Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 66 49
Rank change year-on-year -5 -17 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,282 3,198 4,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.40% 3.36% 4.35%
As % of the Vendors category 8.05% 7.91% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,072 2,010 2,510
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £185 £230
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 146 179
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.14 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.27% -13.72% +12.64%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +18.18% -10.20% +13.82%

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 40,745 40,433 43,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.26% 42.54% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,666 25,502 26,647
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £245
90th Percentile £634 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,487 1,315 1,554
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.09 £45.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 1,278 £425 +6.25% 290
South East -4 704 £400 +3.56% 224
North of England +2 517 £380 +8.57% 182
Midlands -12 335 £375 +3.45% 144
South West -10 286 £380 +7.80% 97
North West +5 248 £400 +4.23% 99
Yorkshire +6 224 £385 -2.84% 62
West Midlands -22 205 £400 +6.67% 91
East of England -13 164 £413 +23.60% 95
East Midlands 0 125 £325 -4.06% 53
North East -27 45 £310 -4.62% 21
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 1,363 (41.53%) Firewall
2 1,172 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 955 (29.10%) Windows
4 929 (28.31%) WAN
5 832 (25.35%) LAN
6 769 (23.43%) VMware
7 765 (23.31%) CCNP
8 660 (20.11%) Microsoft
9 643 (19.59%) Security Cleared
10 636 (19.38%) Data Centre
11 565 (17.22%) CheckPoint
12 555 (16.91%) ITIL
13 552 (16.82%) Wireless
14 548 (16.70%) CCNA
15 544 (16.58%) Active Directory
16 518 (15.78%) SC Cleared
17 511 (15.57%) Juniper
18 497 (15.14%) VPN
19 492 (14.99%) Cisco ASA
20 472 (14.38%) BGP
21 461 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
22 455 (13.86%) Windows Server
23 426 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
24 423 (12.89%) Network Security
25 420 (12.80%) OSPF
26 418 (12.74%) Linux
27 408 (12.43%) F5
28 394 (12.00%) Finance
29 357 (10.88%) MPLS
30 348 (10.60%) DNS

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
1 153 (4.66%) MS Exchange
2 132 (4.02%) Skype for Business
3 103 (3.14%) SharePoint
4 62 (1.89%) IIS
5 49 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 49 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (1.04%) OpenStack
7 32 (0.98%) Confluence
8 29 (0.88%) Apache
9 23 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 13 (0.40%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.37%) nginx
13 11 (0.34%) CMS
14 6 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.15%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.12%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 195 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 57 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 29 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.091%) SPSS
7 1 (0.030%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.030%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.030%) HipChat
7 1 (0.030%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.030%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.091%) Eikon
3 3 (0.091%) LatentZero
3 3 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.091%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.030%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.030%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.030%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.030%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.030%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.030%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 348 (10.60%) Office 365
2 332 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 304 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
4 83 (2.53%) IaaS
5 62 (1.89%) PaaS
6 42 (1.28%) SaaS
7 37 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 29 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
9 28 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (0.79%) Datadog
11 24 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (0.43%) OpenShift
13 12 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.30%) Akamai
14 10 (0.30%) Mimecast
15 8 (0.24%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.24%) G Suite
15 8 (0.24%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1,363 (41.53%) Firewall
2 929 (28.31%) WAN
3 832 (25.35%) LAN
4 552 (16.82%) Wireless
5 497 (15.14%) VPN
6 492 (14.99%) Cisco ASA
7 472 (14.38%) BGP
8 461 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 423 (12.89%) Network Security
10 420 (12.80%) OSPF
11 357 (10.88%) MPLS
12 348 (10.60%) DNS
13 347 (10.57%) TCP/IP
14 303 (9.23%) VoIP
15 242 (7.37%) DHCP
16 234 (7.13%) Cisco IOS
17 199 (6.06%) SAN
18 188 (5.73%) Internet
19 184 (5.61%) EIGRP
20 173 (5.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 32 (0.98%) MySQL
3 20 (0.61%) NoSQL
3 20 (0.61%) Relational Database
4 19 (0.58%) Big Data
5 18 (0.55%) Hadoop
6 15 (0.46%) Amazon Aurora
6 15 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
6 15 (0.46%) Oracle Database
7 14 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 13 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (0.37%) MariaDB
10 9 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.18%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.15%) HBase
12 5 (0.15%) Mahout
12 5 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.15%) Sqoop
13 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 77 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 69 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 56 (1.71%) JIRA
4 47 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 25 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (0.55%) SonarQube
7 15 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (0.30%) Gerrit
8 10 (0.30%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.21%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.18%) Subversion
11 6 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.15%) NetBeans
13 3 (0.091%) AdminStudio
13 3 (0.091%) Hudson
13 3 (0.091%) Rational DOORS
14 2 (0.061%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.061%) Metasploit
15 1 (0.030%) TeamCity
General
1 394 (12.00%) Finance
2 217 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 123 (3.75%) Banking
4 92 (2.80%) Retail
5 54 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 31 (0.94%) Law
7 24 (0.73%) Marketing
8 22 (0.67%) Legal
9 18 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.52%) Electronics
11 15 (0.46%) Back Office
12 14 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.40%) Advertising
14 10 (0.30%) Billing
14 10 (0.30%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.30%) Spanish Language
15 9 (0.27%) Publishing
16 8 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
17 7 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,098 (33.46%) Network Engineer
2 370 (11.27%) Architect
3 341 (10.39%) Cisco Engineer
4 309 (9.41%) Analyst
5 245 (7.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 223 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 187 (5.70%) Support Engineer
8 179 (5.45%) Network Architect
9 175 (5.33%) Security Engineer
10 174 (5.30%) Senior Network Engineer
11 170 (5.18%) Consultant
12 125 (3.81%) Network Security Engineer
13 86 (2.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 86 (2.62%) Support Analyst
14 85 (2.59%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 83 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
16 76 (2.32%) IT Support
17 74 (2.25%) Network Support
17 74 (2.25%) Project Manager
18 69 (2.10%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (2.83%) 802.1X
2 42 (1.28%) Web Services
3 34 (1.04%) Middleware
4 29 (0.88%) XMPP
5 25 (0.76%) LDAP
6 23 (0.70%) XML
7 22 (0.67%) HTML
8 21 (0.64%) REST
9 17 (0.52%) JSON
10 16 (0.49%) .NET
11 15 (0.46%) RESTful
11 15 (0.46%) SAML
12 11 (0.34%) SOAP
13 10 (0.30%) CGI
14 9 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (0.27%) VXML
15 8 (0.24%) CSS
15 8 (0.24%) Spine.js
16 6 (0.18%) Flash
16 6 (0.18%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 636 (19.38%) Data Centre
2 153 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (3.32%) Video Conferencing
4 96 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
5 92 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 72 (2.19%) PKI
7 56 (1.71%) Private Cloud
8 44 (1.34%) Clustering
9 41 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 40 (1.22%) Blackberry
11 32 (0.98%) Driving Licence
12 31 (0.94%) iPhone
13 28 (0.85%) Handset
13 28 (0.85%) User Experience
14 27 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
15 25 (0.76%) Fat Client
15 25 (0.76%) Thin Client
16 22 (0.67%) Mainframe
16 22 (0.67%) Smartphone
16 22 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 955 (29.10%) Windows
2 455 (13.86%) Windows Server
3 418 (12.74%) Linux
4 205 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 200 (6.09%) Windows 10
6 192 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 137 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 135 (4.11%) Unix
9 82 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 47 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (1.25%) Solaris
12 38 (1.16%) Windows 8
13 30 (0.91%) Android
13 30 (0.91%) CentOS
14 24 (0.73%) Ubuntu
15 22 (0.67%) Mac OS
16 16 (0.49%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.40%) Check Point GAiA
18 8 (0.24%) AIX
18 8 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (16.91%) ITIL
2 348 (10.60%) Migration
3 279 (8.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 248 (7.56%) Network Design
5 221 (6.73%) Load Balancing
6 176 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
7 167 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
8 158 (4.81%) Service Management
9 138 (4.20%) Project Management
10 137 (4.17%) Change Management
10 137 (4.17%) Network Management
11 133 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
12 130 (3.96%) DevOps
13 123 (3.75%) Network Architecture
14 103 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
15 102 (3.11%) Service Delivery
16 95 (2.89%) Incident Management
17 91 (2.77%) PRINCE2
17 91 (2.77%) Stakeholder Management
18 89 (2.71%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 180 (5.48%) PowerShell
2 162 (4.94%) SQL
3 143 (4.36%) Python
4 61 (1.86%) Bash Shell
5 50 (1.52%) Perl
6 48 (1.46%) Java
7 38 (1.16%) C
8 36 (1.10%) JavaScript
9 16 (0.49%) Shell Script
9 16 (0.49%) VB
9 16 (0.49%) VBScript
10 14 (0.43%) PHP
11 9 (0.27%) C#
11 9 (0.27%) C++
11 9 (0.27%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.21%) Tcl
12 7 (0.21%) VBA
13 6 (0.18%) Ruby
14 5 (0.15%) XQuery
15 3 (0.091%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,172 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 765 (23.31%) CCNP
3 643 (19.59%) Security Cleared
4 548 (16.70%) CCNA
5 518 (15.78%) SC Cleared
6 254 (7.74%) CCIE
7 179 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 163 (4.97%) Degree
9 120 (3.66%) DV Cleared
10 115 (3.50%) MCSE
11 82 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 67 (2.04%) CCDP
13 63 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 61 (1.86%) MCSA
15 53 (1.61%) CCSA
16 52 (1.58%) CCSE
17 42 (1.28%) CISSP
18 37 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
18 37 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
19 34 (1.04%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (3.75%) SLA
2 48 (1.46%) QA
3 45 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 29 (0.88%) GDPR
6 19 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.40%) ISO 22301
8 12 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 12 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 10 (0.30%) ISAE 3402
9 10 (0.30%) ISO 31000
9 10 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.27%) PMO
11 8 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
12 7 (0.21%) FedRAMP
12 7 (0.21%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.18%) COBIT
13 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.091%) Data Quality
System Software
1 544 (16.58%) Active Directory
2 426 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (4.94%) Hyper-V
4 116 (3.53%) vSphere
5 82 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 79 (2.41%) VMware NSX
7 55 (1.68%) XenDesktop
8 53 (1.61%) XenApp
9 42 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
11 31 (0.94%) ProxySG
12 24 (0.73%) BitLocker
12 24 (0.73%) Docker
13 23 (0.70%) vCloud
14 22 (0.67%) Firmware
15 21 (0.64%) NFS
16 15 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
17 14 (0.43%) KVM
18 12 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
18 12 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 205 (6.25%) SCCM
2 126 (3.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 91 (2.77%) Ansible
4 81 (2.47%) vCenter Server
5 78 (2.38%) FortiGate
6 68 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
7 66 (2.01%) Puppet
8 58 (1.77%) SCOM
9 53 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
10 52 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
11 44 (1.34%) WSUS
12 35 (1.07%) Nagios
12 35 (1.07%) NetBackup
13 30 (0.91%) Terraform
13 30 (0.91%) vRealize
14 28 (0.85%) Nessus
15 26 (0.79%) AirWatch
16 25 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
17 23 (0.70%) Backup Exec
17 23 (0.70%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 769 (23.43%) VMware
2 660 (20.11%) Microsoft
3 565 (17.22%) CheckPoint
4 511 (15.57%) Juniper
5 408 (12.43%) F5
6 283 (8.62%) Palo Alto
7 253 (7.71%) Citrix
8 207 (6.31%) HP
9 178 (5.42%) SolarWinds
10 165 (5.03%) Fortinet
11 158 (4.81%) Meraki
12 145 (4.42%) McAfee
13 138 (4.20%) Oracle
14 135 (4.11%) Aruba
15 131 (3.99%) NetApp
16 116 (3.53%) Red Hat
17 105 (3.20%) Blue Coat
18 94 (2.86%) EMC
19 90 (2.74%) Avaya
20 89 (2.71%) IBM