Period
to 19 March 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 19 March 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 71 48
Rank change year-on-year +6 -23 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,140 2,932 3,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.55% 3.16% 4.15%
As % of the Vendors category 8.37% 7.61% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,014 1,831 2,206
England median daily rate £410 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -4.46% +4.67%
10th Percentile £223 £200 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £385
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 120 159
England median hourly rate £27.50 £20.73 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.69% -7.89% -
10th Percentile £12.92 £12.49 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.50 £45.21 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £21.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year +36.47% -14.14% +3.13%

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 37,497 38,548 38,569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.40% 41.59% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,523 24,314 23,934
England median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £250
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +0.73% +5.12% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,291 1,306 1,401
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.92 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.54
% change year-on-year - +5.80% -10.59%

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 19 March 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 19 March 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 19 March 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 +8 1,121 £425 +6.25% 299
South East +1 718 £400 - 247
North of England +42 491 £375 +4.90% 235
Midlands -2 339 £373 -0.67% 154
South West -8 301 £400 +16.36% 95
Yorkshire +62 234 £400 +6.67% 79
North West +31 214 £375 - 128
West Midlands -15 203 £375 -6.25% 100
East of England +13 166 £438 +36.72% 92
East Midlands +27 134 £328 -6.29% 54
North East -10 43 £295 -10.61% 28
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 1,326 (42.23%) Firewall
2 1,198 (38.15%) Cisco Certification
3 866 (27.58%) WAN
4 832 (26.50%) Windows
5 789 (25.13%) LAN
6 763 (24.30%) VMware
7 746 (23.76%) CCNP
8 660 (21.02%) Microsoft
9 648 (20.64%) Data Centre
10 626 (19.94%) CheckPoint
11 592 (18.85%) Security Cleared
12 565 (17.99%) Active Directory
13 563 (17.93%) CCNA
14 542 (17.26%) Juniper
15 534 (17.01%) VPN
16 516 (16.43%) Cisco ASA
17 504 (16.05%) BGP
18 493 (15.70%) Cisco Nexus
19 488 (15.54%) ITIL
20 478 (15.22%) Wireless
21 471 (15.00%) OSPF
22 469 (14.94%) SC Cleared
23 459 (14.62%) F5
24 430 (13.69%) Network Security
25 408 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
26 399 (12.71%) Windows Server
27 394 (12.55%) Linux
28 382 (12.17%) DNS
29 377 (12.01%) Finance
30 359 (11.43%) 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
1 179 (5.70%) MS Exchange
2 155 (4.94%) Skype for Business
3 113 (3.60%) SharePoint
4 60 (1.91%) IIS
5 59 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 53 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (0.86%) Apache
8 24 (0.76%) Confluence
9 19 (0.61%) CMS
9 19 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 18 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.38%) nginx
12 11 (0.35%) IBM Notes
13 9 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.25%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
16 6 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 159 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 40 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 37 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.096%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.096%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 2 (0.064%) Shockwave
7 2 (0.064%) SPSS
8 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.032%) HipChat
8 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.096%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.064%) Eikon
5 2 (0.064%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.032%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.032%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 340 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
2 338 (10.76%) Office 365
3 335 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 94 (2.99%) IaaS
5 81 (2.58%) PaaS
6 49 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 48 (1.53%) SaaS
8 40 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 40 (1.27%) Datadog
9 32 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
10 24 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
11 21 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (0.67%) OpenShift
12 18 (0.57%) Akamai
13 16 (0.51%) Mimecast
14 14 (0.45%) OneDrive
14 14 (0.45%) Slack
15 11 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
17 7 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1,326 (42.23%) Firewall
2 866 (27.58%) WAN
3 789 (25.13%) LAN
4 534 (17.01%) VPN
5 516 (16.43%) Cisco ASA
6 504 (16.05%) BGP
7 493 (15.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 478 (15.22%) Wireless
9 471 (15.00%) OSPF
10 430 (13.69%) Network Security
11 382 (12.17%) DNS
12 359 (11.43%) MPLS
13 321 (10.22%) TCP/IP
14 261 (8.31%) VoIP
15 258 (8.22%) DHCP
16 254 (8.09%) Cisco IOS
17 230 (7.32%) SAN
18 188 (5.99%) EIGRP
19 183 (5.83%) VLAN
20 162 (5.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.21%) MySQL
3 29 (0.92%) Big Data
4 22 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 20 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 16 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
7 15 (0.48%) Amazon Aurora
7 15 (0.48%) MongoDB
7 15 (0.48%) Relational Database
8 12 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (0.35%) MariaDB
10 9 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.19%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.16%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.16%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.16%) Data Lake
12 5 (0.16%) Mahout
12 5 (0.16%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 87 (2.77%) Git (software)
2 82 (2.61%) Jenkins
3 64 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
4 48 (1.53%) JIRA
5 21 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.38%) Bitbucket
7 12 (0.38%) Gerrit
8 10 (0.32%) MSI
8 10 (0.32%) SonarQube
8 10 (0.32%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.25%) Hudson
10 8 (0.25%) WiX
11 7 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.096%) Rational DOORS
13 2 (0.064%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.064%) NetBeans
13 2 (0.064%) Subversion
13 2 (0.064%) TeamCity
General
1 377 (12.01%) Finance
2 225 (7.17%) Telecoms
3 118 (3.76%) Banking
4 81 (2.58%) Retail
5 51 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 39 (1.24%) Law
7 30 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 30 (0.96%) Legal
8 27 (0.86%) Electronics
9 26 (0.83%) Marketing
10 25 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 22 (0.70%) Advertising
12 15 (0.48%) Billing
13 10 (0.32%) Back Office
14 8 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.19%) Automotive
16 6 (0.19%) Publishing
17 5 (0.16%) Military
18 4 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,061 (33.79%) Network Engineer
2 354 (11.27%) Architect
3 280 (8.92%) Cisco Engineer
4 252 (8.03%) Analyst
5 212 (6.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 208 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 169 (5.38%) Network Architect
7 169 (5.38%) Senior Network Engineer
8 167 (5.32%) Support Engineer
9 163 (5.19%) Consultant
10 146 (4.65%) Security Engineer
11 101 (3.22%) Network Security Engineer
12 87 (2.77%) Project Manager
13 79 (2.52%) Network Consultant
13 79 (2.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 76 (2.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 70 (2.23%) Support Analyst
16 67 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support
17 66 (2.10%) Cisco Architect
18 61 (1.94%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (2.32%) 802.1X
2 43 (1.37%) Web Services
3 31 (0.99%) .NET
4 30 (0.96%) XMPP
5 26 (0.83%) HTML
6 25 (0.80%) Middleware
7 23 (0.73%) REST
8 16 (0.51%) JSON
8 16 (0.51%) Spine.js
8 16 (0.51%) YAML
9 14 (0.45%) XML
10 13 (0.41%) LDAP
10 13 (0.41%) VXML
11 11 (0.35%) SAML
11 11 (0.35%) Software Packaging
12 9 (0.29%) J2EE
13 8 (0.25%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.25%) CGI
14 7 (0.22%) Flash
14 7 (0.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 648 (20.64%) Data Centre
2 123 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
4 87 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 84 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
6 52 (1.66%) PKI
7 50 (1.59%) Public Cloud
8 40 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 37 (1.18%) Clustering
10 30 (0.96%) User Experience
11 28 (0.89%) Blackberry
11 28 (0.89%) Driving Licence
11 28 (0.89%) iPhone
12 26 (0.83%) Smartphone
13 25 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
14 23 (0.73%) Virtual Team
15 22 (0.70%) iPad
16 20 (0.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 18 (0.57%) CCTV
17 18 (0.57%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 832 (26.50%) Windows
2 399 (12.71%) Windows Server
3 394 (12.55%) Linux
4 167 (5.32%) Windows 10
5 164 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 136 (4.33%) Windows 7
7 121 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 101 (3.22%) Unix
9 98 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 40 (1.27%) Solaris
11 39 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (0.92%) Android
13 28 (0.89%) CentOS
14 24 (0.76%) Windows 8
15 20 (0.64%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.57%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.32%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.29%) AIX
18 9 (0.29%) SUSE
19 8 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (15.54%) ITIL
2 345 (10.99%) Migration
3 257 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 250 (7.96%) Load Balancing
5 235 (7.48%) Network Design
6 182 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
7 177 (5.64%) DevOps
8 175 (5.57%) Problem-Solving
9 163 (5.19%) Project Management
10 150 (4.78%) Service Management
11 135 (4.30%) Change Management
12 134 (4.27%) Network Architecture
13 133 (4.24%) Network Monitoring
14 132 (4.20%) Network Management
15 109 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 103 (3.28%) PRINCE2
17 95 (3.03%) Service Delivery
18 94 (2.99%) Incident Management
19 93 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
20 90 (2.87%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 188 (5.99%) SQL
2 186 (5.92%) PowerShell
3 151 (4.81%) Python
4 60 (1.91%) Bash Shell
5 55 (1.75%) Perl
6 53 (1.69%) Java
7 38 (1.21%) C
7 38 (1.21%) JavaScript
8 18 (0.57%) VB
9 16 (0.51%) VBScript
10 9 (0.29%) C++
11 8 (0.25%) C#
11 8 (0.25%) PHP
11 8 (0.25%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.22%) VBA
13 5 (0.16%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.16%) XQuery
14 4 (0.13%) Ruby
14 4 (0.13%) Tcl
15 2 (0.064%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1,198 (38.15%) Cisco Certification
2 746 (23.76%) CCNP
3 592 (18.85%) Security Cleared
4 563 (17.93%) CCNA
5 469 (14.94%) SC Cleared
6 249 (7.93%) CCIE
7 185 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 156 (4.97%) Degree
9 140 (4.46%) MCSE
10 111 (3.54%) DV Cleared
11 98 (3.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 77 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 72 (2.29%) MCSA
14 62 (1.97%) CCDP
15 41 (1.31%) CCSA
16 39 (1.24%) MCP
16 39 (1.24%) RHCE
17 37 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
18 36 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
19 34 (1.08%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (3.25%) SLA
2 46 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (0.99%) QA
4 27 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.76%) GDPR
6 19 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.48%) PMO
8 10 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.29%) ISO 22301
10 8 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.25%) ISO 31000
10 8 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.22%) COBIT
12 6 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.096%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.096%) FedRAMP
15 2 (0.064%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.064%) NIST 800
System Software
1 565 (17.99%) Active Directory
2 408 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (5.03%) Hyper-V
4 115 (3.66%) vSphere
5 92 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
6 65 (2.07%) XenApp
7 60 (1.91%) VMware NSX
8 50 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
9 47 (1.50%) XenDesktop
10 42 (1.34%) Docker
11 40 (1.27%) ProxySG
12 32 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
13 29 (0.92%) Firmware
14 22 (0.70%) vCloud
15 20 (0.64%) NFS
16 18 (0.57%) XenServer
17 17 (0.54%) KVM
18 14 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 13 (0.41%) BitLocker
19 13 (0.41%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 157 (5.00%) SCCM
2 139 (4.43%) Ansible
3 133 (4.24%) Cisco CUCM
4 91 (2.90%) Puppet
5 82 (2.61%) vCenter Server
6 71 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (1.88%) Cisco Prime
8 56 (1.78%) SCOM
9 55 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
10 43 (1.37%) Cisco UCCE
10 43 (1.37%) FortiGate
11 39 (1.24%) NetBackup
12 38 (1.21%) Terraform
13 37 (1.18%) Nagios
14 36 (1.15%) Nessus
15 35 (1.11%) WSUS
16 31 (0.99%) vRealize
17 27 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 26 (0.83%) AirWatch
18 26 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 763 (24.30%) VMware
2 660 (21.02%) Microsoft
3 626 (19.94%) CheckPoint
4 542 (17.26%) Juniper
5 459 (14.62%) F5
6 314 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 301 (9.59%) Citrix
8 199 (6.34%) HP
9 191 (6.08%) SolarWinds
10 171 (5.45%) Fortinet
11 160 (5.10%) Dell
12 138 (4.39%) NetApp
13 136 (4.33%) Oracle
14 128 (4.08%) Meraki
15 124 (3.95%) Red Hat
16 115 (3.66%) Blue Coat
17 113 (3.60%) Aruba
18 110 (3.50%) EMC
19 97 (3.09%) McAfee
20 95 (3.03%) Riverbed