Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 99 70
Rank change year-on-year +6 -29 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,274 1,228 1,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.74% 2.61% 3.53%
As % of the Vendors category 6.85% 6.42% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 783 1,014
London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £188 £255
90th Percentile £625 £550 £588
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 38 30
London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.88 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +40.44% -10.53%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.42 £165.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +13.64% -10.20% +16.67%

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 18,608 19,116 19,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.02% 40.70% 42.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,616 13,008 12,813
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 303 280
London median hourly rate £19.13 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.92 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +9 292 £400 -6.32% 85
West London +22 122 £345 +1.47% 60
South London 0 43 £498 +73.04% 13
East London -14 27 £400 -13.04% 36
North London -9 6 £403 +1.26% 4
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 492 (38.62%) Firewall
2 425 (33.36%) Cisco Certification
3 397 (31.16%) Windows
4 376 (29.51%) WAN
5 309 (24.25%) VMware
6 289 (22.68%) LAN
7 274 (21.51%) CCNP
8 272 (21.35%) Finance
9 260 (20.41%) Microsoft
10 241 (18.92%) Wireless
10 241 (18.92%) Data Centre
11 235 (18.45%) Active Directory
12 215 (16.88%) ITIL
13 211 (16.56%) VPN
13 211 (16.56%) CheckPoint
14 209 (16.41%) BGP
15 190 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
16 181 (14.21%) Cisco Nexus
17 180 (14.13%) Office 365
18 173 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
19 170 (13.34%) OSPF
19 170 (13.34%) CCNA
20 168 (13.19%) Juniper
20 168 (13.19%) Windows Server
21 165 (12.95%) Migration
22 158 (12.40%) DNS
23 151 (11.85%) MPLS
24 148 (11.62%) Network Security
25 144 (11.30%) Microsoft Azure
26 132 (10.36%) Linux

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 72 (5.65%) MS Exchange
2 69 (5.42%) Skype for Business
3 57 (4.47%) SharePoint
4 25 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (1.41%) OpenStack
7 12 (0.94%) IIS
8 7 (0.55%) Apache
9 6 (0.47%) CMS
9 6 (0.47%) Confluence
10 5 (0.39%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.24%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.24%) JBoss
11 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.16%) K2 blackpearl
12 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 105 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.16%) SPSS
7 1 (0.078%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.078%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.24%) LatentZero
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.078%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (0.078%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 180 (14.13%) Office 365
2 144 (11.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (2.35%) IaaS
5 21 (1.65%) PaaS
6 18 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (1.33%) SaaS
8 12 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.78%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.39%) Serverless
12 4 (0.31%) Azure Functions
12 4 (0.31%) G Suite
13 3 (0.24%) GitHub
13 3 (0.24%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.16%) AdWords
14 2 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 492 (38.62%) Firewall
2 376 (29.51%) WAN
3 289 (22.68%) LAN
4 241 (18.92%) Wireless
5 211 (16.56%) VPN
6 209 (16.41%) BGP
7 190 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
8 181 (14.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 170 (13.34%) OSPF
10 158 (12.40%) DNS
11 151 (11.85%) MPLS
12 148 (11.62%) Network Security
13 130 (10.20%) TCP/IP
14 123 (9.65%) DHCP
15 113 (8.87%) Cisco IOS
16 96 (7.54%) EIGRP
17 94 (7.38%) VoIP
18 85 (6.67%) Internet
18 85 (6.67%) IPsec
19 83 (6.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.86%) Relational Database
3 8 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (0.55%) MySQL
4 7 (0.55%) NoSQL
4 7 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.31%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.31%) Power BI
7 3 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.24%) Big Data
8 2 (0.16%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.16%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.16%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.16%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.16%) Redis
8 2 (0.16%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (0.86%) JIRA
2 8 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.24%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.078%) AppScan
8 1 (0.078%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.078%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.078%) Subversion
8 1 (0.078%) Visual Studio
General
1 272 (21.35%) Finance
2 83 (6.51%) Banking
3 59 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.12%) Retail
5 19 (1.49%) Law
5 19 (1.49%) Legal
6 15 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.18%) Marketing
7 10 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.78%) Spanish Language
8 9 (0.71%) Advertising
8 9 (0.71%) Billing
8 9 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.71%) Multimedia
9 7 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.39%) French Language
10 5 (0.39%) German Language
11 4 (0.31%) Electronics
12 3 (0.24%) Back Office
12 3 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 424 (33.28%) Network Engineer
2 191 (14.99%) Cisco Engineer
3 157 (12.32%) Architect
4 138 (10.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 127 (9.97%) Analyst
6 102 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 82 (6.44%) Network Architect
8 79 (6.20%) Senior Network Engineer
9 75 (5.89%) Security Engineer
9 75 (5.89%) Support Engineer
10 72 (5.65%) Consultant
11 58 (4.55%) Support Analyst
12 56 (4.40%) IT Support
13 51 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
14 43 (3.38%) IT Engineer
15 41 (3.22%) Senior Cisco Engineer
16 38 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support
16 38 (2.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 37 (2.90%) Project Manager
17 37 (2.90%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 19 (1.49%) XMPP
3 17 (1.33%) Web Services
4 13 (1.02%) JSON
5 12 (0.94%) SAML
6 11 (0.86%) .NET
6 11 (0.86%) LDAP
7 7 (0.55%) Middleware
8 6 (0.47%) XML
9 5 (0.39%) OAuth
10 4 (0.31%) J2EE
10 4 (0.31%) OpenID
10 4 (0.31%) REST
11 3 (0.24%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.16%) ADSI
12 2 (0.16%) D3.js
12 2 (0.16%) Django
12 2 (0.16%) HTML
12 2 (0.16%) SOAP
13 1 (0.078%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 241 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 71 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.79%) Video Conferencing
4 35 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (2.59%) PKI
6 24 (1.88%) Blackberry
6 24 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 21 (1.65%) iPhone
7 21 (1.65%) Private Cloud
8 20 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (1.33%) Handset
9 17 (1.33%) Public Cloud
9 17 (1.33%) User Experience
10 15 (1.18%) Clustering
11 14 (1.10%) iPad
11 14 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.10%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.02%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.02%) RSA SecurID
12 13 (1.02%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 397 (31.16%) Windows
2 168 (13.19%) Windows Server
3 132 (10.36%) Linux
4 121 (9.50%) Windows 7
5 115 (9.03%) Windows 10
6 82 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 74 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (4.40%) Unix
9 25 (1.96%) Android
10 18 (1.41%) CentOS
10 18 (1.41%) Mac OS X
10 18 (1.41%) Windows 8
11 16 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.86%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.39%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.24%) Solaris
16 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.078%) HPUX
17 1 (0.078%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (16.88%) ITIL
2 165 (12.95%) Migration
3 131 (10.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 112 (8.79%) Network Design
5 68 (5.34%) Service Management
6 59 (4.63%) Change Management
7 57 (4.47%) Load Balancing
7 57 (4.47%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (3.85%) Project Management
9 48 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
11 44 (3.45%) Network Management
12 41 (3.22%) Network Architecture
13 40 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
14 36 (2.83%) PRINCE2
14 36 (2.83%) Service Delivery
14 36 (2.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (2.67%) Change Control
15 34 (2.67%) High Availability
16 32 (2.51%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (5.65%) PowerShell
1 72 (5.65%) Python
2 69 (5.42%) SQL
3 26 (2.04%) Perl
4 23 (1.81%) Bash Shell
5 14 (1.10%) JavaScript
6 12 (0.94%) Java
6 12 (0.94%) Shell Script
7 10 (0.78%) C
8 7 (0.55%) VBA
9 6 (0.47%) C++
9 6 (0.47%) PHP
9 6 (0.47%) VBScript
10 4 (0.31%) Ruby
10 4 (0.31%) Tcl
11 3 (0.24%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.16%) AWK
13 1 (0.078%) C#
13 1 (0.078%) VB
13 1 (0.078%) XPath
Qualifications
1 425 (33.36%) Cisco Certification
2 274 (21.51%) CCNP
3 170 (13.34%) CCNA
4 125 (9.81%) CCIE
5 102 (8.01%) Security Cleared
6 79 (6.20%) SC Cleared
7 67 (5.26%) Degree
8 50 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (2.28%) CCSE
10 27 (2.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 24 (1.88%) CCDP
12 22 (1.73%) MCSE
13 21 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.57%) MCSA
15 19 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (1.49%) DV Cleared
16 16 (1.26%) JNCIA
16 16 (1.26%) JNCIP
17 15 (1.18%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 15 (1.18%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.55%) SLA
2 22 (1.73%) QA
3 19 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.78%) GDPR
5 8 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 8 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.55%) COBIT
6 7 (0.55%) FedRAMP
7 5 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.24%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.24%) PMO
8 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.16%) FISMA
9 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.078%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.078%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 235 (18.45%) Active Directory
2 173 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (4.24%) Hyper-V
4 39 (3.06%) vSphere
5 35 (2.75%) VMware NSX
6 31 (2.43%) XenDesktop
7 29 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (2.20%) XenApp
9 23 (1.81%) BitLocker
10 20 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (1.33%) ProxySG
12 15 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.78%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.47%) Docker
16 5 (0.39%) Firmware
17 4 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 4 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
18 3 (0.24%) NFS
18 3 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 86 (6.75%) SCCM
2 62 (4.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 26 (2.04%) Ansible
4 25 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
4 25 (1.96%) WSUS
5 21 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
6 18 (1.41%) Nagios
7 17 (1.33%) AirWatch
7 17 (1.33%) FortiGate
8 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (1.18%) Puppet
9 14 (1.10%) SCOM
10 13 (1.02%) Backup Exec
10 13 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (1.02%) vCenter Server
11 12 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
12 11 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (0.78%) NetBackup
13 10 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (0.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 309 (24.25%) VMware
2 260 (20.41%) Microsoft
3 211 (16.56%) CheckPoint
4 168 (13.19%) Juniper
5 129 (10.13%) Citrix
6 118 (9.26%) Palo Alto
7 117 (9.18%) F5
8 79 (6.20%) HP
9 76 (5.97%) Meraki
10 72 (5.65%) SolarWinds
11 61 (4.79%) Apple
12 56 (4.40%) Fortinet
13 51 (4.00%) NetApp
14 44 (3.45%) Polycom
15 40 (3.14%) Avaya
15 40 (3.14%) Riverbed
16 37 (2.90%) Aruba
16 37 (2.90%) EMC
16 37 (2.90%) McAfee
17 36 (2.83%) Blue Coat