Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 82 75
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 +25
Contract jobs citing Cisco 53 127 214
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.58% 2.54% 3.15%
As % of the Vendors category 7.50% 6.44% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 103 165
Median daily rate £488 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £225 £209 £156
90th Percentile £618 £525 £604
Central London median daily rate £488 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.82% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
Median hourly rate £23.00 £24.12 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.64% +4.28% -5.59%
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £25.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.02% +2.24% +2.04%

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 707 1,973 2,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.39% 39.44% 37.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 1,523 1,898
Median daily rate £500 £488 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.52% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £650 £656 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 34 58
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.95% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.15 £13.00
90th Percentile £23.43 £26.63 £25.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +6.95% +3.89%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 30 (56.60%) Firewall
2 23 (43.40%) Finance
3 19 (35.85%) WAN
4 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
5 16 (30.19%) VMware
6 15 (28.30%) VPN
6 15 (28.30%) Windows
6 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (24.53%) CheckPoint
7 13 (24.53%) LAN
7 13 (24.53%) Banking
8 11 (20.75%) Linux
9 10 (18.87%) DNS
9 10 (18.87%) BGP
9 10 (18.87%) Citrix
9 10 (18.87%) AWS
9 10 (18.87%) F5
10 9 (16.98%) Unified Communications
10 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (16.98%) Juniper
10 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
10 9 (16.98%) IBM
10 9 (16.98%) Wireless
10 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
11 8 (15.09%) Palo Alto
11 8 (15.09%) Windows Server
11 8 (15.09%) CCNP
11 8 (15.09%) SAN
11 8 (15.09%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (15.09%) Network Security

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 4 (7.55%) CMS
1 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) AWS
2 5 (9.43%) Office 365
3 4 (7.55%) Azure
4 2 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.77%) Datadog
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.89%) IaaS
5 1 (1.89%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.89%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 30 (56.60%) Firewall
2 19 (35.85%) WAN
3 15 (28.30%) VPN
4 13 (24.53%) LAN
5 10 (18.87%) BGP
5 10 (18.87%) DNS
6 9 (16.98%) Unified Communications
6 9 (16.98%) Wireless
7 8 (15.09%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (15.09%) Network Security
7 8 (15.09%) SAN
8 7 (13.21%) OSPF
9 6 (11.32%) H.323
9 6 (11.32%) Skype
9 6 (11.32%) VoIP
10 5 (9.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
11 4 (7.55%) DHCP
11 4 (7.55%) Ethernet
11 4 (7.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
1 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (43.40%) Finance
2 13 (24.53%) Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Investment Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.77%) International Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Billing
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) German Language
5 1 (1.89%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Network Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Desktop Support
4 4 (7.55%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.66%) Administrator
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Citrix Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Information Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Security Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.66%) VMware Architect
5 3 (5.66%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) WebRTC
2 3 (5.66%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (3.77%) YAML
4 1 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.09%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.55%) Tandem
5 3 (5.66%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (3.77%) CESG
6 2 (3.77%) Clustering
6 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.77%) Replication
6 2 (3.77%) Robotics
6 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.89%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.89%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Linux
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Server
4 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.55%) Unix
7 3 (5.66%) Solaris
7 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (1.89%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.21%) ITIL
1 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (9.43%) Collaborative Working
3 5 (9.43%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
3 5 (9.43%) Service Management
4 4 (7.55%) Antivirus Management
4 4 (7.55%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (7.55%) High Availability
4 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (7.55%) Migration
4 4 (7.55%) Use Case
5 3 (5.66%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.66%) Content Management
5 3 (5.66%) Information Security
5 3 (5.66%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (5.66%) TOGAF
5 3 (5.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) Python
2 5 (9.43%) C
3 2 (3.77%) Go
3 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.77%) R
4 1 (1.89%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) PHP
4 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (15.09%) CCNP
3 6 (11.32%) CCIE
4 3 (5.66%) CCNA
4 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.66%) RHCA
4 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (3.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (3.77%) CCSP
5 2 (3.77%) CISM
5 2 (3.77%) CISSP
5 2 (3.77%) CREST Certified
5 2 (3.77%) GCFA
5 2 (3.77%) GCIA
5 2 (3.77%) GCIH
6 1 (1.89%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) COBIT
1 3 (5.66%) NIST
2 2 (3.77%) GDPR
2 2 (3.77%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (3.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
1 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.21%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (13.21%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.66%) vSphere
3 3 (5.66%) XenApp
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.77%) VMware NSX
4 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.89%) Docker
5 1 (1.89%) NFS
5 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (7.55%) SCCM
2 4 (7.55%) Terraform
3 3 (5.66%) Ansible
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.77%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.77%) CSIRT
4 2 (3.77%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.77%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (3.77%) Nagios
4 2 (3.77%) Packer
5 1 (1.89%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.89%) Puppet
5 1 (1.89%) Salt
5 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 16 (30.19%) VMware
3 13 (24.53%) CheckPoint
4 10 (18.87%) Citrix
4 10 (18.87%) F5
5 9 (16.98%) IBM
5 9 (16.98%) Juniper
6 8 (15.09%) Palo Alto
7 7 (13.21%) Red Hat
8 6 (11.32%) EMC
8 6 (11.32%) HP
9 5 (9.43%) Avaya
9 5 (9.43%) SolarWinds
10 4 (7.55%) Ivanti
10 4 (7.55%) Meraki
10 4 (7.55%) Polycom
10 4 (7.55%) Splunk
11 3 (5.66%) Dell
12 2 (3.77%) Hitachi
12 2 (3.77%) NetApp