Period
to 18 January 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 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.

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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 46 45
Rank change year-on-year -22 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,279 4,323 4,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.27% 4.45% 3.94%
As % of the Vendors category 7.77% 9.85% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,048 2,590 2,526
UK median daily rate £365 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.41% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £182 £220 £200
90th Percentile £538 £544 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 200 193
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% +12.33%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.49 £11.55
90th Percentile £42.60 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -22.45% +8.89% +12.50%

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 42,209 43,904 46,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.08% 45.18% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,661 26,875 27,209
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £233 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,370 1,672 1,942
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £45.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 January 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 January 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 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 -20 3,031 £375 -6.25% 1,121
UK excluding London -21 2,002 £350 -5.41% 822
London -16 1,216 £400 -5.88% 364
South East -21 699 £375 -6.25% 218
Midlands +7 370 £350 -5.72% 154
North of England -21 341 £350 - 229
West Midlands +2 232 £365 -5.81% 95
South West +6 224 £325 - 76
East of England -24 182 £350 +6.06% 79
North West -16 160 £375 +3.81% 122
Yorkshire -26 139 £365 +1.39% 90
East Midlands +27 134 £339 +1.50% 58
Scotland -31 123 £325 -1.52% 47
Wales -4 68 £300 -17.24% 17
North East -3 44 £335 -1.47% 17
Northern Ireland -44 11 £263 -19.48% 1
Channel Islands -1 1 £450 +9.09%
Isle of Man -1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco 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.

1 1,321 (40.29%) Firewall
2 1,100 (33.55%) Cisco Certification
3 965 (29.43%) Windows
4 816 (24.89%) WAN
5 780 (23.79%) LAN
6 758 (23.12%) VMware
7 722 (22.02%) Microsoft
8 662 (20.19%) CCNP
9 649 (19.79%) Active Directory
10 569 (17.35%) VPN
11 558 (17.02%) ITIL
12 555 (16.93%) Security Cleared
13 548 (16.71%) CCNA
14 528 (16.10%) Data Centre
15 517 (15.77%) CheckPoint
16 515 (15.71%) Juniper
17 492 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
18 475 (14.49%) Wireless
19 456 (13.91%) Windows Server
20 417 (12.72%) SC Cleared
21 411 (12.53%) Finance
22 406 (12.38%) DNS
23 401 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
24 386 (11.77%) Linux
25 384 (11.71%) HP
26 378 (11.53%) Citrix
27 371 (11.31%) Network Security
28 351 (10.70%) MPLS
29 350 (10.67%) F5
29 350 (10.67%) 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
1 213 (6.50%) MS Exchange
2 156 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 88 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 85 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 65 (1.98%) IIS
6 58 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 42 (1.28%) Apache
8 33 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 32 (0.98%) JBoss
10 29 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 27 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
12 23 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
13 20 (0.61%) IBM Notes
13 20 (0.61%) iPlanet
13 20 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
14 18 (0.55%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
16 15 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 14 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 231 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 56 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.15%) Vectorworks
8 3 (0.091%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.061%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.061%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.030%) HipChat
10 1 (0.030%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (0.37%) Eikon
1 12 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.34%) RMDS
3 7 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.12%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.091%) Maximo
6 2 (0.061%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.061%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.061%) Summit
7 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.030%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 290 (8.84%) Office 365
2 268 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 196 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (1.31%) IaaS
5 38 (1.16%) SaaS
6 36 (1.10%) PaaS
7 27 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (0.64%) Mimecast
9 19 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.43%) G Suite
11 9 (0.27%) Akamai
11 9 (0.27%) npm
12 8 (0.24%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.091%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.091%) Datadog
15 3 (0.091%) HP Helion
15 3 (0.091%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.091%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1,321 (40.29%) Firewall
2 816 (24.89%) WAN
3 780 (23.79%) LAN
4 569 (17.35%) VPN
5 492 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
6 475 (14.49%) Wireless
7 406 (12.38%) DNS
8 371 (11.31%) Network Security
9 351 (10.70%) MPLS
10 350 (10.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 339 (10.34%) BGP
12 322 (9.82%) DHCP
13 296 (9.03%) TCP/IP
14 285 (8.69%) OSPF
15 281 (8.57%) VoIP
16 246 (7.50%) SAN
17 203 (6.19%) Internet
18 191 (5.82%) Cisco IOS
19 184 (5.61%) VLAN
20 158 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 23 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (0.49%) MySQL
5 14 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 11 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (0.30%) Big Data
7 10 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.30%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.18%) Blockchain
9 6 (0.18%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.15%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.12%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.091%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.091%) OLAP
12 3 (0.091%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (0.091%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 18 (0.55%) Subversion
3 17 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 14 (0.43%) JIRA
6 9 (0.27%) Cucumber
6 9 (0.27%) Grunt
6 9 (0.27%) gulp
6 9 (0.27%) webpack
7 8 (0.24%) GCC
7 8 (0.24%) GDB
7 8 (0.24%) Trac
8 5 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.12%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.12%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.061%) MSI
10 2 (0.061%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.030%) GitLab
11 1 (0.030%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.030%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 411 (12.53%) Finance
2 236 (7.20%) Telecoms
3 147 (4.48%) Banking
4 78 (2.38%) Retail
5 29 (0.88%) Legal
6 26 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 20 (0.61%) Marketing
8 18 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.52%) Automotive
10 13 (0.40%) Billing
10 13 (0.40%) French Language
11 11 (0.34%) Back Office
11 11 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.30%) Law
13 9 (0.27%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.24%) Local Government
15 7 (0.21%) Advertising
16 6 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,082 (33.00%) Network Engineer
2 417 (12.72%) Cisco Engineer
3 353 (10.77%) Architect
4 307 (9.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 268 (8.17%) Support Engineer
6 264 (8.05%) Analyst
7 236 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 165 (5.03%) Security Engineer
9 151 (4.61%) Network Architect
10 143 (4.36%) Consultant
11 131 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
12 125 (3.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 122 (3.72%) Project Manager
14 116 (3.54%) Senior Network Engineer
15 105 (3.20%) Network Support
16 96 (2.93%) 3rd Line Support
17 95 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
18 92 (2.81%) Firewall Engineer
18 92 (2.81%) Support Analyst
19 86 (2.62%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (1.74%) 802.1X
2 39 (1.19%) Web Services
3 26 (0.79%) J2EE
4 24 (0.73%) .NET
5 22 (0.67%) XML
5 22 (0.67%) XMPP
6 20 (0.61%) WAP
7 19 (0.58%) Middleware
8 17 (0.52%) CSS
8 17 (0.52%) Regular Expression
9 13 (0.40%) JSON
9 13 (0.40%) Node.js
10 12 (0.37%) HTML
11 11 (0.34%) REST
11 11 (0.34%) Velocity
12 10 (0.30%) HTML5
12 10 (0.30%) LAMP
12 10 (0.30%) RESTful
13 9 (0.27%) SOAP
13 9 (0.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 528 (16.10%) Data Centre
2 151 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 79 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
5 66 (2.01%) Clustering
6 60 (1.83%) PKI
7 57 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 56 (1.71%) Replication
9 53 (1.62%) Blackberry
10 37 (1.13%) EMC VNX
11 30 (0.91%) iPhone
11 30 (0.91%) NHS
12 29 (0.88%) Driving Licence
12 29 (0.88%) Private Cloud
12 29 (0.88%) Public Cloud
12 29 (0.88%) Virtual Team
13 27 (0.82%) iPad
13 27 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
14 26 (0.79%) BYOD
15 23 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 965 (29.43%) Windows
2 456 (13.91%) Windows Server
3 386 (11.77%) Linux
4 250 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 213 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 205 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 136 (4.15%) Unix
8 132 (4.03%) Windows 10
9 114 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 111 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 61 (1.86%) CentOS
12 60 (1.83%) Solaris
13 49 (1.49%) Android
14 43 (1.31%) AIX
15 38 (1.16%) Windows 8
16 34 (1.04%) Windows XP
17 31 (0.95%) HPUX
18 29 (0.88%) SUSE
19 23 (0.70%) Mac OS
20 17 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (17.02%) ITIL
2 258 (7.87%) Migration
3 252 (7.69%) Network Design
4 200 (6.10%) Project Management
5 183 (5.58%) Load Balancing
6 167 (5.09%) Service Delivery
7 161 (4.91%) Change Management
8 143 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
9 136 (4.15%) Information Security
10 133 (4.06%) Network Monitoring
11 120 (3.66%) High Availability
12 117 (3.57%) Service Management
13 116 (3.54%) Network Management
14 112 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
15 103 (3.14%) PRINCE2
16 101 (3.08%) Problem Management
17 97 (2.96%) DevOps
18 95 (2.90%) Incident Management
19 90 (2.74%) Change Control
20 82 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 161 (4.91%) SQL
2 129 (3.93%) PowerShell
3 88 (2.68%) Python
4 65 (1.98%) Bash Shell
5 61 (1.86%) Perl
6 34 (1.04%) Java
7 31 (0.95%) C
7 31 (0.95%) Shell Script
8 21 (0.64%) Ruby
9 15 (0.46%) VBScript
10 14 (0.43%) C-shell
10 14 (0.43%) Korn
11 12 (0.37%) C++
11 12 (0.37%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.24%) PHP
13 6 (0.18%) VB
14 3 (0.091%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.030%) Lisp
15 1 (0.030%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,100 (33.55%) Cisco Certification
2 662 (20.19%) CCNP
3 555 (16.93%) Security Cleared
4 548 (16.71%) CCNA
5 417 (12.72%) SC Cleared
6 276 (8.42%) CCIE
7 180 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 169 (5.15%) Degree
9 115 (3.51%) MCSE
10 112 (3.42%) DV Cleared
11 80 (2.44%) CISSP
12 74 (2.26%) MCP
13 65 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 64 (1.95%) CCDP
15 55 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
16 48 (1.46%) CCSE
17 41 (1.25%) CCSA
17 41 (1.25%) MCSA
18 35 (1.07%) CISM
19 33 (1.01%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (4.09%) SLA
2 82 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 61 (1.86%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.58%) GDPR
5 17 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 14 (0.43%) PMO
7 11 (0.34%) QA
7 11 (0.34%) RMADS
8 10 (0.30%) NIST 800
9 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.12%) COBIT
11 4 (0.12%) GAAP
11 4 (0.12%) GCP
11 4 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
11 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.12%) PA-DSS
11 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 649 (19.79%) Active Directory
2 401 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 232 (7.08%) Hyper-V
4 149 (4.54%) vSphere
5 119 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
6 73 (2.23%) XenApp
7 56 (1.71%) VMware NSX
8 40 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 39 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (1.04%) ProxySG
11 33 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 32 (0.98%) NFS
13 26 (0.79%) Firmware
14 25 (0.76%) Samba
15 24 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
16 23 (0.70%) XenServer
17 21 (0.64%) iptables
18 19 (0.58%) Terminal Services
19 17 (0.52%) DFS Replication
19 17 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 192 (5.86%) SCCM
2 102 (3.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 91 (2.78%) FortiGate
4 71 (2.17%) SCOM
5 58 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
6 42 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
7 41 (1.25%) NetBackup
8 40 (1.22%) Nagios
9 37 (1.13%) vCenter Server
10 36 (1.10%) Ansible
10 36 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
11 35 (1.07%) WSUS
12 33 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
12 33 (1.01%) Puppet
13 30 (0.91%) AirWatch
13 30 (0.91%) Cisco UCCE
13 30 (0.91%) Nessus
14 29 (0.88%) WMI
15 28 (0.85%) Backup Exec
16 24 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 758 (23.12%) VMware
2 722 (22.02%) Microsoft
3 517 (15.77%) CheckPoint
4 515 (15.71%) Juniper
5 384 (11.71%) HP
6 378 (11.53%) Citrix
7 350 (10.67%) F5
8 241 (7.35%) Palo Alto
9 198 (6.04%) NetApp
10 192 (5.86%) Fortinet
11 173 (5.28%) SolarWinds
12 137 (4.18%) Blue Coat
13 132 (4.03%) McAfee
14 123 (3.75%) Dell
15 122 (3.72%) EMC
16 116 (3.54%) Red Hat
17 112 (3.42%) Oracle
18 103 (3.14%) Avaya
19 90 (2.74%) Aruba
20 89 (2.71%) IBM