Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 70 72
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 -24
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2,748 3,368 3,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.82% 3.41% 3.25%
As % of the Vendors category 8.81% 8.07% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,782 2,101 2,008
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% -6.45%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £181
90th Percentile £540 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 160 145
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.27% +25.00% -12.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £12.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.50 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £24.91 £19.25
% change year-on-year -4.66% +29.40% -21.43%

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 31,195 41,712 41,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.31% 42.25% 41.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,310 25,821 26,201
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £220 £256 £230
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,345 1,526 1,376
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +0.40% +2.53%
10th Percentile £11.88 £10.75 £10.69
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.40 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year +9.09% +0.58% -0.58%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Top 16 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 28 January 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 +14 2,521 £400 - 997
UK excluding London +10 1,762 £400 +3.23% 786
London +27 900 £400 -5.88% 273
South East +5 571 £400 - 227
North of England +11 418 £363 -3.33% 207
Midlands +14 252 £400 +6.67% 124
North West +16 249 £380 -1.94% 102
South West -13 203 £400 +5.96% 81
West Midlands +21 169 £400 - 79
East of England +29 160 £375 -11.76% 87
Yorkshire +2 138 £350 -9.09% 80
Scotland +23 113 £415 -2.35% 35
East Midlands -2 81 £360 +4.73% 45
Wales +19 36 £400 +11.11% 18
North East +14 32 £375 +25.00% 25
Northern Ireland -2 16 £320 +2.40% 9

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,110 (40.39%) Firewall
2 1,028 (37.41%) Cisco Certification
3 764 (27.80%) WAN
4 736 (26.78%) LAN
5 686 (24.96%) CCNP
6 682 (24.82%) Windows
7 569 (20.71%) VMware
8 565 (20.56%) Data Centre
9 491 (17.87%) VPN
10 480 (17.47%) CCNA
11 467 (16.99%) Security Cleared
12 465 (16.92%) Microsoft
13 443 (16.12%) BGP
14 432 (15.72%) Juniper
15 429 (15.61%) Wireless
16 416 (15.14%) Active Directory
17 385 (14.01%) Cisco ASA
18 369 (13.43%) MPLS
19 365 (13.28%) CheckPoint
20 358 (13.03%) OSPF
21 357 (12.99%) Cisco Nexus
22 343 (12.48%) Palo Alto
23 342 (12.45%) Migration
24 336 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
25 330 (12.01%) Network Security
26 327 (11.90%) SC Cleared
26 327 (11.90%) Finance
27 325 (11.83%) ITIL
28 320 (11.64%) Windows Server
29 311 (11.32%) Office 365

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
1 141 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 124 (4.51%) Skype for Business
3 93 (3.38%) SharePoint
4 65 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (1.16%) IIS
7 26 (0.95%) OpenStack
8 21 (0.76%) Confluence
9 18 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (0.47%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.40%) Apache
11 11 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.36%) Mattermost
13 8 (0.29%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.18%) CMS
16 4 (0.15%) Apache Spark
16 4 (0.15%) JBoss
16 4 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 136 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 39 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.15%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.073%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.25%) assyst
4 2 (0.073%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.036%) RMDS
5 1 (0.036%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 311 (11.32%) Azure
1 311 (11.32%) Office 365
2 195 (7.10%) AWS
3 68 (2.47%) IaaS
4 52 (1.89%) SaaS
5 47 (1.71%) PaaS
6 45 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 25 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (0.87%) OneDrive
9 20 (0.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 17 (0.62%) GCP
11 16 (0.58%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.33%) Akamai
12 9 (0.33%) GitHub
13 7 (0.25%) Power Platform
14 6 (0.22%) G Suite
15 5 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.18%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.18%) Twilio
15 5 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,110 (40.39%) Firewall
2 764 (27.80%) WAN
3 736 (26.78%) LAN
4 491 (17.87%) VPN
5 443 (16.12%) BGP
6 429 (15.61%) Wireless
7 385 (14.01%) Cisco ASA
8 369 (13.43%) MPLS
9 358 (13.03%) OSPF
10 357 (12.99%) Cisco Nexus
11 330 (12.01%) Network Security
12 295 (10.74%) DNS
13 270 (9.83%) TCP/IP
14 244 (8.88%) DHCP
15 230 (8.37%) VoIP
16 201 (7.31%) Cisco IOS
17 178 (6.48%) Wi-Fi
18 167 (6.08%) WLAN
19 164 (5.97%) EIGRP
20 158 (5.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.13%) MySQL
3 16 (0.58%) Big Data
4 14 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.36%) Relational Database
5 10 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (0.25%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.25%) Power BI
7 6 (0.22%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.18%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (0.18%) SQL Server 2017
9 4 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.15%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.15%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.11%) DB2
10 3 (0.11%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (1.53%) Git (software)
1 42 (1.53%) JIRA
2 37 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 33 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 28 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 21 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.47%) Bitbucket
7 10 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (0.33%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.18%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.15%) JMeter
11 4 (0.15%) Rational Team Concert
11 4 (0.15%) Selenium
11 4 (0.15%) Subversion
12 3 (0.11%) GitLab
12 3 (0.11%) JUnit
12 3 (0.11%) Mockito
13 2 (0.073%) Hudson
14 1 (0.036%) GCC
General
1 327 (11.90%) Finance
2 262 (9.53%) Telecoms
3 143 (5.20%) Public Sector
4 95 (3.46%) Banking
5 41 (1.49%) Retail
6 34 (1.24%) Law
7 32 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 26 (0.95%) Front Office
9 25 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 23 (0.84%) Legal
11 21 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.55%) Advertising
12 15 (0.55%) Military
13 14 (0.51%) Marketing
14 12 (0.44%) Back Office
14 12 (0.44%) Multimedia
14 12 (0.44%) Publishing
15 11 (0.40%) German Language
16 10 (0.36%) Electronics
16 10 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,045 (38.03%) Network Engineer
2 280 (10.19%) Architect
3 268 (9.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 199 (7.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 195 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 190 (6.91%) Analyst
7 163 (5.93%) Network Architect
8 149 (5.42%) Security Engineer
9 146 (5.31%) Support Engineer
10 121 (4.40%) Senior Network Engineer
11 113 (4.11%) Consultant
12 99 (3.60%) Network Security Engineer
13 67 (2.44%) Network Support
14 62 (2.26%) Firewall Engineer
15 55 (2.00%) Administrator
16 54 (1.97%) Support Analyst
17 53 (1.93%) Windows Engineer
18 52 (1.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 52 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
19 51 (1.86%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (3.17%) 802.1X
2 55 (2.00%) Web Services
3 44 (1.60%) REST
4 19 (0.69%) SAML
5 17 (0.62%) LDAP
6 16 (0.58%) SOAP
7 15 (0.55%) Middleware
7 15 (0.55%) XMPP
8 12 (0.44%) JSON
9 11 (0.40%) XML
10 10 (0.36%) Django
11 9 (0.33%) OAuth
12 7 (0.25%) .NET
12 7 (0.25%) OpenID
13 5 (0.18%) Apache Flex
13 5 (0.18%) CCXML
13 5 (0.18%) CSS
13 5 (0.18%) GraphQL
13 5 (0.18%) VXML
14 4 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 565 (20.56%) Data Centre
2 114 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (3.82%) Video Conferencing
4 73 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 65 (2.37%) PKI
6 49 (1.78%) Public Cloud
7 46 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
8 36 (1.31%) Blackberry
8 36 (1.31%) Private Cloud
8 36 (1.31%) Replication
8 36 (1.31%) Smartphone
9 35 (1.27%) Clustering
10 33 (1.20%) iPhone
11 32 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 23 (0.84%) Driving Licence
12 23 (0.84%) User Experience
13 22 (0.80%) CMDB
13 22 (0.80%) Hedge funds
14 20 (0.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 18 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 682 (24.82%) Windows
2 320 (11.64%) Windows Server
3 237 (8.62%) Linux
4 174 (6.33%) Windows 10
5 143 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 128 (4.66%) Windows 7
7 124 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (2.15%) Android
9 55 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (1.93%) Unix
11 49 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (1.24%) Mac OS
13 23 (0.84%) CentOS
14 21 (0.76%) Solaris
15 20 (0.73%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.66%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.66%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.40%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.36%) Check Point GAiA
19 9 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (12.45%) Migration
2 325 (11.83%) ITIL
3 222 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 222 (8.08%) Network Design
4 194 (7.06%) Change Management
5 186 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
6 134 (4.88%) Load Balancing
7 129 (4.69%) Project Management
8 123 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
9 120 (4.37%) Project Delivery
10 112 (4.08%) Incident Management
11 108 (3.93%) DevOps
12 105 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 104 (3.78%) Service Delivery
14 102 (3.71%) Network Management
14 102 (3.71%) Network Monitoring
15 89 (3.24%) Cybersecurity
16 81 (2.95%) Problem Management
17 79 (2.87%) Network Architecture
18 78 (2.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (5.90%) PowerShell
2 149 (5.42%) Python
3 111 (4.04%) SQL
4 58 (2.11%) Perl
5 57 (2.07%) Java
6 51 (1.86%) C
7 26 (0.95%) JavaScript
8 22 (0.80%) Bash Shell
9 21 (0.76%) PHP
10 20 (0.73%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.36%) C#
12 6 (0.22%) Ruby
12 6 (0.22%) Tcl
12 6 (0.22%) VBScript
13 5 (0.18%) C++
13 5 (0.18%) Go
14 3 (0.11%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.11%) XPath
15 2 (0.073%) Lua
16 1 (0.036%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 1,028 (37.41%) Cisco Certification
2 686 (24.96%) CCNP
3 480 (17.47%) CCNA
4 467 (16.99%) Security Cleared
5 327 (11.90%) SC Cleared
6 258 (9.39%) CCIE
7 135 (4.91%) Degree
8 106 (3.86%) DV Cleared
9 95 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 89 (3.24%) CCDP
11 53 (1.93%) CCDA
11 53 (1.93%) MCSE
12 37 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
13 36 (1.31%) MCP
13 36 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 34 (1.24%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 33 (1.20%) MCSA
16 31 (1.13%) JNCIP
17 29 (1.06%) CISSP
18 28 (1.02%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (3.38%) SLA
2 48 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (0.98%) QA
4 25 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.87%) GDPR
6 17 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.47%) NIST
8 12 (0.44%) PMO
9 11 (0.40%) NCSC
10 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.22%) COBIT
11 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.22%) RMADS
12 4 (0.15%) BS7799
12 4 (0.15%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.073%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.073%) MiFID
System Software
1 416 (15.14%) Active Directory
2 336 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (4.15%) Hyper-V
4 97 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
5 92 (3.35%) vSphere
6 64 (2.33%) VMware NSX
7 41 (1.49%) XenApp
8 36 (1.31%) XenDesktop
9 33 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
10 32 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
11 27 (0.98%) Docker
12 21 (0.76%) Firmware
13 15 (0.55%) VMware Server
14 13 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 12 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
16 10 (0.36%) vCloud
17 8 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
18 7 (0.25%) BitLocker
18 7 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
19 6 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 145 (5.28%) SCCM
2 106 (3.86%) FortiGate
3 94 (3.42%) Ansible
4 92 (3.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 66 (2.40%) vCenter Server
6 63 (2.29%) Cisco Prime
7 60 (2.18%) SCOM
8 56 (2.04%) Nagios
9 46 (1.67%) Puppet
10 42 (1.53%) WSUS
11 40 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
11 40 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
12 38 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
13 32 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
14 28 (1.02%) AirWatch
15 24 (0.87%) NetBackup
16 22 (0.80%) Cisco UCCE
17 19 (0.69%) Amdocs OSS
18 17 (0.62%) Cacti
18 17 (0.62%) Statseeker
Vendors
1 569 (20.71%) VMware
2 465 (16.92%) Microsoft
3 432 (15.72%) Juniper
4 365 (13.28%) CheckPoint
5 343 (12.48%) Palo Alto
6 280 (10.19%) F5
7 229 (8.33%) Citrix
8 172 (6.26%) Meraki
9 166 (6.04%) Fortinet
10 151 (5.49%) HP
11 146 (5.31%) SolarWinds
12 138 (5.02%) Dell
13 128 (4.66%) NetApp
14 121 (4.40%) EMC
15 113 (4.11%) Aruba
16 70 (2.55%) Blue Coat
16 70 (2.55%) McAfee
17 55 (2.00%) ServiceNow
17 55 (2.00%) Splunk
17 55 (2.00%) Symantec