Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 47 47
Rank change year-on-year -19 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3210 4271 4031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.39% 4.38% 3.85%
As % of the Vendors category 7.91% 9.69% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2007 2580 2472
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £228 £206
90th Percentile £538 £550 £506
UK median daily rate £375 £390 £370
% change year-on-year -3.85% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 176 180
England median hourly rate £21.28 £24.50 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +13.82% +7.46%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.22 £11.36
90th Percentile £47.40 £48.97 £45.89
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £24.50 £21.01
% change year-on-year -6.12% +16.64% +4.71%

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 40566 44097 45318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.79% 45.21% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25456 27228 27218
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £243 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £432 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1351 1563 1946
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.34
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -28 1233 £400 -5.88% 139
South East -19 710 £388 -3.13% 69
North of England -9 415 £350 - 81
Midlands +3 386 £365 -6.11% 46
South West +5 261 £353 +0.71% 25
West Midlands +7 251 £375 -6.25% 22
East of England -27 203 £350 +7.69% 26
Yorkshire -14 176 £393 +10.56% 23
North West -11 172 £388 +3.33% 55
East Midlands +20 132 £350 - 23
North East +34 69 £325 - 3
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 1291 (40.22%) Firewall
2 1031 (32.12%) Cisco Certification
3 988 (30.78%) Windows
4 790 (24.61%) WAN
5 768 (23.93%) LAN
6 743 (23.15%) VMware
7 683 (21.28%) Microsoft
8 643 (20.03%) Active Directory
9 626 (19.50%) CCNP
10 563 (17.54%) Data Centre
11 557 (17.35%) ITIL
12 536 (16.70%) VPN
13 519 (16.17%) Security Cleared
14 483 (15.05%) Juniper
15 480 (14.95%) CheckPoint
16 474 (14.77%) CCNA
16 474 (14.77%) Windows Server
17 456 (14.21%) Wireless
18 447 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
19 435 (13.55%) Linux
20 427 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
21 419 (13.05%) HP
22 418 (13.02%) Finance
23 390 (12.15%) Citrix
24 388 (12.09%) SC Cleared
25 384 (11.96%) DNS
26 363 (11.31%) Network Security
27 356 (11.09%) Cisco Nexus
28 340 (10.59%) F5
29 317 (9.88%) MPLS

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
1 221 (6.88%) MS Exchange
2 150 (4.67%) Skype for Business
3 96 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 90 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 67 (2.09%) Apache
6 64 (1.99%) IIS
7 61 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 57 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 52 (1.62%) WebLogic
10 50 (1.56%) JBoss
11 42 (1.31%) iPlanet
11 42 (1.31%) Oracle Application Server
12 34 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
13 27 (0.84%) IBM Notes
14 24 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
14 24 (0.75%) OpenStack
15 22 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 19 (0.59%) CMS
17 17 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
18 14 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 219 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (2.18%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.062%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.062%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.031%) HipChat
8 1 (0.031%) Revit
8 1 (0.031%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.59%) Eikon
1 19 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 11 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.22%) Maximo
5 5 (0.16%) RMDS
6 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.062%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.062%) Primavera
7 2 (0.062%) Summit
7 2 (0.062%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.031%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.031%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.031%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.031%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.031%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 260 (8.10%) Office 365
2 235 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 189 (5.89%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (1.25%) IaaS
5 31 (0.97%) SaaS
6 27 (0.84%) PaaS
7 21 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (0.53%) Mimecast
10 12 (0.37%) G Suite
11 10 (0.31%) Akamai
11 10 (0.31%) npm
12 6 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.16%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.093%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.093%) HP Helion
16 2 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.062%) iPaaS
16 2 (0.062%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1291 (40.22%) Firewall
2 790 (24.61%) WAN
3 768 (23.93%) LAN
4 536 (16.70%) VPN
5 456 (14.21%) Wireless
6 447 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
7 384 (11.96%) DNS
8 363 (11.31%) Network Security
9 356 (11.09%) Cisco Nexus
10 317 (9.88%) MPLS
11 306 (9.53%) TCP/IP
12 301 (9.38%) DHCP
13 297 (9.25%) BGP
14 296 (9.22%) SAN
15 284 (8.85%) VoIP
16 248 (7.73%) OSPF
17 205 (6.39%) Cisco IOS
18 192 (5.98%) Wi-Fi
19 176 (5.48%) VLAN
20 169 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 27 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (0.75%) MySQL
4 23 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (0.44%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (0.28%) Big Data
8 8 (0.25%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.22%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.19%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.16%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.093%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.093%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.093%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.093%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.062%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 21 (0.65%) Subversion
2 20 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 18 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 17 (0.53%) JIRA
6 10 (0.31%) Cucumber
6 10 (0.31%) GCC
6 10 (0.31%) GDB
6 10 (0.31%) Grunt
6 10 (0.31%) gulp
6 10 (0.31%) Trac
6 10 (0.31%) webpack
7 8 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.12%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.093%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.062%) GitLab
11 2 (0.062%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.031%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.031%) MSI
General
1 418 (13.02%) Finance
2 229 (7.13%) Telecoms
3 174 (5.42%) Banking
4 80 (2.49%) Retail
5 36 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 29 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 26 (0.81%) Legal
8 23 (0.72%) Marketing
9 19 (0.59%) Automotive
10 17 (0.53%) Billing
10 17 (0.53%) Law
11 15 (0.47%) Back Office
12 11 (0.34%) Electronics
12 11 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.31%) Advertising
14 9 (0.28%) French Language
15 6 (0.19%) Local Government
15 6 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 972 (30.28%) Network Engineer
2 439 (13.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 334 (10.40%) Architect
4 331 (10.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 273 (8.50%) Support Engineer
6 262 (8.16%) Analyst
7 205 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 158 (4.92%) Consultant
9 149 (4.64%) Security Engineer
10 143 (4.45%) Network Architect
11 120 (3.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 116 (3.61%) Project Manager
12 116 (3.61%) Senior Network Engineer
13 113 (3.52%) Network Security Engineer
14 106 (3.30%) Network Support
15 93 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
16 90 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support
16 90 (2.80%) Support Analyst
17 86 (2.68%) Network Support Engineer
18 84 (2.62%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (1.81%) 802.1X
2 49 (1.53%) J2EE
3 36 (1.12%) Web Services
4 35 (1.09%) XMPP
5 24 (0.75%) .NET
6 18 (0.56%) Middleware
6 18 (0.56%) Regular Expression
7 17 (0.53%) CSS
7 17 (0.53%) WAP
8 14 (0.44%) XML
9 13 (0.40%) Node.js
10 11 (0.34%) HTML
10 11 (0.34%) JSON
10 11 (0.34%) REST
10 11 (0.34%) RESTful
10 11 (0.34%) Velocity
11 10 (0.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 10 (0.31%) CSS3
11 10 (0.31%) HTML5
11 10 (0.31%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 563 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 160 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 98 (3.05%) Clustering
5 74 (2.31%) Blackberry
6 73 (2.27%) Replication
7 68 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
8 63 (1.96%) Computer Science
9 54 (1.68%) PKI
10 42 (1.31%) Driving Licence
11 38 (1.18%) BYOD
11 38 (1.18%) NHS
12 33 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 32 (1.00%) Private Cloud
14 30 (0.93%) Public Cloud
14 30 (0.93%) User Experience
15 27 (0.84%) FMCG
16 25 (0.78%) EMC VNX
17 22 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
18 21 (0.65%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 988 (30.78%) Windows
2 474 (14.77%) Windows Server
3 435 (13.55%) Linux
4 261 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 207 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 191 (5.95%) Windows 7
7 169 (5.26%) Unix
8 123 (3.83%) Windows 10
9 116 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 115 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 101 (3.15%) Solaris
12 82 (2.55%) AIX
13 69 (2.15%) CentOS
14 64 (1.99%) Android
15 56 (1.74%) SUSE
16 50 (1.56%) HPUX
17 38 (1.18%) Windows 8
18 37 (1.15%) Windows XP
19 33 (1.03%) Mac OS
20 22 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (17.35%) ITIL
2 291 (9.07%) Migration
3 272 (8.47%) Network Design
4 195 (6.07%) Project Management
5 185 (5.76%) Load Balancing
6 166 (5.17%) Service Delivery
7 158 (4.92%) Change Management
8 147 (4.58%) High Availability
9 144 (4.49%) Information Security
10 138 (4.30%) Network Management
11 136 (4.24%) Service Management
12 112 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
12 112 (3.49%) Network Monitoring
13 101 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
14 97 (3.02%) PRINCE2
15 93 (2.90%) Problem Management
16 92 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
17 90 (2.80%) Change Control
18 87 (2.71%) DevOps
19 82 (2.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (5.36%) SQL
2 131 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 72 (2.24%) Perl
3 72 (2.24%) Python
4 67 (2.09%) Bash Shell
5 36 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 34 (1.06%) C
6 34 (1.06%) Java
7 23 (0.72%) Korn
8 20 (0.62%) C-shell
9 14 (0.44%) JavaScript
10 13 (0.40%) C++
10 13 (0.40%) Ruby
11 10 (0.31%) VBScript
12 8 (0.25%) PHP
13 7 (0.22%) VB
14 1 (0.031%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.031%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.031%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1031 (32.12%) Cisco Certification
2 626 (19.50%) CCNP
3 519 (16.17%) Security Cleared
4 474 (14.77%) CCNA
5 388 (12.09%) SC Cleared
6 298 (9.28%) CCIE
7 175 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 173 (5.39%) Degree
9 112 (3.49%) MCSE
10 99 (3.08%) DV Cleared
11 60 (1.87%) MCP
12 59 (1.84%) CISSP
13 58 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 56 (1.74%) CCDP
15 54 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
16 50 (1.56%) CCSE
17 46 (1.43%) MCSA
18 44 (1.37%) CCSA
19 39 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
20 35 (1.09%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (4.45%) SLA
2 74 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.47%) QA
5 11 (0.34%) NIST 800
5 11 (0.34%) PMO
6 9 (0.28%) GDPR
6 9 (0.28%) RMADS
7 7 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.16%) COBIT
8 5 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
8 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.12%) GCP
9 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 4 (0.12%) PA-DSS
10 3 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.062%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.062%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 643 (20.03%) Active Directory
2 427 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 250 (7.79%) Hyper-V
4 141 (4.39%) vSphere
5 131 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
6 62 (1.93%) VMware NSX
7 55 (1.71%) XenApp
8 51 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
9 40 (1.25%) XenDesktop
10 37 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 34 (1.06%) ProxySG
12 32 (1.00%) Firmware
13 31 (0.97%) Samba
14 30 (0.93%) NFS
15 28 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 25 (0.78%) Terminal Services
17 23 (0.72%) KVM
17 23 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
18 21 (0.65%) iptables
19 20 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 177 (5.51%) SCCM
2 100 (3.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 94 (2.93%) FortiGate
4 79 (2.46%) Cisco Prime
5 63 (1.96%) NetBackup
6 62 (1.93%) SCOM
7 44 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
8 43 (1.34%) Backup Exec
9 40 (1.25%) vCenter Server
10 39 (1.21%) WSUS
11 36 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
12 35 (1.09%) Puppet
13 34 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
14 33 (1.03%) Cisco UCCE
14 33 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 32 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
16 31 (0.97%) Nagios
17 30 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
18 27 (0.84%) WMI
19 25 (0.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 743 (23.15%) VMware
2 683 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 483 (15.05%) Juniper
4 480 (14.95%) CheckPoint
5 419 (13.05%) HP
6 390 (12.15%) Citrix
7 340 (10.59%) F5
8 228 (7.10%) Palo Alto
9 203 (6.32%) NetApp
10 177 (5.51%) Fortinet
11 175 (5.45%) SolarWinds
12 149 (4.64%) Red Hat
13 144 (4.49%) EMC
14 138 (4.30%) Blue Coat
15 133 (4.14%) Oracle
16 132 (4.11%) McAfee
17 119 (3.71%) Dell
18 109 (3.40%) IBM
19 97 (3.02%) Riverbed
20 96 (2.99%) Symantec