Period
to 17 February 2020

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 17 February 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.

Cisco NX-OS
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 669 787 813
Rank change year-on-year +118 +26 -16
Contract jobs citing NX-OS 68 85 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.087% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.68% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 62 31
UK median daily rate £513 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.24% +10.00% -12.79%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £310
90th Percentile £540 £537 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £355
% change year-on-year -2.44% +15.49% +24.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £21.53 - -
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 9,294 12,459 13,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.56% 12.76% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,589 7,536 8,166
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £603 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 558 694
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -4.10% -9.30%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.04
90th Percentile £52.13 £48.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.41 £19.66
% change year-on-year +14.88% -11.44% -8.56%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 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 +133 65 £506 +22.73% 15
London +127 33 £540 +16.76% 8
UK excluding London +81 32 £400 -2.44% 7
South East +79 14 £400 -
South West +25 9 £513 +23.49% 1
North of England +45 5 £316 -24.25% 4
Yorkshire +38 3 £320 -24.71% 4
East of England +35 3 £450 +9.09% 1
North East - 2 £270 -
Midlands +56 1 £400 -5.88% 1
East Midlands +38 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 58 (85.29%) Cisco
2 47 (69.12%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (69.12%) Cisco IOS
3 40 (58.82%) BGP
4 38 (55.88%) CCNP
4 38 (55.88%) LAN
5 36 (52.94%) OSPF
6 34 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 32 (47.06%) MPLS
8 29 (42.65%) Firewall
9 28 (41.18%) Wireless
9 28 (41.18%) WAN
9 28 (41.18%) VPN
10 26 (38.24%) ITIL
10 26 (38.24%) Juniper
10 26 (38.24%) Multicast
11 22 (32.35%) Change Management
12 21 (30.88%) EIGRP
12 21 (30.88%) CCNA
12 21 (30.88%) NetScout
13 20 (29.41%) Wireshark
13 20 (29.41%) Banking
13 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
13 20 (29.41%) Junos
13 20 (29.41%) Finance
13 20 (29.41%) Sonatype Nexus
14 19 (27.94%) Cisco Wireless
14 19 (27.94%) Perl
14 19 (27.94%) TCP/IP
14 19 (27.94%) WLAN

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 47 (69.12%) Cisco IOS
2 40 (58.82%) BGP
3 38 (55.88%) LAN
4 36 (52.94%) OSPF
5 34 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 32 (47.06%) MPLS
7 29 (42.65%) Firewall
8 28 (41.18%) VPN
8 28 (41.18%) WAN
8 28 (41.18%) Wireless
9 26 (38.24%) Multicast
10 21 (30.88%) EIGRP
11 20 (29.41%) Junos
11 20 (29.41%) Wireshark
12 19 (27.94%) Cisco Wireless
12 19 (27.94%) TCP/IP
12 19 (27.94%) WLAN
13 18 (26.47%) Cisco ISE
13 18 (26.47%) Ethernet
14 15 (22.06%) DWDM
Development Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (4.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.47%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 20 (29.41%) Banking
1 20 (29.41%) Finance
2 19 (27.94%) Investment Banking
3 17 (25.00%) Front Office
4 2 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (85.29%) Network Engineer
2 16 (23.53%) Cisco Engineer
2 16 (23.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 15 (22.06%) Juniper Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Data Network Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) IP Network Engineer
5 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Network Support
8 5 (7.35%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Design Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Network Design Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Network Support
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Support Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.53%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.47%) JSON
2 1 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.94%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) CCTV
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.24%) ITIL
2 22 (32.35%) Change Management
3 10 (14.71%) Incident Management
3 10 (14.71%) Migration
3 10 (14.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (13.24%) Capacity Management
5 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (10.29%) Service Management
6 6 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (7.35%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.35%) Project Management
8 4 (5.88%) DevOps
8 4 (5.88%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.88%) Network Management
8 4 (5.88%) SIEM
9 3 (4.41%) IT Strategy
9 3 (4.41%) Network Design
9 3 (4.41%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (2.94%) Network Architecture
10 2 (2.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) Perl
2 10 (14.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (69.12%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (55.88%) CCNP
3 21 (30.88%) CCNA
4 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 17 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (10.29%) CCIE
6 7 (10.29%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.41%) CCDP
8 2 (2.94%) CCSA
8 2 (2.94%) CCSE
8 2 (2.94%) CISSP
8 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.47%) Degree
9 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.47%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.94%) vCloud
3 1 (1.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (27.94%) Puppet
2 16 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (22.06%) Cacti
3 15 (22.06%) Cisco Prime
3 15 (22.06%) Nagios
3 15 (22.06%) NetMRI
3 15 (22.06%) Statseeker
3 15 (22.06%) ZABBIX
4 6 (8.82%) Ansible
5 3 (4.41%) FortiGate
5 3 (4.41%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.94%) Iperf
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 58 (85.29%) Cisco
2 26 (38.24%) Juniper
3 21 (30.88%) NetScout
4 17 (25.00%) Solarflare
5 10 (14.71%) CheckPoint
6 8 (11.76%) Palo Alto
7 6 (8.82%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.35%) Citrix
8 5 (7.35%) F5
8 5 (7.35%) Fortinet
9 4 (5.88%) Blue Coat
9 4 (5.88%) BT
9 4 (5.88%) Forcepoint
9 4 (5.88%) VMware
10 3 (4.41%) SevOne
11 2 (2.94%) Huawei
12 1 (1.47%) Aruba
12 1 (1.47%) Gemalto
12 1 (1.47%) Infoblox
12 1 (1.47%) Tufin