Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 72 69
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3 -20
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2,916 3,220 3,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.81% 3.42% 3.37%
As % of the Vendors category 8.77% 8.09% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,877 1,968 1,978
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £208 £210 £188
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 160 156
England median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +13.64% -10.20%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £32.88 £25.00 £23.63
% change year-on-year +31.50% +5.82% -5.50%

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 33,236 39,807 40,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.38% 42.34% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,081 25,025 25,107
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,283 1,494 1,338
England median hourly rate £19.46 £17.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.20% +0.72% +5.30%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.83 £17.50 £17.49
% change year-on-year +13.31% +0.06% +6.00%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +1 985 £400 -5.88% 315
South East +11 732 £390 -2.50% 260
North of England +16 457 £375 - 190
Midlands +12 294 £400 +8.11% 154
North West +26 283 £380 -5.00% 102
South West -10 246 £413 +10.00% 78
West Midlands +11 189 £400 +3.23% 82
East of England +19 178 £380 -5.00% 87
Yorkshire -7 136 £375 -1.96% 63
East Midlands +5 104 £363 +11.54% 72
North East +13 39 £363 +16.94% 25
South Coast - 2 - -
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 1,228 (42.11%) Firewall
2 1,097 (37.62%) Cisco Certification
3 819 (28.09%) WAN
4 775 (26.58%) Windows
5 755 (25.89%) LAN
6 692 (23.73%) CCNP
7 639 (21.91%) VMware
8 566 (19.41%) Microsoft
9 557 (19.10%) Data Centre
10 540 (18.52%) CCNA
11 491 (16.84%) Active Directory
12 484 (16.60%) VPN
13 464 (15.91%) Juniper
14 443 (15.19%) Cisco ASA
15 436 (14.95%) Wireless
16 430 (14.75%) BGP
17 429 (14.71%) CheckPoint
18 423 (14.51%) ITIL
19 419 (14.37%) Security Cleared
20 386 (13.24%) MPLS
21 383 (13.13%) Windows Server
22 372 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
23 370 (12.69%) Network Security
24 367 (12.59%) F5
25 366 (12.55%) Migration
26 364 (12.48%) Palo Alto
27 355 (12.17%) Finance
28 342 (11.73%) DNS
29 341 (11.69%) Azure
30 336 (11.52%) 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
1 196 (6.72%) MS Exchange
2 163 (5.59%) Skype for Business
3 88 (3.02%) SharePoint
4 82 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 33 (1.13%) IIS
8 16 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (0.34%) Confluence
11 10 (0.34%) Mattermost
12 8 (0.27%) Apache
13 7 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.21%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.21%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.21%) JBoss
15 5 (0.17%) MS Project Server
16 4 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 160 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 33 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.14%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 3 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.034%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.17%) assyst
4 3 (0.10%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.034%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.034%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.034%) RMDS
6 1 (0.034%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 341 (11.69%) Azure
2 328 (11.25%) Office 365
3 236 (8.09%) AWS
4 65 (2.23%) IaaS
5 47 (1.61%) PaaS
6 45 (1.54%) SaaS
7 38 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (0.96%) GCP
9 28 (0.96%) OneDrive
10 24 (0.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 22 (0.75%) Mimecast
12 16 (0.55%) GitHub
13 14 (0.48%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.24%) G Suite
14 7 (0.24%) Power Platform
15 6 (0.21%) Akamai
15 6 (0.21%) Azure Stack
16 5 (0.17%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 1,228 (42.11%) Firewall
2 819 (28.09%) WAN
3 755 (25.89%) LAN
4 484 (16.60%) VPN
5 443 (15.19%) Cisco ASA
6 436 (14.95%) Wireless
7 430 (14.75%) BGP
8 386 (13.24%) MPLS
9 370 (12.69%) Network Security
10 342 (11.73%) DNS
11 336 (11.52%) OSPF
12 320 (10.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 295 (10.12%) TCP/IP
14 257 (8.81%) DHCP
15 247 (8.47%) VoIP
16 195 (6.69%) Cisco IOS
16 195 (6.69%) Wi-Fi
17 183 (6.28%) Skype
18 182 (6.24%) VLAN
19 166 (5.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.10%) MySQL
3 19 (0.65%) Big Data
4 15 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (0.38%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.24%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.24%) Power BI
9 5 (0.17%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.17%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.17%) SQL Server 2017
10 4 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.14%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.10%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.10%) DB2
11 3 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 40 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 28 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 22 (0.75%) JIRA
4 22 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (0.45%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (0.38%) Gerrit
9 7 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.24%) Hudson
10 5 (0.17%) MSI
10 5 (0.17%) Subversion
11 3 (0.10%) GitLab
11 3 (0.10%) JUnit
11 3 (0.10%) Mockito
12 2 (0.069%) Ant
12 2 (0.069%) JMeter
12 2 (0.069%) WiX
12 2 (0.069%) Zephyr
General
1 355 (12.17%) Finance
2 310 (10.63%) Telecoms
3 118 (4.05%) Public Sector
4 96 (3.29%) Banking
5 45 (1.54%) Retail
6 36 (1.23%) Law
7 32 (1.10%) Legal
8 28 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 28 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 27 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.72%) Publishing
11 19 (0.65%) Local Government
12 18 (0.62%) Marketing
13 15 (0.51%) Billing
13 15 (0.51%) Military
14 14 (0.48%) Advertising
15 13 (0.45%) Multimedia
16 12 (0.41%) Electronics
16 12 (0.41%) Games
17 10 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,090 (37.38%) Network Engineer
2 329 (11.28%) Architect
3 302 (10.36%) Cisco Engineer
4 236 (8.09%) Analyst
5 218 (7.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 203 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 175 (6.00%) Network Architect
8 162 (5.56%) Support Engineer
9 157 (5.38%) Security Engineer
10 122 (4.18%) Consultant
11 115 (3.94%) Network Security Engineer
11 115 (3.94%) Senior Network Engineer
12 88 (3.02%) Support Analyst
13 81 (2.78%) Network Support
14 80 (2.74%) Firewall Engineer
15 67 (2.30%) Administrator
16 66 (2.26%) 2nd Line Support
17 59 (2.02%) Design Engineer
17 59 (2.02%) Network Support Engineer
18 57 (1.95%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (2.67%) 802.1X
2 60 (2.06%) Web Services
3 26 (0.89%) REST
4 22 (0.75%) .NET
4 22 (0.75%) LDAP
5 21 (0.72%) JSON
6 20 (0.69%) Middleware
7 18 (0.62%) XML
8 17 (0.58%) SAML
9 16 (0.55%) XMPP
10 13 (0.45%) Django
11 11 (0.38%) SOAP
12 10 (0.34%) OAuth
12 10 (0.34%) OpenID
12 10 (0.34%) YAML
13 6 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
14 5 (0.17%) Apache Flex
14 5 (0.17%) CCXML
14 5 (0.17%) CSS
14 5 (0.17%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 557 (19.10%) Data Centre
2 124 (4.25%) Video Conferencing
3 109 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 63 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 61 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
7 50 (1.71%) PKI
8 49 (1.68%) Replication
9 46 (1.58%) Clustering
10 37 (1.27%) iPhone
11 36 (1.23%) User Experience
12 33 (1.13%) Smartphone
13 32 (1.10%) Driving Licence
13 32 (1.10%) Private Cloud
14 31 (1.06%) NHS
15 28 (0.96%) CMDB
15 28 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
16 27 (0.93%) Blackberry
17 25 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 19 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 775 (26.58%) Windows
2 383 (13.13%) Windows Server
3 290 (9.95%) Linux
4 186 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 182 (6.24%) Windows 10
6 154 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 133 (4.56%) Windows 7
8 91 (3.12%) Unix
9 74 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (1.58%) Android
12 33 (1.13%) Mac OS
13 30 (1.03%) Windows XP
14 27 (0.93%) Windows 8
15 26 (0.89%) Solaris
16 24 (0.82%) CentOS
17 23 (0.79%) Mac OS X
18 18 (0.62%) Check Point GAiA
19 13 (0.45%) Ubuntu
20 11 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (14.51%) ITIL
2 366 (12.55%) Migration
3 247 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 233 (7.99%) Network Design
5 201 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
6 195 (6.69%) Change Management
7 175 (6.00%) Load Balancing
8 170 (5.83%) Project Management
9 131 (4.49%) Project Delivery
10 120 (4.12%) Network Monitoring
10 120 (4.12%) Service Delivery
11 114 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
12 111 (3.81%) DevOps
13 109 (3.74%) Incident Management
14 106 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 101 (3.46%) Network Management
16 94 (3.22%) Information Security
16 94 (3.22%) Problem Management
17 87 (2.98%) Service Management
18 86 (2.95%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 181 (6.21%) PowerShell
2 135 (4.63%) Python
3 122 (4.18%) SQL
4 66 (2.26%) Java
5 54 (1.85%) C
6 51 (1.75%) Perl
7 20 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 19 (0.65%) JavaScript
9 18 (0.62%) PHP
10 14 (0.48%) VBScript
11 12 (0.41%) C#
12 11 (0.38%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.27%) Ruby
14 7 (0.24%) C++
14 7 (0.24%) Prolog
14 7 (0.24%) Tcl
15 5 (0.17%) Go
15 5 (0.17%) VB
16 3 (0.10%) XPath
17 2 (0.069%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1,097 (37.62%) Cisco Certification
2 692 (23.73%) CCNP
3 540 (18.52%) CCNA
4 419 (14.37%) Security Cleared
5 273 (9.36%) CCIE
6 263 (9.02%) SC Cleared
7 171 (5.86%) Degree
8 119 (4.08%) DV Cleared
9 110 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 98 (3.36%) CCDP
11 58 (1.99%) MCSE
12 44 (1.51%) MCP
13 43 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
13 43 (1.47%) MCSA
14 39 (1.34%) JNCIP
15 38 (1.30%) CCDA
16 37 (1.27%) CISSP
17 33 (1.13%) CCSE
18 32 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
19 30 (1.03%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (3.98%) SLA
2 48 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.03%) QA
4 24 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 23 (0.79%) GDPR
5 23 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.45%) PMO
7 12 (0.41%) NIST
8 10 (0.34%) COBIT
8 10 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.17%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.17%) NCSC
11 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.10%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.034%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.034%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.034%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.034%) MiFID
System Software
1 491 (16.84%) Active Directory
2 372 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 87 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
4 87 (2.98%) vSphere
5 59 (2.02%) XenApp
6 56 (1.92%) VMware NSX
7 46 (1.58%) Docker
8 35 (1.20%) XenDesktop
9 31 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
10 23 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (0.72%) ProxySG
12 17 (0.58%) Firmware
13 15 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 14 (0.48%) vCloud
15 11 (0.38%) KVM
15 11 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.24%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 171 (5.86%) SCCM
2 115 (3.94%) Ansible
3 110 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 110 (3.77%) FortiGate
4 78 (2.67%) SCOM
5 72 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
6 45 (1.54%) vCenter Server
6 45 (1.54%) WSUS
7 43 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
7 43 (1.47%) Puppet
8 40 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 34 (1.17%) Nagios
9 34 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
10 31 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
11 29 (0.99%) AirWatch
12 28 (0.96%) Kubernetes
13 27 (0.93%) Nessus
14 19 (0.65%) vRealize
15 17 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
16 16 (0.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 639 (21.91%) VMware
2 566 (19.41%) Microsoft
3 464 (15.91%) Juniper
4 429 (14.71%) CheckPoint
5 367 (12.59%) F5
6 364 (12.48%) Palo Alto
7 278 (9.53%) Citrix
8 222 (7.61%) HP
9 203 (6.96%) Meraki
10 190 (6.52%) Dell
11 187 (6.41%) Fortinet
12 168 (5.76%) SolarWinds
13 149 (5.11%) Aruba
13 149 (5.11%) NetApp
14 130 (4.46%) EMC
15 95 (3.26%) McAfee
16 89 (3.05%) Blue Coat
17 72 (2.47%) Riverbed
18 70 (2.40%) Symantec
19 68 (2.33%) Avaya