Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 73 85
Rank change year-on-year -20 +12 +17
Contract jobs citing Cisco 51 87 191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.84% 2.65% 2.93%
As % of the Vendors category 5.27% 7.28% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 53 143
10th Percentile £312 £213 £191
25th Percentile £361 £263 £334
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £410 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.66% -13.68% +18.60%
75th Percentile £506 £475 £525
90th Percentile £524 £581 £635
Central London median daily rate £425 £423 £450
% change year-on-year +0.59% -6.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
10th Percentile " " £14.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £22.48 £15.31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £24.12 £25.75
Median % change year-on-year -27.45% -6.33% -8.04%
75th Percentile £18.75 £25.76 £41.98
90th Percentile " " £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.12 £20.25
% change year-on-year -27.45% +19.11% -5.81%

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 967 1,195 2,457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.85% 36.42% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 828 1,826
10th Percentile £338 £231 £275
25th Percentile £419 £380 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £588
90th Percentile £700 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 46
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £10.63 £12.46 £12.76
Median hourly rate £13.88 £16.95 £19.63
Median % change year-on-year -18.14% -13.63% -1.88%
75th Percentile £20.36 £26.83 £23.60
90th Percentile £27.25 £41.64 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £14.08 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -24.73% -6.50% -

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Cisco as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Cisco in the City of London

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco in the City of London

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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 26 (50.98%) Windows
1 26 (50.98%) Firewall
2 21 (41.18%) VMware
3 19 (37.25%) WAN
3 19 (37.25%) Citrix
4 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (25.49%) VPN
6 13 (25.49%) LAN
6 13 (25.49%) Microsoft 365
6 13 (25.49%) Data Centre
7 12 (23.53%) Finance
7 12 (23.53%) Network Security
8 11 (21.57%) Azure
8 11 (21.57%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
8 11 (21.57%) Windows Server
9 10 (19.61%) CheckPoint
9 10 (19.61%) Wireless
9 10 (19.61%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (17.65%) vSphere
10 9 (17.65%) Linux
10 9 (17.65%) ITIL
11 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
11 8 (15.69%) IBM
11 8 (15.69%) SD-WAN
12 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 7 (13.73%) Meraki
12 7 (13.73%) Migration

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 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
1 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.84%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft 365
2 11 (21.57%) Azure
3 3 (5.88%) AWS
4 2 (3.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (3.92%) IaaS
4 2 (3.92%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.92%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.96%) GCP
5 1 (1.96%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) PaaS
5 1 (1.96%) SaaS
5 1 (1.96%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.98%) Firewall
2 19 (37.25%) WAN
3 13 (25.49%) LAN
3 13 (25.49%) VPN
4 12 (23.53%) Network Security
5 10 (19.61%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (19.61%) Wireless
6 8 (15.69%) SD-WAN
6 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
7 6 (11.76%) VoIP
8 5 (9.80%) Internet
8 5 (9.80%) WebEx
8 5 (9.80%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (7.84%) BGP
9 4 (7.84%) Cisco Firepower
9 4 (7.84%) DMZ
9 4 (7.84%) MPLS
9 4 (7.84%) SAN
9 4 (7.84%) Unified Communications
10 3 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) DB2
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Social Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Law
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.92%) Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Retail
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (1.96%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.96%) German Language
6 1 (1.96%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (1.96%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (1.96%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Architect
3 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (13.73%) Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Citrix Architect
5 5 (9.80%) VMware Architect
5 5 (9.80%) WebSphere Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Data Centre Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Data Network Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.92%) Security Specialist
8 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.96%) JSON
2 1 (1.96%) LDAP
2 1 (1.96%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.96%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) CESG
3 2 (3.92%) Clustering
3 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.92%) Replication
3 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.96%) BYOD
4 1 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.98%) Windows
2 11 (21.57%) Windows Server
3 9 (17.65%) Linux
4 7 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.84%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.92%) Android
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) ITIL
2 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (13.73%) Migration
3 6 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (11.76%) High Availability
3 6 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 6 (11.76%) TOGAF
4 5 (9.80%) Technical Leadership
5 4 (7.84%) Information Security
5 4 (7.84%) Network Virtualisation
5 4 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (7.84%) Project Delivery
6 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.88%) Architecture Roadmap
6 3 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.92%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (3.92%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.76%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) C
3 1 (1.96%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.80%) RHCA
2 5 (9.80%) TOGAF Certification
3 4 (7.84%) CCNA
3 4 (7.84%) CISSP
3 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) MCSE
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.92%) Degree
5 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.96%) CCDP
6 1 (1.96%) CCIE
6 1 (1.96%) CCNP
6 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) GCFA
6 1 (1.96%) GCIH
6 1 (1.96%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.96%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.96%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) GDPR
1 2 (3.92%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (3.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (21.57%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (17.65%) vSphere
4 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.84%) XenApp
5 3 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.92%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.96%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.96%) Docker
7 1 (1.96%) NFS
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.96%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) SCOM
3 2 (3.92%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (3.92%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.96%) Ansible
4 1 (1.96%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.96%) EnCase
4 1 (1.96%) FTK
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) VMware
2 19 (37.25%) Citrix
3 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (19.61%) CheckPoint
5 8 (15.69%) IBM
6 7 (13.73%) Fortinet
6 7 (13.73%) Juniper
6 7 (13.73%) Meraki
6 7 (13.73%) Red Hat
7 6 (11.76%) Riverbed
8 5 (9.80%) Dell
8 5 (9.80%) F5
8 5 (9.80%) Palo Alto
9 4 (7.84%) SolarWinds
9 4 (7.84%) Zscaler
10 3 (5.88%) HP
10 3 (5.88%) NetApp
11 2 (3.92%) Avaya
11 2 (3.92%) Nokia
11 2 (3.92%) Veritas