Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 66 74
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 -26
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2,186 3,439 3,271
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.53% 3.57% 3.22%
As % of the Vendors category 8.27% 8.37% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,520 2,265 2,077
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% -2.91%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £200
90th Percentile £560 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £364
% change year-on-year - +9.97% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 184 144
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +40.00% -18.37%
10th Percentile £15.22 £13.65 £12.66
90th Percentile £54.13 £49.50 £46.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.91 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.47% +42.34% -22.22%

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 26,430 41,099 42,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.73% 42.63% 41.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,855 25,574 26,335
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £213 £263 £241
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,215 1,422 1,427
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.92 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.15 £48.98 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.21 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.12% +6.25% -3.03%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco.

Daily rate trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +3 1,959 £400 -3.03% 629
UK excluding London +6 1,438 £400 - 494
London +10 683 £408 -4.12% 170
South East -3 421 £400 - 111
North of England +7 326 £375 -5.06% 129
Midlands +20 251 £433 +20.64% 102
North West +18 175 £400 - 68
West Midlands +30 174 £450 +20.00% 69
South West -25 157 £413 +3.13% 58
Scotland +18 132 £450 - 18
Yorkshire -3 126 £355 -11.25% 46
East of England 0 115 £363 -17.14% 59
Work from Home -7 90 £425 -5.56% 32
East Midlands -5 74 £360 +10.77% 33
Wales +11 32 £400 +12.68% 14
North East +4 25 £375 +26.05% 15
Northern Ireland -6 10 £320 +6.67% 3

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 868 (39.71%) Firewall
2 834 (38.15%) Cisco Certification
3 604 (27.63%) WAN
4 596 (27.26%) CCNP
5 589 (26.94%) LAN
6 548 (25.07%) Windows
7 468 (21.41%) VMware
8 442 (20.22%) Security Cleared
9 408 (18.66%) Data Centre
10 400 (18.30%) Microsoft
11 378 (17.29%) VPN
12 371 (16.97%) CCNA
13 366 (16.74%) BGP
14 351 (16.06%) Active Directory
15 346 (15.83%) Juniper
16 322 (14.73%) OSPF
17 315 (14.41%) Wireless
18 309 (14.14%) Cisco Nexus
19 304 (13.91%) CheckPoint
20 302 (13.82%) MPLS
20 302 (13.82%) Windows Server
21 287 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
22 285 (13.04%) SC Cleared
23 276 (12.63%) Palo Alto
24 274 (12.53%) Cisco ASA
24 274 (12.53%) Azure
25 260 (11.89%) ITIL
26 255 (11.67%) Migration
27 249 (11.39%) Office 365
28 244 (11.16%) Network Security

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
1 102 (4.67%) MS Exchange
2 83 (3.80%) Skype for Business
3 64 (2.93%) SharePoint
4 38 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (1.28%) IIS
6 27 (1.24%) Confluence
7 24 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (1.05%) OpenStack
9 17 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.37%) Apache
12 5 (0.23%) Anypoint
12 5 (0.23%) CMS
12 5 (0.23%) Mule
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.18%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.091%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.091%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 110 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 28 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.046%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.046%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 19 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.091%) assyst
4 2 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 274 (12.53%) Azure
2 249 (11.39%) Office 365
3 159 (7.27%) AWS
4 46 (2.10%) IaaS
5 37 (1.69%) PaaS
6 32 (1.46%) SaaS
7 29 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 25 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (1.01%) GCP
10 15 (0.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 15 (0.69%) OneDrive
11 14 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.41%) Akamai
12 9 (0.41%) HP Helion
12 9 (0.41%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.27%) G Suite
14 5 (0.23%) GitHub
15 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.091%) Azure Data Factory
17 1 (0.046%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 868 (39.71%) Firewall
2 604 (27.63%) WAN
3 589 (26.94%) LAN
4 378 (17.29%) VPN
5 366 (16.74%) BGP
6 322 (14.73%) OSPF
7 315 (14.41%) Wireless
8 309 (14.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 302 (13.82%) MPLS
10 274 (12.53%) Cisco ASA
11 244 (11.16%) Network Security
12 235 (10.75%) DNS
13 211 (9.65%) DHCP
14 196 (8.97%) TCP/IP
15 182 (8.33%) VoIP
16 141 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
17 133 (6.08%) SAN
18 129 (5.90%) Cisco ISE
19 121 (5.54%) EIGRP
20 120 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.59%) MySQL
3 12 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (0.27%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.27%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.23%) Aerospike
6 5 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (0.23%) DB2
6 5 (0.23%) Redis
7 4 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (0.18%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.14%) Big Data
9 2 (0.091%) GIS
9 2 (0.091%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.091%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.091%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (1.69%) Git (software)
1 37 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 31 (1.42%) JIRA
3 24 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 14 (0.64%) Bitbucket
7 7 (0.32%) Rational Team Concert
8 5 (0.23%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.14%) Hudson
9 3 (0.14%) JMeter
9 3 (0.14%) ScriptRunner
9 3 (0.14%) Selenium
10 2 (0.091%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.091%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.046%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.046%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.046%) GCC
11 1 (0.046%) GitLab
General
1 234 (10.70%) Finance
2 193 (8.83%) Telecoms
3 121 (5.54%) Public Sector
4 74 (3.39%) Banking
5 28 (1.28%) Retail
6 27 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.10%) Front Office
8 22 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 19 (0.87%) Law
10 16 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.69%) Legal
12 14 (0.64%) Military
13 13 (0.59%) Advertising
14 12 (0.55%) French Language
14 12 (0.55%) German Language
14 12 (0.55%) Marketing
15 10 (0.46%) Publishing
16 9 (0.41%) Back Office
16 9 (0.41%) Electronics
16 9 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 869 (39.75%) Network Engineer
2 220 (10.06%) Architect
3 198 (9.06%) Cisco Engineer
4 159 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 158 (7.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 128 (5.86%) Network Architect
6 128 (5.86%) Security Engineer
7 124 (5.67%) Support Engineer
8 117 (5.35%) Senior Network Engineer
9 115 (5.26%) Analyst
10 92 (4.21%) Consultant
11 84 (3.84%) Network Security Engineer
12 53 (2.42%) Designer
13 46 (2.10%) Network Support
14 45 (2.06%) Solutions Architect
15 43 (1.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 43 (1.97%) Network Support Engineer
16 42 (1.92%) IT Support
17 40 (1.83%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 40 (1.83%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.74%) 802.1X
2 40 (1.83%) REST
3 26 (1.19%) Web Services
4 22 (1.01%) SOAP
5 14 (0.64%) JSON
6 12 (0.55%) LDAP
7 11 (0.50%) XML
8 7 (0.32%) SAML
9 6 (0.27%) HTML
9 6 (0.27%) Middleware
9 6 (0.27%) RAML
9 6 (0.27%) XMPP
10 5 (0.23%) .NET
10 5 (0.23%) CSS
10 5 (0.23%) WebSockets
11 4 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.18%) HTML5
11 4 (0.18%) Kafka
11 4 (0.18%) ModSecurity
11 4 (0.18%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 408 (18.66%) Data Centre
2 86 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
4 61 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 42 (1.92%) PKI
5 42 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (1.74%) Clustering
6 38 (1.74%) Public Cloud
7 27 (1.24%) Smartphone
8 26 (1.19%) iPhone
9 25 (1.14%) Driving Licence
10 24 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
11 22 (1.01%) Blackberry
12 21 (0.96%) CMDB
13 20 (0.91%) EMC VNX
14 19 (0.87%) NHS
14 19 (0.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 18 (0.82%) Replication
16 15 (0.69%) Private Cloud
17 14 (0.64%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 548 (25.07%) Windows
2 302 (13.82%) Windows Server
3 197 (9.01%) Linux
4 122 (5.58%) Windows 10
5 108 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 101 (4.62%) Windows Server 2016
7 99 (4.53%) Windows 7
8 85 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (1.97%) Unix
10 42 (1.92%) Android
11 28 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (1.05%) Mac OS
13 20 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
15 15 (0.69%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.59%) Solaris
17 10 (0.46%) CatOS
17 10 (0.46%) CentOS
17 10 (0.46%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (11.89%) ITIL
2 255 (11.67%) Migration
3 209 (9.56%) Network Design
4 187 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 147 (6.72%) Change Management
6 142 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
7 108 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
7 108 (4.94%) Load Balancing
8 107 (4.89%) DevOps
9 99 (4.53%) Project Delivery
10 97 (4.44%) Network Management
11 93 (4.25%) Project Management
12 86 (3.93%) Cybersecurity
13 74 (3.39%) Incident Management
13 74 (3.39%) Service Management
14 68 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
15 65 (2.97%) Service Delivery
16 61 (2.79%) Network Monitoring
17 59 (2.70%) Configuration Management
18 56 (2.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 171 (7.82%) Python
2 115 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 81 (3.71%) SQL
4 48 (2.20%) Perl
5 34 (1.56%) C
6 32 (1.46%) Java
7 27 (1.24%) Shell Script
8 22 (1.01%) JavaScript
9 20 (0.91%) PHP
10 16 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.23%) VBScript
12 3 (0.14%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.091%) C#
13 2 (0.091%) VB
13 2 (0.091%) VBA
14 1 (0.046%) Ada
14 1 (0.046%) C++
14 1 (0.046%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.046%) XPath
Qualifications
1 834 (38.15%) Cisco Certification
2 596 (27.26%) CCNP
3 442 (20.22%) Security Cleared
4 371 (16.97%) CCNA
5 285 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 206 (9.42%) CCIE
7 126 (5.76%) DV Cleared
8 77 (3.52%) Degree
9 73 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 64 (2.93%) CCDP
11 52 (2.38%) CCDA
12 45 (2.06%) MCSE
13 40 (1.83%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 38 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (1.60%) CISSP
16 31 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
17 30 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 26 (1.19%) MCP
19 24 (1.10%) BC Cleared
19 24 (1.10%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.80%) SLA
2 35 (1.60%) QA
3 32 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.82%) GDPR
6 13 (0.59%) NIST
6 13 (0.59%) PMO
7 11 (0.50%) NCSC
8 9 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.27%) RMADS
11 5 (0.23%) COBIT
11 5 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.18%) BS7799
13 2 (0.091%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.091%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.091%) MiFID
System Software
1 351 (16.06%) Active Directory
2 287 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (5.67%) Hyper-V
4 91 (4.16%) VMware ESXi
5 76 (3.48%) vSphere
6 57 (2.61%) VMware NSX
7 43 (1.97%) XenApp
8 29 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
9 26 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 23 (1.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 17 (0.78%) Firmware
12 15 (0.69%) BitLocker
13 13 (0.59%) Docker
14 12 (0.55%) vCloud
15 11 (0.50%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
17 8 (0.37%) NFS
17 8 (0.37%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 103 (4.71%) SCCM
2 78 (3.57%) Ansible
3 76 (3.48%) FortiGate
4 59 (2.70%) vCenter Server
5 55 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
6 50 (2.29%) Cisco Prime
7 42 (1.92%) Puppet
7 42 (1.92%) SCOM
8 39 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
9 36 (1.65%) Nagios
10 27 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
10 27 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
11 25 (1.14%) AirWatch
12 23 (1.05%) NetBackup
13 22 (1.01%) WSUS
14 20 (0.91%) Amdocs OSS
15 17 (0.78%) Cacti
15 17 (0.78%) Netcool
15 17 (0.78%) Netcool/OMNIbus
15 17 (0.78%) Statseeker
Vendors
1 468 (21.41%) VMware
2 400 (18.30%) Microsoft
3 346 (15.83%) Juniper
4 304 (13.91%) CheckPoint
5 276 (12.63%) Palo Alto
6 228 (10.43%) F5
7 206 (9.42%) Citrix
8 136 (6.22%) Fortinet
9 134 (6.13%) HP
10 132 (6.04%) Meraki
11 119 (5.44%) SolarWinds
12 108 (4.94%) Dell
13 90 (4.12%) Oracle
14 86 (3.93%) NetApp
15 83 (3.80%) EMC
16 62 (2.84%) Aruba
17 61 (2.79%) Blue Coat
18 53 (2.42%) Huawei
19 50 (2.29%) Brocade
19 50 (2.29%) ServiceNow