Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 521 480 422
Rank change year-on-year -41 -58 +39
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 397 426 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.43% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 3.17% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 271 400
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £306 £269 £263
90th Percentile £525 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £395 £375
% change year-on-year -1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
UK median hourly rate £53.33 £30.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.77% -23.57% -1.88%
10th Percentile £45.95 £21.49 £36.08
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.50 £43.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.33 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +77.77% -16.67% +2.86%

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 13,510 13,455 16,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.25% 13.63% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,199 8,152 10,194
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £606 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 716 739 832
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.21 £10.96 £11.52
90th Percentile £47.92 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.78% -26.00% +23.85%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -43 373 £413 +0.61% 93
UK excluding London -62 215 £390 -1.27% 77
London -22 170 £425 -5.56% 26
South East -46 67 £423 -0.47% 20
South West -7 41 £400 +6.67% 13
North of England -25 40 £338 -15.57% 16
Midlands -29 28 £350 -6.67% 15
East of England +1 27 £375 -7.98% 3
East Midlands +16 18 £338 -15.63% 7
Yorkshire -18 18 £316 -26.45% 3
North West -23 18 £425 +6.65% 13
Scotland -11 12 £475 +26.67% 7
West Midlands -48 10 £375 - 8
North East -10 4 £390 -13.33%
Wales -29 1 £400 +48.84% 3

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 392 (98.74%) Cisco
2 265 (66.75%) Firewall
3 225 (56.68%) Cisco Certification
4 189 (47.61%) CCNP
5 183 (46.10%) Cisco ASA
6 149 (37.53%) WAN
6 149 (37.53%) BGP
7 147 (37.03%) Data Centre
8 137 (34.51%) F5
9 130 (32.75%) OSPF
10 129 (32.49%) CheckPoint
10 129 (32.49%) LAN
11 111 (27.96%) Juniper
12 108 (27.20%) Network Security
13 106 (26.70%) Wireless
14 98 (24.69%) VPN
15 92 (23.17%) Security Cleared
16 77 (19.40%) Palo Alto
17 76 (19.14%) CCNA
18 73 (18.39%) Cisco ISE
19 69 (17.38%) SC Cleared
20 64 (16.12%) CCIE
20 64 (16.12%) EIGRP
21 63 (15.87%) Finance
21 63 (15.87%) ITIL
22 61 (15.37%) VMware
23 57 (14.36%) Cisco Firepower
24 55 (13.85%) MPLS
24 55 (13.85%) Load Balancing
25 53 (13.35%) 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 10 (2.52%) OpenStack
2 8 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.76%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.26%) Confluence
5 3 (0.76%) CMS
6 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.50%) Site Server
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.51%) PaaS
3 6 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (1.26%) Office 365
5 4 (1.01%) IaaS
6 3 (0.76%) SaaS
7 1 (0.25%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 265 (66.75%) Firewall
2 183 (46.10%) Cisco ASA
3 149 (37.53%) BGP
3 149 (37.53%) WAN
4 130 (32.75%) OSPF
5 129 (32.49%) LAN
6 108 (27.20%) Network Security
7 106 (26.70%) Wireless
8 98 (24.69%) VPN
9 73 (18.39%) Cisco ISE
10 64 (16.12%) EIGRP
11 57 (14.36%) Cisco Firepower
12 55 (13.85%) MPLS
13 53 (13.35%) DNS
13 53 (13.35%) TCP/IP
14 49 (12.34%) Wi-Fi
15 48 (12.09%) IPsec
16 47 (11.84%) Cisco IOS
17 43 (10.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 34 (8.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.25%) Big Data
2 1 (0.25%) DTS
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (3.02%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.26%) JIRA
3 5 (1.26%) SonarQube
4 4 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 63 (15.87%) Finance
2 29 (7.30%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.79%) Banking
4 7 (1.76%) Retail
5 6 (1.51%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.76%) Law
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
8 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Legal
8 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.25%) French Language
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 225 (56.68%) Network Engineer
2 64 (16.12%) Cisco Engineer
3 55 (13.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 52 (13.10%) Security Engineer
5 50 (12.59%) Network Security Engineer
6 37 (9.32%) Senior Network Engineer
7 30 (7.56%) Architect
8 26 (6.55%) Consultant
9 21 (5.29%) Analyst
9 21 (5.29%) Network Analyst
10 20 (5.04%) Network Support
11 19 (4.79%) Network Architect
11 19 (4.79%) Support Engineer
12 18 (4.53%) Network Support Engineer
13 15 (3.78%) Network Specialist
14 14 (3.53%) Firewall Engineer
14 14 (3.53%) Network Consultant
15 13 (3.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 13 (3.27%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 13 (3.27%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.58%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.02%) LDAP
3 6 (1.51%) Spine.js
3 6 (1.51%) Web Services
4 5 (1.26%) CSS
5 4 (1.01%) XMPP
6 3 (0.76%) JSON
7 2 (0.50%) Middleware
8 1 (0.25%) Flash
8 1 (0.25%) REST
8 1 (0.25%) RFC 2544
8 1 (0.25%) SAML
8 1 (0.25%) Velocity
8 1 (0.25%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 147 (37.03%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.52%) Driving Licence
3 10 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.02%) PKI
5 7 (1.76%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.26%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.26%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.76%) BBC
8 3 (0.76%) CESG
8 3 (0.76%) Clustering
8 3 (0.76%) CMDB
8 3 (0.76%) Smart Home
8 3 (0.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (0.50%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.50%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.57%) Windows
2 31 (7.81%) Linux
3 17 (4.28%) Unix
4 16 (4.03%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.51%) CentOS
6 6 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.26%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.76%) CatOS
8 3 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.25%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.87%) ITIL
2 55 (13.85%) Load Balancing
3 49 (12.34%) Network Design
4 44 (11.08%) Network Management
5 27 (6.80%) Change Management
6 23 (5.79%) Capacity Planning
6 23 (5.79%) Migration
6 23 (5.79%) Network Monitoring
7 21 (5.29%) Network Architecture
7 21 (5.29%) Network Virtualisation
8 17 (4.28%) Change Control
9 16 (4.03%) Data Protection
10 14 (3.53%) Service Management
11 13 (3.27%) Incident Management
11 13 (3.27%) Project Management
11 13 (3.27%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (3.02%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (2.77%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (2.52%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.05%) Python
2 7 (1.76%) Java
3 6 (1.51%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.26%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.01%) Tcl
6 3 (0.76%) Java 8
6 3 (0.76%) Perl
7 2 (0.50%) PHP
7 2 (0.50%) SQL
8 1 (0.25%) C
8 1 (0.25%) Lisp
8 1 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 225 (56.68%) Cisco Certification
2 189 (47.61%) CCNP
3 92 (23.17%) Security Cleared
4 76 (19.14%) CCNA
5 69 (17.38%) SC Cleared
6 64 (16.12%) CCIE
7 22 (5.54%) DV Cleared
8 19 (4.79%) CCDP
9 14 (3.53%) CCSE
10 13 (3.27%) CCSA
11 11 (2.77%) Degree
12 8 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.76%) CCIE Security
13 7 (1.76%) Check Point Certification
13 7 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (1.01%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 3 (0.76%) CCIE Service Provider
16 3 (0.76%) CCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.51%) GDPR
2 5 (1.26%) QA
3 4 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.01%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.76%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.76%) SLA
5 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (9.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.28%) ProxySG
4 16 (4.03%) VMware NSX
5 9 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.27%) vSphere
6 6 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.76%) KVM
7 3 (0.76%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.50%) Firmware
9 1 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.25%) NDS
9 1 (0.25%) vCloud
9 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (6.80%) Cisco Prime
2 23 (5.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (4.28%) FortiGate
4 11 (2.77%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.02%) SCCM
6 7 (1.76%) SCOM
6 7 (1.76%) Stealthwatch
7 6 (1.51%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.26%) Opsview
8 5 (1.26%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.26%) TrustSec
9 4 (1.01%) Nagios
9 4 (1.01%) OpenView
10 3 (0.76%) ArcSight ESM
10 3 (0.76%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco CME
11 2 (0.50%) Forum Sentry
11 2 (0.50%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 392 (98.74%) Cisco
2 137 (34.51%) F5
3 129 (32.49%) CheckPoint
4 111 (27.96%) Juniper
5 77 (19.40%) Palo Alto
6 61 (15.37%) VMware
7 46 (11.59%) SolarWinds
8 40 (10.08%) Blue Coat
9 31 (7.81%) Fortinet
9 31 (7.81%) Riverbed
10 30 (7.56%) Aruba
10 30 (7.56%) Infoblox
11 27 (6.80%) Microsoft
12 21 (5.29%) Meraki
13 16 (4.03%) Citrix
14 14 (3.53%) HP
15 12 (3.02%) Forcepoint
15 12 (3.02%) McAfee
16 11 (2.77%) Qualys
17 9 (2.27%) Atlassian