Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 71 56
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,004 3,150 3,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.54% 3.33% 3.62%
As % of the Vendors category 8.35% 8.03% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,948 1,890 2,079
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £210
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 178 148
England median hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £21.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.64% +0.23% +8.50%
10th Percentile £13.55 £12.48 £12.31
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.15 £51.80
UK median hourly rate £25.67 £21.75 £25.85
% change year-on-year +18.02% -15.84% +17.48%

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 35,987 39,243 38,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.43% 41.46% 43.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,656 24,485 23,746
England median daily rate £463 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £611
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,219 1,437 1,320
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +4.41% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.78 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year +8.66% +2.19% -2.14%

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019. 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 -17 1,018 £450 +9.09% 304
South East +7 727 £400 -4.76% 262
North of England +18 413 £375 - 229
Midlands +7 324 £350 -1.41% 192
South West +3 316 £425 +25.93% 110
North West +23 229 £375 -3.85% 139
West Midlands -4 194 £389 -2.81% 119
East of England +2 192 £425 +6.25% 108
Yorkshire +17 140 £400 -3.03% 65
East Midlands +28 128 £315 -3.08% 72
North East +22 44 £300 -11.76% 25
South Coast - 2 - -
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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 1,297 (43.18%) Firewall
2 1,216 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
3 879 (29.26%) WAN
4 787 (26.20%) LAN
5 744 (24.77%) Windows
6 740 (24.63%) CCNP
7 721 (24.00%) VMware
8 668 (22.24%) Microsoft
9 650 (21.64%) Data Centre
10 619 (20.61%) CCNA
11 562 (18.71%) CheckPoint
12 521 (17.34%) Active Directory
13 508 (16.91%) Security Cleared
14 500 (16.64%) Juniper
15 491 (16.34%) Cisco ASA
16 480 (15.98%) VPN
17 479 (15.95%) F5
18 462 (15.38%) ITIL
19 440 (14.65%) Wireless
20 432 (14.38%) BGP
21 414 (13.78%) Cisco Nexus
22 413 (13.75%) DNS
23 401 (13.35%) Windows Server
24 395 (13.15%) Network Security
25 394 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
26 391 (13.02%) OSPF
27 383 (12.75%) Finance
28 372 (12.38%) Migration
29 343 (11.42%) MPLS
30 339 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 210 (6.99%) MS Exchange
2 180 (5.99%) Skype for Business
3 85 (2.83%) SharePoint
4 71 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (1.73%) IIS
6 48 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (1.13%) OpenStack
8 23 (0.77%) Confluence
9 17 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (0.43%) JBoss
11 12 (0.40%) IBM Domino
12 10 (0.33%) Apache
13 9 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.23%) MS Project Server
16 6 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 151 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (1.73%) MS Visio
3 33 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 28 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.067%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.033%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.033%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.067%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.033%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.033%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.033%) RMDS
5 1 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 339 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 316 (10.52%) Office 365
3 298 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
4 66 (2.20%) IaaS
5 58 (1.93%) PaaS
6 33 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (0.90%) OpenShift
8 26 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 23 (0.77%) OneDrive
10 22 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
11 21 (0.70%) Mimecast
12 20 (0.67%) SaaS
13 19 (0.63%) G Suite
13 19 (0.63%) Slack
14 18 (0.60%) Azure Stack
15 17 (0.57%) GitHub
16 13 (0.43%) Akamai
17 12 (0.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 11 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
19 10 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,297 (43.18%) Firewall
2 879 (29.26%) WAN
3 787 (26.20%) LAN
4 491 (16.34%) Cisco ASA
5 480 (15.98%) VPN
6 440 (14.65%) Wireless
7 432 (14.38%) BGP
8 414 (13.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 413 (13.75%) DNS
10 395 (13.15%) Network Security
11 391 (13.02%) OSPF
12 343 (11.42%) MPLS
13 270 (8.99%) DHCP
14 268 (8.92%) TCP/IP
15 232 (7.72%) VoIP
16 229 (7.62%) Cisco IOS
17 198 (6.59%) Skype
18 195 (6.49%) VLAN
19 183 (6.09%) SAN
20 175 (5.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 20 (0.67%) MySQL
3 19 (0.63%) Big Data
4 13 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 12 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.23%) Blockchain
8 6 (0.20%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.17%) GIS
9 5 (0.17%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.100%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.100%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.100%) SQL Server 2017
12 2 (0.067%) MS Access
12 2 (0.067%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.033%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (1.66%) Git (software)
2 44 (1.46%) JIRA
3 33 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
4 27 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (0.73%) Jenkins
6 15 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (0.47%) MSI
8 13 (0.43%) Bitbucket
8 13 (0.43%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.37%) WiX
10 10 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.23%) Gerrit
11 7 (0.23%) Hudson
12 4 (0.13%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.067%) Ant
14 1 (0.033%) AdminStudio
14 1 (0.033%) InstallShield
14 1 (0.033%) JMeter
14 1 (0.033%) LoadRunner
General
1 383 (12.75%) Finance
2 290 (9.65%) Telecoms
3 107 (3.56%) Banking
4 61 (2.03%) Retail
5 41 (1.36%) Financial Institution
6 40 (1.33%) Legal
7 39 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.10%) Investment Banking
8 33 (1.10%) Law
9 28 (0.93%) Marketing
10 23 (0.77%) Electronics
11 22 (0.73%) Advertising
11 22 (0.73%) Publishing
12 16 (0.53%) Billing
13 13 (0.43%) Back Office
14 12 (0.40%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.23%) Games
16 7 (0.23%) Military
17 6 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,085 (36.12%) Network Engineer
2 364 (12.12%) Architect
3 299 (9.95%) Cisco Engineer
4 225 (7.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 202 (6.72%) Analyst
6 200 (6.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 178 (5.93%) Network Architect
8 161 (5.36%) Consultant
9 160 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
10 154 (5.13%) Security Engineer
11 152 (5.06%) Support Engineer
12 123 (4.09%) Network Security Engineer
13 76 (2.53%) Project Manager
14 73 (2.43%) Support Analyst
15 71 (2.36%) Designer
16 68 (2.26%) 2nd Line Support
16 68 (2.26%) Network Consultant
17 65 (2.16%) Administrator
17 65 (2.16%) Network Support
18 60 (2.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (1.96%) 802.1X
2 36 (1.20%) Web Services
3 32 (1.07%) LDAP
4 26 (0.87%) XMPP
5 24 (0.80%) .NET
5 24 (0.80%) Regular Expression
6 22 (0.73%) Middleware
7 21 (0.70%) J2EE
7 21 (0.70%) REST
8 18 (0.60%) Spine.js
9 17 (0.57%) YAML
10 16 (0.53%) JSON
11 14 (0.47%) Software Packaging
12 12 (0.40%) HTML
12 12 (0.40%) XML
13 9 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
14 7 (0.23%) CSS
15 5 (0.17%) Jinja
15 5 (0.17%) X-Windows
16 4 (0.13%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 650 (21.64%) Data Centre
2 125 (4.16%) Video Conferencing
3 110 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 84 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
5 65 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 48 (1.60%) PKI
7 46 (1.53%) Replication
8 42 (1.40%) Clustering
9 41 (1.36%) Driving Licence
10 36 (1.20%) User Experience
11 29 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
11 29 (0.97%) NHS
12 25 (0.83%) Smartphone
13 24 (0.80%) Blackberry
13 24 (0.80%) iPhone
14 23 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 23 (0.77%) Private Cloud
15 22 (0.73%) iPad
16 21 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 744 (24.77%) Windows
2 401 (13.35%) Windows Server
3 309 (10.29%) Linux
4 165 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 151 (5.03%) Windows 10
6 132 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 110 (3.66%) Windows 7
8 95 (3.16%) Unix
9 84 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 47 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (1.26%) Solaris
12 27 (0.90%) Android
13 23 (0.77%) CentOS
14 21 (0.70%) Windows 8
15 19 (0.63%) Windows XP
16 14 (0.47%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.43%) VMS
18 12 (0.40%) Mac OS
19 11 (0.37%) AIX
19 11 (0.37%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (15.38%) ITIL
2 372 (12.38%) Migration
3 257 (8.56%) Network Design
4 242 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 235 (7.82%) Load Balancing
6 189 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
7 161 (5.36%) Project Management
8 154 (5.13%) DevOps
9 153 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
10 151 (5.03%) Network Management
11 134 (4.46%) Service Management
12 128 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
13 125 (4.16%) Change Management
14 118 (3.93%) Service Delivery
15 95 (3.16%) Incident Management
16 94 (3.13%) Network Architecture
17 93 (3.10%) Kalman Filter
18 90 (3.00%) Data Protection
18 90 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
19 87 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (5.73%) PowerShell
2 146 (4.86%) Python
3 136 (4.53%) SQL
4 56 (1.86%) Java
5 50 (1.66%) C
6 41 (1.36%) Perl
7 35 (1.17%) Bash Shell
8 15 (0.50%) VB
9 8 (0.27%) PHP
9 8 (0.27%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.27%) VBScript
10 7 (0.23%) C#
11 6 (0.20%) C++
11 6 (0.20%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.17%) Prolog
13 3 (0.100%) Ruby
14 2 (0.067%) Korn
14 2 (0.067%) R
15 1 (0.033%) CLIST
15 1 (0.033%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,216 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
2 740 (24.63%) CCNP
3 619 (20.61%) CCNA
4 508 (16.91%) Security Cleared
5 333 (11.09%) SC Cleared
6 264 (8.79%) CCIE
7 167 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 159 (5.29%) DV Cleared
9 142 (4.73%) Degree
10 114 (3.79%) MCSE
11 87 (2.90%) MCSA
12 77 (2.56%) CCDP
13 71 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 52 (1.73%) CCSA
15 46 (1.53%) MCP
16 42 (1.40%) CCSE
17 40 (1.33%) CISSP
17 40 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
18 37 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 36 (1.20%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.66%) SLA
2 37 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (0.77%) GDPR
4 21 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.70%) QA
5 19 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.43%) COBIT
7 10 (0.33%) PMO
8 7 (0.23%) NIST
9 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.13%) ISO 22301
9 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.100%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.100%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.100%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (0.100%) ISO 31000
10 3 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.067%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 521 (17.34%) Active Directory
2 394 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (6.03%) Hyper-V
4 107 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
5 106 (3.53%) vSphere
6 77 (2.56%) XenApp
7 61 (2.03%) VMware NSX
8 56 (1.86%) Docker
9 49 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
10 40 (1.33%) ProxySG
11 37 (1.23%) XenDesktop
12 23 (0.77%) Firmware
13 16 (0.53%) KVM
13 16 (0.53%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 15 (0.50%) vCloud
15 14 (0.47%) BitLocker
15 14 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
16 11 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 170 (5.66%) SCCM
2 127 (4.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 120 (3.99%) Ansible
4 83 (2.76%) SCOM
5 80 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
6 66 (2.20%) vCenter Server
7 58 (1.93%) FortiGate
8 49 (1.63%) Puppet
9 40 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
10 36 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
11 34 (1.13%) Nessus
12 31 (1.03%) Kubernetes
13 30 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
13 30 (1.00%) WSUS
14 27 (0.90%) vRealize
15 26 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
16 23 (0.77%) AirWatch
17 22 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
17 22 (0.73%) PowerCLI
18 21 (0.70%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 721 (24.00%) VMware
2 668 (22.24%) Microsoft
3 562 (18.71%) CheckPoint
4 500 (16.64%) Juniper
5 479 (15.95%) F5
6 330 (10.99%) Palo Alto
7 310 (10.32%) Citrix
8 247 (8.22%) HP
9 185 (6.16%) Dell
10 181 (6.03%) Fortinet
11 179 (5.96%) SolarWinds
12 170 (5.66%) Meraki
13 127 (4.23%) Aruba
14 123 (4.09%) NetApp
15 99 (3.30%) Blue Coat
16 96 (3.20%) EMC
17 86 (2.86%) Riverbed
18 84 (2.80%) Oracle
19 82 (2.73%) McAfee
20 80 (2.66%) Red Hat