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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 121 106
Rank change year-on-year -20 -15  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 802 1134 1104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 2.08% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.20% 9.61% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 663 635
Median daily rate £400 £363 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +5.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 60 53
Median hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +2.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.94 £14.54 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +15.00% +17.64%  

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 8717 11795 10762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.47% 21.63% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5270 7317 6164
Median daily rate £430 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 478 420 547
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% +55.55%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 May 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 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 30 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 May 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 -22 738 £413 +13.79% 217
London -9 288 £450 +16.12% 72
South East -3 211 £425 +17.24% 29
Hampshire +4 82 £400 - 5
Berkshire -5 56 £485 +40.57% 6
South West -37 44 £325 -10.34% 6
Yorkshire +16 43 £425 +21.42% 24
North West -4 42 £337 +12.33% 33
East of England -7 39 £400 +33.33% 24
City of London -14 38 £406 +1.56% 15
West Midlands -13 34 £375 +7.14% 18
Manchester +10 28 £349 +74.50% 17
West Yorkshire +35 27 £430 +14.66% 19
Scotland +8 26 £295 -8.09% 10
Buckinghamshire +3 25 £398 +6.00% 4
Milton Keynes +4 23 £425 +13.26% 2
Wales +3 22 £180 -44.61% 7
East Midlands -2 22 £323 -4.44% 9
Wiltshire -9 22 £350 -3.44%
Leeds +24 20 £440 +21.37% 12
South Wales +15 20 £180 -44.61% 7
Basingstoke +6 20 £420 +86.66% 2
Reading -10 18 £500 +44.92% 2
Oxfordshire +1 15 £450 +63.63% 4
Bracknell +17 14 £338 +5.46% 1
Birmingham +1 14 £375 +11.11% 4
Surrey -12 14 £500 +33.33% 3
Kent +20 13 £375 +50.00% 3
Cheshire +18 13 £270 -16.27% 10
Cardiff +6 13 £338 +3.84% 6

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1428 (83.02%) Cisco
2 1068 (62.09%) CCNP
3 889 (51.69%) Firewall
4 811 (47.15%) CCNA
5 608 (35.35%) WAN
6 557 (32.38%) LAN
7 436 (25.35%) CCIE
8 422 (24.53%) Wireless
9 413 (24.01%) Security Cleared
10 388 (22.56%) Juniper
11 380 (22.09%) ITIL
12 362 (21.05%) CheckPoint
13 340 (19.77%) Cisco ASA
14 326 (18.95%) SC Cleared
15 319 (18.55%) BGP
16 314 (18.26%) F5
17 295 (17.15%) Data Centre
18 291 (16.92%) Cisco Nexus
19 286 (16.63%) OSPF
20 282 (16.40%) MPLS
21 269 (15.64%) VPN
22 251 (14.59%) Network Security
23 249 (14.48%) Windows
24 246 (14.30%) Network Design
25 228 (13.26%) VMware
26 208 (12.09%) Microsoft
27 192 (11.16%) TCP/IP
28 183 (10.64%) VoIP
28 183 (10.64%) Telecoms
29 178 (10.35%) CCDP

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 59 (3.43%) MS Exchange
2 30 (1.74%) Skype for Business
3 26 (1.51%) IIS
4 17 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.58%) Apache
8 9 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.35%) JBoss
11 5 (0.29%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.17%) CMS
14 2 (0.12%) Confluence
14 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.058%) Apache Pig
15 1 (0.058%) CloudStack
15 1 (0.058%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 37 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.23%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.058%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 82 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (3.14%) Office 365
4 15 (0.87%) IaaS
5 11 (0.64%) PaaS
5 11 (0.64%) SaaS
6 7 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.058%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.058%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.058%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.058%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.058%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.058%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 889 (51.69%) Firewall
2 608 (35.35%) WAN
3 557 (32.38%) LAN
4 422 (24.53%) Wireless
5 340 (19.77%) Cisco ASA
6 319 (18.55%) BGP
7 291 (16.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 286 (16.63%) OSPF
9 282 (16.40%) MPLS
10 269 (15.64%) VPN
11 251 (14.59%) Network Security
12 192 (11.16%) TCP/IP
13 183 (10.64%) VoIP
14 164 (9.53%) VLAN
15 150 (8.72%) DNS
16 138 (8.02%) Cisco IOS
17 122 (7.09%) DHCP
18 113 (6.57%) EIGRP
19 98 (5.70%) Internet
20 86 (5.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 16 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (0.35%) Big Data
3 6 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.29%) Star Schema
5 4 (0.23%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.17%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.12%) MS Access
7 2 (0.12%) MySQL
7 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.12%) Redis
8 1 (0.058%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.058%) DataStage
8 1 (0.058%) DB2
8 1 (0.058%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.23%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.17%) StarTeam
4 3 (0.17%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.12%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.12%) JIRA
5 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.058%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.058%) git-flow
6 1 (0.058%) JMeter
6 1 (0.058%) JUnit
6 1 (0.058%) Subversion
6 1 (0.058%) Visual Studio
General
1 183 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 175 (10.17%) Finance
3 77 (4.48%) Banking
4 25 (1.45%) Retail
5 17 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 14 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 14 (0.81%) Marketing
6 14 (0.81%) Military
7 11 (0.64%) Electronics
7 11 (0.64%) Local Government
8 10 (0.58%) Law
9 9 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.29%) Billing
10 5 (0.29%) French Language
10 5 (0.29%) Legal
11 4 (0.23%) Advertising
11 4 (0.23%) German Language
12 3 (0.17%) Automotive
12 3 (0.17%) Back Office
12 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 787 (45.76%) Network Engineer
2 259 (15.06%) Cisco Engineer
3 200 (11.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 189 (10.99%) Architect
5 123 (7.15%) Network Architect
6 111 (6.45%) Security Engineer
7 110 (6.40%) Analyst
7 110 (6.40%) Support Engineer
8 106 (6.16%) Consultant
9 95 (5.52%) Network Security Engineer
10 94 (5.47%) Senior Network Engineer
11 82 (4.77%) Network Support
12 78 (4.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 61 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 60 (3.49%) Design Engineer
14 60 (3.49%) Network Analyst
14 60 (3.49%) Network Support Engineer
15 59 (3.43%) Network Consultant
16 48 (2.79%) Firewall Engineer
17 42 (2.44%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (4.42%) 802.1X
2 29 (1.69%) XMPP
3 15 (0.87%) Middleware
4 13 (0.76%) Web Services
5 7 (0.41%) .NET
5 7 (0.41%) CSS
6 5 (0.29%) WAP
6 5 (0.29%) XML
7 3 (0.17%) COM
8 2 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.12%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.12%) CGI
8 2 (0.12%) JAAS
8 2 (0.12%) Java EE
8 2 (0.12%) JMS
8 2 (0.12%) JMX
8 2 (0.12%) JNDI
8 2 (0.12%) LAMP
8 2 (0.12%) WCF
8 2 (0.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 295 (17.15%) Data Centre
2 102 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (4.24%) Computer Science
4 57 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 45 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
6 36 (2.09%) Clustering
7 28 (1.63%) Driving Licence
8 21 (1.22%) Public Cloud
9 15 (0.87%) BYOD
9 15 (0.87%) IVR
10 14 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (0.76%) PKI
12 12 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (0.70%) NHS
12 12 (0.70%) Smart Meter
13 11 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 10 (0.58%) EMC VNX
14 10 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (0.58%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.52%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 249 (14.48%) Windows
2 140 (8.14%) Linux
3 126 (7.33%) Windows Server
4 64 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (3.08%) Unix
5 53 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (2.44%) Windows 7
7 37 (2.15%) Windows 10
8 24 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (1.34%) CentOS
9 23 (1.34%) Mac OS X
10 22 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (1.05%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.76%) SUSE
13 12 (0.70%) Android
14 5 (0.29%) Solaris
15 4 (0.23%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.17%) CatOS
16 3 (0.17%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (22.09%) ITIL
2 246 (14.30%) Network Design
3 166 (9.65%) Migration
4 122 (7.09%) Service Management
5 117 (6.80%) Network Management
6 107 (6.22%) Load Balancing
7 84 (4.88%) ITSM
8 77 (4.48%) Project Management
9 68 (3.95%) Change Management
10 64 (3.72%) Information Security
11 54 (3.14%) Service Delivery
12 53 (3.08%) High Availability
13 52 (3.02%) Network Monitoring
14 48 (2.79%) Network Architecture
15 47 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
16 44 (2.56%) ITIL V3
17 42 (2.44%) Mentoring
18 38 (2.21%) Kalman Filter
19 37 (2.15%) Incident Management
20 36 (2.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 53 (3.08%) PowerShell
2 50 (2.91%) Python
3 36 (2.09%) SQL
4 25 (1.45%) C
5 19 (1.10%) Perl
6 14 (0.81%) Java
7 12 (0.70%) Bash Shell
8 10 (0.58%) C#
8 10 (0.58%) Ruby
9 9 (0.52%) Lisp
10 4 (0.23%) C++
10 4 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.12%) VBScript
12 1 (0.058%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.058%) PHP
12 1 (0.058%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.058%) R
Qualifications
1 1068 (62.09%) CCNP
2 811 (47.15%) CCNA
3 436 (25.35%) CCIE
4 413 (24.01%) Security Cleared
5 326 (18.95%) SC Cleared
6 178 (10.35%) CCDP
7 133 (7.73%) JNCIA
8 127 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 126 (7.33%) Degree
10 105 (6.10%) CCSE
11 103 (5.99%) CCSA
12 97 (5.64%) CCIP
12 97 (5.64%) JNCIE
13 92 (5.35%) CISSP
14 86 (5.00%) MCSE
15 80 (4.65%) CCSP
16 69 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
17 68 (3.95%) DV Cleared
18 49 (2.85%) HP ASE
19 46 (2.67%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.71%) SLA
2 48 (2.79%) PCI DSS
3 44 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.05%) QA
5 8 (0.47%) COBIT
6 6 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.35%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.29%) RMADS
8 4 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002
9 3 (0.17%) GPG13
9 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.17%) PMO
10 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.058%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.058%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.058%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 132 (7.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 125 (7.27%) Active Directory
3 61 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 32 (1.86%) vSphere
5 21 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.99%) ProxySG
7 10 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.58%) XenApp
8 8 (0.47%) vCloud
8 8 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.41%) Firmware
9 7 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.35%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.35%) UAG
11 5 (0.29%) KVM
11 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.17%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 125 (7.27%) FortiGate
2 104 (6.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 67 (3.90%) Cisco Prime
4 57 (3.31%) Cisco UCCX
5 27 (1.57%) Nagios
6 26 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (1.45%) Puppet
8 22 (1.28%) Cisco UCCE
8 22 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
9 19 (1.10%) Tivoli
9 19 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 18 (1.05%) SCCM
11 13 (0.76%) SCOM
12 11 (0.64%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
14 9 (0.52%) Ansible
15 7 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
15 7 (0.41%) OPNET
15 7 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 6 (0.35%) OVSD
Vendors
1 1428 (83.02%) Cisco
2 388 (22.56%) Juniper
3 362 (21.05%) CheckPoint
4 314 (18.26%) F5
5 228 (13.26%) VMware
6 208 (12.09%) Microsoft
7 172 (10.00%) HP
8 165 (9.59%) Palo Alto
9 151 (8.78%) Fortinet
10 125 (7.27%) Riverbed
11 93 (5.41%) Citrix
12 92 (5.35%) SolarWinds
13 84 (4.88%) Aruba
14 60 (3.49%) Blue Coat
15 49 (2.85%) Red Hat
16 39 (2.27%) Dell
17 38 (2.21%) Avaya
18 37 (2.15%) EMC
19 27 (1.57%) McAfee
20 26 (1.51%) Splunk
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