Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 69 57 72
Rank change year-on-year -12 +15 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,144 2,541 3,103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.33% 3.87% 3.40%
As % of the Vendors category 7.99% 9.00% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 1,742 2,068
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £213
90th Percentile £569 £540 £575
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 99 126
Median hourly rate £24.00 £27.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £65.25 £52.00 £49.13
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -12.73% +5.77% +22.21%

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 14,322 28,245 38,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.70% 43.00% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,235 18,150 24,210
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 1,115 1,331
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.99% +6.89% +2.91%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £59.88 £50.15 £47.09
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £17.43
% change year-on-year +28.34% +7.32% +2.50%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -62 342 £450 +12.50% 115
South East +13 254 £375 -6.25% 90
South West +44 148 £400 - 41
North of England -12 143 £400 +6.67% 100
Midlands 0 131 £414 +3.44% 64
North West -9 98 £376 -1.63% 69
East of England +17 92 £325 -13.33% 22
East Midlands +26 70 £388 +7.64% 21
West Midlands -19 58 £418 +4.38% 43
Yorkshire -24 36 £375 +7.14% 24
North East +15 9 £425 +13.33% 7
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 519 (45.37%) Firewall
2 378 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
3 348 (30.42%) WAN
4 334 (29.20%) Security Cleared
5 290 (25.35%) Windows
6 267 (23.34%) VMware
7 264 (23.08%) LAN
8 258 (22.55%) Microsoft
8 258 (22.55%) CCNP
9 250 (21.85%) SC Cleared
10 208 (18.18%) Juniper
11 206 (18.01%) Data Centre
12 199 (17.40%) Active Directory
13 192 (16.78%) CCNA
14 191 (16.70%) VPN
14 191 (16.70%) Wireless
15 183 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 168 (14.69%) Azure
17 157 (13.72%) F5
18 149 (13.02%) Network Security
19 146 (12.76%) Cisco Nexus
20 142 (12.41%) CheckPoint
20 142 (12.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 141 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
22 138 (12.06%) Finance
23 136 (11.89%) Windows Server
24 135 (11.80%) BGP
25 134 (11.71%) DNS
25 134 (11.71%) Linux
26 131 (11.45%) Office 365

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 (3.50%) Skype for Business
2 32 (2.80%) MS Exchange
3 20 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.66%) OpenStack
5 14 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (1.05%) IIS
7 9 (0.79%) ArcGIS
8 8 (0.70%) Confluence
9 6 (0.52%) JBoss
9 6 (0.52%) NetWeaver
10 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.44%) nginx
11 4 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.35%) CMS
12 3 (0.26%) Apache
12 3 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 53 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.88%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.35%) CATIA
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.087%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 5 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 168 (14.69%) Azure
2 131 (11.45%) Office 365
3 83 (7.26%) AWS
4 45 (3.93%) IaaS
5 30 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (2.62%) PaaS
6 26 (2.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 24 (2.10%) SaaS
8 13 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.96%) GCP
10 10 (0.87%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.52%) GitHub
13 5 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.44%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.44%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.44%) Route 53
14 4 (0.35%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 519 (45.37%) Firewall
2 348 (30.42%) WAN
3 264 (23.08%) LAN
4 191 (16.70%) VPN
4 191 (16.70%) Wireless
5 149 (13.02%) Network Security
6 146 (12.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 141 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
8 135 (11.80%) BGP
9 134 (11.71%) DNS
10 128 (11.19%) OSPF
11 120 (10.49%) MPLS
12 111 (9.70%) DHCP
13 91 (7.95%) VoIP
14 86 (7.52%) TCP/IP
15 80 (6.99%) Internet
16 69 (6.03%) VLAN
17 68 (5.94%) Wi-Fi
18 65 (5.68%) SAN
19 59 (5.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.40%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.05%) DB2
4 9 (0.79%) MySQL
5 8 (0.70%) GIS
5 8 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 8 (0.70%) HBase
6 7 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (0.61%) Big Data
6 7 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
6 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.52%) SAP HANA
8 5 (0.44%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.35%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon Athena
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (2.19%) JIRA
2 21 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (0.87%) TeamCity
6 9 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (0.61%) SonarQube
8 6 (0.52%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.35%) Bitbucket Server
9 4 (0.35%) Hudson
10 3 (0.26%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.17%) Subversion
11 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.17%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.087%) Ant
12 1 (0.087%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.087%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.087%) GitLab
12 1 (0.087%) Serena SBM
General
1 138 (12.06%) Finance
2 88 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 56 (4.90%) Public Sector
4 44 (3.85%) Banking
5 19 (1.66%) Retail
6 17 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.87%) Electronics
7 10 (0.87%) Legal
8 8 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.61%) Advertising
9 7 (0.61%) Automotive
9 7 (0.61%) Back Office
9 7 (0.61%) Law
10 6 (0.52%) Local Government
10 6 (0.52%) Marketing
11 5 (0.44%) Billing
12 4 (0.35%) Front Office
12 4 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 391 (34.18%) Network Engineer
2 153 (13.37%) Architect
3 119 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 93 (8.13%) Cisco Engineer
5 74 (6.47%) Analyst
6 72 (6.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 67 (5.86%) Network Architect
8 65 (5.68%) Consultant
9 55 (4.81%) Support Engineer
10 54 (4.72%) Senior Network Engineer
11 47 (4.11%) Security Engineer
12 36 (3.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 35 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
14 34 (2.97%) Network Consultant
14 34 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
15 30 (2.62%) Infrastructure Architect
16 29 (2.53%) Network Support
17 26 (2.27%) VMware Engineer
18 25 (2.19%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
19 23 (2.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.62%) 802.1X
2 19 (1.66%) JSON
3 11 (0.96%) REST
3 11 (0.96%) XML
3 11 (0.96%) YAML
4 10 (0.87%) Spine.js
4 10 (0.87%) Web Services
5 9 (0.79%) Middleware
6 8 (0.70%) .NET
6 8 (0.70%) XMPP
7 7 (0.61%) SOAP
8 6 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.52%) SAP Basis
8 6 (0.52%) WebRTC
8 6 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.44%) LDAP
10 4 (0.35%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (0.26%) Flask
11 3 (0.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 206 (18.01%) Data Centre
2 45 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
4 31 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.62%) PKI
6 23 (2.01%) Security Operations Centre
7 22 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 21 (1.84%) NHS
9 16 (1.40%) Private Cloud
10 15 (1.31%) Driving Licence
10 15 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.31%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (0.96%) Replication
11 11 (0.96%) User Experience
12 9 (0.79%) Clustering
12 9 (0.79%) EMC VMAX
12 9 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
13 8 (0.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 290 (25.35%) Windows
2 136 (11.89%) Windows Server
3 134 (11.71%) Linux
4 62 (5.42%) Windows 10
5 53 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (3.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 40 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (3.32%) Ubuntu
9 32 (2.80%) Windows 7
10 29 (2.53%) Windows Server 2019
11 28 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (2.10%) Unix
13 13 (1.14%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.96%) CentOS
15 8 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.61%) Solaris
17 6 (0.52%) VMS
18 5 (0.44%) AIX
19 4 (0.35%) NetWare
19 4 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (12.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 108 (9.44%) ITIL
3 103 (9.00%) Migration
4 92 (8.04%) DevOps
5 81 (7.08%) Load Balancing
6 79 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (6.29%) Network Design
8 68 (5.94%) SIEM
9 64 (5.59%) Cybersecurity
10 59 (5.16%) Problem-Solving
11 58 (5.07%) Project Delivery
12 51 (4.46%) Change Management
13 50 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
14 49 (4.28%) Converged Infrastructure
15 44 (3.85%) Network Management
16 41 (3.58%) Service Management
17 36 (3.15%) Customer Requirements
18 35 (3.06%) High Availability
18 35 (3.06%) Security Operations
19 33 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (7.43%) Python
2 42 (3.67%) PowerShell
3 25 (2.19%) SQL
4 23 (2.01%) C
5 11 (0.96%) Bash Shell
6 10 (0.87%) Perl
7 9 (0.79%) VB
8 8 (0.70%) Java
9 7 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.52%) PHP
11 4 (0.35%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.26%) AWK
12 3 (0.26%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.26%) R
12 3 (0.26%) Ruby
12 3 (0.26%) sed
13 2 (0.17%) Go
14 1 (0.087%) Tcl
14 1 (0.087%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 378 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
2 334 (29.20%) Security Cleared
3 258 (22.55%) CCNP
4 250 (21.85%) SC Cleared
5 192 (16.78%) CCNA
6 105 (9.18%) CCIE
7 95 (8.30%) DV Cleared
8 50 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 47 (4.11%) Degree
10 21 (1.84%) CISSP
11 20 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (1.66%) MCSE
13 18 (1.57%) CCDP
14 15 (1.31%) CCDA
15 14 (1.22%) MCSA
16 13 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
16 13 (1.14%) SANS
17 11 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
18 10 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
19 9 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.37%) SLA
2 36 (3.15%) NIST
3 25 (2.19%) NCSC
4 17 (1.49%) QA
5 15 (1.31%) PCI DSS
6 14 (1.22%) GDPR
7 13 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.70%) COBIT
9 8 (0.70%) OASIS TOSCA
10 7 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.26%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.26%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.26%) RMADS
12 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 199 (17.40%) Active Directory
2 183 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (7.34%) VMware NSX
4 79 (6.91%) VMware ESXi
5 53 (4.63%) vSphere
6 35 (3.06%) Docker
7 33 (2.88%) Hyper-V
8 25 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.87%) KVM
9 10 (0.87%) NFS
10 9 (0.79%) vCloud
10 9 (0.79%) XenApp
11 8 (0.70%) HDFS
11 8 (0.70%) LXC
11 8 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.52%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.44%) Firmware
13 5 (0.44%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.35%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 105 (9.18%) Ansible
2 56 (4.90%) FortiGate
3 45 (3.93%) vCenter Server
4 35 (3.06%) Kubernetes
5 33 (2.88%) SCCM
5 33 (2.88%) vRealize
6 29 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 25 (2.19%) Cisco Prime
7 25 (2.19%) Terraform
8 22 (1.92%) Puppet
9 19 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
10 15 (1.31%) AirWatch
11 14 (1.22%) Nessus
12 11 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
13 9 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
13 9 (0.79%) SCOM
13 9 (0.79%) WSUS
14 8 (0.70%) Grafana
14 8 (0.70%) Juju
14 8 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 267 (23.34%) VMware
2 258 (22.55%) Microsoft
3 208 (18.18%) Juniper
4 157 (13.72%) F5
5 142 (12.41%) CheckPoint
6 122 (10.66%) Palo Alto
7 118 (10.31%) Fortinet
8 108 (9.44%) Dell
9 88 (7.69%) Citrix
10 80 (6.99%) HP
11 60 (5.24%) Meraki
12 57 (4.98%) Oracle
13 56 (4.90%) SolarWinds
14 52 (4.55%) Red Hat
15 47 (4.11%) Splunk
16 46 (4.02%) NetApp
17 44 (3.85%) Avaya
18 42 (3.67%) Blue Coat
19 38 (3.32%) Aruba
20 37 (3.23%) Arista