The median contractor rate for a Cisco Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 383 375 348
Rank change year-on-year -8 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 234 280 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.55% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 143 221
Median daily rate £363 £340 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.61% +1.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £331 £313
% change year-on-year +4.90% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.50 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.89% +96.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 £60.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £47.50 £24.13
% change year-on-year -57.89% +96.89%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Cisco Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Cisco Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Engineer in the UK

Cisco Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 213 £363 +3.57% 35
London +24 80 £408 +16.42% 13
South East -26 47 £343 +0.73% 6
Yorkshire +14 18 £338 +8.87% 3
West Midlands +11 17 £363 -19.44% 3
East of England -1 15 £398 +51.42% 1
Leeds +21 13 £400 +13.87% 1
West Yorkshire +18 13 £400 +7.74% 3
Berkshire +12 13 £313 +25.00% 2
Birmingham +5 13 £363 -27.50%
East Midlands -1 13 £300 -7.69% 3
Hampshire -15 12 £304 -19.53%
North West +25 11 £319 - 5
South West -3 11 £300 -7.69%
Wales +15 9 £375 +18.11% 1
City of London -9 9 £425 +16.43% 6
South Wales +20 8 £375 +16.27% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 7 £398 -
Reading +9 6 £400 +68.42%
Manchester +8 6 £193 -35.83% 4
Wiltshire +2 6 £338 +29.80%
Northamptonshire - 6 £300 -
Middlesex - 6 £336 -
Nottinghamshire +13 5 £325 -
Slough +10 5 £313 -14.38%
Surrey +6 5 £350 +40.00% 2
Scotland +22 4 £200 -20.07%
Cardiff +21 4 £375 +17.64% 1
Cambridge +12 4 £398 -
Nottingham +10 4 £325 -

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 531 (100.00%) Cisco
2 295 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 262 (49.34%) Firewall
4 214 (40.30%) CCNP
5 155 (29.19%) CCNA
6 135 (25.42%) Cisco ASA
7 132 (24.86%) CheckPoint
8 126 (23.73%) LAN
9 122 (22.98%) Juniper
10 121 (22.79%) WAN
11 117 (22.03%) F5
12 114 (21.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 105 (19.77%) Data Centre
14 88 (16.57%) Wireless
15 78 (14.69%) BGP
16 72 (13.56%) VPN
17 70 (13.18%) VoIP
17 70 (13.18%) OSPF
18 66 (12.43%) Network Security
19 65 (12.24%) MPLS
20 63 (11.86%) Security Cleared
21 61 (11.49%) Finance
22 60 (11.30%) Cisco CUCM
23 55 (10.36%) VLAN
23 55 (10.36%) VMware
24 53 (9.98%) Palo Alto
25 52 (9.79%) TCP/IP
25 52 (9.79%) ITIL
25 52 (9.79%) Windows
26 51 (9.60%) CCIE

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 9 (1.69%) Skype for Business
2 8 (1.51%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Apache
5 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.19%) JBoss
5 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.19%) SAS
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (1.88%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.56%) MS Office
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) assyst
2 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.94%) Office 365
3 4 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.38%) Akamai
4 2 (0.38%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) IaaS
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 262 (49.34%) Firewall
2 135 (25.42%) Cisco ASA
3 126 (23.73%) LAN
4 121 (22.79%) WAN
5 114 (21.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 88 (16.57%) Wireless
7 78 (14.69%) BGP
8 72 (13.56%) VPN
9 70 (13.18%) OSPF
9 70 (13.18%) VoIP
10 66 (12.43%) Network Security
11 65 (12.24%) MPLS
12 55 (10.36%) VLAN
13 52 (9.79%) TCP/IP
14 48 (9.04%) Wi-Fi
15 45 (8.47%) DNS
16 42 (7.91%) Unified Communications
17 41 (7.72%) Cisco IOS
18 39 (7.34%) EIGRP
19 35 (6.59%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.19%) Big Data
3 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 61 (11.49%) Finance
2 45 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.77%) Banking
4 12 (2.26%) Retail
5 9 (1.69%) Law
5 9 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.94%) Electronics
7 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.56%) Marketing
8 2 (0.38%) Back Office
8 2 (0.38%) Billing
8 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.38%) Legal
8 2 (0.38%) Local Government
8 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Automotive
9 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.95%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.69%) CSS
3 8 (1.51%) XMPP
4 4 (0.75%) MSMQ
4 4 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.56%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.56%) Web Services
6 1 (0.19%) CGI
6 1 (0.19%) JSON
6 1 (0.19%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (0.19%) Middleware
6 1 (0.19%) REST
6 1 (0.19%) SOAP
6 1 (0.19%) Velocity
6 1 (0.19%) XML
6 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 105 (19.77%) Data Centre
2 20 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (1.13%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.13%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.13%) EMC VNX
6 6 (1.13%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.75%) DataPower
7 4 (0.75%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (0.75%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.75%) NHS
8 3 (0.56%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.56%) iPad
8 3 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.56%) PKI
9 2 (0.38%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.38%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.79%) Windows
2 34 (6.40%) Linux
3 26 (4.90%) Windows Server
4 23 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.82%) Unix
7 10 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.69%) Solaris
9 6 (1.13%) SUSE
10 5 (0.94%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.75%) AIX
11 4 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.75%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.38%) CatOS
13 2 (0.38%) CentOS
14 1 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (9.79%) ITIL
2 50 (9.42%) Network Design
3 42 (7.91%) Migration
4 36 (6.78%) Load Balancing
5 24 (4.52%) Network Management
6 19 (3.58%) Service Delivery
7 17 (3.20%) High Availability
8 16 (3.01%) Network Monitoring
9 14 (2.64%) Mentoring
10 13 (2.45%) Change Management
10 13 (2.45%) Network Architecture
10 13 (2.45%) Service Management
11 12 (2.26%) Project Management
12 11 (2.07%) Customer Requirements
12 11 (2.07%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (1.88%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (1.88%) Change Control
13 10 (1.88%) Incident Management
14 8 (1.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (1.32%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.07%) SQL
2 8 (1.51%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.13%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.56%) Python
5 2 (0.38%) C
5 2 (0.38%) Lisp
5 2 (0.38%) Perl
5 2 (0.38%) VBScript
6 1 (0.19%) C#
6 1 (0.19%) Java
6 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.19%) VB
6 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 295 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 214 (40.30%) CCNP
3 155 (29.19%) CCNA
4 63 (11.86%) Security Cleared
5 51 (9.60%) CCIE
6 47 (8.85%) SC Cleared
7 27 (5.08%) CCVP
8 20 (3.77%) JNCIA
9 19 (3.58%) CCDP
10 18 (3.39%) CCDA
11 15 (2.82%) Degree
12 13 (2.45%) JNCIP
13 10 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (1.69%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.69%) MCSE
15 8 (1.51%) CCNP Voice
16 7 (1.32%) JNCIS
16 7 (1.32%) MCSA
17 6 (1.13%) CCSE
17 6 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.39%) SLA
2 7 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 30 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.88%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.88%) vSphere
4 8 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.94%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.75%) XenApp
7 2 (0.38%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) vCloud
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 60 (11.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 46 (8.66%) Cisco UCCX
3 31 (5.84%) Cisco UCCE
4 20 (3.77%) FortiGate
5 13 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.75%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (0.75%) OPNET
6 4 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.56%) Cisco CME
7 3 (0.56%) SCCM
8 2 (0.38%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (0.38%) OpenView
8 2 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.38%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.19%) Ansible
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.19%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.19%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 531 (100.00%) Cisco
2 132 (24.86%) CheckPoint
3 122 (22.98%) Juniper
4 117 (22.03%) F5
5 55 (10.36%) VMware
6 53 (9.98%) Palo Alto
7 35 (6.59%) Microsoft
8 33 (6.21%) HP
9 28 (5.27%) Blue Coat
10 26 (4.90%) SolarWinds
11 22 (4.14%) Fortinet
12 20 (3.77%) Meraki
13 18 (3.39%) Aruba
13 18 (3.39%) Riverbed
14 16 (3.01%) NetApp
15 15 (2.82%) Red Hat
16 14 (2.64%) Nokia
17 13 (2.45%) Avaya
17 13 (2.45%) Citrix
17 13 (2.45%) Dell
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