Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 99 71 58
Rank change year-on-year -28 -13 +17
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,749 1,145 2,552
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.55% 3.35% 3.87%
As % of the Vendors category 6.62% 8.02% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,137 794 1,687
10th Percentile £190 £213 £200
25th Percentile £310 £314 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
75th Percentile £538 £493 £475
90th Percentile £625 £569 £540
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 46 100
10th Percentile £12.80 £15.63 £13.95
25th Percentile £16.49 £17.30 £19.04
Median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £27.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% -11.11% +8.00%
75th Percentile £28.75 £49.10 £46.72
90th Percentile £53.70 £64.50 £51.88
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% -13.64% +7.84%

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 26,438 14,276 28,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.54% 41.74% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,904 9,270 18,231
10th Percentile £256 £250 £225
25th Percentile £404 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.35% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £625 £572 £556
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £510 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +10.27% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 506 1,122
10th Percentile £11.29 £11.25 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate £19.53 £23.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -15.09% +22.99% +7.41%
75th Percentile £40.75 £45.75 £33.75
90th Percentile £60.10 £59.38 £50.23
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -16.67% +28.34% +7.41%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco in England.

Daily rate trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco in England

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco in England.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco in England

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -3 726 £488 +8.33% 180
South East -16 323 £400 +3.23% 96
North of England -1 226 £400 +6.67% 121
Midlands -29 162 £300 -27.49% 112
South West -36 143 £450 +12.50% 54
North West -31 114 £405 +8.00% 48
East of England -25 101 £425 +30.77% 61
Yorkshire +16 99 £400 +6.67% 52
West Midlands -25 95 £250 -40.12% 64
East Midlands -26 66 £313 -19.35% 45
North East +2 14 £235 -44.71% 21
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 683 (39.05%) Firewall
2 506 (28.93%) Windows
3 501 (28.64%) Cisco Certification
4 467 (26.70%) WAN
5 466 (26.64%) VMware
6 400 (22.87%) Microsoft
7 379 (21.67%) LAN
8 364 (20.81%) Security Cleared
9 357 (20.41%) Active Directory
10 319 (18.24%) CCNP
10 319 (18.24%) Azure
11 303 (17.32%) Social Skills
12 302 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 297 (16.98%) Microsoft 365
14 292 (16.70%) ITIL
15 277 (15.84%) Data Centre
16 274 (15.67%) VPN
17 267 (15.27%) Juniper
18 263 (15.04%) BGP
19 239 (13.66%) Windows Server
20 237 (13.55%) SC Cleared
21 234 (13.38%) CheckPoint
22 215 (12.29%) Wireless
23 214 (12.24%) MPLS
24 212 (12.12%) CCNA
25 206 (11.78%) DNS
26 202 (11.55%) OSPF
27 194 (11.09%) Migration
28 192 (10.98%) Linux
29 191 (10.92%) Finance

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 83 (4.75%) MS Exchange
2 67 (3.83%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.20%) IIS
4 20 (1.14%) Confluence
4 20 (1.14%) Skype for Business
5 15 (0.86%) WebSphere
6 13 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (0.69%) ArcGIS
8 10 (0.57%) Apache
9 9 (0.51%) JBoss
9 9 (0.51%) NetWeaver
10 8 (0.46%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.34%) CMS
12 6 (0.34%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 125 (7.15%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.69%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.057%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.11%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.057%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.057%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.057%) RMDS
4 1 (0.057%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.057%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 319 (18.24%) Azure
2 297 (16.98%) Microsoft 365
3 147 (8.40%) AWS
4 56 (3.20%) GCP
4 56 (3.20%) IaaS
5 43 (2.46%) OneDrive
6 36 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 36 (2.06%) PaaS
6 36 (2.06%) SaaS
7 25 (1.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 21 (1.20%) Nutanix
9 18 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 9 (0.51%) Google Workspace
10 9 (0.51%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.46%) Azure Sentinel
12 6 (0.34%) AWS Direct Connect
12 6 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 683 (39.05%) Firewall
2 467 (26.70%) WAN
3 379 (21.67%) LAN
4 274 (15.67%) VPN
5 263 (15.04%) BGP
6 215 (12.29%) Wireless
7 214 (12.24%) MPLS
8 206 (11.78%) DNS
9 202 (11.55%) OSPF
10 179 (10.23%) SD-WAN
11 161 (9.21%) Network Security
12 155 (8.86%) TCP/IP
13 154 (8.81%) DHCP
14 147 (8.40%) Cisco ASA
15 137 (7.83%) Cisco Nexus
16 136 (7.78%) Wi-Fi
17 108 (6.17%) Cisco IOS
18 104 (5.95%) VoIP
19 100 (5.72%) VLAN
20 92 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.09%) MySQL
3 13 (0.74%) GIS
4 12 (0.69%) DB2
5 10 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (0.51%) SAP HANA
7 7 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.29%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.23%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.17%) Power BI
10 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2017
11 2 (0.11%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.11%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.11%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (1.83%) JIRA
2 17 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
3 16 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.23%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.17%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.17%) GitLab
8 2 (0.11%) Bitbucket Server
8 2 (0.11%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.11%) GCC
8 2 (0.11%) Maven
8 2 (0.11%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.057%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.057%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.057%) Gradle
9 1 (0.057%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.057%) Subversion
9 1 (0.057%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.057%) Visual Studio
General
1 303 (17.32%) Social Skills
2 191 (10.92%) Finance
3 152 (8.69%) Telecoms
4 140 (8.00%) Public Sector
5 83 (4.75%) Banking
6 71 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 35 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
9 32 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
10 29 (1.66%) Marketing
11 28 (1.60%) Documentation Skills
12 23 (1.32%) Electronics
13 22 (1.26%) Law
14 19 (1.09%) Retail
15 17 (0.97%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.97%) Military
16 14 (0.80%) Influencing Skills
17 13 (0.74%) Local Government
18 9 (0.51%) Legal
19 8 (0.46%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 519 (29.67%) Network Engineer
2 236 (13.49%) Architect
3 152 (8.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 135 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 123 (7.03%) Support Engineer
6 104 (5.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 101 (5.77%) Analyst
8 82 (4.69%) Senior Network Engineer
9 79 (4.52%) Network Architect
10 67 (3.83%) Security Engineer
11 65 (3.72%) Consultant
12 60 (3.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 59 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
14 55 (3.14%) Desktop Support
14 55 (3.14%) IT Support
15 52 (2.97%) IT Engineer
16 48 (2.74%) Project Manager
17 46 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
18 43 (2.46%) Design Engineer
19 41 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.57%) XMPP
2 21 (1.20%) Middleware
3 20 (1.14%) 802.1X
4 18 (1.03%) XML
5 17 (0.97%) LDAP
6 14 (0.80%) JSON
7 12 (0.69%) Spine.js
8 11 (0.63%) Jinja
8 11 (0.63%) REST
9 10 (0.57%) Web Services
10 9 (0.51%) SAP Basis
11 8 (0.46%) Django
11 8 (0.46%) Flask
12 7 (0.40%) SAML
12 7 (0.40%) YAML
13 5 (0.29%) SOAP
14 4 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
15 3 (0.17%) ADO
15 3 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
15 3 (0.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 277 (15.84%) Data Centre
2 60 (3.43%) Public Cloud
3 59 (3.37%) NHS
4 46 (2.63%) PKI
5 45 (2.57%) Management Information System
6 33 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
8 29 (1.66%) Clustering
8 29 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
9 25 (1.43%) Replication
10 22 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (1.26%) Private Cloud
11 20 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
12 17 (0.97%) Driving Licence
12 17 (0.97%) Handset
13 16 (0.91%) CCTV
14 15 (0.86%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
16 13 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
16 13 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 506 (28.93%) Windows
2 239 (13.66%) Windows Server
3 192 (10.98%) Linux
4 167 (9.55%) Windows 10
5 88 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (4.69%) Windows 7
7 60 (3.43%) Windows Server 2016
8 44 (2.52%) Windows Server 2019
9 42 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (2.12%) Unix
12 24 (1.37%) Mac OS
13 18 (1.03%) Android
14 11 (0.63%) AIX
14 11 (0.63%) VMS
15 10 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.46%) CentOS
17 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (16.70%) ITIL
2 194 (11.09%) Migration
3 185 (10.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 147 (8.40%) Network Design
5 135 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
6 120 (6.86%) Project Management
7 108 (6.17%) Change Management
8 101 (5.77%) Load Balancing
9 99 (5.66%) Service Management
10 95 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
11 81 (4.63%) DevOps
12 79 (4.52%) Network Architecture
12 79 (4.52%) Network Management
13 78 (4.46%) Service Delivery
14 72 (4.12%) Cybersecurity
15 70 (4.00%) Project Delivery
16 64 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
17 61 (3.49%) Network Virtualisation
18 58 (3.32%) Incident Management
18 58 (3.32%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 142 (8.12%) PowerShell
2 95 (5.43%) Python
3 79 (4.52%) SQL
4 64 (3.66%) C
5 30 (1.72%) VB
6 29 (1.66%) Bash
7 24 (1.37%) VBScript
8 15 (0.86%) JavaScript
8 15 (0.86%) Perl
9 11 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.51%) Java
11 7 (0.40%) R
12 4 (0.23%) C++
13 3 (0.17%) Go
13 3 (0.17%) Groovy
14 2 (0.11%) PHP
14 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.057%) Ruby
15 1 (0.057%) VBA
Qualifications
1 501 (28.64%) Cisco Certification
2 364 (20.81%) Security Cleared
3 319 (18.24%) CCNP
4 237 (13.55%) SC Cleared
5 212 (12.12%) CCNA
6 117 (6.69%) CCIE
7 107 (6.12%) Degree
8 99 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 87 (4.97%) DV Cleared
10 57 (3.26%) CISSP
11 44 (2.52%) MCSE
12 37 (2.12%) CCDP
13 35 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 33 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (1.37%) JNCIA
16 23 (1.32%) MCSA
17 22 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
17 22 (1.26%) JNCIP
18 20 (1.14%) CESG Certified Professional
19 17 (0.97%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (6.06%) SLA
2 27 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.03%) NCSC
4 14 (0.80%) GDPR
4 14 (0.80%) QA
5 12 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.63%) NIST
7 9 (0.51%) COBIT
8 8 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.40%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.34%) PMO
11 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.17%) GMP
12 3 (0.17%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.11%) ITGC
14 1 (0.057%) Accessibility
14 1 (0.057%) GLBA
14 1 (0.057%) GRC
System Software
1 357 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 302 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (5.26%) VMware NSX
4 80 (4.57%) Hyper-V
5 79 (4.52%) vSphere
6 57 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (1.66%) XenApp
9 28 (1.60%) Docker
10 27 (1.54%) BitLocker
11 17 (0.97%) NFS
12 16 (0.91%) Firmware
13 13 (0.74%) vCloud
13 13 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.46%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.29%) ProxySG
16 4 (0.23%) KVM
17 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
18 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 111 (6.35%) Ansible
1 111 (6.35%) SCCM
2 73 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 61 (3.49%) FortiGate
4 57 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 49 (2.80%) Terraform
6 38 (2.17%) Kubernetes
6 38 (2.17%) vCenter Server
7 28 (1.60%) vRealize
8 25 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
9 23 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
10 22 (1.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 21 (1.20%) WSUS
12 19 (1.09%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 18 (1.03%) ZABBIX
14 15 (0.86%) AppManager
14 15 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
14 15 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
14 15 (0.86%) Puppet
15 14 (0.80%) SCOM
Vendors
1 466 (26.64%) VMware
2 400 (22.87%) Microsoft
3 267 (15.27%) Juniper
4 234 (13.38%) CheckPoint
5 167 (9.55%) Palo Alto
6 166 (9.49%) F5
7 165 (9.43%) Citrix
8 148 (8.46%) Meraki
9 118 (6.75%) HP
10 106 (6.06%) Fortinet
11 83 (4.75%) Aruba
12 79 (4.52%) SolarWinds
13 66 (3.77%) Red Hat
14 63 (3.60%) Dell
14 63 (3.60%) Oracle
15 58 (3.32%) ServiceNow
16 54 (3.09%) NetApp
17 47 (2.69%) Nokia
18 43 (2.46%) SAP
19 39 (2.23%) Apple