Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 137 120
Rank change year-on-year -46 -17 -6
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1,489 1,730 2,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.92% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.74% 9.45% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1,151 1,258
UK median daily rate £395 £381 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +4.97% +6.62%
10th Percentile £211 £213 £210
90th Percentile £588 £544 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 67 83
UK median hourly rate £26.44 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.87% +10.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £16.40 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.18 £47.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +21.95%

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 19,240 18,312 22,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.11% 20.32% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,541 11,491 14,122
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £239 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 926 861
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% -7.69% +47.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.78 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.40% -14.29% +55.56%

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the UK

Cisco Certification
Top 18 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 22 May 2018. 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 -46 1,337 £400 - 635
UK excluding London -45 938 £375 +3.45% 525
London -47 523 £410 -3.53% 163
South East -73 296 £413 +3.13% 127
North of England -31 168 £375 +5.63% 148
Midlands -20 144 £400 +18.52% 103
South West +22 110 £325 +4.00% 49
East of England +15 103 £363 -3.33% 45
West Midlands -10 99 £411 +13.45% 67
North West -28 94 £385 +18.46% 73
Wales +8 69 £348 +93.06% 25
Yorkshire -13 62 £375 -9.09% 58
Scotland -41 48 £300 -4.76% 25
East Midlands -14 43 £320 - 36
North East -19 15 £625 +86.57% 17
Isle of Man - 3 £400 - 1
Channel Islands -3 2 £450 +55.17% 1
Northern Ireland -4 2 £275 -15.64% 1

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 1,141 (76.63%) Cisco
2 890 (59.77%) CCNP
3 739 (49.63%) CCNA
4 678 (45.53%) Firewall
5 504 (33.85%) WAN
6 461 (30.96%) LAN
7 351 (23.57%) ITIL
8 341 (22.90%) Security Cleared
9 320 (21.49%) CCIE
10 300 (20.15%) Data Centre
11 274 (18.40%) BGP
11 274 (18.40%) Wireless
12 261 (17.53%) SC Cleared
13 252 (16.92%) Juniper
14 251 (16.86%) Windows
15 235 (15.78%) Cisco ASA
16 233 (15.65%) VPN
17 226 (15.18%) MPLS
18 223 (14.98%) OSPF
18 223 (14.98%) Microsoft
19 216 (14.51%) VMware
20 212 (14.24%) Network Security
21 196 (13.16%) Finance
22 194 (13.03%) CheckPoint
23 187 (12.56%) Network Design
24 165 (11.08%) DNS
24 165 (11.08%) F5
25 156 (10.48%) TCP/IP
26 151 (10.14%) Cisco Nexus
27 150 (10.07%) CISSP

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 45 (3.02%) MS Exchange
2 38 (2.55%) IIS
3 27 (1.81%) Skype for Business
4 19 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 14 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.47%) Confluence
8 6 (0.40%) Apache
8 6 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.27%) CMS
9 4 (0.27%) SAS
10 3 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.067%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.067%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.067%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.067%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.067%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.067%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.067%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.13%) RMDS
2 1 (0.067%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 136 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (3.90%) Office 365
4 56 (3.76%) PaaS
5 44 (2.96%) IaaS
6 34 (2.28%) SaaS
7 11 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.67%) G Suite
9 6 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.40%) AWS CloudTrail
9 6 (0.40%) GitHub
9 6 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.40%) npm
10 3 (0.20%) Google Drive
10 3 (0.20%) OpenDNS
11 2 (0.13%) Akamai
11 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.067%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 678 (45.53%) Firewall
2 504 (33.85%) WAN
3 461 (30.96%) LAN
4 274 (18.40%) BGP
4 274 (18.40%) Wireless
5 235 (15.78%) Cisco ASA
6 233 (15.65%) VPN
7 226 (15.18%) MPLS
8 223 (14.98%) OSPF
9 212 (14.24%) Network Security
10 165 (11.08%) DNS
11 156 (10.48%) TCP/IP
12 151 (10.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 147 (9.87%) VoIP
14 140 (9.40%) VLAN
15 128 (8.60%) Internet
16 120 (8.06%) DHCP
17 113 (7.59%) Wi-Fi
18 101 (6.78%) EIGRP
19 97 (6.51%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (0.54%) MySQL
4 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.27%) DB2
7 4 (0.27%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.20%) Big Data
8 3 (0.20%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.13%) GIS
9 2 (0.13%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.067%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.067%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 16 (1.07%) JIRA
3 12 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.74%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (0.34%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.067%) AppScan
7 1 (0.067%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.067%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.067%) Selenium
7 1 (0.067%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.067%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.067%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 196 (13.16%) Finance
2 130 (8.73%) Telecoms
3 55 (3.69%) Banking
4 21 (1.41%) Retail
5 19 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.01%) Legal
7 13 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 11 (0.74%) Local Government
9 8 (0.54%) Back Office
9 8 (0.54%) Marketing
10 7 (0.47%) Automotive
10 7 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.27%) Advertising
13 3 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.20%) Games
13 3 (0.20%) Law
13 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.20%) Publishing
14 2 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 697 (46.81%) Network Engineer
2 217 (14.57%) Architect
3 159 (10.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 126 (8.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 103 (6.92%) Network Architect
6 91 (6.11%) Security Engineer
6 91 (6.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 79 (5.31%) Security Architect
8 77 (5.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 73 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 71 (4.77%) Analyst
10 71 (4.77%) Support Engineer
11 67 (4.50%) Network Security Engineer
12 58 (3.90%) Consultant
13 48 (3.22%) Network Support
14 41 (2.75%) Firewall Engineer
15 34 (2.28%) Network Analyst
16 33 (2.22%) Network Support Engineer
17 28 (1.88%) Design Engineer
18 27 (1.81%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.35%) 802.1X
2 12 (0.81%) Middleware
3 10 (0.67%) OAuth
3 10 (0.67%) OAuth2
3 10 (0.67%) Web Services
4 8 (0.54%) XMPP
5 6 (0.40%) LDAP
5 6 (0.40%) Node.js
5 6 (0.40%) RESTful
5 6 (0.40%) SAML
6 5 (0.34%) LAMP
6 5 (0.34%) REST
6 5 (0.34%) WAP
7 4 (0.27%) .NET
8 3 (0.20%) HTML
8 3 (0.20%) JSON
8 3 (0.20%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.20%) XML
9 2 (0.13%) VXML
10 1 (0.067%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 300 (20.15%) Data Centre
2 87 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
5 40 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 36 (2.42%) PKI
7 34 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
8 26 (1.75%) Driving Licence
9 19 (1.28%) NHS
10 18 (1.21%) Clustering
11 12 (0.81%) Private Cloud
12 11 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.60%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.54%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.47%) CMDB
15 7 (0.47%) Cyber Defence
16 6 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
17 5 (0.34%) Fintech
17 5 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 251 (16.86%) Windows
2 130 (8.73%) Windows Server
3 75 (5.04%) Linux
4 68 (4.57%) Unix
5 52 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (2.08%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.61%) Windows 10
9 16 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.67%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.54%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.47%) Android
13 5 (0.34%) Check Point GAiA
13 5 (0.34%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.34%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.27%) CentOS
15 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.20%) Solaris
15 3 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (23.57%) ITIL
2 187 (12.56%) Network Design
3 137 (9.20%) Migration
4 124 (8.33%) Project Management
5 121 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
6 98 (6.58%) Information Security
7 97 (6.51%) Network Management
8 93 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
9 91 (6.11%) Change Management
10 90 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
11 80 (5.37%) PRINCE2
12 78 (5.24%) Load Balancing
12 78 (5.24%) Network Architecture
13 71 (4.77%) Cybersecurity
14 66 (4.43%) Service Delivery
15 65 (4.37%) SIEM
16 60 (4.03%) Incident Management
16 60 (4.03%) Security Architecture
16 60 (4.03%) Service Management
17 58 (3.90%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 69 (4.63%) Python
2 56 (3.76%) PowerShell
3 39 (2.62%) SQL
4 22 (1.48%) C
5 21 (1.41%) Perl
6 16 (1.07%) Bash Shell
7 15 (1.01%) Java
8 9 (0.60%) VB
9 7 (0.47%) Ruby
10 6 (0.40%) Apex Code
10 6 (0.40%) PyPy
11 5 (0.34%) AWK
11 5 (0.34%) sed
12 3 (0.20%) Go
12 3 (0.20%) PHP
13 2 (0.13%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.13%) VBA
14 1 (0.067%) C#
14 1 (0.067%) Lisp
14 1 (0.067%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 890 (59.77%) CCNP
2 739 (49.63%) CCNA
3 341 (22.90%) Security Cleared
4 320 (21.49%) CCIE
5 261 (17.53%) SC Cleared
6 150 (10.07%) CISSP
7 137 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 134 (9.00%) Degree
9 123 (8.26%) CCDP
10 102 (6.85%) DV Cleared
11 97 (6.51%) MCSE
12 81 (5.44%) CISM
13 56 (3.76%) CCSP
14 52 (3.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 50 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 49 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
17 42 (2.82%) CCSA
18 40 (2.69%) MCP
19 36 (2.42%) MCSA
20 31 (2.08%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.16%) SLA
2 39 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.75%) GDPR
4 17 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.47%) COBIT
5 7 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.47%) QA
6 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.27%) FIPS 140-2
9 3 (0.20%) MiFID
9 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.067%) GPG13
11 1 (0.067%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.067%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.067%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.067%) P3O
System Software
1 142 (9.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 141 (9.47%) Active Directory
3 49 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.88%) VMware NSX
5 23 (1.54%) vSphere
6 14 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.81%) ProxySG
9 11 (0.74%) XenApp
10 10 (0.67%) Firmware
10 10 (0.67%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.40%) Docker
13 5 (0.34%) KVM
14 4 (0.27%) Snort
14 4 (0.27%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.20%) UAG
15 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (3.56%) FortiGate
2 39 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 34 (2.28%) Cisco Prime
4 33 (2.22%) SCOM
5 32 (2.15%) SCCM
6 22 (1.48%) Ansible
7 18 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
8 15 (1.01%) AirWatch
9 13 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (0.87%) QRadar
10 9 (0.60%) Nessus
10 9 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.60%) OpenView
10 9 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
10 9 (0.60%) WSUS
11 8 (0.54%) Opsview
12 7 (0.47%) Cacti
12 7 (0.47%) Puppet
12 7 (0.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1,141 (76.63%) Cisco
2 252 (16.92%) Juniper
3 223 (14.98%) Microsoft
4 216 (14.51%) VMware
5 194 (13.03%) CheckPoint
6 165 (11.08%) F5
7 119 (7.99%) HP
8 110 (7.39%) Palo Alto
9 77 (5.17%) Fortinet
10 76 (5.10%) SolarWinds
11 75 (5.04%) Citrix
12 45 (3.02%) McAfee
12 45 (3.02%) Meraki
13 43 (2.89%) Blue Coat
14 40 (2.69%) Aruba
15 33 (2.22%) Oracle
15 33 (2.22%) Splunk
16 32 (2.15%) Dell
17 29 (1.95%) Mitel
18 28 (1.88%) NetApp