Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 33 17
Rank change year-on-year -10 -16 +4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 156 194 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.98% 5.01% 7.48%
As % of the Vendors category 8.25% 10.02% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 130 216
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +11.84% -4.10%
10th Percentile £208 £261 £259
90th Percentile £538 £601 £519
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.92% +3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% -42.07% -7.05%
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.75 £22.65
90th Percentile £27.00 £39.75 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £26.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year +59.86% +6.14% -

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 1,891 1,937 2,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 48.20% 50.05% 51.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 946 887 1,283
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £240 £264 £229
90th Percentile £588 £600 £545
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 116 117
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% +8.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.20 £39.75 £27.35
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.45
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.44% -0.29%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -22 48 £425 -2.86% 19
Slough +6 30 £308 -8.89% 5
Bracknell -16 23 £338 -32.50% 7
Newbury -6 12 £406 +91.18% 2
Maidenhead -11 6 £273 -24.31% 2
Wokingham -12 3 £625 -
Cisco
South East

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 57 (36.54%) Firewall
2 53 (33.97%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (29.49%) WAN
4 42 (26.92%) LAN
5 40 (25.64%) CCNP
6 39 (25.00%) Juniper
7 32 (20.51%) Data Centre
8 30 (19.23%) Windows
8 30 (19.23%) Wireless
9 27 (17.31%) Microsoft
9 27 (17.31%) MPLS
10 25 (16.03%) Telecoms
10 25 (16.03%) Security Cleared
11 24 (15.38%) Linux
12 21 (13.46%) VPN
13 20 (12.82%) WLAN
14 19 (12.18%) SLA
14 19 (12.18%) CCNA
14 19 (12.18%) Project Management
14 19 (12.18%) Network Security
14 19 (12.18%) Cisco ISE
14 19 (12.18%) Windows Server
15 18 (11.54%) SC Cleared
15 18 (11.54%) Unified Communications
15 18 (11.54%) BGP
15 18 (11.54%) Active Directory
16 17 (10.90%) CCIE
16 17 (10.90%) OSPF
16 17 (10.90%) IP Telephony
16 17 (10.90%) Cisco ASA

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 6 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.56%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.56%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.92%) IIS
3 3 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.64%) Apache
4 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.13%) Office 365
4 7 (4.49%) IaaS
5 3 (1.92%) GitHub
5 3 (1.92%) PaaS
6 2 (1.28%) Akamai
6 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (36.54%) Firewall
2 46 (29.49%) WAN
3 42 (26.92%) LAN
4 30 (19.23%) Wireless
5 27 (17.31%) MPLS
6 21 (13.46%) VPN
7 20 (12.82%) WLAN
8 19 (12.18%) Cisco ISE
8 19 (12.18%) Network Security
9 18 (11.54%) BGP
9 18 (11.54%) Unified Communications
10 17 (10.90%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (10.90%) IP Telephony
10 17 (10.90%) OSPF
11 16 (10.26%) Internet
12 15 (9.62%) TCP/IP
12 15 (9.62%) VoIP
13 12 (7.69%) SNMP
14 11 (7.05%) SSL
15 10 (6.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.92%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.92%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.28%) Hudson
2 2 (1.28%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (16.03%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.05%) Mandarin Language
3 4 (2.56%) Retail
4 3 (1.92%) Finance
5 1 (0.64%) Automotive
5 1 (0.64%) Electronics
5 1 (0.64%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (24.36%) Network Engineer
2 31 (19.87%) Architect
3 21 (13.46%) Network Architect
4 14 (8.97%) Consultant
5 12 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 11 (7.05%) Analyst
6 11 (7.05%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (7.05%) Support Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) Data Centre Engineer
8 8 (5.13%) 1st Line Engineer
8 8 (5.13%) Cisco Architect
8 8 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) Cisco Network Architect
9 7 (4.49%) Firewall Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Network Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (2.56%) RESTful
2 4 (2.56%) XML
3 3 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.92%) REST
3 3 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (1.92%) VXML
4 1 (0.64%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.64%) COM
4 1 (0.64%) JSON
4 1 (0.64%) LAMP
4 1 (0.64%) WAP
4 1 (0.64%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.33%) Private Cloud
3 11 (7.05%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.49%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.56%) User Experience
8 3 (1.92%) e-Health
8 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.92%) PKI
8 3 (1.92%) PMI
9 2 (1.28%) Clustering
9 2 (1.28%) CMDB
9 2 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.28%) IVR
9 2 (1.28%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.28%) Replication
10 1 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.23%) Windows
2 24 (15.38%) Linux
3 19 (12.18%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.85%) Unix
6 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.21%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.56%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.56%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.64%) CentOS
9 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.18%) Project Management
2 15 (9.62%) ITIL
2 15 (9.62%) Migration
2 15 (9.62%) Network Management
3 12 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 11 (7.05%) Load Balancing
4 11 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (5.77%) Presales
7 8 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.13%) DevOps
7 8 (5.13%) Network Design
8 7 (4.49%) Network Architecture
8 7 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.85%) Fault Management
9 6 (3.85%) WFM
10 5 (3.21%) High Availability
10 5 (3.21%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.05%) Python
2 8 (5.13%) PHP
2 8 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.49%) C
4 6 (3.85%) SQL
5 5 (3.21%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.21%) Java
5 5 (3.21%) Ruby
6 3 (1.92%) Perl
7 2 (1.28%) Groovy
7 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 53 (33.97%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (25.64%) CCNP
3 25 (16.03%) Security Cleared
4 19 (12.18%) CCNA
5 18 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 17 (10.90%) CCIE
7 13 (8.33%) Degree
7 13 (8.33%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.85%) CCDP
9 5 (3.21%) CCDA
10 4 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (2.56%) CCIP
10 4 (2.56%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.92%) BC Cleared
11 3 (1.92%) CCSA
11 3 (1.92%) CCSE
11 3 (1.92%) CCVP
11 3 (1.92%) CISSP
11 3 (1.92%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.28%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.18%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.64%) PMO
2 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 18 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.28%) Firmware
4 2 (1.28%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.64%) Docker
5 1 (0.64%) KVM
5 1 (0.64%) Snort
5 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.64%) vSphere
5 1 (0.64%) XenApp
5 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (9.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (6.41%) SCCM
2 10 (6.41%) SCOM
3 8 (5.13%) FortiGate
4 7 (4.49%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (3.21%) Puppet
6 4 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.92%) Capistrano
7 3 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.92%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.28%) Ansible
8 2 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (1.28%) CSIRT
8 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.28%) Nessus
8 2 (1.28%) Netcool
8 2 (1.28%) QRadar
9 1 (0.64%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.64%) Icinga
Vendors
1 39 (25.00%) Juniper
2 27 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.26%) Huawei
4 13 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 13 (8.33%) VMware
5 11 (7.05%) Alibaba
5 11 (7.05%) SolarWinds
6 9 (5.77%) Extreme Networks
6 9 (5.77%) HP
6 9 (5.77%) Nortel
6 9 (5.77%) Palo Alto
7 8 (5.13%) F5
8 7 (4.49%) Avaya
8 7 (4.49%) Brocade
8 7 (4.49%) Ruckus Wireless
9 6 (3.85%) Aruba
10 5 (3.21%) McAfee
10 5 (3.21%) Meraki
10 5 (3.21%) Splunk
11 4 (2.56%) NetApp