The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
South East / Middlesex
Rank 8 16 19
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 12 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 9.16% 3.77% 1.90%
As % of the Vendors category 16.67% 7.41% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Median daily rate £361 £419 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +52.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £330 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £511 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +1.04% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -5.81%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 72 81 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 54.96% 50.94% 44.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 58 40
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £13.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Middlesex

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Middlesex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Middlesex

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Middlesex over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Middlesex

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco in Middlesex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Middlesex

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Middlesex region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Dell
2 9 (33.33%) Firewall
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (29.63%) Finance
3 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) Citrix
3 8 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
3 8 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
4 7 (25.93%) WSUS
4 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
4 7 (25.93%) MPLS
4 7 (25.93%) Sophos
4 7 (25.93%) Legal
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (22.22%) LAN
5 6 (22.22%) WAN
6 5 (18.52%) SLA
6 5 (18.52%) CCNP
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (14.81%) Network Security
7 4 (14.81%) F5
7 4 (14.81%) OSPF
8 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (11.11%) VPN
8 3 (11.11%) VoIP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Firewall
2 8 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (25.93%) MPLS
4 6 (22.22%) LAN
4 6 (22.22%) WAN
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (14.81%) Network Security
6 4 (14.81%) OSPF
7 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (11.11%) VoIP
7 3 (11.11%) VPN
8 2 (7.41%) BGP
8 2 (7.41%) Internet
8 2 (7.41%) IPsec
8 2 (7.41%) SSL
9 1 (3.70%) DNS
9 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
9 1 (3.70%) SAN
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Legal
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Network Engineer
2 12 (44.44%) Cisco Engineer
2 12 (44.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Support Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Desktop Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Desktop Support
4 7 (25.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Security Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Design Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
1 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
1 3 (11.11%) Software Licensing
2 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (7.41%) Analytics
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Migration
2 2 (7.41%) Presales
3 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.70%) Information Security
3 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
3 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.70%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CCIE
3 1 (3.70%) CCVP
3 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 3 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) WSUS
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Dell
1 9 (33.33%) VMware
2 8 (29.63%) Citrix
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
3 7 (25.93%) Sophos
4 4 (14.81%) F5
5 2 (7.41%) HP
5 2 (7.41%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) EMC
6 1 (3.70%) Fortinet