Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 38 41
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 70 169 175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.64% 5.09% 4.30%
As % of the Vendors category 10.61% 9.65% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 86 103
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +2.04%
10th Percentile £267 £150 £228
90th Percentile £525 £490 £488
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 1
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -10.23% +35.38%
10th Percentile £17.68 £16.25 £21.00
90th Percentile £29.48 £75.38 £23.00
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £42.71 £30.45
% change year-on-year -46.73% +40.26% +60.26%

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 660 1,751 1,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 53.14% 52.76% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 816 892
Median daily rate £496 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.27% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £300 £200 £213
90th Percentile £644 £588 £587
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 99 56
Median hourly rate £31.50 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% +30.00% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £13.05 £10.21
90th Percentile £62.41 £82.50 £46.25
Median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.69% -6.47%

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 +16 23 £420 +20.00% 7
Newbury +10 12 £343 -14.38% 1
Bracknell +4 9 £425 +25.93% 2
Slough -10 9 £333 +90.29% 2
Maidenhead +13 4 £240 -40.00%
Cisco
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 30 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (40.00%) WAN
3 27 (38.57%) Juniper
4 24 (34.29%) Firewall
5 23 (32.86%) LAN
6 21 (30.00%) Telecoms
7 19 (27.14%) CCNA
7 19 (27.14%) CCNP
7 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
8 17 (24.29%) VPN
8 17 (24.29%) BGP
8 17 (24.29%) MPLS
9 16 (22.86%) Data Centre
10 15 (21.43%) OSPF
10 15 (21.43%) Python
11 14 (20.00%) DNS
11 14 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 14 (20.00%) Ansible
12 13 (18.57%) Windows
12 13 (18.57%) Wireless
13 12 (17.14%) VMware
13 12 (17.14%) Meraki
14 10 (14.29%) Internet
14 10 (14.29%) Network Design
14 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (14.29%) F5
14 10 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (12.86%) Azure
15 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
15 9 (12.86%) CCIE

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 1 (1.43%) IIS
1 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Azure
2 4 (5.71%) AWS
3 3 (4.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 3 (4.29%) GCP
4 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.86%) Office 365
5 1 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (40.00%) WAN
2 24 (34.29%) Firewall
3 23 (32.86%) LAN
4 17 (24.29%) BGP
4 17 (24.29%) MPLS
4 17 (24.29%) VPN
5 15 (21.43%) OSPF
6 14 (20.00%) DNS
7 13 (18.57%) Wireless
8 10 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (14.29%) Internet
9 8 (11.43%) EIGRP
9 8 (11.43%) IPsec
9 8 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (10.00%) DHCP
11 6 (8.57%) Ethernet
11 6 (8.57%) Network Security
11 6 (8.57%) SNMP
11 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.43%) GitLab
2 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.43%) JIRA
2 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 21 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.29%) Local Government
2 3 (4.29%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.43%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Architect
1 19 (27.14%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Network Architect
2 9 (12.86%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (11.43%) Administrator
4 6 (8.57%) VMWare Administrator
5 5 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) IP Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Voice Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Security Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Security Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) HTML
2 2 (2.86%) JSON
2 2 (2.86%) REST
2 2 (2.86%) VXML
3 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.43%) CGI
3 1 (1.43%) LDAP
3 1 (1.43%) SOAP
3 1 (1.43%) XML
3 1 (1.43%) XMPP
3 1 (1.43%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.43%) e-Health
4 1 (1.43%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.43%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.43%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.43%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.43%) Industry 4.0
4 1 (1.43%) IVR
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) PKI
4 1 (1.43%) Replication
4 1 (1.43%) Robotics
4 1 (1.43%) TM Forum
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.57%) Windows
2 8 (11.43%) Linux
3 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.71%) Unix
4 4 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) CentOS
5 1 (1.43%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.29%) Network Design
2 9 (12.86%) Presales
3 8 (11.43%) Migration
4 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.57%) ITIL
5 6 (8.57%) Network Management
6 5 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (5.71%) Process Management
7 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.71%) Service Management
7 4 (5.71%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (4.29%) B2B
8 3 (4.29%) Change Management
8 3 (4.29%) High Availability
8 3 (4.29%) Project Management
8 3 (4.29%) Security Architecture
8 3 (4.29%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.43%) Python
2 5 (7.14%) Perl
3 4 (5.71%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.71%) Java
4 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.43%) C
6 1 (1.43%) SQL
6 1 (1.43%) Tcl
6 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (27.14%) CCNA
2 19 (27.14%) CCNP
2 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
3 14 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (12.86%) CCIE
5 6 (8.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.71%) BC Cleared
7 4 (5.71%) CCDP
7 4 (5.71%) CCIP
7 4 (5.71%) JNCIA
8 3 (4.29%) CCSA
8 3 (4.29%) CCSE
9 2 (2.86%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.86%) MCSE
9 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.43%) CCIE Collaboration
10 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
2 3 (4.29%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.86%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.71%) Firmware
4 4 (5.71%) VMware NSX
4 4 (5.71%) vSphere
5 3 (4.29%) NFS
5 3 (4.29%) UAG
5 3 (4.29%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (4.29%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.43%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) Ansible
2 4 (5.71%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (5.71%) Puppet
2 4 (5.71%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.29%) BladeLogic
3 3 (4.29%) vRealize
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.86%) SCOM
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.43%) MOM
5 1 (1.43%) Nessus
5 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.43%) SCCM
5 1 (1.43%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (38.57%) Juniper
2 12 (17.14%) Meraki
2 12 (17.14%) VMware
3 10 (14.29%) F5
4 9 (12.86%) Dell
4 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
5 7 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (10.00%) Citrix
5 7 (10.00%) HP
6 5 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 5 (7.14%) Zscaler
7 4 (5.71%) EMC
7 4 (5.71%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.29%) 3PAR
8 3 (4.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (4.29%) BMC
8 3 (4.29%) CA
8 3 (4.29%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (4.29%) Ivanti
8 3 (4.29%) Shavlik