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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 29 38
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 360 539 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.64% 5.99% 4.63%
As % of the Vendors category 9.41% 12.38% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 312 217
Median daily rate £400 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.07% +64.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +28.20%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3827 4353 4417
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.35% 48.40% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2131 2551 2414
Median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 218 228
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the South East

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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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -5 110 £450 +15.01% 23
Hampshire -10 109 £425 +13.40% 19
Buckinghamshire -6 53 £375 -11.76% 11
Surrey -26 29 £425 +10.38% 14
Kent +8 21 £375 +65.74% 3
West Sussex +13 17 £395 -7.05% 3
Oxfordshire -10 13 £288 -9.80% 6
Middlesex +16 6 £390 +20.00%
East Sussex +1 1 £400 -4.47% 4
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 369 (45.44%) Firewall
2 367 (45.20%) Cisco Certification
3 277 (34.11%) Security Cleared
4 265 (32.64%) CCNP
5 222 (27.34%) SC Cleared
6 221 (27.22%) LAN
7 203 (25.00%) WAN
8 173 (21.31%) Juniper
9 161 (19.83%) CheckPoint
10 160 (19.70%) Cisco ASA
11 156 (19.21%) Cisco Nexus
12 154 (18.97%) CCNA
13 153 (18.84%) ITIL
13 153 (18.84%) F5
14 150 (18.47%) Data Centre
15 144 (17.73%) Windows
16 141 (17.36%) VMware
17 134 (16.50%) VPN
18 126 (15.52%) Telecoms
19 119 (14.66%) Wireless
20 111 (13.67%) MPLS
21 110 (13.55%) BGP
22 104 (12.81%) HP
23 103 (12.68%) DNS
24 102 (12.56%) Microsoft
25 98 (12.07%) CCIE
26 93 (11.45%) Network Design
27 92 (11.33%) VoIP
27 92 (11.33%) Linux
28 91 (11.21%) Network Security

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 35 (4.31%) MS Exchange
2 33 (4.06%) Skype for Business
3 23 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.35%) IIS
6 8 (0.99%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.86%) Apache
7 7 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.74%) JBoss
9 5 (0.62%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.49%) Documentum
11 2 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.25%) CMS
12 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.12%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.12%) SAS
12 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (2.59%) MS Visio
2 18 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) Maximo
2 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) Primavera
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.17%) Office 365
2 29 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.97%) IaaS
4 7 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (0.74%) PaaS
6 5 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.25%) SaaS
7 2 (0.25%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.12%) G Suite
8 1 (0.12%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 369 (45.44%) Firewall
2 221 (27.22%) LAN
3 203 (25.00%) WAN
4 160 (19.70%) Cisco ASA
5 156 (19.21%) Cisco Nexus
6 134 (16.50%) VPN
7 119 (14.66%) Wireless
8 111 (13.67%) MPLS
9 110 (13.55%) BGP
10 103 (12.68%) DNS
11 92 (11.33%) VoIP
12 91 (11.21%) Network Security
13 89 (10.96%) OSPF
14 74 (9.11%) DHCP
15 66 (8.13%) TCP/IP
16 63 (7.76%) VLAN
17 42 (5.17%) SAN
18 39 (4.80%) Internet
19 36 (4.43%) BIG-IP
20 35 (4.31%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.37%) MySQL
4 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.12%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (1.72%) Subversion
2 13 (1.60%) GCC
2 13 (1.60%) GDB
2 13 (1.60%) Trac
3 7 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (0.62%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.25%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.12%) Ant
6 1 (0.12%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 126 (15.52%) Telecoms
2 38 (4.68%) Finance
3 11 (1.35%) Banking
4 8 (0.99%) Marketing
5 5 (0.62%) Electronics
5 5 (0.62%) Retail
6 4 (0.49%) Legal
6 4 (0.49%) Local Government
7 2 (0.25%) Billing
7 2 (0.25%) French Language
7 2 (0.25%) German Language
7 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.12%) Back Office
8 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.12%) Law
8 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 267 (32.88%) Network Engineer
2 108 (13.30%) Architect
3 74 (9.11%) Consultant
4 73 (8.99%) Cisco Engineer
5 58 (7.14%) Network Architect
6 53 (6.53%) Analyst
6 53 (6.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 44 (5.42%) Support Engineer
8 38 (4.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 35 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (4.31%) Security Engineer
10 34 (4.19%) Senior Network Engineer
11 30 (3.69%) Network Consultant
12 29 (3.57%) Network Analyst
12 29 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
13 26 (3.20%) Project Manager
14 25 (3.08%) Design Engineer
15 24 (2.96%) Network Support
16 22 (2.71%) Network Design Engineer
17 21 (2.59%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.46%) Regular Expression
2 13 (1.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 13 (1.60%) STL
3 12 (1.48%) 802.1X
4 11 (1.35%) XML
5 5 (0.62%) .NET
5 5 (0.62%) Middleware
6 3 (0.37%) Mojolicious
6 3 (0.37%) Node.js
7 2 (0.25%) RFC 2547
7 2 (0.25%) SAML
7 2 (0.25%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.12%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.12%) ADO
8 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.12%) J2EE
8 1 (0.12%) JSF
8 1 (0.12%) LAMP
8 1 (0.12%) Web Services
8 1 (0.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 150 (18.47%) Data Centre
2 31 (3.82%) Computer Science
3 23 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
5 18 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.85%) Driving Licence
6 15 (1.85%) EMC VNX
7 13 (1.60%) IVR
7 13 (1.60%) PKI
8 12 (1.48%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.48%) Thin Client
9 11 (1.35%) FlexPod
10 8 (0.99%) Smart Meter
10 8 (0.99%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 7 (0.86%) BBC
11 7 (0.86%) CMDB
11 7 (0.86%) EMC VMAX
11 7 (0.86%) Replication
12 6 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 144 (17.73%) Windows
2 92 (11.33%) Linux
3 53 (6.53%) Windows Server
3 53 (6.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (3.69%) Windows 7
6 25 (3.08%) Unix
7 23 (2.83%) Windows 10
8 21 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.48%) CentOS
10 9 (1.11%) AIX
10 9 (1.11%) Android
11 5 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (0.62%) Solaris
11 5 (0.62%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.12%) SUSE
15 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (18.84%) ITIL
2 93 (11.45%) Network Design
3 76 (9.36%) Migration
4 64 (7.88%) Service Management
5 43 (5.30%) Load Balancing
6 40 (4.93%) Change Management
7 38 (4.68%) Service Delivery
8 34 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (4.06%) Kalman Filter
10 32 (3.94%) Converged Infrastructure
11 30 (3.69%) ITSM
12 28 (3.45%) DevOps
13 27 (3.33%) Project Management
14 26 (3.20%) Customer Requirements
14 26 (3.20%) Network Management
15 25 (3.08%) Service Design
16 24 (2.96%) High Availability
16 24 (2.96%) Scrum
17 23 (2.83%) ITIL V3
18 22 (2.71%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 37 (4.56%) PowerShell
2 17 (2.09%) Python
3 16 (1.97%) SQL
4 13 (1.60%) C++
4 13 (1.60%) Perl
5 10 (1.23%) VBScript
6 9 (1.11%) VB
7 7 (0.86%) PHP
7 7 (0.86%) Ruby
8 6 (0.74%) C
9 5 (0.62%) Java
10 4 (0.49%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.12%) ABAP
12 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.12%) C#
12 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 367 (45.20%) Cisco Certification
2 277 (34.11%) Security Cleared
3 265 (32.64%) CCNP
4 222 (27.34%) SC Cleared
5 154 (18.97%) CCNA
6 98 (12.07%) CCIE
7 63 (7.76%) DV Cleared
8 59 (7.27%) CCDP
9 54 (6.65%) Degree
10 46 (5.67%) JNCIA
11 39 (4.80%) CCSA
12 38 (4.68%) CCIP
12 38 (4.68%) CCSE
13 37 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
15 27 (3.33%) JNCIE
16 23 (2.83%) HP ASE
17 21 (2.59%) HP MASE
18 20 (2.46%) JNCIS
19 19 (2.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.80%) SLA
2 34 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 12 (1.48%) QA
6 10 (1.23%) GPG13
7 6 (0.74%) PA-DSS
7 6 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.49%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.49%) PMO
9 3 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 87 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (10.22%) Active Directory
3 31 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.97%) ProxySG
5 16 (1.97%) vSphere
5 16 (1.97%) XenApp
6 15 (1.85%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.72%) vCloud
8 11 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.74%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.62%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.62%) Firmware
11 5 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.62%) UAG
11 5 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.37%) SRDF
12 3 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (4.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 36 (4.43%) FortiGate
3 25 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
4 21 (2.59%) Cisco UCCE
5 18 (2.22%) SCCM
6 16 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.97%) Puppet
7 13 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
8 12 (1.48%) AirWatch
8 12 (1.48%) NetBackup
9 11 (1.35%) Nagios
9 11 (1.35%) WSUS
10 10 (1.23%) vRealize
11 9 (1.11%) AppDNA
11 9 (1.11%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.99%) OVSD
12 8 (0.99%) SCOM
13 7 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (0.74%) Ansible
14 6 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 173 (21.31%) Juniper
2 161 (19.83%) CheckPoint
3 153 (18.84%) F5
4 141 (17.36%) VMware
5 104 (12.81%) HP
6 102 (12.56%) Microsoft
7 72 (8.87%) Palo Alto
8 51 (6.28%) Riverbed
9 50 (6.16%) Blue Coat
10 48 (5.91%) Fortinet
11 47 (5.79%) Citrix
12 36 (4.43%) NetApp
13 35 (4.31%) Aruba
14 33 (4.06%) EMC
14 33 (4.06%) Red Hat
15 27 (3.33%) Brocade
16 25 (3.08%) Dell
17 23 (2.83%) Splunk
18 19 (2.34%) Avaya
19 18 (2.22%) Oracle
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