Period
to 18 June 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 6 months to 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

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

Cisco
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 28 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 -12 +1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 207 209 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.38% 5.73% 7.59%
As % of the Vendors category 11.09% 11.66% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 132 241
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -4.40%
10th Percentile £208 £273 £263
90th Percentile £538 £575 £530
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -29.63% -30.77%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.70 £18.20
90th Percentile £37.88 £35.60 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £20.45 £29.19
% change year-on-year +107.82% -29.94% +32.67%

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Berkshire.

All Vendors
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,866 1,792 2,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 48.47% 49.16% 51.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 787 1,279
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +5.54%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £226
90th Percentile £600 £573 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 129 118
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% +8.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.13 £39.00 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +1.17%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 June 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
Reading -9 77 £425 +6.25% 14
Bracknell 0 35 £318 -36.45% 3
Slough +2 28 £338 -3.57% 5
Maidenhead 0 14 £210 -41.67% 3
Newbury -9 13 £413 +94.12% 1
Wokingham -6 3 £625 - 2
Cisco
South East

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 63 (30.43%) Firewall
2 61 (29.47%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (23.67%) CCNP
3 49 (23.67%) Active Directory
4 46 (22.22%) WAN
5 43 (20.77%) LAN
6 42 (20.29%) Microsoft
7 39 (18.84%) Security Cleared
8 36 (17.39%) Windows
9 32 (15.46%) SC Cleared
10 31 (14.98%) Data Centre
10 31 (14.98%) VMware
11 30 (14.49%) Juniper
12 28 (13.53%) Project Management
13 27 (13.04%) VoIP
13 27 (13.04%) Wireless
14 26 (12.56%) CCIE
14 26 (12.56%) Cisco CUCM
14 26 (12.56%) Windows Server
14 26 (12.56%) Network Management
14 26 (12.56%) Unified Communications
15 25 (12.08%) Palo Alto
15 25 (12.08%) VPN
16 24 (11.59%) IP Telephony
16 24 (11.59%) Cisco ISE
17 23 (11.11%) Telecoms
17 23 (11.11%) Linux
17 23 (11.11%) MPLS
18 21 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
19 20 (9.66%) SolarWinds

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (3.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.42%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.93%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.45%) GroupWise
5 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 13 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.28%) Office 365
3 10 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.93%) IaaS
5 3 (1.45%) G Suite
5 3 (1.45%) GitHub
6 2 (0.97%) PaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.48%) SaaS
7 1 (0.48%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 63 (30.43%) Firewall
2 46 (22.22%) WAN
3 43 (20.77%) LAN
4 27 (13.04%) VoIP
4 27 (13.04%) Wireless
5 26 (12.56%) Unified Communications
6 25 (12.08%) VPN
7 24 (11.59%) Cisco ISE
7 24 (11.59%) IP Telephony
8 23 (11.11%) MPLS
9 15 (7.25%) Network Security
10 14 (6.76%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (6.76%) Ethernet
11 12 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (5.31%) WLAN
13 10 (4.83%) Internet
13 10 (4.83%) IPsec
14 9 (4.35%) BGP
14 9 (4.35%) DNS
15 8 (3.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.45%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.48%) MySQL
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.45%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.45%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.97%) Hudson
2 2 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.35%) Mandarin Language
3 6 (2.90%) Retail
4 5 (2.42%) Finance
5 2 (0.97%) Legal
6 1 (0.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (22.71%) Network Engineer
2 34 (16.43%) Architect
3 27 (13.04%) Analyst
4 21 (10.14%) Network Architect
4 21 (10.14%) Project Manager
4 21 (10.14%) Support Engineer
5 17 (8.21%) Consultant
6 15 (7.25%) IT Engineer
7 14 (6.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 13 (6.28%) IT Support
9 12 (5.80%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (5.31%) IT Support Engineer
10 11 (5.31%) Unified Communications Manager
11 10 (4.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 10 (4.83%) Network Systems Engineer
11 10 (4.83%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (4.35%) Cisco Architect
12 9 (4.35%) Data Centre Engineer
13 8 (3.86%) Cisco Network Architect
13 8 (3.86%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.93%) XMPP
2 3 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (1.45%) REST
2 3 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (1.45%) VXML
3 1 (0.48%) COM
3 1 (0.48%) JSON
3 1 (0.48%) RESTful
3 1 (0.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.98%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.31%) Private Cloud
3 11 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.83%) Driving Licence
5 8 (3.86%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.90%) PMI
6 6 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.42%) IVR
8 3 (1.45%) BYOD
8 3 (1.45%) e-Health
8 3 (1.45%) PKI
9 2 (0.97%) Clustering
9 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.97%) Replication
9 2 (0.97%) User Experience
10 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.48%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.39%) Windows
2 26 (12.56%) Windows Server
3 23 (11.11%) Linux
4 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.90%) Unix
5 6 (2.90%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.42%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.93%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.93%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.48%) OS/2
10 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.53%) Project Management
2 26 (12.56%) Network Management
3 21 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (8.21%) ITIL
5 13 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (6.28%) SIEM
5 13 (6.28%) Validation
5 13 (6.28%) WFM
6 12 (5.80%) Migration
7 10 (4.83%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.83%) Traceability Matrix
8 9 (4.35%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.86%) Change Management
9 8 (3.86%) Load Balancing
9 8 (3.86%) Threat Management
10 7 (3.38%) DevOps
10 7 (3.38%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 7 (3.38%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (3.38%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.86%) PHP
1 8 (3.86%) Python
2 7 (3.38%) C
3 6 (2.90%) SQL
4 5 (2.42%) Java
4 5 (2.42%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.45%) Ruby
6 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.48%) Perl
7 1 (0.48%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 61 (29.47%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (23.67%) CCNP
3 39 (18.84%) Security Cleared
4 32 (15.46%) SC Cleared
5 26 (12.56%) CCIE
6 18 (8.70%) DV Cleared
7 16 (7.73%) Degree
8 14 (6.76%) CCNA
9 8 (3.86%) CCDP
10 7 (3.38%) ISTQB
11 6 (2.90%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.93%) CCSE
12 4 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (1.45%) CCDA
13 3 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.45%) JNCIE
14 2 (0.97%) CCIP
14 2 (0.97%) CISSP
14 2 (0.97%) CWSP
14 2 (0.97%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.25%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (23.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.86%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.42%) XenApp
5 4 (1.93%) vSphere
6 2 (0.97%) Docker
6 2 (0.97%) Firmware
6 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.97%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.48%) KVM
7 1 (0.48%) Snort
7 1 (0.48%) vCloud
7 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (12.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (8.70%) SCOM
3 11 (5.31%) FortiGate
4 10 (4.83%) Cisco UCCE
4 10 (4.83%) SCCM
5 5 (2.42%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (2.42%) Puppet
6 4 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.45%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.45%) Capistrano
7 3 (1.45%) OpenView
7 3 (1.45%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.97%) Ansible
8 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.97%) SCSM
9 1 (0.48%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.48%) Icinga
9 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.98%) VMware
3 30 (14.49%) Juniper
4 25 (12.08%) Palo Alto
5 20 (9.66%) SolarWinds
6 13 (6.28%) Huawei
7 12 (5.80%) Google
8 9 (4.35%) Alibaba
8 9 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 9 (4.35%) Citrix
8 9 (4.35%) Extreme Networks
8 9 (4.35%) HP
8 9 (4.35%) Meraki
9 7 (3.38%) Ruckus Wireless
10 6 (2.90%) SonicWALL
11 5 (2.42%) Aruba
11 5 (2.42%) Brocade
11 5 (2.42%) F5
12 4 (1.93%) NetApp
13 3 (1.45%) Avaya