Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 116 128
Rank change year-on-year -50 +12 +27
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1563 2226 2104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 2.10% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.48% 9.88% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 1384 1285
UK median daily rate £399 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.27% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £205 £225 £208
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 95 102
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.86% +55.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £15.44 £16.20 £11.35
90th Percentile £51.95 £47.93 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year +16.07% +30.08% +7.63%

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 18431 22532 21969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.77% 21.26% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11176 14005 13032
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £235 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 897 819 1089
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.83 £47.86 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £27.61 £24.00
% change year-on-year +15.90% +15.04% +20.00%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -46 1433 £400 +6.67% 152
UK excluding London -34 1017 £375 +7.14% 119
London -54 516 £425 +6.25% 43
South East -29 366 £400 +6.67% 27
North of England -11 185 £410 +17.14% 37
Midlands +6 159 £350 - 15
East of England -39 109 £375 +20.97% 20
West Midlands -6 104 £375 +3.45% 8
South West -45 95 £325 -3.70% 10
North West -7 90 £400 +14.29% 15
Yorkshire -9 77 £425 +21.43% 19
Scotland -17 70 £320 +0.79% 3
East Midlands +14 54 £325 +8.24% 7
Wales -5 34 £180 -50.34% 7
North East +49 17 £369 +5.36% 3
Northern Ireland -76 4 £450 +42.86%
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1249 (79.91%) Cisco
2 931 (59.56%) CCNP
3 772 (49.39%) Firewall
4 715 (45.75%) CCNA
5 485 (31.03%) WAN
6 479 (30.65%) LAN
7 413 (26.42%) CCIE
8 360 (23.03%) Wireless
9 318 (20.35%) ITIL
10 299 (19.13%) Data Centre
11 295 (18.87%) BGP
12 291 (18.62%) Juniper
12 291 (18.62%) CheckPoint
13 280 (17.91%) Cisco ASA
14 279 (17.85%) VPN
15 268 (17.15%) Security Cleared
16 258 (16.51%) Cisco Nexus
17 256 (16.38%) Network Security
18 251 (16.06%) OSPF
19 248 (15.87%) MPLS
20 230 (14.72%) Microsoft
21 228 (14.59%) VMware
22 221 (14.14%) Network Design
23 211 (13.50%) Windows
24 207 (13.24%) F5
25 192 (12.28%) SC Cleared
26 189 (12.09%) Finance
27 162 (10.36%) TCP/IP
28 161 (10.30%) HP
29 154 (9.85%) Telecoms

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 66 (4.22%) MS Exchange
2 38 (2.43%) Skype for Business
3 29 (1.86%) IIS
4 23 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.77%) CMS
7 10 (0.64%) Apache
7 10 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.58%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.38%) SAS
11 3 (0.19%) Confluence
11 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.13%) Drupal
12 2 (0.13%) WordPress
13 1 (0.064%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.064%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.064%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (3.01%) MS Visio
3 45 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.26%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.064%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.064%) Eikon
3 1 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.064%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 80 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (3.77%) Office 365
4 22 (1.41%) SaaS
5 19 (1.22%) IaaS
6 17 (1.09%) PaaS
7 14 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.32%) Akamai
9 5 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.19%) GitHub
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.064%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.064%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 772 (49.39%) Firewall
2 485 (31.03%) WAN
3 479 (30.65%) LAN
4 360 (23.03%) Wireless
5 295 (18.87%) BGP
6 280 (17.91%) Cisco ASA
7 279 (17.85%) VPN
8 258 (16.51%) Cisco Nexus
9 256 (16.38%) Network Security
10 251 (16.06%) OSPF
11 248 (15.87%) MPLS
12 162 (10.36%) TCP/IP
13 146 (9.34%) VoIP
14 145 (9.28%) VLAN
15 140 (8.96%) EIGRP
16 129 (8.25%) DNS
17 124 (7.93%) Cisco IOS
18 115 (7.36%) DHCP
19 110 (7.04%) WLAN
20 94 (6.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.64%) Big Data
3 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.45%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (0.32%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.32%) MySQL
5 5 (0.32%) Star Schema
6 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.19%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.13%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.13%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.064%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.064%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.064%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.19%) JIRA
4 1 (0.064%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.064%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.064%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.064%) TeamCity
General
1 189 (12.09%) Finance
2 154 (9.85%) Telecoms
3 87 (5.57%) Banking
4 20 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.02%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.02%) Marketing
6 15 (0.96%) Automotive
7 13 (0.83%) Law
7 13 (0.83%) Retail
8 11 (0.70%) Legal
9 9 (0.58%) Back Office
10 8 (0.51%) Electronics
10 8 (0.51%) Military
11 6 (0.38%) Advertising
11 6 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.38%) Local Government
12 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.19%) Games
14 2 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 710 (45.43%) Network Engineer
2 268 (17.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 218 (13.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 177 (11.32%) Architect
5 112 (7.17%) Support Engineer
6 110 (7.04%) Security Engineer
6 110 (7.04%) Senior Network Engineer
7 109 (6.97%) Consultant
8 96 (6.14%) Network Architect
9 81 (5.18%) Network Security Engineer
10 73 (4.67%) Network Support
11 66 (4.22%) Analyst
12 65 (4.16%) Network Support Engineer
13 60 (3.84%) Network Consultant
14 57 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 51 (3.26%) Voice Engineer
16 45 (2.88%) Network Specialist
17 43 (2.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 43 (2.75%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 39 (2.50%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 29 (1.86%) XMPP
3 13 (0.83%) Middleware
3 13 (0.83%) Web Services
4 11 (0.70%) .NET
5 6 (0.38%) LAMP
6 5 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.32%) WAP
7 4 (0.26%) XML
8 3 (0.19%) SAML
9 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.13%) CGI
9 2 (0.13%) RFC 2544
9 2 (0.13%) XSLT
10 1 (0.064%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.064%) JAAS
10 1 (0.064%) JMS
10 1 (0.064%) JMX
10 1 (0.064%) JNDI
10 1 (0.064%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 299 (19.13%) Data Centre
2 72 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 71 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 37 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
6 33 (2.11%) Clustering
7 32 (2.05%) Driving Licence
8 26 (1.66%) Public Cloud
9 24 (1.54%) PKI
10 22 (1.41%) NHS
11 20 (1.28%) Virtual Team
12 15 (0.96%) CESG
13 13 (0.83%) BYOD
14 12 (0.77%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (0.58%) EMC VNX
15 9 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (0.51%) Replication
17 6 (0.38%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 211 (13.50%) Windows
2 107 (6.85%) Linux
3 104 (6.65%) Windows Server
4 42 (2.69%) Unix
5 39 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (2.18%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (1.47%) Windows 10
10 20 (1.28%) CentOS
11 14 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (0.83%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.83%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.70%) Solaris
14 9 (0.58%) SUSE
14 9 (0.58%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.45%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.45%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.38%) Debian
17 5 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (20.35%) ITIL
2 221 (14.14%) Network Design
3 140 (8.96%) Migration
4 107 (6.85%) Network Management
5 106 (6.78%) Service Management
6 81 (5.18%) Information Security
7 78 (4.99%) Project Management
7 78 (4.99%) Service Delivery
8 77 (4.93%) Change Management
9 72 (4.61%) Load Balancing
10 59 (3.77%) ITIL V3
10 59 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
10 59 (3.77%) PRINCE2
11 54 (3.45%) High Availability
12 52 (3.33%) ITSM
13 50 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (3.20%) Network Architecture
14 47 (3.01%) Cybersecurity
15 44 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
16 40 (2.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 34 (2.18%) SQL
2 24 (1.54%) C
3 23 (1.47%) PowerShell
4 21 (1.34%) Python
5 14 (0.90%) Perl
6 10 (0.64%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.38%) Lisp
8 5 (0.32%) Java
8 5 (0.32%) Ruby
9 3 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.13%) PHP
10 2 (0.13%) VBScript
11 1 (0.064%) C++
Qualifications
1 931 (59.56%) CCNP
2 715 (45.75%) CCNA
3 413 (26.42%) CCIE
4 268 (17.15%) Security Cleared
5 192 (12.28%) SC Cleared
6 132 (8.45%) Degree
6 132 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 122 (7.81%) CCDP
7 122 (7.81%) CISSP
8 93 (5.95%) MCSE
9 85 (5.44%) JNCIA
10 73 (4.67%) CCSE
11 70 (4.48%) CCSA
12 68 (4.35%) DV Cleared
13 65 (4.16%) CCSP
13 65 (4.16%) CISM
13 65 (4.16%) JNCIE
14 62 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 54 (3.45%) CCIP
16 46 (2.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.16%) SLA
2 42 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.02%) QA
5 12 (0.77%) COBIT
6 7 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.38%) ISO 22301
8 5 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.32%) RMADS
9 4 (0.26%) PMO
9 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.19%) GDPR
10 3 (0.19%) GPG13
10 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 131 (8.38%) Active Directory
2 125 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (2.94%) VMware NSX
4 36 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (2.24%) vSphere
6 32 (2.05%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.90%) ProxySG
8 13 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.77%) Firmware
10 11 (0.70%) XenApp
11 10 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.32%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.19%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.19%) vCloud
15 2 (0.13%) Docker
15 2 (0.13%) iptables
15 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 91 (5.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 76 (4.86%) FortiGate
3 47 (3.01%) Cisco Prime
4 39 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 31 (1.98%) SCCM
6 20 (1.28%) SCOM
7 18 (1.15%) Nagios
8 16 (1.02%) Cisco UCCE
9 14 (0.90%) Puppet
10 13 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
10 13 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (0.83%) vCenter Server
11 12 (0.77%) Cacti
12 11 (0.70%) Tivoli
12 11 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (0.64%) QRadar
14 9 (0.58%) Ansible
14 9 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1249 (79.91%) Cisco
2 291 (18.62%) CheckPoint
2 291 (18.62%) Juniper
3 230 (14.72%) Microsoft
4 228 (14.59%) VMware
5 207 (13.24%) F5
6 161 (10.30%) HP
7 150 (9.60%) Palo Alto
8 113 (7.23%) Fortinet
9 109 (6.97%) Riverbed
10 104 (6.65%) Citrix
11 81 (5.18%) SolarWinds
12 64 (4.09%) Aruba
13 49 (3.13%) Blue Coat
14 40 (2.56%) EMC
15 37 (2.37%) Red Hat
16 34 (2.18%) Dell
17 27 (1.73%) McAfee
18 26 (1.66%) NetApp
19 25 (1.60%) Avaya