Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 30 34
Rank change year-on-year -18 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 707 1041 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.20% 6.24% 4.91%
As % of the Vendors category 8.73% 12.89% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 681 574
South East median daily rate £380 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £196 £260 £215
90th Percentile £538 £538 £493
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 34
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.58% +14.52% +65.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £58.63 £47.60 £47.15
England median hourly rate £21.28 £24.50 £21.53
% change year-on-year -13.16% +13.82% +7.46%

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 8098 8073 9196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.10% 48.41% 47.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4652 4641 5141
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £238 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £534
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 403 436
South East median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £18.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -13.93% +19.94%
10th Percentile £10.20 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.00 £45.25
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -33 282 £351 -12.25% 38
Hampshire -4 240 £415 +3.73% 13
Berkshire -21 184 £350 -15.15% 25
Surrey -29 98 £375 -11.76% 14
Buckinghamshire -45 50 £400 - 7
Oxfordshire +11 43 £320 +2.81% 6
West Sussex 0 36 £275 -21.43% 2
Kent -4 30 £370 +85.00% 1
East Sussex -4 6 £258 +14.44% 3
Middlesex -17 5 £300 -29.41% 1
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 289 (40.88%) Firewall
2 194 (27.44%) Cisco Certification
3 189 (26.73%) Windows
4 176 (24.89%) VMware
5 173 (24.47%) Security Cleared
6 161 (22.77%) WAN
7 152 (21.50%) LAN
8 144 (20.37%) Active Directory
9 137 (19.38%) SC Cleared
10 136 (19.24%) Juniper
10 136 (19.24%) Microsoft
11 129 (18.25%) CCNP
12 126 (17.82%) CheckPoint
13 114 (16.12%) VPN
14 110 (15.56%) CCNA
15 107 (15.13%) Linux
16 105 (14.85%) DNS
17 104 (14.71%) Data Centre
18 103 (14.57%) ITIL
19 101 (14.29%) Citrix
20 94 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
20 94 (13.30%) Network Security
21 91 (12.87%) Cisco ASA
22 90 (12.73%) Windows Server
23 89 (12.59%) HP
23 89 (12.59%) Telecoms
24 78 (11.03%) DHCP
25 76 (10.75%) Wireless
26 75 (10.61%) VoIP
27 74 (10.47%) Cisco Nexus

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 51 (7.21%) MS Exchange
2 24 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (2.97%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.69%) IIS
5 18 (2.55%) Skype for Business
6 13 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.99%) SAS
8 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.71%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.57%) Apache
10 4 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.57%) Documentum
11 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.28%) CMS
12 2 (0.28%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.28%) JBoss
12 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 50 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.85%) Eikon
2 5 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.57%) Maximo
4 2 (0.28%) RMDS
5 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.14%) Primavera
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 65 (9.19%) Office 365
2 45 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.98%) IaaS
5 10 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.13%) SaaS
7 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.42%) HP Helion
8 3 (0.42%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.28%) G Suite
9 2 (0.28%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.28%) PaaS
10 1 (0.14%) GitHub
10 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.14%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 289 (40.88%) Firewall
2 161 (22.77%) WAN
3 152 (21.50%) LAN
4 114 (16.12%) VPN
5 105 (14.85%) DNS
6 94 (13.30%) Network Security
7 91 (12.87%) Cisco ASA
8 78 (11.03%) DHCP
9 76 (10.75%) Wireless
10 75 (10.61%) VoIP
11 74 (10.47%) Cisco Nexus
12 72 (10.18%) BGP
13 67 (9.48%) MPLS
14 66 (9.34%) TCP/IP
15 62 (8.77%) OSPF
16 47 (6.65%) Internet
16 47 (6.65%) SAN
17 43 (6.08%) NetScaler
18 35 (4.95%) VLAN
19 32 (4.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.71%) MySQL
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.28%) DB2
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (1.41%) GCC
1 10 (1.41%) GDB
1 10 (1.41%) Subversion
1 10 (1.41%) Trac
2 4 (0.57%) JIRA
3 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 89 (12.59%) Telecoms
2 62 (8.77%) Finance
3 17 (2.40%) Retail
4 9 (1.27%) Billing
5 7 (0.99%) Banking
6 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.42%) Back Office
7 3 (0.42%) Electronics
7 3 (0.42%) French Language
7 3 (0.42%) Marketing
8 2 (0.28%) Advertising
8 2 (0.28%) German Language
8 2 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.14%) Law
9 1 (0.14%) Legal
9 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 192 (27.16%) Network Engineer
2 122 (17.26%) Architect
3 62 (8.77%) Support Engineer
4 58 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 45 (6.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 45 (6.36%) Network Architect
6 44 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 44 (6.22%) Project Manager
7 40 (5.66%) Analyst
8 36 (5.09%) Security Engineer
9 35 (4.95%) Consultant
10 30 (4.24%) Infrastructure Architect
11 29 (4.10%) Network Security Engineer
12 24 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
12 24 (3.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 23 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
14 21 (2.97%) Security Architect
15 20 (2.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 19 (2.69%) Network Support
16 19 (2.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.12%) Regular Expression
2 10 (1.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 10 (1.41%) STL
3 9 (1.27%) Web Services
4 7 (0.99%) .NET
4 7 (0.99%) WAP
5 6 (0.85%) REST
6 5 (0.71%) J2EE
7 4 (0.57%) JTAPI
7 4 (0.57%) Middleware
7 4 (0.57%) RFC 2833
7 4 (0.57%) TAPI
8 3 (0.42%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.42%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.42%) JPA
8 3 (0.42%) JSF
8 3 (0.42%) Mojolicious
8 3 (0.42%) Node.js
8 3 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 104 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 20 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.26%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.70%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (1.41%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.27%) NHS
7 9 (1.27%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.13%) Clustering
8 8 (1.13%) Replication
8 8 (1.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 7 (0.99%) Driving Licence
9 7 (0.99%) FlexPod
9 7 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (0.99%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.71%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.71%) iPad
11 4 (0.57%) CMDB
11 4 (0.57%) iPhone
11 4 (0.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 189 (26.73%) Windows
2 107 (15.13%) Linux
3 90 (12.73%) Windows Server
4 65 (9.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (4.95%) Windows 10
7 30 (4.24%) Windows 7
8 26 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (3.54%) Unix
10 24 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.84%) Windows XP
13 12 (1.70%) CentOS
14 9 (1.27%) Solaris
15 7 (0.99%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.85%) AIX
17 5 (0.71%) Debian
18 4 (0.57%) Fedora
18 4 (0.57%) HPUX
18 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (14.57%) ITIL
2 61 (8.63%) Project Management
3 60 (8.49%) Migration
4 53 (7.50%) Network Design
5 44 (6.22%) Load Balancing
6 42 (5.94%) Service Delivery
7 40 (5.66%) Service Management
8 32 (4.53%) Network Management
9 28 (3.96%) Kalman Filter
10 26 (3.68%) PRINCE2
11 25 (3.54%) Customer Requirements
12 23 (3.25%) Network Architecture
13 21 (2.97%) Change Management
14 19 (2.69%) Problem Management
15 18 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (2.26%) OO
17 15 (2.12%) Performance Tuning
18 14 (1.98%) Email Filtering
18 14 (1.98%) Incident Management
18 14 (1.98%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (5.94%) SQL
2 33 (4.67%) PowerShell
3 23 (3.25%) Python
4 18 (2.55%) Perl
5 12 (1.70%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.56%) C++
7 8 (1.13%) C
8 6 (0.85%) C-shell
8 6 (0.85%) Java
8 6 (0.85%) Korn
8 6 (0.85%) VB
9 4 (0.57%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.57%) Ruby
9 4 (0.57%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.42%) PHP
10 3 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 194 (27.44%) Cisco Certification
2 173 (24.47%) Security Cleared
3 137 (19.38%) SC Cleared
4 129 (18.25%) CCNP
5 110 (15.56%) CCNA
6 62 (8.77%) CCIE
7 44 (6.22%) DV Cleared
7 44 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (4.53%) Degree
9 26 (3.68%) MCSE
10 22 (3.11%) CCDP
11 19 (2.69%) JNCIA
12 18 (2.55%) CCSA
13 17 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (2.12%) CCSE
15 12 (1.70%) CCIP
15 12 (1.70%) CCSP
15 12 (1.70%) MCSA
16 11 (1.56%) JNCIE
17 10 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.93%) SLA
2 26 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.99%) QA
5 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 4 (0.57%) PA-DSS
6 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 144 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 94 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (3.68%) vSphere
6 20 (2.83%) VMware NSX
7 14 (1.98%) ProxySG
8 12 (1.70%) Firmware
9 9 (1.27%) NFS
9 9 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.27%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.27%) XenServer
10 7 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.99%) XenApp
11 6 (0.85%) Sendmail
11 6 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.57%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (0.42%) Openswan
13 3 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (5.94%) SCCM
2 22 (3.11%) FortiGate
3 21 (2.97%) SCOM
4 16 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 13 (1.84%) SCSM
6 11 (1.56%) vCenter Server
7 9 (1.27%) Cisco UCCE
7 9 (1.27%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.13%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.13%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (1.13%) vRealize
9 6 (0.85%) Nagios
9 6 (0.85%) PowerCLI
9 6 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.71%) Ansible
10 5 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.71%) WSUS
11 4 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 176 (24.89%) VMware
2 136 (19.24%) Juniper
2 136 (19.24%) Microsoft
3 126 (17.82%) CheckPoint
4 101 (14.29%) Citrix
5 89 (12.59%) HP
6 73 (10.33%) F5
7 56 (7.92%) Palo Alto
8 50 (7.07%) NetApp
9 48 (6.79%) SolarWinds
10 38 (5.37%) Blue Coat
11 34 (4.81%) Fortinet
12 29 (4.10%) Red Hat
13 27 (3.82%) Dell
14 23 (3.25%) Oracle
15 22 (3.11%) Extreme Networks
15 22 (3.11%) IBM
16 20 (2.83%) Avaya
16 20 (2.83%) Riverbed
17 18 (2.55%) EMC