The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 June 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 7 23
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 14 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 7.04% 11.93% 6.87%
As % of the Vendors category 15.91% 27.66% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 18
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £375 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Median hourly rate - £13.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.76% +21.95%  

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 Southampton.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 88 94 148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 44.22% 43.12% 40.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 56 114
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £296 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £15.35 £22.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Southampton

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Southampton over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Southampton

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 21 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (57.14%) Firewall
3 18 (51.43%) CCNP
4 15 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
6 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
6 12 (34.29%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (34.29%) WAN
6 12 (34.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (31.43%) LAN
7 11 (31.43%) VoIP
8 10 (28.57%) Wireless
8 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
9 8 (22.86%) ITIL
10 7 (20.00%) CCNA
10 7 (20.00%) Network Security
11 6 (17.14%) Service Management
11 6 (17.14%) Citrix
11 6 (17.14%) Windows
12 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
12 5 (14.29%) Scrum
12 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (14.29%) V-Model
12 5 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
12 5 (14.29%) IaaS
12 5 (14.29%) Service Design
13 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
13 4 (11.43%) PaaS

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) IaaS
2 4 (11.43%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) Office 365
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (57.14%) Firewall
2 12 (34.29%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (34.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (34.29%) WAN
3 11 (31.43%) LAN
3 11 (31.43%) VoIP
4 10 (28.57%) Wireless
5 7 (20.00%) Network Security
6 4 (11.43%) SAN
7 3 (8.57%) DNS
7 3 (8.57%) DSL
7 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
7 3 (8.57%) MPLS
7 3 (8.57%) VPN
8 2 (5.71%) BGP
8 2 (5.71%) DHCP
8 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
8 2 (5.71%) OSPF
8 2 (5.71%) SS7
8 2 (5.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Local Government
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Consultant
3 7 (20.00%) Network Consultant
4 6 (17.14%) Network Support
4 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Firewall Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Security Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Architect
6 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Design Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Support Specialist
8 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) CGI
1 1 (2.86%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.86%) FlexPod
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Replication
2 1 (2.86%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.57%) Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.71%) Unix
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Service Management
3 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) Scrum
3 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 5 (14.29%) Service Design
3 5 (14.29%) V-Model
4 4 (11.43%) High Availability
4 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.71%) Data Encryption
6 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.71%) Network Design
6 2 (5.71%) Web Filtering
7 1 (2.86%) Change Control
7 1 (2.86%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (2.86%) Software Distribution
7 1 (2.86%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (51.43%) CCNP
3 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
4 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) CCNA
6 4 (11.43%) CCDP
7 3 (8.57%) CCSA
7 3 (8.57%) MCSE
7 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.86%) CCDA
8 1 (2.86%) CCIE
8 1 (2.86%) CCSE
8 1 (2.86%) MCITP
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 6 (17.14%) Citrix
3 4 (11.43%) Fortinet
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.71%) Dell
5 2 (5.71%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (5.71%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) BMC
6 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.86%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.86%) Lotus
6 1 (2.86%) Remedy
6 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.86%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.86%) WatchGuard