The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco IOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco IOS over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Essex region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco IOS
Rank 52 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 3 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.60% 2.16% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 10.20% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.50 £25.57
% change year-on-year
+10.68% -19.82%
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
84 98 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.94% 21.17% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 47
Average daily rate £300 £413 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £29.66 £29.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
Cisco IOS
East of England

Cisco IOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Cisco IOS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Cisco IOS Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Cisco IOS
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Cisco IOS Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (75.00%) VMware
4 8 (66.67%) OSPF
4 8 (66.67%) BGP
5 7 (58.33%) Citrix
5 7 (58.33%) Thin Client
5 7 (58.33%) CCNP
5 7 (58.33%) DHCP
5 7 (58.33%) DNS
5 7 (58.33%) Fat Client
5 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (41.67%) Network Security
6 5 (41.67%) BIG-IP
6 5 (41.67%) Blue Coat
6 5 (41.67%) CCSE
6 5 (41.67%) Infoblox
6 5 (41.67%) Imperva
6 5 (41.67%) F5
6 5 (41.67%) DMVPN
6 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
6 5 (41.67%) NetScreen
7 3 (25.00%) Juniper
7 3 (25.00%) SAN

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) OSPF
2 8 (66.67%) BGP
3 7 (58.33%) DNS
3 7 (58.33%) DHCP
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (41.67%) DMVPN
4 5 (41.67%) BIG-IP
4 5 (41.67%) Network Security
4 5 (41.67%) NetScreen
4 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) LAN
6 2 (16.67%) VoIP
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
6 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Specialist
2 5 (41.67%) Network Security Specialist
2 5 (41.67%) Security Specialist
3 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Thin Client
1 7 (58.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (58.33%) CCNP
3 5 (41.67%) CCSE
4 3 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (16.67%) CCVP
5 2 (16.67%) CCIE
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (8.33%) MCP
6 1 (8.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) Blue Coat
4 5 (41.67%) Infoblox
4 5 (41.67%) Imperva
4 5 (41.67%) F5
5 3 (25.00%) Juniper
6 2 (16.67%) EMC
7 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds