Period
to 22 November 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Meraki products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Meraki over the 6 months to 22 November 2019 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 Meraki.

Meraki
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 546 708 789
Rank change year-on-year +162 +81 +48
Contract jobs citing Meraki 252 193 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.44% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 112 66
UK median daily rate £375 £424 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.56% +36.22% -11.07%
10th Percentile £206 £251 £133
90th Percentile £525 £538 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £275
% change year-on-year -6.67% +36.36% -10.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 12
UK median hourly rate £21.38 - £17.25
10th Percentile £16.13 - £12.60
90th Percentile £54.38 - £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 - £14.22

Meraki 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 35,757 43,887 44,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.51% 42.28% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,374 27,262 27,330
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +2.98%
10th Percentile £232 £250 £235
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,465 1,666 1,469
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +0.40% +2.53%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.76 £10.65
90th Percentile £52.25 £47.09 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -

Meraki
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Meraki as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Meraki in the UK

Meraki
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Meraki.

Contractor daily rate trend for Meraki in the UK

Meraki
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Meraki over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Meraki in the UK

Meraki
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Meraki.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Meraki in the UK

Meraki
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Meraki over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Meraki in the UK

Meraki
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Meraki within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2019. 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 +170 229 £385 -9.41% 135
UK excluding London +91 146 £350 -6.67% 112
London +116 103 £425 -5.56% 40
South East +86 64 £363 -6.45% 32
North of England +28 33 £335 -20.00% 28
North West +22 24 £380 -10.59% 11
Scotland +41 16 £213 -43.33% 15
Midlands +38 10 £400 +53.85% 9
South West +8 10 £350 +0.66% 12
East of England +37 8 £500 +14.29% 14
Yorkshire +37 5 £300 -27.27% 14
Wales +35 5 £425 -
West Midlands +35 5 £450 +109.30% 6
East Midlands +23 5 £310 +3.33% 3
North East +15 4 £300 -36.84% 3

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Meraki 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 Meraki.

1 219 (86.90%) Cisco
2 147 (58.33%) Firewall
3 97 (38.49%) Cisco Certification
4 89 (35.32%) WAN
5 88 (34.92%) Windows
6 78 (30.95%) VMware
7 76 (30.16%) LAN
8 71 (28.17%) Wireless
9 69 (27.38%) Microsoft
9 69 (27.38%) Active Directory
10 67 (26.59%) Office 365
11 66 (26.19%) CCNP
12 64 (25.40%) Azure
13 55 (21.83%) VPN
14 49 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
15 45 (17.86%) MPLS
16 44 (17.46%) Migration
16 44 (17.46%) Cisco ASA
16 44 (17.46%) SCCM
16 44 (17.46%) Network Security
17 43 (17.06%) Palo Alto
17 43 (17.06%) BGP
18 41 (16.27%) CheckPoint
19 40 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
19 40 (15.87%) F5
20 39 (15.48%) Windows Server
21 38 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
21 38 (15.08%) DNS
21 38 (15.08%) CCNA
22 37 (14.68%) Infrastructure Engineering

Meraki
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 33 (13.10%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 16 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.38%) IIS
7 4 (1.59%) Confluence
7 4 (1.59%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.79%) Apache
8 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 67 (26.59%) Office 365
2 64 (25.40%) Azure
3 35 (13.89%) AWS
4 14 (5.56%) Mimecast
5 10 (3.97%) IaaS
6 7 (2.78%) G Suite
6 7 (2.78%) SaaS
7 6 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.98%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.98%) PaaS
8 5 (1.98%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (1.59%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.79%) Akamai
10 2 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.79%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 147 (58.33%) Firewall
2 89 (35.32%) WAN
3 76 (30.16%) LAN
4 71 (28.17%) Wireless
5 55 (21.83%) VPN
6 45 (17.86%) MPLS
7 44 (17.46%) Cisco ASA
7 44 (17.46%) Network Security
8 43 (17.06%) BGP
9 40 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
10 38 (15.08%) DNS
11 33 (13.10%) OSPF
12 32 (12.70%) WLAN
13 31 (12.30%) DHCP
14 26 (10.32%) EIGRP
14 26 (10.32%) Skype
15 24 (9.52%) VLAN
15 24 (9.52%) VoIP
16 20 (7.94%) IPsec
17 19 (7.54%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.98%) Power BI
2 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2017
3 4 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.59%) MySQL
3 4 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.98%) JIRA
2 4 (1.59%) Subversion
3 2 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.40%) Hudson
4 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (5.95%) Finance
1 15 (5.95%) Legal
1 15 (5.95%) Telecoms
2 13 (5.16%) Law
3 6 (2.38%) Public Sector
4 5 (1.98%) Retail
5 3 (1.19%) Local Government
6 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 94 (37.30%) Network Engineer
2 30 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (10.71%) Analyst
4 17 (6.75%) Support Analyst
5 15 (5.95%) Cisco Engineer
5 15 (5.95%) Security Engineer
5 15 (5.95%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (5.95%) Support Engineer
6 14 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (5.16%) Administrator
7 13 (5.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 13 (5.16%) Consultant
7 13 (5.16%) Infrastructure Support
7 13 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (4.76%) Network Analyst
9 11 (4.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (4.37%) IT Engineer
9 11 (4.37%) Network Specialist
10 10 (3.97%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 10 (3.97%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.78%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.59%) SAML
2 4 (1.59%) Web Services
3 2 (0.79%) XMPP
4 1 (0.40%) HTML
4 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.75%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.97%) PKI
4 9 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.38%) Clustering
7 4 (1.59%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.59%) Tandem
8 3 (1.19%) CMDB
8 3 (1.19%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.19%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.19%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.79%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.79%) e-Health
9 2 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.79%) Replication
9 2 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 88 (34.92%) Windows
2 39 (15.48%) Windows Server
3 38 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (7.94%) Windows 10
5 14 (5.56%) Linux
6 13 (5.16%) Windows 8
7 11 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (4.37%) Windows XP
8 10 (3.97%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.57%) Ubuntu
10 7 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (2.38%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.38%) Unix
12 5 (1.98%) Debian
13 4 (1.59%) Android
13 4 (1.59%) CentOS
14 3 (1.19%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.79%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.46%) Migration
2 37 (14.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (10.71%) ITIL
4 24 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 23 (9.13%) Change Management
6 19 (7.54%) Information Security
7 17 (6.75%) Network Design
8 16 (6.35%) Project Delivery
9 14 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (5.56%) Presales
9 14 (5.56%) Project Management
9 14 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 13 (5.16%) Information Security Management
10 13 (5.16%) ISMS
10 13 (5.16%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (5.16%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (5.16%) Security Management
11 12 (4.76%) E-Commerce
11 12 (4.76%) Network Management
11 12 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.51%) SQL
2 12 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.37%) Java
4 3 (1.19%) Python
5 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 97 (38.49%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (26.19%) CCNP
3 38 (15.08%) CCNA
4 21 (8.33%) CCIE
5 18 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (5.16%) MCSA
7 12 (4.76%) MCITP
8 10 (3.97%) Degree
9 5 (1.98%) CCDP
10 4 (1.59%) MCP
10 4 (1.59%) MCSE
10 4 (1.59%) Security Cleared
11 3 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.19%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.79%) CCIP
12 2 (0.79%) CCSP
12 2 (0.79%) CISSP
12 2 (0.79%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.37%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.78%) GDPR
3 6 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.98%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.40%) NIST
5 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (27.38%) Active Directory
2 49 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.54%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.78%) XenApp
4 7 (2.78%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.98%) vSphere
7 4 (1.59%) pfSense
7 4 (1.59%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.19%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.79%) Firmware
9 2 (0.79%) iptables
9 2 (0.79%) vCloud
9 2 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 44 (17.46%) SCCM
2 19 (7.54%) SCOM
3 18 (7.14%) FortiGate
4 15 (5.95%) WSUS
5 7 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.38%) Nagios
7 5 (1.98%) Terraform
8 4 (1.59%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.79%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.40%) Kibana
11 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.40%) OSSEC
11 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 219 (86.90%) Cisco
2 78 (30.95%) VMware
3 69 (27.38%) Microsoft
4 43 (17.06%) Palo Alto
5 41 (16.27%) CheckPoint
6 40 (15.87%) F5
7 34 (13.49%) Juniper
8 24 (9.52%) HP
9 23 (9.13%) Citrix
10 22 (8.73%) Fortinet
11 18 (7.14%) Aruba
12 17 (6.75%) Splunk
13 16 (6.35%) Aerohive Networks
13 16 (6.35%) Apple
14 14 (5.56%) Adobe
14 14 (5.56%) SolarWinds
15 13 (5.16%) McAfee
15 13 (5.16%) Sony
16 12 (4.76%) Zscaler
17 10 (3.97%) Veeam