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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
England / South West
Rank 39 35 50
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 122 155 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.74% 5.34% 3.50%
As % of the Vendors category 11.69% 13.37% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 112 63
Median daily rate £310 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.48% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £192 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £416 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £19.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1044 1159 1221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.56% 39.95% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 751 723
Median daily rate £375 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £496 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 74 70
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% -0.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £46.34 £44.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +6 42 £344 -1.64% 6
Wiltshire -16 31 £288 -20.68% 1
Somerset +15 16 £325 - 5
Gloucestershire -13 15 £300 +33.33% 3
Cornwall - 5 £350 -
Devon -4 4 £230 -6.02% 1
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 82 (37.10%) Firewall
2 75 (33.94%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (31.67%) Windows
4 65 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 63 (28.51%) VMware
6 56 (25.34%) CCNA
7 50 (22.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 47 (21.27%) Data Centre
9 46 (20.81%) WAN
10 45 (20.36%) LAN
10 45 (20.36%) Active Directory
11 44 (19.91%) SC Cleared
12 41 (18.55%) CheckPoint
13 39 (17.65%) Wireless
14 37 (16.74%) ITIL
15 35 (15.84%) Microsoft
15 35 (15.84%) F5
16 32 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 31 (14.03%) Windows Server
18 30 (13.57%) DNS
19 29 (13.12%) HP
19 29 (13.12%) CCNP
20 28 (12.67%) Juniper
20 28 (12.67%) Cisco ASA
21 26 (11.76%) DV Cleared
21 26 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
22 25 (11.31%) SLA
22 25 (11.31%) Linux
23 24 (10.86%) VPN
24 22 (9.95%) Migration

Cisco
Top Related 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 13 (5.88%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.71%) Apache
2 6 (2.71%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.36%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.36%) SAS
5 2 (0.90%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (5.43%) MS Excel
1 12 (5.43%) MS Office
2 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.62%) Office 365
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) IaaS
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (37.10%) Firewall
2 50 (22.62%) Cisco Nexus
3 46 (20.81%) WAN
4 45 (20.36%) LAN
5 39 (17.65%) Wireless
6 30 (13.57%) DNS
7 28 (12.67%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (10.86%) VPN
10 21 (9.50%) DHCP
10 21 (9.50%) Network Security
10 21 (9.50%) VLAN
11 19 (8.60%) Unified Communications
12 16 (7.24%) VoIP
13 15 (6.79%) Internet
14 13 (5.88%) MPLS
14 13 (5.88%) TCP/IP
15 12 (5.43%) OSPF
16 11 (4.98%) BGP
16 11 (4.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.90%) MySQL
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 18 (8.14%) Finance
2 9 (4.07%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.26%) Banking
4 4 (1.81%) Games
5 3 (1.36%) Electronics
5 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.36%) Marketing
5 3 (1.36%) Military
5 3 (1.36%) Retail
6 2 (0.90%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 75 (33.94%) Network Engineer
2 31 (14.03%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (11.31%) Analyst
4 19 (8.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 14 (6.33%) Architect
5 14 (6.33%) NOC Engineer
5 14 (6.33%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (5.43%) Network Analyst
7 11 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.52%) Cisco Analyst
9 9 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (4.07%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 8 (3.62%) Integration Engineer
10 8 (3.62%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (3.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.17%) Data Centre Engineer
11 7 (3.17%) Network Specialist
11 7 (3.17%) Security Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.90%) .NET
1 2 (0.90%) LAMP
1 2 (0.90%) SAML
1 2 (0.90%) Web Services
2 1 (0.45%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.45%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (0.45%) Middleware
2 1 (0.45%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.27%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 9 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.62%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.62%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.81%) Clustering
6 4 (1.81%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.81%) PKI
6 4 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.36%) Handset
7 3 (1.36%) IVR
8 2 (0.90%) CESG
8 2 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.90%) Digital Signage
8 2 (0.90%) Replication
8 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 70 (31.67%) Windows
2 31 (14.03%) Windows Server
3 25 (11.31%) Linux
4 15 (6.79%) Unix
5 14 (6.33%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.71%) Solaris
9 6 (2.71%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.90%) CentOS
11 2 (0.90%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.45%) AIX
12 1 (0.45%) Android
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.74%) ITIL
2 22 (9.95%) Migration
3 19 (8.60%) Load Balancing
4 17 (7.69%) Project Management
5 15 (6.79%) PRINCE2
6 13 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 11 (4.98%) Demand Management
7 11 (4.98%) Service Management
8 9 (4.07%) Customer Requirements
8 9 (4.07%) High Availability
8 9 (4.07%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.07%) SIEM
9 8 (3.62%) DevOps
9 8 (3.62%) Information Security
9 8 (3.62%) Network Design
10 7 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (3.17%) Network Management
11 6 (2.71%) Change Management
11 6 (2.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.43%) C
2 11 (4.98%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.81%) AWK
3 4 (1.81%) Java
4 3 (1.36%) SQL
5 2 (0.90%) Perl
5 2 (0.90%) PHP
5 2 (0.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (33.94%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 56 (25.34%) CCNA
4 44 (19.91%) SC Cleared
5 29 (13.12%) CCNP
6 26 (11.76%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.71%) MCSE
9 5 (2.26%) CISSP
10 4 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.81%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.36%) CCIE
11 3 (1.36%) CISA
11 3 (1.36%) HNC
11 3 (1.36%) ISEB
11 3 (1.36%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.36%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.36%) MCSA
11 3 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.31%) SLA
2 4 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.36%) QA
4 2 (0.90%) COBIT
4 2 (0.90%) GPG13
4 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.90%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.90%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 45 (20.36%) Active Directory
2 32 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.95%) vSphere
4 11 (4.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (4.52%) VMware ESX
6 8 (3.62%) XenApp
7 7 (3.17%) Hyper-V
7 7 (3.17%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.81%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.36%) ProxySG
10 3 (1.36%) vCloud
11 2 (0.90%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.90%) Snort
11 2 (0.90%) XenServer
12 1 (0.45%) Firmware
12 1 (0.45%) UAG
12 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (4.52%) Cisco Prime
1 10 (4.52%) SCCM
2 9 (4.07%) vRealize
3 6 (2.71%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.81%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.81%) Puppet
4 4 (1.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.81%) Zenoss
5 3 (1.36%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (1.36%) QRadar
6 2 (0.90%) Nessus
7 1 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.45%) Nagios
7 1 (0.45%) Netcool
7 1 (0.45%) Opsview
7 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 63 (28.51%) VMware
2 41 (18.55%) CheckPoint
3 35 (15.84%) F5
3 35 (15.84%) Microsoft
4 29 (13.12%) HP
5 28 (12.67%) Juniper
6 18 (8.14%) SolarWinds
7 16 (7.24%) Nokia
7 16 (7.24%) Red Hat
8 15 (6.79%) Dell
9 12 (5.43%) Citrix
9 12 (5.43%) Palo Alto
10 10 (4.52%) CA
11 9 (4.07%) Brocade
11 9 (4.07%) IBM
12 8 (3.62%) Symantec
13 7 (3.17%) Blue Coat
13 7 (3.17%) EMC
13 7 (3.17%) Intel Security
13 7 (3.17%) Oracle
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