Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 39 28
Rank change year-on-year -5 -11 -4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 86 189 219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.34% 4.65% 5.63%
As % of the Vendors category 8.50% 9.48% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 105 146
Median daily rate £363 £375 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -11.24% +3.68%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £209
90th Percentile £473 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £420
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.79% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Median hourly rate £19.50 £26.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +50.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £16.80 £18.13 £14.55
90th Percentile £34.65 £33.38 £41.55
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £33.40 £42.50
% change year-on-year -32.63% -21.41% +113.57%

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 1,012 1,994 1,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 51.06% 49.09% 47.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 945 971
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £228 £258 £250
90th Percentile £650 £619 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 87 45
Median hourly rate £19.25 £15.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.37% -6.71% +30.77%
10th Percentile £14.07 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £45.70
Median hourly rate £17.25 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.17% +5.88% +6.25%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco in Berkshire over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco in Berkshire

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco in Berkshire over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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
Newbury +1 26 £400 -8.05% 1
Slough +16 19 £350 -3.45% 2
Reading -2 19 £350 -20.00% 4
Bracknell +15 13 £338 -25.00%
Windsor - 2 £431 -
Maidenhead 0 1 - - 1
Cisco
South East

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 32 (37.21%) Firewall
2 28 (32.56%) Telecoms
3 26 (30.23%) Security Cleared
4 23 (26.74%) WAN
5 21 (24.42%) Network Management
6 20 (23.26%) Juniper
7 19 (22.09%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (22.09%) VMware
7 19 (22.09%) Data Centre
8 18 (20.93%) SC Cleared
8 18 (20.93%) SNMP
9 17 (19.77%) LAN
10 16 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (18.60%) Huawei
11 15 (17.44%) ITIL
11 15 (17.44%) Nokia
11 15 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (16.28%) CheckPoint
12 14 (16.28%) MPLS
12 14 (16.28%) BGP
12 14 (16.28%) VoIP
12 14 (16.28%) DNS
12 14 (16.28%) CCNP
13 13 (15.12%) CCNA
13 13 (15.12%) IBM
13 13 (15.12%) VPN
13 13 (15.12%) Python
14 12 (13.95%) Windows
14 12 (13.95%) OSPF
14 12 (13.95%) Integration Testing

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 4 (4.65%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.49%) CMS
2 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Chatbot
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (8.14%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) AWS
2 3 (3.49%) Azure
3 2 (2.33%) Akamai
4 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 32 (37.21%) Firewall
2 23 (26.74%) WAN
3 18 (20.93%) SNMP
4 17 (19.77%) LAN
5 14 (16.28%) BGP
5 14 (16.28%) DNS
5 14 (16.28%) MPLS
5 14 (16.28%) VoIP
6 13 (15.12%) VPN
7 12 (13.95%) OSPF
8 11 (12.79%) Unified Communications
9 10 (11.63%) Ethernet
9 10 (11.63%) Internet
9 10 (11.63%) Wireless
10 9 (10.47%) Network Security
11 8 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (9.30%) TACACS
11 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
12 7 (8.14%) EIGRP
12 7 (8.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 28 (32.56%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.81%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 2 (2.33%) Billing
5 1 (1.16%) Back Office
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
5 1 (1.16%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Network Engineer
2 20 (23.26%) Architect
3 14 (16.28%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (11.63%) Designer
5 8 (9.30%) Solutions Designer
6 7 (8.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Network Architect
7 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) IP Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Design Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Security Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Consultant
10 3 (3.49%) Deployment Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) IP Network Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Service Desk Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Telephony Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Video Conferencing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) REST
1 11 (12.79%) SOAP
1 11 (12.79%) Web Services
2 1 (1.16%) LDAP
2 1 (1.16%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.49%) IVR
4 3 (3.49%) Replication
4 3 (3.49%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.33%) Biotechnology
5 2 (2.33%) CCTV
5 2 (2.33%) Clustering
5 2 (2.33%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.16%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.16%) CMDB
6 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.16%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Windows
2 9 (10.47%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.81%) Linux
3 5 (5.81%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Vista
5 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.33%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.16%) CentOS
7 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.42%) Network Management
2 15 (17.44%) ITIL
2 15 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (13.95%) Integration Testing
4 11 (12.79%) Migration
4 11 (12.79%) Smoke Testing
4 11 (12.79%) Unit Testing
4 11 (12.79%) Web Development
5 9 (10.47%) Change Management
6 8 (9.30%) Network Design
6 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.14%) Process Management
8 6 (6.98%) Communications Security
8 6 (6.98%) CRM
8 6 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (6.98%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.81%) Presales
10 4 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (4.65%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.12%) Python
2 11 (12.79%) Java
2 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
2 11 (12.79%) Perl
2 11 (12.79%) PHP
2 11 (12.79%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.09%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (20.93%) SC Cleared
4 14 (16.28%) CCNP
5 13 (15.12%) CCNA
6 8 (9.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (8.14%) BC Cleared
7 7 (8.14%) CCIP
8 6 (6.98%) CCDP
9 3 (3.49%) CCIE
9 3 (3.49%) CCSE
10 2 (2.33%) CCDA
10 2 (2.33%) CCSA
10 2 (2.33%) Degree
10 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.33%) ISEB
10 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
10 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) SLA
3 2 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.30%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.65%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.33%) vSphere
5 1 (1.16%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (12.79%) Amdocs OSS
1 11 (12.79%) Netcool
1 11 (12.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 3 (3.49%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.33%) Ansible
3 2 (2.33%) Avamar
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco CME
3 2 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.16%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.16%) OPNET
4 1 (1.16%) Puppet
4 1 (1.16%) SCCM
4 1 (1.16%) SCOM
4 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (23.26%) Juniper
2 19 (22.09%) VMware
3 16 (18.60%) Huawei
4 15 (17.44%) Nokia
5 14 (16.28%) CheckPoint
6 13 (15.12%) IBM
7 11 (12.79%) BMC
7 11 (12.79%) Cramer
7 11 (12.79%) Remedy
7 11 (12.79%) ServiceNow
7 11 (12.79%) Siebel
7 11 (12.79%) xMatters
8 10 (11.63%) F5
8 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
9 6 (6.98%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 6 (6.98%) Palo Alto
10 4 (4.65%) Apple
10 4 (4.65%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.49%) Redback
11 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds