Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 473 380 406
Rank change year-on-year -93 +26 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 464 663 636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.63% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.66% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 402 389
UK median daily rate £375 £374 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +3.10% +11.54%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £224
90th Percentile £475 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 8
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £41.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.42% +83.33% -4.26%
10th Percentile £25.84 £22.50 £11.65
90th Percentile £41.35 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -5.88% +95.40% -7.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Cisco Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cisco Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Engineer in the UK

Cisco Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Engineer in the UK

Cisco Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Engineer in the UK

Cisco Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Engineer in the UK

Cisco Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Engineer in the UK

Cisco Engineer
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 -64 437 £375 - 25
UK excluding London -94 241 £350 - 14
London -17 217 £400 - 12
Midlands +1 57 £375 - 6
South East -71 57 £375 +3.52% 4
North of England +19 55 £400 +11.11% 2
West Midlands +31 50 £375 -3.23% 3
Yorkshire 0 37 £365 +1.39% 2
South West +16 27 £325 -13.33%
East of England -36 24 £260 -7.96% 1
Scotland +2 19 £225 -11.76%
North West +10 18 £410 +9.33%
East Midlands -11 7 £325 +13.04% 3
Wales -9 5 £250 -28.57% 1

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Cisco Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Cisco Engineer in the job title.

1 464 (100.00%) Cisco
2 279 (60.13%) Cisco Certification
3 238 (51.29%) Firewall
4 187 (40.30%) CCNP
5 153 (32.97%) WAN
6 149 (32.11%) LAN
7 137 (29.53%) Wireless
8 128 (27.59%) CCNA
9 119 (25.65%) Data Centre
10 115 (24.78%) Cisco ASA
11 111 (23.92%) Cisco Nexus
12 89 (19.18%) BGP
13 85 (18.32%) CCIE
14 82 (17.67%) VPN
15 77 (16.59%) Finance
16 71 (15.30%) MPLS
16 71 (15.30%) OSPF
17 68 (14.66%) Juniper
17 68 (14.66%) Network Security
18 66 (14.22%) CheckPoint
19 65 (14.01%) VoIP
20 64 (13.79%) F5
21 61 (13.15%) Fortinet
22 60 (12.93%) EIGRP
23 58 (12.50%) VMware
24 52 (11.21%) Cisco IOS
25 48 (10.34%) Microsoft
26 46 (9.91%) Network Design
26 46 (9.91%) Cisco CUCM
27 45 (9.70%) ITIL

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
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 23 (4.96%) Skype for Business
2 10 (2.16%) CMS
2 10 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.51%) IIS
5 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (4.53%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.22%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.51%) Office 365
4 4 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.43%) SaaS
6 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 238 (51.29%) Firewall
2 153 (32.97%) WAN
3 149 (32.11%) LAN
4 137 (29.53%) Wireless
5 115 (24.78%) Cisco ASA
6 111 (23.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 89 (19.18%) BGP
8 82 (17.67%) VPN
9 71 (15.30%) MPLS
9 71 (15.30%) OSPF
10 68 (14.66%) Network Security
11 65 (14.01%) VoIP
12 60 (12.93%) EIGRP
13 52 (11.21%) Cisco IOS
14 44 (9.48%) DNS
15 43 (9.27%) Cisco Wireless
16 41 (8.84%) WLAN
17 37 (7.97%) DHCP
18 36 (7.76%) IPsec
19 35 (7.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.22%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.22%) InfluxDB
2 1 (0.22%) MySQL
2 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 77 (16.59%) Finance
2 40 (8.62%) Banking
3 33 (7.11%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.29%) Marketing
5 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.86%) Electronics
6 4 (0.86%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.86%) Legal
7 2 (0.43%) Billing
7 2 (0.43%) Law
7 2 (0.43%) Retail
8 1 (0.22%) Military
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.02%) 802.1X
1 14 (3.02%) XMPP
2 2 (0.43%) .NET
2 2 (0.43%) LAMP
3 1 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.22%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (25.65%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.66%) Clustering
3 13 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.80%) Driving Licence
3 13 (2.80%) Replication
4 9 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.29%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.29%) NHS
7 5 (1.08%) FMCG
7 5 (1.08%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.08%) IVR
8 4 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.65%) BYOD
9 3 (0.65%) FlexPod
9 3 (0.65%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.43%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.43%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.27%) Windows
2 35 (7.54%) Linux
3 28 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (5.39%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.59%) CentOS
6 12 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.94%) Unix
7 9 (1.94%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.65%) Debian
9 2 (0.43%) SUSE
9 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.22%) AIX
10 1 (0.22%) HPUX
10 1 (0.22%) Solaris
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (9.91%) Network Design
2 45 (9.70%) ITIL
3 43 (9.27%) Migration
4 33 (7.11%) WAN Optimisation
5 24 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
6 19 (4.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 18 (3.88%) Load Balancing
8 14 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (2.80%) High Availability
9 13 (2.80%) Patch Management
9 13 (2.80%) Service Delivery
10 12 (2.59%) DevOps
10 12 (2.59%) Open Source
11 11 (2.37%) Change Management
12 8 (1.72%) Project Management
12 8 (1.72%) Time Management
13 7 (1.51%) Incident Management
13 7 (1.51%) ITIL V3
13 7 (1.51%) Network Management
13 7 (1.51%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.23%) Bash Shell
2 11 (2.37%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.08%) Python
3 5 (1.08%) SQL
4 4 (0.86%) Perl
5 2 (0.43%) C
6 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 279 (60.13%) Cisco Certification
2 187 (40.30%) CCNP
3 128 (27.59%) CCNA
4 85 (18.32%) CCIE
5 29 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 22 (4.74%) SC Cleared
7 20 (4.31%) CCVP
8 16 (3.45%) Degree
9 9 (1.94%) CCDP
9 9 (1.94%) CCNP Voice
9 9 (1.94%) JNCIA
10 6 (1.29%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.08%) CWNA
11 5 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.86%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (0.65%) CCIP
13 3 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.45%) SLA
2 4 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 34 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.96%) Hyper-V
3 20 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (3.66%) VMware NSX
6 13 (2.80%) vSphere
7 10 (2.16%) Samba
8 6 (1.29%) iptables
9 5 (1.08%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.86%) NFS
11 2 (0.43%) Docker
11 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.22%) Firmware
12 1 (0.22%) UAG
12 1 (0.22%) vCloud
12 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.22%) XenApp
12 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 46 (9.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 31 (6.68%) FortiGate
3 23 (4.96%) Cisco UCCX
4 21 (4.53%) Cisco Prime
5 17 (3.66%) Cisco UCCE
6 11 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (2.16%) WMI
8 8 (1.72%) Cacti
9 6 (1.29%) SELinux
10 5 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.86%) Ansible
11 4 (0.86%) Nagios
12 3 (0.65%) OpenView
12 3 (0.65%) Puppet
12 3 (0.65%) QRadar
12 3 (0.65%) TrustSec
12 3 (0.65%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.43%) Cisco CME
13 2 (0.43%) DameWare
13 2 (0.43%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 464 (100.00%) Cisco
2 68 (14.66%) Juniper
3 66 (14.22%) CheckPoint
4 64 (13.79%) F5
5 61 (13.15%) Fortinet
6 58 (12.50%) VMware
7 48 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 42 (9.05%) Palo Alto
9 30 (6.47%) SolarWinds
10 24 (5.17%) Riverbed
11 22 (4.74%) HP
12 20 (4.31%) Citrix
13 19 (4.09%) McAfee
13 19 (4.09%) Meraki
14 16 (3.45%) Red Hat
15 15 (3.23%) Red Box
16 14 (3.02%) Aruba
16 14 (3.02%) Avaya
17 12 (2.59%) NetApp
17 12 (2.59%) Splunk