Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 59 47
Rank change year-on-year -9 -12 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,179 3,178 4,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.40% 3.61% 4.22%
As % of the Vendors category 8.12% 8.23% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,896 2,055 2,663
England median daily rate £401 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £221
90th Percentile £588 £538 £540
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 147 142
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +5.58%
10th Percentile £12.58 £11.61 £11.29
90th Percentile £47.20 £50.00 £45.23
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.93 £24.08
% change year-on-year -3.73% +3.55% +14.64%

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 39,128 38,631 45,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.87% 43.85% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,561 23,821 28,222
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,425 1,257 1,475
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.45 £47.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +4 1,347 £425 - 235
South East -9 674 £425 +4.62% 149
North of England -22 402 £393 - 131
Midlands 0 327 £350 -6.04% 109
West Midlands -2 235 £400 +3.23% 65
East of England +8 216 £378 +0.67% 53
South West -2 211 £338 -4.26% 40
North West -16 199 £400 - 68
Yorkshire -37 153 £413 -2.94% 51
East Midlands -3 90 £325 - 44
North East -29 53 £335 +1.52% 12
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 1,305 (41.05%) Firewall
2 1,108 (34.85%) Cisco Certification
3 898 (28.25%) WAN
4 849 (26.71%) Windows
5 786 (24.72%) LAN
6 766 (24.10%) VMware
7 733 (23.06%) CCNP
8 659 (20.73%) Data Centre
9 648 (20.38%) Security Cleared
10 647 (20.35%) Microsoft
11 601 (18.91%) ITIL
12 539 (16.96%) CCNA
13 524 (16.48%) Active Directory
14 512 (16.11%) Juniper
15 492 (15.48%) Wireless
16 486 (15.29%) SC Cleared
17 480 (15.10%) VPN
18 479 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
19 462 (14.53%) Cisco ASA
20 451 (14.19%) CheckPoint
21 440 (13.84%) Finance
22 438 (13.78%) Windows Server
23 431 (13.56%) BGP
24 399 (12.55%) Network Security
25 374 (11.76%) DNS
26 357 (11.23%) Cisco Nexus
27 352 (11.07%) OSPF
28 351 (11.04%) Migration
28 351 (11.04%) F5
29 350 (11.01%) 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
1 151 (4.75%) MS Exchange
2 130 (4.09%) Skype for Business
3 81 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 67 (2.11%) IIS
5 59 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (1.13%) OpenStack
7 35 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 27 (0.85%) Apache
9 27 (0.85%) Confluence
10 13 (0.41%) IBM Notes
11 9 (0.28%) Site Server
12 8 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.25%) CMS
12 8 (0.25%) JBoss
13 7 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.19%) SAS
15 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 209 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.13%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 3 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.031%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.031%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 9 (0.28%) RMDS
2 5 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.094%) Eikon
3 3 (0.094%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.063%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.063%) Maximo
4 2 (0.063%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.031%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.031%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 299 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 288 (9.06%) Office 365
3 239 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (1.64%) IaaS
5 45 (1.42%) PaaS
6 43 (1.35%) SaaS
7 27 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (0.44%) GitHub
10 12 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (0.35%) Serverless
12 8 (0.25%) G Suite
12 8 (0.25%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.22%) npm
13 7 (0.22%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.22%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.19%) Akamai
14 6 (0.19%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 1,305 (41.05%) Firewall
2 898 (28.25%) WAN
3 786 (24.72%) LAN
4 492 (15.48%) Wireless
5 480 (15.10%) VPN
6 462 (14.53%) Cisco ASA
7 431 (13.56%) BGP
8 399 (12.55%) Network Security
9 374 (11.76%) DNS
10 357 (11.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 352 (11.07%) OSPF
12 350 (11.01%) MPLS
13 321 (10.10%) TCP/IP
14 262 (8.24%) DHCP
15 251 (7.90%) VoIP
16 208 (6.54%) SAN
17 189 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
18 188 (5.91%) Cisco ISE
19 182 (5.73%) Cisco IOS
20 173 (5.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 30 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
3 23 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 14 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (0.41%) MySQL
6 11 (0.35%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (0.25%) DB2
8 8 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.22%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.19%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.16%) Big Data
11 5 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.13%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.094%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.094%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (1.20%) JIRA
2 33 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 27 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 23 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 12 (0.38%) SonarQube
6 7 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.19%) Subversion
7 6 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.16%) AdminStudio
8 5 (0.16%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.13%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.13%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.094%) Hudson
10 3 (0.094%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.063%) GitLab
11 2 (0.063%) Grunt
11 2 (0.063%) gulp
11 2 (0.063%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.063%) webpack
General
1 440 (13.84%) Finance
2 212 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 120 (3.77%) Banking
4 105 (3.30%) Retail
5 34 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 23 (0.72%) Legal
7 22 (0.69%) Marketing
8 19 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 17 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.50%) Advertising
11 14 (0.44%) Law
12 13 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
13 12 (0.38%) Back Office
14 9 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.28%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.25%) Games
15 8 (0.25%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.22%) Publishing
17 6 (0.19%) Automotive
17 6 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,014 (31.90%) Network Engineer
2 415 (13.05%) Architect
3 352 (11.07%) Cisco Engineer
4 290 (9.12%) Analyst
5 245 (7.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 215 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 199 (6.26%) Support Engineer
8 179 (5.63%) Network Architect
9 172 (5.41%) Security Engineer
10 170 (5.35%) Consultant
11 137 (4.31%) Senior Network Engineer
12 129 (4.06%) Network Security Engineer
13 96 (3.02%) Project Manager
14 95 (2.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 75 (2.36%) Network Support
15 75 (2.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 75 (2.36%) Security Architect
16 73 (2.30%) Desktop Support
17 72 (2.26%) Support Analyst
18 70 (2.20%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (2.96%) 802.1X
2 40 (1.26%) LDAP
3 32 (1.01%) Web Services
4 31 (0.98%) RESTful
4 31 (0.98%) XML
5 28 (0.88%) XMPP
6 25 (0.79%) JSON
7 24 (0.75%) Middleware
8 17 (0.53%) .NET
8 17 (0.53%) REST
9 15 (0.47%) VXML
10 13 (0.41%) JSP
11 12 (0.38%) HTML
11 12 (0.38%) OAuth
11 12 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (0.38%) SAML
11 12 (0.38%) WAP
12 8 (0.25%) CSS
12 8 (0.25%) Node.js
13 7 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 659 (20.73%) Data Centre
2 203 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
4 99 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
5 94 (2.96%) PKI
6 82 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 80 (2.52%) Private Cloud
8 57 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 56 (1.76%) Clustering
10 49 (1.54%) Replication
11 43 (1.35%) Blackberry
12 40 (1.26%) Driving Licence
13 37 (1.16%) EMC VNX
14 32 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
14 32 (1.01%) Public Cloud
15 27 (0.85%) NHS
15 27 (0.85%) Virtual Team
16 25 (0.79%) CMDB
16 25 (0.79%) Fat Client
16 25 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 849 (26.71%) Windows
2 438 (13.78%) Windows Server
3 350 (11.01%) Linux
4 169 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 156 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 148 (4.66%) Windows 10
7 146 (4.59%) Windows 7
8 133 (4.18%) Unix
9 45 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (1.23%) CentOS
11 36 (1.13%) Windows 8
12 34 (1.07%) Solaris
13 24 (0.75%) Android
13 24 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (0.66%) Mac OS
15 20 (0.63%) Mac OS X
16 19 (0.60%) Windows XP
17 12 (0.38%) AIX
17 12 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (18.91%) ITIL
2 351 (11.04%) Migration
3 286 (9.00%) Network Design
4 272 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 190 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
6 181 (5.69%) Load Balancing
6 181 (5.69%) Project Management
7 162 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
7 162 (5.10%) Service Delivery
8 150 (4.72%) Network Monitoring
9 147 (4.62%) Network Management
10 144 (4.53%) Change Management
10 144 (4.53%) Service Management
11 131 (4.12%) PRINCE2
12 125 (3.93%) Incident Management
13 105 (3.30%) DevOps
13 105 (3.30%) Problem Management
14 94 (2.96%) High Availability
15 85 (2.67%) ITIL V3
16 83 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 163 (5.13%) SQL
2 146 (4.59%) PowerShell
3 124 (3.90%) Python
4 62 (1.95%) C
5 59 (1.86%) Java
6 37 (1.16%) Perl
7 34 (1.07%) Bash Shell
8 22 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 21 (0.66%) VBScript
10 17 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 14 (0.44%) VB
12 13 (0.41%) PHP
13 12 (0.38%) Ruby
14 7 (0.22%) C++
15 6 (0.19%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.19%) PyPy
16 4 (0.13%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.13%) C#
16 4 (0.13%) Tcl
17 2 (0.063%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1,108 (34.85%) Cisco Certification
2 733 (23.06%) CCNP
3 648 (20.38%) Security Cleared
4 539 (16.96%) CCNA
5 486 (15.29%) SC Cleared
6 232 (7.30%) CCIE
7 172 (5.41%) Degree
8 165 (5.19%) DV Cleared
9 135 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 90 (2.83%) CCDP
11 75 (2.36%) MCSE
12 64 (2.01%) CISSP
13 62 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
14 48 (1.51%) CCSE
14 48 (1.51%) MCSA
15 41 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 39 (1.23%) CCSA
17 38 (1.20%) JNCIS
17 38 (1.20%) MCP
18 36 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (4.28%) SLA
2 51 (1.60%) QA
3 46 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.94%) GDPR
6 15 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 12 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.35%) ISO 22301
8 11 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 9 (0.28%) COBIT
10 8 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
11 7 (0.22%) ISO 31000
11 7 (0.22%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.22%) RMADS
12 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
12 5 (0.16%) PMO
13 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.094%) HIPAA
System Software
1 524 (16.48%) Active Directory
2 479 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (5.25%) Hyper-V
4 143 (4.50%) vSphere
5 99 (3.11%) VMware NSX
6 97 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
7 52 (1.64%) XenApp
8 51 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (1.04%) ProxySG
10 31 (0.98%) XenDesktop
11 28 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
12 25 (0.79%) NFS
13 17 (0.53%) Firmware
13 17 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (0.50%) Docker
15 15 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (0.44%) BitLocker
17 12 (0.38%) KVM
17 12 (0.38%) Terminal Services
18 11 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 201 (6.32%) SCCM
2 110 (3.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 96 (3.02%) FortiGate
4 77 (2.42%) vCenter Server
5 74 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
6 69 (2.17%) SCOM
7 58 (1.82%) Ansible
8 46 (1.45%) WSUS
9 43 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
10 35 (1.10%) Puppet
11 33 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
12 29 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
13 27 (0.85%) Nessus
13 27 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
14 24 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
14 24 (0.75%) NetBackup
15 22 (0.69%) vRealize
16 21 (0.66%) Nagios
17 19 (0.60%) Backup Exec
18 18 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 766 (24.10%) VMware
2 647 (20.35%) Microsoft
3 512 (16.11%) Juniper
4 451 (14.19%) CheckPoint
5 351 (11.04%) F5
6 281 (8.84%) HP
7 266 (8.37%) Palo Alto
8 251 (7.90%) Citrix
9 216 (6.79%) NetApp
10 157 (4.94%) McAfee
11 151 (4.75%) SolarWinds
12 147 (4.62%) EMC
13 132 (4.15%) Meraki
14 125 (3.93%) Aruba
15 124 (3.90%) Fortinet
16 122 (3.84%) Oracle
17 116 (3.65%) Splunk
18 101 (3.18%) Blue Coat
19 93 (2.93%) Dell
20 75 (2.36%) Brocade