Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 45 44
Rank change year-on-year -14 -1 +8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3462 4651 4494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.51% 4.32% 3.96%
As % of the Vendors category 8.10% 9.64% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2205 2843 2660
UK median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.71% -
10th Percentile £195 £226 £204
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 175 216
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +16.67% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £44.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £24.75 £20.80
% change year-on-year -7.07% +18.99% +4.00%

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 42717 48252 49841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.25% 44.84% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26282 29665 29357
UK median daily rate £429 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +3.75% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1401 1656 2200
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £44.63 £43.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -3.97% +3.92% +2.06%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -14 3206 £390 -1.89% 432
UK excluding London -16 2160 £375 - 319
London -24 1240 £415 -2.35% 138
South East -14 698 £400 - 101
North of England +2 478 £380 +5.56% 89
Midlands -5 340 £375 - 44
South West -11 249 £353 +0.71% 22
West Midlands 0 218 £388 +3.33% 29
North West +2 208 £400 +14.29% 48
East of England -22 199 £375 +13.64% 38
Yorkshire -4 197 £400 +6.67% 33
Scotland -7 148 £325 -4.41% 14
East Midlands +4 118 £350 -5.08% 15
North East +69 73 £325 -2.62% 8
Wales -19 47 £200 -42.86% 9
Northern Ireland -72 14 £350 +10.67% 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 1421 (41.05%) Firewall
2 1253 (36.19%) Cisco Certification
3 932 (26.92%) Windows
4 903 (26.08%) WAN
5 882 (25.48%) LAN
6 798 (23.05%) CCNP
7 731 (21.11%) VMware
8 665 (19.21%) Microsoft
9 634 (18.31%) Data Centre
10 612 (17.68%) VPN
11 607 (17.53%) Active Directory
12 579 (16.72%) ITIL
13 557 (16.09%) Juniper
14 550 (15.89%) CheckPoint
15 546 (15.77%) Wireless
16 535 (15.45%) CCNA
17 522 (15.08%) Security Cleared
18 515 (14.88%) Cisco ASA
19 484 (13.98%) Finance
20 454 (13.11%) HP
21 438 (12.65%) F5
22 423 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
23 421 (12.16%) Cisco Nexus
24 413 (11.93%) Linux
25 410 (11.84%) BGP
26 406 (11.73%) Windows Server
27 391 (11.29%) TCP/IP
28 390 (11.27%) Citrix
29 388 (11.21%) SC Cleared
30 379 (10.95%) MPLS

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
1 207 (5.98%) MS Exchange
2 152 (4.39%) Skype for Business
3 84 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 83 (2.40%) SharePoint
5 77 (2.22%) Apache
6 75 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 61 (1.76%) IIS
8 59 (1.70%) JBoss
9 55 (1.59%) WebLogic
10 46 (1.33%) iPlanet
10 46 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
11 45 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
12 35 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
13 27 (0.78%) IBM Notes
14 25 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 21 (0.61%) OpenStack
16 20 (0.58%) CMS
17 16 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
18 14 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
19 10 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 206 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 89 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.058%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.058%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.058%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.058%) Avid Audio
7 2 (0.058%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.058%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.058%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.029%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 19 (0.55%) Eikon
1 19 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 13 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.20%) Maximo
4 6 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.12%) Cisco SocialMiner
7 3 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.087%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.058%) Primavera
8 2 (0.058%) Summit
8 2 (0.058%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.029%) assyst
9 1 (0.029%) CA PPM
9 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.029%) RMDS
9 1 (0.029%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.029%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 230 (6.64%) Office 365
2 199 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 156 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (1.04%) IaaS
5 32 (0.92%) SaaS
6 28 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (0.69%) PaaS
8 13 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (0.29%) Akamai
10 9 (0.26%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.23%) G Suite
12 5 (0.14%) Yammer
13 4 (0.12%) HP Helion
13 4 (0.12%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.087%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.058%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.058%) npm
15 2 (0.058%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1421 (41.05%) Firewall
2 903 (26.08%) WAN
3 882 (25.48%) LAN
4 612 (17.68%) VPN
5 546 (15.77%) Wireless
6 515 (14.88%) Cisco ASA
7 421 (12.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 410 (11.84%) BGP
9 391 (11.29%) TCP/IP
10 379 (10.95%) MPLS
11 377 (10.89%) DNS
12 362 (10.46%) Network Security
13 332 (9.59%) OSPF
14 306 (8.84%) SAN
15 305 (8.81%) VoIP
16 275 (7.94%) DHCP
17 247 (7.13%) Cisco IOS
18 216 (6.24%) VLAN
19 213 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
20 190 (5.49%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 26 (0.75%) MySQL
2 26 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (0.35%) Big Data
5 11 (0.32%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.29%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.23%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.14%) EDRMS
10 5 (0.14%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.12%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.087%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.087%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.058%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 32 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (0.32%) Git (software)
2 11 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.26%) Subversion
4 8 (0.23%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.20%) GitLab
6 6 (0.17%) GCC
6 6 (0.17%) GDB
6 6 (0.17%) JIRA
6 6 (0.17%) Trac
7 4 (0.12%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.058%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.058%) Grunt
8 2 (0.058%) gulp
8 2 (0.058%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.058%) webpack
9 1 (0.029%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.029%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 484 (13.98%) Finance
2 306 (8.84%) Telecoms
3 199 (5.75%) Banking
4 73 (2.11%) Retail
5 40 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 39 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 35 (1.01%) Marketing
8 23 (0.66%) Legal
9 22 (0.64%) Law
10 19 (0.55%) Back Office
10 19 (0.55%) Billing
11 17 (0.49%) Automotive
12 16 (0.46%) Electronics
13 15 (0.43%) Military
14 12 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.29%) Advertising
15 10 (0.29%) Local Government
15 10 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.26%) Publishing
17 7 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1035 (29.90%) Network Engineer
2 453 (13.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 372 (10.75%) Architect
4 340 (9.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 286 (8.26%) Support Engineer
6 251 (7.25%) Analyst
7 227 (6.56%) Consultant
8 167 (4.82%) Network Architect
9 165 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 144 (4.16%) Security Engineer
11 138 (3.99%) Project Manager
12 136 (3.93%) Senior Network Engineer
13 124 (3.58%) Network Support
14 115 (3.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 114 (3.29%) Network Security Engineer
16 101 (2.92%) Network Support Engineer
17 100 (2.89%) Network Consultant
18 98 (2.83%) Administrator
19 94 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
20 86 (2.48%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (2.43%) 802.1X
2 58 (1.68%) XMPP
3 53 (1.53%) J2EE
4 25 (0.72%) Web Services
5 24 (0.69%) .NET
6 23 (0.66%) Middleware
7 13 (0.38%) CSS
7 13 (0.38%) Regular Expression
8 11 (0.32%) LAMP
9 10 (0.29%) XML
10 9 (0.26%) Servlets
11 7 (0.20%) REST
11 7 (0.20%) SOAP
12 6 (0.17%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 6 (0.17%) LEMP Stack
12 6 (0.17%) SAML
12 6 (0.17%) STL
12 6 (0.17%) WAP
13 5 (0.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 634 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 178 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 100 (2.89%) Clustering
5 94 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 85 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
7 79 (2.28%) Blackberry
8 53 (1.53%) PKI
9 52 (1.50%) Driving Licence
10 49 (1.42%) Replication
11 42 (1.21%) BYOD
12 41 (1.18%) Private Cloud
13 40 (1.16%) EMC VNX
14 31 (0.90%) Virtual Team
15 30 (0.87%) iPhone
15 30 (0.87%) NHS
16 28 (0.81%) iPad
17 27 (0.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
18 26 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 26 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 932 (26.92%) Windows
2 413 (11.93%) Linux
3 406 (11.73%) Windows Server
4 254 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 205 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 190 (5.49%) Windows 7
7 188 (5.43%) Unix
8 111 (3.21%) Windows 10
9 108 (3.12%) Solaris
10 88 (2.54%) AIX
11 79 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 75 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 68 (1.96%) Android
14 62 (1.79%) SUSE
15 59 (1.70%) HPUX
16 48 (1.39%) CentOS
16 48 (1.39%) Windows 8
17 35 (1.01%) Mac OS
18 28 (0.81%) Mac OS X
18 28 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 579 (16.72%) ITIL
2 372 (10.75%) Migration
3 308 (8.90%) Network Design
4 227 (6.56%) Project Management
5 193 (5.57%) Load Balancing
6 169 (4.88%) Change Management
7 168 (4.85%) High Availability
8 158 (4.56%) Network Management
9 149 (4.30%) Service Management
10 145 (4.19%) Service Delivery
11 133 (3.84%) Information Security
12 118 (3.41%) PRINCE2
13 101 (2.92%) Network Monitoring
13 101 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 90 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
14 90 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
15 86 (2.48%) DevOps
16 78 (2.25%) Problem Management
16 78 (2.25%) SIEM
17 76 (2.20%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 168 (4.85%) SQL
2 107 (3.09%) PowerShell
3 76 (2.20%) Perl
4 72 (2.08%) Python
5 48 (1.39%) Bash Shell
6 44 (1.27%) C
7 39 (1.13%) Shell Script
8 33 (0.95%) Java
9 26 (0.75%) Korn
10 22 (0.64%) C-shell
11 12 (0.35%) Ruby
12 9 (0.26%) C++
12 9 (0.26%) PHP
12 9 (0.26%) VB
13 8 (0.23%) VBScript
14 7 (0.20%) Lisp
15 6 (0.17%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.058%) C#
17 1 (0.029%) ABAP
17 1 (0.029%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1253 (36.19%) Cisco Certification
2 798 (23.05%) CCNP
3 535 (15.45%) CCNA
4 522 (15.08%) Security Cleared
5 388 (11.21%) SC Cleared
6 364 (10.51%) CCIE
7 195 (5.63%) Degree
8 180 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 113 (3.26%) MCSE
10 111 (3.21%) CCDP
11 108 (3.12%) DV Cleared
12 78 (2.25%) CISSP
13 73 (2.11%) CCSE
14 69 (1.99%) JNCIA
15 66 (1.91%) JNCIE
16 64 (1.85%) CCSA
17 59 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
18 54 (1.56%) CCIP
19 53 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 45 (1.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (4.36%) SLA
2 79 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 20 (0.58%) QA
5 12 (0.35%) PMO
5 12 (0.35%) RMADS
6 10 (0.29%) NIST 800
7 8 (0.23%) COBIT
7 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.17%) GDPR
9 5 (0.14%) GPG13
9 5 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
9 5 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.12%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.087%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.058%) Def Stans
System Software
1 607 (17.53%) Active Directory
2 423 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (5.89%) Hyper-V
4 120 (3.47%) vSphere
5 116 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
6 74 (2.14%) VMware NSX
7 59 (1.70%) XenApp
8 56 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
9 52 (1.50%) XenDesktop
10 44 (1.27%) ProxySG
11 33 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
12 32 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 26 (0.75%) Firmware
14 25 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
15 24 (0.69%) NFS
16 23 (0.66%) Terminal Services
17 22 (0.64%) KVM
17 22 (0.64%) Samba
17 22 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
18 19 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 165 (4.77%) SCCM
2 138 (3.99%) Cisco CUCM
3 128 (3.70%) FortiGate
4 85 (2.46%) Cisco Prime
5 72 (2.08%) NetBackup
6 62 (1.79%) SCOM
7 56 (1.62%) Cisco UCCX
8 47 (1.36%) vCenter Server
9 43 (1.24%) WSUS
10 40 (1.16%) AirWatch
11 38 (1.10%) Puppet
11 38 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 37 (1.07%) Nagios
13 36 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
14 33 (0.95%) Backup Exec
15 32 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
15 32 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
16 29 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
17 27 (0.78%) Cacti
18 25 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 731 (21.11%) VMware
2 665 (19.21%) Microsoft
3 557 (16.09%) Juniper
4 550 (15.89%) CheckPoint
5 454 (13.11%) HP
6 438 (12.65%) F5
7 390 (11.27%) Citrix
8 278 (8.03%) Palo Alto
9 192 (5.55%) Fortinet
10 186 (5.37%) EMC
11 181 (5.23%) NetApp
12 171 (4.94%) SolarWinds
13 160 (4.62%) Red Hat
14 137 (3.96%) Blue Coat
15 135 (3.90%) Riverbed
16 133 (3.84%) Oracle
17 117 (3.38%) McAfee
18 116 (3.35%) Avaya
19 111 (3.21%) Dell
20 106 (3.06%) IBM