Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 129 127
Rank change year-on-year -52 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1525 2127 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 2.06% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.89% 10.04% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 1354 1304
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £195 £228 £213
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.17% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 91 86
UK median hourly rate £26.34 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.92% +24.44% +4.65%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.75 £14.68
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.22 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +22.22% +4.65%

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 19325 21182 22510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.70% 20.50% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11873 13248 13640
UK median daily rate £425 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +4.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £221 £239 £247
90th Percentile £603 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 883 859 1075
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.24 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.15 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year - +7.48% +32.21%

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 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -51 1401 £375 - 199
UK excluding London -56 986 £351 -3.17% 156
London -50 515 £400 -3.61% 51
South East -65 306 £388 -3.13% 42
Midlands +10 192 £339 -9.67% 26
North of England -27 151 £400 +14.29% 55
South West +1 120 £325 - 15
West Midlands -3 118 £375 -6.25% 12
East of England -50 113 £350 +9.38% 10
North West -11 83 £410 +17.14% 38
East Midlands +22 73 £325 - 13
Scotland -19 66 £350 +7.69% 7
Yorkshire -32 60 £365 +4.29% 16
Wales +1 35 £281 -13.46% 1
North East +52 10 £600 +71.43% 1
Northern Ireland -58 5 £450 +41.73%
Channel Islands 0 2 £190 -53.94%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1150 (75.41%) Cisco
2 849 (55.67%) CCNP
3 731 (47.93%) CCNA
4 658 (43.15%) Firewall
5 427 (28.00%) LAN
6 425 (27.87%) WAN
7 362 (23.74%) CCIE
8 327 (21.44%) Wireless
9 305 (20.00%) ITIL
10 270 (17.70%) Network Security
11 269 (17.64%) Data Centre
12 266 (17.44%) VPN
13 249 (16.33%) CheckPoint
14 244 (16.00%) Juniper
15 242 (15.87%) Security Cleared
15 242 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
16 238 (15.61%) BGP
17 230 (15.08%) Windows
18 229 (15.02%) Microsoft
19 222 (14.56%) MPLS
20 213 (13.97%) OSPF
21 201 (13.18%) Network Design
21 201 (13.18%) Cisco Nexus
22 194 (12.72%) VMware
23 190 (12.46%) F5
24 186 (12.20%) Finance
25 164 (10.75%) Active Directory
26 159 (10.43%) SC Cleared
27 155 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
28 151 (9.90%) TCP/IP

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 (4.13%) MS Exchange
2 48 (3.15%) Skype for Business
3 30 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (1.70%) IIS
4 26 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 13 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (0.59%) CMS
7 8 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 8 (0.52%) SAS
8 7 (0.46%) Apache
9 4 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.26%) Drupal
9 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.26%) WordPress
10 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.13%) Confluence
11 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.066%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.066%) Eikon
2 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.066%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 111 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (5.11%) Office 365
4 24 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.38%) SaaS
6 16 (1.05%) PaaS
7 15 (0.98%) IaaS
8 9 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.33%) Akamai
10 4 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.20%) GitHub
12 1 (0.066%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.066%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.066%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.066%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 658 (43.15%) Firewall
2 427 (28.00%) LAN
3 425 (27.87%) WAN
4 327 (21.44%) Wireless
5 270 (17.70%) Network Security
6 266 (17.44%) VPN
7 242 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
8 238 (15.61%) BGP
9 222 (14.56%) MPLS
10 213 (13.97%) OSPF
11 201 (13.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 151 (9.90%) TCP/IP
13 128 (8.39%) DNS
14 125 (8.20%) DHCP
15 122 (8.00%) VoIP
16 120 (7.87%) EIGRP
17 113 (7.41%) VLAN
18 107 (7.02%) Cisco IOS
19 96 (6.30%) WLAN
20 92 (6.03%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.92%) Star Schema
3 7 (0.46%) MySQL
3 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.33%) Big Data
4 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.13%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.13%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.066%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 18 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.46%) Burp Suite
3 6 (0.39%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.13%) JIRA
6 1 (0.066%) Metasploit
General
1 186 (12.20%) Finance
2 124 (8.13%) Telecoms
3 71 (4.66%) Banking
4 23 (1.51%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.05%) Automotive
6 14 (0.92%) Law
6 14 (0.92%) Marketing
7 13 (0.85%) Legal
8 10 (0.66%) Electronics
9 9 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.52%) Retail
11 7 (0.46%) Advertising
11 7 (0.46%) Back Office
12 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.13%) German Language
15 1 (0.066%) Billing
15 1 (0.066%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 749 (49.11%) Network Engineer
2 274 (17.97%) Cisco Engineer
3 226 (14.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 154 (10.10%) Architect
5 116 (7.61%) Security Engineer
6 110 (7.21%) Support Engineer
7 107 (7.02%) Senior Network Engineer
8 79 (5.18%) Consultant
9 77 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 77 (5.05%) Network Security Engineer
10 69 (4.52%) Network Architect
11 68 (4.46%) Network Support
12 64 (4.20%) Analyst
13 63 (4.13%) Network Specialist
13 63 (4.13%) Network Support Engineer
14 47 (3.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 47 (3.08%) Voice Engineer
15 42 (2.75%) Network Consultant
16 39 (2.56%) Security Specialist
17 38 (2.49%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.97%) 802.1X
2 18 (1.18%) XMPP
3 12 (0.79%) Web Services
4 10 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (0.52%) .NET
6 7 (0.46%) LAMP
7 6 (0.39%) Middleware
8 5 (0.33%) WAP
9 3 (0.20%) SAML
10 2 (0.13%) CGI
10 2 (0.13%) RFC 2544
10 2 (0.13%) XML
11 1 (0.066%) Core Data
11 1 (0.066%) HTML
11 1 (0.066%) Regular Expression
11 1 (0.066%) SAP Basis
11 1 (0.066%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 269 (17.64%) Data Centre
2 70 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 57 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.49%) Public Cloud
6 31 (2.03%) Clustering
7 24 (1.57%) PKI
8 23 (1.51%) NHS
8 23 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
8 23 (1.51%) Virtual Team
9 22 (1.44%) CESG
10 21 (1.38%) Driving Licence
11 13 (0.85%) Private Cloud
12 12 (0.79%) User Experience
13 9 (0.59%) BYOD
13 9 (0.59%) Smart Meter
14 8 (0.52%) Replication
14 8 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 7 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.46%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 230 (15.08%) Windows
2 109 (7.15%) Windows Server
3 96 (6.30%) Linux
4 44 (2.89%) Windows 7
5 43 (2.82%) Unix
6 42 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (2.36%) Windows 10
9 19 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (1.05%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.66%) CentOS
13 7 (0.46%) Solaris
13 7 (0.46%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.39%) Debian
14 6 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.39%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.33%) Android
15 5 (0.33%) Windows NT
15 5 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (20.00%) ITIL
2 201 (13.18%) Network Design
3 102 (6.69%) Information Security
4 96 (6.30%) Service Management
5 95 (6.23%) Migration
6 93 (6.10%) Service Delivery
7 85 (5.57%) Load Balancing
8 83 (5.44%) Network Monitoring
9 82 (5.38%) Project Management
10 79 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
11 75 (4.92%) Network Management
12 66 (4.33%) Change Management
13 63 (4.13%) SIEM
14 60 (3.93%) Cybersecurity
15 57 (3.74%) PRINCE2
16 56 (3.67%) Incident Management
17 51 (3.34%) ITIL V3
18 48 (3.15%) High Availability
19 44 (2.89%) Problem Management
20 43 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 40 (2.62%) Python
2 32 (2.10%) PowerShell
3 28 (1.84%) SQL
4 16 (1.05%) Bash Shell
5 15 (0.98%) Perl
6 13 (0.85%) C
7 10 (0.66%) Java
8 7 (0.46%) Ruby
9 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.20%) VBScript
10 2 (0.13%) AWK
10 2 (0.13%) PHP
10 2 (0.13%) sed
11 1 (0.066%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.066%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 849 (55.67%) CCNP
2 731 (47.93%) CCNA
3 362 (23.74%) CCIE
4 242 (15.87%) Security Cleared
5 159 (10.43%) SC Cleared
6 155 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 139 (9.11%) CISSP
8 137 (8.98%) Degree
9 109 (7.15%) MCSE
10 87 (5.70%) CISM
11 80 (5.25%) CCSP
12 76 (4.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 73 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 69 (4.52%) CCDP
15 67 (4.39%) DV Cleared
16 50 (3.28%) JNCIA
17 48 (3.15%) CCSE
18 46 (3.02%) CCSA
19 44 (2.89%) MCSA
20 39 (2.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.00%) SLA
2 60 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.38%) COBIT
3 21 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 19 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.72%) ISO 22301
6 10 (0.66%) GDPR
7 6 (0.39%) QA
8 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.066%) GCP
11 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.066%) NIST 800
System Software
1 164 (10.75%) Active Directory
2 107 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 37 (2.43%) VMware NSX
5 35 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (2.30%) vSphere
6 17 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.98%) XenApp
8 14 (0.92%) Firmware
9 12 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.59%) ProxySG
11 8 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.52%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.26%) Docker
13 3 (0.20%) NFS
13 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.13%) iptables
14 2 (0.13%) pfSense
14 2 (0.13%) Snort
14 2 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (3.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 55 (3.61%) FortiGate
3 41 (2.69%) Cisco Prime
4 34 (2.23%) SCCM
5 30 (1.97%) Cisco UCCX
6 26 (1.70%) Ansible
7 22 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 18 (1.18%) Cisco UCCE
9 15 (0.98%) SCOM
10 14 (0.92%) QRadar
11 13 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (0.85%) Nessus
11 13 (0.85%) Terraform
12 12 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
13 10 (0.66%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.66%) Nagios
14 8 (0.52%) Cacti
14 8 (0.52%) Packer
14 8 (0.52%) Puppet
15 7 (0.46%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1150 (75.41%) Cisco
2 249 (16.33%) CheckPoint
3 244 (16.00%) Juniper
4 229 (15.02%) Microsoft
5 194 (12.72%) VMware
6 190 (12.46%) F5
7 147 (9.64%) HP
8 122 (8.00%) Palo Alto
9 114 (7.48%) Citrix
10 84 (5.51%) SolarWinds
11 81 (5.31%) Fortinet
12 60 (3.93%) Riverbed
13 59 (3.87%) Aruba
14 57 (3.74%) Blue Coat
15 44 (2.89%) McAfee
16 27 (1.77%) Dell
16 27 (1.77%) EMC
17 25 (1.64%) BT
17 25 (1.64%) Symantec
18 24 (1.57%) Avaya