The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco IOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco IOS over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco IOS
Rank 123 125 106
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 4 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.15% 0.23% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 1.02% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Average daily rate
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£345 £331 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.15% +22.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £420 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+97.91% -31.42%
Cisco IOS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
653 589 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.48% 22.71% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 224 235
Average daily rate £350 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £184 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 35 36
Average hourly rate £36.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £13.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

Cisco IOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IOS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Cisco IOS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco IOS across the Berkshire region.

Cisco IOS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco IOS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Cisco IOS Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Cisco IOS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IOS across the Berkshire region.

Cisco IOS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Cisco IOS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco IOS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough -8 2 £295 +12.38%
Reading +21 1 £475 +18.75% 1
Cisco IOS
South East

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cisco IOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco IOS.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) MPLS
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Xen
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) zOS
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) CCIE
4 3 (30.00%) CCNP
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Apache
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) TACACS
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) Network Management
5 2 (20.00%) Nessus
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (10.00%) GGSN
6 1 (10.00%) SGSN

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cisco IOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco IOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (30.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) TACACS
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) GGSN
3 1 (10.00%) SGSN
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) Junos
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) IPsec
3 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (10.00%) NetScreen
3 1 (10.00%) OSPF
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Security Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) zOS
1 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Coaching
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCIE
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCIP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Ericsson