Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 91 74
Rank change year-on-year -10 -17 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,158 1,216 1,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.60% 2.62% 3.48%
As % of the Vendors category 6.54% 6.48% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 769 918
London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £208 £181 £250
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 41
London median hourly rate £26.00 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.64% +4.44% +15.38%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.80 £12.44
90th Percentile £47.09 £165.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -18.37% +8.89%

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 17,719 18,775 18,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.84% 40.38% 43.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,946 12,807 12,044
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £265
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 298 297
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.94 £11.64
90th Percentile £46.66 £47.83 £55.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.06% -0.06% -

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +11 278 £413 - 118
West London +17 91 £375 +10.29% 47
East London -7 35 £450 +12.50% 39
South London -16 27 £475 +31.03% 10
North London -18 7 £519 +38.33% 3
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 450 (38.86%) Firewall
2 408 (35.23%) Cisco Certification
3 346 (29.88%) WAN
4 341 (29.45%) Windows
5 282 (24.35%) LAN
6 279 (24.09%) CCNP
7 264 (22.80%) VMware
8 236 (20.38%) Finance
9 228 (19.69%) Microsoft
9 228 (19.69%) CheckPoint
10 221 (19.08%) VPN
11 205 (17.70%) ITIL
12 204 (17.62%) Active Directory
13 198 (17.10%) Wireless
14 194 (16.75%) BGP
15 192 (16.58%) Data Centre
16 189 (16.32%) Cisco Nexus
17 187 (16.15%) Cisco ASA
18 173 (14.94%) Network Security
19 163 (14.08%) Juniper
20 160 (13.82%) OSPF
21 152 (13.13%) CCNA
22 150 (12.95%) DNS
22 150 (12.95%) Office 365
23 144 (12.44%) Linux
24 143 (12.35%) Windows Server
25 142 (12.26%) MPLS
26 139 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
27 132 (11.40%) TCP/IP
28 130 (11.23%) Migration

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 60 (5.18%) Skype for Business
2 56 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 44 (3.80%) SharePoint
4 28 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.21%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.60%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.52%) Apache
8 6 (0.52%) CMS
8 6 (0.52%) IIS
9 4 (0.35%) Confluence
10 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.26%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.17%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.086%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.086%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 105 (9.07%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 2 (0.17%) Shockwave
5 2 (0.17%) SPSS
6 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.26%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 150 (12.95%) Office 365
2 120 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 113 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (3.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 41 (3.54%) IaaS
6 36 (3.11%) Datadog
7 29 (2.50%) PaaS
8 26 (2.25%) SaaS
9 21 (1.81%) Amazon ELB
10 15 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.69%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.60%) Serverless
13 6 (0.52%) Azure Functions
14 4 (0.35%) G Suite
15 3 (0.26%) GitHub
15 3 (0.26%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
16 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 450 (38.86%) Firewall
2 346 (29.88%) WAN
3 282 (24.35%) LAN
4 221 (19.08%) VPN
5 198 (17.10%) Wireless
6 194 (16.75%) BGP
7 189 (16.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 187 (16.15%) Cisco ASA
9 173 (14.94%) Network Security
10 160 (13.82%) OSPF
11 150 (12.95%) DNS
12 142 (12.26%) MPLS
13 132 (11.40%) TCP/IP
14 118 (10.19%) Cisco IOS
14 118 (10.19%) DHCP
15 87 (7.51%) VoIP
16 84 (7.25%) EIGRP
17 73 (6.30%) IPsec
18 69 (5.96%) Internet
18 69 (5.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.73%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.30%) Amazon Aurora
2 15 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
3 11 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 7 (0.60%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.52%) Big Data
6 5 (0.43%) MySQL
7 4 (0.35%) Data Lake
7 4 (0.35%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.35%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.17%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.17%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.17%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.17%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.17%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (3.89%) Jenkins
2 42 (3.63%) Git (software)
2 42 (3.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 14 (1.21%) JIRA
4 5 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.35%) MSI
6 2 (0.17%) Hudson
6 2 (0.17%) WiX
7 1 (0.086%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.086%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.086%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.086%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.086%) Visual Studio
General
1 236 (20.38%) Finance
2 78 (6.74%) Banking
2 78 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.16%) Retail
4 22 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.73%) Law
6 18 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.38%) Legal
8 13 (1.12%) Marketing
9 11 (0.95%) Advertising
9 11 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.78%) Billing
10 9 (0.78%) Spanish Language
11 8 (0.69%) Electronics
12 7 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.43%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.26%) German Language
15 1 (0.086%) Back Office
15 1 (0.086%) French Language
15 1 (0.086%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 393 (33.94%) Network Engineer
2 152 (13.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 121 (10.45%) Analyst
4 117 (10.10%) Architect
5 110 (9.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 92 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 81 (6.99%) Security Engineer
8 80 (6.91%) Support Engineer
9 71 (6.13%) Senior Network Engineer
10 70 (6.04%) Network Architect
11 54 (4.66%) Network Security Engineer
12 47 (4.06%) Consultant
12 47 (4.06%) Support Analyst
13 45 (3.89%) IT Support
14 40 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 40 (3.45%) Service Analyst
15 37 (3.20%) Service Desk Analyst
16 33 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
17 32 (2.76%) IT Engineer
18 31 (2.68%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.02%) 802.1X
2 18 (1.55%) XMPP
3 17 (1.47%) Web Services
4 11 (0.95%) SAML
5 9 (0.78%) .NET
5 9 (0.78%) LDAP
6 6 (0.52%) XML
7 5 (0.43%) JSON
7 5 (0.43%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.26%) Flash
8 3 (0.26%) OAuth
8 3 (0.26%) OpenID
8 3 (0.26%) YAML
9 2 (0.17%) D3.js
9 2 (0.17%) Django
9 2 (0.17%) REST
9 2 (0.17%) SOAP
10 1 (0.086%) Kafka
10 1 (0.086%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.086%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 192 (16.58%) Data Centre
2 62 (5.35%) Video Conferencing
3 46 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (2.25%) iPhone
6 24 (2.07%) Blackberry
7 22 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (1.64%) User Experience
9 17 (1.47%) iPad
9 17 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.47%) PKI
9 17 (1.47%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.38%) Smartphone
11 15 (1.30%) Virtual Team
12 14 (1.21%) Clustering
13 9 (0.78%) Fintech
13 9 (0.78%) RSA SecurID
14 8 (0.69%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.69%) Mainframe
15 7 (0.60%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 341 (29.45%) Windows
2 144 (12.44%) Linux
3 143 (12.35%) Windows Server
4 118 (10.19%) Windows 7
5 109 (9.41%) Windows 10
6 75 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (3.54%) Unix
10 25 (2.16%) Android
11 20 (1.73%) Windows 8
12 15 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (1.21%) Mac OS X
14 13 (1.12%) CentOS
15 9 (0.78%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.60%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.35%) VMS
17 4 (0.35%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
19 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (17.70%) ITIL
2 130 (11.23%) Migration
3 116 (10.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 82 (7.08%) Network Design
5 74 (6.39%) Network Architecture
6 68 (5.87%) Service Management
7 62 (5.35%) DevOps
8 58 (5.01%) Change Management
9 50 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (4.32%) Project Management
10 47 (4.06%) Problem-Solving
11 46 (3.97%) Load Balancing
12 36 (3.11%) Network Management
13 31 (2.68%) Root Cause Analysis
14 30 (2.59%) Network Monitoring
15 29 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (2.50%) Cybersecurity
15 29 (2.50%) High Availability
15 29 (2.50%) SIEM
15 29 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (7.43%) Python
2 63 (5.44%) PowerShell
3 62 (5.35%) SQL
4 27 (2.33%) Perl
5 26 (2.25%) Bash Shell
6 12 (1.04%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.69%) Java
8 7 (0.60%) VBA
9 6 (0.52%) C
9 6 (0.52%) PHP
10 4 (0.35%) C++
10 4 (0.35%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.35%) Tcl
11 3 (0.26%) Ruby
11 3 (0.26%) VB
12 2 (0.17%) VBScript
13 1 (0.086%) AWK
13 1 (0.086%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.086%) XPath
Qualifications
1 408 (35.23%) Cisco Certification
2 279 (24.09%) CCNP
3 152 (13.13%) CCNA
4 125 (10.79%) CCIE
5 104 (8.98%) Security Cleared
6 85 (7.34%) SC Cleared
7 71 (6.13%) Degree
8 60 (5.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 52 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (2.94%) RHCE
11 31 (2.68%) MCSE
12 24 (2.07%) MCSA
13 20 (1.73%) CCDP
13 20 (1.73%) CCSE
14 19 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (1.38%) CCSA
17 15 (1.30%) DV Cleared
18 14 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (1.21%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.80%) SLA
2 18 (1.55%) QA
3 12 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.60%) FedRAMP
5 6 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.35%) PMO
7 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.26%) GDPR
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.086%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.086%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 204 (17.62%) Active Directory
2 139 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.50%) XenApp
5 28 (2.42%) vSphere
5 28 (2.42%) XenDesktop
6 23 (1.99%) VMware NSX
7 22 (1.90%) BitLocker
7 22 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.47%) ProxySG
10 14 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.95%) Docker
11 11 (0.95%) VMware Server
12 8 (0.69%) Firmware
13 4 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.26%) XenServer
15 2 (0.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 71 (6.13%) SCCM
2 68 (5.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 64 (5.53%) Ansible
4 52 (4.49%) Puppet
5 47 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (2.33%) Cisco UCCX
7 24 (2.07%) WSUS
8 19 (1.64%) Backup Exec
8 19 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
9 17 (1.47%) Nagios
9 17 (1.47%) QRadar
10 15 (1.30%) AirWatch
10 15 (1.30%) FortiGate
11 14 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (1.21%) Nessus
11 14 (1.21%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
13 10 (0.86%) Terraform
14 9 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
14 9 (0.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 264 (22.80%) VMware
2 228 (19.69%) CheckPoint
2 228 (19.69%) Microsoft
3 163 (14.08%) Juniper
4 117 (10.10%) F5
5 113 (9.76%) Citrix
6 110 (9.50%) Palo Alto
7 78 (6.74%) HP
8 70 (6.04%) Meraki
9 61 (5.27%) Fortinet
10 59 (5.09%) Apple
10 59 (5.09%) SolarWinds
11 53 (4.58%) Red Hat
12 52 (4.49%) Avaya
13 51 (4.40%) Splunk
14 45 (3.89%) Dell
15 44 (3.80%) Qualys
16 43 (3.71%) Polycom
17 39 (3.37%) Aruba
18 38 (3.28%) Riverbed