Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 87 86 66
Rank change year-on-year -1 -20 +1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2,032 1,423 1,274
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.82% 2.72% 3.47%
As % of the Vendors category 6.99% 6.65% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,380 900 882
10th Percentile £240 £192 £210
25th Percentile £350 £306 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £413
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -
75th Percentile £575 £495 £503
90th Percentile £650 £575 £578
UK median daily rate £453 £404 £423
% change year-on-year +12.07% -4.44% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 79 28
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.25 £13.46
25th Percentile £20.75 £15.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate £23.91 £22.50 £19.25
Median % change year-on-year +6.27% +16.88% -23.00%
75th Percentile £51.45 £48.81 £33.94
90th Percentile £67.67 £55.50 £49.23
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% -29.69% +26.31%

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 29,052 21,411 15,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.33% 40.96% 42.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,033 13,984 10,080
10th Percentile £298 £283 £250
25th Percentile £419 £396 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £640 £588 £575
90th Percentile £744 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £463
% change year-on-year +6.06% +7.03% +1.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 754 673 525
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.17 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.38 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.78 £19.52 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.58% +2.74% +1.60%
75th Percentile £47.50 £40.00 £32.69
90th Percentile £67.46 £55.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +5.41%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London +17 884 £500 +11.11% 139
South East -6 343 £425 +13.33% 76
North of England +7 280 £425 +6.25% 94
Midlands -9 164 £375 +16.28% 68
North West -2 146 £425 +6.25% 55
South West -7 135 £470 +24.92% 50
Yorkshire +8 107 £425 +6.25% 32
East of England -20 104 £425 +44.07% 32
West Midlands -17 90 £375 +15.38% 40
East Midlands +3 74 £400 +34.45% 27
North East +8 29 £525 +162.50% 7
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 878 (43.21%) Firewall
2 562 (27.66%) WAN
3 541 (26.62%) Windows
4 515 (25.34%) LAN
5 512 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
6 482 (23.72%) Microsoft
6 482 (23.72%) VMware
7 382 (18.80%) Azure
8 381 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 366 (18.01%) Data Centre
10 354 (17.42%) Active Directory
11 349 (17.18%) Juniper
12 343 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
13 335 (16.49%) Wireless
14 328 (16.14%) Microsoft 365
15 325 (15.99%) VPN
16 321 (15.80%) CCNP
16 321 (15.80%) Social Skills
17 320 (15.75%) Finance
18 316 (15.55%) ITIL
19 280 (13.78%) SC Cleared
20 263 (12.94%) CheckPoint
21 260 (12.80%) BGP
22 254 (12.50%) Palo Alto
23 233 (11.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 231 (11.37%) Linux
24 231 (11.37%) Cisco ASA
25 227 (11.17%) Network Security
26 226 (11.12%) Migration
27 222 (10.93%) TCP/IP

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 67 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 61 (3.00%) MS Exchange
3 46 (2.26%) Skype for Business
4 26 (1.28%) WebSphere
5 21 (1.03%) Confluence
5 21 (1.03%) IIS
6 17 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (0.74%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.39%) CMS
8 8 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.34%) Apache
10 6 (0.30%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.25%) SAS
11 5 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.20%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.20%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.15%) iPlanet
Applications
1 124 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (3.74%) MS Visio
3 39 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 30 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.098%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.049%) Snagit
7 1 (0.049%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.25%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
1 5 (0.25%) RMDS
2 3 (0.15%) Fidessa
3 2 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.049%) assyst
4 1 (0.049%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.049%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 382 (18.80%) Azure
2 328 (16.14%) Microsoft 365
3 189 (9.30%) AWS
4 73 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 54 (2.66%) GCP
6 42 (2.07%) IaaS
7 39 (1.92%) SaaS
8 35 (1.72%) PaaS
9 29 (1.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 27 (1.33%) Azure DevOps
11 21 (1.03%) OneDrive
12 16 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.79%) OpenShift
13 14 (0.69%) Google Kubernetes Engine
14 12 (0.59%) Rubrik
15 11 (0.54%) Nutanix
16 10 (0.49%) Anthos
16 10 (0.49%) GitHub
16 10 (0.49%) Power Platform
17 9 (0.44%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 878 (43.21%) Firewall
2 562 (27.66%) WAN
3 515 (25.34%) LAN
4 335 (16.49%) Wireless
5 325 (15.99%) VPN
6 260 (12.80%) BGP
7 231 (11.37%) Cisco ASA
8 227 (11.17%) Network Security
9 222 (10.93%) TCP/IP
10 221 (10.88%) OSPF
11 214 (10.53%) MPLS
12 211 (10.38%) DNS
13 203 (9.99%) Wi-Fi
14 196 (9.65%) SD-WAN
15 164 (8.07%) DHCP
16 161 (7.92%) Cisco Nexus
17 132 (6.50%) SAN
18 128 (6.30%) Cisco IOS
19 121 (5.95%) Cisco Firepower
19 121 (5.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.69%) DB2
3 9 (0.44%) Power BI
4 8 (0.39%) MySQL
5 7 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.30%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.15%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.15%) Redis
9 3 (0.15%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.098%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.049%) Big Data
11 1 (0.049%) DynamoDB
11 1 (0.049%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.049%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (1.53%) JIRA
2 23 (1.13%) Git (software)
3 15 (0.74%) GitLab
4 13 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (0.59%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.25%) Bitbucket Server
7 5 (0.25%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.15%) Subversion
9 2 (0.098%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.098%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.098%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.098%) Hudson
9 2 (0.098%) LoadUI
9 2 (0.098%) SoapUI
General
1 321 (15.80%) Social Skills
2 320 (15.75%) Finance
3 170 (8.37%) Public Sector
4 132 (6.50%) Telecoms
5 96 (4.72%) Banking
6 84 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
7 52 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
8 35 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 35 (1.72%) Local Government
9 34 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.43%) Retail
11 28 (1.38%) Marketing
12 27 (1.33%) Legal
13 26 (1.28%) Electronics
14 24 (1.18%) Presentation Skills
15 23 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
16 21 (1.03%) Investment Banking
17 18 (0.89%) Law
18 12 (0.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 10 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 617 (30.36%) Network Engineer
2 221 (10.88%) Architect
3 177 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 171 (8.42%) Support Engineer
5 143 (7.04%) Analyst
6 125 (6.15%) Cisco Engineer
7 100 (4.92%) Network Architect
8 98 (4.82%) Project Manager
8 98 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
9 95 (4.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 82 (4.04%) Consultant
11 78 (3.84%) Security Engineer
12 72 (3.54%) IT Support
13 70 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
14 67 (3.30%) IT Engineer
15 64 (3.15%) Infrastructure Manager
16 49 (2.41%) Infrastructure Architect
17 47 (2.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 46 (2.26%) 3rd Line Support
18 46 (2.26%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.53%) 802.1X
1 31 (1.53%) XMPP
2 16 (0.79%) LDAP
3 14 (0.69%) REST
4 13 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (0.49%) JSON
5 10 (0.49%) SOAP
6 8 (0.39%) XML
7 7 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (0.34%) Middleware
7 7 (0.34%) RESTful
7 7 (0.34%) Web Services
8 6 (0.30%) HTML
9 5 (0.25%) SAML
9 5 (0.25%) XSLT
9 5 (0.25%) YAML
10 4 (0.20%) ADO
10 4 (0.20%) Django
10 4 (0.20%) Flask
11 3 (0.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 366 (18.01%) Data Centre
2 84 (4.13%) Video Conferencing
3 62 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 53 (2.61%) NHS
6 50 (2.46%) Clustering
6 50 (2.46%) Public Cloud
7 49 (2.41%) PKI
8 39 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
9 31 (1.53%) Replication
10 30 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 29 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
11 29 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
12 16 (0.79%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.74%) Fat Client
13 15 (0.74%) Thin Client
14 14 (0.69%) iPad
15 13 (0.64%) Fibre Optics
15 13 (0.64%) iPhone
16 12 (0.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 541 (26.62%) Windows
2 231 (11.37%) Linux
3 220 (10.83%) Windows Server
4 178 (8.76%) Windows 10
5 76 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (3.54%) Windows 7
7 65 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (2.31%) Unix
8 47 (2.31%) Windows Server 2016
9 44 (2.17%) Windows Server 2019
10 33 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (1.53%) Mac OS
12 30 (1.48%) Ubuntu
13 24 (1.18%) Android
14 16 (0.79%) HPUX
15 12 (0.59%) CentOS
15 12 (0.59%) VMS
16 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.39%) AIX
17 8 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (15.55%) ITIL
2 233 (11.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 226 (11.12%) Migration
4 163 (8.02%) Network Design
5 143 (7.04%) Project Management
6 132 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
7 128 (6.30%) Project Delivery
8 118 (5.81%) Load Balancing
9 117 (5.76%) Service Delivery
10 114 (5.61%) Agile
11 97 (4.77%) Network Management
12 93 (4.58%) Change Management
13 87 (4.28%) Cybersecurity
14 79 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
15 78 (3.84%) High Availability
16 77 (3.79%) Service Management
16 77 (3.79%) SIEM
17 70 (3.44%) Business Continuity
17 70 (3.44%) PRINCE2
18 58 (2.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 143 (7.04%) Python
2 135 (6.64%) PowerShell
3 98 (4.82%) SQL
4 40 (1.97%) C
5 31 (1.53%) Bash
6 23 (1.13%) Java
7 17 (0.84%) JavaScript
8 15 (0.74%) Perl
9 11 (0.54%) VB
10 7 (0.34%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.30%) VBScript
12 4 (0.20%) C#
13 2 (0.098%) Lisp
13 2 (0.098%) Ruby
14 1 (0.049%) AWK
14 1 (0.049%) C++
14 1 (0.049%) PHP
14 1 (0.049%) sed
14 1 (0.049%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.049%) VBA
Qualifications
1 512 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
2 381 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 321 (15.80%) CCNP
4 280 (13.78%) SC Cleared
5 211 (10.38%) CCNA
6 151 (7.43%) Degree
7 142 (6.99%) CCIE
8 88 (4.33%) DV Cleared
9 61 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 48 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
11 41 (2.02%) CCDP
12 37 (1.82%) CISSP
12 37 (1.82%) MCSE
13 36 (1.77%) PMP
14 34 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 23 (1.13%) MCSA
15 23 (1.13%) TOGAF Certification
16 19 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 18 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
17 18 (0.89%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.82%) SLA
2 46 (2.26%) QA
3 39 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.74%) NIST
4 15 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (0.39%) GDPR
6 8 (0.39%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.39%) PMO
7 7 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (0.34%) NIST 800
8 6 (0.30%) COBIT
9 5 (0.25%) NCSC
9 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.20%) GxP
10 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.20%) OASIS TOSCA
10 4 (0.20%) RMADS
11 3 (0.15%) DICOM
System Software
1 354 (17.42%) Active Directory
2 343 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
4 71 (3.49%) VMware NSX
5 69 (3.40%) vSphere
6 65 (3.20%) Hyper-V
7 46 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (1.08%) Docker
8 22 (1.08%) Firmware
9 18 (0.89%) ProxySG
9 18 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (0.79%) NFS
12 15 (0.74%) XenApp
13 13 (0.64%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.44%) vCloud
15 6 (0.30%) Xen
16 5 (0.25%) PowerHA
16 5 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 136 (6.69%) SCCM
2 128 (6.30%) Ansible
3 121 (5.95%) FortiGate
4 71 (3.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 67 (3.30%) Terraform
6 66 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 50 (2.46%) vCenter Server
8 42 (2.07%) Kubernetes
9 40 (1.97%) vRealize
10 28 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
11 25 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
12 22 (1.08%) Puppet
12 22 (1.08%) VxRail
12 22 (1.08%) WSUS
13 21 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
14 19 (0.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 18 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
15 18 (0.89%) Salt
15 18 (0.89%) SCOM
16 17 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 482 (23.72%) Microsoft
1 482 (23.72%) VMware
2 349 (17.18%) Juniper
3 263 (12.94%) CheckPoint
4 254 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 203 (9.99%) F5
6 201 (9.89%) Fortinet
7 180 (8.86%) Citrix
8 176 (8.66%) HP
9 174 (8.56%) Meraki
10 123 (6.05%) Aruba
11 121 (5.95%) Dell
12 106 (5.22%) Red Hat
13 96 (4.72%) McAfee
14 92 (4.53%) Oracle
15 87 (4.28%) NetApp
16 79 (3.89%) SolarWinds
17 67 (3.30%) Arista
18 58 (2.85%) SAP
18 58 (2.85%) Zscaler