Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 668 758 790
Rank change year-on-year +90 +32 +52
Contract jobs citing Meraki 191 109 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.12% 0.083%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 64 50
England median daily rate £425 £319 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -8.93% +16.67%
10th Percentile £252 £170 £149
90th Percentile £538 £484 £478
UK median daily rate £425 £319 £350
% change year-on-year +33.33% -8.93% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 0
England median hourly rate £125.00 £17.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +624.64% - -
UK median hourly rate £125.00 £17.25 -
% change year-on-year +624.64% - -

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 40,230 40,700 44,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.17% 42.97% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,277 25,492 27,379
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,515 1,365 1,576
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.64 £10.16
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.40% +5.64% -5.71%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +13 82 £450 +12.50% 30
South East +10 34 £394 +31.25% 14
North of England +17 33 £425 +36.00% 36
Midlands +15 32 £260 -5.45% 9
West Midlands -6 29 £215 -21.82% 3
North West +7 24 £444 +42.00% 22
South West -27 8 £348 +46.40% 6
Yorkshire - 8 £413 - 13
East Midlands +15 3 £300 - 6
East of England +12 3 £438 +16.67% 7
North East - 1 £475 - 1
Meraki
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 175 (91.62%) Cisco
2 88 (46.07%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (41.88%) Wireless
4 79 (41.36%) Firewall
5 77 (40.31%) WAN
6 62 (32.46%) LAN
7 60 (31.41%) CCNP
8 50 (26.18%) Windows
9 47 (24.61%) Microsoft
9 47 (24.61%) Microsoft Azure
10 44 (23.04%) CheckPoint
11 42 (21.99%) Cisco ASA
12 41 (21.47%) CCNA
13 40 (20.94%) Active Directory
13 40 (20.94%) VPN
14 39 (20.42%) Office 365
15 38 (19.90%) VMware
16 37 (19.37%) DNS
17 36 (18.85%) Wi-Fi
17 36 (18.85%) Data Centre
18 34 (17.80%) OSPF
19 33 (17.28%) Network Security
20 32 (16.75%) WLAN
21 31 (16.23%) Cisco Nexus
21 31 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
22 30 (15.71%) Security Cleared
22 30 (15.71%) DHCP
22 30 (15.71%) BGP
23 29 (15.18%) SC Cleared
24 28 (14.66%) SolarWinds

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 (5.76%) Skype for Business
2 8 (4.19%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.66%) CMS
3 7 (3.66%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.05%) IIS
5 2 (1.05%) nginx
6 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.52%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.52%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.52%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.52%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 47 (24.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (20.42%) Office 365
3 31 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.57%) IaaS
7 3 (1.57%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.57%) SaaS
8 2 (1.05%) Akamai
8 2 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.05%) G Suite
8 2 (1.05%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (41.88%) Wireless
2 79 (41.36%) Firewall
3 77 (40.31%) WAN
4 62 (32.46%) LAN
5 42 (21.99%) Cisco ASA
6 40 (20.94%) VPN
7 37 (19.37%) DNS
8 36 (18.85%) Wi-Fi
9 34 (17.80%) OSPF
10 33 (17.28%) Network Security
11 32 (16.75%) WLAN
12 31 (16.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 30 (15.71%) BGP
13 30 (15.71%) DHCP
14 28 (14.66%) Cisco ISE
14 28 (14.66%) VoIP
15 27 (14.14%) TCP/IP
16 23 (12.04%) MPLS
17 17 (8.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 16 (8.38%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.52%) Firebird
3 1 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.05%) JIRA
2 2 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (12.04%) Retail
2 13 (6.81%) Finance
3 12 (6.28%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.05%) Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 92 (48.17%) Network Engineer
2 36 (18.85%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (11.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 19 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (7.85%) IT Support
5 15 (7.85%) Security Engineer
5 15 (7.85%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (7.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 14 (7.33%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.28%) Analyst
8 11 (5.76%) Deployment Engineer
8 11 (5.76%) Implementation Engineer
8 11 (5.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 10 (5.24%) Consultant
10 9 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.71%) Architect
10 9 (4.71%) Network Support
10 9 (4.71%) Wireless Engineer
11 8 (4.19%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.42%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.66%) XMPP
3 3 (1.57%) .NET
4 2 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.85%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.14%) Driving Licence
3 6 (3.14%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.09%) Analytical Mindset
4 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.05%) e-Health
5 2 (1.05%) iPhone
6 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.52%) BYOD
6 1 (0.52%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.52%) IPTV
6 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (26.18%) Windows
2 25 (13.09%) Windows Server
3 20 (10.47%) Linux
4 14 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.28%) Windows 10
6 10 (5.24%) Unix
7 7 (3.66%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.57%) VMS
9 3 (1.57%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.52%) Android
10 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.61%) Network Monitoring
2 23 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (11.52%) Migration
4 20 (10.47%) Project Management
5 19 (9.95%) Server Virtualisation
6 18 (9.42%) ITIL
7 17 (8.90%) Load Balancing
8 15 (7.85%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.76%) Change Control
9 11 (5.76%) Network Design
9 11 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (4.71%) Task Automation
11 8 (4.19%) Network Architecture
11 8 (4.19%) Network Management
12 5 (2.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (2.62%) High Availability
12 5 (2.62%) Information Security
12 5 (2.62%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (2.62%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (2.62%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.19%) PowerShell
1 8 (4.19%) Python
2 6 (3.14%) SQL
3 3 (1.57%) Perl
4 2 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 88 (46.07%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (31.41%) CCNP
3 41 (21.47%) CCNA
4 30 (15.71%) Security Cleared
5 29 (15.18%) SC Cleared
6 16 (8.38%) CCIE
7 7 (3.66%) CCDP
8 6 (3.14%) Degree
9 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (2.09%) MCITP
10 4 (2.09%) MCSE
11 3 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.05%) AWS Certification
12 2 (1.05%) MCP
12 2 (1.05%) MCSA
12 2 (1.05%) MCTS
12 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (1.05%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.66%) SLA
2 3 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.05%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 40 (20.94%) Active Directory
2 25 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.47%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.19%) ProxySG
4 8 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.66%) vSphere
6 2 (1.05%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.05%) NFS
6 2 (1.05%) StorNext
6 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.05%) XenApp
6 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.76%) SCCM
2 8 (4.19%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.66%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.66%) SCOM
4 6 (3.14%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (3.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (2.62%) Terraform
6 4 (2.09%) Ansible
7 3 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.57%) Forum Sentry
7 3 (1.57%) Nagios
7 3 (1.57%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.05%) Packer
8 2 (1.05%) PaperCut
8 2 (1.05%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.05%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 175 (91.62%) Cisco
2 47 (24.61%) Microsoft
3 44 (23.04%) CheckPoint
4 38 (19.90%) VMware
5 28 (14.66%) Palo Alto
5 28 (14.66%) SolarWinds
6 27 (14.14%) Juniper
7 24 (12.57%) F5
8 15 (7.85%) Aruba
9 14 (7.33%) Fortinet
10 9 (4.71%) Aerohive Networks
10 9 (4.71%) Citrix
10 9 (4.71%) HP
11 8 (4.19%) Blue Coat
11 8 (4.19%) Google
12 7 (3.66%) WatchGuard
13 6 (3.14%) Arista
13 6 (3.14%) CommVault
13 6 (3.14%) Symantec
14 5 (2.62%) Rackspace