Period
to 23 February 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Meraki products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Meraki over the 6 months to 23 February 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 Meraki.

Meraki
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 538 685 750
Rank change year-on-year +147 +65 +23
Contract jobs citing Meraki 152 168 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 0.44% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 117 66
England median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £225 £198 £186
90th Percentile £538 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
England median hourly rate £22.75 - £160.00
10th Percentile £20.38 - £12.50
90th Percentile £25.13 - £165.00
UK median hourly rate £22.75 - £160.00

Meraki 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 26,281 38,158 39,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.10% 42.38% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,329 23,906 24,764
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £225 £263 £238
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.74% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,075 1,351 1,318
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £11.90 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.34%

Meraki
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Meraki as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Meraki in England

Meraki
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Meraki in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Meraki in England

Meraki
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Meraki in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Meraki in England

Meraki
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Meraki in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Meraki in England

Meraki
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 Meraki within the England region over the 6 months to 23 February 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 +123 65 £425 -1.73% 43
South East +68 35 £375 +7.14% 29
North of England +48 25 £300 -7.69% 25
North West +33 15 £395 +31.67% 12
South West +31 13 £345 -0.78% 12
Midlands +55 10 £450 +109.30% 6
Yorkshire +45 8 £280 -13.85% 12
East Midlands +47 6 £400 +33.33% 2
West Midlands +46 4 £450 +109.30% 4
East of England +34 3 £500 - 17
North East +22 2 - - 1
Meraki
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Meraki 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 Meraki.

1 137 (90.13%) Cisco
2 71 (46.71%) Firewall
3 53 (34.87%) WAN
4 51 (33.55%) LAN
5 50 (32.89%) Wireless
6 47 (30.92%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (30.92%) Azure
7 42 (27.63%) Windows
8 37 (24.34%) Active Directory
9 35 (23.03%) Microsoft
10 34 (22.37%) VPN
10 34 (22.37%) VMware
10 34 (22.37%) Office 365
11 29 (19.08%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (17.76%) Cisco ASA
13 26 (17.11%) Data Centre
14 25 (16.45%) Migration
14 25 (16.45%) CCNP
15 24 (15.79%) DNS
15 24 (15.79%) MPLS
16 23 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (13.82%) DHCP
17 21 (13.82%) Palo Alto
17 21 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 20 (13.16%) Citrix
18 20 (13.16%) OSPF
18 20 (13.16%) CheckPoint
18 20 (13.16%) Network Security
19 19 (12.50%) CCNA
19 19 (12.50%) WLAN

Meraki
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 12 (7.89%) MS Exchange
1 12 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.24%) Skype for Business
3 10 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.95%) IIS
5 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.66%) Apache
6 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 47 (30.92%) Azure
2 34 (22.37%) Office 365
3 15 (9.87%) AWS
4 9 (5.92%) IaaS
5 7 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.61%) Mimecast
6 4 (2.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.97%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.97%) PaaS
8 2 (1.32%) Akamai
8 2 (1.32%) G Suite
8 2 (1.32%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.32%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.32%) SaaS
9 1 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 71 (46.71%) Firewall
2 53 (34.87%) WAN
3 51 (33.55%) LAN
4 50 (32.89%) Wireless
5 34 (22.37%) VPN
6 29 (19.08%) Wi-Fi
7 27 (17.76%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (15.79%) DNS
8 24 (15.79%) MPLS
9 21 (13.82%) DHCP
10 20 (13.16%) Network Security
10 20 (13.16%) OSPF
11 19 (12.50%) WLAN
12 18 (11.84%) BGP
12 18 (11.84%) VoIP
13 17 (11.18%) SAN
14 15 (9.87%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (9.21%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (8.55%) IPsec
16 13 (8.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (3.95%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.32%) Power BI
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (9.87%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Public Sector
3 9 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.95%) Law
4 6 (3.95%) Legal
4 6 (3.95%) Retail
5 4 (2.63%) Advertising
6 3 (1.97%) Banking
7 1 (0.66%) French Language
7 1 (0.66%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (38.82%) Network Engineer
2 19 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (8.55%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (7.24%) Network Specialist
5 11 (7.24%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (6.58%) Analyst
6 10 (6.58%) Security Engineer
7 9 (5.92%) Infrastructure Support
8 8 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) Cisco Field Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) Citrix Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) Design Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) Field Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) Network Field Engineer
11 4 (2.63%) Network Support
11 4 (2.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.29%) SAML
2 4 (2.63%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (0.66%) LDAP
4 1 (0.66%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.11%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.24%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.92%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.95%) PKI
4 6 (3.95%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.63%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.97%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.97%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.32%) Tandem
8 1 (0.66%) CCTV
8 1 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.66%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.66%) FMCG
8 1 (0.66%) Home Automation
8 1 (0.66%) iPad
8 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (27.63%) Windows
2 16 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (7.89%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.24%) Windows 10
5 8 (5.26%) Android
6 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.29%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.63%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.63%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.63%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.32%) Linux
10 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.45%) Migration
2 21 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (6.58%) Change Management
3 10 (6.58%) Information Security
4 9 (5.92%) Network Design
4 9 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (4.61%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.95%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.95%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (3.95%) Information Security Management
7 6 (3.95%) ISMS
7 6 (3.95%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (3.95%) Presales
7 6 (3.95%) Security Management
8 5 (3.29%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.29%) ITIL
8 5 (3.29%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (3.29%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.24%) SQL
2 7 (4.61%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.63%) C
3 4 (2.63%) Java
3 4 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 47 (30.92%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (16.45%) CCNP
3 19 (12.50%) CCNA
4 8 (5.26%) CCIE
4 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.61%) MCSA
6 6 (3.95%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (3.95%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.29%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.63%) MCITP
9 2 (1.32%) CCDP
9 2 (1.32%) CISSP
9 2 (1.32%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.32%) MCP
9 2 (1.32%) MCSE
10 1 (0.66%) CCA
10 1 (0.66%) CCSP
10 1 (0.66%) CISA
10 1 (0.66%) CISM
10 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.24%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.26%) GDPR
3 6 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.29%) SLA
5 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.66%) NIST
System Software
1 37 (24.34%) Active Directory
2 23 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.92%) XenApp
3 9 (5.92%) XenDesktop
4 5 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.29%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.97%) Firmware
5 3 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.32%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.66%) RHEV
7 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (9.87%) SCCM
2 10 (6.58%) FortiGate
3 6 (3.95%) AirWatch
3 6 (3.95%) SCOM
3 6 (3.95%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.63%) WSUS
6 2 (1.32%) Terraform
7 1 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.66%) Forum Sentry
7 1 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.66%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.66%) Puppet
7 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.66%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 137 (90.13%) Cisco
2 35 (23.03%) Microsoft
3 34 (22.37%) VMware
4 21 (13.82%) Palo Alto
5 20 (13.16%) CheckPoint
5 20 (13.16%) Citrix
6 18 (11.84%) Fortinet
7 14 (9.21%) Aerohive Networks
7 14 (9.21%) Aruba
8 11 (7.24%) F5
8 11 (7.24%) Juniper
9 9 (5.92%) Adobe
10 8 (5.26%) HP
10 8 (5.26%) Ivanti
10 8 (5.26%) Splunk
11 7 (4.61%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.95%) Avaya
12 6 (3.95%) NetApp
12 6 (3.95%) Sony
13 5 (3.29%) BT