Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 722 745 805
Rank change year-on-year +23 +60 +29
Contract jobs citing Meraki 153 71 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.080% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 44 50
England median daily rate £400 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -20.00% +28.76%
10th Percentile £164 £170 £210
90th Percentile £499 £473 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +33.33% -20.00% +28.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
England median hourly rate £125.00 £14.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +779.35% - -
UK median hourly rate £125.00 £14.22 -
% change year-on-year +779.35% - -

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 39,147 38,594 45,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.91% 43.76% 44.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,547 23,786 28,191
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,414 1,260 1,482
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.37% -1.90%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.46 £47.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018. 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 +19 72 £400 +33.33% 19
Midlands +11 29 £299 -5.91% 6
West Midlands -2 28 £260 -5.45% 4
South East 0 22 £388 +10.71% 11
North of England +7 20 £413 +37.50% 12
North West -4 14 £398 +32.50% 5
South West -2 6 £390 +64.21% 10
East of England -8 4 £413 +18.71% 10
Yorkshire -10 4 £413 - 4
North East - 2 £388 - 3
East Midlands -4 1 £338 - 2
Meraki
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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.

1 131 (85.62%) Cisco
2 63 (41.18%) WAN
3 58 (37.91%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (33.99%) Wireless
5 45 (29.41%) LAN
6 44 (28.76%) Firewall
7 41 (26.80%) VMware
8 40 (26.14%) Active Directory
9 39 (25.49%) CCNP
9 39 (25.49%) Windows
10 37 (24.18%) Microsoft
10 37 (24.18%) Wi-Fi
11 33 (21.57%) CCNA
11 33 (21.57%) VPN
12 32 (20.92%) Office 365
13 29 (18.95%) Juniper
13 29 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 28 (18.30%) MPLS
14 28 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
15 25 (16.34%) VoIP
16 24 (15.69%) Security Cleared
16 24 (15.69%) CheckPoint
16 24 (15.69%) Network Monitoring
17 23 (15.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 23 (15.03%) SC Cleared
18 22 (14.38%) Cisco ASA
18 22 (14.38%) DNS
19 21 (13.73%) OSPF
20 20 (13.07%) Project Management
20 20 (13.07%) 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 11 (7.19%) Skype for Business
2 8 (5.23%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.31%) nginx
6 1 (0.65%) Confluence
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.65%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.65%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.65%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 32 (20.92%) Office 365
2 28 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.27%) SaaS
6 4 (2.61%) PaaS
7 3 (1.96%) Akamai
7 3 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.96%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.96%) IaaS
7 3 (1.96%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.31%) G Suite
8 2 (1.31%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 63 (41.18%) WAN
2 52 (33.99%) Wireless
3 45 (29.41%) LAN
4 44 (28.76%) Firewall
5 37 (24.18%) Wi-Fi
6 33 (21.57%) VPN
7 28 (18.30%) MPLS
8 25 (16.34%) VoIP
9 22 (14.38%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (14.38%) DNS
10 21 (13.73%) OSPF
11 20 (13.07%) Cisco ISE
11 20 (13.07%) WLAN
12 18 (11.76%) BGP
12 18 (11.76%) DHCP
13 16 (10.46%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (9.15%) TCP/IP
15 12 (7.84%) Skype
16 11 (7.19%) IPsec
16 11 (7.19%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.65%) Redis
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (13.07%) Finance
2 19 (12.42%) Retail
3 15 (9.80%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.96%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 53 (34.64%) Network Engineer
2 25 (16.34%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (10.46%) Architect
5 14 (9.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (8.50%) Analyst
7 11 (7.19%) Implementation Engineer
7 11 (7.19%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.54%) Deployment Engineer
8 10 (6.54%) Security Engineer
9 9 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
9 9 (5.88%) Wireless Network Engineer
10 8 (5.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (5.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.23%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
10 8 (5.23%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (4.58%) IT Support
11 7 (4.58%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (4.58%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.50%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.31%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.65%) HTML
3 1 (0.65%) XML
3 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.80%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.84%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.27%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.31%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.31%) e-Health
5 2 (1.31%) iPhone
6 1 (0.65%) BYOD
6 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) IPTV
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.49%) Windows
2 19 (12.42%) Windows Server
3 16 (10.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (7.84%) Linux
4 12 (7.84%) Windows 10
5 10 (6.54%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.58%) Unix
6 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.61%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.31%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.69%) Network Monitoring
2 23 (15.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (13.07%) Project Management
4 19 (12.42%) ITIL
4 19 (12.42%) Migration
5 13 (8.50%) Load Balancing
6 12 (7.84%) Service Delivery
7 11 (7.19%) DNA
8 10 (6.54%) BCP
8 10 (6.54%) Supplier Management
9 8 (5.23%) Change Control
9 8 (5.23%) Network Design
10 7 (4.58%) SIEM
11 6 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (3.27%) Network Architecture
12 5 (3.27%) PRINCE2
12 5 (3.27%) Server Virtualisation
13 4 (2.61%) Configuration Management
13 4 (2.61%) CRM
13 4 (2.61%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.23%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.92%) SQL
3 1 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 58 (37.91%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (25.49%) CCNP
3 33 (21.57%) CCNA
4 24 (15.69%) Security Cleared
5 23 (15.03%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.54%) CCIE
7 9 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.27%) MCSE
9 3 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.96%) Degree
9 3 (1.96%) MCITP
9 3 (1.96%) MCP
9 3 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.31%) AWS Certification
10 2 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.31%) MCSA
10 2 (1.31%) MCTS
11 1 (0.65%) MCT
11 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.27%) SLA
2 2 (1.31%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) GDPR
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (26.14%) Active Directory
2 29 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.27%) VMware NSX
4 5 (3.27%) vSphere
5 4 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.31%) NFS
6 2 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.65%) StorNext
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (6.54%) AirWatch
1 10 (6.54%) SCCM
2 5 (3.27%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.61%) SCOM
4 3 (1.96%) Puppet
4 3 (1.96%) Terraform
4 3 (1.96%) WSUS
5 2 (1.31%) Ansible
5 2 (1.31%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.31%) Packer
5 2 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.31%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.65%) vMotion
6 1 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 131 (85.62%) Cisco
2 41 (26.80%) VMware
3 37 (24.18%) Microsoft
4 29 (18.95%) Juniper
5 24 (15.69%) CheckPoint
6 17 (11.11%) Aruba
7 15 (9.80%) Mitel
8 14 (9.15%) F5
8 14 (9.15%) Red Box
9 13 (8.50%) BT
9 13 (8.50%) SolarWinds
10 12 (7.84%) HP
11 11 (7.19%) Aastra
11 11 (7.19%) Polycom
12 10 (6.54%) Ericsson
13 9 (5.88%) Citrix
13 9 (5.88%) Tandberg
14 8 (5.23%) Fortinet
14 8 (5.23%) Palo Alto
15 6 (3.92%) WatchGuard