Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 77 104 96
Rank change year-on-year +27 -8 -22
Contract jobs citing Cisco 900 1,138 1,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.00% 2.58% 2.61%
As % of the Vendors category 7.47% 6.49% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 802 758
London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £208 £206 £181
90th Percentile £550 £638 £575
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 40 40
London median hourly rate £23.60 £26.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.94% +11.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.95 £13.00 £15.95
90th Percentile £52.63 £47.13 £165.00
England median hourly rate £27.25 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +2.83% +23.26% -12.24%

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 12,045 17,540 18,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.17% 39.76% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,184 11,795 12,654
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £260 £283 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 303 307
London median hourly rate £21.13 £20.00 £20.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -4.35% +7.23%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £54.01 £45.71 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +2.94%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 +9 174 £400 -3.61% 76
West London +18 67 £325 -16.13% 38
East London +45 32 £369 -18.06% 21
South London +22 11 £407 -15.65% 17
North London +11 4 £450 -14.29% 4
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 331 (36.78%) Cisco Certification
2 323 (35.89%) Firewall
3 260 (28.89%) Windows
4 243 (27.00%) CCNP
5 233 (25.89%) LAN
6 225 (25.00%) WAN
7 212 (23.56%) VPN
8 188 (20.89%) VMware
9 185 (20.56%) Finance
9 185 (20.56%) Microsoft
10 180 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 164 (18.22%) Active Directory
12 162 (18.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 145 (16.11%) BGP
14 137 (15.22%) MPLS
15 136 (15.11%) Office 365
16 134 (14.89%) Wireless
17 133 (14.78%) CCNA
18 130 (14.44%) Juniper
19 127 (14.11%) OSPF
19 127 (14.11%) Network Security
20 120 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
21 119 (13.22%) Palo Alto
22 116 (12.89%) Migration
23 115 (12.78%) ITIL
24 111 (12.33%) Azure
25 109 (12.11%) Cisco ASA
26 105 (11.67%) Windows Server
27 102 (11.33%) Cisco IOS
28 97 (10.78%) 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 58 (6.44%) MS Exchange
2 41 (4.56%) Skype for Business
3 39 (4.33%) SharePoint
4 28 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (2.78%) IIS
6 17 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.22%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.11%) Mattermost
9 9 (1.00%) Confluence
9 9 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.78%) Apache
10 7 (0.78%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.33%) Anypoint
13 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 66 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.89%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.44%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 3 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 136 (15.11%) Office 365
2 111 (12.33%) Azure
3 75 (8.33%) AWS
4 26 (2.89%) SaaS
5 22 (2.44%) IaaS
6 14 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (1.22%) PaaS
8 9 (1.00%) GitHub
9 8 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.89%) GCP
9 8 (0.89%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.78%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 4 (0.44%) Akamai
12 4 (0.44%) G Suite
12 4 (0.44%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.33%) Google Docs
14 2 (0.22%) Data Lake Analytics
14 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 323 (35.89%) Firewall
2 233 (25.89%) LAN
3 225 (25.00%) WAN
4 212 (23.56%) VPN
5 162 (18.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 145 (16.11%) BGP
7 137 (15.22%) MPLS
8 134 (14.89%) Wireless
9 127 (14.11%) Network Security
9 127 (14.11%) OSPF
10 109 (12.11%) Cisco ASA
11 102 (11.33%) Cisco IOS
12 97 (10.78%) DNS
13 95 (10.56%) TCP/IP
14 78 (8.67%) EIGRP
15 75 (8.33%) DHCP
16 73 (8.11%) Ethernet
17 68 (7.56%) WLAN
18 66 (7.33%) VoIP
19 63 (7.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.78%) MySQL
3 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.00%) Big Data
5 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.44%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.44%) Power BI
9 3 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.33%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.22%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.22%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2017
11 1 (0.11%) Aerospike
11 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 19 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.78%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.11%) JIRA
5 10 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (1.00%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.44%) Subversion
8 2 (0.22%) GitLab
8 2 (0.22%) Hudson
9 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.11%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.11%) Gerrit
General
1 185 (20.56%) Finance
2 69 (7.67%) Banking
3 65 (7.22%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.44%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.44%) Front Office
6 20 (2.22%) Law
6 20 (2.22%) Public Sector
7 18 (2.00%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.44%) Retail
9 12 (1.33%) Advertising
10 11 (1.22%) Multimedia
11 9 (1.00%) German Language
12 8 (0.89%) French Language
13 7 (0.78%) Games
14 5 (0.56%) Marketing
15 4 (0.44%) Billing
15 4 (0.44%) Legal
15 4 (0.44%) Local Government
15 4 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 323 (35.89%) Network Engineer
2 87 (9.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 80 (8.89%) Analyst
4 69 (7.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 66 (7.33%) Architect
6 62 (6.89%) Support Engineer
7 61 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 55 (6.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 54 (6.00%) Security Engineer
10 39 (4.33%) Network Security Engineer
11 38 (4.22%) Consultant
12 36 (4.00%) Administrator
13 34 (3.78%) Network Architect
14 26 (2.89%) Service Analyst
14 26 (2.89%) Service Desk Analyst
15 25 (2.78%) Network Administrator
16 24 (2.67%) Windows Engineer
17 23 (2.56%) Desktop Support
17 23 (2.56%) Support Analyst
18 22 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.33%) LDAP
3 11 (1.22%) REST
4 9 (1.00%) SAML
5 8 (0.89%) Django
5 8 (0.89%) Web Services
6 7 (0.78%) JSON
7 6 (0.67%) Middleware
8 5 (0.56%) .NET
8 5 (0.56%) XMPP
9 4 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (0.44%) OAuth
9 4 (0.44%) OpenID
9 4 (0.44%) SOAP
10 3 (0.33%) CSS
10 3 (0.33%) HTML
10 3 (0.33%) React
10 3 (0.33%) React Native
10 3 (0.33%) XML
10 3 (0.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 180 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 63 (7.00%) Video Conferencing
3 56 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (3.67%) Blackberry
5 28 (3.11%) iPhone
6 26 (2.89%) Management Information System
7 24 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 23 (2.56%) PKI
9 19 (2.11%) Smartphone
10 18 (2.00%) Replication
11 17 (1.89%) Hedge funds
12 15 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.56%) User Experience
14 12 (1.33%) Clustering
15 11 (1.22%) CMDB
15 11 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
16 10 (1.11%) Handset
17 9 (1.00%) Mobile App
18 8 (0.89%) Mobile Computing
19 6 (0.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 260 (28.89%) Windows
2 105 (11.67%) Windows Server
3 96 (10.67%) Linux
4 82 (9.11%) Windows 10
5 67 (7.44%) Windows 7
6 58 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (4.78%) Android
7 43 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.33%) Mac OS
9 18 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.89%) Unix
11 12 (1.33%) CentOS
12 11 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (1.11%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.00%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.56%) Debian
16 4 (0.44%) Check Point GAiA
16 4 (0.44%) VMS
17 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (12.89%) Migration
2 115 (12.78%) ITIL
3 79 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 68 (7.56%) Change Management
4 68 (7.56%) Network Design
5 67 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (5.56%) DevOps
7 46 (5.11%) Project Management
8 45 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
10 37 (4.11%) Load Balancing
11 33 (3.67%) Project Delivery
12 32 (3.56%) Service Delivery
13 31 (3.44%) Network Management
14 27 (3.00%) Computer Science
14 27 (3.00%) Root Cause Analysis
14 27 (3.00%) Time Management
15 26 (2.89%) Cybersecurity
15 26 (2.89%) Network Architecture
16 25 (2.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (7.78%) PowerShell
2 53 (5.89%) Python
3 47 (5.22%) SQL
4 30 (3.33%) Perl
5 25 (2.78%) Java
6 14 (1.56%) C
7 8 (0.89%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.89%) C#
8 7 (0.78%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.67%) Tcl
10 5 (0.56%) Go
10 5 (0.56%) Ruby
11 3 (0.33%) PHP
11 3 (0.33%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.33%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.22%) C++
12 2 (0.22%) XPath
13 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.11%) VBA
13 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 331 (36.78%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (27.00%) CCNP
3 133 (14.78%) CCNA
4 87 (9.67%) CCIE
5 64 (7.11%) Degree
6 52 (5.78%) Security Cleared
7 41 (4.56%) SC Cleared
8 28 (3.11%) JNCIP
9 25 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (2.11%) CCDP
12 18 (2.00%) MCP
13 16 (1.78%) CCDA
13 16 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (1.56%) CISSP
15 12 (1.33%) MCSE
16 10 (1.11%) BC Cleared
16 10 (1.11%) DV Cleared
16 10 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.44%) SLA
2 14 (1.56%) GDPR
3 12 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.56%) PMO
6 4 (0.44%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.44%) NIST
7 3 (0.33%) COBIT
7 3 (0.33%) NCSC
7 3 (0.33%) QA
8 2 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.22%) MiFID
9 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 164 (18.22%) Active Directory
2 120 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.33%) vSphere
4 27 (3.00%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.89%) XenDesktop
7 16 (1.78%) Docker
8 13 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (1.33%) VMware NSX
9 12 (1.33%) XenApp
10 11 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (1.11%) VMware Server
12 8 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.44%) pfSense
15 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.22%) Firmware
16 2 (0.22%) ProxySG
16 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (5.33%) Ansible
2 46 (5.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 40 (4.44%) Nagios
4 38 (4.22%) Puppet
4 38 (4.22%) SCCM
5 37 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (3.00%) AirWatch
7 23 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
8 20 (2.22%) FortiGate
9 19 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
10 18 (2.00%) WSUS
11 17 (1.89%) vCenter Server
12 15 (1.67%) Cacti
12 15 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
12 15 (1.67%) NetMRI
12 15 (1.67%) Statseeker
12 15 (1.67%) ZABBIX
13 11 (1.22%) Kubernetes
14 9 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
14 9 (1.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 188 (20.89%) VMware
2 185 (20.56%) Microsoft
3 130 (14.44%) Juniper
4 119 (13.22%) Palo Alto
5 96 (10.67%) CheckPoint
6 88 (9.78%) Citrix
7 80 (8.89%) F5
8 67 (7.44%) Dell
9 65 (7.22%) Meraki
10 62 (6.89%) EMC
11 56 (6.22%) NetApp
12 51 (5.67%) SolarWinds
13 48 (5.33%) Fortinet
14 42 (4.67%) HP
15 37 (4.11%) Aruba
16 32 (3.56%) ServiceNow
17 29 (3.22%) Ivanti
18 23 (2.56%) NetScout
18 23 (2.56%) Polycom
19 19 (2.11%) Oracle