Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 53 45
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8 -16
Contract jobs citing Cisco 733 686 707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.97% 4.08% 4.43%
As % of the Vendors category 10.30% 8.72% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 405 484
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +4.58%
10th Percentile £220 £231 £217
90th Percentile £525 £538 £546
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 33
South East median hourly rate £39.00 £42.42 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.06% +54.93% +9.52%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £74.25 £55.00 £58.50
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -1.04% +14.29% -3.45%

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 7,119 7,866 7,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.23% 46.79% 48.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,228 4,522 4,306
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £606 £575 £563
England median daily rate £460 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.86% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 341 359
South East median hourly rate £19.73 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.06% +3.03% -5.44%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £60.30 £47.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.31 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% +2.94% -2.37%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +11 289 £425 - 68
Hampshire +3 241 £375 -11.76% 88
Berkshire +13 217 £425 +4.55% 34
Surrey +34 119 £413 +5.77% 47
Buckinghamshire +1 45 £460 +7.60% 14
West Sussex +25 40 £413 -15.38% 14
Oxfordshire +12 27 £375 -16.67% 20
Kent +5 20 £413 +25.95% 21
Middlesex +4 10 £463 +54.17%
East Sussex -15 9 £350 -17.65% 10
Sussex - 2 £363 -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 (45.16%) Firewall
2 293 (39.97%) Cisco Certification
3 246 (33.56%) WAN
4 234 (31.92%) LAN
5 198 (27.01%) CCNP
6 180 (24.56%) Windows
7 167 (22.78%) Microsoft
8 150 (20.46%) VMware
9 148 (20.19%) Security Cleared
10 143 (19.51%) Juniper
11 140 (19.10%) Data Centre
12 133 (18.14%) CCNA
13 122 (16.64%) Cisco ASA
14 119 (16.23%) Active Directory
15 116 (15.83%) Network Security
16 110 (15.01%) VPN
17 109 (14.87%) F5
18 105 (14.32%) CheckPoint
19 101 (13.78%) Telecoms
19 101 (13.78%) Palo Alto
20 100 (13.64%) MPLS
20 100 (13.64%) DNS
21 99 (13.51%) ITIL
22 96 (13.10%) SC Cleared
23 91 (12.41%) Wireless
24 90 (12.28%) Windows Server
25 85 (11.60%) BGP
26 80 (10.91%) Citrix
26 80 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
26 80 (10.91%) Office 365

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 76 (10.37%) MS Exchange
2 36 (4.91%) Skype for Business
3 26 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (1.64%) IBM Domino
7 8 (1.09%) IIS
8 6 (0.82%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.55%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.14%) Apache
13 1 (0.14%) TPMS
13 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.68%) AutoCAD
4 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 80 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
1 80 (10.91%) Office 365
2 52 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (2.05%) IaaS
5 12 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (1.64%) G Suite
6 11 (1.50%) PaaS
7 8 (1.09%) OneDrive
8 6 (0.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 6 (0.82%) SaaS
9 5 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.55%) GitHub
10 4 (0.55%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.55%) Serverless
11 3 (0.41%) Akamai
11 3 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 331 (45.16%) Firewall
2 246 (33.56%) WAN
3 234 (31.92%) LAN
4 122 (16.64%) Cisco ASA
5 116 (15.83%) Network Security
6 110 (15.01%) VPN
7 100 (13.64%) DNS
7 100 (13.64%) MPLS
8 91 (12.41%) Wireless
9 85 (11.60%) BGP
10 72 (9.82%) TCP/IP
11 63 (8.59%) OSPF
12 62 (8.46%) VoIP
13 58 (7.91%) Cisco Nexus
14 49 (6.68%) DHCP
15 45 (6.14%) Skype
16 41 (5.59%) VLAN
16 41 (5.59%) Wi-Fi
17 39 (5.32%) IPsec
18 37 (5.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.95%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.55%) MySQL
5 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.27%) GIS
6 2 (0.27%) MS Access
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.14%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (1.23%) JIRA
2 5 (0.68%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.55%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.14%) Gradle
5 1 (0.14%) Hudson
5 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.14%) JMeter
5 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.14%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.14%) MSI
5 1 (0.14%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.14%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.14%) Selenium
5 1 (0.14%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.14%) WebLOAD
General
1 101 (13.78%) Telecoms
2 41 (5.59%) Finance
3 16 (2.18%) Manufacturing
4 13 (1.77%) Banking
4 13 (1.77%) Retail
5 12 (1.64%) Publishing
6 10 (1.36%) Legal
7 8 (1.09%) Law
8 6 (0.82%) Advertising
9 5 (0.68%) Marketing
10 4 (0.55%) Electronics
11 3 (0.41%) Back Office
11 3 (0.41%) Billing
11 3 (0.41%) Military
12 2 (0.27%) French Language
12 2 (0.27%) Local Government
12 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 272 (37.11%) Network Engineer
2 120 (16.37%) Architect
3 64 (8.73%) Cisco Engineer
4 61 (8.32%) Network Architect
5 52 (7.09%) Analyst
6 48 (6.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 46 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 46 (6.28%) Security Engineer
7 46 (6.28%) Support Engineer
8 39 (5.32%) Consultant
9 36 (4.91%) Network Security Engineer
10 26 (3.55%) Network Support
11 25 (3.41%) IT Support
11 25 (3.41%) Project Manager
12 22 (3.00%) Support Analyst
13 20 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (2.59%) Infrastructure Support
15 18 (2.46%) 2nd Line Support
15 18 (2.46%) IT Engineer
16 17 (2.32%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.68%) Web Services
2 18 (2.46%) LDAP
3 13 (1.77%) Regular Expression
4 6 (0.82%) 802.1X
4 6 (0.82%) SAML
5 5 (0.68%) .NET
5 5 (0.68%) OAuth
5 5 (0.68%) OpenID
6 4 (0.55%) XMPP
7 3 (0.41%) REST
7 3 (0.41%) SOAP
8 2 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.27%) HTML
8 2 (0.27%) J2EE
9 1 (0.14%) Middleware
9 1 (0.14%) Node.js
9 1 (0.14%) Sensu
9 1 (0.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 140 (19.10%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.64%) Data Protection Act
3 27 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.27%) Public Cloud
5 22 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (1.91%) Clustering
7 14 (1.91%) Driving Licence
8 13 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.36%) PKI
9 10 (1.36%) Replication
10 9 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.23%) NHS
10 9 (1.23%) User Experience
11 8 (1.09%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.95%) CMDB
13 6 (0.82%) IVR
13 6 (0.82%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.68%) Life Science
14 5 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 180 (24.56%) Windows
2 90 (12.28%) Windows Server
3 61 (8.32%) Linux
4 51 (6.96%) Windows 10
5 50 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (4.37%) Windows 7
7 31 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (3.14%) Unix
9 14 (1.91%) Windows 8
10 13 (1.77%) Solaris
11 12 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (1.64%) Windows XP
12 8 (1.09%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.95%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.68%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.55%) Check Point GAiA
16 3 (0.41%) CentOS
16 3 (0.41%) Fedora
16 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (13.51%) ITIL
2 75 (10.23%) Network Design
3 66 (9.00%) Migration
4 52 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 50 (6.82%) Data Protection
6 45 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (6.00%) Change Management
8 43 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (5.59%) Load Balancing
10 40 (5.46%) DevOps
11 39 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 39 (5.32%) Information Security
12 37 (5.05%) Project Management
13 30 (4.09%) Network Architecture
14 29 (3.96%) Cybersecurity
15 27 (3.68%) Network Monitoring
16 26 (3.55%) Service Delivery
17 25 (3.41%) Presales
17 25 (3.41%) Problem Management
18 21 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (4.64%) SQL
2 27 (3.68%) Java
2 27 (3.68%) PowerShell
3 23 (3.14%) Python
4 10 (1.36%) C
5 7 (0.95%) Perl
6 4 (0.55%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.41%) VB
8 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.27%) PHP
8 2 (0.27%) Ruby
8 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.27%) VBScript
9 1 (0.14%) C#
9 1 (0.14%) C++
9 1 (0.14%) Lingo
9 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 293 (39.97%) Cisco Certification
2 198 (27.01%) CCNP
3 148 (20.19%) Security Cleared
4 133 (18.14%) CCNA
5 96 (13.10%) SC Cleared
6 67 (9.14%) CCIE
7 46 (6.28%) DV Cleared
8 45 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (4.09%) Degree
10 24 (3.27%) CCDP
11 21 (2.86%) MCSE
12 14 (1.91%) MCITP
12 14 (1.91%) MCSA
12 14 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (1.64%) CCDA
13 12 (1.64%) MCP
14 11 (1.50%) JNCIP
14 11 (1.50%) JNCIS
15 8 (1.09%) CCIP
15 8 (1.09%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.27%) SLA
2 11 (1.50%) QA
3 8 (1.09%) GDPR
4 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.68%) PMO
5 4 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.41%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.41%) NCSC
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.14%) NIST
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 119 (16.23%) Active Directory
2 78 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (8.05%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.41%) vSphere
5 22 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.91%) VMware NSX
7 12 (1.64%) vCloud
7 12 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.50%) XenApp
9 8 (1.09%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.68%) Firmware
10 5 (0.68%) NFS
10 5 (0.68%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.55%) Docker
12 3 (0.41%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.41%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (8.05%) SCCM
2 27 (3.68%) FortiGate
3 24 (3.27%) Cisco CUCM
4 22 (3.00%) SCOM
5 21 (2.86%) Nessus
6 16 (2.18%) Amdocs OSS
7 15 (2.05%) Ansible
8 12 (1.64%) WSUS
9 11 (1.50%) SCVMM
10 9 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
10 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (1.09%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
13 6 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.68%) AirWatch
15 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
15 4 (0.55%) Opsview
15 4 (0.55%) PaperCut
15 4 (0.55%) QRadar
Vendors
1 167 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 150 (20.46%) VMware
3 143 (19.51%) Juniper
4 109 (14.87%) F5
5 105 (14.32%) CheckPoint
6 101 (13.78%) Palo Alto
7 80 (10.91%) Citrix
8 63 (8.59%) HP
9 56 (7.64%) Dell
10 54 (7.37%) Meraki
11 45 (6.14%) Fortinet
12 40 (5.46%) SolarWinds
13 39 (5.32%) Nokia
14 34 (4.64%) Aruba
15 29 (3.96%) NetApp
16 28 (3.82%) McAfee
17 24 (3.27%) Zscaler
18 22 (3.00%) Blue Coat
18 22 (3.00%) IronPort
19 20 (2.73%) Avaya