Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 94 62 60
Rank change year-on-year -32 -2 +13
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,735 969 2,962
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.59% 3.66% 3.80%
As % of the Vendors category 6.50% 8.42% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,138 666 1,925
10th Percentile £198 £223 £206
25th Percentile £305 £325 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
75th Percentile £525 £500 £488
90th Percentile £613 £587 £560
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 26 122
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.25 £13.78
25th Percentile £16.67 £17.38 £19.01
Median hourly rate £27.00 £35.75 £27.25
Median % change year-on-year -24.48% +31.19% +26.74%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.60 £45.04
90th Percentile £57.50 £64.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £25.33 £27.50
% change year-on-year +0.67% -7.89% +27.91%

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 26,696 11,506 33,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.89% 43.44% 42.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,848 7,608 21,273
10th Percentile £263 £258 £244
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £560
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 818 333 1,148
10th Percentile £11.61 £12.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.76 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.09 £20.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.58% +5.26% +9.64%
75th Percentile £44.13 £45.00 £40.38
90th Percentile £62.50 £54.80 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year -9.30% +10.63% +14.32%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -34 712 £475 +5.56% 172
South East -19 312 £376 -5.94% 142
North of England -9 229 £413 +3.13% 174
Midlands -42 161 £325 -27.78% 118
South West -22 140 £374 -12.06% 62
North West -27 116 £425 +13.33% 104
East of England -18 110 £388 +3.33% 47
Yorkshire +15 105 £415 +2.79% 49
West Midlands -36 96 £363 -23.68% 65
East Midlands -25 61 £320 -14.67% 52
North East -3 9 £400 -5.88% 21
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 668 (38.50%) Firewall
2 481 (27.72%) Cisco Certification
3 451 (25.99%) Windows
4 438 (25.24%) VMware
5 426 (24.55%) WAN
6 383 (22.07%) Microsoft
7 357 (20.58%) Active Directory
8 351 (20.23%) LAN
9 335 (19.31%) Azure
10 330 (19.02%) Security Cleared
11 302 (17.41%) CCNP
12 284 (16.37%) Data Centre
13 278 (16.02%) Microsoft 365
14 266 (15.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 266 (15.33%) ITIL
15 255 (14.70%) CheckPoint
16 254 (14.64%) VPN
17 242 (13.95%) SC Cleared
18 241 (13.89%) Social Skills
19 234 (13.49%) Juniper
20 228 (13.14%) Windows Server
21 224 (12.91%) BGP
22 221 (12.74%) DNS
23 217 (12.51%) Wireless
24 215 (12.39%) Migration
25 209 (12.05%) CCNA
26 199 (11.47%) MPLS
27 192 (11.07%) Finance
28 186 (10.72%) Network Security
29 184 (10.61%) F5

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 71 (4.09%) MS Exchange
2 64 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.27%) Confluence
4 20 (1.15%) OpenStack
5 19 (1.10%) IIS
6 17 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 14 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (0.69%) ArcGIS
9 10 (0.58%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.46%) CMS
12 7 (0.40%) Apache
12 7 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.35%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.29%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.29%) JBoss
14 5 (0.29%) NetWeaver
15 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 107 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.69%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.058%) RMDS
2 1 (0.058%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 335 (19.31%) Azure
2 278 (16.02%) Microsoft 365
3 148 (8.53%) AWS
4 59 (3.40%) GCP
5 58 (3.34%) IaaS
6 52 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 41 (2.36%) PaaS
8 31 (1.79%) SaaS
9 28 (1.61%) OneDrive
10 26 (1.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 26 (1.50%) Mimecast
11 17 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.63%) Azure Sentinel
13 10 (0.58%) GitHub
13 10 (0.58%) OpenShift
13 10 (0.58%) Serverless
14 9 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.46%) AWS Direct Connect
15 8 (0.46%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 668 (38.50%) Firewall
2 426 (24.55%) WAN
3 351 (20.23%) LAN
4 254 (14.64%) VPN
5 224 (12.91%) BGP
6 221 (12.74%) DNS
7 217 (12.51%) Wireless
8 199 (11.47%) MPLS
9 186 (10.72%) Network Security
10 156 (8.99%) SD-WAN
11 155 (8.93%) DHCP
12 153 (8.82%) OSPF
13 149 (8.59%) Cisco ASA
14 133 (7.67%) Cisco Nexus
15 125 (7.20%) TCP/IP
16 105 (6.05%) Wi-Fi
17 100 (5.76%) SAN
17 100 (5.76%) VLAN
18 99 (5.71%) VoIP
19 81 (4.67%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.04%) MySQL
3 13 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (0.69%) GIS
5 8 (0.46%) DB2
5 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.35%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.35%) Power BI
7 6 (0.35%) SAP HANA
8 5 (0.29%) Data Lake
8 5 (0.29%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.23%) HBase
9 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (0.17%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 30 (1.73%) JIRA
1 30 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
2 28 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.40%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.35%) GitLab
5 6 (0.35%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.29%) kappa
7 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.12%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.12%) eggPlant
7 2 (0.12%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.12%) Maven
7 2 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.12%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.058%) Ant
8 1 (0.058%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.058%) PowerDesigner
General
1 241 (13.89%) Social Skills
2 192 (11.07%) Finance
3 161 (9.28%) Telecoms
4 100 (5.76%) Public Sector
5 87 (5.01%) Banking
6 66 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (2.02%) Retail
8 33 (1.90%) Documentation Skills
9 32 (1.84%) Presentation Skills
10 23 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.33%) Marketing
11 17 (0.98%) Legal
12 15 (0.86%) Law
13 12 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.69%) Military
14 11 (0.63%) Electronics
14 11 (0.63%) Local Government
14 11 (0.63%) Organisational Skills
15 10 (0.58%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 508 (29.28%) Network Engineer
2 244 (14.06%) Architect
3 161 (9.28%) Cisco Engineer
4 128 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 114 (6.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 102 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 95 (5.48%) Analyst
8 85 (4.90%) Network Architect
9 73 (4.21%) Consultant
10 68 (3.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 67 (3.86%) Security Engineer
12 56 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
13 50 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
14 49 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
15 44 (2.54%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 39 (2.25%) Project Manager
17 38 (2.19%) IT Support
17 38 (2.19%) Network Security Engineer
18 36 (2.07%) 2nd Line Support
18 36 (2.07%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.50%) Middleware
2 24 (1.38%) JSON
3 23 (1.33%) XMPP
4 22 (1.27%) XML
5 20 (1.15%) 802.1X
6 16 (0.92%) LDAP
7 14 (0.81%) Spine.js
7 14 (0.81%) YAML
8 9 (0.52%) SAML
8 9 (0.52%) Web Services
9 7 (0.40%) Jinja
10 6 (0.35%) ARM Templates
10 6 (0.35%) VXML
11 5 (0.29%) Kafka
11 5 (0.29%) REST
11 5 (0.29%) SAP Basis
11 5 (0.29%) Spark Streaming
12 4 (0.23%) HTML
12 4 (0.23%) XSLT
13 3 (0.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 284 (16.37%) Data Centre
2 54 (3.11%) Public Cloud
3 49 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 41 (2.36%) NHS
5 38 (2.19%) PKI
6 33 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 28 (1.61%) Clustering
9 24 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
10 22 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
11 21 (1.21%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.21%) Handset
12 20 (1.15%) Replication
13 16 (0.92%) Private Cloud
14 15 (0.86%) CCTV
15 14 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.81%) Fibre Optics
16 13 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
16 13 (0.75%) Virtual Team
17 12 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 451 (25.99%) Windows
2 228 (13.14%) Windows Server
3 176 (10.14%) Linux
4 115 (6.63%) Windows 10
5 81 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (3.40%) Windows 7
7 52 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (3.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 49 (2.82%) Windows Server 2019
9 41 (2.36%) Unix
10 32 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.86%) Solaris
12 11 (0.63%) Android
13 10 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.52%) VMS
15 8 (0.46%) AIX
16 6 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.29%) HPUX
17 5 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (15.33%) ITIL
2 215 (12.39%) Migration
3 164 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 130 (7.49%) Network Design
5 115 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
6 110 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
7 104 (5.99%) Network Architecture
8 90 (5.19%) Project Management
9 89 (5.13%) Change Management
10 86 (4.96%) DevOps
11 81 (4.67%) Load Balancing
12 74 (4.27%) Network Management
13 71 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
14 68 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
15 66 (3.80%) Project Delivery
16 62 (3.57%) Incident Management
17 57 (3.29%) Service Delivery
18 49 (2.82%) Service Management
19 48 (2.77%) High Availability
20 47 (2.71%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 129 (7.44%) PowerShell
2 98 (5.65%) Python
3 89 (5.13%) SQL
4 43 (2.48%) C
5 25 (1.44%) Java
6 21 (1.21%) Bash Shell
7 19 (1.10%) VB
8 13 (0.75%) VBScript
9 11 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 11 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.29%) Perl
11 3 (0.17%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.12%) C++
12 2 (0.12%) PHP
12 2 (0.12%) Ruby
12 2 (0.12%) Tcl
13 1 (0.058%) Go
13 1 (0.058%) Groovy
13 1 (0.058%) VBA
Qualifications
1 481 (27.72%) Cisco Certification
2 330 (19.02%) Security Cleared
3 302 (17.41%) CCNP
4 242 (13.95%) SC Cleared
5 209 (12.05%) CCNA
6 109 (6.28%) CCIE
7 90 (5.19%) Degree
8 88 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 51 (2.94%) DV Cleared
10 44 (2.54%) CISSP
11 42 (2.42%) MCSE
12 27 (1.56%) CCDP
12 27 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (1.38%) MCP
14 23 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (1.27%) MCSA
16 17 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (0.92%) JNCIP
18 15 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
19 14 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (6.80%) SLA
2 31 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.10%) QA
4 13 (0.75%) GDPR
4 13 (0.75%) NCSC
4 13 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.58%) NIST
6 8 (0.46%) OASIS TOSCA
7 6 (0.35%) COBIT
8 5 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.29%) GMP
8 5 (0.29%) PMO
8 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.17%) FedRAMP
9 3 (0.17%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.058%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.058%) NIST 800
System Software
1 357 (20.58%) Active Directory
2 266 (15.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 80 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
4 80 (4.61%) vSphere
5 75 (4.32%) VMware NSX
6 51 (2.94%) Docker
7 36 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
8 30 (1.73%) XenApp
9 19 (1.10%) NFS
10 18 (1.04%) KVM
11 14 (0.81%) Firmware
12 13 (0.75%) BitLocker
13 12 (0.69%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.63%) ProxySG
14 11 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.46%) LXC
15 8 (0.46%) Xen
16 7 (0.40%) SRDF
17 6 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 132 (7.61%) Ansible
2 104 (5.99%) SCCM
3 80 (4.61%) Terraform
4 76 (4.38%) Cisco CUCM
5 61 (3.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 57 (3.29%) Kubernetes
7 55 (3.17%) FortiGate
8 41 (2.36%) Puppet
9 30 (1.73%) vCenter Server
10 27 (1.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 24 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
12 21 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
13 20 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
14 19 (1.10%) vRealize
15 17 (0.98%) SCOM
16 16 (0.92%) WSUS
17 15 (0.86%) AirWatch
18 14 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
18 14 (0.81%) Prometheus
19 13 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 438 (25.24%) VMware
2 383 (22.07%) Microsoft
3 255 (14.70%) CheckPoint
4 234 (13.49%) Juniper
5 184 (10.61%) F5
6 176 (10.14%) Palo Alto
7 150 (8.65%) Citrix
8 129 (7.44%) Meraki
9 109 (6.28%) Fortinet
10 98 (5.65%) HP
11 83 (4.78%) Aruba
12 77 (4.44%) Red Hat
13 74 (4.27%) Dell
14 64 (3.69%) SolarWinds
15 57 (3.29%) Oracle
16 53 (3.05%) ServiceNow
17 51 (2.94%) NetApp
18 49 (2.82%) Avaya
19 45 (2.59%) EMC
20 44 (2.54%) McAfee