Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 138 97 99
Rank change year-on-year -41 +2 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 671 373 1,000
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.01% 2.76% 2.55%
As % of the Vendors category 5.22% 6.76% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 280 645
10th Percentile £225 £263 £206
25th Percentile £350 £356 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
75th Percentile £556 £503 £525
90th Percentile £625 £561 £600
England median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 34
10th Percentile £18.21 " £14.00
25th Percentile £21.25 £12.63 £18.67
Median hourly rate £28.80 £12.75 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +125.88% -43.33% -6.25%
75th Percentile £52.75 £12.88 £36.66
90th Percentile £55.00 " £49.10
England median hourly rate £23.50 £34.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -30.88% +38.78% +12.64%

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 12,847 5,514 15,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.41% 40.84% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,718 3,735 10,504
10th Percentile £340 £306 £275
25th Percentile £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £588
90th Percentile £725 £720 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 45 243
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.72 £12.50
25th Percentile £15.38 £17.00 £15.55
Median hourly rate £24.35 £27.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.81% +31.71% +5.13%
75th Percentile £42.94 £47.25 £29.96
90th Percentile £55.63 £51.21 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +9.13%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -27 89 £450 - 57
West London -4 23 £400 -5.88% 20
South London +9 14 £393 -7.10% 8
East London -12 9 £235 -6.00% 12
North London +2 2 £428 -13.20% 1
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 245 (36.51%) Firewall
2 193 (28.76%) VMware
3 186 (27.72%) Windows
4 177 (26.38%) WAN
5 152 (22.65%) Active Directory
6 151 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 147 (21.91%) Microsoft
8 142 (21.16%) Cisco Certification
9 125 (18.63%) Security Cleared
10 120 (17.88%) Azure
10 120 (17.88%) Finance
11 110 (16.39%) LAN
12 109 (16.24%) Microsoft 365
13 107 (15.95%) SC Cleared
14 103 (15.35%) Data Centre
15 99 (14.75%) DNS
16 94 (14.01%) CheckPoint
17 90 (13.41%) MPLS
17 90 (13.41%) BGP
18 89 (13.26%) Linux
19 87 (12.97%) Migration
20 84 (12.52%) Network Security
21 83 (12.37%) F5
22 80 (11.92%) SD-WAN
22 80 (11.92%) Social Skills
23 79 (11.77%) VPN
24 78 (11.62%) ITIL
25 77 (11.48%) Windows Server
26 75 (11.18%) Network Architecture
27 74 (11.03%) CCNP

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 34 (5.07%) MS Exchange
2 33 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.38%) Confluence
4 10 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.34%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.04%) CMS
6 7 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (0.89%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.89%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.75%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.30%) IIS
10 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.15%) Apache
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 39 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.89%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) RMDS
2 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 120 (17.88%) Azure
2 109 (16.24%) Microsoft 365
3 60 (8.94%) AWS
4 37 (5.51%) GCP
5 28 (4.17%) IaaS
6 21 (3.13%) PaaS
7 17 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (2.38%) OneDrive
9 13 (1.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 11 (1.64%) SaaS
11 10 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.49%) Mimecast
12 9 (1.34%) Akamai
12 9 (1.34%) GitHub
13 6 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.89%) SoftLayer
14 5 (0.75%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.75%) Serverless
15 4 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 4 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 245 (36.51%) Firewall
2 177 (26.38%) WAN
3 110 (16.39%) LAN
4 99 (14.75%) DNS
5 90 (13.41%) BGP
5 90 (13.41%) MPLS
6 84 (12.52%) Network Security
7 80 (11.92%) SD-WAN
8 79 (11.77%) VPN
9 72 (10.73%) Wireless
10 67 (9.99%) DHCP
11 55 (8.20%) VLAN
12 49 (7.30%) OSPF
13 48 (7.15%) TCP/IP
13 48 (7.15%) VoIP
14 46 (6.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 44 (6.56%) Cisco ASA
16 43 (6.41%) SAN
17 41 (6.11%) Unified Communications
17 41 (6.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.89%) GIS
3 4 (0.60%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.45%) Big Data
4 3 (0.45%) DB2
4 3 (0.45%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.45%) Power BI
5 2 (0.30%) HBase
5 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.15%) Metadata
6 1 (0.15%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.15%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.15%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (2.83%) JIRA
2 17 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (1.49%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.89%) GitLab
6 2 (0.30%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.30%) eggPlant
6 2 (0.30%) Maven
6 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.15%) Ant
7 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.15%) Gradle
7 1 (0.15%) kappa
7 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.15%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.15%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.15%) Subversion
7 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 120 (17.88%) Finance
2 80 (11.92%) Social Skills
3 46 (6.86%) Banking
3 46 (6.86%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.73%) Public Sector
5 17 (2.53%) Documentation Skills
5 17 (2.53%) Presentation Skills
6 10 (1.49%) Retail
7 8 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.04%) Law
9 6 (0.89%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (0.75%) Legal
10 5 (0.75%) Marketing
11 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.45%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.30%) Games
12 2 (0.30%) Local Government
12 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (28.02%) Network Engineer
2 118 (17.59%) Architect
3 46 (6.86%) Analyst
4 44 (6.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 42 (6.26%) Security Engineer
6 37 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 34 (5.07%) Consultant
8 33 (4.92%) Support Engineer
9 32 (4.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 31 (4.62%) Senior Network Engineer
11 29 (4.32%) Network Security Engineer
11 29 (4.32%) Technical Architect
12 24 (3.58%) Network Architect
13 23 (3.43%) Infrastructure Architect
14 22 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
15 19 (2.83%) Voice Engineer
16 18 (2.68%) Security Architect
17 17 (2.53%) Firewall Engineer
18 16 (2.38%) Project Manager
19 15 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.64%) Web Services
1 11 (1.64%) YAML
2 10 (1.49%) Middleware
2 10 (1.49%) XMPP
3 9 (1.34%) LDAP
4 6 (0.89%) JSON
5 5 (0.75%) XML
6 4 (0.60%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.45%) Django
7 3 (0.45%) Flask
7 3 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.30%) ARM Templates
8 2 (0.30%) HTML
8 2 (0.30%) RESTful
8 2 (0.30%) Spine.js
8 2 (0.30%) XSLT
9 1 (0.15%) CSS
9 1 (0.15%) Express
9 1 (0.15%) PySpark
9 1 (0.15%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 103 (15.35%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.73%) Public Cloud
3 21 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.24%) Clustering
4 15 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (2.09%) CCTV
5 14 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (1.79%) Fibre Optics
8 11 (1.64%) PKI
8 11 (1.64%) Replication
9 9 (1.34%) SCADA
10 7 (1.04%) NHS
10 7 (1.04%) User Experience
11 6 (0.89%) Handset
11 6 (0.89%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.75%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.75%) BYOD
12 5 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 186 (27.72%) Windows
2 89 (13.26%) Linux
3 77 (11.48%) Windows Server
4 49 (7.30%) Windows 10
5 38 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (3.58%) Windows 7
8 23 (3.43%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (2.98%) Windows Server 2019
10 15 (2.24%) Unix
11 12 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (1.34%) Solaris
13 6 (0.89%) Android
14 5 (0.75%) CentOS
14 5 (0.75%) HPUX
14 5 (0.75%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (12.97%) Migration
2 78 (11.62%) ITIL
3 75 (11.18%) Network Architecture
4 54 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 52 (7.75%) Project Delivery
6 46 (6.86%) Cybersecurity
7 39 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (5.37%) Network Design
9 35 (5.22%) DevOps
10 34 (5.07%) Load Balancing
11 32 (4.77%) Network Management
11 32 (4.77%) Project Management
12 30 (4.47%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
13 27 (4.02%) Network Virtualisation
14 26 (3.87%) Computer Science
15 24 (3.58%) Change Management
15 24 (3.58%) Configuration Management
16 21 (3.13%) Information Security
17 20 (2.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (8.35%) PowerShell
1 56 (8.35%) Python
2 26 (3.87%) SQL
3 19 (2.83%) C
4 17 (2.53%) Java
5 10 (1.49%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.34%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.04%) VB
8 4 (0.60%) Perl
8 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.60%) VBScript
9 2 (0.30%) Ruby
10 1 (0.15%) Groovy
10 1 (0.15%) PHP
10 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 142 (21.16%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (18.63%) Security Cleared
3 107 (15.95%) SC Cleared
4 74 (11.03%) CCNP
5 65 (9.69%) CCNA
6 42 (6.26%) CCIE
7 37 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (5.22%) Degree
9 27 (4.02%) CISSP
10 18 (2.68%) DV Cleared
11 17 (2.53%) MCSE
12 12 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
13 10 (1.49%) MCP
13 10 (1.49%) MCSA
14 8 (1.19%) CISM
14 8 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.04%) MCITP
15 7 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (0.89%) CCDP
17 5 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.62%) SLA
2 19 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.79%) NCSC
4 7 (1.04%) NIST
4 7 (1.04%) QA
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.30%) COBIT
6 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.30%) OASIS TOSCA
7 1 (0.15%) DICOM
7 1 (0.15%) GDPR
7 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.15%) HL7
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 152 (22.65%) Active Directory
2 151 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (9.69%) Hyper-V
4 36 (5.37%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (4.62%) VMware NSX
6 26 (3.87%) vSphere
7 19 (2.83%) Docker
8 17 (2.53%) XenApp
9 11 (1.64%) NFS
10 10 (1.49%) KVM
10 10 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.04%) SRDF
11 7 (1.04%) Xen
12 5 (0.75%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.75%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.75%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.45%) iptables
13 3 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 72 (10.73%) Ansible
2 39 (5.81%) Cisco CUCM
3 37 (5.51%) SCCM
4 36 (5.37%) Terraform
5 28 (4.17%) Puppet
6 23 (3.43%) Kubernetes
7 18 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (2.09%) FortiGate
9 13 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (1.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 9 (1.34%) Cisco UCCX
11 9 (1.34%) SCOM
12 8 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (1.19%) Prometheus
12 8 (1.19%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.89%) Nagios
13 6 (0.89%) vRealize
13 6 (0.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 6 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 193 (28.76%) VMware
2 147 (21.91%) Microsoft
3 94 (14.01%) CheckPoint
4 83 (12.37%) F5
5 72 (10.73%) Palo Alto
6 70 (10.43%) Juniper
7 61 (9.09%) Citrix
8 56 (8.35%) Fortinet
9 42 (6.26%) Red Hat
10 33 (4.92%) Meraki
11 32 (4.77%) HP
12 31 (4.62%) SolarWinds
13 29 (4.32%) Oracle
14 27 (4.02%) EMC
15 26 (3.87%) Aruba
16 25 (3.73%) Infoblox
17 24 (3.58%) Dell
18 22 (3.28%) NetApp
19 21 (3.13%) Google
19 21 (3.13%) McAfee