Period
to 27 November 2020

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 27 November 2020 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 135 182
Rank change year-on-year -29 +47 +3
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 584 1,577 1,592
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.91% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.75% 9.33% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 1,083 989
Median daily rate £438 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £245 £254
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 61 62
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.50% +1.55%
10th Percentile £17.20 £16.25 £15.65
90th Percentile £161.38 £51.25 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% -8.00%

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 8,656 16,898 19,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.52% 20.50% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,199 10,351 11,709
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £260 £255
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 854 943
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -0.48%
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.63 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £59.28 £51.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% -1.85%

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 27 November 2020.

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 27 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 15 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 27 November 2020. 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 -32 481 £450 +12.50% 252
UK excluding London -6 349 £415 +3.75% 205
London -20 180 £450 +5.88% 64
Work from Home -83 139 £425 +6.25% 45
South East -12 86 £425 +6.25% 45
South West +83 75 £425 +6.25% 22
Midlands -4 48 £425 -5.56% 41
North of England -5 44 £400 +6.67% 57
East of England +35 42 £413 +8.20% 24
Scotland +24 38 £350 -17.65% 11
West Midlands +16 36 £425 -14.79% 28
North West -9 30 £375 -6.25% 36
Wales +16 18 £425 +13.33% 2
Yorkshire +37 14 £500 +33.33% 18
East Midlands +9 10 £381 +8.93% 13

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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.

1 411 (70.38%) Cisco
2 348 (59.59%) CCNP
3 277 (47.43%) CCNA
4 223 (38.18%) Firewall
5 178 (30.48%) Security Cleared
6 152 (26.03%) CCIE
7 147 (25.17%) WAN
8 137 (23.46%) LAN
9 121 (20.72%) SC Cleared
10 111 (19.01%) BGP
11 109 (18.66%) Network Security
12 102 (17.47%) CISSP
13 101 (17.29%) Cisco Nexus
14 98 (16.78%) Data Centre
14 98 (16.78%) OSPF
15 96 (16.44%) VMware
16 84 (14.38%) Finance
17 81 (13.87%) Juniper
18 80 (13.70%) VPN
19 79 (13.53%) F5
20 78 (13.36%) Cisco ASA
21 77 (13.18%) Azure
22 76 (13.01%) Microsoft
23 71 (12.16%) MPLS
23 71 (12.16%) DV Cleared
24 70 (11.99%) Windows
24 70 (11.99%) Palo Alto
25 64 (10.96%) ITIL
25 64 (10.96%) Migration
26 63 (10.79%) CheckPoint

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 17 (2.91%) IIS
2 16 (2.74%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.37%) ArcGIS
5 5 (0.86%) CMS
6 4 (0.68%) Apache
7 3 (0.51%) Confluence
7 3 (0.51%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.34%) nginx
8 2 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.17%) SAS
9 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.37%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 77 (13.18%) Azure
2 56 (9.59%) AWS
3 18 (3.08%) Office 365
4 17 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.37%) IaaS
6 8 (1.37%) SaaS
7 7 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.20%) GCP
8 6 (1.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (0.86%) PaaS
10 4 (0.68%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 223 (38.18%) Firewall
2 147 (25.17%) WAN
3 137 (23.46%) LAN
4 111 (19.01%) BGP
5 109 (18.66%) Network Security
6 101 (17.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 98 (16.78%) OSPF
8 80 (13.70%) VPN
9 78 (13.36%) Cisco ASA
10 71 (12.16%) MPLS
11 59 (10.10%) DNS
12 53 (9.08%) VoIP
13 51 (8.73%) Wireless
14 44 (7.53%) EIGRP
15 40 (6.85%) TCP/IP
16 38 (6.51%) DHCP
17 33 (5.65%) SNMP
18 30 (5.14%) Cisco Firepower
18 30 (5.14%) IPsec
19 26 (4.45%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.37%) GIS
3 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.34%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.34%) MySQL
5 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (1.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (1.54%) StarTeam
3 8 (1.37%) JIRA
4 7 (1.20%) Burp Suite
5 4 (0.68%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.34%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.34%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.17%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.17%) GitLab
General
1 84 (14.38%) Finance
2 56 (9.59%) Public Sector
3 38 (6.51%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.91%) Banking
5 7 (1.20%) Electronics
6 6 (1.03%) Legal
7 5 (0.86%) Advertising
7 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.68%) Local Government
8 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.51%) French Language
9 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.51%) Marketing
10 2 (0.34%) Military
10 2 (0.34%) Police
10 2 (0.34%) Retail
10 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 245 (41.95%) Network Engineer
2 77 (13.18%) Architect
3 53 (9.08%) Consultant
4 45 (7.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 44 (7.53%) Network Architect
6 38 (6.51%) Security Engineer
7 36 (6.16%) Senior Network Engineer
8 33 (5.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 30 (5.14%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 28 (4.79%) Network Consultant
11 23 (3.94%) Analyst
12 21 (3.60%) Security Architect
13 20 (3.42%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 19 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (2.91%) Support Engineer
16 16 (2.74%) Network Support
16 16 (2.74%) Security Consultant
17 15 (2.57%) Senior Consultant
18 14 (2.40%) Network Analyst
19 13 (2.23%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.88%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.37%) REST
2 8 (1.37%) Web Services
3 6 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (0.86%) Middleware
5 4 (0.68%) WebRTC
5 4 (0.68%) XML
6 3 (0.51%) HTML
6 3 (0.51%) LDAP
6 3 (0.51%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.51%) SAML
6 3 (0.51%) XMPP
7 2 (0.34%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.34%) COM
7 2 (0.34%) JSON
7 2 (0.34%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.34%) ModSecurity
7 2 (0.34%) Node.js
7 2 (0.34%) YAML
8 1 (0.17%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 98 (16.78%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.40%) PKI
6 11 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.71%) CESG
8 9 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.37%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (0.86%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.68%) Handset
12 4 (0.68%) NHS
12 4 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (0.68%) Tandem
12 4 (0.68%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.51%) Clustering
13 3 (0.51%) Life Science
13 3 (0.51%) RSA SecurID
13 3 (0.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 70 (11.99%) Windows
2 59 (10.10%) Linux
3 43 (7.36%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.94%) Windows Server 2016
5 22 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.23%) Unix
7 13 (2.23%) Windows 10
7 13 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.71%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (1.03%) CentOS
11 5 (0.86%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.68%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (0.34%) Solaris
13 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.17%) CatOS
14 1 (0.17%) SUSE
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (10.96%) ITIL
1 64 (10.96%) Migration
2 62 (10.62%) Cybersecurity
3 55 (9.42%) Information Security
4 52 (8.90%) DevOps
5 49 (8.39%) Change Management
6 43 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (6.34%) Load Balancing
9 35 (5.99%) Network Design
10 30 (5.14%) SIEM
11 27 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 26 (4.45%) Security Operations
13 24 (4.11%) Security Architecture
14 22 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (3.77%) Vulnerability Management
15 20 (3.42%) Service Delivery
16 19 (3.25%) Computer Science
17 18 (3.08%) Configuration Management
17 18 (3.08%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 44 (7.53%) Python
2 28 (4.79%) PowerShell
3 20 (3.42%) C
4 14 (2.40%) Bash Shell
4 14 (2.40%) Perl
5 9 (1.54%) Java
6 8 (1.37%) VB
7 5 (0.86%) SQL
8 4 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.51%) R
10 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.17%) C#
11 1 (0.17%) C++
11 1 (0.17%) PHP
11 1 (0.17%) Ruby
11 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 348 (59.59%) CCNP
2 277 (47.43%) CCNA
3 178 (30.48%) Security Cleared
4 152 (26.03%) CCIE
5 121 (20.72%) SC Cleared
6 102 (17.47%) CISSP
7 71 (12.16%) DV Cleared
8 59 (10.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 46 (7.88%) CCSP
10 41 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 40 (6.85%) CISM
12 28 (4.79%) Degree
13 20 (3.42%) CCDP
13 20 (3.42%) CEH
14 18 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (2.91%) CISA
16 15 (2.57%) SANS
17 14 (2.40%) CESG Certified Professional
17 14 (2.40%) GCIA
18 13 (2.23%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (4.97%) NIST
3 20 (3.42%) QA
4 16 (2.74%) NCSC
5 15 (2.57%) SLA
6 9 (1.54%) GDPR
7 8 (1.37%) PCI DSS
8 7 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.51%) GxP
10 2 (0.34%) COBIT
11 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (9.59%) Active Directory
3 47 (8.05%) VMware NSX
4 12 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.88%) Docker
5 11 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.71%) vSphere
7 8 (1.37%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.20%) vCloud
9 2 (0.34%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.34%) Firmware
9 2 (0.34%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (8.56%) Ansible
2 24 (4.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (3.94%) FortiGate
4 14 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (2.40%) Cisco UCCX
5 12 (2.05%) Nessus
5 12 (2.05%) vCenter Server
6 11 (1.88%) Terraform
7 10 (1.71%) Puppet
8 9 (1.54%) Kubernetes
8 9 (1.54%) Netcool
8 9 (1.54%) WSUS
9 7 (1.20%) vRealize
10 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.03%) QRadar
10 6 (1.03%) SCCM
11 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.86%) Nexpose
12 4 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 411 (70.38%) Cisco
2 96 (16.44%) VMware
3 81 (13.87%) Juniper
4 79 (13.53%) F5
5 76 (13.01%) Microsoft
6 70 (11.99%) Palo Alto
7 63 (10.79%) CheckPoint
8 41 (7.02%) Fortinet
9 35 (5.99%) SolarWinds
10 24 (4.11%) Citrix
11 23 (3.94%) Dell
11 23 (3.94%) Splunk
12 22 (3.77%) Meraki
13 20 (3.42%) HP
14 14 (2.40%) Arista
14 14 (2.40%) Aruba
15 13 (2.23%) Oracle
16 12 (2.05%) EMC
17 11 (1.88%) Blue Coat
18 10 (1.71%) Nokia