The median contractor rate for a Senior Cisco Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Senior Cisco Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 620 609
Rank change year-on-year +35 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Cisco Engineer 25 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.058% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.061% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 17
Median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £346 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +17.18% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
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 £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Senior Cisco Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Cisco Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Cisco Engineer in the UK

Senior Cisco Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Cisco Engineer in the UK

Senior Cisco Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Cisco Engineer over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Cisco Engineer in the UK

Senior Cisco Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Cisco Engineer in the UK

Senior Cisco Engineer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Cisco Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +29 23 £450 +9.09% 1
UK excluding London +34 13 £469 +17.18% 1
London +9 12 £450 -
North of England +68 9 £538 -
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £365 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Senior Cisco 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 Senior Cisco Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 28 (62.22%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (53.33%) Firewall
4 20 (44.44%) CCNP
5 15 (33.33%) VMware
5 15 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 14 (31.11%) Finance
7 13 (28.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (26.67%) BGP
8 12 (26.67%) EIGRP
8 12 (26.67%) CCIE
9 11 (24.44%) VPN
9 11 (24.44%) WAN
10 10 (22.22%) LAN
10 10 (22.22%) F5
11 9 (20.00%) Migration
12 8 (17.78%) Manufacturing
12 8 (17.78%) Programme Management
12 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
12 8 (17.78%) Palo Alto
13 7 (15.56%) vSphere
13 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (15.56%) CCNA
13 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
13 7 (15.56%) Wireless
13 7 (15.56%) Electronics
13 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
14 6 (13.33%) OSPF
14 6 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas

Senior Cisco 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 4 (8.89%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.22%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (53.33%) Firewall
2 13 (28.89%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (26.67%) BGP
3 12 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (26.67%) EIGRP
4 11 (24.44%) VPN
4 11 (24.44%) WAN
5 10 (22.22%) LAN
6 7 (15.56%) Wireless
7 6 (13.33%) OSPF
7 6 (13.33%) SAN
8 5 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
8 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (8.89%) DNS
9 4 (8.89%) MPLS
9 4 (8.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Manufacturing
3 7 (15.56%) Electronics
3 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (13.33%) Marketing
5 4 (8.89%) Banking
6 2 (4.44%) Retail
7 1 (2.22%) Law
7 1 (2.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.44%) SUSE
5 1 (2.22%) CatOS
5 1 (2.22%) CentOS
5 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Migration
2 8 (17.78%) Programme Management
3 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (11.11%) Network Design
5 4 (8.89%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL
6 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.22%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.22%) Informatics
7 1 (2.22%) ITSM
7 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.22%) Project Management
7 1 (2.22%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.22%) Service Management
7 1 (2.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C
2 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) Lisp
3 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (62.22%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (44.44%) CCNP
3 12 (26.67%) CCIE
4 7 (15.56%) CCNA
5 3 (6.67%) CCVP
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) CCDA
6 2 (4.44%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (4.44%) JNCIA
6 2 (4.44%) JNCIP
6 2 (4.44%) JNCIS
6 2 (4.44%) MCSE
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.22%) CCDP
7 1 (2.22%) CCSA
7 1 (2.22%) CCSE
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) MCP
7 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (15.56%) vSphere
2 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (11.11%) FortiGate
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco CME
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.22%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Nagios
4 1 (2.22%) OPNET
4 1 (2.22%) PowerCLI
4 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (22.22%) F5
4 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
4 8 (17.78%) Palo Alto
5 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
6 6 (13.33%) HP
6 6 (13.33%) SAP
7 5 (11.11%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.67%) Juniper
8 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.67%) TippingPoint
9 2 (4.44%) Aruba
9 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.44%) Citrix
9 2 (4.44%) Dell
9 2 (4.44%) IBM
9 2 (4.44%) Red Box
9 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.44%) Splunk