Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 36 17
Rank change year-on-year -7 -19 +4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 177 203 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.29% 4.96% 7.63%
As % of the Vendors category 8.98% 10.10% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 94 164
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £368 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -13.53% +16.44%
10th Percentile £223 £243 £300
90th Percentile £488 £518 £575
South East median daily rate £393 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +4.67% -6.25% +13.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.50 £16.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.38% -63.89% +15.38%
10th Percentile £22.40 £12.75 £22.20
90th Percentile £33.80 £39.75 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +75.79% -36.67% -23.08%

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 1,971 2,010 2,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 47.72% 49.14% 49.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 1,044 1,038
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £217 £269 £250
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 70 120
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +17.31% -27.78%
10th Percentile £10.79 £12.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.50 £40.00 £48.88
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% +12.90% -18.49%

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 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -18 58 £336 -11.57% 19
Bracknell -7 50 £315 -18.92% 12
Newbury +11 22 £375 +42.86% 1
Slough -1 21 £363 +13.73% 9
Maidenhead +19 13 £225 +7.14% 4
Windsor +8 1 - - 2
Cisco
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 72 (40.68%) Firewall
2 66 (37.29%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (28.25%) Security Cleared
4 47 (26.55%) Telecoms
5 44 (24.86%) SC Cleared
6 40 (22.60%) Juniper
7 39 (22.03%) CCNP
8 38 (21.47%) WAN
9 35 (19.77%) LAN
10 33 (18.64%) Windows
11 31 (17.51%) Network Security
12 29 (16.38%) Linux
13 28 (15.82%) MPLS
14 27 (15.25%) CCNA
15 25 (14.12%) Microsoft
16 24 (13.56%) CheckPoint
17 23 (12.99%) BGP
18 21 (11.86%) VPN
19 20 (11.30%) VoIP
19 20 (11.30%) Unix
19 20 (11.30%) CCIE
19 20 (11.30%) Cisco ASA
19 20 (11.30%) F5
19 20 (11.30%) Cisco ISE
20 19 (10.73%) Cisco UCCE
20 19 (10.73%) ITIL
20 19 (10.73%) SQL
21 18 (10.17%) Active Directory
21 18 (10.17%) OSPF
21 18 (10.17%) Internet

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 (4.52%) IIS
1 8 (4.52%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.39%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.82%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.56%) Apache
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.08%) IaaS
2 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.95%) Office 365
3 6 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.69%) SaaS
5 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.56%) G Suite
6 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (40.68%) Firewall
2 38 (21.47%) WAN
3 35 (19.77%) LAN
4 31 (17.51%) Network Security
5 28 (15.82%) MPLS
6 23 (12.99%) BGP
7 21 (11.86%) VPN
8 20 (11.30%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (11.30%) Cisco ISE
8 20 (11.30%) VoIP
9 18 (10.17%) Internet
9 18 (10.17%) OSPF
10 17 (9.60%) TCP/IP
11 15 (8.47%) Wireless
11 15 (8.47%) WLAN
12 12 (6.78%) EIGRP
12 12 (6.78%) Unified Communications
13 11 (6.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (6.21%) DNS
14 10 (5.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (2.82%) MySQL
1 5 (2.82%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.26%) MariaDB
2 4 (2.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.56%) Big Data
4 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.56%) HBase
4 1 (0.56%) Mahout
4 1 (0.56%) Power BI
4 1 (0.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
General
1 47 (26.55%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.69%) Finance
2 3 (1.69%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (1.13%) Legal
3 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.13%) Retail
4 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (19.77%) Network Engineer
2 32 (18.08%) Architect
3 27 (15.25%) Consultant
4 26 (14.69%) Network Architect
5 13 (7.34%) Analyst
6 12 (6.78%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.21%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (6.21%) Security Engineer
8 10 (5.65%) Project Manager
9 9 (5.08%) Cisco Architect
9 9 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.08%) Network Analyst
10 8 (4.52%) Cisco Network Architect
10 8 (4.52%) Network Consultant
10 8 (4.52%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (4.52%) Senior Consultant
11 7 (3.95%) Cisco Consultant
11 7 (3.95%) Cisco Support
11 7 (3.95%) Voice Engineer
11 7 (3.95%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.65%) VXML
2 4 (2.26%) LDAP
2 4 (2.26%) Node.js
3 2 (1.13%) Ajax
3 2 (1.13%) HTML
3 2 (1.13%) REST
3 2 (1.13%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) .NET
4 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.56%) gRPC
4 1 (0.56%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (0.56%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.56%) SAML
4 1 (0.56%) Swagger
4 1 (0.56%) WAP
4 1 (0.56%) WML
4 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.04%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.95%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.82%) IVR
4 5 (2.82%) PKI
4 5 (2.82%) PMI
4 5 (2.82%) User Experience
5 4 (2.26%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.69%) RIA
7 2 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.13%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.56%) CMDB
8 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.64%) Windows
2 29 (16.38%) Linux
3 20 (11.30%) Unix
4 16 (9.04%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.39%) Solaris
6 4 (2.26%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.73%) ITIL
2 16 (9.04%) Network Management
3 14 (7.91%) Network Design
4 12 (6.78%) Load Balancing
5 11 (6.21%) Migration
6 10 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (5.08%) Change Management
7 9 (5.08%) PRINCE2
7 9 (5.08%) Project Management
8 7 (3.95%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 7 (3.95%) Fault Analysis
8 7 (3.95%) Network Architecture
9 6 (3.39%) High Availability
9 6 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.39%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (2.82%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.82%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.73%) SQL
2 9 (5.08%) Python
3 8 (4.52%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.39%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.69%) Java
5 3 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.13%) C
6 2 (1.13%) Korn
6 2 (1.13%) Perl
6 2 (1.13%) PHP
6 2 (1.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.56%) C++
7 1 (0.56%) Go
7 1 (0.56%) Groovy
7 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (37.29%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (28.25%) Security Cleared
3 44 (24.86%) SC Cleared
4 39 (22.03%) CCNP
5 27 (15.25%) CCNA
6 20 (11.30%) CCIE
7 6 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (3.39%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.39%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.82%) BC Cleared
8 5 (2.82%) CCDP
8 5 (2.82%) CCIP
8 5 (2.82%) JNCIS
9 4 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.69%) Degree
10 3 (1.69%) MCSE
10 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.13%) CCVP
11 2 (1.13%) CEH
11 2 (1.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.65%) SLA
2 5 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.13%) PMO
4 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.56%) GAMP
4 1 (0.56%) GDPR
4 1 (0.56%) GPG13
System Software
1 18 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.08%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.26%) BIND 9
3 4 (2.26%) KVM
3 4 (2.26%) NFS
3 4 (2.26%) Postfix
3 4 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.56%) Docker
4 1 (0.56%) HDFS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (10.73%) Cisco UCCE
2 13 (7.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (5.65%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (4.52%) Ansible
5 4 (2.26%) Netcool
6 3 (1.69%) Puppet
6 3 (1.69%) SCCM
7 2 (1.13%) Amdocs OSS
7 2 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.56%) Ambari
8 1 (0.56%) confd
8 1 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.56%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.56%) Nessus
8 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.56%) Oozie
8 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (22.60%) Juniper
2 25 (14.12%) Microsoft
3 24 (13.56%) CheckPoint
4 20 (11.30%) F5
5 18 (10.17%) VMware
6 11 (6.21%) Meraki
7 10 (5.65%) Dell
7 10 (5.65%) Fortinet
7 10 (5.65%) Nortel
7 10 (5.65%) Palo Alto
8 9 (5.08%) Citrix
9 8 (4.52%) IronPort
9 8 (4.52%) Nokia
9 8 (4.52%) Oracle
10 7 (3.95%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.39%) Avaya
11 6 (3.39%) EMC
11 6 (3.39%) Huawei
11 6 (3.39%) NetApp
12 5 (2.82%) Mirantis