Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 51 46
Rank change year-on-year -22 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2,996 3,420 4,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.23% 4.01% 4.08%
As % of the Vendors category 7.73% 9.03% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,868 2,140 2,457
England median daily rate £388 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +6.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £205 £214 £210
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 152 165
England median hourly rate £19.75 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.22% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.50 £12.21
90th Percentile £47.43 £52.40 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £24.36 £23.00
% change year-on-year -17.90% +5.91% +4.55%

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 38,763 37,853 42,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.83% 44.42% 43.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,398 23,477 26,142
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.54% +1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,334 1,319 1,565
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +9.11%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.07 £47.81
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +11.76%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -19 1,216 £400 -4.76% 318
South East -17 761 £407 +1.63% 223
Midlands +2 314 £398 +9.66% 156
North of England -40 313 £375 - 250
West Midlands -1 214 £425 +14.48% 100
South West -1 211 £350 +7.69% 95
East of England -1 191 £350 -6.54% 88
North West -21 162 £375 +7.14% 146
Yorkshire -53 113 £375 -0.99% 85
East Midlands +1 96 £315 -3.82% 56
North East -4 42 £400 +10.34% 19
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 1,244 (41.52%) Firewall
2 990 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
3 853 (28.47%) Windows
4 762 (25.43%) WAN
5 714 (23.83%) VMware
6 697 (23.26%) LAN
7 650 (21.70%) CCNP
8 640 (21.36%) Microsoft
9 616 (20.56%) Security Cleared
10 585 (19.53%) Active Directory
11 546 (18.22%) Data Centre
12 538 (17.96%) ITIL
13 523 (17.46%) VPN
14 491 (16.39%) CheckPoint
15 488 (16.29%) Cisco ASA
16 471 (15.72%) SC Cleared
17 470 (15.69%) Juniper
18 465 (15.52%) CCNA
19 448 (14.95%) Windows Server
20 414 (13.82%) DNS
20 414 (13.82%) Wireless
21 405 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
22 385 (12.85%) Finance
23 354 (11.82%) BGP
24 337 (11.25%) F5
25 335 (11.18%) Citrix
26 332 (11.08%) HP
27 331 (11.05%) Network Security
28 325 (10.85%) Cisco Nexus
29 316 (10.55%) DHCP

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
1 171 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 131 (4.37%) Skype for Business
3 73 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 65 (2.17%) IIS
5 63 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 60 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (1.13%) Confluence
8 21 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (0.63%) OpenStack
10 18 (0.60%) Apache
11 12 (0.40%) IBM Notes
12 11 (0.37%) CMS
13 10 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.30%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.27%) JBoss
15 8 (0.27%) SAS
16 7 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 203 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 32 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.17%) Vectorworks
7 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.067%) Revit
9 2 (0.067%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.67%) RMDS
2 11 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.17%) Eikon
4 4 (0.13%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.067%) Relativity
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.033%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.033%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.033%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 284 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 264 (8.81%) Office 365
3 226 (7.54%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (1.84%) PaaS
5 50 (1.67%) IaaS
5 50 (1.67%) SaaS
6 21 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.47%) npm
9 13 (0.43%) G Suite
9 13 (0.43%) GitHub
10 12 (0.40%) OneDrive
11 11 (0.37%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
14 6 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.20%) Serverless
15 5 (0.17%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 1,244 (41.52%) Firewall
2 762 (25.43%) WAN
3 697 (23.26%) LAN
4 523 (17.46%) VPN
5 488 (16.29%) Cisco ASA
6 414 (13.82%) DNS
6 414 (13.82%) Wireless
7 354 (11.82%) BGP
8 331 (11.05%) Network Security
9 325 (10.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 316 (10.55%) DHCP
11 300 (10.01%) MPLS
12 294 (9.81%) OSPF
13 252 (8.41%) TCP/IP
14 225 (7.51%) VoIP
15 200 (6.68%) SAN
16 180 (6.01%) Cisco IOS
17 176 (5.87%) Internet
18 169 (5.64%) VLAN
19 153 (5.11%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 20 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 19 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 13 (0.43%) MySQL
8 12 (0.40%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.37%) Big Data
10 10 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.23%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.20%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.17%) Blockchain
14 4 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.13%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.13%) OLAP
14 4 (0.13%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 42 (1.40%) JIRA
2 30 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 29 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 24 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 14 (0.47%) Subversion
6 9 (0.30%) Grunt
6 9 (0.30%) gulp
6 9 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (0.30%) webpack
7 8 (0.27%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.23%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.20%) GCC
9 6 (0.20%) GDB
9 6 (0.20%) Trac
10 5 (0.17%) Fiddler
10 5 (0.17%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.10%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.10%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.067%) GitLab
General
1 385 (12.85%) Finance
2 191 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 123 (4.11%) Banking
4 82 (2.74%) Retail
5 29 (0.97%) Legal
6 26 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 24 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 21 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.57%) Local Government
10 16 (0.53%) Marketing
11 15 (0.50%) French Language
12 11 (0.37%) Games
13 10 (0.33%) Automotive
14 8 (0.27%) Advertising
14 8 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.23%) Law
16 6 (0.20%) Back Office
17 5 (0.17%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.13%) Electronics
18 4 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 993 (33.14%) Network Engineer
2 407 (13.58%) Architect
3 326 (10.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 251 (8.38%) Analyst
5 248 (8.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 220 (7.34%) Support Engineer
7 212 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 178 (5.94%) Network Architect
9 153 (5.11%) Security Engineer
10 128 (4.27%) Consultant
11 126 (4.21%) Project Manager
12 121 (4.04%) Network Security Engineer
13 112 (3.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 108 (3.60%) Senior Network Engineer
15 90 (3.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 86 (2.87%) Firewall Engineer
17 80 (2.67%) Desktop Support
18 79 (2.64%) Network Support
19 77 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
20 72 (2.40%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (2.24%) 802.1X
2 35 (1.17%) Web Services
3 33 (1.10%) XML
4 29 (0.97%) RESTful
5 25 (0.83%) WAP
6 23 (0.77%) LDAP
7 22 (0.73%) HTML
7 22 (0.73%) XMPP
8 19 (0.63%) JSON
8 19 (0.63%) Node.js
9 16 (0.53%) HTML5
10 14 (0.47%) Middleware
11 12 (0.40%) CSS
11 12 (0.40%) REST
12 11 (0.37%) Velocity
13 10 (0.33%) .NET
13 10 (0.33%) OAuth
13 10 (0.33%) OAuth2
13 10 (0.33%) X-Windows
14 9 (0.30%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 546 (18.22%) Data Centre
2 153 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 71 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
5 68 (2.27%) PKI
6 63 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (1.74%) Replication
8 51 (1.70%) Clustering
9 45 (1.50%) Computer Science
10 39 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 32 (1.07%) Virtual Team
12 31 (1.03%) EMC VNX
13 30 (1.00%) NHS
14 28 (0.93%) Private Cloud
15 27 (0.90%) Driving Licence
16 25 (0.83%) EMC VMAX
17 21 (0.70%) CMDB
18 20 (0.67%) BYOD
19 19 (0.63%) Public Cloud
20 18 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 853 (28.47%) Windows
2 448 (14.95%) Windows Server
3 310 (10.35%) Linux
4 187 (6.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 184 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 149 (4.97%) Windows 7
7 116 (3.87%) Windows 10
8 113 (3.77%) Unix
9 78 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 76 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (1.47%) CentOS
12 30 (1.00%) Android
13 29 (0.97%) Solaris
13 29 (0.97%) Windows XP
14 28 (0.93%) Windows 8
15 26 (0.87%) Mac OS
16 19 (0.63%) AIX
17 17 (0.57%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
19 11 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (17.96%) ITIL
2 264 (8.81%) Network Design
3 259 (8.64%) Migration
4 235 (7.84%) Project Management
5 222 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
6 176 (5.87%) Change Management
7 170 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
8 156 (5.21%) Service Delivery
9 145 (4.84%) Load Balancing
10 137 (4.57%) Service Management
11 133 (4.44%) Network Management
12 132 (4.41%) Incident Management
12 132 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
13 118 (3.94%) Problem Management
14 114 (3.81%) Information Security
15 110 (3.67%) PRINCE2
16 101 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
17 92 (3.07%) ITIL V3
18 87 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
19 84 (2.80%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 174 (5.81%) SQL
2 137 (4.57%) PowerShell
3 110 (3.67%) Python
4 47 (1.57%) C
5 37 (1.23%) Java
6 29 (0.97%) Perl
7 27 (0.90%) Bash Shell
8 25 (0.83%) VBScript
9 20 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 19 (0.63%) JavaScript
11 14 (0.47%) Ruby
12 12 (0.40%) VB
13 10 (0.33%) C++
14 8 (0.27%) PHP
15 6 (0.20%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.20%) PyPy
16 4 (0.13%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.067%) C-shell
17 2 (0.067%) Korn
18 1 (0.033%) JSX
Qualifications
1 990 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
2 650 (21.70%) CCNP
3 616 (20.56%) Security Cleared
4 471 (15.72%) SC Cleared
5 465 (15.52%) CCNA
6 248 (8.28%) CCIE
7 160 (5.34%) Degree
8 151 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 150 (5.01%) DV Cleared
10 96 (3.20%) CCDP
11 88 (2.94%) MCSE
12 71 (2.37%) CISSP
12 71 (2.37%) MCP
13 60 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
14 52 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 48 (1.60%) CISM
16 44 (1.47%) CCSA
17 40 (1.34%) CCSE
18 38 (1.27%) MCSA
19 29 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (4.07%) SLA
2 62 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (1.97%) PCI DSS
4 31 (1.03%) QA
5 24 (0.80%) GDPR
6 12 (0.40%) PMO
7 9 (0.30%) GCP
8 8 (0.27%) RMADS
9 5 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
10 4 (0.13%) GAAP
10 4 (0.13%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.10%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.10%) GxP
11 3 (0.10%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.10%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.10%) NIST 800
System Software
1 585 (19.53%) Active Directory
2 405 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (6.54%) Hyper-V
4 136 (4.54%) vSphere
5 108 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
6 78 (2.60%) XenApp
7 63 (2.10%) VMware NSX
8 37 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 37 (1.23%) ProxySG
9 36 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (1.13%) NFS
11 26 (0.87%) XenDesktop
12 24 (0.80%) Firmware
13 16 (0.53%) DFS Replication
13 16 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (0.50%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.50%) XenServer
15 13 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
16 12 (0.40%) BitLocker
16 12 (0.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 186 (6.21%) SCCM
2 112 (3.74%) FortiGate
3 99 (3.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 75 (2.50%) SCOM
5 65 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
6 57 (1.90%) Ansible
7 49 (1.64%) vCenter Server
8 39 (1.30%) WSUS
9 35 (1.17%) Nagios
10 27 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
10 27 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
10 27 (0.90%) Puppet
11 26 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
12 24 (0.80%) Nessus
12 24 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
13 23 (0.77%) NetBackup
14 21 (0.70%) AirWatch
14 21 (0.70%) EMC VPLEX
14 21 (0.70%) vRealize
15 20 (0.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 714 (23.83%) VMware
2 640 (21.36%) Microsoft
3 491 (16.39%) CheckPoint
4 470 (15.69%) Juniper
5 337 (11.25%) F5
6 335 (11.18%) Citrix
7 332 (11.08%) HP
8 259 (8.64%) Palo Alto
9 222 (7.41%) NetApp
10 181 (6.04%) Fortinet
11 155 (5.17%) SolarWinds
12 120 (4.01%) Blue Coat
13 119 (3.97%) Dell
13 119 (3.97%) EMC
14 118 (3.94%) Aruba
15 115 (3.84%) McAfee
16 114 (3.81%) Oracle
17 103 (3.44%) Splunk
18 77 (2.57%) Brocade
18 77 (2.57%) Meraki