Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 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 West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 43 31
Rank change year-on-year -9 -12 +24
Contract jobs citing Cisco 225 248 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.86% 4.53% 5.33%
As % of the Vendors category 10.12% 10.96% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 154 195
South West median daily rate £340 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +0.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £191 £188 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £445
England median daily rate £401 £390 £395
% change year-on-year +2.69% -1.27% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 29
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £39.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.99% +54.90% -47.15%
10th Percentile £40.27 £19.05 £21.00
90th Percentile £117.25 £46.60 £47.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +9.76%

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 2,223 2,263 2,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.14% 41.31% 42.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,348 1,360 1,553
South West median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £236 £213 £211
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 100 149
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +52.17% +13.95%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.95 £11.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 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
Wiltshire +16 101 £475 +18.75% 26
Bristol -25 59 £338 -6.90% 22
Gloucestershire 0 28 £288 +43.75% 14
Somerset -6 11 £265 +24.71% 3
Dorset -12 11 £325 -27.78% 11
Devon +10 7 £193 -45.00% 4
Cornwall -18 1 £190 -43.70%
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 West region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 99 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (42.67%) Security Cleared
3 87 (38.67%) VMware
4 80 (35.56%) Windows
5 73 (32.44%) Firewall
6 72 (32.00%) CCNA
7 65 (28.89%) Microsoft
8 63 (28.00%) Windows Server
9 62 (27.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 54 (24.00%) SC Cleared
11 49 (21.78%) Active Directory
12 46 (20.44%) WAN
13 42 (18.67%) LAN
13 42 (18.67%) vCenter Server
14 41 (18.22%) Data Centre
15 40 (17.78%) CCNP
16 39 (17.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 36 (16.00%) DV Cleared
17 36 (16.00%) Juniper
18 34 (15.11%) ITIL
19 33 (14.67%) Linux
20 30 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
21 29 (12.89%) BGP
21 29 (12.89%) Atlassian
21 29 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
22 26 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
23 25 (11.11%) Wireless
23 25 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
23 25 (11.11%) PowerShell
24 24 (10.67%) SCCM

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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 15 (6.67%) Confluence
2 11 (4.89%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.89%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.67%) Apache
4 5 (2.22%) IIS
5 4 (1.78%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.33%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.89%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.44%) CMS
8 1 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.89%) Office 365
4 3 (1.33%) G Suite
5 2 (0.89%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.89%) SaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.44%) IaaS
6 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (32.44%) Firewall
2 46 (20.44%) WAN
3 42 (18.67%) LAN
4 39 (17.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 29 (12.89%) BGP
6 25 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 25 (11.11%) Wireless
7 24 (10.67%) OSPF
8 22 (9.78%) VLAN
9 21 (9.33%) VPN
10 19 (8.44%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (8.44%) DNS
11 17 (7.56%) SAN
11 17 (7.56%) TCP/IP
12 15 (6.67%) MPLS
13 14 (6.22%) Network Security
14 13 (5.78%) Software-Defined Networking
14 13 (5.78%) VoIP
15 12 (5.33%) DHCP
16 11 (4.89%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.89%) MySQL
2 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 15 (6.67%) JIRA
2 9 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (3.56%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.22%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.89%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.44%) Hudson
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.44%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 24 (10.67%) Finance
2 13 (5.78%) Manufacturing
3 12 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.33%) Electronics
5 2 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (27.11%) Network Engineer
2 30 (13.33%) Architect
3 17 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (7.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (5.78%) Analyst
5 13 (5.78%) Integration Engineer
6 12 (5.33%) Automation Engineer
6 12 (5.33%) Developer
7 11 (4.89%) PowerShell Engineer
8 9 (4.00%) Network Architect
9 8 (3.56%) Consultant
9 8 (3.56%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 8 (3.56%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.11%) Designer
10 7 (3.11%) Voice Engineer
11 6 (2.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (2.67%) Java Developer
11 6 (2.67%) Network Analyst
11 6 (2.67%) Senior Architect
11 6 (2.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.00%) REST
2 7 (3.11%) JSP
2 7 (3.11%) VXML
2 7 (3.11%) XMPP
3 6 (2.67%) .NET
3 6 (2.67%) Spine.js
4 2 (0.89%) LDAP
4 2 (0.89%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.44%) COM
5 1 (0.44%) HTML
5 1 (0.44%) Middleware
5 1 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.44%) RESTful
5 1 (0.44%) Velocity
5 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.22%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.78%) IVR
4 8 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.56%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.11%) PKI
6 4 (1.78%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.78%) Replication
7 3 (1.33%) Social Media
8 2 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.89%) RIA
8 2 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.89%) Smart City
9 1 (0.44%) EMC Centera
9 1 (0.44%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.44%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 80 (35.56%) Windows
2 63 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 33 (14.67%) Linux
4 29 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (6.22%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.67%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.22%) CentOS
9 4 (1.78%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.33%) Solaris
10 3 (1.33%) Unix
11 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.44%) AIX
12 1 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.11%) ITIL
2 30 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (8.44%) Service Management
4 18 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (7.56%) Network Architecture
5 17 (7.56%) PRINCE2
6 16 (7.11%) Load Balancing
7 15 (6.67%) NsoIT
8 14 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (6.22%) Project Management
9 12 (5.33%) Migration
9 12 (5.33%) Network Virtualisation
10 11 (4.89%) Data Protection
10 11 (4.89%) Incident Management
11 10 (4.44%) Infrastructure Management
11 10 (4.44%) ITIL V3
11 10 (4.44%) Programme Management
11 10 (4.44%) Reverse Engineering
11 10 (4.44%) Service Design
12 9 (4.00%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 14 (6.22%) Java
2 14 (6.22%) Python
3 9 (4.00%) SQL
4 8 (3.56%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.11%) C
6 4 (1.78%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.33%) Java 8
8 2 (0.89%) PHP
9 1 (0.44%) Lisp
9 1 (0.44%) Perl
9 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.44%) Tcl
9 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (42.67%) Security Cleared
3 72 (32.00%) CCNA
4 54 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 40 (17.78%) CCNP
6 36 (16.00%) DV Cleared
7 26 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (10.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (9.33%) MCSA
10 19 (8.44%) MCSE
11 12 (5.33%) OCA
11 12 (5.33%) Oracle Certification
12 9 (4.00%) Degree
13 5 (2.22%) CCIE
14 4 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.78%) CCNP Voice
14 4 (1.78%) HNC
14 4 (1.78%) JNCIP
15 3 (1.33%) CCDP
15 3 (1.33%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.78%) SLA
2 3 (1.33%) RMADS
3 2 (0.89%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 62 (27.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (21.78%) Active Directory
3 23 (10.22%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (6.22%) VMware NSX
5 11 (4.89%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.67%) Firmware
7 5 (2.22%) vSphere
7 5 (2.22%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.78%) XenApp
9 3 (1.33%) Docker
9 3 (1.33%) KVM
9 3 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.89%) NFS
10 2 (0.89%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.44%) vCloud
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 42 (18.67%) vCenter Server
2 24 (10.67%) SCCM
3 12 (5.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (5.33%) SCOM
4 10 (4.44%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (4.44%) PowerCLI
5 9 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (3.56%) Cisco UCCE
7 6 (2.67%) Opsview
8 5 (2.22%) WSUS
9 3 (1.33%) Ansible
9 3 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (1.33%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.89%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.89%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.89%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.89%) SCSM
10 2 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 87 (38.67%) VMware
2 65 (28.89%) Microsoft
3 36 (16.00%) Juniper
4 29 (12.89%) Atlassian
5 21 (9.33%) CheckPoint
6 19 (8.44%) Oracle
7 16 (7.11%) HP
7 16 (7.11%) McAfee
8 12 (5.33%) Splunk
9 10 (4.44%) F5
10 9 (4.00%) Red Hat
10 9 (4.00%) Veeam
11 7 (3.11%) Citrix
12 6 (2.67%) Meraki
12 6 (2.67%) NetApp
12 6 (2.67%) Sophos
13 5 (2.22%) ServiceNow
13 5 (2.22%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.78%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.78%) Google