The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco IOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco IOS over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco IOS
Rank 173 189 216
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +27
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 25 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.32% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.48% 2.33% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £32.60 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-32.46% +60.96%
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London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
718 816 870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.34% 13.80% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 524 582
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £156.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

Cisco IOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Cisco IOS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Cisco IOS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco IOS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Cisco IOS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Cisco IOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Cisco IOS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 51 (100.00%) Cisco
2 31 (60.78%) BGP
3 30 (58.82%) Firewall
4 29 (56.86%) OSPF
4 29 (56.86%) DNS
5 27 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (45.10%) WAN
7 22 (43.14%) DHCP
8 21 (41.18%) LAN
8 21 (41.18%) F5
9 20 (39.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (39.22%) CheckPoint
9 20 (39.22%) Finance
10 19 (37.25%) CCNP
11 16 (31.37%) EIGRP
12 15 (29.41%) TCP/IP
13 14 (27.45%) VPN
14 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
15 12 (23.53%) NX-OS
15 12 (23.53%) CCSE
16 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
16 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (21.57%) Windows
16 11 (21.57%) CCSA
17 10 (19.61%) CCIE
17 10 (19.61%) Linux
17 10 (19.61%) MCSE
17 10 (19.61%) Internet
17 10 (19.61%) Network Security
18 9 (17.65%) Cisco ASA

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.92%) Lync
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Office
2 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 31 (60.78%) BGP
2 30 (58.82%) Firewall
3 29 (56.86%) OSPF
3 29 (56.86%) DNS
4 23 (45.10%) WAN
5 22 (43.14%) DHCP
6 21 (41.18%) LAN
7 20 (39.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (31.37%) EIGRP
9 15 (29.41%) TCP/IP
10 14 (27.45%) VPN
11 12 (23.53%) NX-OS
12 10 (19.61%) Network Security
12 10 (19.61%) Internet
13 9 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (15.69%) BIG-IP
14 8 (15.69%) MPLS
15 7 (13.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 7 (13.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 6 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (39.22%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Banking
3 6 (11.76%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.92%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Publishing
5 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Network Specialist
4 5 (9.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Communications Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco Support
7 2 (3.92%) IT Security Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
1 2 (3.92%) XMPP
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
1 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.88%) PKI
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.96%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.96%) iPhone
4 1 (1.96%) iPad
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Linux
3 6 (11.76%) UNIX
4 5 (9.80%) Debian
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.92%) Android
6 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Load Balancing
2 5 (9.80%) ITIL
3 4 (7.84%) Service Management
3 4 (7.84%) Network Management
3 4 (7.84%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 3 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (3.92%) Security Hardening
5 2 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.92%) Security Management
5 2 (3.92%) Migration
5 2 (3.92%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.92%) Project Management
5 2 (3.92%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.92%) Line Management
5 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.92%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) VBScript
2 2 (3.92%) Python
2 2 (3.92%) Tcl
2 2 (3.92%) Lisp
2 2 (3.92%) Ruby
2 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (37.25%) CCNP
3 12 (23.53%) CCSE
4 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (21.57%) CCSA
5 10 (19.61%) MCSE
5 10 (19.61%) CCIE
6 9 (17.65%) CCNA
7 7 (13.73%) MCSA
8 5 (9.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (3.92%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (3.92%) CCDA
9 2 (3.92%) CISSP
9 2 (3.92%) CCIP
9 2 (3.92%) CCVP
10 1 (1.96%) MCP
10 1 (1.96%) GIAC
10 1 (1.96%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.96%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) Snort
4 2 (3.92%) Squid
5 1 (1.96%) Firmware
5 1 (1.96%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.96%) Casper Suite
2 1 (1.96%) Nagios
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (41.18%) F5
3 20 (39.22%) CheckPoint
4 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
5 7 (13.73%) VMware
6 6 (11.76%) Juniper
6 6 (11.76%) Infoblox
7 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.88%) Blue Coat
8 3 (5.88%) Riverbed
9 2 (3.92%) Polycom
9 2 (3.92%) Radware
9 2 (3.92%) 3Com
9 2 (3.92%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.92%) Akamai
9 2 (3.92%) Sourcefire
9 2 (3.92%) Brocade
9 2 (3.92%) McAfee
9 2 (3.92%) Nokia
9 2 (3.92%) Nortel
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