Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 217 147 166
Rank change year-on-year -70 +19 +24
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 674 930 1,610
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.79% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.83% 7.88% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 606 1,036
10th Percentile £250 £256 £250
25th Percentile £331 £331 £314
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £425
75th Percentile £500 £525 £500
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 44 89
10th Percentile £17.00 £15.33 £14.72
25th Percentile £23.21 £17.00 £20.41
Median hourly rate £42.00 £23.10 £33.40
Median % change year-on-year +81.82% -30.84% +61.70%
75th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £47.09
90th Percentile £53.90 £46.63 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £19.50 £33.40
% change year-on-year +115.38% -41.62% +29.87%

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 11,557 11,808 17,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.75% 22.75% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,566 7,562 11,245
10th Percentile £305 £263 £263
25th Percentile £400 £373 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £483 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +1.58% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £571 £563
90th Percentile £653 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 474 763
10th Percentile £14.50 £14.58 £12.61
25th Percentile £19.25 £17.55 £17.09
Median hourly rate £38.71 £30.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +29.03% - +34.83%
75th Percentile £50.73 £49.50 £47.09
90th Percentile £63.23 £57.50 £52.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.83 £29.90
% change year-on-year +35.53% -13.63% +32.89%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification.

Daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco Certification over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco Certification over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021. 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 -69 530 £425 - 224
UK excluding London -15 419 £400 -3.61% 180
London -109 164 £450 +5.88% 57
Work from Home -167 164 £425 - 47
South East 0 114 £418 +4.44% 46
North of England +34 89 £400 +14.29% 46
South West +47 67 £413 -13.16% 24
North West +23 58 £400 +14.29% 26
Midlands -37 46 £375 -28.57% 33
Scotland -33 43 £325 -27.78% 10
East of England +22 42 £325 -13.33% 18
West Midlands -49 33 £438 -20.45% 19
Yorkshire +8 27 £413 +22.22% 16
Wales +19 25 £488 +21.88% 2
East Midlands +6 13 £288 +25.00% 14
North East +31 8 £120 -60.00% 4
Northern Ireland +3 1 - - 1
Isle of Man - 1 £413 -

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 482 (71.51%) Cisco
2 375 (55.64%) CCNP
3 319 (47.33%) CCNA
4 286 (42.43%) Firewall
5 191 (28.34%) Security Cleared
6 187 (27.74%) WAN
7 180 (26.71%) LAN
8 147 (21.81%) CCIE
9 134 (19.88%) SC Cleared
10 133 (19.73%) Data Centre
11 128 (18.99%) Social Skills
11 128 (18.99%) BGP
12 120 (17.80%) VMware
13 116 (17.21%) VPN
14 114 (16.91%) Network Security
15 109 (16.17%) OSPF
16 104 (15.43%) Microsoft
17 103 (15.28%) Windows
17 103 (15.28%) MPLS
18 102 (15.13%) Juniper
19 96 (14.24%) Cisco Nexus
20 95 (14.09%) Palo Alto
21 91 (13.50%) Wireless
22 89 (13.20%) TCP/IP
22 89 (13.20%) ITIL
23 88 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
24 86 (12.76%) CheckPoint
25 81 (12.02%) F5
26 79 (11.72%) Linux
27 78 (11.57%) Network Design

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 22 (3.26%) Confluence
2 15 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.78%) IIS
4 9 (1.34%) ArcGIS
4 9 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.74%) Mule
6 5 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) nginx
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 62 (9.20%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (5.34%) MS Visio
3 21 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.34%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) iTrent
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 78 (11.57%) Azure
2 60 (8.90%) AWS
3 25 (3.71%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (2.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 17 (2.52%) GCP
5 11 (1.63%) IaaS
5 11 (1.63%) SaaS
5 11 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.34%) PaaS
7 6 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.59%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.45%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.30%) Azure Sentinel
11 2 (0.30%) GitHub
12 1 (0.15%) Akamai
12 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.15%) Google Workspace
12 1 (0.15%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 286 (42.43%) Firewall
2 187 (27.74%) WAN
3 180 (26.71%) LAN
4 128 (18.99%) BGP
5 116 (17.21%) VPN
6 114 (16.91%) Network Security
7 109 (16.17%) OSPF
8 103 (15.28%) MPLS
9 96 (14.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 91 (13.50%) Wireless
11 89 (13.20%) TCP/IP
12 76 (11.28%) Cisco ASA
13 60 (8.90%) DNS
14 54 (8.01%) Wi-Fi
15 53 (7.86%) DHCP
16 50 (7.42%) SNMP
17 47 (6.97%) Cisco IOS
17 47 (6.97%) VLAN
18 43 (6.38%) Internet
19 40 (5.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.19%) GIS
3 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (0.59%) MySQL
5 2 (0.30%) Big Data
5 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.15%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.15%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.15%) Data Vault
6 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.15%) Looker
6 1 (0.15%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.15%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 29 (4.30%) JIRA
2 13 (1.93%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (1.93%) StarTeam
3 11 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (1.48%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.45%) Burp Suite
5 3 (0.45%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.45%) Hudson
6 2 (0.30%) GitLab
6 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.15%) Appium
7 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.15%) Selenium
7 1 (0.15%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 128 (18.99%) Social Skills
2 74 (10.98%) Finance
3 58 (8.61%) Telecoms
4 38 (5.64%) Public Sector
5 30 (4.45%) Banking
6 20 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (0.89%) Back Office
8 5 (0.74%) Legal
9 4 (0.59%) Advertising
9 4 (0.59%) Billing
9 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.59%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.59%) Law
9 4 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (0.59%) Police
10 3 (0.45%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.45%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.30%) Local Government
11 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 311 (46.14%) Network Engineer
2 99 (14.69%) Architect
3 59 (8.75%) Network Architect
4 53 (7.86%) Cisco Engineer
5 46 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 43 (6.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 43 (6.38%) Senior Network Engineer
7 41 (6.08%) Consultant
8 34 (5.04%) Security Engineer
9 29 (4.30%) Design Engineer
10 28 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (4.01%) Security Architect
12 25 (3.71%) Analyst
13 24 (3.56%) Network Consultant
13 24 (3.56%) Network Security Engineer
14 22 (3.26%) Support Engineer
15 20 (2.97%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
16 18 (2.67%) IP Engineer
16 18 (2.67%) Network Design Engineer
17 15 (2.23%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.45%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.04%) Express
3 6 (0.89%) REST
3 6 (0.89%) Web Services
4 5 (0.74%) XMPP
5 4 (0.59%) CGI
5 4 (0.59%) Jinja
5 4 (0.59%) LDAP
5 4 (0.59%) Spine.js
5 4 (0.59%) XML
6 3 (0.45%) JSON
6 3 (0.45%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.30%) Flash
7 2 (0.30%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.30%) HTML
7 2 (0.30%) YAML
8 1 (0.15%) .NET
8 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 133 (19.73%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.12%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (2.37%) NHS
5 12 (1.78%) CESG
6 11 (1.63%) Fibre Optics
7 10 (1.48%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.34%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.19%) PKI
10 7 (1.04%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.89%) Cloud Native
11 6 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.89%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.89%) Replication
11 6 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.74%) CCTV
12 5 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.59%) Internet of Things
14 3 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 103 (15.28%) Windows
2 79 (11.72%) Linux
3 47 (6.97%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.71%) Windows 10
5 21 (3.12%) Unix
6 18 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (2.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.37%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.93%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.45%) Android
12 3 (0.45%) CentOS
12 3 (0.45%) SUSE
13 2 (0.30%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (13.20%) ITIL
2 78 (11.57%) Network Design
3 64 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (9.20%) Migration
5 56 (8.31%) DevOps
6 55 (8.16%) Information Security
7 43 (6.38%) Network Management
8 42 (6.23%) Load Balancing
9 39 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 38 (5.64%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (5.34%) Service Management
12 34 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (5.04%) Network Architecture
13 33 (4.90%) Change Management
14 28 (4.15%) Computer Science
15 27 (4.01%) Decision-Making
15 27 (4.01%) Kalman Filter
16 26 (3.86%) Project Delivery
16 26 (3.86%) Service Delivery
17 24 (3.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (10.09%) Python
2 32 (4.75%) PowerShell
3 17 (2.52%) Bash Shell
4 14 (2.08%) SQL
5 11 (1.63%) C
5 11 (1.63%) Java
6 9 (1.34%) VB
7 8 (1.19%) Ruby
8 6 (0.89%) Perl
9 5 (0.74%) Go
10 3 (0.45%) AWK
10 3 (0.45%) C#
10 3 (0.45%) C++
10 3 (0.45%) sed
11 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.15%) PHP
12 1 (0.15%) Tcl
12 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 375 (55.64%) CCNP
2 319 (47.33%) CCNA
3 191 (28.34%) Security Cleared
4 147 (21.81%) CCIE
5 134 (19.88%) SC Cleared
6 67 (9.94%) CISSP
7 64 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 56 (8.31%) DV Cleared
9 50 (7.42%) Degree
10 43 (6.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 31 (4.60%) CCSP
12 30 (4.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 29 (4.30%) CCDP
14 27 (4.01%) MCSA
14 27 (4.01%) MCSE
15 22 (3.26%) JNCIA
16 21 (3.12%) CISM
17 18 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
18 16 (2.37%) CCIE Service Provider
19 15 (2.23%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.19%) SLA
2 25 (3.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.37%) QA
4 12 (1.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (1.48%) NIST
5 10 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.04%) GDPR
7 4 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.59%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.45%) COBIT
8 3 (0.45%) NCSC
9 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.15%) GxP
10 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.15%) PMO
10 1 (0.15%) SOC 2
System Software
1 88 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (7.12%) Active Directory
3 37 (5.49%) VMware NSX
4 19 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (2.23%) vSphere
6 13 (1.93%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.78%) Docker
8 10 (1.48%) Firmware
9 7 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.89%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.74%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.74%) XenApp
12 4 (0.59%) KVM
12 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.30%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.15%) LXC
15 1 (0.15%) vCloud
15 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 65 (9.64%) Ansible
2 31 (4.60%) FortiGate
3 13 (1.93%) Netcool
4 11 (1.63%) Nessus
5 10 (1.48%) vCenter Server
6 8 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (1.19%) HP NNM
6 8 (1.19%) Puppet
6 8 (1.19%) Terraform
7 7 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (1.04%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.04%) SCCM
8 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (0.89%) vRealize
9 5 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (0.74%) DameWare
9 5 (0.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 482 (71.51%) Cisco
2 120 (17.80%) VMware
3 104 (15.43%) Microsoft
4 102 (15.13%) Juniper
5 95 (14.09%) Palo Alto
6 86 (12.76%) CheckPoint
7 81 (12.02%) F5
8 54 (8.01%) Fortinet
9 34 (5.04%) HP
10 30 (4.45%) Aruba
11 29 (4.30%) Meraki
12 22 (3.26%) Citrix
12 22 (3.26%) SolarWinds
13 21 (3.12%) Infoblox
14 20 (2.97%) Nokia
15 19 (2.82%) EMC
16 18 (2.67%) Arista
16 18 (2.67%) Oracle
17 15 (2.23%) NetApp
18 14 (2.08%) Red Hat