Period
to 18 November 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 November 2019 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 50 36
Rank change year-on-year -15 -14 +8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 238 267 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.69% 4.29% 4.61%
As % of the Vendors category 8.99% 10.84% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 138 157
South West median daily rate £413 £377 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +7.72% -
10th Percentile £234 £211 £187
90th Percentile £538 £538 £480
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 13
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £47.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.64% +46.88% -16.88%
10th Percentile £19.00 £38.80 £16.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £103.20 £41.75
England median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +10.00% +17.16% -12.91%

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 West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,646 2,462 2,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 41.05% 39.56% 39.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,679 1,494 1,360
South West median daily rate £438 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £220 £255 £200
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 132 102
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.53 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +38.43% +42.86%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.24 £11.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +8.57% +1.45% +4.55%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the South West

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in the South West

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in the South West

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 November 2019. 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
Wiltshire -27 107 £438 -2.78% 16
Bristol +4 59 £425 +14.09% 26
Gloucestershire +11 41 £450 +63.64% 7
Somerset 0 16 £250 - 4
Dorset +6 12 £325 -0.76% 12
Devon -12 4 £200 -46.67% 5
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 98 (41.18%) Firewall
2 82 (34.45%) Cisco Certification
3 76 (31.93%) Security Cleared
4 73 (30.67%) Windows
5 71 (29.83%) VMware
6 60 (25.21%) Linux
7 56 (23.53%) WAN
8 52 (21.85%) Data Centre
9 48 (20.17%) Microsoft
9 48 (20.17%) CCNA
10 47 (19.75%) LAN
11 46 (19.33%) F5
11 46 (19.33%) Windows Server
12 42 (17.65%) ITIL
12 42 (17.65%) Active Directory
13 41 (17.23%) Migration
13 41 (17.23%) Cisco ASA
14 40 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 40 (16.81%) DV Cleared
14 40 (16.81%) CCNP
15 38 (15.97%) TCP/IP
16 37 (15.55%) SC Cleared
16 37 (15.55%) Cisco Nexus
17 35 (14.71%) Juniper
18 34 (14.29%) VPN
19 33 (13.87%) Wireless
20 31 (13.03%) Network Security
21 29 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 27 (11.34%) PowerShell
22 27 (11.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 19 (7.98%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.78%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.26%) Confluence
5 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.26%) JBoss
5 3 (1.26%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.84%) CMS
6 2 (0.84%) IIS
7 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.42%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.82%) Azure
2 17 (7.14%) AWS
2 17 (7.14%) Office 365
3 13 (5.46%) OpenShift
4 4 (1.68%) Azure Stack
4 4 (1.68%) GCP
5 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.26%) IaaS
5 3 (1.26%) PaaS
6 2 (0.84%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.84%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 98 (41.18%) Firewall
2 56 (23.53%) WAN
3 47 (19.75%) LAN
4 41 (17.23%) Cisco ASA
5 38 (15.97%) TCP/IP
6 37 (15.55%) Cisco Nexus
7 34 (14.29%) VPN
8 33 (13.87%) Wireless
9 31 (13.03%) Network Security
10 26 (10.92%) BGP
10 26 (10.92%) SAN
11 25 (10.50%) OSPF
12 22 (9.24%) DNS
13 18 (7.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 18 (7.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 18 (7.56%) VoIP
14 17 (7.14%) DHCP
14 17 (7.14%) VLAN
15 14 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.26%) Big Data
3 1 (0.42%) DB2
3 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.20%) Gerrit
2 10 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.26%) JIRA
5 2 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.42%) TestRail
6 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.42%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (9.24%) Telecoms
2 19 (7.98%) Finance
3 17 (7.14%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.52%) Publishing
5 3 (1.26%) Legal
5 3 (1.26%) Local Government
6 2 (0.84%) Banking
6 2 (0.84%) Electronics
6 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (34.03%) Network Engineer
2 30 (12.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (11.34%) Architect
4 25 (10.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (6.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 16 (6.72%) Consultant
5 16 (6.72%) Security Engineer
6 14 (5.88%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 10 (4.20%) Network Architect
7 10 (4.20%) Support Engineer
8 9 (3.78%) Administrator
9 8 (3.36%) Analyst
9 8 (3.36%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (3.36%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (2.94%) Designer
10 7 (2.94%) Technical Architect
11 6 (2.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 6 (2.52%) Cisco Architect
11 6 (2.52%) Security Analyst
12 5 (2.10%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.36%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.68%) Django
3 3 (1.26%) J2EE
3 3 (1.26%) Middleware
4 2 (0.84%) SAML
4 2 (0.84%) XMPP
5 1 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.42%) LDAP
5 1 (0.42%) REST
5 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (21.85%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (2.94%) PKI
4 6 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.52%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.68%) Replication
7 3 (1.26%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.26%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.26%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.26%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.84%) NHS
8 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.42%) AS400
9 1 (0.42%) Blog
9 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 73 (30.67%) Windows
2 60 (25.21%) Linux
3 46 (19.33%) Windows Server
4 27 (11.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (6.72%) Windows 7
8 13 (5.46%) Windows 10
9 11 (4.62%) Unix
10 4 (1.68%) Solaris
11 3 (1.26%) CentOS
12 2 (0.84%) AIX
12 2 (0.84%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.65%) ITIL
2 41 (17.23%) Migration
3 29 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 23 (9.66%) Load Balancing
4 23 (9.66%) Time Management
5 21 (8.82%) Project Management
6 15 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (6.30%) DevOps
6 15 (6.30%) Project Delivery
7 14 (5.88%) Information Security
7 14 (5.88%) Network Design
7 14 (5.88%) SIEM
8 12 (5.04%) Incident Management
8 12 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (4.62%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (4.20%) Security Monitoring
11 9 (3.78%) Process Improvement
11 9 (3.78%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.34%) PowerShell
2 19 (7.98%) C
3 11 (4.62%) SQL
4 7 (2.94%) Java
4 7 (2.94%) Python
5 5 (2.10%) VBScript
6 4 (1.68%) PHP
7 3 (1.26%) C#
7 3 (1.26%) C++
8 2 (0.84%) Lua
8 2 (0.84%) Perl
9 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 82 (34.45%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (31.93%) Security Cleared
3 48 (20.17%) CCNA
4 40 (16.81%) CCNP
4 40 (16.81%) DV Cleared
5 37 (15.55%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.20%) CESG Certified Professional
7 9 (3.78%) CCDP
8 8 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.94%) CCIE
9 7 (2.94%) Degree
10 6 (2.52%) CEH
10 6 (2.52%) CREST Certified
10 6 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.52%) SANS
10 6 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.10%) MCSA
11 5 (2.10%) MCSE
11 5 (2.10%) RHCE
12 4 (1.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.04%) SLA
2 5 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.84%) PMO
6 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 42 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 40 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.56%) Docker
4 14 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 11 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (4.20%) VMware NSX
7 5 (2.10%) ProxySG
7 5 (2.10%) vSphere
7 5 (2.10%) XenApp
8 4 (1.68%) Gluster
8 4 (1.68%) KVM
9 2 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.42%) Firmware
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (8.40%) Ansible
2 17 (7.14%) SCCM
3 12 (5.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (4.62%) SCOM
4 11 (4.62%) vCenter Server
5 9 (3.78%) Puppet
6 8 (3.36%) Kubernetes
7 7 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (2.52%) vRealize
9 5 (2.10%) Nessus
10 4 (1.68%) QRadar
11 3 (1.26%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.26%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (1.26%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.26%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.26%) PowerCLI
12 2 (0.84%) Stealthwatch
12 2 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (29.83%) VMware
2 48 (20.17%) Microsoft
3 46 (19.33%) F5
4 35 (14.71%) Juniper
5 26 (10.92%) McAfee
6 24 (10.08%) CheckPoint
6 24 (10.08%) HP
7 19 (7.98%) Dell
8 15 (6.30%) Palo Alto
9 14 (5.88%) Aruba
9 14 (5.88%) Blue Coat
9 14 (5.88%) Red Hat
10 11 (4.62%) Citrix
11 10 (4.20%) Aerohive Networks
12 9 (3.78%) Riverbed
13 8 (3.36%) Meraki
14 7 (2.94%) Atlassian
14 7 (2.94%) ServiceNow
14 7 (2.94%) Symantec
15 6 (2.52%) IronPort