Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 384 479 534
Rank change year-on-year +95 +55 -100
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 167 407 391
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 3.44% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 283 220
Median daily rate £425 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -2.94%
10th Percentile £318 £310 £300
90th Percentile £585 £550 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 7
Median hourly rate £48.00 £27.50 £53.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.55% -48.43% +94.78%
10th Percentile £46.40 £19.65 £45.95
90th Percentile £187.50 £59.20 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £27.50 £53.33
% change year-on-year +74.55% -48.43% +94.78%

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 4,713 11,837 13,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.46% 12.90% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,688 7,233 8,501
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £200 £200 £203
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 602 779
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.93 £12.50 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.68 £19.00
% change year-on-year +43.30% +19.37% +2.70%

Cisco Nexus
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Nexus in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco Nexus.

Daily rate trend for Cisco Nexus in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco Nexus over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco Nexus in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco Nexus.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco Nexus in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco Nexus over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco Nexus in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Top 15 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 10 August 2020. 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 +102 146 £425 -5.56% 19
UK excluding London +94 98 £425 - 17
London +123 59 £425 -10.53% 4
Work from Home +24 56 £425 -10.53% 4
Midlands +108 31 £575 +53.33% 5
West Midlands +90 28 £575 +48.39% 5
South East +126 25 £360 -15.29% 3
North of England +92 20 £363 -5.23% 1
North West +65 13 £356 -16.18% 1
Scotland +82 11 £350 +16.67% 2
East of England +54 6 £375 -11.76% 1
Yorkshire +82 5 £368 +22.50%
South West +38 5 £450 +5.88% 5
East Midlands +54 2 - -
North East +30 2 - -

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 160 (95.81%) Cisco
2 108 (64.67%) Cisco Certification
3 88 (52.69%) CCNP
3 88 (52.69%) Firewall
4 68 (40.72%) BGP
5 67 (40.12%) OSPF
6 64 (38.32%) Data Centre
7 60 (35.93%) CCIE
7 60 (35.93%) WAN
8 53 (31.74%) LAN
9 48 (28.74%) F5
10 47 (28.14%) Migration
11 41 (24.55%) Finance
12 39 (23.35%) VPN
13 38 (22.75%) EIGRP
14 37 (22.16%) Wireless
15 36 (21.56%) Security Cleared
15 36 (21.56%) Cisco ASA
16 34 (20.36%) Juniper
17 33 (19.76%) Python
17 33 (19.76%) Cisco ISE
18 32 (19.16%) CCNA
19 31 (18.56%) CheckPoint
20 29 (17.37%) DMVPN
21 28 (16.77%) SolarWinds
22 26 (15.57%) Network Design
23 23 (13.77%) VoIP
23 23 (13.77%) Linux
23 23 (13.77%) DV Cleared
23 23 (13.77%) Network Security

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 1 (0.60%) Confluence
1 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.38%) AWS
2 17 (10.18%) Azure
3 7 (4.19%) GCP
4 6 (3.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (1.80%) Office 365
6 1 (0.60%) Akamai
6 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.60%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (52.69%) Firewall
2 68 (40.72%) BGP
3 67 (40.12%) OSPF
4 60 (35.93%) WAN
5 53 (31.74%) LAN
6 39 (23.35%) VPN
7 38 (22.75%) EIGRP
8 37 (22.16%) Wireless
9 36 (21.56%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (19.76%) Cisco ISE
11 29 (17.37%) DMVPN
12 23 (13.77%) Network Security
12 23 (13.77%) VoIP
13 22 (13.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 22 (13.17%) MPLS
14 17 (10.18%) DNS
14 17 (10.18%) IPsec
15 15 (8.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 14 (8.38%) DHCP
17 13 (7.78%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (2.40%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.60%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.60%) JIRA
3 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (24.55%) Finance
2 11 (6.59%) Public Sector
3 7 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.80%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Police
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Military
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (68.26%) Network Engineer
2 43 (25.75%) Senior Network Engineer
3 25 (14.97%) Architect
4 22 (13.17%) Network Architect
5 14 (8.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Consultant
7 9 (5.39%) Design Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Network Design Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) Network Consultant
9 7 (4.19%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Security Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Network Security Engineer
11 5 (2.99%) Cisco Architect
11 5 (2.99%) Data Centre Engineer
11 5 (2.99%) Network Support
11 5 (2.99%) Network Support Engineer
11 5 (2.99%) Support Engineer
12 4 (2.40%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 4 (2.40%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.20%) Web Services
3 1 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.60%) JSON
3 1 (0.60%) REST
3 1 (0.60%) SAML
3 1 (0.60%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (38.32%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.80%) CMDB
6 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.60%) Blog
7 1 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.60%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.60%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.60%) IPTV
7 1 (0.60%) NHS
7 1 (0.60%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Replication
7 1 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.77%) Linux
2 3 (1.80%) CatOS
3 2 (1.20%) Windows
4 1 (0.60%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.14%) Migration
2 26 (15.57%) Network Design
3 20 (11.98%) Change Management
4 15 (8.98%) Load Balancing
5 11 (6.59%) MODAF
5 11 (6.59%) Project Delivery
6 10 (5.99%) Cryptography
7 9 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (5.39%) ITIL
7 9 (5.39%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.79%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.79%) DevOps
9 7 (4.19%) Network Planning
9 7 (4.19%) SOA
10 6 (3.59%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (3.59%) Network Architecture
10 6 (3.59%) Network Virtualisation
10 6 (3.59%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (3.59%) Service Design
11 5 (2.99%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.76%) Python
2 3 (1.80%) C
2 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 108 (64.67%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (52.69%) CCNP
3 60 (35.93%) CCIE
4 36 (21.56%) Security Cleared
5 32 (19.16%) CCNA
6 23 (13.77%) DV Cleared
7 21 (12.57%) CCDP
8 18 (10.78%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 13 (7.78%) SC Cleared
10 12 (7.19%) CCDA
11 11 (6.59%) Degree
12 7 (4.19%) CCDE
13 4 (2.40%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.80%) CCIE Collaboration
15 2 (1.20%) BC Cleared
15 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (1.20%) CCIE Data Center
15 2 (1.20%) CCIE Security
15 2 (1.20%) CCSA
15 2 (1.20%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.40%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.60%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.60%) NCSC
2 1 (0.60%) NIST
2 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.59%) vSphere
3 5 (2.99%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.80%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.20%) Firmware
6 1 (0.60%) Ceph
6 1 (0.60%) Docker
6 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.59%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (2.99%) Ansible
4 3 (1.80%) OpenView
4 3 (1.80%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.20%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) Grafana
6 1 (0.60%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.60%) Istio
6 1 (0.60%) Kibana
6 1 (0.60%) OPNET
6 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.60%) Packer
6 1 (0.60%) Terraform
6 1 (0.60%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.60%) vMotion
6 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 160 (95.81%) Cisco
2 48 (28.74%) F5
3 34 (20.36%) Juniper
4 31 (18.56%) CheckPoint
5 28 (16.77%) SolarWinds
6 23 (13.77%) Palo Alto
7 22 (13.17%) Dell
8 21 (12.57%) Splunk
9 16 (9.58%) Blue Coat
9 16 (9.58%) VMware
10 13 (7.78%) Microsoft
11 10 (5.99%) Meraki
12 9 (5.39%) Fortinet
12 9 (5.39%) Oracle
13 7 (4.19%) Citrix
14 6 (3.59%) Google
14 6 (3.59%) Thales
15 5 (2.99%) HP
15 5 (2.99%) Riverbed
16 4 (2.40%) Aruba