Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 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 Systems, Inc.

Cisco
England > London
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 91 90
Rank change year-on-year -19 -1 -16
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,012 1,308 1,240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.46% 2.81% 2.96%
As % of the Vendors category 6.06% 7.18% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 864 813
London median daily rate £450 £414 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.63% -2.53% +2.72%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £220
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 28 41
London median hourly rate £21.25 £22.25 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.49% -10.50% +50.67%
10th Percentile £17.62 £14.70 £12.88
90th Percentile £46.34 £37.88 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £21.40
% change year-on-year +11.36% +2.80% +7.00%

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 16,707 18,222 17,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.63% 39.19% 41.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,157 12,345 11,756
London median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £660 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 328 240
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +11.69% +7.63%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.85 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.12 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in London

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in London

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in London over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in London

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in London

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in London over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor 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 20 July 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
Central London -3 220 £463 +15.55% 90
West London -2 74 £425 +6.25% 55
South London -26 23 £350 -36.36% 17
North London +7 16 £315 -10.00% 12
East London -19 8 £440 +0.57% 32
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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.

1 436 (43.08%) Firewall
2 360 (35.57%) Cisco Certification
3 306 (30.24%) WAN
4 260 (25.69%) Microsoft
5 259 (25.59%) Windows
6 246 (24.31%) LAN
7 237 (23.42%) Finance
8 232 (22.92%) CheckPoint
9 230 (22.73%) Data Centre
10 222 (21.94%) VMware
11 212 (20.95%) CCNP
12 203 (20.06%) BGP
13 192 (18.97%) Active Directory
14 181 (17.89%) Cisco ASA
15 178 (17.59%) VPN
16 175 (17.29%) Cisco Nexus
17 170 (16.80%) OSPF
17 170 (16.80%) Wireless
18 169 (16.70%) ITIL
19 164 (16.21%) F5
20 163 (16.11%) DNS
21 160 (15.81%) Juniper
22 151 (14.92%) Palo Alto
23 145 (14.33%) Office 365
24 144 (14.23%) Microsoft Azure
25 140 (13.83%) CCNA
26 135 (13.34%) MPLS
27 128 (12.65%) Migration
28 125 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
29 121 (11.96%) CCIE

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 85 (8.40%) Skype for Business
2 77 (7.61%) MS Exchange
3 27 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (1.98%) IIS
7 8 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.69%) Confluence
8 7 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.30%) Apache
10 3 (0.30%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.20%) JBoss
11 2 (0.20%) SAS
11 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 75 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.20%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.099%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.099%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.099%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.099%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 145 (14.33%) Office 365
2 144 (14.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (2.77%) IaaS
5 24 (2.37%) PaaS
6 13 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (1.28%) OneDrive
7 12 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.19%) Mimecast
8 11 (1.09%) GitHub
9 9 (0.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 8 (0.79%) G Suite
10 8 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.69%) Slack
12 6 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.49%) SaaS
14 4 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.40%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.40%) Datadog
15 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 436 (43.08%) Firewall
2 306 (30.24%) WAN
3 246 (24.31%) LAN
4 203 (20.06%) BGP
5 181 (17.89%) Cisco ASA
6 178 (17.59%) VPN
7 175 (17.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 170 (16.80%) OSPF
8 170 (16.80%) Wireless
9 163 (16.11%) DNS
10 135 (13.34%) MPLS
11 120 (11.86%) Network Security
12 107 (10.57%) DHCP
13 95 (9.39%) EIGRP
14 93 (9.19%) Cisco IOS
15 90 (8.89%) TCP/IP
16 87 (8.60%) Skype
17 69 (6.82%) VLAN
18 64 (6.32%) Internet
19 62 (6.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.48%) Big Data
3 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.59%) MySQL
4 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.20%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.099%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.099%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.099%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.099%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.099%) DB2
7 1 (0.099%) GIS
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.099%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.099%) Power BI
7 1 (0.099%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
2 22 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.48%) JIRA
4 10 (0.99%) MSI
5 9 (0.89%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.79%) WiX
7 7 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.30%) Hudson
9 3 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.099%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 237 (23.42%) Finance
2 75 (7.41%) Banking
3 72 (7.11%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.16%) Financial Institution
5 26 (2.57%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.57%) Law
6 24 (2.37%) Retail
7 19 (1.88%) Legal
8 12 (1.19%) Multimedia
9 11 (1.09%) Billing
10 9 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.79%) Marketing
12 7 (0.69%) Publishing
13 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.30%) Advertising
14 3 (0.30%) German Language
14 3 (0.30%) Local Government
14 3 (0.30%) Polish Language
14 3 (0.30%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.20%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 370 (36.56%) Network Engineer
2 107 (10.57%) Architect
3 95 (9.39%) Cisco Engineer
4 77 (7.61%) Senior Network Engineer
5 73 (7.21%) Analyst
6 69 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 67 (6.62%) Consultant
8 63 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 60 (5.93%) Security Engineer
10 54 (5.34%) Network Security Engineer
10 54 (5.34%) Support Engineer
11 47 (4.64%) Network Architect
12 45 (4.45%) Support Analyst
13 44 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
14 38 (3.75%) Desktop Support
15 24 (2.37%) IT Support
16 23 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 23 (2.27%) Network Consultant
16 23 (2.27%) Project Manager
17 22 (2.17%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.58%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.28%) XMPP
3 12 (1.19%) YAML
4 11 (1.09%) Software Packaging
5 9 (0.89%) .NET
5 9 (0.89%) JSON
5 9 (0.89%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.59%) CSS
6 6 (0.59%) Web Services
7 5 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (0.49%) HTML
7 5 (0.49%) Jinja
7 5 (0.49%) LDAP
8 4 (0.40%) XML
9 3 (0.30%) J2EE
9 3 (0.30%) JSP
9 3 (0.30%) Middleware
9 3 (0.30%) Node.js
9 3 (0.30%) Servlets
10 2 (0.20%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 230 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 80 (7.91%) Video Conferencing
3 35 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.08%) iPhone
7 20 (1.98%) Hedge funds
7 20 (1.98%) User Experience
8 18 (1.78%) Blackberry
9 17 (1.68%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.58%) iPad
10 16 (1.58%) Replication
11 15 (1.48%) Clustering
12 12 (1.19%) Smartphone
13 10 (0.99%) Fat Client
13 10 (0.99%) PKI
13 10 (0.99%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.69%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 259 (25.59%) Windows
2 116 (11.46%) Windows Server
3 88 (8.70%) Linux
4 51 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (4.94%) Windows 10
6 46 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 34 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (2.87%) Unix
9 24 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.78%) Android
11 10 (0.99%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.79%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.79%) Solaris
13 7 (0.69%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.59%) Check Point GAiA
15 5 (0.49%) CentOS
15 5 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.49%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (16.70%) ITIL
2 128 (12.65%) Migration
3 106 (10.47%) Network Design
4 84 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 69 (6.82%) Load Balancing
6 65 (6.42%) Network Management
7 60 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
8 59 (5.83%) Project Management
9 55 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
10 52 (5.14%) DevOps
11 44 (4.35%) Change Management
12 40 (3.95%) Kalman Filter
13 37 (3.66%) Service Management
14 36 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 35 (3.46%) High Availability
15 35 (3.46%) Problem Management
15 35 (3.46%) Technical Leadership
16 32 (3.16%) Incident Management
16 32 (3.16%) Low Latency
17 29 (2.87%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 63 (6.23%) Python
2 52 (5.14%) PowerShell
3 44 (4.35%) SQL
4 23 (2.27%) Perl
5 21 (2.08%) Bash Shell
6 13 (1.28%) Java
7 9 (0.89%) VB
8 7 (0.69%) C
9 4 (0.40%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.30%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.20%) R
11 2 (0.20%) Ruby
11 2 (0.20%) VBScript
12 1 (0.099%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.099%) C++
12 1 (0.099%) CLIST
12 1 (0.099%) JCL
12 1 (0.099%) PHP
12 1 (0.099%) REXX
12 1 (0.099%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 360 (35.57%) Cisco Certification
2 212 (20.95%) CCNP
3 140 (13.83%) CCNA
4 121 (11.96%) CCIE
5 66 (6.52%) Security Cleared
6 58 (5.73%) Degree
7 49 (4.84%) SC Cleared
8 46 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (2.67%) MCSE
10 25 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 24 (2.37%) CCDP
12 20 (1.98%) MCSA
13 16 (1.58%) MCP
14 15 (1.48%) CCSA
14 15 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (1.38%) CISSP
16 13 (1.28%) CCSE
17 12 (1.19%) CCDA
17 12 (1.19%) JNCIP
18 11 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.26%) SLA
2 13 (1.28%) COBIT
3 12 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.69%) GDPR
6 6 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.49%) QA
8 4 (0.40%) PMO
9 3 (0.30%) NIST
10 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.20%) MiFID
11 1 (0.099%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 192 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 125 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (5.24%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.96%) vSphere
5 26 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (1.98%) XenApp
7 19 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (1.78%) ProxySG
9 17 (1.68%) Docker
10 15 (1.48%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.99%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.89%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.79%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (0.69%) Firmware
15 5 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 4 (0.40%) IAG
16 4 (0.40%) KVM
17 3 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 50 (4.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 49 (4.84%) Ansible
3 37 (3.66%) SCCM
4 32 (3.16%) Cisco Prime
5 22 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (2.17%) Puppet
6 20 (1.98%) SCOM
7 16 (1.58%) AirWatch
8 15 (1.48%) Failover Clustering
9 14 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
10 11 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
11 10 (0.99%) FortiGate
11 10 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (0.89%) QRadar
12 9 (0.89%) Stealthwatch
13 8 (0.79%) SCOrch
13 8 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (0.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 260 (25.69%) Microsoft
2 232 (22.92%) CheckPoint
3 222 (21.94%) VMware
4 164 (16.21%) F5
5 160 (15.81%) Juniper
6 151 (14.92%) Palo Alto
7 98 (9.68%) Citrix
8 87 (8.60%) Meraki
9 80 (7.91%) Dell
10 67 (6.62%) Fortinet
11 62 (6.13%) EMC
12 60 (5.93%) HP
12 60 (5.93%) SolarWinds
13 48 (4.74%) NetApp
14 35 (3.46%) Arista
14 35 (3.46%) Splunk
15 34 (3.36%) Riverbed
16 33 (3.26%) Blue Coat
17 31 (3.06%) Aruba
18 28 (2.77%) Symantec