The median contractor rate for a Cisco Network Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Network Engineer
UK
Rank 437 460 425
Rank change year-on-year +23 -35  
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Network Engineer 172 186 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 95 142
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -0.73% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.26% +28.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -43.26% +28.18%  

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Cisco Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Network Engineer in the UK

Cisco Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Network Engineer in the UK

Cisco Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Network Engineer over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Network Engineer in the UK

Cisco Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Network Engineer in the UK

Cisco Network 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 Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +23 158 £350 - 30
London +33 55 £425 +16.43% 10
South East -5 35 £338 -3.57% 7
Yorkshire +22 15 £363 +31.81% 1
West Midlands +10 15 £363 -19.44% 3
East Midlands +9 12 £300 -7.69% 3
Birmingham +7 12 £363 -27.50%
West Yorkshire +25 11 £450 - 1
Leeds - 11 £450 - 1
Berkshire +17 9 £313 -10.71% 2
South West +5 9 £264 -39.71%
East of England -3 9 £398 +55.12% 2
Hampshire -13 8 £304 -19.00%
North West +29 6 £300 +0.41% 4
City of London +4 6 £429 +17.46% 6
Northamptonshire - 6 £300 -
Middlesex - 6 £336 -
Slough +12 5 £313 -14.38%
Cambridgeshire +12 5 £398 -
Wales +11 5 £413 +87.50% 1
Nottinghamshire +11 5 £325 -
Wiltshire +5 5 £375 -
South Wales +18 4 £413 +37.50% 1
Nottingham +11 4 £325 -
Reading +11 4 £213 -26.08%
Oxfordshire -7 4 £375 +17.18%
Kettering - 4 £300 -
Scotland +21 3 £313 +24.87%
Manchester +14 3 £225 -24.68% 4
Cambridge +8 3 £398 -

Cisco Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Cisco Network 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 Network Engineer in the job title.

1 374 (100.00%) Cisco
2 229 (61.23%) Cisco Certification
3 226 (60.43%) Firewall
4 174 (46.52%) CCNP
5 123 (32.89%) CheckPoint
6 120 (32.09%) CCNA
7 116 (31.02%) Cisco ASA
8 110 (29.41%) F5
9 109 (29.14%) Juniper
10 108 (28.88%) WAN
11 105 (28.07%) LAN
12 98 (26.20%) Cisco Nexus
13 86 (22.99%) Data Centre
14 85 (22.73%) Wireless
15 74 (19.79%) BGP
16 68 (18.18%) OSPF
17 65 (17.38%) Network Security
18 62 (16.58%) VPN
19 58 (15.51%) MPLS
20 52 (13.90%) Palo Alto
21 47 (12.57%) Finance
21 47 (12.57%) Network Design
22 46 (12.30%) Wi-Fi
23 44 (11.76%) VoIP
23 44 (11.76%) Security Cleared
23 44 (11.76%) VLAN
24 43 (11.50%) TCP/IP
25 39 (10.43%) Cisco IOS
25 39 (10.43%) EIGRP
26 37 (9.89%) DNS

Cisco Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (0.27%) Apache
1 1 (0.27%) JBoss
1 1 (0.27%) SAS
1 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (2.41%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.87%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.80%) MS Office
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) assyst
1 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.53%) Akamai
3 2 (0.53%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 226 (60.43%) Firewall
2 116 (31.02%) Cisco ASA
3 108 (28.88%) WAN
4 105 (28.07%) LAN
5 98 (26.20%) Cisco Nexus
6 85 (22.73%) Wireless
7 74 (19.79%) BGP
8 68 (18.18%) OSPF
9 65 (17.38%) Network Security
10 62 (16.58%) VPN
11 58 (15.51%) MPLS
12 46 (12.30%) Wi-Fi
13 44 (11.76%) VLAN
13 44 (11.76%) VoIP
14 43 (11.50%) TCP/IP
15 39 (10.43%) Cisco IOS
15 39 (10.43%) EIGRP
16 37 (9.89%) DNS
17 28 (7.49%) IP Telephony
18 27 (7.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 47 (12.57%) Finance
2 26 (6.95%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.08%) Banking
4 9 (2.41%) Retail
5 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.07%) Law
7 3 (0.80%) Electronics
7 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.53%) Back Office
8 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.53%) Local Government
8 2 (0.53%) Marketing
8 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.35%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.41%) CSS
3 3 (0.80%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.80%) Web Services
4 1 (0.27%) CGI
4 1 (0.27%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (0.27%) Velocity
4 1 (0.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 86 (22.99%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.81%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (1.87%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.34%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.07%) DataPower
7 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.80%) iPad
8 2 (0.53%) BBC
8 2 (0.53%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.53%) Handset
8 2 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.53%) NHS
8 2 (0.53%) PKI
8 2 (0.53%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.27%) Clustering
9 1 (0.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.49%) Windows
2 20 (5.35%) Linux
3 14 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.60%) SUSE
7 5 (1.34%) Unix
8 3 (0.80%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.27%) CatOS
10 1 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.27%) Solaris
10 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (12.57%) Network Design
2 36 (9.63%) ITIL
3 27 (7.22%) Load Balancing
4 25 (6.68%) Migration
4 25 (6.68%) Network Management
5 16 (4.28%) Service Delivery
6 15 (4.01%) High Availability
6 15 (4.01%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (3.48%) Network Architecture
8 11 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (2.67%) Change Management
9 10 (2.67%) Mentoring
10 9 (2.41%) Project Management
10 9 (2.41%) Service Management
11 8 (2.14%) Change Control
12 7 (1.87%) Incident Management
13 6 (1.60%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (1.60%) Problem Management
14 5 (1.34%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (1.34%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.14%) SQL
2 3 (0.80%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.53%) Lisp
3 2 (0.53%) VBScript
4 1 (0.27%) C
4 1 (0.27%) Perl
4 1 (0.27%) Python
4 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 229 (61.23%) Cisco Certification
2 174 (46.52%) CCNP
3 120 (32.09%) CCNA
4 44 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 36 (9.63%) SC Cleared
6 33 (8.82%) CCIE
7 19 (5.08%) JNCIA
8 18 (4.81%) CCDA
9 16 (4.28%) CCDP
9 16 (4.28%) CCVP
10 12 (3.21%) Degree
11 10 (2.67%) JNCIP
12 7 (1.87%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.60%) CCSE
14 4 (1.07%) CISSP
14 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.80%) CCSP
15 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.80%) MCSE
15 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.48%) SLA
2 7 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.53%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.34%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.07%) vSphere
6 2 (0.53%) Firmware
6 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (5.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (5.35%) FortiGate
3 12 (3.21%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (2.67%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (1.07%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (1.07%) OPNET
7 2 (0.53%) Cacti
7 2 (0.53%) Forum Sentry
7 2 (0.53%) Nagios
7 2 (0.53%) OpenView
7 2 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.27%) AppManager
8 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.27%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.27%) SCCM
8 1 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 374 (100.00%) Cisco
2 123 (32.89%) CheckPoint
3 110 (29.41%) F5
4 109 (29.14%) Juniper
5 52 (13.90%) Palo Alto
6 25 (6.68%) Blue Coat
7 24 (6.42%) VMware
8 23 (6.15%) SolarWinds
9 21 (5.61%) HP
10 20 (5.35%) Fortinet
11 19 (5.08%) Meraki
12 18 (4.81%) Aruba
12 18 (4.81%) Microsoft
13 17 (4.55%) Riverbed
14 14 (3.74%) Nokia
15 13 (3.48%) Dell
16 10 (2.67%) Brocade
17 9 (2.41%) Red Hat
18 8 (2.14%) Intel Security
19 7 (1.87%) NetScout
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