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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 55 47
Rank change year-on-year -23 -8  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 94 136 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.85% 4.00% 3.89%
As % of the Vendors category 7.56% 9.89% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 106 166
Median daily rate £425 £450 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +14.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £284 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £638 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £24.61 £26.00 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +91.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.08 £26.00 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.68 £26.00 £16.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +2.00% +21.95%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1243 1375 2460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.71% 40.39% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 1054 1839
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 66
Median hourly rate £21.40 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.92 £36.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 72 (39.13%) Firewall
2 61 (33.15%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (29.89%) WAN
4 50 (27.17%) LAN
5 45 (24.46%) CCNP
6 43 (23.37%) Finance
7 40 (21.74%) Data Centre
8 38 (20.65%) Citrix
9 37 (20.11%) Windows
10 36 (19.57%) Active Directory
10 36 (19.57%) VMware
11 34 (18.48%) Microsoft
12 33 (17.93%) VPN
13 31 (16.85%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (15.76%) Wireless
15 27 (14.67%) TCP/IP
15 27 (14.67%) BGP
16 26 (14.13%) CheckPoint
16 26 (14.13%) CCNA
17 24 (13.04%) Palo Alto
18 23 (12.50%) VoIP
18 23 (12.50%) ITIL
18 23 (12.50%) Unified Communications
19 22 (11.96%) Network Management
20 21 (11.41%) OSPF
20 21 (11.41%) Migration
20 21 (11.41%) Banking
21 20 (10.87%) MPLS
21 20 (10.87%) Juniper
21 20 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus

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 18 (9.78%) Skype for Business
2 13 (7.07%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.63%) Jetty
4 3 (1.63%) nginx
4 3 (1.63%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.09%) CMS
5 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.54%) Confluence
6 1 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.54%) Eikon
2 1 (0.54%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.52%) Office 365
2 7 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.63%) SaaS
5 2 (1.09%) IaaS
5 2 (1.09%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.09%) PaaS
5 2 (1.09%) Yammer
6 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 72 (39.13%) Firewall
2 55 (29.89%) WAN
3 50 (27.17%) LAN
4 33 (17.93%) VPN
5 31 (16.85%) Cisco ASA
6 29 (15.76%) Wireless
7 27 (14.67%) BGP
7 27 (14.67%) TCP/IP
8 23 (12.50%) Unified Communications
8 23 (12.50%) VoIP
9 21 (11.41%) OSPF
10 20 (10.87%) Cisco IOS
10 20 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (10.87%) MPLS
10 20 (10.87%) Network Security
11 18 (9.78%) DHCP
11 18 (9.78%) SAN
12 16 (8.70%) Internet
13 15 (8.15%) DNS
13 15 (8.15%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.72%) Big Data
3 3 (1.63%) MySQL
3 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.54%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.54%) MarkLogic
4 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.54%) ERwin
2 1 (0.54%) JIRA
2 1 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 43 (23.37%) Finance
2 21 (11.41%) Banking
3 13 (7.07%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.35%) Law
5 7 (3.80%) Retail
6 6 (3.26%) Legal
7 5 (2.72%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.09%) Back Office
8 2 (1.09%) Electronics
8 2 (1.09%) French Language
8 2 (1.09%) Games
8 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.09%) Marketing
9 1 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.54%) Front Office
9 1 (0.54%) Military
9 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 31 (16.85%) Architect
3 29 (15.76%) Analyst
4 21 (11.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (10.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 19 (10.33%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (7.61%) Network Architect
8 13 (7.07%) Network Analyst
9 12 (6.52%) Security Engineer
10 10 (5.43%) Cisco Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) Cisco Network Analyst
11 9 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) IT Support
11 9 (4.89%) Voice Analyst
11 9 (4.89%) Voice Support Analyst
12 8 (4.35%) Cisco Support
12 8 (4.35%) IT Analyst
12 8 (4.35%) Network Support
13 7 (3.80%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.98%) 802.1X
1 11 (5.98%) XMPP
2 3 (1.63%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (1.63%) Servlets
3 1 (0.54%) Middleware
3 1 (0.54%) OAuth
3 1 (0.54%) OpenID
3 1 (0.54%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.54%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.26%) Replication
3 6 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.72%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.72%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.17%) Clustering
5 4 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.63%) Handset
6 3 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.63%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.09%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.09%) NHS
7 2 (1.09%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.54%) Derivative
8 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.11%) Windows
2 17 (9.24%) Linux
3 13 (7.07%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.72%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.17%) Android
6 4 (2.17%) CentOS
6 4 (2.17%) Solaris
6 4 (2.17%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.63%) Unix
7 3 (1.63%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.63%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.54%) AIX
9 1 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.50%) ITIL
2 22 (11.96%) Network Management
3 21 (11.41%) Migration
4 12 (6.52%) Network Design
5 10 (5.43%) Network Architecture
5 10 (5.43%) Project Management
5 10 (5.43%) TOGAF
6 9 (4.89%) Investment Management
7 8 (4.35%) High Availability
8 7 (3.80%) Change Management
8 7 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.26%) DevOps
9 6 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.26%) Load Balancing
10 5 (2.72%) Capacity Management
10 5 (2.72%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (2.72%) Incident Management
10 5 (2.72%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (2.72%) ITIL V3
10 5 (2.72%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.35%) Perl
1 8 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 8 (4.35%) SQL
2 6 (3.26%) Python
3 4 (2.17%) Java
3 4 (2.17%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.63%) C
4 3 (1.63%) Ruby
5 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.54%) Korn
6 1 (0.54%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 61 (33.15%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (24.46%) CCNP
3 26 (14.13%) CCNA
4 17 (9.24%) CCIE
5 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.80%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.72%) CCSE
8 4 (2.17%) CCSP
8 4 (2.17%) JNCIE
8 4 (2.17%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (1.63%) CCMSE
9 3 (1.63%) CCNP Voice
9 3 (1.63%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.63%) MCP
9 3 (1.63%) MCSA
10 2 (1.09%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.09%) MCSE
10 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) COBIT
3 1 (0.54%) COSO
3 1 (0.54%) GPG13
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.80%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.72%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.17%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.63%) XenApp
8 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.09%) vCloud
8 2 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.09%) vSphere
8 2 (1.09%) Xen
8 2 (1.09%) XenServer
9 1 (0.54%) GPFS
9 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.54%) LXC
9 1 (0.54%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (9.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (6.52%) SCCM
3 7 (3.80%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.72%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.72%) Puppet
5 4 (2.17%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.17%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.63%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.63%) Packer
6 3 (1.63%) Terraform
7 2 (1.09%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.09%) Nagios
7 2 (1.09%) OpenIDM
7 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.09%) WSUS
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 38 (20.65%) Citrix
2 36 (19.57%) VMware
3 34 (18.48%) Microsoft
4 26 (14.13%) CheckPoint
5 24 (13.04%) Palo Alto
6 20 (10.87%) Juniper
6 20 (10.87%) SolarWinds
7 18 (9.78%) F5
7 18 (9.78%) HP
8 16 (8.70%) Fortinet
9 11 (5.98%) Avaya
10 10 (5.43%) NetApp
11 9 (4.89%) Arista
12 7 (3.80%) EMC
13 6 (3.26%) ServiceNow
14 5 (2.72%) Polycom
14 5 (2.72%) Red Box
14 5 (2.72%) Riverbed
14 5 (2.72%) Symantec
14 5 (2.72%) Veeam