Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 46 46
Rank change year-on-year -18 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3436 4630 4379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.37% 4.38% 3.81%
As % of the Vendors category 7.89% 9.68% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2145 2783 2634
UK median daily rate £375 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £181 £225 £205
90th Percentile £538 £550 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 200 198
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.73 £11.83 £11.46
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £46.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.31% +16.67% +4.69%

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 43542 47842 49835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.65% 45.27% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27042 29233 29405
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1722 2107
UK median hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.42
% change year-on-year - -5.27% +5.56%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -16 3171 £375 -6.25% 298
UK excluding London -18 2152 £350 -6.67% 214
London -28 1220 £400 -5.88% 99
South East -17 691 £379 -5.38% 73
North of England -5 416 £350 - 57
Midlands +2 377 £365 -5.81% 38
South West +7 259 £350 - 13
West Midlands +6 247 £375 -6.25% 19
East of England -32 206 £350 +7.69% 18
North West -1 175 £400 +6.67% 35
Yorkshire -16 174 £383 +6.25% 22
Scotland -10 155 £325 - 10
East Midlands +17 127 £350 - 19
North East +39 69 £325 -
Wales -11 50 £225 -35.71% 3
Northern Ireland -64 11 £356 +12.20% 2
Isle of Man +2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cisco.

1 1394 (40.57%) Firewall
2 1149 (33.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1037 (30.18%) Windows
4 882 (25.67%) WAN
5 845 (24.59%) LAN
6 790 (22.99%) VMware
7 720 (20.95%) Microsoft
8 686 (19.97%) CCNP
9 683 (19.88%) Active Directory
10 603 (17.55%) ITIL
11 590 (17.17%) Data Centre
12 576 (16.76%) VPN
13 541 (15.75%) CCNA
14 538 (15.66%) Security Cleared
15 523 (15.22%) Wireless
16 515 (14.99%) Juniper
17 513 (14.93%) CheckPoint
18 494 (14.38%) Windows Server
19 482 (14.03%) Cisco ASA
20 464 (13.50%) Linux
21 458 (13.33%) HP
22 454 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
23 447 (13.01%) Finance
24 416 (12.11%) Citrix
25 404 (11.76%) SC Cleared
26 394 (11.47%) DNS
27 390 (11.35%) F5
28 372 (10.83%) Cisco Nexus
29 369 (10.74%) Network Security
30 353 (10.27%) TCP/IP

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
1 236 (6.87%) MS Exchange
2 157 (4.57%) Skype for Business
3 99 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 96 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 67 (1.95%) Apache
6 63 (1.83%) Tomcat
7 62 (1.80%) IIS
8 56 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 53 (1.54%) JBoss
9 53 (1.54%) WebLogic
10 43 (1.25%) iPlanet
10 43 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
11 34 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
12 25 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 25 (0.73%) IBM Notes
13 24 (0.70%) OpenStack
14 23 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
15 18 (0.52%) CMS
16 17 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
16 17 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 233 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 74 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.087%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.058%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.029%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.029%) HipChat
9 1 (0.029%) Revit
9 1 (0.029%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 19 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 18 (0.52%) Eikon
3 12 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.20%) Maximo
6 5 (0.15%) RMDS
7 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.058%) Primavera
8 2 (0.058%) Summit
8 2 (0.058%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.029%) CA PPM
9 1 (0.029%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.029%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.029%) SAP EWM
9 1 (0.029%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 268 (7.80%) Office 365
2 229 (6.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 187 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (1.28%) IaaS
5 36 (1.05%) SaaS
6 29 (0.84%) PaaS
7 22 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (0.47%) Mimecast
10 10 (0.29%) Akamai
10 10 (0.29%) G Suite
11 9 (0.26%) npm
12 6 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.15%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.15%) Yammer
14 3 (0.087%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.087%) Datadog
14 3 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.087%) HP Helion
15 2 (0.058%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1394 (40.57%) Firewall
2 882 (25.67%) WAN
3 845 (24.59%) LAN
4 576 (16.76%) VPN
5 523 (15.22%) Wireless
6 482 (14.03%) Cisco ASA
7 394 (11.47%) DNS
8 372 (10.83%) Cisco Nexus
9 369 (10.74%) Network Security
10 353 (10.27%) TCP/IP
11 346 (10.07%) MPLS
12 340 (9.90%) BGP
13 310 (9.02%) DHCP
13 310 (9.02%) SAN
14 307 (8.93%) VoIP
15 277 (8.06%) OSPF
16 216 (6.29%) Cisco IOS
17 201 (5.85%) Wi-Fi
18 192 (5.59%) VLAN
19 182 (5.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 26 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (0.73%) MySQL
4 22 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (0.44%) Oracle Database
6 13 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (0.26%) Big Data
8 9 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.20%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.20%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.15%) EDRMS
11 5 (0.15%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.087%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.087%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.087%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.087%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.087%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 20 (0.58%) Subversion
3 19 (0.55%) Git (software)
4 18 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 16 (0.47%) JIRA
6 10 (0.29%) GCC
6 10 (0.29%) GDB
6 10 (0.29%) Trac
7 9 (0.26%) Cucumber
7 9 (0.26%) Grunt
7 9 (0.26%) gulp
7 9 (0.26%) webpack
8 8 (0.23%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.12%) Metasploit
10 4 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.087%) GitLab
11 3 (0.087%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.029%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.029%) MSI
General
1 447 (13.01%) Finance
2 269 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 182 (5.30%) Banking
4 75 (2.18%) Retail
5 40 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 30 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 25 (0.73%) Legal
7 25 (0.73%) Marketing
8 23 (0.67%) Law
9 19 (0.55%) Billing
10 18 (0.52%) Automotive
11 17 (0.49%) Back Office
12 12 (0.35%) Electronics
13 11 (0.32%) French Language
13 11 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.29%) Advertising
15 9 (0.26%) Local Government
15 9 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.23%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1075 (31.29%) Network Engineer
2 464 (13.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 352 (10.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 335 (9.75%) Architect
5 294 (8.56%) Support Engineer
6 273 (7.95%) Analyst
7 212 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 169 (4.92%) Consultant
9 158 (4.60%) Security Engineer
10 148 (4.31%) Network Architect
11 129 (3.75%) Project Manager
12 125 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
13 118 (3.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 116 (3.38%) Network Support
15 115 (3.35%) Network Security Engineer
16 104 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
17 95 (2.76%) Network Support Engineer
18 92 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
18 92 (2.68%) Support Analyst
19 86 (2.50%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (1.89%) 802.1X
2 49 (1.43%) J2EE
3 37 (1.08%) Web Services
4 36 (1.05%) XMPP
5 24 (0.70%) .NET
6 18 (0.52%) CSS
6 18 (0.52%) Middleware
7 16 (0.47%) Regular Expression
7 16 (0.47%) XML
8 13 (0.38%) WAP
9 12 (0.35%) Node.js
10 11 (0.32%) LAMP
10 11 (0.32%) REST
11 10 (0.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 10 (0.29%) HTML
11 10 (0.29%) JSON
11 10 (0.29%) STL
12 9 (0.26%) CSS3
12 9 (0.26%) HTML5
12 9 (0.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 590 (17.17%) Data Centre
2 172 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 119 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 102 (2.97%) Clustering
5 86 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 74 (2.15%) Blackberry
7 71 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
8 67 (1.95%) Replication
9 61 (1.78%) PKI
10 45 (1.31%) Driving Licence
11 37 (1.08%) Private Cloud
12 36 (1.05%) NHS
13 33 (0.96%) BYOD
13 33 (0.96%) Virtual Team
14 32 (0.93%) FMCG
15 30 (0.87%) User Experience
16 29 (0.84%) EMC VNX
17 27 (0.79%) Public Cloud
18 25 (0.73%) iPhone
18 25 (0.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1037 (30.18%) Windows
2 494 (14.38%) Windows Server
3 464 (13.50%) Linux
4 271 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 217 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 206 (6.00%) Windows 7
7 184 (5.36%) Unix
8 127 (3.70%) Windows 10
9 119 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 114 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 105 (3.06%) Solaris
12 87 (2.53%) AIX
13 73 (2.12%) CentOS
14 65 (1.89%) Android
15 56 (1.63%) SUSE
16 55 (1.60%) HPUX
17 47 (1.37%) Windows 8
18 35 (1.02%) Windows XP
19 32 (0.93%) Mac OS
20 26 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (17.55%) ITIL
2 316 (9.20%) Migration
3 280 (8.15%) Network Design
4 217 (6.32%) Project Management
5 197 (5.73%) Load Balancing
6 177 (5.15%) Service Delivery
7 173 (5.03%) Change Management
8 149 (4.34%) High Availability
9 147 (4.28%) Service Management
10 143 (4.16%) Network Management
11 138 (4.02%) Information Security
12 120 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
13 119 (3.46%) Network Monitoring
14 109 (3.17%) PRINCE2
15 99 (2.88%) Problem Management
16 95 (2.76%) DevOps
17 93 (2.71%) Disaster Recovery
18 92 (2.68%) Incident Management
19 90 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
20 89 (2.59%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 182 (5.30%) SQL
2 130 (3.78%) PowerShell
3 83 (2.42%) Perl
4 80 (2.33%) Python
5 71 (2.07%) Bash Shell
6 41 (1.19%) C
6 41 (1.19%) Shell Script
7 38 (1.11%) Java
8 27 (0.79%) Korn
9 24 (0.70%) C-shell
10 17 (0.49%) Ruby
11 14 (0.41%) C++
12 13 (0.38%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.26%) VBScript
14 8 (0.23%) PHP
15 7 (0.20%) VB
16 1 (0.029%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.029%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.029%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1149 (33.44%) Cisco Certification
2 686 (19.97%) CCNP
3 541 (15.75%) CCNA
4 538 (15.66%) Security Cleared
5 404 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 326 (9.49%) CCIE
7 191 (5.56%) Degree
8 189 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 118 (3.43%) MCSE
10 106 (3.08%) DV Cleared
11 72 (2.10%) CISSP
12 67 (1.95%) CCDP
12 67 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 61 (1.78%) CCSE
14 59 (1.72%) MCP
15 52 (1.51%) CCSA
16 51 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
16 51 (1.48%) MCSA
17 50 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
18 49 (1.43%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (4.66%) SLA
2 80 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (1.51%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.44%) QA
6 10 (0.29%) GDPR
6 10 (0.29%) NIST 800
6 10 (0.29%) PMO
7 9 (0.26%) RMADS
8 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.15%) COBIT
9 5 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
9 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 4 (0.12%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.087%) GCP
12 2 (0.058%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 683 (19.88%) Active Directory
2 454 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 261 (7.60%) Hyper-V
4 151 (4.39%) vSphere
5 134 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
6 71 (2.07%) VMware NSX
7 55 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 55 (1.60%) XenApp
8 42 (1.22%) XenDesktop
9 37 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 36 (1.05%) ProxySG
11 34 (0.99%) Firmware
11 34 (0.99%) NFS
12 33 (0.96%) Samba
13 30 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
14 28 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 25 (0.73%) Terminal Services
16 23 (0.67%) KVM
17 21 (0.61%) iptables
17 21 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 194 (5.65%) SCCM
2 118 (3.43%) FortiGate
3 115 (3.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 80 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
5 68 (1.98%) NetBackup
6 63 (1.83%) SCOM
7 49 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
8 45 (1.31%) Backup Exec
9 44 (1.28%) vCenter Server
10 43 (1.25%) WSUS
11 42 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 39 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
13 37 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
13 37 (1.08%) Puppet
14 34 (0.99%) Cisco UCCE
14 34 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
15 33 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
15 33 (0.96%) Nagios
16 29 (0.84%) Ansible
17 28 (0.81%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 790 (22.99%) VMware
2 720 (20.95%) Microsoft
3 515 (14.99%) Juniper
4 513 (14.93%) CheckPoint
5 458 (13.33%) HP
6 416 (12.11%) Citrix
7 390 (11.35%) F5
8 234 (6.81%) Palo Alto
9 200 (5.82%) NetApp
10 192 (5.59%) Fortinet
11 190 (5.53%) SolarWinds
12 155 (4.51%) EMC
13 153 (4.45%) Red Hat
14 143 (4.16%) Blue Coat
15 137 (3.99%) Oracle
16 132 (3.84%) McAfee
17 123 (3.58%) Dell
18 115 (3.35%) Avaya
19 107 (3.11%) IBM
20 104 (3.03%) Riverbed