Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 524 687 769
Rank change year-on-year +163 +82 +9
Contract jobs citing Meraki 236 176 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.43% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 123 67
England median daily rate £385 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +26.92% -7.14%
10th Percentile £238 £206 £130
90th Percentile £538 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £375 £410 £325
% change year-on-year -8.54% +26.15% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 10
England median hourly rate £36.38 - £89.75
10th Percentile £20.11 - £12.50
90th Percentile £56.13 - £165.00
UK median hourly rate £22.75 - £89.75

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 31,850 40,791 40,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.62% 42.34% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,097 25,715 25,550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £230 £256 £241
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,279 1,472 1,309
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £10.73
90th Percentile £52.54 £47.09 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.11 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.17% - +2.94%

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 12 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Meraki in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Contractor 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 12 December 2019. 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 +121 103 £425 -3.82% 37
South East +87 63 £363 -3.33% 32
North of England +43 38 £300 -26.83% 27
North West +11 26 £365 +1.39% 8
Midlands +44 12 £425 +63.46% 12
South West +4 11 £350 +0.66% 13
Yorkshire +40 8 £300 -27.27% 16
East of England +42 7 £500 +17.65% 10
East Midlands +30 7 £355 +18.33% 3
West Midlands +33 5 £450 +109.30% 9
North East +24 4 £300 -36.84% 3
Meraki
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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.

1 207 (87.71%) Cisco
2 136 (57.63%) Firewall
3 94 (39.83%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (33.90%) WAN
5 73 (30.93%) LAN
5 73 (30.93%) Windows
6 72 (30.51%) Wireless
7 69 (29.24%) Azure
8 67 (28.39%) Microsoft
9 65 (27.54%) VMware
10 63 (26.69%) CCNP
11 57 (24.15%) Office 365
12 55 (23.31%) Active Directory
13 52 (22.03%) VPN
14 47 (19.92%) Cisco ASA
15 45 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
16 43 (18.22%) MPLS
16 43 (18.22%) Migration
17 41 (17.37%) BGP
17 41 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 40 (16.95%) CheckPoint
18 40 (16.95%) CCNA
19 39 (16.53%) Network Security
20 38 (16.10%) Wi-Fi
21 37 (15.68%) Palo Alto
22 36 (15.25%) DNS
23 35 (14.83%) F5
24 34 (14.41%) SCCM
25 33 (13.98%) WLAN
25 33 (13.98%) Data Centre

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 26 (11.02%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.05%) Skype for Business
3 16 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (5.08%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.12%) IIS
7 4 (1.69%) Confluence
7 4 (1.69%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.42%) Apache
8 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.54%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 69 (29.24%) Azure
2 57 (24.15%) Office 365
3 31 (13.14%) AWS
4 15 (6.36%) Mimecast
5 12 (5.08%) IaaS
6 8 (3.39%) SaaS
7 7 (2.97%) G Suite
8 6 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (2.12%) OneDrive
9 5 (2.12%) PaaS
9 5 (2.12%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (1.69%) PowerApps
11 3 (1.27%) Akamai
12 2 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.85%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.42%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 136 (57.63%) Firewall
2 80 (33.90%) WAN
3 73 (30.93%) LAN
4 72 (30.51%) Wireless
5 52 (22.03%) VPN
6 47 (19.92%) Cisco ASA
7 43 (18.22%) MPLS
8 41 (17.37%) BGP
9 39 (16.53%) Network Security
10 38 (16.10%) Wi-Fi
11 36 (15.25%) DNS
12 33 (13.98%) WLAN
13 32 (13.56%) OSPF
14 31 (13.14%) DHCP
15 27 (11.44%) EIGRP
15 27 (11.44%) Skype
16 21 (8.90%) VLAN
17 19 (8.05%) Internet
17 19 (8.05%) IPsec
17 19 (8.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.12%) Power BI
2 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2017
3 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.69%) MySQL
3 4 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.42%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 6 (2.54%) JIRA
2 5 (2.12%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.69%) Subversion
4 2 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.42%) Hudson
5 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (6.36%) Legal
1 15 (6.36%) Telecoms
2 13 (5.51%) Law
3 12 (5.08%) Finance
4 9 (3.81%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.12%) Retail
6 2 (0.85%) Local Government
7 1 (0.42%) Banking
7 1 (0.42%) French Language
7 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 92 (38.98%) Network Engineer
2 34 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (11.44%) Analyst
4 17 (7.20%) Support Analyst
5 16 (6.78%) Security Engineer
6 15 (6.36%) Cisco Engineer
6 15 (6.36%) Network Specialist
6 15 (6.36%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (5.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 14 (5.93%) Senior Network Engineer
8 13 (5.51%) Infrastructure Support
9 12 (5.08%) Network Analyst
10 11 (4.66%) IT Engineer
10 11 (4.66%) Network Security Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 8 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.39%) Network Support
13 7 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.97%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.69%) SAML
2 4 (1.69%) Web Services
3 2 (0.85%) XMPP
4 1 (0.42%) HTML
4 1 (0.42%) LDAP
4 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.98%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.63%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.24%) PKI
4 9 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.81%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (2.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.69%) Clustering
6 4 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.69%) Tandem
7 3 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.27%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.85%) e-Health
8 2 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.85%) Replication
8 2 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.42%) CCTV
9 1 (0.42%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.42%) Home Automation
9 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 73 (30.93%) Windows
2 27 (11.44%) Windows Server
2 27 (11.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (8.47%) Windows 10
4 15 (6.36%) Linux
5 13 (5.51%) Windows 8
6 11 (4.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (4.66%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.81%) Ubuntu
7 9 (3.81%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.54%) Mac OS
10 5 (2.12%) Android
10 5 (2.12%) Debian
11 4 (1.69%) CentOS
11 4 (1.69%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.27%) Unix
13 2 (0.85%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.22%) Migration
2 41 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (11.02%) ITIL
4 25 (10.59%) Problem Management
5 22 (9.32%) Change Management
6 19 (8.05%) Information Security
7 18 (7.63%) Network Design
8 16 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (6.78%) Project Delivery
9 13 (5.51%) E-Commerce
9 13 (5.51%) Information Security Management
9 13 (5.51%) ISMS
9 13 (5.51%) Security Management
9 13 (5.51%) Service Delivery
9 13 (5.51%) Time Management
10 12 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (5.08%) Network Management
10 12 (5.08%) Project Management
11 11 (4.66%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (4.66%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.05%) SQL
2 11 (4.66%) Java
3 10 (4.24%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.69%) C
4 4 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 94 (39.83%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (26.69%) CCNP
3 40 (16.95%) CCNA
4 18 (7.63%) CCIE
5 17 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (5.08%) MCITP
6 12 (5.08%) MCSA
7 11 (4.66%) Degree
8 5 (2.12%) CCDP
8 5 (2.12%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.69%) MCP
9 4 (1.69%) MCSE
9 4 (1.69%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.85%) CCSP
11 2 (0.85%) CISSP
11 2 (0.85%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.42%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.24%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.97%) GDPR
3 6 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.12%) SLA
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.42%) NIST
5 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (23.31%) Active Directory
2 45 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.05%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.81%) XenApp
4 9 (3.81%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.69%) pfSense
7 4 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.27%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.27%) vSphere
9 2 (0.85%) Firmware
9 2 (0.85%) iptables
9 2 (0.85%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.42%) vCloud
10 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (14.41%) SCCM
2 20 (8.47%) SCOM
3 19 (8.05%) FortiGate
4 15 (6.36%) WSUS
5 9 (3.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (3.39%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (2.54%) Nagios
8 5 (2.12%) Terraform
9 4 (1.69%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.85%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.85%) WhatsUp Gold
12 1 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
12 1 (0.42%) Kibana
12 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.42%) OSSEC
12 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 207 (87.71%) Cisco
2 67 (28.39%) Microsoft
3 65 (27.54%) VMware
4 40 (16.95%) CheckPoint
5 37 (15.68%) Palo Alto
6 35 (14.83%) F5
7 29 (12.29%) Juniper
8 26 (11.02%) Fortinet
9 25 (10.59%) Citrix
10 22 (9.32%) HP
11 18 (7.63%) Splunk
12 17 (7.20%) Aruba
13 16 (6.78%) Aerohive Networks
13 16 (6.78%) Apple
14 15 (6.36%) Adobe
14 15 (6.36%) SolarWinds
15 13 (5.51%) Sony
16 12 (5.08%) Zscaler
17 8 (3.39%) Barracuda Networks
18 7 (2.97%) Ivanti