Period
to 14 October 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 6 months to 14 October 2019 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco
UK
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 69 65
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 -16
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,257 3,545 3,318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.81% 3.47% 3.37%
As % of the Vendors category 8.84% 8.25% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,045 2,068 2,097
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £203 £208 £185
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +0.65% +4.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 206 192
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £23.15 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.59% -7.14% +1.76%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.52 £12.53
90th Percentile £52.00 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year +23.60% -9.18% -2.00%

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 36,840 42,988 42,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.13% 42.06% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,116 26,591 26,162
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £241
90th Percentile £638 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,415 1,663 1,376
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.87 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £16.50 £16.88
% change year-on-year +14.77% -2.27% -0.69%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK over the 6 months to 14 October 2019. 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 +11 2,969 £400 - 1,141
UK excluding London +13 2,204 £390 +0.65% 885
London -12 951 £400 -5.88% 331
South East +14 768 £400 - 274
North of England +20 452 £375 - 209
Midlands +9 290 £388 +10.71% 158
South West -7 276 £425 +19.30% 96
North West +19 273 £363 -6.45% 130
East of England +23 208 £395 -1.25% 73
West Midlands +4 182 £400 +3.23% 97
Scotland +35 143 £375 +15.38% 41
Yorkshire +11 139 £375 -6.25% 62
East Midlands +20 107 £350 +7.69% 61
Wales +4 46 £350 -12.50% 24
North East +10 41 £300 -11.11% 17
Northern Ireland -7 25 £300 -7.69% 10

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco 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.

1 1,356 (41.63%) Firewall
2 1,273 (39.09%) Cisco Certification
3 909 (27.91%) WAN
4 854 (26.22%) Windows
5 842 (25.85%) LAN
6 795 (24.41%) CCNP
7 761 (23.37%) VMware
8 651 (19.99%) CCNA
9 634 (19.47%) Microsoft
10 628 (19.28%) Data Centre
11 532 (16.33%) Active Directory
12 516 (15.84%) VPN
13 509 (15.63%) Juniper
14 504 (15.47%) Cisco ASA
15 498 (15.29%) Wireless
16 487 (14.95%) CheckPoint
17 483 (14.83%) Security Cleared
18 474 (14.55%) BGP
19 460 (14.12%) ITIL
20 432 (13.26%) Windows Server
21 425 (13.05%) VMware Infrastructure
22 410 (12.59%) F5
23 408 (12.53%) Migration
24 403 (12.37%) Network Security
25 383 (11.76%) Palo Alto
26 382 (11.73%) Finance
26 382 (11.73%) MPLS
27 368 (11.30%) OSPF
28 359 (11.02%) DNS
29 354 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus

Cisco
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
1 228 (7.00%) MS Exchange
2 162 (4.97%) Skype for Business
3 86 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 80 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 37 (1.14%) IIS
8 18 (0.55%) Confluence
9 16 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (0.37%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.31%) Apache
11 10 (0.31%) IBM Domino
11 10 (0.31%) JBoss
12 8 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.25%) IBM Notes
12 8 (0.25%) Mattermost
12 8 (0.25%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.18%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 170 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 40 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.092%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 2 (0.061%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.15%) assyst
3 3 (0.092%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.031%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.031%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.031%) RMDS
5 1 (0.031%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.031%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 351 (10.78%) Azure
2 347 (10.65%) Office 365
3 257 (7.89%) AWS
4 71 (2.18%) IaaS
5 53 (1.63%) PaaS
6 47 (1.44%) SaaS
7 39 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 28 (0.86%) GCP
10 26 (0.80%) GitHub
11 25 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 24 (0.74%) OneDrive
13 21 (0.64%) Mimecast
14 18 (0.55%) OpenShift
15 16 (0.49%) G Suite
16 10 (0.31%) Azure Stack
17 9 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
18 7 (0.21%) Power Platform
18 7 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 6 (0.18%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 1,356 (41.63%) Firewall
2 909 (27.91%) WAN
3 842 (25.85%) LAN
4 516 (15.84%) VPN
5 504 (15.47%) Cisco ASA
6 498 (15.29%) Wireless
7 474 (14.55%) BGP
8 403 (12.37%) Network Security
9 382 (11.73%) MPLS
10 368 (11.30%) OSPF
11 359 (11.02%) DNS
12 354 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
13 335 (10.29%) TCP/IP
14 285 (8.75%) VoIP
15 245 (7.52%) DHCP
16 215 (6.60%) Wi-Fi
17 199 (6.11%) Cisco IOS
18 196 (6.02%) VLAN
19 182 (5.59%) Skype
20 171 (5.25%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 31 (0.95%) MySQL
3 19 (0.58%) Big Data
4 14 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 13 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.21%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.21%) Power BI
8 7 (0.21%) SQL Server 2017
9 6 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.15%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.15%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.12%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.12%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.092%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 56 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 47 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 30 (0.92%) JIRA
4 26 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 16 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (0.43%) Visual Studio
8 13 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (0.34%) Gerrit
9 11 (0.34%) Hudson
10 10 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.25%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.25%) GitLab
12 7 (0.21%) MSI
13 5 (0.15%) Subversion
13 5 (0.15%) Travis CI
14 3 (0.092%) JUnit
14 3 (0.092%) Mockito
15 2 (0.061%) Ant
15 2 (0.061%) InstallShield
General
1 382 (11.73%) Finance
2 339 (10.41%) Telecoms
3 152 (4.67%) Public Sector
4 113 (3.47%) Banking
5 43 (1.32%) Retail
6 37 (1.14%) Legal
7 33 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 33 (1.01%) Law
8 31 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 28 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 25 (0.77%) Publishing
11 20 (0.61%) Advertising
11 20 (0.61%) Marketing
12 17 (0.52%) Local Government
12 17 (0.52%) Military
13 15 (0.46%) Multimedia
14 14 (0.43%) Billing
15 13 (0.40%) Back Office
15 13 (0.40%) Electronics
16 11 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,223 (37.55%) Network Engineer
2 359 (11.02%) Architect
3 328 (10.07%) Cisco Engineer
4 249 (7.65%) Analyst
5 239 (7.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 234 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 190 (5.83%) Network Architect
8 173 (5.31%) Support Engineer
9 164 (5.04%) Security Engineer
10 152 (4.67%) Consultant
11 134 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
12 126 (3.87%) Network Security Engineer
13 88 (2.70%) Support Analyst
14 86 (2.64%) Network Support
15 81 (2.49%) Administrator
16 78 (2.39%) Project Manager
17 76 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support
18 74 (2.27%) Firewall Engineer
19 64 (1.96%) IT Support
20 63 (1.93%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (2.46%) 802.1X
2 58 (1.78%) Web Services
3 35 (1.07%) LDAP
4 24 (0.74%) REST
5 23 (0.71%) .NET
6 22 (0.68%) Middleware
7 21 (0.64%) JSON
8 20 (0.61%) XMPP
9 19 (0.58%) XML
10 16 (0.49%) SAML
11 14 (0.43%) Django
11 14 (0.43%) Regular Expression
12 10 (0.31%) OAuth
12 10 (0.31%) OpenID
13 9 (0.28%) YAML
14 8 (0.25%) J2EE
15 7 (0.21%) HTML
15 7 (0.21%) SOAP
16 6 (0.18%) CSS
16 6 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 628 (19.28%) Data Centre
2 120 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (3.44%) Video Conferencing
4 95 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 66 (2.03%) Public Cloud
6 60 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (1.60%) Replication
8 51 (1.57%) PKI
9 42 (1.29%) Clustering
10 40 (1.23%) Driving Licence
11 37 (1.14%) Private Cloud
12 36 (1.11%) NHS
12 36 (1.11%) User Experience
13 33 (1.01%) iPhone
14 32 (0.98%) CMDB
14 32 (0.98%) Smartphone
15 31 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
16 30 (0.92%) Blackberry
17 26 (0.80%) Fibre Optics
18 23 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 854 (26.22%) Windows
2 432 (13.26%) Windows Server
3 340 (10.44%) Linux
4 227 (6.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 207 (6.36%) Windows 10
6 166 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 147 (4.51%) Windows 7
8 100 (3.07%) Unix
9 91 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 74 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 42 (1.29%) Android
12 34 (1.04%) Solaris
13 33 (1.01%) Windows XP
14 32 (0.98%) Windows 8
15 29 (0.89%) Mac OS
16 26 (0.80%) CentOS
17 19 (0.58%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.49%) Check Point GAiA
18 16 (0.49%) Ubuntu
19 12 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (14.12%) ITIL
2 408 (12.53%) Migration
3 281 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 250 (7.68%) Network Design
5 215 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
6 196 (6.02%) Load Balancing
7 193 (5.93%) Change Management
8 187 (5.74%) Project Management
9 137 (4.21%) Project Delivery
10 132 (4.05%) Service Delivery
11 131 (4.02%) Network Monitoring
12 129 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
13 128 (3.93%) DevOps
14 126 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
15 124 (3.81%) Network Management
16 116 (3.56%) Incident Management
17 110 (3.38%) Service Management
18 104 (3.19%) Problem Management
19 94 (2.89%) Information Security
20 90 (2.76%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 215 (6.60%) PowerShell
2 148 (4.54%) Python
3 145 (4.45%) SQL
4 68 (2.09%) Java
5 60 (1.84%) C
6 46 (1.41%) Perl
7 31 (0.95%) Bash Shell
8 18 (0.55%) JavaScript
9 15 (0.46%) VBScript
10 11 (0.34%) PHP
11 10 (0.31%) C#
12 8 (0.25%) Ruby
12 8 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.21%) Prolog
13 7 (0.21%) Tcl
13 7 (0.21%) VB
14 6 (0.18%) C++
15 5 (0.15%) Go
16 3 (0.092%) Korn
17 2 (0.061%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1,273 (39.09%) Cisco Certification
2 795 (24.41%) CCNP
3 651 (19.99%) CCNA
4 483 (14.83%) Security Cleared
5 307 (9.43%) SC Cleared
6 304 (9.33%) CCIE
7 184 (5.65%) Degree
8 151 (4.64%) DV Cleared
9 137 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 111 (3.41%) CCDP
11 76 (2.33%) MCSE
12 62 (1.90%) MCSA
13 47 (1.44%) MCP
14 44 (1.35%) CCSA
14 44 (1.35%) CCSE
15 42 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
16 41 (1.26%) CISSP
17 40 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 39 (1.20%) CCDA
18 39 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (3.96%) SLA
2 50 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (1.14%) QA
4 29 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.61%) GDPR
7 11 (0.34%) PMO
8 10 (0.31%) COBIT
8 10 (0.31%) NIST
9 6 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.18%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.15%) NCSC
11 4 (0.12%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.092%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.061%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.031%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.031%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.031%) MiFID
System Software
1 532 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 425 (13.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (5.31%) Hyper-V
4 119 (3.65%) vSphere
5 108 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
6 84 (2.58%) VMware NSX
7 69 (2.12%) XenApp
8 48 (1.47%) Docker
9 42 (1.29%) XenDesktop
10 33 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
11 26 (0.80%) ProxySG
11 26 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (0.74%) Firmware
13 19 (0.58%) vCloud
14 16 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 12 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
16 11 (0.34%) KVM
17 10 (0.31%) Terminal Services
18 9 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 210 (6.45%) SCCM
2 123 (3.78%) Ansible
3 121 (3.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 106 (3.25%) FortiGate
5 85 (2.61%) SCOM
6 80 (2.46%) Cisco Prime
7 55 (1.69%) vCenter Server
8 47 (1.44%) Puppet
9 44 (1.35%) WSUS
10 39 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
11 38 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
12 37 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
13 31 (0.95%) Kubernetes
14 29 (0.89%) Nagios
15 28 (0.86%) Nessus
16 26 (0.80%) AirWatch
17 25 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
17 25 (0.77%) vRealize
18 17 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
19 16 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 761 (23.37%) VMware
2 634 (19.47%) Microsoft
3 509 (15.63%) Juniper
4 487 (14.95%) CheckPoint
5 410 (12.59%) F5
6 383 (11.76%) Palo Alto
7 308 (9.46%) Citrix
8 264 (8.11%) HP
9 222 (6.82%) Meraki
10 209 (6.42%) Dell
11 198 (6.08%) Fortinet
12 175 (5.37%) SolarWinds
13 169 (5.19%) Aruba
14 153 (4.70%) NetApp
15 148 (4.54%) EMC
16 114 (3.50%) McAfee
17 107 (3.29%) Blue Coat
18 89 (2.73%) Red Hat
19 72 (2.21%) Riverbed
20 70 (2.15%) Avaya