The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco IOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco IOS
Rank 338 352 368
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +16
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 81 70 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.66% 2.24% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 29 35
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £266 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £24.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £32.60 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-32.46% +60.96%
Cisco IOS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3048 3125 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.03% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1966 1936 1968
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

Cisco IOS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Cisco IOS Jobs Demand Trend in London

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Cisco IOS Daily Rate Trend in London

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco IOS across the London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Cisco IOS Daily Rate Histogram in London

Cisco IOS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Cisco IOS Hourly Rate Trend in London

Cisco IOS
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
City of London +3 24 £417 +28.15% 2
Hammersmith - 3 £438 -
Docklands, London - 1 £435 -
Cisco IOS
England

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 168 (100.00%) Cisco
2 107 (63.69%) Firewall
3 99 (58.93%) Cisco Certification
4 91 (54.17%) BGP
5 86 (51.19%) OSPF
6 77 (45.83%) F5
7 75 (44.64%) CCNP
8 71 (42.26%) WAN
9 70 (41.67%) VPN
10 62 (36.90%) Wireless
11 61 (36.31%) Cisco ASA
12 58 (34.52%) CheckPoint
13 57 (33.93%) MPLS
14 56 (33.33%) Windows
15 55 (32.74%) Juniper
15 55 (32.74%) Network Security
16 53 (31.55%) LAN
17 52 (30.95%) Load Balancing
18 49 (29.17%) TCP/IP
19 46 (27.38%) IPsec
20 45 (26.79%) DNS
21 43 (25.60%) Cisco Nexus
22 41 (24.40%) VoIP
23 39 (23.21%) EIGRP
23 39 (23.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 39 (23.21%) Data Centre
24 38 (22.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
25 36 (21.43%) Finance
25 36 (21.43%) DHCP
25 36 (21.43%) Linux

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 9 (5.36%) Lync
2 8 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (2.98%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (11.90%) MS Office
2 18 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.79%) Yammer
2 2 (1.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 107 (63.69%) Firewall
2 91 (54.17%) BGP
3 86 (51.19%) OSPF
4 71 (42.26%) WAN
5 70 (41.67%) VPN
6 62 (36.90%) Wireless
7 61 (36.31%) Cisco ASA
8 57 (33.93%) MPLS
9 55 (32.74%) Network Security
10 53 (31.55%) LAN
11 49 (29.17%) TCP/IP
12 46 (27.38%) IPsec
13 45 (26.79%) DNS
14 43 (25.60%) Cisco Nexus
15 41 (24.40%) VoIP
16 39 (23.21%) EIGRP
16 39 (23.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 38 (22.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 36 (21.43%) DHCP
19 34 (20.24%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.57%) MySQL
2 3 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.19%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (1.79%) JIRA
2 2 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.60%) GCC
General
1 36 (21.43%) Finance
2 15 (8.93%) Banking
3 11 (6.55%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.57%) Retail
5 4 (2.38%) Advertising
5 4 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.38%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.79%) Legal
6 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 91 (54.17%) Network Engineer
2 19 (11.31%) Senior Network Engineer
2 19 (11.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (8.93%) Analyst
4 13 (7.74%) Security Engineer
5 11 (6.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (5.95%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.76%) Network Specialist
8 7 (4.17%) Senior Security Engineer
8 7 (4.17%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (2.98%) Design Engineer
10 5 (2.98%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (2.98%) Network Design Engineer
11 4 (2.38%) Security Manager
11 4 (2.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.76%) XMPP
1 8 (4.76%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.57%) .NET
3 3 (1.79%) JSON
3 3 (1.79%) SOAP
3 3 (1.79%) Web Services
3 3 (1.79%) XML
3 3 (1.79%) REST
4 2 (1.19%) HTML
4 2 (1.19%) LAMP
4 2 (1.19%) WAMP
4 2 (1.19%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.21%) Data Centre
2 25 (14.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 18 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.14%) Blackberry
5 8 (4.76%) PKI
5 8 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.38%) iPad
6 4 (2.38%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.79%) IPTV
7 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.79%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.79%) BYOD
8 2 (1.19%) Eurex
9 1 (0.60%) User Experience
9 1 (0.60%) iPhone
9 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.60%) Online Games
9 1 (0.60%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.33%) Windows
2 36 (21.43%) Linux
3 21 (12.50%) UNIX
4 20 (11.90%) Android
5 13 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.36%) Mac OS X
8 9 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.98%) Debian
10 3 (1.79%) CentOS
10 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.79%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (30.95%) Load Balancing
2 36 (21.43%) ITIL
3 24 (14.29%) DDoS Mitigation
4 23 (13.69%) Service Management
5 22 (13.10%) Network Design
5 22 (13.10%) Network Management
6 17 (10.12%) WAN Optimisation
7 14 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
8 12 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 11 (6.55%) Service Delivery
10 10 (5.95%) Scrum
10 10 (5.95%) Migration
10 10 (5.95%) Kanban
11 9 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (5.36%) Change Management
12 8 (4.76%) Business Continuity
13 7 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
14 6 (3.57%) Mentoring
15 5 (2.98%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.74%) SQL
2 11 (6.55%) VB
3 8 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.98%) Perl
4 5 (2.98%) Python
5 3 (1.79%) Tcl
5 3 (1.79%) Lisp
5 3 (1.79%) Ruby
5 3 (1.79%) VBScript
5 3 (1.79%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.19%) Java
6 2 (1.19%) PHP
7 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 99 (58.93%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (44.64%) CCNP
3 23 (13.69%) CCNA
3 23 (13.69%) CCIE
3 23 (13.69%) Degree
4 21 (12.50%) CCSE
5 20 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (8.93%) CCSA
7 11 (6.55%) MCSE
8 8 (4.76%) MCITP
9 7 (4.17%) MCSA
10 6 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.98%) JNCIS
12 4 (2.38%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.38%) CCDA
12 4 (2.38%) CCIP
12 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.38%) Security Cleared
13 3 (1.79%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.31%) SLA
2 3 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (1.19%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.55%) Snort
3 11 (6.55%) vSphere
4 4 (2.38%) Squid
5 3 (1.79%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.79%) XenApp
5 3 (1.79%) NFS
6 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.19%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.60%) vCloud
7 1 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (10.71%) RANCID
2 17 (10.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (7.14%) SCCM
4 7 (4.17%) Backup Exec
4 7 (4.17%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.79%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.19%) Nagios
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.60%) SCOM
7 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.60%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.60%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 168 (100.00%) Cisco
2 77 (45.83%) F5
3 58 (34.52%) CheckPoint
4 55 (32.74%) Juniper
5 30 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 30 (17.86%) SolarWinds
6 26 (15.48%) Citrix
7 25 (14.88%) Riverbed
8 24 (14.29%) Infoblox
9 16 (9.52%) VMware
10 15 (8.93%) Blue Coat
11 10 (5.95%) Sourcefire
12 9 (5.36%) Brocade
12 9 (5.36%) Oracle
13 8 (4.76%) Red Hat
14 7 (4.17%) Symantec
14 7 (4.17%) 3Com
14 7 (4.17%) Mitel
14 7 (4.17%) Polycom
15 5 (2.98%) Websense
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