Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 86 75
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11 -22
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,340 1,254 1,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.95% 2.93% 3.31%
As % of the Vendors category 7.44% 7.03% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 801 1,011
London median daily rate £420 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £625 £563 £588
England median daily rate £401 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +0.13% +3.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 23
London median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +51.52% -17.50%
10th Percentile £14.10 £12.88 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.38 £50.00 £40.30
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.15% +3.94%

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 18,013 17,840 19,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.61% 41.65% 42.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,184 11,994 12,886
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £276 £263
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 244 231
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +11.43% -6.47%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £41.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +2.94% -1.45% -1.43%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 -9 267 £401 -5.76% 69
West London +8 97 £413 +28.40% 46
South London -4 74 £550 +22.22% 7
East London -6 35 £473 -4.30% 23
North London +2 5 £325 +6.12% 2
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 534 (39.85%) Firewall
2 464 (34.63%) Cisco Certification
3 394 (29.40%) Windows
4 369 (27.54%) WAN
5 325 (24.25%) VMware
6 323 (24.10%) CCNP
7 321 (23.96%) Finance
8 319 (23.81%) LAN
9 289 (21.57%) Data Centre
10 248 (18.51%) ITIL
11 244 (18.21%) Wireless
12 238 (17.76%) Microsoft
13 223 (16.64%) BGP
14 216 (16.12%) Active Directory
15 211 (15.75%) VPN
16 206 (15.37%) CCNA
17 194 (14.48%) Juniper
18 193 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
19 183 (13.66%) Cisco ASA
20 179 (13.36%) MPLS
20 179 (13.36%) Migration
21 173 (12.91%) OSPF
22 172 (12.84%) CheckPoint
23 168 (12.54%) Windows Server
24 166 (12.39%) DNS
25 160 (11.94%) Cisco Nexus
26 159 (11.87%) Network Security
26 159 (11.87%) Linux
27 149 (11.12%) Network Design
28 148 (11.04%) Security Cleared

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 74 (5.52%) Skype for Business
2 66 (4.93%) MS Exchange
3 38 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 30 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (1.42%) IIS
7 15 (1.12%) Confluence
8 13 (0.97%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.90%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.67%) Apache
10 9 (0.67%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.52%) CMS
11 7 (0.52%) JBoss
12 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 91 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.075%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.075%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.45%) RMDS
2 3 (0.22%) Eikon
3 2 (0.15%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 2 (0.15%) Maximo
3 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.075%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 146 (10.90%) Office 365
2 127 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
3 119 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.97%) SaaS
5 12 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (0.82%) IaaS
6 11 (0.82%) PaaS
7 10 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (0.75%) Serverless
8 8 (0.60%) GitHub
9 6 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.45%) AWS CloudTrail
9 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.45%) npm
10 5 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.22%) G Suite
11 3 (0.22%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 534 (39.85%) Firewall
2 369 (27.54%) WAN
3 319 (23.81%) LAN
4 244 (18.21%) Wireless
5 223 (16.64%) BGP
6 211 (15.75%) VPN
7 183 (13.66%) Cisco ASA
8 179 (13.36%) MPLS
9 173 (12.91%) OSPF
10 166 (12.39%) DNS
11 160 (11.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 159 (11.87%) Network Security
13 127 (9.48%) TCP/IP
14 121 (9.03%) DHCP
15 92 (6.87%) SAN
16 90 (6.72%) EIGRP
17 89 (6.64%) Cisco IOS
18 86 (6.42%) Internet
19 84 (6.27%) VoIP
20 75 (5.60%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (1.04%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.37%) MySQL
5 5 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.22%) Big Data
7 3 (0.22%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.22%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.15%) HBase
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.15%) Power BI
9 1 (0.075%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.075%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.075%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (1.87%) JIRA
2 13 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.37%) AdminStudio
5 5 (0.37%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.15%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.075%) AppScan
7 1 (0.075%) MSI
7 1 (0.075%) Subversion
General
1 321 (23.96%) Finance
2 106 (7.91%) Banking
3 53 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.01%) Retail
5 18 (1.34%) Financial Institution
5 18 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.27%) Legal
7 15 (1.12%) Marketing
8 14 (1.04%) Law
9 13 (0.97%) Advertising
10 10 (0.75%) Spanish Language
11 9 (0.67%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.52%) Games
13 6 (0.45%) French Language
13 6 (0.45%) German Language
14 5 (0.37%) Back Office
14 5 (0.37%) Front Office
14 5 (0.37%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.30%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 433 (32.31%) Network Engineer
2 189 (14.10%) Cisco Engineer
3 180 (13.43%) Architect
4 136 (10.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 117 (8.73%) Analyst
6 84 (6.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 84 (6.27%) Network Architect
7 79 (5.90%) Consultant
7 79 (5.90%) Support Engineer
8 78 (5.82%) Security Engineer
9 74 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
10 59 (4.40%) Network Security Engineer
11 55 (4.10%) Support Analyst
12 47 (3.51%) Project Manager
13 46 (3.43%) Desktop Support
14 43 (3.21%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 42 (3.13%) IT Support
16 40 (2.99%) Security Architect
17 35 (2.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 33 (2.46%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.33%) 802.1X
2 19 (1.42%) XMPP
3 16 (1.19%) LDAP
3 16 (1.19%) Middleware
3 16 (1.19%) Web Services
4 15 (1.12%) JSON
5 11 (0.82%) SAML
6 10 (0.75%) OAuth
7 8 (0.60%) .NET
7 8 (0.60%) HTML
8 7 (0.52%) REST
9 6 (0.45%) Node.js
9 6 (0.45%) OAuth2
9 6 (0.45%) RESTful
9 6 (0.45%) YAML
10 5 (0.37%) J2EE
10 5 (0.37%) XML
11 4 (0.30%) HTML5
11 4 (0.30%) XSLT
12 3 (0.22%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 289 (21.57%) Data Centre
2 95 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
4 50 (3.73%) Private Cloud
5 39 (2.91%) PKI
6 33 (2.46%) Blackberry
6 33 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (1.94%) Clustering
7 26 (1.94%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.42%) Replication
9 15 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (1.12%) iPhone
9 15 (1.12%) Virtual Team
10 14 (1.04%) Fat Client
10 14 (1.04%) Handset
10 14 (1.04%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.04%) Thin Client
11 13 (0.97%) Management Information System
12 10 (0.75%) RSA SecurID
13 9 (0.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 394 (29.40%) Windows
2 168 (12.54%) Windows Server
3 159 (11.87%) Linux
4 99 (7.39%) Windows 10
5 85 (6.34%) Windows 7
6 68 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (5.00%) Unix
8 64 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (2.16%) CentOS
10 25 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (1.42%) Android
12 18 (1.34%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.27%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.12%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.67%) Solaris
15 9 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.52%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.37%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (18.51%) ITIL
2 179 (13.36%) Migration
3 149 (11.12%) Network Design
4 107 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 76 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (5.67%) Project Management
6 75 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
7 69 (5.15%) Load Balancing
8 56 (4.18%) Network Management
8 56 (4.18%) Service Management
9 55 (4.10%) Network Monitoring
10 54 (4.03%) PRINCE2
11 51 (3.81%) Service Delivery
12 50 (3.73%) Change Management
13 49 (3.66%) DevOps
14 40 (2.99%) Storage Management
15 38 (2.84%) Change Control
16 36 (2.69%) Information Security
17 35 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
17 35 (2.61%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 67 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 63 (4.70%) Python
3 61 (4.55%) SQL
4 19 (1.42%) Java
4 19 (1.42%) Perl
5 13 (0.97%) Bash Shell
6 12 (0.90%) Shell Script
7 11 (0.82%) C
8 10 (0.75%) VBScript
9 9 (0.67%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.45%) Apex Code
10 6 (0.45%) PyPy
11 4 (0.30%) C++
12 3 (0.22%) Ruby
13 2 (0.15%) AWK
13 2 (0.15%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.15%) C#
13 2 (0.15%) Tcl
13 2 (0.15%) VB
14 1 (0.075%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 464 (34.63%) Cisco Certification
2 323 (24.10%) CCNP
3 206 (15.37%) CCNA
4 148 (11.04%) Security Cleared
5 120 (8.96%) CCIE
6 103 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 73 (5.45%) Degree
8 39 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (2.76%) DV Cleared
10 27 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (1.94%) CCSE
12 21 (1.57%) CCDP
13 18 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
13 18 (1.34%) JNCIA
13 18 (1.34%) JNCIP
14 17 (1.27%) CISSP
15 15 (1.12%) MCSA
15 15 (1.12%) MCSE
16 14 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 13 (0.97%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.78%) SLA
2 30 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.87%) QA
4 16 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 14 (1.04%) GDPR
6 12 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (0.67%) COBIT
8 5 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.22%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.15%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.15%) FISMA
10 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.075%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.075%) PMO
11 1 (0.075%) RMADS
System Software
1 216 (16.12%) Active Directory
2 193 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (4.63%) Hyper-V
4 52 (3.88%) vSphere
5 46 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (3.28%) VMware NSX
7 21 (1.57%) XenApp
8 19 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.27%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.97%) BitLocker
10 13 (0.97%) ProxySG
11 11 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.67%) NFS
14 8 (0.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 7 (0.52%) Firmware
15 7 (0.52%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.45%) KVM
17 5 (0.37%) Xen
18 4 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (4.85%) SCCM
2 55 (4.10%) Cisco CUCM
3 38 (2.84%) Cisco Prime
4 28 (2.09%) Ansible
4 28 (2.09%) vCenter Server
5 20 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
6 18 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.34%) SCOM
6 18 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
7 16 (1.19%) Puppet
8 15 (1.12%) AirWatch
8 15 (1.12%) WSUS
9 14 (1.04%) Nagios
10 13 (0.97%) PowerCLI
11 11 (0.82%) FortiGate
11 11 (0.82%) NetBackup
12 10 (0.75%) Backup Exec
12 10 (0.75%) vRealize
13 9 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 325 (24.25%) VMware
2 238 (17.76%) Microsoft
3 194 (14.48%) Juniper
4 172 (12.84%) CheckPoint
5 143 (10.67%) F5
6 130 (9.70%) Citrix
7 125 (9.33%) Palo Alto
8 109 (8.13%) HP
9 78 (5.82%) NetApp
10 75 (5.60%) SolarWinds
11 63 (4.70%) EMC
12 61 (4.55%) Meraki
13 52 (3.88%) Splunk
14 45 (3.36%) Fortinet
15 44 (3.28%) Blue Coat
15 44 (3.28%) McAfee
16 40 (2.99%) Dell
17 38 (2.84%) Oracle
18 37 (2.76%) Apple
18 37 (2.76%) Aruba