Period
to 18 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 181 128
Rank change year-on-year +6 -53 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,558 1,481 1,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.48% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.17% 7.75% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 893 1,263
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £196 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +12.14% -2.78% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 44 84
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £25.69 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.01% +0.75% +13.33%
10th Percentile £15.59 £12.54 £15.58
90th Percentile £48.55 £40.00 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £25.97 £25.50
% change year-on-year +18.41% +1.84% +13.33%

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 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 19,071 19,098 20,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.17% 19.04% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,356 11,722 12,534
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 890 831 874
UK median hourly rate £28.52 £24.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.81% -5.88% -7.27%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -7.41% -1.82%

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +3 1,399 £415 +10.67% 499
UK excluding London -3 972 £393 +12.14% 373
London +19 532 £450 +12.50% 158
South East +7 320 £400 - 99
North of England +13 198 £388 +3.33% 82
Midlands -35 153 £375 +7.14% 61
South West -33 112 £388 +19.23% 46
North West +14 111 £394 -0.94% 33
West Midlands -40 89 £400 +6.67% 37
Scotland +4 77 £425 +28.30% 13
East of England -21 75 £400 +23.08% 53
Yorkshire -13 67 £390 +20.00% 37
East Midlands -4 64 £315 -3.08% 24
Wales -27 27 £375 +25.00% 16
North East +5 20 £300 -50.00% 12
Northern Ireland +31 13 £375 -16.67% 3
Channel Islands -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 1,280 (82.16%) Cisco
2 934 (59.95%) CCNP
3 735 (47.18%) Firewall
4 731 (46.92%) CCNA
5 529 (33.95%) WAN
6 474 (30.42%) LAN
7 375 (24.07%) BGP
8 366 (23.49%) Wireless
9 356 (22.85%) CCIE
10 352 (22.59%) CheckPoint
11 344 (22.08%) OSPF
12 340 (21.82%) Data Centre
13 325 (20.86%) VPN
14 324 (20.80%) Cisco ASA
15 321 (20.60%) Cisco Nexus
16 316 (20.28%) ITIL
17 304 (19.51%) Security Cleared
18 288 (18.49%) Network Security
19 269 (17.27%) Juniper
20 256 (16.43%) Windows
21 246 (15.79%) SC Cleared
22 244 (15.66%) F5
23 230 (14.76%) Microsoft
24 229 (14.70%) MPLS
25 210 (13.48%) TCP/IP
26 207 (13.29%) VMware
27 179 (11.49%) VoIP
28 173 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
29 170 (10.91%) Finance
30 167 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification

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 31 (1.99%) Skype for Business
2 25 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.54%) Confluence
3 24 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 15 (0.96%) IIS
5 8 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.45%) CMS
7 5 (0.32%) Apache ServiceMix
7 5 (0.32%) GlassFish
7 5 (0.32%) JBoss
7 5 (0.32%) JRun
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.32%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.26%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.19%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 52 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 173 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (5.52%) Office 365
4 53 (3.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 42 (2.70%) IaaS
6 36 (2.31%) Datadog
7 30 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 29 (1.86%) PaaS
9 22 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
10 17 (1.09%) SaaS
11 16 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.32%) iPaaS
13 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.13%) GitHub
15 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
16 1 (0.064%) Akamai
16 1 (0.064%) Amazon EC2
16 1 (0.064%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 735 (47.18%) Firewall
2 529 (33.95%) WAN
3 474 (30.42%) LAN
4 375 (24.07%) BGP
5 366 (23.49%) Wireless
6 344 (22.08%) OSPF
7 325 (20.86%) VPN
8 324 (20.80%) Cisco ASA
9 321 (20.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 288 (18.49%) Network Security
11 229 (14.70%) MPLS
12 210 (13.48%) TCP/IP
13 179 (11.49%) VoIP
14 155 (9.95%) DNS
15 116 (7.45%) EIGRP
16 114 (7.32%) DHCP
16 114 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
17 108 (6.93%) IPsec
18 107 (6.87%) Cisco IOS
19 102 (6.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.90%) Amazon Aurora
2 14 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
3 7 (0.45%) MySQL
4 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.26%) Big Data
5 4 (0.26%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (0.19%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.19%) DB2
6 3 (0.19%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.13%) GIS
7 2 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.064%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 49 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
2 48 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 47 (3.02%) JIRA
4 44 (2.82%) Jenkins
5 28 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (0.51%) SonarQube
7 8 (0.51%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.32%) Hudson
8 5 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (0.32%) Selenium
9 3 (0.19%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.19%) CodeSonar
9 3 (0.19%) git-flow
9 3 (0.19%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.13%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.064%) Maven
11 1 (0.064%) Oracle Forms
General
1 170 (10.91%) Finance
2 132 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.47%) Banking
4 30 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.28%) Law
6 18 (1.16%) Retail
7 16 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 14 (0.90%) Legal
9 13 (0.83%) Advertising
10 12 (0.77%) Automotive
11 11 (0.71%) Back Office
11 11 (0.71%) Electronics
12 10 (0.64%) Marketing
13 8 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.26%) Games
14 4 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
15 3 (0.19%) Military
16 2 (0.13%) Front Office
16 2 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 796 (51.09%) Network Engineer
2 191 (12.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 161 (10.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 156 (10.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 152 (9.76%) Architect
6 97 (6.23%) Security Engineer
7 91 (5.84%) Consultant
8 86 (5.52%) Network Architect
9 82 (5.26%) Analyst
10 80 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
11 64 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 64 (4.11%) Support Engineer
12 58 (3.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 57 (3.66%) Network Consultant
14 54 (3.47%) Network Support
15 44 (2.82%) Security Architect
16 41 (2.63%) Network Support Engineer
17 39 (2.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
18 37 (2.37%) Network Specialist
19 35 (2.25%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.15%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.03%) Web Services
3 15 (0.96%) REST
4 13 (0.83%) .NET
4 13 (0.83%) XMPP
5 10 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 9 (0.58%) HTML
6 9 (0.58%) Middleware
7 7 (0.45%) CSS
8 6 (0.39%) OAuth
9 5 (0.32%) J2EE
9 5 (0.32%) SAML
9 5 (0.32%) Spine.js
10 4 (0.26%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.19%) Django
11 3 (0.19%) Java EE
11 3 (0.19%) Node.js
11 3 (0.19%) OpenID
11 3 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.19%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 340 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 84 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (2.37%) Management Information System
4 37 (2.37%) Public Cloud
5 32 (2.05%) Driving Licence
6 22 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 21 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 20 (1.28%) PKI
8 20 (1.28%) Private Cloud
9 13 (0.83%) Blog
9 13 (0.83%) CCTV
10 12 (0.77%) CMDB
11 11 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.51%) Fintech
12 8 (0.51%) NHS
12 8 (0.51%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.45%) BBC
13 7 (0.45%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.45%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 256 (16.43%) Windows
2 158 (10.14%) Linux
3 149 (9.56%) Windows Server
4 67 (4.30%) Unix
5 44 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (1.48%) Windows 7
9 22 (1.41%) Windows 10
10 18 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (1.09%) Solaris
12 10 (0.64%) Android
13 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.39%) CentOS
15 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.19%) HPUX
16 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (20.28%) ITIL
2 166 (10.65%) Network Design
3 136 (8.73%) Load Balancing
4 123 (7.89%) Migration
5 108 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
6 105 (6.74%) Network Monitoring
7 102 (6.55%) Agile Software Development
8 96 (6.16%) DevOps
9 89 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 86 (5.52%) Network Management
11 83 (5.33%) Network Architecture
12 79 (5.07%) Information Security
13 74 (4.75%) Computer Science
13 74 (4.75%) ITIL V3
14 65 (4.17%) Change Management
15 59 (3.79%) Project Management
16 58 (3.72%) Change Control
17 51 (3.27%) Cybersecurity
17 51 (3.27%) Service Management
18 48 (3.08%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (5.07%) Python
2 77 (4.94%) PowerShell
3 39 (2.50%) SQL
4 32 (2.05%) Perl
5 31 (1.99%) Bash Shell
6 21 (1.35%) C
7 20 (1.28%) Java
8 12 (0.77%) JavaScript
9 11 (0.71%) C#
9 11 (0.71%) VBScript
10 7 (0.45%) PHP
11 4 (0.26%) C++
11 4 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.19%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.19%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.19%) Tcl
13 2 (0.13%) Korn
13 2 (0.13%) VB
14 1 (0.064%) Go
14 1 (0.064%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 934 (59.95%) CCNP
2 731 (46.92%) CCNA
3 356 (22.85%) CCIE
4 304 (19.51%) Security Cleared
5 246 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 167 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 136 (8.73%) Degree
8 133 (8.54%) MCSE
9 102 (6.55%) CISSP
10 70 (4.49%) CCDP
11 57 (3.66%) MCSA
12 54 (3.47%) DV Cleared
12 54 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 51 (3.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 46 (2.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 44 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
16 38 (2.44%) CISM
16 38 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
17 33 (2.12%) CCSA
17 33 (2.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (2.82%) SLA
3 27 (1.73%) GDPR
3 27 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.16%) QA
5 11 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.51%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (0.51%) ISO 22301
6 8 (0.51%) ISO 31000
6 8 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 7 (0.45%) PMO
8 6 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.32%) COBIT
10 3 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.064%) GPG13
12 1 (0.064%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 134 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 121 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 30 (1.93%) VMware NSX
5 24 (1.54%) ProxySG
6 23 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (1.48%) vSphere
7 12 (0.77%) Firmware
7 12 (0.77%) ISA Server
7 12 (0.77%) XenApp
7 12 (0.77%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (0.64%) Docker
9 10 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.39%) KVM
11 5 (0.32%) UAG
12 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.19%) NFS
13 1 (0.064%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 57 (3.66%) Ansible
2 56 (3.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 46 (2.95%) Puppet
3 46 (2.95%) SCCM
4 42 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (2.44%) vCenter Server
6 36 (2.31%) Cisco Prime
7 26 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
8 25 (1.60%) FortiGate
9 17 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
10 16 (1.03%) Cisco UCCE
11 15 (0.96%) Nagios
12 14 (0.90%) PowerCLI
13 11 (0.71%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 11 (0.71%) Stealthwatch
14 10 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
15 9 (0.58%) Trend Micro Deep Security
16 8 (0.51%) HP ALM
16 8 (0.51%) Nessus
16 8 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,280 (82.16%) Cisco
2 352 (22.59%) CheckPoint
3 269 (17.27%) Juniper
4 244 (15.66%) F5
5 230 (14.76%) Microsoft
6 207 (13.29%) VMware
7 153 (9.82%) Palo Alto
8 109 (7.00%) SolarWinds
9 96 (6.16%) Fortinet
10 85 (5.46%) HP
11 79 (5.07%) Blue Coat
11 79 (5.07%) Meraki
12 78 (5.01%) Citrix
13 77 (4.94%) Aruba
14 67 (4.30%) Oracle
15 60 (3.85%) Riverbed
16 56 (3.59%) McAfee
16 56 (3.59%) Splunk
17 45 (2.89%) Qualys
18 44 (2.82%) Red Hat