Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 135 96 106
Rank change year-on-year -39 +10 -14
Contract jobs citing Cisco 517 467 1,013
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.98% 2.62% 2.52%
As % of the Vendors category 5.12% 6.77% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 339 684
10th Percentile £229 £262 £201
25th Percentile £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +9.09%
75th Percentile £519 £510 £538
90th Percentile £614 £575 £625
England median daily rate £400 £413 £413
% change year-on-year -3.03% - +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 41
10th Percentile £16.25 " "
25th Percentile £21.31 £12.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate £49.83 £12.75 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year +290.80% -47.96% +10.11%
75th Percentile £55.50 £12.88 £37.50
90th Percentile £67.50 " £47.00
England median hourly rate £22.25 £19.50 £25.67
% change year-on-year +14.10% -24.04% +36.42%

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 10,099 6,903 15,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.76% 38.68% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,760 4,730 10,680
10th Percentile £340 £285 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £625 £606 £600
90th Percentile £713 £713 £675
England median daily rate £498 £470 £465
% change year-on-year +6.03% +1.08% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 87 239
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.58 £12.70
25th Percentile £16.71 £18.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate £26.75 £26.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.88% +23.81% +1.16%
75th Percentile £47.44 £40.61 £33.75
90th Percentile £68.17 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +6.86%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -45 54 £434 +2.06% 41
West London +5 18 £475 +26.67% 12
East London +7 12 £363 +0.69% 16
South London +24 8 £374 -11.54% 5
North London +2 1 £405 -22.86%
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 199 (38.49%) Firewall
2 153 (29.59%) Windows
3 147 (28.43%) WAN
4 123 (23.79%) Cisco Certification
5 114 (22.05%) VMware
6 109 (21.08%) LAN
7 107 (20.70%) Finance
8 105 (20.31%) Active Directory
9 104 (20.12%) Data Centre
10 103 (19.92%) Azure
11 102 (19.73%) Microsoft
12 92 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 86 (16.63%) F5
14 82 (15.86%) Wireless
15 80 (15.47%) VPN
15 80 (15.47%) Linux
16 79 (15.28%) MPLS
17 78 (15.09%) BGP
18 75 (14.51%) Juniper
19 70 (13.54%) CCNP
20 68 (13.15%) CheckPoint
20 68 (13.15%) Security Cleared
20 68 (13.15%) Microsoft 365
21 67 (12.96%) Network Security
21 67 (12.96%) Social Skills
22 66 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
23 65 (12.57%) OSPF
24 62 (11.99%) Windows Server
25 61 (11.80%) Ansible
26 59 (11.41%) 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 26 (5.03%) MS Exchange
2 18 (3.48%) Confluence
2 18 (3.48%) WebSphere
3 16 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.71%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (1.35%) ArcGIS
7 6 (1.16%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.97%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.39%) IIS
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
Applications
1 28 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.06%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.35%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 103 (19.92%) Azure
2 68 (13.15%) Microsoft 365
3 46 (8.90%) AWS
4 25 (4.84%) IaaS
5 21 (4.06%) GCP
6 20 (3.87%) PaaS
7 15 (2.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 14 (2.71%) GitHub
9 9 (1.74%) Akamai
9 9 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.55%) OneDrive
11 7 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (1.35%) Mimecast
12 6 (1.16%) SaaS
13 4 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.58%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.58%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 199 (38.49%) Firewall
2 147 (28.43%) WAN
3 109 (21.08%) LAN
4 82 (15.86%) Wireless
5 80 (15.47%) VPN
6 79 (15.28%) MPLS
7 78 (15.09%) BGP
8 67 (12.96%) Network Security
9 66 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 65 (12.57%) OSPF
11 59 (11.41%) DNS
12 56 (10.83%) TCP/IP
13 50 (9.67%) SD-WAN
14 46 (8.90%) SAN
15 45 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
16 41 (7.93%) Internet
17 39 (7.54%) Multicast
18 38 (7.35%) DHCP
19 31 (6.00%) Cisco IOS
19 31 (6.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.74%) Data Lake
3 7 (1.35%) DB2
3 7 (1.35%) GIS
3 7 (1.35%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.16%) HBase
5 2 (0.39%) Big Data
5 2 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.39%) Power BI
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.19%) Ingres
6 1 (0.19%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.19%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 20 (3.87%) JIRA
2 17 (3.29%) Jenkins
2 17 (3.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 13 (2.51%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.74%) GitLab
5 2 (0.39%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.19%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.19%) Hudson
6 1 (0.19%) kappa
6 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.19%) Postman
6 1 (0.19%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 107 (20.70%) Finance
2 67 (12.96%) Social Skills
3 43 (8.32%) Telecoms
4 33 (6.38%) Banking
5 12 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.13%) Documentation Skills
7 9 (1.74%) Presentation Skills
8 8 (1.55%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.55%) Retail
9 6 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.16%) Law
10 5 (0.97%) Advertising
10 5 (0.97%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.58%) French Language
13 2 (0.39%) Billing
13 2 (0.39%) Marketing
13 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 152 (29.40%) Network Engineer
2 86 (16.63%) Architect
3 38 (7.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 36 (6.96%) Consultant
5 34 (6.58%) Security Engineer
6 33 (6.38%) Analyst
7 32 (6.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 25 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
9 24 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
10 23 (4.45%) Network Security Engineer
11 21 (4.06%) Network Consultant
12 20 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (3.68%) Firewall Engineer
13 19 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (3.29%) Network Architect
14 17 (3.29%) Project Manager
14 17 (3.29%) Support Engineer
14 17 (3.29%) Technical Architect
15 14 (2.71%) Administrator
15 14 (2.71%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.29%) YAML
2 12 (2.32%) Middleware
3 11 (2.13%) Web Services
4 9 (1.74%) Jinja
4 9 (1.74%) JSON
5 7 (1.35%) Express
5 7 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (1.16%) XML
7 5 (0.97%) 802.1X
7 5 (0.97%) XMPP
8 3 (0.58%) HTML
8 3 (0.58%) REST
8 3 (0.58%) Spine.js
9 2 (0.39%) LDAP
9 2 (0.39%) Node.js
9 2 (0.39%) React
9 2 (0.39%) XSLT
10 1 (0.19%) Flask
10 1 (0.19%) Spark Streaming
10 1 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 104 (20.12%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.71%) CCTV
6 11 (2.13%) Fibre Optics
7 10 (1.93%) PKI
7 10 (1.93%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.93%) SCADA
8 7 (1.35%) Clustering
8 7 (1.35%) NHS
9 6 (1.16%) BYOD
9 6 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.16%) Replication
10 5 (0.97%) CESG
10 5 (0.97%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.77%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 153 (29.59%) Windows
2 80 (15.47%) Linux
3 62 (11.99%) Windows Server
4 38 (7.35%) Windows 10
5 33 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (4.84%) Windows Server 2016
8 21 (4.06%) Windows 7
9 20 (3.87%) Windows Server 2019
10 14 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (2.13%) Solaris
11 11 (2.13%) Unix
12 9 (1.74%) CentOS
13 8 (1.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.97%) Android
15 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.19%) SUSE
17 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (11.41%) ITIL
2 58 (11.22%) Migration
3 46 (8.90%) Project Delivery
4 42 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 38 (7.35%) Network Design
6 34 (6.58%) Network Architecture
7 33 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
8 32 (6.19%) Network Management
9 30 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (5.61%) Project Management
11 27 (5.22%) Information Security
11 27 (5.22%) Load Balancing
12 25 (4.84%) DevOps
13 22 (4.26%) Scrum
13 22 (4.26%) Service Delivery
14 21 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (3.87%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (3.29%) High Availability
16 17 (3.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 43 (8.32%) Python
2 36 (6.96%) PowerShell
3 20 (3.87%) Java
4 15 (2.90%) SQL
5 10 (1.93%) C
6 8 (1.55%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.35%) VB
8 4 (0.77%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.39%) Perl
9 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.19%) C++
10 1 (0.19%) PHP
10 1 (0.19%) VBA
10 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 123 (23.79%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (13.54%) CCNP
3 68 (13.15%) Security Cleared
4 54 (10.44%) SC Cleared
5 46 (8.90%) CCIE
6 41 (7.93%) CCNA
7 32 (6.19%) Degree
8 25 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (3.29%) CISSP
10 13 (2.51%) DV Cleared
11 11 (2.13%) JNCIP
12 10 (1.93%) CCDP
13 9 (1.74%) MCSE
14 8 (1.55%) CCDE
14 8 (1.55%) RHCA
14 8 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (1.35%) CISM
15 7 (1.35%) JNCIS
15 7 (1.35%) MCITP
15 7 (1.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.38%) SLA
2 13 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.97%) QA
4 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.58%) OASIS TOSCA
5 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.39%) NCSC
7 1 (0.19%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.19%) COBIT
7 1 (0.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 105 (20.31%) Active Directory
2 92 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.93%) Hyper-V
4 26 (5.03%) vSphere
5 25 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (3.29%) VMware NSX
7 16 (3.09%) Docker
7 16 (3.09%) KVM
8 13 (2.51%) NFS
9 11 (2.13%) SRDF
9 11 (2.13%) Xen
10 9 (1.74%) ProxySG
11 8 (1.55%) iptables
11 8 (1.55%) XenApp
12 7 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.97%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.77%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.58%) LXC
16 2 (0.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 61 (11.80%) Ansible
2 26 (5.03%) SCCM
3 25 (4.84%) Puppet
4 24 (4.64%) Terraform
5 23 (4.45%) Kubernetes
6 16 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
6 16 (3.09%) FortiGate
7 10 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.55%) HP NNM
9 8 (1.55%) SCOM
10 5 (0.97%) EnCase
10 5 (0.97%) FTK
10 5 (0.97%) NetMRI
10 5 (0.97%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.77%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.77%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.77%) Salt
11 4 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.58%) Nessus
Vendors
1 114 (22.05%) VMware
2 102 (19.73%) Microsoft
3 86 (16.63%) F5
4 75 (14.51%) Juniper
5 68 (13.15%) CheckPoint
6 57 (11.03%) Fortinet
7 50 (9.67%) Palo Alto
8 49 (9.48%) Citrix
9 36 (6.96%) Red Hat
10 32 (6.19%) SolarWinds
11 28 (5.42%) Meraki
12 26 (5.03%) EMC
13 24 (4.64%) HP
13 24 (4.64%) Oracle
14 22 (4.26%) Aruba
15 21 (4.06%) Arista
15 21 (4.06%) Nokia
16 20 (3.87%) IBM
17 19 (3.68%) Blue Coat
18 18 (3.48%) Infoblox