Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 80 64 66
Rank change year-on-year -16 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,207 1,912 3,112
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.90% 3.55% 3.53%
As % of the Vendors category 7.15% 8.36% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 1,338 2,037
10th Percentile £203 £206 £218
25th Percentile £313 £300 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £403
Median % change year-on-year - -0.62% +7.33%
75th Percentile £488 £500 £492
90th Percentile £568 £568 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 140
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.50 £13.59
25th Percentile £15.00 £18.13 £18.38
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £27.48
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% -16.29% +40.90%
75th Percentile £25.00 £39.00 £47.02
90th Percentile £54.30 £51.75 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -38.46% +16.07% +40.00%

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 16,881 22,878 36,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.50% 42.49% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,932 14,537 23,691
10th Percentile £263 £220 £263
25th Percentile £363 £353 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £459
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -1.85% +1.89%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 957 1,201
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.59 £10.91
25th Percentile £14.38 £14.39 £12.88
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.92% +5.71% +0.40%
75th Percentile £43.75 £28.75 £33.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% +6.86% +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 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -53 427 £450 +12.50% 134
South East +11 269 £400 - 94
North of England -20 136 £375 - 112
South West +32 122 £375 -11.76% 52
Midlands -17 115 £388 -12.18% 86
East of England +24 107 £225 -38.98% 22
North West -12 87 £375 -3.85% 54
West Midlands -31 66 £400 -11.11% 58
East Midlands +11 50 £350 -2.78% 28
Yorkshire -31 37 £365 +2.82% 44
North East +26 16 £200 -46.67% 14
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 542 (44.90%) Firewall
2 380 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
3 357 (29.58%) WAN
4 311 (25.77%) Windows
5 291 (24.11%) Security Cleared
6 289 (23.94%) LAN
7 258 (21.38%) Microsoft
8 247 (20.46%) VMware
9 246 (20.38%) CCNP
10 215 (17.81%) Active Directory
11 207 (17.15%) VPN
12 205 (16.98%) SC Cleared
13 203 (16.82%) Data Centre
14 196 (16.24%) Azure
14 196 (16.24%) Juniper
15 187 (15.49%) Wireless
16 182 (15.08%) CCNA
16 182 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
17 174 (14.42%) F5
18 167 (13.84%) Linux
19 166 (13.75%) Network Security
20 154 (12.76%) Windows Server
21 152 (12.59%) Cisco Nexus
22 150 (12.43%) Finance
23 140 (11.60%) CheckPoint
23 140 (11.60%) BGP
24 139 (11.52%) Microsoft 365
24 139 (11.52%) Cisco ASA
25 136 (11.27%) ITIL
25 136 (11.27%) DNS

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 40 (3.31%) MS Exchange
2 26 (2.15%) Skype for Business
3 23 (1.91%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.57%) OpenStack
5 17 (1.41%) Confluence
5 17 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (1.33%) WebSphere
7 11 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.75%) ArcGIS
9 8 (0.66%) IIS
10 7 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.41%) JBoss
12 4 (0.33%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.17%) Apache
Applications
1 70 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (4.64%) MS Visio
3 36 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.75%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.083%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (0.083%) HealthRoster
Cloud Services
1 196 (16.24%) Azure
2 139 (11.52%) Microsoft 365
3 94 (7.79%) AWS
4 52 (4.31%) IaaS
5 42 (3.48%) PaaS
6 30 (2.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 29 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 27 (2.24%) SaaS
9 21 (1.74%) GCP
10 16 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.91%) Akamai
11 11 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.83%) GitHub
13 7 (0.58%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.58%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.33%) Mimecast
16 3 (0.25%) AWS Direct Connect
16 3 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
17 2 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 542 (44.90%) Firewall
2 357 (29.58%) WAN
3 289 (23.94%) LAN
4 207 (17.15%) VPN
5 187 (15.49%) Wireless
6 166 (13.75%) Network Security
7 152 (12.59%) Cisco Nexus
8 140 (11.60%) BGP
9 139 (11.52%) Cisco ASA
10 136 (11.27%) DNS
11 127 (10.52%) OSPF
12 126 (10.44%) MPLS
13 107 (8.86%) DHCP
14 104 (8.62%) TCP/IP
15 99 (8.20%) Internet
16 92 (7.62%) SD-WAN
17 89 (7.37%) VLAN
18 76 (6.30%) Wi-Fi
19 69 (5.72%) VoIP
20 67 (5.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.99%) MySQL
3 11 (0.91%) DB2
3 11 (0.91%) Hadoop
3 11 (0.91%) HBase
4 10 (0.83%) MongoDB
5 8 (0.66%) Data Lake
5 8 (0.66%) GIS
6 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.33%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (0.33%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.33%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.25%) DTS
9 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (3.15%) JIRA
2 23 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (0.75%) GitLab
4 9 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.33%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.33%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.25%) Bitbucket Server
7 3 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.17%) Hudson
8 2 (0.17%) Rational Team Concert
9 1 (0.083%) Ant
9 1 (0.083%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.083%) Subversion
9 1 (0.083%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.083%) TestDirector
General
1 150 (12.43%) Finance
2 96 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 47 (3.89%) Banking
4 40 (3.31%) Public Sector
5 27 (2.24%) Retail
6 12 (0.99%) Back Office
6 12 (0.99%) Billing
7 11 (0.91%) Legal
7 11 (0.91%) Marketing
8 10 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.50%) Law
11 5 (0.41%) Advertising
11 5 (0.41%) Front Office
12 4 (0.33%) Electronics
12 4 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.33%) Publishing
13 3 (0.25%) Automotive
13 3 (0.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 402 (33.31%) Network Engineer
2 132 (10.94%) Architect
3 103 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 89 (7.37%) Cisco Engineer
5 77 (6.38%) Analyst
6 74 (6.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 66 (5.47%) Consultant
8 59 (4.89%) Network Architect
9 57 (4.72%) Senior Network Engineer
10 55 (4.56%) Support Engineer
11 51 (4.23%) Security Engineer
12 49 (4.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 47 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
14 38 (3.15%) Network Consultant
15 34 (2.82%) Administrator
16 32 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
17 31 (2.57%) Network Security Engineer
18 26 (2.15%) Firewall Engineer
19 25 (2.07%) Azure Engineer
19 25 (2.07%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 32 (2.65%) YAML
3 24 (1.99%) JSON
4 22 (1.82%) Spine.js
5 19 (1.57%) XML
6 10 (0.83%) Jinja
6 10 (0.83%) Web Services
7 9 (0.75%) Middleware
8 8 (0.66%) REST
8 8 (0.66%) XMPP
9 7 (0.58%) Express
9 7 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.33%) .NET
10 4 (0.33%) CGI
10 4 (0.33%) LDAP
10 4 (0.33%) SAP Basis
11 3 (0.25%) HTML
11 3 (0.25%) SOAP
12 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.17%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 203 (16.82%) Data Centre
2 45 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.31%) PKI
4 38 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.73%) NHS
7 28 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
8 23 (1.91%) Security Operations Centre
9 17 (1.41%) Derivative
10 16 (1.33%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.16%) Replication
12 12 (0.99%) Clustering
13 11 (0.91%) Cloud Native
14 10 (0.83%) CCTV
14 10 (0.83%) Driving Licence
14 10 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (0.83%) iPad
14 10 (0.83%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.58%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 311 (25.77%) Windows
2 167 (13.84%) Linux
3 154 (12.76%) Windows Server
4 81 (6.71%) Windows 10
5 58 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (4.14%) Windows 7
7 46 (3.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 42 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (2.49%) Unix
10 29 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (2.40%) Windows Server 2019
11 19 (1.57%) CentOS
11 19 (1.57%) Ubuntu
12 15 (1.24%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.58%) Android
14 7 (0.58%) Solaris
15 6 (0.50%) AIX
15 6 (0.50%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 136 (11.27%) ITIL
2 97 (8.04%) Migration
3 93 (7.71%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (7.21%) DevOps
5 82 (6.79%) Network Design
6 81 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
7 79 (6.55%) Load Balancing
8 58 (4.81%) SIEM
9 56 (4.64%) Project Delivery
9 56 (4.64%) Service Management
10 55 (4.56%) Network Management
11 53 (4.39%) Problem-Solving
12 50 (4.14%) Change Management
13 48 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
14 46 (3.81%) Service Delivery
15 44 (3.65%) Project Management
16 42 (3.48%) High Availability
16 42 (3.48%) Network Architecture
17 35 (2.90%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 77 (6.38%) Python
2 49 (4.06%) PowerShell
3 29 (2.40%) SQL
4 18 (1.49%) C
5 9 (0.75%) Java
5 9 (0.75%) VB
6 6 (0.50%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.41%) PHP
7 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.33%) Perl
9 3 (0.25%) AWK
9 3 (0.25%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.25%) R
9 3 (0.25%) Ruby
9 3 (0.25%) sed
10 2 (0.17%) Go
10 2 (0.17%) Tcl
11 1 (0.083%) C++
11 1 (0.083%) VBA
11 1 (0.083%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 380 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
2 291 (24.11%) Security Cleared
3 246 (20.38%) CCNP
4 205 (16.98%) SC Cleared
5 182 (15.08%) CCNA
6 94 (7.79%) CCIE
7 72 (5.97%) DV Cleared
8 64 (5.30%) Degree
9 61 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (1.74%) CCDP
10 21 (1.74%) CISSP
11 19 (1.57%) MCSE
12 18 (1.49%) MCSA
13 17 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (0.91%) CCDA
16 11 (0.91%) JNCIA
16 11 (0.91%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.71%) SLA
2 28 (2.32%) NIST
3 24 (1.99%) NCSC
4 17 (1.41%) OASIS TOSCA
5 16 (1.33%) QA
6 14 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (1.08%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.99%) GDPR
8 12 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.58%) COBIT
10 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.083%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.083%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.083%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.083%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 215 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 182 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (6.30%) VMware ESXi
4 67 (5.55%) VMware NSX
5 35 (2.90%) Docker
5 35 (2.90%) Hyper-V
5 35 (2.90%) vSphere
6 26 (2.15%) KVM
7 20 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (1.41%) LXC
8 17 (1.41%) ProxySG
9 13 (1.08%) Firmware
9 13 (1.08%) XenApp
10 12 (0.99%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.83%) NFS
12 9 (0.75%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.66%) iptables
13 8 (0.66%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.58%) HDFS
14 7 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 108 (8.95%) Ansible
2 47 (3.89%) FortiGate
3 41 (3.40%) SCCM
4 40 (3.31%) vCenter Server
5 38 (3.15%) Kubernetes
6 28 (2.32%) Terraform
7 26 (2.15%) Cisco Prime
8 25 (2.07%) vRealize
9 23 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
10 22 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
11 21 (1.74%) AirWatch
12 17 (1.41%) Cloudify
12 17 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (1.41%) Grafana
12 17 (1.41%) Juju
12 17 (1.41%) Prometheus
12 17 (1.41%) Puppet
13 14 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
14 11 (0.91%) Nessus
14 11 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 258 (21.38%) Microsoft
2 247 (20.46%) VMware
3 196 (16.24%) Juniper
4 174 (14.42%) F5
5 140 (11.60%) CheckPoint
6 134 (11.10%) Fortinet
7 131 (10.85%) Palo Alto
8 90 (7.46%) Dell
9 84 (6.96%) Citrix
9 84 (6.96%) Meraki
10 76 (6.30%) HP
11 55 (4.56%) Red Hat
12 54 (4.47%) SolarWinds
13 41 (3.40%) Aruba
13 41 (3.40%) Blue Coat
14 40 (3.31%) Oracle
15 33 (2.73%) Splunk
16 32 (2.65%) Avaya
17 31 (2.57%) Arista
18 28 (2.32%) NetApp