Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 59 72
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13 -4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 978 2,950 3,261
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.54% 3.83% 3.45%
As % of the Vendors category 8.21% 9.01% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 1,963 1,997
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £219 £208 £208
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 118 175
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +14.58% +12.15%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.93 £12.55
90th Percentile £58.90 £52.88 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +56.25% -1.03%

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 11,907 32,753 39,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.13% 42.56% 41.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,355 20,768 24,640
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.81%
10th Percentile £253 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 1,228 1,509
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.78% +8.74% +1.45%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.06
90th Percentile £54.20 £52.79 £45.87
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.71 £17.50
% change year-on-year +64.89% +12.63% +0.11%

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020. 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 -7 349 £450 +12.50% 78
South East +1 185 £375 -6.02% 69
South West +32 126 £425 +1.19% 42
North of England -14 121 £400 +6.67% 91
Midlands +5 116 £425 +9.68% 45
North West -5 94 £375 -2.60% 66
East of England +18 70 £388 -3.13% 17
West Midlands -5 59 £450 +12.50% 29
East Midlands +13 55 £375 +7.14% 16
Yorkshire -15 25 £450 +12.50% 22
North East +3 2 £425 +36.00% 3
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 383 (39.16%) Firewall
2 347 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
3 260 (26.58%) WAN
4 243 (24.85%) Security Cleared
5 241 (24.64%) CCNP
6 223 (22.80%) Windows
7 216 (22.09%) Microsoft
8 211 (21.57%) VMware
9 210 (21.47%) LAN
10 193 (19.73%) Juniper
11 186 (19.02%) Data Centre
12 162 (16.56%) CCNA
13 158 (16.16%) Finance
14 157 (16.05%) Active Directory
14 157 (16.05%) F5
15 155 (15.85%) SC Cleared
16 153 (15.64%) VPN
17 141 (14.42%) Azure
18 139 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
19 136 (13.91%) BGP
20 132 (13.50%) Cisco Nexus
21 130 (13.29%) Migration
22 125 (12.78%) CheckPoint
23 121 (12.37%) Wireless
24 118 (12.07%) DNS
25 115 (11.76%) OSPF
25 115 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
26 107 (10.94%) CCIE
27 105 (10.74%) ITIL
27 105 (10.74%) 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 34 (3.48%) Skype for Business
2 15 (1.53%) OpenStack
2 15 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.02%) IIS
5 8 (0.82%) ArcGIS
5 8 (0.82%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.72%) Confluence
6 7 (0.72%) JBoss
7 6 (0.61%) NetWeaver
8 5 (0.51%) Apache
8 5 (0.51%) CMS
8 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.41%) nginx
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 44 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.25%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.41%) CATIA
5 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.10%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 5 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 141 (14.42%) Azure
2 93 (9.51%) Office 365
3 65 (6.65%) AWS
4 39 (3.99%) IaaS
5 25 (2.56%) PaaS
6 24 (2.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 23 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (1.94%) SaaS
9 10 (1.02%) GCP
10 8 (0.82%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.51%) Route 53
13 4 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.41%) GitHub
14 3 (0.31%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.20%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 383 (39.16%) Firewall
2 260 (26.58%) WAN
3 210 (21.47%) LAN
4 153 (15.64%) VPN
5 136 (13.91%) BGP
6 132 (13.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 121 (12.37%) Wireless
8 118 (12.07%) DNS
9 115 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
9 115 (11.76%) OSPF
10 105 (10.74%) MPLS
11 95 (9.71%) Network Security
12 79 (8.08%) VoIP
13 75 (7.67%) DHCP
13 75 (7.67%) TCP/IP
14 64 (6.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 60 (6.13%) SAN
16 58 (5.93%) EIGRP
17 55 (5.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 54 (5.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.02%) MySQL
4 9 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
5 8 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (0.82%) Big Data
5 8 (0.82%) GIS
6 6 (0.61%) DB2
6 6 (0.61%) SAP HANA
7 4 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.31%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.20%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.20%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 19 (1.94%) JIRA
2 18 (1.84%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.43%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (1.02%) TeamCity
6 9 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.61%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.41%) Hudson
10 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.20%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.20%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.10%) AppScan
11 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.10%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.10%) Subversion
General
1 158 (16.16%) Finance
2 64 (6.54%) Telecoms
3 60 (6.13%) Public Sector
4 38 (3.89%) Banking
5 24 (2.45%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.64%) Retail
7 14 (1.43%) Legal
8 12 (1.23%) Electronics
9 10 (1.02%) Local Government
9 10 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.72%) Marketing
12 5 (0.51%) Advertising
12 5 (0.51%) Automotive
12 5 (0.51%) Back Office
12 5 (0.51%) Law
12 5 (0.51%) Police
13 4 (0.41%) French Language
13 4 (0.41%) German Language
13 4 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 357 (36.50%) Network Engineer
2 138 (14.11%) Architect
3 79 (8.08%) Cisco Engineer
4 78 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 64 (6.54%) Senior Network Engineer
6 60 (6.13%) Network Architect
7 56 (5.73%) Consultant
8 55 (5.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 54 (5.52%) Security Engineer
10 48 (4.91%) Analyst
11 31 (3.17%) Support Engineer
12 29 (2.97%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
13 28 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (2.66%) Network Security Engineer
15 25 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
16 22 (2.25%) Network Consultant
16 22 (2.25%) Technical Architect
17 20 (2.04%) Network Support
17 20 (2.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 18 (1.84%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.45%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.33%) .NET
3 10 (1.02%) Web Services
3 10 (1.02%) XMPP
4 9 (0.92%) JSON
4 9 (0.92%) Middleware
5 6 (0.61%) REST
5 6 (0.61%) SAP Basis
6 5 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.51%) LDAP
6 5 (0.51%) SOAP
6 5 (0.51%) Spine.js
6 5 (0.51%) XML
7 4 (0.41%) WebRTC
7 4 (0.41%) YAML
8 3 (0.31%) Flask
8 3 (0.31%) HTML
8 3 (0.31%) SAML
9 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.20%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 186 (19.02%) Data Centre
2 31 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.17%) PKI
3 30 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
5 25 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 21 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.53%) Driving Licence
7 15 (1.53%) Private Cloud
8 13 (1.33%) NHS
9 10 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (1.02%) Replication
9 10 (1.02%) User Experience
10 9 (0.92%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.72%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (0.61%) Clustering
14 5 (0.51%) Handset
14 5 (0.51%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 223 (22.80%) Windows
2 97 (9.92%) Windows Server
3 93 (9.51%) Linux
4 44 (4.50%) Windows 10
5 37 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (3.78%) Windows Server 2016
6 28 (2.86%) Windows 7
7 27 (2.76%) Ubuntu
8 24 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (2.35%) Unix
9 23 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (2.04%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (1.23%) CentOS
12 9 (0.92%) AIX
12 9 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.72%) Solaris
13 7 (0.72%) VMS
14 4 (0.41%) Debian
14 4 (0.41%) Fedora
14 4 (0.41%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (13.29%) Migration
2 105 (10.74%) ITIL
3 97 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 71 (7.26%) Network Design
5 66 (6.75%) Load Balancing
6 64 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (6.44%) DevOps
8 59 (6.03%) Change Management
9 56 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
10 48 (4.91%) SIEM
11 45 (4.60%) Project Delivery
12 41 (4.19%) Cybersecurity
13 36 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
14 33 (3.37%) Service Management
14 33 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (3.17%) Customer Requirements
15 31 (3.17%) Project Management
16 29 (2.97%) Converged Infrastructure
17 28 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
18 27 (2.76%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 64 (6.54%) Python
2 35 (3.58%) PowerShell
3 22 (2.25%) C
3 22 (2.25%) SQL
4 15 (1.53%) Java
5 10 (1.02%) Perl
6 8 (0.82%) Bash Shell
6 8 (0.82%) VB
7 6 (0.61%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.51%) PHP
9 4 (0.41%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 347 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (24.85%) Security Cleared
3 241 (24.64%) CCNP
4 162 (16.56%) CCNA
5 155 (15.85%) SC Cleared
6 107 (10.94%) CCIE
7 93 (9.51%) DV Cleared
8 39 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (3.48%) CISSP
9 34 (3.48%) Degree
10 23 (2.35%) CCDP
11 20 (2.04%) CCDA
12 15 (1.53%) SANS
13 13 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (1.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 12 (1.23%) MCSE
15 10 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (0.92%) CEH
16 9 (0.92%) JNCIA
16 9 (0.92%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.97%) SLA
2 18 (1.84%) NIST
2 18 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.53%) QA
5 14 (1.43%) GDPR
6 9 (0.92%) COBIT
7 8 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (0.41%) ISO 22301
9 4 (0.41%) ISO 31000
9 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.41%) NCSC
10 3 (0.31%) RMADS
11 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.20%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 157 (16.05%) Active Directory
2 139 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (6.34%) VMware NSX
4 46 (4.70%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (3.89%) vSphere
6 30 (3.07%) Hyper-V
7 27 (2.76%) Docker
8 11 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.82%) NFS
10 7 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.72%) XenApp
11 6 (0.61%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.61%) vCloud
12 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.41%) KVM
13 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.41%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.31%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.31%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 73 (7.46%) Ansible
2 65 (6.65%) FortiGate
3 29 (2.97%) Kubernetes
4 27 (2.76%) SCCM
5 24 (2.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 24 (2.45%) vCenter Server
6 21 (2.15%) Puppet
7 20 (2.04%) vRealize
8 19 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (1.43%) Terraform
10 13 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
10 13 (1.33%) Nessus
11 12 (1.23%) SCOM
12 8 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
12 8 (0.82%) WSUS
13 7 (0.72%) Nagios
14 6 (0.61%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.61%) Stealthwatch
15 5 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 216 (22.09%) Microsoft
2 211 (21.57%) VMware
3 193 (19.73%) Juniper
4 157 (16.05%) F5
5 125 (12.78%) CheckPoint
6 82 (8.38%) Palo Alto
7 73 (7.46%) Dell
8 70 (7.16%) Citrix
9 66 (6.75%) Fortinet
10 64 (6.54%) Oracle
11 61 (6.24%) HP
12 50 (5.11%) Blue Coat
13 49 (5.01%) SolarWinds
14 44 (4.50%) Splunk
15 42 (4.29%) Meraki
16 40 (4.09%) NetApp
17 35 (3.58%) Red Hat
18 31 (3.17%) Arista
19 29 (2.97%) Avaya
20 28 (2.86%) Aruba