Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 105 97
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8 -15
Contract jobs citing Cisco 501 1,016 1,236
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.59% 2.53% 2.71%
As % of the Vendors category 6.65% 6.26% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 717 814
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £257 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £625 £600
England median daily rate £410 £425 £395
% change year-on-year -3.53% +7.59% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 41 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +28.89% -11.55%
10th Percentile £20.41 £20.00 £17.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.09 £38.50
England median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +18.18% +41.03% -14.29%

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 7,531 16,231 18,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.89% 40.45% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,906 10,861 12,196
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.28%
10th Percentile £269 £300 £263
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £453 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -2.69% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 256 341
Median hourly rate £31.83 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.57% -4.55% +8.64%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.76 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.52 £55.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -1.52%

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +23 102 £427 -5.11% 25
West London +13 32 £375 -16.67% 7
East London +42 19 £415 -7.78% 5
South London +27 16 £425 +3.03% 4
North London +6 2 £525 +66.67% 3
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 192 (38.32%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (32.53%) Firewall
3 144 (28.74%) CCNP
4 142 (28.34%) Windows
5 114 (22.75%) Finance
6 108 (21.56%) Active Directory
7 107 (21.36%) Microsoft
7 107 (21.36%) Data Centre
8 99 (19.76%) WAN
9 93 (18.56%) VMware
10 92 (18.36%) BGP
11 90 (17.96%) LAN
12 88 (17.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 85 (16.97%) Azure
14 83 (16.57%) VPN
15 79 (15.77%) Migration
16 74 (14.77%) OSPF
17 72 (14.37%) Office 365
18 69 (13.77%) MPLS
19 66 (13.17%) Wireless
19 66 (13.17%) Palo Alto
20 64 (12.77%) Windows Server
20 64 (12.77%) CCIE
21 61 (12.18%) Linux
22 58 (11.58%) CCNA
23 57 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
24 56 (11.18%) Juniper
25 55 (10.98%) CheckPoint
25 55 (10.98%) F5
26 53 (10.58%) DNS

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 29 (5.79%) MS Exchange
2 23 (4.59%) Skype for Business
3 17 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 12 (2.40%) Confluence
6 10 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (2.00%) IIS
7 9 (1.80%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.80%) Apache
10 3 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 85 (16.97%) Azure
2 72 (14.37%) Office 365
3 41 (8.18%) AWS
4 18 (3.59%) IaaS
5 16 (3.19%) PaaS
6 10 (2.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 10 (2.00%) SaaS
7 8 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.40%) G Suite
9 2 (0.40%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.20%) GCP
10 1 (0.20%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 163 (32.53%) Firewall
2 99 (19.76%) WAN
3 92 (18.36%) BGP
4 90 (17.96%) LAN
5 88 (17.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 83 (16.57%) VPN
7 74 (14.77%) OSPF
8 69 (13.77%) MPLS
9 66 (13.17%) Wireless
10 53 (10.58%) DNS
10 53 (10.58%) Network Security
11 52 (10.38%) Cisco IOS
12 50 (9.98%) Internet
13 49 (9.78%) SAN
14 47 (9.38%) DHCP
15 44 (8.78%) Cisco ASA
16 41 (8.18%) TCP/IP
17 35 (6.99%) Skype
18 32 (6.39%) SNMP
19 31 (6.19%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (1.00%) Aerospike
3 5 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (1.00%) MySQL
3 5 (1.00%) Redis
3 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.80%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.20%) DTS
7 1 (0.20%) GIS
7 1 (0.20%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 13 (2.59%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.80%) JIRA
5 3 (0.60%) Hudson
5 3 (0.60%) ScriptRunner
6 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.20%) AppScan
7 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 114 (22.75%) Finance
2 34 (6.79%) Telecoms
3 29 (5.79%) Banking
4 20 (3.99%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.20%) French Language
5 11 (2.20%) Front Office
5 11 (2.20%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.00%) German Language
7 8 (1.60%) Law
8 6 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.80%) Legal
10 3 (0.60%) Local Government
11 2 (0.40%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.40%) Marketing
11 2 (0.40%) Military
11 2 (0.40%) Police
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.20%) Norwegian Language
12 1 (0.20%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 183 (36.53%) Network Engineer
2 45 (8.98%) Architect
3 41 (8.18%) Senior Network Engineer
4 40 (7.98%) Cisco Engineer
4 40 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (6.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 31 (6.19%) Security Engineer
7 24 (4.79%) Analyst
8 22 (4.39%) Support Engineer
9 21 (4.19%) Network Architect
10 19 (3.79%) Cloud Engineer
11 18 (3.59%) Network Security Engineer
12 16 (3.19%) Consultant
12 16 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (2.40%) Infrastructure Support
14 12 (2.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (2.20%) Azure Engineer
15 11 (2.20%) IT Engineer
15 11 (2.20%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.19%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.40%) .NET
3 9 (1.80%) JSON
4 8 (1.60%) REST
4 8 (1.60%) XML
5 5 (1.00%) SOAP
5 5 (1.00%) WebSockets
6 4 (0.80%) HTML
6 4 (0.80%) HTML5
6 4 (0.80%) Kafka
7 3 (0.60%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.60%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.60%) Middleware
7 3 (0.60%) Node.js
7 3 (0.60%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.20%) CSS
8 1 (0.20%) CSS3
8 1 (0.20%) LDAP
8 1 (0.20%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 107 (21.36%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.39%) Video Conferencing
4 21 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.79%) Clustering
7 13 (2.59%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.20%) PKI
9 10 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (2.00%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.80%) iPhone
11 8 (1.60%) NHS
11 8 (1.60%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.60%) User Experience
12 7 (1.40%) EMC VNX
13 6 (1.20%) CMDB
14 5 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
14 5 (1.00%) Video\Live Streaming
14 5 (1.00%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.80%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 142 (28.34%) Windows
2 64 (12.77%) Windows Server
3 61 (12.18%) Linux
4 29 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (5.19%) Windows 7
6 22 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (4.19%) Windows 10
8 20 (3.99%) Windows Server 2016
9 16 (3.19%) Android
10 15 (2.99%) Unix
11 5 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.60%) VMS
13 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.20%) CentOS
15 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (15.77%) Migration
2 52 (10.38%) ITIL
3 50 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 46 (9.18%) Network Design
5 39 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (7.19%) Change Management
7 29 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (5.59%) Information Security
9 27 (5.39%) DevOps
10 26 (5.19%) Project Management
11 22 (4.39%) Project Delivery
12 21 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (3.99%) SIEM
14 18 (3.59%) Network Management
15 17 (3.39%) Digital Forensics
15 17 (3.39%) Network Architecture
16 14 (2.79%) Load Balancing
16 14 (2.79%) Network Monitoring
16 14 (2.79%) Service Management
17 11 (2.20%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (7.58%) Python
2 29 (5.79%) SQL
3 26 (5.19%) PowerShell
4 19 (3.79%) Java
5 9 (1.80%) C
6 8 (1.60%) Perl
7 7 (1.40%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.80%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.40%) Lisp
10 2 (0.40%) VBScript
11 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 192 (38.32%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (28.74%) CCNP
3 64 (12.77%) CCIE
4 58 (11.58%) CCNA
5 45 (8.98%) Security Cleared
6 38 (7.58%) SC Cleared
7 20 (3.99%) CISSP
7 20 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (2.79%) CISA
8 14 (2.79%) Degree
8 14 (2.79%) MCSE
9 11 (2.20%) CISM
9 11 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (2.00%) CREST Certified
10 10 (2.00%) GIAC
11 9 (1.80%) BC Cleared
11 9 (1.80%) CCDA
11 9 (1.80%) CCDP
11 9 (1.80%) CCIE Service Provider
11 9 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.40%) SLA
2 7 (1.40%) GDPR
3 4 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (0.80%) NCSC
3 4 (0.80%) QA
4 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.60%) NIST
4 3 (0.60%) PMO
5 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.40%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.20%) HL7
6 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 108 (21.56%) Active Directory
2 57 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.99%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 17 (3.39%) XenApp
5 12 (2.40%) BitLocker
6 11 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.20%) VMware NSX
7 8 (1.60%) vSphere
8 6 (1.20%) ProxySG
9 5 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.00%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.80%) Docker
10 4 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.80%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.40%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.20%) Firmware
13 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (3.39%) Ansible
2 16 (3.19%) AirWatch
2 16 (3.19%) Nagios
3 15 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (2.99%) SCCM
4 14 (2.79%) EnCase
4 14 (2.79%) FTK
5 12 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (2.40%) FortiGate
5 12 (2.40%) Puppet
6 11 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.60%) Cacti
7 8 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (1.60%) NetMRI
7 8 (1.60%) Statseeker
7 8 (1.60%) ZABBIX
8 6 (1.20%) SCOM
8 6 (1.20%) WSUS
9 5 (1.00%) Nessus
9 5 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 107 (21.36%) Microsoft
2 93 (18.56%) VMware
3 66 (13.17%) Palo Alto
4 56 (11.18%) Juniper
5 55 (10.98%) CheckPoint
5 55 (10.98%) F5
6 50 (9.98%) Citrix
7 33 (6.59%) Fortinet
8 31 (6.19%) Meraki
9 22 (4.39%) EMC
9 22 (4.39%) HP
10 20 (3.99%) NetApp
11 19 (3.79%) Dell
12 18 (3.59%) Blue Coat
12 18 (3.59%) Oracle
12 18 (3.59%) ServiceNow
13 16 (3.19%) SolarWinds
14 15 (2.99%) Arista
14 15 (2.99%) Avaya
14 15 (2.99%) Nokia