Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 62 70
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 -11
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,116 2,964 3,185
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.67% 3.58% 3.40%
As % of the Vendors category 8.29% 8.40% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 1,955 1,934
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £213 £211 £213
90th Percentile £578 £575 £582
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 137 187
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £15.86 £13.40 £12.58
90th Percentile £48.00 £49.25 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% -1.04% -2.76%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 13,470 35,306 38,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.32% 42.67% 41.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,243 22,252 24,316
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £258 £255 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 1,247 1,432
Median hourly rate £24.20 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.69% +10.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.36 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.37 £47.49
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year +31.37% +8.74% +2.94%

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 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 +12 405 £425 -1.16% 96
South East 0 215 £375 -6.25% 84
North of England +6 173 £400 +6.67% 63
Midlands +18 162 £500 +42.86% 66
North West +8 106 £375 - 43
West Midlands +20 103 £525 +31.25% 43
South West -10 92 £425 - 39
East of England -2 64 £388 -8.82% 22
East Midlands +18 58 £450 +50.00% 23
Yorkshire +15 58 £450 +13.92% 17
North East +1 9 £425 +41.67% 3
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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.

1 410 (36.74%) Cisco Certification
2 400 (35.84%) Firewall
3 289 (25.90%) CCNP
4 275 (24.64%) Windows
5 274 (24.55%) WAN
6 254 (22.76%) Microsoft
7 253 (22.67%) Security Cleared
8 225 (20.16%) VMware
9 219 (19.62%) Active Directory
10 218 (19.53%) LAN
11 206 (18.46%) Data Centre
12 191 (17.11%) CCNA
13 190 (17.03%) Juniper
14 176 (15.77%) VPN
15 172 (15.41%) Migration
16 163 (14.61%) Azure
17 161 (14.43%) Finance
18 158 (14.16%) BGP
19 155 (13.89%) F5
20 139 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
21 138 (12.37%) CheckPoint
22 137 (12.28%) Cisco Nexus
23 131 (11.74%) Windows Server
24 129 (11.56%) SC Cleared
24 129 (11.56%) OSPF
25 128 (11.47%) ITIL
25 128 (11.47%) Wireless
26 127 (11.38%) Linux
26 127 (11.38%) DNS
27 124 (11.11%) CCIE

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 48 (4.30%) Skype for Business
2 42 (3.76%) MS Exchange
3 21 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.61%) OpenStack
5 15 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.16%) Confluence
7 11 (0.99%) ArcGIS
7 11 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.45%) CMS
9 5 (0.45%) IIS
9 5 (0.45%) JBoss
10 4 (0.36%) Anypoint
10 4 (0.36%) Apache
10 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.36%) Mule
10 4 (0.36%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.99%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.99%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.18%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 163 (14.61%) Azure
2 115 (10.30%) Office 365
3 75 (6.72%) AWS
4 39 (3.49%) IaaS
5 32 (2.87%) PaaS
6 22 (1.97%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 22 (1.97%) SaaS
7 21 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (1.34%) GCP
10 10 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (0.81%) HP Helion
12 7 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.27%) Akamai
13 3 (0.27%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.18%) Amazon EKS
14 2 (0.18%) Power Platform
15 1 (0.090%) Cloudflare
15 1 (0.090%) Google Drive
15 1 (0.090%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 400 (35.84%) Firewall
2 274 (24.55%) WAN
3 218 (19.53%) LAN
4 176 (15.77%) VPN
5 158 (14.16%) BGP
6 137 (12.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 129 (11.56%) OSPF
8 128 (11.47%) Wireless
9 127 (11.38%) DNS
10 122 (10.93%) VoIP
11 120 (10.75%) MPLS
12 119 (10.66%) Cisco ASA
13 104 (9.32%) Network Security
14 90 (8.06%) DHCP
15 86 (7.71%) TCP/IP
16 73 (6.54%) Skype
17 70 (6.27%) Internet
17 70 (6.27%) SAN
18 61 (5.47%) Cisco ISE
18 61 (5.47%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.16%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.08%) MySQL
4 11 (0.99%) GIS
5 9 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
6 8 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (0.63%) DB2
8 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.36%) Aerospike
9 4 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.36%) Redis
9 4 (0.36%) SAP HANA
9 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.27%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.72%) JIRA
4 8 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (0.63%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.54%) Hudson
7 5 (0.45%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.27%) ScriptRunner
9 2 (0.18%) Ant
9 2 (0.18%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.18%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.18%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.090%) AppScan
General
1 161 (14.43%) Finance
2 88 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 60 (5.38%) Public Sector
4 24 (2.15%) Banking
5 19 (1.70%) Legal
6 14 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.08%) Retail
9 10 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.72%) Local Government
11 7 (0.63%) Electronics
12 6 (0.54%) French Language
12 6 (0.54%) Marketing
12 6 (0.54%) Military
13 5 (0.45%) Back Office
13 5 (0.45%) Law
14 4 (0.36%) Advertising
14 4 (0.36%) German Language
14 4 (0.36%) Police
15 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 388 (34.77%) Network Engineer
2 144 (12.90%) Architect
3 82 (7.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 73 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 68 (6.09%) Security Engineer
6 67 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 61 (5.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 59 (5.29%) Network Architect
9 56 (5.02%) Consultant
10 54 (4.84%) Analyst
11 51 (4.57%) Support Engineer
12 37 (3.32%) Network Security Engineer
13 32 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
14 25 (2.24%) Network Support
15 24 (2.15%) Network Support Engineer
15 24 (2.15%) Project Manager
16 23 (2.06%) Design Engineer
17 22 (1.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 22 (1.97%) Technical Architect
18 19 (1.70%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.97%) 802.1X
2 20 (1.79%) .NET
3 16 (1.43%) REST
4 11 (0.99%) SOAP
4 11 (0.99%) Web Services
4 11 (0.99%) XML
5 10 (0.90%) LDAP
5 10 (0.90%) Middleware
6 9 (0.81%) XMPP
7 7 (0.63%) JSON
8 5 (0.45%) RAML
8 5 (0.45%) SAML
9 4 (0.36%) SAP Basis
9 4 (0.36%) WebSockets
10 3 (0.27%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.27%) HTML
10 3 (0.27%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.18%) XSD
11 2 (0.18%) XSL
11 2 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 206 (18.46%) Data Centre
2 44 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (3.41%) PKI
5 32 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
6 27 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.33%) Public Cloud
8 23 (2.06%) NHS
9 18 (1.61%) Driving Licence
10 16 (1.43%) Clustering
11 13 (1.16%) Blackberry
12 12 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (0.90%) User Experience
14 10 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 9 (0.81%) EMC VMAX
15 9 (0.81%) RSA SecurID
16 8 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 8 (0.72%) Replication
16 8 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 275 (24.64%) Windows
2 131 (11.74%) Windows Server
3 127 (11.38%) Linux
4 56 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (5.02%) Windows Server 2016
5 51 (4.57%) Windows 10
6 43 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 39 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (2.60%) Unix
9 19 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.70%) Windows Server 2019
10 15 (1.34%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.81%) CentOS
12 7 (0.63%) AIX
12 7 (0.63%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.54%) Android
13 6 (0.54%) VMS
14 5 (0.45%) Check Point GAiA
14 5 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (15.41%) Migration
2 128 (11.47%) ITIL
3 98 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 98 (8.78%) Network Design
4 74 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
5 68 (6.09%) DevOps
6 66 (5.91%) Cybersecurity
7 65 (5.82%) Load Balancing
8 61 (5.47%) Change Management
9 58 (5.20%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (5.20%) Project Management
10 52 (4.66%) Project Delivery
10 52 (4.66%) SIEM
11 42 (3.76%) TOGAF
12 41 (3.67%) Information Security
12 41 (3.67%) Service Management
13 34 (3.05%) Network Management
14 32 (2.87%) Network Monitoring
15 30 (2.69%) Service Design
16 29 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (7.35%) Python
2 46 (4.12%) PowerShell
3 32 (2.87%) SQL
4 29 (2.60%) Java
5 23 (2.06%) C
6 17 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 11 (0.99%) VB
8 8 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.72%) Perl
9 5 (0.45%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.45%) PHP
10 2 (0.18%) AWK
10 2 (0.18%) Jython
10 2 (0.18%) Lisp
10 2 (0.18%) sed
10 2 (0.18%) VBScript
10 2 (0.18%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.090%) VBA
Qualifications
1 410 (36.74%) Cisco Certification
2 289 (25.90%) CCNP
3 253 (22.67%) Security Cleared
4 191 (17.11%) CCNA
5 129 (11.56%) SC Cleared
6 124 (11.11%) CCIE
7 102 (9.14%) DV Cleared
8 61 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 55 (4.93%) CISSP
9 55 (4.93%) Degree
10 48 (4.30%) CCDP
11 26 (2.33%) MCSE
12 21 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
13 18 (1.61%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 18 (1.61%) CISA
13 18 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (1.61%) JNCIA
14 17 (1.52%) CCSA
14 17 (1.52%) CISM
15 16 (1.43%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.76%) SLA
2 23 (2.06%) QA
3 16 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.08%) NIST
5 8 (0.72%) COBIT
5 8 (0.72%) GDPR
6 6 (0.54%) NCSC
7 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.27%) AICPA
8 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.18%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 31000
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 219 (19.62%) Active Directory
2 139 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (4.57%) Hyper-V
4 43 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (3.49%) VMware NSX
6 30 (2.69%) vSphere
7 24 (2.15%) XenApp
8 22 (1.97%) BitLocker
9 16 (1.43%) Docker
10 15 (1.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 9 (0.81%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.72%) NFS
13 7 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.45%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.36%) vCloud
17 3 (0.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 57 (5.11%) Ansible
2 48 (4.30%) FortiGate
3 33 (2.96%) SCCM
4 24 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 22 (1.97%) Puppet
6 20 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
6 20 (1.79%) Kubernetes
6 20 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (1.70%) SCOM
8 18 (1.61%) Terraform
9 17 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.52%) vCenter Server
10 15 (1.34%) vRealize
11 12 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
11 12 (1.08%) EnCase
11 12 (1.08%) FTK
12 9 (0.81%) AirWatch
13 8 (0.72%) WSUS
14 7 (0.63%) Nessus
15 6 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 254 (22.76%) Microsoft
2 225 (20.16%) VMware
3 190 (17.03%) Juniper
4 155 (13.89%) F5
5 138 (12.37%) CheckPoint
6 106 (9.50%) Palo Alto
7 101 (9.05%) Citrix
8 89 (7.97%) Oracle
9 80 (7.17%) HP
10 65 (5.82%) Dell
11 56 (5.02%) Fortinet
12 55 (4.93%) SolarWinds
13 47 (4.21%) Meraki
14 46 (4.12%) Blue Coat
15 43 (3.85%) NetApp
16 39 (3.49%) Splunk
17 38 (3.41%) EMC
18 33 (2.96%) Red Hat
19 30 (2.69%) IBM
20 29 (2.60%) Riverbed