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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 92 85 62
Rank change year-on-year -7 -23 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2,325 1,616 1,749
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 2.77% 3.63%
As % of the Vendors category 6.62% 6.71% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,533 1,028 1,175
10th Percentile £223 £213 £205
25th Percentile £350 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £410 £400
Median % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -3.03%
75th Percentile £563 £500 £500
90th Percentile £650 £569 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £378 £400
% change year-on-year +12.58% -5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 83 69
10th Percentile £14.46 £12.25 £15.80
25th Percentile £20.75 £15.23 £19.25
Median hourly rate £23.91 £20.00 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.55% -38.46% +18.18%
75th Percentile £47.16 £42.00 £48.15
90th Percentile £56.83 £52.70 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -38.46% +30.47%

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 35,145 24,067 20,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.13% 41.27% 42.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,422 15,368 12,745
10th Percentile £300 £283 £228
25th Percentile £413 £381 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.17%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £563
90th Percentile £725 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £435 £434
% change year-on-year +9.20% +0.29% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 880 730 829
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.32 £11.80
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.06 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £33.75
90th Percentile £64.55 £55.58 £52.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.05 £18.27 £18.21
% change year-on-year +4.24% +0.33% +7.12%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Top 19 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 24 May 2022. 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 -4 1,930 £450 +12.50% 445
UK excluding London -2 1,131 £425 +12.58% 347
Work from Home -5 971 £475 +7.34% 128
London +10 819 £489 +8.61% 137
South East -11 342 £425 +9.68% 70
North of England -1 257 £415 +3.75% 103
Midlands -3 169 £345 +6.15% 63
North West -2 136 £415 +3.75% 58
South West -25 125 £456 +20.46% 28
East of England -22 107 £425 +86.81% 40
Yorkshire 0 93 £425 +6.25% 28
West Midlands -28 87 £350 +1.82% 43
East Midlands +4 81 £338 +5.47% 20
Scotland +7 79 £445 +16.59% 16
Wales +6 52 £450 +5.88% 19
North East +3 29 £400 +100.00% 17
Northern Ireland +1 7 £353 - 8
Isle of Man -3 4 £550 +33.33%
Channel Islands - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 952 (40.95%) Firewall
2 663 (28.52%) WAN
3 629 (27.05%) Cisco Certification
4 593 (25.51%) Windows
5 592 (25.46%) LAN
6 560 (24.09%) VMware
7 544 (23.40%) Microsoft
8 436 (18.75%) Data Centre
9 413 (17.76%) Security Cleared
10 406 (17.46%) Azure
11 402 (17.29%) CCNP
12 400 (17.20%) Wireless
13 395 (16.99%) Juniper
14 386 (16.60%) VMware Infrastructure
14 386 (16.60%) Social Skills
15 362 (15.57%) Active Directory
16 343 (14.75%) VPN
17 339 (14.58%) Microsoft 365
18 337 (14.49%) BGP
19 328 (14.11%) ITIL
20 306 (13.16%) SC Cleared
20 306 (13.16%) Palo Alto
21 301 (12.95%) OSPF
22 300 (12.90%) Finance
23 289 (12.43%) CheckPoint
24 286 (12.30%) Migration
25 280 (12.04%) CCNA
26 261 (11.23%) MPLS
27 253 (10.88%) Linux
28 252 (10.84%) 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 70 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 67 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 57 (2.45%) Skype for Business
4 24 (1.03%) Confluence
5 21 (0.90%) WebSphere
6 20 (0.86%) OpenStack
7 19 (0.82%) IIS
8 17 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.34%) CMS
10 7 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.22%) Apache
11 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.22%) SAS
12 4 (0.17%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.17%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.086%) JBoss
13 2 (0.086%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.086%) WebLogic
Applications
1 135 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (3.31%) MS Visio
3 37 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.086%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.043%) Snagit
7 1 (0.043%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (0.47%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.13%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 3 (0.13%) RMDS
4 2 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.043%) assyst
5 1 (0.043%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.043%) Primavera
5 1 (0.043%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 406 (17.46%) Azure
2 339 (14.58%) Microsoft 365
3 208 (8.95%) AWS
4 70 (3.01%) GCP
5 53 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 52 (2.24%) IaaS
7 44 (1.89%) SaaS
8 39 (1.68%) PaaS
9 35 (1.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 31 (1.33%) OneDrive
11 18 (0.77%) Azure Sentinel
11 18 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (0.73%) OpenShift
13 15 (0.65%) Nutanix
14 13 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.47%) GitHub
15 11 (0.47%) Power Platform
15 11 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (0.43%) Rubrik
17 9 (0.39%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 952 (40.95%) Firewall
2 663 (28.52%) WAN
3 592 (25.46%) LAN
4 400 (17.20%) Wireless
5 343 (14.75%) VPN
6 337 (14.49%) BGP
7 301 (12.95%) OSPF
8 261 (11.23%) MPLS
9 252 (10.84%) Network Security
9 252 (10.84%) SD-WAN
10 239 (10.28%) Wi-Fi
11 229 (9.85%) DNS
12 225 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
13 224 (9.63%) TCP/IP
14 201 (8.65%) Cisco Nexus
15 191 (8.22%) DHCP
16 145 (6.24%) VoIP
17 142 (6.11%) Cisco Firepower
18 138 (5.94%) Cisco IOS
19 137 (5.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 17 (0.73%) MySQL
3 12 (0.52%) DB2
4 10 (0.43%) Power BI
5 6 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.22%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
7 3 (0.13%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.13%) Redis
7 3 (0.13%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.086%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.086%) GIS
8 2 (0.086%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.086%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.043%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (1.63%) JIRA
2 28 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
3 18 (0.77%) GitLab
4 17 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.56%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.17%) Subversion
8 3 (0.13%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.13%) Hudson
9 2 (0.086%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.086%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.086%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.086%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.086%) LoadUI
9 2 (0.086%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.086%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.086%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.043%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.043%) GCC
10 1 (0.043%) TeamCity
General
1 386 (16.60%) Social Skills
2 300 (12.90%) Finance
3 221 (9.51%) Public Sector
4 175 (7.53%) Telecoms
5 91 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 85 (3.66%) Banking
7 58 (2.49%) Documentation Skills
8 41 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 37 (1.59%) Retail
10 36 (1.55%) Local Government
11 34 (1.46%) Manufacturing
12 33 (1.42%) Marketing
13 28 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
14 27 (1.16%) Legal
15 26 (1.12%) Electronics
15 26 (1.12%) Presentation Skills
16 24 (1.03%) Influencing Skills
17 21 (0.90%) Law
18 13 (0.56%) Investment Banking
19 12 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 717 (30.84%) Network Engineer
2 251 (10.80%) Architect
3 186 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 164 (7.05%) Support Engineer
5 159 (6.84%) Analyst
6 152 (6.54%) Cisco Engineer
7 116 (4.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 114 (4.90%) Network Architect
9 113 (4.86%) Consultant
10 111 (4.77%) Project Manager
11 108 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
12 94 (4.04%) Security Engineer
13 78 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
14 72 (3.10%) Infrastructure Manager
15 62 (2.67%) IT Engineer
16 57 (2.45%) Infrastructure Architect
17 56 (2.41%) IT Support
18 49 (2.11%) Network Security Engineer
19 48 (2.06%) Network Consultant
20 47 (2.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.06%) 802.1X
2 41 (1.76%) XMPP
3 16 (0.69%) REST
4 14 (0.60%) LDAP
5 11 (0.47%) Flask
6 10 (0.43%) Django
6 10 (0.43%) JSON
6 10 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (0.43%) YAML
7 9 (0.39%) Middleware
7 9 (0.39%) Web Services
8 7 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (0.30%) SOAP
8 7 (0.30%) XML
9 5 (0.22%) ADO
9 5 (0.22%) RESTful
10 4 (0.17%) Express
10 4 (0.17%) HTML
10 4 (0.17%) Spine.js
11 3 (0.13%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 436 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 80 (3.44%) Video Conferencing
3 78 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
4 73 (3.14%) Public Cloud
5 69 (2.97%) NHS
6 62 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 49 (2.11%) PKI
8 46 (1.98%) Clustering
9 44 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
10 39 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
10 39 (1.68%) Replication
11 32 (1.38%) Private Cloud
12 28 (1.20%) Driving Licence
12 28 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
13 24 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 21 (0.90%) CCTV
14 21 (0.90%) Cloud Native
14 21 (0.90%) IoT
15 19 (0.82%) CMDB
16 16 (0.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 593 (25.51%) Windows
2 253 (10.88%) Linux
3 231 (9.94%) Windows Server
4 177 (7.61%) Windows 10
5 77 (3.31%) Windows 7
5 77 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (2.28%) Unix
8 45 (1.94%) Windows Server 2016
9 40 (1.72%) Windows Server 2019
10 35 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (1.38%) Ubuntu
12 29 (1.25%) Mac OS
13 25 (1.08%) Android
14 16 (0.69%) CentOS
14 16 (0.69%) VMS
15 12 (0.52%) HPUX
16 10 (0.43%) AIX
16 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (14.11%) ITIL
2 286 (12.30%) Migration
3 236 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 189 (8.13%) Network Design
5 151 (6.49%) Project Management
6 141 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 139 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
8 137 (5.89%) Project Delivery
9 136 (5.85%) Load Balancing
10 132 (5.68%) Agile
11 104 (4.47%) Change Management
11 104 (4.47%) Service Management
12 98 (4.22%) Cybersecurity
13 94 (4.04%) Network Management
14 83 (3.57%) SIEM
15 81 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
16 80 (3.44%) Business Continuity
17 76 (3.27%) Infrastructure as Code
18 75 (3.23%) PRINCE2
19 71 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (6.88%) Python
2 135 (5.81%) PowerShell
3 125 (5.38%) SQL
4 51 (2.19%) C
5 36 (1.55%) Bash
6 19 (0.82%) JavaScript
7 17 (0.73%) Java
7 17 (0.73%) Perl
8 14 (0.60%) VB
8 14 (0.60%) VBScript
9 10 (0.43%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.17%) C#
11 3 (0.13%) C++
12 2 (0.086%) Go
12 2 (0.086%) Lisp
12 2 (0.086%) PHP
13 1 (0.043%) Ada
13 1 (0.043%) Ruby
13 1 (0.043%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.043%) VBA
Qualifications
1 629 (27.05%) Cisco Certification
2 413 (17.76%) Security Cleared
3 402 (17.29%) CCNP
4 306 (13.16%) SC Cleared
5 280 (12.04%) CCNA
6 186 (8.00%) CCIE
7 151 (6.49%) Degree
8 86 (3.70%) DV Cleared
9 83 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 62 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
11 54 (2.32%) CISSP
12 49 (2.11%) MCSE
13 47 (2.02%) CCDP
14 44 (1.89%) PMP
15 34 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 28 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
17 27 (1.16%) JNCIA
18 25 (1.08%) MCSA
19 21 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
19 21 (0.90%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (4.65%) SLA
2 56 (2.41%) QA
3 39 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.73%) NIST
6 16 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (0.60%) JSP 440
8 11 (0.47%) GDPR
9 8 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.34%) NIST 800
10 6 (0.26%) COBIT
10 6 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.22%) GxP
12 4 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.17%) NCSC
12 4 (0.17%) OASIS TOSCA
12 4 (0.17%) PMO
12 4 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 386 (16.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 362 (15.57%) Active Directory
3 89 (3.83%) VMware NSX
4 84 (3.61%) vSphere
5 81 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
6 76 (3.27%) Hyper-V
7 50 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (1.03%) Docker
9 21 (0.90%) Firmware
9 21 (0.90%) KVM
9 21 (0.90%) ProxySG
9 21 (0.90%) XenApp
10 20 (0.86%) NFS
11 19 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (0.77%) BitLocker
13 15 (0.65%) vCloud
14 8 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.26%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 166 (7.14%) Ansible
2 144 (6.19%) SCCM
3 127 (5.46%) FortiGate
4 87 (3.74%) Terraform
5 74 (3.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 65 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 56 (2.41%) Kubernetes
8 47 (2.02%) vCenter Server
9 40 (1.72%) vRealize
10 25 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
11 24 (1.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 24 (1.03%) VxRail
12 23 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
13 22 (0.95%) Puppet
14 21 (0.90%) WSUS
15 19 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
15 19 (0.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 18 (0.77%) SCOM
17 17 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
17 17 (0.73%) QRadar
Vendors
1 560 (24.09%) VMware
2 544 (23.40%) Microsoft
3 395 (16.99%) Juniper
4 306 (13.16%) Palo Alto
5 289 (12.43%) CheckPoint
6 247 (10.62%) F5
7 225 (9.68%) Meraki
8 221 (9.51%) Fortinet
9 176 (7.57%) Citrix
10 175 (7.53%) HP
11 149 (6.41%) Aruba
12 104 (4.47%) Dell
13 92 (3.96%) Red Hat
13 92 (3.96%) SolarWinds
14 90 (3.87%) Oracle
15 87 (3.74%) NetApp
16 80 (3.44%) McAfee
17 70 (3.01%) Zscaler
18 68 (2.92%) Splunk
19 66 (2.84%) SAP