Period
to 1 December 2021

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 1 December 2021 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
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 593 476 535
Rank change year-on-year -117 +59 +188
Contract jobs citing Meraki 177 59 230
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.19% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.45% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 41 151
10th Percentile £216 £178 £243
25th Percentile £280 £275 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £413 £385
Median % change year-on-year -3.03% +7.14% -9.41%
75th Percentile £526 £494 £475
90th Percentile £581 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -11.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Median hourly rate £21.00 £43.49 £22.75
Median % change year-on-year -51.71% +91.16% -
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £43.49 £21.38
% change year-on-year -51.71% +103.46% -

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 27,856 13,165 31,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.09% 42.53% 42.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,775 8,658 20,329
10th Percentile £258 £253 £230
25th Percentile £400 £363 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £613 £575 £559
90th Percentile £700 £661 £645
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 433 1,183
10th Percentile £11.79 £11.75 £11.24
25th Percentile £14.13 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.33 £23.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -15.95% +22.99% +7.63%
75th Percentile £40.78 £45.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £56.13 £51.71
UK median hourly rate £19.52 £24.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -18.67% +28.34% +8.41%

Meraki
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Meraki in England

Meraki
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Meraki in England

Meraki
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Meraki in England over the 6 months to 1 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Meraki in England

Meraki
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Meraki in England

Meraki
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Meraki in England over the 6 months to 1 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 1 December 2021. 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 -154 70 £400 -17.95% 37
North of England -50 35 £450 +26.32% 21
South East -63 32 £356 -5.00% 15
Midlands -60 18 £400 -27.27% 17
North West -47 17 £475 +33.33% 11
East of England -46 14 £350 +112.16% 5
West Midlands -63 13 £305 -44.55% 11
Yorkshire -38 9 £275 -22.85% 6
North East - 9 £550 - 4
South West -52 6 £406 -9.72% 11
East Midlands -39 2 £400 +33.33% 6
Meraki
UK

For the 6 months to 1 December 2021, 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.

1 141 (79.66%) Cisco
2 98 (55.37%) Firewall
3 66 (37.29%) Windows
4 64 (36.16%) WAN
5 56 (31.64%) Wireless
6 53 (29.94%) LAN
7 52 (29.38%) Cisco Certification
7 52 (29.38%) Azure
8 49 (27.68%) Active Directory
9 46 (25.99%) Microsoft 365
10 42 (23.73%) Wi-Fi
11 37 (20.90%) ITIL
12 35 (19.77%) VPN
12 35 (19.77%) CCNP
12 35 (19.77%) Windows Server
12 35 (19.77%) SD-WAN
13 34 (19.21%) CCNA
14 31 (17.51%) VMware
14 31 (17.51%) Social Skills
15 29 (16.38%) MPLS
16 28 (15.82%) DNS
17 27 (15.25%) Microsoft
17 27 (15.25%) Juniper
17 27 (15.25%) Palo Alto
18 26 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 26 (14.69%) DHCP
19 24 (13.56%) Change Management
19 24 (13.56%) AWS
19 24 (13.56%) Data Centre
20 20 (11.30%) Network Security

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 6 (3.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.69%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.13%) Confluence
4 2 (1.13%) IIS
5 1 (0.56%) CMS
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.56%) Maximo
2 1 (0.56%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 52 (29.38%) Azure
2 46 (25.99%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (13.56%) AWS
4 7 (3.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (3.95%) Azure Sentinel
4 7 (3.95%) SaaS
5 6 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.39%) Google Workspace
5 6 (3.39%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.69%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (1.69%) GCP
6 3 (1.69%) WhatsApp
7 2 (1.13%) Asana
7 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.13%) IaaS
7 2 (1.13%) Slack
7 2 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) AWS Direct Connect
8 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 98 (55.37%) Firewall
2 64 (36.16%) WAN
3 56 (31.64%) Wireless
4 53 (29.94%) LAN
5 42 (23.73%) Wi-Fi
6 35 (19.77%) SD-WAN
6 35 (19.77%) VPN
7 29 (16.38%) MPLS
8 28 (15.82%) DNS
9 26 (14.69%) DHCP
10 20 (11.30%) Network Security
11 18 (10.17%) TCP/IP
12 17 (9.60%) BGP
12 17 (9.60%) Cisco ISE
12 17 (9.60%) VLAN
13 16 (9.04%) OSPF
13 16 (9.04%) VoIP
14 13 (7.34%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (5.65%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (5.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.39%) MySQL
3 3 (1.69%) Amazon Aurora
3 3 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.13%) JIRA
1 2 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (17.51%) Social Skills
2 16 (9.04%) Finance
3 15 (8.47%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.52%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.95%) Retail
6 6 (3.39%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (2.82%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.69%) Back Office
8 3 (1.69%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.13%) Banking
9 2 (1.13%) Electronics
9 2 (1.13%) Marketing
10 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.56%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (31.64%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (14.12%) Architect
4 21 (11.86%) Network Architect
5 20 (11.30%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.34%) Security Engineer
7 9 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (5.08%) IT Engineer
7 9 (5.08%) IT Support
8 8 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (4.52%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (3.95%) Analyst
9 7 (3.95%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Wireless Engineer
11 5 (2.82%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.13%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.56%) LDAP
2 1 (0.56%) OAuth
2 1 (0.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.56%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.95%) Clustering
3 6 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.69%) Digital Signage
4 3 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.69%) EPoS
4 3 (1.69%) iPad
5 2 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.13%) NHS
5 2 (1.13%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.56%) BYOD
6 1 (0.56%) CCTV
6 1 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.56%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.56%) PKI
6 1 (0.56%) Replication
6 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 66 (37.29%) Windows
2 35 (19.77%) Windows Server
3 18 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (9.60%) Windows 10
5 15 (8.47%) Linux
5 15 (8.47%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (8.47%) Windows Server 2019
6 8 (4.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.56%) CentOS
8 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.56%) VMS
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.90%) ITIL
2 26 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (13.56%) Change Management
4 19 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (7.91%) Project Management
7 13 (7.34%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (7.34%) Incident Management
7 13 (7.34%) Network Design
8 11 (6.21%) Information Security
9 10 (5.65%) Business Continuity
9 10 (5.65%) Migration
10 8 (4.52%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (4.52%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.39%) DevOps
11 6 (3.39%) IT Strategy
11 6 (3.39%) Network Architecture
11 6 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (3.39%) Service Management
11 6 (3.39%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.60%) Python
2 8 (4.52%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.95%) SQL
4 3 (1.69%) Java
5 1 (0.56%) C
5 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (29.38%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (19.77%) CCNP
3 34 (19.21%) CCNA
4 11 (6.21%) CCIE
4 11 (6.21%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.82%) Degree
7 3 (1.69%) CCSP
8 2 (1.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (1.13%) CEH
8 2 (1.13%) CISSP
8 2 (1.13%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.13%) CWNA
8 2 (1.13%) MCP
8 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.56%) CCIE Wireless
9 1 (0.56%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.56%) MCITP
9 1 (0.56%) MCTS
9 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.26%) NIST
2 4 (2.26%) SLA
3 3 (1.69%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.56%) GDPR
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) PMO
4 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 49 (27.68%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.47%) Hyper-V
2 15 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.26%) vSphere
4 3 (1.69%) Docker
4 3 (1.69%) Firmware
4 3 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.13%) XenApp
5 2 (1.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.56%) KVM
6 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (9.04%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (7.34%) SCCM
3 12 (6.78%) Ansible
4 11 (6.21%) FortiGate
5 7 (3.95%) Terraform
6 5 (2.82%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.26%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (2.26%) Opsgenie
7 4 (2.26%) SCOM
7 4 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.13%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.13%) Pingdom
8 2 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.13%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.56%) CASB
9 1 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 141 (79.66%) Cisco
2 31 (17.51%) VMware
3 27 (15.25%) Juniper
3 27 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 27 (15.25%) Palo Alto
4 16 (9.04%) CheckPoint
4 16 (9.04%) Citrix
4 16 (9.04%) SolarWinds
5 14 (7.91%) HP
6 12 (6.78%) Aruba
7 11 (6.21%) Fortinet
8 8 (4.52%) Zscaler
9 6 (3.39%) Adyen
9 6 (3.39%) Sophos
10 5 (2.82%) Carbon Black
10 5 (2.82%) CrowdStrike
10 5 (2.82%) Mitel
10 5 (2.82%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.82%) Siemens
10 5 (2.82%) Splunk