Period
to 22 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 September 2018 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
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 55 34
Rank change year-on-year +1 -21 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 200 196 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.01% 4.00% 4.76%
As % of the Vendors category 8.53% 9.06% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 113 127
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +13.64% +1.54%
10th Percentile £233 £191 £228
90th Percentile £549 £524 £512
England median daily rate £401 £390 £395
% change year-on-year +2.69% -1.27% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 16
East of England median hourly rate £14.00 £16.81 £27.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.69% -39.13% +108.38%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.35 £15.75
90th Percentile £20.57 £27.95 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +9.76%

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 East of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,345 2,164 2,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 46.98% 44.19% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,355 1,204 1,292
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £178 £213 £205
90th Percentile £577 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 133 188
East of England median hourly rate £16.88 £16.06 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.07% -2.67% -19.51%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £39.95 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the East of England

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in the East of England

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the East of England

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in the East of England

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the East of England

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the East of England region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -13 64 £425 +7.59% 26
Cambridgeshire +6 55 £375 +25.00% 15
Suffolk +9 30 £525 +101.92% 3
Bedfordshire -1 17 £375 -18.92% 6
Essex -19 17 £400 +77.78% 7
Norfolk +32 16 £210 -16.83% 4
East Anglia - 1 £275 - 6
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 75 (37.50%) Firewall
2 61 (30.50%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 58 (29.00%) Windows
5 55 (27.50%) Data Centre
6 51 (25.50%) VMware
7 50 (25.00%) LAN
8 47 (23.50%) WAN
9 39 (19.50%) Security Cleared
10 35 (17.50%) Active Directory
11 34 (17.00%) CCNP
11 34 (17.00%) DNS
12 33 (16.50%) ITIL
13 32 (16.00%) Network Security
14 31 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 30 (15.00%) Migration
16 28 (14.00%) CCNA
17 27 (13.50%) VPN
17 27 (13.50%) CheckPoint
17 27 (13.50%) Retail
17 27 (13.50%) Incident Management
17 27 (13.50%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (13.00%) Mathematics
18 26 (13.00%) SC Cleared
18 26 (13.00%) Wireless
19 25 (12.50%) Juniper
19 25 (12.50%) BGP
20 24 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
20 24 (12.00%) Network Management
21 23 (11.50%) VoIP

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 7 (3.50%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.00%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.50%) IIS
4 4 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.50%) Confluence
5 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (10.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.50%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.50%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.50%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.50%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.50%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.00%) Office 365
3 3 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.50%) Akamai
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.50%) GitHub
5 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.50%) IaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.50%) PaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Serverless
5 1 (0.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 75 (37.50%) Firewall
2 50 (25.00%) LAN
3 47 (23.50%) WAN
4 34 (17.00%) DNS
5 32 (16.00%) Network Security
6 27 (13.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 27 (13.50%) VPN
7 26 (13.00%) Wireless
8 25 (12.50%) BGP
9 24 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (11.50%) DHCP
10 23 (11.50%) VoIP
10 23 (11.50%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (9.50%) TCP/IP
12 18 (9.00%) OSPF
13 15 (7.50%) Cisco ISE
14 13 (6.50%) MPLS
14 13 (6.50%) SAN
15 11 (5.50%) IPsec
16 10 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.50%) Big Data
3 4 (2.00%) MySQL
4 3 (1.50%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.50%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.50%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.50%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.00%) JIRA
3 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.50%) GitLab
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (13.50%) Retail
2 14 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.50%) Finance
5 4 (2.00%) Legal
6 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Local Government
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (27.50%) Network Engineer
2 27 (13.50%) Analyst
3 16 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 16 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 15 (7.50%) Architect
4 15 (7.50%) Service Analyst
4 15 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (6.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (6.50%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.50%) Consultant
8 8 (4.00%) Test Leader
9 7 (3.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 6 (3.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (3.00%) Administrator
10 6 (3.00%) Network Architect
10 6 (3.00%) Network Consultant
10 6 (3.00%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.00%) LDAP
3 5 (2.50%) HTML
3 5 (2.50%) Middleware
4 4 (2.00%) jQuery
5 3 (1.50%) Web Services
6 2 (1.00%) ADSI
6 2 (1.00%) COM
6 2 (1.00%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.00%) XML
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.50%) CSS
7 1 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.50%) REST
7 1 (0.50%) RESTful
7 1 (0.50%) SOAP
7 1 (0.50%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 55 (27.50%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.00%) PKI
3 13 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.50%) Clustering
6 5 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.00%) CMDB
7 4 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (1.50%) Replication
9 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.00%) NHS
9 2 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 58 (29.00%) Windows
2 20 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.50%) Linux
4 11 (5.50%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.00%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.50%) Unix
9 3 (1.50%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.00%) zOS
11 1 (0.50%) Debian
11 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.50%) ITIL
2 30 (15.00%) Migration
3 27 (13.50%) Incident Management
4 26 (13.00%) Mathematics
5 24 (12.00%) Network Management
6 18 (9.00%) Service Delivery
7 17 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (7.00%) Problem Management
9 13 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (5.50%) Identity Management
10 11 (5.50%) Project Management
11 10 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (4.50%) High Availability
12 9 (4.50%) Load Balancing
12 9 (4.50%) SIEM
12 9 (4.50%) Test Planning
12 9 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (4.00%) Change Management
13 8 (4.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.50%) SQL
2 11 (5.50%) C
2 11 (5.50%) Python
3 6 (3.00%) PHP
4 5 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.00%) Java
6 2 (1.00%) JCL
7 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.50%) Perl
7 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 61 (30.50%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (19.50%) Security Cleared
3 34 (17.00%) CCNP
4 28 (14.00%) CCNA
5 26 (13.00%) SC Cleared
6 16 (8.00%) MCP
7 14 (7.00%) DV Cleared
8 10 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (4.00%) CCIE
10 7 (3.50%) CCSA
10 7 (3.50%) Degree
11 6 (3.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (3.00%) MCSE
12 5 (2.50%) CCDP
12 5 (2.50%) CCSE
12 5 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (2.00%) CCENT
13 4 (2.00%) CCSP
13 4 (2.00%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (1.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.50%) PMO
3 2 (1.00%) GMP
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) GxP
4 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 35 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 31 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.50%) VMware NSX
4 9 (4.50%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.50%) vSphere
5 6 (3.00%) ProxySG
6 4 (2.00%) Docker
6 4 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 8 (4.00%) SCCM
2 6 (3.00%) Ansible
3 5 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.00%) Cacti
4 4 (2.00%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.00%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.00%) Puppet
4 4 (2.00%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.00%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.00%) WSUS
6 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.50%) Kibana
6 1 (0.50%) QRadar
6 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.50%) vMotion
Vendors
1 60 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 51 (25.50%) VMware
3 27 (13.50%) CheckPoint
4 25 (12.50%) Juniper
5 15 (7.50%) NetApp
6 13 (6.50%) Citrix
7 12 (6.00%) Arista
8 11 (5.50%) Palo Alto
9 10 (5.00%) F5
9 10 (5.00%) HP
10 9 (4.50%) Dell
11 8 (4.00%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.50%) Aruba
12 7 (3.50%) Blue Coat
12 7 (3.50%) Riverbed
12 7 (3.50%) SolarWinds
13 6 (3.00%) Avaya
13 6 (3.00%) Remedy
14 5 (2.50%) EMC
14 5 (2.50%) Sophos