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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
UK / England
Rank 50 44 42
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1621 1955 2132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.88% 4.00% 4.46%
As % of the Vendors category 8.84% 9.18% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1040 1158 1242
Median daily rate £390 £365 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.84% +1.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £214 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 77 109
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.25 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -1.23% -7.95%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18337 21302 21687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.87% 43.60% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11399 13076 12501
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 762 916
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.71 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 595 £414 +3.43% 166
South East -3 459 £409 +12.82% 90
South West -5 124 £313 -13.79% 18
West Midlands +19 101 £363 -10.76% 35
Yorkshire -8 88 £425 +23.18% 32
North West -2 84 £380 +26.66% 45
East of England -7 81 £375 -6.25% 30
East Midlands -4 42 £300 -3.22% 26
North East +13 40 £360 -0.68% 9
Midlands +6 1 - - 1
Cisco
UK

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 1489 (41.83%) Firewall
2 1370 (38.48%) Cisco Certification
3 970 (27.25%) LAN
4 947 (26.60%) WAN
5 889 (24.97%) CCNP
6 848 (23.82%) Windows
7 822 (23.09%) VMware
8 721 (20.25%) Security Cleared
9 717 (20.14%) CheckPoint
10 711 (19.97%) Juniper
11 696 (19.55%) CCNA
12 663 (18.62%) Data Centre
13 660 (18.54%) Cisco ASA
14 635 (17.84%) Microsoft
15 611 (17.16%) F5
16 603 (16.94%) ITIL
17 571 (16.04%) SC Cleared
18 553 (15.53%) Wireless
19 514 (14.44%) Cisco Nexus
20 511 (14.35%) VPN
21 494 (13.88%) Active Directory
22 490 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
23 481 (13.51%) Linux
24 444 (12.47%) Network Security
25 434 (12.19%) Finance
26 398 (11.18%) TCP/IP
27 395 (11.10%) MPLS
28 394 (11.07%) Windows Server
29 384 (10.79%) BGP
29 384 (10.79%) DNS

Cisco
Top Related 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
1 176 (4.94%) MS Exchange
2 151 (4.24%) Skype for Business
3 94 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 74 (2.08%) Apache
5 58 (1.63%) IIS
6 47 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 42 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 42 (1.18%) WebLogic
9 35 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 33 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 31 (0.87%) JBoss
12 25 (0.70%) iPlanet
13 20 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
14 19 (0.53%) OpenStack
14 19 (0.53%) WebSphere
15 16 (0.45%) IBM Notes
16 14 (0.39%) nginx
17 11 (0.31%) Confluence
18 10 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 200 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 194 (5.45%) MS Office
3 50 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.17%) MS Project
6 2 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.056%) InDesign
6 2 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.028%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 13 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.11%) assyst
4 4 (0.11%) Eikon
4 4 (0.11%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.084%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.028%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.028%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.028%) Odoo
6 1 (0.028%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.028%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 194 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 158 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 138 (3.88%) Office 365
4 52 (1.46%) IaaS
5 34 (0.96%) PaaS
6 28 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (0.76%) SaaS
8 14 (0.39%) Akamai
8 14 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.25%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (0.14%) SoftLayer
12 4 (0.11%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.084%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.056%) G Suite
14 2 (0.056%) GitHub
14 2 (0.056%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1489 (41.83%) Firewall
2 970 (27.25%) LAN
3 947 (26.60%) WAN
4 660 (18.54%) Cisco ASA
5 553 (15.53%) Wireless
6 514 (14.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 511 (14.35%) VPN
8 444 (12.47%) Network Security
9 398 (11.18%) TCP/IP
10 395 (11.10%) MPLS
11 384 (10.79%) BGP
11 384 (10.79%) DNS
12 368 (10.34%) VoIP
13 364 (10.22%) OSPF
14 288 (8.09%) SAN
15 276 (7.75%) DHCP
16 224 (6.29%) VLAN
17 219 (6.15%) Cisco IOS
18 183 (5.14%) Unified Communications
19 169 (4.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 42 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 35 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (0.84%) MySQL
6 24 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
8 17 (0.48%) Hadoop
9 14 (0.39%) Big Data
10 12 (0.34%) BODI
10 12 (0.34%) HBase
10 12 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (0.22%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.20%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
14 6 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.14%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (0.70%) Subversion
2 24 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 22 (0.62%) GCC
3 22 (0.62%) GDB
3 22 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 22 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 22 (0.62%) Trac
4 19 (0.53%) Vagrant
5 18 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (0.42%) JIRA
7 12 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
7 12 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.20%) GitLab
9 6 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.17%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.14%) StarTeam
11 3 (0.084%) Rational Application Developer
11 3 (0.084%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 2 (0.056%) Gerrit
13 1 (0.028%) Hudson
General
1 434 (12.19%) Finance
2 317 (8.90%) Telecoms
3 146 (4.10%) Banking
4 73 (2.05%) Retail
5 48 (1.35%) Law
6 39 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 36 (1.01%) Legal
8 29 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 26 (0.73%) Local Government
10 23 (0.65%) Marketing
11 22 (0.62%) Back Office
12 19 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.51%) Billing
13 18 (0.51%) Electronics
14 14 (0.39%) Military
15 11 (0.31%) Advertising
15 11 (0.31%) Games
16 9 (0.25%) French Language
17 7 (0.20%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1140 (32.02%) Network Engineer
2 495 (13.90%) Cisco Engineer
3 440 (12.36%) Architect
4 346 (9.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 298 (8.37%) Analyst
6 219 (6.15%) Consultant
7 189 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 185 (5.20%) Network Architect
9 171 (4.80%) Support Engineer
10 159 (4.47%) Security Engineer
11 153 (4.30%) Senior Network Engineer
12 130 (3.65%) Network Security Engineer
13 125 (3.51%) Network Analyst
14 117 (3.29%) Project Manager
15 109 (3.06%) Administrator
16 103 (2.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 99 (2.78%) Network Support
18 96 (2.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 94 (2.64%) Network Consultant
20 90 (2.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (2.95%) 802.1X
2 59 (1.66%) Web Services
3 54 (1.52%) XMPP
4 33 (0.93%) Middleware
5 32 (0.90%) XML
6 28 (0.79%) J2EE
7 22 (0.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 22 (0.62%) STL
8 17 (0.48%) LAMP
8 17 (0.48%) SAML
9 14 (0.39%) CSS
10 13 (0.37%) .NET
10 13 (0.37%) XSLT
11 12 (0.34%) HTML
11 12 (0.34%) Software Packaging
12 10 (0.28%) SOAP
13 9 (0.25%) Regular Expression
14 8 (0.22%) MSMQ
14 8 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (0.22%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 663 (18.62%) Data Centre
2 187 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 99 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 85 (2.39%) Clustering
6 61 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 52 (1.46%) Blackberry
7 52 (1.46%) IVR
8 51 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
9 50 (1.40%) EMC VNX
10 46 (1.29%) Driving Licence
11 45 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 44 (1.24%) PKI
13 43 (1.21%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 36 (1.01%) Replication
15 34 (0.96%) Virtual Team
16 32 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
17 31 (0.87%) NHS
18 30 (0.84%) FlexPod
19 29 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 848 (23.82%) Windows
2 481 (13.51%) Linux
3 394 (11.07%) Windows Server
4 243 (6.83%) Unix
5 226 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 207 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 178 (5.00%) Windows 7
8 131 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 123 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 100 (2.81%) Windows 10
11 96 (2.70%) Solaris
12 45 (1.26%) CentOS
13 42 (1.18%) Android
14 34 (0.96%) AIX
15 26 (0.73%) Mac OS X
16 24 (0.67%) Windows XP
17 23 (0.65%) Windows 8
18 17 (0.48%) HPUX
18 17 (0.48%) SUSE
19 14 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (16.94%) ITIL
2 328 (9.21%) Network Design
3 305 (8.57%) Migration
4 230 (6.46%) Load Balancing
5 186 (5.22%) Service Management
6 159 (4.47%) Network Management
7 152 (4.27%) Project Management
8 150 (4.21%) Change Management
9 145 (4.07%) High Availability
10 120 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
11 111 (3.12%) Information Security
12 104 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 103 (2.89%) PRINCE2
13 103 (2.89%) Service Delivery
14 98 (2.75%) DevOps
15 91 (2.56%) Network Architecture
16 86 (2.42%) Stakeholder Management
17 80 (2.25%) Customer Requirements
17 80 (2.25%) ITIL V3
18 76 (2.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (4.04%) SQL
2 141 (3.96%) PowerShell
3 84 (2.36%) Python
4 62 (1.74%) Perl
5 60 (1.69%) C
6 56 (1.57%) Java
7 33 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 31 (0.87%) C++
9 22 (0.62%) Ruby
9 22 (0.62%) VBScript
10 20 (0.56%) Bash Shell
11 16 (0.45%) VB
12 15 (0.42%) PHP
13 13 (0.37%) JavaScript
14 12 (0.34%) C#
15 9 (0.25%) Korn
16 6 (0.17%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.11%) AWK
18 3 (0.084%) PL/SQL
19 2 (0.056%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1370 (38.48%) Cisco Certification
2 889 (24.97%) CCNP
3 721 (20.25%) Security Cleared
4 696 (19.55%) CCNA
5 571 (16.04%) SC Cleared
6 356 (10.00%) CCIE
7 155 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 142 (3.99%) Degree
9 111 (3.12%) CCDP
10 108 (3.03%) DV Cleared
11 107 (3.01%) JNCIA
12 93 (2.61%) CCSE
12 93 (2.61%) MCSE
13 88 (2.47%) CCSA
14 64 (1.80%) CISSP
15 63 (1.77%) MCSA
16 53 (1.49%) JNCIE
16 53 (1.49%) JNCIS
17 52 (1.46%) CCIP
18 50 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (4.07%) SLA
2 84 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 75 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.70%) QA
5 21 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.48%) GPG13
7 11 (0.31%) COBIT
7 11 (0.31%) ISO27002
8 10 (0.28%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.25%) JSP 440
10 8 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.22%) PA-DSS
11 7 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.20%) PMO
12 5 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.084%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.056%) BS25999
14 2 (0.056%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.056%) ISO 9001
15 1 (0.028%) RMADS
System Software
1 494 (13.88%) Active Directory
2 490 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (4.58%) Hyper-V
4 151 (4.24%) vSphere
5 85 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
6 80 (2.25%) XenApp
7 60 (1.69%) VMware ESX
8 57 (1.60%) vCloud
9 44 (1.24%) ProxySG
10 42 (1.18%) XenDesktop
11 31 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
13 27 (0.76%) NFS
14 24 (0.67%) Firmware
14 24 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 24 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
15 19 (0.53%) KVM
16 18 (0.51%) Terminal Services
17 16 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 171 (4.80%) Cisco CUCM
2 120 (3.37%) FortiGate
3 92 (2.58%) SCCM
4 90 (2.53%) Cisco Prime
5 86 (2.42%) Puppet
6 82 (2.30%) Cisco UCCX
7 68 (1.91%) Cisco UCCE
8 65 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
9 64 (1.80%) Nagios
10 33 (0.93%) vRealize
11 31 (0.87%) NetBackup
12 30 (0.84%) Ansible
13 28 (0.79%) SCOM
14 27 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
14 27 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 26 (0.73%) AirWatch
15 26 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 23 (0.65%) WSUS
17 22 (0.62%) Backup Exec
18 21 (0.59%) Nessus
Vendors
1 822 (23.09%) VMware
2 717 (20.14%) CheckPoint
3 711 (19.97%) Juniper
4 635 (17.84%) Microsoft
5 611 (17.16%) F5
6 359 (10.08%) HP
7 345 (9.69%) Citrix
8 316 (8.88%) Palo Alto
9 187 (5.25%) Blue Coat
10 177 (4.97%) EMC
11 174 (4.89%) NetApp
12 170 (4.78%) Fortinet
13 157 (4.41%) Red Hat
14 152 (4.27%) Oracle
15 147 (4.13%) SolarWinds
16 122 (3.43%) Riverbed
17 118 (3.31%) Aruba
18 117 (3.29%) Dell
19 112 (3.15%) Brocade
20 102 (2.87%) Avaya
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East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
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Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
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London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £175 to £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 Per Day
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City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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LA International
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
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City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
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Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Reed Technology
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Austin Fraser
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
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Hook, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £475 per day
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Taunton, Somerset
Lorien Resourcing
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Winchester, Hampshire
Premier IT
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City, London
Talent Point Ltd
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TEKsystems
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London
Harvey Nash plc
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Salford, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
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Farnborough, Hampshire
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