Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 484 505
Rank change year-on-year -60 +21 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Network Engineer 358 462 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.44% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.46% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 279 275
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £200 £237 £240
90th Percentile £488 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 8
UK median hourly rate £29.24 £48.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.09% +113.33% -2.17%
10th Percentile £25.82 £34.65 £11.65
90th Percentile £37.90 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -20.00% +106.90% -3.33%

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

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 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Network Engineer over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 November 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 -53 333 £375 - 25
UK excluding London -60 201 £350 - 12
London -26 153 £401 -0.25% 13
Midlands +2 49 £375 +3.45% 7
North of England +42 48 £410 +17.14% 1
South East -38 45 £388 +6.90% 4
West Midlands +21 44 £375 -3.23% 4
Yorkshire +3 28 £410 +13.89%
East of England -16 21 £230 -28.13%
North West +9 19 £410 +13.10% 1
Scotland +1 18 £238 -13.64%
South West +11 17 £325 -13.33%
Wales +3 6 £263 -25.00%
East Midlands -21 5 £363 +26.09% 3
North East +62 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 358 (100.00%) Cisco
2 235 (65.64%) Cisco Certification
3 216 (60.34%) Firewall
4 165 (46.09%) CCNP
5 135 (37.71%) WAN
6 132 (36.87%) LAN
7 123 (34.36%) Wireless
8 113 (31.56%) Cisco ASA
9 105 (29.33%) CCNA
10 104 (29.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 102 (28.49%) Data Centre
12 79 (22.07%) VPN
12 79 (22.07%) BGP
13 70 (19.55%) Network Security
14 67 (18.72%) MPLS
14 67 (18.72%) CCIE
15 66 (18.44%) CheckPoint
16 64 (17.88%) OSPF
17 63 (17.60%) F5
18 60 (16.76%) Finance
19 55 (15.36%) Juniper
20 52 (14.53%) EIGRP
21 50 (13.97%) Fortinet
22 46 (12.85%) Network Design
23 44 (12.29%) Cisco IOS
24 41 (11.45%) Palo Alto
25 39 (10.89%) WLAN
26 37 (10.34%) ITIL
26 37 (10.34%) VMware
27 36 (10.06%) 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 8 (2.23%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.28%) CMS
4 1 (0.28%) IIS
4 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (5.59%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.28%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.40%) Office 365
4 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.56%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 216 (60.34%) Firewall
2 135 (37.71%) WAN
3 132 (36.87%) LAN
4 123 (34.36%) Wireless
5 113 (31.56%) Cisco ASA
6 104 (29.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 79 (22.07%) BGP
7 79 (22.07%) VPN
8 70 (19.55%) Network Security
9 67 (18.72%) MPLS
10 64 (17.88%) OSPF
11 52 (14.53%) EIGRP
12 44 (12.29%) Cisco IOS
13 39 (10.89%) WLAN
14 36 (10.06%) Cisco Wireless
15 33 (9.22%) VoIP
16 31 (8.66%) IPsec
16 31 (8.66%) Wi-Fi
17 30 (8.38%) TCP/IP
18 29 (8.10%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.28%) Blockchain
1 1 (0.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 60 (16.76%) Finance
2 26 (7.26%) Banking
3 18 (5.03%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.40%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.40%) Marketing
5 4 (1.12%) Electronics
5 4 (1.12%) Legal
6 3 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.56%) Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.79%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.56%) LAMP
3 1 (0.28%) .NET
3 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.28%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.28%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (28.49%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.23%) Driving Licence
3 6 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.68%) NHS
4 5 (1.40%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.40%) FMCG
4 5 (1.40%) Hedge funds
4 5 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (0.84%) BYOD
5 3 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (0.84%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.84%) Public Cloud
5 3 (0.84%) Replication
5 3 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.56%) PDA
6 2 (0.56%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.28%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.87%) Linux
2 19 (5.31%) Windows
3 12 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.51%) Unix
4 9 (2.51%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.84%) Debian
5 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.56%) SUSE
7 1 (0.28%) AIX
7 1 (0.28%) CentOS
7 1 (0.28%) HPUX
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Solaris
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (12.85%) Network Design
2 37 (10.34%) ITIL
3 34 (9.50%) WAN Optimisation
4 18 (5.03%) Load Balancing
5 17 (4.75%) Migration
6 14 (3.91%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (3.35%) High Availability
8 11 (3.07%) Change Management
9 10 (2.79%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (2.51%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (2.51%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.23%) Project Management
12 7 (1.96%) Asset Management
12 7 (1.96%) Incident Management
12 7 (1.96%) ITIL V3
13 6 (1.68%) Change Control
13 6 (1.68%) Network Management
13 6 (1.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (1.40%) Identity Management
14 5 (1.40%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.84%) Bash Shell
1 3 (0.84%) Python
2 2 (0.56%) Perl
2 2 (0.56%) SQL
3 1 (0.28%) C
Qualifications
1 235 (65.64%) Cisco Certification
2 165 (46.09%) CCNP
3 105 (29.33%) CCNA
4 67 (18.72%) CCIE
5 28 (7.82%) Security Cleared
6 21 (5.87%) SC Cleared
7 11 (3.07%) Degree
8 9 (2.51%) JNCIA
9 7 (1.96%) CCVP
10 6 (1.68%) CCDP
10 6 (1.68%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.40%) CWNA
12 4 (1.12%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.84%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (0.84%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.56%) CCIE Collaboration
14 2 (0.56%) CCIE Data Center
14 2 (0.56%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.96%) SLA
2 4 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 17 (4.75%) VMware NSX
2 15 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.23%) vSphere
6 5 (1.40%) iptables
6 5 (1.40%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.28%) Docker
8 1 (0.28%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) NFS
8 1 (0.28%) Squid
8 1 (0.28%) UAG
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (7.82%) FortiGate
2 19 (5.31%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (3.91%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.96%) Cacti
5 5 (1.40%) SELinux
5 5 (1.40%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.84%) Nagios
7 3 (0.84%) OpenView
7 3 (0.84%) QRadar
7 3 (0.84%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.56%) Ansible
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco CME
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.56%) DameWare
8 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.28%) Graylog
9 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.28%) Puppet
9 1 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 358 (100.00%) Cisco
2 66 (18.44%) CheckPoint
3 63 (17.60%) F5
4 55 (15.36%) Juniper
5 50 (13.97%) Fortinet
6 41 (11.45%) Palo Alto
7 37 (10.34%) VMware
8 27 (7.54%) Microsoft
9 25 (6.98%) Riverbed
10 19 (5.31%) McAfee
10 19 (5.31%) Meraki
10 19 (5.31%) SolarWinds
11 18 (5.03%) HP
12 17 (4.75%) Citrix
13 12 (3.35%) Aruba
14 10 (2.79%) Blue Coat
14 10 (2.79%) Oracle
14 10 (2.79%) Red Box
15 9 (2.51%) Arista
15 9 (2.51%) Nokia