The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
UK
Rank 44 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2023 2068 2167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.51% 4.14% 4.34%
As % of the Vendors category 9.96% 9.55% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1185 1268
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 106 99
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.56 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.89% +31.97%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20304 21658 22770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.26% 43.32% 45.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12487 12740 13329
Median daily rate £420 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 863 997
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco within the UK.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 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 -3 1824 £380 +1.33% 446
London -12 621 £400 - 164
South East +7 520 £400 +10.34% 103
Hampshire +3 176 £423 +5.62% 24
Berkshire +1 147 £413 +13.01% 25
West Midlands +36 135 £355 -13.52% 41
Yorkshire -1 119 £375 +7.14% 32
City of London +9 113 £425 +6.25% 41
Scotland +28 109 £325 -7.14% 9
South West -2 109 £344 -1.64% 20
North West +2 102 £339 -15.10% 38
East of England -15 96 £375 +8.69% 22
Buckinghamshire +36 74 £425 +38.21% 9
West Yorkshire +14 73 £375 - 23
Milton Keynes +42 64 £425 +38.21% 4
Reading 0 62 £388 +1.97% 14
North East +18 55 £363 +16.00% 4
Birmingham +17 53 £285 -24.00% 13
East Midlands -2 52 £340 -13.65% 16
Surrey +11 51 £380 -5.00% 17
Leeds +12 50 £325 -16.39% 13
Wiltshire -4 48 £313 -10.71% 2
Tyne and Wear +9 46 £370 +66.29% 3
Hertfordshire -10 44 £456 +21.66% 8
Manchester -6 40 £300 -27.27% 25
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 39 £370 +114.49% 2
Wales 0 39 £363 +20.33% 8
Edinburgh +23 38 £425 +21.42% 3
Basingstoke 0 37 £460 +55.93% 7
South Wales +2 35 £375 +29.31% 6

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cisco.

1 1815 (42.42%) Firewall
2 1672 (39.07%) Cisco Certification
3 1216 (28.42%) LAN
4 1135 (26.52%) WAN
5 1066 (24.91%) CCNP
6 1027 (24.00%) Windows
7 969 (22.65%) VMware
8 916 (21.41%) CheckPoint
9 870 (20.33%) CCNA
10 842 (19.68%) Juniper
10 842 (19.68%) Security Cleared
11 794 (18.56%) Microsoft
12 785 (18.35%) Data Centre
13 756 (17.67%) Cisco ASA
14 695 (16.24%) ITIL
15 682 (15.94%) SC Cleared
16 669 (15.63%) F5
17 605 (14.14%) Active Directory
18 584 (13.65%) Wireless
19 575 (13.44%) Cisco Nexus
20 571 (13.34%) VPN
21 569 (13.30%) Network Security
22 562 (13.13%) Finance
23 560 (13.09%) Linux
24 555 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
25 518 (12.11%) Windows Server
26 466 (10.89%) TCP/IP
27 440 (10.28%) MPLS
28 433 (10.12%) DNS
29 425 (9.93%) CCIE

Cisco
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
1 241 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 140 (3.27%) Skype for Business
3 105 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 88 (2.06%) Apache
5 63 (1.47%) IIS
6 56 (1.31%) SharePoint
7 53 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 48 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 47 (1.10%) WebLogic
10 42 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
11 40 (0.93%) iPlanet
12 38 (0.89%) JBoss
13 36 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 29 (0.68%) WebSphere
15 28 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
16 23 (0.54%) OpenStack
17 16 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
17 16 (0.37%) IBM Notes
18 14 (0.33%) CMS
18 14 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 242 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 202 (4.72%) MS Office
3 75 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.21%) MS Project
7 2 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.047%) InDesign
7 2 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 29 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 14 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.21%) assyst
4 6 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.093%) Eikon
5 4 (0.093%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.070%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.047%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.023%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 179 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
3 144 (3.37%) Office 365
4 55 (1.29%) IaaS
5 41 (0.96%) PaaS
6 39 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (0.61%) SaaS
8 15 (0.35%) Akamai
9 14 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.26%) Mimecast
11 10 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.12%) SoftLayer
13 4 (0.093%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.093%) G Suite
13 4 (0.093%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.093%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.070%) GitHub
14 3 (0.070%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1815 (42.42%) Firewall
2 1216 (28.42%) LAN
3 1135 (26.52%) WAN
4 756 (17.67%) Cisco ASA
5 584 (13.65%) Wireless
6 575 (13.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 571 (13.34%) VPN
8 569 (13.30%) Network Security
9 466 (10.89%) TCP/IP
10 440 (10.28%) MPLS
11 433 (10.12%) DNS
12 419 (9.79%) BGP
12 419 (9.79%) VoIP
13 408 (9.53%) OSPF
14 344 (8.04%) SAN
15 305 (7.13%) DHCP
16 268 (6.26%) VLAN
17 248 (5.80%) Internet
18 217 (5.07%) Cisco IOS
19 195 (4.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 42 (0.98%) MySQL
3 39 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 29 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 22 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (0.49%) Big Data
9 20 (0.47%) HBase
10 13 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 12 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
12 11 (0.26%) Apache Hive
13 9 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (0.21%) Sqoop
14 8 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.19%) Apache Zeppelin
14 8 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (0.70%) Subversion
2 27 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 25 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.51%) GCC
4 22 (0.51%) GDB
4 22 (0.51%) Trac
5 18 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 15 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (0.33%) JIRA
7 14 (0.33%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (0.14%) StarTeam
8 6 (0.14%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.093%) GoCD
10 3 (0.070%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.070%) Rational Application Developer
10 3 (0.070%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.070%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 562 (13.13%) Finance
2 353 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 198 (4.63%) Banking
4 108 (2.52%) Retail
5 54 (1.26%) Law
6 53 (1.24%) Legal
7 37 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 35 (0.82%) Back Office
9 30 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 28 (0.65%) Billing
11 27 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.47%) Electronics
13 19 (0.44%) Local Government
14 17 (0.40%) Advertising
15 14 (0.33%) Marketing
15 14 (0.33%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.28%) Games
16 12 (0.28%) Publishing
17 11 (0.26%) German Language
18 8 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 1375 (32.13%) Network Engineer
2 599 (14.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 515 (12.04%) Architect
4 423 (9.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 334 (7.81%) Analyst
6 246 (5.75%) Consultant
7 231 (5.40%) Security Engineer
8 228 (5.33%) Support Engineer
9 219 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 217 (5.07%) Network Architect
11 189 (4.42%) Network Security Engineer
12 168 (3.93%) Senior Network Engineer
13 137 (3.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 136 (3.18%) Administrator
15 134 (3.13%) Project Manager
16 132 (3.08%) Network Support
17 123 (2.87%) Network Analyst
18 118 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
19 107 (2.50%) Network Consultant
20 106 (2.48%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (1.96%) 802.1X
2 68 (1.59%) Web Services
3 58 (1.36%) XMPP
4 46 (1.08%) Middleware
5 42 (0.98%) J2EE
6 27 (0.63%) XML
7 22 (0.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 22 (0.51%) CSS
7 22 (0.51%) STL
8 17 (0.40%) .NET
9 16 (0.37%) HTML
10 14 (0.33%) SAML
11 13 (0.30%) XSLT
12 12 (0.28%) LAMP
12 12 (0.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 11 (0.26%) VXML
14 10 (0.23%) JSP
14 10 (0.23%) Kafka
14 10 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (0.23%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 785 (18.35%) Data Centre
2 199 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 102 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 89 (2.08%) Clustering
6 63 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 62 (1.45%) EMC VNX
8 56 (1.31%) Blackberry
9 55 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 55 (1.29%) IVR
10 54 (1.26%) Driving Licence
10 54 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
11 50 (1.17%) NHS
11 50 (1.17%) VCE vBlock
12 48 (1.12%) Virtual Team
13 43 (1.00%) PKI
14 36 (0.84%) CMDB
15 34 (0.79%) EMC VMAX
16 33 (0.77%) Replication
17 32 (0.75%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1027 (24.00%) Windows
2 560 (13.09%) Linux
3 518 (12.11%) Windows Server
4 286 (6.68%) Unix
5 271 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 252 (5.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 170 (3.97%) Windows 7
8 164 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 126 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 126 (2.94%) Solaris
10 84 (1.96%) Windows 10
11 53 (1.24%) AIX
12 48 (1.12%) CentOS
13 45 (1.05%) Android
14 38 (0.89%) Windows 8
15 30 (0.70%) SUSE
15 30 (0.70%) Windows XP
16 21 (0.49%) HPUX
16 21 (0.49%) Ubuntu
17 19 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (16.24%) ITIL
2 372 (8.69%) Network Design
3 321 (7.50%) Migration
4 292 (6.82%) Load Balancing
5 214 (5.00%) Network Management
6 207 (4.84%) Project Management
7 188 (4.39%) Service Management
8 165 (3.86%) Change Management
9 155 (3.62%) High Availability
9 155 (3.62%) Information Security
10 147 (3.44%) Service Delivery
11 146 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
12 136 (3.18%) PRINCE2
13 114 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
14 106 (2.48%) Network Architecture
14 106 (2.48%) Problem Management
15 102 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 99 (2.31%) Root Cause Analysis
17 98 (2.29%) Change Control
17 98 (2.29%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 185 (4.32%) SQL
2 135 (3.15%) PowerShell
3 98 (2.29%) Python
4 78 (1.82%) Java
5 76 (1.78%) C
6 52 (1.22%) Perl
7 40 (0.93%) C++
8 36 (0.84%) Shell Script
9 26 (0.61%) Ruby
10 24 (0.56%) Bash Shell
10 24 (0.56%) JavaScript
11 23 (0.54%) VB
12 16 (0.37%) PHP
12 16 (0.37%) VBScript
13 11 (0.26%) C#
14 8 (0.19%) Korn
15 7 (0.16%) Go
16 5 (0.12%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.093%) AWK
18 3 (0.070%) R
Qualifications
1 1672 (39.07%) Cisco Certification
2 1066 (24.91%) CCNP
3 870 (20.33%) CCNA
4 842 (19.68%) Security Cleared
5 682 (15.94%) SC Cleared
6 425 (9.93%) CCIE
7 204 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 187 (4.37%) Degree
9 144 (3.37%) MCSE
10 134 (3.13%) CCDP
11 109 (2.55%) DV Cleared
12 101 (2.36%) CCSA
13 100 (2.34%) CISSP
13 100 (2.34%) JNCIA
14 95 (2.22%) CCSE
15 67 (1.57%) MCSA
16 64 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
17 63 (1.47%) CCVP
18 59 (1.38%) CCDA
19 56 (1.31%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (4.42%) SLA
2 123 (2.87%) PCI DSS
3 100 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (0.63%) COBIT
5 24 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 24 (0.56%) QA
6 20 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.40%) RMADS
8 15 (0.35%) JSP 440
9 14 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
10 12 (0.28%) ISO27002
11 9 (0.21%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.14%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.047%) COSO
13 2 (0.047%) GPG13
13 2 (0.047%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.047%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.047%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.047%) SAS 70
14 1 (0.023%) BS25999
System Software
1 605 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 555 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (4.09%) Hyper-V
4 172 (4.02%) vSphere
5 92 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
6 87 (2.03%) VMware ESX
7 80 (1.87%) XenApp
8 50 (1.17%) vCloud
9 49 (1.15%) ProxySG
10 37 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
11 35 (0.82%) XenDesktop
12 34 (0.79%) Firmware
13 32 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 26 (0.61%) NFS
15 24 (0.56%) KVM
15 24 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
16 23 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
17 22 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
18 21 (0.49%) XenServer
19 19 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 168 (3.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 103 (2.41%) FortiGate
2 103 (2.41%) SCCM
3 86 (2.01%) Cisco Prime
3 86 (2.01%) Puppet
4 81 (1.89%) Cisco UCCX
5 72 (1.68%) Nagios
6 65 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 62 (1.45%) Cisco UCCE
8 57 (1.33%) Nessus
9 46 (1.08%) WSUS
10 45 (1.05%) NetBackup
11 41 (0.96%) SCOM
12 37 (0.86%) Backup Exec
12 37 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 32 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
14 31 (0.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 30 (0.70%) vRealize
16 28 (0.65%) AirWatch
17 27 (0.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 969 (22.65%) VMware
2 916 (21.41%) CheckPoint
3 842 (19.68%) Juniper
4 794 (18.56%) Microsoft
5 669 (15.63%) F5
6 410 (9.58%) HP
7 369 (8.62%) Citrix
8 330 (7.71%) Palo Alto
9 229 (5.35%) Fortinet
10 218 (5.09%) EMC
11 204 (4.77%) Blue Coat
12 175 (4.09%) NetApp
13 162 (3.79%) Oracle
14 161 (3.76%) Avaya
15 156 (3.65%) Red Hat
16 153 (3.58%) Riverbed
17 145 (3.39%) Aruba
18 141 (3.30%) Intel Security
19 140 (3.27%) SolarWinds
20 136 (3.18%) Dell
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