Period
to 8 March 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 6 months to 8 March 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 Systems, Inc.

Cisco
England > London
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 145 83 101
Rank change year-on-year -62 +18 +3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 369 771 1,132
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.85% 2.83% 2.61%
As % of the Vendors category 4.89% 7.23% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 587 843
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £213 £200
90th Percentile £600 £558 £638
England median daily rate £413 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +3.13% -2.44% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 37
Median hourly rate £24.00 £24.12 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.50% -15.37% +29.55%
10th Percentile £23.00 £21.85 £19.48
90th Percentile £65.00 £43.75 £47.09
England median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -14.81% - +35.00%

Cisco 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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7,545 10,670 17,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.77% 39.18% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,048 7,383 11,619
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £306 £255 £290
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 188 269
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +5.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £13.77 £12.44 £12.70
90th Percentile £68.00 £49.13 £39.60
Median hourly rate £22.17 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.53% +6.86% +0.40%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in London

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco in London.

Daily rate trend for Cisco in London

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco in London over the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco in London

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco in London.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco in London

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco in London over the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco in London

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the London region over the 6 months to 8 March 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
Central London -11 52 £485 +21.25% 35
West London 0 11 £500 +47.06% 15
East London +11 7 £403 +7.33% 7
South London +38 3 £300 -26.29% 2
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 8 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco 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 London region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 168 (45.53%) Firewall
2 113 (30.62%) WAN
3 112 (30.35%) Cisco Certification
4 111 (30.08%) Finance
5 110 (29.81%) Windows
6 91 (24.66%) Data Centre
7 90 (24.39%) Microsoft
8 85 (23.04%) VMware
9 84 (22.76%) LAN
10 82 (22.22%) VPN
11 81 (21.95%) Azure
12 73 (19.78%) Active Directory
13 71 (19.24%) CCNP
14 65 (17.62%) F5
15 64 (17.34%) OSPF
15 64 (17.34%) BGP
16 63 (17.07%) Wireless
17 61 (16.53%) Microsoft 365
18 60 (16.26%) Windows Server
19 59 (15.99%) VMware Infrastructure
20 58 (15.72%) MPLS
20 58 (15.72%) Cisco Nexus
21 57 (15.45%) Juniper
22 53 (14.36%) Linux
23 52 (14.09%) AWS
24 48 (13.01%) CCIE
25 47 (12.74%) Migration
26 45 (12.20%) Palo Alto
26 45 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 43 (11.65%) Fortinet

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (2.98%) Confluence
1 11 (2.98%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.71%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.17%) ArcGIS
5 6 (1.63%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.08%) CMS
6 4 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.81%) nginx
8 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.54%) IIS
8 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.27%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.17%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Notepad++
Cloud Services
1 81 (21.95%) Azure
2 61 (16.53%) Microsoft 365
3 52 (14.09%) AWS
4 23 (6.23%) IaaS
4 23 (6.23%) PaaS
5 11 (2.98%) GCP
6 10 (2.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 10 (2.71%) GitHub
7 9 (2.44%) Mimecast
7 9 (2.44%) SaaS
8 8 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.36%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.36%) Route 53
11 4 (1.08%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 168 (45.53%) Firewall
2 113 (30.62%) WAN
3 84 (22.76%) LAN
4 82 (22.22%) VPN
5 64 (17.34%) BGP
5 64 (17.34%) OSPF
6 63 (17.07%) Wireless
7 58 (15.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 58 (15.72%) MPLS
8 42 (11.38%) TCP/IP
9 41 (11.11%) Network Security
10 37 (10.03%) DNS
11 35 (9.49%) Cisco ASA
12 34 (9.21%) DMZ
13 33 (8.94%) Internet
14 30 (8.13%) Multicast
15 29 (7.86%) Cisco IOS
15 29 (7.86%) VoIP
16 23 (6.23%) DHCP
17 22 (5.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.17%) GIS
2 8 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.90%) DB2
4 5 (1.36%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.08%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.08%) HBase
6 3 (0.81%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.27%) Big Data
8 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.27%) Ingres
8 1 (0.27%) MySQL
8 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.27%) Power BI
8 1 (0.27%) Redis
8 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (2.98%) JIRA
2 10 (2.71%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.08%) Bitbucket Server
4 4 (1.08%) SonarQube
5 3 (0.81%) GitLab
6 2 (0.54%) Hudson
6 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.27%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.27%) Subversion
7 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 111 (30.08%) Finance
2 42 (11.38%) Banking
3 30 (8.13%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.52%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.44%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.36%) Advertising
6 5 (1.36%) Legal
6 5 (1.36%) Marketing
6 5 (1.36%) Retail
7 4 (1.08%) Electronics
7 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.54%) Billing
8 2 (0.54%) French Language
9 1 (0.27%) German Language
9 1 (0.27%) International Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.27%) Police
9 1 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 114 (30.89%) Network Engineer
2 49 (13.28%) Architect
3 35 (9.49%) Cisco Engineer
4 29 (7.86%) Security Engineer
4 29 (7.86%) Senior Network Engineer
5 27 (7.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 23 (6.23%) Consultant
6 23 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (4.07%) Support Engineer
9 14 (3.79%) Infrastructure Architect
10 13 (3.52%) Administrator
10 13 (3.52%) Azure Engineer
10 13 (3.52%) Network Architect
11 12 (3.25%) Network Consultant
12 11 (2.98%) Analyst
12 11 (2.98%) Network Security Engineer
12 11 (2.98%) Office 365 Engineer
12 11 (2.98%) Security Specialist
13 10 (2.71%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.17%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.90%) Jinja
2 7 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (1.90%) YAML
3 6 (1.63%) JSON
3 6 (1.63%) REST
4 5 (1.36%) Express
4 5 (1.36%) Middleware
5 4 (1.08%) SOAP
5 4 (1.08%) WebRTC
5 4 (1.08%) XMPP
6 3 (0.81%) .NET
6 3 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (0.81%) Web Services
7 1 (0.27%) CSS
7 1 (0.27%) Dojo
7 1 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.27%) jQuery
7 1 (0.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 91 (24.66%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (5.15%) Video Conferencing
3 18 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.61%) PKI
5 10 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.71%) Private Cloud
6 7 (1.90%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.90%) User Experience
7 6 (1.63%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.36%) Clustering
8 5 (1.36%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.36%) NHS
9 4 (1.08%) CCTV
9 4 (1.08%) Fibre Optics
9 4 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.08%) Replication
9 4 (1.08%) Tandem
10 3 (0.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 110 (29.81%) Windows
2 60 (16.26%) Windows Server
3 53 (14.36%) Linux
4 28 (7.59%) Windows 10
5 27 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (6.78%) Windows Server 2016
7 24 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (4.88%) Windows 7
9 17 (4.61%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (1.90%) Solaris
10 7 (1.90%) Unix
11 4 (1.08%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.08%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.81%) CentOS
12 3 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.81%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.54%) Android
14 1 (0.27%) HPUX
14 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (12.74%) Migration
2 45 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 37 (10.03%) ITIL
4 28 (7.59%) DevOps
5 26 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (6.78%) Network Design
7 23 (6.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (6.23%) Network Management
8 22 (5.96%) Load Balancing
8 22 (5.96%) SIEM
9 19 (5.15%) Change Management
10 16 (4.34%) High Availability
10 16 (4.34%) Information Security
10 16 (4.34%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (4.34%) Project Delivery
10 16 (4.34%) Scrum
11 15 (4.07%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (4.07%) Project Management
11 15 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (3.52%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.57%) Python
2 26 (7.05%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.52%) C
4 8 (2.17%) VB
5 7 (1.90%) Java
5 7 (1.90%) SQL
6 5 (1.36%) PHP
7 4 (1.08%) Perl
8 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.81%) R
9 2 (0.54%) Go
9 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 112 (30.35%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (19.24%) CCNP
3 48 (13.01%) CCIE
4 37 (10.03%) Security Cleared
5 29 (7.86%) SC Cleared
6 25 (6.78%) CCNA
7 21 (5.69%) Degree
8 15 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.44%) CCDP
10 8 (2.17%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.17%) JNCIP
10 8 (2.17%) RHCA
10 8 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.63%) CCDA
12 6 (1.63%) CCIE Data Center
12 6 (1.63%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.63%) Master's Degree
13 5 (1.36%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 5 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.42%) SLA
2 4 (1.08%) GDPR
2 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.81%) NIST
4 2 (0.54%) COBIT
4 2 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.54%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 73 (19.78%) Active Directory
2 59 (15.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.69%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (4.88%) VMware NSX
5 15 (4.07%) vSphere
6 13 (3.52%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.71%) Docker
7 10 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (2.17%) NFS
9 7 (1.90%) KVM
10 5 (1.36%) ProxySG
11 4 (1.08%) iptables
11 4 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (1.08%) SRDF
11 4 (1.08%) Terminal Server
11 4 (1.08%) Xen
12 3 (0.81%) XenApp
13 2 (0.54%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (9.49%) Ansible
2 19 (5.15%) SCCM
3 18 (4.88%) FortiGate
4 16 (4.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (2.98%) Cisco Prime
6 10 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (2.71%) Puppet
6 10 (2.71%) Terraform
7 9 (2.44%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.63%) HP NNM
9 5 (1.36%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.36%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.36%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (1.08%) Nagios
10 4 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.08%) Salt
11 3 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.81%) NetMRI
12 2 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 90 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 85 (23.04%) VMware
3 65 (17.62%) F5
4 57 (15.45%) Juniper
5 45 (12.20%) Palo Alto
6 43 (11.65%) Fortinet
7 41 (11.11%) CheckPoint
8 29 (7.86%) Citrix
9 25 (6.78%) HP
10 20 (5.42%) Red Hat
11 19 (5.15%) Arista
11 19 (5.15%) Oracle
12 18 (4.88%) IBM
12 18 (4.88%) Meraki
13 17 (4.61%) SolarWinds
14 16 (4.34%) Nokia
15 15 (4.07%) Dell
16 13 (3.52%) Blue Coat
17 12 (3.25%) Aruba
17 12 (3.25%) EMC