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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 400 392
Rank change year-on-year +50 -8  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 273 262 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.17% 3.30% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 157 136
Median daily rate £399 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year -1.31% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £27.38 £43.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.32% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £43.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -36.32% +100.00%  

Cisco Nexus is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6545 7942 7919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.47% 14.76% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 4754 4323
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 339 435
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Cisco Nexus
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cisco Nexus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Nexus over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Nexus in the UK

Cisco Nexus
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 254 £400 +5.26% 24
South East +7 95 £450 +18.42% 7
London +13 72 £450 +16.12% 8
Hampshire +11 41 £450 +25.00% 1
South West +6 25 £338 -15.36% 2
West Midlands +29 17 £363 - 1
Milton Keynes +11 17 £525 +16.53%
Buckinghamshire +5 17 £525 +16.53% 1
Berkshire +1 15 £350 -17.15% 3
Yorkshire +11 13 £500 +33.33% 1
East of England +6 13 £425 +41.66%
West Yorkshire +17 12 £500 +28.20% 1
Bristol 0 12 £348 -12.85% 1
Birmingham +10 10 £363 -
East Midlands +1 10 £300 -7.69% 3
Fareham - 10 £475 -
Wales +14 8 £294 -28.78% 3
North West +26 7 £370 -23.11% 1
Leeds +7 7 £500 +31.57% 1
Southampton - 7 £450 -
Kent - 7 £169 - 1
South Wales - 7 £288 - 3
Northamptonshire - 6 £300 -
Winchester +8 5 £456 +21.66%
Hertfordshire - 5 £500 -
Middlesex - 5 £335 -
Telford +40 4 £454 -
Shropshire +36 4 £454 -
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £413 -
Reading +1 4 £350 -22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Nexus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cisco Nexus.

1 546 (98.91%) Cisco
2 288 (52.17%) Firewall
3 273 (49.46%) Cisco Certification
4 215 (38.95%) Data Centre
5 207 (37.50%) CCNP
6 193 (34.96%) Cisco ASA
7 172 (31.16%) F5
8 171 (30.98%) CheckPoint
9 160 (28.99%) BGP
10 157 (28.44%) WAN
11 146 (26.45%) LAN
12 141 (25.54%) Security Cleared
13 138 (25.00%) OSPF
14 132 (23.91%) Wireless
15 130 (23.55%) MPLS
16 128 (23.19%) Juniper
16 128 (23.19%) VPN
17 126 (22.83%) CCNA
18 116 (21.01%) SC Cleared
19 113 (20.47%) ITIL
20 112 (20.29%) VMware
21 86 (15.58%) Palo Alto
22 79 (14.31%) Microsoft
22 79 (14.31%) Load Balancing
23 76 (13.77%) Linux
24 73 (13.22%) TCP/IP
25 72 (13.04%) Network Security
26 71 (12.86%) CCIE
27 70 (12.68%) DNS
28 66 (11.96%) Windows

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 (1.81%) Confluence
2 7 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.09%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.91%) SAS
5 4 (0.72%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.08%) MS Office
3 5 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.72%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.18%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.99%) IaaS
3 9 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.27%) PaaS
4 7 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (0.72%) SaaS
6 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.36%) Office 365
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 288 (52.17%) Firewall
2 193 (34.96%) Cisco ASA
3 160 (28.99%) BGP
4 157 (28.44%) WAN
5 146 (26.45%) LAN
6 138 (25.00%) OSPF
7 132 (23.91%) Wireless
8 130 (23.55%) MPLS
9 128 (23.19%) VPN
10 73 (13.22%) TCP/IP
11 72 (13.04%) Network Security
12 70 (12.68%) DNS
13 65 (11.78%) IPsec
14 63 (11.41%) EIGRP
15 58 (10.51%) Cisco IOS
16 50 (9.06%) DHCP
17 48 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
18 46 (8.33%) SAN
19 45 (8.15%) SSL
20 43 (7.79%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
1 16 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 12 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.72%) Big Data
5 2 (0.36%) MySQL
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.18%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
2 13 (2.36%) Vagrant
3 11 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.99%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (1.81%) JIRA
5 3 (0.54%) Subversion
6 1 (0.18%) Hudson
6 1 (0.18%) PEAR
General
1 56 (10.14%) Finance
2 33 (5.98%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.99%) Banking
4 14 (2.54%) Law
5 7 (1.27%) Electronics
5 7 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.27%) Retail
6 6 (1.09%) Marketing
7 5 (0.91%) Billing
8 4 (0.72%) Legal
8 4 (0.72%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.36%) Games
9 2 (0.36%) German Language
9 2 (0.36%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Back Office
10 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 259 (46.92%) Network Engineer
2 114 (20.65%) Cisco Engineer
3 97 (17.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 69 (12.50%) Architect
5 43 (7.79%) Senior Network Engineer
6 41 (7.43%) Consultant
7 30 (5.43%) Network Architect
8 27 (4.89%) Analyst
8 27 (4.89%) Network Analyst
9 25 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (4.35%) Network Consultant
11 23 (4.17%) Administrator
11 23 (4.17%) Support Engineer
12 21 (3.80%) Security Engineer
13 20 (3.62%) Network Security Engineer
13 20 (3.62%) Network Support
13 20 (3.62%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 17 (3.08%) Network Support Engineer
15 15 (2.72%) Data Centre Engineer
16 14 (2.54%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.35%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.99%) Middleware
3 10 (1.81%) Software Packaging
4 6 (1.09%) CSS
5 5 (0.91%) XMPP
6 4 (0.72%) Web Services
7 2 (0.36%) JSON
7 2 (0.36%) REST
7 2 (0.36%) SOAP
7 2 (0.36%) XML
7 2 (0.36%) XSLT
8 1 (0.18%) CGI
8 1 (0.18%) COM
8 1 (0.18%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 215 (38.95%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (2.36%) EMC VNX
5 13 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (2.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 11 (1.99%) Driving Licence
7 11 (1.99%) EMC VMAX
8 10 (1.81%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.81%) FlexPod
8 10 (1.81%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.63%) Clustering
9 9 (1.63%) PKI
10 7 (1.27%) IPTV
10 7 (1.27%) Over-the-Top Content
10 7 (1.27%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.27%) STB
10 7 (1.27%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.77%) Linux
2 66 (11.96%) Windows
3 47 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (5.62%) Unix
5 22 (3.99%) CentOS
6 21 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (3.08%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.81%) Solaris
9 7 (1.27%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.72%) Android
10 4 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.36%) CatOS
12 2 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (20.47%) ITIL
2 79 (14.31%) Load Balancing
3 61 (11.05%) Migration
3 61 (11.05%) Network Design
4 57 (10.33%) Network Management
5 48 (8.70%) Service Management
6 46 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (6.34%) Change Management
8 33 (5.98%) Converged Infrastructure
8 33 (5.98%) High Availability
9 31 (5.62%) Service Design
10 30 (5.43%) Scrum
11 29 (5.25%) Project Management
12 27 (4.89%) DevOps
13 23 (4.17%) Configuration Management
14 22 (3.99%) Network Architecture
14 22 (3.99%) Service Delivery
15 21 (3.80%) ITIL V3
16 20 (3.62%) Incident Management
17 18 (3.26%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.62%) Python
2 12 (2.17%) Perl
3 11 (1.99%) SQL
4 10 (1.81%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.09%) C#
5 6 (1.09%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.91%) Lisp
7 3 (0.54%) C
7 3 (0.54%) Java
8 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.36%) PHP
8 2 (0.36%) XPath
9 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 273 (49.46%) Cisco Certification
2 207 (37.50%) CCNP
3 141 (25.54%) Security Cleared
4 126 (22.83%) CCNA
5 116 (21.01%) SC Cleared
6 71 (12.86%) CCIE
7 22 (3.99%) JNCIA
8 20 (3.62%) Degree
9 19 (3.44%) DV Cleared
10 18 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (3.08%) CCDP
12 10 (1.81%) CCSE
12 10 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.63%) CCDA
13 9 (1.63%) CCIP
13 9 (1.63%) MCSA
14 8 (1.45%) CCSP
15 7 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.09%) CCSA
16 6 (1.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.53%) SLA
2 23 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.72%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.54%) GPG13
5 5 (0.91%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.36%) QA
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (11.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (6.52%) vCloud
3 30 (5.43%) Active Directory
4 25 (4.53%) vSphere
5 23 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.54%) Hyper-V
7 12 (2.17%) ProxySG
7 12 (2.17%) XenApp
8 10 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (1.81%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (0.72%) Firmware
9 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.54%) SRDF
11 2 (0.36%) BIND 9
11 2 (0.36%) NFS
12 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.18%) Docker
12 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 39 (7.07%) FortiGate
2 38 (6.88%) Cisco Prime
3 19 (3.44%) Nagios
4 18 (3.26%) Puppet
5 13 (2.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 12 (2.17%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.99%) Forum Sentry
7 11 (1.99%) vRealize
8 10 (1.81%) AppDNA
9 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (1.27%) OPNET
10 7 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (1.09%) PowerCLI
12 5 (0.91%) Ansible
12 5 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.72%) Cacti
13 4 (0.72%) EnCase
13 4 (0.72%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 546 (98.91%) Cisco
2 172 (31.16%) F5
3 171 (30.98%) CheckPoint
4 128 (23.19%) Juniper
5 112 (20.29%) VMware
6 86 (15.58%) Palo Alto
7 79 (14.31%) Microsoft
8 59 (10.69%) SolarWinds
9 38 (6.88%) Citrix
10 37 (6.70%) Riverbed
11 35 (6.34%) HP
12 31 (5.62%) Blue Coat
13 28 (5.07%) Brocade
14 26 (4.71%) EMC
15 23 (4.17%) Aruba
15 23 (4.17%) Red Hat
16 21 (3.80%) Nokia
17 19 (3.44%) Arista
17 19 (3.44%) NetApp
17 19 (3.44%) Oracle
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