Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 183 148 171
Rank change year-on-year -35 +23 +30
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 664 1,191 1,644
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.79% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.28% 8.34% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 858 1,057
Median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £215 £256 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 45 81
Median hourly rate £23.21 £23.70 £33.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.07% -29.04% +30.01%
10th Percentile £16.30 £14.70 £15.61
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.26 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £33.40
% change year-on-year +21.05% -43.11% +13.35%

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 10,577 14,282 19,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.00% 21.47% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,870 9,276 11,839
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.55% +3.94% +2.86%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 559 845
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +16.36% +11.97%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.33 £12.50
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £33.75 £26.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +26.17% -2.73% +8.50%

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 2021. 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 -49 535 £425 +3.03% 241
UK excluding London +16 417 £400 - 187
London -77 171 £450 +5.88% 64
Work from Home -137 168 £450 +5.88% 50
South East -5 113 £400 -2.44% 53
South West +75 73 £400 - 20
North of England +31 66 £363 +1.05% 54
East of England +45 56 £360 +2.86% 17
Midlands -25 52 £263 -41.67% 31
Scotland +9 46 £325 -27.78% 2
North West +15 42 £363 -9.38% 26
West Midlands -23 36 £319 -36.25% 24
Yorkshire +28 22 £120 -63.08% 22
Wales +1 20 £550 +37.50% 5
East Midlands +6 14 £185 -50.67% 7
North East +28 6 £120 -60.00% 6
Northern Ireland +4 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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.

1 478 (71.99%) Cisco
2 400 (60.24%) CCNP
3 322 (48.49%) CCNA
4 286 (43.07%) Firewall
5 203 (30.57%) Security Cleared
6 176 (26.51%) WAN
7 170 (25.60%) LAN
8 154 (23.19%) CCIE
9 136 (20.48%) SC Cleared
10 128 (19.28%) BGP
11 122 (18.37%) VMware
11 122 (18.37%) Network Security
11 122 (18.37%) Data Centre
12 116 (17.47%) OSPF
13 106 (15.96%) Microsoft
13 106 (15.96%) VPN
14 98 (14.76%) Cisco Nexus
15 93 (14.01%) Juniper
15 93 (14.01%) Windows
16 91 (13.70%) MPLS
17 90 (13.55%) Palo Alto
18 88 (13.25%) Wireless
19 82 (12.35%) Linux
20 81 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
21 80 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
22 79 (11.90%) CISSP
22 79 (11.90%) Finance
22 79 (11.90%) Ansible
22 79 (11.90%) Azure
23 77 (11.60%) DV Cleared

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 18 (2.71%) IIS
2 17 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.81%) Confluence
3 12 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (1.36%) ArcGIS
5 7 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.75%) CMS
6 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.75%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.45%) Mule
8 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 41 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (4.37%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.36%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.15%) iTrent
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 79 (11.90%) Azure
2 59 (8.89%) AWS
3 20 (3.01%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (2.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 15 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.96%) GCP
7 11 (1.66%) SaaS
8 10 (1.51%) IaaS
9 9 (1.36%) PaaS
10 6 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.45%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.15%) G Suite
14 1 (0.15%) GitHub
14 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.15%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 286 (43.07%) Firewall
2 176 (26.51%) WAN
3 170 (25.60%) LAN
4 128 (19.28%) BGP
5 122 (18.37%) Network Security
6 116 (17.47%) OSPF
7 106 (15.96%) VPN
8 98 (14.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 91 (13.70%) MPLS
10 88 (13.25%) Wireless
11 80 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
12 73 (10.99%) TCP/IP
13 63 (9.49%) DNS
14 53 (7.98%) DHCP
15 51 (7.68%) IPsec
15 51 (7.68%) SNMP
16 48 (7.23%) Wi-Fi
17 45 (6.78%) VLAN
17 45 (6.78%) VoIP
18 36 (5.42%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.20%) GIS
3 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.30%) MySQL
5 1 (0.15%) Data Vault
5 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (4.37%) JIRA
2 15 (2.26%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (2.26%) StarTeam
3 10 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.90%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.30%) GitLab
7 1 (0.15%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.15%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 79 (11.90%) Finance
2 50 (7.53%) Public Sector
3 48 (7.23%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.77%) Banking
5 6 (0.90%) Back Office
5 6 (0.90%) Legal
6 5 (0.75%) Advertising
7 4 (0.60%) Billing
7 4 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.60%) Police
8 3 (0.45%) French Language
8 3 (0.45%) Local Government
8 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.30%) Electronics
9 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.30%) Law
9 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.30%) Retail
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 285 (42.92%) Network Engineer
2 91 (13.70%) Architect
3 58 (8.73%) Consultant
4 56 (8.43%) Network Architect
5 49 (7.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 44 (6.63%) Senior Network Engineer
7 39 (5.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 37 (5.57%) Network Consultant
9 30 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 30 (4.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 29 (4.37%) Security Engineer
11 28 (4.22%) Security Architect
12 27 (4.07%) Analyst
13 23 (3.46%) Support Engineer
14 22 (3.31%) Security Consultant
15 20 (3.01%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
16 17 (2.56%) Design Engineer
16 17 (2.56%) Network Support
17 16 (2.41%) Network Analyst
17 16 (2.41%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.57%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.05%) REST
2 7 (1.05%) Web Services
3 5 (0.75%) JSON
4 4 (0.60%) CGI
4 4 (0.60%) Express
4 4 (0.60%) Jinja
4 4 (0.60%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.60%) WebRTC
4 4 (0.60%) XML
4 4 (0.60%) YAML
5 3 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.45%) LDAP
5 3 (0.45%) Spine.js
6 2 (0.30%) Middleware
6 2 (0.30%) XMPP
7 1 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.15%) Spring
7 1 (0.15%) XSL
7 1 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 122 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 26 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.71%) CESG
6 15 (2.26%) NHS
7 12 (1.81%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.51%) PKI
10 8 (1.20%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.75%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.75%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.75%) Fibre Optics
12 5 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.75%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (0.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 93 (14.01%) Windows
2 82 (12.35%) Linux
3 59 (8.89%) Windows Server
4 26 (3.92%) Unix
5 18 (2.71%) Windows Server 2016
6 16 (2.41%) Windows 10
6 16 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.81%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.66%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (0.90%) CentOS
12 5 (0.75%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.30%) Solaris
13 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.15%) Android
14 1 (0.15%) CatOS
14 1 (0.15%) SUSE
14 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (10.99%) ITIL
3 70 (10.54%) DevOps
4 62 (9.34%) Information Security
5 58 (8.73%) Network Design
6 54 (8.13%) Migration
7 53 (7.98%) Cybersecurity
8 50 (7.53%) Load Balancing
9 44 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (5.72%) Change Management
11 37 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 36 (5.42%) Network Management
13 30 (4.52%) Kalman Filter
14 29 (4.37%) Service Management
15 28 (4.22%) Computer Science
15 28 (4.22%) Network Architecture
15 28 (4.22%) SIEM
16 27 (4.07%) DNA
16 27 (4.07%) Security Architecture
17 25 (3.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 64 (9.64%) Python
2 34 (5.12%) PowerShell
3 20 (3.01%) Bash Shell
4 18 (2.71%) C
5 11 (1.66%) Java
6 10 (1.51%) Perl
6 10 (1.51%) SQL
7 9 (1.36%) VB
8 7 (1.05%) Ruby
9 3 (0.45%) AWK
9 3 (0.45%) C#
9 3 (0.45%) C++
9 3 (0.45%) Go
9 3 (0.45%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.45%) R
9 3 (0.45%) sed
10 1 (0.15%) PHP
10 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 400 (60.24%) CCNP
2 322 (48.49%) CCNA
3 203 (30.57%) Security Cleared
4 154 (23.19%) CCIE
5 136 (20.48%) SC Cleared
6 79 (11.90%) CISSP
7 77 (11.60%) DV Cleared
8 67 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 59 (8.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 48 (7.23%) Degree
11 44 (6.63%) CCSP
12 30 (4.52%) CISM
12 30 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 25 (3.77%) MCSE
14 24 (3.61%) MCSA
15 22 (3.31%) CESG Certified Professional
16 21 (3.16%) CEH
17 19 (2.86%) CCDP
17 19 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
18 16 (2.41%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (3.61%) QA
3 23 (3.46%) SLA
4 22 (3.31%) NIST
5 15 (2.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 13 (1.96%) NCSC
7 10 (1.51%) GDPR
8 4 (0.60%) COBIT
8 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.30%) GxP
11 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (7.53%) Active Directory
3 49 (7.38%) VMware NSX
4 15 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.11%) Docker
6 13 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.96%) vSphere
7 11 (1.66%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.05%) vCloud
9 5 (0.75%) Firmware
9 5 (0.75%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.45%) KVM
10 3 (0.45%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.30%) XenApp
12 1 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.15%) LXC
12 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 79 (11.90%) Ansible
2 33 (4.97%) FortiGate
3 20 (3.01%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (2.26%) Netcool
5 14 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
6 13 (1.96%) Nessus
6 13 (1.96%) Puppet
7 12 (1.81%) vCenter Server
8 8 (1.20%) Kubernetes
8 8 (1.20%) Terraform
9 7 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.05%) WSUS
10 6 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (0.75%) DameWare
11 5 (0.75%) HP NNM
11 5 (0.75%) SCCM
11 5 (0.75%) vRealize
11 5 (0.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 4 (0.60%) Avamar
Vendors
1 478 (71.99%) Cisco
2 122 (18.37%) VMware
3 106 (15.96%) Microsoft
4 93 (14.01%) Juniper
5 90 (13.55%) Palo Alto
6 70 (10.54%) F5
7 67 (10.09%) CheckPoint
8 57 (8.58%) Fortinet
9 28 (4.22%) HP
9 28 (4.22%) Meraki
10 23 (3.46%) SolarWinds
11 22 (3.31%) Citrix
12 19 (2.86%) EMC
13 18 (2.71%) Nokia
13 18 (2.71%) Splunk
14 16 (2.41%) Arista
14 16 (2.41%) Aruba
14 16 (2.41%) Dell
15 15 (2.26%) NetApp
15 15 (2.26%) Oracle