Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 96 57
Rank change year-on-year +17 -39 +8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 218 178 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.22% 2.55% 3.98%
As % of the Vendors category 8.52% 6.67% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 126 184
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.73% +7.39%
10th Percentile £155 £213 £301
90th Percentile £607 £581 £575
Central London median daily rate £415 £413 £430
% change year-on-year +0.61% -4.07% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 6
City of London median hourly rate £23.13 £24.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.59% -44.00% +105.88%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.70 £16.88
90th Percentile £26.90 £34.95 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.75 £43.75
% change year-on-year -6.54% -38.86% +124.36%

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 2,559 2,669 2,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.84% 38.18% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,883 2,037 2,000
City of London median daily rate £475 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% +4.65%
10th Percentile £225 £278 £295
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 54 41
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -19.54% +17.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £27.25 £30.93 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.80% -0.79% +5.56%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -53 1 - -
Moorgate - 1 £250 -
Cisco
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 90 (41.28%) Windows
2 81 (37.16%) Cisco Certification
3 72 (33.03%) Firewall
4 66 (30.28%) Microsoft
5 64 (29.36%) ITIL
6 63 (28.90%) WAN
7 61 (27.98%) Finance
8 58 (26.61%) LAN
8 58 (26.61%) CCNP
9 50 (22.94%) Active Directory
9 50 (22.94%) VPN
9 50 (22.94%) CheckPoint
10 49 (22.48%) VMware
11 48 (22.02%) Cisco ASA
12 47 (21.56%) Wireless
13 42 (19.27%) Windows 7
14 41 (18.81%) Cisco IOS
15 39 (17.89%) Office 365
15 39 (17.89%) Microsoft Office
16 38 (17.43%) Cisco Nexus
17 37 (16.97%) BGP
18 36 (16.51%) OSPF
18 36 (16.51%) Data Centre
19 35 (16.06%) Network Security
20 33 (15.14%) DNS
20 33 (15.14%) Skype
21 32 (14.68%) CCNA
22 31 (14.22%) TCP/IP
22 31 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
23 30 (13.76%) F5

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 27 (12.39%) Skype for Business
2 14 (6.42%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.96%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.75%) CMS
5 5 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.38%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.92%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.46%) Apache
8 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.46%) Confluence
8 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.46%) IIS
8 1 (0.46%) JBoss
8 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (17.89%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (17.89%) Office 365
2 28 (12.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (5.50%) IaaS
5 8 (3.67%) PaaS
6 6 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (2.29%) Datadog
8 4 (1.83%) SaaS
9 3 (1.38%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.38%) G Suite
9 3 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.46%) GitHub
10 1 (0.46%) iTunes
10 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 72 (33.03%) Firewall
2 63 (28.90%) WAN
3 58 (26.61%) LAN
4 50 (22.94%) VPN
5 48 (22.02%) Cisco ASA
6 47 (21.56%) Wireless
7 41 (18.81%) Cisco IOS
8 38 (17.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 37 (16.97%) BGP
10 36 (16.51%) OSPF
11 35 (16.06%) Network Security
12 33 (15.14%) DNS
12 33 (15.14%) Skype
13 31 (14.22%) TCP/IP
14 30 (13.76%) DHCP
15 27 (12.39%) MPLS
16 21 (9.63%) Internet
17 20 (9.17%) VoIP
18 18 (8.26%) Wireshark
19 17 (7.80%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.92%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.46%) Big Data
3 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.46%) MySQL
3 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.46%) Redis
3 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (4.13%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.21%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.92%) JIRA
3 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.46%) MSI
4 1 (0.46%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.46%) WiX
General
1 61 (27.98%) Finance
2 11 (5.05%) Banking
2 11 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.67%) Billing
3 8 (3.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.29%) Law
5 4 (1.83%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (33.03%) Network Engineer
2 34 (15.60%) Analyst
3 28 (12.84%) Support Engineer
4 25 (11.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (9.17%) IT Support
6 18 (8.26%) Service Analyst
7 17 (7.80%) Cisco Engineer
7 17 (7.80%) Support Analyst
8 16 (7.34%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (6.88%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (6.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (6.42%) Security Engineer
11 13 (5.96%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 13 (5.96%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 13 (5.96%) Architect
11 13 (5.96%) IT Engineer
12 12 (5.50%) IT Analyst
12 12 (5.50%) IT Support Engineer
13 10 (4.59%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (4.13%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.59%) XMPP
2 4 (1.83%) .NET
2 4 (1.83%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.83%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.92%) REST
3 2 (0.92%) SOAP
3 2 (0.92%) Web Services
4 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.46%) JSON
4 1 (0.46%) Kafka
4 1 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.46%) XML
4 1 (0.46%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.51%) Data Centre
2 28 (12.84%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (7.80%) iPhone
4 14 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.05%) User Experience
6 10 (4.59%) iPad
7 7 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.75%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.83%) PKI
11 3 (1.38%) Clustering
11 3 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.38%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.92%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.92%) Fintech
12 2 (0.92%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 90 (41.28%) Windows
2 42 (19.27%) Windows 7
3 30 (13.76%) Windows Server
4 26 (11.93%) Windows 10
5 17 (7.80%) Linux
6 12 (5.50%) Windows 8
7 9 (4.13%) Unix
7 9 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.67%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.38%) CentOS
12 1 (0.46%) Debian
12 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.36%) ITIL
2 30 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (9.63%) Migration
4 17 (7.80%) Change Management
4 17 (7.80%) Network Design
5 16 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (7.34%) Service Management
6 13 (5.96%) Network Architecture
7 12 (5.50%) ITIL V3
8 11 (5.05%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (5.05%) Load Balancing
9 10 (4.59%) Information Security
10 9 (4.13%) High Availability
10 9 (4.13%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (4.13%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (3.67%) DevOps
11 8 (3.67%) Project Management
11 8 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.67%) Web Filtering
12 7 (3.21%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.09%) PowerShell
2 18 (8.26%) SQL
3 10 (4.59%) Python
4 7 (3.21%) VBA
5 6 (2.75%) Perl
6 2 (0.92%) C
6 2 (0.92%) PHP
7 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.46%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.46%) Java
7 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) VB
7 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 81 (37.16%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (26.61%) CCNP
3 32 (14.68%) CCNA
4 22 (10.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 17 (7.80%) CCIE
5 17 (7.80%) Degree
6 10 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (4.59%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.75%) CISSP
7 6 (2.75%) MCP
7 6 (2.75%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.29%) MCSA
8 5 (2.29%) MCSE
8 5 (2.29%) RHCE
9 4 (1.83%) Avaya Certification
9 4 (1.83%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 4 (1.83%) GIAC
9 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.38%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.75%) SLA
2 2 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (0.92%) FedRAMP
2 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.92%) PMO
3 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 50 (22.94%) Active Directory
2 31 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.50%) BitLocker
4 11 (5.05%) ProxySG
5 6 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (2.75%) vSphere
5 6 (2.75%) XenApp
6 5 (2.29%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.83%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.38%) Firmware
8 3 (1.38%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.46%) Docker
10 1 (0.46%) KVM
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (11.93%) SCCM
2 17 (7.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (4.59%) vCenter Server
4 9 (4.13%) AirWatch
5 8 (3.67%) Ansible
5 8 (3.67%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (3.21%) Nagios
7 6 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.75%) Puppet
8 5 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.29%) vRealize
8 5 (2.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 4 (1.83%) QRadar
9 4 (1.83%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 3 (1.38%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.38%) Terraform
11 2 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.92%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 66 (30.28%) Microsoft
2 50 (22.94%) CheckPoint
3 49 (22.48%) VMware
4 30 (13.76%) F5
5 29 (13.30%) SolarWinds
6 28 (12.84%) Citrix
6 28 (12.84%) Juniper
7 27 (12.39%) Palo Alto
8 24 (11.01%) Polycom
9 21 (9.63%) Apple
10 20 (9.17%) Meraki
11 18 (8.26%) HP
12 13 (5.96%) Avaya
13 11 (5.05%) Blue Coat
13 11 (5.05%) Dell
13 11 (5.05%) Wyse
14 10 (4.59%) NetApp
14 10 (4.59%) Red Hat
14 10 (4.59%) Riverbed
15 9 (4.13%) ServiceNow