Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 46 49
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 98 310 213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 3.29% 4.90% 4.01%
As % of the Vendors category 7.76% 11.89% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 189 111
Median daily rate £450 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +25.93% -3.57%
10th Percentile £212 £250 £190
90th Percentile £588 £554 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 31 23
Median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.94% -8.60% +17.72%
England median hourly rate £32.00 £24.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +29.29% +12.50% -

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 1,263 2,608 1,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 42.35% 41.22% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 1,587 1,136
Median daily rate £463 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +15.38% +0.65%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £219
90th Percentile £625 £625 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 161 118
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +58.49% -32.05%
10th Percentile £12.81 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.54
% change year-on-year +10.53% +8.32% +2.42%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Cisco as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Cisco in the South West

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco in the South West over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco in the South West

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco in the South West

Cisco
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 12 July 2020. 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 -11 47 £475 +5.56% 4
Bristol +20 18 £425 +6.25% 9
Dorset +4 15 £230 -23.33% 6
Gloucestershire +4 9 £425 -5.56% 3
Devon +3 4 £375 +33.93% 1
Somerset -6 3 £283 +13.00% 2
Cornwall -1 1 £165 -52.87% 1
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 54 (55.10%) Security Cleared
2 44 (44.90%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (38.78%) SC Cleared
4 36 (36.73%) CCNP
5 34 (34.69%) Windows
5 34 (34.69%) Firewall
6 32 (32.65%) WAN
6 32 (32.65%) Microsoft
7 30 (30.61%) VMware
8 28 (28.57%) LAN
9 27 (27.55%) Windows Server
10 26 (26.53%) Active Directory
11 23 (23.47%) CCNA
12 17 (17.35%) DV Cleared
12 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2016
13 16 (16.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 15 (15.31%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
15 14 (14.29%) BGP
16 13 (13.27%) OSPF
16 13 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (13.27%) Windows 10
16 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (12.24%) VPN
17 12 (12.24%) MS Exchange
18 11 (11.22%) Migration
18 11 (11.22%) Data Centre
19 10 (10.20%) CheckPoint
19 10 (10.20%) Python
19 10 (10.20%) Linux

Cisco
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 12 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.06%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.04%) Apache
4 2 (2.04%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.02%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.04%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.16%) Azure
2 6 (6.12%) AWS
3 5 (5.10%) Office 365
4 2 (2.04%) IaaS
4 2 (2.04%) PaaS
4 2 (2.04%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.04%) SaaS
5 1 (1.02%) Akamai
5 1 (1.02%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 34 (34.69%) Firewall
2 32 (32.65%) WAN
3 28 (28.57%) LAN
4 15 (15.31%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (14.29%) BGP
6 13 (13.27%) OSPF
7 12 (12.24%) VPN
8 9 (9.18%) VoIP
9 8 (8.16%) DNS
9 8 (8.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (7.14%) VLAN
10 7 (7.14%) Wireless
11 6 (6.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (5.10%) DAB
12 5 (5.10%) SAN
13 4 (4.08%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (4.08%) EIGRP
13 4 (4.08%) Network Security
13 4 (4.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) OLTP
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (2.04%) Power BI
2 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.10%) Bitbucket
2 5 (5.10%) JIRA
3 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.04%) Ant
4 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.06%) Finance
4 1 (1.02%) Advertising
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Publishing
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (9.18%) Analyst
3 9 (9.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (9.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (9.18%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Architect
5 6 (6.12%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.10%) Designer
6 5 (5.10%) IT Trainer
6 5 (5.10%) Network Analyst
6 5 (5.10%) Network Designer
6 5 (5.10%) Python Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.10%) Trainer
7 4 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Python Software Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.14%) REST
2 4 (4.08%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.04%) .NET
3 2 (2.04%) Apache NiFi
3 2 (2.04%) JSON
3 2 (2.04%) Middleware
3 2 (2.04%) OAuth
3 2 (2.04%) OpenID
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.04%) SAML
3 2 (2.04%) SOAP
3 2 (2.04%) Web Services
3 2 (2.04%) XML
3 2 (2.04%) XML Schema
3 2 (2.04%) XSL
3 2 (2.04%) XSLT
4 1 (1.02%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.04%) User Experience
4 1 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.69%) Windows
2 27 (27.55%) Windows Server
3 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2016
4 13 (13.27%) Windows 10
4 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (10.20%) Linux
6 9 (9.18%) Windows 7
6 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.06%) Unix
7 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (2.04%) CentOS
8 2 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (2.04%) Solaris
8 2 (2.04%) VMS
9 1 (1.02%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (11.22%) Migration
3 9 (9.18%) ITIL
4 8 (8.16%) Network Design
5 7 (7.14%) DevOps
6 6 (6.12%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.10%) Project Management
8 4 (4.08%) Information Security
8 4 (4.08%) NsoIT
8 4 (4.08%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.08%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (4.08%) System Testing
8 4 (4.08%) Technology Roadmap
9 3 (3.06%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (3.06%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.06%) MODAF
9 3 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.06%) Security Monitoring
9 3 (3.06%) Task Automation
9 3 (3.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.20%) Python
2 5 (5.10%) Bash Shell
2 5 (5.10%) Perl
3 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.06%) SQL
5 2 (2.04%) AWK
5 2 (2.04%) Java
5 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.04%) Jython
5 2 (2.04%) PHP
5 2 (2.04%) sed
5 2 (2.04%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 54 (55.10%) Security Cleared
2 44 (44.90%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (38.78%) SC Cleared
4 36 (36.73%) CCNP
5 23 (23.47%) CCNA
6 17 (17.35%) DV Cleared
7 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (7.14%) CCDP
9 5 (5.10%) CCIE
9 5 (5.10%) JNCIS
9 5 (5.10%) MCSA
9 5 (5.10%) MCSE
10 3 (3.06%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (2.04%) CCSA
11 2 (2.04%) CISSP
11 2 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.02%) CCDA
12 1 (1.02%) CEH
12 1 (1.02%) GCIH
12 1 (1.02%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 9 (9.18%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (4.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.06%) vSphere
7 2 (2.04%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.04%) Docker
7 2 (2.04%) NFS
8 1 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.02%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.02%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (9.18%) vCenter Server
2 8 (8.16%) Ansible
2 8 (8.16%) SCCM
3 4 (4.08%) SCOM
4 3 (3.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.06%) Puppet
4 3 (3.06%) vRealize
5 2 (2.04%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.04%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.04%) Nagios
5 2 (2.04%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.04%) OpenView
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.04%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.04%) WSUS
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 32 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 30 (30.61%) VMware
3 10 (10.20%) CheckPoint
3 10 (10.20%) F5
3 10 (10.20%) Juniper
4 8 (8.16%) Citrix
5 7 (7.14%) McAfee
6 6 (6.12%) Brocade
6 6 (6.12%) HP
7 5 (5.10%) Dell
8 4 (4.08%) Oracle
8 4 (4.08%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.06%) Meraki
9 3 (3.06%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.04%) Informatica
10 2 (2.04%) NetApp
10 2 (2.04%) Okta
10 2 (2.04%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.04%) Siebel
10 2 (2.04%) Veeam