Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 41 27
Rank change year-on-year -7 -14 +30
Contract jobs citing Cisco 208 254 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.93% 4.62% 5.81%
As % of the Vendors category 10.64% 11.15% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 183 249
South West median daily rate £344 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £190 £201 £223
90th Percentile £525 £485 £451
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 23
South West median hourly rate £46.75 £39.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.35% +58.00% -28.36%
10th Percentile £38.80 £31.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.05 £43.60
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.42% +6.00% -6.98%

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 1,954 2,278 2,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 36.89% 41.43% 42.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,148 1,384 1,607
South West median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £219 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 112 139
South West median hourly rate £28.00 £39.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.66% +57.00% +24.81%
10th Percentile £11.45 £13.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £47.00 £52.50 £47.16
England median hourly rate £17.54 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.18% -2.86% -

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +16 77 £420 +22.18% 12
Bristol -37 44 £313 -15.54% 12
Gloucestershire +10 31 £288 +15.00% 9
Devon +11 18 £325 -7.14% 1
Dorset -4 17 £363 -19.44% 9
Somerset -7 14 £258 -19.22% 2
Cornwall -17 1 £190 -43.70% 4
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 95 (45.67%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (40.38%) Firewall
3 73 (35.10%) Security Cleared
4 72 (34.62%) Windows
5 67 (32.21%) VMware
6 61 (29.33%) LAN
7 58 (27.88%) CCNA
8 57 (27.40%) WAN
9 56 (26.92%) CCNP
10 54 (25.96%) SC Cleared
10 54 (25.96%) Windows Server
11 47 (22.60%) Microsoft
12 46 (22.12%) Active Directory
13 42 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 36 (17.31%) ITIL
15 35 (16.83%) Cisco Nexus
16 30 (14.42%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (14.42%) Data Centre
17 29 (13.94%) BGP
17 29 (13.94%) Finance
18 27 (12.98%) Wireless
19 26 (12.50%) Juniper
20 24 (11.54%) DV Cleared
21 23 (11.06%) Hyper-V
21 23 (11.06%) TCP/IP
22 22 (10.58%) DNS
22 22 (10.58%) Microsoft Certification
23 21 (10.10%) VoIP
24 20 (9.62%) HP
24 20 (9.62%) Migration

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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 14 (6.73%) IIS
2 12 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.37%) Apache
4 6 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.88%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.40%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.92%) Confluence
7 3 (1.44%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.48%) CMS
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.48%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.69%) Office 365
2 11 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.92%) IaaS
5 3 (1.44%) G Suite
5 3 (1.44%) PaaS
6 2 (0.96%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.96%) SaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 84 (40.38%) Firewall
2 61 (29.33%) LAN
3 57 (27.40%) WAN
4 35 (16.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 30 (14.42%) Cisco ASA
6 29 (13.94%) BGP
7 27 (12.98%) Wireless
8 23 (11.06%) TCP/IP
9 22 (10.58%) DNS
10 21 (10.10%) VoIP
11 19 (9.13%) VLAN
12 17 (8.17%) DMZ
12 17 (8.17%) VPN
13 16 (7.69%) OSPF
13 16 (7.69%) SAN
14 15 (7.21%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (7.21%) EIGRP
14 15 (7.21%) MPLS
14 15 (7.21%) Network Security
15 14 (6.73%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (3.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (1.92%) JIRA
3 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.96%) GitLab
5 1 (0.48%) Hudson
5 1 (0.48%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (13.94%) Finance
2 17 (8.17%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.48%) Banking
4 1 (0.48%) Electronics
4 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.48%) Law
4 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 22 (10.58%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (8.17%) Architect
4 15 (7.21%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 14 (6.73%) Analyst
6 13 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.77%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.81%) Consultant
9 10 (4.81%) Network Analyst
9 10 (4.81%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 8 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
10 8 (3.85%) Wireless Engineer
11 7 (3.37%) Firewall Engineer
11 7 (3.37%) IT Engineer
11 7 (3.37%) Network Support
12 6 (2.88%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (2.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.37%) JSP
1 7 (3.37%) VXML
2 6 (2.88%) .NET
3 4 (1.92%) REST
4 3 (1.44%) Spine.js
4 3 (1.44%) WAP
5 2 (0.96%) LDAP
5 2 (0.96%) XMPP
6 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.48%) COM
6 1 (0.48%) JSON
6 1 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.48%) RESTful
6 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.42%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.77%) PKI
3 8 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.37%) IVR
5 4 (1.92%) EMC VNX
6 3 (1.44%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.96%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.96%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.96%) Replication
8 1 (0.48%) CESG
8 1 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.48%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.48%) RIA
8 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 72 (34.62%) Windows
2 54 (25.96%) Windows Server
3 18 (8.65%) Linux
4 16 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.81%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.92%) Unix
7 4 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.44%) CentOS
8 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.96%) Solaris
9 2 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.48%) Android
10 1 (0.48%) SUSE
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.31%) ITIL
2 20 (9.62%) Migration
3 19 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (8.65%) Load Balancing
4 18 (8.65%) Service Management
5 16 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 15 (7.21%) Network Architecture
7 14 (6.73%) Capacity Management
8 13 (6.25%) Security Patching
9 10 (4.81%) PRINCE2
10 8 (3.85%) NsoIT
11 7 (3.37%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (3.37%) Protective Monitoring
11 7 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (3.37%) Speech Recognition
12 6 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (2.88%) Network Management
12 6 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (2.88%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.21%) SQL
2 14 (6.73%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.25%) Python
4 8 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.37%) Java
6 3 (1.44%) C
7 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.48%) Lisp
8 1 (0.48%) Perl
8 1 (0.48%) PHP
8 1 (0.48%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 95 (45.67%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (35.10%) Security Cleared
3 58 (27.88%) CCNA
4 56 (26.92%) CCNP
5 54 (25.96%) SC Cleared
6 24 (11.54%) DV Cleared
7 22 (10.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (8.17%) MCSA
9 12 (5.77%) CCDP
10 10 (4.81%) CCIE
11 7 (3.37%) CCDA
12 6 (2.88%) CCDE
12 6 (2.88%) CCENT
12 6 (2.88%) MCSE
12 6 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (2.40%) Degree
14 4 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.92%) OCA
14 4 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (1.44%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.88%) SLA
2 4 (1.92%) QA
3 3 (1.44%) GxP
4 2 (0.96%) GDPR
4 2 (0.96%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.96%) RMADS
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (22.12%) Active Directory
2 42 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (11.06%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (4.33%) VMware NSX
5 9 (4.33%) vSphere
6 8 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.88%) Firmware
7 6 (2.88%) XenApp
8 3 (1.44%) Docker
8 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.44%) XenServer
9 2 (0.96%) NFS
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (9.13%) FortiGate
2 18 (8.65%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (8.17%) SCCM
3 17 (8.17%) vCenter Server
4 11 (5.29%) Opsview
5 9 (4.33%) WSUS
6 7 (3.37%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (2.88%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.44%) Ansible
8 3 (1.44%) Cacti
8 3 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.44%) Kibana
8 3 (1.44%) PowerCLI
8 3 (1.44%) Puppet
8 3 (1.44%) SCOM
9 2 (0.96%) FreeIPA
9 2 (0.96%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.96%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.96%) SCSM
Vendors
1 67 (32.21%) VMware
2 47 (22.60%) Microsoft
3 26 (12.50%) Juniper
4 20 (9.62%) Fortinet
4 20 (9.62%) HP
5 19 (9.13%) CheckPoint
6 17 (8.17%) Splunk
7 12 (5.77%) McAfee
7 12 (5.77%) Veeam
8 11 (5.29%) F5
8 11 (5.29%) Sophos
9 10 (4.81%) Atlassian
10 9 (4.33%) Citrix
11 8 (3.85%) Oracle
12 7 (3.37%) EMC
12 7 (3.37%) NetApp
13 6 (2.88%) Meraki
13 6 (2.88%) Palo Alto
13 6 (2.88%) SolarWinds
14 5 (2.40%) Aruba