Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 103 89
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14 +8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 362 974 1,326
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.74% 2.54% 2.89%
As % of the Vendors category 6.66% 6.33% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 644 909
Median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £207 £215
90th Percentile £551 £588 £638
England median daily rate £425 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 33 39
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -10.42% -9.43%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +14.58% +4.35%

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 5,433 15,396 18,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 41.18% 40.15% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,493 10,365 12,396
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £305 £283 £264
90th Percentile £725 £675 £663
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 271 297
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.44 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.10 £55.50 £46.47
Median hourly rate £34.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +72.50% +14.29% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +45 62 £473 +8.93% 27
West London +17 12 £425 +27.82% 13
East London +46 10 £300 - 4
South London +45 7 £423 -11.05% 4
North London +7 2 £445 +41.27% 2
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 127 (35.08%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (32.32%) Firewall
3 114 (31.49%) Finance
4 95 (26.24%) Data Centre
5 89 (24.59%) CCNP
6 77 (21.27%) Microsoft
7 74 (20.44%) Active Directory
7 74 (20.44%) Windows
8 73 (20.17%) Azure
9 70 (19.34%) Migration
10 69 (19.06%) WAN
11 61 (16.85%) VMware
12 59 (16.30%) VPN
13 56 (15.47%) F5
14 55 (15.19%) BGP
15 53 (14.64%) Cisco Nexus
16 51 (14.09%) LAN
16 51 (14.09%) CCNA
16 51 (14.09%) CCIE
17 50 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
18 46 (12.71%) CheckPoint
19 45 (12.43%) OSPF
20 43 (11.88%) Office 365
20 43 (11.88%) Palo Alto
21 42 (11.60%) Wireless
21 42 (11.60%) Network Security
22 40 (11.05%) Juniper
22 40 (11.05%) Linux
23 38 (10.50%) Security Cleared
24 37 (10.22%) 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 15 (4.14%) Skype for Business
2 12 (3.31%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.31%) OpenStack
3 8 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.38%) IIS
6 4 (1.10%) Apache
6 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.83%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.55%) CMS
8 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.55%) nginx
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.28%) Confluence
9 1 (0.28%) SAS
9 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.83%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.28%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (20.17%) Azure
2 43 (11.88%) Office 365
3 28 (7.73%) AWS
4 15 (4.14%) IaaS
4 15 (4.14%) PaaS
5 10 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (2.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 7 (1.93%) SaaS
8 5 (1.38%) GCP
9 3 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.55%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.28%) Slack
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (32.32%) Firewall
2 69 (19.06%) WAN
3 59 (16.30%) VPN
4 55 (15.19%) BGP
5 53 (14.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 51 (14.09%) LAN
7 45 (12.43%) OSPF
8 42 (11.60%) Network Security
8 42 (11.60%) Wireless
9 37 (10.22%) DNS
10 34 (9.39%) MPLS
11 31 (8.56%) Cisco ASA
12 29 (8.01%) VLAN
13 28 (7.73%) Internet
14 26 (7.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 26 (7.18%) TCP/IP
15 25 (6.91%) SAN
16 24 (6.63%) DMZ
17 22 (6.08%) Skype
18 20 (5.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.83%) GIS
3 2 (0.55%) Amazon Athena
3 2 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.28%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.28%) MySQL
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (3.04%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.49%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.49%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.55%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.55%) Hudson
4 2 (0.55%) JIRA
4 2 (0.55%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.28%) AppScan
General
1 114 (31.49%) Finance
2 17 (4.70%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.14%) Public Sector
4 14 (3.87%) Banking
5 10 (2.76%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.76%) Legal
6 4 (1.10%) Advertising
7 3 (0.83%) Retail
8 2 (0.55%) Back Office
8 2 (0.55%) French Language
8 2 (0.55%) German Language
8 2 (0.55%) International Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Local Government
8 2 (0.55%) Police
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Military
9 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 123 (33.98%) Network Engineer
2 44 (12.15%) Architect
3 36 (9.94%) Senior Network Engineer
4 29 (8.01%) Security Engineer
5 28 (7.73%) Cisco Engineer
6 20 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (5.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 18 (4.97%) Analyst
9 15 (4.14%) Network Architect
10 14 (3.87%) Consultant
11 11 (3.04%) Network Security Engineer
12 10 (2.76%) Lead Architect
12 10 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.76%) Support Engineer
13 9 (2.49%) Project Manager
14 8 (2.21%) Cloud Engineer
14 8 (2.21%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 8 (2.21%) Network Analyst
14 8 (2.21%) Operations Engineer
14 8 (2.21%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.14%) .NET
2 8 (2.21%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.93%) Web Services
4 5 (1.38%) XML
5 4 (1.10%) JSON
5 4 (1.10%) XMPP
6 3 (0.83%) Flask
6 3 (0.83%) Middleware
7 2 (0.55%) COM
7 2 (0.55%) JMS
7 2 (0.55%) JSON Schema
7 2 (0.55%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.55%) REST
7 2 (0.55%) SOAP
7 2 (0.55%) Swagger
7 2 (0.55%) WebRTC
7 2 (0.55%) WSDL
7 2 (0.55%) XSD
8 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (26.24%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (5.25%) PKI
4 18 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.70%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (3.04%) NHS
7 7 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.93%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.66%) Clustering
8 6 (1.66%) User Experience
9 4 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.10%) Replication
10 3 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.83%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.83%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.55%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.55%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.55%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 74 (20.44%) Windows
2 40 (11.05%) Linux
3 29 (8.01%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.70%) Ubuntu
5 15 (4.14%) Windows 10
6 12 (3.31%) Windows 7
6 12 (3.31%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (3.04%) Unix
7 11 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (2.49%) CentOS
9 9 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.38%) Solaris
10 5 (1.38%) VMS
11 4 (1.10%) Debian
11 4 (1.10%) Fedora
11 4 (1.10%) NetWare
11 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.83%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (19.34%) Migration
2 36 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (8.84%) Change Management
4 31 (8.56%) Cybersecurity
5 30 (8.29%) ITIL
5 30 (8.29%) SIEM
6 28 (7.73%) Network Design
7 25 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (5.80%) Load Balancing
9 20 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
10 19 (5.25%) DevOps
10 19 (5.25%) Product Roadmap
11 17 (4.70%) Project Management
12 16 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (4.42%) Security Architecture
13 14 (3.87%) Computer Science
14 12 (3.31%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 12 (3.31%) Network Architecture
15 11 (3.04%) Network Segmentation
15 11 (3.04%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.80%) Python
2 16 (4.42%) Java
3 12 (3.31%) C
3 12 (3.31%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.93%) SQL
5 5 (1.38%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.10%) Perl
7 3 (0.83%) VB
8 2 (0.55%) Lisp
9 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 127 (35.08%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (24.59%) CCNP
3 51 (14.09%) CCIE
3 51 (14.09%) CCNA
4 38 (10.50%) Security Cleared
5 22 (6.08%) SC Cleared
6 20 (5.52%) CISSP
7 17 (4.70%) DV Cleared
8 14 (3.87%) Degree
9 13 (3.59%) GIAC
10 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.93%) CCDP
11 7 (1.93%) FFIEC
11 7 (1.93%) GCED
11 7 (1.93%) GCIA
11 7 (1.93%) GCIH
11 7 (1.93%) GREM
11 7 (1.93%) GSEC
11 7 (1.93%) MCSE
11 7 (1.93%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.49%) SLA
3 8 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (1.93%) NIST
5 3 (0.83%) QA
6 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.55%) GDPR
6 2 (0.55%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.28%) COBIT
7 1 (0.28%) HL7
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.28%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 74 (20.44%) Active Directory
2 50 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (3.59%) Docker
4 13 (3.59%) VMware NSX
5 12 (3.31%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.76%) XenApp
7 9 (2.49%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (1.38%) vSphere
10 4 (1.10%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.83%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.55%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.55%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.28%) NFS
13 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (9.12%) Ansible
2 16 (4.42%) FortiGate
3 14 (3.87%) Kubernetes
4 13 (3.59%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (3.31%) Puppet
5 12 (3.31%) Terraform
6 10 (2.76%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (2.21%) EnCase
7 8 (2.21%) FTK
8 6 (1.66%) WSUS
9 5 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (1.38%) Nagios
9 5 (1.38%) SCCM
10 4 (1.10%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.10%) SCOM
11 3 (0.83%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.83%) Nessus
11 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.83%) Packer
Vendors
1 77 (21.27%) Microsoft
2 61 (16.85%) VMware
3 56 (15.47%) F5
4 46 (12.71%) CheckPoint
5 43 (11.88%) Palo Alto
6 40 (11.05%) Juniper
7 30 (8.29%) Citrix
7 30 (8.29%) HP
8 25 (6.91%) Fortinet
9 24 (6.63%) NetApp
10 22 (6.08%) Red Hat
11 20 (5.52%) Meraki
12 18 (4.97%) Blue Coat
13 17 (4.70%) Dell
14 16 (4.42%) Arista
14 16 (4.42%) Splunk
15 15 (4.14%) Riverbed
16 14 (3.87%) SolarWinds
17 13 (3.59%) Oracle
18 12 (3.31%) Avaya