The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 22 June 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 41 41
Rank change year-on-year -14 0  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 14 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.20% 3.56% 4.07%
As % of the Vendors category 6.11% 8.37% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 20
Median daily rate £288 £319 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.80% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £265 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £407 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +2.00% +21.95%  

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 Oxfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 229 251 300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 36.01% 42.54% 39.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 189 191
Median daily rate £425 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -55.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £36.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Oxfordshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Oxfordshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Oxfordshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Abingdon -1 4 £231 +12.80% 2
Oxford -4 3 £245 -21.60% 4
Bicester - 2 - -
Cisco
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 17 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (48.39%) Firewall
3 13 (41.94%) CCNA
4 12 (38.71%) Juniper
5 11 (35.48%) Windows
6 9 (29.03%) Office 365
7 7 (22.58%) F5
7 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (22.58%) Brocade
7 7 (22.58%) Network Security
7 7 (22.58%) MPLS
7 7 (22.58%) VMware
8 6 (19.35%) Linux
8 6 (19.35%) LAN
8 6 (19.35%) WAN
8 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
8 6 (19.35%) Palo Alto
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
9 5 (16.13%) Web Filtering
9 5 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (16.13%) NetScaler
9 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
10 4 (12.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
10 4 (12.90%) Blue Coat
10 4 (12.90%) JNCIA
10 4 (12.90%) JNCIP
10 4 (12.90%) SSL
10 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.90%) ITIL

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) Office 365
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) Firewall
2 7 (22.58%) MPLS
2 7 (22.58%) Network Security
3 6 (19.35%) LAN
3 6 (19.35%) WAN
4 5 (16.13%) NetScaler
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (12.90%) OSPF
5 4 (12.90%) SSL
6 3 (9.68%) BGP
6 3 (9.68%) Internet
6 3 (9.68%) Junos
6 3 (9.68%) VLAN
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (6.45%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (6.45%) VPN
8 1 (3.23%) Broadband
8 1 (3.23%) DHCP
8 1 (3.23%) DNS
8 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
General
1 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Security Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support
5 2 (6.45%) Network Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Project Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Driving Licence
2 4 (12.90%) EMC VNX
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (19.35%) Linux
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
1 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
1 5 (16.13%) Web Filtering
2 4 (12.90%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) ITIL V3
2 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.45%) Patch Management
3 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.23%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (3.23%) Network Management
4 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (41.94%) CCNA
3 4 (12.90%) CCNP
3 4 (12.90%) JNCIA
3 4 (12.90%) JNCIP
4 3 (9.68%) CISSP
4 3 (9.68%) JNCIS
5 2 (6.45%) CCIE
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.23%) APMP
6 1 (3.23%) AWS Certification
6 1 (3.23%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.23%) MCITP
6 1 (3.23%) MCSA
6 1 (3.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) HIPAA
1 4 (12.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Nessus
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Juniper
2 7 (22.58%) Brocade
2 7 (22.58%) F5
2 7 (22.58%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) Palo Alto
4 4 (12.90%) Blue Coat
4 4 (12.90%) Dell
4 4 (12.90%) EMC
4 4 (12.90%) McAfee
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) Avaya
5 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
5 2 (6.45%) Sophos
6 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.23%) SonicWALL