Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 48 45
Rank change year-on-year -24 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2,941 3,698 3,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.18% 4.22% 3.95%
As % of the Vendors category 7.56% 9.42% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,843 2,226 2,381
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £190 £225 £206
90th Percentile £550 £550 £519
UK median daily rate £363 £385 £365
% change year-on-year -5.84% +5.48% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 166 168
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +11.42% +6.85%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £42.80 £50.00 £52.88
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.00% +11.11% +4.65%

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 38,890 39,254 42,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.06% 44.80% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,746 24,361 25,460
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £237 £250 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,308 1,442 1,738
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.29 £10.11
90th Percentile £47.25 £45.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -23 1,163 £390 -8.24% 330
South East -20 736 £388 -3.13% 299
Midlands +8 330 £375 - 187
North of England -32 313 £350 - 298
South West +12 234 £325 +1.56% 87
West Midlands -4 214 £388 +3.33% 113
East of England -18 171 £350 +6.87% 114
North West -17 152 £350 - 161
Yorkshire -36 125 £375 - 110
East Midlands +20 111 £350 +6.06% 74
North East -13 38 £345 +1.54% 27
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,225 (41.65%) Firewall
2 938 (31.89%) Cisco Certification
3 857 (29.14%) Windows
4 720 (24.48%) WAN
5 675 (22.95%) VMware
6 668 (22.71%) LAN
7 599 (20.37%) Microsoft
7 599 (20.37%) Active Directory
8 588 (19.99%) CCNP
9 539 (18.33%) Security Cleared
10 523 (17.78%) ITIL
11 520 (17.68%) VPN
12 493 (16.76%) CheckPoint
13 486 (16.52%) Data Centre
14 445 (15.13%) Juniper
15 443 (15.06%) CCNA
15 443 (15.06%) Cisco ASA
16 438 (14.89%) Windows Server
17 414 (14.08%) Wireless
18 413 (14.04%) SC Cleared
19 374 (12.72%) DNS
20 357 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
21 343 (11.66%) Citrix
22 340 (11.56%) Finance
23 335 (11.39%) Linux
23 335 (11.39%) Network Security
24 334 (11.36%) HP
25 333 (11.32%) F5
26 312 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus
27 308 (10.47%) BGP

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
1 179 (6.09%) MS Exchange
2 125 (4.25%) Skype for Business
3 71 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 70 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 61 (2.07%) IIS
6 59 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (1.22%) Apache
8 34 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (0.71%) JBoss
9 21 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 20 (0.68%) Confluence
11 19 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
13 13 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (0.37%) iPlanet
14 11 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
15 10 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 190 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 37 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.17%) Vectorworks
8 4 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.068%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.068%) Revit
9 2 (0.068%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.034%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 14 (0.48%) RMDS
2 11 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.20%) Eikon
4 4 (0.14%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.068%) Relativity
7 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.034%) Maximo
7 1 (0.034%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.034%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 277 (9.42%) Office 365
2 264 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 205 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (1.36%) IaaS
5 38 (1.29%) SaaS
6 35 (1.19%) PaaS
7 19 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (0.48%) G Suite
8 14 (0.48%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.31%) npm
10 9 (0.31%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.10%) Akamai
13 3 (0.10%) OpenDNS
13 3 (0.10%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.068%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.068%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 1,225 (41.65%) Firewall
2 720 (24.48%) WAN
3 668 (22.71%) LAN
4 520 (17.68%) VPN
5 443 (15.06%) Cisco ASA
6 414 (14.08%) Wireless
7 374 (12.72%) DNS
8 335 (11.39%) Network Security
9 312 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 308 (10.47%) BGP
11 301 (10.23%) DHCP
12 295 (10.03%) MPLS
13 253 (8.60%) OSPF
14 244 (8.30%) TCP/IP
15 227 (7.72%) VoIP
16 213 (7.24%) SAN
17 183 (6.22%) Internet
18 164 (5.58%) Cisco IOS
19 154 (5.24%) VLAN
20 130 (4.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 20 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (0.58%) MySQL
5 13 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.34%) Big Data
7 10 (0.34%) Oracle Database
8 9 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.24%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.17%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.17%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.14%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.10%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.10%) OLAP
13 3 (0.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (0.75%) JIRA
2 18 (0.61%) Subversion
3 16 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 14 (0.48%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.44%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (0.31%) Cucumber
7 9 (0.31%) GCC
7 9 (0.31%) GDB
7 9 (0.31%) Grunt
7 9 (0.31%) gulp
7 9 (0.31%) Trac
7 9 (0.31%) webpack
8 6 (0.20%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.14%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.10%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.10%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.068%) MSI
12 1 (0.034%) LoadRunner
General
1 340 (11.56%) Finance
2 177 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 109 (3.71%) Banking
4 74 (2.52%) Retail
5 29 (0.99%) Legal
6 24 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 19 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 19 (0.65%) Investment Banking
8 18 (0.61%) Marketing
9 15 (0.51%) French Language
10 13 (0.44%) Automotive
11 12 (0.41%) Local Government
12 9 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.27%) Back Office
14 5 (0.17%) Advertising
14 5 (0.17%) Billing
14 5 (0.17%) Games
14 5 (0.17%) Law
14 5 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 971 (33.02%) Network Engineer
2 369 (12.55%) Cisco Engineer
3 347 (11.80%) Architect
4 281 (9.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 243 (8.26%) Analyst
6 220 (7.48%) Support Engineer
7 215 (7.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 166 (5.64%) Security Engineer
9 159 (5.41%) Network Architect
10 126 (4.28%) Network Security Engineer
11 122 (4.15%) Project Manager
12 112 (3.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 112 (3.81%) Consultant
13 102 (3.47%) Senior Network Engineer
14 99 (3.37%) Firewall Engineer
15 91 (3.09%) Network Support
16 84 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
17 80 (2.72%) Support Analyst
18 79 (2.69%) Desktop Support
19 75 (2.55%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (1.84%) 802.1X
2 35 (1.19%) Web Services
3 24 (0.82%) .NET
3 24 (0.82%) XMPP
4 22 (0.75%) LDAP
5 21 (0.71%) WAP
6 19 (0.65%) J2EE
6 19 (0.65%) XML
7 17 (0.58%) CSS
7 17 (0.58%) Regular Expression
8 14 (0.48%) HTML
8 14 (0.48%) Middleware
9 13 (0.44%) JSON
9 13 (0.44%) Node.js
10 12 (0.41%) HTML5
10 12 (0.41%) Velocity
11 11 (0.37%) REST
11 11 (0.37%) RESTful
12 9 (0.31%) AngularJS
12 9 (0.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 486 (16.52%) Data Centre
2 139 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (3.84%) Management Information System
4 60 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
5 58 (1.97%) PKI
6 57 (1.94%) Replication
7 55 (1.87%) Clustering
8 46 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 38 (1.29%) Blackberry
10 32 (1.09%) NHS
11 31 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 31 (1.05%) EMC VNX
12 26 (0.88%) Private Cloud
13 23 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
13 23 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (0.75%) Virtual Team
15 19 (0.65%) FlexPod
16 18 (0.61%) BYOD
16 18 (0.61%) Public Cloud
17 17 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 857 (29.14%) Windows
2 438 (14.89%) Windows Server
3 335 (11.39%) Linux
4 215 (7.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 187 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 163 (5.54%) Windows 7
7 118 (4.01%) Windows 10
8 116 (3.94%) Unix
9 110 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 95 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 61 (2.07%) CentOS
12 44 (1.50%) Solaris
13 37 (1.26%) Android
14 30 (1.02%) Windows 8
15 29 (0.99%) Windows XP
16 28 (0.95%) AIX
17 22 (0.75%) Mac OS
18 18 (0.61%) HPUX
19 17 (0.58%) SUSE
20 15 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (17.78%) ITIL
2 241 (8.19%) Network Design
3 223 (7.58%) Migration
4 195 (6.63%) Project Management
5 164 (5.58%) Change Management
6 153 (5.20%) Load Balancing
7 152 (5.17%) Service Delivery
8 137 (4.66%) Agile Software Development
9 128 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
10 117 (3.98%) Service Management
11 116 (3.94%) Network Management
12 111 (3.77%) Incident Management
13 105 (3.57%) High Availability
14 104 (3.54%) Information Security
15 99 (3.37%) Problem Management
16 98 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
17 91 (3.09%) Network Architecture
18 89 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
19 88 (2.99%) PRINCE2
20 83 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (4.90%) SQL
2 118 (4.01%) PowerShell
3 81 (2.75%) Python
4 46 (1.56%) Bash Shell
5 34 (1.16%) C
5 34 (1.16%) Perl
6 28 (0.95%) Java
7 25 (0.85%) Shell Script
8 18 (0.61%) VBScript
9 14 (0.48%) JavaScript
9 14 (0.48%) Ruby
10 12 (0.41%) C++
11 8 (0.27%) VB
12 7 (0.24%) PHP
13 3 (0.10%) C-shell
13 3 (0.10%) Korn
13 3 (0.10%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.034%) VBA
Qualifications
1 938 (31.89%) Cisco Certification
2 588 (19.99%) CCNP
3 539 (18.33%) Security Cleared
4 443 (15.06%) CCNA
5 413 (14.04%) SC Cleared
6 258 (8.77%) CCIE
7 163 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 145 (4.93%) Degree
9 109 (3.71%) DV Cleared
10 106 (3.60%) MCSE
11 70 (2.38%) CISSP
12 69 (2.35%) MCP
13 62 (2.11%) CCDP
14 61 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
15 58 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 47 (1.60%) CCSA
16 47 (1.60%) CCSE
17 37 (1.26%) CISM
17 37 (1.26%) MCSA
18 30 (1.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (3.98%) SLA
2 73 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.71%) GDPR
5 15 (0.51%) QA
6 12 (0.41%) PMO
6 12 (0.41%) RMADS
7 10 (0.34%) GCP
8 9 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.14%) GAAP
10 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.14%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.10%) GxP
11 3 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.10%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.10%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 599 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 357 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 217 (7.38%) Hyper-V
4 125 (4.25%) vSphere
5 105 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
6 70 (2.38%) XenApp
7 47 (1.60%) VMware NSX
8 43 (1.46%) ProxySG
9 33 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 33 (1.12%) NFS
10 24 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (0.75%) XenDesktop
13 21 (0.71%) Firmware
14 20 (0.68%) Samba
15 19 (0.65%) Terminal Services
16 16 (0.54%) DFS Replication
17 15 (0.51%) iptables
17 15 (0.51%) vCloud
17 15 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 176 (5.98%) SCCM
2 106 (3.60%) FortiGate
3 83 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 67 (2.28%) SCOM
5 63 (2.14%) Cisco Prime
6 38 (1.29%) Ansible
6 38 (1.29%) Nagios
7 34 (1.16%) WSUS
8 32 (1.09%) vCenter Server
9 30 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
9 30 (1.02%) Nessus
10 28 (0.95%) NetBackup
10 28 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (0.95%) WMI
11 27 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
12 25 (0.85%) Backup Exec
13 21 (0.71%) AirWatch
14 20 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
14 20 (0.68%) Puppet
15 19 (0.65%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 675 (22.95%) VMware
2 599 (20.37%) Microsoft
3 493 (16.76%) CheckPoint
4 445 (15.13%) Juniper
5 343 (11.66%) Citrix
6 334 (11.36%) HP
7 333 (11.32%) F5
8 227 (7.72%) Palo Alto
9 196 (6.66%) Fortinet
10 179 (6.09%) NetApp
11 156 (5.30%) SolarWinds
12 129 (4.39%) Blue Coat
13 125 (4.25%) McAfee
14 103 (3.50%) Aruba
15 102 (3.47%) Dell
16 100 (3.40%) Oracle
17 99 (3.37%) EMC
18 87 (2.96%) Meraki
18 87 (2.96%) Red Hat
19 80 (2.72%) IBM