Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 406 447 553
Rank change year-on-year +41 +106 -165
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 376 493 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.50% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.76% 3.92% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 313 195
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.39% -0.65%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £255
90th Percentile £540 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 4
UK median hourly rate £20.16 £45.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.19% +44.00% -43.18%
10th Percentile £18.96 £30.63 £27.38
90th Percentile £22.25 £66.81 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.80 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -58.22% +38.46% -40.91%

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 9,995 12,570 13,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.83% 12.82% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,001 7,573 8,213
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £183 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £608 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 597 675
UK median hourly rate £22.96 £18.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.44% +0.27% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.42 £12.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89% -15.56%

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 January 2020.

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 January 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 +37 343 £425 - 53
UK excluding London +14 193 £425 +6.25% 42
London +94 171 £438 -5.66% 18
South East +28 59 £425 +10.39% 15
North of England +23 33 £363 -7.05% 13
East of England +35 30 £350 -9.68% 3
South West -15 28 £438 +4.17% 1
Midlands +37 24 £500 +33.33% 3
West Midlands +46 18 £513 +32.26% 3
Scotland +22 18 £465 -7.00% 5
North West +9 18 £400 +13.88% 8
Yorkshire +31 13 £355 -4.05% 2
East Midlands +13 6 £281 -10.79%
North East +9 3 £270 -46.27% 3
Wales - 3 £355 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 357 (94.95%) Cisco
2 242 (64.36%) Cisco Certification
3 208 (55.32%) Firewall
4 185 (49.20%) CCNP
5 150 (39.89%) Data Centre
6 139 (36.97%) BGP
7 133 (35.37%) OSPF
8 123 (32.71%) Cisco ASA
9 118 (31.38%) WAN
10 117 (31.12%) LAN
11 116 (30.85%) VPN
12 109 (28.99%) CheckPoint
13 103 (27.39%) Juniper
14 96 (25.53%) MPLS
15 95 (25.27%) Wireless
16 93 (24.73%) F5
17 81 (21.54%) Palo Alto
17 81 (21.54%) Migration
18 80 (21.28%) CCNA
19 73 (19.41%) Finance
20 69 (18.35%) Change Management
21 66 (17.55%) CCIE
22 63 (16.76%) Cisco IOS
23 60 (15.96%) Network Security
24 58 (15.43%) Security Cleared
25 56 (14.89%) SolarWinds
25 56 (14.89%) EIGRP
26 53 (14.10%) TCP/IP
27 52 (13.83%) Ethernet
27 52 (13.83%) Wireshark

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 (2.39%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.53%) nginx
3 1 (0.27%) Confluence
3 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (2.39%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.32%) Azure
2 16 (4.26%) AWS
3 7 (1.86%) SaaS
4 6 (1.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (0.80%) GCP
5 3 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.53%) IaaS
6 2 (0.53%) Office 365
7 1 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 208 (55.32%) Firewall
2 139 (36.97%) BGP
3 133 (35.37%) OSPF
4 123 (32.71%) Cisco ASA
5 118 (31.38%) WAN
6 117 (31.12%) LAN
7 116 (30.85%) VPN
8 96 (25.53%) MPLS
9 95 (25.27%) Wireless
10 63 (16.76%) Cisco IOS
11 60 (15.96%) Network Security
12 56 (14.89%) EIGRP
13 53 (14.10%) TCP/IP
14 52 (13.83%) Ethernet
14 52 (13.83%) Wireshark
15 47 (12.50%) Multicast
16 44 (11.70%) Cisco ISE
16 44 (11.70%) WLAN
17 38 (10.11%) NX-OS
18 36 (9.57%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.27%) DB2
3 1 (0.27%) Informix
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (8.78%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (2.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.53%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 73 (19.41%) Finance
2 37 (9.84%) Banking
3 25 (6.65%) Public Sector
4 23 (6.12%) Investment Banking
5 22 (5.85%) Telecoms
6 20 (5.32%) Front Office
7 12 (3.19%) Games
8 5 (1.33%) Back Office
8 5 (1.33%) Publishing
8 5 (1.33%) Retail
9 4 (1.06%) French Language
9 4 (1.06%) German Language
10 3 (0.80%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.53%) Advertising
11 2 (0.53%) Electronics
11 2 (0.53%) Law
11 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.53%) Marketing
11 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 270 (71.81%) Network Engineer
2 66 (17.55%) Senior Network Engineer
3 46 (12.23%) Cisco Engineer
4 41 (10.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 31 (8.24%) Architect
6 28 (7.45%) Network Architect
7 26 (6.91%) Administrator
7 26 (6.91%) Network Administrator
8 22 (5.85%) Security Engineer
9 20 (5.32%) Network Security Engineer
10 17 (4.52%) Juniper Engineer
11 16 (4.26%) Data Network Engineer
12 15 (3.99%) IP Network Engineer
13 14 (3.72%) Network Support
13 14 (3.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 13 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (3.19%) Data Centre Engineer
15 12 (3.19%) Network Support Engineer
15 12 (3.19%) Support Engineer
16 10 (2.66%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.98%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.06%) JSON
3 3 (0.80%) Web Services
4 2 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.27%) Django
5 1 (0.27%) LDAP
5 1 (0.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 150 (39.89%) Data Centre
2 9 (2.39%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.33%) Blackberry
4 5 (1.33%) PKI
5 4 (1.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (0.80%) CESG
6 3 (0.80%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.80%) EMC VNX
6 3 (0.80%) IPTV
7 2 (0.53%) Clustering
7 2 (0.53%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.53%) Replication
8 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.27%) FMCG
8 1 (0.27%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.98%) Linux
2 22 (5.85%) Windows
3 9 (2.39%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.86%) CentOS
4 7 (1.86%) Unix
4 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (0.27%) Solaris
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.54%) Migration
2 69 (18.35%) Change Management
3 43 (11.44%) ITIL
4 29 (7.71%) Load Balancing
5 28 (7.45%) Network Design
6 19 (5.05%) High Availability
7 18 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (4.79%) Incident Management
7 18 (4.79%) Service Management
8 17 (4.52%) Network Monitoring
8 17 (4.52%) Project Delivery
9 16 (4.26%) Network Management
10 15 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 15 (3.99%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.72%) ITSM
12 13 (3.46%) Low Latency
12 13 (3.46%) Network Architecture
12 13 (3.46%) Problem Management
13 12 (3.19%) Configuration Management
13 12 (3.19%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.12%) Perl
2 21 (5.59%) Python
3 4 (1.06%) PHP
3 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.06%) SQL
4 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.53%) C
5 2 (0.53%) Ruby
6 1 (0.27%) C#
6 1 (0.27%) Java
6 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 242 (64.36%) Cisco Certification
2 185 (49.20%) CCNP
3 80 (21.28%) CCNA
4 66 (17.55%) CCIE
5 58 (15.43%) Security Cleared
6 36 (9.57%) SC Cleared
7 24 (6.38%) JNCIP
8 16 (4.26%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.46%) CCDP
10 10 (2.66%) CCDA
10 10 (2.66%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 9 (2.39%) CCIP
12 6 (1.60%) CCSP
12 6 (1.60%) JNCIS
13 5 (1.33%) CCIE Collaboration
13 5 (1.33%) CISSP
13 5 (1.33%) Degree
13 5 (1.33%) JNCIE
14 4 (1.06%) CCIE Security
14 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.72%) SLA
2 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.80%) COBIT
3 3 (0.80%) PMO
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 31 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.85%) VMware NSX
3 11 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.86%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.86%) vSphere
5 5 (1.33%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.53%) Firmware
6 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.27%) Docker
7 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.27%) KVM
7 1 (0.27%) NFS
7 1 (0.27%) SRDF
7 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.27%) Xen
7 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (10.37%) Nagios
2 36 (9.57%) Cisco Prime
3 21 (5.59%) Puppet
4 17 (4.52%) Ansible
5 15 (3.99%) FortiGate
5 15 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (3.99%) Statseeker
6 14 (3.72%) Cacti
6 14 (3.72%) NetMRI
6 14 (3.72%) ZABBIX
7 13 (3.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (3.19%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.60%) Terraform
10 4 (1.06%) Endace
10 4 (1.06%) PowerCLI
11 3 (0.80%) Avamar
12 2 (0.53%) Iperf
12 2 (0.53%) Kibana
12 2 (0.53%) logstash
12 2 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 357 (94.95%) Cisco
2 109 (28.99%) CheckPoint
3 103 (27.39%) Juniper
4 93 (24.73%) F5
5 81 (21.54%) Palo Alto
6 56 (14.89%) SolarWinds
7 46 (12.23%) VMware
8 45 (11.97%) Fortinet
9 30 (7.98%) Aruba
10 29 (7.71%) Citrix
11 23 (6.12%) NetScout
12 19 (5.05%) Blue Coat
13 18 (4.79%) Microsoft
14 16 (4.26%) Solarflare
15 15 (3.99%) McAfee
16 14 (3.72%) Dell
17 13 (3.46%) Meraki
18 12 (3.19%) Oracle
18 12 (3.19%) Riverbed
19 10 (2.66%) Arista