Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 128 126
Rank change year-on-year -50 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1526 2129 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 2.06% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.90% 10.07% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 1358 1304
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £196 £228 £213
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £362 £350
% change year-on-year -0.55% +3.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 89 86
UK median hourly rate £26.34 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.92% +24.44% +4.65%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.70 £14.68
90th Percentile £51.65 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.36% +22.22% +4.65%

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 19327 21140 22510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.70% 20.48% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11870 13230 13642
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +1.27%
10th Percentile £224 £238 £248
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £388
% change year-on-year +1.91% +1.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 885 858 1075
UK median hourly rate £25.83 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.65% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.23 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.88 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year - +7.48% +32.21%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -51 1403 £375 - 205
UK excluding London -59 989 £360 -0.55% 153
London -67 513 £400 -3.61% 63
South East -67 305 £388 -3.13% 43
Midlands 0 195 £340 -9.33% 19
North of England -23 152 £400 +14.29% 48
South West +3 121 £325 - 19
West Midlands -3 119 £375 -6.25% 8
East of England -57 113 £350 +9.38% 13
North West -19 84 £408 +16.43% 32
East Midlands +17 75 £325 +1.56% 10
Scotland -23 66 £350 +7.69% 9
Yorkshire -31 60 £365 +4.29% 15
Wales +8 34 £288 -11.54% 2
North East +49 10 £600 +71.43% 1
Northern Ireland -62 5 £450 +41.73%
Channel Islands 0 2 £190 -53.94%

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1154 (75.62%) Cisco
2 853 (55.90%) CCNP
3 725 (47.51%) CCNA
4 664 (43.51%) Firewall
5 426 (27.92%) WAN
6 425 (27.85%) LAN
7 363 (23.79%) CCIE
8 331 (21.69%) Wireless
9 307 (20.12%) ITIL
10 269 (17.63%) Network Security
10 269 (17.63%) Data Centre
11 268 (17.56%) VPN
12 250 (16.38%) CheckPoint
12 250 (16.38%) Security Cleared
13 243 (15.92%) Juniper
14 241 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
15 239 (15.66%) BGP
16 230 (15.07%) Microsoft
16 230 (15.07%) Windows
17 224 (14.68%) MPLS
18 214 (14.02%) OSPF
19 201 (13.17%) Cisco Nexus
20 200 (13.11%) Network Design
21 194 (12.71%) VMware
22 192 (12.58%) F5
23 187 (12.25%) Finance
24 167 (10.94%) SC Cleared
25 164 (10.75%) Active Directory
26 153 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
27 150 (9.83%) 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 63 (4.13%) MS Exchange
2 48 (3.15%) Skype for Business
3 30 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (1.70%) IIS
4 26 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 13 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (0.59%) CMS
7 8 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 8 (0.52%) SAS
8 7 (0.46%) Apache
9 4 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.26%) Drupal
9 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.26%) WordPress
10 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.13%) Confluence
11 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.066%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.066%) Eikon
2 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.066%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 113 (7.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (5.11%) Office 365
4 24 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.38%) SaaS
6 17 (1.11%) PaaS
7 15 (0.98%) IaaS
8 9 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.33%) Akamai
10 4 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.20%) GitHub
12 1 (0.066%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.066%) G Suite
12 1 (0.066%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.066%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 664 (43.51%) Firewall
2 426 (27.92%) WAN
3 425 (27.85%) LAN
4 331 (21.69%) Wireless
5 269 (17.63%) Network Security
6 268 (17.56%) VPN
7 241 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
8 239 (15.66%) BGP
9 224 (14.68%) MPLS
10 214 (14.02%) OSPF
11 201 (13.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 150 (9.83%) TCP/IP
13 128 (8.39%) DNS
14 125 (8.19%) DHCP
15 123 (8.06%) VoIP
16 119 (7.80%) EIGRP
17 112 (7.34%) VLAN
18 105 (6.88%) Cisco IOS
19 96 (6.29%) WLAN
20 94 (6.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.92%) Star Schema
3 7 (0.46%) MySQL
3 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.33%) Big Data
4 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.13%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.13%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.066%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 18 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.46%) Burp Suite
3 6 (0.39%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.13%) JIRA
6 1 (0.066%) Metasploit
General
1 187 (12.25%) Finance
2 126 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 71 (4.65%) Banking
4 23 (1.51%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.05%) Automotive
6 14 (0.92%) Law
6 14 (0.92%) Marketing
7 13 (0.85%) Legal
8 10 (0.66%) Electronics
9 9 (0.59%) Retail
10 8 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.46%) Advertising
11 7 (0.46%) Back Office
12 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.13%) German Language
15 1 (0.066%) Billing
15 1 (0.066%) French Language
Job Titles
1 748 (49.02%) Network Engineer
2 274 (17.96%) Cisco Engineer
3 226 (14.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 155 (10.16%) Architect
5 118 (7.73%) Security Engineer
6 111 (7.27%) Support Engineer
7 105 (6.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 78 (5.11%) Consultant
8 78 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 78 (5.11%) Network Security Engineer
9 70 (4.59%) Network Architect
10 69 (4.52%) Network Support
11 64 (4.19%) Network Support Engineer
12 63 (4.13%) Analyst
12 63 (4.13%) Network Specialist
13 47 (3.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 46 (3.01%) Voice Engineer
15 41 (2.69%) Network Consultant
15 41 (2.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 39 (2.56%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.97%) 802.1X
2 18 (1.18%) XMPP
3 12 (0.79%) Web Services
4 10 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (0.52%) .NET
6 7 (0.46%) LAMP
7 6 (0.39%) Middleware
8 5 (0.33%) WAP
9 3 (0.20%) CGI
9 3 (0.20%) SAML
10 2 (0.13%) RFC 2544
10 2 (0.13%) XML
11 1 (0.066%) Core Data
11 1 (0.066%) HTML
11 1 (0.066%) Regular Expression
11 1 (0.066%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 269 (17.63%) Data Centre
2 71 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 58 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.49%) Public Cloud
6 31 (2.03%) Clustering
7 25 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
8 24 (1.57%) PKI
9 23 (1.51%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.44%) CESG
10 22 (1.44%) NHS
11 21 (1.38%) Driving Licence
12 13 (0.85%) Private Cloud
13 12 (0.79%) User Experience
14 10 (0.66%) Smart Meter
15 9 (0.59%) BYOD
16 8 (0.52%) Replication
16 8 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 7 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 7 (0.46%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 230 (15.07%) Windows
2 108 (7.08%) Windows Server
3 95 (6.23%) Linux
4 44 (2.88%) Windows 7
5 42 (2.75%) Unix
5 42 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (2.36%) Windows 10
8 19 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.05%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.66%) CentOS
12 7 (0.46%) Solaris
12 7 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.39%) Android
13 6 (0.39%) Debian
13 6 (0.39%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.33%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (20.12%) ITIL
2 200 (13.11%) Network Design
3 103 (6.75%) Information Security
4 96 (6.29%) Service Management
5 95 (6.23%) Migration
5 95 (6.23%) Service Delivery
6 85 (5.57%) Load Balancing
7 84 (5.50%) Network Monitoring
7 84 (5.50%) Project Management
8 80 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (4.98%) Network Management
10 66 (4.33%) Change Management
11 63 (4.13%) SIEM
12 60 (3.93%) Cybersecurity
13 58 (3.80%) PRINCE2
14 55 (3.60%) Incident Management
15 52 (3.41%) ITIL V3
16 48 (3.15%) High Availability
17 45 (2.95%) Problem Management
18 43 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 40 (2.62%) Python
2 32 (2.10%) PowerShell
3 28 (1.83%) SQL
4 16 (1.05%) Bash Shell
5 15 (0.98%) Perl
6 13 (0.85%) C
7 10 (0.66%) Java
8 7 (0.46%) Ruby
9 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.20%) VBScript
10 2 (0.13%) AWK
10 2 (0.13%) PHP
10 2 (0.13%) sed
11 1 (0.066%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.066%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 853 (55.90%) CCNP
2 725 (47.51%) CCNA
3 363 (23.79%) CCIE
4 250 (16.38%) Security Cleared
5 167 (10.94%) SC Cleared
6 153 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 140 (9.17%) CISSP
8 137 (8.98%) Degree
9 108 (7.08%) MCSE
10 88 (5.77%) CISM
11 80 (5.24%) CCSP
12 76 (4.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 73 (4.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 71 (4.65%) CCDP
15 68 (4.46%) DV Cleared
16 51 (3.34%) JNCIA
17 47 (3.08%) CCSE
18 45 (2.95%) CCSA
19 44 (2.88%) MCSA
20 38 (2.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.00%) SLA
2 60 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.38%) COBIT
3 21 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 19 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.72%) ISO 22301
6 10 (0.66%) GDPR
7 5 (0.33%) QA
7 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.20%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
9 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.066%) GCP
10 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.066%) NIST 800
System Software
1 164 (10.75%) Active Directory
2 107 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 37 (2.42%) VMware NSX
5 35 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (2.29%) vSphere
6 17 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (1.05%) XenApp
8 14 (0.92%) Firmware
9 13 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.59%) ProxySG
10 9 (0.59%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.26%) Docker
13 3 (0.20%) NFS
13 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.13%) iptables
14 2 (0.13%) pfSense
14 2 (0.13%) Snort
14 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (3.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 56 (3.67%) FortiGate
3 41 (2.69%) Cisco Prime
4 34 (2.23%) SCCM
5 30 (1.97%) Cisco UCCX
6 26 (1.70%) Ansible
7 22 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 18 (1.18%) Cisco UCCE
9 15 (0.98%) QRadar
9 15 (0.98%) SCOM
10 13 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (0.85%) Nessus
10 13 (0.85%) Terraform
11 12 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
12 10 (0.66%) Backup Exec
12 10 (0.66%) Nagios
13 8 (0.52%) Cacti
13 8 (0.52%) Packer
13 8 (0.52%) Puppet
14 7 (0.46%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1154 (75.62%) Cisco
2 250 (16.38%) CheckPoint
3 243 (15.92%) Juniper
4 230 (15.07%) Microsoft
5 194 (12.71%) VMware
6 192 (12.58%) F5
7 149 (9.76%) HP
8 122 (7.99%) Palo Alto
9 115 (7.54%) Citrix
10 85 (5.57%) SolarWinds
11 84 (5.50%) Fortinet
12 61 (4.00%) Aruba
13 60 (3.93%) Blue Coat
13 60 (3.93%) Riverbed
14 46 (3.01%) McAfee
15 27 (1.77%) Dell
15 27 (1.77%) EMC
16 25 (1.64%) BT
16 25 (1.64%) Symantec
17 24 (1.57%) Avaya