Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NX-OS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NX-OS over the 6 months to 20 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.

Cisco NX-OS
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 758 845 820
Rank change year-on-year +87 -25 +71
Contract jobs citing NX-OS 76 51 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.050% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.37% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 27 34
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -5.14% +25.00%
10th Percentile £325 £295 £301
90th Percentile £525 £490 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NX-OS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,646 13,745 12,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 13.45% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,085 8,421 7,799
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £200
90th Percentile £603 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 762 736
UK median hourly rate £24.13 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.63% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +23.68% +5.56% -28.00%

NX-OS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NX-OS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NX-OS in the UK

NX-OS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NX-OS in the UK

NX-OS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NX-OS over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NX-OS in the UK

NX-OS
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NX-OS within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +60 75 £450 +8.43% 11
London +64 42 £475 +16.56% 2
UK excluding London +53 33 £400 -4.76% 10
South East +39 14 £400 -13.51% 1
South West -3 13 £413 -1.79% 1
East of England +19 3 £450 +16.13%
Midlands +34 2 £400 - 2
North of England +46 1 £350 +40.00% 5
East Midlands +30 1 £350 - 2
West Midlands +15 1 £450 +12.50%
Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 5

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing NX-OS 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 NX-OS.

1 63 (82.89%) Cisco
2 62 (81.58%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (60.53%) CCNP
4 45 (59.21%) WAN
5 44 (57.89%) BGP
5 44 (57.89%) Firewall
6 42 (55.26%) OSPF
6 42 (55.26%) F5
7 34 (44.74%) LAN
7 34 (44.74%) Cisco IOS
8 31 (40.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 27 (35.53%) Data Centre
10 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
10 25 (32.89%) CheckPoint
11 22 (28.95%) ITIL
12 21 (27.63%) DV Cleared
13 19 (25.00%) Network Security
13 19 (25.00%) Incident Management
14 17 (22.37%) MPLS
14 17 (22.37%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (22.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 16 (21.05%) Wireless
15 16 (21.05%) VoIP
15 16 (21.05%) VPN
16 15 (19.74%) VMware
16 15 (19.74%) Network Management
17 14 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (18.42%) Blue Coat
17 14 (18.42%) Finance
17 14 (18.42%) CCNA

NX-OS
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 2 (2.63%) Apache
1 2 (2.63%) OpenStack
1 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 45 (59.21%) WAN
2 44 (57.89%) BGP
2 44 (57.89%) Firewall
3 42 (55.26%) OSPF
4 34 (44.74%) Cisco IOS
4 34 (44.74%) LAN
5 31 (40.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 19 (25.00%) Network Security
7 17 (22.37%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (22.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 17 (22.37%) MPLS
8 16 (21.05%) VoIP
8 16 (21.05%) VPN
8 16 (21.05%) Wireless
9 13 (17.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 12 (15.79%) DNS
10 12 (15.79%) Multicast
10 12 (15.79%) VLAN
11 10 (13.16%) EIGRP
12 9 (11.84%) MGCP
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (18.42%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.63%) International Banking
6 1 (1.32%) French Language
6 1 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (1.32%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (88.16%) Network Engineer
2 15 (19.74%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (18.42%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (6.58%) Architect
4 5 (6.58%) Network Architect
4 5 (6.58%) WAN Engineer
5 4 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (5.26%) Consultant
5 4 (5.26%) Network Consultant
5 4 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (5.26%) Voice Network Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Network Support
6 3 (3.95%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Security Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (2.63%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 27 (35.53%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.47%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.63%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.32%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Unix
2 10 (13.16%) Windows
3 8 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (2.63%) CentOS
5 1 (1.32%) HPUX
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.95%) ITIL
2 19 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 15 (19.74%) Network Management
4 13 (17.11%) Change Management
4 13 (17.11%) Load Balancing
4 13 (17.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (14.47%) Capacity Management
5 11 (14.47%) Service Management
6 10 (13.16%) Project Management
7 9 (11.84%) Change Control
8 8 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (9.21%) High Availability
9 7 (9.21%) Migration
10 6 (7.89%) Runbook
10 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
11 5 (6.58%) Network Architecture
11 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
12 4 (5.26%) Network Design
12 4 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
13 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) Python
2 4 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (81.58%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (60.53%) CCNP
3 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
4 21 (27.63%) DV Cleared
5 14 (18.42%) CCIE
5 14 (18.42%) CCNA
6 8 (10.53%) CISSP
7 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
8 5 (6.58%) CCSA
8 5 (6.58%) CCSE
9 4 (5.26%) Degree
10 3 (3.95%) CCVP
11 2 (2.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (2.63%) CCIE Service Provider
11 2 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.32%) CEH
12 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.32%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.79%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) COBIT
3 2 (2.63%) PMO
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 14 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.47%) ProxySG
2 11 (14.47%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (7.89%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (6.58%) Ansible
3 4 (5.26%) Iperf
4 3 (3.95%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (2.63%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 63 (82.89%) Cisco
2 42 (55.26%) F5
3 25 (32.89%) CheckPoint
4 15 (19.74%) VMware
5 14 (18.42%) Blue Coat
6 12 (15.79%) Juniper
6 12 (15.79%) Palo Alto
7 9 (11.84%) NetScout
8 8 (10.53%) SolarWinds
9 6 (7.89%) Infoblox
9 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
9 6 (7.89%) Riverbed
9 6 (7.89%) SevOne
10 5 (6.58%) Fortinet
10 5 (6.58%) Red Box
10 5 (6.58%) Twitter
11 4 (5.26%) Arista
11 4 (5.26%) Meraki
11 4 (5.26%) Nokia
11 4 (5.26%) Reuters