Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 48 47
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -16
Contract jobs citing Cisco 322 671 761
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.36% 4.51% 4.55%
As % of the Vendors category 8.90% 9.61% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 446 460
Median daily rate £400 £420 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £224
90th Percentile £538 £545 £550
England median daily rate £400 £425 £395
% change year-on-year -5.88% +7.59% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 32
Median hourly rate £24.66 £33.40 £42.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.18% -21.26% +107.43%
10th Percentile £16.00 £14.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year +18.18% +42.86% -14.44%

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 3,619 6,982 7,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 49.04% 46.95% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,087 4,122 4,463
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £250
90th Percentile £619 £608 £575
England median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 308 314
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.79 £10.40
90th Percentile £46.99 £49.30 £47.28
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Cisco in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco in the South East

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the South East

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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 24 May 2020. 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 +4 133 £400 -5.88% 19
Hampshire -3 110 £400 - 22
Berkshire +1 93 £363 -10.22% 10
Surrey +17 48 £363 -17.85% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 31 £429 -8.78% 3
East Sussex +28 13 £400 -5.88% 1
Oxfordshire +29 9 £400 +16.36% 6
Kent +26 9 £413 -2.94% 3
West Sussex -24 7 £400 -2.74% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 131 (40.68%) Firewall
2 119 (36.96%) Cisco Certification
3 95 (29.50%) WAN
4 91 (28.26%) Security Cleared
5 81 (25.16%) CCNP
5 81 (25.16%) VMware
6 79 (24.53%) LAN
7 73 (22.67%) Data Centre
8 72 (22.36%) Windows
9 62 (19.25%) F5
10 59 (18.32%) SC Cleared
11 58 (18.01%) BGP
12 57 (17.70%) CCNA
13 56 (17.39%) Juniper
14 53 (16.46%) CheckPoint
15 52 (16.15%) Active Directory
15 52 (16.15%) Cisco ASA
16 50 (15.53%) MPLS
17 48 (14.91%) Microsoft
18 46 (14.29%) VoIP
18 46 (14.29%) Wireless
18 46 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
19 45 (13.98%) VPN
20 44 (13.66%) ITIL
20 44 (13.66%) Migration
21 43 (13.35%) Windows Server
22 41 (12.73%) OSPF
23 39 (12.11%) Office 365
23 39 (12.11%) Cisco Nexus
24 38 (11.80%) Telecoms

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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 18 (5.59%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.80%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.24%) IIS
6 4 (1.24%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.93%) CMS
7 3 (0.93%) Confluence
8 1 (0.31%) Apache
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.11%) Office 365
2 29 (9.01%) Azure
3 13 (4.04%) AWS
4 8 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.93%) Akamai
6 3 (0.93%) IaaS
7 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.31%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.31%) PaaS
7 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (40.68%) Firewall
2 95 (29.50%) WAN
3 79 (24.53%) LAN
4 58 (18.01%) BGP
5 52 (16.15%) Cisco ASA
6 50 (15.53%) MPLS
7 46 (14.29%) VoIP
7 46 (14.29%) Wireless
8 45 (13.98%) VPN
9 41 (12.73%) OSPF
10 39 (12.11%) Cisco Nexus
11 33 (10.25%) DNS
11 33 (10.25%) Network Security
12 29 (9.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 29 (9.01%) IPsec
13 28 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 28 (8.70%) VLAN
14 26 (8.07%) SNMP
15 25 (7.76%) DHCP
16 23 (7.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.62%) MySQL
3 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.93%) JIRA
3 2 (0.62%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.31%) JMeter
4 1 (0.31%) Selenium
4 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (11.80%) Telecoms
2 12 (3.73%) Finance
3 9 (2.80%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.17%) Military
5 4 (1.24%) Advertising
5 4 (1.24%) Legal
5 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.24%) Retail
6 3 (0.93%) Banking
6 3 (0.93%) Publishing
7 2 (0.62%) Billing
7 2 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Local Government
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 114 (35.40%) Network Engineer
2 54 (16.77%) Architect
3 27 (8.39%) Network Architect
4 25 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (6.52%) Security Engineer
6 17 (5.28%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (4.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 15 (4.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 14 (4.35%) Consultant
8 14 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.73%) Designer
9 12 (3.73%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.11%) Analyst
10 10 (3.11%) Network Security Engineer
11 9 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (2.80%) Network Consultant
12 8 (2.48%) Solutions Designer
12 8 (2.48%) Windows Engineer
13 7 (2.17%) Field Engineer
13 7 (2.17%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.42%) REST
1 11 (3.42%) SOAP
1 11 (3.42%) Web Services
2 4 (1.24%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.31%) LDAP
3 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 73 (22.67%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.42%) RSA SecurID
4 10 (3.11%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.80%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.48%) PKI
7 6 (1.86%) NHS
8 5 (1.55%) Clustering
8 5 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.24%) IVR
9 4 (1.24%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.93%) Replication
10 3 (0.93%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.62%) Biotechnology
11 2 (0.62%) CCTV
11 2 (0.62%) CMDB
11 2 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.62%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 72 (22.36%) Windows
2 43 (13.35%) Windows Server
3 27 (8.39%) Linux
4 24 (7.45%) Windows 10
5 21 (6.52%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (4.66%) Windows 7
7 13 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.55%) Mac OS
9 5 (1.55%) Unix
10 4 (1.24%) Android
10 4 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.24%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.93%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.62%) AIX
12 2 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.62%) Fedora
13 1 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (13.66%) ITIL
1 44 (13.66%) Migration
2 29 (9.01%) Network Design
3 28 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (8.70%) Network Management
3 28 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (8.07%) Load Balancing
5 25 (7.76%) Project Delivery
6 15 (4.66%) Incident Management
7 14 (4.35%) Change Management
7 14 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
7 14 (4.35%) Validation
8 13 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (4.04%) Configuration Management
8 13 (4.04%) PRINCE2
8 13 (4.04%) Project Management
9 12 (3.73%) Integration Testing
9 12 (3.73%) Service Delivery
10 11 (3.42%) Unit Testing
10 11 (3.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.14%) Python
2 11 (3.42%) Java
2 11 (3.42%) JavaScript
2 11 (3.42%) Perl
2 11 (3.42%) PHP
2 11 (3.42%) Shell Script
3 9 (2.80%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.17%) SQL
5 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 119 (36.96%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (28.26%) Security Cleared
3 81 (25.16%) CCNP
4 59 (18.32%) SC Cleared
5 57 (17.70%) CCNA
6 28 (8.70%) CCIE
7 20 (6.21%) DV Cleared
8 17 (5.28%) CCSA
9 16 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (4.35%) CCSE
10 14 (4.35%) Degree
11 12 (3.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (3.73%) MCSE
12 8 (2.48%) CCDP
12 8 (2.48%) JNCIA
13 7 (2.17%) BC Cleared
13 7 (2.17%) CCIP
14 6 (1.86%) CCDA
14 6 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.35%) SLA
2 13 (4.04%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.48%) QA
5 4 (1.24%) GDPR
5 4 (1.24%) NIST
6 3 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.62%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.62%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.62%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.31%) NCSC
8 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (16.15%) Active Directory
2 46 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.83%) vSphere
4 18 (5.59%) Hyper-V
5 16 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (4.35%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.24%) XenApp
8 3 (0.93%) NFS
8 3 (0.93%) vCloud
9 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.31%) RHEV
10 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (8.39%) SCCM
2 14 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 13 (4.04%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (3.73%) Netcool
4 12 (3.73%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 11 (3.42%) Amdocs OSS
6 5 (1.55%) Ansible
6 5 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.55%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.24%) Opsview
8 3 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.93%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.93%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.93%) Nessus
8 3 (0.93%) SCOM
8 3 (0.93%) vRealize
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.62%) Puppet
9 2 (0.62%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 81 (25.16%) VMware
2 62 (19.25%) F5
3 56 (17.39%) Juniper
4 53 (16.46%) CheckPoint
5 48 (14.91%) Microsoft
6 33 (10.25%) Palo Alto
7 29 (9.01%) Citrix
8 20 (6.21%) SolarWinds
9 18 (5.59%) Blue Coat
9 18 (5.59%) Fortinet
10 16 (4.97%) IBM
10 16 (4.97%) Remedy
11 15 (4.66%) Huawei
11 15 (4.66%) Nokia
12 14 (4.35%) ServiceNow
13 13 (4.04%) HP
14 11 (3.42%) BMC
14 11 (3.42%) Cramer
14 11 (3.42%) Riverbed
14 11 (3.42%) Siebel