Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 50 29
Rank change year-on-year 0 -21 +8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 698 699 1,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.23% 4.15% 6.28%
As % of the Vendors category 9.15% 8.63% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 429 682
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +10.34%
10th Percentile £231 £189 £256
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 50
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -26.47% +18.26%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £58.75 £47.55
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.40 £24.50
% change year-on-year +16.82% -12.65% +16.67%

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 7,627 8,097 8,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.17% 48.05% 48.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,420 4,651 4,684
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £225
90th Percentile £580 £575 £555
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 341 406
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +10.57% -14.58%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £46.96
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%

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 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +3 254 £400 +11.11% 69
Hampshire -8 239 £381 -7.36% 50
Berkshire -12 157 £400 +11.11% 36
Surrey -20 92 £350 -6.67% 38
West Sussex +22 66 £475 +72.73% 14
Buckinghamshire +29 54 £428 +7.00% 21
Oxfordshire +12 43 £425 +32.81% 12
East Sussex +5 20 £488 +89.32% 5
Kent -10 15 £365 -1.35% 6
Middlesex +13 7 £285 -5.00%
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 286 (40.97%) Firewall
2 248 (35.53%) Cisco Certification
3 188 (26.93%) Security Cleared
4 180 (25.79%) Windows
4 180 (25.79%) LAN
5 174 (24.93%) WAN
6 169 (24.21%) CCNP
7 160 (22.92%) Juniper
8 154 (22.06%) VMware
9 145 (20.77%) SC Cleared
10 143 (20.49%) Microsoft
11 142 (20.34%) Data Centre
12 126 (18.05%) Cisco ASA
13 115 (16.48%) Active Directory
14 113 (16.19%) CheckPoint
15 110 (15.76%) ITIL
16 100 (14.33%) Linux
17 98 (14.04%) CCNA
18 96 (13.75%) VPN
19 95 (13.61%) Palo Alto
20 93 (13.32%) Wireless
20 93 (13.32%) Network Security
21 91 (13.04%) BGP
22 85 (12.18%) F5
23 83 (11.89%) Cisco Nexus
23 83 (11.89%) OSPF
24 82 (11.75%) VMware Infrastructure
25 80 (11.46%) TCP/IP
26 74 (10.60%) DNS
26 74 (10.60%) VoIP

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 44 (6.30%) MS Exchange
2 41 (5.87%) IIS
3 22 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.87%) Skype for Business
5 18 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (2.01%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.29%) Apache
8 6 (0.86%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.57%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.43%) CMS
11 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.14%) Confluence
12 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (5.59%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.14%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 8 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 72 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (9.03%) Office 365
3 46 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (3.44%) IaaS
5 12 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (1.43%) PaaS
8 9 (1.29%) Akamai
9 6 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.43%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.14%) G Suite
12 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 286 (40.97%) Firewall
2 180 (25.79%) LAN
3 174 (24.93%) WAN
4 126 (18.05%) Cisco ASA
5 96 (13.75%) VPN
6 93 (13.32%) Network Security
6 93 (13.32%) Wireless
7 91 (13.04%) BGP
8 83 (11.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 83 (11.89%) OSPF
9 80 (11.46%) TCP/IP
10 74 (10.60%) DNS
10 74 (10.60%) VoIP
11 73 (10.46%) MPLS
12 56 (8.02%) Internet
13 52 (7.45%) IPsec
14 49 (7.02%) Cisco ISE
15 47 (6.73%) DHCP
16 38 (5.44%) Wi-Fi
17 36 (5.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.86%) MySQL
3 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (0.57%) Apache Hive
4 4 (0.57%) Big Data
4 4 (0.57%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.57%) HBase
4 4 (0.57%) Mahout
4 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.57%) Sqoop
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (2.15%) JIRA
2 10 (1.43%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.43%) SonarQube
3 7 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.86%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.86%) NetBeans
4 6 (0.86%) Subversion
5 2 (0.29%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.14%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (5.30%) Telecoms
2 31 (4.44%) Finance
3 22 (3.15%) Retail
4 10 (1.43%) Banking
5 9 (1.29%) Back Office
5 9 (1.29%) Mandarin Language
6 5 (0.72%) Law
6 5 (0.72%) Publishing
7 3 (0.43%) Advertising
7 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.29%) Electronics
8 2 (0.29%) Legal
8 2 (0.29%) Marketing
8 2 (0.29%) Military
8 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.14%) Automotive
9 1 (0.14%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 207 (29.66%) Network Engineer
2 73 (10.46%) Analyst
3 69 (9.89%) Architect
4 61 (8.74%) Cisco Engineer
5 58 (8.31%) Consultant
6 44 (6.30%) Support Engineer
7 40 (5.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 35 (5.01%) Security Engineer
9 34 (4.87%) Network Architect
10 29 (4.15%) Senior Network Engineer
11 26 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (3.72%) Network Consultant
12 24 (3.44%) Network Security Engineer
12 24 (3.44%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 23 (3.30%) Network Support
14 20 (2.87%) Firewall Engineer
15 19 (2.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 16 (2.29%) Network Support Engineer
16 16 (2.29%) Security Analyst
16 16 (2.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.01%) RESTful
2 11 (1.58%) LDAP
3 10 (1.43%) Web Services
4 9 (1.29%) HTML
5 8 (1.15%) .NET
5 8 (1.15%) 802.1X
5 8 (1.15%) SOAP
6 7 (1.00%) CGI
6 7 (1.00%) CSS
6 7 (1.00%) XML
7 6 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (0.86%) VXML
8 2 (0.29%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.29%) Ajax
8 2 (0.29%) Middleware
8 2 (0.29%) SAML
8 2 (0.29%) Web Services Management
8 2 (0.29%) XMPP
9 1 (0.14%) JSON
9 1 (0.14%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 142 (20.34%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
3 32 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
6 21 (3.01%) Driving Licence
7 20 (2.87%) Computer Science
8 18 (2.58%) PKI
9 12 (1.72%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.72%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.58%) Clustering
11 8 (1.15%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.15%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.00%) BBC
12 7 (1.00%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.86%) User Experience
13 6 (0.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 5 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.72%) DataPower
14 5 (0.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 180 (25.79%) Windows
2 100 (14.33%) Linux
3 65 (9.31%) Windows Server
4 41 (5.87%) Unix
5 34 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (4.30%) Windows 10
7 24 (3.44%) Windows 7
8 21 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (2.15%) Solaris
10 14 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.15%) Check Point GAiA
12 8 (1.15%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.00%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.72%) CentOS
14 5 (0.72%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.57%) Android
16 1 (0.14%) AIX
16 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (15.76%) ITIL
2 61 (8.74%) Migration
3 50 (7.16%) Network Design
4 44 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 43 (6.16%) Load Balancing
5 43 (6.16%) Network Monitoring
6 40 (5.73%) Change Management
7 37 (5.30%) Network Management
8 34 (4.87%) DevOps
9 26 (3.72%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (3.72%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (3.72%) Service Management
10 24 (3.44%) Data Protection
10 24 (3.44%) Information Security
11 23 (3.30%) Service Delivery
12 21 (3.01%) Incident Management
12 21 (3.01%) ITIL V3
12 21 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (2.87%) Network Architecture
13 20 (2.87%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 37 (5.30%) PowerShell
2 36 (5.16%) SQL
3 34 (4.87%) Python
4 21 (3.01%) Java
5 18 (2.58%) Perl
6 15 (2.15%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.43%) C
8 9 (1.29%) VB
9 7 (1.00%) C#
9 7 (1.00%) VBScript
10 4 (0.57%) C++
11 3 (0.43%) PHP
11 3 (0.43%) Ruby
11 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.29%) Groovy
12 2 (0.29%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.29%) Korn
12 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.14%) Jython
13 1 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 248 (35.53%) Cisco Certification
2 188 (26.93%) Security Cleared
3 169 (24.21%) CCNP
4 145 (20.77%) SC Cleared
5 98 (14.04%) CCNA
6 55 (7.88%) DV Cleared
7 53 (7.59%) CCIE
8 45 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (4.87%) Degree
10 29 (4.15%) MCSE
11 28 (4.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 23 (3.30%) CCDP
13 15 (2.15%) CISSP
13 15 (2.15%) VCP6
14 13 (1.86%) CISM
14 13 (1.86%) Citrix Certification
15 12 (1.72%) CISA
16 11 (1.58%) JNCIS
17 10 (1.43%) CREST Certified
17 10 (1.43%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.02%) SLA
2 16 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.29%) QA
3 15 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.01%) GDPR
5 12 (1.72%) ISO 22301
5 12 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 12 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (1.43%) ISAE 3402
6 10 (1.43%) ISO 31000
6 10 (1.43%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.14%) GAMP
8 1 (0.14%) GPG13
8 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 115 (16.48%) Active Directory
2 82 (11.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (5.87%) Hyper-V
4 39 (5.59%) vSphere
5 25 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (2.72%) vCloud
7 13 (1.86%) NFS
7 13 (1.86%) VMware NSX
8 11 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.29%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.86%) XenServer
11 5 (0.72%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.72%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.57%) Dovecot
12 4 (0.57%) HDFS
12 4 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.57%) Postfix
12 4 (0.57%) XenApp
13 3 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 55 (7.88%) SCCM
2 25 (3.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (2.58%) Nessus
3 18 (2.58%) Puppet
3 18 (2.58%) vRealize
4 17 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (2.15%) Cisco UCCE
5 15 (2.15%) SCOM
6 14 (2.01%) Ansible
6 14 (2.01%) FortiGate
7 12 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
7 12 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.72%) vCenter Server
8 11 (1.58%) Terraform
9 10 (1.43%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 9 (1.29%) SCVMM
11 6 (0.86%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.86%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.86%) RSA enVision
11 6 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 160 (22.92%) Juniper
2 154 (22.06%) VMware
3 143 (20.49%) Microsoft
4 113 (16.19%) CheckPoint
5 95 (13.61%) Palo Alto
6 85 (12.18%) F5
7 53 (7.59%) Citrix
8 50 (7.16%) SolarWinds
9 42 (6.02%) HP
10 40 (5.73%) McAfee
11 36 (5.16%) NetApp
12 32 (4.58%) Blue Coat
13 31 (4.44%) Aruba
13 31 (4.44%) Oracle
14 27 (3.87%) Meraki
15 25 (3.58%) IBM
16 24 (3.44%) EMC
17 22 (3.15%) Qualys
17 22 (3.15%) Riverbed
17 22 (3.15%) Splunk