Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 96 102
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 -30
Contract jobs citing Cisco 990 1,267 1,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.73% 2.74% 2.62%
As % of the Vendors category 6.73% 6.82% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 864 780
London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £207 £213 £187
90th Percentile £575 £625 £551
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 43 38
London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +4.71% +40.44%
10th Percentile £13.40 £13.00 £15.30
90th Percentile £32.70 £45.42 £165.00
England median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +13.64% -10.20%

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 14,713 18,570 18,997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.54% 40.18% 40.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,052 12,593 12,921
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 310 301
London median hourly rate £20.92 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.08% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.12 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.31 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +10.34% +0.72% +5.30%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -15 186 £425 +6.25% 90
West London -14 63 £340 -8.11% 61
East London +28 25 £300 -25.00% 26
South London +17 14 £415 -16.58% 14
North London +6 4 £375 -6.83% 11
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 379 (38.28%) Firewall
2 346 (34.95%) Cisco Certification
3 295 (29.80%) Windows
4 252 (25.45%) WAN
5 238 (24.04%) CCNP
6 219 (22.12%) LAN
6 219 (22.12%) VMware
7 218 (22.02%) Microsoft
8 205 (20.71%) Finance
9 202 (20.40%) VPN
10 200 (20.20%) Active Directory
11 195 (19.70%) Data Centre
12 160 (16.16%) Office 365
13 155 (15.66%) BGP
14 153 (15.45%) ITIL
15 148 (14.95%) Juniper
16 147 (14.85%) Wireless
17 146 (14.75%) Cisco Nexus
18 145 (14.65%) CCNA
18 145 (14.65%) CheckPoint
19 140 (14.14%) Network Security
20 137 (13.84%) MPLS
21 134 (13.54%) Cisco ASA
22 133 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
22 133 (13.43%) Palo Alto
23 132 (13.33%) Windows Server
24 130 (13.13%) Azure
24 130 (13.13%) Migration
25 123 (12.42%) OSPF
25 123 (12.42%) 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 75 (7.58%) MS Exchange
2 62 (6.26%) Skype for Business
3 40 (4.04%) SharePoint
4 29 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (2.42%) IIS
6 20 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.52%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.01%) Mattermost
9 9 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (0.71%) Apache
10 7 (0.71%) Confluence
11 6 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.61%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.40%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.30%) Anypoint
14 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 77 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.40%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 3 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.30%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.10%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 7 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 160 (16.16%) Office 365
2 130 (13.13%) Azure
3 89 (8.99%) AWS
4 25 (2.53%) SaaS
5 22 (2.22%) IaaS
6 16 (1.62%) Mimecast
7 15 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (1.52%) GitHub
8 13 (1.31%) PaaS
9 12 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.21%) GCP
10 11 (1.11%) OneDrive
11 9 (0.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (0.51%) G Suite
13 4 (0.40%) Akamai
13 4 (0.40%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.30%) Google Docs
15 2 (0.20%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 379 (38.28%) Firewall
2 252 (25.45%) WAN
3 219 (22.12%) LAN
4 202 (20.40%) VPN
5 155 (15.66%) BGP
6 147 (14.85%) Wireless
7 146 (14.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 140 (14.14%) Network Security
9 137 (13.84%) MPLS
10 134 (13.54%) Cisco ASA
11 123 (12.42%) DNS
11 123 (12.42%) OSPF
12 96 (9.70%) TCP/IP
13 95 (9.60%) Cisco IOS
14 90 (9.09%) DHCP
15 84 (8.48%) VoIP
16 80 (8.08%) EIGRP
17 69 (6.97%) Wi-Fi
18 68 (6.87%) Skype
18 68 (6.87%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.53%) MySQL
3 13 (1.31%) Big Data
4 12 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.40%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.40%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.40%) Power BI
8 3 (0.30%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.20%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.20%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
3 16 (1.62%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.21%) Visual Studio
5 12 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (0.71%) JIRA
8 4 (0.40%) MSI
8 4 (0.40%) Subversion
9 3 (0.30%) Hudson
10 2 (0.20%) GitLab
10 2 (0.20%) WiX
11 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.10%) Gerrit
General
1 205 (20.71%) Finance
2 81 (8.18%) Telecoms
3 71 (7.17%) Banking
4 26 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.22%) Law
6 18 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.82%) Retail
7 14 (1.41%) Billing
8 13 (1.31%) Advertising
8 13 (1.31%) Public Sector
9 11 (1.11%) Multimedia
10 8 (0.81%) Front Office
11 7 (0.71%) Games
11 7 (0.71%) Legal
11 7 (0.71%) Marketing
12 6 (0.61%) Local Government
12 6 (0.61%) Publishing
13 5 (0.51%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 349 (35.25%) Network Engineer
2 94 (9.49%) Analyst
3 88 (8.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 84 (8.48%) Architect
5 66 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 61 (6.16%) Senior Network Engineer
6 61 (6.16%) Support Engineer
7 60 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 55 (5.56%) Security Engineer
9 44 (4.44%) Consultant
9 44 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
10 40 (4.04%) Support Analyst
11 36 (3.64%) Network Architect
12 32 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
12 32 (3.23%) Administrator
13 29 (2.93%) Firewall Engineer
14 28 (2.83%) IT Engineer
15 26 (2.63%) Desktop Support
15 26 (2.63%) Project Manager
15 26 (2.63%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.14%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.31%) LDAP
3 12 (1.21%) REST
4 9 (0.91%) SAML
4 9 (0.91%) Web Services
5 8 (0.81%) Django
6 7 (0.71%) .NET
6 7 (0.71%) JSON
6 7 (0.71%) XMPP
7 5 (0.51%) Middleware
8 4 (0.40%) CSS
8 4 (0.40%) Jinja
8 4 (0.40%) OAuth
8 4 (0.40%) OpenID
8 4 (0.40%) React
8 4 (0.40%) SOAP
9 3 (0.30%) React Native
9 3 (0.30%) RESTful
9 3 (0.30%) YAML
10 2 (0.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 195 (19.70%) Data Centre
2 84 (8.48%) Video Conferencing
3 43 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.23%) iPhone
5 27 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.63%) Public Cloud
7 25 (2.53%) PKI
8 24 (2.42%) Blackberry
9 19 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.92%) User Experience
10 18 (1.82%) Replication
11 16 (1.62%) Clustering
12 14 (1.41%) Handset
12 14 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (1.31%) Hedge funds
14 12 (1.21%) Smartphone
15 10 (1.01%) CMDB
15 10 (1.01%) iPad
16 9 (0.91%) Mobile App
17 8 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 295 (29.80%) Windows
2 132 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 118 (11.92%) Linux
4 84 (8.48%) Windows 10
5 65 (6.57%) Windows 7
5 65 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (3.33%) Android
8 29 (2.93%) Unix
9 25 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (2.02%) Mac OS
11 14 (1.41%) CentOS
11 14 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (1.11%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.91%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.91%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.81%) Check Point GAiA
14 8 (0.81%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.51%) Debian
16 3 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (15.45%) ITIL
2 130 (13.13%) Migration
3 88 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 83 (8.38%) Network Design
5 66 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (6.67%) Project Management
6 65 (6.57%) Change Management
7 58 (5.86%) Network Monitoring
8 53 (5.35%) Load Balancing
9 47 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (4.75%) DevOps
9 47 (4.75%) Network Management
10 40 (4.04%) Service Delivery
11 37 (3.74%) Incident Management
12 34 (3.43%) Computer Science
13 33 (3.33%) Project Delivery
14 32 (3.23%) Configuration Management
15 31 (3.13%) Problem Management
15 31 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
16 30 (3.03%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 77 (7.78%) PowerShell
2 64 (6.46%) Python
3 43 (4.34%) SQL
4 26 (2.63%) Perl
5 24 (2.42%) Java
6 11 (1.11%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.01%) C
8 8 (0.81%) C#
9 7 (0.71%) Tcl
10 6 (0.61%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.61%) Ruby
11 5 (0.51%) Go
12 4 (0.40%) PHP
13 3 (0.30%) VBScript
14 2 (0.20%) C++
14 2 (0.20%) VB
14 2 (0.20%) XPath
15 1 (0.10%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.10%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 346 (34.95%) Cisco Certification
2 238 (24.04%) CCNP
3 145 (14.65%) CCNA
4 101 (10.20%) CCIE
5 85 (8.59%) Degree
6 51 (5.15%) Security Cleared
7 34 (3.43%) SC Cleared
8 33 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (2.83%) JNCIP
10 22 (2.22%) CCDP
11 20 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
12 19 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (1.62%) CCDA
13 16 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 16 (1.62%) MCP
13 16 (1.62%) MCSE
14 15 (1.52%) CISSP
15 14 (1.41%) DV Cleared
16 11 (1.11%) CCSA
16 11 (1.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.83%) SLA
2 15 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.91%) COBIT
4 9 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.81%) GDPR
5 8 (0.81%) PMO
5 8 (0.81%) QA
6 5 (0.51%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.51%) NIST
7 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 200 (20.20%) Active Directory
2 133 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 35 (3.54%) vSphere
5 24 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.92%) Docker
6 19 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 18 (1.82%) XenApp
8 12 (1.21%) ProxySG
8 12 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (1.01%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 6 (0.61%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.51%) KVM
15 4 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.40%) pfSense
16 3 (0.30%) Firmware
16 3 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 63 (6.36%) Ansible
2 52 (5.25%) SCCM
3 49 (4.95%) Cisco CUCM
4 32 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (3.23%) Puppet
5 26 (2.63%) FortiGate
6 23 (2.32%) AirWatch
7 22 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
7 22 (2.22%) Nagios
8 18 (1.82%) SCOM
8 18 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (1.52%) vCenter Server
10 14 (1.41%) WSUS
11 13 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 13 (1.31%) Salt
12 11 (1.11%) Kubernetes
13 10 (1.01%) Terraform
14 9 (0.91%) Iperf
15 8 (0.81%) Backup Exec
15 8 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 219 (22.12%) VMware
2 218 (22.02%) Microsoft
3 148 (14.95%) Juniper
4 145 (14.65%) CheckPoint
5 133 (13.43%) Palo Alto
6 112 (11.31%) Citrix
7 110 (11.11%) F5
8 89 (8.99%) Meraki
9 83 (8.38%) Dell
10 82 (8.28%) EMC
11 74 (7.47%) NetApp
12 59 (5.96%) Fortinet
13 56 (5.66%) SolarWinds
14 49 (4.95%) HP
15 35 (3.54%) Aruba
16 30 (3.03%) Blue Coat
17 25 (2.53%) Symantec
18 24 (2.42%) Polycom
19 23 (2.32%) Splunk
20 22 (2.22%) ServiceNow