The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco IOS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco IOS over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco IOS
Rank 562 509 525
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +16
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 99 154 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 1.94% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 109 60
Median daily rate £375 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £225 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.75 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £19.38 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £66.85 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.75 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-7.36% +4.67%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8725 7949 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.93% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 4551 4078
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 485 443
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

Cisco IOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cisco IOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Cisco IOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cisco IOS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco IOS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Cisco IOS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco IOS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cisco IOS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco IOS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco IOS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Cisco IOS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco IOS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -34 92 £375 - 25
London -46 45 £400 -3.03% 7
South East +5 11 £416 +23.33% 6
West Midlands -19 11 £325 +8.33% 2
East of England +20 10 £463 +60.86% 3
City of London +24 8 £375 -9.52% 2
Berkshire 0 7 £418 - 4
Hertfordshire +18 6 £375 +30.43% 1
Reading +9 6 £418 - 2
West Yorkshire +5 6 £375 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire -1 6 £375 +20.00% 3
Scotland - 5 - -
South West +5 4 £263 -19.23% 1
East Midlands +2 4 £295 -18.55% 1
Surbiton - 4 £475 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 - -
Wakefield - 4 £375 -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Plymouth - 3 £250 -
Staffordshire - 3 £325 -
Worcestershire - 3 £325 -
Devon - 3 £250 -
Leicestershire +8 2 £278 - 1
Surrey -9 2 £225 -50.54%
Luton - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £400 - 2
Malvern - 2 £350 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Wales +17 1 £313 -3.84%
Cambridgeshire +17 1 £550 -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cisco IOS.

1 193 (100.00%) Cisco
2 109 (56.48%) Cisco Certification
3 99 (51.30%) Firewall
4 92 (47.67%) CCNP
5 88 (45.60%) BGP
6 80 (41.45%) Cisco ASA
7 76 (39.38%) WAN
7 76 (39.38%) Wireless
8 75 (38.86%) OSPF
9 73 (37.82%) LAN
10 70 (36.27%) VPN
11 62 (32.12%) TCP/IP
12 54 (27.98%) Windows
13 51 (26.42%) Cisco Nexus
14 49 (25.39%) Microsoft
15 48 (24.87%) CheckPoint
16 47 (24.35%) MPLS
16 47 (24.35%) EIGRP
17 46 (23.83%) DNS
17 46 (23.83%) CCNA
18 41 (21.24%) Finance
18 41 (21.24%) Data Centre
19 39 (20.21%) NX-OS
19 39 (20.21%) DHCP
20 38 (19.69%) ITIL
21 34 (17.62%) HSRP
22 33 (17.10%) Network Security
22 33 (17.10%) Active Directory
22 33 (17.10%) Cisco Wireless
23 31 (16.06%) Windows Server

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (8.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (3.11%) OpenStack
3 6 (3.11%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.59%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.55%) Zimbra
6 2 (1.04%) Apache
7 1 (0.52%) IIS
7 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (11.92%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.33%) MS Visio
3 14 (7.25%) MS Office
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.55%) PaaS
3 2 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 99 (51.30%) Firewall
2 88 (45.60%) BGP
3 80 (41.45%) Cisco ASA
4 76 (39.38%) WAN
4 76 (39.38%) Wireless
5 75 (38.86%) OSPF
6 73 (37.82%) LAN
7 70 (36.27%) VPN
8 62 (32.12%) TCP/IP
9 51 (26.42%) Cisco Nexus
10 47 (24.35%) EIGRP
10 47 (24.35%) MPLS
11 46 (23.83%) DNS
12 39 (20.21%) DHCP
12 39 (20.21%) NX-OS
13 34 (17.62%) HSRP
14 33 (17.10%) Cisco Wireless
14 33 (17.10%) Network Security
15 29 (15.03%) VLAN
15 29 (15.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.11%) MySQL
2 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (4.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (3.11%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.11%) git-flow
2 6 (3.11%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.11%) JIRA
General
1 41 (21.24%) Finance
2 18 (9.33%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.66%) Retail
4 3 (1.55%) Banking
5 2 (1.04%) Billing
5 2 (1.04%) Games
5 2 (1.04%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.52%) Front Office
6 1 (0.52%) German Language
6 1 (0.52%) Law
6 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 103 (53.37%) Network Engineer
2 34 (17.62%) Cisco Engineer
2 34 (17.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 34 (17.62%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (9.33%) Analyst
3 18 (9.33%) Support Engineer
4 15 (7.77%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (7.77%) Security Engineer
5 13 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.18%) Architect
7 8 (4.15%) Cisco Consultant
7 8 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (4.15%) Consultant
7 8 (4.15%) Network Analyst
7 8 (4.15%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 8 (4.15%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (3.63%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 7 (3.63%) Design Engineer
8 7 (3.63%) Network Consultant
8 7 (3.63%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.18%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.63%) Web Services
3 2 (1.04%) YAML
4 1 (0.52%) CSS
4 1 (0.52%) HTML
4 1 (0.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.24%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.25%) Blackberry
3 10 (5.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.66%) Private Cloud
5 7 (3.63%) CMDB
5 7 (3.63%) Streaming Media
6 6 (3.11%) MPEG
7 5 (2.59%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.55%) BYOD
8 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.55%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.04%) Clustering
9 2 (1.04%) Handset
9 2 (1.04%) iPad
9 2 (1.04%) iPhone
9 2 (1.04%) Replication
9 2 (1.04%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.52%) IVR
10 1 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (27.98%) Windows
2 31 (16.06%) Windows Server
3 25 (12.95%) Linux
4 18 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (6.74%) Unix
7 12 (6.22%) Android
8 9 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.15%) CatOS
9 8 (4.15%) Windows 7
10 7 (3.63%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.55%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.04%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.04%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.04%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.52%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.69%) ITIL
2 31 (16.06%) Network Design
3 30 (15.54%) Load Balancing
4 16 (8.29%) Change Management
5 14 (7.25%) Configuration Management
6 13 (6.74%) High Availability
7 12 (6.22%) Service Delivery
7 12 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.70%) Network Management
9 10 (5.18%) DDoS Mitigation
9 10 (5.18%) Problem Management
9 10 (5.18%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (5.18%) Service Management
10 9 (4.66%) Escalation Management
10 9 (4.66%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (4.66%) Project Management
10 9 (4.66%) Time Management
11 8 (4.15%) Change Control
11 8 (4.15%) Migration
11 8 (4.15%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.66%) Bash Shell
1 9 (4.66%) Python
2 8 (4.15%) Perl
3 7 (3.63%) C
4 5 (2.59%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.55%) Java
6 1 (0.52%) Korn
6 1 (0.52%) PHP
6 1 (0.52%) Ruby
6 1 (0.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (56.48%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (47.67%) CCNP
3 46 (23.83%) CCNA
4 26 (13.47%) CCIE
5 15 (7.77%) Security Cleared
6 11 (5.70%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.66%) JNCIP
8 7 (3.63%) CCSE
8 7 (3.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.59%) CCSA
9 5 (2.59%) Degree
9 5 (2.59%) MOS
10 3 (1.55%) CISSP
10 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.55%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.55%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.04%) CCA
11 2 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.11%) PCI DSS
1 6 (3.11%) QA
1 6 (3.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.04%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.52%) MiFID
System Software
1 33 (17.10%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.18%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (4.15%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.11%) Docker
5 6 (3.11%) NFS
6 5 (2.59%) Snort
6 5 (2.59%) vSphere
7 4 (2.07%) XenApp
8 3 (1.55%) Squid
8 3 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.04%) Veritas File System
9 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.52%) Firmware
10 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (6.22%) Nagios
2 10 (5.18%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (4.66%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (3.63%) FortiGate
4 7 (3.63%) Puppet
4 7 (3.63%) SCCM
5 6 (3.11%) CFEngine
5 6 (3.11%) logstash
5 6 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.11%) ZABBIX
6 5 (2.59%) Cacti
7 4 (2.07%) SmokePing
8 3 (1.55%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.55%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (1.04%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.04%) Ansible
9 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.04%) OpenView
9 2 (1.04%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.04%) Simpana
Vendors
1 193 (100.00%) Cisco
2 49 (25.39%) Microsoft
3 48 (24.87%) CheckPoint
4 28 (14.51%) F5
5 27 (13.99%) VMware
6 25 (12.95%) HP
7 23 (11.92%) Juniper
8 20 (10.36%) Fortinet
8 20 (10.36%) Palo Alto
9 18 (9.33%) Citrix
9 18 (9.33%) SolarWinds
10 15 (7.77%) Apple
11 13 (6.74%) Aruba
11 13 (6.74%) Nokia
12 12 (6.22%) Blue Coat
13 11 (5.70%) Intel Security
14 10 (5.18%) Avaya
15 9 (4.66%) Dell
15 9 (4.66%) Infoblox
16 8 (4.15%) Riverbed
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