Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 43 43
Rank change year-on-year -11 0 +11
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3511 4625 4643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.69% 4.21% 4.12%
As % of the Vendors category 8.42% 9.43% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2269 2845 2682
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £206
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.74% +7.35% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 178 222
UK median hourly rate £24.86 £22.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.73% +5.95% -2.33%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.48 £45.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +2.22% +9.76% -2.38%

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 41709 49023 50321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.80% 44.62% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25535 30083 29030
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £219
90th Percentile £600 £581 £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 1426 1623 2179
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £43.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.45 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.44% +2.65% +3.03%

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 26 July 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 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Top 16 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 26 July 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 -11 3186 £400 +6.67% 442
UK excluding London -13 2190 £375 +2.74% 311
London -13 1244 £425 +2.41% 154
South East -10 760 £406 +8.33% 82
North of England -5 457 £388 +10.71% 96
Midlands -16 269 £375 - 63
South West -11 263 £350 -2.78% 21
North West -3 196 £388 +19.23% 65
East of England -18 188 £375 - 25
West Midlands -5 182 £388 +3.33% 38
Yorkshire -10 182 £425 +13.33% 28
Scotland +2 165 £361 +10.31% 14
East Midlands -17 84 £320 -11.72% 25
Wales +14 83 £210 -37.78% 9
North East +58 79 £330 -5.71% 3
Northern Ireland -60 20 £326 +3.49% 1

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1413 (40.24%) Firewall
2 1345 (38.31%) Cisco Certification
3 895 (25.49%) Windows
4 882 (25.12%) LAN
5 875 (24.92%) WAN
6 864 (24.61%) CCNP
7 748 (21.30%) VMware
8 644 (18.34%) Data Centre
9 626 (17.83%) Microsoft
10 617 (17.57%) Security Cleared
11 615 (17.52%) ITIL
12 599 (17.06%) CheckPoint
13 579 (16.49%) Active Directory
14 576 (16.41%) VPN
15 571 (16.26%) CCNA
16 565 (16.09%) Wireless
17 560 (15.95%) Juniper
18 558 (15.89%) Cisco ASA
19 521 (14.84%) F5
20 491 (13.98%) Cisco Nexus
21 469 (13.36%) HP
22 465 (13.24%) SC Cleared
23 452 (12.87%) Finance
24 437 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
25 435 (12.39%) BGP
26 420 (11.96%) Linux
27 397 (11.31%) Windows Server
28 385 (10.97%) TCP/IP
28 385 (10.97%) CCIE
29 375 (10.68%) 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
1 202 (5.75%) MS Exchange
2 159 (4.53%) Skype for Business
3 97 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 61 (1.74%) Apache
6 56 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 55 (1.57%) Tomcat
8 43 (1.22%) WebLogic
9 42 (1.20%) JBoss
10 40 (1.14%) IIS
11 37 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
12 34 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
13 33 (0.94%) iPlanet
14 29 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 24 (0.68%) IBM Notes
16 23 (0.66%) CMS
17 17 (0.48%) OpenStack
18 13 (0.37%) Confluence
19 11 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
20 7 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 197 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 73 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.085%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.057%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.057%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.057%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.057%) Avid Audio
8 2 (0.057%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.057%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.028%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 14 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 13 (0.37%) Eikon
3 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.11%) Cisco SocialMiner
5 4 (0.11%) Maximo
6 3 (0.085%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.085%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.057%) assyst
7 2 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.057%) Primavera
7 2 (0.057%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.028%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.028%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.028%) Odoo
8 1 (0.028%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.028%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.028%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 191 (5.44%) Office 365
2 185 (5.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 146 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (1.25%) IaaS
5 32 (0.91%) SaaS
6 31 (0.88%) PaaS
7 24 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (0.26%) G Suite
10 6 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.17%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.14%) Akamai
11 5 (0.14%) Yammer
12 4 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.11%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.028%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.028%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.028%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 1413 (40.24%) Firewall
2 882 (25.12%) LAN
3 875 (24.92%) WAN
4 576 (16.41%) VPN
5 565 (16.09%) Wireless
6 558 (15.89%) Cisco ASA
7 491 (13.98%) Cisco Nexus
8 435 (12.39%) BGP
9 385 (10.97%) TCP/IP
10 372 (10.60%) DNS
10 372 (10.60%) MPLS
11 363 (10.34%) OSPF
12 359 (10.23%) Network Security
13 314 (8.94%) VoIP
14 291 (8.29%) SAN
15 278 (7.92%) DHCP
16 271 (7.72%) Cisco IOS
17 202 (5.75%) VLAN
18 200 (5.70%) EIGRP
19 198 (5.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 45 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 22 (0.63%) MySQL
5 19 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.34%) Big Data
8 11 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.28%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.17%) BODI
12 6 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.14%) EDRMS
14 4 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.085%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.085%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.085%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (0.43%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.40%) Git (software)
3 14 (0.40%) GitLab
3 14 (0.40%) JIRA
3 14 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 13 (0.37%) Subversion
5 10 (0.28%) GCC
5 10 (0.28%) GDB
5 10 (0.28%) Trac
6 8 (0.23%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.17%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.057%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.057%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.057%) Grunt
10 2 (0.057%) webpack
General
1 452 (12.87%) Finance
2 296 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 183 (5.21%) Banking
4 71 (2.02%) Retail
5 44 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 39 (1.11%) Marketing
7 37 (1.05%) Law
8 36 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 23 (0.66%) Electronics
10 22 (0.63%) Back Office
11 21 (0.60%) Military
12 20 (0.57%) Local Government
13 18 (0.51%) Legal
14 14 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.31%) Automotive
16 11 (0.31%) Billing
17 10 (0.28%) French Language
18 9 (0.26%) Advertising
18 9 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1067 (30.39%) Network Engineer
2 454 (12.93%) Cisco Engineer
3 401 (11.42%) Architect
4 334 (9.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 264 (7.52%) Analyst
6 253 (7.21%) Support Engineer
7 249 (7.09%) Consultant
8 179 (5.10%) Network Architect
9 155 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 142 (4.04%) Project Manager
11 139 (3.96%) Security Engineer
12 134 (3.82%) Senior Network Engineer
13 120 (3.42%) Network Support
14 108 (3.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 106 (3.02%) Network Security Engineer
16 104 (2.96%) Network Consultant
17 98 (2.79%) Administrator
18 96 (2.73%) 2nd Line Support
19 93 (2.65%) Network Support Engineer
20 90 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (3.42%) 802.1X
2 66 (1.88%) XMPP
3 36 (1.03%) J2EE
4 22 (0.63%) Web Services
5 18 (0.51%) Middleware
5 18 (0.51%) XML
6 12 (0.34%) Regular Expression
7 11 (0.31%) .NET
7 11 (0.31%) SAML
8 10 (0.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 10 (0.28%) CSS
8 10 (0.28%) LAMP
8 10 (0.28%) STL
9 7 (0.20%) HTML
9 7 (0.20%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.14%) COM
10 5 (0.14%) Java EE
10 5 (0.14%) OAuth
10 5 (0.14%) WAP
10 5 (0.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 644 (18.34%) Data Centre
2 186 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (2.71%) Computer Science
4 94 (2.68%) Clustering
5 89 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
6 88 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 73 (2.08%) Blackberry
8 56 (1.59%) Driving Licence
9 49 (1.40%) Replication
10 43 (1.22%) BYOD
10 43 (1.22%) Private Cloud
11 42 (1.20%) PKI
12 41 (1.17%) EMC VNX
13 30 (0.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 29 (0.83%) NHS
15 28 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
16 27 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 27 (0.77%) Virtual Team
17 26 (0.74%) IVR
18 23 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 895 (25.49%) Windows
2 420 (11.96%) Linux
3 397 (11.31%) Windows Server
4 244 (6.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 213 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 187 (5.33%) Windows 7
7 177 (5.04%) Unix
8 108 (3.08%) Windows 10
9 98 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 97 (2.76%) Solaris
11 78 (2.22%) AIX
12 77 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 70 (1.99%) Android
14 53 (1.51%) SUSE
15 52 (1.48%) CentOS
16 45 (1.28%) HPUX
17 35 (1.00%) Windows 8
18 34 (0.97%) Mac OS
19 30 (0.85%) Mac OS X
20 27 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (17.52%) ITIL
2 375 (10.68%) Migration
3 336 (9.57%) Network Design
4 222 (6.32%) Project Management
5 181 (5.16%) Load Balancing
6 177 (5.04%) Service Management
7 167 (4.76%) Change Management
7 167 (4.76%) Network Management
8 148 (4.22%) High Availability
9 121 (3.45%) Information Security
10 107 (3.05%) Service Delivery
11 102 (2.91%) PRINCE2
12 100 (2.85%) Agile Software Development
12 100 (2.85%) DevOps
13 99 (2.82%) Network Monitoring
14 97 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 93 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
16 87 (2.48%) ITSM
17 85 (2.42%) ITIL V3
18 84 (2.39%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 156 (4.44%) SQL
2 133 (3.79%) PowerShell
3 75 (2.14%) Python
4 73 (2.08%) Perl
5 51 (1.45%) C
6 32 (0.91%) Bash Shell
6 32 (0.91%) Java
7 29 (0.83%) Shell Script
8 19 (0.54%) Korn
9 16 (0.46%) C++
10 14 (0.40%) PHP
11 13 (0.37%) JavaScript
11 13 (0.37%) VBScript
12 12 (0.34%) C#
12 12 (0.34%) C-shell
12 12 (0.34%) Ruby
13 11 (0.31%) Lisp
14 10 (0.28%) VB
15 3 (0.085%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.085%) R
Qualifications
1 1345 (38.31%) Cisco Certification
2 864 (24.61%) CCNP
3 617 (17.57%) Security Cleared
4 571 (16.26%) CCNA
5 465 (13.24%) SC Cleared
6 385 (10.97%) CCIE
7 181 (5.16%) Degree
8 174 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 125 (3.56%) CCDP
9 125 (3.56%) DV Cleared
10 89 (2.53%) MCSE
11 87 (2.48%) CCSE
11 87 (2.48%) JNCIE
12 86 (2.45%) JNCIA
13 79 (2.25%) CCSA
14 72 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
15 68 (1.94%) CISSP
16 63 (1.79%) CCIP
17 51 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 45 (1.28%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (4.33%) SLA
2 90 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 29 (0.83%) QA
5 20 (0.57%) GPG13
6 18 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 15 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 13 (0.37%) PMO
9 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 8 (0.23%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.20%) COBIT
11 7 (0.20%) RMADS
11 7 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.17%) PA-DSS
13 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.14%) JSP 440
14 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.057%) HIPAA
System Software
1 579 (16.49%) Active Directory
2 437 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (5.04%) Hyper-V
4 125 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
5 111 (3.16%) vSphere
6 64 (1.82%) XenApp
7 57 (1.62%) XenDesktop
8 47 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
9 41 (1.17%) ProxySG
10 33 (0.94%) vCloud
10 33 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
11 29 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 27 (0.77%) Firmware
13 26 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 25 (0.71%) NFS
14 25 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
15 21 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 20 (0.57%) KVM
17 19 (0.54%) Terminal Services
18 15 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 162 (4.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 152 (4.33%) FortiGate
3 145 (4.13%) SCCM
4 114 (3.25%) Cisco Prime
5 83 (2.36%) Cisco UCCX
6 71 (2.02%) NetBackup
7 49 (1.40%) vCenter Server
8 47 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 46 (1.31%) Cisco UCCE
9 46 (1.31%) Puppet
10 44 (1.25%) SCOM
11 43 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
12 38 (1.08%) Nagios
13 34 (0.97%) WSUS
14 32 (0.91%) AirWatch
15 31 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
16 29 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
17 28 (0.80%) Ansible
17 28 (0.80%) Tivoli
18 27 (0.77%) vRealize
Vendors
1 748 (21.30%) VMware
2 626 (17.83%) Microsoft
3 599 (17.06%) CheckPoint
4 560 (15.95%) Juniper
5 521 (14.84%) F5
6 469 (13.36%) HP
7 369 (10.51%) Citrix
8 278 (7.92%) Palo Alto
9 195 (5.55%) Fortinet
10 189 (5.38%) SolarWinds
11 178 (5.07%) EMC
12 174 (4.96%) NetApp
13 161 (4.59%) Red Hat
14 145 (4.13%) Riverbed
15 137 (3.90%) Blue Coat
16 127 (3.62%) Oracle
17 105 (2.99%) Brocade
18 104 (2.96%) Avaya
19 98 (2.79%) Dell
20 95 (2.71%) IBM
Worcester, Worcestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £190 - 210 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
QUANTICA
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ebury
Rate: £190.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £130 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South Wales
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £150 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £340 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £560 to £594 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £370 - £390 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £370 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago