Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 184 168
Rank change year-on-year +45 -16 -47
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,693 1,583 1,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 1.56% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.82% 8.40% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,103 946 981
UK median daily rate £400 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +0.38% +8.11%
10th Percentile £233 £253 £204
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 82 80
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £31.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.31% -9.16% -8.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.20 £13.44
90th Percentile £50.38 £47.00 £50.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +29.31% -9.38% +14.29%

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 17,236 18,841 18,600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.41% 18.58% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,501 11,126 11,274
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £243
90th Percentile £645 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 963 918
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £24.08 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.73% -16.97% +5.45%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.75 £12.05
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £51.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year +50.00% -21.51% +15.82%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +38 1,507 £405 -1.86% 504
UK excluding London +64 1,159 £400 - 393
London -2 488 £450 +5.88% 132
South East +84 425 £400 - 145
North of England +39 226 £375 -11.76% 96
North West +32 134 £375 -11.76% 56
Midlands +18 128 £375 - 62
South West -2 124 £425 +23.19% 34
East of England +35 106 £368 -11.45% 36
Scotland +89 93 £425 +21.43% 11
West Midlands -9 75 £500 +29.03% 30
East Midlands +39 53 £300 - 32
Yorkshire -10 53 £375 -11.76% 31
North East +44 40 £325 -27.78% 9
Wales +3 35 £325 -13.33% 10
Northern Ireland +4 22 £288 -11.54%

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1,317 (77.79%) Cisco
2 984 (58.12%) CCNP
3 840 (49.62%) Firewall
4 837 (49.44%) CCNA
5 577 (34.08%) WAN
6 530 (31.31%) LAN
7 408 (24.10%) CCIE
8 365 (21.56%) Wireless
9 346 (20.44%) Data Centre
10 319 (18.84%) BGP
11 307 (18.13%) Network Security
12 297 (17.54%) CheckPoint
12 297 (17.54%) ITIL
13 288 (17.01%) Cisco ASA
14 283 (16.72%) F5
15 282 (16.66%) Security Cleared
16 265 (15.65%) Windows
16 265 (15.65%) VPN
17 264 (15.59%) OSPF
18 255 (15.06%) VMware
19 250 (14.77%) Cisco Nexus
20 246 (14.53%) TCP/IP
21 242 (14.29%) Juniper
22 237 (14.00%) MPLS
23 236 (13.94%) Microsoft
24 228 (13.47%) Palo Alto
25 222 (13.11%) Telecoms
26 204 (12.05%) Network Design
27 196 (11.58%) Migration
28 192 (11.34%) 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 56 (3.31%) MS Exchange
2 44 (2.60%) Skype for Business
3 35 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (0.77%) IIS
6 13 (0.77%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.41%) Confluence
8 4 (0.24%) Apache
8 4 (0.24%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.12%) nginx
10 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.059%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.059%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.059%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 56 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.059%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 142 (8.39%) AWS
2 124 (7.32%) Azure
3 63 (3.72%) Office 365
4 31 (1.83%) SaaS
5 24 (1.42%) IaaS
5 24 (1.42%) PaaS
6 15 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (0.89%) GCP
7 14 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.83%) Serverless
8 11 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.65%) GitHub
9 8 (0.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.12%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.12%) Datadog
13 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 840 (49.62%) Firewall
2 577 (34.08%) WAN
3 530 (31.31%) LAN
4 365 (21.56%) Wireless
5 319 (18.84%) BGP
6 307 (18.13%) Network Security
7 288 (17.01%) Cisco ASA
8 265 (15.65%) VPN
9 264 (15.59%) OSPF
10 250 (14.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 246 (14.53%) TCP/IP
12 237 (14.00%) MPLS
13 184 (10.87%) DNS
14 152 (8.98%) VoIP
15 141 (8.33%) DHCP
16 128 (7.56%) VLAN
17 120 (7.09%) Wi-Fi
18 109 (6.44%) EIGRP
18 109 (6.44%) WLAN
19 107 (6.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.83%) Big Data
3 9 (0.53%) Hadoop
3 9 (0.53%) MySQL
4 6 (0.35%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.12%) GIS
8 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.059%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.059%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.059%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.059%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.059%) MS Access
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.059%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.059%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (1.36%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 20 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (0.59%) JIRA
5 9 (0.53%) Bitbucket
5 9 (0.53%) Hudson
5 9 (0.53%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.47%) GitLab
7 5 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (0.30%) Travis CI
8 4 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.24%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.12%) Ant
9 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.12%) MSI
9 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.059%) TestRail
10 1 (0.059%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.059%) Zephyr
General
1 222 (13.11%) Telecoms
2 192 (11.34%) Finance
3 87 (5.14%) Public Sector
4 47 (2.78%) Banking
5 31 (1.83%) Legal
6 23 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.24%) Marketing
8 20 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.18%) Law
9 17 (1.00%) Retail
10 15 (0.89%) Electronics
11 12 (0.71%) Back Office
12 10 (0.59%) Advertising
13 9 (0.53%) Local Government
13 9 (0.53%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.47%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.35%) German Language
15 6 (0.35%) Japanese Language
16 5 (0.30%) Military
16 5 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 851 (50.27%) Network Engineer
2 227 (13.41%) Architect
3 174 (10.28%) Cisco Engineer
4 149 (8.80%) Network Architect
5 144 (8.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 124 (7.32%) Security Engineer
7 119 (7.03%) Senior Network Engineer
8 103 (6.08%) Consultant
9 97 (5.73%) Analyst
10 87 (5.14%) Network Security Engineer
11 72 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 70 (4.13%) Support Engineer
13 60 (3.54%) Network Support
14 48 (2.84%) Security Architect
15 44 (2.60%) Network Consultant
15 44 (2.60%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 43 (2.54%) Design Engineer
16 43 (2.54%) Network Support Engineer
17 40 (2.36%) Network Design Engineer
18 39 (2.30%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.84%) 802.1X
2 15 (0.89%) .NET
2 15 (0.89%) JSON
2 15 (0.89%) Web Services
3 13 (0.77%) LDAP
4 12 (0.71%) XML
5 9 (0.53%) YAML
6 7 (0.41%) REST
6 7 (0.41%) XMPP
7 6 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (0.35%) Spine.js
8 2 (0.12%) Django
8 2 (0.12%) HTML
8 2 (0.12%) J2EE
8 2 (0.12%) JSP
8 2 (0.12%) Node.js
8 2 (0.12%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.12%) SAML
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.12%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 346 (20.44%) Data Centre
2 74 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (1.95%) Public Cloud
6 30 (1.77%) PKI
7 27 (1.59%) Driving Licence
7 27 (1.59%) NHS
7 27 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
8 23 (1.36%) Fibre Optics
9 19 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 16 (0.95%) Private Cloud
11 15 (0.89%) Hedge funds
12 14 (0.83%) Clustering
13 13 (0.77%) CMDB
14 10 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
16 6 (0.35%) Cyber Defence
16 6 (0.35%) SCADA
16 6 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 265 (15.65%) Windows
2 148 (8.74%) Linux
3 137 (8.09%) Windows Server
4 71 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (3.90%) Unix
6 46 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (2.36%) Windows 10
7 40 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.00%) Windows 8
10 16 (0.95%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.53%) SUSE
12 8 (0.47%) Check Point GAiA
13 7 (0.41%) Solaris
14 5 (0.30%) Android
15 4 (0.24%) VMS
15 4 (0.24%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.18%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (17.54%) ITIL
2 204 (12.05%) Network Design
3 196 (11.58%) Migration
4 139 (8.21%) Load Balancing
5 127 (7.50%) Network Management
6 108 (6.38%) Information Security
7 104 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
8 101 (5.97%) Network Monitoring
9 100 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 98 (5.79%) Change Management
11 87 (5.14%) Service Delivery
12 80 (4.73%) Network Architecture
13 78 (4.61%) Project Management
14 73 (4.31%) Project Delivery
14 73 (4.31%) Service Management
15 69 (4.08%) Cybersecurity
15 69 (4.08%) SIEM
16 62 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
16 62 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
17 60 (3.54%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 95 (5.61%) Python
2 68 (4.02%) PowerShell
3 46 (2.72%) SQL
4 31 (1.83%) Java
5 19 (1.12%) Perl
6 18 (1.06%) C
7 14 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.41%) Prolog
8 7 (0.41%) VBScript
9 3 (0.18%) C++
9 3 (0.18%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.18%) Ruby
10 2 (0.12%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.12%) PHP
10 2 (0.12%) VB
11 1 (0.059%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.059%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 984 (58.12%) CCNP
2 837 (49.44%) CCNA
3 408 (24.10%) CCIE
4 282 (16.66%) Security Cleared
5 188 (11.10%) SC Cleared
6 162 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 122 (7.21%) CISSP
8 121 (7.15%) Degree
9 116 (6.85%) CCDP
10 112 (6.62%) MCSE
11 87 (5.14%) DV Cleared
12 77 (4.55%) MCSA
13 70 (4.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 45 (2.66%) CCDA
15 44 (2.60%) CISM
16 43 (2.54%) CCSA
16 43 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 42 (2.48%) JNCIP
18 39 (2.30%) TOGAF Certification
19 36 (2.13%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.90%) SLA
2 51 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (1.83%) NIST
4 27 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 24 (1.42%) GDPR
6 16 (0.95%) QA
7 14 (0.83%) NCSC
8 9 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.24%) COBIT
9 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.24%) PMO
10 3 (0.18%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.12%) HL7
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.059%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.059%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.059%) RMADS
System Software
1 148 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (6.26%) Active Directory
3 67 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 48 (2.84%) VMware NSX
5 36 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (1.48%) vSphere
7 24 (1.42%) XenApp
8 15 (0.89%) Firmware
8 15 (0.89%) ProxySG
9 10 (0.59%) Docker
9 10 (0.59%) ISA Server
10 9 (0.53%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.35%) KVM
14 3 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.12%) vCloud
15 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.059%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 67 (3.96%) Cisco Prime
2 56 (3.31%) FortiGate
3 53 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 51 (3.01%) Ansible
5 43 (2.54%) SCCM
6 32 (1.89%) SCOM
7 19 (1.12%) vCenter Server
8 17 (1.00%) Puppet
9 13 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (0.71%) WSUS
11 11 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
12 10 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
12 10 (0.59%) Stealthwatch
13 9 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
13 9 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.47%) Nagios
15 7 (0.41%) Iperf
15 7 (0.41%) Kubernetes
15 7 (0.41%) PowerCLI
16 6 (0.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,317 (77.79%) Cisco
2 297 (17.54%) CheckPoint
3 283 (16.72%) F5
4 255 (15.06%) VMware
5 242 (14.29%) Juniper
6 236 (13.94%) Microsoft
7 228 (13.47%) Palo Alto
8 118 (6.97%) Fortinet
9 117 (6.91%) SolarWinds
10 101 (5.97%) Citrix
11 96 (5.67%) Meraki
12 88 (5.20%) Aruba
13 69 (4.08%) HP
14 59 (3.48%) Blue Coat
14 59 (3.48%) Riverbed
15 51 (3.01%) McAfee
16 43 (2.54%) Dell
17 38 (2.24%) Red Hat
18 32 (1.89%) NetApp
19 29 (1.71%) Infoblox