Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 126 133
Rank change year-on-year -52 +7 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,481 1,994 1,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 2.05% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.81% 10.04% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 1,263 1,201
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £196 £225 £210
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £345
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 84 80
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +13.33% +4.65%
10th Percentile £12.54 £15.58 £14.74
90th Percentile £40.00 £48.68 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.97 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.84% +13.33% -4.26%

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 18,975 19,859 21,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.92% 20.44% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,645 12,427 13,248
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 874 1,029
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -7.27% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% -1.82% +41.03%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -52 1,358 £375 - 600
UK excluding London -55 972 £350 -2.78% 456
London -60 489 £400 -5.88% 175
South East -72 299 £400 -3.03% 113
Midlands +5 198 £350 +3.70% 93
North of England -26 151 £375 +7.14% 131
West Midlands +5 126 £375 - 62
South West +26 118 £325 +4.00% 39
East of England -48 107 £325 +0.78% 49
North West -18 85 £398 +13.57% 67
East Midlands +9 71 £325 +1.56% 30
Scotland -17 62 £331 +1.92% 20
Yorkshire -15 61 £325 -7.14% 52
Wales 0 40 £300 -7.69% 10
North East +24 7 £600 +71.43% 12
Northern Ireland -47 4 £450 +38.25%
Channel Islands -1 2 £190 -53.94%

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 1,100 (74.27%) Cisco
2 811 (54.76%) CCNP
3 739 (49.90%) CCNA
4 639 (43.15%) Firewall
5 399 (26.94%) WAN
6 398 (26.87%) LAN
7 337 (22.75%) CCIE
8 306 (20.66%) ITIL
9 296 (19.99%) Wireless
10 271 (18.30%) VPN
11 263 (17.76%) Security Cleared
12 254 (17.15%) Data Centre
13 247 (16.68%) Network Security
13 247 (16.68%) Juniper
14 244 (16.48%) BGP
15 241 (16.27%) Windows
16 231 (15.60%) MPLS
17 229 (15.46%) CheckPoint
18 227 (15.33%) Microsoft
19 214 (14.45%) Cisco ASA
20 211 (14.25%) OSPF
21 193 (13.03%) VMware
22 180 (12.15%) Cisco Nexus
23 175 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
23 175 (11.82%) Network Design
24 173 (11.68%) SC Cleared
25 167 (11.28%) Active Directory
26 160 (10.80%) F5
27 158 (10.67%) Finance
28 152 (10.26%) TCP/IP

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 65 (4.39%) MS Exchange
2 41 (2.77%) Skype for Business
3 30 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (1.96%) IIS
5 25 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (0.54%) Apache
8 8 (0.54%) SAS
9 4 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.27%) CMS
9 4 (0.27%) Drupal
9 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.27%) WordPress
10 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.57%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.068%) Eikon
2 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.068%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 133 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 113 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (5.74%) Office 365
4 25 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (1.62%) PaaS
6 18 (1.22%) IaaS
7 17 (1.15%) SaaS
8 10 (0.68%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.34%) Akamai
9 5 (0.34%) G Suite
10 4 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.27%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.20%) GitHub
11 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.20%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.068%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.068%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 639 (43.15%) Firewall
2 399 (26.94%) WAN
3 398 (26.87%) LAN
4 296 (19.99%) Wireless
5 271 (18.30%) VPN
6 247 (16.68%) Network Security
7 244 (16.48%) BGP
8 231 (15.60%) MPLS
9 214 (14.45%) Cisco ASA
10 211 (14.25%) OSPF
11 180 (12.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 152 (10.26%) TCP/IP
13 133 (8.98%) DNS
14 121 (8.17%) DHCP
14 121 (8.17%) VLAN
15 119 (8.04%) VoIP
16 102 (6.89%) Internet
17 100 (6.75%) EIGRP
18 92 (6.21%) Cisco IOS
19 90 (6.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.95%) Star Schema
3 8 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.41%) MySQL
6 5 (0.34%) Big Data
6 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.20%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.14%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.068%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 24 (1.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.47%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.068%) Metasploit
General
1 158 (10.67%) Finance
2 112 (7.56%) Telecoms
3 47 (3.17%) Banking
4 21 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.08%) Automotive
6 11 (0.74%) Legal
7 10 (0.68%) Marketing
8 9 (0.61%) Retail
9 7 (0.47%) Advertising
9 7 (0.47%) Back Office
10 6 (0.41%) Electronics
10 6 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.34%) Law
12 3 (0.20%) Local Government
12 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.14%) German Language
13 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.068%) French Language
Job Titles
1 723 (48.82%) Network Engineer
2 245 (16.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 203 (13.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 192 (12.96%) Architect
5 112 (7.56%) Security Engineer
6 103 (6.95%) Support Engineer
7 88 (5.94%) Senior Network Engineer
8 80 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 80 (5.40%) Network Architect
9 78 (5.27%) Network Security Engineer
10 71 (4.79%) Consultant
11 68 (4.59%) Network Support
12 61 (4.12%) Security Architect
13 59 (3.98%) Network Support Engineer
14 56 (3.78%) Network Specialist
15 53 (3.58%) Analyst
16 50 (3.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 49 (3.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 42 (2.84%) Security Specialist
19 37 (2.50%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.89%) 802.1X
2 11 (0.74%) XMPP
3 10 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (0.54%) Web Services
5 7 (0.47%) .NET
5 7 (0.47%) LAMP
6 5 (0.34%) Middleware
7 3 (0.20%) CGI
7 3 (0.20%) OAuth
7 3 (0.20%) OAuth2
7 3 (0.20%) WAP
8 2 (0.14%) Core Data
8 2 (0.14%) XML
9 1 (0.068%) HTML
9 1 (0.068%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.068%) VML
9 1 (0.068%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 254 (17.15%) Data Centre
2 69 (4.66%) Management Information System
3 55 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 37 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 28 (1.89%) Clustering
7 27 (1.82%) PKI
8 25 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
9 22 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 21 (1.42%) NHS
11 18 (1.22%) CESG
12 14 (0.95%) Private Cloud
12 14 (0.95%) User Experience
13 11 (0.74%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.68%) Smart Meter
15 8 (0.54%) BYOD
15 8 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 7 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
16 7 (0.47%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 241 (16.27%) Windows
2 111 (7.49%) Windows Server
3 92 (6.21%) Linux
4 47 (3.17%) Windows 7
5 43 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (2.77%) Unix
6 41 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (2.50%) Windows 10
8 19 (1.28%) Windows 8
9 17 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.61%) CentOS
12 8 (0.54%) Android
12 8 (0.54%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.54%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.47%) Solaris
14 6 (0.41%) Windows NT
15 5 (0.34%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.27%) Debian
17 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (20.66%) ITIL
2 175 (11.82%) Network Design
3 106 (7.16%) Information Security
4 93 (6.28%) Network Monitoring
5 92 (6.21%) Project Management
6 90 (6.08%) Migration
7 86 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (5.40%) Service Delivery
9 78 (5.27%) Load Balancing
10 76 (5.13%) Service Management
11 73 (4.93%) SIEM
12 70 (4.73%) Change Management
13 65 (4.39%) PRINCE2
14 62 (4.19%) Network Management
15 61 (4.12%) Cybersecurity
16 53 (3.58%) Network Architecture
17 52 (3.51%) ITIL V3
17 52 (3.51%) TOGAF
18 48 (3.24%) Incident Management
19 46 (3.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 45 (3.04%) Python
2 36 (2.43%) PowerShell
3 27 (1.82%) SQL
4 18 (1.22%) Bash Shell
5 13 (0.88%) C
5 13 (0.88%) Perl
6 10 (0.68%) Java
7 9 (0.61%) Ruby
8 4 (0.27%) AWK
8 4 (0.27%) sed
8 4 (0.27%) VBScript
9 2 (0.14%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.14%) VB
10 1 (0.068%) PHP
10 1 (0.068%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.068%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 811 (54.76%) CCNP
2 739 (49.90%) CCNA
3 337 (22.75%) CCIE
4 263 (17.76%) Security Cleared
5 175 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 173 (11.68%) SC Cleared
7 150 (10.13%) CISSP
8 135 (9.12%) MCSE
9 134 (9.05%) Degree
10 89 (6.01%) CISM
11 84 (5.67%) CCSP
12 76 (5.13%) DV Cleared
13 75 (5.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 71 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 70 (4.73%) CCDP
16 49 (3.31%) MCP
17 43 (2.90%) JNCIA
18 39 (2.63%) MCSA
19 38 (2.57%) CCSA
20 35 (2.36%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.19%) SLA
2 55 (3.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.35%) COBIT
3 20 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 19 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.01%) GDPR
6 11 (0.74%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.34%) QA
7 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.068%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.068%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.068%) P3O
System Software
1 167 (11.28%) Active Directory
2 109 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (3.44%) Hyper-V
4 33 (2.23%) VMware NSX
5 30 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (1.96%) vSphere
7 17 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.08%) XenApp
9 12 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.54%) Firmware
10 8 (0.54%) ProxySG
10 8 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.54%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.34%) Docker
12 4 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.27%) XenServer
13 3 (0.20%) KVM
14 2 (0.14%) iptables
14 2 (0.14%) NFS
14 2 (0.14%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 48 (3.24%) FortiGate
2 46 (3.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 40 (2.70%) SCCM
4 32 (2.16%) Cisco Prime
5 28 (1.89%) Ansible
6 27 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
7 23 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 21 (1.42%) QRadar
9 17 (1.15%) SCOM
10 16 (1.08%) Nessus
11 14 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
12 12 (0.81%) Terraform
13 10 (0.68%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.68%) Packer
13 10 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
14 9 (0.61%) Nagios
15 7 (0.47%) logstash
15 7 (0.47%) OSSEC
15 7 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,100 (74.27%) Cisco
2 247 (16.68%) Juniper
3 229 (15.46%) CheckPoint
4 227 (15.33%) Microsoft
5 193 (13.03%) VMware
6 160 (10.80%) F5
7 136 (9.18%) HP
8 109 (7.36%) Palo Alto
9 97 (6.55%) Citrix
10 91 (6.14%) Fortinet
11 78 (5.27%) SolarWinds
12 53 (3.58%) McAfee
13 50 (3.38%) Aruba
14 49 (3.31%) Blue Coat
15 33 (2.23%) Riverbed
16 30 (2.03%) IBM
17 28 (1.89%) BT
17 28 (1.89%) Dell
18 27 (1.82%) Meraki
19 26 (1.76%) Sophos