Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 66 75
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 -24
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,957 3,137 2,991
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.52% 3.54% 3.20%
As % of the Vendors category 8.21% 8.31% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,377 2,088 1,903
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £200
90th Percentile £567 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 156 127
Median hourly rate £26.81 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +44.74% -15.56%
10th Percentile £14.82 £12.80 £12.63
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.50 £44.30
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £28.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.91% +43.75% -15.79%

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 23,832 37,746 38,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.87% 42.58% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,511 23,798 24,401
Median daily rate £450 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £222 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,072 1,269 1,323
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.92 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.36 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% +2.86% +2.94%

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 +13 684 £410 -3.53% 170
South East -2 420 £400 - 99
North of England +9 326 £375 -3.85% 124
Midlands +21 249 £438 +22.55% 100
North West +15 175 £400 +3.23% 66
West Midlands +27 173 £450 +20.00% 68
South West -26 156 £425 +6.25% 53
Yorkshire 0 126 £355 -11.25% 42
East of England +4 115 £356 -18.57% 55
East Midlands -3 73 £360 +10.77% 32
North East +13 25 £375 +26.05% 16
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 768 (39.24%) Firewall
2 735 (37.56%) Cisco Certification
3 542 (27.70%) WAN
4 533 (27.24%) CCNP
5 529 (27.03%) LAN
6 503 (25.70%) Windows
7 425 (21.72%) VMware
8 416 (21.26%) Security Cleared
9 378 (19.32%) Microsoft
10 356 (18.19%) VPN
11 351 (17.94%) Data Centre
12 334 (17.07%) BGP
13 325 (16.61%) CCNA
14 317 (16.20%) Active Directory
15 310 (15.84%) Juniper
16 285 (14.56%) MPLS
17 284 (14.51%) OSPF
18 281 (14.36%) Wireless
19 271 (13.85%) Cisco Nexus
20 270 (13.80%) Windows Server
21 262 (13.39%) SC Cleared
21 262 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
22 256 (13.08%) Azure
23 241 (12.31%) ITIL
24 239 (12.21%) Palo Alto
25 235 (12.01%) Office 365
26 234 (11.96%) CheckPoint
26 234 (11.96%) Migration
27 227 (11.60%) Cisco ASA
28 219 (11.19%) DNS

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 97 (4.96%) MS Exchange
2 76 (3.88%) Skype for Business
3 63 (3.22%) SharePoint
4 36 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (1.38%) Confluence
5 27 (1.38%) IIS
6 23 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (1.07%) OpenStack
8 18 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.41%) Apache
11 5 (0.26%) Anypoint
11 5 (0.26%) Mule
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.20%) CMS
12 4 (0.20%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.10%) Mattermost
14 2 (0.10%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 112 (5.72%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 24 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.051%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 19 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.051%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 256 (13.08%) Azure
2 235 (12.01%) Office 365
3 145 (7.41%) AWS
4 41 (2.10%) IaaS
5 34 (1.74%) PaaS
6 29 (1.48%) SaaS
7 26 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.07%) GCP
9 15 (0.77%) OneDrive
10 14 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (0.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 9 (0.46%) Akamai
12 9 (0.46%) HP Helion
13 8 (0.41%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.26%) G Suite
14 5 (0.26%) GitHub
15 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.10%) Azure Data Factory
17 1 (0.051%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 768 (39.24%) Firewall
2 542 (27.70%) WAN
3 529 (27.03%) LAN
4 356 (18.19%) VPN
5 334 (17.07%) BGP
6 285 (14.56%) MPLS
7 284 (14.51%) OSPF
8 281 (14.36%) Wireless
9 271 (13.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 227 (11.60%) Cisco ASA
11 219 (11.19%) DNS
12 216 (11.04%) Network Security
13 198 (10.12%) DHCP
14 169 (8.64%) TCP/IP
14 169 (8.64%) VoIP
15 125 (6.39%) Cisco IOS
16 122 (6.23%) SAN
17 118 (6.03%) Cisco ISE
18 112 (5.72%) Wi-Fi
19 111 (5.67%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.66%) MySQL
3 12 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (0.31%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.31%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.26%) Aerospike
6 5 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (0.26%) DB2
6 5 (0.26%) Redis
7 4 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (0.20%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.15%) Big Data
9 2 (0.10%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.10%) GIS
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
3 31 (1.58%) JIRA
4 24 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 18 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 14 (0.72%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.20%) Hudson
10 3 (0.15%) JMeter
10 3 (0.15%) ScriptRunner
10 3 (0.15%) Selenium
11 2 (0.10%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.051%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.051%) Fiddler
12 1 (0.051%) GCC
12 1 (0.051%) GitLab
12 1 (0.051%) SonarQube
General
1 210 (10.73%) Finance
2 172 (8.79%) Telecoms
3 81 (4.14%) Public Sector
4 65 (3.32%) Banking
5 26 (1.33%) Investment Banking
5 26 (1.33%) Retail
6 21 (1.07%) Front Office
7 18 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.87%) Law
9 16 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.66%) Legal
11 12 (0.61%) French Language
11 12 (0.61%) Marketing
12 11 (0.56%) German Language
12 11 (0.56%) Military
13 10 (0.51%) Advertising
13 10 (0.51%) Publishing
14 9 (0.46%) Electronics
14 9 (0.46%) Local Government
15 7 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 756 (38.63%) Network Engineer
2 204 (10.42%) Architect
3 180 (9.20%) Cisco Engineer
4 147 (7.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 146 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 117 (5.98%) Security Engineer
7 116 (5.93%) Network Architect
8 110 (5.62%) Analyst
9 106 (5.42%) Support Engineer
10 101 (5.16%) Senior Network Engineer
11 83 (4.24%) Consultant
12 73 (3.73%) Network Security Engineer
13 53 (2.71%) Designer
14 45 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
15 38 (1.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 38 (1.94%) IT Engineer
15 38 (1.94%) IT Support
16 37 (1.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 36 (1.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 36 (1.84%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (2.86%) 802.1X
2 39 (1.99%) REST
3 25 (1.28%) Web Services
4 22 (1.12%) SOAP
5 12 (0.61%) JSON
6 11 (0.56%) LDAP
6 11 (0.56%) XML
7 7 (0.36%) SAML
8 6 (0.31%) HTML
8 6 (0.31%) Middleware
8 6 (0.31%) RAML
9 5 (0.26%) .NET
9 5 (0.26%) CSS
9 5 (0.26%) WebSockets
9 5 (0.26%) XMPP
10 4 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.20%) HTML5
10 4 (0.20%) Kafka
10 4 (0.20%) ModSecurity
10 4 (0.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 351 (17.94%) Data Centre
2 87 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (3.63%) Video Conferencing
4 53 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 39 (1.99%) PKI
6 38 (1.94%) Clustering
6 38 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (1.84%) Public Cloud
8 27 (1.38%) Smartphone
9 26 (1.33%) iPhone
10 23 (1.18%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.07%) Blackberry
11 21 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (1.02%) NHS
13 19 (0.97%) CMDB
14 18 (0.92%) EMC VNX
14 18 (0.92%) Replication
15 15 (0.77%) Private Cloud
16 13 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
16 13 (0.66%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 503 (25.70%) Windows
2 270 (13.80%) Windows Server
3 188 (9.61%) Linux
4 112 (5.72%) Windows 10
5 100 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (4.85%) Windows 7
7 84 (4.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 79 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (2.15%) Android
10 40 (2.04%) Unix
11 26 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (1.12%) Mac OS
13 18 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
15 15 (0.77%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.66%) Solaris
17 10 (0.51%) CentOS
18 8 (0.41%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.31%) CatOS
19 6 (0.31%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (12.31%) ITIL
2 234 (11.96%) Migration
3 189 (9.66%) Network Design
4 172 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 137 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
6 131 (6.69%) Change Management
7 94 (4.80%) Project Delivery
8 91 (4.65%) Load Balancing
9 89 (4.55%) DevOps
10 88 (4.50%) Network Management
11 81 (4.14%) Cybersecurity
11 81 (4.14%) Project Management
12 79 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (3.58%) Service Management
14 67 (3.42%) Incident Management
15 58 (2.96%) Service Delivery
16 57 (2.91%) Disaster Recovery
17 53 (2.71%) SIEM
18 52 (2.66%) Network Monitoring
19 49 (2.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (8.53%) Python
2 105 (5.37%) PowerShell
3 77 (3.93%) SQL
4 44 (2.25%) Perl
5 32 (1.64%) C
5 32 (1.64%) Java
6 28 (1.43%) Shell Script
7 22 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 20 (1.02%) PHP
9 15 (0.77%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.26%) VBScript
11 3 (0.15%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.10%) C#
12 2 (0.10%) VB
12 2 (0.10%) VBA
13 1 (0.051%) Ada
13 1 (0.051%) C++
13 1 (0.051%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.051%) XPath
Qualifications
1 735 (37.56%) Cisco Certification
2 533 (27.24%) CCNP
3 416 (21.26%) Security Cleared
4 325 (16.61%) CCNA
5 262 (13.39%) SC Cleared
6 194 (9.91%) CCIE
7 121 (6.18%) DV Cleared
8 73 (3.73%) Degree
9 70 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 60 (3.07%) CCDP
11 47 (2.40%) CCDA
12 43 (2.20%) MCSE
13 41 (2.10%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 37 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
15 32 (1.64%) CISSP
16 30 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 28 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
18 26 (1.33%) MCP
19 22 (1.12%) JNCIS
19 22 (1.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.73%) SLA
2 27 (1.38%) QA
3 26 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.72%) GDPR
5 14 (0.72%) NIST
6 11 (0.56%) NCSC
7 9 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.46%) PMO
8 8 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.31%) COBIT
9 6 (0.31%) RMADS
10 5 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.20%) BS7799
12 2 (0.10%) AICPA
12 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 317 (16.20%) Active Directory
2 262 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (5.57%) Hyper-V
4 77 (3.93%) VMware ESXi
5 65 (3.32%) vSphere
6 42 (2.15%) XenApp
7 41 (2.10%) VMware NSX
8 28 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (1.12%) XenDesktop
10 21 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (0.82%) BitLocker
11 16 (0.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 14 (0.72%) Firmware
13 11 (0.56%) Docker
13 11 (0.56%) vCloud
13 11 (0.56%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (0.41%) ProxySG
17 6 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 97 (4.96%) SCCM
2 74 (3.78%) Ansible
3 67 (3.42%) FortiGate
4 52 (2.66%) Cisco CUCM
5 47 (2.40%) vCenter Server
6 44 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
7 42 (2.15%) Puppet
8 39 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
8 39 (1.99%) SCOM
9 35 (1.79%) Nagios
10 27 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
10 27 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
11 25 (1.28%) AirWatch
12 22 (1.12%) NetBackup
13 20 (1.02%) Amdocs OSS
14 18 (0.92%) WSUS
15 17 (0.87%) Netcool
15 17 (0.87%) Netcool/OMNIbus
15 17 (0.87%) Statseeker
16 15 (0.77%) NetMRI
Vendors
1 425 (21.72%) VMware
2 378 (19.32%) Microsoft
3 310 (15.84%) Juniper
4 239 (12.21%) Palo Alto
5 234 (11.96%) CheckPoint
6 213 (10.88%) F5
7 186 (9.50%) Citrix
8 120 (6.13%) HP
9 119 (6.08%) Meraki
10 110 (5.62%) Fortinet
11 102 (5.21%) SolarWinds
12 101 (5.16%) Dell
13 89 (4.55%) Oracle
14 83 (4.24%) NetApp
15 68 (3.47%) EMC
16 56 (2.86%) Aruba
17 50 (2.55%) Huawei
18 49 (2.50%) Blue Coat
18 49 (2.50%) ServiceNow
19 47 (2.40%) Nokia