Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 55 47
Rank change year-on-year -14 -8 -4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,067 3,154 4,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.35% 3.75% 4.14%
As % of the Vendors category 8.04% 8.52% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,842 2,067 2,503
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 131 148
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £52.88
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -19.78% +10.80% +5.88%

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 38,156 37,029 43,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.70% 43.99% 44.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,855 22,838 26,926
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £602 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,381 1,273 1,500
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -3.39% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.01
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.89
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -1 1,252 £413 - 286
South East -12 733 £425 +5.20% 144
North of England -31 345 £375 -3.23% 138
Midlands +6 331 £370 -1.33% 79
West Midlands -3 237 £400 +6.67% 47
East of England +9 207 £378 +0.67% 76
South West -9 204 £325 -3.70% 48
North West -20 177 £375 -5.66% 94
Yorkshire -38 133 £375 -11.76% 34
East Midlands +3 91 £322 -0.92% 32
North East -27 38 £350 +1.45% 10
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1,257 (40.98%) Firewall
2 1,042 (33.97%) Cisco Certification
3 836 (27.26%) Windows
4 831 (27.09%) WAN
5 750 (24.45%) VMware
6 722 (23.54%) LAN
7 683 (22.27%) CCNP
8 640 (20.87%) Security Cleared
9 637 (20.77%) Data Centre
10 632 (20.61%) Microsoft
11 585 (19.07%) ITIL
12 564 (18.39%) Active Directory
13 513 (16.73%) VPN
14 507 (16.53%) CCNA
15 492 (16.04%) Cisco ASA
16 482 (15.72%) Juniper
17 478 (15.59%) SC Cleared
18 455 (14.84%) CheckPoint
19 454 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
20 442 (14.41%) Wireless
21 430 (14.02%) Windows Server
22 420 (13.69%) Finance
23 394 (12.85%) BGP
24 383 (12.49%) DNS
25 352 (11.48%) Network Security
26 343 (11.18%) Cisco Nexus
27 340 (11.09%) F5
27 340 (11.09%) MPLS
28 335 (10.92%) Linux
29 319 (10.40%) OSPF

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
1 157 (5.12%) MS Exchange
2 125 (4.08%) Skype for Business
3 79 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 75 (2.45%) IIS
5 56 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (1.01%) Confluence
8 27 (0.88%) Apache
9 26 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 26 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.29%) CMS
11 9 (0.29%) IBM Notes
12 8 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.20%) JBoss
14 6 (0.20%) Site Server
Applications
1 194 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 39 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.098%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.033%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (0.46%) RMDS
2 5 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.098%) Eikon
4 2 (0.065%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.065%) Maximo
4 2 (0.065%) Relativity
5 1 (0.033%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.033%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.033%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 294 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 262 (8.54%) Office 365
3 232 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
4 56 (1.83%) IaaS
4 56 (1.83%) PaaS
5 50 (1.63%) SaaS
6 19 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.42%) G Suite
8 13 (0.42%) GitHub
9 9 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (0.29%) Mimecast
9 9 (0.29%) Serverless
9 9 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.26%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.23%) npm
12 6 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
12 6 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,257 (40.98%) Firewall
2 831 (27.09%) WAN
3 722 (23.54%) LAN
4 513 (16.73%) VPN
5 492 (16.04%) Cisco ASA
6 442 (14.41%) Wireless
7 394 (12.85%) BGP
8 383 (12.49%) DNS
9 352 (11.48%) Network Security
10 343 (11.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 340 (11.09%) MPLS
12 319 (10.40%) OSPF
13 290 (9.46%) TCP/IP
14 279 (9.10%) DHCP
15 243 (7.92%) VoIP
16 225 (7.34%) SAN
17 187 (6.10%) Cisco ISE
18 181 (5.90%) Internet
19 178 (5.80%) VLAN
20 172 (5.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 19 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 15 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (0.46%) MySQL
5 14 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (0.26%) Big Data
10 7 (0.23%) DB2
10 7 (0.23%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.20%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.16%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.13%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.098%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.098%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 40 (1.30%) JIRA
2 30 (0.98%) Git (software)
2 30 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 19 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (0.33%) SonarQube
6 8 (0.26%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.20%) Subversion
8 5 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.16%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.16%) Fiddler
8 5 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.098%) GCC
9 3 (0.098%) GDB
9 3 (0.098%) Hudson
9 3 (0.098%) Trac
9 3 (0.098%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.065%) Grunt
10 2 (0.065%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.065%) webpack
General
1 420 (13.69%) Finance
2 194 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 118 (3.85%) Banking
4 93 (3.03%) Retail
5 31 (1.01%) Financial Institution
6 28 (0.91%) Legal
6 28 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 25 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 19 (0.62%) Marketing
9 14 (0.46%) Advertising
9 14 (0.46%) French Language
9 14 (0.46%) Local Government
10 11 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
11 9 (0.29%) Back Office
11 9 (0.29%) Games
11 9 (0.29%) Law
12 7 (0.23%) Automotive
12 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.13%) Military
13 4 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 974 (31.76%) Network Engineer
2 409 (13.34%) Architect
3 323 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 277 (9.03%) Analyst
5 245 (7.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 216 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 204 (6.65%) Support Engineer
8 189 (6.16%) Network Architect
9 152 (4.96%) Consultant
9 152 (4.96%) Security Engineer
10 117 (3.81%) Network Security Engineer
11 115 (3.75%) Senior Network Engineer
12 112 (3.65%) Project Manager
13 100 (3.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 87 (2.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 76 (2.48%) Desktop Support
16 74 (2.41%) Firewall Engineer
17 73 (2.38%) Security Architect
18 70 (2.28%) Network Support
19 69 (2.25%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (2.25%) 802.1X
2 33 (1.08%) Web Services
3 31 (1.01%) XMPP
4 30 (0.98%) LDAP
5 26 (0.85%) XML
6 23 (0.75%) RESTful
7 22 (0.72%) JSON
8 19 (0.62%) .NET
9 18 (0.59%) Middleware
10 17 (0.55%) WAP
11 16 (0.52%) VXML
12 15 (0.49%) HTML
13 14 (0.46%) REST
14 13 (0.42%) JSP
15 12 (0.39%) Node.js
16 11 (0.36%) OAuth
16 11 (0.36%) SAML
17 9 (0.29%) HTML5
18 8 (0.26%) OAuth2
19 7 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 637 (20.77%) Data Centre
2 188 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 84 (2.74%) PKI
5 82 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
6 78 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
7 63 (2.05%) Private Cloud
8 55 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 50 (1.63%) Clustering
9 50 (1.63%) Replication
10 43 (1.40%) Driving Licence
11 38 (1.24%) Blackberry
12 37 (1.21%) EMC VNX
13 35 (1.14%) EMC VMAX
14 28 (0.91%) NHS
15 25 (0.82%) CMDB
16 24 (0.78%) Virtual Team
17 23 (0.75%) IVR
17 23 (0.75%) Public Cloud
18 15 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 836 (27.26%) Windows
2 430 (14.02%) Windows Server
3 335 (10.92%) Linux
4 175 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 161 (5.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 142 (4.63%) Windows 10
7 136 (4.43%) Windows 7
8 122 (3.98%) Unix
9 49 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (1.24%) CentOS
12 35 (1.14%) Windows 8
13 29 (0.95%) Solaris
14 28 (0.91%) Mac OS
15 26 (0.85%) Android
16 21 (0.68%) Windows XP
17 15 (0.49%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.36%) AIX
18 11 (0.36%) Check Point GAiA
19 9 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (19.07%) ITIL
2 308 (10.04%) Migration
3 267 (8.71%) Network Design
4 205 (6.68%) Project Management
5 198 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
6 172 (5.61%) Service Delivery
7 171 (5.58%) Agile Software Development
8 161 (5.25%) Change Management
8 161 (5.25%) Load Balancing
9 151 (4.92%) Network Management
10 134 (4.37%) Service Management
11 133 (4.34%) Network Monitoring
12 130 (4.24%) Incident Management
13 125 (4.08%) PRINCE2
14 110 (3.59%) Problem Management
15 100 (3.26%) DevOps
16 95 (3.10%) Network Architecture
17 87 (2.84%) High Availability
18 85 (2.77%) ITIL V3
18 85 (2.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (6.00%) SQL
2 143 (4.66%) PowerShell
3 122 (3.98%) Python
4 59 (1.92%) Java
5 58 (1.89%) C
6 33 (1.08%) Perl
7 26 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 24 (0.78%) VBScript
9 22 (0.72%) JavaScript
10 19 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 17 (0.55%) PHP
12 15 (0.49%) VB
13 13 (0.42%) Ruby
14 6 (0.20%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.20%) C++
14 6 (0.20%) PyPy
15 4 (0.13%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.065%) Lisp
16 2 (0.065%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.065%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,042 (33.97%) Cisco Certification
2 683 (22.27%) CCNP
3 640 (20.87%) Security Cleared
4 507 (16.53%) CCNA
5 478 (15.59%) SC Cleared
6 233 (7.60%) CCIE
7 172 (5.61%) Degree
7 172 (5.61%) DV Cleared
8 144 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 101 (3.29%) CCDP
10 86 (2.80%) MCSE
11 78 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
12 71 (2.31%) CISSP
13 58 (1.89%) MCP
14 47 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 46 (1.50%) MCSA
16 43 (1.40%) CCSE
17 41 (1.34%) CISM
18 35 (1.14%) CCSA
18 35 (1.14%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (4.17%) SLA
2 53 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 38 (1.24%) QA
5 31 (1.01%) GDPR
6 11 (0.36%) RMADS
7 9 (0.29%) ISO 22301
8 7 (0.23%) GCP
8 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.20%) COBIT
9 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
10 5 (0.16%) ISO 31000
11 4 (0.13%) GAAP
11 4 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.13%) PMO
12 3 (0.098%) GxP
12 3 (0.098%) NIST 800
System Software
1 564 (18.39%) Active Directory
2 454 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (5.51%) Hyper-V
4 139 (4.53%) vSphere
5 107 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
6 89 (2.90%) VMware NSX
7 76 (2.48%) XenApp
8 43 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
9 41 (1.34%) ProxySG
10 29 (0.95%) XenDesktop
11 27 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
12 25 (0.82%) NFS
13 22 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
14 19 (0.62%) Firmware
15 16 (0.52%) Docker
16 13 (0.42%) Terminal Services
17 12 (0.39%) XenServer
18 11 (0.36%) KVM
19 9 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
19 9 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 177 (5.77%) SCCM
2 102 (3.33%) FortiGate
3 99 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 81 (2.64%) SCOM
5 69 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
6 64 (2.09%) vCenter Server
7 63 (2.05%) Ansible
8 46 (1.50%) WSUS
9 33 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
10 32 (1.04%) Nessus
11 30 (0.98%) Puppet
12 27 (0.88%) Nagios
13 26 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
13 26 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
14 22 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
15 21 (0.68%) NetBackup
16 20 (0.65%) Backup Exec
16 20 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
17 19 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
18 18 (0.59%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 750 (24.45%) VMware
2 632 (20.61%) Microsoft
3 482 (15.72%) Juniper
4 455 (14.84%) CheckPoint
5 340 (11.09%) F5
6 295 (9.62%) HP
7 293 (9.55%) Citrix
8 271 (8.84%) Palo Alto
9 214 (6.98%) NetApp
10 167 (5.45%) SolarWinds
11 146 (4.76%) Fortinet
12 142 (4.63%) EMC
13 128 (4.17%) McAfee
14 126 (4.11%) Oracle
15 117 (3.81%) Meraki
16 111 (3.62%) Splunk
17 109 (3.55%) Dell
18 107 (3.49%) Aruba
19 106 (3.46%) Blue Coat
20 89 (2.90%) Brocade