Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 79 48
Rank change year-on-year -6 -31 +8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 198 210 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.83% 3.10% 4.21%
As % of the Vendors category 7.54% 7.92% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 147 215
City of London median daily rate £415 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £193 £228 £313
90th Percentile £638 £575 £600
Central London median daily rate £400 £425 £440
% change year-on-year -5.88% -3.41% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 2
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.37% -16.24% +105.26%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.38 £26.53
90th Percentile £25.50 £50.95 £32.98
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.43 £29.25
% change year-on-year -18.13% -16.48% +77.27%

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 2,625 2,650 2,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.55% 39.12% 42.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,944 1,959 2,147
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £252 £275 £270
90th Percentile £663 £656 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 48 33
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +10.79%
10th Percentile £13.24 £12.21 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.98 £34.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.94% +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 25 September 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 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 97 (48.99%) Windows
2 82 (41.41%) Finance
3 76 (38.38%) Firewall
4 68 (34.34%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (32.32%) WAN
6 60 (30.30%) Microsoft
7 53 (26.77%) LAN
8 49 (24.75%) VMware
9 43 (21.72%) Active Directory
10 41 (20.71%) CCNP
10 41 (20.71%) ITIL
11 36 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
12 34 (17.17%) Data Centre
13 33 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (16.67%) Windows 7
14 32 (16.16%) VPN
14 32 (16.16%) Migration
14 32 (16.16%) Windows Server
15 31 (15.66%) MPLS
16 30 (15.15%) CCNA
17 29 (14.65%) DNS
17 29 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
17 29 (14.65%) Skype for Business
18 28 (14.14%) Office 365
19 27 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
20 26 (13.13%) Apple
20 26 (13.13%) Wireless
20 26 (13.13%) Skype
21 25 (12.63%) CheckPoint
21 25 (12.63%) Citrix

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 29 (14.65%) Skype for Business
2 11 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.54%) IIS
4 6 (3.03%) CMS
5 5 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.52%) Confluence
7 3 (1.52%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.01%) Apache
9 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.51%) JBoss
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
1 2 (1.01%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (14.14%) Office 365
3 22 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.55%) IaaS
5 7 (3.54%) PaaS
5 7 (3.54%) SaaS
6 4 (2.02%) G Suite
7 3 (1.52%) GitHub
8 2 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.01%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.01%) npm
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.51%) iTunes
9 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 76 (38.38%) Firewall
2 64 (32.32%) WAN
3 53 (26.77%) LAN
4 36 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
5 32 (16.16%) VPN
6 31 (15.66%) MPLS
7 29 (14.65%) DNS
8 26 (13.13%) Skype
8 26 (13.13%) Wireless
9 25 (12.63%) OSPF
10 24 (12.12%) DHCP
11 23 (11.62%) BGP
11 23 (11.62%) TCP/IP
12 21 (10.61%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (9.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (9.60%) Network Security
14 17 (8.59%) SAN
15 14 (7.07%) WebEx
16 13 (6.57%) Telepresence
17 12 (6.06%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.01%) MySQL
2 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.51%) Power BI
3 1 (0.51%) Redis
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (3.03%) JIRA
2 4 (2.02%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.02%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.52%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.52%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.51%) Robot Framework
General
1 82 (41.41%) Finance
2 17 (8.59%) Banking
3 9 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.54%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.53%) Law
5 5 (2.53%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.01%) Advertising
6 2 (1.01%) Back Office
6 2 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Billing
7 1 (0.51%) French Language
7 1 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) International Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (23.74%) Network Engineer
2 34 (17.17%) Analyst
3 23 (11.62%) Architect
3 23 (11.62%) Support Analyst
4 18 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (9.09%) Network Architect
5 15 (7.58%) IT Support
5 15 (7.58%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.57%) IT Analyst
7 12 (6.06%) Service Analyst
8 11 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (5.56%) Consultant
8 11 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.05%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (4.55%) IT Engineer
10 9 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
10 9 (4.55%) Security Engineer
11 8 (4.04%) Desktop Support
11 8 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.56%) XMPP
2 5 (2.53%) Middleware
3 4 (2.02%) OAuth
3 4 (2.02%) SAML
3 4 (2.02%) Web Services
4 3 (1.52%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.52%) JSON
4 3 (1.52%) LDAP
5 2 (1.01%) .NET
5 2 (1.01%) Node.js
5 2 (1.01%) OAuth2
5 2 (1.01%) REST
5 2 (1.01%) RESTful
5 2 (1.01%) SOAP
6 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.51%) JSP
6 1 (0.51%) Kafka
6 1 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.51%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.17%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.05%) iPhone
5 9 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.55%) User Experience
6 8 (4.04%) PKI
6 8 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (3.54%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.03%) iPad
8 6 (3.03%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.52%) Clustering
9 3 (1.52%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.52%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (1.52%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.01%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.01%) Eurex
10 2 (1.01%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 97 (48.99%) Windows
2 33 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 32 (16.16%) Windows Server
4 23 (11.62%) Windows 10
5 18 (9.09%) Linux
6 12 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.05%) Mac OS X
7 10 (5.05%) Unix
7 10 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.02%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.02%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.52%) CentOS
10 1 (0.51%) Debian
10 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.71%) ITIL
2 32 (16.16%) Migration
3 18 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (6.57%) Network Design
4 13 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (5.56%) Service Management
6 10 (5.05%) Load Balancing
6 10 (5.05%) Network Management
7 8 (4.04%) Information Security
7 8 (4.04%) Project Management
7 8 (4.04%) WAN Optimisation
8 7 (3.54%) Change Management
8 7 (3.54%) Decision-Making
8 7 (3.54%) DNA
8 7 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.03%) Network Architecture
9 6 (3.03%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.03%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.53%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.59%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.05%) Python
3 7 (3.54%) SQL
4 6 (3.03%) Perl
5 5 (2.53%) VBScript
6 4 (2.02%) Java
7 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.01%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.01%) PHP
8 2 (1.01%) PyPy
8 2 (1.01%) Ruby
8 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.51%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.51%) C
9 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 68 (34.34%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (20.71%) CCNP
3 30 (15.15%) CCNA
4 15 (7.58%) CCIE
4 15 (7.58%) Degree
5 11 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (5.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (4.04%) MCSA
8 5 (2.53%) MCSE
9 4 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.01%) CCSE
10 2 (1.01%) CCSM
10 2 (1.01%) CISSP
10 2 (1.01%) MCP
10 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.51%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.52%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.01%) FedRAMP
3 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (1.01%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.51%) FISMA
4 1 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.51%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.51%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (21.72%) Active Directory
2 33 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.56%) vSphere
4 10 (5.05%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.03%) BitLocker
6 6 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.03%) ProxySG
6 6 (3.03%) VMware NSX
6 6 (3.03%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.53%) XenApp
8 4 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.52%) KVM
9 3 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.52%) Xen
10 2 (1.01%) Docker
10 2 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (1.01%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.51%) iptables
Systems Management
1 19 (9.60%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (8.59%) SCCM
3 6 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (2.53%) AirWatch
4 5 (2.53%) SCOM
5 4 (2.02%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (2.02%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.52%) Ansible
6 3 (1.52%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.52%) PowerCLI
6 3 (1.52%) WSUS
7 2 (1.01%) CASB
7 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.01%) Nagios
7 2 (1.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.01%) Puppet
7 2 (1.01%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 60 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 49 (24.75%) VMware
3 26 (13.13%) Apple
4 25 (12.63%) CheckPoint
4 25 (12.63%) Citrix
5 24 (12.12%) F5
6 19 (9.60%) Juniper
6 19 (9.60%) Polycom
7 15 (7.58%) SolarWinds
8 12 (6.06%) HP
8 12 (6.06%) Palo Alto
9 11 (5.56%) Meraki
9 11 (5.56%) NetApp
10 9 (4.55%) Blue Coat
10 9 (4.55%) McAfee
11 8 (4.04%) Ivanti
11 8 (4.04%) Remedy
12 7 (3.54%) Forcepoint
12 7 (3.54%) Oracle
12 7 (3.54%) Red Hat