Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 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.

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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 65 47
Rank change year-on-year -4 -18 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,512 3,436 4,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.43% 3.36% 4.38%
As % of the Vendors category 8.13% 7.89% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,107 2,145 2,783
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.66% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £181 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 180 200
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09% +17.86%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.73 £11.83
90th Percentile £47.03 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year +20.48% -15.31% +16.67%

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 43,195 43,557 47,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.18% 42.66% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,766 27,037 29,277
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £237 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,647 1,458 1,722
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.58 £10.20
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.96 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% - -5.27%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Top 18 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 18 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 -4 3,203 £400 +6.67% 1,058
UK excluding London -3 2,181 £390 +11.43% 779
London +6 1,243 £425 +6.25% 322
South East -4 693 £400 +5.68% 185
North of England -7 478 £385 +10.00% 209
Midlands -7 354 £375 +2.74% 158
South West -13 267 £377 +7.72% 89
North West +3 236 £400 - 111
West Midlands -16 218 £388 +3.33% 94
Yorkshire -1 197 £390 +1.96% 85
East of England -12 168 £400 +14.29% 93
East Midlands +11 131 £328 -6.29% 64
Scotland -26 130 £375 +15.38% 27
Wales -12 55 £425 +88.89% 14
North East -24 45 £310 -4.62% 13
Northern Ireland +59 41 £375 +5.26% 3
Isle of Man +2 5 £425 -
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 1,439 (40.97%) Firewall
2 1,298 (36.96%) Cisco Certification
3 983 (27.99%) WAN
4 982 (27.96%) Windows
5 852 (24.26%) LAN
6 832 (23.69%) VMware
7 830 (23.63%) CCNP
8 686 (19.53%) Microsoft
9 674 (19.19%) Security Cleared
10 664 (18.91%) Data Centre
11 633 (18.02%) CheckPoint
12 621 (17.68%) CCNA
13 580 (16.51%) ITIL
14 573 (16.32%) Wireless
15 571 (16.26%) Active Directory
16 552 (15.72%) Juniper
17 522 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
17 522 (14.86%) SC Cleared
18 507 (14.44%) VPN
19 483 (13.75%) BGP
20 471 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
21 449 (12.78%) Windows Server
22 447 (12.73%) Cisco Nexus
23 428 (12.19%) OSPF
23 428 (12.19%) Finance
24 423 (12.04%) Network Security
25 417 (11.87%) F5
26 408 (11.62%) Linux
27 395 (11.25%) Migration
28 360 (10.25%) MPLS

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
1 173 (4.93%) MS Exchange
2 139 (3.96%) Skype for Business
3 108 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 61 (1.74%) IIS
5 60 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 48 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (1.00%) OpenStack
8 31 (0.88%) Confluence
9 28 (0.80%) Apache
10 26 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 14 (0.40%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.37%) CMS
12 13 (0.37%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.23%) nginx
14 7 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.17%) Site Server
16 5 (0.14%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 209 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 64 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 26 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.085%) SPSS
7 2 (0.057%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.028%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.028%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.028%) HipChat
8 1 (0.028%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.028%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.085%) Eikon
2 3 (0.085%) LatentZero
2 3 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.085%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.028%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 1 (0.028%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.028%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.028%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.028%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 358 (10.19%) Office 365
2 341 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 281 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 81 (2.31%) IaaS
5 55 (1.57%) PaaS
6 31 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (0.88%) SaaS
7 28 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.43%) OpenShift
10 12 (0.34%) Mimecast
11 11 (0.31%) Akamai
12 9 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.23%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.20%) G Suite
14 7 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.17%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1,439 (40.97%) Firewall
2 983 (27.99%) WAN
3 852 (24.26%) LAN
4 573 (16.32%) Wireless
5 522 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
6 507 (14.44%) VPN
7 483 (13.75%) BGP
8 447 (12.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 428 (12.19%) OSPF
10 423 (12.04%) Network Security
11 360 (10.25%) MPLS
12 357 (10.17%) DNS
13 356 (10.14%) TCP/IP
14 311 (8.86%) VoIP
15 260 (7.40%) DHCP
16 240 (6.83%) Cisco IOS
17 216 (6.15%) SAN
18 200 (5.69%) Internet
19 184 (5.24%) IPsec
20 182 (5.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 32 (0.91%) MySQL
3 23 (0.65%) Relational Database
4 19 (0.54%) Big Data
5 18 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 18 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 15 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 14 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.28%) MariaDB
9 9 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.17%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.14%) HBase
13 5 (0.14%) Mahout
13 5 (0.14%) Sqoop
14 4 (0.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 53 (1.51%) JIRA
2 45 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 40 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 24 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 19 (0.54%) SonarQube
7 14 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (0.28%) Gerrit
9 9 (0.26%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.23%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.23%) Rational Team Concert
11 7 (0.20%) Subversion
11 7 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.17%) NetBeans
12 6 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.085%) AdminStudio
13 3 (0.085%) Robot Framework
14 2 (0.057%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.057%) Metasploit
14 2 (0.057%) Rational DOORS
General
1 428 (12.19%) Finance
2 216 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 135 (3.84%) Banking
4 110 (3.13%) Retail
5 53 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 30 (0.85%) Law
7 24 (0.68%) Legal
8 22 (0.63%) Marketing
9 17 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.40%) Advertising
11 13 (0.37%) Automotive
11 13 (0.37%) Back Office
11 13 (0.37%) Electronics
12 12 (0.34%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.28%) Billing
13 10 (0.28%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.28%) Spanish Language
14 9 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
14 9 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,205 (34.31%) Network Engineer
2 389 (11.08%) Architect
2 389 (11.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 315 (8.97%) Analyst
4 264 (7.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 234 (6.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 212 (6.04%) Support Engineer
7 191 (5.44%) Senior Network Engineer
8 186 (5.30%) Consultant
9 184 (5.24%) Network Architect
10 180 (5.13%) Security Engineer
11 131 (3.73%) Network Security Engineer
12 94 (2.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 91 (2.59%) Network Support
14 89 (2.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 88 (2.51%) Support Analyst
16 87 (2.48%) IT Support
17 85 (2.42%) 2nd Line Support
18 84 (2.39%) Network Consultant
19 73 (2.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (2.68%) 802.1X
2 38 (1.08%) Web Services
3 37 (1.05%) Middleware
4 35 (1.00%) XMPP
5 32 (0.91%) LDAP
6 25 (0.71%) XML
7 23 (0.65%) REST
8 21 (0.60%) JSON
9 20 (0.57%) HTML
10 17 (0.48%) .NET
11 15 (0.43%) RESTful
12 14 (0.40%) SAML
13 12 (0.34%) SOAP
14 10 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (0.23%) CGI
15 8 (0.23%) CSS
16 7 (0.20%) COM
16 7 (0.20%) Spine.js
17 6 (0.17%) OAuth
17 6 (0.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 664 (18.91%) Data Centre
2 187 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 114 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
5 88 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 82 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 81 (2.31%) PKI
8 59 (1.68%) Private Cloud
9 45 (1.28%) Blackberry
10 44 (1.25%) Driving Licence
11 43 (1.22%) Clustering
12 42 (1.20%) Public Cloud
13 39 (1.11%) Handset
14 32 (0.91%) iPhone
15 31 (0.88%) Fat Client
15 31 (0.88%) Thin Client
16 26 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
16 26 (0.74%) Virtual Team
17 25 (0.71%) User Experience
18 22 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 982 (27.96%) Windows
2 449 (12.78%) Windows Server
3 408 (11.62%) Linux
4 210 (5.98%) Windows 7
5 206 (5.87%) Windows 10
6 203 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 153 (4.36%) Unix
8 145 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 50 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (1.28%) Solaris
12 42 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 31 (0.88%) Android
14 30 (0.85%) CentOS
15 20 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.51%) Mac OS
16 18 (0.51%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.34%) Check Point GAiA
18 10 (0.28%) AIX
19 8 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (16.51%) ITIL
2 395 (11.25%) Migration
3 291 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 287 (8.17%) Network Design
5 198 (5.64%) Load Balancing
6 189 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
7 186 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
8 170 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
9 156 (4.44%) Service Management
10 145 (4.13%) Network Management
11 134 (3.82%) Change Management
11 134 (3.82%) Project Management
12 122 (3.47%) Service Delivery
13 119 (3.39%) PRINCE2
14 118 (3.36%) DevOps
15 106 (3.02%) Incident Management
16 105 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
17 99 (2.82%) Network Architecture
18 95 (2.71%) Stakeholder Management
19 92 (2.62%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 202 (5.75%) PowerShell
2 172 (4.90%) SQL
3 139 (3.96%) Python
4 62 (1.77%) Bash Shell
5 54 (1.54%) Perl
6 53 (1.51%) Java
7 51 (1.45%) C
8 36 (1.03%) JavaScript
9 19 (0.54%) Shell Script
10 17 (0.48%) PHP
10 17 (0.48%) VBScript
11 15 (0.43%) VB
12 11 (0.31%) C++
13 9 (0.26%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.26%) Ruby
14 8 (0.23%) C#
14 8 (0.23%) Tcl
15 7 (0.20%) VBA
16 5 (0.14%) Bourne shell
16 5 (0.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1,298 (36.96%) Cisco Certification
2 830 (23.63%) CCNP
3 674 (19.19%) Security Cleared
4 621 (17.68%) CCNA
5 522 (14.86%) SC Cleared
6 264 (7.52%) CCIE
7 187 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 183 (5.21%) Degree
9 135 (3.84%) DV Cleared
10 114 (3.25%) MCSE
11 83 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 77 (2.19%) CCDP
13 66 (1.88%) MCSA
14 60 (1.71%) CCSE
15 55 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
16 51 (1.45%) CCSA
17 45 (1.28%) CISSP
18 43 (1.22%) MCP
19 41 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 40 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (3.79%) SLA
2 58 (1.65%) QA
3 50 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.85%) GDPR
6 19 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.40%) ISO 22301
7 14 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 12 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 12 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 12 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.31%) ISAE 3402
9 11 (0.31%) ISO 31000
9 11 (0.31%) PMO
10 9 (0.26%) JSP 440
11 8 (0.23%) COBIT
11 8 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
12 7 (0.20%) FedRAMP
13 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 571 (16.26%) Active Directory
2 471 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (5.18%) Hyper-V
4 123 (3.50%) vSphere
5 94 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
6 86 (2.45%) VMware NSX
7 55 (1.57%) XenApp
7 55 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 48 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
9 32 (0.91%) ProxySG
10 30 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (0.74%) BitLocker
12 25 (0.71%) Docker
13 24 (0.68%) NFS
14 23 (0.65%) vCloud
15 20 (0.57%) XenServer
16 19 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
17 17 (0.48%) Firmware
18 14 (0.40%) KVM
18 14 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 226 (6.44%) SCCM
2 143 (4.07%) Cisco CUCM
3 90 (2.56%) vCenter Server
4 78 (2.22%) FortiGate
5 70 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
6 64 (1.82%) Ansible
7 59 (1.68%) WSUS
8 57 (1.62%) Cisco UCCX
9 56 (1.59%) SCOM
10 39 (1.11%) Puppet
11 37 (1.05%) NetBackup
12 34 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
13 30 (0.85%) Nagios
14 28 (0.80%) Nessus
14 28 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
14 28 (0.80%) vRealize
15 25 (0.71%) AirWatch
15 25 (0.71%) Backup Exec
16 23 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
16 23 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 832 (23.69%) VMware
2 686 (19.53%) Microsoft
3 633 (18.02%) CheckPoint
4 552 (15.72%) Juniper
5 417 (11.87%) F5
6 293 (8.34%) Palo Alto
7 270 (7.69%) Citrix
8 230 (6.55%) HP
9 185 (5.27%) Meraki
10 184 (5.24%) SolarWinds
11 165 (4.70%) McAfee
12 164 (4.67%) Fortinet
13 149 (4.24%) NetApp
14 136 (3.87%) Oracle
15 135 (3.84%) Aruba
16 116 (3.30%) Blue Coat
17 107 (3.05%) EMC
18 101 (2.88%) Avaya
19 90 (2.56%) IBM
19 90 (2.56%) Red Hat