Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 143 124 84
Rank change year-on-year -19 -40 +16
Contract jobs citing Cisco 754 355 991
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.98% 2.19% 2.86%
As % of the Vendors category 5.36% 5.51% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 263 653
10th Percentile £225 £276 £194
25th Percentile £350 £363 £298
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £575 £503 £500
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
England median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 25
10th Percentile " " £13.55
25th Percentile £21.00 " £18.48
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £21.53
Median % change year-on-year - +6.85% -13.90%
75th Percentile £28.78 £23.50 £25.76
90th Percentile £58.00 £23.80 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year -23.33% +24.38% -3.52%

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 14,061 6,442 13,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.00% 39.83% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,702 4,409 9,580
10th Percentile £331 £300 £263
25th Percentile £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £738 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 57 243
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.75 £12.45
25th Percentile £17.88 £17.93 £16.08
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +17.07% +9.63%
75th Percentile £45.89 £42.00 £28.75
90th Percentile £61.50 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.45 £23.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.43% +22.99% +7.91%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -20 103 £425 -12.37% 56
West London -6 23 £450 +21.29% 21
South London +9 10 £363 +45.00% 6
East London -10 4 £298 -25.63% 16
North London 0 2 £428 -3.93% 2
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 276 (36.60%) Firewall
2 214 (28.38%) VMware
3 207 (27.45%) Windows
4 200 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
5 188 (24.93%) WAN
6 176 (23.34%) Active Directory
7 174 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 166 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
9 154 (20.42%) Azure
10 144 (19.10%) Microsoft 365
11 137 (18.17%) Security Cleared
12 128 (16.98%) Data Centre
13 127 (16.84%) BGP
14 126 (16.71%) Finance
14 126 (16.71%) Social Skills
15 124 (16.45%) LAN
16 116 (15.38%) CCNP
16 116 (15.38%) CheckPoint
17 108 (14.32%) ITIL
17 108 (14.32%) SC Cleared
18 104 (13.79%) DNS
18 104 (13.79%) Migration
19 103 (13.66%) VPN
20 100 (13.26%) Windows Server
21 99 (13.13%) MPLS
22 94 (12.47%) SD-WAN
23 87 (11.54%) CCNA
24 86 (11.41%) Palo Alto
24 86 (11.41%) Network Security
25 84 (11.14%) AWS

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 38 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 32 (4.24%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.25%) Confluence
4 10 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.06%) CMS
6 7 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.80%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.80%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.66%) IIS
8 5 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.53%) Apache
9 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.27%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.13%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 41 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.27%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.13%) RMDS
3 1 (0.13%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 154 (20.42%) Azure
2 144 (19.10%) Microsoft 365
3 84 (11.14%) AWS
4 43 (5.70%) GCP
5 38 (5.04%) IaaS
6 28 (3.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 28 (3.71%) PaaS
7 25 (3.32%) OneDrive
8 15 (1.99%) SaaS
9 12 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 9 (1.19%) GitHub
10 9 (1.19%) Google Workspace
11 8 (1.06%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.80%) SoftLayer
13 5 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.66%) Power Platform
14 4 (0.53%) Serverless
15 3 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 276 (36.60%) Firewall
2 188 (24.93%) WAN
3 127 (16.84%) BGP
4 124 (16.45%) LAN
5 104 (13.79%) DNS
6 103 (13.66%) VPN
7 99 (13.13%) MPLS
8 94 (12.47%) SD-WAN
9 86 (11.41%) Network Security
10 79 (10.48%) Wireless
11 73 (9.68%) OSPF
12 68 (9.02%) DHCP
13 63 (8.36%) TCP/IP
14 52 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 52 (6.90%) VLAN
15 49 (6.50%) Cisco IOS
16 45 (5.97%) Internet
17 44 (5.84%) Cisco ASA
17 44 (5.84%) Unified Communications
17 44 (5.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.80%) GIS
2 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (0.53%) Power BI
4 3 (0.40%) DB2
4 3 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.27%) Big Data
5 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.13%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.13%) Metadata
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.65%) JIRA
2 15 (1.99%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (1.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.53%) GitLab
6 3 (0.40%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.27%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.27%) GCC
7 2 (0.27%) Maven
7 2 (0.27%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.13%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.13%) Gradle
8 1 (0.13%) Serena SBM
8 1 (0.13%) Subversion
8 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 126 (16.71%) Finance
1 126 (16.71%) Social Skills
2 64 (8.49%) Banking
3 59 (7.82%) Telecoms
4 31 (4.11%) Public Sector
5 28 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (2.65%) Presentation Skills
7 13 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
8 11 (1.46%) Marketing
9 10 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
10 8 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.06%) Retail
11 7 (0.93%) Law
11 7 (0.93%) Legal
12 6 (0.80%) Electronics
13 5 (0.66%) Organisational Skills
14 4 (0.53%) Local Government
15 3 (0.40%) International Banking
15 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 197 (26.13%) Network Engineer
2 135 (17.90%) Architect
3 63 (8.36%) Cisco Engineer
4 56 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 50 (6.63%) Analyst
6 49 (6.50%) Security Engineer
7 44 (5.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 41 (5.44%) Support Engineer
9 37 (4.91%) Senior Network Engineer
10 32 (4.24%) Network Architect
11 26 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
11 26 (3.45%) Security Architect
12 25 (3.32%) Consultant
13 24 (3.18%) Network Security Engineer
14 22 (2.92%) Voice Engineer
15 20 (2.65%) Design Engineer
16 19 (2.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 19 (2.52%) Technical Architect
17 18 (2.39%) IP Engineer
18 16 (2.12%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.65%) XMPP
2 15 (1.99%) JSON
2 15 (1.99%) XML
3 11 (1.46%) Jinja
4 10 (1.33%) LDAP
4 10 (1.33%) Middleware
5 6 (0.80%) 802.1X
6 5 (0.66%) YAML
7 4 (0.53%) Django
7 4 (0.53%) Flask
8 3 (0.40%) HTML
8 3 (0.40%) REST
8 3 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.40%) XSLT
9 2 (0.27%) ARM Templates
9 2 (0.27%) SAML
9 2 (0.27%) SOAP
10 1 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.13%) Pug
10 1 (0.13%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 128 (16.98%) Data Centre
2 30 (3.98%) Public Cloud
3 23 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
4 19 (2.52%) Clustering
5 16 (2.12%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (1.72%) Replication
7 12 (1.59%) PKI
8 11 (1.46%) NHS
9 10 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.19%) User Experience
11 8 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.06%) Handset
11 8 (1.06%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.93%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.93%) CCTV
12 7 (0.93%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.80%) Fibre Optics
13 6 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 207 (27.45%) Windows
2 100 (13.26%) Windows Server
3 81 (10.74%) Linux
4 63 (8.36%) Windows 10
5 40 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (3.71%) Windows 7
8 21 (2.79%) Windows Server 2016
9 15 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.72%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (1.33%) Android
11 10 (1.33%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.06%) Unix
13 7 (0.93%) Solaris
14 6 (0.80%) HPUX
15 4 (0.53%) CentOS
16 3 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.40%) VMS
17 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (14.32%) ITIL
2 104 (13.79%) Migration
3 83 (11.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 75 (9.95%) Network Architecture
5 64 (8.49%) DevOps
6 57 (7.56%) Change Management
7 52 (6.90%) Network Design
8 49 (6.50%) Load Balancing
9 43 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (5.57%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
11 38 (5.04%) Project Management
12 37 (4.91%) Network Management
13 35 (4.64%) Project Delivery
14 29 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
14 29 (3.85%) Service Management
15 27 (3.58%) ITIL V3
16 23 (3.05%) SIEM
17 22 (2.92%) Computer Science
17 22 (2.92%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 68 (9.02%) PowerShell
2 53 (7.03%) Python
3 36 (4.77%) SQL
4 34 (4.51%) C
5 12 (1.59%) Java
6 11 (1.46%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.93%) Perl
8 7 (0.93%) VB
9 4 (0.53%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.40%) VBScript
11 2 (0.27%) Groovy
11 2 (0.27%) Ruby
12 1 (0.13%) C++
12 1 (0.13%) PHP
12 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 200 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
2 137 (18.17%) Security Cleared
3 116 (15.38%) CCNP
4 108 (14.32%) SC Cleared
5 87 (11.54%) CCNA
6 58 (7.69%) CCIE
7 47 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (4.64%) Degree
9 34 (4.51%) CISSP
10 24 (3.18%) DV Cleared
11 20 (2.65%) CESG Certified Professional
12 18 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (1.99%) MCSE
14 13 (1.72%) MCITP
15 10 (1.33%) CCIE Service Provider
15 10 (1.33%) MCSA
15 10 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.93%) AWS Certification
16 7 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.93%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.84%) SLA
2 24 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.52%) NCSC
4 9 (1.19%) NIST
5 7 (0.93%) QA
6 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.40%) PMO
6 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.27%) GDPR
7 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.27%) ITGC
8 1 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) DICOM
8 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.13%) HL7
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) OASIS TOSCA
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 176 (23.34%) Active Directory
2 166 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (7.96%) Hyper-V
4 45 (5.97%) VMware NSX
5 39 (5.17%) vSphere
6 34 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.99%) Docker
8 14 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.59%) XenApp
10 10 (1.33%) NFS
11 9 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (1.06%) KVM
13 6 (0.80%) Firmware
13 6 (0.80%) Xen
14 5 (0.66%) SRDF
15 4 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
17 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
17 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
18 1 (0.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 60 (7.96%) Ansible
2 56 (7.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 37 (4.91%) SCCM
4 36 (4.77%) Terraform
5 35 (4.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 27 (3.58%) FortiGate
7 19 (2.52%) Kubernetes
8 17 (2.25%) Puppet
9 16 (2.12%) vRealize
9 16 (2.12%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 13 (1.72%) ZABBIX
11 12 (1.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 12 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
13 9 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
13 9 (1.19%) Nagios
14 8 (1.06%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.80%) Prometheus
15 6 (0.80%) WSUS
Vendors
1 214 (28.38%) VMware
2 174 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 116 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 86 (11.41%) Palo Alto
5 79 (10.48%) Juniper
6 75 (9.95%) F5
7 63 (8.36%) Citrix
8 54 (7.16%) Meraki
9 44 (5.84%) Fortinet
10 43 (5.70%) HP
11 37 (4.91%) Red Hat
12 33 (4.38%) Nokia
12 33 (4.38%) Oracle
13 32 (4.24%) Aruba
14 29 (3.85%) Dell
15 26 (3.45%) EMC
15 26 (3.45%) NetApp
15 26 (3.45%) SolarWinds
16 25 (3.32%) Google
17 23 (3.05%) Avaya