Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 47 43
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 217 217 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.15% 4.06% 4.24%
As % of the Vendors category 11.13% 9.90% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 123 156
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £193 £178 £135
90th Percentile £486 £438 £475
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 19
South West median hourly rate £18.63 £38.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.62% -9.41% +87.31%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.50 £24.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.50 £49.40
England median hourly rate £20.75 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.31% +8.89% +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 1,950 2,191 2,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.33% 40.99% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,214 1,391 1,638
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £211 £175 £213
90th Percentile £575 £535 £506
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 164 145
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £23.14 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% -14.31% +34.60%
10th Percentile £11.82 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.53 £47.80
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.76
% change year-on-year - -1.46% +7.64%

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 20 January 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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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 -3 58 £425 +32.81% 17
Bristol -8 56 £275 -18.76% 14
Gloucestershire +33 39 £280 +1.82% 12
Somerset +6 23 £238 -24.00% 10
Dorset +2 18 £250 -39.39% 8
Cornwall -2 8 £410 +17.14% 2
Devon +1 6 £225 +28.57% 12
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 94 (43.32%) Firewall
2 87 (40.09%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (32.72%) Security Cleared
4 70 (32.26%) LAN
5 67 (30.88%) Windows
6 61 (28.11%) WAN
7 48 (22.12%) CCNA
8 47 (21.66%) SC Cleared
9 46 (21.20%) CCNP
10 42 (19.35%) ITIL
11 39 (17.97%) Microsoft
11 39 (17.97%) Active Directory
12 37 (17.05%) Windows Server
13 35 (16.13%) DNS
14 34 (15.67%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (13.36%) HP
15 29 (13.36%) VMware
16 26 (11.98%) Network Security
17 25 (11.52%) DV Cleared
18 24 (11.06%) Skype for Business
19 22 (10.14%) Juniper
19 22 (10.14%) VPN
20 21 (9.68%) Wireless
21 20 (9.22%) DHCP
22 19 (8.76%) Cisco Nexus
22 19 (8.76%) Fortinet
23 18 (8.29%) Office 365
23 18 (8.29%) TCP/IP
24 17 (7.83%) Service Delivery
24 17 (7.83%) MPLS

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 24 (11.06%) Skype for Business
2 12 (5.53%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.69%) IIS
5 4 (1.84%) Apache
5 4 (1.84%) CMS
5 4 (1.84%) EPiServer
6 3 (1.38%) JBoss
6 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.38%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.29%) Office 365
2 5 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (43.32%) Firewall
2 70 (32.26%) LAN
3 61 (28.11%) WAN
4 35 (16.13%) DNS
5 34 (15.67%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (11.98%) Network Security
7 22 (10.14%) VPN
8 21 (9.68%) Wireless
9 20 (9.22%) DHCP
10 19 (8.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (8.29%) TCP/IP
12 17 (7.83%) MPLS
12 17 (7.83%) Unified Communications
13 15 (6.91%) Skype
14 13 (5.99%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (5.99%) VoIP
15 12 (5.53%) BGP
16 11 (5.07%) VLAN
17 10 (4.61%) SAN
18 9 (4.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Subversion
1 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (6.45%) Finance
2 13 (5.99%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.84%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.38%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.46%) Banking
5 1 (0.46%) Billing
5 1 (0.46%) Electronics
5 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (38.25%) Network Engineer
2 24 (11.06%) Support Engineer
3 21 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (9.22%) Cisco Engineer
5 18 (8.29%) Security Engineer
6 17 (7.83%) Architect
7 13 (5.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (5.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (5.07%) Analyst
8 11 (5.07%) Network Support
9 10 (4.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 10 (4.61%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Wireless Engineer
11 7 (3.23%) Cisco Support
11 7 (3.23%) Consultant
11 7 (3.23%) Network Architect
11 7 (3.23%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.84%) .NET
1 4 (1.84%) CSS
1 4 (1.84%) Middleware
2 3 (1.38%) J2EE
2 3 (1.38%) Web Services
3 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.46%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.46%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.07%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.15%) Replication
3 6 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.30%) EMC VNX
5 4 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.84%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (1.84%) PKI
5 4 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.92%) Clustering
6 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.92%) FlexPod
6 2 (0.92%) FMCG
6 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.92%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.46%) iPhone
7 1 (0.46%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 67 (30.88%) Windows
2 37 (17.05%) Windows Server
3 15 (6.91%) Windows 10
4 12 (5.53%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.61%) Linux
6 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.15%) Unix
8 5 (2.30%) Solaris
8 5 (2.30%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.35%) ITIL
2 17 (7.83%) Service Delivery
3 14 (6.45%) Capacity Management
3 14 (6.45%) Service Management
4 12 (5.53%) Migration
4 12 (5.53%) Network Design
5 11 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (5.07%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (4.15%) Change Management
6 9 (4.15%) Information Security
6 9 (4.15%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (3.69%) Load Balancing
7 8 (3.69%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.23%) Project Management
8 7 (3.23%) Security Hardening
9 6 (2.76%) High Availability
9 6 (2.76%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.76%) ITIL V3
9 6 (2.76%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (2.30%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.30%) C
1 5 (2.30%) Python
2 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
2 4 (1.84%) SQL
3 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.92%) Java
5 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 87 (40.09%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (32.72%) Security Cleared
3 48 (22.12%) CCNA
4 47 (21.66%) SC Cleared
5 46 (21.20%) CCNP
6 25 (11.52%) DV Cleared
7 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (5.07%) CCIE
9 9 (4.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (4.15%) CISSP
10 6 (2.76%) CISA
10 6 (2.76%) MCSE
11 5 (2.30%) CWNA
11 5 (2.30%) Degree
12 4 (1.84%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.38%) GIAC
13 3 (1.38%) ISSAP
13 3 (1.38%) JNCIE
13 3 (1.38%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.38%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.07%) SLA
2 8 (3.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 39 (17.97%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (3.69%) vSphere
6 7 (3.23%) Firmware
7 4 (1.84%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.92%) XenApp
9 1 (0.46%) NFS
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.46%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.46%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (4.61%) NetBackup
2 9 (4.15%) FortiGate
3 8 (3.69%) SCCM
4 6 (2.76%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (2.30%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (2.30%) Opsview
5 5 (2.30%) QRadar
6 4 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.84%) RSA enVision
7 3 (1.38%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.92%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.92%) Nagios
8 2 (0.92%) WSUS
9 1 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.46%) OfficeScan
9 1 (0.46%) SCOM
9 1 (0.46%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.36%) HP
2 29 (13.36%) VMware
3 22 (10.14%) Juniper
4 19 (8.76%) Fortinet
5 17 (7.83%) F5
6 14 (6.45%) Remedy
7 13 (5.99%) CheckPoint
7 13 (5.99%) Palo Alto
8 12 (5.53%) EMC
9 11 (5.07%) Sophos
10 10 (4.61%) Blue Coat
10 10 (4.61%) Dell
10 10 (4.61%) NetApp
10 10 (4.61%) SonicWALL
11 9 (4.15%) Brocade
11 9 (4.15%) McAfee
11 9 (4.15%) Meraki
12 8 (3.69%) SolarWinds
12 8 (3.69%) Veeam