Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 125 129
Rank change year-on-year -56 +4 +4
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1518 2174 2062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 2.07% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.89% 10.01% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 1385 1295
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £195 £231 £212
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £362 £350
% change year-on-year -3.31% +3.43% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 92 86
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.05 £15.78 £14.55
90th Percentile £57.10 £49.19 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% +22.22% +12.50%

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 19249 21726 22502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 20.64% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11801 13552 13564
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £221 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 871 1086
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.54 £25.06
% change year-on-year +3.63% +5.90% +31.89%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -57 1386 £375 - 180
UK excluding London -54 995 £350 -3.31% 128
London -73 500 £410 -1.20% 60
South East -64 304 £380 -5.00% 33
Midlands +10 184 £339 -3.21% 27
North of England -18 162 £400 +14.29% 36
East of England -52 118 £350 +12.00% 14
West Midlands -4 117 £375 -3.23% 17
South West -16 116 £325 - 10
North West -6 84 £410 +2.50% 22
Scotland -2 74 £355 +9.23% 4
Yorkshire -32 69 £400 +14.29% 11
East Midlands +10 66 £323 -0.77% 9
Wales +10 35 £263 -19.23% 3
North East +47 11 £369 +5.36% 3
Northern Ireland -64 6 £450 +41.73% 1
Channel Islands 0 1 £190 -53.94%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1152 (75.89%) Cisco
2 837 (55.14%) CCNP
3 727 (47.89%) CCNA
4 669 (44.07%) Firewall
5 439 (28.92%) LAN
6 433 (28.52%) WAN
7 373 (24.57%) CCIE
8 329 (21.67%) Wireless
9 302 (19.89%) ITIL
10 272 (17.92%) Data Centre
11 267 (17.59%) Network Security
12 256 (16.86%) VPN
13 252 (16.60%) Juniper
14 249 (16.40%) CheckPoint
15 245 (16.14%) Windows
16 244 (16.07%) Security Cleared
16 244 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
17 243 (16.01%) Microsoft
18 229 (15.09%) BGP
19 218 (14.36%) MPLS
20 212 (13.97%) VMware
21 211 (13.90%) Cisco Nexus
22 202 (13.31%) OSPF
23 201 (13.24%) Network Design
24 184 (12.12%) Finance
24 184 (12.12%) F5
25 173 (11.40%) Active Directory
26 166 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
27 158 (10.41%) SC Cleared
28 153 (10.08%) HP

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 71 (4.68%) MS Exchange
2 49 (3.23%) Skype for Business
3 31 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 24 (1.58%) IIS
6 15 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.59%) CMS
7 9 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (0.53%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.53%) SAS
9 7 (0.46%) Apache
10 4 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.26%) Drupal
10 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.26%) WordPress
11 3 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.13%) Confluence
12 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (2.96%) MS Visio
2 43 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.066%) Eikon
3 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.066%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 105 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (5.07%) Office 365
4 23 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.38%) SaaS
6 16 (1.05%) PaaS
7 14 (0.92%) IaaS
8 8 (0.53%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.46%) Akamai
10 5 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.20%) GitHub
12 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.066%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.066%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.066%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.066%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 669 (44.07%) Firewall
2 439 (28.92%) LAN
3 433 (28.52%) WAN
4 329 (21.67%) Wireless
5 267 (17.59%) Network Security
6 256 (16.86%) VPN
7 244 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
8 229 (15.09%) BGP
9 218 (14.36%) MPLS
10 211 (13.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 202 (13.31%) OSPF
12 147 (9.68%) TCP/IP
13 128 (8.43%) DNS
14 125 (8.23%) DHCP
15 119 (7.84%) VoIP
16 117 (7.71%) EIGRP
17 110 (7.25%) Cisco IOS
18 103 (6.79%) VLAN
19 101 (6.65%) WLAN
20 87 (5.73%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.79%) Star Schema
3 9 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.53%) MySQL
5 7 (0.46%) Big Data
6 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.33%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.26%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.20%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.13%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.13%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.066%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.066%) DataStage
11 1 (0.066%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.46%) Burp Suite
3 5 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.13%) JIRA
6 1 (0.066%) Metasploit
General
1 184 (12.12%) Finance
2 123 (8.10%) Telecoms
3 71 (4.68%) Banking
4 24 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.05%) Automotive
6 15 (0.99%) Marketing
7 13 (0.86%) Law
8 12 (0.79%) Legal
8 12 (0.79%) Retail
9 11 (0.72%) Electronics
10 9 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.53%) Back Office
12 6 (0.40%) Advertising
13 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.13%) Billing
15 2 (0.13%) German Language
16 1 (0.066%) French Language
Job Titles
1 732 (48.22%) Network Engineer
2 282 (18.58%) Cisco Engineer
3 236 (15.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 152 (10.01%) Architect
5 117 (7.71%) Security Engineer
6 114 (7.51%) Support Engineer
7 104 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
8 82 (5.40%) Consultant
9 77 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 76 (5.01%) Network Security Engineer
11 73 (4.81%) Network Support
12 72 (4.74%) Network Architect
13 69 (4.55%) Analyst
14 66 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
15 64 (4.22%) Network Specialist
16 50 (3.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 46 (3.03%) Voice Engineer
18 42 (2.77%) Network Consultant
19 40 (2.64%) Firewall Engineer
20 38 (2.50%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.17%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.12%) XMPP
3 14 (0.92%) Web Services
4 12 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (0.66%) .NET
5 10 (0.66%) Middleware
6 6 (0.40%) LAMP
7 5 (0.33%) WAP
8 3 (0.20%) SAML
9 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.13%) CGI
9 2 (0.13%) RFC 2544
10 1 (0.066%) Core Data
10 1 (0.066%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.066%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.066%) VML
10 1 (0.066%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 272 (17.92%) Data Centre
2 71 (4.68%) Management Information System
3 62 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.37%) Public Cloud
6 33 (2.17%) Clustering
7 29 (1.91%) PKI
8 27 (1.78%) NHS
9 26 (1.71%) Driving Licence
9 26 (1.71%) Virtual Team
10 25 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
11 20 (1.32%) CESG
12 12 (0.79%) BYOD
12 12 (0.79%) Private Cloud
12 12 (0.79%) User Experience
13 8 (0.53%) Replication
13 8 (0.53%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.46%) FMCG
14 7 (0.46%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 6 (0.40%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 245 (16.14%) Windows
2 119 (7.84%) Windows Server
3 105 (6.92%) Linux
4 46 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (2.96%) Windows 7
5 45 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (2.77%) Unix
7 36 (2.37%) Windows 10
8 20 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.05%) Windows 8
10 14 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.79%) CentOS
12 9 (0.59%) Solaris
13 7 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.46%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.40%) Debian
14 6 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.40%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.33%) SUSE
15 5 (0.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (19.89%) ITIL
2 201 (13.24%) Network Design
3 103 (6.79%) Service Management
4 100 (6.59%) Information Security
5 96 (6.32%) Migration
6 95 (6.26%) Service Delivery
7 80 (5.27%) Load Balancing
8 78 (5.14%) Network Monitoring
9 77 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
9 77 (5.07%) Project Management
10 76 (5.01%) Network Management
11 69 (4.55%) Change Management
12 60 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
13 59 (3.89%) SIEM
14 57 (3.75%) PRINCE2
15 56 (3.69%) Incident Management
16 50 (3.29%) ITIL V3
17 47 (3.10%) High Availability
18 41 (2.70%) Problem Management
19 40 (2.64%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 35 (2.31%) SQL
2 31 (2.04%) Python
3 28 (1.84%) PowerShell
4 14 (0.92%) C
5 13 (0.86%) Bash Shell
6 12 (0.79%) Java
7 10 (0.66%) Perl
8 7 (0.46%) Ruby
9 4 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.20%) VBScript
11 1 (0.066%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.066%) PHP
Qualifications
1 837 (55.14%) CCNP
2 727 (47.89%) CCNA
3 373 (24.57%) CCIE
4 244 (16.07%) Security Cleared
5 166 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 158 (10.41%) SC Cleared
7 136 (8.96%) CISSP
8 129 (8.50%) Degree
9 116 (7.64%) MCSE
10 85 (5.60%) CISM
11 78 (5.14%) CCSP
12 71 (4.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 71 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 70 (4.61%) CCDP
14 67 (4.41%) DV Cleared
15 59 (3.89%) JNCIA
16 58 (3.82%) CCSA
17 53 (3.49%) CCSE
18 44 (2.90%) MCSA
19 38 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.15%) SLA
2 55 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.25%) COBIT
4 17 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.66%) ISO 22301
6 7 (0.46%) QA
7 6 (0.40%) GDPR
8 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.066%) GCP
11 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.066%) PMO
System Software
1 173 (11.40%) Active Directory
2 118 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (2.44%) vSphere
6 36 (2.37%) VMware NSX
7 18 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.99%) Firmware
9 14 (0.92%) XenApp
10 11 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (0.72%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.46%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.20%) Docker
13 3 (0.20%) NFS
13 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.13%) Snort
14 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (4.02%) FortiGate
2 58 (3.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 45 (2.96%) Cisco Prime
4 35 (2.31%) SCCM
5 28 (1.84%) Cisco UCCX
6 21 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 20 (1.32%) Ansible
8 18 (1.19%) Cisco UCCE
9 15 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
9 15 (0.99%) SCOM
10 14 (0.92%) QRadar
10 14 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
11 13 (0.86%) Nessus
12 11 (0.72%) Terraform
13 9 (0.59%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.59%) Cacti
13 9 (0.59%) Nagios
14 8 (0.53%) WSUS
15 7 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
15 7 (0.46%) logstash
Vendors
1 1152 (75.89%) Cisco
2 252 (16.60%) Juniper
3 249 (16.40%) CheckPoint
4 243 (16.01%) Microsoft
5 212 (13.97%) VMware
6 184 (12.12%) F5
7 153 (10.08%) HP
8 123 (8.10%) Palo Alto
9 114 (7.51%) Citrix
10 91 (5.99%) Fortinet
11 85 (5.60%) SolarWinds
12 70 (4.61%) Riverbed
13 61 (4.02%) Aruba
14 57 (3.75%) Blue Coat
15 43 (2.83%) McAfee
16 30 (1.98%) Dell
17 27 (1.78%) Symantec
18 26 (1.71%) EMC
19 25 (1.65%) BT
19 25 (1.65%) NetApp