Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 40 49
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 296 235 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.62% 4.52% 4.03%
As % of the Vendors category 10.83% 12.15% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 132 132
South West median daily rate £390 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +1.56% -8.57%
10th Percentile £250 £190 £178
90th Percentile £538 £498 £436
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 31
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £19.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +147.37% -50.65% -4.94%
10th Percentile £27.76 £10.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £110.29 £40.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +30.95% -16.00% +11.42%

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 2,733 1,934 2,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 42.69% 37.22% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,656 1,192 1,437
South West median daily rate £433 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +6.67% +0.54%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £572 £532
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 97 156
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £26.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.92% +2.97% -25.74%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.98 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Cisco
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 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the South West

Cisco
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 21 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 February 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 +2 147 £425 +3.03% 23
Bristol -2 79 £388 +29.17% 35
Gloucestershire -29 19 £410 +49.09% 11
Devon +8 16 £325 +44.44% 3
Somerset -5 15 £300 +26.32% 6
Dorset -3 10 £365 +39.71% 15
Cornwall -10 1 £225 -45.12% 2
Avon - 1 £250 -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 136 (45.95%) VMware
2 131 (44.26%) Firewall
3 121 (40.88%) Security Cleared
4 111 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 107 (36.15%) Windows
6 96 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 92 (31.08%) SC Cleared
8 77 (26.01%) Windows Server
9 75 (25.34%) Data Centre
10 74 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 74 (25.00%) Active Directory
11 67 (22.64%) CCNA
12 62 (20.95%) Microsoft
13 57 (19.26%) Linux
14 56 (18.92%) OSPF
15 55 (18.58%) Juniper
16 54 (18.24%) LAN
17 52 (17.57%) CCNP
18 51 (17.23%) vCenter Server
19 50 (16.89%) WAN
20 47 (15.88%) BGP
21 45 (15.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 44 (14.86%) Load Balancing
23 42 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
24 41 (13.85%) Cisco ASA
25 40 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
25 40 (13.51%) CheckPoint
26 39 (13.18%) DNS
26 39 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 38 (12.84%) Atlassian

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 25 (8.45%) Confluence
2 15 (5.07%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.38%) Apache
3 10 (3.38%) IIS
4 7 (2.36%) CMS
4 7 (2.36%) nginx
4 7 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.03%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) HipChat
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.73%) Office 365
3 10 (3.38%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.68%) IaaS
5 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.34%) npm
5 1 (0.34%) PaaS
5 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (44.26%) Firewall
2 74 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 56 (18.92%) OSPF
4 54 (18.24%) LAN
5 50 (16.89%) WAN
6 47 (15.88%) BGP
7 41 (13.85%) Cisco ASA
8 39 (13.18%) DNS
9 36 (12.16%) SAN
10 30 (10.14%) Cisco IOS
11 29 (9.80%) VPN
11 29 (9.80%) Wireless
12 26 (8.78%) Network Security
13 24 (8.11%) DHCP
14 19 (6.42%) MPLS
15 17 (5.74%) Multicast
15 17 (5.74%) VXLAN
16 16 (5.41%) VoIP
17 15 (5.07%) Cisco Wireless
17 15 (5.07%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.35%) MySQL
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (8.45%) JIRA
2 23 (7.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 23 (7.77%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.42%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (3.38%) Gerrit
6 7 (2.36%) SonarQube
7 5 (1.69%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.34%) webpack
General
1 19 (6.42%) Finance
2 14 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.36%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.03%) Electronics
4 6 (2.03%) Marketing
5 5 (1.69%) Banking
6 3 (1.01%) Military
7 1 (0.34%) Games
7 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 90 (30.41%) Network Engineer
2 37 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (11.15%) Architect
4 28 (9.46%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 18 (6.08%) Security Engineer
5 18 (6.08%) Senior Network Engineer
6 17 (5.74%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (5.74%) Network Architect
7 16 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
8 15 (5.07%) Analyst
8 15 (5.07%) Consultant
9 12 (4.05%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (3.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 10 (3.38%) PowerShell Engineer
12 9 (3.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 9 (3.04%) Network Design Architect
13 8 (2.70%) Developer
13 8 (2.70%) IT Analyst
13 8 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (2.36%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.39%) Spine.js
2 10 (3.38%) REST
3 8 (2.70%) Middleware
4 7 (2.36%) XMPP
5 2 (0.68%) JSON
5 2 (0.68%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (0.68%) YAML
6 1 (0.34%) .NET
6 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.34%) Flash
6 1 (0.34%) HTML
6 1 (0.34%) LAMP
6 1 (0.34%) LDAP
6 1 (0.34%) Node.js
6 1 (0.34%) Velocity
6 1 (0.34%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 75 (25.34%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.39%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (3.38%) PKI
4 7 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.35%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.35%) IVR
6 4 (1.35%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.35%) Replication
6 4 (1.35%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.01%) Social Media
7 3 (1.01%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (0.68%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.68%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 107 (36.15%) Windows
2 77 (26.01%) Windows Server
3 57 (19.26%) Linux
4 40 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (8.11%) Windows 10
6 16 (5.41%) Unix
7 15 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (4.39%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.70%) AIX
10 8 (2.70%) Solaris
11 7 (2.36%) CentOS
11 7 (2.36%) SUSE
11 7 (2.36%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.34%) Android
13 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.86%) Load Balancing
2 42 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (9.12%) NsoIT
5 25 (8.45%) Computer Science
5 25 (8.45%) ITIL
5 25 (8.45%) Migration
6 24 (8.11%) Network Virtualisation
7 23 (7.77%) DevOps
8 21 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (6.42%) Service Management
10 18 (6.08%) Network Architecture
10 18 (6.08%) Reverse Engineering
11 16 (5.41%) Deployment Automation
12 15 (5.07%) Network Design
13 14 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (4.39%) Software Engineering
14 13 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (4.05%) Network Management
16 11 (3.72%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 12 (4.05%) Python
3 10 (3.38%) C
4 9 (3.04%) SQL
5 8 (2.70%) Java
6 5 (1.69%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.01%) Java 8
7 3 (1.01%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.34%) Lua
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) PHP
8 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.34%) Tcl
8 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 121 (40.88%) Security Cleared
2 111 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 92 (31.08%) SC Cleared
4 67 (22.64%) CCNA
5 52 (17.57%) CCNP
6 45 (15.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 34 (11.49%) DV Cleared
8 32 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (9.46%) MCSE
10 27 (9.12%) MCSA
11 13 (4.39%) OCA
11 13 (4.39%) Oracle Certification
12 11 (3.72%) Degree
13 10 (3.38%) CCIE
14 6 (2.03%) Chartered Engineer
15 4 (1.35%) CCSE
15 4 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
16 2 (0.68%) CCNP Voice
16 2 (0.68%) CCSA
16 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.35%) SLA
2 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 96 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 22 (7.43%) VMware NSX
4 17 (5.74%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (5.41%) vSphere
6 14 (4.73%) Hyper-V
7 11 (3.72%) Docker
8 10 (3.38%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (2.36%) XenApp
11 6 (2.03%) Terminal Server
11 6 (2.03%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.69%) KVM
13 4 (1.35%) Firmware
13 4 (1.35%) Snort
13 4 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (1.01%) ProxySG
15 2 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.68%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.68%) UAG
Systems Management
1 51 (17.23%) vCenter Server
2 22 (7.43%) SCCM
3 18 (6.08%) PowerCLI
4 15 (5.07%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (4.05%) Ansible
5 12 (4.05%) SCOM
6 9 (3.04%) Nagios
7 8 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (2.36%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (2.03%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (2.03%) WSUS
10 5 (1.69%) Kubernetes
11 4 (1.35%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.35%) vRealize
12 3 (1.01%) ArcSight ESM
12 3 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 2 (0.68%) SCDPM
13 2 (0.68%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 136 (45.95%) VMware
2 62 (20.95%) Microsoft
3 55 (18.58%) Juniper
4 40 (13.51%) CheckPoint
5 38 (12.84%) Atlassian
6 36 (12.16%) F5
7 30 (10.14%) Red Hat
8 18 (6.08%) Oracle
9 16 (5.41%) HP
10 15 (5.07%) Aerohive Networks
11 14 (4.73%) Palo Alto
12 13 (4.39%) SolarWinds
13 12 (4.05%) Citrix
13 12 (4.05%) Fortinet
14 9 (3.04%) Blue Coat
15 8 (2.70%) Avaya
15 8 (2.70%) McAfee
16 7 (2.36%) Nokia
16 7 (2.36%) Ruckus Wireless
16 7 (2.36%) SAP