The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 30 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.

Cisco
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 30 38
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 7 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.51% 1.29% 2.47%
As % of the Vendors category 6.42% 3.30% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £350 £250 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £230 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £306 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.38% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

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

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 109 91 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 39.07% 39.06% 39.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 68 99
Median daily rate £405 £250 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.00% -42.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 18
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% -8.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £10.12 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.51 £14.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Oxford

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Oxford over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Oxford

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) Juniper
2 7 (50.00%) Brocade
3 6 (42.86%) Network Security
3 6 (42.86%) Palo Alto
4 5 (35.71%) Web Filtering
4 5 (35.71%) CCNP
4 5 (35.71%) CCNA
4 5 (35.71%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 4 (28.57%) F5
5 4 (28.57%) LAN
5 4 (28.57%) WAN
5 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
6 3 (21.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (21.43%) HIPAA
6 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
7 2 (14.29%) JNCIA
7 2 (14.29%) JNCIS
7 2 (14.29%) JNCIP
7 2 (14.29%) Junos
7 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 2 (14.29%) SSL
7 2 (14.29%) Linux
7 2 (14.29%) CISSP
7 2 (14.29%) Intel Security
7 2 (14.29%) MPLS

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) Network Security
3 4 (28.57%) LAN
3 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
3 4 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) Junos
4 2 (14.29%) MPLS
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
5 1 (7.14%) Broadband
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.14%) DHCP
5 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (7.14%) OSPF
5 1 (7.14%) VLAN
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) WLAN
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Network Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Switch Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Brocade Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior NOC Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Kalman Filter
1 5 (35.71%) Web Filtering
2 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Network Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) CCNA
2 5 (35.71%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CISSP
3 2 (14.29%) JNCIA
3 2 (14.29%) JNCIP
3 2 (14.29%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) HIPAA
1 3 (21.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Brocade
1 7 (50.00%) Juniper
2 6 (42.86%) Palo Alto
3 4 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 2 (14.29%) Intel Security
5 1 (7.14%) Ciena
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds