Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 45 37
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 210 222 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.11% 4.19% 5.13%
As % of the Vendors category 11.12% 10.27% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 150 215
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.09% +2.14%
10th Percentile £221 £198 £190
90th Percentile £550 £450 £426
England median daily rate £380 £398 £375
% change year-on-year -4.40% +6.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 22
South West median hourly rate £19.81 £38.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.54% +4.05% +63.07%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £42.93 £41.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% - +2.27%

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 1,889 2,161 2,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.00% 40.76% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,119 1,388 1,597
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +4.05% -1.33%
10th Percentile £225 £206 £219
90th Percentile £556 £538 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 126 145
South West median hourly rate £18.81 £38.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.14% +40.00% +36.24%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.25 £12.11
90th Percentile £46.00 £48.75 £47.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +10.29%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -1 58 £420 +40.00% 26
Bristol -18 47 £300 -18.92% 24
Gloucestershire +16 33 £285 -1.72% 20
Somerset +3 22 £295 -9.23% 27
Dorset +1 18 £356 -13.64% 22
Devon +7 17 £325 +88.41% 18
Cornwall -14 3 £410 +17.14% 4
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 96 (45.71%) Firewall
2 92 (43.81%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (35.24%) Security Cleared
4 70 (33.33%) Windows
5 67 (31.90%) LAN
6 61 (29.05%) CCNP
7 54 (25.71%) SC Cleared
8 52 (24.76%) WAN
9 51 (24.29%) Active Directory
10 49 (23.33%) VMware
11 48 (22.86%) CCNA
12 47 (22.38%) Windows Server
13 41 (19.52%) Cisco ASA
14 40 (19.05%) Microsoft
15 33 (15.71%) DNS
16 30 (14.29%) Fortinet
17 29 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
18 28 (13.33%) ITIL
19 26 (12.38%) DV Cleared
19 26 (12.38%) Hyper-V
20 23 (10.95%) HP
20 23 (10.95%) Migration
21 21 (10.00%) Internet
21 21 (10.00%) FortiGate
22 20 (9.52%) Network Security
23 19 (9.05%) Finance
23 19 (9.05%) VoIP
23 19 (9.05%) Office 365
23 19 (9.05%) Skype

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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 16 (7.62%) Skype for Business
2 11 (5.24%) IIS
2 11 (5.24%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.43%) CMS
6 2 (0.95%) Apache
6 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.05%) Office 365
2 12 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.90%) IaaS
5 3 (1.43%) PaaS
6 2 (0.95%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.95%) SaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 96 (45.71%) Firewall
2 67 (31.90%) LAN
3 52 (24.76%) WAN
4 41 (19.52%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (15.71%) DNS
6 28 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (10.00%) Internet
8 20 (9.52%) Network Security
9 19 (9.05%) Skype
9 19 (9.05%) VoIP
10 18 (8.57%) BGP
11 17 (8.10%) DHCP
12 16 (7.62%) DMZ
12 16 (7.62%) MPLS
12 16 (7.62%) TCP/IP
12 16 (7.62%) Wireless
13 14 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (6.19%) Unified Communications
14 13 (6.19%) VPN
15 11 (5.24%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.95%) GitLab
2 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.48%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 19 (9.05%) Finance
2 17 (8.10%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.48%) Banking
3 1 (0.48%) Electronics
3 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.48%) Law
3 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.48%) Marketing
3 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 23 (10.95%) Architect
3 22 (10.48%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (9.05%) Support Engineer
5 16 (7.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 16 (7.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (6.19%) Security Engineer
7 12 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (5.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 10 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.76%) Consultant
9 10 (4.76%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 9 (4.29%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.81%) IT Engineer
11 8 (3.81%) Wireless Engineer
12 7 (3.33%) Analyst
12 7 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
12 7 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support
12 7 (3.33%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.43%) WAP
2 1 (0.48%) .NET
2 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.48%) JSON
2 1 (0.48%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.48%) REST
2 1 (0.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.10%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.81%) EMC VNX
2 8 (3.81%) PKI
3 6 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.90%) Public Cloud
4 4 (1.90%) Replication
4 4 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.95%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (0.95%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.48%) Clustering
6 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.48%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 70 (33.33%) Windows
2 47 (22.38%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 12 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.29%) Linux
5 9 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.81%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.90%) Unix
7 4 (1.90%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.48%) Android
9 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.33%) ITIL
2 23 (10.95%) Migration
3 17 (8.10%) Service Management
4 16 (7.62%) Capacity Management
5 12 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (5.24%) Incident Management
6 11 (5.24%) Load Balancing
7 9 (4.29%) Information Security
7 9 (4.29%) Security Patching
8 8 (3.81%) Network Architecture
9 7 (3.33%) Security Management
10 6 (2.86%) Change Management
10 6 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (2.86%) Threat Management
11 5 (2.38%) Business Transformation
11 5 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.38%) Information Security Management
11 5 (2.38%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (2.38%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.24%) SQL
2 9 (4.29%) Python
3 4 (1.90%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 92 (43.81%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (35.24%) Security Cleared
3 61 (29.05%) CCNP
4 54 (25.71%) SC Cleared
5 48 (22.86%) CCNA
6 26 (12.38%) DV Cleared
7 18 (8.57%) CCIE
8 15 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (4.76%) CCDP
9 10 (4.76%) MCSA
10 8 (3.81%) CCDA
11 6 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (2.86%) CCDE
11 6 (2.86%) CCENT
12 5 (2.38%) MCITP
13 3 (1.43%) CISA
13 3 (1.43%) CISSP
13 3 (1.43%) CWNA
13 3 (1.43%) Degree
13 3 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.38%) PCI DSS
1 5 (2.38%) SLA
2 3 (1.43%) GxP
2 3 (1.43%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) GDPR
System Software
1 51 (24.29%) Active Directory
2 29 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (12.38%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (4.29%) vSphere
5 8 (3.81%) XenApp
6 7 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.38%) Firmware
9 4 (1.90%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.43%) XenServer
11 2 (0.95%) Docker
12 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.48%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 21 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 15 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (6.67%) SCCM
4 8 (3.81%) Backup Exec
4 8 (3.81%) Opsview
5 7 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (3.33%) WSUS
6 4 (1.90%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.90%) QRadar
6 4 (1.90%) RSA enVision
7 3 (1.43%) Cacti
7 3 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.43%) Kibana
8 2 (0.95%) Ansible
8 2 (0.95%) FreeIPA
8 2 (0.95%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.95%) Puppet
8 2 (0.95%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.95%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 49 (23.33%) VMware
2 40 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 30 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 23 (10.95%) HP
5 17 (8.10%) CheckPoint
5 17 (8.10%) Juniper
6 16 (7.62%) F5
7 15 (7.14%) Sophos
8 14 (6.67%) Palo Alto
9 11 (5.24%) Citrix
9 11 (5.24%) Veeam
10 10 (4.76%) SonicWALL
10 10 (4.76%) Splunk
11 9 (4.29%) Blue Coat
11 9 (4.29%) EMC
11 9 (4.29%) IBM
12 8 (3.81%) Dell
12 8 (3.81%) McAfee
13 6 (2.86%) Aruba
13 6 (2.86%) SolarWinds