Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 503 661 725
Rank change year-on-year +158 +64 +50
Contract jobs citing Meraki 93 163 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 118 67
Median daily rate £340 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% - +17.19%
10th Percentile £175 £206 £133
90th Percentile £538 £529 £493
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +161.90% -83.20% +681.25%
10th Percentile £52.50 £20.50 £122.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £21.50 £127.50
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 £125.00
% change year-on-year +161.90% -83.20% +681.25%

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 18,098 35,239 38,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.94% 42.51% 41.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,905 22,203 23,933
Median daily rate £450 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £233 £263 £250
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 1,149 1,357
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.15 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.98% +7.49% -

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 27 May 2020.

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
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 27 May 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 +133 35 £405 -4.71% 1
North of England +100 22 £290 -3.33% 2
South East +100 14 £208 -39.64% 10
Yorkshire +69 10 £280 -21.40%
North West +51 10 £398 +44.55% 2
Midlands +80 9 £550 +62.96% 1
West Midlands +66 7 £600 +77.78% 1
South West +58 6 £325 -31.58% 2
East of England +53 5 £525 +85.84% 2
East Midlands +45 2 £515 +98.08%
North East +24 2 £375 +3.45%
Meraki
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 74 (79.57%) Cisco
2 41 (44.09%) Firewall
3 37 (39.78%) Active Directory
4 36 (38.71%) WAN
5 34 (36.56%) LAN
6 31 (33.33%) Azure
7 30 (32.26%) Windows
8 25 (26.88%) Microsoft
9 24 (25.81%) Office 365
10 23 (24.73%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (22.58%) Wireless
11 21 (22.58%) VMware
12 20 (21.51%) Data Centre
13 19 (20.43%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (19.35%) CheckPoint
15 17 (18.28%) VPN
16 15 (16.13%) Palo Alto
17 14 (15.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 14 (15.05%) Citrix
18 13 (13.98%) MPLS
18 13 (13.98%) Cisco Nexus
18 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Intune
18 13 (13.98%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (13.98%) Fortinet
18 13 (13.98%) SCCM
19 12 (12.90%) OSPF
19 12 (12.90%) DNS
19 12 (12.90%) DHCP
19 12 (12.90%) Windows 10
19 12 (12.90%) Windows Server

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 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.38%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.30%) IIS
4 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.15%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.08%) Apache
6 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.08%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.08%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 31 (33.33%) Azure
2 24 (25.81%) Office 365
3 6 (6.45%) AWS
4 4 (4.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.30%) IaaS
5 3 (3.23%) SaaS
6 2 (2.15%) Akamai
7 1 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) G Suite
7 1 (1.08%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.08%) PaaS
7 1 (1.08%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (44.09%) Firewall
2 36 (38.71%) WAN
3 34 (36.56%) LAN
4 23 (24.73%) Wi-Fi
5 21 (22.58%) Wireless
6 17 (18.28%) VPN
7 13 (13.98%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (13.98%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (13.98%) MPLS
8 12 (12.90%) DHCP
8 12 (12.90%) DNS
8 12 (12.90%) OSPF
9 11 (11.83%) BGP
9 11 (11.83%) VoIP
10 9 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (9.68%) Network Security
11 8 (8.60%) SAN
11 8 (8.60%) WLAN
12 6 (6.45%) SSL
12 6 (6.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.08%) MySQL
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.08%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (9.68%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.38%) Advertising
4 3 (3.23%) Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Retail
5 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 14 (15.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (13.98%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (12.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Cisco Field Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Field Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Network Field Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Network Specialist
7 6 (6.45%) Security Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Security Operations Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) IT Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) IT Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) IT Operations Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) IT Support
9 4 (4.30%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.45%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.08%) HTML
2 1 (1.08%) LDAP
2 1 (1.08%) SAML
2 1 (1.08%) XML
2 1 (1.08%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.51%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (6.45%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.38%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.38%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.30%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.30%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.08%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.08%) iPad
5 1 (1.08%) iPhone
5 1 (1.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.26%) Windows
2 12 (12.90%) Windows 10
2 12 (12.90%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.68%) Linux
4 7 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (4.30%) Android
6 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.15%) Unix
7 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (7.53%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (7.53%) Migration
2 7 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (6.45%) Cyber Intelligence
3 6 (6.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 6 (6.45%) Email Filtering
3 6 (6.45%) Information Security
3 6 (6.45%) Load Balancing
3 6 (6.45%) Logistics
3 6 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (6.45%) Security Operations
3 6 (6.45%) Threat Intelligence
4 5 (5.38%) Network Design
5 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.30%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (4.30%) Information Assurance
5 4 (4.30%) Risk Management
5 4 (4.30%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (4.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.53%) Bash Shell
1 7 (7.53%) SQL
2 4 (4.30%) Python
3 3 (3.23%) C
3 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (20.43%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (10.75%) CCNP
3 9 (9.68%) CCNA
4 8 (8.60%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.45%) CISSP
5 6 (6.45%) GIAC
5 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.30%) MCSE
7 2 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.15%) MCP
7 2 (2.15%) MCSA
8 1 (1.08%) CCDE
8 1 (1.08%) CCIE
8 1 (1.08%) CCSA
8 1 (1.08%) Degree
8 1 (1.08%) MCITP
8 1 (1.08%) RHCSA
8 1 (1.08%) RHCT
8 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) GDPR
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) NCSC
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 37 (39.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.23%) XenApp
4 3 (3.23%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.15%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.15%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.15%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.15%) vSphere
6 1 (1.08%) Firmware
6 1 (1.08%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Intune
1 13 (13.98%) SCCM
2 3 (3.23%) AirWatch
2 3 (3.23%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.23%) Puppet
3 2 (2.15%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.15%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.15%) vRealize
4 1 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.08%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 74 (79.57%) Cisco
2 25 (26.88%) Microsoft
3 21 (22.58%) VMware
4 18 (19.35%) CheckPoint
5 15 (16.13%) Palo Alto
6 14 (15.05%) Citrix
7 13 (13.98%) Fortinet
8 7 (7.53%) Red Hat
9 6 (6.45%) F5
9 6 (6.45%) Juniper
10 5 (5.38%) Aruba
11 4 (4.30%) Blue Coat
11 4 (4.30%) HP
11 4 (4.30%) Huawei
11 4 (4.30%) Qualys
12 3 (3.23%) Avaya
12 3 (3.23%) BT
12 3 (3.23%) Ekahau
12 3 (3.23%) NetApp
13 2 (2.15%) Infoblox