Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 91 65 66
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,533 1,132 2,970
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.66% 3.51% 3.56%
As % of the Vendors category 6.52% 8.14% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 792 1,941
10th Percentile £200 £210 £213
25th Percentile £300 £319 £304
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £500 £503 £495
90th Percentile £575 £582 £575
UK median daily rate £405 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 27 143
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.65 £13.65
25th Percentile £15.00 £17.59 £17.63
Median hourly rate £22.25 £25.33 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -12.16% +6.65% +10.47%
75th Percentile £47.63 £38.00 £43.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.06 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £32.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -31.25% +34.74% +10.47%

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 23,520 13,915 34,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.86% 43.10% 41.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,416 9,088 22,313
10th Percentile £283 £256 £253
25th Percentile £400 £364 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £563
90th Percentile £694 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £454
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.63% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 745 466 1,177
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.82 £11.06
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%
75th Percentile £41.32 £36.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco in England.

Daily rate trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco in England over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco in England.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco in England over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

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 31 July 2021. 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 -38 605 £450 +5.88% 161
South East -5 310 £381 -4.87% 113
North of England -22 178 £405 +1.25% 151
Midlands -41 134 £325 -35.00% 99
South West +14 130 £384 -12.29% 61
East of England +16 127 £313 -13.79% 35
North West -33 97 £405 +8.00% 80
West Midlands -54 78 £370 -27.40% 54
Yorkshire -10 74 £425 -0.87% 56
East Midlands -8 54 £300 -33.33% 45
North East -6 9 £200 -55.56% 15
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 584 (38.10%) Firewall
2 437 (28.51%) Cisco Certification
3 398 (25.96%) WAN
4 391 (25.51%) Windows
5 354 (23.09%) LAN
6 340 (22.18%) Microsoft
7 339 (22.11%) VMware
8 287 (18.72%) Active Directory
9 279 (18.20%) Azure
10 267 (17.42%) Security Cleared
11 264 (17.22%) CCNP
12 260 (16.96%) Data Centre
13 229 (14.94%) Social Skills
14 224 (14.61%) Juniper
15 216 (14.09%) VPN
15 216 (14.09%) Microsoft 365
16 214 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 214 (13.96%) ITIL
16 214 (13.96%) CheckPoint
17 207 (13.50%) F5
18 204 (13.31%) DNS
19 199 (12.98%) CCNA
19 199 (12.98%) Wireless
20 192 (12.52%) SC Cleared
21 186 (12.13%) Linux
22 178 (11.61%) Network Security
23 173 (11.29%) Windows Server
24 166 (10.83%) BGP
25 163 (10.63%) MPLS
25 163 (10.63%) Finance

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 54 (3.52%) MS Exchange
2 49 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.83%) OpenStack
4 26 (1.70%) Confluence
5 16 (1.04%) WebSphere
6 15 (0.98%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.78%) Skype for Business
8 11 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.46%) IIS
11 5 (0.33%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.33%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.33%) JBoss
12 4 (0.26%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.26%) CMS
12 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.26%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.26%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.20%) Apache
Applications
1 99 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (3.52%) MS Visio
3 30 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.065%) HealthRoster
Cloud Services
1 279 (18.20%) Azure
2 216 (14.09%) Microsoft 365
3 119 (7.76%) AWS
4 58 (3.78%) IaaS
5 43 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (2.80%) GCP
5 43 (2.80%) PaaS
6 29 (1.89%) SaaS
7 27 (1.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 23 (1.50%) Mimecast
9 20 (1.30%) OneDrive
10 16 (1.04%) Akamai
11 14 (0.91%) OpenShift
12 13 (0.85%) GitHub
13 11 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.65%) Serverless
15 8 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.46%) Azure Sentinel
17 6 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 584 (38.10%) Firewall
2 398 (25.96%) WAN
3 354 (23.09%) LAN
4 216 (14.09%) VPN
5 204 (13.31%) DNS
6 199 (12.98%) Wireless
7 178 (11.61%) Network Security
8 166 (10.83%) BGP
9 163 (10.63%) MPLS
10 159 (10.37%) Cisco ASA
11 146 (9.52%) DHCP
12 138 (9.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 134 (8.74%) OSPF
14 128 (8.35%) TCP/IP
15 123 (8.02%) SD-WAN
16 104 (6.78%) Wi-Fi
17 97 (6.33%) SAN
18 96 (6.26%) VLAN
19 81 (5.28%) VoIP
20 78 (5.09%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.57%) MySQL
3 13 (0.85%) Data Lake
3 13 (0.85%) MongoDB
4 12 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (0.59%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.52%) HBase
8 7 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.39%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.33%) Big Data
10 5 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.33%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.26%) DB2
11 4 (0.26%) GIS
11 4 (0.26%) Power BI
11 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2017
12 3 (0.20%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (2.94%) JIRA
2 30 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 30 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
3 24 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.91%) GitLab
5 6 (0.39%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.33%) kappa
6 5 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.26%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.13%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.13%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.13%) eggPlant
8 2 (0.13%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.13%) Rational Team Concert
9 1 (0.065%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.065%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.065%) Postman
9 1 (0.065%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.065%) Vagrant
General
1 229 (14.94%) Social Skills
2 163 (10.63%) Finance
3 148 (9.65%) Telecoms
4 63 (4.11%) Public Sector
5 62 (4.04%) Banking
6 52 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
7 45 (2.94%) Retail
8 41 (2.67%) Documentation Skills
9 32 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
10 26 (1.70%) Marketing
11 18 (1.17%) Legal
12 16 (1.04%) Billing
13 14 (0.91%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.85%) Back Office
15 11 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.72%) Law
16 10 (0.65%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.59%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.52%) French Language
18 8 (0.52%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 461 (30.07%) Network Engineer
2 195 (12.72%) Architect
3 126 (8.22%) Cisco Engineer
4 104 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 102 (6.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 88 (5.74%) Analyst
7 75 (4.89%) Network Architect
8 74 (4.83%) Consultant
9 73 (4.76%) Support Engineer
10 59 (3.85%) Security Engineer
11 48 (3.13%) Project Manager
11 48 (3.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 47 (3.07%) Senior Network Engineer
13 46 (3.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 39 (2.54%) Network Security Engineer
15 37 (2.41%) Firewall Engineer
15 37 (2.41%) Network Consultant
16 36 (2.35%) IT Support
17 35 (2.28%) Infrastructure Architect
18 33 (2.15%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.28%) YAML
2 32 (2.09%) 802.1X
3 27 (1.76%) JSON
4 22 (1.44%) XML
5 21 (1.37%) Spine.js
6 19 (1.24%) Middleware
7 14 (0.91%) LDAP
8 12 (0.78%) Web Services
8 12 (0.78%) XMPP
9 9 (0.59%) SAML
10 8 (0.52%) Jinja
11 7 (0.46%) Express
11 7 (0.46%) Kafka
12 5 (0.33%) HTML
12 5 (0.33%) REST
12 5 (0.33%) Spark Streaming
12 5 (0.33%) VXML
13 4 (0.26%) SAP Basis
14 3 (0.20%) Django
14 3 (0.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 260 (16.96%) Data Centre
2 60 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 41 (2.67%) NHS
4 39 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
5 38 (2.48%) PKI
6 29 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 27 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
8 20 (1.30%) Driving Licence
9 19 (1.24%) Clustering
10 18 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (1.11%) Derivative
12 16 (1.04%) iPad
13 14 (0.91%) CCTV
13 14 (0.91%) Cloud Native
13 14 (0.91%) Handset
13 14 (0.91%) Replication
14 10 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
15 9 (0.59%) BYOD
15 9 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
16 8 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 391 (25.51%) Windows
2 186 (12.13%) Linux
3 173 (11.29%) Windows Server
4 100 (6.52%) Windows 10
5 61 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (3.39%) Windows 7
7 43 (2.80%) Unix
8 42 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (2.67%) Windows Server 2016
10 38 (2.48%) Windows Server 2019
11 21 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (1.17%) CentOS
13 17 (1.11%) Solaris
14 10 (0.65%) Android
15 8 (0.52%) AIX
15 8 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.52%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.39%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.33%) VMS
17 5 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (13.96%) ITIL
2 153 (9.98%) Migration
3 133 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 122 (7.96%) Network Design
5 110 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
7 76 (4.96%) Network Architecture
8 75 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
8 75 (4.89%) Load Balancing
9 72 (4.70%) Project Delivery
9 72 (4.70%) Project Management
10 63 (4.11%) Network Management
11 61 (3.98%) Service Delivery
12 60 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 59 (3.85%) Change Management
14 58 (3.78%) DevOps
15 55 (3.59%) Incident Management
16 50 (3.26%) Service Management
17 46 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 44 (2.87%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 95 (6.20%) Python
2 85 (5.54%) PowerShell
3 61 (3.98%) SQL
4 30 (1.96%) Java
5 17 (1.11%) Bash Shell
5 17 (1.11%) C
6 11 (0.72%) JavaScript
7 10 (0.65%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.39%) VB
9 5 (0.33%) Perl
9 5 (0.33%) VBScript
10 4 (0.26%) PHP
11 3 (0.20%) Tcl
12 2 (0.13%) C++
12 2 (0.13%) VBA
13 1 (0.065%) Go
13 1 (0.065%) Groovy
13 1 (0.065%) Ruby
13 1 (0.065%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 437 (28.51%) Cisco Certification
2 267 (17.42%) Security Cleared
3 264 (17.22%) CCNP
4 199 (12.98%) CCNA
5 192 (12.52%) SC Cleared
6 95 (6.20%) CCIE
7 82 (5.35%) Degree
8 66 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 44 (2.87%) DV Cleared
10 32 (2.09%) CISSP
11 30 (1.96%) MCSE
12 24 (1.57%) CCDP
13 23 (1.50%) MCP
13 23 (1.50%) MCSA
14 20 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
14 20 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (1.24%) JNCIP
16 18 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
16 18 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.98%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (6.72%) SLA
2 24 (1.57%) QA
3 23 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.11%) OASIS TOSCA
6 12 (0.78%) GDPR
7 9 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.39%) COBIT
8 6 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.26%) NCSC
9 4 (0.26%) NIST
10 3 (0.20%) FedRAMP
10 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.20%) PMO
11 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.13%) GMP
11 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.065%) NIST 800
System Software
1 287 (18.72%) Active Directory
2 214 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (5.02%) VMware ESXi
4 71 (4.63%) Hyper-V
5 57 (3.72%) Docker
6 52 (3.39%) vSphere
7 39 (2.54%) VMware NSX
8 32 (2.09%) KVM
9 23 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (1.37%) ProxySG
10 21 (1.37%) XenApp
11 19 (1.24%) NFS
12 17 (1.11%) LXC
13 14 (0.91%) Firmware
13 14 (0.91%) XenDesktop
14 13 (0.85%) SRDF
15 11 (0.72%) Xen
16 8 (0.52%) iptables
16 8 (0.52%) Terminal Services
17 7 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 131 (8.55%) Ansible
2 87 (5.68%) SCCM
3 67 (4.37%) Kubernetes
4 54 (3.52%) Terraform
5 45 (2.94%) FortiGate
6 43 (2.80%) Cisco CUCM
7 42 (2.74%) Puppet
8 36 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 30 (1.96%) vCenter Server
10 22 (1.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 21 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (1.30%) AirWatch
12 20 (1.30%) Prometheus
13 19 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
14 18 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
15 17 (1.11%) Cloudify
15 17 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
15 17 (1.11%) Grafana
15 17 (1.11%) Juju
16 16 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 340 (22.18%) Microsoft
2 339 (22.11%) VMware
3 224 (14.61%) Juniper
4 214 (13.96%) CheckPoint
5 207 (13.50%) F5
6 152 (9.92%) Palo Alto
7 129 (8.41%) Meraki
8 123 (8.02%) Fortinet
9 113 (7.37%) Citrix
10 91 (5.94%) HP
11 73 (4.76%) Aruba
12 72 (4.70%) Red Hat
13 65 (4.24%) Dell
14 61 (3.98%) SolarWinds
15 47 (3.07%) NetApp
16 43 (2.80%) EMC
16 43 (2.80%) Oracle
17 41 (2.67%) Infoblox
18 40 (2.61%) McAfee
19 39 (2.54%) Avaya