Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 67 52
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,230 3,367 3,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.56% 3.37% 3.83%
As % of the Vendors category 8.41% 8.14% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,051 2,031 2,282
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £205 £206
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 172 155
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -19.55% +9.88%
10th Percentile £13.68 £12.27 £12.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.34 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +44.77% -22.22% -2.70%

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 38,393 41,358 40,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.31% 41.42% 44.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,855 25,605 24,546
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,354 1,514 1,410
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £17.50 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.66% +2.19% -7.43%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.75 £10.49
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.36
% change year-on-year +9.38% -2.17% -9.14%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +7 2,912 £413 +3.13% 358
UK excluding London +6 2,135 £400 +6.67% 279
London -16 1,012 £450 +9.09% 97
South East +3 699 £400 -5.88% 75
North of England +25 403 £388 +3.33% 81
South West +6 304 £425 +30.77% 23
Midlands -3 288 £339 -4.58% 48
North West +22 201 £375 - 52
East of England -5 196 £425 +12.58% 36
West Midlands -13 181 £375 -6.25% 35
Scotland +42 178 £425 +30.77% 14
Yorkshire +25 151 £411 +9.67% 25
East Midlands +29 105 £308 -4.50% 13
North East +26 51 £300 -14.29% 4
Wales -29 44 £350 -6.67% 2
Northern Ireland +22 25 £250 -2.44% 2
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 1,385 (42.88%) Firewall
2 1,334 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
3 908 (28.11%) WAN
4 820 (25.39%) LAN
5 812 (25.14%) CCNP
6 790 (24.46%) Windows
7 765 (23.68%) VMware
8 698 (21.61%) Microsoft
9 691 (21.39%) Data Centre
10 673 (20.84%) CCNA
11 635 (19.66%) CheckPoint
12 565 (17.49%) Active Directory
13 547 (16.93%) Security Cleared
14 532 (16.47%) Cisco ASA
15 528 (16.35%) Juniper
16 527 (16.32%) VPN
17 510 (15.79%) F5
18 492 (15.23%) ITIL
19 489 (15.14%) Wireless
20 475 (14.71%) BGP
21 466 (14.43%) Cisco Nexus
22 444 (13.75%) Windows Server
23 436 (13.50%) Network Security
24 434 (13.44%) Finance
25 433 (13.41%) OSPF
26 429 (13.28%) DNS
27 409 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
28 393 (12.17%) Migration
29 385 (11.92%) SC Cleared
30 358 (11.08%) 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
1 196 (6.07%) MS Exchange
2 181 (5.60%) Skype for Business
3 89 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 61 (1.89%) IIS
5 59 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 45 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (0.90%) Confluence
8 26 (0.80%) OpenStack
9 18 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (0.40%) Apache
12 12 (0.37%) IBM Domino
12 12 (0.37%) JBoss
13 11 (0.34%) CMS
13 11 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 160 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (1.76%) MS Visio
3 36 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 35 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 28 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.12%) Shockwave
8 3 (0.093%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 2 (0.062%) Avid Media Composer
9 2 (0.062%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.031%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.062%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.031%) RMDS
4 1 (0.031%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 342 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 326 (10.09%) Office 365
3 320 (9.91%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (2.07%) IaaS
5 57 (1.76%) PaaS
6 33 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 25 (0.77%) OpenShift
9 24 (0.74%) SaaS
10 22 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 21 (0.65%) GitHub
11 21 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
11 21 (0.65%) OneDrive
11 21 (0.65%) Slack
12 20 (0.62%) Mimecast
13 19 (0.59%) G Suite
14 16 (0.50%) Azure Stack
14 16 (0.50%) Datadog
15 14 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
15 14 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 1,385 (42.88%) Firewall
2 908 (28.11%) WAN
3 820 (25.39%) LAN
4 532 (16.47%) Cisco ASA
5 527 (16.32%) VPN
6 489 (15.14%) Wireless
7 475 (14.71%) BGP
8 466 (14.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 436 (13.50%) Network Security
10 433 (13.41%) OSPF
11 429 (13.28%) DNS
12 358 (11.08%) MPLS
13 296 (9.16%) TCP/IP
14 281 (8.70%) DHCP
15 245 (7.59%) Cisco IOS
16 234 (7.24%) VoIP
17 205 (6.35%) VLAN
18 199 (6.16%) Skype
19 196 (6.07%) SAN
20 184 (5.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 21 (0.65%) MySQL
3 20 (0.62%) Big Data
4 13 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.31%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.22%) Blockchain
7 7 (0.22%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.19%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.15%) GIS
9 5 (0.15%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2017
11 3 (0.093%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.093%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.062%) DB2
12 2 (0.062%) MS Access
12 2 (0.062%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 66 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 53 (1.64%) JIRA
2 53 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 39 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 27 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 22 (0.68%) Bitbucket
6 16 (0.50%) MSI
7 13 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.34%) WiX
9 10 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (0.28%) Hudson
11 6 (0.19%) Gerrit
12 5 (0.15%) GitLab
12 5 (0.15%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.15%) Travis CI
13 3 (0.093%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.062%) Ant
14 2 (0.062%) Rational Team Concert
14 2 (0.062%) TeamCity
General
1 434 (13.44%) Finance
2 292 (9.04%) Telecoms
3 124 (3.84%) Banking
4 67 (2.07%) Retail
5 42 (1.30%) Legal
6 40 (1.24%) Financial Institution
7 39 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 37 (1.15%) Investment Banking
9 33 (1.02%) Law
10 29 (0.90%) Marketing
11 26 (0.80%) Electronics
12 25 (0.77%) Advertising
13 20 (0.62%) Publishing
14 13 (0.40%) Multimedia
15 11 (0.34%) Back Office
15 11 (0.34%) Military
16 10 (0.31%) Billing
16 10 (0.31%) German Language
17 8 (0.25%) Automotive
17 8 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,172 (36.28%) Network Engineer
2 380 (11.76%) Architect
3 304 (9.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 229 (7.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 221 (6.84%) Analyst
6 205 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 196 (6.07%) Network Architect
8 181 (5.60%) Consultant
8 181 (5.60%) Senior Network Engineer
9 159 (4.92%) Support Engineer
10 150 (4.64%) Security Engineer
11 117 (3.62%) Network Security Engineer
12 99 (3.07%) Project Manager
13 79 (2.45%) Network Consultant
14 72 (2.23%) Network Support
15 70 (2.17%) Designer
15 70 (2.17%) Support Analyst
16 68 (2.11%) 2nd Line Support
16 68 (2.11%) Administrator
17 65 (2.01%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (1.89%) 802.1X
2 34 (1.05%) Web Services
3 33 (1.02%) LDAP
4 28 (0.87%) XMPP
5 24 (0.74%) Regular Expression
6 23 (0.71%) Middleware
7 22 (0.68%) J2EE
8 21 (0.65%) .NET
8 21 (0.65%) REST
9 19 (0.59%) Spine.js
10 14 (0.43%) Software Packaging
10 14 (0.43%) YAML
11 13 (0.40%) HTML
11 13 (0.40%) JSON
12 10 (0.31%) WAP
13 8 (0.25%) CSS
13 8 (0.25%) XML
14 6 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
15 5 (0.15%) Node.js
16 4 (0.12%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 691 (21.39%) Data Centre
2 120 (3.72%) Video Conferencing
3 113 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
5 78 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 65 (2.01%) Public Cloud
7 54 (1.67%) PKI
8 47 (1.46%) Clustering
9 38 (1.18%) Replication
10 36 (1.11%) Driving Licence
11 34 (1.05%) User Experience
12 30 (0.93%) NHS
12 30 (0.93%) Private Cloud
13 29 (0.90%) Blackberry
14 26 (0.80%) iPad
14 26 (0.80%) Smartphone
15 25 (0.77%) Fat Client
15 25 (0.77%) Thin Client
16 24 (0.74%) Virtual Team
17 22 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 790 (24.46%) Windows
2 444 (13.75%) Windows Server
3 333 (10.31%) Linux
4 175 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 167 (5.17%) Windows 10
6 126 (3.90%) Windows 7
7 124 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 90 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 84 (2.60%) Unix
10 40 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (1.05%) Solaris
12 30 (0.93%) Android
13 26 (0.80%) CentOS
14 20 (0.62%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.46%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.40%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.37%) VMS
18 11 (0.34%) Windows XP
19 10 (0.31%) Mac OS
20 8 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (15.23%) ITIL
2 393 (12.17%) Migration
3 260 (8.05%) Network Design
4 255 (7.89%) Load Balancing
5 246 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 204 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
7 178 (5.51%) Project Management
8 171 (5.29%) DevOps
9 164 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
10 153 (4.74%) Network Management
11 145 (4.49%) Service Management
12 140 (4.33%) Change Management
13 138 (4.27%) Network Monitoring
14 122 (3.78%) Service Delivery
15 109 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 103 (3.19%) Incident Management
17 95 (2.94%) Network Architecture
18 94 (2.91%) Kalman Filter
19 93 (2.88%) PRINCE2
20 83 (2.57%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 196 (6.07%) PowerShell
2 151 (4.67%) SQL
3 148 (4.58%) Python
4 51 (1.58%) Java
5 48 (1.49%) C
6 46 (1.42%) Bash Shell
7 37 (1.15%) Perl
8 15 (0.46%) VB
9 10 (0.31%) C#
9 10 (0.31%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.22%) VBScript
11 6 (0.19%) C++
11 6 (0.19%) PHP
11 6 (0.19%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.062%) Prolog
12 2 (0.062%) R
12 2 (0.062%) Ruby
13 1 (0.031%) CLIST
13 1 (0.031%) ES6
13 1 (0.031%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,334 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
2 812 (25.14%) CCNP
3 673 (20.84%) CCNA
4 547 (16.93%) Security Cleared
5 385 (11.92%) SC Cleared
6 310 (9.60%) CCIE
7 184 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 150 (4.64%) DV Cleared
9 148 (4.58%) Degree
10 136 (4.21%) MCSE
11 91 (2.82%) MCSA
12 77 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 75 (2.32%) CCDP
14 50 (1.55%) CISSP
15 49 (1.52%) CCSA
16 47 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 44 (1.36%) MCP
18 38 (1.18%) CCSE
18 38 (1.18%) JNCIP
19 36 (1.11%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (2.91%) SLA
2 51 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 24 (0.74%) QA
4 22 (0.68%) GDPR
5 20 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.59%) COBIT
7 11 (0.34%) PMO
8 10 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.25%) NIST
11 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.15%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.12%) ISO 31000
13 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.12%) JSP 440
14 3 (0.093%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.093%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 565 (17.49%) Active Directory
2 409 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (6.04%) Hyper-V
4 133 (4.12%) vSphere
5 106 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 87 (2.69%) XenApp
7 84 (2.60%) VMware NSX
8 55 (1.70%) XenDesktop
9 53 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
10 51 (1.58%) Docker
11 45 (1.39%) ProxySG
12 29 (0.90%) Firmware
13 18 (0.56%) KVM
13 18 (0.56%) Terminal Services
13 18 (0.56%) vCloud
14 17 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 17 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (0.46%) BitLocker
16 14 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
17 10 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 172 (5.33%) SCCM
2 133 (4.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 129 (3.99%) Ansible
4 75 (2.32%) Cisco Prime
4 75 (2.32%) SCOM
5 72 (2.23%) vCenter Server
6 65 (2.01%) Puppet
7 51 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
8 50 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
9 49 (1.52%) FortiGate
10 36 (1.11%) Nessus
11 32 (0.99%) Cisco UCCE
11 32 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
11 32 (0.99%) WSUS
12 27 (0.84%) Kubernetes
12 27 (0.84%) vRealize
13 25 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
13 25 (0.77%) QRadar
14 22 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 21 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 765 (23.68%) VMware
2 698 (21.61%) Microsoft
3 635 (19.66%) CheckPoint
4 528 (16.35%) Juniper
5 510 (15.79%) F5
6 337 (10.43%) Citrix
7 332 (10.28%) Palo Alto
8 270 (8.36%) HP
9 196 (6.07%) Dell
10 188 (5.82%) Fortinet
11 179 (5.54%) SolarWinds
12 162 (5.02%) Meraki
13 130 (4.02%) NetApp
14 127 (3.93%) Blue Coat
15 122 (3.78%) Aruba
16 111 (3.44%) EMC
17 107 (3.31%) Red Hat
18 101 (3.13%) McAfee
19 92 (2.85%) Oracle
20 75 (2.32%) Riverbed