Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 82 76
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 -26
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,249 1,220 1,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.72% 3.09% 3.18%
As % of the Vendors category 6.84% 7.32% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 818 922
London median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +10.34%
10th Percentile £208 £224 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 45 23
London median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +42.86% -22.22%
10th Percentile £17.25 £12.88 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.38 £71.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.75 £22.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year -11.24% +9.88% -7.95%

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 18,248 16,660 17,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.71% 42.17% 41.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,372 11,194 12,041
London median daily rate £488 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 224 270
London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.04 £11.23
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.00 £46.89
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 -37 219 £401 -5.76% 86
South London -16 72 £550 +22.22% 8
West London -27 70 £350 +27.27% 50
East London -8 29 £425 - 23
North London +16 13 £360 +82.28% 7
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 504 (40.35%) Firewall
2 396 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
3 372 (29.78%) Windows
4 324 (25.94%) WAN
5 301 (24.10%) VMware
6 292 (23.38%) LAN
7 291 (23.30%) Finance
8 268 (21.46%) Data Centre
9 264 (21.14%) CCNP
10 237 (18.98%) ITIL
11 226 (18.09%) Microsoft
12 222 (17.77%) Active Directory
13 215 (17.21%) VPN
14 207 (16.57%) BGP
15 204 (16.33%) Wireless
16 200 (16.01%) CheckPoint
17 197 (15.77%) Juniper
18 188 (15.05%) CCNA
19 176 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
20 175 (14.01%) MPLS
21 173 (13.85%) DNS
22 168 (13.45%) F5
22 168 (13.45%) Windows Server
23 167 (13.37%) OSPF
24 164 (13.13%) Cisco ASA
25 156 (12.49%) Linux
26 152 (12.17%) Security Cleared
27 145 (11.61%) Network Security
28 134 (10.73%) DHCP
28 134 (10.73%) Citrix

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 65 (5.20%) MS Exchange
2 55 (4.40%) Skype for Business
3 28 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 27 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (1.92%) Confluence
6 20 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.88%) IIS
8 10 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.72%) IBM Notes
9 9 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.64%) CMS
11 6 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.40%) Apache
12 5 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.32%) JBoss
13 4 (0.32%) SAS
13 4 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 84 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.40%) Vectorworks
5 4 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.080%) Revit
Business Applications
1 15 (1.20%) RMDS
2 3 (0.24%) Eikon
2 3 (0.24%) LatentZero
2 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.16%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) Maximo
3 2 (0.16%) Relativity
4 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.080%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 113 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
1 113 (9.05%) Office 365
2 101 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.68%) IaaS
3 21 (1.68%) PaaS
4 18 (1.44%) SaaS
5 10 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (0.72%) Serverless
7 8 (0.64%) npm
7 8 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.56%) GitHub
8 7 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.48%) AWS CloudTrail
9 6 (0.48%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.24%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 504 (40.35%) Firewall
2 324 (25.94%) WAN
3 292 (23.38%) LAN
4 215 (17.21%) VPN
5 207 (16.57%) BGP
6 204 (16.33%) Wireless
7 175 (14.01%) MPLS
8 173 (13.85%) DNS
9 167 (13.37%) OSPF
10 164 (13.13%) Cisco ASA
11 145 (11.61%) Network Security
12 134 (10.73%) DHCP
13 129 (10.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 119 (9.53%) TCP/IP
15 94 (7.53%) Internet
16 89 (7.13%) SAN
17 81 (6.49%) VoIP
18 80 (6.41%) Cisco IOS
19 78 (6.24%) SSL
20 71 (5.68%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (0.72%) Big Data
3 9 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.48%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.48%) MySQL
4 6 (0.48%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.40%) Blockchain
5 5 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.32%) OLAP
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.16%) HBase
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 33 (2.64%) JIRA
2 13 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.40%) Fiddler
7 5 (0.40%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.16%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.16%) Grunt
8 2 (0.16%) gulp
8 2 (0.16%) MSI
8 2 (0.16%) Subversion
8 2 (0.16%) webpack
9 1 (0.080%) AppScan
9 1 (0.080%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.080%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.080%) TeamCity
General
1 291 (23.30%) Finance
2 102 (8.17%) Banking
3 61 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.16%) Financial Institution
5 26 (2.08%) Retail
6 23 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.60%) Legal
8 14 (1.12%) French Language
9 13 (1.04%) Marketing
10 10 (0.80%) Advertising
11 9 (0.72%) Games
12 6 (0.48%) Law
13 4 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.24%) Back Office
14 3 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.24%) Publishing
15 2 (0.16%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.16%) International Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Portuguese Language
15 2 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 404 (32.35%) Network Engineer
2 157 (12.57%) Architect
3 142 (11.37%) Cisco Engineer
4 109 (8.73%) Analyst
5 106 (8.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 88 (7.05%) Support Engineer
7 77 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 71 (5.68%) Security Engineer
9 65 (5.20%) Network Architect
10 63 (5.04%) Consultant
11 60 (4.80%) Network Security Engineer
12 53 (4.24%) Desktop Support
13 52 (4.16%) Senior Network Engineer
14 51 (4.08%) Project Manager
15 39 (3.12%) Security Architect
15 39 (3.12%) Support Analyst
16 37 (2.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 34 (2.72%) Service Analyst
18 33 (2.64%) Infrastructure Architect
19 28 (2.24%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (4.08%) 802.1X
2 20 (1.60%) Web Services
2 20 (1.60%) XMPP
3 15 (1.20%) JSON
4 14 (1.12%) HTML
4 14 (1.12%) XML
5 12 (0.96%) Node.js
6 11 (0.88%) Middleware
7 10 (0.80%) .NET
7 10 (0.80%) LDAP
8 9 (0.72%) HTML5
9 8 (0.64%) OAuth
9 8 (0.64%) RESTful
9 8 (0.64%) SAML
10 6 (0.48%) OAuth2
10 6 (0.48%) YAML
11 5 (0.40%) CSS
11 5 (0.40%) REST
12 4 (0.32%) SOAP
12 4 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 268 (21.46%) Data Centre
2 76 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
4 47 (3.76%) Private Cloud
5 35 (2.80%) Replication
5 35 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (2.64%) Management Information System
7 31 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 28 (2.24%) Blackberry
9 27 (2.16%) PKI
10 19 (1.52%) EMC VMAX
11 17 (1.36%) Clustering
11 17 (1.36%) EMC VNX
12 14 (1.12%) iPhone
13 11 (0.88%) iPad
13 11 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
13 11 (0.88%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.80%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.80%) NHS
15 9 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 372 (29.78%) Windows
2 168 (13.45%) Windows Server
3 156 (12.49%) Linux
4 77 (6.16%) Windows 10
5 75 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 65 (5.20%) Unix
7 65 (5.20%) Windows 7
8 34 (2.72%) CentOS
9 30 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (1.60%) Mac OS
12 18 (1.44%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.36%) Android
14 14 (1.12%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.88%) Windows 2000
16 9 (0.72%) Solaris
16 9 (0.72%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.32%) AIX
18 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (18.98%) ITIL
2 124 (9.93%) Migration
3 114 (9.13%) Network Design
4 110 (8.81%) Project Management
5 89 (7.13%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
7 68 (5.44%) Change Management
8 61 (4.88%) Load Balancing
9 60 (4.80%) Service Delivery
10 57 (4.56%) Service Management
11 56 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
12 54 (4.32%) Network Architecture
13 47 (3.76%) Information Security
14 46 (3.68%) Network Management
14 46 (3.68%) PRINCE2
15 45 (3.60%) DevOps
16 42 (3.36%) Change Control
16 42 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
17 38 (3.04%) Configuration Management
18 37 (2.96%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (6.08%) SQL
2 72 (5.76%) Python
3 68 (5.44%) PowerShell
4 26 (2.08%) Java
5 16 (1.28%) C
6 15 (1.20%) Perl
6 15 (1.20%) VBScript
7 13 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 11 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.56%) Ruby
10 6 (0.48%) Apex Code
10 6 (0.48%) PyPy
11 4 (0.32%) PHP
12 2 (0.16%) VB
13 1 (0.080%) C#
13 1 (0.080%) C++
13 1 (0.080%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.080%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 396 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
2 264 (21.14%) CCNP
3 188 (15.05%) CCNA
4 152 (12.17%) Security Cleared
5 114 (9.13%) CCIE
6 101 (8.09%) SC Cleared
7 79 (6.33%) Degree
8 51 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (3.12%) MCSE
10 36 (2.88%) DV Cleared
11 32 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
12 30 (2.40%) CISSP
13 26 (2.08%) CCSE
14 24 (1.92%) CCDP
15 22 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 21 (1.68%) MCP
17 17 (1.36%) CCSA
18 15 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
19 13 (1.04%) JNCIA
20 11 (0.88%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.16%) SLA
2 32 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.28%) QA
5 11 (0.88%) GDPR
6 7 (0.56%) GCP
7 6 (0.48%) RMADS
8 5 (0.40%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.32%) COBIT
9 4 (0.32%) GAAP
9 4 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.24%) PMO
11 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.080%) FIPS 140-2
12 1 (0.080%) PMBOK
System Software
1 222 (17.77%) Active Directory
2 176 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
4 61 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 49 (3.92%) vSphere
6 29 (2.32%) VMware NSX
7 24 (1.92%) XenApp
8 19 (1.52%) NFS
9 16 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (1.28%) ProxySG
10 14 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.88%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.80%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.64%) Firmware
13 8 (0.64%) vCloud
14 7 (0.56%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.48%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 6 (0.48%) KVM
16 4 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 73 (5.84%) SCCM
2 38 (3.04%) Ansible
2 38 (3.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 36 (2.88%) Cisco Prime
4 29 (2.32%) vCenter Server
5 27 (2.16%) Nagios
6 25 (2.00%) SCOM
7 18 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (1.36%) Puppet
9 16 (1.28%) vRealize
10 15 (1.20%) AirWatch
10 15 (1.20%) EMC VPLEX
11 14 (1.12%) Nessus
12 13 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
12 13 (1.04%) FortiGate
13 11 (0.88%) WSUS
14 10 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
15 9 (0.72%) NetBackup
16 8 (0.64%) Backup Exec
16 8 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 301 (24.10%) VMware
2 226 (18.09%) Microsoft
3 200 (16.01%) CheckPoint
4 197 (15.77%) Juniper
5 168 (13.45%) F5
6 134 (10.73%) Citrix
7 133 (10.65%) HP
8 125 (10.01%) Palo Alto
9 69 (5.52%) NetApp
10 66 (5.28%) EMC
10 66 (5.28%) SolarWinds
11 59 (4.72%) Fortinet
12 58 (4.64%) Splunk
13 54 (4.32%) Meraki
14 50 (4.00%) Dell
15 43 (3.44%) Blue Coat
16 36 (2.88%) Avaya
17 34 (2.72%) Bloomberg
18 30 (2.40%) Red Hat
18 30 (2.40%) Symantec