Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 39 51
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12 -10
Contract jobs citing Cisco 258 266 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.63% 4.63% 3.53%
As % of the Vendors category 11.67% 10.98% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 152 127
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £187 £225 £137
90th Percentile £480 £438 £488
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 33 15
South West median hourly rate £26.50 £38.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.17% -15.38% +102.22%
10th Percentile £16.75 £19.00 £27.55
90th Percentile £41.75 £47.50 £49.83
England median hourly rate £21.28 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -13.16% +16.67% +5.00%

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 2210 2422 2685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.70% 42.14% 40.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1524 1680
South West median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - -
10th Percentile £197 £200 £212
90th Percentile £550 £538 £511
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 161 154
South West median hourly rate £28.75 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.72% -14.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.82 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.38 £46.00 £49.76
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

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 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Bristol 0 83 £338 -3.57% 5
Wiltshire -12 64 £400 +10.34% 2
Gloucestershire +26 33 £200 -27.27% 4
Dorset +16 28 £425 +4.62% 1
Somerset -4 20 £231 -25.40% 1
Cornwall -3 14 £393 +12.14%
Devon -18 6 £300 +60.00%
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 96 (37.21%) Firewall
2 85 (32.95%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (30.23%) Windows
3 78 (30.23%) LAN
4 76 (29.46%) Security Cleared
5 69 (26.74%) WAN
6 48 (18.60%) Microsoft
6 48 (18.60%) SC Cleared
7 47 (18.22%) CCNA
8 45 (17.44%) Active Directory
8 45 (17.44%) ITIL
8 45 (17.44%) VMware
9 43 (16.67%) Wireless
10 40 (15.50%) CCNP
11 38 (14.73%) Juniper
12 36 (13.95%) Windows Server
13 33 (12.79%) DNS
14 32 (12.40%) Cisco Nexus
15 30 (11.63%) DV Cleared
15 30 (11.63%) Finance
16 29 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 29 (11.24%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (11.24%) Hyper-V
16 29 (11.24%) F5
17 28 (10.85%) HP
18 27 (10.47%) Data Centre
19 26 (10.08%) TCP/IP
19 26 (10.08%) VPN
20 24 (9.30%) Unix
20 24 (9.30%) 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 24 (9.30%) Skype for Business
2 18 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (4.65%) Apache
5 11 (4.26%) JBoss
5 11 (4.26%) Tomcat
5 11 (4.26%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.10%) iPlanet
6 8 (3.10%) Oracle Application Server
7 7 (2.71%) IIS
8 4 (1.55%) EPiServer
9 3 (1.16%) CMS
9 3 (1.16%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.14%) Office 365
2 5 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 96 (37.21%) Firewall
2 78 (30.23%) LAN
3 69 (26.74%) WAN
4 43 (16.67%) Wireless
5 33 (12.79%) DNS
6 32 (12.40%) Cisco Nexus
7 29 (11.24%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (10.08%) TCP/IP
8 26 (10.08%) VPN
9 24 (9.30%) Unified Communications
10 21 (8.14%) DHCP
10 21 (8.14%) Network Security
11 20 (7.75%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (6.98%) MPLS
13 15 (5.81%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (5.43%) SAN
14 14 (5.43%) VLAN
15 13 (5.04%) BGP
15 13 (5.04%) Skype
15 13 (5.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.39%) MySQL
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Subversion
1 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (11.63%) Finance
2 16 (6.20%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.94%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.94%) Banking
5 4 (1.55%) Back Office
6 2 (0.78%) Billing
6 2 (0.78%) Electronics
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) German Language
7 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 88 (34.11%) Network Engineer
2 29 (11.24%) Support Engineer
3 27 (10.47%) Cisco Engineer
4 23 (8.91%) Architect
5 20 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (7.36%) Analyst
7 17 (6.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 14 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 14 (5.43%) Security Engineer
9 13 (5.04%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (4.26%) Network Support
11 10 (3.88%) Wireless Engineer
12 9 (3.49%) Cisco Support
12 9 (3.49%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 8 (3.10%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.10%) Cisco Analyst
13 8 (3.10%) Cisco Network Analyst
13 8 (3.10%) Network Security Engineer
13 8 (3.10%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.26%) J2EE
2 4 (1.55%) .NET
2 4 (1.55%) CSS
2 4 (1.55%) Middleware
3 3 (1.16%) Web Services
4 2 (0.78%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.78%) XMPP
5 1 (0.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.47%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.26%) Clustering
3 8 (3.10%) FMCG
3 8 (3.10%) Replication
4 7 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.33%) FlexPod
5 6 (2.33%) iPad
5 6 (2.33%) iPhone
6 5 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 4 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.55%) PKI
7 4 (1.55%) VAX
7 4 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.16%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 78 (30.23%) Windows
2 36 (13.95%) Windows Server
3 24 (9.30%) Linux
3 24 (9.30%) Unix
4 20 (7.75%) Windows 10
5 16 (6.20%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.04%) Solaris
7 12 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.71%) AIX
9 7 (2.71%) HPUX
9 7 (2.71%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.33%) SUSE
11 5 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.78%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.44%) ITIL
2 21 (8.14%) Service Delivery
3 18 (6.98%) High Availability
4 17 (6.59%) PRINCE2
5 16 (6.20%) Network Management
6 15 (5.81%) Network Design
7 14 (5.43%) Capacity Management
7 14 (5.43%) Load Balancing
7 14 (5.43%) Service Management
7 14 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (5.04%) Project Management
9 12 (4.65%) Migration
10 11 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (3.10%) Change Management
14 7 (2.71%) Configuration Management
14 7 (2.71%) Incident Management
14 7 (2.71%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.26%) C
2 9 (3.49%) SQL
3 5 (1.94%) Python
3 5 (1.94%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.16%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.16%) Java
4 3 (1.16%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.39%) C-shell
5 1 (0.39%) Korn
5 1 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 85 (32.95%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (29.46%) Security Cleared
3 48 (18.60%) SC Cleared
4 47 (18.22%) CCNA
5 40 (15.50%) CCNP
6 30 (11.63%) DV Cleared
7 15 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (4.65%) CCIE
8 12 (4.65%) CISSP
9 10 (3.88%) MCSE
10 9 (3.49%) APMP
11 8 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (2.71%) CISA
12 7 (2.71%) Degree
13 5 (1.94%) GIAC
13 5 (1.94%) ISSAP
14 4 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.55%) CWNA
15 3 (1.16%) JNCIA
15 3 (1.16%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.43%) SLA
2 7 (2.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.78%) RMADS
4 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 45 (17.44%) Active Directory
2 29 (11.24%) Hyper-V
2 29 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.65%) vSphere
4 9 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (2.33%) Firmware
6 6 (2.33%) KVM
6 6 (2.33%) VMware NSX
7 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.94%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.55%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.78%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.78%) Samba
10 2 (0.78%) XenApp
11 1 (0.39%) NFS
11 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (3.88%) SCCM
2 9 (3.49%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.71%) AirWatch
3 7 (2.71%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (2.71%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.94%) SCVMM
4 5 (1.94%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.55%) Opsview
6 3 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.16%) Nagios
6 3 (1.16%) vRealize
7 2 (0.78%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.78%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.39%) SCOM
8 1 (0.39%) SCSM
8 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 48 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 45 (17.44%) VMware
3 38 (14.73%) Juniper
4 29 (11.24%) F5
5 28 (10.85%) HP
6 20 (7.75%) CheckPoint
7 18 (6.98%) EMC
8 15 (5.81%) NetApp
9 14 (5.43%) Veritas
10 13 (5.04%) Citrix
10 13 (5.04%) Fortinet
10 13 (5.04%) SolarWinds
11 12 (4.65%) Sun
12 11 (4.26%) Oracle
12 11 (4.26%) Remedy
13 10 (3.88%) Dell
13 10 (3.88%) McAfee
13 10 (3.88%) Red Hat
14 9 (3.49%) Palo Alto
15 8 (3.10%) Veeam