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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 115 120
Rank change year-on-year -28 +5  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 813 1141 1019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 2.12% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.01% 9.68% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 690 625
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £228 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 56 36
Median hourly rate £32.25 £34.85 £28.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.46% +20.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £16.75 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.92 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year +13.04% +53.33%  

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 9020 11793 10440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11465 16220 12522
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1038 1075
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.04% +16.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 11 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 728 £410 +9.33% 205
UK excluding London -29 523 £388 +10.71% 151
London -31 270 £450 +12.50% 63
South East -11 201 £403 +10.41% 39
North of England -4 94 £400 +14.28% 33
Midlands -15 63 £388 +10.71% 28
East of England -3 50 £375 +25.00% 28
Scotland +20 47 £300 -3.22% 7
South West -43 46 £381 +8.92% 13
Wales +12 25 £180 -44.61% 1
Northern Ireland -60 2 £450 +42.85% 2

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1387 (82.07%) Cisco
2 1012 (59.88%) CCNP
3 870 (51.48%) Firewall
4 770 (45.56%) CCNA
5 572 (33.85%) WAN
6 542 (32.07%) LAN
7 445 (26.33%) CCIE
8 413 (24.44%) Wireless
9 391 (23.14%) ITIL
10 384 (22.72%) Security Cleared
11 361 (21.36%) Juniper
12 352 (20.83%) CheckPoint
13 337 (19.94%) Cisco ASA
14 308 (18.22%) Data Centre
15 305 (18.05%) F5
16 302 (17.87%) SC Cleared
16 302 (17.87%) BGP
17 296 (17.51%) Cisco Nexus
18 279 (16.51%) VPN
19 261 (15.44%) OSPF
20 259 (15.33%) MPLS
21 250 (14.79%) Windows
22 249 (14.73%) Network Design
23 241 (14.26%) Network Security
24 240 (14.20%) VMware
25 218 (12.90%) Microsoft
26 191 (11.30%) TCP/IP
27 185 (10.95%) HP
28 178 (10.53%) Telecoms
29 174 (10.30%) Finance

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 69 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 28 (1.66%) Skype for Business
3 22 (1.30%) IIS
4 19 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (0.65%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.36%) Apache
8 6 (0.36%) JBoss
9 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.24%) CMS
10 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.18%) Confluence
12 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.059%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.059%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.059%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 44 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.54%) MS Visio
3 38 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.24%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.059%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.059%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 77 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (3.37%) Office 365
4 14 (0.83%) SaaS
5 12 (0.71%) IaaS
6 11 (0.65%) PaaS
7 8 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.12%) Akamai
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.059%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.059%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.059%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.059%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 870 (51.48%) Firewall
2 572 (33.85%) WAN
3 542 (32.07%) LAN
4 413 (24.44%) Wireless
5 337 (19.94%) Cisco ASA
6 302 (17.87%) BGP
7 296 (17.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 279 (16.51%) VPN
9 261 (15.44%) OSPF
10 259 (15.33%) MPLS
11 241 (14.26%) Network Security
12 191 (11.30%) TCP/IP
13 160 (9.47%) VoIP
14 149 (8.82%) DNS
15 145 (8.58%) VLAN
16 141 (8.34%) Cisco IOS
17 126 (7.46%) DHCP
18 125 (7.40%) EIGRP
19 99 (5.86%) Internet
20 90 (5.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (0.47%) Big Data
3 8 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (0.41%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (0.30%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.30%) Star Schema
7 4 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.24%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.24%) MySQL
7 4 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.18%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.12%) MS Access
9 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.12%) Redis
10 1 (0.059%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 31 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.18%) JIRA
4 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.12%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.12%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.059%) Subversion
General
1 178 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 174 (10.30%) Finance
3 78 (4.62%) Banking
4 23 (1.36%) Retail
5 20 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.07%) Marketing
7 14 (0.83%) Military
8 12 (0.71%) Electronics
9 11 (0.65%) Law
10 10 (0.59%) Local Government
11 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.30%) Legal
12 4 (0.24%) Automotive
12 4 (0.24%) Back Office
12 4 (0.24%) French Language
13 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.18%) Billing
13 3 (0.18%) Games
13 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 766 (45.33%) Network Engineer
2 242 (14.32%) Cisco Engineer
3 194 (11.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 176 (10.41%) Architect
5 118 (6.98%) Network Architect
6 115 (6.80%) Analyst
6 115 (6.80%) Security Engineer
7 113 (6.69%) Support Engineer
8 109 (6.45%) Consultant
9 107 (6.33%) Senior Network Engineer
10 89 (5.27%) Network Security Engineer
11 74 (4.38%) Network Support
12 73 (4.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 61 (3.61%) Network Consultant
14 58 (3.43%) Network Analyst
14 58 (3.43%) Network Support Engineer
15 57 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 53 (3.14%) Design Engineer
17 42 (2.49%) Firewall Engineer
18 40 (2.37%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (4.50%) 802.1X
2 27 (1.60%) XMPP
3 14 (0.83%) Web Services
4 10 (0.59%) .NET
4 10 (0.59%) Middleware
5 6 (0.36%) CSS
6 5 (0.30%) WAP
6 5 (0.30%) XML
7 4 (0.24%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.18%) COM
9 2 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.12%) CGI
9 2 (0.12%) JAAS
9 2 (0.12%) JMS
9 2 (0.12%) JMX
9 2 (0.12%) JNDI
9 2 (0.12%) SAML
9 2 (0.12%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 308 (18.22%) Data Centre
2 102 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 68 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
6 36 (2.13%) Clustering
7 31 (1.83%) Driving Licence
8 18 (1.07%) BYOD
8 18 (1.07%) NHS
9 16 (0.95%) PKI
10 15 (0.89%) Public Cloud
11 14 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (0.71%) Smart Meter
12 12 (0.71%) Virtual Team
13 11 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (0.59%) CESG
14 10 (0.59%) EMC VNX
14 10 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.53%) CMDB
16 8 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 250 (14.79%) Windows
2 134 (7.93%) Linux
3 128 (7.57%) Windows Server
4 61 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (3.20%) Unix
7 38 (2.25%) Windows 10
7 38 (2.25%) Windows 7
8 25 (1.48%) Mac OS X
9 23 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (1.30%) CentOS
11 15 (0.89%) SUSE
12 14 (0.83%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.47%) Solaris
14 7 (0.41%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.36%) Android
16 5 (0.30%) AIX
16 5 (0.30%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (23.14%) ITIL
2 249 (14.73%) Network Design
3 161 (9.53%) Migration
4 125 (7.40%) Service Management
5 121 (7.16%) Network Management
6 96 (5.68%) Load Balancing
7 90 (5.33%) ITSM
8 71 (4.20%) Change Management
8 71 (4.20%) Information Security
9 69 (4.08%) Project Management
10 56 (3.31%) Service Delivery
11 54 (3.20%) ITIL V3
12 53 (3.14%) High Availability
13 51 (3.02%) Network Monitoring
14 47 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
15 43 (2.54%) Mentoring
16 42 (2.49%) Network Architecture
16 42 (2.49%) PRINCE2
17 40 (2.37%) Incident Management
18 39 (2.31%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 53 (3.14%) PowerShell
2 47 (2.78%) Python
3 36 (2.13%) SQL
4 25 (1.48%) C
5 22 (1.30%) Perl
6 16 (0.95%) Java
7 14 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 9 (0.53%) C#
8 9 (0.53%) Lisp
9 8 (0.47%) Ruby
10 6 (0.36%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.24%) C++
12 2 (0.12%) PHP
12 2 (0.12%) VBScript
13 1 (0.059%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.059%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1012 (59.88%) CCNP
2 770 (45.56%) CCNA
3 445 (26.33%) CCIE
4 384 (22.72%) Security Cleared
5 302 (17.87%) SC Cleared
6 165 (9.76%) CCDP
7 133 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 129 (7.63%) Degree
9 124 (7.34%) JNCIA
10 112 (6.63%) CCSA
10 112 (6.63%) CISSP
11 107 (6.33%) CCSE
12 103 (6.09%) JNCIE
13 91 (5.38%) CCIP
14 88 (5.21%) MCSE
15 79 (4.67%) CCSP
16 69 (4.08%) DV Cleared
17 67 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
18 53 (3.14%) CISM
19 52 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.73%) SLA
2 45 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (2.43%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.18%) QA
5 8 (0.47%) COBIT
6 7 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.36%) ISO 22301
8 5 (0.30%) RMADS
9 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.24%) PMO
10 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.18%) GPG13
10 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.059%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.059%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 135 (7.99%) Active Directory
2 134 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.31%) vSphere
5 24 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.83%) ProxySG
7 11 (0.65%) XenApp
8 9 (0.53%) Firmware
8 9 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.47%) vCloud
9 8 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (0.36%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.36%) UAG
12 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.18%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.18%) KVM
13 3 (0.18%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 127 (7.51%) FortiGate
2 106 (6.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 76 (4.50%) Cisco Prime
4 53 (3.14%) Cisco UCCX
5 26 (1.54%) HP Data Protector
6 24 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (1.36%) Nagios
7 23 (1.36%) Puppet
7 23 (1.36%) Tivoli
7 23 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 21 (1.24%) Cisco UCCE
9 20 (1.18%) SCCM
10 15 (0.89%) SCOM
11 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (0.71%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.59%) Ansible
13 10 (0.59%) Cacti
14 8 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
14 8 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 7 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 1387 (82.07%) Cisco
2 361 (21.36%) Juniper
3 352 (20.83%) CheckPoint
4 305 (18.05%) F5
5 240 (14.20%) VMware
6 218 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 185 (10.95%) HP
8 165 (9.76%) Palo Alto
9 154 (9.11%) Fortinet
10 131 (7.75%) Riverbed
11 114 (6.75%) Citrix
12 92 (5.44%) SolarWinds
13 76 (4.50%) Aruba
14 59 (3.49%) Blue Coat
15 49 (2.90%) Red Hat
16 41 (2.43%) Dell
17 33 (1.95%) Nokia
18 31 (1.83%) Avaya
18 31 (1.83%) EMC
19 27 (1.60%) Splunk
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