The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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 April 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
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 14 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 10 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 6.25% 6.86% 5.93%
As % of the Vendors category 10.64% 12.96% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £400 £413 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +122.97%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +4.13% +7.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £14.25 - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.88 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -8.85%  

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 Portsmouth.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 94 54 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 58.75% 52.94% 41.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 29 31
Median daily rate £450 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £303 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £513 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 9
Median hourly rate £42.75 £47.83 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.62% +51.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £29.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £47.83 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Portsmouth

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Portsmouth

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Portsmouth

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

1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 8 (36.36%) ITIL
5 7 (31.82%) CCNP
5 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 7 (31.82%) Service Management
6 6 (27.27%) Firewall
6 6 (27.27%) VMware
6 6 (27.27%) SLA
6 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (22.73%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
8 4 (18.18%) CCIE
8 4 (18.18%) DNS
8 4 (18.18%) IaaS
9 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
9 3 (13.64%) Palo Alto
9 3 (13.64%) Scrum
9 3 (13.64%) Network Security
9 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.64%) CCNA
9 3 (13.64%) Windows
9 3 (13.64%) LAN
9 3 (13.64%) WAN
9 3 (13.64%) BGP
10 2 (9.09%) EIGRP

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) IaaS
2 2 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 3 (13.64%) BGP
4 3 (13.64%) LAN
4 3 (13.64%) Network Security
4 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.64%) WAN
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (9.09%) DHCP
5 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
5 2 (9.09%) OSPF
5 2 (9.09%) Skype
5 2 (9.09%) SNA
5 2 (9.09%) VoIP
5 2 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) SNMP
6 1 (4.55%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) git-flow
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) French Language
1 1 (4.55%) Italian Language
1 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Service Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Operations Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) RESTful
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) FlexPod
2 2 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 7 (31.82%) Service Management
3 5 (22.73%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (9.09%) Service Design
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Defect Management
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) MVVM
6 1 (4.55%) Network Management
6 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (31.82%) CCNP
4 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) CCIE
6 3 (13.64%) CCNA
7 1 (4.55%) CCIP
7 1 (4.55%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) SLA
2 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.64%) Palo Alto
5 2 (9.09%) Nokia
6 1 (4.55%) BMC
6 1 (4.55%) CA
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Foundry
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Juniper
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) Remedy