Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 34 28
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6 +5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 764 872 1,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.54% 5.64% 6.37%
As % of the Vendors category 9.71% 11.53% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 589 662
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £220 £263 £228
90th Percentile £550 £538 £537
England median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 54
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £21.00 £27.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.00% -24.83% +24.17%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.50 £13.65
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.50 £53.88
England median hourly rate £19.75 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -12.22% +11.11% -7.95%

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 7,871 7,560 8,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.75% 48.92% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,518 4,236 5,138
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £253 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 361 434
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -7.14% +1.63%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.13 £47.50 £52.05
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -10 355 £425 +6.25% 77
Hampshire -9 254 £411 -3.24% 55
Berkshire -5 224 £420 +1.82% 51
Buckinghamshire -15 98 £425 - 14
Surrey -29 71 £475 +25.83% 24
Oxfordshire -2 33 £450 +46.34% 12
West Sussex -6 24 £410 +3.80% 13
Middlesex -2 21 £319 -16.39% 2
East Sussex +6 16 £400 +14.29% 10
Kent -2 13 £346 +63.80% 18
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 325 (42.54%) Firewall
2 265 (34.69%) Security Cleared
3 231 (30.24%) Cisco Certification
4 200 (26.18%) VMware
5 198 (25.92%) SC Cleared
6 192 (25.13%) WAN
7 168 (21.99%) CCNP
8 164 (21.47%) Juniper
9 160 (20.94%) Windows
10 159 (20.81%) LAN
11 156 (20.42%) Active Directory
12 154 (20.16%) Cisco ASA
13 152 (19.90%) Microsoft
14 125 (16.36%) Palo Alto
15 121 (15.84%) VPN
16 119 (15.58%) Data Centre
17 111 (14.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 102 (13.35%) CheckPoint
19 99 (12.96%) DV Cleared
20 96 (12.57%) BGP
21 95 (12.43%) DNS
21 95 (12.43%) ITIL
21 95 (12.43%) Cisco ISE
22 94 (12.30%) Network Security
23 93 (12.17%) F5
24 91 (11.91%) Wireless
25 90 (11.78%) Windows Server
26 84 (10.99%) OSPF
27 79 (10.34%) Citrix
28 77 (10.08%) CCNA

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 36 (4.71%) MS Exchange
2 31 (4.06%) IIS
3 25 (3.27%) SharePoint
4 23 (3.01%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.92%) Apache
5 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.39%) GroupWise
9 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 43 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.26%) RMDS
2 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 57 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (5.89%) Office 365
3 38 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.83%) IaaS
5 7 (0.92%) G Suite
5 7 (0.92%) PaaS
6 6 (0.79%) SaaS
7 4 (0.52%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.39%) GitHub
8 3 (0.39%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.26%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 325 (42.54%) Firewall
2 192 (25.13%) WAN
3 159 (20.81%) LAN
4 154 (20.16%) Cisco ASA
5 121 (15.84%) VPN
6 96 (12.57%) BGP
7 95 (12.43%) Cisco ISE
7 95 (12.43%) DNS
8 94 (12.30%) Network Security
9 91 (11.91%) Wireless
10 84 (10.99%) OSPF
11 75 (9.82%) Cisco Nexus
12 67 (8.77%) MPLS
13 63 (8.25%) DHCP
14 57 (7.46%) VLAN
15 55 (7.20%) TCP/IP
16 51 (6.68%) IPsec
17 50 (6.54%) VoIP
18 44 (5.76%) SAN
19 42 (5.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database
2 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (0.79%) MySQL
3 6 (0.79%) NoSQL
3 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.65%) Subversion
3 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.39%) GCC
3 3 (0.39%) GDB
3 3 (0.39%) Trac
3 3 (0.39%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.26%) Hudson
4 2 (0.26%) NetBeans
4 2 (0.26%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.13%) Babel
5 1 (0.13%) gulp
5 1 (0.13%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.13%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.13%) Log4j
5 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.13%) webpack
General
1 49 (6.41%) Telecoms
2 36 (4.71%) Finance
3 16 (2.09%) Retail
4 11 (1.44%) Banking
5 9 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (0.52%) Legal
6 4 (0.52%) Military
7 2 (0.26%) Advertising
7 2 (0.26%) Back Office
7 2 (0.26%) Electronics
8 1 (0.13%) Billing
8 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 228 (29.84%) Network Engineer
2 154 (20.16%) Architect
3 67 (8.77%) Network Architect
4 64 (8.38%) Analyst
5 53 (6.94%) Support Engineer
6 51 (6.68%) Cisco Engineer
7 45 (5.89%) Project Manager
8 44 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (5.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 39 (5.10%) Security Engineer
11 37 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 37 (4.84%) Consultant
12 32 (4.19%) Network Security Engineer
13 26 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
14 24 (3.14%) IT Engineer
15 22 (2.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 22 (2.88%) Technical Architect
16 20 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
16 20 (2.62%) Security Analyst
16 20 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.83%) XML
2 11 (1.44%) RESTful
3 9 (1.18%) 802.1X
4 7 (0.92%) JSON
4 7 (0.92%) Web Services
5 6 (0.79%) VXML
5 6 (0.79%) Web Services Management
5 6 (0.79%) XMPP
6 4 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.52%) REST
7 3 (0.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (0.39%) JSP
7 3 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.39%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.39%) STL
7 3 (0.39%) XSLT
8 2 (0.26%) .NET
8 2 (0.26%) LDAP
8 2 (0.26%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (15.58%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.88%) Driving Licence
4 22 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.36%) PKI
6 16 (2.09%) CMDB
7 15 (1.96%) Clustering
8 12 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.18%) e-Health
9 9 (1.18%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.05%) IVR
11 7 (0.92%) FlexPod
12 6 (0.79%) BYOD
12 6 (0.79%) PMI
13 5 (0.65%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.65%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 160 (20.94%) Windows
2 90 (11.78%) Windows Server
3 66 (8.64%) Linux
4 35 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (3.53%) Windows 7
7 23 (3.01%) Windows 10
8 20 (2.62%) Unix
9 10 (1.31%) Check Point GAiA
9 10 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.05%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.79%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.65%) AIX
12 5 (0.65%) Debian
13 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.26%) Android
15 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.13%) OS/2
16 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (12.43%) ITIL
2 64 (8.38%) Migration
3 54 (7.07%) Change Management
3 54 (7.07%) Project Management
4 48 (6.28%) Network Management
5 43 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (5.37%) Network Design
7 39 (5.10%) Load Balancing
7 39 (5.10%) Service Delivery
7 39 (5.10%) Service Management
8 36 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (3.80%) Network Virtualisation
11 28 (3.66%) DevOps
12 27 (3.53%) ITIL V3
13 25 (3.27%) Capacity Planning
14 24 (3.14%) Network Monitoring
15 23 (3.01%) Virtual Environments
16 22 (2.88%) PRINCE2
17 21 (2.75%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 40 (5.24%) SQL
2 29 (3.80%) Python
3 27 (3.53%) C
4 26 (3.40%) PowerShell
5 19 (2.49%) Java
6 7 (0.92%) Bash Shell
6 7 (0.92%) PHP
7 6 (0.79%) Perl
7 6 (0.79%) VB
7 6 (0.79%) VBScript
8 4 (0.52%) C++
8 4 (0.52%) Ruby
9 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.13%) JSX
10 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 265 (34.69%) Security Cleared
2 231 (30.24%) Cisco Certification
3 198 (25.92%) SC Cleared
4 168 (21.99%) CCNP
5 99 (12.96%) DV Cleared
6 77 (10.08%) CCNA
7 68 (8.90%) CCIE
8 34 (4.45%) CCDP
9 33 (4.32%) Degree
10 31 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (3.14%) JNCIS
12 17 (2.23%) MCSE
13 14 (1.83%) ISTQB
14 13 (1.70%) CCSA
14 13 (1.70%) CCSE
15 12 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (1.44%) MCSA
17 9 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (1.05%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.58%) SLA
2 13 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.70%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.57%) QA
4 3 (0.39%) FIPS 140-2
4 3 (0.39%) PMO
4 3 (0.39%) RMADS
4 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.26%) GDPR
5 2 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (0.26%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.26%) ISO 31000
5 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 156 (20.42%) Active Directory
2 111 (14.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.97%) Hyper-V
4 37 (4.84%) vSphere
5 22 (2.88%) VMware NSX
6 21 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.96%) XenApp
8 7 (0.92%) ProxySG
8 7 (0.92%) UAG
8 7 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.65%) Snort
10 4 (0.52%) Docker
10 4 (0.52%) Firmware
10 4 (0.52%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.39%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.39%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (6.15%) SCCM
2 38 (4.97%) SCOM
3 36 (4.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (2.75%) FortiGate
5 17 (2.23%) Ansible
5 17 (2.23%) Cisco UCCE
6 15 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
7 13 (1.70%) Nessus
8 11 (1.44%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.79%) AirWatch
9 6 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
10 5 (0.65%) OVSD
10 5 (0.65%) Terraform
11 4 (0.52%) Cacti
11 4 (0.52%) Puppet
11 4 (0.52%) SCSM
12 3 (0.39%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 200 (26.18%) VMware
2 164 (21.47%) Juniper
3 152 (19.90%) Microsoft
4 125 (16.36%) Palo Alto
5 102 (13.35%) CheckPoint
6 93 (12.17%) F5
7 79 (10.34%) Citrix
8 74 (9.69%) NetApp
9 70 (9.16%) SolarWinds
10 66 (8.64%) HP
11 37 (4.84%) Blue Coat
12 28 (3.66%) Aruba
12 28 (3.66%) McAfee
13 27 (3.53%) Brocade
14 25 (3.27%) Meraki
15 23 (3.01%) EMC
15 23 (3.01%) Splunk
16 22 (2.88%) Dell
16 22 (2.88%) Oracle
17 19 (2.49%) Sophos