Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 89 83
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 -29
Contract jobs citing Cisco 158 200 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.48% 2.86% 2.97%
As % of the Vendors category 6.39% 7.58% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 157 129
City of London median daily rate £463 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.45% -2.35% -5.56%
10th Percentile £221 £213 £246
90th Percentile £581 £625 £545
Central London median daily rate £458 £401 £425
% change year-on-year +14.23% -5.76% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
City of London median hourly rate £17.25 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.00% +2.04% -5.77%
10th Percentile £11.69 £17.00 £15.38
90th Percentile £44.80 £25.50 £50.95
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.43
% change year-on-year - -18.13% -6.04%

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 2,471 2,640 2,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.75% 37.71% 39.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,876 1,937 1,904
City of London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £270
90th Percentile £650 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 72 44
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.13 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% +12.50% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.31 £12.51
90th Percentile £54.28 £25.50 £33.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.21% +13.24% -5.42%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 August 2019. 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
London Bridge - 3 £323 -
Moorgate - 1 - -
Cisco
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 72 (45.57%) Firewall
2 61 (38.61%) WAN
3 59 (37.34%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (36.71%) Finance
5 55 (34.81%) Windows
6 49 (31.01%) LAN
7 40 (25.32%) VPN
8 39 (24.68%) Microsoft
9 37 (23.42%) CCNP
9 37 (23.42%) CheckPoint
10 35 (22.15%) BGP
10 35 (22.15%) Wireless
11 33 (20.89%) CCIE
12 32 (20.25%) DNS
12 32 (20.25%) Cisco ASA
13 31 (19.62%) F5
13 31 (19.62%) Data Centre
13 31 (19.62%) Palo Alto
13 31 (19.62%) OSPF
13 31 (19.62%) Active Directory
13 31 (19.62%) VMware
14 30 (18.99%) Office 365
15 29 (18.35%) ITIL
16 28 (17.72%) Azure
17 25 (15.82%) VoIP
18 24 (15.19%) DHCP
18 24 (15.19%) Network Security
19 23 (14.56%) Meraki
19 23 (14.56%) Migration
19 23 (14.56%) Network Design

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 16 (10.13%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.86%) Skype for Business
3 8 (5.06%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.90%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.27%) Apache
6 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.63%) Confluence
7 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (8.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.63%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.99%) Office 365
2 28 (17.72%) Azure
3 16 (10.13%) AWS
4 5 (3.16%) Mimecast
5 4 (2.53%) GCP
5 4 (2.53%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.90%) SaaS
7 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.27%) G Suite
8 1 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.63%) GitHub
8 1 (0.63%) IaaS
8 1 (0.63%) PaaS
8 1 (0.63%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 72 (45.57%) Firewall
2 61 (38.61%) WAN
3 49 (31.01%) LAN
4 40 (25.32%) VPN
5 35 (22.15%) BGP
5 35 (22.15%) Wireless
6 32 (20.25%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (20.25%) DNS
7 31 (19.62%) OSPF
8 25 (15.82%) VoIP
9 24 (15.19%) DHCP
9 24 (15.19%) Network Security
10 21 (13.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (13.29%) TCP/IP
11 20 (12.66%) Cisco IOS
12 18 (11.39%) MPLS
13 17 (10.76%) VLAN
14 16 (10.13%) NX-OS
14 16 (10.13%) Skype
15 15 (9.49%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.27%) Big Data
3 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.63%) Power BI
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.27%) JIRA
3 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.63%) Hudson
General
1 58 (36.71%) Finance
2 17 (10.76%) Telecoms
3 16 (10.13%) Banking
4 11 (6.96%) Financial Institution
5 7 (4.43%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.90%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.27%) International Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Law
7 2 (1.27%) Legal
7 2 (1.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) French Language
8 1 (0.63%) German Language
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
8 1 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.63%) Retail
8 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (35.44%) Network Engineer
2 18 (11.39%) Senior Network Engineer
3 17 (10.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 16 (10.13%) Support Engineer
5 15 (9.49%) Consultant
6 13 (8.23%) Desktop Support
6 13 (8.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.96%) Architect
8 10 (6.33%) Analyst
9 9 (5.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Security Engineer
10 8 (5.06%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.43%) Senior Security Engineer
12 6 (3.80%) Design Engineer
12 6 (3.80%) IT Support
12 6 (3.80%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 6 (3.80%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.80%) Regular Expression
2 5 (3.16%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.90%) JSON
3 3 (1.90%) YAML
4 2 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.27%) LDAP
4 2 (1.27%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.27%) XMPP
5 1 (0.63%) .NET
5 1 (0.63%) CSS
5 1 (0.63%) HTML
5 1 (0.63%) Spring
5 1 (0.63%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.62%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.59%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (6.96%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.80%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.53%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.53%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.53%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.90%) iPad
7 3 (1.90%) Replication
7 3 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.90%) Tandem
8 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.27%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.63%) CCTV
9 1 (0.63%) iPhone
9 1 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 55 (34.81%) Windows
2 20 (12.66%) Windows Server
3 17 (10.76%) Unix
4 16 (10.13%) Linux
5 14 (8.86%) Windows 10
6 10 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.70%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.53%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.90%) Check Point GAiA
9 3 (1.90%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.90%) Solaris
9 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.27%) AIX
10 2 (1.27%) Android
10 2 (1.27%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.63%) CentOS
11 1 (0.63%) Debian
11 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.35%) ITIL
2 23 (14.56%) Migration
2 23 (14.56%) Network Design
3 21 (13.29%) Network Management
4 18 (11.39%) Project Management
5 15 (9.49%) Load Balancing
6 14 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (8.86%) Service Delivery
7 13 (8.23%) Change Management
8 12 (7.59%) Network Monitoring
8 12 (7.59%) Technical Leadership
9 10 (6.33%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (5.06%) High Availability
10 8 (5.06%) Incident Management
11 7 (4.43%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (4.43%) Project Delivery
11 7 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.80%) Change Control
12 6 (3.80%) Computer Science
12 6 (3.80%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.96%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.70%) Python
3 5 (3.16%) Perl
4 3 (1.90%) SQL
5 2 (1.27%) Java
5 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.63%) C++
6 1 (0.63%) Ruby
6 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (37.34%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (23.42%) CCNP
3 33 (20.89%) CCIE
4 16 (10.13%) CCNA
5 14 (8.86%) Degree
6 10 (6.33%) CCDP
7 9 (5.70%) CCDA
7 9 (5.70%) Security Cleared
8 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (3.80%) BC Cleared
9 6 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (3.80%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.16%) CCVP
11 4 (2.53%) CISSP
11 4 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (2.53%) MCP
11 4 (2.53%) PMP
12 3 (1.90%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.90%) MCSE
12 3 (1.90%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.90%) COBIT
2 2 (1.27%) MiFID
2 2 (1.27%) PMO
2 2 (1.27%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (19.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.43%) ProxySG
3 7 (4.43%) vSphere
4 5 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.27%) Cronacle
7 2 (1.27%) Docker
7 2 (1.27%) Veritas File System
7 2 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.27%) XenApp
8 1 (0.63%) KVM
8 1 (0.63%) NFS
8 1 (0.63%) vCloud
8 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (8.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (5.06%) SCCM
3 7 (4.43%) Ansible
3 7 (4.43%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (2.53%) Iperf
5 3 (1.90%) Cacti
5 3 (1.90%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.27%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.27%) Icinga
6 2 (1.27%) Kibana
6 2 (1.27%) logstash
6 2 (1.27%) Nagios
6 2 (1.27%) OpenView
6 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.27%) Puppet
6 2 (1.27%) RANCID
6 2 (1.27%) vMotion
6 2 (1.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (24.68%) Microsoft
2 37 (23.42%) CheckPoint
3 31 (19.62%) F5
3 31 (19.62%) Palo Alto
3 31 (19.62%) VMware
4 23 (14.56%) Meraki
5 19 (12.03%) Juniper
6 15 (9.49%) Citrix
6 15 (9.49%) SolarWinds
7 11 (6.96%) Riverbed
8 10 (6.33%) Blue Coat
9 9 (5.70%) HP
10 8 (5.06%) SevOne
10 8 (5.06%) Splunk
11 7 (4.43%) Apple
11 7 (4.43%) Fortinet
11 7 (4.43%) Polycom
11 7 (4.43%) Red Box
12 5 (3.16%) Bloomberg
12 5 (3.16%) Sophos