Period
to 25 June 2018

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 25 June 2018 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 52 44
Rank change year-on-year -17 -8 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3,377 3,512 4,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.36% 3.83% 4.16%
As % of the Vendors category 8.05% 8.70% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,022 2,296 2,665
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £204 £206 £213
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 159 182
UK median hourly rate £20.23 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +11.11% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.35 £12.70 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £49.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.57 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -19.27% +2.22% +9.49%

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 41,964 40,377 47,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 44.07% 44.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,037 24,703 28,827
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,527 1,422 1,618
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -5.70% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.41 £10.11
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +5.88%

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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 2018. 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 3,060 £400 - 764
UK excluding London -8 2,056 £375 - 526
London -2 1,250 £413 -0.60% 275
South East -11 725 £425 +5.20% 151
North of England -36 346 £375 -3.23% 140
Midlands +4 332 £375 - 75
West Midlands 0 238 £400 +3.23% 42
East of England +10 208 £378 +0.67% 77
South West -9 204 £325 -3.99% 46
North West -16 178 £375 -5.66% 94
Yorkshire -41 133 £375 -11.76% 38
Scotland -52 131 £323 -7.86% 21
Wales -3 103 £375 +66.67% 11
East Midlands +3 91 £322 -0.92% 33
North East -31 38 £350 +1.45% 8
Northern Ireland +7 13 £256 -21.15% 2
Isle of Man - 5 £425 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, 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 1,357 (40.18%) Firewall
2 1,169 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
3 902 (26.71%) Windows
4 889 (26.33%) WAN
5 814 (24.10%) VMware
6 778 (23.04%) LAN
7 757 (22.42%) CCNP
8 740 (21.91%) Security Cleared
9 691 (20.46%) Microsoft
10 661 (19.57%) Data Centre
11 632 (18.71%) ITIL
12 610 (18.06%) Active Directory
13 572 (16.94%) CCNA
14 559 (16.55%) VPN
15 558 (16.52%) SC Cleared
16 537 (15.90%) Cisco ASA
17 529 (15.66%) Juniper
18 500 (14.81%) CheckPoint
18 500 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
19 483 (14.30%) Wireless
20 462 (13.68%) Windows Server
21 447 (13.24%) Finance
22 413 (12.23%) BGP
23 404 (11.96%) DNS
24 379 (11.22%) Network Security
25 367 (10.87%) F5
26 365 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
27 363 (10.75%) MPLS
28 362 (10.72%) Linux
29 337 (9.98%) Migration

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
1 180 (5.33%) MS Exchange
2 145 (4.29%) Skype for Business
3 82 (2.43%) IIS
4 79 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 67 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 32 (0.95%) Confluence
8 28 (0.83%) Apache
8 28 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 26 (0.77%) OpenStack
10 14 (0.41%) CMS
11 11 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.27%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (0.21%) JBoss
14 7 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.21%) Site Server
15 6 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 211 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 40 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.089%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.030%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (0.41%) RMDS
2 5 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.089%) Eikon
4 2 (0.059%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.059%) Maximo
4 2 (0.059%) Relativity
5 1 (0.030%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.030%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.030%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.030%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.030%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 323 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 278 (8.23%) Office 365
3 240 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
4 56 (1.66%) IaaS
4 56 (1.66%) PaaS
5 51 (1.51%) SaaS
6 21 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.38%) G Suite
8 13 (0.38%) GitHub
8 13 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.27%) Serverless
11 8 (0.24%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.21%) npm
13 6 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
13 6 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,357 (40.18%) Firewall
2 889 (26.33%) WAN
3 778 (23.04%) LAN
4 559 (16.55%) VPN
5 537 (15.90%) Cisco ASA
6 483 (14.30%) Wireless
7 413 (12.23%) BGP
8 404 (11.96%) DNS
9 379 (11.22%) Network Security
10 365 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 363 (10.75%) MPLS
12 336 (9.95%) OSPF
13 306 (9.06%) TCP/IP
14 295 (8.74%) DHCP
15 280 (8.29%) VoIP
16 232 (6.87%) SAN
17 210 (6.22%) Cisco ISE
18 198 (5.86%) Internet
19 193 (5.72%) VLAN
20 178 (5.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 33 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
3 19 (0.56%) Oracle Database
4 16 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (0.44%) MySQL
5 15 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (0.36%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (0.24%) Big Data
9 8 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.21%) DB2
10 7 (0.21%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.18%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.15%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.12%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.089%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.089%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 41 (1.21%) JIRA
2 32 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 30 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 19 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (0.33%) SonarQube
7 8 (0.24%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.21%) Rational Team Concert
9 6 (0.18%) Subversion
10 5 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.15%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.15%) Fiddler
10 5 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.089%) GCC
11 3 (0.089%) GDB
11 3 (0.089%) Hudson
11 3 (0.089%) Trac
11 3 (0.089%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.059%) GitLab
12 2 (0.059%) Grunt
General
1 447 (13.24%) Finance
2 216 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 126 (3.73%) Banking
4 97 (2.87%) Retail
5 32 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 31 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 30 (0.89%) Legal
8 26 (0.77%) Investment Banking
9 21 (0.62%) Marketing
10 16 (0.47%) French Language
11 15 (0.44%) Advertising
12 14 (0.41%) Local Government
13 12 (0.36%) Back Office
14 11 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
15 10 (0.30%) Law
16 9 (0.27%) Games
17 8 (0.24%) Automotive
18 7 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.15%) Publishing
20 4 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,088 (32.22%) Network Engineer
2 430 (12.73%) Architect
3 352 (10.42%) Cisco Engineer
4 312 (9.24%) Analyst
5 255 (7.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 230 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 220 (6.51%) Support Engineer
8 198 (5.86%) Network Architect
9 168 (4.97%) Consultant
10 161 (4.77%) Security Engineer
11 125 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
12 124 (3.67%) Senior Network Engineer
13 119 (3.52%) Project Manager
14 107 (3.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 105 (3.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 87 (2.58%) Firewall Engineer
17 80 (2.37%) Desktop Support
18 78 (2.31%) Network Support
19 77 (2.28%) Support Analyst
20 76 (2.25%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (2.10%) 802.1X
2 36 (1.07%) XMPP
3 33 (0.98%) Web Services
4 32 (0.95%) LDAP
5 25 (0.74%) XML
6 23 (0.68%) RESTful
7 22 (0.65%) JSON
8 19 (0.56%) .NET
9 18 (0.53%) Middleware
10 17 (0.50%) WAP
11 16 (0.47%) VXML
12 15 (0.44%) HTML
13 14 (0.41%) REST
14 13 (0.38%) JSP
15 12 (0.36%) Node.js
16 11 (0.33%) OAuth
16 11 (0.33%) SAML
17 9 (0.27%) HTML5
18 8 (0.24%) OAuth2
19 7 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 661 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 204 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (2.96%) PKI
4 97 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
5 96 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 95 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
7 67 (1.98%) Private Cloud
8 60 (1.78%) Computer Science
9 52 (1.54%) Clustering
10 51 (1.51%) Replication
11 49 (1.45%) Driving Licence
12 44 (1.30%) EMC VNX
13 39 (1.15%) Blackberry
14 35 (1.04%) EMC VMAX
15 30 (0.89%) NHS
16 27 (0.80%) Virtual Team
17 26 (0.77%) CMDB
18 24 (0.71%) IVR
19 23 (0.68%) Public Cloud
20 18 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 902 (26.71%) Windows
2 462 (13.68%) Windows Server
3 362 (10.72%) Linux
4 187 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 178 (5.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 156 (4.62%) Windows 7
7 150 (4.44%) Windows 10
8 127 (3.76%) Unix
9 55 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 51 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (1.18%) Windows 8
12 38 (1.13%) CentOS
13 32 (0.95%) Solaris
14 29 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 25 (0.74%) Android
16 24 (0.71%) Windows XP
17 16 (0.47%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.38%) AIX
19 12 (0.36%) Check Point GAiA
20 10 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (18.71%) ITIL
2 337 (9.98%) Migration
3 288 (8.53%) Network Design
4 224 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
5 207 (6.13%) Project Management
6 182 (5.39%) Service Delivery
7 178 (5.27%) Agile Software Development
8 173 (5.12%) Change Management
9 170 (5.03%) Load Balancing
10 154 (4.56%) Network Management
11 142 (4.20%) Network Monitoring
12 138 (4.09%) Incident Management
13 136 (4.03%) Service Management
14 132 (3.91%) PRINCE2
15 113 (3.35%) Problem Management
16 108 (3.20%) Network Architecture
17 104 (3.08%) DevOps
18 97 (2.87%) ITIL V3
19 91 (2.69%) High Availability
20 90 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (5.63%) SQL
2 155 (4.59%) PowerShell
3 131 (3.88%) Python
4 74 (2.19%) C
5 62 (1.84%) Java
6 35 (1.04%) Perl
7 28 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 24 (0.71%) VBScript
9 22 (0.65%) JavaScript
10 19 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 17 (0.50%) PHP
12 15 (0.44%) VB
13 13 (0.38%) Ruby
14 6 (0.18%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.18%) C++
14 6 (0.18%) PyPy
15 4 (0.12%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.089%) Lisp
17 2 (0.059%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.059%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,169 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
2 757 (22.42%) CCNP
3 740 (21.91%) Security Cleared
4 572 (16.94%) CCNA
5 558 (16.52%) SC Cleared
6 248 (7.34%) CCIE
7 193 (5.72%) DV Cleared
8 186 (5.51%) Degree
9 150 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 108 (3.20%) CCDP
11 87 (2.58%) MCSE
12 81 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
13 80 (2.37%) CISSP
14 61 (1.81%) MCP
15 51 (1.51%) MCSA
15 51 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 45 (1.33%) CCSE
17 42 (1.24%) CISM
18 36 (1.07%) CCSA
19 35 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (3.97%) SLA
2 59 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 41 (1.21%) QA
5 36 (1.07%) GDPR
6 11 (0.33%) GCP
6 11 (0.33%) RMADS
7 10 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.30%) ISO 22301
7 10 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.24%) COBIT
8 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 8 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
9 6 (0.18%) ISO 31000
10 5 (0.15%) PMO
11 4 (0.12%) GAAP
11 4 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.089%) GxP
System Software
1 610 (18.06%) Active Directory
2 500 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (5.39%) Hyper-V
4 159 (4.71%) vSphere
5 116 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
6 90 (2.67%) VMware NSX
7 76 (2.25%) XenApp
8 46 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
9 42 (1.24%) ProxySG
10 39 (1.15%) XenDesktop
11 28 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 27 (0.80%) NFS
13 23 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
14 19 (0.56%) Firmware
15 18 (0.53%) Docker
15 18 (0.53%) XenServer
16 14 (0.41%) Terminal Services
17 12 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 11 (0.33%) KVM
19 9 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 192 (5.69%) SCCM
2 123 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 119 (3.52%) FortiGate
4 82 (2.43%) SCOM
5 75 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
6 73 (2.16%) Ansible
7 70 (2.07%) vCenter Server
8 49 (1.45%) WSUS
9 37 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
10 36 (1.07%) Nessus
11 34 (1.01%) Puppet
12 28 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
13 27 (0.80%) Nagios
13 27 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
14 26 (0.77%) NetBackup
15 25 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
16 22 (0.65%) Backup Exec
17 20 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
17 20 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
18 18 (0.53%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 814 (24.10%) VMware
2 691 (20.46%) Microsoft
3 529 (15.66%) Juniper
4 500 (14.81%) CheckPoint
5 367 (10.87%) F5
6 312 (9.24%) HP
7 309 (9.15%) Citrix
8 284 (8.41%) Palo Alto
9 214 (6.34%) NetApp
10 177 (5.24%) SolarWinds
11 152 (4.50%) EMC
11 152 (4.50%) Fortinet
12 141 (4.18%) McAfee
13 134 (3.97%) Oracle
14 126 (3.73%) Splunk
15 124 (3.67%) Meraki
16 117 (3.46%) Dell
17 113 (3.35%) Aruba
18 107 (3.17%) Blue Coat
19 90 (2.67%) Brocade