The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 20 48 40
Rank change year-on-year +28 -8  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 77 29 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.48% 2.78% 4.07%
As % of the Vendors category 16.96% 6.64% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 13 21
Median daily rate £475 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £239 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -1.23% -7.95%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 454 437 562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 44.12% 41.90% 46.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 234 243
Median daily rate £425 £418 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +19.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 18
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.17 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.96% +11.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £10.07 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Buckinghamshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Buckinghamshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Buckinghamshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Buckinghamshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +41 71 £450 +12.50% 7
Newport Pagnell - 2 £525 -
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 83 (64.34%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (57.36%) Security Cleared
3 65 (50.39%) SC Cleared
4 57 (44.19%) F5
4 57 (44.19%) WAN
5 53 (41.09%) Firewall
6 52 (40.31%) CCNP
7 50 (38.76%) LAN
8 44 (34.11%) Windows
9 39 (30.23%) Cisco ASA
10 36 (27.91%) CCNA
11 35 (27.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 33 (25.58%) Data Centre
13 30 (23.26%) VPN
14 29 (22.48%) DHCP
15 25 (19.38%) DNS
16 24 (18.60%) VoIP
17 22 (17.05%) ITIL
17 22 (17.05%) CCIE
17 22 (17.05%) Windows 10
18 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
18 21 (16.28%) Wireless
19 20 (15.50%) BGP
19 20 (15.50%) Active Directory
19 20 (15.50%) Juniper
19 20 (15.50%) CheckPoint
20 19 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
21 18 (13.95%) VLAN
22 17 (13.18%) VMware
23 16 (12.40%) Cisco Prime

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 12 (9.30%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.65%) IIS
2 6 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (44.19%) WAN
2 53 (41.09%) Firewall
3 50 (38.76%) LAN
4 39 (30.23%) Cisco ASA
5 35 (27.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 30 (23.26%) VPN
7 29 (22.48%) DHCP
8 25 (19.38%) DNS
9 24 (18.60%) VoIP
10 21 (16.28%) Wireless
11 20 (15.50%) BGP
12 18 (13.95%) VLAN
13 15 (11.63%) Ethernet
13 15 (11.63%) OSPF
14 14 (10.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (10.85%) Network Security
15 12 (9.30%) MPLS
16 11 (8.53%) BIG-IP
17 10 (7.75%) Fibre Channel
17 10 (7.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.10%) Big Data
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (6.98%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (26.36%) Architect
2 25 (19.38%) Analyst
3 24 (18.60%) Consultant
4 23 (17.83%) Network Engineer
5 20 (15.50%) Network Analyst
6 17 (13.18%) Network Architect
7 11 (8.53%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (8.53%) Network Operations Analyst
7 11 (8.53%) Operations Analyst
8 10 (7.75%) Network Consultant
8 10 (7.75%) Principal Consultant
9 9 (6.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (6.20%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (6.20%) Security Engineer
11 7 (5.43%) Network Security Engineer
12 6 (4.65%) Cisco Architect
12 6 (4.65%) Cisco Consultant
12 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 6 (4.65%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.33%) ADO
3 1 (0.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.58%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.08%) IVR
4 9 (6.98%) Fat Client
4 9 (6.98%) Thin Client
5 7 (5.43%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.65%) e-Health
7 4 (3.10%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.33%) BYOD
8 3 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.55%) Clustering
10 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.78%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.78%) IBM XIV
10 1 (0.78%) LPAR
10 1 (0.78%) PKI
10 1 (0.78%) Replication
10 1 (0.78%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (34.11%) Windows
2 22 (17.05%) Windows 10
3 19 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (11.63%) Windows Server
5 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.65%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.88%) Android
9 4 (3.10%) Unix
10 1 (0.78%) AIX
10 1 (0.78%) Linux
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.05%) ITIL
2 15 (11.63%) Load Balancing
3 11 (8.53%) Workflow
4 10 (7.75%) Change Management
4 10 (7.75%) Network Design
5 9 (6.98%) DevOps
5 9 (6.98%) Protective Monitoring
6 7 (5.43%) ITIL V3
6 7 (5.43%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (5.43%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.43%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 5 (3.88%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.88%) Project Management
7 5 (3.88%) Service Management
7 5 (3.88%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (3.10%) Analytics
8 4 (3.10%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (3.10%) Data Centre Operations
8 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (3.10%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.75%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (64.34%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (57.36%) Security Cleared
3 65 (50.39%) SC Cleared
4 52 (40.31%) CCNP
5 36 (27.91%) CCNA
6 22 (17.05%) CCIE
7 14 (10.85%) DV Cleared
8 10 (7.75%) MCSA
8 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (5.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (4.65%) CCSA
10 6 (4.65%) CCSE
11 2 (1.55%) Degree
12 1 (0.78%) CCA
12 1 (0.78%) CCAA
12 1 (0.78%) CCDA
12 1 (0.78%) CCVP
12 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.78%) HP ASE
12 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.98%) GPG13
2 6 (4.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (15.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.53%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (7.75%) XenApp
4 10 (7.75%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.65%) ISA Server
6 5 (3.88%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (3.88%) UAG
7 2 (1.55%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (12.40%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (7.75%) AppDNA
3 7 (5.43%) FortiGate
3 7 (5.43%) NetBackup
4 6 (4.65%) AirWatch
4 6 (4.65%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (3.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.10%) WSUS
6 3 (2.33%) Nexpose
6 3 (2.33%) OVSD
7 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.78%) SCCM
7 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.78%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 57 (44.19%) F5
2 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 20 (15.50%) CheckPoint
3 20 (15.50%) Juniper
4 17 (13.18%) VMware
5 16 (12.40%) Citrix
6 15 (11.63%) HP
7 14 (10.85%) Avaya
7 14 (10.85%) Palo Alto
7 14 (10.85%) Remedy
8 13 (10.08%) Blue Coat
9 10 (7.75%) Symantec
10 9 (6.98%) AppSense
11 7 (5.43%) Aruba
11 7 (5.43%) Forcepoint
11 7 (5.43%) Nokia
12 6 (4.65%) CA
13 4 (3.10%) Genesys
13 4 (3.10%) Intel Security
13 4 (3.10%) MobileIron