Cisco
UK

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 29 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

6 months to
29 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 55 78 106
Rank change year-on-year +23 +28 -26
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,532 2,021 2,254
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.43% 3.05% 2.51%
As % of the Vendors category 7.88% 7.22% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 1,351 1,454
10th Percentile £250 £263 £200
25th Percentile £370 £369 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £400
% change year-on-year +2.15% +16.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 91 101
10th Percentile £14.08 £13.29 £13.25
25th Percentile £22.81 £19.47 £20.32
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £23.91
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +38.02% +5.10%
75th Percentile £45.11 £71.88 £40.75
90th Percentile £66.74 £80.25 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £43.75 £21.75
% change year-on-year -42.86% +101.15% +0.18%

All Vendors
UK

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.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 19,449 27,988 35,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.58% 42.26% 39.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,154 18,654 23,179
10th Percentile £255 £275 £275
25th Percentile £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £527 £523
Median % change year-on-year -2.75% +0.76% +11.28%
75th Percentile £626 £650 £625
90th Percentile £725 £750 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,006 769 923
10th Percentile £12.76 £14.25 £11.50
25th Percentile £15.42 £18.00 £14.72
Median hourly rate £25.00 £33.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -25.37% +59.52% -8.70%
75th Percentile £55.00 £65.00 £46.14
90th Percentile £70.00 £74.50 £62.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.31 £29.15 £18.47
% change year-on-year -16.60% +57.87% -2.82%

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 29 February 2024.

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 29 February 2024.

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 29 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +28 1,388 £478 +0.53% 528
UK excluding London +16 966 £475 +2.15% 393
Work from Home +14 452 £475 -5.00% 204
London +16 442 £500 -0.50% 169
South East +18 393 £475 -5.00% 105
North of England +26 160 £471 +10.82% 107
South West +24 160 £600 +23.71% 61
Midlands +6 116 £425 - 62
North West +22 112 £479 +12.59% 62
East of England +16 86 £415 -7.78% 24
West Midlands +10 86 £450 +5.88% 40
Scotland +9 49 £450 -5.16% 24
Yorkshire +11 41 £450 +2.86% 37
East Midlands -4 29 £350 -6.67% 22
Wales -13 8 £423 -15.50% 13
North East +28 7 £375 -31.82% 10
Northern Ireland +11 2 £210 - 4

Cisco
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 70 (4.57%) Microsoft Exchange
2 40 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.37%) Skype for Business
4 14 (0.91%) Confluence
5 11 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (0.52%) IBM Domino
7 8 (0.52%) nginx
8 5 (0.33%) CMS
8 5 (0.33%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.20%) Apache
9 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.13%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.065%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.065%) IIS
11 1 (0.065%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 68 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Sage X3
2 2 (0.13%) Shopify
3 1 (0.065%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.065%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.065%) Maximo
3 1 (0.065%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 1 (0.065%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 157 (10.25%) Azure
2 110 (7.18%) Microsoft 365
3 104 (6.79%) AWS
4 40 (2.61%) Entra ID
5 31 (2.02%) GCP
6 29 (1.89%) SaaS
7 25 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.50%) Nutanix
9 22 (1.44%) PaaS
10 21 (1.37%) OneDrive
11 19 (1.24%) IaaS
12 14 (0.91%) OCI
13 11 (0.72%) Rubrik
14 8 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.46%) Datadog
16 6 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
17 5 (0.33%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.33%) GitHub
17 5 (0.33%) Route 53
17 5 (0.33%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 701 (45.76%) Firewall
2 462 (30.16%) WAN
3 383 (25.00%) LAN
4 322 (21.02%) VPN
5 263 (17.17%) BGP
6 247 (16.12%) Network Security
7 219 (14.30%) Wireless
8 185 (12.08%) OSPF
9 183 (11.95%) Cisco ASA
10 165 (10.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 149 (9.73%) MPLS
12 148 (9.66%) DNS
13 147 (9.60%) SD-WAN
14 145 (9.46%) Wi-Fi
15 131 (8.55%) Cisco IOS
15 131 (8.55%) Cisco ISE
16 112 (7.31%) IPsec
17 95 (6.20%) TCP/IP
17 95 (6.20%) VLAN
18 91 (5.94%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (0.39%) MySQL
3 5 (0.33%) NonStop SQL
4 3 (0.20%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.20%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.13%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.13%) DataStax
5 2 (0.13%) DB2
5 2 (0.13%) MS Access
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.13%) Tableau
6 1 (0.065%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.065%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.065%) Metadata
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.065%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.065%) Power BI
6 1 (0.065%) Tableau Desktop
Development Applications
1 32 (2.09%) Git
2 24 (1.57%) JIRA
3 21 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
4 15 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (0.72%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.20%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.20%) Hudson
7 3 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.13%) GitLab
9 1 (0.065%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.065%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.065%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.065%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 279 (18.21%) Social Skills
2 241 (15.73%) Finance
3 142 (9.27%) Public Sector
4 101 (6.59%) Banking
5 95 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
6 94 (6.14%) Telecoms
7 39 (2.55%) Presentation Skills
8 36 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.63%) Marketing
10 24 (1.57%) Organisational Skills
11 21 (1.37%) Retail
12 20 (1.31%) Legal
13 16 (1.04%) Aerospace
13 16 (1.04%) Investment Banking
14 15 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
14 15 (0.98%) Military
15 12 (0.78%) Law
15 12 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
16 11 (0.72%) Electronics
17 9 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 665 (43.41%) Network Engineer
2 212 (13.84%) Architect
3 171 (11.16%) Senior
4 150 (9.79%) Network Architect
5 121 (7.90%) Cisco Engineer
6 109 (7.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 107 (6.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 106 (6.92%) Support Engineer
9 77 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 58 (3.79%) Consultant
11 52 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
12 50 (3.26%) Analyst
12 50 (3.26%) Network Specialist
13 48 (3.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 36 (2.35%) Design Engineer
14 36 (2.35%) Network Consultant
15 35 (2.28%) IT Engineer
15 35 (2.28%) Network Design Engineer
16 33 (2.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 33 (2.15%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.59%) 802.1X
2 25 (1.63%) JSON
3 24 (1.57%) NETCONF
3 24 (1.57%) XML
4 23 (1.50%) YANG
5 16 (1.04%) LDAP
6 12 (0.78%) Jinja
7 8 (0.52%) EDI
7 8 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (0.46%) SAML
8 7 (0.46%) XMPP
9 6 (0.39%) Flash
10 5 (0.33%) Web Services
11 4 (0.26%) RESTful
12 3 (0.20%) Django
12 3 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.20%) HTML
13 2 (0.13%) .NET
13 2 (0.13%) CSS
13 2 (0.13%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 241 (15.73%) Data Centre
2 99 (6.46%) Video Conferencing
3 42 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 40 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (2.35%) PKI
6 35 (2.28%) Data Protection Act
7 25 (1.63%) Blackberry
8 17 (1.11%) Driving Licence
8 17 (1.11%) Operational Technology
8 17 (1.11%) Replication
9 16 (1.04%) Clustering
10 15 (0.98%) iPhone
10 15 (0.98%) Public Cloud
11 13 (0.85%) NHS
12 12 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (0.65%) Video Editing
14 9 (0.59%) Distributed Architecture
14 9 (0.59%) Security Posture
15 8 (0.52%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 255 (16.64%) Windows
2 102 (6.66%) Linux
3 94 (6.14%) Windows Server
4 60 (3.92%) Windows 10
5 46 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 34 (2.22%) Android
8 33 (2.15%) Windows 7
9 32 (2.09%) Mac OS
10 25 (1.63%) Unix
11 24 (1.57%) Mac OS X
11 24 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.85%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
13 11 (0.72%) Solaris
14 10 (0.65%) CentOS
15 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.52%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (13.58%) Network Design
2 175 (11.42%) ITIL
3 167 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
4 134 (8.75%) Migration
5 116 (7.57%) Load Balancing
6 91 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 90 (5.87%) Customer Requirements
8 89 (5.81%) Customer Service
9 73 (4.77%) Agile
9 73 (4.77%) Project Management
10 69 (4.50%) Network Architecture
11 68 (4.44%) Change Management
12 67 (4.37%) Network Virtualisation
13 65 (4.24%) Network Management
14 64 (4.18%) Cybersecurity
15 63 (4.11%) Decision-Making
15 63 (4.11%) Incident Management
15 63 (4.11%) Roadmaps
16 58 (3.79%) Project Delivery
17 53 (3.46%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 94 (6.14%) Python
2 46 (3.00%) PowerShell
3 27 (1.76%) Bash
4 26 (1.70%) SQL
5 12 (0.78%) Perl
6 11 (0.72%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.52%) Java
8 4 (0.26%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.26%) VBScript
9 2 (0.13%) C
9 2 (0.13%) C#
9 2 (0.13%) COBOL
9 2 (0.13%) Ruby
9 2 (0.13%) VB
10 1 (0.065%) Go
10 1 (0.065%) Lisp
10 1 (0.065%) PHP
10 1 (0.065%) Tcl
10 1 (0.065%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.065%) VBA
Qualifications
1 532 (34.73%) Cisco Certification
2 488 (31.85%) Security Cleared
3 303 (19.78%) CCNP
4 260 (16.97%) CCNA
5 253 (16.51%) SC Cleared
6 124 (8.09%) DV Cleared
7 121 (7.90%) Degree
8 113 (7.38%) CCIE
9 35 (2.28%) JNCIA
10 25 (1.63%) JNCIS
11 20 (1.31%) CCDP
12 18 (1.17%) AWS Certification
12 18 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 17 (1.11%) CISM
13 17 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (1.04%) CISSP
15 15 (0.98%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
15 15 (0.98%) Azure Certification
16 14 (0.91%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.18%) SLA
2 17 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.85%) QA
4 12 (0.78%) GDPR
4 12 (0.78%) PMO
5 11 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.52%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.33%) NCSC
7 5 (0.33%) NIST
7 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.13%) GRC
9 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.065%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.065%) COBIT
10 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.065%) GLBA
10 1 (0.065%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 151 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 148 (9.66%) Active Directory
3 58 (3.79%) VMware NSX
4 35 (2.28%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (1.50%) vSphere
7 20 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (0.98%) Docker
8 15 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.72%) Firmware
10 9 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.52%) KVM
12 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.26%) NFS
12 4 (0.26%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.26%) Snort
13 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.20%) Squid
13 3 (0.20%) SRDF
13 3 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 104 (6.79%) FortiGate
2 70 (4.57%) Ansible
3 67 (4.37%) SCCM
4 48 (3.13%) Terraform
5 38 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 26 (1.70%) vCenter Server
7 22 (1.44%) Endace
8 19 (1.24%) Kubernetes
9 16 (1.04%) Nessus
10 15 (0.98%) WSUS
11 14 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
12 13 (0.85%) AirWatch
13 12 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
13 12 (0.78%) SCOM
14 11 (0.72%) Netcool
15 10 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
15 10 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 10 (0.65%) VxRail
16 9 (0.59%) Nagios
17 8 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 380 (24.80%) Juniper
2 243 (15.86%) Palo Alto
3 221 (14.43%) Microsoft
4 208 (13.58%) VMware
5 188 (12.27%) Fortinet
6 164 (10.70%) F5
7 157 (10.25%) CheckPoint
8 116 (7.57%) Meraki
9 93 (6.07%) Citrix
9 93 (6.07%) HP
10 78 (5.09%) Nokia
11 77 (5.03%) Dell
12 68 (4.44%) SolarWinds
13 65 (4.24%) Arista
14 64 (4.18%) Aruba
15 62 (4.05%) EMC
16 48 (3.13%) Apple
17 43 (2.81%) IBM
18 37 (2.42%) Avaya
19 33 (2.15%) Google