Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 47 47
Rank change year-on-year -18 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3177 4226 3998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.38% 4.37% 3.83%
As % of the Vendors category 7.89% 9.68% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1986 2551 2445
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £230 £206
90th Percentile £538 £550 £506
UK median daily rate £375 £398 £370
% change year-on-year -5.66% +7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 169 180
England median hourly rate £21.34 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.65% +19.03% +5.01%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.81 £11.36
90th Percentile £47.73 £49.35 £45.89
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -8.00% +19.05% +4.84%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40256 43645 45307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.80% 45.17% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25236 26986 27222
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1350 1538 1950
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.73% -4.29% +6.06%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -29 1221 £400 -5.88% 138
South East -20 693 £377 -5.75% 95
North of England -6 415 £350 - 70
Midlands +2 379 £365 -5.81% 53
South West +2 259 £350 - 19
West Midlands +7 249 £381 -4.69% 24
East of England -25 208 £350 +7.69% 25
Yorkshire -18 175 £393 +9.03% 23
North West -8 173 £399 +6.33% 46
East Midlands +16 127 £350 - 29
North East +33 69 £325 - 1
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 1271 (40.01%) Firewall
2 1027 (32.33%) Cisco Certification
3 976 (30.72%) Windows
4 792 (24.93%) WAN
5 760 (23.92%) LAN
6 737 (23.20%) VMware
7 674 (21.21%) Microsoft
8 630 (19.83%) Active Directory
9 623 (19.61%) CCNP
10 555 (17.47%) Data Centre
11 550 (17.31%) ITIL
12 524 (16.49%) VPN
13 509 (16.02%) Security Cleared
14 475 (14.95%) CCNA
14 475 (14.95%) Juniper
15 472 (14.86%) Windows Server
16 468 (14.73%) CheckPoint
17 457 (14.38%) Wireless
18 439 (13.82%) Cisco ASA
19 435 (13.69%) Linux
20 422 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
21 419 (13.19%) HP
22 418 (13.16%) Finance
23 380 (11.96%) Citrix
24 377 (11.87%) SC Cleared
25 376 (11.84%) DNS
26 353 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
27 347 (10.92%) Network Security
28 334 (10.51%) F5
29 310 (9.76%) MPLS

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 224 (7.05%) MS Exchange
2 149 (4.69%) Skype for Business
3 94 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 91 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 66 (2.08%) Apache
6 62 (1.95%) IIS
7 61 (1.92%) Tomcat
8 56 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 52 (1.64%) WebLogic
10 49 (1.54%) JBoss
11 42 (1.32%) iPlanet
11 42 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
12 34 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
13 24 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 24 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
13 24 (0.76%) IBM Notes
13 24 (0.76%) OpenStack
14 18 (0.57%) CMS
15 17 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 223 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.063%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.063%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.031%) HipChat
8 1 (0.031%) Revit
Business Applications
1 19 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 18 (0.57%) Eikon
3 10 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.22%) Maximo
6 5 (0.16%) RMDS
7 4 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.063%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.063%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.063%) Primavera
8 2 (0.063%) Summit
8 2 (0.063%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.031%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.031%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.031%) SAP EWM
9 1 (0.031%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 257 (8.09%) Office 365
2 224 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 183 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (1.29%) IaaS
5 31 (0.98%) SaaS
6 27 (0.85%) PaaS
7 21 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.50%) Mimecast
9 15 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.31%) Akamai
10 10 (0.31%) G Suite
10 10 (0.31%) npm
11 6 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.16%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.094%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.094%) HP Helion
13 3 (0.094%) Yammer
14 2 (0.063%) Datadog
14 2 (0.063%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1271 (40.01%) Firewall
2 792 (24.93%) WAN
3 760 (23.92%) LAN
4 524 (16.49%) VPN
5 457 (14.38%) Wireless
6 439 (13.82%) Cisco ASA
7 376 (11.84%) DNS
8 353 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 347 (10.92%) Network Security
10 310 (9.76%) MPLS
11 308 (9.69%) TCP/IP
12 294 (9.25%) DHCP
13 293 (9.22%) BGP
14 291 (9.16%) SAN
15 283 (8.91%) VoIP
16 245 (7.71%) OSPF
17 204 (6.42%) Cisco IOS
18 193 (6.07%) Wi-Fi
19 180 (5.67%) VLAN
20 162 (5.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 27 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (0.76%) MySQL
4 23 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 14 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (0.28%) Big Data
9 8 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.22%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.22%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.16%) EDRMS
11 5 (0.16%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.094%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.094%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.094%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.094%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.063%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 21 (0.66%) Subversion
2 20 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 18 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 17 (0.54%) JIRA
6 10 (0.31%) Cucumber
6 10 (0.31%) GCC
6 10 (0.31%) GDB
6 10 (0.31%) Grunt
6 10 (0.31%) gulp
6 10 (0.31%) Trac
6 10 (0.31%) webpack
7 8 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.13%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.094%) GitLab
10 3 (0.094%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.063%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.031%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.031%) MSI
General
1 418 (13.16%) Finance
2 227 (7.15%) Telecoms
3 170 (5.35%) Banking
4 75 (2.36%) Retail
5 35 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 29 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 25 (0.79%) Legal
8 23 (0.72%) Marketing
9 18 (0.57%) Automotive
9 18 (0.57%) Billing
10 17 (0.54%) Law
11 16 (0.50%) Back Office
12 12 (0.38%) Electronics
13 10 (0.31%) Advertising
13 10 (0.31%) French Language
13 10 (0.31%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.22%) Local Government
16 6 (0.19%) Military
16 6 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 955 (30.06%) Network Engineer
2 442 (13.91%) Cisco Engineer
3 333 (10.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 326 (10.26%) Architect
5 269 (8.47%) Support Engineer
6 260 (8.18%) Analyst
7 202 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 153 (4.82%) Consultant
9 145 (4.56%) Security Engineer
10 140 (4.41%) Network Architect
11 119 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 119 (3.75%) Project Manager
12 113 (3.56%) Senior Network Engineer
13 110 (3.46%) Network Security Engineer
14 105 (3.31%) Network Support
15 94 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
16 90 (2.83%) Support Analyst
17 87 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support
18 85 (2.68%) Network Support Engineer
19 83 (2.61%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (1.89%) 802.1X
2 48 (1.51%) J2EE
3 36 (1.13%) Web Services
4 35 (1.10%) XMPP
5 24 (0.76%) .NET
6 18 (0.57%) Middleware
7 17 (0.54%) CSS
8 16 (0.50%) Regular Expression
9 14 (0.44%) XML
10 13 (0.41%) Node.js
10 13 (0.41%) WAP
11 11 (0.35%) HTML
11 11 (0.35%) JSON
11 11 (0.35%) REST
12 10 (0.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 10 (0.31%) CSS3
12 10 (0.31%) HTML5
12 10 (0.31%) RESTful
12 10 (0.31%) STL
12 10 (0.31%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 555 (17.47%) Data Centre
2 160 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 98 (3.08%) Clustering
5 71 (2.23%) Blackberry
6 69 (2.17%) Replication
6 69 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
7 64 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 56 (1.76%) PKI
9 42 (1.32%) Driving Licence
10 35 (1.10%) NHS
11 33 (1.04%) BYOD
11 33 (1.04%) Private Cloud
12 30 (0.94%) User Experience
13 29 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 28 (0.88%) Public Cloud
15 26 (0.82%) FMCG
16 24 (0.76%) EMC VNX
17 21 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 21 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 976 (30.72%) Windows
2 472 (14.86%) Windows Server
3 435 (13.69%) Linux
4 260 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 206 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 185 (5.82%) Windows 7
7 174 (5.48%) Unix
8 122 (3.84%) Windows 10
9 112 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 112 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 104 (3.27%) Solaris
11 82 (2.58%) AIX
12 71 (2.23%) CentOS
13 63 (1.98%) Android
14 55 (1.73%) SUSE
15 54 (1.70%) HPUX
16 38 (1.20%) Windows 8
17 35 (1.10%) Windows XP
18 32 (1.01%) Mac OS
19 24 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (17.31%) ITIL
2 293 (9.22%) Migration
3 259 (8.15%) Network Design
4 189 (5.95%) Project Management
5 185 (5.82%) Load Balancing
6 169 (5.32%) Service Delivery
7 157 (4.94%) Change Management
8 145 (4.56%) High Availability
9 138 (4.34%) Network Management
10 136 (4.28%) Service Management
11 130 (4.09%) Information Security
12 112 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
13 103 (3.24%) Network Monitoring
14 102 (3.21%) PRINCE2
15 95 (2.99%) Problem Management
16 94 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
17 91 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
18 90 (2.83%) Change Control
19 89 (2.80%) DevOps
20 82 (2.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (5.35%) SQL
2 127 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 74 (2.33%) Perl
4 71 (2.23%) Python
5 66 (2.08%) Bash Shell
6 38 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 37 (1.16%) C
8 33 (1.04%) Java
9 22 (0.69%) Korn
10 19 (0.60%) C-shell
11 14 (0.44%) JavaScript
12 13 (0.41%) C++
12 13 (0.41%) Ruby
13 9 (0.28%) VBScript
14 8 (0.25%) PHP
15 7 (0.22%) VB
16 1 (0.031%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.031%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.031%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1027 (32.33%) Cisco Certification
2 623 (19.61%) CCNP
3 509 (16.02%) Security Cleared
4 475 (14.95%) CCNA
5 377 (11.87%) SC Cleared
6 300 (9.44%) CCIE
7 176 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 171 (5.38%) Degree
9 113 (3.56%) MCSE
10 100 (3.15%) DV Cleared
11 59 (1.86%) CISSP
11 59 (1.86%) MCP
12 56 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 55 (1.73%) CCDP
14 52 (1.64%) CCSE
15 50 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
16 47 (1.48%) MCSA
17 44 (1.38%) CCSA
18 38 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
19 37 (1.16%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (4.53%) SLA
2 74 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.47%) QA
5 10 (0.31%) NIST 800
5 10 (0.31%) PMO
6 9 (0.28%) RMADS
7 8 (0.25%) GDPR
8 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.16%) COBIT
10 5 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
10 5 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 4 (0.13%) PA-DSS
12 3 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.094%) GCP
13 2 (0.063%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.031%) JSP 440
System Software
1 630 (19.83%) Active Directory
2 422 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 248 (7.81%) Hyper-V
4 139 (4.38%) vSphere
5 130 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
6 62 (1.95%) VMware NSX
7 55 (1.73%) XenApp
8 52 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
9 40 (1.26%) XenDesktop
10 37 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 35 (1.10%) ProxySG
12 34 (1.07%) Samba
13 31 (0.98%) Firmware
14 30 (0.94%) NFS
15 27 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 24 (0.76%) Terminal Services
16 24 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
17 23 (0.72%) KVM
18 21 (0.66%) iptables
19 20 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 173 (5.45%) SCCM
2 101 (3.18%) Cisco CUCM
3 96 (3.02%) FortiGate
4 79 (2.49%) Cisco Prime
5 61 (1.92%) SCOM
6 60 (1.89%) NetBackup
7 45 (1.42%) Cisco UCCX
8 42 (1.32%) Backup Exec
9 41 (1.29%) vCenter Server
10 36 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
10 36 (1.13%) WSUS
11 35 (1.10%) Puppet
12 34 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
13 33 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 32 (1.01%) Cisco UCCE
15 30 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
15 30 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
15 30 (0.94%) Nagios
16 27 (0.85%) WMI
17 26 (0.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 737 (23.20%) VMware
2 674 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 475 (14.95%) Juniper
4 468 (14.73%) CheckPoint
5 419 (13.19%) HP
6 380 (11.96%) Citrix
7 334 (10.51%) F5
8 221 (6.96%) Palo Alto
9 198 (6.23%) NetApp
10 176 (5.54%) SolarWinds
11 175 (5.51%) Fortinet
12 148 (4.66%) Red Hat
13 141 (4.44%) EMC
14 134 (4.22%) Blue Coat
15 132 (4.15%) Oracle
16 128 (4.03%) McAfee
17 117 (3.68%) Dell
18 107 (3.37%) IBM
19 96 (3.02%) Riverbed
20 94 (2.96%) Brocade