The median contractor rate for a Cisco Support Engineer was £324 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Support Engineer
UK
Rank 585 611 603
Rank change year-on-year +26 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Support Engineer 11 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.058% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.061% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 12
Median daily rate £324 £275 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.72% +7.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £197 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £364 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £275 £225
% change year-on-year +44.54% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.50

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Cisco Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Cisco Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Support Engineer in the UK

Cisco Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Support Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Support Engineer in the UK

Cisco Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Support Engineer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Support Engineer in the UK

Cisco Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Support Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Support Engineer in the UK

Cisco Support Engineer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 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 +15 11 £324 +17.72% 2
London +20 4 £213 -26.08%
South East +19 3 - - 1
Surrey +12 2 - -
East of England -5 2 £399 +59.50% 1
Cambridge - 2 £399 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £399 -
Yorkshire +11 1 £250 -9.09%
North West - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £250 -

Cisco Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Cisco Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (72.73%) Firewall
3 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (50.00%) CCNP
5 8 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (31.82%) VMware
6 7 (31.82%) Finance
6 7 (31.82%) CCNA
6 7 (31.82%) VPN
6 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
6 7 (31.82%) WAN
7 6 (27.27%) Windows
7 6 (27.27%) MPLS
7 6 (27.27%) OSPF
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
8 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (22.73%) F5
8 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
8 5 (22.73%) ITIL
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
9 4 (18.18%) 802.1X
9 4 (18.18%) MSMQ
9 4 (18.18%) LAN
9 4 (18.18%) Internet
9 4 (18.18%) BGP
9 4 (18.18%) Wireless
9 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring

Cisco Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (31.82%) VPN
3 7 (31.82%) WAN
4 6 (27.27%) MPLS
4 6 (27.27%) OSPF
5 4 (18.18%) BGP
5 4 (18.18%) Internet
5 4 (18.18%) LAN
5 4 (18.18%) Network Security
5 4 (18.18%) Wireless
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
6 3 (13.64%) IPsec
6 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.64%) VoIP
6 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (9.09%) ICMP
7 2 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) 802.1X
1 4 (18.18%) MSMQ
1 4 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.55%) IPTV
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (4.55%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (4.55%) STB
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
1 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.55%) Computer Security
5 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security
5 1 (4.55%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (4.55%) Network Management
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.55%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (50.00%) CCNP
3 7 (31.82%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) CCENT
4 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (9.09%) FortiGate
1 2 (9.09%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.55%) Pingdom
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) F5
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) Palo Alto
5 2 (9.09%) Remedy
6 1 (4.55%) Apple
6 1 (4.55%) Cyberoam
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) Google
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Meraki
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) Polycom
6 1 (4.55%) Progress
6 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.55%) Splunk