Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 54 39
Rank change year-on-year +6 -15 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 208 178 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.69% 4.01% 4.34%
As % of the Vendors category 10.02% 8.77% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 116 108
East of England median daily rate £378 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +3.45% +5.07%
10th Percentile £204 £191 £250
90th Percentile £525 £523 £527
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 12 20
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.62 £28.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.73% -41.82% +36.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.50 £14.50
90th Percentile £29.51 £32.75 £60.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -4.76% +3.70% -3.57%

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 East of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,075 2,030 2,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 46.74% 45.68% 47.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,175 1,201 1,281
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 136 191
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -17.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.40 £9.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +2.86%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -6 75 £363 -13.69% 30
Cambridgeshire +11 62 £400 +14.29% 17
Norfolk +19 22 £212 -24.96%
Suffolk +6 20 £488 +121.59% 5
Essex +7 15 £400 +10.34% 17
Bedfordshire -5 13 £380 -10.59% 7
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 77 (37.02%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (36.06%) Firewall
3 67 (32.21%) Microsoft
4 58 (27.88%) Windows
5 57 (27.40%) LAN
6 56 (26.92%) Data Centre
7 50 (24.04%) ITIL
7 50 (24.04%) VMware
8 49 (23.56%) WAN
9 45 (21.63%) Security Cleared
10 42 (20.19%) CCNA
11 41 (19.71%) CCNP
12 37 (17.79%) Retail
13 34 (16.35%) VPN
14 33 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (15.87%) SC Cleared
14 33 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
15 32 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
15 32 (15.38%) Active Directory
15 32 (15.38%) Incident Management
16 31 (14.90%) Microsoft Office
17 30 (14.42%) Mathematics
18 29 (13.94%) MCP
18 29 (13.94%) Juniper
19 28 (13.46%) DNS
20 27 (12.98%) Cisco ASA
21 26 (12.50%) Network Security
21 26 (12.50%) Service Delivery
21 26 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
22 25 (12.02%) 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 10 (4.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.92%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.92%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.44%) IIS
4 2 (0.96%) Confluence
4 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 31 (14.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.33%) Office 365
4 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.96%) Akamai
5 2 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.96%) Slack
6 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.48%) IaaS
6 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (36.06%) Firewall
2 57 (27.40%) LAN
3 49 (23.56%) WAN
4 34 (16.35%) VPN
5 33 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
6 28 (13.46%) DNS
7 27 (12.98%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (12.50%) Network Security
8 26 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (12.02%) VoIP
10 22 (10.58%) BGP
10 22 (10.58%) Wireless
11 21 (10.10%) DHCP
12 20 (9.62%) OSPF
13 17 (8.17%) MPLS
14 14 (6.73%) TCP/IP
15 13 (6.25%) HTTP
15 13 (6.25%) VLAN
16 12 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (5.77%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.92%) JIRA
3 2 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.96%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 37 (17.79%) Retail
2 21 (10.10%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.88%) Finance
4 4 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.44%) Legal
5 3 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 67 (32.21%) Network Engineer
2 32 (15.38%) Analyst
3 24 (11.54%) Service Analyst
3 24 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (9.13%) Architect
5 15 (7.21%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (5.77%) Consultant
6 12 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (4.33%) Network Architect
8 8 (3.85%) Network Consultant
8 8 (3.85%) Network Support
8 8 (3.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 8 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (3.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.37%) Administrator
9 7 (3.37%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (3.37%) Security Engineer
10 6 (2.88%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.37%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.92%) LDAP
3 3 (1.44%) Middleware
4 2 (0.96%) ADSI
4 2 (0.96%) COM
4 2 (0.96%) HTML
4 2 (0.96%) RESTful
4 2 (0.96%) XML
5 1 (0.48%) Twisted
5 1 (0.48%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.29%) PKI
4 7 (3.37%) NHS
4 7 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.88%) Clustering
5 6 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.92%) CMDB
6 4 (1.92%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (0.96%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.48%) Fintech
9 1 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 58 (27.88%) Windows
2 20 (9.62%) Windows Server
3 12 (5.77%) Linux
4 8 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.37%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.40%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.96%) Debian
8 2 (0.96%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.48%) Unix
9 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.04%) ITIL
2 32 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 32 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (14.42%) Mathematics
4 26 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 24 (11.54%) Migration
5 24 (11.54%) Problem Management
6 20 (9.62%) Network Management
7 11 (5.29%) Change Management
7 11 (5.29%) Load Balancing
8 10 (4.81%) Information Security
8 10 (4.81%) Network Design
8 10 (4.81%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (4.33%) Test Planning
10 8 (3.85%) PRINCE2
11 7 (3.37%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (3.37%) Identity Management
11 7 (3.37%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (2.88%) High Availability
12 6 (2.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.65%) SQL
2 9 (4.33%) Python
3 6 (2.88%) Bash Shell
3 6 (2.88%) C
4 4 (1.92%) Java
4 4 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.96%) PHP
6 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 77 (37.02%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (21.63%) Security Cleared
3 42 (20.19%) CCNA
4 41 (19.71%) CCNP
5 33 (15.87%) SC Cleared
6 29 (13.94%) MCP
7 16 (7.69%) Degree
7 16 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (5.77%) CCIE
9 10 (4.81%) DV Cleared
10 8 (3.85%) MCSE
11 7 (3.37%) CCDP
12 4 (1.92%) A+ Certification
12 4 (1.92%) CCDA
12 4 (1.92%) CCENT
12 4 (1.92%) CCSP
12 4 (1.92%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.92%) JNCIE
12 4 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.37%) SLA
2 3 (1.44%) QA
3 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.96%) PMO
4 1 (0.48%) GMP
System Software
1 33 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 12 (5.77%) VMware NSX
4 8 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.37%) ProxySG
5 7 (3.37%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (3.37%) vSphere
6 2 (0.96%) Docker
7 1 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (2.88%) Ansible
3 5 (2.40%) SCCM
4 4 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (1.92%) Puppet
5 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.44%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (1.44%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.96%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.48%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.48%) vRealize
7 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (32.21%) Microsoft
2 50 (24.04%) VMware
3 29 (13.94%) Juniper
4 24 (11.54%) NetApp
5 20 (9.62%) CheckPoint
6 17 (8.17%) HP
7 14 (6.73%) Citrix
8 12 (5.77%) Arista
8 12 (5.77%) Dell
8 12 (5.77%) Palo Alto
9 11 (5.29%) F5
10 9 (4.33%) Blue Coat
11 8 (3.85%) Meraki
11 8 (3.85%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.37%) Aruba
12 7 (3.37%) Veeam
13 6 (2.88%) EMC
13 6 (2.88%) Mitel
13 6 (2.88%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.88%) Riverbed