Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Support was £265 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Support
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 825 818 818
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Support 62 73 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.069% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.073% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 42
UK median daily rate £265 £356 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.70% +23.29% -3.75%
10th Percentile £172 £193 £188
90th Percentile £366 £550 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £338 £291
% change year-on-year -33.33% +15.88% -6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
UK median hourly rate £28.00 - £16.50
10th Percentile £24.90 - £13.35
90th Percentile £29.00 - £19.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 - £16.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Cisco Support
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cisco Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Support in the UK

Cisco Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Support.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Support in the UK

Cisco Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Support over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Support in the UK

Cisco Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Support.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Support in the UK

Cisco Support
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Support within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +6 59 £269 -25.79%
London -19 32 £270 -36.47%
UK excluding London +28 30 £225 -33.33%
South West +2 9 £273 -12.80%
East of England -12 9 £200 -6.98%
South East -7 5 £170 -53.04%
North of England +57 3 £244 -18.75%
Yorkshire +20 3 £244 -23.53%
Scotland -3 2 £275 -3.93%
Midlands +22 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 £180 -

Cisco Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Cisco Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Cisco Support in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) Cisco
2 30 (48.39%) Firewall
3 29 (46.77%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (43.55%) Wireless
5 22 (35.48%) CCNA
6 19 (30.65%) WAN
7 17 (27.42%) VPN
8 15 (24.19%) LAN
9 14 (22.58%) ITIL
10 13 (20.97%) Windows
10 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
10 13 (20.97%) CCNP
11 11 (17.74%) Citrix
12 10 (16.13%) DHCP
12 10 (16.13%) CheckPoint
13 9 (14.52%) DNS
13 9 (14.52%) Cisco Prime
13 9 (14.52%) Finance
13 9 (14.52%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (12.90%) MPLS
15 7 (11.29%) Avaya
15 7 (11.29%) Juniper
15 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
15 7 (11.29%) VoIP
15 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Office
15 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
15 7 (11.29%) Cisco Nexus
16 6 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
16 6 (9.68%) Meraki
16 6 (9.68%) Cisco ISE

Cisco Support Skill Set
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 (8.06%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Office 365
2 2 (3.23%) G Suite
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (48.39%) Firewall
2 27 (43.55%) Wireless
3 19 (30.65%) WAN
4 17 (27.42%) VPN
5 15 (24.19%) LAN
6 10 (16.13%) DHCP
7 9 (14.52%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (14.52%) DNS
8 8 (12.90%) MPLS
9 7 (11.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (11.29%) VoIP
10 6 (9.68%) Broadband
10 6 (9.68%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (9.68%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (9.68%) SNMP
11 5 (8.06%) Network Security
11 5 (8.06%) OSPF
11 5 (8.06%) Skype
12 4 (6.45%) BGP
12 4 (6.45%) Internet
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.61%) Billing
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.23%) LAMP
3 1 (1.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.61%) FMCG
3 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Windows
2 6 (9.68%) Linux
2 6 (9.68%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.84%) Unix
4 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) ITIL
2 6 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (8.06%) Network Design
3 5 (8.06%) Network Management
4 4 (6.45%) High Availability
5 3 (4.84%) Break/Fix
5 3 (4.84%) Change Control
5 3 (4.84%) Creative Thinking
5 3 (4.84%) Presales
5 3 (4.84%) Project Management
5 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.23%) Change Management
6 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (3.23%) Migration
6 2 (3.23%) PRINCE
6 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (1.61%) Global Marketing
7 1 (1.61%) Line Management
7 1 (1.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (46.77%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (35.48%) CCNA
3 13 (20.97%) CCNP
4 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) CCDP
5 2 (3.23%) CCIE
5 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) CWNA
6 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) vSphere
2 2 (3.23%) XenApp
3 1 (1.61%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.61%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.61%) vCloud
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (4.84%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) TrustSec
3 2 (3.23%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco CME
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (17.74%) Citrix
3 10 (16.13%) CheckPoint
4 7 (11.29%) Avaya
4 7 (11.29%) Juniper
4 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (9.68%) Meraki
6 4 (6.45%) Dell
6 4 (6.45%) HP
7 3 (4.84%) Aruba
7 3 (4.84%) F5
7 3 (4.84%) NICE Systems
7 3 (4.84%) Nortel
7 3 (4.84%) Red Box
7 3 (4.84%) Verint
7 3 (4.84%) VMware
8 2 (3.23%) Etrali
8 2 (3.23%) NETGEAR
8 2 (3.23%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.23%) SonicWALL