Period
to 18 February 2018

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 6 months to 18 February 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 25 31
Rank change year-on-year -20 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 731 1,035 1,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.43% 6.75% 5.56%
As % of the Vendors category 9.43% 13.78% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 649 606
South East median daily rate £388 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +12.52% +1.57%
10th Percentile £206 £275 £208
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 46 49
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £24.69 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.05% -36.69% +121.28%
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £25.69 £41.50 £54.15
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.19
% change year-on-year -16.00% +12.68% +8.23%

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 South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7,754 7,513 8,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.97% 48.98% 47.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,526 4,286 4,891
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £234 £238 £219
90th Percentile £575 £552 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 383 458
South East median hourly rate £17.48 £15.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.77% -17.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.43
90th Percentile £43.90 £46.47 £52.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.43%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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 6 months to 18 February 2018. 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
Thames Valley -22 328 £400 - 104
Hampshire -6 248 £400 -4.76% 60
Berkshire -17 219 £381 -5.93% 60
Surrey -47 82 £425 - 56
Buckinghamshire -39 70 £400 -5.88% 29
Oxfordshire -9 36 £338 +3.85% 15
Kent -4 24 £366 +83.13% 30
West Sussex -4 22 £298 -22.22% 16
East Sussex -10 14 £325 +8.33% 14
Middlesex -18 3 £525 +45.33%
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 300 (41.04%) Firewall
2 211 (28.86%) Security Cleared
3 195 (26.68%) Cisco Certification
4 192 (26.27%) VMware
5 172 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 171 (23.39%) Windows
7 167 (22.85%) WAN
8 166 (22.71%) Active Directory
9 155 (21.20%) Juniper
10 142 (19.43%) Microsoft
11 140 (19.15%) LAN
12 132 (18.06%) CCNP
13 118 (16.14%) VPN
13 118 (16.14%) Cisco ASA
14 114 (15.60%) Citrix
14 114 (15.60%) CheckPoint
15 110 (15.05%) ITIL
16 106 (14.50%) DNS
17 96 (13.13%) Linux
18 93 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
19 89 (12.18%) Windows Server
20 88 (12.04%) Network Security
21 87 (11.90%) Palo Alto
22 84 (11.49%) Data Centre
23 80 (10.94%) CCNA
24 78 (10.67%) Wireless
24 78 (10.67%) F5
25 75 (10.26%) BGP
26 73 (9.99%) DHCP
27 72 (9.85%) HP

Cisco
Co-occurring 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 39 (5.34%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.42%) IIS
3 20 (2.74%) Skype for Business
4 17 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.09%) Apache
7 5 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.68%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.41%) GroupWise
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.41%) SAS
9 2 (0.27%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.27%) JBoss
9 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.14%) iPlanet
Applications
1 34 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.27%) RMDS
3 1 (0.14%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 58 (7.93%) Office 365
2 56 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.78%) IaaS
5 9 (1.23%) G Suite
5 9 (1.23%) SaaS
6 8 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.82%) PaaS
8 4 (0.55%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.27%) HP Helion
9 2 (0.27%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 300 (41.04%) Firewall
2 167 (22.85%) WAN
3 140 (19.15%) LAN
4 118 (16.14%) Cisco ASA
4 118 (16.14%) VPN
5 106 (14.50%) DNS
6 88 (12.04%) Network Security
7 78 (10.67%) Wireless
8 75 (10.26%) BGP
9 73 (9.99%) DHCP
10 68 (9.30%) VoIP
11 66 (9.03%) OSPF
12 64 (8.76%) Cisco Nexus
13 59 (8.07%) MPLS
14 51 (6.98%) Cisco ISE
15 50 (6.84%) NetScaler
16 48 (6.57%) TCP/IP
17 43 (5.88%) VLAN
18 38 (5.20%) SAN
19 36 (4.92%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (1.23%) MySQL
3 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.14%) DB2
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (1.23%) GCC
1 9 (1.23%) GDB
1 9 (1.23%) Subversion
1 9 (1.23%) Trac
2 4 (0.55%) JIRA
2 4 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.14%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.14%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (8.21%) Telecoms
2 36 (4.92%) Finance
3 19 (2.60%) Retail
4 10 (1.37%) Banking
5 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.55%) Billing
7 2 (0.27%) Advertising
7 2 (0.27%) Electronics
7 2 (0.27%) Legal
7 2 (0.27%) Local Government
7 2 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.14%) Back Office
8 1 (0.14%) French Language
8 1 (0.14%) Military
8 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 216 (29.55%) Network Engineer
2 134 (18.33%) Architect
3 58 (7.93%) Network Architect
4 57 (7.80%) Support Engineer
5 55 (7.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 51 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 49 (6.70%) Project Manager
8 47 (6.43%) Analyst
9 43 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 39 (5.34%) Security Engineer
11 33 (4.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 32 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
13 26 (3.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 25 (3.42%) Consultant
15 24 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
16 23 (3.15%) Security Architect
17 22 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
18 19 (2.60%) Network Support
19 18 (2.46%) 2nd Line Support
19 18 (2.46%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.92%) Regular Expression
2 9 (1.23%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 9 (1.23%) STL
2 9 (1.23%) WAP
3 8 (1.09%) Web Services
4 6 (0.82%) .NET
5 5 (0.68%) J2EE
5 5 (0.68%) LDAP
5 5 (0.68%) REST
6 4 (0.55%) JTAPI
6 4 (0.55%) RFC 2833
6 4 (0.55%) TAPI
6 4 (0.55%) XMPP
7 3 (0.41%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.41%) JSF
7 3 (0.41%) JSP
7 3 (0.41%) MSMQ
7 3 (0.41%) Spring
7 3 (0.41%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.49%) Data Centre
2 28 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.46%) Driving Licence
5 13 (1.78%) Clustering
5 13 (1.78%) FlexPod
6 10 (1.37%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.23%) BYOD
8 8 (1.09%) e-Health
8 8 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.09%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 7 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.68%) NHS
10 5 (0.68%) PKI
10 5 (0.68%) PMI
11 4 (0.55%) DataPower
11 4 (0.55%) IVR
11 4 (0.55%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 171 (23.39%) Windows
2 96 (13.13%) Linux
3 89 (12.18%) Windows Server
4 36 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (3.83%) Windows 10
7 27 (3.69%) Windows 7
8 26 (3.56%) Unix
9 20 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (1.64%) CentOS
12 9 (1.23%) Debian
13 8 (1.09%) Solaris
13 8 (1.09%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.96%) Check Point GAiA
14 7 (0.96%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.55%) Fedora
16 4 (0.55%) HPUX
16 4 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (15.05%) ITIL
2 55 (7.52%) Project Management
3 47 (6.43%) Migration
4 46 (6.29%) Load Balancing
4 46 (6.29%) Network Design
5 40 (5.47%) Network Management
6 37 (5.06%) Service Delivery
7 35 (4.79%) Change Management
8 31 (4.24%) Service Management
9 30 (4.10%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (3.69%) Kalman Filter
11 25 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (3.28%) Customer Requirements
13 21 (2.87%) Network Architecture
13 21 (2.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 20 (2.74%) Incident Management
14 20 (2.74%) Problem Management
15 19 (2.60%) PRINCE2
16 18 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
16 18 (2.46%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (4.92%) SQL
2 27 (3.69%) PowerShell
3 22 (3.01%) Python
4 11 (1.50%) Perl
5 10 (1.37%) C++
6 9 (1.23%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.23%) C
7 7 (0.96%) Java
8 6 (0.82%) VB
9 4 (0.55%) Ruby
9 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.55%) VBScript
10 2 (0.27%) C-shell
10 2 (0.27%) Korn
11 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 211 (28.86%) Security Cleared
2 195 (26.68%) Cisco Certification
3 172 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 132 (18.06%) CCNP
5 80 (10.94%) CCNA
6 67 (9.17%) CCIE
7 53 (7.25%) DV Cleared
8 37 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (3.01%) CCDP
10 19 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (2.33%) CCSA
11 17 (2.33%) MCSE
12 16 (2.19%) Degree
12 16 (2.19%) JNCIS
13 13 (1.78%) CCSE
13 13 (1.78%) JNCIA
14 10 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 8 (1.09%) CCDA
16 8 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.06%) SLA
2 34 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.96%) QA
5 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 4 (0.55%) PA-DSS
6 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.27%) PMO
7 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 166 (22.71%) Active Directory
2 93 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.56%) vSphere
5 21 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.19%) VMware NSX
7 14 (1.92%) ProxySG
7 14 (1.92%) XenApp
8 9 (1.23%) UAG
9 7 (0.96%) NFS
9 7 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.82%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.68%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.55%) Firmware
12 4 (0.55%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.55%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.55%) XenServer
13 3 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.41%) vCloud
13 3 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (5.34%) SCCM
2 28 (3.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 28 (3.83%) SCOM
3 18 (2.46%) FortiGate
4 13 (1.78%) Cisco UCCE
5 12 (1.64%) Ansible
6 11 (1.50%) AirWatch
7 10 (1.37%) vCenter Server
8 9 (1.23%) SCSM
9 8 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (1.09%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.82%) vRealize
11 5 (0.68%) Nessus
11 5 (0.68%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.68%) Terraform
12 4 (0.55%) Cacti
12 4 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.55%) PowerCLI
13 3 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 192 (26.27%) VMware
2 155 (21.20%) Juniper
3 142 (19.43%) Microsoft
4 114 (15.60%) CheckPoint
4 114 (15.60%) Citrix
5 87 (11.90%) Palo Alto
6 78 (10.67%) F5
7 72 (9.85%) HP
8 66 (9.03%) SolarWinds
9 54 (7.39%) NetApp
10 39 (5.34%) Blue Coat
11 28 (3.83%) Dell
12 24 (3.28%) Red Hat
13 21 (2.87%) Extreme Networks
13 21 (2.87%) Meraki
14 19 (2.60%) Brocade
14 19 (2.60%) Fortinet
15 18 (2.46%) EMC
15 18 (2.46%) Remedy
16 17 (2.33%) Oracle