Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 38 52
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 183 758 689
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.04% 5.50% 4.16%
As % of the Vendors category 9.62% 11.28% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 510 418
Median daily rate £375 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% -1.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £212 £217
90th Percentile £565 £506 £538
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 30
Median hourly rate £33.25 £45.17 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.38% +22.90% +47.00%
10th Percentile £16.28 £15.74 £13.09
90th Percentile £35.00 £78.75 £63.38
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +14.58% +12.15%

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 1,903 6,718 7,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 52.45% 48.72% 45.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,136 3,908 4,390
Median daily rate £463 £449 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.01% +5.65% +1.83%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £586
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 339 334
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.71 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.69% +19.45% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.13 £10.35
90th Percentile £57.17 £72.75 £47.46
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year +57.65% +8.74% +2.94%

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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

Cisco
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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Hampshire -7 75 £400 - 19
Thames Valley +4 69 £408 +8.73% 21
Berkshire +3 54 £395 +9.79% 10
Buckinghamshire +11 15 £465 +12.73% 3
Surrey +16 14 £200 -49.04% 12
West Sussex +12 6 £450 +20.00% 1
East Sussex +34 5 £217 -40.26% 2
Kent +14 3 £196 -50.92% 12
Sussex +9 2 £263 -27.59%
Middlesex +7 2 £350 -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 79 (43.17%) Firewall
2 58 (31.69%) Security Cleared
3 57 (31.15%) VMware
4 55 (30.05%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (30.05%) Juniper
5 51 (27.87%) WAN
6 49 (26.78%) Windows
7 40 (21.86%) LAN
8 38 (20.77%) Microsoft
8 38 (20.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 37 (20.22%) Data Centre
10 35 (19.13%) DNS
11 34 (18.58%) SC Cleared
12 32 (17.49%) DevOps
13 31 (16.94%) Active Directory
13 31 (16.94%) CCNP
14 28 (15.30%) CCNA
14 28 (15.30%) VPN
14 28 (15.30%) CheckPoint
14 28 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (14.75%) Azure
16 26 (14.21%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (14.21%) Dell
16 26 (14.21%) MPLS
16 26 (14.21%) Linux
17 24 (13.11%) Ansible
17 24 (13.11%) VMware NSX
18 22 (12.02%) F5
18 22 (12.02%) DV Cleared
18 22 (12.02%) Network Security

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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 4 (2.19%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.64%) IIS
2 3 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.55%) Confluence
4 1 (0.55%) JBoss
4 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.55%) WildFly
Applications
1 16 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.75%) Azure
2 14 (7.65%) AWS
3 13 (7.10%) IaaS
4 9 (4.92%) Office 365
5 4 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (1.64%) GCP
7 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.09%) GitHub
8 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 79 (43.17%) Firewall
2 51 (27.87%) WAN
3 40 (21.86%) LAN
4 35 (19.13%) DNS
5 28 (15.30%) VPN
6 26 (14.21%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (14.21%) MPLS
7 22 (12.02%) BGP
7 22 (12.02%) Network Security
8 21 (11.48%) DHCP
9 19 (10.38%) VoIP
10 18 (9.84%) Wireless
11 16 (8.74%) VLAN
12 15 (8.20%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (7.65%) IPsec
13 14 (7.65%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (7.10%) TCP/IP
15 12 (6.56%) OSPF
16 11 (6.01%) SNMP
16 11 (6.01%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.09%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (1.09%) MySQL
2 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.55%) HBase
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (4.92%) JIRA
2 7 (3.83%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.19%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 20 (10.93%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.10%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.73%) Finance
3 5 (2.73%) Local Government
4 3 (1.64%) Retail
5 2 (1.09%) Banking
5 2 (1.09%) Military
6 1 (0.55%) Automotive
6 1 (0.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) German Language
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
6 1 (0.55%) Police
6 1 (0.55%) Publishing
6 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (37.16%) Network Engineer
2 35 (19.13%) Architect
3 14 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (7.65%) Network Architect
4 13 (7.10%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (6.01%) VMware Engineer
6 10 (5.46%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (4.37%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (3.83%) Administrator
8 7 (3.83%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Network Support
9 6 (3.28%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Security Architect
9 6 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.28%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.73%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (2.73%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.92%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.64%) .NET
2 3 (1.64%) HTML
3 2 (1.09%) LDAP
3 2 (1.09%) REST
3 2 (1.09%) Spine.js
4 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.55%) CGI
4 1 (0.55%) SOAP
4 1 (0.55%) VXML
4 1 (0.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.22%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.37%) Driving Licence
2 8 (4.37%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.73%) PKI
4 5 (2.73%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.19%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.19%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (2.19%) NHS
5 4 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.19%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) iPad
7 2 (1.09%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (1.09%) Replication
7 2 (1.09%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.55%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 49 (26.78%) Windows
2 26 (14.21%) Linux
3 18 (9.84%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.37%) Ubuntu
6 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (3.28%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.19%) Check Point GAiA
8 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (1.64%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.09%) CentOS
10 2 (1.09%) Unix
11 1 (0.55%) AIX
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.49%) DevOps
2 28 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (10.93%) ITIL
4 19 (10.38%) Load Balancing
5 18 (9.84%) Project Delivery
6 17 (9.29%) Migration
6 17 (9.29%) Network Design
7 15 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (7.65%) Converged Infrastructure
9 11 (6.01%) Network Management
10 10 (5.46%) Service Management
11 9 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (4.92%) Project Management
11 9 (4.92%) SIEM
12 8 (4.37%) Change Management
12 8 (4.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 8 (4.37%) Web Filtering
13 7 (3.83%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.92%) Python
2 6 (3.28%) SQL
3 5 (2.73%) Perl
3 5 (2.73%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.19%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.19%) Java
5 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.55%) C
6 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 58 (31.69%) Security Cleared
2 55 (30.05%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (18.58%) SC Cleared
4 31 (16.94%) CCNP
5 28 (15.30%) CCNA
6 22 (12.02%) DV Cleared
7 12 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (5.46%) CCIE
8 10 (5.46%) Degree
9 8 (4.37%) MCSE
10 7 (3.83%) JNCIE
10 7 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.73%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.19%) CCDP
12 4 (2.19%) CISM
12 4 (2.19%) CISSP
12 4 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (2.19%) VCP6
13 3 (1.64%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.56%) SLA
2 6 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.73%) NIST
3 5 (2.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.19%) GDPR
4 4 (2.19%) ISAE 3402
4 4 (2.19%) ISO 22301
4 4 (2.19%) ISO 31000
4 4 (2.19%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (1.64%) QA
6 1 (0.55%) NCSC
System Software
1 38 (20.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (16.94%) Active Directory
3 24 (13.11%) VMware NSX
4 18 (9.84%) vSphere
5 17 (9.29%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.28%) NFS
7 5 (2.73%) Docker
7 5 (2.73%) vCloud
8 4 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.64%) Firmware
9 3 (1.64%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.09%) UAG
10 2 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.09%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.55%) HDFS
11 1 (0.55%) KVM
11 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (13.11%) Ansible
2 19 (10.38%) vRealize
3 10 (5.46%) vCenter Server
4 9 (4.92%) Nessus
5 8 (4.37%) SCCM
6 7 (3.83%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (3.28%) FortiGate
7 6 (3.28%) Kubernetes
8 5 (2.73%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (2.73%) Puppet
8 5 (2.73%) SCOM
9 4 (2.19%) IBM Guardium
9 4 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (2.19%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 3 (1.64%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 2 (1.09%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.09%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (1.09%) HP ALM
11 2 (1.09%) Terraform
11 2 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (31.15%) VMware
2 55 (30.05%) Juniper
3 38 (20.77%) Microsoft
4 28 (15.30%) CheckPoint
5 26 (14.21%) Dell
6 22 (12.02%) F5
7 21 (11.48%) Citrix
8 18 (9.84%) SolarWinds
9 17 (9.29%) Palo Alto
10 12 (6.56%) Extreme Networks
10 12 (6.56%) HP
10 12 (6.56%) McAfee
11 10 (5.46%) Blue Coat
11 10 (5.46%) Meraki
12 9 (4.92%) Veeam
13 8 (4.37%) Red Hat
14 7 (3.83%) Aruba
15 6 (3.28%) Avaya
15 6 (3.28%) Fortinet
15 6 (3.28%) Splunk