Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 530 486 387
Rank change year-on-year -44 -99 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 389 440 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.44% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.47% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 268 386
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £225
90th Percentile £525 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 21
UK median hourly rate £30.32 £32.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.24% -20.00% +77.78%
10th Percentile £15.94 £27.00 £21.38
90th Percentile £45.63 £40.40 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +8.84% +47.00% +26.58%

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 96,956 94,333 100,787
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.94% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,726 61,958 65,644
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,110 2,812 3,299
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.49
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -65 349 £400 +6.67% 64
UK excluding London -41 197 £400 +6.67% 51
London -39 185 £413 +3.45% 18
South East -6 54 £413 +9.63% 16
Midlands -21 46 £375 - 6
West Midlands -23 35 £400 +6.67% 3
North of England -47 33 £338 -15.63% 15
Yorkshire -41 17 £288 -26.28% 4
South West -31 16 £300 -25.00% 8
Northern Ireland - 16 - - 2
North West -16 14 £388 -5.49% 11
East of England +2 13 £400 +100.00% 1
East Midlands +9 11 £313 -3.85% 3
Isle of Man - 7 £425 -
Wales -16 6 £375 +22.45% 1
Scotland -34 5 £288 +27.78% 2
North East +5 2 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 389 (100.00%) Cisco
2 227 (58.35%) Cisco Certification
3 164 (42.16%) Firewall
4 161 (41.39%) CCNP
5 149 (38.30%) WAN
6 110 (28.28%) CCNA
7 98 (25.19%) Wireless
8 96 (24.68%) LAN
9 79 (20.31%) BGP
10 78 (20.05%) Cisco ASA
11 77 (19.79%) Data Centre
12 70 (17.99%) Cisco Nexus
13 66 (16.97%) Security Cleared
14 64 (16.45%) SC Cleared
15 63 (16.20%) CheckPoint
16 57 (14.65%) Finance
17 56 (14.40%) Juniper
17 56 (14.40%) OSPF
17 56 (14.40%) F5
18 55 (14.14%) Migration
19 51 (13.11%) CCIE
20 49 (12.60%) Meraki
21 46 (11.83%) Cisco CUCM
21 46 (11.83%) VPN
22 45 (11.57%) MPLS
22 45 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
23 44 (11.31%) Network Design
24 42 (10.80%) VoIP
25 40 (10.28%) Network Security
26 38 (9.77%) Windows

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 13 (3.34%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.03%) IBM Notes
2 4 (1.03%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.77%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (2.06%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.83%) Office 365
4 5 (1.29%) IaaS
5 3 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.51%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 164 (42.16%) Firewall
2 149 (38.30%) WAN
3 98 (25.19%) Wireless
4 96 (24.68%) LAN
5 79 (20.31%) BGP
6 78 (20.05%) Cisco ASA
7 70 (17.99%) Cisco Nexus
8 56 (14.40%) OSPF
9 46 (11.83%) VPN
10 45 (11.57%) MPLS
11 42 (10.80%) VoIP
12 40 (10.28%) Network Security
13 36 (9.25%) Cisco ISE
14 33 (8.48%) Cisco Wireless
14 33 (8.48%) Wi-Fi
15 29 (7.46%) DNS
16 24 (6.17%) Cisco Firepower
16 24 (6.17%) DHCP
16 24 (6.17%) EIGRP
17 23 (5.91%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (14.65%) Finance
2 26 (6.68%) Banking
3 13 (3.34%) Retail
4 12 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.54%) Legal
6 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.51%) Electronics
7 2 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) German Language
8 1 (0.26%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.86%) 802.1X
1 15 (3.86%) XMPP
2 6 (1.54%) LDAP
3 2 (0.51%) .NET
3 2 (0.51%) Ajax
3 2 (0.51%) HTML
3 2 (0.51%) XML
4 1 (0.26%) JSON
4 1 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.26%) REST
4 1 (0.26%) RESTful
4 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 77 (19.79%) Data Centre
2 45 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.40%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (2.31%) Handset
5 7 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.54%) BBC
7 5 (1.29%) PKI
8 4 (1.03%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.03%) e-Health
8 4 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.03%) IVR
8 4 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.77%) NHS
9 3 (0.77%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.51%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.51%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.26%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.26%) CCTV
11 1 (0.26%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.77%) Windows
2 22 (5.66%) Linux
3 19 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.29%) Unix
6 4 (1.03%) CentOS
6 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.51%) Solaris
7 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (14.14%) Migration
2 44 (11.31%) Network Design
3 37 (9.51%) Network Monitoring
4 36 (9.25%) ITIL
5 26 (6.68%) Load Balancing
6 14 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (2.83%) Network Management
9 10 (2.57%) Change Control
10 9 (2.31%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (2.31%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.06%) Change Management
11 8 (2.06%) Network Architecture
12 7 (1.80%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (1.80%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (1.80%) Problem Management
12 7 (1.80%) Service Management
13 6 (1.54%) Task Automation
14 5 (1.29%) Information Security
14 5 (1.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.86%) Python
2 7 (1.80%) Perl
3 6 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.29%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.03%) C
5 4 (1.03%) SQL
6 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.51%) Korn
7 2 (0.51%) PHP
8 1 (0.26%) Lisp
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 227 (58.35%) Cisco Certification
2 161 (41.39%) CCNP
3 110 (28.28%) CCNA
4 66 (16.97%) Security Cleared
5 64 (16.45%) SC Cleared
6 51 (13.11%) CCIE
7 17 (4.37%) CCDP
7 17 (4.37%) CCNP Voice
8 13 (3.34%) Degree
9 5 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.03%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.77%) CCIE Collaboration
11 3 (0.77%) CCSA
11 3 (0.77%) CCSP
11 3 (0.77%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.51%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 2 (0.51%) CCSE
12 2 (0.51%) CWNA
12 2 (0.51%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.57%) SLA
2 6 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.03%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.26%) GAMP
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.06%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (1.29%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.51%) vSphere
8 1 (0.26%) Firmware
8 1 (0.26%) XenApp
8 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (11.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (4.37%) Cisco UCCX
3 11 (2.83%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (2.57%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.80%) SCCM
6 6 (1.54%) Ansible
7 5 (1.29%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.03%) Cisco UCCE
8 4 (1.03%) Puppet
9 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.77%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco CME
10 2 (0.51%) Nagios
10 2 (0.51%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.51%) Stealthwatch
10 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.51%) Terraform
11 1 (0.26%) Cacti
11 1 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 389 (100.00%) Cisco
2 63 (16.20%) CheckPoint
3 56 (14.40%) F5
3 56 (14.40%) Juniper
4 49 (12.60%) Meraki
5 33 (8.48%) VMware
6 31 (7.97%) Palo Alto
7 28 (7.20%) Microsoft
8 19 (4.88%) Avaya
9 18 (4.63%) SolarWinds
10 14 (3.60%) Aruba
11 13 (3.34%) Fortinet
12 12 (3.08%) Infoblox
12 12 (3.08%) Oracle
13 11 (2.83%) Riverbed
14 10 (2.57%) Red Box
15 9 (2.31%) Citrix
15 9 (2.31%) Dell
15 9 (2.31%) Mitel
15 9 (2.31%) NetApp