Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 77 113
Rank change year-on-year +3 +36 -52
Contract jobs citing Cisco 126 223 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.70% 3.33% 2.18%
As % of the Vendors category 6.83% 8.59% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 168 111
City of London median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% -4.07%
10th Percentile £213 £162 £213
90th Percentile £566 £571 £588
Central London median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
City of London median hourly rate £24.12 £20.92 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.32% -2.72% -33.85%
10th Percentile £22.48 £13.00 £16.35
90th Percentile £26.75 £33.65 £34.45
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £24.07 £34.50
% change year-on-year +0.23% -30.25% +6.15%

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 1,845 2,597 2,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.55% 38.77% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,359 1,929 2,037
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £244 £230 £277
90th Percentile £656 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 59
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% -8.86%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £28.64 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -8.78% +7.89%

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 24 February 2020.

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
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 24 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
Moorgate +11 5 £300 +20.00%
London Bridge +37 4 £313 -
Cisco
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 58 (46.03%) Firewall
2 40 (31.75%) LAN
2 40 (31.75%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (30.16%) WAN
4 34 (26.98%) Windows
5 33 (26.19%) VPN
6 31 (24.60%) Microsoft
7 29 (23.02%) CCNP
8 26 (20.63%) Active Directory
8 26 (20.63%) VMware
8 26 (20.63%) Office 365
9 25 (19.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 25 (19.84%) Network Security
9 25 (19.84%) Finance
10 23 (18.25%) Azure
11 21 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (16.67%) CheckPoint
11 21 (16.67%) OSPF
12 20 (15.87%) BGP
12 20 (15.87%) Data Centre
12 20 (15.87%) Palo Alto
13 19 (15.08%) ITIL
13 19 (15.08%) Banking
14 18 (14.29%) Juniper
14 18 (14.29%) MPLS
15 16 (12.70%) VoIP
16 15 (11.90%) TCP/IP
16 15 (11.90%) Windows 10
16 15 (11.90%) Windows Server
17 14 (11.11%) Windows 7

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 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.97%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.38%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.59%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.79%) IIS
5 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.63%) Office 365
2 23 (18.25%) Azure
3 12 (9.52%) AWS
4 5 (3.97%) IaaS
5 3 (2.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (2.38%) PaaS
5 3 (2.38%) SaaS
6 2 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.59%) G Suite
7 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.79%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 58 (46.03%) Firewall
2 40 (31.75%) LAN
3 38 (30.16%) WAN
4 33 (26.19%) VPN
5 25 (19.84%) Cisco Nexus
5 25 (19.84%) Network Security
6 21 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (16.67%) OSPF
7 20 (15.87%) BGP
8 18 (14.29%) MPLS
9 16 (12.70%) VoIP
10 15 (11.90%) TCP/IP
11 14 (11.11%) Wireless
12 12 (9.52%) IPsec
13 9 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (7.14%) DNS
13 9 (7.14%) IP Telephony
14 8 (6.35%) Skype
14 8 (6.35%) VRRP
14 8 (6.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.59%) JIRA
4 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (19.84%) Finance
2 19 (15.08%) Banking
3 10 (7.94%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.97%) Front Office
6 4 (3.17%) Retail
7 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.38%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.79%) Legal
8 1 (0.79%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (40.48%) Network Engineer
2 15 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 14 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 13 (10.32%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (8.73%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (7.14%) Analyst
7 9 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (6.35%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Network Support
9 7 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.97%) Architect
10 5 (3.97%) Cisco Specialist
10 5 (3.97%) Consultant
10 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 4 (3.17%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) XMPP
2 1 (0.79%) Middleware
2 1 (0.79%) SAML
2 1 (0.79%) XML
2 1 (0.79%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.87%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.32%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.97%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.97%) iPad
3 5 (3.97%) iPhone
3 5 (3.97%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (3.17%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.17%) User Experience
5 2 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.59%) Handset
5 2 (1.59%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.59%) NHS
5 2 (1.59%) PMI
5 2 (1.59%) Replication
6 1 (0.79%) CCTV
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.98%) Windows
2 15 (11.90%) Windows 10
2 15 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 14 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.76%) Android
5 6 (4.76%) Mac OS
6 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.17%) Linux
8 1 (0.79%) CentOS
8 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.79%) Unix
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.08%) ITIL
2 12 (9.52%) Load Balancing
2 12 (9.52%) Migration
2 12 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
2 12 (9.52%) Project Delivery
3 11 (8.73%) Project Management
4 10 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (7.14%) ITSM
6 7 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (5.56%) Information Security
6 7 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (4.76%) Change Management
7 6 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (4.76%) Network Design
7 6 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.97%) High Availability
8 5 (3.97%) ITIL V3
8 5 (3.97%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.97%) Service Management
8 5 (3.97%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.35%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.38%) Perl
3 2 (1.59%) Python
4 1 (0.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (31.75%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (23.02%) CCNP
3 13 (10.32%) CCNA
3 13 (10.32%) Degree
4 10 (7.94%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.76%) CCIE
6 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.17%) CCSP
7 4 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (3.17%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.38%) JNCIP
8 3 (2.38%) MCSE
9 2 (1.59%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.59%) CCDA
9 2 (1.59%) CCDP
9 2 (1.59%) CCSA
9 2 (1.59%) CCSE
9 2 (1.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) PMO
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 26 (20.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.17%) vSphere
4 3 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.59%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (3.97%) Ansible
2 5 (3.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (3.17%) Puppet
4 3 (2.38%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.38%) Nagios
5 2 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.79%) Endace
6 1 (0.79%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.79%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.79%) QRadar
6 1 (0.79%) SCCM
6 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.79%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.79%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (24.60%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.63%) VMware
3 21 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 20 (15.87%) Palo Alto
5 18 (14.29%) Juniper
6 11 (8.73%) Citrix
6 11 (8.73%) HP
7 10 (7.94%) F5
8 8 (6.35%) Fortinet
8 8 (6.35%) Meraki
8 8 (6.35%) Polycom
9 7 (5.56%) ServiceNow
10 6 (4.76%) Apple
11 5 (3.97%) Bloomberg
11 5 (3.97%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.97%) Symantec
12 4 (3.17%) Arista
12 4 (3.17%) Zscaler
13 3 (2.38%) Dell
13 3 (2.38%) Reuters