The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cisco Nexus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco Nexus 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.

Cisco Nexus
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 375 418
Rank change year-on-year +1 +43  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 234 289 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.54% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.73% 3.33% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 178 140
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +1.93% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £27.38 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.57% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 - £40.00

Cisco Nexus is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6274 8675 8108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.13% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 5255 4568
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 426 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +23.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Cisco Nexus
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cisco Nexus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Nexus in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Nexus in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Nexus in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Nexus in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Nexus over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Nexus in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Nexus within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 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
England -2 228 £408 +1.87% 36
London +25 82 £450 - 12
South East +2 67 £408 +1.87% 3
South West +5 30 £370 -1.33%
Hampshire +29 28 £450 +25.00% 1
City of London 0 20 £356 -28.75% 1
North West +25 14 £376 -5.93% 5
Yorkshire +11 14 £430 -3.09% 5
West Yorkshire +21 13 £430 -8.26% 5
Bristol -1 13 £370 +2.77%
Berkshire -14 13 £486 +8.05% 1
Leeds +18 12 £430 -8.26% 1
West Midlands +1 11 £425 +13.33% 6
Manchester +17 10 £382 +118.42% 1
West Sussex +21 7 £395 +12.85%
Kent +4 7 £210 -35.38%
Buckinghamshire -20 7 £369 -13.23% 1
Dorset +5 6 £450 +12.50%
East of England -10 6 £400 -5.88% 4
Milton Keynes -13 6 £363 -14.70%
East Midlands -8 5 £375 +29.31%
Southampton - 5 £375 -
Crawley - 5 £395 -
Cheshire +27 4 £356 -16.17% 1
Wiltshire +4 4 £325 -
Windsor -3 4 £575 +15.00%
Bedfordshire -9 4 £415 +29.68% 3
Chester - 4 £356 -
Winchester - 4 £400 -
Swindon - 4 £325 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Nexus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cisco Nexus.

1 491 (98.99%) Cisco
2 291 (58.67%) Cisco Certification
3 276 (55.65%) Firewall
4 216 (43.55%) CCNP
5 189 (38.10%) Data Centre
6 176 (35.48%) Cisco ASA
7 149 (30.04%) BGP
8 143 (28.83%) F5
9 140 (28.23%) Wireless
10 134 (27.02%) WAN
11 131 (26.41%) CheckPoint
12 128 (25.81%) OSPF
13 124 (25.00%) LAN
14 119 (23.99%) MPLS
15 109 (21.98%) Security Cleared
16 106 (21.37%) CCNA
17 101 (20.36%) VPN
18 98 (19.76%) CCIE
19 91 (18.35%) Juniper
20 88 (17.74%) EIGRP
20 88 (17.74%) ITIL
20 88 (17.74%) SC Cleared
21 82 (16.53%) VMware
22 78 (15.73%) Palo Alto
23 68 (13.71%) Load Balancing
23 68 (13.71%) Cisco IOS
24 59 (11.90%) Finance
25 58 (11.69%) DNS
25 58 (11.69%) Cisco Wireless
26 55 (11.09%) SolarWinds

Cisco Nexus
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (1.61%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.21%) Confluence
3 4 (0.81%) ArcGIS
3 4 (0.81%) SAS
4 3 (0.60%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.40%) Apache
5 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) CMS
6 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.02%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.20%) Odoo
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.22%) IaaS
3 7 (1.41%) PaaS
4 5 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.60%) SaaS
6 2 (0.40%) G Suite
6 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 276 (55.65%) Firewall
2 176 (35.48%) Cisco ASA
3 149 (30.04%) BGP
4 140 (28.23%) Wireless
5 134 (27.02%) WAN
6 128 (25.81%) OSPF
7 124 (25.00%) LAN
8 119 (23.99%) MPLS
9 101 (20.36%) VPN
10 88 (17.74%) EIGRP
11 68 (13.71%) Cisco IOS
12 58 (11.69%) Cisco Wireless
12 58 (11.69%) DNS
13 47 (9.48%) Network Security
14 45 (9.07%) DHCP
14 45 (9.07%) TCP/IP
15 44 (8.87%) Wi-Fi
16 41 (8.27%) IPsec
17 38 (7.66%) WLAN
18 37 (7.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.21%) Oracle Database
2 6 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (5.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 16 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (1.81%) Vagrant
4 6 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.21%) JIRA
5 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 59 (11.90%) Finance
2 37 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.64%) Banking
4 8 (1.61%) Electronics
4 8 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.61%) Marketing
4 8 (1.61%) Retail
5 7 (1.41%) Law
6 5 (1.01%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.01%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.40%) Billing
7 2 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.20%) Back Office
8 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.20%) French Language
8 1 (0.20%) German Language
8 1 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 265 (53.43%) Network Engineer
2 124 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 107 (21.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 68 (13.71%) Architect
5 40 (8.06%) Consultant
6 34 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
7 29 (5.85%) Support Engineer
8 26 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (5.24%) Network Architect
8 26 (5.24%) Network Security Engineer
8 26 (5.24%) Network Support
8 26 (5.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 26 (5.24%) Security Engineer
9 22 (4.44%) Network Support Engineer
10 20 (4.03%) Network Consultant
11 19 (3.83%) Analyst
12 17 (3.43%) Network Analyst
13 16 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
14 15 (3.02%) Cisco Support
15 14 (2.82%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.85%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.21%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.60%) CSS
3 3 (0.60%) Middleware
3 3 (0.60%) Web Services
3 3 (0.60%) XMPP
4 2 (0.40%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.20%) CGI
5 1 (0.20%) COM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 189 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 17 (3.43%) EMC VNX
4 17 (3.43%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (2.42%) BYOD
6 11 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.02%) Fat Client
7 10 (2.02%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.81%) EMC VMAX
8 9 (1.81%) FlexPod
8 9 (1.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 8 (1.61%) Clustering
10 6 (1.21%) BBC
11 5 (1.01%) NHS
11 5 (1.01%) PKI
12 4 (0.81%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.60%) FMCG
13 3 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.27%) Linux
2 35 (7.06%) Windows
3 20 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (2.62%) Unix
5 10 (2.02%) CentOS
5 10 (2.02%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.01%) Solaris
8 4 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (0.60%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.40%) CatOS
10 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (17.74%) ITIL
2 68 (13.71%) Load Balancing
3 51 (10.28%) Network Design
4 49 (9.88%) High Availability
5 47 (9.48%) Migration
6 41 (8.27%) Network Management
7 37 (7.46%) Service Management
8 35 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
10 28 (5.65%) Service Design
11 27 (5.44%) Scrum
12 26 (5.24%) DevOps
13 23 (4.64%) Change Management
14 21 (4.23%) Service Delivery
15 20 (4.03%) Network Architecture
16 19 (3.83%) Mentoring
17 17 (3.43%) ITIL V3
18 15 (3.02%) Problem Management
19 13 (2.62%) Integration Testing
19 13 (2.62%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.43%) Python
2 15 (3.02%) Perl
3 7 (1.41%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.21%) C
4 6 (1.21%) C#
5 4 (0.81%) Lisp
5 4 (0.81%) SQL
6 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.40%) Java
8 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 291 (58.67%) Cisco Certification
2 216 (43.55%) CCNP
3 109 (21.98%) Security Cleared
4 106 (21.37%) CCNA
5 98 (19.76%) CCIE
6 88 (17.74%) SC Cleared
7 19 (3.83%) DV Cleared
8 16 (3.23%) CCDP
9 15 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (2.62%) Degree
11 10 (2.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 10 (2.02%) JNCIA
12 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (1.61%) CCSP
14 6 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.21%) MCP
15 5 (1.01%) CCIE Service Provider
16 4 (0.81%) CCIE Security
16 4 (0.81%) Master's Degree
16 4 (0.81%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.23%) SLA
3 14 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 13 (2.62%) GPG13
5 9 (1.81%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.40%) QA
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 38 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (4.64%) vCloud
3 20 (4.03%) vSphere
4 11 (2.22%) Active Directory
5 10 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (2.02%) XenApp
5 10 (2.02%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.81%) ProxySG
6 9 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.60%) SRDF
8 2 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.40%) Firmware
8 2 (0.40%) NFS
8 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (9.68%) Cisco Prime
2 33 (6.65%) FortiGate
3 15 (3.02%) Puppet
4 14 (2.82%) Nagios
5 13 (2.62%) vRealize
6 11 (2.22%) Cacti
6 11 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (2.02%) AppDNA
8 9 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.61%) ZABBIX
10 7 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (1.41%) Forum Sentry
10 7 (1.41%) PowerCLI
10 7 (1.41%) vCenter Server
11 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (1.21%) QRadar
11 6 (1.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (1.01%) EnCase
12 5 (1.01%) NetBackup
12 5 (1.01%) OpenView
Vendors
1 491 (98.99%) Cisco
2 143 (28.83%) F5
3 131 (26.41%) CheckPoint
4 91 (18.35%) Juniper
5 82 (16.53%) VMware
6 78 (15.73%) Palo Alto
7 55 (11.09%) SolarWinds
8 50 (10.08%) Microsoft
9 38 (7.66%) Fortinet
10 37 (7.46%) Citrix
11 35 (7.06%) HP
12 34 (6.85%) Riverbed
13 27 (5.44%) Blue Coat
14 24 (4.84%) EMC
15 23 (4.64%) Nokia
16 17 (3.43%) Red Hat
17 16 (3.23%) NetApp
18 15 (3.02%) Arista
18 15 (3.02%) Brocade
19 13 (2.62%) ArcSight
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