Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 83 98
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15 -45
Contract jobs citing Cisco 141 226 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.52% 3.17% 2.75%
As % of the Vendors category 6.20% 8.23% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 171 142
City of London median daily rate £423 £425 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% -0.93% -2.50%
10th Percentile £213 £156 £213
90th Percentile £559 £610 £574
Central London median daily rate £423 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +2.42% -2.94% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 4
City of London median hourly rate £24.12 £23.13 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +11.47% -52.57%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.00 £15.65
90th Percentile £26.63 £26.55 £29.78
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £23.13 £20.75
% change year-on-year +4.28% +11.47% -52.57%

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 2,273 2,746 2,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.59% 38.47% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,732 2,061 2,086
City of London median daily rate £500 £480 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 56
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £30.88
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.89% -2.44%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +41 5 £345 -
Moorgate +5 5 £300 +20.00%
Cisco
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 71 (50.35%) Firewall
2 56 (39.72%) WAN
3 53 (37.59%) LAN
4 48 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (33.33%) Windows
6 42 (29.79%) VPN
7 33 (23.40%) Microsoft
7 33 (23.40%) CCNP
7 33 (23.40%) Network Security
7 33 (23.40%) Cisco ASA
8 31 (21.99%) Active Directory
9 30 (21.28%) CheckPoint
9 30 (21.28%) BGP
9 30 (21.28%) Finance
10 28 (19.86%) VMware
10 28 (19.86%) ITIL
10 28 (19.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (19.15%) Palo Alto
11 27 (19.15%) VoIP
12 26 (18.44%) OSPF
12 26 (18.44%) Data Centre
13 25 (17.73%) Banking
14 24 (17.02%) F5
15 23 (16.31%) Azure
15 23 (16.31%) Office 365
15 23 (16.31%) Wireless
15 23 (16.31%) MPLS
15 23 (16.31%) Juniper
16 21 (14.89%) Cisco IOS
17 20 (14.18%) Degree

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 9 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.55%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.84%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.71%) Apache
6 1 (0.71%) IIS
6 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.31%) Azure
1 23 (16.31%) Office 365
2 13 (9.22%) AWS
3 3 (2.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 3 (2.13%) Mimecast
3 3 (2.13%) SaaS
4 2 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.42%) G Suite
4 2 (1.42%) IaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.71%) GitHub
5 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.71%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 71 (50.35%) Firewall
2 56 (39.72%) WAN
3 53 (37.59%) LAN
4 42 (29.79%) VPN
5 33 (23.40%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (23.40%) Network Security
6 30 (21.28%) BGP
7 28 (19.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 27 (19.15%) VoIP
9 26 (18.44%) OSPF
10 23 (16.31%) MPLS
10 23 (16.31%) Wireless
11 21 (14.89%) Cisco IOS
12 19 (13.48%) TCP/IP
13 18 (12.77%) DNS
13 18 (12.77%) IPsec
14 15 (10.64%) WLAN
15 13 (9.22%) NX-OS
16 11 (7.80%) EIGRP
16 11 (7.80%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.71%) Power BI
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.84%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.71%) JIRA
3 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (21.28%) Finance
2 25 (17.73%) Banking
3 14 (9.93%) Telecoms
4 11 (7.80%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.55%) Retail
6 4 (2.84%) Front Office
6 4 (2.84%) Law
7 2 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.42%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.71%) French Language
8 1 (0.71%) German Language
8 1 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.71%) Local Government
8 1 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.71%) Publishing
8 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 60 (42.55%) Network Engineer
2 18 (12.77%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (10.64%) Security Engineer
4 15 (10.64%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (8.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (8.51%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) Analyst
6 10 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.38%) Desktop Support
8 8 (5.67%) Architect
8 8 (5.67%) Network Support
8 8 (5.67%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Consultant
9 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.26%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (2.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (2.84%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.84%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.42%) XMPP
3 1 (0.71%) LDAP
3 1 (0.71%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.71%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.44%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.93%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.96%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.55%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.84%) iPad
5 4 (2.84%) iPhone
5 4 (2.84%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.13%) Replication
6 3 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.42%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.42%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.42%) PKI
7 2 (1.42%) PMI
7 2 (1.42%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) User Experience
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (33.33%) Windows
2 15 (10.64%) Windows 10
3 14 (9.93%) Windows 7
3 14 (9.93%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.80%) Unix
5 10 (7.09%) Linux
6 9 (6.38%) Mac OS
6 9 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.84%) Android
9 3 (2.13%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (1.42%) CentOS
10 2 (1.42%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.71%) Debian
11 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.71%) Solaris
11 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.86%) ITIL
2 17 (12.06%) Migration
3 16 (11.35%) Project Management
4 15 (10.64%) Network Monitoring
5 14 (9.93%) Load Balancing
6 13 (9.22%) Network Design
7 12 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (7.80%) Change Management
9 10 (7.09%) Network Management
9 10 (7.09%) Service Delivery
10 9 (6.38%) ITSM
11 8 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (5.67%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (4.96%) High Availability
12 7 (4.96%) Project Delivery
12 7 (4.96%) WAN Optimisation
13 6 (4.26%) Change Control
13 6 (4.26%) Incident Management
13 6 (4.26%) Information Security
13 6 (4.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.38%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.55%) Perl
2 5 (3.55%) Python
3 3 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (23.40%) CCNP
3 20 (14.18%) Degree
4 14 (9.93%) CCIE
4 14 (9.93%) CCNA
5 9 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.84%) CCDA
8 4 (2.84%) CCDP
8 4 (2.84%) CCSP
8 4 (2.84%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (2.13%) CCSA
9 3 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.13%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.42%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (1.42%) CCNP Voice
10 2 (1.42%) CCSE
10 2 (1.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.42%) PMO
2 2 (1.42%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (21.99%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.26%) vSphere
4 5 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.55%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.13%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.71%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.71%) KVM
7 1 (0.71%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.71%) XenApp
7 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (4.96%) Ansible
3 6 (4.26%) Puppet
4 5 (3.55%) FortiGate
5 4 (2.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.13%) Iperf
6 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.42%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.71%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.71%) Nagios
8 1 (0.71%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.71%) QRadar
8 1 (0.71%) Salt
8 1 (0.71%) SCCM
8 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.71%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 30 (21.28%) CheckPoint
3 28 (19.86%) VMware
4 27 (19.15%) Palo Alto
5 24 (17.02%) F5
6 23 (16.31%) Juniper
7 12 (8.51%) Meraki
8 10 (7.09%) HP
9 9 (6.38%) Blue Coat
10 8 (5.67%) Bloomberg
10 8 (5.67%) Citrix
10 8 (5.67%) Fortinet
10 8 (5.67%) Polycom
11 7 (4.96%) Apple
11 7 (4.96%) Riverbed
11 7 (4.96%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.55%) Fidessa
12 5 (3.55%) Remedy
12 5 (3.55%) ServiceNow
12 5 (3.55%) Symantec