Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 477 383
Rank change year-on-year -85 -94 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 363 467 644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.46% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.48% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 284 400
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £230
90th Percentile £504 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +10.71% -1.41% +5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 19
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £32.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.48% -16.88% +71.11%
10th Percentile £15.63 £25.84 £22.50
90th Percentile £37.03 £41.35 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.32 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -24.19% +3.90% +77.01%

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 98,693 97,400 97,270
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.93% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,349 64,570 63,457
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,031 2,855 3,293
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.77 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 16 December 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 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Engineer in the UK

Cisco Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 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 -86 329 £400 +4.23% 63
UK excluding London -68 183 £388 +10.71% 44
London -19 176 £400 - 21
South East -15 59 £413 +13.79% 10
North of England -28 39 £375 -5.06% 12
Midlands -53 30 £363 -3.33% 2
West Midlands -47 21 £388 +3.33% 1
North West -10 19 £381 -7.01% 7
Yorkshire -25 19 £360 -4.64% 4
East of England -10 14 £406 +51.87% 12
South West -40 13 £340 +4.62% 6
Northern Ireland - 13 - -
East Midlands +3 9 £275 -31.25% 1
Scotland -20 8 £313 +4.17% 1
Wales -29 4 £354 +41.50% 1
Isle of Man - 3 £425 -
North East -9 1 - - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 363 (100.00%) Cisco
2 221 (60.88%) Cisco Certification
3 178 (49.04%) Firewall
4 163 (44.90%) CCNP
5 139 (38.29%) WAN
6 102 (28.10%) LAN
7 99 (27.27%) CCNA
8 96 (26.45%) Wireless
9 85 (23.42%) Cisco ASA
10 80 (22.04%) Cisco Nexus
10 80 (22.04%) Data Centre
11 78 (21.49%) BGP
12 61 (16.80%) CCIE
13 60 (16.53%) CheckPoint
14 58 (15.98%) OSPF
15 57 (15.70%) Juniper
15 57 (15.70%) Finance
16 56 (15.43%) F5
17 53 (14.60%) Migration
17 53 (14.60%) VPN
18 45 (12.40%) Security Cleared
19 44 (12.12%) VoIP
20 43 (11.85%) SC Cleared
21 42 (11.57%) Windows
22 41 (11.29%) MPLS
23 38 (10.47%) VMware
23 38 (10.47%) Network Security
23 38 (10.47%) Meraki
24 37 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
24 37 (10.19%) Palo Alto

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 16 (4.41%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.10%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.83%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.28%) CMS
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.28%) nginx
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.48%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.58%) Office 365
3 10 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.38%) IaaS
5 3 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.55%) SaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 178 (49.04%) Firewall
2 139 (38.29%) WAN
3 102 (28.10%) LAN
4 96 (26.45%) Wireless
5 85 (23.42%) Cisco ASA
6 80 (22.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 78 (21.49%) BGP
8 58 (15.98%) OSPF
9 53 (14.60%) VPN
10 44 (12.12%) VoIP
11 41 (11.29%) MPLS
12 38 (10.47%) Network Security
13 33 (9.09%) DNS
14 28 (7.71%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (7.44%) Cisco Firepower
15 27 (7.44%) Cisco ISE
16 25 (6.89%) VLAN
17 24 (6.61%) TCP/IP
17 24 (6.61%) WLAN
18 23 (6.34%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
General
1 57 (15.70%) Finance
2 26 (7.16%) Banking
3 14 (3.86%) Retail
4 12 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.10%) Electronics
5 4 (1.10%) Legal
5 4 (1.10%) Marketing
6 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Billing
7 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.13%) 802.1X
2 12 (3.31%) XMPP
3 4 (1.10%) LDAP
4 3 (0.83%) VXML
5 2 (0.55%) .NET
5 2 (0.55%) Ajax
5 2 (0.55%) HTML
5 2 (0.55%) XML
6 1 (0.28%) JSON
6 1 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.28%) REST
6 1 (0.28%) RESTful
6 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 80 (22.04%) Data Centre
2 37 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.96%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (1.65%) BBC
5 5 (1.38%) Handset
5 5 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.10%) PKI
7 3 (0.83%) IVR
7 3 (0.83%) NHS
8 2 (0.55%) CCTV
8 2 (0.55%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.55%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.55%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.55%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.28%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.28%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.57%) Windows
2 28 (7.71%) Linux
3 20 (5.51%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.93%) Unix
5 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.10%) CentOS
6 4 (1.10%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.83%) Solaris
8 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.60%) Migration
2 36 (9.92%) Network Design
3 32 (8.82%) ITIL
3 32 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
4 27 (7.44%) Load Balancing
5 15 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (3.31%) Change Management
8 11 (3.03%) High Availability
9 10 (2.75%) Problem Management
9 10 (2.75%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (2.48%) Change Control
10 9 (2.48%) Service Management
11 8 (2.20%) E-Commerce
12 7 (1.93%) Network Architecture
12 7 (1.93%) Network Management
13 6 (1.65%) Service Delivery
14 5 (1.38%) Capacity Planning
14 5 (1.38%) Cybersecurity
14 5 (1.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.06%) Python
2 8 (2.20%) Perl
3 7 (1.93%) SQL
4 6 (1.65%) Bash Shell
4 6 (1.65%) C
4 6 (1.65%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.55%) Korn
6 2 (0.55%) PHP
6 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.28%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 221 (60.88%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (44.90%) CCNP
3 99 (27.27%) CCNA
4 61 (16.80%) CCIE
5 45 (12.40%) Security Cleared
6 43 (11.85%) SC Cleared
7 14 (3.86%) CCDP
8 10 (2.75%) CCNP Voice
8 10 (2.75%) Degree
9 8 (2.20%) CCSA
10 6 (1.65%) CCSE
11 5 (1.38%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.83%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.83%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.55%) CCIE Collaboration
14 2 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.31%) SLA
2 5 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.10%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.28%) GAMP
System Software
1 23 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.20%) ProxySG
3 8 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (1.93%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.55%) vSphere
7 1 (0.28%) KVM
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.28%) Xen
7 1 (0.28%) XenApp
7 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (9.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (4.13%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (2.75%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (2.48%) SCCM
5 6 (1.65%) Cisco UCCE
6 5 (1.38%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (1.38%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.10%) Ansible
8 3 (0.83%) Cisco CME
8 3 (0.83%) Nagios
8 3 (0.83%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.55%) Puppet
9 2 (0.55%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.55%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.55%) Terraform
10 1 (0.28%) Cacti
10 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 363 (100.00%) Cisco
2 60 (16.53%) CheckPoint
3 57 (15.70%) Juniper
4 56 (15.43%) F5
5 38 (10.47%) Meraki
5 38 (10.47%) VMware
6 37 (10.19%) Palo Alto
7 25 (6.89%) Microsoft
8 16 (4.41%) Avaya
9 14 (3.86%) SolarWinds
10 12 (3.31%) Fortinet
11 11 (3.03%) Riverbed
12 10 (2.75%) Blue Coat
13 9 (2.48%) Aruba
13 9 (2.48%) Brocade
14 7 (1.93%) Dell
14 7 (1.93%) Forcepoint
14 7 (1.93%) Infoblox
14 7 (1.93%) Red Box
14 7 (1.93%) Virgin Media