Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 530 453 410
Rank change year-on-year -77 -43 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 383 436 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.48% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 270 380
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £289 £205 £225
90th Percentile £530 £476 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +11.03% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 22
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £19.90 £22.20 £22.50
90th Percentile £46.36 £40.40 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.92 £32.00 £31.10
% change year-on-year +37.23% +2.89% +3.67%

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 97,107 90,805 103,724
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.97% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,602 58,946 67,571
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,117 2,812 3,109
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Engineer in the UK

Cisco Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 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 -76 352 £400 +6.67% 49
UK excluding London -49 190 £403 +11.03% 34
London -40 183 £400 +6.67% 19
South East -21 54 £425 +12.58% 13
Midlands +1 47 £410 +26.15% 8
West Midlands -14 40 £485 +46.42% 4
North of England -47 28 £368 -10.37% 8
South West -8 21 £300 -20.00%
East of England -6 17 £450 +40.63% 1
Yorkshire -39 16 £300 -31.03% 3
North West -22 11 £375 -0.66% 5
Wales -13 8 £388 +14.81%
Isle of Man - 8 £425 -
East Midlands +8 7 £313 -3.85% 4
Northern Ireland +36 6 - - 1
North East -6 1 - -
Scotland -57 1 - - 3

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, Cisco Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Cisco Engineer in the job title.

1 383 (100.00%) Cisco
2 213 (55.61%) Cisco Certification
3 166 (43.34%) Firewall
4 157 (40.99%) CCNP
5 150 (39.16%) WAN
6 114 (29.77%) Wireless
7 95 (24.80%) LAN
8 92 (24.02%) CCNA
9 84 (21.93%) Cisco ASA
10 79 (20.63%) Data Centre
10 79 (20.63%) BGP
11 71 (18.54%) Security Cleared
12 70 (18.28%) Finance
13 64 (16.71%) SC Cleared
13 64 (16.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 63 (16.45%) Migration
15 57 (14.88%) CheckPoint
16 55 (14.36%) Network Design
17 53 (13.84%) Juniper
17 53 (13.84%) VPN
18 50 (13.05%) MPLS
18 50 (13.05%) OSPF
19 48 (12.53%) Cisco CUCM
20 47 (12.27%) F5
21 41 (10.70%) CCIE
22 39 (10.18%) ITIL
23 38 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
24 37 (9.66%) Network Security
25 36 (9.40%) Cisco ISE
26 34 (8.88%) VoIP

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 14 (3.66%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.04%) CMS
2 4 (1.04%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.26%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (1.57%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.87%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (43.34%) Firewall
2 150 (39.16%) WAN
3 114 (29.77%) Wireless
4 95 (24.80%) LAN
5 84 (21.93%) Cisco ASA
6 79 (20.63%) BGP
7 64 (16.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 53 (13.84%) VPN
9 50 (13.05%) MPLS
9 50 (13.05%) OSPF
10 37 (9.66%) Network Security
11 36 (9.40%) Cisco ISE
12 34 (8.88%) VoIP
13 33 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (8.09%) Cisco Wireless
14 31 (8.09%) DHCP
15 29 (7.57%) DNS
16 28 (7.31%) EIGRP
17 26 (6.79%) TCP/IP
18 25 (6.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) MySQL
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (18.28%) Finance
2 24 (6.27%) Banking
3 13 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.09%) Retail
5 4 (1.04%) Legal
6 2 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.26%) German Language
7 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.35%) XMPP
3 5 (1.31%) LDAP
4 1 (0.26%) .NET
4 1 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.26%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.26%) RESTful
4 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (20.63%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (1.83%) Handset
5 6 (1.57%) e-Health
5 6 (1.57%) PKI
6 4 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.78%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.78%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.78%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.52%) Eurex
8 2 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.52%) IVR
8 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.52%) User Experience
8 2 (0.52%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.26%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.26%) Clustering
9 1 (0.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.62%) Windows
2 12 (3.13%) Linux
2 12 (3.13%) Windows Server
3 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.78%) Unix
6 3 (0.78%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.45%) Migration
2 55 (14.36%) Network Design
3 39 (10.18%) ITIL
4 31 (8.09%) Network Monitoring
5 18 (4.70%) Load Balancing
6 15 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 15 (3.92%) Network Management
7 14 (3.66%) Change Management
8 13 (3.39%) Change Control
8 13 (3.39%) WAN Optimisation
9 10 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (2.35%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (2.09%) Service Delivery
12 7 (1.83%) Problem Management
13 6 (1.57%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (1.57%) High Availability
13 6 (1.57%) Incident Management
13 6 (1.57%) ITIL V3
13 6 (1.57%) Kalman Filter
13 6 (1.57%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.35%) Python
2 5 (1.31%) SQL
3 3 (0.78%) Bash Shell
3 3 (0.78%) Perl
4 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.26%) C
5 1 (0.26%) Lisp
5 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 213 (55.61%) Cisco Certification
2 157 (40.99%) CCNP
3 92 (24.02%) CCNA
4 71 (18.54%) Security Cleared
5 64 (16.71%) SC Cleared
6 41 (10.70%) CCIE
7 17 (4.44%) CCNP Voice
8 14 (3.66%) CCDP
9 10 (2.61%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.57%) Degree
11 5 (1.31%) CCIE Collaboration
12 4 (1.04%) CCENT
12 4 (1.04%) CCSA
12 4 (1.04%) CWNA
13 3 (0.78%) CCDA
13 3 (0.78%) CCDE
13 3 (0.78%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (0.78%) CCIP
13 3 (0.78%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.78%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.31%) SLA
2 4 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.57%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.04%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.78%) vSphere
7 1 (0.26%) Firmware
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
7 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (12.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (6.53%) FortiGate
3 15 (3.92%) Cisco UCCX
4 14 (3.66%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (3.13%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (1.31%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.78%) Ansible
7 3 (0.78%) Cisco CME
7 3 (0.78%) Puppet
8 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.52%) SCCM
8 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.52%) Stealthwatch
8 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.52%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.26%) Nagios
9 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 383 (100.00%) Cisco
2 57 (14.88%) CheckPoint
3 53 (13.84%) Juniper
4 47 (12.27%) F5
5 33 (8.62%) VMware
6 32 (8.36%) Palo Alto
7 29 (7.57%) Meraki
8 27 (7.05%) Microsoft
9 23 (6.01%) Aruba
9 23 (6.01%) Fortinet
10 20 (5.22%) Oracle
11 19 (4.96%) Avaya
12 17 (4.44%) SolarWinds
13 16 (4.18%) Dell
14 15 (3.92%) Citrix
14 15 (3.92%) HP
14 15 (3.92%) Nokia
15 13 (3.39%) McAfee
15 13 (3.39%) NetApp
16 12 (3.13%) CA