Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 501 495 633
Rank change year-on-year -6 +138 +102
Contract jobs citing Meraki 136 78 176
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.49% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 49 124
10th Percentile £200 £175 £231
25th Percentile £280 £253 £304
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £360 £381
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -5.57% +3.32%
75th Percentile £488 £464 £488
90th Percentile £538 £575 £534
UK median daily rate £383 £343 £375
% change year-on-year +11.68% -8.67% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
10th Percentile £16.25 " £20.05
25th Percentile £19.00 £52.50 £20.13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -63.64% +168.29% -
75th Percentile £26.50 £57.50 £21.13
90th Percentile £40.00 " £21.35
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £55.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -62.73% +168.29% -

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 20,390 16,012 34,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.91% 42.57% 41.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,272 10,340 22,003
10th Percentile £288 £250 £258
25th Percentile £388 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £499 £470 £465
Median % change year-on-year +6.24% +1.08% +3.33%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £675 £648
UK median daily rate £490 £460 £460
% change year-on-year +6.52% - +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 558 1,142
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.60 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.01 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +6.86%
75th Percentile £40.00 £30.76 £37.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.28% +10.00%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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
South East +28 49 £350 +7.69% 26
London -55 37 £425 +18.06% 18
North of England +11 21 £200 -28.57% 18
Midlands -14 19 £400 -27.27% 5
South West +21 12 £338 +45.95% 9
West Midlands -21 11 £369 -32.95% 3
Yorkshire +11 10 £120 -51.02% 4
North East +20 8 £120 -68.00% 3
East Midlands - 8 £431 - 2
North West -1 7 £285 -28.30% 11
East of England +1 3 £325 -38.10% 1
Meraki
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 110 (80.88%) Cisco
2 64 (47.06%) Firewall
3 51 (37.50%) WAN
4 49 (36.03%) LAN
4 49 (36.03%) Azure
5 44 (32.35%) Wireless
6 42 (30.88%) Wi-Fi
7 38 (27.94%) Active Directory
8 36 (26.47%) Microsoft 365
9 34 (25.00%) SD-WAN
9 34 (25.00%) Windows
10 33 (24.26%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (23.53%) Microsoft
11 32 (23.53%) VPN
11 32 (23.53%) Network Security
12 26 (19.12%) DNS
13 25 (18.38%) DHCP
13 25 (18.38%) Social Skills
14 24 (17.65%) MPLS
15 23 (16.91%) OSPF
16 22 (16.18%) CheckPoint
16 22 (16.18%) Data Centre
17 21 (15.44%) CCNP
17 21 (15.44%) CCNA
18 20 (14.71%) BGP
19 19 (13.97%) Citrix
19 19 (13.97%) VLAN
19 19 (13.97%) Windows 10
20 17 (12.50%) Juniper
20 17 (12.50%) ITIL

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 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.47%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 49 (36.03%) Azure
2 36 (26.47%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (6.62%) AWS
4 6 (4.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 6 (4.41%) IaaS
4 6 (4.41%) SaaS
5 5 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.68%) PaaS
6 4 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (2.21%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.47%) GCP
9 1 (0.74%) Google Workspace
9 1 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.74%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.74%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 64 (47.06%) Firewall
2 51 (37.50%) WAN
3 49 (36.03%) LAN
4 44 (32.35%) Wireless
5 42 (30.88%) Wi-Fi
6 34 (25.00%) SD-WAN
7 32 (23.53%) Network Security
7 32 (23.53%) VPN
8 26 (19.12%) DNS
9 25 (18.38%) DHCP
10 24 (17.65%) MPLS
11 23 (16.91%) OSPF
12 20 (14.71%) BGP
13 19 (13.97%) VLAN
14 16 (11.76%) Cisco ISE
15 15 (11.03%) WLAN
16 14 (10.29%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (10.29%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (10.29%) Internet
17 13 (9.56%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.35%) MySQL
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) Ingres
5 1 (0.74%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (18.38%) Social Skills
2 15 (11.03%) Retail
3 11 (8.09%) Documentation Skills
4 10 (7.35%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.41%) Finance
5 6 (4.41%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.68%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.94%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.74%) Back Office
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.74%) Military
8 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (30.88%) Network Engineer
2 18 (13.24%) Architect
2 18 (13.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (8.82%) Network Architect
4 11 (8.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (7.35%) Field Engineer
6 8 (5.88%) Administrator
6 8 (5.88%) Consultant
6 8 (5.88%) Network Consultant
6 8 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.15%) Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.41%) IT Support
9 5 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.68%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Security Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.94%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.74%) Jinja
2 1 (0.74%) Velocity
2 1 (0.74%) XMPP
2 1 (0.74%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.18%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.82%) iPad
2 12 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.62%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.94%) Clustering
4 4 (2.94%) Digital Signage
5 2 (1.47%) CCTV
5 2 (1.47%) EPoS
5 2 (1.47%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) User Experience
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.00%) Windows
2 19 (13.97%) Windows 10
3 13 (9.56%) Windows 7
4 12 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 12 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.62%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.47%) Android
7 2 (1.47%) Linux
8 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.74%) Unix
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 17 (12.50%) ITIL
2 14 (10.29%) Incident Management
3 12 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (8.82%) Migration
3 12 (8.82%) Mobile Device Management
4 11 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (6.62%) Load Balancing
6 8 (5.88%) Network Design
6 8 (5.88%) Presales
7 7 (5.15%) Business Continuity
7 7 (5.15%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (5.15%) CRM
7 7 (5.15%) High Availability
7 7 (5.15%) Information Security
7 7 (5.15%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.41%) Change Management
8 6 (4.41%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.76%) SQL
2 9 (6.62%) Python
3 7 (5.15%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (24.26%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (15.44%) CCNA
2 21 (15.44%) CCNP
3 16 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 11 (8.09%) CCIE
5 7 (5.15%) Degree
6 6 (4.41%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.94%) CCSP
7 4 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.21%) CISSP
8 3 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.47%) CISM
9 2 (1.47%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.47%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.74%) CCSA
10 1 (0.74%) CCSE
10 1 (0.74%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.74%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) SLA
2 7 (5.15%) QA
3 5 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) BS25999
4 1 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.74%) GDPR
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.74%) NIST
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (27.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.15%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.47%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.47%) XenApp
5 2 (1.47%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (11.03%) SCCM
2 11 (8.09%) AirWatch
3 9 (6.62%) Ansible
4 5 (3.68%) FortiGate
4 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (2.21%) SmoothWall
6 3 (2.21%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.74%) AssetCenter
8 1 (0.74%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 110 (80.88%) Cisco
2 32 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 22 (16.18%) CheckPoint
4 19 (13.97%) Citrix
5 17 (12.50%) Juniper
6 16 (11.76%) Palo Alto
7 15 (11.03%) Aruba
8 14 (10.29%) HP
8 14 (10.29%) VMware
9 12 (8.82%) F5
10 10 (7.35%) SolarWinds
11 9 (6.62%) Fortinet
12 6 (4.41%) Mitel
12 6 (4.41%) Riverbed
12 6 (4.41%) Veeam
13 5 (3.68%) Dell
13 5 (3.68%) MobileIron
13 5 (3.68%) Zscaler
14 4 (2.94%) Adyen
14 4 (2.94%) Arista