Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 545 387 439
Rank change year-on-year -158 +52 -40
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 352 592 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.61% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 3.99% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 392 346
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £269
90th Percentile £575 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 11
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £55.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.18% +27.91% +138.49%
10th Percentile £27.38 £39.53 £19.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £55.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -40.91% +100.00% +32.43%

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 13,583 14,845 15,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.54% 15.28% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,371 8,999 8,780
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 759 927
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.05 £49.46 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +4.65% -4.44%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -164 324 £385 -3.75% 69
UK excluding London -124 201 £363 -3.33% 37
London -69 143 £425 -5.56% 33
South East -114 70 £390 -2.50% 12
Midlands -6 37 £350 +3.70% 8
East of England -15 25 £363 -19.44% 6
North of England -23 25 £325 -7.14% 6
West Midlands +11 24 £375 -3.23% 7
South West -6 21 £250 -32.89% 4
North West +9 15 £343 -2.14% 4
East Midlands -8 13 £300 - 1
Wales +13 12 £350 +19.05%
Scotland -4 11 £375 - 1
Yorkshire -37 10 £325 -7.14% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 350 (99.43%) Cisco
2 219 (62.22%) Firewall
3 180 (51.14%) Cisco Certification
4 153 (43.47%) Data Centre
5 150 (42.61%) Cisco ASA
6 121 (34.38%) MPLS
6 121 (34.38%) CCNP
7 120 (34.09%) BGP
8 116 (32.95%) LAN
9 114 (32.39%) CheckPoint
10 113 (32.10%) WAN
11 109 (30.97%) OSPF
12 99 (28.13%) VPN
13 95 (26.99%) F5
14 75 (21.31%) Juniper
15 71 (20.17%) CCIE
15 71 (20.17%) Security Cleared
16 67 (19.03%) Network Security
16 67 (19.03%) Wireless
17 59 (16.76%) ITIL
18 58 (16.48%) CCNA
18 58 (16.48%) Network Design
19 57 (16.19%) EIGRP
20 55 (15.63%) Palo Alto
21 53 (15.06%) Finance
22 50 (14.20%) SC Cleared
22 50 (14.20%) Fortinet
23 46 (13.07%) IPsec
24 43 (12.22%) Cisco IOS
25 41 (11.65%) Load Balancing

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 5 (1.42%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.28%) IIS
2 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.57%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.85%) Akamai
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.57%) Office 365
4 2 (0.57%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 219 (62.22%) Firewall
2 150 (42.61%) Cisco ASA
3 121 (34.38%) MPLS
4 120 (34.09%) BGP
5 116 (32.95%) LAN
6 113 (32.10%) WAN
7 109 (30.97%) OSPF
8 99 (28.13%) VPN
9 67 (19.03%) Network Security
9 67 (19.03%) Wireless
10 57 (16.19%) EIGRP
11 46 (13.07%) IPsec
12 43 (12.22%) Cisco IOS
13 40 (11.36%) TCP/IP
14 38 (10.80%) NX-OS
15 37 (10.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 33 (9.38%) DHCP
16 33 (9.38%) DNS
17 32 (9.09%) Internet
17 32 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.57%) InfluxDB
2 2 (0.57%) MySQL
2 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (3.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 53 (15.06%) Finance
2 24 (6.82%) Banking
3 23 (6.53%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.99%) Retail
5 4 (1.14%) Law
5 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.14%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.85%) Local Government
7 2 (0.57%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 211 (59.94%) Network Engineer
2 80 (22.73%) Cisco Engineer
3 74 (21.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 54 (15.34%) Architect
5 41 (11.65%) Network Security Engineer
5 41 (11.65%) Security Engineer
6 28 (7.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 25 (7.10%) Network Architect
8 16 (4.55%) Cisco Architect
8 16 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
9 15 (4.26%) Cisco Network Architect
9 15 (4.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 13 (3.69%) Data Centre Engineer
10 13 (3.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 12 (3.41%) Lead Network Engineer
12 11 (3.13%) Consultant
12 11 (3.13%) Designer
12 11 (3.13%) Network Specialist
13 10 (2.84%) Network Consultant
14 9 (2.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.14%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.85%) CGI
2 3 (0.85%) Core Data
3 2 (0.57%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.28%) Middleware
4 1 (0.28%) REST
4 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 153 (43.47%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.14%) PKI
6 4 (1.14%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.85%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.57%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.57%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.57%) FMCG
8 2 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.57%) User Experience
8 2 (0.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.28%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.28%) Fintech
9 1 (0.28%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.82%) Windows
2 15 (4.26%) Linux
3 13 (3.69%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.13%) Unix
5 10 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.14%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.85%) CentOS
9 3 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.57%) Solaris
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (16.76%) ITIL
2 58 (16.48%) Network Design
3 41 (11.65%) Load Balancing
4 34 (9.66%) Migration
5 23 (6.53%) Network Architecture
5 23 (6.53%) Network Management
5 23 (6.53%) Service Delivery
6 22 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (5.40%) Change Control
8 18 (5.11%) Service Management
9 16 (4.55%) High Availability
9 16 (4.55%) Statistics
10 14 (3.98%) Change Management
11 13 (3.69%) Service Design
12 12 (3.41%) Problem Management
13 11 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (2.84%) Capacity Management
14 10 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (2.84%) Performance Metrics
14 10 (2.84%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.69%) Python
2 7 (1.99%) Bash Shell
3 6 (1.70%) Perl
4 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.85%) SQL
5 2 (0.57%) C
5 2 (0.57%) Ruby
6 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.28%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 180 (51.14%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (34.38%) CCNP
3 71 (20.17%) CCIE
3 71 (20.17%) Security Cleared
4 58 (16.48%) CCNA
5 50 (14.20%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.55%) Degree
6 16 (4.55%) MCSE
6 16 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (3.98%) CCSA
8 13 (3.69%) MCP
9 10 (2.84%) CCDA
9 10 (2.84%) CCDP
10 9 (2.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 9 (2.56%) CCSP
11 7 (1.99%) CISSP
12 4 (1.14%) CCSE
12 4 (1.14%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.14%) Master's Degree
12 4 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 10 (2.84%) SLA
3 6 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.57%) QA
6 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.98%) VMware NSX
3 12 (3.41%) Active Directory
4 11 (3.13%) iptables
5 9 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.56%) vSphere
6 7 (1.99%) XenApp
7 5 (1.42%) NFS
8 4 (1.14%) DFS Replication
8 4 (1.14%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.14%) XenServer
9 2 (0.57%) Firmware
10 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.28%) vCloud
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (3.98%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (3.41%) Nagios
3 11 (3.13%) SELinux
4 8 (2.27%) Cacti
4 8 (2.27%) SCOM
5 7 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.99%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.70%) SCCM
6 6 (1.70%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (1.42%) Opsview
7 5 (1.42%) Stealthwatch
8 4 (1.14%) Ansible
8 4 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.14%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.14%) vRealize
9 3 (0.85%) Puppet
10 2 (0.57%) Icinga
10 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.57%) Salt
10 2 (0.57%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 350 (99.43%) Cisco
2 114 (32.39%) CheckPoint
3 95 (26.99%) F5
4 75 (21.31%) Juniper
5 55 (15.63%) Palo Alto
6 50 (14.20%) Fortinet
7 41 (11.65%) Citrix
7 41 (11.65%) VMware
8 30 (8.52%) SolarWinds
9 27 (7.67%) Microsoft
9 27 (7.67%) Riverbed
10 21 (5.97%) HP
11 14 (3.98%) Meraki
12 13 (3.69%) Blue Coat
13 9 (2.56%) Arista
13 9 (2.56%) Avaya
13 9 (2.56%) Brocade
14 8 (2.27%) NetApp
14 8 (2.27%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.99%) CA