Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 32 16
Rank change year-on-year -10 -16 +6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 163 200 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.15% 5.01% 7.53%
As % of the Vendors category 8.67% 10.06% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 110 201
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% -1.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £256 £281
90th Percentile £531 £601 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £393 £398
% change year-on-year +1.91% -1.26% +8.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -53.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.75 £21.15
90th Percentile £36.75 £39.78 £47.75
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -23.08% +47.73%

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 1,881 1,989 2,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 47.94% 49.82% 50.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 989 1,182
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 100 129
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.03% +22.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.78 £34.30
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.38 £15.85
% change year-on-year -5.04% +9.62% -11.94%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -21 42 £424 +23.80% 18
Bracknell -10 31 £356 -16.18% 5
Slough +11 29 £215 -31.20% 7
Newbury -8 14 £406 +32.65% 1
Maidenhead +3 11 £475 +31.94% 3
Windsor -3 1 - - 3
Wokingham -12 1 £625 -
Cisco
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 63 (38.65%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (38.04%) Firewall
3 46 (28.22%) Juniper
4 42 (25.77%) WAN
5 39 (23.93%) CCNP
6 34 (20.86%) LAN
7 32 (19.63%) Linux
7 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
8 30 (18.40%) Network Security
9 29 (17.79%) Telecoms
10 28 (17.18%) Wireless
10 28 (17.18%) Windows
11 26 (15.95%) Data Centre
12 24 (14.72%) MPLS
13 23 (14.11%) CheckPoint
13 23 (14.11%) SC Cleared
13 23 (14.11%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (13.50%) CCNA
14 22 (13.50%) VPN
14 22 (13.50%) Microsoft
15 21 (12.88%) TCP/IP
15 21 (12.88%) WLAN
15 21 (12.88%) Cisco ISE
16 20 (12.27%) Internet
17 19 (11.66%) OSPF
17 19 (11.66%) CCIE
17 19 (11.66%) BGP
17 19 (11.66%) VMware
18 18 (11.04%) SLA
18 18 (11.04%) Palo Alto

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 7 (4.29%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.45%) IIS
2 4 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.84%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.61%) Apache
4 1 (0.61%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (4.29%) IaaS
1 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.68%) Office 365
3 2 (1.23%) Akamai
3 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.23%) PaaS
4 1 (0.61%) G Suite
4 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (38.04%) Firewall
2 42 (25.77%) WAN
3 34 (20.86%) LAN
4 30 (18.40%) Network Security
5 28 (17.18%) Wireless
6 24 (14.72%) MPLS
7 23 (14.11%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (13.50%) VPN
9 21 (12.88%) Cisco ISE
9 21 (12.88%) TCP/IP
9 21 (12.88%) WLAN
10 20 (12.27%) Internet
11 19 (11.66%) BGP
11 19 (11.66%) OSPF
12 14 (8.59%) EIGRP
13 13 (7.98%) DNS
13 13 (7.98%) VoIP
14 12 (7.36%) IPsec
14 12 (7.36%) SNMP
15 11 (6.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (17.79%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.13%) Mandarin Language
3 6 (3.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.23%) Finance
4 2 (1.23%) Legal
4 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.61%) Automotive
5 1 (0.61%) Electronics
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (25.15%) Network Engineer
2 25 (15.34%) Consultant
3 23 (14.11%) Architect
4 16 (9.82%) Network Architect
5 13 (7.98%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (6.75%) Data Centre Engineer
7 10 (6.13%) Analyst
7 10 (6.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (5.52%) 1st Line Engineer
8 9 (5.52%) Cisco Consultant
8 9 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (4.91%) Firewall Engineer
9 8 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.91%) Network Consultant
9 8 (4.91%) Security Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) Cisco Architect
11 6 (3.68%) Security Analyst
12 5 (3.07%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (3.07%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.45%) LDAP
1 4 (2.45%) RESTful
1 4 (2.45%) XML
2 3 (1.84%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.23%) Ajax
3 2 (1.23%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.61%) LAMP
4 1 (0.61%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.61%) WAP
4 1 (0.61%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.95%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.43%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (9.20%) Private Cloud
4 14 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.29%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.68%) PKI
7 4 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.45%) User Experience
8 3 (1.84%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.23%) CMDB
9 2 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.61%) Clustering
10 1 (0.61%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.63%) Linux
2 28 (17.18%) Windows
3 17 (10.43%) Unix
4 15 (9.20%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.91%) Solaris
6 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.61%) CentOS
9 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (8.59%) Migration
3 12 (7.36%) Project Management
3 12 (7.36%) Service Delivery
4 11 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (6.75%) ITIL
5 10 (6.13%) Load Balancing
6 9 (5.52%) Network Management
6 9 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (4.91%) Network Design
8 7 (4.29%) DevOps
9 6 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.68%) Change Management
9 6 (3.68%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.68%) Network Architecture
10 5 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.07%) High Availability
10 5 (3.07%) Network Virtualisation
10 5 (3.07%) Presales
10 5 (3.07%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.98%) Python
2 7 (4.29%) Bash Shell
2 7 (4.29%) PHP
3 6 (3.68%) C
4 5 (3.07%) Java
4 5 (3.07%) Perl
4 5 (3.07%) SQL
5 4 (2.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.23%) Groovy
6 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.23%) Korn
6 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.23%) Ruby
6 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.61%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 63 (38.65%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (23.93%) CCNP
3 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
4 23 (14.11%) SC Cleared
5 22 (13.50%) CCNA
6 19 (11.66%) CCIE
7 8 (4.91%) Degree
7 8 (4.91%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (3.07%) JNCIS
9 4 (2.45%) BC Cleared
9 4 (2.45%) CCDP
10 3 (1.84%) CCDA
10 3 (1.84%) CCIP
10 3 (1.84%) CCSA
10 3 (1.84%) CCSE
10 3 (1.84%) CISSP
10 3 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.84%) MCSE
10 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.04%) SLA
2 3 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) GAMP
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.61%) GPG13
3 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 15 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.23%) Firmware
5 2 (1.23%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.61%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.61%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.61%) Docker
6 1 (0.61%) KVM
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.61%) vSphere
6 1 (0.61%) XenApp
6 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.91%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.29%) SCCM
3 3 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.84%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (1.84%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.84%) SCOM
4 2 (1.23%) Ansible
4 2 (1.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (1.23%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.23%) Nessus
4 2 (1.23%) Netcool
4 2 (1.23%) Puppet
4 2 (1.23%) QRadar
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.61%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (28.22%) Juniper
2 23 (14.11%) CheckPoint
3 22 (13.50%) Microsoft
4 19 (11.66%) VMware
5 18 (11.04%) Palo Alto
6 17 (10.43%) F5
7 15 (9.20%) Huawei
8 13 (7.98%) Alibaba
8 13 (7.98%) Meraki
9 11 (6.75%) Nortel
10 8 (4.91%) IronPort
11 7 (4.29%) NetApp
12 6 (3.68%) Avaya
12 6 (3.68%) Dell
12 6 (3.68%) Extreme Networks
12 6 (3.68%) HP
12 6 (3.68%) McAfee
13 5 (3.07%) Aruba
13 5 (3.07%) Citrix
13 5 (3.07%) Splunk