The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco IOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco IOS over the 3 months to 18 April 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 North West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco IOS
Rank 128 118 128
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 8 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.083% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 0.63% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £113 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -55.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+49.53% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £32.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year
-69.23% -26.13%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 317 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.48% 13.16% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 226
Average daily rate £310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Cisco IOS
England

Cisco IOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Cisco IOS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cisco IOS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cisco IOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cisco IOS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Cisco IOS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 5 - -
Manchester -11 3 - - 1
Cisco IOS
England

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (66.67%) MPLS
3 11 (61.11%) CCNP
4 10 (55.56%) WAN
4 10 (55.56%) OSPF
4 10 (55.56%) Firewall
5 9 (50.00%) F5
6 8 (44.44%) NetScaler
6 8 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (44.44%) VPN
6 8 (44.44%) LAN
7 7 (38.89%) DNS
7 7 (38.89%) Ethernet
7 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (38.89%) HP
7 7 (38.89%) Juniper
7 7 (38.89%) BGP
7 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
7 7 (38.89%) Information Security
7 7 (38.89%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 5 (27.78%) ITIL
9 5 (27.78%) Windows
9 5 (27.78%) Blue Coat
9 5 (27.78%) ProxySG
9 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
9 5 (27.78%) EIGRP
9 5 (27.78%) Netcool
9 5 (27.78%) Structured Cabling

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (66.67%) MPLS
2 10 (55.56%) WAN
2 10 (55.56%) OSPF
2 10 (55.56%) Firewall
3 8 (44.44%) NetScaler
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (44.44%) VPN
3 8 (44.44%) LAN
4 7 (38.89%) DNS
4 7 (38.89%) Ethernet
4 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
4 7 (38.89%) BGP
5 5 (27.78%) EIGRP
5 5 (27.78%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (22.22%) Network Security
6 4 (22.22%) DHCP
6 4 (22.22%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) SNMP
7 3 (16.67%) HTTP
7 3 (16.67%) Extranet
General
1 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Network Operations Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) e-Health
2 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Information Security
1 7 (38.89%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
2 5 (27.78%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
3 4 (22.22%) Network Management
4 3 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Data Security
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Network Design
6 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (61.11%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) CCIP
4 2 (11.11%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) CCDP
5 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Netcool
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) F5
3 7 (38.89%) HP
3 7 (38.89%) Juniper
4 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 5 (27.78%) Blue Coat
5 5 (27.78%) NetScout
6 4 (22.22%) Nortel
6 4 (22.22%) Avaya
7 3 (16.67%) Citrix
7 3 (16.67%) Riverbed
8 2 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (11.11%) ProCurve
8 2 (11.11%) BT
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 1 (5.56%) Fortinet