) Smart Meter
15 8 (0.55%) BYOD
15 8 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 7 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
16 7 (0.48%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 237 (16.39%) Windows
2 109 (7.54%) Windows Server
3 87 (6.02%) Linux
4 46 (3.18%) Windows 7
5 43 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (2.84%) Unix
8 36 (2.49%) Windows 10
9 18 (1.24%) Windows 8
10 16 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.55%) Android
12 8 (0.55%) CentOS
12 8 (0.55%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.55%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.48%) Solaris
14 6 (0.41%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.21%) Debian
16 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (20.95%) ITIL
2 174 (12.03%) Network Design
3 102 (7.05%) Information Security
4 91 (6.29%) Network Monitoring
5 90 (6.22%) Project Management
6 87 (6.02%) Migration
7 86 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
8 79 (5.46%) Service Delivery
9 76 (5.26%) Load Balancing
10 74 (5.12%) Service Management
11 69 (4.77%) Change Management
12 68 (4.70%) SIEM
13 64 (4.43%) PRINCE2
14 60 (4.15%) Cybersecurity
15 59 (4.08%) Network Management
16 53 (3.67%) Network Architecture
17 52 (3.60%) ITIL V3
17 52 (3.60%) TOGAF
18 47 (3.25%) Incident Management
19 46 (3.18%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 45 (3.11%) Python
2 37 (2.56%) PowerShell
3 27 (1.87%) SQL
4 18 (1.24%) Bash Shell
5 13 (0.90%) C
5 13 (0.90%) Perl
6 10 (0.69%) Java
7 9 (0.62%) Ruby
8 4 (0.28%) AWK
8 4 (0.28%) sed
8 4 (0.28%) VBScript
9 2 (0.14%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.14%) VB
10 1 (0.069%) PHP
10 1 (0.069%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.069%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 790 (54.63%) CCNP
2 724 (50.07%) CCNA
3 331 (22.89%) CCIE
4 261 (18.05%) Security Cleared
5 171 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 170 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 149 (10.30%) CISSP
8 133 (9.20%) MCSE
9 127 (8.78%) Degree
10 88 (6.09%) CISM
11 82 (5.67%) CCSP
12 74 (5.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 73 (5.05%) DV Cleared
14 72 (4.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 66 (4.56%) CCDP
16 47 (3.25%) MCP
17 43 (2.97%) JNCIA
18 38 (2.63%) MCSA
19 37 (2.56%) CCSA
20 34 (2.35%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.29%) SLA
2 54 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.38%) COBIT
3 20 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 18 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.04%) GDPR
6 11 (0.76%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.35%) QA
7 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.069%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.069%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.069%) P3O
System Software
1 162 (11.20%) Active Directory
2 101 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (3.53%) Hyper-V
4 32 (2.21%) VMware NSX
5 27 (1.87%) vSphere
6 26 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.11%) XenApp
9 12 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.55%) Firmware
10 8 (0.55%) ProxySG
10 8 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.55%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.35%) Docker
12 4 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.28%) XenServer
13 3 (0.21%) KVM
14 2 (0.14%) iptables
14 2 (0.14%) NFS
14 2 (0.14%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 47 (3.25%) FortiGate
2 43 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
3 40 (2.77%) SCCM
4 31 (2.14%) Cisco Prime
5 28 (1.94%) Ansible
6 26 (1.80%) Cisco UCCX
7 23 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 21 (1.45%) QRadar
9 18 (1.24%) SCOM
10 16 (1.11%) Nessus
11 13 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (0.83%) Terraform
13 11 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
14 10 (0.69%) Backup Exec
14 10 (0.69%) Packer
14 10 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
15 9 (0.62%) Nagios
16 7 (0.48%) logstash
16 7 (0.48%) OSSEC
16 7 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,070 (74.00%) Cisco
2 238 (16.46%) Juniper
3 227 (15.70%) CheckPoint
4 220 (15.21%) Microsoft
5 186 (12.86%) VMware
6 159 (11.00%) F5
7 134 (9.27%) HP
8 105 (7.26%) Palo Alto
9 95 (6.57%) Citrix
10 91 (6.29%) Fortinet
11 75 (5.19%) SolarWinds
12 53 (3.67%) McAfee
13 49 (3.39%) Blue Coat
14 47 (3.25%) Aruba
15 32 (2.21%) Riverbed
16 28 (1.94%) BT
16 28 (1.94%) IBM
17 27 (1.87%) Dell
18 26 (1.80%) Meraki
18 26 (1.80%) Symantec