Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 635 541 499
Rank change year-on-year -94 -42 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Network Engineer 260 338 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.34% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.36% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 208 277
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £266 £205 £231
90th Percentile £519 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 17
UK median hourly rate £43.92 £32.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.23% -20.00% +77.78%
10th Percentile £40.33 £31.00 £22.05
90th Percentile £47.10 £33.00 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.92 £32.00 £31.10
% change year-on-year +37.23% +2.89% +38.22%

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 96,600 93,694 102,007
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.92% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,416 61,277 66,597
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,154 2,815 3,199
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% -1.58% +6.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 September 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
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 September 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 -73 247 £400 +5.61% 44
London -45 133 £400 - 14
UK excluding London -91 123 £388 +3.33% 36
South East -21 35 £420 +11.63% 9
Midlands -16 30 £403 +7.33% 6
West Midlands -27 28 £403 +5.57% 5
North of England -41 28 £353 -14.02% 11
Yorkshire -29 15 £288 -33.91% 2
East of England -15 13 £413 +106.25% 2
North West -24 13 £381 +0.33% 8
South West -20 6 £190 -52.50% 2
Wales -25 5 £375 +30.43% 2
Scotland -36 3 £313 +38.89% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1
East Midlands +8 2 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 260 (100.00%) Cisco
2 155 (59.62%) Cisco Certification
3 138 (53.08%) Firewall
4 123 (47.31%) CCNP
5 108 (41.54%) WAN
6 89 (34.23%) Wireless
7 79 (30.38%) LAN
8 75 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
9 62 (23.85%) Data Centre
10 57 (21.92%) CCNA
10 57 (21.92%) CheckPoint
11 55 (21.15%) BGP
11 55 (21.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 50 (19.23%) F5
12 50 (19.23%) Finance
12 50 (19.23%) Network Design
13 48 (18.46%) Juniper
14 42 (16.15%) OSPF
15 40 (15.38%) VPN
16 39 (15.00%) Security Cleared
17 33 (12.69%) SC Cleared
17 33 (12.69%) Network Security
18 32 (12.31%) MPLS
19 31 (11.92%) ITIL
20 27 (10.38%) Cisco Wireless
20 27 (10.38%) CCIE
21 26 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
21 26 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (8.85%) Migration
22 23 (8.85%) 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 9 (3.46%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (2.31%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.77%) Office 365
3 2 (0.77%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (53.08%) Firewall
2 108 (41.54%) WAN
3 89 (34.23%) Wireless
4 79 (30.38%) LAN
5 75 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
6 55 (21.15%) BGP
6 55 (21.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 42 (16.15%) OSPF
8 40 (15.38%) VPN
9 33 (12.69%) Network Security
10 32 (12.31%) MPLS
11 27 (10.38%) Cisco Wireless
12 26 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (8.85%) EIGRP
14 20 (7.69%) Cisco Firepower
14 20 (7.69%) Cisco ISE
15 18 (6.92%) DNS
15 18 (6.92%) Internet
16 17 (6.54%) Wireshark
17 15 (5.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (19.23%) Finance
2 20 (7.69%) Banking
3 7 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.92%) Legal
5 3 (1.15%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) German Language
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.46%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.92%) LDAP
3 4 (1.54%) XMPP
4 1 (0.38%) Ajax
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.38%) RESTful
4 1 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (23.85%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.46%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.54%) IVR
5 4 (1.54%) PKI
6 3 (1.15%) BBC
6 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.77%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.77%) User Experience
8 1 (0.38%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.38%) CCTV
8 1 (0.38%) FMCG
8 1 (0.38%) IPTV
8 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.08%) Windows
2 13 (5.00%) Linux
3 7 (2.69%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.77%) Unix
4 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.38%) Solaris
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (19.23%) Network Design
2 31 (11.92%) ITIL
3 23 (8.85%) Migration
4 22 (8.46%) Load Balancing
5 12 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (4.23%) Network Management
7 9 (3.46%) WAN Optimisation
8 7 (2.69%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.31%) Change Control
9 6 (2.31%) Network Architecture
9 6 (2.31%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (2.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (1.92%) Change Management
10 5 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 4 (1.54%) DevOps
11 4 (1.54%) High Availability
11 4 (1.54%) Incident Management
12 3 (1.15%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.31%) Python
2 4 (1.54%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.15%) Perl
4 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.77%) SQL
5 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.38%) Korn
5 1 (0.38%) Lisp
5 1 (0.38%) PHP
5 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 155 (59.62%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (47.31%) CCNP
3 57 (21.92%) CCNA
4 39 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 33 (12.69%) SC Cleared
6 27 (10.38%) CCIE
7 13 (5.00%) CCDP
8 11 (4.23%) Degree
9 5 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.92%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.15%) CCSA
10 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.15%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.77%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (0.77%) CCSE
11 2 (0.77%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (0.77%) CWNA
11 2 (0.77%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.77%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.77%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.69%) SLA
2 4 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.92%) ProxySG
3 5 (1.92%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) Firmware
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (5.38%) FortiGate
2 10 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (2.31%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.54%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (1.54%) SCCM
5 2 (0.77%) Ansible
5 2 (0.77%) Puppet
5 2 (0.77%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.38%) Nagios
6 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 260 (100.00%) Cisco
2 57 (21.92%) CheckPoint
3 50 (19.23%) F5
4 48 (18.46%) Juniper
5 23 (8.85%) Palo Alto
6 22 (8.46%) Microsoft
7 20 (7.69%) Meraki
8 19 (7.31%) VMware
9 18 (6.92%) Aruba
9 18 (6.92%) SolarWinds
10 16 (6.15%) Fortinet
11 11 (4.23%) Citrix
11 11 (4.23%) Infoblox
11 11 (4.23%) Nokia
12 10 (3.85%) McAfee
13 9 (3.46%) Arista
14 8 (3.08%) Dell
14 8 (3.08%) Mercator
14 8 (3.08%) NetApp
14 8 (3.08%) Riverbed