Period
to 17 February 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 17 February 2020 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
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 86 121
Rank change year-on-year +10 +35 -61
Contract jobs citing Cisco 175 269 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.96% 3.05% 2.18%
As % of the Vendors category 7.49% 7.94% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 200 136
Central London median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -7.25%
10th Percentile £237 £162 £206
90th Percentile £540 £575 £625
London median daily rate £400 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 6
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £24.07 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.23% -18.42% -9.23%
10th Percentile £22.48 £13.00 £17.63
90th Percentile £26.75 £40.63 £37.50
London median hourly rate £23.70 £29.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -18.28% +23.40% +3.30%

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 Central London.

All Vendors
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,335 3,386 3,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 39.46% 38.41% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,742 2,440 2,546
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £250 £235 £263
90th Percentile £656 £650 £659
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 60 79
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -8.78% +7.89%
10th Percentile £13.49 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.63 £33.53 £37.50
London median hourly rate £22.33 £20.33 £21.50
% change year-on-year +9.86% -5.47% -

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Central London

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Central London

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Central London over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Central London

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Central London

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Central London region over the 6 months to 17 February 2020. 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
City of London 0 128 £400 -5.88% 50
City of Westminster +6 7 £438 +50.86%
West End of London +42 5 £425 +9.68%
Southwark +43 4 £313 -
Camden +10 4 £425 +21.60%
Cisco
London

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 Central London region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 79 (45.14%) Firewall
2 65 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (33.14%) VPN
4 56 (32.00%) LAN
5 55 (31.43%) WAN
6 50 (28.57%) CCNP
7 46 (26.29%) Windows
8 42 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 41 (23.43%) Microsoft
10 38 (21.71%) Office 365
11 37 (21.14%) Active Directory
11 37 (21.14%) OSPF
12 36 (20.57%) Data Centre
13 34 (19.43%) Finance
14 32 (18.29%) Azure
15 31 (17.71%) Juniper
16 30 (17.14%) Network Security
17 29 (16.57%) Migration
18 28 (16.00%) VMware
19 27 (15.43%) CheckPoint
20 26 (14.86%) MPLS
20 26 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
21 24 (13.71%) BGP
22 23 (13.14%) VoIP
22 23 (13.14%) Palo Alto
23 22 (12.57%) Video Conferencing
23 22 (12.57%) ITIL
23 22 (12.57%) Banking
24 21 (12.00%) Ethernet
24 21 (12.00%) TCP/IP

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 14 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.29%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.43%) IIS
5 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.14%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (21.71%) Office 365
2 32 (18.29%) Azure
3 17 (9.71%) AWS
4 7 (4.00%) IaaS
5 4 (2.29%) PaaS
5 4 (2.29%) SaaS
6 3 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.71%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.14%) G Suite
7 2 (1.14%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (45.14%) Firewall
2 58 (33.14%) VPN
3 56 (32.00%) LAN
4 55 (31.43%) WAN
5 42 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 37 (21.14%) OSPF
7 30 (17.14%) Network Security
8 26 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (14.86%) MPLS
9 24 (13.71%) BGP
10 23 (13.14%) VoIP
11 21 (12.00%) Ethernet
11 21 (12.00%) TCP/IP
12 19 (10.86%) DNS
12 19 (10.86%) Wireless
13 18 (10.29%) Wireshark
14 16 (9.14%) Cisco IOS
14 16 (9.14%) IPv4
14 16 (9.14%) IPv6
14 16 (9.14%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
1 5 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.14%) JIRA
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (19.43%) Finance
2 22 (12.57%) Banking
3 15 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.43%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.86%) Front Office
5 5 (2.86%) Retail
6 4 (2.29%) Advertising
6 4 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.71%) Law
7 3 (1.71%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (1.14%) Games
8 2 (1.14%) German Language
8 2 (1.14%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.57%) Back Office
9 1 (0.57%) French Language
9 1 (0.57%) Legal
9 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 60 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 18 (10.29%) Support Engineer
3 16 (9.14%) Security Engineer
4 15 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 14 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (7.43%) Administrator
6 13 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.43%) Network Administrator
7 12 (6.86%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (5.71%) Analyst
8 10 (5.71%) Architect
8 10 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
8 10 (5.71%) Project Manager
9 9 (5.14%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (4.57%) Desktop Support
10 8 (4.57%) Network Architect
11 7 (4.00%) Network Support
11 7 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
12 6 (3.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.14%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.14%) XMPP
2 1 (0.57%) JSON
2 1 (0.57%) Middleware
2 1 (0.57%) SAML
2 1 (0.57%) XML
2 1 (0.57%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.57%) Data Centre
2 22 (12.57%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.86%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.86%) iPad
3 5 (2.86%) iPhone
3 5 (2.86%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (2.29%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.29%) User Experience
5 3 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.71%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.71%) Replication
6 2 (1.14%) CMDB
6 2 (1.14%) Handset
6 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) PKI
6 2 (1.14%) PMI
6 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) BYOD
7 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 46 (26.29%) Windows
2 19 (10.86%) Windows Server
3 18 (10.29%) Windows 7
4 17 (9.71%) Windows 10
5 14 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (6.86%) Android
7 8 (4.57%) Mac OS
8 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.29%) Linux
10 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.57%) CentOS
11 1 (0.57%) Unix
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.57%) Migration
2 22 (12.57%) ITIL
3 19 (10.86%) Change Management
4 18 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (8.57%) Project Management
6 14 (8.00%) Load Balancing
6 14 (8.00%) Project Delivery
7 13 (7.43%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (5.14%) ITSM
10 8 (4.57%) Network Design
11 7 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (4.00%) Information Security
11 7 (4.00%) PRINCE2
11 7 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.43%) High Availability
13 5 (2.86%) Incident Management
13 5 (2.86%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.29%) SQL
3 3 (1.71%) Perl
3 3 (1.71%) Python
4 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 65 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (28.57%) CCNP
3 19 (10.86%) CCNA
4 16 (9.14%) JNCIP
5 13 (7.43%) Degree
6 11 (6.29%) Security Cleared
7 10 (5.71%) SC Cleared
8 9 (5.14%) CCIE
9 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.86%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.29%) CCSP
11 4 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (2.29%) MCSE
11 4 (2.29%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.71%) CCDA
12 3 (1.71%) CCDP
12 3 (1.71%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 2 (1.14%) MCSA
13 2 (1.14%) PMP
13 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) GDPR
2 4 (2.29%) SLA
3 3 (1.71%) PMO
4 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 37 (21.14%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.29%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.29%) vSphere
4 3 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.71%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.14%) Docker
5 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.14%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (9.14%) Nagios
2 11 (6.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (4.57%) SCCM
4 6 (3.43%) Ansible
5 5 (2.86%) AirWatch
5 5 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (2.29%) FortiGate
6 4 (2.29%) Puppet
6 4 (2.29%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (1.14%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.57%) Endace
9 1 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.57%) QRadar
9 1 (0.57%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 41 (23.43%) Microsoft
2 31 (17.71%) Juniper
3 28 (16.00%) VMware
4 27 (15.43%) CheckPoint
5 23 (13.14%) Palo Alto
6 18 (10.29%) Meraki
6 18 (10.29%) SolarWinds
7 14 (8.00%) Citrix
8 13 (7.43%) HP
9 12 (6.86%) F5
10 9 (5.14%) Avaya
10 9 (5.14%) Polycom
11 8 (4.57%) Fortinet
12 7 (4.00%) ServiceNow
13 6 (3.43%) Apple
14 5 (2.86%) Arista
14 5 (2.86%) Bloomberg
14 5 (2.86%) Symantec
15 4 (2.29%) Zscaler
16 3 (1.71%) Reuters