Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 679 751 774
Rank change year-on-year +72 +23 +30
Contract jobs citing Meraki 160 96 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.10% 0.080%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 56 50
England median daily rate £375 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -1.79% -12.50%
10th Percentile £206 £186 £222
90th Percentile £538 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -12.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
England median hourly rate - £160.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £160.00 -

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 38,536 38,725 39,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.21% 42.21% 45.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,131 24,610 24,730
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £260 £238 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,383 1,271 1,465
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% -0.11% -2.78%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £44.90
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%

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 22 January 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
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 22 January 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 +40 73 £425 +4.62% 32
South East +11 33 £375 +36.36% 16
North of England +11 32 £300 -4.00% 36
North West +15 24 £300 -5.88% 19
Midlands +15 14 £258 +7.29% 17
West Midlands -12 11 £215 -10.42% 14
Yorkshire -4 8 £325 - 15
South West -32 7 £348 +36.35% 9
East Midlands +15 3 £300 - 3
East of England +6 2 - - 4
Meraki
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 137 (85.63%) Cisco
2 72 (45.00%) LAN
3 70 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (43.75%) Firewall
4 67 (41.88%) Wireless
5 63 (39.38%) WAN
6 56 (35.00%) CCNP
7 52 (32.50%) Windows
8 48 (30.00%) Office 365
9 44 (27.50%) Microsoft
10 41 (25.63%) VMware
10 41 (25.63%) Network Security
11 40 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
13 38 (23.75%) Active Directory
14 36 (22.50%) CheckPoint
15 35 (21.88%) Data Centre
16 33 (20.63%) Wi-Fi
16 33 (20.63%) DNS
17 31 (19.38%) VPN
17 31 (19.38%) Palo Alto
17 31 (19.38%) Windows Server
18 29 (18.13%) Cisco Nexus
19 28 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
19 28 (17.50%) OSPF
20 27 (16.88%) BGP
20 27 (16.88%) CCNA
20 27 (16.88%) VoIP
20 27 (16.88%) WLAN
21 26 (16.25%) TCP/IP

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 8 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (4.38%) CMS
2 7 (4.38%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.75%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.25%) WordPress
6 1 (0.63%) IIS
6 1 (0.63%) Joomla!
Applications
1 11 (6.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.63%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.63%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 48 (30.00%) Office 365
2 39 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.50%) Mimecast
5 4 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.25%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.25%) IaaS
7 2 (1.25%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.63%) G Suite
8 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (45.00%) LAN
2 70 (43.75%) Firewall
3 67 (41.88%) Wireless
4 63 (39.38%) WAN
5 41 (25.63%) Network Security
6 40 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (20.63%) DNS
7 33 (20.63%) Wi-Fi
8 31 (19.38%) VPN
9 29 (18.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 28 (17.50%) OSPF
11 27 (16.88%) BGP
11 27 (16.88%) VoIP
11 27 (16.88%) WLAN
12 26 (16.25%) DHCP
12 26 (16.25%) TCP/IP
13 23 (14.38%) MPLS
14 16 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
14 16 (10.00%) IPsec
15 14 (8.75%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.63%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.25%) Hudson
2 2 (1.25%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (7.50%) Retail
2 9 (5.63%) Finance
3 8 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.25%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (47.50%) Network Engineer
2 22 (13.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (11.25%) IT Support
5 17 (10.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (10.63%) Consultant
6 14 (8.75%) Support Engineer
7 13 (8.13%) Network Security Engineer
7 13 (8.13%) Security Engineer
7 13 (8.13%) Senior Network Engineer
8 12 (7.50%) Analyst
9 10 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (5.00%) Network Support
11 7 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Cisco Consultant
11 7 (4.38%) IT Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Network Consultant
11 7 (4.38%) Network Support Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 7 (4.38%) XMPP
3 5 (3.13%) Web Services
4 4 (2.50%) .NET
5 1 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.13%) Driving Licence
3 5 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.50%) Analytical Mindset
4 4 (2.50%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.25%) Clustering
6 2 (1.25%) CMDB
6 2 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.25%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.63%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.63%) iPhone
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.50%) Windows
2 31 (19.38%) Windows Server
3 21 (13.13%) Windows 10
4 15 (9.38%) Linux
5 12 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.38%) Unix
8 6 (3.75%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.25%) Android
10 2 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.63%) VMS
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (11.25%) Project Management
3 17 (10.63%) Server Virtualisation
4 13 (8.13%) ITIL
4 13 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (7.50%) Load Balancing
6 11 (6.88%) Migration
6 11 (6.88%) Network Design
7 10 (6.25%) Information Security
8 9 (5.63%) Network Management
8 9 (5.63%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.63%) Task Automation
9 7 (4.38%) Change Control
9 7 (4.38%) Network Architecture
10 6 (3.75%) Computer Science
11 5 (3.13%) Change Management
11 5 (3.13%) High Availability
11 5 (3.13%) Network Planning
11 5 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.63%) Python
1 9 (5.63%) SQL
2 8 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.88%) Perl
4 2 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 70 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (35.00%) CCNP
3 27 (16.88%) CCNA
4 12 (7.50%) CCIE
5 11 (6.88%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.88%) Security Cleared
6 8 (5.00%) Degree
7 7 (4.38%) CCDP
7 7 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.88%) MCITP
9 3 (1.88%) MCSE
9 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.25%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.25%) MCP
10 2 (1.25%) MCSA
10 2 (1.25%) VCP6
10 2 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.75%) SLA
2 3 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.25%) PMO
3 2 (1.25%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (23.75%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (13.13%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.88%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (6.25%) vSphere
6 8 (5.00%) ProxySG
7 4 (2.50%) XenApp
7 4 (2.50%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.25%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.25%) StorNext
9 2 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (4.38%) FortiGate
3 6 (3.75%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (3.75%) SCCM
4 5 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (2.50%) Forum Sentry
5 4 (2.50%) Nagios
5 4 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.88%) Ansible
6 3 (1.88%) SCOM
6 3 (1.88%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (1.88%) Terraform
7 2 (1.25%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.25%) PaperCut
7 2 (1.25%) Rundeck
7 2 (1.25%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (1.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 137 (85.63%) Cisco
2 44 (27.50%) Microsoft
3 41 (25.63%) VMware
4 36 (22.50%) CheckPoint
5 31 (19.38%) Palo Alto
6 22 (13.75%) F5
6 22 (13.75%) Juniper
7 21 (13.13%) SolarWinds
8 12 (7.50%) Aruba
9 10 (6.25%) Blue Coat
9 10 (6.25%) Citrix
9 10 (6.25%) Fortinet
10 9 (5.63%) Aerohive Networks
11 7 (4.38%) Arista
11 7 (4.38%) Dell
11 7 (4.38%) Google
11 7 (4.38%) HP
12 6 (3.75%) Veeam
13 5 (3.13%) Avaya
13 5 (3.13%) Rackspace