Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 119 126
Rank change year-on-year -58 +7 +16
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 1488 2219 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 2.11% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.05% 10.00% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1387 1285
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £200 £238 £208
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 89 85
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £34.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +54.22% +4.65%
10th Percentile £16.55 £15.95 £11.65
90th Percentile £55.85 £49.19 £49.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £21.88
% change year-on-year +16.07% +28.00% +9.38%

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 18483 22182 22241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 21.04% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11285 13773 13301
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 831 1094
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +10.42% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +25.00%

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 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -50 1363 £400 +6.67% 158
UK excluding London -51 973 £375 +7.14% 108
London -68 487 £425 +2.10% 59
South East -45 320 £400 +5.26% 33
North of England +19 182 £400 +14.29% 30
Midlands +9 162 £350 - 19
East of England -60 107 £375 +20.97% 10
West Midlands -8 106 £363 -6.45% 11
South West -28 103 £325 -1.52% 7
North West +2 90 £400 - 16
Yorkshire -15 81 £425 +21.43% 13
Scotland +9 70 £360 +14.29% 5
East Midlands +13 55 £325 - 8
Wales -2 29 £180 -47.64% 5
North East +56 12 £330 -5.71% 1
Northern Ireland -75 4 £450 +42.86%
Channel Islands -2 1 £190 -53.94% 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1156 (77.69%) Cisco
2 866 (58.20%) CCNP
3 699 (46.98%) Firewall
4 691 (46.44%) CCNA
5 449 (30.17%) LAN
6 448 (30.11%) WAN
7 390 (26.21%) CCIE
8 320 (21.51%) Wireless
9 284 (19.09%) ITIL
10 279 (18.75%) Data Centre
11 265 (17.81%) Juniper
12 262 (17.61%) BGP
13 257 (17.27%) CheckPoint
14 249 (16.73%) Cisco ASA
15 248 (16.67%) VPN
16 242 (16.26%) Network Security
17 235 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
18 231 (15.52%) Security Cleared
19 230 (15.46%) Microsoft
20 227 (15.26%) OSPF
21 223 (14.99%) MPLS
22 216 (14.52%) VMware
23 213 (14.31%) Network Design
24 205 (13.78%) Windows
25 187 (12.57%) Finance
26 185 (12.43%) F5
27 167 (11.22%) SC Cleared
28 145 (9.74%) HP
29 144 (9.68%) TCP/IP
30 139 (9.34%) Palo Alto

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 64 (4.30%) MS Exchange
2 40 (2.69%) Skype for Business
3 28 (1.88%) IIS
4 22 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.67%) CMS
7 9 (0.60%) Apache
7 9 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (0.60%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.54%) SAS
9 7 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.27%) Drupal
11 4 (0.27%) WordPress
12 3 (0.20%) Confluence
12 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.067%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.067%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (3.09%) MS Visio
2 45 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.27%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.067%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.067%) Eikon
3 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.067%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 92 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (4.50%) Office 365
4 22 (1.48%) SaaS
5 18 (1.21%) PaaS
6 17 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.14%) IaaS
7 5 (0.34%) Akamai
7 5 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.27%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.20%) GitHub
10 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.067%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.067%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.067%) Serverless
11 1 (0.067%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 699 (46.98%) Firewall
2 449 (30.17%) LAN
3 448 (30.11%) WAN
4 320 (21.51%) Wireless
5 262 (17.61%) BGP
6 249 (16.73%) Cisco ASA
7 248 (16.67%) VPN
8 242 (16.26%) Network Security
9 235 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 227 (15.26%) OSPF
11 223 (14.99%) MPLS
12 144 (9.68%) TCP/IP
13 132 (8.87%) VoIP
14 127 (8.53%) EIGRP
15 124 (8.33%) VLAN
16 117 (7.86%) DNS
17 110 (7.39%) Cisco IOS
18 107 (7.19%) DHCP
19 103 (6.92%) WLAN
20 91 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.60%) Big Data
2 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (0.47%) Star Schema
4 6 (0.40%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.34%) MySQL
6 4 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.20%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.13%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.13%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.13%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.067%) DataStage
9 1 (0.067%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.40%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.067%) Metasploit
General
1 187 (12.57%) Finance
2 134 (9.01%) Telecoms
3 80 (5.38%) Banking
4 21 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.08%) Marketing
6 15 (1.01%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.01%) Law
7 14 (0.94%) Automotive
8 13 (0.87%) Retail
9 11 (0.74%) Legal
10 8 (0.54%) Back Office
11 7 (0.47%) Electronics
12 6 (0.40%) Advertising
12 6 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.34%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.34%) Local Government
14 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.20%) Games
15 3 (0.20%) Military
16 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 681 (45.77%) Network Engineer
2 265 (17.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 218 (14.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 165 (11.09%) Architect
5 106 (7.12%) Support Engineer
6 104 (6.99%) Senior Network Engineer
7 99 (6.65%) Security Engineer
8 98 (6.59%) Consultant
9 84 (5.65%) Network Architect
10 70 (4.70%) Network Support
11 69 (4.64%) Network Security Engineer
12 65 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 62 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
14 61 (4.10%) Analyst
15 53 (3.56%) Network Specialist
16 50 (3.36%) Network Consultant
17 46 (3.09%) Voice Engineer
18 42 (2.82%) Firewall Engineer
19 39 (2.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 36 (2.42%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 22 (1.48%) XMPP
3 15 (1.01%) Web Services
4 13 (0.87%) Middleware
5 12 (0.81%) .NET
6 6 (0.40%) LAMP
7 5 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.27%) WAP
9 3 (0.20%) SAML
9 3 (0.20%) XML
10 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.13%) RFC 2544
10 2 (0.13%) XSLT
11 1 (0.067%) CGI
11 1 (0.067%) RESTful
11 1 (0.067%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 279 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 71 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 33 (2.22%) Clustering
6 30 (2.02%) Driving Licence
6 30 (2.02%) Public Cloud
7 27 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
8 23 (1.55%) NHS
8 23 (1.55%) PKI
9 20 (1.34%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.01%) CESG
11 12 (0.81%) Private Cloud
12 11 (0.74%) BYOD
13 9 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (0.47%) Replication
14 7 (0.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 6 (0.40%) CMDB
15 6 (0.40%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 205 (13.78%) Windows
2 106 (7.12%) Windows Server
3 101 (6.79%) Linux
4 39 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (2.42%) Unix
6 34 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (1.95%) Windows 7
8 22 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 16 (1.08%) CentOS
11 14 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.67%) Solaris
12 10 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.60%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.54%) SUSE
15 7 (0.47%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.47%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.40%) Debian
16 6 (0.40%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.34%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (19.09%) ITIL
2 213 (14.31%) Network Design
3 125 (8.40%) Migration
4 100 (6.72%) Service Management
5 85 (5.71%) Network Management
6 77 (5.17%) Information Security
6 77 (5.17%) Service Delivery
7 75 (5.04%) Load Balancing
8 74 (4.97%) Project Management
9 68 (4.57%) Change Management
10 62 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
11 54 (3.63%) High Availability
12 53 (3.56%) PRINCE2
13 51 (3.43%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (3.43%) ITIL V3
14 46 (3.09%) Cybersecurity
14 46 (3.09%) Network Architecture
15 44 (2.96%) ITSM
16 42 (2.82%) SIEM
17 39 (2.62%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 34 (2.28%) SQL
2 26 (1.75%) Python
3 23 (1.55%) PowerShell
4 19 (1.28%) C
5 13 (0.87%) Bash Shell
5 13 (0.87%) Perl
6 6 (0.40%) Lisp
6 6 (0.40%) Ruby
7 4 (0.27%) Java
8 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.13%) VBScript
10 1 (0.067%) PHP
Qualifications
1 866 (58.20%) CCNP
2 691 (46.44%) CCNA
3 390 (26.21%) CCIE
4 231 (15.52%) Security Cleared
5 167 (11.22%) SC Cleared
6 136 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 130 (8.74%) CISSP
8 117 (7.86%) Degree
9 99 (6.65%) MCSE
10 91 (6.12%) CCDP
11 70 (4.70%) JNCIA
12 68 (4.57%) CISM
13 67 (4.50%) CCSE
14 66 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 61 (4.10%) CCSA
16 60 (4.03%) CCSP
17 54 (3.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 53 (3.56%) DV Cleared
19 46 (3.09%) JNCIE
20 44 (2.96%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.17%) SLA
2 45 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.01%) COBIT
4 15 (1.01%) QA
5 13 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.54%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.34%) GDPR
8 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.20%) GPG13
9 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.13%) PMO
11 1 (0.067%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.067%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 138 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 118 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.89%) VMware NSX
4 38 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 35 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (2.22%) vSphere
7 13 (0.87%) Firmware
7 13 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.87%) XenApp
8 12 (0.81%) ProxySG
9 9 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.20%) vCloud
12 2 (0.13%) Docker
12 2 (0.13%) iptables
12 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.13%) NFS
12 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 73 (4.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 62 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 46 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
4 40 (2.69%) Cisco UCCX
5 32 (2.15%) SCCM
6 17 (1.14%) SCOM
7 16 (1.08%) Ansible
7 16 (1.08%) Nagios
8 15 (1.01%) Cisco UCCE
9 14 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (0.94%) QRadar
10 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (0.81%) Puppet
10 12 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
11 11 (0.74%) Cacti
11 11 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
12 10 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (0.67%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1156 (77.69%) Cisco
2 265 (17.81%) Juniper
3 257 (17.27%) CheckPoint
4 230 (15.46%) Microsoft
5 216 (14.52%) VMware
6 185 (12.43%) F5
7 145 (9.74%) HP
8 139 (9.34%) Palo Alto
9 110 (7.39%) Citrix
10 94 (6.32%) Fortinet
11 88 (5.91%) Riverbed
11 88 (5.91%) SolarWinds
12 60 (4.03%) Aruba
13 46 (3.09%) Blue Coat
14 35 (2.35%) EMC
15 33 (2.22%) McAfee
16 30 (2.02%) Red Hat
17 29 (1.95%) Dell
18 26 (1.75%) NetApp
19 24 (1.61%) Meraki