Period
to 21 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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 Network Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 475 502
Rank change year-on-year -82 +27 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Network Engineer 334 460 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.46% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 268 272
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -0.34% +11.92%
10th Percentile £205 £242 £246
90th Percentile £488 £479 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 8
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +77.78% -7.22%
10th Percentile £26.50 £22.05 £11.65
90th Percentile £32.30 £49.51 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £29.85 £19.75
% change year-on-year +7.20% +51.14% -9.20%

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 94181 100639 108360
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61868 65556 68886
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2802 3285 4159
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +2.14% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Cisco Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cisco Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 October 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Network Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Network Engineer in the UK

Cisco Network Engineer
Top 14 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 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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 -35 315 £375 - 22
UK excluding London -65 177 £375 +7.14% 15
London +7 154 £400 - 9
North of England +52 48 £410 +13.89% 3
Midlands +18 42 £375 +11.19% 2
South East -36 41 £378 +7.86% 4
West Midlands +24 37 £375 -0.66%
Yorkshire +16 29 £423 +17.36% 2
North West +16 19 £395 +5.33% 1
Scotland +23 16 £225 -18.18% 1
South West +17 16 £388 +3.33% 1
East of England -32 15 £200 -31.62% 3
East Midlands -12 5 £350 +21.21% 2
Wales -9 3 £306 -12.50% 1

Cisco Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 334 (100.00%) Cisco
2 218 (65.27%) Cisco Certification
3 206 (61.68%) Firewall
4 159 (47.60%) CCNP
5 127 (38.02%) WAN
6 126 (37.72%) LAN
7 110 (32.93%) Cisco ASA
8 109 (32.63%) Wireless
9 106 (31.74%) Data Centre
10 104 (31.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 93 (27.84%) CCNA
12 79 (23.65%) BGP
13 77 (23.05%) VPN
14 65 (19.46%) CheckPoint
14 65 (19.46%) MPLS
15 64 (19.16%) Network Security
16 63 (18.86%) Finance
17 62 (18.56%) CCIE
17 62 (18.56%) F5
18 57 (17.07%) OSPF
19 56 (16.77%) EIGRP
20 55 (16.47%) Juniper
21 48 (14.37%) Fortinet
22 47 (14.07%) Cisco IOS
23 45 (13.47%) Palo Alto
24 40 (11.98%) Network Design
24 40 (11.98%) WLAN
25 35 (10.48%) Wi-Fi
25 35 (10.48%) VMware
26 34 (10.18%) Cisco Wireless

Cisco Network 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 10 (2.99%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.30%) CMS
4 1 (0.30%) IIS
4 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (5.99%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.30%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.10%) Office 365
4 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.60%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 206 (61.68%) Firewall
2 127 (38.02%) WAN
3 126 (37.72%) LAN
4 110 (32.93%) Cisco ASA
5 109 (32.63%) Wireless
6 104 (31.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 79 (23.65%) BGP
8 77 (23.05%) VPN
9 65 (19.46%) MPLS
10 64 (19.16%) Network Security
11 57 (17.07%) OSPF
12 56 (16.77%) EIGRP
13 47 (14.07%) Cisco IOS
14 40 (11.98%) WLAN
15 35 (10.48%) Wi-Fi
16 34 (10.18%) Cisco Wireless
17 32 (9.58%) IPsec
18 31 (9.28%) DNS
18 31 (9.28%) VoIP
19 28 (8.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
1 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (2.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 63 (18.86%) Finance
2 26 (7.78%) Banking
3 20 (5.99%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.50%) Electronics
5 5 (1.50%) Marketing
6 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.90%) Legal
7 2 (0.60%) Retail
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Military
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.19%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.60%) LAMP
3 1 (0.30%) .NET
3 1 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.30%) Middleware
3 1 (0.30%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.30%) WAP
3 1 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (31.74%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.40%) Driving Licence
3 6 (1.80%) BYOD
3 6 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.50%) Hedge funds
4 5 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.20%) FMCG
5 4 (1.20%) NHS
6 3 (0.90%) Clustering
6 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.90%) Replication
6 3 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.60%) PDA
7 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.29%) Linux
2 17 (5.09%) Windows
3 12 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.69%) Unix
4 9 (2.69%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.90%) Debian
5 3 (0.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.60%) SUSE
7 1 (0.30%) CentOS
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (11.98%) Network Design
2 33 (9.88%) ITIL
3 28 (8.38%) WAN Optimisation
4 22 (6.59%) High Availability
5 16 (4.79%) Load Balancing
6 15 (4.49%) Migration
7 14 (4.19%) Network Monitoring
8 12 (3.59%) Change Management
9 8 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (2.40%) Project Management
9 8 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (2.40%) Service Delivery
10 7 (2.10%) Asset Management
10 7 (2.10%) Change Control
10 7 (2.10%) Incident Management
10 7 (2.10%) ITIL V3
10 7 (2.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (1.80%) Identity Management
11 6 (1.80%) Problem Management
11 6 (1.80%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
1 3 (0.90%) C
1 3 (0.90%) Python
2 2 (0.60%) Perl
2 2 (0.60%) SQL
Qualifications
1 218 (65.27%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (47.60%) CCNP
3 93 (27.84%) CCNA
4 62 (18.56%) CCIE
5 24 (7.19%) Security Cleared
6 20 (5.99%) SC Cleared
7 11 (3.29%) Degree
8 10 (2.99%) JNCIA
9 7 (2.10%) CCVP
10 5 (1.50%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.20%) CCDP
12 3 (0.90%) CCDA
12 3 (0.90%) CCSE
12 3 (0.90%) CWNA
12 3 (0.90%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.60%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.60%) MCP
13 2 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.10%) SLA
2 4 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 16 (4.79%) VMware NSX
2 15 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.40%) vSphere
6 5 (1.50%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.20%) iptables
8 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.30%) Docker
9 1 (0.30%) Firmware
9 1 (0.30%) NFS
9 1 (0.30%) Squid
9 1 (0.30%) UAG
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 25 (7.49%) FortiGate
2 19 (5.69%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (5.09%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (2.69%) Cacti
5 7 (2.10%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (1.50%) OpenView
6 5 (1.50%) QRadar
7 4 (1.20%) Nagios
7 4 (1.20%) SELinux
8 3 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.90%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.60%) Ansible
9 2 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.60%) DameWare
9 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.30%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.30%) Graylog
10 1 (0.30%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.30%) OPNET
10 1 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 334 (100.00%) Cisco
2 65 (19.46%) CheckPoint
3 62 (18.56%) F5
4 55 (16.47%) Juniper
5 48 (14.37%) Fortinet
6 45 (13.47%) Palo Alto
7 35 (10.48%) VMware
8 31 (9.28%) Microsoft
9 26 (7.78%) Riverbed
10 23 (6.89%) SolarWinds
11 21 (6.29%) HP
12 20 (5.99%) Citrix
13 16 (4.79%) Meraki
14 15 (4.49%) McAfee
15 10 (2.99%) Blue Coat
15 10 (2.99%) Red Box
16 9 (2.69%) Arista
17 7 (2.10%) Aruba
17 7 (2.10%) Avaya
17 7 (2.10%) Motorola