Period
to 19 January 2019

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 6 months to 19 January 2019 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
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 437 535 397
Rank change year-on-year +98 -138 +36
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 498 353 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.35% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.93% 2.63% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 200 384
UK median daily rate £425 £378 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% -2.58% -3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £255 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 8
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £31.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -43.18% +27.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +38.46% -40.91% +100.00%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,673 13,428 14,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.40% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,634 8,298 8,847
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 680 753
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.13% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.28% -16.11% +6.50%

Cisco Nexus
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco Nexus as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Nexus in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Top 14 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 6 months to 19 January 2019. 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
England +87 462 £425 +9.32% 114
UK excluding London +58 292 £400 +10.34% 80
London +37 188 £464 +9.12% 36
South East +8 88 £381 -2.31% 23
North of England +31 65 £390 +20.00% 18
South West +14 61 £420 +68.00% 14
Midlands -11 32 £375 +7.14% 18
East of England +5 31 £388 +6.90% 5
Yorkshire +10 30 £370 +13.85% 12
North West +14 28 £353 +2.92% 6
Scotland +7 20 £500 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +15 19 £315 +5.00% 9
West Midlands -15 13 £388 +3.33% 9
North East - 7 £503 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Nexus 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 with a requirement for Cisco Nexus.

1 496 (99.60%) Cisco
2 323 (64.86%) Firewall
3 318 (63.86%) Cisco Certification
4 268 (53.82%) CCNP
5 234 (46.99%) Cisco ASA
6 197 (39.56%) Data Centre
7 194 (38.96%) BGP
8 186 (37.35%) CheckPoint
9 182 (36.55%) F5
10 176 (35.34%) OSPF
11 163 (32.73%) WAN
12 152 (30.52%) Network Security
13 150 (30.12%) VPN
14 147 (29.52%) Security Cleared
15 145 (29.12%) LAN
16 140 (28.11%) Wireless
17 133 (26.71%) SC Cleared
18 120 (24.10%) Juniper
19 103 (20.68%) CCNA
20 101 (20.28%) Load Balancing
21 81 (16.27%) MPLS
22 79 (15.86%) Cisco Firepower
23 78 (15.66%) CCIE
24 77 (15.46%) ITIL
24 77 (15.46%) Cisco ISE
25 76 (15.26%) Network Design
26 75 (15.06%) DNS
26 75 (15.06%) TCP/IP
27 69 (13.86%) Palo Alto
28 67 (13.45%) IPsec

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 9 (1.81%) Confluence
2 7 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.20%) CMS
4 5 (1.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.40%) Apache
6 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.40%) IIS
6 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 64 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (8.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 37 (7.43%) Datadog
4 24 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (4.42%) Amazon ELB
6 13 (2.61%) Office 365
7 5 (1.00%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.60%) IaaS
9 2 (0.40%) Akamai
9 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.40%) PaaS
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.20%) GitHub
10 1 (0.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 323 (64.86%) Firewall
2 234 (46.99%) Cisco ASA
3 194 (38.96%) BGP
4 176 (35.34%) OSPF
5 163 (32.73%) WAN
6 152 (30.52%) Network Security
7 150 (30.12%) VPN
8 145 (29.12%) LAN
9 140 (28.11%) Wireless
10 81 (16.27%) MPLS
11 79 (15.86%) Cisco Firepower
12 77 (15.46%) Cisco ISE
13 75 (15.06%) DNS
13 75 (15.06%) TCP/IP
14 67 (13.45%) IPsec
15 64 (12.85%) Cisco IOS
16 63 (12.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 55 (11.04%) VoIP
18 48 (9.64%) EIGRP
19 46 (9.24%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.01%) Amazon Aurora
1 15 (3.01%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (0.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.40%) Big Data
3 2 (0.40%) MySQL
4 1 (0.20%) DTS
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 63 (12.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 44 (8.84%) Git (software)
2 44 (8.84%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.21%) JIRA
4 9 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.41%) SonarQube
5 7 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.40%) MSI
6 2 (0.40%) WiX
7 1 (0.20%) webpack
General
1 56 (11.24%) Finance
2 25 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.82%) Banking
4 13 (2.61%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.61%) Electronics
5 8 (1.61%) Marketing
6 5 (1.00%) Law
7 4 (0.80%) Advertising
8 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.60%) Legal
8 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.40%) Retail
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 299 (60.04%) Network Engineer
2 76 (15.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 65 (13.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 52 (10.44%) Senior Network Engineer
5 50 (10.04%) Network Security Engineer
5 50 (10.04%) Security Engineer
6 39 (7.83%) Architect
7 35 (7.03%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 28 (5.62%) Network Architect
8 28 (5.62%) Support Engineer
9 25 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
10 22 (4.42%) Network Support
10 22 (4.42%) Network Support Engineer
11 21 (4.22%) Consultant
11 21 (4.22%) Firewall Engineer
12 20 (4.02%) Senior DevOps
13 19 (3.82%) Network Specialist
14 14 (2.81%) Network Consultant
14 14 (2.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 13 (2.61%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.43%) 802.1X
2 11 (2.21%) XMPP
3 6 (1.20%) Spine.js
4 5 (1.00%) .NET
4 5 (1.00%) CSS
5 3 (0.60%) Middleware
6 2 (0.40%) J2EE
6 2 (0.40%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.20%) Flash
7 1 (0.20%) LDAP
7 1 (0.20%) Node.js
7 1 (0.20%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.20%) SAML
7 1 (0.20%) Velocity
7 1 (0.20%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 197 (39.56%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (2.61%) Private Cloud
4 9 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 8 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.41%) PKI
7 6 (1.20%) BBC
7 6 (1.20%) Clustering
7 6 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.00%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.80%) CMDB
9 4 (0.80%) EMC VNX
9 4 (0.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 3 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.60%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.60%) PMI
11 2 (0.40%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 61 (12.25%) Linux
2 37 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (6.83%) Windows
4 19 (3.82%) Unix
5 16 (3.21%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.40%) CatOS
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (20.28%) Load Balancing
2 77 (15.46%) ITIL
3 76 (15.26%) Network Design
4 51 (10.24%) Network Architecture
5 50 (10.04%) DevOps
6 48 (9.64%) Network Monitoring
7 44 (8.84%) Migration
8 35 (7.03%) Network Management
9 25 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (4.82%) Change Management
11 20 (4.02%) Change Control
11 20 (4.02%) Network Virtualisation
12 19 (3.82%) Project Management
13 18 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (3.41%) Technical Analysis
15 16 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (3.01%) Decision-Making
17 14 (2.81%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (2.61%) Data Protection
18 13 (2.61%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.82%) Python
2 8 (1.61%) Java
2 8 (1.61%) PowerShell
2 8 (1.61%) SQL
3 7 (1.41%) Perl
4 5 (1.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.80%) Tcl
6 3 (0.60%) Java 8
6 3 (0.60%) VB
7 1 (0.20%) C
Qualifications
1 318 (63.86%) Cisco Certification
2 268 (53.82%) CCNP
3 147 (29.52%) Security Cleared
4 133 (26.71%) SC Cleared
5 103 (20.68%) CCNA
6 78 (15.66%) CCIE
7 34 (6.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 33 (6.63%) RHCE
9 19 (3.82%) CCDP
10 14 (2.81%) DV Cleared
11 13 (2.61%) CCSA
12 12 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (2.21%) CCSE
14 9 (1.81%) Degree
15 8 (1.61%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 6 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
17 5 (1.00%) CCIE Security
17 5 (1.00%) GIAC
17 5 (1.00%) JNCIS
17 5 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.41%) SLA
2 4 (0.80%) QA
3 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.60%) PMO
4 2 (0.40%) GDPR
4 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (5.02%) ProxySG
3 22 (4.42%) Active Directory
4 20 (4.02%) VMware NSX
5 16 (3.21%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.00%) KVM
6 5 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.00%) XenApp
7 4 (0.80%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.60%) vSphere
9 2 (0.40%) Docker
9 2 (0.40%) Firmware
9 2 (0.40%) Squid
9 2 (0.40%) Varnish
9 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.20%) NDS
Systems Management
1 38 (7.63%) Opscode Chef
2 37 (7.43%) Puppet
3 36 (7.23%) Ansible
4 26 (5.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 23 (4.62%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (3.01%) Nagios
7 14 (2.81%) FortiGate
8 13 (2.61%) SCOM
9 12 (2.41%) vCenter Server
10 11 (2.21%) SCCM
11 9 (1.81%) ArcSight ESM
12 7 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
13 6 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
14 5 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (1.00%) Stealthwatch
15 4 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
15 4 (0.80%) Forum Sentry
16 3 (0.60%) Cacti
16 3 (0.60%) SCOrch
16 3 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 496 (99.60%) Cisco
2 186 (37.35%) CheckPoint
3 182 (36.55%) F5
4 120 (24.10%) Juniper
5 69 (13.86%) Palo Alto
6 61 (12.25%) VMware
7 58 (11.65%) SolarWinds
8 52 (10.44%) Blue Coat
9 47 (9.44%) Riverbed
10 41 (8.23%) Splunk
11 40 (8.03%) Citrix
12 39 (7.83%) Qualys
13 38 (7.63%) Red Hat
14 31 (6.22%) Meraki
15 28 (5.62%) Fortinet
16 27 (5.42%) Microsoft
17 25 (5.02%) Infoblox
18 18 (3.61%) Aruba
18 18 (3.61%) NetApp
19 17 (3.41%) Oracle