Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 122 113
Rank change year-on-year -32 -9 +52
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1594 2225 2198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 2.05% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.64% 9.71% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1367 1334
UK median daily rate £395 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.22% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £200 £225 £205
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 99 111
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +22.22% +1.12%
10th Percentile £16.34 £15.12 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.86 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% +16.28% +7.50%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18449 22918 22069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.26% 21.13% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11167 14306 12954
UK median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +1.41% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £230
90th Percentile £599 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 813 1089
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.18% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.83 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.71% +16.09% +20.60%

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 August 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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 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 -36 1460 £400 +6.67% 223
UK excluding London -35 1009 £375 +7.14% 144
London -28 552 £425 +6.25% 86
South East -24 365 £400 +6.67% 38
North of England -1 190 £410 +22.39% 51
Midlands -1 148 £326 -6.79% 23
East of England -32 109 £375 +25.00% 15
West Midlands -8 96 £350 -6.67% 17
South West -51 92 £320 -8.70% 11
Yorkshire -6 87 £428 +22.14% 27
North West -7 84 £385 +18.46% 23
Scotland -1 68 £316 +2.02% 6
East Midlands +8 51 £325 - 6
Wales +20 39 £180 -44.62% 1
North East +29 18 £338 -3.57% 1
Northern Ireland -73 6 £326 +3.49%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1293 (81.12%) Cisco
2 934 (58.59%) CCNP
3 795 (49.87%) Firewall
4 730 (45.80%) CCNA
5 485 (30.43%) WAN
6 468 (29.36%) LAN
7 406 (25.47%) CCIE
8 376 (23.59%) Wireless
9 330 (20.70%) ITIL
10 312 (19.57%) Data Centre
11 311 (19.51%) BGP
12 303 (19.01%) Cisco ASA
13 291 (18.26%) CheckPoint
14 287 (18.01%) Security Cleared
15 285 (17.88%) Juniper
16 268 (16.81%) VPN
16 268 (16.81%) Cisco Nexus
17 257 (16.12%) OSPF
17 257 (16.12%) Network Security
18 244 (15.31%) VMware
19 236 (14.81%) MPLS
20 235 (14.74%) Microsoft
21 230 (14.43%) Network Design
22 225 (14.12%) Windows
23 217 (13.61%) SC Cleared
23 217 (13.61%) F5
24 192 (12.05%) Finance
25 176 (11.04%) HP
26 170 (10.66%) TCP/IP
27 157 (9.85%) Migration

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 70 (4.39%) MS Exchange
2 33 (2.07%) Skype for Business
3 28 (1.76%) IIS
4 24 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (0.82%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.75%) CMS
7 11 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.56%) Apache
8 9 (0.56%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.31%) SAS
12 3 (0.19%) Confluence
12 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.19%) JBoss
13 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.063%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.063%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.063%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.063%) WebLogic
Applications
1 52 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.063%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.063%) Eikon
2 1 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.063%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 79 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (3.39%) Office 365
4 19 (1.19%) SaaS
5 16 (1.00%) IaaS
6 14 (0.88%) PaaS
7 13 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.31%) Akamai
9 5 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.19%) GitHub
11 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.063%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.063%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 795 (49.87%) Firewall
2 485 (30.43%) WAN
3 468 (29.36%) LAN
4 376 (23.59%) Wireless
5 311 (19.51%) BGP
6 303 (19.01%) Cisco ASA
7 268 (16.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 268 (16.81%) VPN
8 257 (16.12%) Network Security
8 257 (16.12%) OSPF
9 236 (14.81%) MPLS
10 170 (10.66%) TCP/IP
11 147 (9.22%) VoIP
12 143 (8.97%) EIGRP
13 140 (8.78%) DNS
14 139 (8.72%) Cisco IOS
15 138 (8.66%) VLAN
16 125 (7.84%) DHCP
17 110 (6.90%) WLAN
18 99 (6.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (0.63%) Big Data
4 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.44%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (0.38%) Star Schema
7 5 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.31%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.25%) MySQL
8 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.19%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.13%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.13%) Redis
11 1 (0.063%) DB2
11 1 (0.063%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 34 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.19%) JIRA
5 1 (0.063%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.063%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.063%) Subversion
5 1 (0.063%) TeamCity
General
1 192 (12.05%) Finance
2 152 (9.54%) Telecoms
3 84 (5.27%) Banking
4 21 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 19 (1.19%) Law
5 19 (1.19%) Marketing
6 18 (1.13%) Retail
7 17 (1.07%) Investment Banking
8 12 (0.75%) Automotive
9 11 (0.69%) Electronics
10 10 (0.63%) Military
11 8 (0.50%) Back Office
12 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.44%) Local Government
13 5 (0.31%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.31%) Legal
13 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.25%) Advertising
15 3 (0.19%) French Language
15 3 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 712 (44.67%) Network Engineer
2 261 (16.37%) Cisco Engineer
3 213 (13.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 156 (9.79%) Architect
5 111 (6.96%) Consultant
6 110 (6.90%) Support Engineer
7 109 (6.84%) Security Engineer
8 108 (6.78%) Senior Network Engineer
9 93 (5.83%) Network Architect
10 80 (5.02%) Analyst
10 80 (5.02%) Network Security Engineer
11 72 (4.52%) Network Support
12 67 (4.20%) Network Consultant
13 66 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 59 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
15 50 (3.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 46 (2.89%) Voice Engineer
17 43 (2.70%) Design Engineer
18 41 (2.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 38 (2.38%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (4.14%) 802.1X
2 29 (1.82%) XMPP
3 14 (0.88%) Web Services
4 13 (0.82%) Middleware
5 8 (0.50%) .NET
6 6 (0.38%) WAP
7 5 (0.31%) LAMP
8 4 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.25%) XML
9 3 (0.19%) CGI
9 3 (0.19%) COM
9 3 (0.19%) SAML
10 2 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.13%) JAAS
10 2 (0.13%) JMS
10 2 (0.13%) JMX
10 2 (0.13%) JNDI
10 2 (0.13%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 312 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 78 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 62 (3.89%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
6 43 (2.70%) Clustering
7 34 (2.13%) Driving Licence
8 25 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.32%) NHS
10 19 (1.19%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.07%) PKI
12 14 (0.88%) BYOD
13 13 (0.82%) CESG
14 11 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.63%) EMC VNX
15 10 (0.63%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.63%) Smart Meter
16 8 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 8 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 225 (14.12%) Windows
2 124 (7.78%) Linux
3 116 (7.28%) Windows Server
4 51 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (2.70%) Unix
5 43 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (2.45%) Windows 7
7 33 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.44%) CentOS
9 22 (1.38%) Windows 10
10 19 (1.19%) Mac OS X
11 16 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (0.94%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.82%) SUSE
14 11 (0.69%) Solaris
15 7 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.44%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.38%) Debian
16 6 (0.38%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (20.70%) ITIL
2 230 (14.43%) Network Design
3 157 (9.85%) Migration
4 121 (7.59%) Network Management
5 116 (7.28%) Service Management
6 93 (5.83%) Load Balancing
7 82 (5.14%) Information Security
8 71 (4.45%) Change Management
9 70 (4.39%) Project Management
10 69 (4.33%) Service Delivery
11 65 (4.08%) ITSM
12 61 (3.83%) ITIL V3
13 56 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
14 50 (3.14%) PRINCE2
15 49 (3.07%) High Availability
16 48 (3.01%) Network Monitoring
17 45 (2.82%) Network Architecture
18 40 (2.51%) Kalman Filter
18 40 (2.51%) Stakeholder Management
19 39 (2.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 40 (2.51%) PowerShell
2 37 (2.32%) SQL
3 36 (2.26%) Python
4 23 (1.44%) C
5 17 (1.07%) Perl
6 14 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 11 (0.69%) Java
8 7 (0.44%) C#
8 7 (0.44%) Lisp
9 6 (0.38%) Ruby
10 4 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.19%) C++
12 2 (0.13%) PHP
13 1 (0.063%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.063%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 934 (58.59%) CCNP
2 730 (45.80%) CCNA
3 406 (25.47%) CCIE
4 287 (18.01%) Security Cleared
5 217 (13.61%) SC Cleared
6 131 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 126 (7.90%) CCDP
7 126 (7.90%) Degree
8 118 (7.40%) CISSP
9 87 (5.46%) JNCIA
10 85 (5.33%) MCSE
11 73 (4.58%) CCSA
12 68 (4.27%) CCSE
12 68 (4.27%) JNCIE
13 66 (4.14%) CCSP
14 64 (4.02%) DV Cleared
15 63 (3.95%) CISM
16 58 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 54 (3.39%) CCIP
18 52 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.20%) SLA
2 44 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (2.20%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.00%) QA
5 12 (0.75%) COBIT
6 6 (0.38%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.31%) RMADS
8 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.25%) PMO
9 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.19%) GPG13
9 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.063%) GCP
System Software
1 142 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 140 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.63%) vSphere
4 40 (2.51%) Hyper-V
5 38 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (2.38%) VMware NSX
6 13 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.82%) XenApp
7 12 (0.75%) Firmware
8 11 (0.69%) ProxySG
9 9 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.19%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.19%) NFS
12 3 (0.19%) vCloud
12 3 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.063%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 91 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 86 (5.40%) FortiGate
3 56 (3.51%) Cisco Prime
4 49 (3.07%) Cisco UCCX
5 26 (1.63%) SCCM
6 20 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
7 18 (1.13%) Nagios
7 18 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.13%) Puppet
7 18 (1.13%) SCOM
8 17 (1.07%) Tivoli
8 17 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 16 (1.00%) Cisco UCCE
10 15 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
11 14 (0.88%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.69%) Ansible
13 10 (0.63%) Cacti
14 9 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
15 8 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1293 (81.12%) Cisco
2 291 (18.26%) CheckPoint
3 285 (17.88%) Juniper
4 244 (15.31%) VMware
5 235 (14.74%) Microsoft
6 217 (13.61%) F5
7 176 (11.04%) HP
8 156 (9.79%) Palo Alto
9 119 (7.47%) Fortinet
10 106 (6.65%) Riverbed
11 97 (6.09%) Citrix
12 95 (5.96%) SolarWinds
13 59 (3.70%) Aruba
14 51 (3.20%) Red Hat
15 43 (2.70%) Blue Coat
15 43 (2.70%) Dell
16 40 (2.51%) EMC
17 27 (1.69%) Avaya
17 27 (1.69%) NetApp
18 23 (1.44%) Splunk