Period
to 22 August 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 August 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 593 733 808
Rank change year-on-year +140 +75 +24
Contract jobs citing Meraki 251 168 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.16% 0.076%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.39% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 75 43
UK median daily rate £375 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +37.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £206 £176 £170
90th Percentile £525 £495 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £408 £323
% change year-on-year -17.18% +26.36% -19.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £125.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.20% +779.35% -
10th Percentile £15.35 £122.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £55.25 £127.50 £16.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £125.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year - +779.35% -

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 38,528 42,677 41,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.89% 41.80% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,035 26,388 25,638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,436 1,600 1,387
UK median hourly rate £19.85 £17.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.41% +0.72% -0.71%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.02 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.06 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.42% - -4.35%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +132 230 £375 -7.98% 114
UK excluding London +104 135 £338 -17.18% 83
London +99 113 £450 +10.77% 39
South East +63 62 £350 -15.20% 25
North of England +36 31 £330 -20.00% 20
North West +37 21 £350 -11.95% 11
Scotland - 14 £213 - 4
East of England +30 10 £325 -21.21% 7
Midlands +7 7 £310 +3.77% 11
North East +27 6 £300 -22.58% 2
South West -21 6 £300 -23.08% 12
Wales +16 5 £350 - 4
East Midlands +31 4 £285 -15.56% 2
Yorkshire +24 4 £300 -27.27% 7
West Midlands +5 3 £338 +29.81% 9

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 218 (86.85%) Cisco
2 126 (50.20%) Firewall
3 98 (39.04%) WAN
4 97 (38.65%) Windows
5 91 (36.25%) VMware
6 88 (35.06%) Cisco Certification
7 81 (32.27%) LAN
7 81 (32.27%) Microsoft
8 78 (31.08%) Active Directory
9 69 (27.49%) Office 365
10 68 (27.09%) CCNP
11 65 (25.90%) Wireless
12 55 (21.91%) Azure
13 48 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
13 48 (19.12%) Windows Server
14 46 (18.33%) VPN
15 45 (17.93%) SCCM
15 45 (17.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 42 (16.73%) Cisco ASA
16 42 (16.73%) Palo Alto
17 41 (16.33%) MPLS
18 40 (15.94%) Migration
19 39 (15.54%) BGP
19 39 (15.54%) HP
20 38 (15.14%) Wi-Fi
21 37 (14.74%) MS Exchange
22 36 (14.34%) CCNA
22 36 (14.34%) CheckPoint
22 36 (14.34%) Windows Server 2012
22 36 (14.34%) Hyper-V

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 37 (14.74%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.76%) Skype for Business
3 16 (6.37%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (3.59%) IIS
5 6 (2.39%) Confluence
6 4 (1.59%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.59%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.80%) Apache
7 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.80%) WordPress
8 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 28 (11.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 69 (27.49%) Office 365
2 55 (21.91%) Azure
3 35 (13.94%) AWS
4 12 (4.78%) Mimecast
5 10 (3.98%) SaaS
6 8 (3.19%) G Suite
6 8 (3.19%) IaaS
7 5 (1.99%) PaaS
8 4 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.20%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.80%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.80%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.80%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 126 (50.20%) Firewall
2 98 (39.04%) WAN
3 81 (32.27%) LAN
4 65 (25.90%) Wireless
5 46 (18.33%) VPN
6 42 (16.73%) Cisco ASA
7 41 (16.33%) MPLS
8 39 (15.54%) BGP
9 38 (15.14%) Wi-Fi
10 35 (13.94%) Network Security
11 32 (12.75%) DNS
12 30 (11.95%) DHCP
13 28 (11.16%) WLAN
14 27 (10.76%) Skype
15 23 (9.16%) OSPF
15 23 (9.16%) VoIP
16 21 (8.37%) Cisco Nexus
17 20 (7.97%) Cisco IOS
18 19 (7.57%) NetScaler
18 19 (7.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.39%) MySQL
3 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2017
4 4 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.20%) Power BI
6 2 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.40%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (3.19%) JIRA
2 5 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.59%) Subversion
4 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.40%) Hudson
6 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (6.77%) Finance
2 12 (4.78%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.59%) Legal
4 7 (2.79%) Law
4 7 (2.79%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.79%) Retail
5 5 (1.99%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.20%) Banking
7 2 (0.80%) French Language
7 2 (0.80%) German Language
7 2 (0.80%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 80 (31.87%) Network Engineer
2 37 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (9.16%) Consultant
4 21 (8.37%) Analyst
4 21 (8.37%) Support Engineer
5 15 (5.98%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (5.58%) Cisco Engineer
6 14 (5.58%) IT Engineer
6 14 (5.58%) Project Manager
7 12 (4.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 12 (4.78%) Administrator
7 12 (4.78%) Network Specialist
7 12 (4.78%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (4.38%) Security Engineer
9 10 (3.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (3.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (3.98%) Network Analyst
9 10 (3.98%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.59%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.39%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.20%) Web Services
3 2 (0.80%) XMPP
4 1 (0.40%) HTML
4 1 (0.40%) LDAP
4 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.94%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.98%) Replication
3 9 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.79%) Clustering
6 6 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.99%) PKI
8 3 (1.20%) CMDB
8 3 (1.20%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.20%) NHS
9 2 (0.80%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.80%) e-Health
9 2 (0.80%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.80%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.80%) iPhone
9 2 (0.80%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.80%) Tandem
9 2 (0.80%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 97 (38.65%) Windows
2 48 (19.12%) Windows Server
3 36 (14.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (8.37%) Windows 10
5 15 (5.98%) Linux
6 13 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.78%) Windows 7
8 10 (3.98%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.59%) Ubuntu
10 7 (2.79%) Unix
11 6 (2.39%) Debian
11 6 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.39%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.99%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.59%) CentOS
13 4 (1.59%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.80%) Android
14 2 (0.80%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 40 (15.94%) Migration
3 32 (12.75%) ITIL
4 23 (9.16%) Network Design
5 22 (8.76%) Problem Management
6 20 (7.97%) Network Monitoring
7 19 (7.57%) Project Delivery
8 18 (7.17%) Project Management
9 14 (5.58%) Change Management
9 14 (5.58%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (5.18%) PRINCE2
10 13 (5.18%) Service Delivery
10 13 (5.18%) Time Management
11 12 (4.78%) Presales
12 11 (4.38%) Load Balancing
12 11 (4.38%) Network Management
13 10 (3.98%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (3.59%) Information Security
14 9 (3.59%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.55%) SQL
2 12 (4.78%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.79%) Python
4 6 (2.39%) Java
5 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.40%) C
5 1 (0.40%) Perl
5 1 (0.40%) Tcl
5 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (35.06%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (27.09%) CCNP
3 36 (14.34%) CCNA
4 23 (9.16%) CCIE
5 20 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (4.78%) Degree
7 9 (3.59%) MCSA
8 8 (3.19%) MCITP
9 4 (1.59%) MCSE
9 4 (1.59%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.20%) CCDP
10 3 (1.20%) CCIE Wireless
10 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.20%) MCP
10 3 (1.20%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.80%) JNCIE
11 2 (0.80%) PMP
12 1 (0.40%) CCSA
12 1 (0.40%) CCVP
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.20%) SLA
2 2 (0.80%) GDPR
2 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (31.08%) Active Directory
2 48 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (14.34%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.98%) XenDesktop
5 14 (5.58%) vSphere
6 11 (4.38%) XenApp
7 8 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.39%) vCloud
8 6 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.59%) pfSense
9 4 (1.59%) ProxySG
9 4 (1.59%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.59%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.80%) iptables
10 2 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 45 (17.93%) SCCM
2 15 (5.98%) SCOM
3 12 (4.78%) WSUS
4 11 (4.38%) FortiGate
5 6 (2.39%) AirWatch
5 6 (2.39%) Nagios
6 5 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.20%) Terraform
9 2 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.80%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.80%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 218 (86.85%) Cisco
2 91 (36.25%) VMware
3 81 (32.27%) Microsoft
4 42 (16.73%) Palo Alto
5 39 (15.54%) HP
6 36 (14.34%) CheckPoint
7 34 (13.55%) F5
8 33 (13.15%) Citrix
9 29 (11.55%) Juniper
10 23 (9.16%) Fortinet
11 18 (7.17%) Veeam
12 17 (6.77%) Dell
13 15 (5.98%) Apple
13 15 (5.98%) SolarWinds
14 12 (4.78%) McAfee
15 11 (4.38%) Aruba
15 11 (4.38%) Splunk
15 11 (4.38%) Zscaler
16 10 (3.98%) Mitel
16 10 (3.98%) Sophos