Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Network Engineer was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 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 Network Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 590 498 494
Rank change year-on-year -92 -4 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Network Engineer 292 394 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.43% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 251 251
UK median daily rate £385 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £240
90th Percentile £515 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £338
% change year-on-year -0.69% +7.41% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
UK median hourly rate £26.48 £50.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.05% +129.89% -13.00%
10th Percentile £21.55 £29.87 £9.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £60.00 £33.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £60.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -50.42% +185.71% -13.40%

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 96,293 90,999 101,882
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.77% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,953 59,312 65,238
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,840 3,245 3,701
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.54 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 22 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Network Engineer over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Network Engineer in the UK

Cisco Network Engineer
Top 15 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 22 February 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 -87 277 £400 +6.67% 43
UK excluding London -77 181 £360 -0.69% 33
London -59 111 £415 +3.36% 12
Midlands -12 53 £415 +14.48% 8
West Midlands -5 44 £440 +13.55% 4
North of England +22 42 £350 +3.70% 10
South East -50 42 £350 - 8
North West +5 21 £350 +9.38% 3
Yorkshire -16 19 £238 -40.63% 6
East of England 0 16 £273 -27.33% 4
South West +9 14 £250 -33.33% 1
East Midlands -13 9 £400 +33.33% 4
Wales -13 7 £250 -35.48% 1
Scotland -15 7 £300 +20.00% 1
North East +51 2 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, Cisco Network 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 Network Engineer in the job title.

1 292 (100.00%) Cisco
2 178 (60.96%) Cisco Certification
3 175 (59.93%) Firewall
4 127 (43.49%) CCNP
5 103 (35.27%) WAN
6 95 (32.53%) LAN
6 95 (32.53%) Wireless
7 91 (31.16%) Cisco ASA
8 86 (29.45%) CCNA
9 75 (25.68%) Data Centre
10 70 (23.97%) VPN
11 67 (22.95%) CheckPoint
12 65 (22.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 55 (18.84%) BGP
14 54 (18.49%) Network Security
15 53 (18.15%) MPLS
16 52 (17.81%) Fortinet
17 50 (17.12%) CCIE
17 50 (17.12%) F5
18 49 (16.78%) Network Design
19 45 (15.41%) OSPF
20 42 (14.38%) Juniper
21 38 (13.01%) Finance
22 35 (11.99%) Microsoft Azure
23 34 (11.64%) ITIL
24 30 (10.27%) FortiGate
25 28 (9.59%) WAN Optimisation
25 28 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
25 28 (9.59%) DNS
25 28 (9.59%) EIGRP

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 3 (1.03%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.03%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (4.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.03%) OpenDNS
4 2 (0.68%) Office 365
5 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 175 (59.93%) Firewall
2 103 (35.27%) WAN
3 95 (32.53%) LAN
3 95 (32.53%) Wireless
4 91 (31.16%) Cisco ASA
5 70 (23.97%) VPN
6 65 (22.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 55 (18.84%) BGP
8 54 (18.49%) Network Security
9 53 (18.15%) MPLS
10 45 (15.41%) OSPF
11 28 (9.59%) DNS
11 28 (9.59%) EIGRP
12 25 (8.56%) DHCP
13 24 (8.22%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (7.88%) TCP/IP
15 22 (7.53%) Cisco Wireless
15 22 (7.53%) VoIP
16 18 (6.16%) VLAN
16 18 (6.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.03%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 4 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 38 (13.01%) Finance
2 12 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.42%) Banking
4 5 (1.71%) Legal
5 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.34%) French Language
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Marketing
6 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.34%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.42%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.68%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.34%) .NET
3 1 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.34%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (25.68%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.40%) NHS
3 5 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.37%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.03%) FMCG
5 3 (1.03%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.68%) Media Streaming
6 2 (0.68%) Replication
6 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.34%) CCTV
7 1 (0.34%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.34%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.11%) Windows
2 8 (2.74%) Linux
3 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.37%) Unix
5 4 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.34%) AIX
7 1 (0.34%) HPUX
7 1 (0.34%) Solaris
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.78%) Network Design
2 34 (11.64%) ITIL
3 28 (9.59%) WAN Optimisation
4 24 (8.22%) Migration
5 19 (6.51%) Load Balancing
6 13 (4.45%) High Availability
7 12 (4.11%) Change Management
8 10 (3.42%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.40%) Incident Management
9 7 (2.40%) ITIL V3
10 6 (2.05%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (2.05%) Change Control
10 6 (2.05%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (2.05%) Project Management
10 6 (2.05%) Service Design
11 5 (1.71%) Analytics
11 5 (1.71%) Collaborative Working
11 5 (1.71%) DevOps
11 5 (1.71%) Process Improvement
11 5 (1.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.05%) Python
2 4 (1.37%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.03%) Perl
4 1 (0.34%) C
4 1 (0.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 178 (60.96%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (43.49%) CCNP
3 86 (29.45%) CCNA
4 50 (17.12%) CCIE
5 25 (8.56%) Security Cleared
6 17 (5.82%) SC Cleared
7 15 (5.14%) CCDP
8 10 (3.42%) Degree
9 9 (3.08%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.05%) CCDE
10 6 (2.05%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (2.05%) CWNA
11 4 (1.37%) CCDA
11 4 (1.37%) CCENT
11 4 (1.37%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 4 (1.37%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.03%) CCSE
12 3 (1.03%) CCVP
12 3 (1.03%) CISSP
13 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.03%) SLA
2 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.74%) Active Directory
1 8 (2.74%) VMware NSX
2 4 (1.37%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.37%) iptables
2 4 (1.37%) ProxySG
2 4 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.03%) vSphere
4 1 (0.34%) Docker
4 1 (0.34%) Firmware
4 1 (0.34%) Squid
4 1 (0.34%) UAG
Systems Management
1 30 (10.27%) FortiGate
2 17 (5.82%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (2.05%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (1.37%) Ansible
4 4 (1.37%) SELinux
5 2 (0.68%) Cisco CME
5 2 (0.68%) Nagios
5 2 (0.68%) OpenView
6 1 (0.34%) Cacti
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.34%) Nessus
6 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 292 (100.00%) Cisco
2 67 (22.95%) CheckPoint
3 52 (17.81%) Fortinet
4 50 (17.12%) F5
5 42 (14.38%) Juniper
6 27 (9.25%) McAfee
7 25 (8.56%) Aruba
8 22 (7.53%) Palo Alto
9 18 (6.16%) Nokia
9 18 (6.16%) Oracle
9 18 (6.16%) VMware
10 14 (4.79%) Citrix
11 13 (4.45%) Microsoft
12 12 (4.11%) HP
12 12 (4.11%) Meraki
13 11 (3.77%) Blue Coat
13 11 (3.77%) Riverbed
14 7 (2.40%) Arista
14 7 (2.40%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.05%) Dell