Period
to 20 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 61 46
Rank change year-on-year -6 -15 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,517 3,465 4,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.42% 3.51% 4.33%
As % of the Vendors category 8.07% 8.08% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,049 2,201 2,851
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +10.00%
10th Percentile £209 £198 £225
90th Percentile £588 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 192 174
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.93 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.73% +1.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.15 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +0.65% -6.12% +17.79%

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 43,589 42,865 48,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.34% 43.37% 44.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,101 26,370 29,811
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £244
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,664 1,404 1,652
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.00 £44.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% -3.80% +3.46%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 3,199 £403 +2.55% 877
UK excluding London -9 2,093 £400 +6.67% 695
London +7 1,335 £425 - 253
South East -11 655 £423 +5.75% 179
North of England -20 426 £400 +5.26% 175
Midlands 0 351 £353 -6.00% 127
West Midlands -11 241 £400 +3.23% 87
South West -8 223 £340 -3.55% 82
North West -9 217 £400 - 105
East of England +2 204 £400 +6.67% 62
Yorkshire -27 158 £413 +3.13% 53
Scotland -41 113 £320 -2.29% 47
East Midlands +1 105 £315 -10.00% 40
Wales +13 87 £400 +90.48% 21
North East -22 53 £348 +6.92% 17
Northern Ireland +55 31 £325 -7.14% 3
Isle of Man +2 7 £425 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 1,429 (40.63%) Firewall
2 1,303 (37.05%) Cisco Certification
3 994 (28.26%) WAN
4 922 (26.22%) Windows
5 854 (24.28%) LAN
6 842 (23.94%) CCNP
7 822 (23.37%) VMware
8 744 (21.15%) Security Cleared
9 720 (20.47%) Microsoft
10 689 (19.59%) Data Centre
11 645 (18.34%) ITIL
12 642 (18.25%) CCNA
13 622 (17.69%) Juniper
14 569 (16.18%) SC Cleared
15 564 (16.04%) Active Directory
16 559 (15.89%) CheckPoint
17 551 (15.67%) Wireless
18 515 (14.64%) VPN
19 507 (14.42%) Cisco ASA
20 505 (14.36%) VMware Infrastructure
21 466 (13.25%) Finance
22 463 (13.16%) BGP
23 452 (12.85%) Windows Server
24 434 (12.34%) Network Security
25 422 (12.00%) F5
26 397 (11.29%) Linux
27 395 (11.23%) Cisco Nexus
28 391 (11.12%) DNS
29 382 (10.86%) OSPF
30 375 (10.66%) 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
1 171 (4.86%) MS Exchange
2 162 (4.61%) Skype for Business
3 97 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 64 (1.82%) IIS
5 62 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (1.08%) OpenStack
6 38 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 34 (0.97%) Confluence
7 34 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (0.74%) Apache
9 16 (0.45%) CMS
10 10 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 10 (0.28%) Site Server
11 8 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.17%) JBoss
12 6 (0.17%) SAS
12 6 (0.17%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 236 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 61 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.11%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 2 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.028%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.028%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.028%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.028%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.028%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.028%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.085%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.057%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.057%) Eikon
4 2 (0.057%) Maximo
4 2 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.057%) RMDS
5 1 (0.028%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.028%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.028%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.028%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 334 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 323 (9.18%) Office 365
3 252 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (1.62%) IaaS
5 36 (1.02%) PaaS
6 28 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (0.80%) SaaS
7 22 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (0.40%) GitHub
9 12 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (0.31%) Serverless
11 10 (0.28%) G Suite
11 10 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.26%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.20%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.20%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1,429 (40.63%) Firewall
2 994 (28.26%) WAN
3 854 (24.28%) LAN
4 551 (15.67%) Wireless
5 515 (14.64%) VPN
6 507 (14.42%) Cisco ASA
7 463 (13.16%) BGP
8 434 (12.34%) Network Security
9 395 (11.23%) Cisco Nexus
10 391 (11.12%) DNS
11 382 (10.86%) OSPF
12 373 (10.61%) MPLS
13 340 (9.67%) TCP/IP
14 294 (8.36%) VoIP
15 274 (7.79%) DHCP
16 216 (6.14%) SAN
17 214 (6.08%) Cisco IOS
18 213 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
19 196 (5.57%) Cisco ISE
19 196 (5.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 27 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
3 21 (0.60%) Oracle Database
4 19 (0.54%) MySQL
5 17 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (0.26%) NoSQL
8 9 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.20%) Big Data
9 7 (0.20%) DB2
10 6 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.14%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.11%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.11%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.11%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.085%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 52 (1.48%) JIRA
2 38 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 28 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 22 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 20 (0.57%) SonarQube
6 16 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (0.31%) Rational Team Concert
9 7 (0.20%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.20%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.17%) Subversion
11 5 (0.14%) AdminStudio
11 5 (0.14%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.11%) Metasploit
13 3 (0.085%) Hudson
13 3 (0.085%) Robot Framework
13 3 (0.085%) Vagrant
14 1 (0.028%) Bitbucket
14 1 (0.028%) GitLab
General
1 466 (13.25%) Finance
2 240 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 133 (3.78%) Banking
4 113 (3.21%) Retail
5 40 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 29 (0.82%) Legal
7 22 (0.63%) Law
7 22 (0.63%) Marketing
8 18 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 18 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.48%) Advertising
10 15 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
11 14 (0.40%) Back Office
12 12 (0.34%) Automotive
12 12 (0.34%) Spanish Language
13 11 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.28%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.23%) Electronics
16 7 (0.20%) French Language
16 7 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,159 (32.95%) Network Engineer
2 409 (11.63%) Architect
3 399 (11.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 335 (9.53%) Analyst
5 261 (7.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 233 (6.62%) Support Engineer
7 213 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 197 (5.60%) Network Architect
9 184 (5.23%) Security Engineer
10 178 (5.06%) Consultant
11 169 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
12 135 (3.84%) Network Security Engineer
13 102 (2.90%) Network Support
14 94 (2.67%) Support Analyst
15 93 (2.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 89 (2.53%) Project Manager
16 89 (2.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 84 (2.39%) IT Support
18 80 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support
19 78 (2.22%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (2.76%) 802.1X
2 48 (1.36%) LDAP
3 39 (1.11%) XMPP
4 36 (1.02%) Web Services
5 23 (0.65%) Middleware
6 22 (0.63%) REST
7 21 (0.60%) XML
8 20 (0.57%) .NET
8 20 (0.57%) JSON
9 18 (0.51%) RESTful
10 14 (0.40%) HTML
10 14 (0.40%) VXML
11 13 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (0.37%) SAML
12 12 (0.34%) OAuth
13 11 (0.31%) JSP
13 11 (0.31%) SOAP
14 9 (0.26%) CSS
15 7 (0.20%) COM
15 7 (0.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 689 (19.59%) Data Centre
2 217 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 139 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
4 123 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
5 115 (3.27%) PKI
6 83 (2.36%) Private Cloud
7 80 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 75 (2.13%) Computer Science
9 51 (1.45%) Clustering
10 49 (1.39%) Blackberry
11 45 (1.28%) Driving Licence
12 40 (1.14%) Replication
13 39 (1.11%) Public Cloud
14 32 (0.91%) Handset
14 32 (0.91%) NHS
15 31 (0.88%) EMC VNX
15 31 (0.88%) Fat Client
15 31 (0.88%) Thin Client
16 28 (0.80%) IVR
17 25 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 922 (26.22%) Windows
2 452 (12.85%) Windows Server
3 397 (11.29%) Linux
4 196 (5.57%) Windows 10
5 189 (5.37%) Windows 7
6 183 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 154 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 136 (3.87%) Unix
9 52 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (1.28%) Windows 8
11 42 (1.19%) CentOS
12 34 (0.97%) Solaris
13 31 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (0.85%) Android
15 22 (0.63%) Mac OS X
16 21 (0.60%) Mac OS
17 19 (0.54%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.51%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.26%) Check Point GAiA
20 8 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 645 (18.34%) ITIL
2 375 (10.66%) Migration
3 316 (8.98%) Network Design
4 262 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 216 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
6 203 (5.77%) Load Balancing
7 165 (4.69%) Service Delivery
8 162 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
9 160 (4.55%) Project Management
10 156 (4.44%) Network Management
11 151 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
12 141 (4.01%) Service Management
13 126 (3.58%) PRINCE2
14 121 (3.44%) Change Management
15 118 (3.36%) Incident Management
16 113 (3.21%) DevOps
17 105 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
18 93 (2.64%) Network Architecture
19 92 (2.62%) High Availability
20 91 (2.59%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 177 (5.03%) PowerShell
2 151 (4.29%) SQL
3 137 (3.90%) Python
4 68 (1.93%) Java
5 59 (1.68%) C
6 50 (1.42%) Bash Shell
7 41 (1.17%) Perl
8 22 (0.63%) PHP
9 21 (0.60%) JavaScript
10 19 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 17 (0.48%) VB
11 17 (0.48%) VBScript
12 12 (0.34%) Ruby
13 6 (0.17%) C#
14 5 (0.14%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.14%) Bourne shell
14 5 (0.14%) C++
14 5 (0.14%) PyPy
14 5 (0.14%) Tcl
15 4 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,303 (37.05%) Cisco Certification
2 842 (23.94%) CCNP
3 744 (21.15%) Security Cleared
4 642 (18.25%) CCNA
5 569 (16.18%) SC Cleared
6 262 (7.45%) CCIE
7 198 (5.63%) Degree
8 165 (4.69%) DV Cleared
9 160 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 92 (2.62%) MCSE
11 87 (2.47%) CCDP
12 70 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
13 64 (1.82%) CISSP
14 60 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 58 (1.65%) MCSA
16 52 (1.48%) CCSE
17 43 (1.22%) MCP
18 41 (1.17%) CCSA
19 37 (1.05%) JNCIP
19 37 (1.05%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (4.04%) SLA
2 58 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (1.48%) QA
4 38 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 34 (0.97%) GDPR
6 15 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 15 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 13 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 13 (0.37%) ISO 22301
9 11 (0.31%) COBIT
10 10 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
10 10 (0.28%) ISO 31000
11 9 (0.26%) JSP 440
12 8 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
12 8 (0.23%) PMO
13 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.17%) RMADS
14 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 564 (16.04%) Active Directory
2 505 (14.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 131 (3.72%) vSphere
5 114 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
6 91 (2.59%) VMware NSX
7 51 (1.45%) XenApp
8 49 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 48 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (0.97%) ProxySG
11 22 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
12 21 (0.60%) BitLocker
13 20 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
14 19 (0.54%) NFS
15 18 (0.51%) Docker
16 16 (0.45%) Firmware
16 16 (0.45%) XenServer
17 13 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 13 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
18 12 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 202 (5.74%) SCCM
2 147 (4.18%) Cisco CUCM
3 97 (2.76%) vCenter Server
4 89 (2.53%) FortiGate
5 70 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
6 64 (1.82%) SCOM
7 62 (1.76%) Ansible
8 55 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
9 52 (1.48%) WSUS
10 40 (1.14%) Puppet
11 39 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
12 31 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
13 26 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
14 25 (0.71%) Nessus
15 23 (0.65%) PowerCLI
16 22 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
17 21 (0.60%) Backup Exec
17 21 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
18 20 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
18 20 (0.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 822 (23.37%) VMware
2 720 (20.47%) Microsoft
3 622 (17.69%) Juniper
4 559 (15.89%) CheckPoint
5 422 (12.00%) F5
6 266 (7.56%) HP
7 262 (7.45%) Citrix
8 258 (7.34%) Palo Alto
9 191 (5.43%) NetApp
10 190 (5.40%) McAfee
11 179 (5.09%) SolarWinds
12 166 (4.72%) Meraki
13 142 (4.04%) Fortinet
14 136 (3.87%) Oracle
15 131 (3.72%) EMC
16 130 (3.70%) Aruba
17 119 (3.38%) Blue Coat
18 117 (3.33%) Splunk
19 94 (2.67%) Red Hat
20 91 (2.59%) Dell