Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 68 46
Rank change year-on-year 0 -22 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,407 3,284 4,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.43% 3.27% 4.46%
As % of the Vendors category 8.11% 7.80% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,109 2,050 2,606
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -6.41% +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £181 £220
90th Percentile £571 £538 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +10.71% -4.11% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 147 200
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.91% -14.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.50 £12.43
90th Percentile £48.90 £42.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +31.58% -22.45% +8.89%

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 42,028 42,105 44,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.28% 41.97% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,032 26,585 26,976
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £241
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,552 1,366 1,663
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.06% +2.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.54 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.36 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.52% - -5.71%

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 17 January 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 17 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Top 17 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 17 January 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 0 3,117 £400 +6.67% 1,075
UK excluding London -1 2,147 £388 +10.71% 822
London -5 1,163 £425 +6.25% 310
South East 0 689 £388 +3.33% 230
North of England +18 496 £375 +7.14% 208
Midlands -10 325 £375 +7.14% 149
South West -4 284 £378 +16.15% 93
North West +14 230 £388 +3.33% 100
Yorkshire +25 227 £385 +5.48% 90
West Midlands -20 192 £400 +9.59% 80
East of England -6 156 £413 +17.86% 86
East Midlands +1 129 £320 -5.54% 69
Scotland +1 124 £425 +30.77% 29
Wales -27 46 £360 +20.00% 22
North East -11 39 £300 -10.45% 18
Northern Ireland +47 38 £313 +19.05% 4
Channel Islands -1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 1,424 (41.80%) Firewall
2 1,274 (37.39%) Cisco Certification
3 935 (27.44%) WAN
4 927 (27.21%) Windows
5 861 (25.27%) LAN
6 840 (24.66%) CCNP
7 782 (22.95%) VMware
8 675 (19.81%) Security Cleared
9 659 (19.34%) Microsoft
10 655 (19.23%) CheckPoint
11 633 (18.58%) Data Centre
12 589 (17.29%) CCNA
13 578 (16.97%) Active Directory
14 555 (16.29%) SC Cleared
15 553 (16.23%) Juniper
16 550 (16.14%) ITIL
16 550 (16.14%) Cisco ASA
17 549 (16.11%) Wireless
18 525 (15.41%) VPN
19 515 (15.12%) BGP
20 504 (14.79%) Cisco Nexus
21 466 (13.68%) OSPF
22 450 (13.21%) F5
23 444 (13.03%) Network Security
24 440 (12.91%) Windows Server
25 430 (12.62%) Linux
26 417 (12.24%) Finance
27 405 (11.89%) VMware Infrastructure
28 360 (10.57%) MPLS
29 359 (10.54%) Migration

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
1 153 (4.49%) MS Exchange
2 139 (4.08%) Skype for Business
3 110 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 55 (1.61%) IIS
5 48 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 47 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 31 (0.91%) Confluence
8 29 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 26 (0.76%) Apache
10 23 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.50%) CMS
12 14 (0.41%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.35%) nginx
14 11 (0.32%) IBM Notes
15 7 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.15%) Apache Pig
17 5 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
18 4 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 194 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 55 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 34 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.088%) SPSS
7 2 (0.059%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 2 (0.059%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.029%) HipChat
8 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.088%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.059%) Eikon
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.029%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.029%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.029%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.029%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 337 (9.89%) Office 365
2 333 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 316 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
4 97 (2.85%) IaaS
5 73 (2.14%) PaaS
6 47 (1.38%) SaaS
6 47 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 37 (1.09%) Datadog
8 29 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
11 16 (0.47%) OpenShift
12 11 (0.32%) Mimecast
13 9 (0.26%) Akamai
13 9 (0.26%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 8 (0.23%) Serverless
15 7 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
16 6 (0.18%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 1,424 (41.80%) Firewall
2 935 (27.44%) WAN
3 861 (25.27%) LAN
4 550 (16.14%) Cisco ASA
5 549 (16.11%) Wireless
6 525 (15.41%) VPN
7 515 (15.12%) BGP
8 504 (14.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 466 (13.68%) OSPF
10 444 (13.03%) Network Security
11 360 (10.57%) MPLS
12 353 (10.36%) DNS
13 349 (10.24%) TCP/IP
14 311 (9.13%) VoIP
15 255 (7.48%) Cisco IOS
16 241 (7.07%) DHCP
17 213 (6.25%) SAN
18 187 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
19 182 (5.34%) Cisco ISE
20 181 (5.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.06%) MySQL
3 22 (0.65%) Big Data
3 22 (0.65%) NoSQL
4 21 (0.62%) Relational Database
5 18 (0.53%) Hadoop
5 18 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 16 (0.47%) Amazon Aurora
6 16 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
7 14 (0.41%) MariaDB
8 12 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (0.26%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.18%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.15%) HBase
13 5 (0.15%) Mahout
13 5 (0.15%) Sqoop
14 4 (0.12%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 91 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 80 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 63 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 59 (1.73%) JIRA
5 24 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (0.47%) SonarQube
6 16 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 11 (0.32%) Gerrit
8 10 (0.29%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.23%) Rational Team Concert
11 7 (0.21%) Hudson
11 7 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.15%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.15%) NetBeans
12 5 (0.15%) Subversion
13 4 (0.12%) MSI
14 3 (0.088%) Rational DOORS
15 2 (0.059%) Bitbucket
15 2 (0.059%) WiX
General
1 417 (12.24%) Finance
2 242 (7.10%) Telecoms
3 133 (3.90%) Banking
4 81 (2.38%) Retail
5 56 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 34 (1.00%) Law
7 24 (0.70%) Legal
8 23 (0.68%) Marketing
9 22 (0.65%) Electronics
9 22 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.50%) Advertising
12 12 (0.35%) Automotive
12 12 (0.35%) Back Office
13 10 (0.29%) Billing
14 9 (0.26%) Publishing
14 9 (0.26%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.18%) Military
16 6 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,172 (34.40%) Network Engineer
2 375 (11.01%) Architect
3 327 (9.60%) Cisco Engineer
4 288 (8.45%) Analyst
5 235 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 231 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 198 (5.81%) Support Engineer
8 196 (5.75%) Network Architect
9 189 (5.55%) Senior Network Engineer
10 179 (5.25%) Consultant
11 177 (5.20%) Security Engineer
12 127 (3.73%) Network Security Engineer
13 99 (2.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 87 (2.55%) Network Consultant
14 87 (2.55%) Network Support
15 86 (2.52%) Project Manager
16 83 (2.44%) Support Analyst
17 78 (2.29%) 2nd Line Support
17 78 (2.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 75 (2.20%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (2.29%) 802.1X
2 40 (1.17%) Web Services
3 31 (0.91%) HTML
3 31 (0.91%) Middleware
4 30 (0.88%) .NET
4 30 (0.88%) XMPP
5 21 (0.62%) LDAP
6 19 (0.56%) REST
7 17 (0.50%) XML
8 14 (0.41%) JSON
8 14 (0.41%) SAML
9 12 (0.35%) ASP.NET
10 11 (0.32%) SOAP
11 10 (0.29%) CGI
11 10 (0.29%) VXML
12 8 (0.23%) CSS
12 8 (0.23%) Flash
12 8 (0.23%) Software Packaging
13 7 (0.21%) jQuery
13 7 (0.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 633 (18.58%) Data Centre
2 152 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
4 96 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
5 85 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 51 (1.50%) PKI
7 48 (1.41%) Public Cloud
8 43 (1.26%) Blackberry
9 40 (1.17%) Private Cloud
10 35 (1.03%) iPhone
11 33 (0.97%) Clustering
12 32 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
13 31 (0.91%) Driving Licence
14 28 (0.82%) User Experience
15 26 (0.76%) Fat Client
15 26 (0.76%) Thin Client
16 23 (0.68%) iPad
16 23 (0.68%) Smartphone
16 23 (0.68%) Virtual Team
17 22 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 927 (27.21%) Windows
2 440 (12.91%) Windows Server
3 430 (12.62%) Linux
4 210 (6.16%) Windows 10
5 192 (5.64%) Windows 7
6 183 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 135 (3.96%) Unix
8 121 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 92 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 42 (1.23%) Solaris
12 35 (1.03%) Windows 8
13 33 (0.97%) Android
14 28 (0.82%) CentOS
15 23 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 16 (0.47%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.44%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.35%) Check Point GAiA
19 10 (0.29%) AIX
20 9 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (16.14%) ITIL
2 359 (10.54%) Migration
3 275 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 257 (7.54%) Network Design
5 229 (6.72%) Load Balancing
6 188 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
7 182 (5.34%) Problem-Solving
8 157 (4.61%) Project Management
9 154 (4.52%) Service Management
10 147 (4.31%) Change Management
11 143 (4.20%) DevOps
12 136 (3.99%) Network Management
13 131 (3.85%) Network Architecture
13 131 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
14 112 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
15 109 (3.20%) PRINCE2
16 107 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 94 (2.76%) ITIL V3
17 94 (2.76%) Service Delivery
18 85 (2.49%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 205 (6.02%) PowerShell
2 177 (5.20%) SQL
3 152 (4.46%) Python
4 64 (1.88%) Bash Shell
5 50 (1.47%) Java
5 50 (1.47%) Perl
6 44 (1.29%) JavaScript
7 39 (1.14%) C
8 19 (0.56%) PHP
8 19 (0.56%) VBScript
9 16 (0.47%) VB
10 9 (0.26%) C++
10 9 (0.26%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.23%) C#
11 8 (0.23%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.21%) Tcl
12 7 (0.21%) VBA
13 5 (0.15%) XQuery
14 4 (0.12%) Ruby
15 3 (0.088%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,274 (37.39%) Cisco Certification
2 840 (24.66%) CCNP
3 675 (19.81%) Security Cleared
4 589 (17.29%) CCNA
5 555 (16.29%) SC Cleared
6 280 (8.22%) CCIE
7 194 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 174 (5.11%) Degree
9 132 (3.87%) MCSE
10 123 (3.61%) DV Cleared
11 84 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 78 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 68 (2.00%) CCDP
14 65 (1.91%) MCSA
15 55 (1.61%) CCSA
16 48 (1.41%) CCSE
16 48 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
17 44 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
18 42 (1.23%) MCP
19 39 (1.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (3.49%) SLA
2 50 (1.47%) QA
3 47 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.65%) GDPR
6 14 (0.41%) PMO
6 14 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 11 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.26%) ISO 22301
11 8 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
11 8 (0.23%) ISO 31000
11 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 7 (0.21%) FedRAMP
13 4 (0.12%) COBIT
13 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 578 (16.97%) Active Directory
2 405 (11.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 108 (3.17%) vSphere
5 89 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 81 (2.38%) VMware NSX
7 61 (1.79%) XenDesktop
8 55 (1.61%) XenApp
9 45 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
10 39 (1.14%) ProxySG
11 36 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
12 30 (0.88%) Firmware
13 27 (0.79%) NFS
13 27 (0.79%) vCloud
14 26 (0.76%) BitLocker
15 25 (0.73%) Docker
16 21 (0.62%) XenServer
17 16 (0.47%) Terminal Server
18 14 (0.41%) KVM
19 13 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 188 (5.52%) SCCM
2 142 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 110 (3.23%) Ansible
4 87 (2.55%) vCenter Server
5 81 (2.38%) Puppet
6 63 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
7 62 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
7 62 (1.82%) FortiGate
8 59 (1.73%) Cisco UCCX
9 51 (1.50%) SCOM
10 43 (1.26%) WSUS
11 38 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
12 37 (1.09%) Nagios
13 36 (1.06%) NetBackup
14 35 (1.03%) vRealize
15 31 (0.91%) Nessus
16 29 (0.85%) Terraform
17 25 (0.73%) Backup Exec
18 23 (0.68%) AirWatch
18 23 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 782 (22.95%) VMware
2 659 (19.34%) Microsoft
3 655 (19.23%) CheckPoint
4 553 (16.23%) Juniper
5 450 (13.21%) F5
6 284 (8.34%) Palo Alto
7 280 (8.22%) Citrix
8 213 (6.25%) HP
9 179 (5.25%) SolarWinds
10 175 (5.14%) Fortinet
11 157 (4.61%) Meraki
12 141 (4.14%) Blue Coat
12 141 (4.14%) McAfee
13 134 (3.93%) Oracle
14 133 (3.90%) Red Hat
15 128 (3.76%) Aruba
16 127 (3.73%) NetApp
17 110 (3.23%) Dell
18 107 (3.14%) EMC
19 98 (2.88%) Splunk