The median contractor rate for a Cisco Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 458 434 434
Rank change year-on-year -24 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Network Engineer 149 222 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.44% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 130 129
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £255 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year +7.14% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 3
Median hourly rate - £31.10 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.10 £34.33
% change year-on-year - -9.41%  

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 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 June 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 -32 132 £388 +3.33% 28
London +2 71 £400 - 4
South East +7 19 £388 +6.89% 4
Scotland +39 14 £220 -11.55%
Edinburgh +27 13 £220 +41.93%
Yorkshire +26 13 £538 +45.27% 2
Leeds +27 12 £538 +37.82% 1
West Yorkshire +21 12 £538 +37.82% 2
City of London -4 10 £425 - 1
South West -5 9 £400 +27.49%
North West +15 7 £291 -27.18% 8
West Midlands +3 7 £388 +13.22% 5
Hampshire +2 7 £338 - 1
East of England -12 7 £234 -9.22% 4
West Sussex +22 5 £395 -12.22%
Crawley +4 5 £395 -12.22%
Manchester +11 4 £160 -54.28% 5
Cambridgeshire - 4 £330 -
Cheshire +23 3 £365 -11.51%
Birmingham +15 3 £388 +19.23% 2
Berkshire +12 3 £386 +4.74% 1
Dorset +3 3 £463 +71.29%
Surrey +2 3 £378 +24.27% 1
Wales -7 3 £313 -10.71% 1
South Wales -8 3 £313 -10.71%
Bristol - 3 £375 -
St Neots - 3 £330 -
Reading +14 2 £273 -26.10% 1
Feltham +6 2 - -
Farnborough +4 2 £300 -11.11%

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 321 (100.00%) Cisco
2 193 (60.12%) Cisco Certification
3 187 (58.26%) Firewall
4 136 (42.37%) CCNP
5 107 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 101 (31.46%) WAN
7 98 (30.53%) LAN
8 97 (30.22%) Cisco ASA
9 94 (29.28%) Data Centre
10 89 (27.73%) CCNA
11 88 (27.41%) F5
12 85 (26.48%) CheckPoint
13 81 (25.23%) Wireless
14 67 (20.87%) Juniper
15 62 (19.31%) VPN
16 61 (19.00%) BGP
17 56 (17.45%) Finance
18 50 (15.58%) MPLS
19 47 (14.64%) CCIE
19 47 (14.64%) Network Security
20 45 (14.02%) Palo Alto
20 45 (14.02%) EIGRP
21 43 (13.40%) Wi-Fi
22 40 (12.46%) OSPF
23 39 (12.15%) TCP/IP
23 39 (12.15%) Network Design
24 35 (10.90%) DNS
25 33 (10.28%) Cisco IOS
26 31 (9.66%) Microsoft
27 30 (9.35%) Security Cleared

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 9 (2.80%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.62%) CMS
3 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (4.36%) MS Visio
2 11 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) assyst
2 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.93%) Office 365
3 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 187 (58.26%) Firewall
2 107 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 101 (31.46%) WAN
4 98 (30.53%) LAN
5 97 (30.22%) Cisco ASA
6 81 (25.23%) Wireless
7 62 (19.31%) VPN
8 61 (19.00%) BGP
9 50 (15.58%) MPLS
10 47 (14.64%) Network Security
11 45 (14.02%) EIGRP
12 43 (13.40%) Wi-Fi
13 40 (12.46%) OSPF
14 39 (12.15%) TCP/IP
15 35 (10.90%) DNS
16 33 (10.28%) Cisco IOS
17 29 (9.03%) VLAN
18 26 (8.10%) VoIP
19 24 (7.48%) WLAN
20 20 (6.23%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (0.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 56 (17.45%) Finance
2 25 (7.79%) Banking
2 25 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.18%) Electronics
4 7 (2.18%) Marketing
5 5 (1.56%) Law
5 5 (1.56%) Retail
6 4 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.93%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.62%) Back Office
8 2 (0.62%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.85%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.25%) CSS
3 3 (0.93%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.62%) XMPP
5 1 (0.31%) CGI
5 1 (0.31%) LAMP
5 1 (0.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 94 (29.28%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.23%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.12%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.18%) BBC
5 7 (2.18%) DataPower
6 6 (1.87%) BYOD
7 4 (1.25%) Clustering
7 4 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.25%) NHS
8 3 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) iPad
8 3 (0.93%) PKI
9 2 (0.62%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.62%) PDA
10 1 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.31%) IVR
10 1 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.31%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.30%) Windows
2 15 (4.67%) Linux
3 7 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.87%) Unix
4 6 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.62%) SUSE
8 1 (0.31%) CatOS
8 1 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.31%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) VMS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (12.15%) Network Design
2 29 (9.03%) ITIL
3 27 (8.41%) Migration
4 26 (8.10%) Load Balancing
5 22 (6.85%) High Availability
6 20 (6.23%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (3.12%) Network Management
7 10 (3.12%) Service Management
8 9 (2.80%) Programme Management
8 9 (2.80%) Service Delivery
9 8 (2.49%) Change Management
9 8 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (2.18%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (2.18%) Change Control
10 7 (2.18%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (1.87%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (1.87%) Project Management
12 5 (1.56%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (1.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.56%) C
2 4 (1.25%) SQL
3 3 (0.93%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.62%) Lisp
4 2 (0.62%) Perl
4 2 (0.62%) Python
4 2 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 193 (60.12%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (42.37%) CCNP
3 89 (27.73%) CCNA
4 47 (14.64%) CCIE
5 30 (9.35%) Security Cleared
6 25 (7.79%) SC Cleared
7 13 (4.05%) CCDP
8 11 (3.43%) JNCIA
9 8 (2.49%) CCDA
10 7 (2.18%) Degree
11 6 (1.87%) CCVP
11 6 (1.87%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.25%) CCSE
12 4 (1.25%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.25%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.25%) MCSE
13 3 (0.93%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (0.93%) MCP
13 3 (0.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.80%) SLA
2 4 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 14 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.12%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.49%) vSphere
4 5 (1.56%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.62%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.31%) Firmware
7 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (7.48%) FortiGate
2 23 (7.17%) Cisco Prime
3 22 (6.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (2.49%) Cacti
5 7 (2.18%) HP UCMDB
5 7 (2.18%) OPNET
6 6 (1.87%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (1.56%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (1.56%) OpenView
7 5 (1.56%) QRadar
7 5 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.93%) Nagios
9 2 (0.62%) DameWare
10 1 (0.31%) AppManager
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 321 (100.00%) Cisco
2 88 (27.41%) F5
3 85 (26.48%) CheckPoint
4 67 (20.87%) Juniper
5 45 (14.02%) Palo Alto
6 31 (9.66%) Microsoft
7 28 (8.72%) Fortinet
7 28 (8.72%) HP
7 28 (8.72%) SolarWinds
8 27 (8.41%) VMware
9 22 (6.85%) Riverbed
10 17 (5.30%) Blue Coat
11 16 (4.98%) Citrix
12 14 (4.36%) Meraki
13 10 (3.12%) Aruba
14 9 (2.80%) IBM
14 9 (2.80%) TippingPoint
15 7 (2.18%) BMC
15 7 (2.18%) Dell
15 7 (2.18%) SAP
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