Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 42 32
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 -15
Contract jobs citing Cisco 221 152 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.38% 3.93% 5.03%
As % of the Vendors category 10.68% 8.22% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 103 124
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +9.68%
10th Percentile £201 £208 £260
90th Percentile £582 £535 £609
South East median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.44% +5.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 11
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.05% +2.38% -53.33%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.65 £12.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £36.75 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £25.35
% change year-on-year +47.54% +20.34% -28.61%

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 2,069 1,849 1,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 50.37% 47.75% 49.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 905 973
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £236 £227 £263
90th Percentile £613 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 59 109
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +33.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.23 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.65 £40.45
South East median hourly rate £19.72 £16.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +19.52% -4.35% +1.47%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 +11 68 £400 -5.88% 22
Bracknell +11 34 £450 +66.67% 9
Newbury +18 32 £443 +5.67% 7
Slough -3 25 £260 -7.14% 7
Maidenhead +7 8 £325 -23.53% 4
Ascot - 2 £133 -
Cisco
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 92 (41.63%) Firewall
2 74 (33.48%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (32.13%) Telecoms
4 68 (30.77%) WAN
5 64 (28.96%) LAN
6 63 (28.51%) Security Cleared
7 52 (23.53%) Juniper
8 50 (22.62%) Cisco ASA
9 46 (20.81%) CCNP
10 43 (19.46%) Data Centre
11 41 (18.55%) Windows
12 39 (17.65%) Network Security
13 37 (16.74%) CCNA
14 36 (16.29%) Microsoft
15 35 (15.84%) Nokia
16 34 (15.38%) VPN
16 34 (15.38%) SC Cleared
17 33 (14.93%) DNS
18 32 (14.48%) MPLS
18 32 (14.48%) BGP
19 27 (12.22%) CCIE
20 26 (11.76%) Migration
20 26 (11.76%) VMware
20 26 (11.76%) Wireless
20 26 (11.76%) ITIL
20 26 (11.76%) CheckPoint
21 24 (10.86%) Disaster Recovery
21 24 (10.86%) Network Design
22 23 (10.41%) TCP/IP
23 22 (9.95%) Linux

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 16 (7.24%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.43%) IBM Domino
3 4 (1.81%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.45%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (2.26%) assyst
2 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.14%) Azure
2 15 (6.79%) Office 365
3 12 (5.43%) G Suite
4 8 (3.62%) AWS
5 6 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.45%) SaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (41.63%) Firewall
2 68 (30.77%) WAN
3 64 (28.96%) LAN
4 50 (22.62%) Cisco ASA
5 39 (17.65%) Network Security
6 34 (15.38%) VPN
7 33 (14.93%) DNS
8 32 (14.48%) BGP
8 32 (14.48%) MPLS
9 26 (11.76%) Wireless
10 23 (10.41%) TCP/IP
11 21 (9.50%) OSPF
11 21 (9.50%) SSL
12 18 (8.14%) IPsec
12 18 (8.14%) WLAN
13 16 (7.24%) SMTP
13 16 (7.24%) VoIP
14 15 (6.79%) SNMP
15 14 (6.33%) DKIM
15 14 (6.33%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.71%) MySQL
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.45%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.45%) JIRA
3 1 (0.45%) MSI
3 1 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 71 (32.13%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.24%) Finance
3 14 (6.33%) Retail
4 7 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.71%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.36%) Electronics
6 3 (1.36%) Marketing
6 3 (1.36%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 78 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 53 (23.98%) Architect
3 27 (12.22%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (10.86%) Network Architect
5 15 (6.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 15 (6.79%) Firewall Engineer
6 14 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (5.43%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.98%) Security Engineer
8 11 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (4.52%) Consultant
10 9 (4.07%) Network Security Engineer
11 8 (3.62%) Analyst
11 8 (3.62%) IP Engineer
11 8 (3.62%) IP Network Engineer
12 7 (3.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 7 (3.17%) Designer
12 7 (3.17%) Network Design Engineer
13 6 (2.71%) Cisco Support
13 6 (2.71%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.33%) Web Services
2 13 (5.88%) LDAP
2 13 (5.88%) Regular Expression
3 6 (2.71%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.90%) REST
4 2 (0.90%) SOAP
5 1 (0.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.46%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.07%) Replication
3 7 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.71%) Clustering
4 6 (2.71%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.81%) Handset
5 4 (1.81%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.36%) HP Storage
6 3 (1.36%) Life Science
6 3 (1.36%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.90%) CCTV
7 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.90%) NHS
7 2 (0.90%) PKI
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.45%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.45%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.45%) IVR
8 1 (0.45%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.55%) Windows
2 22 (9.95%) Linux
3 20 (9.05%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.52%) Solaris
4 10 (4.52%) Windows 10
5 7 (3.17%) Unix
6 6 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.81%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.81%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.81%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.81%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.36%) CentOS
9 3 (1.36%) Fedora
9 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (11.76%) ITIL
1 26 (11.76%) Migration
2 24 (10.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (10.86%) Network Design
3 18 (8.14%) Network Architecture
3 18 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 15 (6.79%) Change Management
6 14 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (5.88%) Security Patching
7 13 (5.88%) SIEM
8 12 (5.43%) Problem Management
9 10 (4.52%) Project Management
10 9 (4.07%) Load Balancing
11 8 (3.62%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (3.62%) Infrastructure Automation
11 8 (3.62%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (3.17%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.33%) Java
2 9 (4.07%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.07%) Python
3 8 (3.62%) SQL
4 5 (2.26%) Perl
5 4 (1.81%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.90%) PHP
6 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.90%) VB
6 2 (0.90%) VBScript
7 1 (0.45%) Lingo
7 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (33.48%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (28.51%) Security Cleared
3 46 (20.81%) CCNP
4 37 (16.74%) CCNA
5 34 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 27 (12.22%) CCIE
7 21 (9.50%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.07%) CCDP
9 6 (2.71%) CCIP
10 5 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.26%) CCDA
11 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.36%) BC Cleared
12 3 (1.36%) DBS Check
12 3 (1.36%) MCP
12 3 (1.36%) MCSE
12 3 (1.36%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.90%) Degree
13 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.52%) SLA
2 5 (2.26%) QA
3 4 (1.81%) NCSC
4 1 (0.45%) GDPR
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.24%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.62%) vSphere
4 4 (1.81%) vCloud
4 4 (1.81%) XenApp
5 3 (1.36%) DFS Replication
5 3 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.45%) BIND 9
7 1 (0.45%) Docker
7 1 (0.45%) KVM
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.45%) NFS
7 1 (0.45%) Postfix
7 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (6.33%) Amdocs OSS
2 12 (5.43%) SCCM
3 11 (4.98%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.26%) Ansible
4 5 (2.26%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.26%) QRadar
4 5 (2.26%) SCOM
5 3 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.36%) Nessus
5 3 (1.36%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.90%) Netcool
6 2 (0.90%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (0.90%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.45%) Puppet
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 52 (23.53%) Juniper
2 36 (16.29%) Microsoft
3 35 (15.84%) Nokia
4 26 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 26 (11.76%) VMware
5 20 (9.05%) HP
6 18 (8.14%) McAfee
7 16 (7.24%) Cramer
7 16 (7.24%) F5
7 16 (7.24%) Fortinet
7 16 (7.24%) IronPort
8 15 (6.79%) IBM
8 15 (6.79%) Palo Alto
9 13 (5.88%) Aruba
10 11 (4.98%) Citrix
11 10 (4.52%) Remedy
12 8 (3.62%) Blue Coat
12 8 (3.62%) Meraki
13 7 (3.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 7 (3.17%) Huawei