The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 23 April 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 / Croydon
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 37 22
Rank change year-on-year +25 -15  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 17 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 10.06% 1.81% 3.55%
As % of the Vendors category 22.08% 7.04% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 4
Median daily rate £450 £429 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.89% -4.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £20.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -6.48% -13.82%  

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 Croydon.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 77 71 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 45.56% 25.72% 65.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 80
Median daily rate £450 £393 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.64% -12.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £26.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +76.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +8.57%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Croydon

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Croydon over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Croydon

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 28 (73.68%) Security Cleared
2 23 (60.53%) SC Cleared
3 22 (57.89%) Firewall
4 17 (44.74%) WAN
5 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (36.84%) TCP/IP
7 13 (34.21%) Wireless
8 12 (31.58%) MPLS
8 12 (31.58%) CheckPoint
8 12 (31.58%) 802.1X
9 11 (28.95%) CCIE
9 11 (28.95%) VPN
10 10 (26.32%) CCNP
10 10 (26.32%) Juniper
10 10 (26.32%) SSL
10 10 (26.32%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (23.68%) LAN
11 9 (23.68%) VMware
12 8 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (21.05%) CCNA
12 8 (21.05%) AlienVault
13 7 (18.42%) Palo Alto
13 7 (18.42%) FortiGate
13 7 (18.42%) Unix
13 7 (18.42%) Migration
14 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (15.79%) OSPF
14 6 (15.79%) BGP

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.89%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.16%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (57.89%) Firewall
2 17 (44.74%) WAN
3 14 (36.84%) TCP/IP
4 13 (34.21%) Wireless
5 12 (31.58%) MPLS
6 11 (28.95%) VPN
7 10 (26.32%) SSL
8 9 (23.68%) LAN
9 8 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (15.79%) BGP
10 6 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (15.79%) OSPF
11 5 (13.16%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (13.16%) Network Security
11 5 (13.16%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (13.16%) VLAN
12 4 (10.53%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (10.53%) DNS
13 3 (7.89%) LDAP
13 3 (7.89%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.89%) JIRA
1 3 (7.89%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (7.89%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Wireless Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Wireless Network Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Active Directory Architect
3 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Technical Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Network Team Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.26%) Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Operational Security Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Operations Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.89%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Clustering
2 5 (13.16%) Replication
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Unix
2 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) CentOS
5 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Identity Access Management
2 7 (18.42%) Migration
3 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (13.16%) High Availability
4 5 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing
4 5 (13.16%) Security Operations
4 5 (13.16%) Server Building
4 5 (13.16%) SIEM
4 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) Network Management
5 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 3 (7.89%) Change Management
6 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL
6 3 (7.89%) Scrum
6 3 (7.89%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (73.68%) Security Cleared
2 23 (60.53%) SC Cleared
3 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (28.95%) CCIE
5 10 (26.32%) CCNP
6 8 (21.05%) CCNA
7 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (10.53%) MCITP
8 4 (10.53%) MCP
8 4 (10.53%) MCSE
9 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.63%) CCDP
10 1 (2.63%) CISSP
10 1 (2.63%) Degree
10 1 (2.63%) MCSA
10 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) Terminal Services
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.16%) vSphere
3 3 (7.89%) vCloud
3 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.26%) ProxySG
4 2 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) FortiGate
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (13.16%) Nessus
3 5 (13.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (7.89%) Forum Sentry
4 3 (7.89%) Puppet
4 3 (7.89%) ZABBIX
5 2 (5.26%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) CheckPoint
2 10 (26.32%) Juniper
3 9 (23.68%) VMware
4 8 (21.05%) AlienVault
5 7 (18.42%) Palo Alto
6 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 6 (15.79%) Oracle
6 6 (15.79%) SolarWinds
7 5 (13.16%) Citrix
7 5 (13.16%) F5
8 3 (7.89%) Atlassian
8 3 (7.89%) Avaya
9 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
9 2 (5.26%) FireEye
9 2 (5.26%) Sourcefire
10 1 (2.63%) Veeam