Period
to 14 November 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 14 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 93 55
Rank change year-on-year +11 -38 +5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 225 202 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.19% 2.83% 4.16%
As % of the Vendors category 8.35% 7.36% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 147 213
City of London median daily rate £415 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.78% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £220 £295
90th Percentile £595 £580 £588
Central London median daily rate £400 £427 £450
% change year-on-year -6.32% -5.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 3
City of London median hourly rate £21.57 £21.40 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.77% -34.15% +83.10%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.70 £23.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.20 £50.75
Central London median hourly rate £21.57 £21.40 £32.50
% change year-on-year +0.77% -34.15% +71.05%

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 the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,696 2,743 2,869
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.17% 38.41% 42.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,022 2,060 2,157
City of London median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £275
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 59 47
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £50.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +2.86%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the City of London

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in the City of London

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the City of London

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in the City of London

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 111 (49.33%) Windows
2 82 (36.44%) Firewall
3 77 (34.22%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (33.78%) Finance
5 73 (32.44%) WAN
6 69 (30.67%) Microsoft
7 63 (28.00%) LAN
8 58 (25.78%) VMware
9 53 (23.56%) Active Directory
10 51 (22.67%) ITIL
11 46 (20.44%) CCNP
12 45 (20.00%) Windows 7
13 44 (19.56%) CheckPoint
14 43 (19.11%) Wireless
15 42 (18.67%) Cisco IOS
16 41 (18.22%) VPN
16 41 (18.22%) Data Centre
17 39 (17.33%) DNS
18 38 (16.89%) VMware Infrastructure
18 38 (16.89%) Windows Server
19 37 (16.44%) Cisco ASA
19 37 (16.44%) Office 365
20 36 (16.00%) BGP
20 36 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
21 35 (15.56%) OSPF
22 34 (15.11%) TCP/IP
22 34 (15.11%) DHCP
22 34 (15.11%) Migration
23 33 (14.67%) Skype
24 32 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 28 (12.44%) Skype for Business
2 16 (7.11%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.11%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.67%) CMS
3 6 (2.67%) IIS
4 5 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.33%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.89%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.44%) Apache
7 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.44%) Confluence
7 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.44%) JBoss
7 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.44%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (16.44%) Office 365
2 32 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.89%) IaaS
5 9 (4.00%) PaaS
6 6 (2.67%) SaaS
7 4 (1.78%) G Suite
8 3 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.44%) GitHub
10 1 (0.44%) iTunes
10 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 82 (36.44%) Firewall
2 73 (32.44%) WAN
3 63 (28.00%) LAN
4 43 (19.11%) Wireless
5 42 (18.67%) Cisco IOS
6 41 (18.22%) VPN
7 39 (17.33%) DNS
8 37 (16.44%) Cisco ASA
9 36 (16.00%) BGP
10 35 (15.56%) OSPF
11 34 (15.11%) DHCP
11 34 (15.11%) TCP/IP
12 33 (14.67%) Skype
13 30 (13.33%) MPLS
14 29 (12.89%) Cisco Nexus
15 24 (10.67%) Network Security
16 21 (9.33%) Wireshark
17 19 (8.44%) VoIP
18 17 (7.56%) WLAN
19 15 (6.67%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.89%) MySQL
3 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.44%) Power BI
3 1 (0.44%) Redis
3 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.89%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.89%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.89%) JIRA
3 1 (0.44%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
General
1 76 (33.78%) Finance
2 16 (7.11%) Banking
3 11 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.56%) Billing
5 6 (2.67%) Law
5 6 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.22%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.89%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.44%) French Language
8 1 (0.44%) International Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 63 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 39 (17.33%) Analyst
3 27 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 26 (11.56%) Support Analyst
5 23 (10.22%) IT Support
6 21 (9.33%) Architect
6 21 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (7.56%) Cisco Engineer
7 17 (7.56%) Network Architect
7 17 (7.56%) Service Analyst
8 16 (7.11%) IT Analyst
8 16 (7.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 14 (6.22%) IT Engineer
10 13 (5.78%) Consultant
10 13 (5.78%) Security Engineer
10 13 (5.78%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (5.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 12 (5.33%) IT Support Engineer
12 11 (4.89%) IT Support Analyst
13 10 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.89%) XMPP
2 5 (2.22%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.78%) Middleware
4 3 (1.33%) .NET
4 3 (1.33%) Web Services
5 2 (0.89%) JSON
5 2 (0.89%) REST
5 2 (0.89%) SOAP
5 2 (0.89%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.44%) Kafka
6 1 (0.44%) LDAP
6 1 (0.44%) OAuth
6 1 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.44%) SAML
6 1 (0.44%) XML
6 1 (0.44%) XML-RPC
6 1 (0.44%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.22%) Data Centre
2 26 (11.56%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.67%) iPhone
4 12 (5.33%) User Experience
5 10 (4.44%) iPad
6 8 (3.56%) PKI
7 7 (3.11%) Blackberry
7 7 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.22%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.78%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.33%) Clustering
10 3 (1.33%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.33%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.33%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (1.33%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.89%) Handset
11 2 (0.89%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 111 (49.33%) Windows
2 45 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 38 (16.89%) Windows Server
4 30 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 16 (7.11%) Linux
6 11 (4.89%) Mac OS X
6 11 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (4.44%) Unix
8 9 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.56%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.33%) CentOS
10 3 (1.33%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.44%) Debian
12 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.67%) ITIL
2 34 (15.11%) Migration
3 27 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (7.56%) Network Design
5 16 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (6.67%) Service Management
7 14 (6.22%) Load Balancing
8 13 (5.78%) Change Management
9 10 (4.44%) Information Security
9 10 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (4.00%) High Availability
10 9 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (3.56%) Change Control
11 8 (3.56%) Network Architecture
12 7 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (3.11%) ITIL V3
12 7 (3.11%) Network Management
12 7 (3.11%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (3.11%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 18 (8.00%) SQL
3 9 (4.00%) Python
4 7 (3.11%) VBA
5 6 (2.67%) Perl
6 4 (1.78%) VBScript
7 3 (1.33%) C
8 2 (0.89%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.89%) PHP
9 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.44%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.44%) Java
9 1 (0.44%) Ruby
9 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 77 (34.22%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (20.44%) CCNP
3 29 (12.89%) CCNA
4 19 (8.44%) Degree
5 17 (7.56%) CCIE
6 16 (7.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 13 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.56%) MCSA
9 7 (3.11%) MCSE
10 6 (2.67%) CISSP
10 6 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (2.67%) MCP
11 4 (1.78%) GIAC
11 4 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.78%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.33%) Avaya Certification
12 3 (1.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 3 (1.33%) CCSE
12 3 (1.33%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.89%) CCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.11%) SLA
2 5 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.89%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.44%) FISMA
5 1 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.44%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.44%) PMO
5 1 (0.44%) QA
5 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (23.56%) Active Directory
2 38 (16.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.78%) BitLocker
4 11 (4.89%) vSphere
5 10 (4.44%) ProxySG
6 9 (4.00%) VMware NSX
7 8 (3.56%) XenDesktop
8 7 (3.11%) XenApp
9 6 (2.67%) Hyper-V
10 5 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.89%) Firmware
12 2 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.89%) Xen
13 1 (0.44%) Docker
13 1 (0.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.44%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (13.33%) SCCM
2 15 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (5.33%) AirWatch
4 7 (3.11%) Nagios
4 7 (3.11%) vCenter Server
5 6 (2.67%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.78%) Ansible
7 4 (1.78%) SCOM
7 4 (1.78%) WSUS
8 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.33%) PowerCLI
8 3 (1.33%) QRadar
8 3 (1.33%) vRealize
8 3 (1.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 2 (0.89%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.89%) Terraform
9 2 (0.89%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 69 (30.67%) Microsoft
2 58 (25.78%) VMware
3 44 (19.56%) CheckPoint
4 29 (12.89%) Citrix
4 29 (12.89%) F5
4 29 (12.89%) Juniper
5 28 (12.44%) Apple
5 28 (12.44%) Polycom
6 27 (12.00%) SolarWinds
7 19 (8.44%) Palo Alto
8 17 (7.56%) HP
8 17 (7.56%) Meraki
9 11 (4.89%) Avaya
9 11 (4.89%) Blue Coat
9 11 (4.89%) Dell
9 11 (4.89%) NetApp
9 11 (4.89%) Riverbed
9 11 (4.89%) ServiceNow
10 9 (4.00%) Ivanti
10 9 (4.00%) MobileIron