Period
to 20 October 2018

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 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 66 48
Rank change year-on-year -4 -18 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,246 3,093 4,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.47% 3.39% 4.34%
As % of the Vendors category 8.26% 7.85% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,933 1,965 2,611
England median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +10.34%
10th Percentile £208 £190 £233
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 160 153
England median hourly rate £23.15 £22.00 £24.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -8.90% +20.75%
10th Percentile £12.52 £12.50 £11.28
90th Percentile £47.00 £57.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% +2.04% +18.93%

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 39,317 39,399 44,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.04% 43.12% 44.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,632 24,545 27,426
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,477 1,275 1,557
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.03 £45.80 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
% change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

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 October 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
London +9 1,293 £425 +6.25% 298
South East -4 667 £400 +2.56% 184
North of England -8 474 £375 +2.74% 234
Midlands -5 355 £350 -5.41% 151
South West -7 258 £364 +3.19% 81
West Midlands -9 240 £375 - 107
North West +3 237 £391 -2.07% 141
East of England +3 192 £400 +6.67% 77
Yorkshire -17 178 £400 -1.23% 77
East Midlands +3 110 £325 -7.14% 44
North East -13 59 £338 +3.85% 16
Cisco
UK

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

1 1,317 (40.57%) Firewall
2 1,133 (34.90%) Cisco Certification
3 919 (28.31%) Windows
4 888 (27.36%) WAN
5 789 (24.31%) VMware
6 759 (23.38%) LAN
7 720 (22.18%) CCNP
8 655 (20.18%) Microsoft
9 629 (19.38%) Data Centre
10 615 (18.95%) Security Cleared
11 578 (17.81%) ITIL
12 558 (17.19%) CCNA
13 543 (16.73%) Active Directory
14 532 (16.39%) Wireless
15 508 (15.65%) Juniper
15 508 (15.65%) CheckPoint
16 463 (14.26%) VPN
16 463 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
17 460 (14.17%) SC Cleared
18 448 (13.80%) Cisco ASA
19 437 (13.46%) Windows Server
20 421 (12.97%) BGP
21 416 (12.82%) Finance
22 397 (12.23%) Network Security
23 394 (12.14%) F5
24 390 (12.01%) Cisco Nexus
25 387 (11.92%) Linux
26 355 (10.94%) OSPF
27 354 (10.91%) DNS
28 349 (10.75%) 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
1 161 (4.96%) MS Exchange
2 129 (3.97%) Skype for Business
3 90 (2.77%) SharePoint
4 63 (1.94%) IIS
5 56 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 42 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 37 (1.14%) OpenStack
9 31 (0.96%) Apache
10 29 (0.89%) Confluence
11 12 (0.37%) IBM Notes
12 11 (0.34%) CMS
12 11 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.28%) nginx
13 9 (0.28%) Site Server
14 6 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.15%) JBoss
15 5 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 189 (5.82%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.12%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 3 (0.092%) SPSS
8 2 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.031%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.031%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 7 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.092%) Eikon
2 3 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.092%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.062%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 2 (0.062%) Maximo
4 1 (0.031%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.031%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.031%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.031%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 333 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 325 (10.01%) Office 365
3 265 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (2.09%) IaaS
5 43 (1.32%) PaaS
6 28 (0.86%) SaaS
7 26 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.43%) OpenShift
11 12 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.34%) Akamai
12 11 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.31%) G Suite
13 10 (0.31%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.28%) Serverless
15 7 (0.22%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
16 6 (0.18%) OneDrive
17 5 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1,317 (40.57%) Firewall
2 888 (27.36%) WAN
3 759 (23.38%) LAN
4 532 (16.39%) Wireless
5 463 (14.26%) VPN
6 448 (13.80%) Cisco ASA
7 421 (12.97%) BGP
8 397 (12.23%) Network Security
9 390 (12.01%) Cisco Nexus
10 355 (10.94%) OSPF
11 354 (10.91%) DNS
12 349 (10.75%) MPLS
13 327 (10.07%) TCP/IP
14 289 (8.90%) VoIP
15 254 (7.83%) DHCP
16 207 (6.38%) SAN
17 206 (6.35%) Cisco IOS
18 195 (6.01%) Wi-Fi
19 186 (5.73%) Internet
20 183 (5.64%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 24 (0.74%) MySQL
3 20 (0.62%) Relational Database
4 17 (0.52%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (0.40%) Big Data
7 12 (0.37%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.37%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.34%) MongoDB
9 10 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (0.28%) MariaDB
11 8 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.15%) DB2
12 5 (0.15%) Power BI
12 5 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.12%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 46 (1.42%) JIRA
2 39 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 32 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 22 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 16 (0.49%) SonarQube
7 8 (0.25%) Eclipse
7 8 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.22%) Gerrit
8 7 (0.22%) Subversion
9 6 (0.18%) NetBeans
9 6 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.15%) AdminStudio
11 4 (0.12%) Metasploit
12 3 (0.092%) Robot Framework
13 2 (0.062%) Bitbucket
14 1 (0.031%) Artifactory
14 1 (0.031%) GitLab
14 1 (0.031%) webpack
General
1 416 (12.82%) Finance
2 206 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 118 (3.64%) Banking
4 114 (3.51%) Retail
5 35 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 24 (0.74%) Law
6 24 (0.74%) Legal
7 22 (0.68%) Marketing
8 15 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
10 13 (0.40%) Advertising
10 13 (0.40%) Back Office
11 12 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.34%) Electronics
13 10 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.31%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.25%) Automotive
14 8 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.22%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,035 (31.89%) Network Engineer
2 375 (11.55%) Architect
3 349 (10.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 300 (9.24%) Analyst
5 241 (7.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 224 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 193 (5.95%) Support Engineer
8 181 (5.58%) Security Engineer
9 177 (5.45%) Network Architect
10 174 (5.36%) Consultant
11 157 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
12 126 (3.88%) Network Security Engineer
13 91 (2.80%) Support Analyst
14 89 (2.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 82 (2.53%) IT Support
15 82 (2.53%) Network Support
16 79 (2.43%) 2nd Line Support
17 72 (2.22%) IT Engineer
18 70 (2.16%) Project Manager
19 68 (2.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (3.17%) 802.1X
2 39 (1.20%) LDAP
3 36 (1.11%) Web Services
3 36 (1.11%) XMPP
4 31 (0.96%) Middleware
5 29 (0.89%) .NET
6 27 (0.83%) XML
7 23 (0.71%) JSON
8 22 (0.68%) REST
9 15 (0.46%) SAML
10 14 (0.43%) HTML
10 14 (0.43%) RESTful
11 11 (0.34%) SOAP
12 10 (0.31%) JSP
12 10 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (0.31%) VXML
13 8 (0.25%) CSS
13 8 (0.25%) OAuth
14 7 (0.22%) Spine.js
15 6 (0.18%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 629 (19.38%) Data Centre
2 196 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
4 112 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
5 85 (2.62%) PKI
6 82 (2.53%) Private Cloud
7 76 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 74 (2.28%) Management Information System
9 44 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 44 (1.36%) Clustering
9 44 (1.36%) Driving Licence
9 44 (1.36%) Public Cloud
10 31 (0.96%) Handset
10 31 (0.96%) Replication
11 27 (0.83%) NHS
12 26 (0.80%) EMC VNX
12 26 (0.80%) Fat Client
12 26 (0.80%) IVR
12 26 (0.80%) Thin Client
12 26 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 919 (28.31%) Windows
2 437 (13.46%) Windows Server
3 387 (11.92%) Linux
4 192 (5.91%) Windows 10
5 191 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 188 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 143 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 139 (4.28%) Unix
9 48 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (1.36%) Solaris
11 38 (1.17%) Windows 8
12 37 (1.14%) CentOS
13 35 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 34 (1.05%) Android
15 21 (0.65%) Mac OS
15 21 (0.65%) Mac OS X
16 17 (0.52%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.31%) Check Point GAiA
18 9 (0.28%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (17.81%) ITIL
2 324 (9.98%) Migration
3 282 (8.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 263 (8.10%) Network Design
5 199 (6.13%) Load Balancing
6 178 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
7 148 (4.56%) Agile Software Development
8 141 (4.34%) Service Management
9 140 (4.31%) Project Management
10 138 (4.25%) Network Management
10 138 (4.25%) Network Monitoring
11 129 (3.97%) Service Delivery
12 123 (3.79%) Change Management
13 112 (3.45%) PRINCE2
14 111 (3.42%) DevOps
15 97 (2.99%) Network Architecture
16 96 (2.96%) Incident Management
17 84 (2.59%) High Availability
18 83 (2.56%) ITIL V3
18 83 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (5.45%) PowerShell
2 153 (4.71%) SQL
3 133 (4.10%) Python
4 63 (1.94%) Java
5 57 (1.76%) Bash Shell
6 48 (1.48%) Perl
7 45 (1.39%) C
8 33 (1.02%) JavaScript
9 22 (0.68%) PHP
10 20 (0.62%) VBScript
11 18 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 14 (0.43%) VB
13 11 (0.34%) Ruby
14 9 (0.28%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.22%) Tcl
16 5 (0.15%) Bourne shell
16 5 (0.15%) C#
16 5 (0.15%) C++
16 5 (0.15%) XQuery
17 3 (0.092%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,133 (34.90%) Cisco Certification
2 720 (22.18%) CCNP
3 615 (18.95%) Security Cleared
4 558 (17.19%) CCNA
5 460 (14.17%) SC Cleared
6 243 (7.49%) CCIE
7 178 (5.48%) Degree
8 164 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 143 (4.41%) DV Cleared
10 94 (2.90%) MCSE
11 77 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 73 (2.25%) CCDP
13 69 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
14 60 (1.85%) MCSA
15 56 (1.73%) CCSE
16 51 (1.57%) CISSP
17 44 (1.36%) CCSA
18 33 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
19 31 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 30 (0.92%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (4.04%) SLA
2 47 (1.45%) QA
3 44 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 29 (0.89%) GDPR
6 16 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 16 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 12 (0.37%) ISO 22301
9 10 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.28%) COBIT
10 9 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
10 9 (0.28%) ISO 31000
10 9 (0.28%) PMO
11 8 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
12 7 (0.22%) FedRAMP
12 7 (0.22%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.12%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 543 (16.73%) Active Directory
2 463 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (5.30%) Hyper-V
4 124 (3.82%) vSphere
5 98 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
6 79 (2.43%) VMware NSX
7 50 (1.54%) XenApp
8 49 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
9 40 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 35 (1.08%) ProxySG
11 30 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (0.86%) Docker
13 24 (0.74%) NFS
14 21 (0.65%) BitLocker
15 20 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
15 20 (0.62%) vCloud
16 13 (0.40%) Firmware
16 13 (0.40%) KVM
17 12 (0.37%) VMware Server
17 12 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 207 (6.38%) SCCM
2 124 (3.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 86 (2.65%) vCenter Server
4 82 (2.53%) FortiGate
5 66 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
6 61 (1.88%) Ansible
7 59 (1.82%) SCOM
8 56 (1.73%) Cisco UCCX
9 51 (1.57%) WSUS
10 40 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
11 38 (1.17%) Puppet
12 31 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
13 27 (0.83%) Nagios
14 25 (0.77%) Nessus
14 25 (0.77%) NetBackup
15 24 (0.74%) Backup Exec
15 24 (0.74%) Terraform
15 24 (0.74%) vRealize
16 22 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
17 21 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 789 (24.31%) VMware
2 655 (20.18%) Microsoft
3 508 (15.65%) CheckPoint
3 508 (15.65%) Juniper
4 394 (12.14%) F5
5 261 (8.04%) Palo Alto
6 246 (7.58%) Citrix
7 245 (7.55%) HP
8 175 (5.39%) Meraki
9 170 (5.24%) SolarWinds
10 161 (4.96%) McAfee
10 161 (4.96%) NetApp
11 156 (4.81%) Fortinet
12 134 (4.13%) Aruba
13 119 (3.67%) Oracle
14 116 (3.57%) EMC
15 110 (3.39%) Blue Coat
16 90 (2.77%) Red Hat
17 80 (2.46%) IBM
18 78 (2.40%) Avaya