The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 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
England / South East
Rank 31 27 33
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 450 598 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.81% 6.53% 5.34%
As % of the Vendors category 11.82% 13.37% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 342 259
Median daily rate £405 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.58% -2.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £247 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £524 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +1.04% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 32
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.75 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.86% +24.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.30 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £51.75 £47.00
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 the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3808 4473 4455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.14% 48.88% 45.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2090 2659 2327
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 201 220
Median hourly rate £15.50 £30.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.33% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.25 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £60.00 £43.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in the South East

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the South East

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in the South East

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the South East

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Hampshire -1 170 £425 +13.33% 21
Berkshire -5 105 £350 -6.66% 29
Buckinghamshire +26 75 £500 +32.89% 11
Surrey -24 31 £350 +2.94% 17
West Sussex +16 21 £413 -8.78% 1
Oxfordshire -4 17 £308 +11.81% 3
Middlesex +8 12 £361 -13.73%
Kent +8 7 £153 -23.75% 4
East Sussex +13 6 £350 +7.69% 8
Sussex - 2 £375 -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 416 (42.49%) Cisco Certification
2 371 (37.90%) Firewall
3 294 (30.03%) CCNP
4 282 (28.80%) Security Cleared
5 263 (26.86%) LAN
6 245 (25.03%) WAN
7 221 (22.57%) SC Cleared
8 220 (22.47%) CCNA
9 212 (21.65%) Data Centre
10 210 (21.45%) Juniper
11 208 (21.25%) Windows
12 201 (20.53%) VMware
13 181 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
14 176 (17.98%) ITIL
15 174 (17.77%) CheckPoint
16 172 (17.57%) Cisco Nexus
17 170 (17.36%) Telecoms
18 163 (16.65%) VoIP
19 157 (16.04%) F5
20 145 (14.81%) Linux
21 133 (13.59%) MPLS
21 133 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
22 126 (12.87%) VPN
23 125 (12.77%) Microsoft
24 120 (12.26%) CCIE
25 115 (11.75%) BGP
25 115 (11.75%) Wireless
26 107 (10.93%) Active Directory
27 103 (10.52%) HP
27 103 (10.52%) Network Design

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 45 (4.60%) Skype for Business
2 43 (4.39%) MS Exchange
3 25 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.33%) Apache
5 9 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (0.92%) JBoss
5 9 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.72%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.61%) IIS
9 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.20%) SAS
11 1 (0.10%) Confluence
11 1 (0.10%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.10%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (2.66%) MS Office
2 20 (2.04%) MS Excel
3 17 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.41%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.58%) Office 365
2 31 (3.17%) IaaS
3 27 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (2.04%) PaaS
5 8 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (0.41%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.20%) SaaS
8 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 371 (37.90%) Firewall
2 263 (26.86%) LAN
3 245 (25.03%) WAN
4 181 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
5 172 (17.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 163 (16.65%) VoIP
7 133 (13.59%) MPLS
8 126 (12.87%) VPN
9 115 (11.75%) BGP
9 115 (11.75%) Wireless
10 102 (10.42%) OSPF
11 98 (10.01%) DNS
12 96 (9.81%) Network Security
13 89 (9.09%) SAN
14 85 (8.68%) TCP/IP
15 77 (7.87%) Unified Communications
16 65 (6.64%) VLAN
17 60 (6.13%) DHCP
18 54 (5.52%) SSL
19 44 (4.49%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.12%) MySQL
3 8 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.72%) Big Data
5 6 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.31%) HBase
6 3 (0.31%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.20%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.20%) Apache Zeppelin
7 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.20%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (2.45%) Subversion
2 22 (2.25%) GCC
2 22 (2.25%) GDB
2 22 (2.25%) Trac
3 8 (0.82%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.82%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (0.51%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.10%) Ant
6 1 (0.10%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.10%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.10%) git-flow
6 1 (0.10%) JIRA
6 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 170 (17.36%) Telecoms
2 59 (6.03%) Finance
3 16 (1.63%) Retail
4 12 (1.23%) Law
5 11 (1.12%) Back Office
6 10 (1.02%) Legal
7 9 (0.92%) Banking
8 7 (0.72%) Billing
9 5 (0.51%) Local Government
10 4 (0.41%) Electronics
10 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.41%) Marketing
11 2 (0.20%) French Language
11 2 (0.20%) Games
11 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.10%) German Language
12 1 (0.10%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.10%) Military
12 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 311 (31.77%) Network Engineer
2 153 (15.63%) Architect
3 113 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
4 73 (7.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 73 (7.46%) Consultant
5 67 (6.84%) Analyst
6 62 (6.33%) Network Architect
7 51 (5.21%) Security Engineer
8 46 (4.70%) Design Engineer
9 45 (4.60%) Network Security Engineer
10 43 (4.39%) Senior Network Engineer
11 39 (3.98%) Network Analyst
12 38 (3.88%) Support Engineer
13 37 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (3.06%) Network Design Engineer
15 29 (2.96%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 27 (2.76%) Project Manager
17 26 (2.66%) Network Consultant
18 25 (2.55%) Unified Communications Engineer
19 24 (2.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (2.25%) STL
2 16 (1.63%) XML
3 14 (1.43%) 802.1X
4 9 (0.92%) Regular Expression
4 9 (0.92%) SAML
5 8 (0.82%) Middleware
6 4 (0.41%) XMPP
7 3 (0.31%) ADO
7 3 (0.31%) VXML
8 2 (0.20%) Apache Tez
8 2 (0.20%) CGI
8 2 (0.20%) CSS
8 2 (0.20%) Kafka
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.20%) RFC 2547
9 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.10%) REST
9 1 (0.10%) RESTful
9 1 (0.10%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 212 (21.65%) Data Centre
2 35 (3.58%) IVR
3 30 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.55%) EMC VNX
5 23 (2.35%) EMC VMAX
5 23 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.04%) PKI
7 19 (1.94%) Driving Licence
7 19 (1.94%) FlexPod
8 16 (1.63%) Mainframe
9 14 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
10 13 (1.33%) Fat Client
10 13 (1.33%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 10 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.92%) Clustering
13 9 (0.92%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.82%) CMDB
14 8 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 208 (21.25%) Windows
2 145 (14.81%) Linux
3 79 (8.07%) Windows Server
4 61 (6.23%) Unix
5 48 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (4.19%) Windows 7
8 27 (2.76%) Windows 10
9 26 (2.66%) Solaris
10 22 (2.25%) CentOS
11 20 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (1.84%) AIX
13 14 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.02%) Android
15 7 (0.72%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.51%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.41%) HPUX
17 4 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (17.98%) ITIL
2 103 (10.52%) Network Design
3 79 (8.07%) Service Management
4 76 (7.76%) Migration
5 54 (5.52%) Load Balancing
6 50 (5.11%) High Availability
7 43 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (4.29%) Customer Requirements
9 40 (4.09%) Change Management
10 34 (3.47%) Converged Infrastructure
11 33 (3.37%) Software Engineering
12 29 (2.96%) Scrum
13 28 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
14 27 (2.76%) Project Management
15 25 (2.55%) Kalman Filter
16 24 (2.45%) DevOps
16 24 (2.45%) Web Filtering
17 23 (2.35%) Service Delivery
18 22 (2.25%) ITSM
18 22 (2.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 36 (3.68%) PowerShell
2 25 (2.55%) C++
3 21 (2.15%) Shell Script
4 17 (1.74%) SQL
5 16 (1.63%) Python
6 15 (1.53%) VBScript
7 14 (1.43%) Perl
8 13 (1.33%) C
9 12 (1.23%) Ruby
10 10 (1.02%) Java
11 5 (0.51%) VB
12 3 (0.31%) PHP
13 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.20%) C#
14 1 (0.10%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.10%) Korn
14 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 416 (42.49%) Cisco Certification
2 294 (30.03%) CCNP
3 282 (28.80%) Security Cleared
4 221 (22.57%) SC Cleared
5 220 (22.47%) CCNA
6 120 (12.26%) CCIE
7 59 (6.03%) Degree
8 53 (5.41%) DV Cleared
9 42 (4.29%) CCDP
9 42 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 41 (4.19%) JNCIA
11 34 (3.47%) CCSE
12 31 (3.17%) CCIP
13 28 (2.86%) CCSA
13 28 (2.86%) MCSA
14 24 (2.45%) JNCIS
15 20 (2.04%) JNCIE
16 19 (1.94%) HP ASE
16 19 (1.94%) MCITP
17 16 (1.63%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.70%) SLA
2 39 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.66%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.12%) QA
6 10 (1.02%) GPG13
7 9 (0.92%) HIPAA
8 8 (0.82%) PA-DSS
9 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.20%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.20%) PMO
11 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 133 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (10.93%) Active Directory
3 33 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.06%) vSphere
5 28 (2.86%) vCloud
6 24 (2.45%) VMware ESX
7 18 (1.84%) XenDesktop
8 16 (1.63%) XenApp
9 14 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.02%) ProxySG
11 10 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.72%) XenServer
13 6 (0.61%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.61%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.51%) Docker
14 5 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.51%) UAG
15 4 (0.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (0.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 60 (6.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 41 (4.19%) Cisco UCCE
3 32 (3.27%) Cisco UCCX
4 29 (2.96%) FortiGate
5 28 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
6 25 (2.55%) Puppet
7 22 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.53%) Nagios
8 15 (1.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (1.23%) AirWatch
9 12 (1.23%) vRealize
9 12 (1.23%) WSUS
10 10 (1.02%) AppDNA
11 9 (0.92%) Ansible
12 8 (0.82%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.82%) SCCM
13 7 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
13 7 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 5 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.51%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 210 (21.45%) Juniper
2 201 (20.53%) VMware
3 174 (17.77%) CheckPoint
4 157 (16.04%) F5
5 125 (12.77%) Microsoft
6 103 (10.52%) HP
7 81 (8.27%) Palo Alto
8 61 (6.23%) NetApp
9 60 (6.13%) Citrix
10 53 (5.41%) EMC
11 44 (4.49%) Blue Coat
12 41 (4.19%) Aruba
13 38 (3.88%) Avaya
13 38 (3.88%) Fortinet
13 38 (3.88%) Riverbed
14 34 (3.47%) Brocade
15 32 (3.27%) Dell
16 27 (2.76%) Red Hat
17 26 (2.66%) Oracle
18 25 (2.55%) Huawei
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