Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -19 +8 -5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 179 350 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.42% 8.22% 5.80%
As % of the Vendors category 8.95% 16.12% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 204 168
Berkshire median daily rate £360 £424 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.09% +17.78% +1.41%
10th Percentile £255 £302 £209
90th Percentile £588 £525 £510
South East median daily rate £379 £400 £361
% change year-on-year -5.38% +10.73% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 16
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.78% +13.92% +66.32%
10th Percentile £12.75 £22.20 £18.50
90th Percentile £39.85 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £34.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -26.47% +18.26% +57.53%

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 2000 2171 2526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 49.41% 51.00% 50.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1027 1124 1293
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 125 133
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -42.00% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.62 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £39.90 £44.31 £46.82
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £18.50
% change year-on-year +7.26% -14.32% +17.61%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -27 57 £325 -23.17% 6
Bracknell -6 43 £377 -2.71% 9
Newbury +5 14 £306 -31.94%
Slough -1 14 £300 -14.29%
Maidenhead -17 4 £343 -15.43%
Windsor -8 2 £438 -12.50% 1
Wokingham - 2 - - 4
Cisco
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 73 (40.78%) Firewall
2 48 (26.82%) Windows
3 42 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (22.35%) VMware
5 38 (21.23%) Data Centre
6 36 (20.11%) VPN
7 35 (19.55%) Security Cleared
8 33 (18.44%) WAN
9 30 (16.76%) SC Cleared
10 29 (16.20%) Linux
10 29 (16.20%) Active Directory
11 28 (15.64%) CCNP
11 28 (15.64%) Citrix
12 27 (15.08%) Juniper
13 26 (14.53%) MPLS
14 25 (13.97%) Telecoms
15 24 (13.41%) HP
16 23 (12.85%) LAN
16 23 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (12.29%) TCP/IP
17 22 (12.29%) Microsoft
17 22 (12.29%) CCNA
18 21 (11.73%) Internet
18 21 (11.73%) CheckPoint
18 21 (11.73%) DNS
18 21 (11.73%) Cisco Nexus
19 20 (11.17%) Cisco ASA
19 20 (11.17%) ITIL
19 20 (11.17%) Network Design
20 19 (10.61%) DHCP

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 9 (5.03%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.79%) IIS
3 5 (2.79%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.79%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.68%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.15%) Office 365
2 8 (4.47%) IaaS
3 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.79%) SaaS
5 3 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.68%) HP Helion
6 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 73 (40.78%) Firewall
2 36 (20.11%) VPN
3 33 (18.44%) WAN
4 26 (14.53%) MPLS
5 23 (12.85%) LAN
6 22 (12.29%) TCP/IP
7 21 (11.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (11.73%) DNS
7 21 (11.73%) Internet
8 20 (11.17%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (10.61%) BGP
9 19 (10.61%) DHCP
10 18 (10.06%) Wireless
11 17 (9.50%) Cisco ISE
12 16 (8.94%) Ethernet
12 16 (8.94%) IP Telephony
12 16 (8.94%) SAN
13 14 (7.82%) Unified Communications
14 13 (7.26%) Network Security
14 13 (7.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.68%) MySQL
2 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (13.97%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.15%) Finance
3 10 (5.59%) Retail
4 5 (2.79%) Billing
5 3 (1.68%) French Language
6 2 (1.12%) Advertising
6 2 (1.12%) German Language
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (23.46%) Network Engineer
2 41 (22.91%) Architect
3 18 (10.06%) Support Engineer
4 14 (7.82%) Consultant
4 14 (7.82%) Project Manager
5 13 (7.26%) Network Architect
6 12 (6.70%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (6.15%) Security Architect
8 10 (5.59%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (5.59%) Network Support
9 9 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) Network Support Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.91%) Technical Architect
12 6 (3.35%) Domain Architect
12 6 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.79%) REST
2 3 (1.68%) .NET
2 3 (1.68%) EJB
2 3 (1.68%) Hibernate
2 3 (1.68%) J2EE
2 3 (1.68%) JPA
2 3 (1.68%) JSF
2 3 (1.68%) JSP
2 3 (1.68%) MSMQ
2 3 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (1.68%) Servlets
2 3 (1.68%) Spring
2 3 (1.68%) Struts
2 3 (1.68%) Web Services
3 2 (1.12%) VXML
4 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.56%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 38 (21.23%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (4.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 7 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.35%) Replication
6 5 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.23%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.23%) EMC VNX
7 4 (2.23%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.68%) Clustering
8 3 (1.68%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.68%) FMCG
8 3 (1.68%) iPad
8 3 (1.68%) iPhone
8 3 (1.68%) IVR
9 2 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.12%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.12%) PMI
9 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.56%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 48 (26.82%) Windows
2 29 (16.20%) Linux
3 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (9.50%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (5.03%) Unix
7 8 (4.47%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.35%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.35%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.79%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.68%) HPUX
12 2 (1.12%) Android
12 2 (1.12%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.56%) AIX
13 1 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.17%) ITIL
1 20 (11.17%) Network Design
2 18 (10.06%) Load Balancing
3 15 (8.38%) Network Management
4 14 (7.82%) Project Management
5 12 (6.70%) Migration
6 11 (6.15%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.59%) PRINCE2
8 9 (5.03%) Security Architecture
9 8 (4.47%) DevOps
9 8 (4.47%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (3.91%) Change Control
10 7 (3.91%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (3.91%) Server Patching
11 6 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.35%) Programme Management
11 6 (3.35%) SIEM
11 6 (3.35%) SOA
12 5 (2.79%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (2.79%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.94%) SQL
2 13 (7.26%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.59%) Python
4 7 (3.91%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.35%) Perl
6 4 (2.23%) C-shell
6 4 (2.23%) Korn
7 3 (1.68%) C
7 3 (1.68%) Java
7 3 (1.68%) VBScript
8 2 (1.12%) VB
9 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (19.55%) Security Cleared
3 30 (16.76%) SC Cleared
4 28 (15.64%) CCNP
5 22 (12.29%) CCNA
6 14 (7.82%) CCIE
7 13 (7.26%) Degree
8 12 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (5.59%) MCSE
10 9 (5.03%) DV Cleared
10 9 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (4.47%) MCSA
12 5 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (2.23%) BC Cleared
13 4 (2.23%) CCENT
13 4 (2.23%) MCP
13 4 (2.23%) RHCE
14 3 (1.68%) CCIP
14 3 (1.68%) JNCIP
14 3 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.56%) PMBOK
System Software
1 29 (16.20%) Active Directory
2 23 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.70%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (6.70%) vSphere
4 6 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.35%) VMware NSX
4 6 (3.35%) XenServer
5 5 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.79%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (1.68%) NFS
7 2 (1.12%) Openswan
7 2 (1.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.56%) Firmware
8 1 (0.56%) pfSense
8 1 (0.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (9.50%) SCOM
2 14 (7.82%) SCCM
3 11 (6.15%) SCSM
4 9 (5.03%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (3.35%) AirWatch
5 6 (3.35%) vCenter Server
5 6 (3.35%) vRealize
6 5 (2.79%) Cisco UCCE
6 5 (2.79%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.79%) PowerCLI
7 4 (2.23%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (2.23%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.68%) Stealthwatch
8 3 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.68%) WSUS
9 2 (1.12%) EMC VPLEX
9 2 (1.12%) Nagios
9 2 (1.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (22.35%) VMware
2 28 (15.64%) Citrix
3 27 (15.08%) Juniper
4 24 (13.41%) HP
5 22 (12.29%) Microsoft
6 21 (11.73%) CheckPoint
7 18 (10.06%) SolarWinds
8 16 (8.94%) Palo Alto
9 14 (7.82%) F5
10 11 (6.15%) EMC
11 9 (5.03%) Oracle
11 9 (5.03%) Red Hat
12 8 (4.47%) Brocade
12 8 (4.47%) IBM
12 8 (4.47%) SonicWALL
13 7 (3.91%) Arista
13 7 (3.91%) Extreme Networks
13 7 (3.91%) Fortinet
13 7 (3.91%) NetApp
13 7 (3.91%) Symantec