Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 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.

Cisco Nexus
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 547 422 439
Rank change year-on-year -125 +17 +35
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 382 503 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.76% 3.87% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 339 371
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £275 £285 £310
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £395 £381
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.61% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 2
UK median hourly rate £53.33 £27.38 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.78% -35.95% +22.14%
10th Percentile £45.95 £23.03 £41.28
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.25 £44.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.33 £27.38 £43.00
% change year-on-year +94.78% -36.33% +22.86%

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 13,822 13,011 16,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.66% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,490 7,819 10,276
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £204 £224
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 767 788
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.65%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 20 July 2018.

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
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 20 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
England -108 355 £420 -1.18% 76
UK excluding London -118 215 £406 +2.85% 48
London -68 152 £425 -5.56% 30
South East -94 71 £450 - 12
South West -10 37 £379 +2.45% 5
North of England -34 36 £425 +6.25% 13
East of England +14 32 £400 -4.76% 9
Midlands -23 27 £300 -17.24% 7
North West -13 18 £425 +9.68% 8
Yorkshire -36 16 £331 -28.76% 5
East Midlands +3 14 £394 +23.53% 6
West Midlands -36 13 £200 -44.83% 1
Scotland -34 12 £425 - 2
North East -3 2 - -
Wales -19 1 £400 +36.17%

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 377 (98.69%) Cisco
2 219 (57.33%) Firewall
3 179 (46.86%) Cisco Certification
4 161 (42.15%) Cisco ASA
5 137 (35.86%) CCNP
6 133 (34.82%) BGP
7 130 (34.03%) WAN
8 122 (31.94%) LAN
9 115 (30.10%) Data Centre
10 111 (29.06%) OSPF
11 108 (28.27%) F5
12 99 (25.92%) Wireless
13 90 (23.56%) Security Cleared
14 89 (23.30%) Network Security
14 89 (23.30%) CheckPoint
15 87 (22.77%) Palo Alto
16 85 (22.25%) VPN
17 77 (20.16%) VMware
18 73 (19.11%) Juniper
19 66 (17.28%) Cisco ISE
20 65 (17.02%) SC Cleared
21 60 (15.71%) Finance
21 60 (15.71%) MPLS
22 58 (15.18%) EIGRP
22 58 (15.18%) CCIE
22 58 (15.18%) ITIL
23 55 (14.40%) Cisco Firepower
24 54 (14.14%) CCNA
25 53 (13.87%) Windows
26 48 (12.57%) DNS

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 7 (1.83%) OpenStack
1 7 (1.83%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.05%) IIS
3 3 (0.79%) Confluence
4 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.52%) Site Server
4 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (1.83%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 2 (0.52%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 8 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.83%) PaaS
6 5 (1.31%) IaaS
6 5 (1.31%) Office 365
7 4 (1.05%) SaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 219 (57.33%) Firewall
2 161 (42.15%) Cisco ASA
3 133 (34.82%) BGP
4 130 (34.03%) WAN
5 122 (31.94%) LAN
6 111 (29.06%) OSPF
7 99 (25.92%) Wireless
8 89 (23.30%) Network Security
9 85 (22.25%) VPN
10 66 (17.28%) Cisco ISE
11 60 (15.71%) MPLS
12 58 (15.18%) EIGRP
13 55 (14.40%) Cisco Firepower
14 48 (12.57%) DNS
15 46 (12.04%) Cisco IOS
16 45 (11.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 36 (9.42%) TCP/IP
17 36 (9.42%) Wireshark
18 34 (8.90%) IPsec
18 34 (8.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.79%) Big Data
3 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (3.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 60 (15.71%) Finance
2 23 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 22 (5.76%) Banking
4 11 (2.88%) Retail
5 5 (1.31%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.79%) Local Government
6 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.79%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.52%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.26%) French Language
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 196 (51.31%) Network Engineer
2 66 (17.28%) Architect
3 61 (15.97%) Cisco Engineer
4 52 (13.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 47 (12.30%) Security Engineer
6 44 (11.52%) Network Security Engineer
7 36 (9.42%) Network Architect
8 34 (8.90%) Senior Network Engineer
9 24 (6.28%) Analyst
9 24 (6.28%) Consultant
9 24 (6.28%) Network Analyst
10 16 (4.19%) Security Architect
11 14 (3.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 13 (3.40%) Network Consultant
13 11 (2.88%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
13 11 (2.88%) Network Support
14 10 (2.62%) Cisco Consultant
15 9 (2.36%) Cisco Architect
15 9 (2.36%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 9 (2.36%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.02%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.09%) LDAP
3 6 (1.57%) Web Services
4 4 (1.05%) JSON
5 3 (0.79%) RESTful
5 3 (0.79%) Spine.js
6 2 (0.52%) Middleware
7 1 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.26%) REST
7 1 (0.26%) WAP
7 1 (0.26%) XML
7 1 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 115 (30.10%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.93%) Private Cloud
3 14 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.36%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.57%) PKI
6 5 (1.31%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.31%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.31%) Smart Home
7 3 (0.79%) CESG
7 3 (0.79%) Clustering
7 3 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.52%) CMDB
8 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.52%) NHS
9 1 (0.26%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.26%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.87%) Windows
2 26 (6.81%) Windows Server
3 24 (6.28%) Linux
4 10 (2.62%) Unix
5 9 (2.36%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.09%) CentOS
6 8 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.05%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.52%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.26%) CatOS
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.18%) ITIL
2 40 (10.47%) Network Design
3 39 (10.21%) Network Management
4 29 (7.59%) Load Balancing
5 26 (6.81%) Migration
5 26 (6.81%) Network Architecture
6 24 (6.28%) Service Management
7 23 (6.02%) Change Management
8 21 (5.50%) Network Monitoring
9 20 (5.24%) Incident Management
9 20 (5.24%) Service Delivery
10 19 (4.97%) Capacity Planning
10 19 (4.97%) Change Control
11 15 (3.93%) Network Virtualisation
11 15 (3.93%) Translating Business Requirements
12 14 (3.66%) High Availability
13 12 (3.14%) Data Protection
13 12 (3.14%) Infrastructure Management
14 11 (2.88%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (2.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.38%) Python
2 12 (3.14%) C
3 6 (1.57%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.05%) Perl
5 3 (0.79%) Java
5 3 (0.79%) SQL
6 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.52%) Lisp
6 2 (0.52%) PHP
6 2 (0.52%) Tcl
7 1 (0.26%) R
7 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 179 (46.86%) Cisco Certification
2 137 (35.86%) CCNP
3 90 (23.56%) Security Cleared
4 65 (17.02%) SC Cleared
5 58 (15.18%) CCIE
6 54 (14.14%) CCNA
7 19 (4.97%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.14%) CCDP
8 12 (3.14%) CCSA
8 12 (3.14%) CCSE
9 10 (2.62%) Degree
10 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.83%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (1.31%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 5 (1.31%) CCIE Security
12 5 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.31%) MCSE
13 4 (1.05%) CCDA
14 3 (0.79%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.36%) QA
2 8 (2.09%) GCP
3 7 (1.83%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.57%) GDPR
5 4 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.79%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.79%) SLA
7 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 46 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (7.33%) vSphere
3 19 (4.97%) Active Directory
4 16 (4.19%) VMware NSX
5 13 (3.40%) ProxySG
6 10 (2.62%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.57%) XenApp
8 4 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.79%) XenServer
10 2 (0.52%) Firmware
10 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.26%) NDS
11 1 (0.26%) NFS
11 1 (0.26%) Snort
11 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (6.54%) Cisco Prime
2 22 (5.76%) FortiGate
3 17 (4.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (2.62%) Opsview
5 9 (2.36%) Ansible
6 7 (1.83%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.31%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (1.05%) Stealthwatch
9 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.79%) TrustSec
9 3 (0.79%) vRealize
10 2 (0.52%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.52%) Cisco CME
10 2 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
10 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.52%) OpenView
10 2 (0.52%) SCCM
10 2 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 377 (98.69%) Cisco
2 108 (28.27%) F5
3 89 (23.30%) CheckPoint
4 87 (22.77%) Palo Alto
5 77 (20.16%) VMware
6 73 (19.11%) Juniper
7 36 (9.42%) Infoblox
8 33 (8.64%) NetApp
8 33 (8.64%) SolarWinds
9 30 (7.85%) Microsoft
10 24 (6.28%) Blue Coat
11 21 (5.50%) Aruba
11 21 (5.50%) Citrix
12 20 (5.24%) Meraki
12 20 (5.24%) Riverbed
13 17 (4.45%) Fortinet
13 17 (4.45%) Sophos
14 16 (4.19%) HP
15 9 (2.36%) McAfee
15 9 (2.36%) Qualys