Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 529 405
Rank change year-on-year +49 -124 +60
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 457 381 621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.37% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.39% 2.72% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 217 395
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £313 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £538 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £32.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.31% -40.91% +29.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +42.31% -40.91% +155.52%

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 13,475 13,987 16,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 13.60% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,095 8,532 9,822
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.63%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 743 831
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -15.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.20 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -24.00% +21.95%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +39 426 £413 +3.13% 100
UK excluding London +34 265 £400 +6.67% 73
London +33 182 £425 - 26
South East -2 83 £400 -5.88% 16
South West +1 59 £425 +13.33% 11
North of England -13 45 £348 -13.13% 23
Midlands -27 32 £375 - 15
East of England +11 29 £375 +17.65% 8
Scotland +10 21 £475 +31.03%
North West -7 21 £418 +4.38% 14
Yorkshire -5 20 £325 -18.24% 9
East Midlands +18 19 £325 -25.71% 8
West Midlands -39 13 £375 - 7
North East - 4 £390 -
Wales -26 1 £400 +18.52%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 451 (98.69%) Cisco
2 310 (67.83%) Firewall
3 283 (61.93%) Cisco Certification
4 240 (52.52%) CCNP
5 216 (47.26%) Cisco ASA
6 184 (40.26%) Data Centre
7 173 (37.86%) BGP
8 161 (35.23%) WAN
9 160 (35.01%) CheckPoint
10 159 (34.79%) OSPF
10 159 (34.79%) F5
11 133 (29.10%) LAN
11 133 (29.10%) Wireless
12 113 (24.73%) Network Security
13 111 (24.29%) Juniper
14 108 (23.63%) VPN
15 99 (21.66%) Security Cleared
16 97 (21.23%) CCNA
17 89 (19.47%) Palo Alto
18 83 (18.16%) SC Cleared
19 81 (17.72%) Load Balancing
19 81 (17.72%) CCIE
20 78 (17.07%) TCP/IP
21 73 (15.97%) Cisco Firepower
22 72 (15.75%) Cisco ISE
23 70 (15.32%) IPsec
24 67 (14.66%) DNS
24 67 (14.66%) MPLS
25 66 (14.44%) VMware
26 64 (14.00%) SolarWinds

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 (2.19%) OpenStack
2 9 (1.97%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.53%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.31%) CMS
5 5 (1.09%) Confluence
6 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (1.53%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.97%) Office 365
4 6 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.44%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) GitHub
6 1 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 310 (67.83%) Firewall
2 216 (47.26%) Cisco ASA
3 173 (37.86%) BGP
4 161 (35.23%) WAN
5 159 (34.79%) OSPF
6 133 (29.10%) LAN
6 133 (29.10%) Wireless
7 113 (24.73%) Network Security
8 108 (23.63%) VPN
9 78 (17.07%) TCP/IP
10 73 (15.97%) Cisco Firepower
11 72 (15.75%) Cisco ISE
12 70 (15.32%) IPsec
13 67 (14.66%) DNS
13 67 (14.66%) MPLS
14 60 (13.13%) EIGRP
15 58 (12.69%) Cisco IOS
16 48 (10.50%) VoIP
17 46 (10.07%) DHCP
17 46 (10.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.22%) Big Data
2 1 (0.22%) DTS
2 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (4.38%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.53%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.53%) JIRA
2 7 (1.53%) SonarQube
2 7 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.22%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) webpack
General
1 54 (11.82%) Finance
2 26 (5.69%) Banking
2 26 (5.69%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.31%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.31%) Multimedia
4 5 (1.09%) Retail
5 4 (0.88%) Advertising
6 3 (0.66%) Law
6 3 (0.66%) Legal
7 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Back Office
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) Games
8 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 280 (61.27%) Network Engineer
2 80 (17.51%) Cisco Engineer
3 69 (15.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 54 (11.82%) Network Security Engineer
4 54 (11.82%) Security Engineer
5 51 (11.16%) Senior Network Engineer
6 33 (7.22%) Architect
7 27 (5.91%) Consultant
8 22 (4.81%) Network Architect
9 21 (4.60%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 20 (4.38%) Support Engineer
11 19 (4.16%) Firewall Engineer
11 19 (4.16%) Network Support
12 18 (3.94%) Network Specialist
12 18 (3.94%) Network Support Engineer
13 16 (3.50%) Network Consultant
14 14 (3.06%) Analyst
14 14 (3.06%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 14 (3.06%) Senior Security Engineer
15 13 (2.84%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.85%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.75%) LDAP
3 7 (1.53%) Spine.js
4 6 (1.31%) Web Services
4 6 (1.31%) XMPP
5 5 (1.09%) CSS
6 4 (0.88%) Middleware
7 3 (0.66%) .NET
8 1 (0.22%) Flash
8 1 (0.22%) Node.js
8 1 (0.22%) REST
8 1 (0.22%) RFC 2544
8 1 (0.22%) SAML
8 1 (0.22%) Velocity
8 1 (0.22%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 184 (40.26%) Data Centre
2 13 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.19%) Driving Licence
4 10 (2.19%) PKI
5 9 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.75%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.31%) BBC
7 6 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.31%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.09%) Clustering
9 3 (0.66%) CESG
9 3 (0.66%) CMDB
9 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.66%) PMI
9 3 (0.66%) Smart Home
9 3 (0.66%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.41%) Windows
2 37 (8.10%) Linux
3 23 (5.03%) Unix
4 18 (3.94%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.09%) CentOS
6 5 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.66%) CatOS
7 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.66%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.22%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (17.72%) Load Balancing
2 63 (13.79%) Network Design
3 50 (10.94%) ITIL
4 46 (10.07%) Network Management
5 40 (8.75%) Network Monitoring
6 29 (6.35%) Migration
7 25 (5.47%) Network Architecture
7 25 (5.47%) Network Virtualisation
8 23 (5.03%) Change Management
9 19 (4.16%) Capacity Planning
10 18 (3.94%) Data Protection
11 17 (3.72%) Change Control
11 17 (3.72%) Service Management
12 16 (3.50%) Project Management
13 15 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 13 (2.84%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 13 (2.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (2.84%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.38%) Python
2 6 (1.31%) Bash Shell
2 6 (1.31%) Java
3 5 (1.09%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.09%) Tcl
4 4 (0.88%) SQL
5 3 (0.66%) Java 8
5 3 (0.66%) Perl
6 1 (0.22%) C
6 1 (0.22%) R
6 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 283 (61.93%) Cisco Certification
2 240 (52.52%) CCNP
3 99 (21.66%) Security Cleared
4 97 (21.23%) CCNA
5 83 (18.16%) SC Cleared
6 81 (17.72%) CCIE
7 23 (5.03%) CCDP
8 18 (3.94%) DV Cleared
9 17 (3.72%) CCSE
10 16 (3.50%) CCSA
11 11 (2.41%) Degree
11 11 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.97%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 8 (1.75%) CCIE Security
13 8 (1.75%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (1.09%) GIAC
15 5 (1.09%) MCSE
16 4 (0.88%) CCSM
16 4 (0.88%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.53%) SLA
2 5 (1.09%) GDPR
2 5 (1.09%) QA
3 4 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.88%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.66%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.44%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.81%) Active Directory
3 20 (4.38%) VMware NSX
4 18 (3.94%) ProxySG
5 12 (2.63%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.75%) vSphere
7 6 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.09%) KVM
9 4 (0.88%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.44%) Docker
10 2 (0.44%) Firmware
11 1 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.22%) NDS
11 1 (0.22%) vCloud
11 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (6.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 26 (5.69%) Cisco Prime
3 19 (4.16%) FortiGate
4 12 (2.63%) Nagios
4 12 (2.63%) SCOM
4 12 (2.63%) vCenter Server
5 11 (2.41%) SCCM
6 10 (2.19%) Cisco UCCX
7 7 (1.53%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.53%) Stealthwatch
8 6 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.09%) TrustSec
10 4 (0.88%) ArcSight ESM
10 4 (0.88%) OpenView
10 4 (0.88%) Opsview
11 3 (0.66%) Cacti
11 3 (0.66%) Cisco CME
11 3 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
11 3 (0.66%) Forum Sentry
11 3 (0.66%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 451 (98.69%) Cisco
2 160 (35.01%) CheckPoint
3 159 (34.79%) F5
4 111 (24.29%) Juniper
5 89 (19.47%) Palo Alto
6 66 (14.44%) VMware
7 64 (14.00%) SolarWinds
8 49 (10.72%) Riverbed
9 41 (8.97%) Blue Coat
10 32 (7.00%) Infoblox
10 32 (7.00%) Meraki
11 31 (6.78%) Fortinet
12 27 (5.91%) Citrix
13 25 (5.47%) Aruba
13 25 (5.47%) Microsoft
14 18 (3.94%) HP
15 14 (3.06%) NetApp
16 13 (2.84%) McAfee
17 12 (2.63%) Forcepoint
17 12 (2.63%) Ruckus Wireless