Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 39 40
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 +12
Contract jobs citing Cisco 271 258 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.32% 4.63% 4.63%
As % of the Vendors category 10.98% 11.69% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 157 152
South West median daily rate £379 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.30% - -
10th Percentile £209 £187 £225
90th Percentile £538 £480 £438
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 33
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £26.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.36% -31.17% -15.38%
10th Percentile £38.80 £16.75 £19.00
90th Percentile £103.20 £41.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.28 £24.50
% change year-on-year +17.51% -13.16% +16.67%

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 2,468 2,207 2,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.38% 39.64% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,496 1,343 1,533
South West median daily rate £425 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £196 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 100 161
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £28.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.45% +33.72% -14.00%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.82 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.38 £46.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%

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 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +15 132 £450 +12.50% 17
Bristol -15 71 £373 +10.37% 30
Gloucestershire -25 21 £275 +37.50% 9
Somerset -7 16 £300 +29.73% 7
Dorset -15 11 £328 -22.94% 13
Devon +5 10 £363 +20.83% 10
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 116 (42.80%) Security Cleared
2 115 (42.44%) VMware
3 110 (40.59%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (38.75%) Firewall
5 102 (37.64%) Windows
6 78 (28.78%) Windows Server
7 74 (27.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 71 (26.20%) CCNA
9 70 (25.83%) SC Cleared
10 65 (23.99%) Microsoft
11 60 (22.14%) Active Directory
12 58 (21.40%) Cisco Nexus
13 55 (20.30%) WAN
14 54 (19.93%) CCNP
14 54 (19.93%) Data Centre
15 53 (19.56%) Linux
16 49 (18.08%) LAN
17 47 (17.34%) vCenter Server
18 46 (16.97%) Juniper
19 42 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
20 40 (14.76%) BGP
21 39 (14.39%) OSPF
21 39 (14.39%) DV Cleared
22 37 (13.65%) Atlassian
22 37 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
23 32 (11.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 32 (11.81%) CheckPoint
23 32 (11.81%) ITIL
24 30 (11.07%) Cisco ASA
25 29 (10.70%) Wireless

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 23 (8.49%) Confluence
2 11 (4.06%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.69%) Apache
4 5 (1.85%) IIS
4 5 (1.85%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.48%) nginx
5 4 (1.48%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.74%) CMS
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.69%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.37%) HipChat
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.80%) Office 365
4 9 (3.32%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.74%) G Suite
5 2 (0.74%) SaaS
6 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.37%) IaaS
6 1 (0.37%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 105 (38.75%) Firewall
2 58 (21.40%) Cisco Nexus
3 55 (20.30%) WAN
4 49 (18.08%) LAN
5 40 (14.76%) BGP
6 39 (14.39%) OSPF
7 30 (11.07%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (10.70%) Wireless
9 27 (9.96%) VPN
10 24 (8.86%) Cisco IOS
10 24 (8.86%) SAN
11 23 (8.49%) DNS
12 21 (7.75%) MPLS
13 19 (7.01%) VoIP
14 18 (6.64%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (6.64%) Network Security
15 14 (5.17%) DHCP
15 14 (5.17%) TCP/IP
16 13 (4.80%) Software-Defined Networking
17 12 (4.43%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.85%) MySQL
3 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (8.49%) JIRA
2 22 (8.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 19 (7.01%) Jenkins
4 18 (6.64%) Git (software)
5 12 (4.43%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (3.32%) Gerrit
7 7 (2.58%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.37%) webpack
General
1 22 (8.12%) Finance
2 14 (5.17%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.85%) Electronics
5 4 (1.48%) Marketing
6 2 (0.74%) Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (27.68%) Network Engineer
2 40 (14.76%) Architect
3 25 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (6.27%) Network Architect
5 16 (5.90%) Automation Engineer
6 15 (5.54%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 14 (5.17%) PowerShell Engineer
8 13 (4.80%) Analyst
8 13 (4.80%) Consultant
9 12 (4.43%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (4.43%) Integration Engineer
10 11 (4.06%) Senior Network Engineer
11 10 (3.69%) Network Design Architect
11 10 (3.69%) Security Engineer
12 9 (3.32%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 9 (3.32%) Network Consultant
13 8 (2.95%) Developer
13 8 (2.95%) Network Security Engineer
13 8 (2.95%) Security Analyst
13 8 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.06%) REST
2 7 (2.58%) Middleware
2 7 (2.58%) Spine.js
2 7 (2.58%) XMPP
3 2 (0.74%) JSON
3 2 (0.74%) LDAP
3 2 (0.74%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (0.74%) YAML
4 1 (0.37%) COM
4 1 (0.37%) Flash
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
4 1 (0.37%) LAMP
4 1 (0.37%) Node.js
4 1 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.37%) RESTful
4 1 (0.37%) Velocity
4 1 (0.37%) Vue.js
4 1 (0.37%) Web Services
4 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (19.93%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.64%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.54%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (3.32%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.58%) PKI
6 6 (2.21%) IVR
7 5 (1.85%) Replication
8 4 (1.48%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.11%) Social Media
10 2 (0.74%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) RIA
10 2 (0.74%) Smart City
11 1 (0.37%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.37%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.37%) FMCG
11 1 (0.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 102 (37.64%) Windows
2 78 (28.78%) Windows Server
3 53 (19.56%) Linux
4 42 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (6.27%) Unix
6 16 (5.90%) Windows 10
7 12 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.95%) Solaris
9 7 (2.58%) AIX
9 7 (2.58%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.21%) CentOS
11 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.48%) SUSE
12 4 (1.48%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.11%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (11.81%) ITIL
3 28 (10.33%) Load Balancing
4 27 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 25 (9.23%) Service Management
6 20 (7.38%) DevOps
7 18 (6.64%) NsoIT
7 18 (6.64%) PRINCE2
7 18 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (6.27%) Network Virtualisation
9 16 (5.90%) Migration
9 16 (5.90%) Network Architecture
9 16 (5.90%) Project Management
10 13 (4.80%) Data Protection
10 13 (4.80%) Infrastructure Management
10 13 (4.80%) Network Design
10 13 (4.80%) Reverse Engineering
10 13 (4.80%) Service Design
11 12 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.96%) PowerShell
2 17 (6.27%) Python
3 8 (2.95%) C
3 8 (2.95%) Java
4 6 (2.21%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.85%) SQL
6 4 (1.48%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.11%) Java 8
8 2 (0.74%) Perl
8 2 (0.74%) PHP
8 2 (0.74%) Tcl
9 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 116 (42.80%) Security Cleared
2 110 (40.59%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (26.20%) CCNA
4 70 (25.83%) SC Cleared
5 54 (19.93%) CCNP
6 39 (14.39%) DV Cleared
7 32 (11.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (8.86%) MCSA
10 23 (8.49%) MCSE
11 15 (5.54%) OCA
11 15 (5.54%) Oracle Certification
12 12 (4.43%) Degree
13 11 (4.06%) CCIE
14 5 (1.85%) CCSE
15 4 (1.48%) CCNP Voice
15 4 (1.48%) CISSP
15 4 (1.48%) HNC
16 3 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
16 3 (1.11%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.85%) SLA
2 3 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.74%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) QA
4 1 (0.37%) RMADS
System Software
1 74 (27.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (22.14%) Active Directory
3 20 (7.38%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (4.80%) VMware NSX
5 12 (4.43%) Hyper-V
6 11 (4.06%) Docker
7 8 (2.95%) vSphere
8 6 (2.21%) Firmware
8 6 (2.21%) KVM
9 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.48%) XenApp
9 4 (1.48%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.11%) Snort
10 3 (1.11%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.74%) NFS
11 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.37%) Squid
12 1 (0.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (17.34%) vCenter Server
2 23 (8.49%) SCCM
3 16 (5.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (4.80%) PowerCLI
5 12 (4.43%) Ansible
5 12 (4.43%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (4.43%) SCOM
6 7 (2.58%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.58%) Nagios
6 7 (2.58%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (1.85%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.85%) Opsview
8 4 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.48%) WSUS
9 3 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (1.11%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.11%) vRealize
10 2 (0.74%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.74%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 115 (42.44%) VMware
2 65 (23.99%) Microsoft
3 46 (16.97%) Juniper
4 37 (13.65%) Atlassian
5 32 (11.81%) CheckPoint
6 23 (8.49%) Red Hat
7 21 (7.75%) Oracle
8 19 (7.01%) HP
9 18 (6.64%) F5
10 13 (4.80%) Palo Alto
10 13 (4.80%) SolarWinds
11 11 (4.06%) McAfee
12 9 (3.32%) Splunk
13 8 (2.95%) Aerohive Networks
13 8 (2.95%) Meraki
13 8 (2.95%) Ruckus Wireless
13 8 (2.95%) ServiceNow
14 7 (2.58%) Citrix
14 7 (2.58%) Fortinet
14 7 (2.58%) Veeam