Period
to

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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 130 140 98
Rank change year-on-year +10 -42 +10
Contract jobs citing Cisco 819 486 532
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.12% 2.00% 2.68%
As % of the Vendors category 5.62% 5.22% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 318 392
10th Percentile £251 £250 £220
25th Percentile £400 £350 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £489 £450 £413
Median % change year-on-year +8.61% +9.09% -8.33%
75th Percentile £581 £517 £510
90th Percentile £675 £577 £575
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -4.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 8 6
10th Percentile £22.71 £16.25 £16.52
25th Percentile - £22.06 £20.93
Median hourly rate £23.91 £49.83 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year -52.01% +116.64% -8.00%
75th Percentile £33.75 £55.50 £25.20
90th Percentile £38.38 £67.50 £34.76
England median hourly rate £23.91 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +19.55% -13.04% -10.40%

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 14,585 9,309 7,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.75% 38.34% 38.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,389 6,192 5,222
10th Percentile £356 £330 £263
25th Percentile £463 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £480 £455
% change year-on-year +9.38% +5.49% -2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 112 119
10th Percentile £17.12 £13.89 £12.49
25th Percentile £23.91 £18.25 £17.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.65 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +31.33% +11.04% +14.29%
75th Percentile £49.25 £50.44 £33.03
90th Percentile £58.93 £66.35 £47.83
England median hourly rate £21.40 £20.50 £18.60
% change year-on-year +4.39% +10.22% +1.92%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +23 129 £413 -2.94% 35
West London -3 17 £413 -17.50% 10
South London -14 14 £425 +33.33% 5
East London -11 8 £325 -10.34% 11
North London - 1 £185 - 2
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 283 (34.55%) Firewall
2 239 (29.18%) Windows
3 201 (24.54%) Cisco Certification
4 200 (24.42%) Microsoft
5 197 (24.05%) WAN
6 191 (23.32%) VMware
7 185 (22.59%) Finance
8 177 (21.61%) Azure
9 147 (17.95%) Data Centre
10 141 (17.22%) LAN
11 138 (16.85%) ITIL
12 136 (16.61%) Microsoft 365
13 133 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 132 (16.12%) CCNP
15 122 (14.90%) Juniper
16 120 (14.65%) VPN
17 119 (14.53%) Active Directory
18 117 (14.29%) Social Skills
19 110 (13.43%) Wireless
20 108 (13.19%) Migration
21 107 (13.06%) CheckPoint
21 107 (13.06%) Linux
22 103 (12.58%) MPLS
23 96 (11.72%) SD-WAN
24 95 (11.60%) F5
24 95 (11.60%) Palo Alto
25 93 (11.36%) CCNA
26 90 (10.99%) Security Cleared
27 89 (10.87%) Windows Server
27 89 (10.87%) TCP/IP

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 30 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 19 (2.32%) Skype for Business
4 18 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.10%) IIS
5 9 (1.10%) OpenStack
6 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.73%) CMS
7 6 (0.73%) Confluence
8 5 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.49%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.49%) SAS
9 4 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.37%) Apache
11 2 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.12%) nginx
Applications
1 44 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 24 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.37%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.24%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 2 (0.24%) RMDS
3 1 (0.12%) assyst
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 177 (21.61%) Azure
2 136 (16.61%) Microsoft 365
3 86 (10.50%) AWS
4 28 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (2.93%) GCP
6 20 (2.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 15 (1.83%) OneDrive
8 14 (1.71%) IaaS
8 14 (1.71%) SaaS
9 13 (1.59%) OpenShift
10 11 (1.34%) PaaS
11 7 (0.85%) Azure Sentinel
11 7 (0.85%) Google Workspace
11 7 (0.85%) Power Platform
11 7 (0.85%) Rubrik
12 6 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.61%) GitHub
13 5 (0.61%) Power Automate
13 5 (0.61%) PowerApps
14 4 (0.49%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 283 (34.55%) Firewall
2 197 (24.05%) WAN
3 141 (17.22%) LAN
4 120 (14.65%) VPN
5 110 (13.43%) Wireless
6 103 (12.58%) MPLS
7 96 (11.72%) SD-WAN
8 89 (10.87%) BGP
8 89 (10.87%) TCP/IP
9 81 (9.89%) OSPF
10 79 (9.65%) DNS
11 78 (9.52%) Network Security
12 69 (8.42%) SAN
13 65 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
14 60 (7.33%) DHCP
15 55 (6.72%) VoIP
16 52 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
17 46 (5.62%) Cisco IOS
18 43 (5.25%) Cisco ISE
18 43 (5.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.22%) DB2
3 6 (0.73%) Power BI
4 4 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.24%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.24%) MySQL
6 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.34%) JIRA
2 8 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.24%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (0.24%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.24%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.12%) GCC
6 1 (0.12%) GitLab
6 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 185 (22.59%) Finance
2 117 (14.29%) Social Skills
3 59 (7.20%) Telecoms
4 57 (6.96%) Banking
5 45 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (3.79%) Financial Institution
6 31 (3.79%) Public Sector
7 22 (2.69%) Legal
8 12 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.34%) Electronics
9 11 (1.34%) Marketing
9 11 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
10 10 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
11 9 (1.10%) Law
12 8 (0.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 6 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
14 5 (0.61%) Billing
14 5 (0.61%) Retail
15 4 (0.49%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 229 (27.96%) Network Engineer
2 88 (10.74%) Architect
3 74 (9.04%) Analyst
4 61 (7.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 58 (7.08%) Support Engineer
6 50 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 47 (5.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 43 (5.25%) Project Manager
9 42 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 41 (5.01%) Security Engineer
11 36 (4.40%) Senior Network Engineer
12 32 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
13 31 (3.79%) Consultant
14 30 (3.66%) IT Engineer
14 30 (3.66%) Network Security Engineer
15 26 (3.17%) IT Support
16 22 (2.69%) Network Analyst
17 21 (2.56%) Junior
17 21 (2.56%) Network Architect
18 20 (2.44%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.30%) XMPP
2 10 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (0.85%) Django
3 7 (0.85%) Flask
3 7 (0.85%) REST
4 6 (0.73%) XML
4 6 (0.73%) YAML
5 5 (0.61%) ADO
6 4 (0.49%) JSON
6 4 (0.49%) Middleware
6 4 (0.49%) RESTful
6 4 (0.49%) SOAP
7 3 (0.37%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.37%) HTML
7 3 (0.37%) Web Services
8 2 (0.24%) LDAP
8 2 (0.24%) pytest
8 2 (0.24%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.24%) XSLT
9 1 (0.12%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 147 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.35%) Video Conferencing
3 28 (3.42%) Clustering
3 28 (3.42%) Replication
4 27 (3.30%) Public Cloud
5 25 (3.05%) PKI
6 23 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 21 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.32%) NHS
9 15 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.71%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.10%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.10%) iPhone
12 8 (0.98%) CCTV
12 8 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.98%) Fibre Optics
12 8 (0.98%) iPad
13 7 (0.85%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.73%) BYOD
15 5 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 239 (29.18%) Windows
2 107 (13.06%) Linux
3 89 (10.87%) Windows Server
4 71 (8.67%) Windows 10
5 45 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (4.52%) Windows 7
7 25 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.32%) Windows Server 2016
9 18 (2.20%) Unix
10 15 (1.83%) Mac OS
11 14 (1.71%) Android
12 9 (1.10%) HPUX
12 9 (1.10%) VMS
12 9 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
14 6 (0.73%) CentOS
15 4 (0.49%) zOS
16 3 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (16.85%) ITIL
2 108 (13.19%) Migration
3 78 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 54 (6.59%) Load Balancing
5 49 (5.98%) Change Management
6 48 (5.86%) Network Design
7 47 (5.74%) Business Continuity
8 45 (5.49%) Agile
9 44 (5.37%) Project Delivery
10 42 (5.13%) Project Management
11 39 (4.76%) High Availability
11 39 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
12 35 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
13 33 (4.03%) DevOps
14 32 (3.91%) Cybersecurity
14 32 (3.91%) Service Management
15 30 (3.66%) Network Management
16 29 (3.54%) ITIL V3
17 28 (3.42%) Computer Science
17 28 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (10.74%) Python
2 66 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 34 (4.15%) SQL
4 23 (2.81%) C
5 17 (2.08%) Bash
6 15 (1.83%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.34%) Perl
8 9 (1.10%) Java
9 7 (0.85%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.85%) VBScript
10 4 (0.49%) VB
11 2 (0.24%) C++
11 2 (0.24%) Lisp
12 1 (0.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 201 (24.54%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (16.12%) CCNP
3 93 (11.36%) CCNA
4 90 (10.99%) Security Cleared
5 75 (9.16%) SC Cleared
6 60 (7.33%) CCIE
7 52 (6.35%) Degree
8 29 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (2.56%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.95%) CISSP
11 16 (1.95%) MCSE
11 16 (1.95%) TOGAF Certification
12 14 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (1.59%) Master's Degree
13 13 (1.59%) MCSA
14 12 (1.47%) CCDP
14 12 (1.47%) PMI Certification
14 12 (1.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.74%) SLA
2 14 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (0.73%) QA
5 4 (0.49%) GxP
5 4 (0.49%) PMO
6 2 (0.24%) COBIT
6 2 (0.24%) DICOM
6 2 (0.24%) GDPR
6 2 (0.24%) HL7
6 2 (0.24%) NIST
6 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.12%) NCSC
7 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.12%) OASIS TOSCA
7 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 133 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 119 (14.53%) Active Directory
3 53 (6.47%) vSphere
4 35 (4.27%) VMware NSX
5 32 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 20 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (1.71%) XenApp
8 12 (1.47%) Docker
8 12 (1.47%) Firmware
9 10 (1.22%) NFS
10 9 (1.10%) vCloud
10 9 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.37%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.37%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.24%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (9.52%) Ansible
2 63 (7.69%) SCCM
3 43 (5.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 38 (4.64%) FortiGate
5 35 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 35 (4.27%) Terraform
6 21 (2.56%) Kubernetes
6 21 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 18 (2.20%) vRealize
8 15 (1.83%) Cisco Prime
9 14 (1.71%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 13 (1.59%) ZABBIX
11 12 (1.47%) vCenter Server
12 11 (1.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 10 (1.22%) Nagios
13 10 (1.22%) SCOM
14 9 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (1.10%) Puppet
15 7 (0.85%) VxRail
Vendors
1 200 (24.42%) Microsoft
2 191 (23.32%) VMware
3 122 (14.90%) Juniper
4 107 (13.06%) CheckPoint
5 95 (11.60%) F5
5 95 (11.60%) Palo Alto
6 81 (9.89%) Citrix
7 80 (9.77%) Fortinet
8 78 (9.52%) HP
9 75 (9.16%) Meraki
10 57 (6.96%) Red Hat
11 51 (6.23%) NetApp
12 47 (5.74%) Aruba
13 44 (5.37%) Dell
14 43 (5.25%) Arista
15 42 (5.13%) Oracle
16 37 (4.52%) Zscaler
17 34 (4.15%) Avaya
17 34 (4.15%) SolarWinds
18 31 (3.79%) EMC