Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 45 29
Rank change year-on-year -9 -16 +5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 686 711 1,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.08% 4.42% 6.06%
As % of the Vendors category 8.67% 9.08% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 487 691
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +3.40%
10th Percentile £231 £220 £225
90th Percentile £538 £542 £506
England median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 38
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £26.54 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.86% +6.14% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £58.38 £47.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.70 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.60% -1.36% +2.33%

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 7,916 7,831 8,852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 47.10% 48.68% 48.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,565 4,323 5,273
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £238
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £439 £420
% change year-on-year +2.45% +4.58% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 361 410
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.44% -0.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.45
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.58% -0.29%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -6 261 £425 +6.25% 59
Hampshire -7 238 £425 - 39
Berkshire -11 157 £407 -4.35% 40
Surrey -4 95 £390 +3.65% 22
Buckinghamshire 0 64 £428 +0.59% 12
Oxfordshire +12 40 £450 +83.67% 7
West Sussex -8 34 £488 +25.81% 9
Middlesex +12 20 £300 -23.08% 1
East Sussex +12 16 £425 +6.25% 4
Kent -10 12 £328 -11.49% 7
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 304 (44.31%) Firewall
2 227 (33.09%) Cisco Certification
3 221 (32.22%) Security Cleared
4 176 (25.66%) WAN
5 173 (25.22%) LAN
6 164 (23.91%) VMware
7 162 (23.62%) SC Cleared
8 161 (23.47%) CCNP
9 156 (22.74%) Juniper
10 149 (21.72%) Windows
11 143 (20.85%) Cisco ASA
12 138 (20.12%) Data Centre
13 137 (19.97%) Microsoft
14 120 (17.49%) Active Directory
15 110 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
16 105 (15.31%) BGP
17 104 (15.16%) Palo Alto
18 103 (15.01%) Network Security
19 99 (14.43%) ITIL
20 97 (14.14%) VPN
21 95 (13.85%) CheckPoint
22 93 (13.56%) OSPF
23 90 (13.12%) Wireless
24 88 (12.83%) DNS
25 87 (12.68%) CCNA
26 82 (11.95%) DV Cleared
27 78 (11.37%) TCP/IP
28 77 (11.22%) Linux
28 77 (11.22%) Cisco Nexus
28 77 (11.22%) Cisco ISE

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 33 (4.81%) MS Exchange
2 30 (4.37%) IIS
3 23 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.90%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.17%) Apache
7 8 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.73%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.44%) Appian
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 52 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.29%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.29%) RMDS
3 1 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (7.14%) Office 365
3 37 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (2.77%) IaaS
5 11 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.31%) PaaS
7 3 (0.44%) GitHub
7 3 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.44%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.44%) SaaS
8 2 (0.29%) Akamai
8 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.29%) Lucidchart
8 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.29%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 304 (44.31%) Firewall
2 176 (25.66%) WAN
3 173 (25.22%) LAN
4 143 (20.85%) Cisco ASA
5 105 (15.31%) BGP
6 103 (15.01%) Network Security
7 97 (14.14%) VPN
8 93 (13.56%) OSPF
9 90 (13.12%) Wireless
10 88 (12.83%) DNS
11 78 (11.37%) TCP/IP
12 77 (11.22%) Cisco ISE
12 77 (11.22%) Cisco Nexus
13 70 (10.20%) MPLS
14 56 (8.16%) DHCP
15 55 (8.02%) IPsec
16 52 (7.58%) VoIP
17 50 (7.29%) Internet
18 47 (6.85%) Wi-Fi
19 44 (6.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.46%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.87%) NoSQL
4 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.15%) MySQL
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (1.02%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.02%) SonarQube
2 4 (0.58%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.58%) Subversion
3 3 (0.44%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.44%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.44%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.29%) GCC
4 2 (0.29%) GDB
4 2 (0.29%) Hudson
4 2 (0.29%) JIRA
4 2 (0.29%) NetBeans
4 2 (0.29%) Trac
4 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.15%) Grunt
5 1 (0.15%) gulp
5 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.15%) Log4j
5 1 (0.15%) webpack
General
1 42 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 35 (5.10%) Finance
3 22 (3.21%) Retail
4 13 (1.90%) Mandarin Language
5 6 (0.87%) Back Office
5 6 (0.87%) Banking
6 4 (0.58%) Military
7 3 (0.44%) Advertising
7 3 (0.44%) Legal
8 2 (0.29%) Electronics
8 2 (0.29%) Marketing
9 1 (0.15%) Automotive
9 1 (0.15%) Billing
9 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 198 (28.86%) Network Engineer
2 128 (18.66%) Architect
3 74 (10.79%) Analyst
4 54 (7.87%) Cisco Engineer
5 53 (7.73%) Network Architect
6 42 (6.12%) Support Engineer
7 39 (5.69%) Consultant
8 38 (5.54%) Security Engineer
9 34 (4.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 30 (4.37%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 29 (4.23%) Network Security Engineer
11 29 (4.23%) Project Manager
12 27 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (3.50%) Security Analyst
14 23 (3.35%) Senior Network Engineer
15 21 (3.06%) Firewall Engineer
15 21 (3.06%) Infrastructure Architect
16 20 (2.92%) Security Architect
17 18 (2.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 18 (2.62%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.06%) RESTful
1 21 (3.06%) XML
2 10 (1.46%) Web Services
3 9 (1.31%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (1.17%) 802.1X
4 8 (1.17%) LDAP
5 7 (1.02%) JSON
5 7 (1.02%) Web Services Management
6 6 (0.87%) VXML
7 5 (0.73%) CSS
8 4 (0.58%) REST
8 4 (0.58%) SOAP
9 3 (0.44%) .NET
9 3 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.44%) JSP
9 3 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.44%) XSLT
10 2 (0.29%) COM
10 2 (0.29%) STL
10 2 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 138 (20.12%) Data Centre
2 40 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.64%) PKI
4 25 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
6 17 (2.48%) Driving Licence
7 16 (2.33%) CMDB
7 16 (2.33%) Private Cloud
8 15 (2.19%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.90%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.31%) Clustering
11 7 (1.02%) IVR
11 7 (1.02%) User Experience
12 6 (0.87%) DataPower
12 6 (0.87%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.87%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (0.73%) Mobile Payment
13 5 (0.73%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 149 (21.72%) Windows
2 77 (11.22%) Linux
2 77 (11.22%) Windows Server
3 37 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (3.79%) Unix
6 20 (2.92%) Windows 7
7 16 (2.33%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.46%) Check Point GAiA
9 9 (1.31%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.87%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.73%) AIX
11 5 (0.73%) Android
12 4 (0.58%) Solaris
12 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.44%) CentOS
13 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (14.43%) ITIL
2 67 (9.77%) Migration
3 43 (6.27%) Change Management
4 42 (6.12%) Network Design
5 41 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 38 (5.54%) Project Management
7 35 (5.10%) Network Monitoring
7 35 (5.10%) Service Delivery
8 34 (4.96%) Network Management
9 31 (4.52%) Load Balancing
9 31 (4.52%) Service Management
10 30 (4.37%) Capacity Planning
11 29 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (4.23%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (4.08%) DevOps
13 27 (3.94%) ITIL V3
14 23 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (3.06%) Network Architecture
16 20 (2.92%) PRINCE2
16 20 (2.92%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.52%) SQL
2 28 (4.08%) C
3 25 (3.64%) Python
4 24 (3.50%) PowerShell
5 22 (3.21%) Java
6 12 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.31%) Perl
8 8 (1.17%) PHP
9 6 (0.87%) Ruby
9 6 (0.87%) VB
10 5 (0.73%) VBScript
11 3 (0.44%) C++
11 3 (0.44%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.29%) C#
12 2 (0.29%) Groovy
12 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.15%) JSX
13 1 (0.15%) Lingo
13 1 (0.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 227 (33.09%) Cisco Certification
2 221 (32.22%) Security Cleared
3 162 (23.62%) SC Cleared
4 161 (23.47%) CCNP
5 87 (12.68%) CCNA
6 82 (11.95%) DV Cleared
7 58 (8.45%) CCIE
8 41 (5.98%) Degree
9 25 (3.64%) CCDP
10 24 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (3.21%) JNCIS
12 16 (2.33%) MCSE
13 12 (1.75%) CISSP
14 11 (1.60%) CCIP
14 11 (1.60%) CCSE
15 10 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (1.46%) ISTQB
16 9 (1.31%) CCDA
17 8 (1.17%) CISM
17 8 (1.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.12%) SLA
2 17 (2.48%) QA
3 13 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.31%) GDPR
5 9 (1.31%) ISO 22301
5 9 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 8 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.02%) ISAE 3402
7 7 (1.02%) ISO 31000
7 7 (1.02%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.44%) RMADS
9 1 (0.15%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 120 (17.49%) Active Directory
2 110 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (7.00%) vSphere
4 29 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 21 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (2.48%) VMware NSX
7 10 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.73%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.73%) Snort
8 5 (0.73%) vCloud
8 5 (0.73%) XenApp
9 4 (0.58%) Docker
9 4 (0.58%) NFS
10 3 (0.44%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.29%) Firmware
11 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 64 (9.33%) SCCM
2 30 (4.37%) SCOM
3 27 (3.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 22 (3.21%) FortiGate
5 17 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (2.33%) Nessus
7 14 (2.04%) vCenter Server
8 12 (1.75%) Cisco UCCE
9 11 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
10 10 (1.46%) Ansible
11 8 (1.17%) Puppet
12 7 (1.02%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 7 (1.02%) vRealize
13 6 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
13 6 (0.87%) RSA enVision
14 4 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.58%) QRadar
15 3 (0.44%) Capistrano
15 3 (0.44%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 164 (23.91%) VMware
2 156 (22.74%) Juniper
3 137 (19.97%) Microsoft
4 104 (15.16%) Palo Alto
5 95 (13.85%) CheckPoint
6 72 (10.50%) F5
7 65 (9.48%) NetApp
8 59 (8.60%) HP
9 49 (7.14%) Citrix
9 49 (7.14%) SolarWinds
10 41 (5.98%) McAfee
11 34 (4.96%) Aruba
11 34 (4.96%) Blue Coat
12 31 (4.52%) Splunk
13 28 (4.08%) Oracle
14 24 (3.50%) IBM
14 24 (3.50%) Qualys
15 23 (3.35%) EMC
15 23 (3.35%) Infoblox
16 22 (3.21%) Huawei