Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 58 70
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,072 3,309 3,527
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.59% 3.78% 3.46%
As % of the Vendors category 8.05% 8.79% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 2,145 2,104
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £213 £205 £210
90th Percentile £575 £554 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 158 211
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +16.00% -
10th Percentile £15.15 £14.00 £12.63
90th Percentile £52.75 £50.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +14.58% +4.35%

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 13,321 37,633 42,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.58% 42.97% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,036 23,567 26,554
Median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +1.66% +0.71% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 1,434 1,643
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.88 £52.50 £46.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.70 £16.50
% change year-on-year +33.69% +13.33% -2.48%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -2 954 £425 +6.25% 375
UK excluding London +1 627 £400 +3.23% 330
London +1 367 £425 +4.94% 76
Work from Home -16 176 £425 +3.03% 37
South East +2 165 £400 - 75
Midlands +16 124 £450 +20.00% 57
North of England -8 117 £388 +3.33% 94
South West +22 107 £450 +5.88% 44
North West -5 87 £375 +3.45% 67
West Midlands +17 76 £481 +20.31% 30
East of England +14 62 £388 -3.13% 29
East Midlands +16 47 £425 +30.77% 26
Scotland -8 37 £325 -13.33% 16
Yorkshire -5 29 £404 +7.67% 19
Wales +9 17 £290 -10.77% 11
North East +1 1 - - 8
Northern Ireland -12 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 409 (38.15%) Firewall
2 395 (36.85%) Cisco Certification
3 279 (26.03%) WAN
4 267 (24.91%) CCNP
5 253 (23.60%) Security Cleared
6 232 (21.64%) Windows
7 228 (21.27%) Microsoft
8 221 (20.62%) LAN
9 214 (19.96%) VMware
10 210 (19.59%) Data Centre
11 184 (17.16%) Juniper
12 181 (16.88%) Active Directory
13 174 (16.23%) CCNA
14 171 (15.95%) VPN
15 168 (15.67%) Finance
15 168 (15.67%) F5
16 153 (14.27%) SC Cleared
16 153 (14.27%) Migration
17 148 (13.81%) BGP
18 145 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
19 143 (13.34%) Cisco Nexus
20 140 (13.06%) Azure
21 131 (12.22%) CCIE
22 129 (12.03%) OSPF
22 129 (12.03%) Wireless
23 125 (11.66%) CheckPoint
24 114 (10.63%) MPLS
24 114 (10.63%) DNS
24 114 (10.63%) Cisco ASA
25 112 (10.45%) 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 51 (4.76%) Skype for Business
2 26 (2.43%) MS Exchange
3 20 (1.87%) OpenStack
4 18 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.31%) ArcGIS
6 10 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.65%) IIS
7 7 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.56%) CMS
8 6 (0.56%) JBoss
9 5 (0.47%) Apache
9 5 (0.47%) Confluence
9 5 (0.47%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.28%) nginx
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.28%) SAS
10 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.31%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.093%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 140 (13.06%) Azure
2 86 (8.02%) Office 365
3 63 (5.88%) AWS
4 39 (3.64%) IaaS
5 28 (2.61%) PaaS
6 23 (2.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 23 (2.15%) SaaS
7 21 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.84%) GCP
10 5 (0.47%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.37%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.28%) GitHub
13 2 (0.19%) Akamai
13 2 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.19%) Amazon EKS
13 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.19%) Route 53
13 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 409 (38.15%) Firewall
2 279 (26.03%) WAN
3 221 (20.62%) LAN
4 171 (15.95%) VPN
5 148 (13.81%) BGP
6 143 (13.34%) Cisco Nexus
7 129 (12.03%) OSPF
7 129 (12.03%) Wireless
8 114 (10.63%) Cisco ASA
8 114 (10.63%) DNS
8 114 (10.63%) MPLS
9 112 (10.45%) Network Security
10 104 (9.70%) VoIP
11 76 (7.09%) TCP/IP
12 73 (6.81%) Skype
13 69 (6.44%) EIGRP
13 69 (6.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 64 (5.97%) Cisco ISE
15 62 (5.78%) DHCP
16 58 (5.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.77%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.31%) GIS
4 9 (0.84%) MySQL
5 8 (0.75%) Big Data
5 8 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
6 7 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (0.47%) DB2
7 5 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.47%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.19%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.31%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.31%) JIRA
3 11 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (0.93%) TeamCity
5 9 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.37%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.37%) Hudson
7 4 (0.37%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.19%) Ant
8 2 (0.19%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.093%) AppScan
9 1 (0.093%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.093%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.093%) Subversion
General
1 168 (15.67%) Finance
2 72 (6.72%) Telecoms
3 70 (6.53%) Public Sector
4 35 (3.26%) Banking
5 20 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.59%) Legal
7 11 (1.03%) Retail
8 10 (0.93%) French Language
8 10 (0.93%) Local Government
9 9 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.75%) Electronics
11 6 (0.56%) Law
12 5 (0.47%) Advertising
12 5 (0.47%) Back Office
12 5 (0.47%) German Language
12 5 (0.47%) Military
12 5 (0.47%) Police
13 4 (0.37%) Marketing
14 3 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 385 (35.91%) Network Engineer
2 146 (13.62%) Architect
3 87 (8.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 78 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 68 (6.34%) Consultant
6 63 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 62 (5.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 58 (5.41%) Security Engineer
9 57 (5.32%) Network Architect
10 49 (4.57%) Analyst
11 44 (4.10%) Support Engineer
12 31 (2.89%) Network Security Engineer
13 30 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
14 29 (2.71%) Network Consultant
14 29 (2.71%) Network Support
14 29 (2.71%) Technical Architect
15 26 (2.43%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
15 26 (2.43%) Network Support Engineer
16 25 (2.33%) Infrastructure Architect
17 19 (1.77%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.43%) 802.1X
2 19 (1.77%) .NET
3 12 (1.12%) XMPP
4 11 (1.03%) Web Services
5 10 (0.93%) JSON
5 10 (0.93%) Middleware
6 8 (0.75%) XML
7 7 (0.65%) LDAP
7 7 (0.65%) REST
8 6 (0.56%) SOAP
9 5 (0.47%) SAML
9 5 (0.47%) SAP Basis
10 4 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.37%) Spine.js
10 4 (0.37%) WebRTC
11 3 (0.28%) Flask
11 3 (0.28%) HTML
12 2 (0.19%) XSD
12 2 (0.19%) XSL
12 2 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 210 (19.59%) Data Centre
2 39 (3.64%) PKI
2 39 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
2 39 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
3 34 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.24%) NHS
5 22 (2.05%) Public Cloud
6 19 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.31%) Driving Licence
8 12 (1.12%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.03%) User Experience
9 11 (1.03%) Virtual Team
10 10 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (0.84%) Blackberry
11 9 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (0.75%) Replication
13 7 (0.65%) Clustering
13 7 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
13 7 (0.65%) Handset
14 6 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 232 (21.64%) Windows
2 102 (9.51%) Linux
3 95 (8.86%) Windows Server
4 46 (4.29%) Windows 10
5 44 (4.10%) Windows Server 2016
6 39 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (3.26%) Windows 7
8 34 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (2.43%) Windows Server 2019
10 25 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (2.15%) Unix
12 22 (2.05%) Ubuntu
13 13 (1.21%) CentOS
14 10 (0.93%) Solaris
15 9 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.75%) AIX
16 8 (0.75%) VMS
17 5 (0.47%) Check Point GAiA
18 4 (0.37%) HPUX
18 4 (0.37%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (14.27%) Migration
2 109 (10.17%) ITIL
3 101 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 73 (6.81%) Network Design
5 68 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 62 (5.78%) DevOps
8 61 (5.69%) Change Management
9 58 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
10 52 (4.85%) SIEM
11 51 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
12 48 (4.48%) Project Management
13 37 (3.45%) Project Delivery
14 34 (3.17%) Customer Requirements
14 34 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
15 32 (2.99%) Service Management
15 32 (2.99%) TOGAF
16 31 (2.89%) Network Monitoring
17 30 (2.80%) High Availability
17 30 (2.80%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 69 (6.44%) Python
2 38 (3.54%) PowerShell
3 32 (2.99%) C
4 25 (2.33%) Java
5 21 (1.96%) SQL
6 14 (1.31%) VB
7 12 (1.12%) Bash Shell
7 12 (1.12%) Perl
8 8 (0.75%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.37%) PHP
10 2 (0.19%) AWK
10 2 (0.19%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.19%) Jython
10 2 (0.19%) Lisp
10 2 (0.19%) sed
10 2 (0.19%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 395 (36.85%) Cisco Certification
2 267 (24.91%) CCNP
3 253 (23.60%) Security Cleared
4 174 (16.23%) CCNA
5 153 (14.27%) SC Cleared
6 131 (12.22%) CCIE
7 101 (9.42%) DV Cleared
8 59 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 52 (4.85%) CISSP
10 37 (3.45%) Degree
11 30 (2.80%) CCDP
12 18 (1.68%) CCDA
12 18 (1.68%) CCIE Collaboration
13 17 (1.59%) MCSE
14 16 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (1.40%) SANS
16 13 (1.21%) GIAC
16 13 (1.21%) JNCIA
17 12 (1.12%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.33%) SLA
2 20 (1.87%) QA
3 14 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.21%) NIST
5 11 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.93%) GDPR
7 8 (0.75%) COBIT
7 8 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.37%) NCSC
8 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.28%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.28%) ISO 31000
9 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (0.28%) RMADS
10 2 (0.19%) AICPA
10 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.19%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 181 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 145 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (5.50%) VMware NSX
4 42 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (3.54%) Hyper-V
5 38 (3.54%) vSphere
6 26 (2.43%) Docker
7 15 (1.40%) BitLocker
7 15 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.93%) XenApp
9 9 (0.84%) NFS
10 8 (0.75%) ProxySG
10 8 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.56%) vCloud
12 5 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (0.47%) KVM
12 5 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.47%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 77 (7.18%) Ansible
2 58 (5.41%) FortiGate
3 33 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 28 (2.61%) Kubernetes
5 25 (2.33%) vCenter Server
6 23 (2.15%) SCCM
7 20 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
7 20 (1.87%) Puppet
8 19 (1.77%) vRealize
9 14 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (1.31%) Terraform
10 13 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
10 13 (1.21%) SCOM
11 11 (1.03%) WSUS
12 10 (0.93%) Nessus
13 9 (0.84%) AirWatch
14 8 (0.75%) EnCase
14 8 (0.75%) FTK
15 7 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
16 6 (0.56%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 228 (21.27%) Microsoft
2 214 (19.96%) VMware
3 184 (17.16%) Juniper
4 168 (15.67%) F5
5 125 (11.66%) CheckPoint
6 90 (8.40%) Palo Alto
7 85 (7.93%) Oracle
8 67 (6.25%) Citrix
8 67 (6.25%) Dell
9 65 (6.06%) Fortinet
10 56 (5.22%) HP
11 55 (5.13%) Meraki
12 53 (4.94%) Blue Coat
13 51 (4.76%) SolarWinds
14 46 (4.29%) NetApp
15 40 (3.73%) Splunk
16 38 (3.54%) Red Hat
17 28 (2.61%) EMC
18 27 (2.52%) Arista
18 27 (2.52%) Avaya