Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 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 Meraki.

Meraki
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 465 629 745
Rank change year-on-year +164 +116 +43
Contract jobs citing Meraki 90 234 162
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.60% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 174 78
Median daily rate £331 £375 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.67% -7.98% +35.83%
10th Percentile £200 £207 £188
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £413
% change year-on-year +15.38% -21.21% +27.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
Median hourly rate £44.25 £21.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.69% -83.20% +779.35%
10th Percentile £43.49 £15.35 £122.50
90th Percentile £54.88 £55.25 £127.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.49 - £125.00

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 15,852 39,247 43,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.00% 42.68% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,469 24,443 26,729
Median daily rate £473 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.07% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.01% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 1,446 1,596
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.86% +8.74% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.06 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.90 £16.77
% change year-on-year +11.73% +6.74% +1.64%

Meraki
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Meraki in the UK

Meraki
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Meraki.

Daily rate trend for Meraki in the UK

Meraki
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Meraki over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Meraki in the UK

Meraki
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Meraki.

Hourly rate trend for Meraki in the UK

Meraki
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Meraki over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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 +160 74 £375 - 33
UK excluding London +181 61 £375 +15.38% 35
London +125 20 £325 -27.78% 4
North of England +112 18 £398 +32.50% 5
Work from Home -4 17 £230 -29.23% 6
South East +130 14 £319 -5.56% 12
Midlands +101 14 £550 +69.88% 4
West Midlands +79 14 £550 +62.96% 3
North West +72 10 £406 +62.50% 2
Yorkshire +88 6 £255 -29.66% 3
Scotland +70 6 £325 +52.94% 4
East of England +76 5 £575 +43.75% 4
South West +84 2 £345 +15.00% 4
North East +36 2 £375 +25.00%
Wales +32 2 £225 -35.71% 2

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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 62 (68.89%) Cisco
2 51 (56.67%) Firewall
3 38 (42.22%) Active Directory
4 34 (37.78%) CheckPoint
5 31 (34.44%) WAN
6 27 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 26 (28.89%) Windows
7 26 (28.89%) Azure
8 23 (25.56%) VPN
9 22 (24.44%) LAN
10 21 (23.33%) VMware
10 21 (23.33%) Office 365
11 20 (22.22%) F5
11 20 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (17.78%) MPLS
12 16 (17.78%) Palo Alto
13 15 (16.67%) BGP
13 15 (16.67%) CCNP
13 15 (16.67%) Wireless
13 15 (16.67%) Network Security
14 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Intune
14 14 (15.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (15.56%) Cisco ISE
14 14 (15.56%) Juniper
14 14 (15.56%) OSPF
14 14 (15.56%) Linux
14 14 (15.56%) Windows Server
14 14 (15.56%) Data Centre
15 13 (14.44%) 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 7 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.22%) SAS
5 1 (1.11%) Apache
5 1 (1.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.11%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 26 (28.89%) Azure
2 21 (23.33%) Office 365
3 10 (11.11%) AWS
4 4 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.22%) Akamai
6 1 (1.11%) Cloudflare
6 1 (1.11%) SaaS
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (56.67%) Firewall
2 31 (34.44%) WAN
3 23 (25.56%) VPN
4 22 (24.44%) LAN
5 20 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (17.78%) MPLS
7 15 (16.67%) BGP
7 15 (16.67%) Network Security
7 15 (16.67%) Wireless
8 14 (15.56%) Cisco ISE
8 14 (15.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 14 (15.56%) OSPF
9 10 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (11.11%) DNS
9 10 (11.11%) SNMP
9 10 (11.11%) SSL
10 8 (8.89%) EIGRP
11 7 (7.78%) Cisco Firepower
11 7 (7.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.11%) MySQL
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.33%) Advertising
3 3 (3.33%) Retail
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.67%) Analyst
3 12 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) Security Analyst
6 9 (10.00%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) Security Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Consultant
8 6 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) Security Operations Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Architect
9 5 (5.56%) Network Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) IT Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) IT Operations Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) IT Security Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Network Field Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.11%) HTML
2 1 (1.11%) Web Services
2 1 (1.11%) XML
2 1 (1.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.44%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.44%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) iPad
6 1 (1.11%) iPhone
6 1 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.89%) Windows
2 14 (15.56%) Linux
2 14 (15.56%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 11 (12.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.44%) Check Point GAiA
6 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (2.22%) Unix
8 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (11.11%) Information Security
3 9 (10.00%) Cyber Intelligence
3 9 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 9 (10.00%) Email Filtering
3 9 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 9 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.89%) Customer Requirements
4 8 (8.89%) Network Design
5 7 (7.78%) Migration
6 6 (6.67%) DevOps
6 6 (6.67%) ITIL
6 6 (6.67%) Security Operations
7 5 (5.56%) DNA
7 5 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.44%) SQL
3 2 (2.22%) Python
4 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (16.67%) CCNP
3 9 (10.00%) CISSP
3 9 (10.00%) GIAC
4 8 (8.89%) CCNA
4 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.67%) MCSE
7 4 (4.44%) CCIE
8 3 (3.33%) MCP
9 2 (2.22%) CCSA
10 1 (1.11%) CCDE
10 1 (1.11%) CEH
10 1 (1.11%) Degree
10 1 (1.11%) LPIC
10 1 (1.11%) MCITP
10 1 (1.11%) RHCSA
10 1 (1.11%) RHCT
10 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) NCSC
2 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 38 (42.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.22%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.22%) vSphere
6 1 (1.11%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.11%) RHEV
6 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (10.00%) SCCM
3 4 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.44%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (3.33%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.33%) Puppet
5 2 (2.22%) Forum Sentry
5 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.22%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.22%) vRealize
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.11%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 62 (68.89%) Cisco
2 34 (37.78%) CheckPoint
3 27 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 21 (23.33%) VMware
5 20 (22.22%) F5
6 16 (17.78%) Palo Alto
7 14 (15.56%) Juniper
8 11 (12.22%) Red Hat
9 10 (11.11%) Fortinet
9 10 (11.11%) SolarWinds
10 8 (8.89%) HP
11 7 (7.78%) Citrix
12 5 (5.56%) Blue Coat
12 5 (5.56%) ProCurve
12 5 (5.56%) Qualys
12 5 (5.56%) Synology
13 4 (4.44%) Arista
13 4 (4.44%) Aruba
14 3 (3.33%) Riverbed
15 2 (2.22%) Infoblox