Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 108 65 94
Rank change year-on-year -43 +29 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 59 79 172
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.74% 3.23% 2.60%
As % of the Vendors category 5.09% 8.57% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 126
10th Percentile £225 £217 £237
25th Percentile £400 £344 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £443 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.12% -10.53% +18.60%
75th Percentile £519 £520 £519
90th Percentile £566 £582 £622
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £463
% change year-on-year +5.88% -8.11% +15.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
10th Percentile £17.25 " £14.00
25th Percentile £18.75 " £15.31
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £25.75
75th Percentile £23.38 " £41.98
90th Percentile £23.60 " £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 - £20.00

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 1,159 922 2,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.11% 37.74% 38.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 645 1,935
10th Percentile £363 £283 £280
25th Percentile £432 £406 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.77% -2.50% +2.56%
75th Percentile £628 £575 £588
90th Percentile £713 £655 £650
Central London median daily rate £530 £486 £500
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 53
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.16 £12.48 £12.76
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.34 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -15.66% -15.41% +5.13%
75th Percentile £24.11 £27.52 £22.93
90th Percentile £27.33 £45.73 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% - -

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 25 (42.37%) Windows
2 24 (40.68%) Firewall
3 19 (32.20%) WAN
4 18 (30.51%) Finance
4 18 (30.51%) Azure
5 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
6 15 (25.42%) Active Directory
7 14 (23.73%) LAN
8 13 (22.03%) Citrix
8 13 (22.03%) VMware
8 13 (22.03%) Microsoft 365
9 12 (20.34%) ITIL
10 11 (18.64%) CheckPoint
11 10 (16.95%) SCCM
12 9 (15.25%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (15.25%) Meraki
12 9 (15.25%) WebEx
12 9 (15.25%) Wireless
12 9 (15.25%) Migration
12 9 (15.25%) Data Centre
12 9 (15.25%) SD-WAN
13 8 (13.56%) Python
13 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (13.56%) VPN
13 8 (13.56%) DNS
13 8 (13.56%) Unified Communications
13 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (13.56%) Network Security
14 7 (11.86%) Fortinet
14 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012

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 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) CMS
3 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (30.51%) Azure
2 13 (22.03%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (6.78%) AWS
4 3 (5.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (5.08%) IaaS
5 2 (3.39%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.69%) GCP
6 1 (1.69%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.69%) PaaS
6 1 (1.69%) SaaS
6 1 (1.69%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (40.68%) Firewall
2 19 (32.20%) WAN
3 14 (23.73%) LAN
4 9 (15.25%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (15.25%) SD-WAN
4 9 (15.25%) WebEx
4 9 (15.25%) Wireless
5 8 (13.56%) DNS
5 8 (13.56%) Network Security
5 8 (13.56%) Unified Communications
5 8 (13.56%) VPN
6 7 (11.86%) DHCP
6 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.47%) Cisco Firepower
7 5 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (6.78%) BGP
8 4 (6.78%) DMZ
8 4 (6.78%) MPLS
8 4 (6.78%) VoIP
8 4 (6.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) DB2
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.39%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Law
2 6 (10.17%) Social Skills
3 5 (8.47%) Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.39%) Back Office
5 2 (3.39%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (3.39%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1 (1.69%) Legal
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) Architect
3 6 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (10.17%) Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Desktop Support
4 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (6.78%) Data Centre Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Data Network Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Developer
5 4 (6.78%) LAN Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Python Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Avaya Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Firewall Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (5.08%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) LDAP
2 1 (1.69%) JSON
2 1 (1.69%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.69%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.78%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.39%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.39%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) BYOD
5 1 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (42.37%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
2 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2016
3 6 (10.17%) Linux
4 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2019
5 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.39%) Android
8 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) ITIL
2 9 (15.25%) Migration
3 7 (11.86%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (10.17%) Project Delivery
5 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.47%) DevOps
5 5 (8.47%) Information Security
5 5 (8.47%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (6.78%) Architecture Roadmap
6 4 (6.78%) High Availability
7 3 (5.08%) Business Continuity
7 3 (5.08%) Network Segmentation
7 3 (5.08%) Project Management
8 2 (3.39%) Data Science
8 2 (3.39%) DNA
8 2 (3.39%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (3.39%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) Python
2 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.39%) SQL
4 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (10.17%) CCNA
3 5 (8.47%) CISSP
4 4 (6.78%) MCSE
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.39%) CCIE
5 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.39%) MOS
5 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) CCNP
6 1 (1.69%) CCSA
6 1 (1.69%) CCSE
6 1 (1.69%) CISA
6 1 (1.69%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) GCFA
6 1 (1.69%) GCIH
6 1 (1.69%) GIAC
6 1 (1.69%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (25.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.47%) vSphere
4 4 (6.78%) XenApp
4 4 (6.78%) XenDesktop
5 3 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.39%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.69%) Docker
7 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) SCCM
2 4 (6.78%) SCOM
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.39%) Ansible
4 2 (3.39%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.39%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.69%) EnCase
5 1 (1.69%) FTK
5 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.69%) Puppet
5 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.03%) Citrix
2 13 (22.03%) VMware
3 11 (18.64%) CheckPoint
4 9 (15.25%) Meraki
5 7 (11.86%) Fortinet
6 6 (10.17%) Avaya
6 6 (10.17%) Juniper
6 6 (10.17%) Riverbed
6 6 (10.17%) Zscaler
7 5 (8.47%) F5
7 5 (8.47%) Palo Alto
7 5 (8.47%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.78%) EMC
9 3 (5.08%) Bloomberg
9 3 (5.08%) Dell
9 3 (5.08%) HP
9 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.08%) Speakerbus
10 2 (3.39%) Trend Micro