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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 68 49
Rank change year-on-year -18 -19  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 604 713 899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.95% 3.34% 3.84%
As % of the Vendors category 7.13% 8.06% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 488 589
Median daily rate £425 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +14.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £224 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 20
Median hourly rate £24.86 £10.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.60% -52.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £10.00 £16.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.76% +21.95%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8472 8849 10314
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.40% 41.39% 44.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5730 6113 6803
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 110 256
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -18 96 £425 -5.55% 29
Feltham +9 7 £375 +54.63%
Canary Wharf +7 5 £573 -
Hammersmith - 5 £300 -
New Malden - 5 - - 1
West End of London - 4 £516 - 5
Croydon -5 3 £450 -2.17%
Uxbridge - 3 £90 -
Romford +4 2 £125 -58.33%
Heathrow - 2 £350 -
Bromley - 2 £325 -
Chessington - 2 £438 -
Westminster +5 1 £475 -17.39%
Docklands, London +1 1 £450 +5.88%
Ilford -1 1 £168 +39.58%
Brentford -1 1 - -
Hillingdon -1 1 £375 -3.22%
Enfield - 1 - -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 458 (38.20%) Cisco Certification
2 442 (36.86%) Firewall
3 342 (28.52%) Windows
4 325 (27.11%) WAN
5 303 (25.27%) LAN
6 294 (24.52%) CCNP
7 262 (21.85%) VMware
8 233 (19.43%) Data Centre
9 232 (19.35%) Active Directory
10 228 (19.02%) VPN
11 222 (18.52%) Finance
12 219 (18.27%) Microsoft
13 205 (17.10%) Wireless
14 197 (16.43%) Cisco ASA
15 189 (15.76%) Juniper
16 187 (15.60%) CheckPoint
17 183 (15.26%) Citrix
18 176 (14.68%) TCP/IP
19 170 (14.18%) CCIE
20 166 (13.84%) MPLS
21 165 (13.76%) CCNA
22 160 (13.34%) ITIL
23 155 (12.93%) Linux
23 155 (12.93%) BGP
24 154 (12.84%) Network Security
25 150 (12.51%) Migration
26 148 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
27 147 (12.26%) Cisco Nexus
28 142 (11.84%) Palo Alto
29 141 (11.76%) OSPF

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 80 (6.67%) Skype for Business
2 51 (4.25%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 21 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.33%) IIS
8 14 (1.17%) CMS
9 12 (1.00%) Apache
9 12 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.00%) IBM Notes
10 10 (0.83%) Confluence
11 7 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.33%) nginx
13 4 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.25%) Jetty
14 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 90 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.17%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.083%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 8 (0.67%) Eikon
2 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.083%) Cisco SocialMiner
6 1 (0.083%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 88 (7.34%) Office 365
2 82 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.58%) SaaS
5 15 (1.25%) IaaS
6 13 (1.08%) PaaS
7 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.33%) Yammer
9 3 (0.25%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.17%) Akamai
10 2 (0.17%) GitHub
10 2 (0.17%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.083%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.083%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 442 (36.86%) Firewall
2 325 (27.11%) WAN
3 303 (25.27%) LAN
4 228 (19.02%) VPN
5 205 (17.10%) Wireless
6 197 (16.43%) Cisco ASA
7 176 (14.68%) TCP/IP
8 166 (13.84%) MPLS
9 155 (12.93%) BGP
10 154 (12.84%) Network Security
11 147 (12.26%) Cisco Nexus
12 141 (11.76%) OSPF
13 133 (11.09%) DNS
14 129 (10.76%) Cisco IOS
15 108 (9.01%) VoIP
16 99 (8.26%) DHCP
17 98 (8.17%) SAN
18 77 (6.42%) Ethernet
19 74 (6.17%) VLAN
20 66 (5.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (0.58%) Big Data
3 7 (0.58%) MySQL
3 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (0.50%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.17%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.17%) GIS
5 2 (0.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.083%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.083%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.083%) DB2
6 1 (0.083%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.083%) HBase
6 1 (0.083%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.083%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (0.92%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.92%) JIRA
3 9 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.50%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.25%) GitLab
7 2 (0.17%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.17%) Grunt
7 2 (0.17%) gulp
7 2 (0.17%) Subversion
7 2 (0.17%) webpack
8 1 (0.083%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.083%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.083%) ERwin
8 1 (0.083%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.083%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.083%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 222 (18.52%) Finance
2 109 (9.09%) Banking
3 69 (5.75%) Telecoms
4 37 (3.09%) Retail
5 33 (2.75%) Investment Banking
6 25 (2.09%) Law
7 17 (1.42%) Legal
8 16 (1.33%) Military
9 11 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.67%) Marketing
12 7 (0.58%) Advertising
12 7 (0.58%) Back Office
12 7 (0.58%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.50%) French Language
13 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.42%) Billing
14 5 (0.42%) Publishing
15 3 (0.25%) Electronics
15 3 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 319 (26.61%) Network Engineer
2 182 (15.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 173 (14.43%) Architect
4 124 (10.34%) Analyst
5 122 (10.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 94 (7.84%) Consultant
7 82 (6.84%) Network Architect
8 76 (6.34%) Support Engineer
9 62 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
10 60 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 59 (4.92%) Security Engineer
12 53 (4.42%) Administrator
13 48 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 48 (4.00%) Support Analyst
14 45 (3.75%) Network Analyst
14 45 (3.75%) Network Support
15 44 (3.67%) Network Security Engineer
16 43 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
16 43 (3.59%) Voice Engineer
17 42 (3.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (6.34%) 802.1X
2 49 (4.09%) XMPP
3 17 (1.42%) Web Services
4 13 (1.08%) Middleware
5 6 (0.50%) Software Packaging
6 5 (0.42%) SOAP
6 5 (0.42%) XML
7 4 (0.33%) CSS
7 4 (0.33%) HTML
7 4 (0.33%) LAMP
7 4 (0.33%) OAuth
7 4 (0.33%) OpenID
7 4 (0.33%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.33%) SAML
8 3 (0.25%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (0.25%) Servlets
8 3 (0.25%) WAP
9 2 (0.17%) COM
9 2 (0.17%) React
9 2 (0.17%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 233 (19.43%) Data Centre
2 114 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
4 44 (3.67%) Blackberry
5 35 (2.92%) Clustering
6 30 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 22 (1.83%) BYOD
9 21 (1.75%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 18 (1.50%) Replication
11 16 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 16 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 15 (1.25%) Handset
12 15 (1.25%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.17%) IVR
14 13 (1.08%) PKI
15 11 (0.92%) iPad
15 11 (0.92%) NHS
16 10 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 342 (28.52%) Windows
2 155 (12.93%) Linux
3 130 (10.84%) Windows Server
4 97 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (6.92%) Windows 7
6 77 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 49 (4.09%) Unix
8 49 (4.09%) Windows 10
9 33 (2.75%) Android
10 31 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (2.09%) Mac OS X
12 22 (1.83%) CentOS
13 15 (1.25%) Solaris
14 14 (1.17%) Mac OS
15 13 (1.08%) Windows 8
16 12 (1.00%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.75%) SUSE
18 7 (0.58%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (13.34%) ITIL
2 150 (12.51%) Migration
3 99 (8.26%) Network Design
4 78 (6.51%) Network Management
5 71 (5.92%) Project Management
6 64 (5.34%) Change Management
7 55 (4.59%) High Availability
8 47 (3.92%) Load Balancing
9 42 (3.50%) Service Management
10 40 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 40 (3.34%) Information Security
11 38 (3.17%) DevOps
12 33 (2.75%) Configuration Management
12 33 (2.75%) Network Architecture
13 30 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (2.42%) Mentoring
14 29 (2.42%) Network Monitoring
15 26 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
15 26 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 65 (5.42%) PowerShell
2 55 (4.59%) SQL
3 44 (3.67%) Python
4 35 (2.92%) Perl
5 22 (1.83%) C
6 14 (1.17%) Bash Shell
7 12 (1.00%) Java
8 10 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.67%) Lisp
10 6 (0.50%) C#
10 6 (0.50%) Korn
11 4 (0.33%) PHP
12 3 (0.25%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.25%) Ruby
13 2 (0.17%) VBScript
14 1 (0.083%) C++
14 1 (0.083%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 458 (38.20%) Cisco Certification
2 294 (24.52%) CCNP
3 170 (14.18%) CCIE
4 165 (13.76%) CCNA
5 86 (7.17%) Security Cleared
6 65 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 56 (4.67%) SC Cleared
8 39 (3.25%) Degree
9 30 (2.50%) JNCIE
10 28 (2.34%) CCDP
11 25 (2.09%) MCSE
12 22 (1.83%) CISSP
12 22 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (1.50%) CCSE
15 17 (1.42%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 17 (1.42%) JNCIS
15 17 (1.42%) MCP
16 15 (1.25%) CCSP
17 13 (1.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.92%) SLA
2 29 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.92%) QA
5 5 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.33%) GPG13
6 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.25%) RMADS
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.17%) PMO
9 1 (0.083%) BS25999
9 1 (0.083%) COSO
9 1 (0.083%) GxP
System Software
1 232 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 148 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (6.76%) Hyper-V
4 40 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (2.59%) vSphere
6 26 (2.17%) XenApp
7 21 (1.75%) XenDesktop
8 20 (1.67%) vCloud
9 17 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.17%) NFS
11 14 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.75%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.67%) GPFS
13 8 (0.67%) LXC
14 7 (0.58%) Firmware
14 7 (0.58%) ProxySG
15 6 (0.50%) KVM
15 6 (0.50%) Xen
16 5 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 98 (8.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 63 (5.25%) SCCM
3 49 (4.09%) Cisco Prime
4 43 (3.59%) Cisco UCCX
5 34 (2.84%) FortiGate
6 29 (2.42%) Puppet
7 28 (2.34%) Nagios
8 18 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (1.50%) vCenter Server
9 17 (1.42%) SCOM
10 16 (1.33%) ZABBIX
11 15 (1.25%) NetBackup
12 14 (1.17%) AirWatch
12 14 (1.17%) Cisco UCCE
13 12 (1.00%) Cacti
14 11 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 10 (0.83%) Ansible
16 9 (0.75%) Backup Exec
16 9 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
17 8 (0.67%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 262 (21.85%) VMware
2 219 (18.27%) Microsoft
3 189 (15.76%) Juniper
4 187 (15.60%) CheckPoint
5 183 (15.26%) Citrix
6 142 (11.84%) Palo Alto
7 114 (9.51%) F5
8 96 (8.01%) HP
8 96 (8.01%) SolarWinds
9 77 (6.42%) Fortinet
10 55 (4.59%) NetApp
11 50 (4.17%) Red Hat
12 47 (3.92%) Avaya
12 47 (3.92%) EMC
13 35 (2.92%) Splunk
14 31 (2.59%) Riverbed
15 30 (2.50%) Arista
16 28 (2.34%) Dell
16 28 (2.34%) Oracle
17 26 (2.17%) Symantec
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