Period
to 20 July 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 20 July 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 > North East
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 62 33
Rank change year-on-year +16 -29 +60
Contract jobs citing Cisco 45 50 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.16% 3.84% 6.13%
As % of the Vendors category 11.34% 8.53% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 59
North East median daily rate £300 £343 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.41% +3.79% -5.71%
10th Percentile £189 £257 £304
90th Percentile £464 £638 £451
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
North East median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +77.27% -24.66%
10th Percentile £19.00 £18.75 £10.15
90th Percentile £23.00 £20.25 £17.35
England median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £21.40
% change year-on-year +11.36% +2.80% +7.00%

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 the North East.

All Vendors
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 397 586 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 36.66% 44.97% 50.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 389 420
North East median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -2.78% +16.13%
10th Percentile £188 £250 £249
90th Percentile £553 £537 £536
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 37
North East median hourly rate £15.76 £15.35 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -44.20% -1.79%
10th Percentile £9.87 £10.88 £9.50
90th Percentile £24.71 £33.00 £42.40
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the North East

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in the North East

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the North East over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the North East

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in the North East

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the North East region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Tyne and Wear +14 28 £300 -13.67% 23
Durham +6 14 £288 +34.03% 4
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 North East region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 36 (80.00%) Firewall
2 29 (64.44%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (55.56%) CCNP
4 24 (53.33%) Palo Alto
5 23 (51.11%) F5
6 22 (48.89%) WAN
7 17 (37.78%) LAN
7 17 (37.78%) Data Centre
8 16 (35.56%) Wireless
9 14 (31.11%) OSPF
9 14 (31.11%) CCNA
9 14 (31.11%) Network Security
10 12 (26.67%) SolarWinds
11 11 (24.44%) VLAN
11 11 (24.44%) HP
12 10 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (20.00%) Fortinet
13 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 9 (20.00%) MPLS
14 8 (17.78%) Juniper
14 8 (17.78%) VPN
14 8 (17.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (17.78%) Cisco ISE
14 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 7 (15.56%) Office 365
15 7 (15.56%) FortiGate
15 7 (15.56%) 802.1X
15 7 (15.56%) TrustSec

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 4 (8.89%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (15.56%) Office 365
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.22%) Datadog
4 1 (2.22%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) PaaS
4 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (80.00%) Firewall
2 22 (48.89%) WAN
3 17 (37.78%) LAN
4 16 (35.56%) Wireless
5 14 (31.11%) Network Security
5 14 (31.11%) OSPF
6 11 (24.44%) VLAN
7 10 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (20.00%) MPLS
9 8 (17.78%) Cisco ISE
9 8 (17.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (17.78%) VPN
10 7 (15.56%) BGP
10 7 (15.56%) BIG-IP
10 7 (15.56%) EIGRP
10 7 (15.56%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (13.33%) DHCP
11 6 (13.33%) DNS
11 6 (13.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Bitbucket
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Network Specialist
3 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Systems Support
4 3 (6.67%) Systems Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (37.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
1 4 (8.89%) Unix
2 3 (6.67%) CentOS
2 3 (6.67%) Debian
2 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (15.56%) Network Management
3 6 (13.33%) ITIL
3 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 4 (8.89%) High Availability
6 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure as Code
7 2 (4.44%) Migration
7 2 (4.44%) Network Design
7 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.22%) Data Entry
8 1 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.22%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
2 4 (8.89%) Perl
3 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) C++
4 1 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (55.56%) CCNP
3 14 (31.11%) CCNA
4 3 (6.67%) CCIE
4 3 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) CCDP
5 1 (2.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.22%) MCP
5 1 (2.22%) Novell Certification
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) KVM
3 3 (6.67%) Xen
4 2 (4.44%) vSphere
5 1 (2.22%) Docker
5 1 (2.22%) NFS
5 1 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Cisco Prime
1 7 (15.56%) FortiGate
1 7 (15.56%) TrustSec
2 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.67%) Ansible
3 3 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (6.67%) Nagios
3 3 (6.67%) Puppet
4 2 (4.44%) Check_MK
4 2 (4.44%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.44%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.22%) Packer
5 1 (2.22%) SCCM
5 1 (2.22%) Terraform
5 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Palo Alto
2 23 (51.11%) F5
3 12 (26.67%) SolarWinds
4 11 (24.44%) HP
5 9 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.78%) Juniper
7 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
7 7 (15.56%) Meraki
8 6 (13.33%) Aruba
9 5 (11.11%) VMware
10 3 (6.67%) Citrix
10 3 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (4.44%) Polycom
11 2 (4.44%) Zscaler
12 1 (2.22%) Dell
12 1 (2.22%) New Relic
12 1 (2.22%) Peregrine
12 1 (2.22%) Remedy
12 1 (2.22%) Splunk