Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 52 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 -21
Contract jobs citing Cisco 715 697 694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.32% 4.19% 4.12%
As % of the Vendors category 10.65% 9.04% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 426 423
South East median daily rate £395 £400 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.10% -5.75%
10th Percentile £200 £241 £186
90th Percentile £500 £538 £538
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 31
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.56% -10.00% -29.58%
10th Percentile £16.15 £14.13 £12.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £50.00 £58.75
England median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +8.00% +17.16% -12.91%

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 6,715 7,713 8,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 50.01% 46.32% 47.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,862 4,487 4,640
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 311 340
South East median hourly rate £19.31 £16.50 £16.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.03% -2.74% +6.03%
10th Percentile £11.31 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £71.40 £50.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +8.57% +1.45% +1.47%

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 +25 302 £375 -6.25% 81
Hampshire +10 249 £400 +4.99% 66
Berkshire +19 210 £329 -17.69% 31
Surrey +27 83 £395 +12.86% 39
Buckinghamshire +22 54 £418 -2.34% 31
Oxfordshire +30 38 £375 -11.76% 19
West Sussex -7 36 £375 -21.05% 10
Kent +20 23 £390 +6.85% 25
East Sussex -3 10 £356 -25.00% 7
Middlesex +8 3 £350 +22.81%
Sussex - 2 £363 -
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 331 (46.29%) Firewall
2 283 (39.58%) Cisco Certification
3 211 (29.51%) WAN
4 203 (28.39%) LAN
5 177 (24.76%) Windows
6 172 (24.06%) CCNP
7 163 (22.80%) Security Cleared
8 158 (22.10%) Microsoft
8 158 (22.10%) VMware
9 140 (19.58%) Data Centre
10 137 (19.16%) Cisco ASA
11 135 (18.88%) Juniper
12 131 (18.32%) BGP
13 128 (17.90%) CCNA
14 125 (17.48%) CheckPoint
15 117 (16.36%) F5
16 115 (16.08%) Palo Alto
17 109 (15.24%) MPLS
18 108 (15.10%) DNS
19 105 (14.69%) Active Directory
19 105 (14.69%) Wireless
20 103 (14.41%) SC Cleared
21 100 (13.99%) VPN
22 99 (13.85%) Network Security
23 94 (13.15%) Telecoms
24 92 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
25 90 (12.59%) Windows Server
26 88 (12.31%) ITIL
27 86 (12.03%) OSPF
28 83 (11.61%) Azure

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 55 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 23 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (3.08%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.70%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.56%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.28%) IIS
8 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.14%) Apache
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.14%) TPMS
Applications
1 44 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.70%) assyst
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 83 (11.61%) Azure
2 81 (11.33%) Office 365
3 48 (6.71%) AWS
4 14 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (1.96%) IaaS
5 10 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (1.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 10 (1.40%) PaaS
6 4 (0.56%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.56%) Serverless
7 2 (0.28%) Akamai
7 2 (0.28%) Azure Stack
7 2 (0.28%) G Suite
8 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.14%) GCP
8 1 (0.14%) GitHub
8 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 331 (46.29%) Firewall
2 211 (29.51%) WAN
3 203 (28.39%) LAN
4 137 (19.16%) Cisco ASA
5 131 (18.32%) BGP
6 109 (15.24%) MPLS
7 108 (15.10%) DNS
8 105 (14.69%) Wireless
9 100 (13.99%) VPN
10 99 (13.85%) Network Security
11 86 (12.03%) OSPF
12 76 (10.63%) TCP/IP
13 61 (8.53%) Cisco Nexus
14 49 (6.85%) IPsec
15 48 (6.71%) DHCP
16 46 (6.43%) VoIP
17 44 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
18 42 (5.87%) WLAN
19 41 (5.73%) VLAN
20 38 (5.31%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.84%) MySQL
3 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.14%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.14%) MS Access
6 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.42%) JIRA
3 3 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.28%) JMeter
4 2 (0.28%) Selenium
4 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.14%) GCC
5 1 (0.14%) Gradle
5 1 (0.14%) Hudson
5 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.14%) MSI
5 1 (0.14%) Subversion
5 1 (0.14%) Zephyr
General
1 94 (13.15%) Telecoms
2 53 (7.41%) Finance
3 26 (3.64%) Public Sector
4 13 (1.82%) Law
4 13 (1.82%) Legal
5 12 (1.68%) Retail
6 11 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.40%) Military
8 8 (1.12%) Banking
8 8 (1.12%) Publishing
9 5 (0.70%) Local Government
10 4 (0.56%) Electronics
10 4 (0.56%) Marketing
11 3 (0.42%) French Language
12 2 (0.28%) Back Office
12 2 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 279 (39.02%) Network Engineer
2 96 (13.43%) Architect
3 71 (9.93%) Analyst
4 56 (7.83%) Network Architect
5 52 (7.27%) Cisco Engineer
6 50 (6.99%) Support Engineer
7 45 (6.29%) Security Engineer
8 42 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 34 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
10 32 (4.48%) Support Analyst
11 31 (4.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 31 (4.34%) Network Security Engineer
11 31 (4.34%) Network Support
12 29 (4.06%) Consultant
13 23 (3.22%) IP Engineer
14 22 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
14 22 (3.08%) Network Support Engineer
15 20 (2.80%) Designer
15 20 (2.80%) IP Network Engineer
15 20 (2.80%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.78%) Web Services
2 17 (2.38%) 802.1X
3 7 (0.98%) REST
3 7 (0.98%) SOAP
4 6 (0.84%) OAuth
4 6 (0.84%) OpenID
4 6 (0.84%) SAML
5 3 (0.42%) .NET
5 3 (0.42%) Middleware
6 2 (0.28%) Ajax
6 2 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.28%) LDAP
6 2 (0.28%) ModSecurity
6 2 (0.28%) XML
7 1 (0.14%) CSS
7 1 (0.14%) HTML
7 1 (0.14%) MAPI
7 1 (0.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 140 (19.58%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.22%) Public Cloud
5 18 (2.52%) Private Cloud
6 13 (1.82%) Clustering
6 13 (1.82%) Replication
6 13 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (1.40%) Smart Meter
7 10 (1.40%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.26%) User Experience
9 8 (1.12%) CMDB
9 8 (1.12%) NHS
9 8 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.84%) Life Science
11 5 (0.70%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.70%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.70%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 177 (24.76%) Windows
2 90 (12.59%) Windows Server
3 49 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (6.57%) Linux
5 41 (5.73%) Windows 10
6 35 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (3.78%) Windows 7
8 21 (2.94%) Unix
8 21 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (2.66%) Windows XP
10 15 (2.10%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.26%) Solaris
12 8 (1.12%) Check Point GAiA
12 8 (1.12%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.98%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.84%) Android
14 6 (0.84%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.42%) CentOS
16 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (12.31%) ITIL
2 66 (9.23%) Migration
3 62 (8.67%) Network Design
4 60 (8.39%) Change Management
5 59 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (7.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 40 (5.59%) Information Security
8 36 (5.03%) Load Balancing
9 34 (4.76%) Problem Management
10 32 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
11 31 (4.34%) Project Delivery
12 29 (4.06%) Network Architecture
12 29 (4.06%) Project Management
13 27 (3.78%) Network Monitoring
14 26 (3.64%) Network Virtualisation
15 25 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
15 25 (3.50%) Service Delivery
16 22 (3.08%) Configuration Management
17 21 (2.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.06%) Java
1 29 (4.06%) PowerShell
1 29 (4.06%) SQL
2 24 (3.36%) Python
3 15 (2.10%) Perl
4 14 (1.96%) C
5 9 (1.26%) PHP
6 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.84%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.84%) VBScript
7 5 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.42%) VB
9 2 (0.28%) C++
9 2 (0.28%) Ruby
10 1 (0.14%) Ada
10 1 (0.14%) C#
10 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 283 (39.58%) Cisco Certification
2 172 (24.06%) CCNP
3 163 (22.80%) Security Cleared
4 128 (17.90%) CCNA
5 103 (14.41%) SC Cleared
6 68 (9.51%) CCIE
7 44 (6.15%) DV Cleared
8 42 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (4.34%) Degree
10 28 (3.92%) CCDP
11 21 (2.94%) MCSA
12 16 (2.24%) MCSE
13 13 (1.82%) CCDA
13 13 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (1.68%) MCITP
15 11 (1.54%) MCP
16 9 (1.26%) CBAP
16 9 (1.26%) CCIP
16 9 (1.26%) IIBA
16 9 (1.26%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.92%) SLA
2 19 (2.66%) QA
3 10 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.26%) GDPR
5 7 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.56%) NCSC
7 3 (0.42%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.14%) PMO
9 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (14.69%) Active Directory
2 92 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.82%) VMware NSX
5 13 (1.82%) vSphere
5 13 (1.82%) XenApp
6 12 (1.68%) vCloud
6 12 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.70%) Firmware
10 4 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.42%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.42%) Docker
11 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.42%) NFS
11 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 58 (8.11%) SCCM
2 32 (4.48%) FortiGate
3 29 (4.06%) SCOM
4 19 (2.66%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (2.24%) Nessus
5 16 (2.24%) WSUS
6 15 (2.10%) Amdocs OSS
7 13 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (1.68%) Ansible
8 12 (1.68%) Cisco Prime
9 9 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
10 8 (1.12%) Nagios
11 7 (0.98%) Netcool
11 7 (0.98%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 6 (0.84%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.70%) QRadar
13 5 (0.70%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 158 (22.10%) Microsoft
1 158 (22.10%) VMware
2 135 (18.88%) Juniper
3 125 (17.48%) CheckPoint
4 117 (16.36%) F5
5 115 (16.08%) Palo Alto
6 69 (9.65%) Citrix
7 64 (8.95%) HP
8 56 (7.83%) Meraki
9 45 (6.29%) SolarWinds
10 43 (6.01%) Dell
11 41 (5.73%) Fortinet
12 39 (5.45%) Aruba
13 38 (5.31%) Nokia
14 31 (4.34%) McAfee
15 30 (4.20%) NetApp
16 26 (3.64%) Blue Coat
17 22 (3.08%) EMC
18 20 (2.80%) Splunk
18 20 (2.80%) Zscaler