Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 64 69
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -16
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1,461 3,328 3,455
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.53% 3.58% 3.35%
As % of the Vendors category 8.19% 8.44% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 2,202 2,123
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £210 £213 £206
90th Percentile £576 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 175 186
Median hourly rate £34.00 £25.67 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.45% +19.40% -16.31%
10th Percentile £15.20 £13.65 £12.35
90th Percentile £49.70 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +28.00% +28.21% -25.00%

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 17,848 39,446 42,916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.13% 42.40% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,624 24,536 26,535
Median daily rate £463 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 1,396 1,583
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.11 £10.80
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.43% +9.38% -3.03%

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 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 +1 1,282 £425 +3.03% 326
UK excluding London +1 949 £400 - 272
London +12 462 £425 -5.56% 84
South East -2 267 £400 - 66
North of England +6 206 £391 +0.97% 66
Midlands +19 170 £500 +47.60% 53
West Midlands +24 126 £500 +33.33% 35
Scotland +14 110 £450 +9.09% 17
North West +10 105 £400 +4.85% 42
Work from Home -4 101 £425 +6.25% 27
South West -11 98 £450 +5.88% 36
Yorkshire +21 89 £375 -6.25% 21
East of England -8 78 £380 -10.59% 22
East Midlands 0 43 £475 +55.74% 17
Wales +13 20 £400 +14.29% 11
North East +3 12 £400 +33.33% 3
Northern Ireland -3 5 £320 +42.22% 2

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 564 (38.60%) Cisco Certification
2 559 (38.26%) Firewall
3 408 (27.93%) CCNP
4 371 (25.39%) WAN
5 344 (23.55%) Windows
6 336 (23.00%) LAN
7 311 (21.29%) Microsoft
8 302 (20.67%) VMware
9 299 (20.47%) Security Cleared
10 277 (18.96%) Data Centre
11 257 (17.59%) Active Directory
12 255 (17.45%) BGP
13 239 (16.36%) Juniper
14 230 (15.74%) CCNA
15 226 (15.47%) VPN
16 217 (14.85%) CheckPoint
17 205 (14.03%) Migration
18 204 (13.96%) OSPF
19 198 (13.55%) Cisco Nexus
20 192 (13.14%) Azure
21 189 (12.94%) Finance
21 189 (12.94%) Windows Server
22 185 (12.66%) Wireless
22 185 (12.66%) F5
23 181 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
23 181 (12.39%) Cisco ASA
24 177 (12.11%) Palo Alto
25 168 (11.50%) MPLS
26 165 (11.29%) ITIL
27 156 (10.68%) CCIE

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 58 (3.97%) MS Exchange
2 54 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 38 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.51%) Confluence
5 20 (1.37%) OpenStack
6 18 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (0.89%) IIS
9 12 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.55%) Apache
11 8 (0.55%) ArcGIS
12 7 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.41%) CMS
14 5 (0.34%) Anypoint
14 5 (0.34%) Mule
14 5 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
16 3 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
16 3 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 76 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.62%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
1 9 (0.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 192 (13.14%) Azure
2 151 (10.34%) Office 365
3 92 (6.30%) AWS
4 40 (2.74%) IaaS
5 35 (2.40%) PaaS
6 27 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.57%) SaaS
9 17 (1.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 16 (1.10%) GCP
11 13 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.62%) HP Helion
13 5 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.34%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.27%) Akamai
15 2 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.14%) G Suite
15 2 (0.14%) Power Platform
16 1 (0.068%) Mimecast
16 1 (0.068%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 559 (38.26%) Firewall
2 371 (25.39%) WAN
3 336 (23.00%) LAN
4 255 (17.45%) BGP
5 226 (15.47%) VPN
6 204 (13.96%) OSPF
7 198 (13.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 185 (12.66%) Wireless
9 181 (12.39%) Cisco ASA
10 168 (11.50%) MPLS
11 153 (10.47%) DNS
11 153 (10.47%) Network Security
12 135 (9.24%) VoIP
13 128 (8.76%) TCP/IP
14 108 (7.39%) DHCP
15 93 (6.37%) Internet
16 86 (5.89%) Unified Communications
17 84 (5.75%) IPsec
18 83 (5.68%) VLAN
19 82 (5.61%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.55%) GIS
2 8 (0.55%) MySQL
3 7 (0.48%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (0.34%) Aerospike
5 5 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.34%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.34%) Redis
6 4 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.27%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.21%) DB2
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 16 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.10%) JIRA
4 14 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.48%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.27%) Hudson
6 4 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.21%) Rational Team Concert
7 3 (0.21%) ScriptRunner
8 2 (0.14%) Ant
8 2 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.14%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.068%) AppScan
9 1 (0.068%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.068%) TeamCity
General
1 189 (12.94%) Finance
2 119 (8.15%) Telecoms
3 93 (6.37%) Public Sector
4 38 (2.60%) Banking
5 18 (1.23%) Legal
6 15 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.75%) Military
8 10 (0.68%) Retail
9 9 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.62%) French Language
10 8 (0.55%) Back Office
11 6 (0.41%) Advertising
11 6 (0.41%) Front Office
11 6 (0.41%) German Language
11 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.41%) Law
12 5 (0.34%) Electronics
12 5 (0.34%) Local Government
12 5 (0.34%) Marketing
12 5 (0.34%) Police
Job Titles
1 578 (39.56%) Network Engineer
2 177 (12.11%) Architect
3 109 (7.46%) Cisco Engineer
4 95 (6.50%) Security Engineer
5 90 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 88 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
7 87 (5.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 84 (5.75%) Network Architect
9 70 (4.79%) Support Engineer
10 64 (4.38%) Analyst
11 61 (4.18%) Network Security Engineer
12 56 (3.83%) Consultant
13 39 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
14 32 (2.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 30 (2.05%) Designer
15 30 (2.05%) Project Manager
16 29 (1.98%) Network Support
17 27 (1.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 26 (1.78%) Design Engineer
18 26 (1.78%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.26%) 802.1X
2 24 (1.64%) REST
3 18 (1.23%) .NET
4 14 (0.96%) SOAP
5 13 (0.89%) JSON
5 13 (0.89%) XML
6 12 (0.82%) Web Services
7 10 (0.68%) LDAP
8 8 (0.55%) XMPP
9 6 (0.41%) Middleware
9 6 (0.41%) RAML
10 5 (0.34%) HTML
10 5 (0.34%) SAML
10 5 (0.34%) WebSockets
11 4 (0.27%) HTML5
11 4 (0.27%) Kafka
12 3 (0.21%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.21%) Node.js
12 3 (0.21%) Regular Expression
12 3 (0.21%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 277 (18.96%) Data Centre
2 52 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
5 34 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.26%) PKI
7 27 (1.85%) Public Cloud
8 26 (1.78%) NHS
9 22 (1.51%) Driving Licence
10 20 (1.37%) Clustering
11 17 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 15 (1.03%) CMDB
13 12 (0.82%) Replication
13 12 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
13 12 (0.82%) User Experience
14 10 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 9 (0.62%) Blackberry
15 9 (0.62%) Smartphone
16 8 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 344 (23.55%) Windows
2 189 (12.94%) Windows Server
3 146 (9.99%) Linux
4 84 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (5.68%) Windows Server 2016
6 68 (4.65%) Windows 10
7 58 (3.97%) Windows 7
8 50 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (2.19%) Unix
10 21 (1.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 18 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (1.16%) Android
13 11 (0.75%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.68%) CatOS
14 10 (0.68%) Solaris
15 6 (0.41%) AIX
15 6 (0.41%) CentOS
15 6 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.41%) VMS
16 5 (0.34%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (14.03%) Migration
2 165 (11.29%) ITIL
3 141 (9.65%) Network Design
4 115 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 93 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
6 88 (6.02%) DevOps
7 87 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (5.89%) Change Management
9 82 (5.61%) Load Balancing
10 78 (5.34%) Project Management
11 72 (4.93%) Cybersecurity
12 57 (3.90%) Network Management
12 57 (3.90%) Project Delivery
13 49 (3.35%) Information Security
14 46 (3.15%) SIEM
15 44 (3.01%) Service Delivery
15 44 (3.01%) Service Management
16 43 (2.94%) TOGAF
17 42 (2.87%) Network Architecture
18 40 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 112 (7.67%) Python
2 60 (4.11%) PowerShell
3 48 (3.29%) SQL
4 34 (2.33%) Java
5 25 (1.71%) Shell Script
6 24 (1.64%) C
7 17 (1.16%) Perl
8 16 (1.10%) Bash Shell
9 13 (0.89%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.62%) PHP
11 8 (0.55%) VB
12 3 (0.21%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.21%) VBScript
13 2 (0.14%) AWK
13 2 (0.14%) Jython
13 2 (0.14%) Lisp
13 2 (0.14%) sed
13 2 (0.14%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.068%) VBA
Qualifications
1 564 (38.60%) Cisco Certification
2 408 (27.93%) CCNP
3 299 (20.47%) Security Cleared
4 230 (15.74%) CCNA
5 156 (10.68%) CCIE
6 155 (10.61%) SC Cleared
7 113 (7.73%) DV Cleared
8 72 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 62 (4.24%) Degree
10 61 (4.18%) CCDP
11 54 (3.70%) CISSP
12 37 (2.53%) MCSE
13 27 (1.85%) CCDA
14 26 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
15 25 (1.71%) CCSA
16 23 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
17 22 (1.51%) JNCIS
18 21 (1.44%) CISM
18 21 (1.44%) JNCIA
19 20 (1.37%) CCIE Collaboration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.11%) SLA
2 38 (2.60%) QA
3 16 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.82%) NIST
6 10 (0.68%) GDPR
7 9 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.41%) NCSC
9 5 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.34%) PMO
10 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.21%) AICPA
11 3 (0.21%) COBIT
11 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.14%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.14%) ISO 31000
12 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 257 (17.59%) Active Directory
2 181 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 56 (3.83%) VMware NSX
5 52 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (2.46%) vSphere
7 27 (1.85%) XenApp
8 23 (1.57%) BitLocker
9 18 (1.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 13 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.82%) ProxySG
11 12 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (0.62%) vCloud
14 8 (0.55%) NFS
14 8 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.55%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.41%) Firmware
16 5 (0.34%) Docker
17 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 61 (4.18%) Ansible
2 54 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 51 (3.49%) SCCM
4 34 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 32 (2.19%) vCenter Server
6 26 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
6 26 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 23 (1.57%) Puppet
8 21 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (1.44%) SCOM
9 14 (0.96%) AirWatch
9 14 (0.96%) EnCase
9 14 (0.96%) vRealize
10 13 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
10 13 (0.89%) FTK
11 12 (0.82%) Nagios
11 12 (0.82%) WSUS
12 11 (0.75%) Nessus
13 10 (0.68%) OpenView
14 9 (0.62%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 311 (21.29%) Microsoft
2 302 (20.67%) VMware
3 239 (16.36%) Juniper
4 217 (14.85%) CheckPoint
5 185 (12.66%) F5
6 177 (12.11%) Palo Alto
7 125 (8.56%) Citrix
8 98 (6.71%) Oracle
9 94 (6.43%) HP
10 84 (5.75%) Dell
11 80 (5.48%) Fortinet
12 78 (5.34%) SolarWinds
13 76 (5.20%) Meraki
14 52 (3.56%) Blue Coat
15 46 (3.15%) EMC
16 43 (2.94%) NetApp
17 40 (2.74%) Splunk
18 35 (2.40%) IBM
19 34 (2.33%) Aruba
19 34 (2.33%) McAfee