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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco IOS
Rank 535 499 506
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 111 139 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.75% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 82 63
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £338 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.37% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 £49.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.37% +96.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £30.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £93.35 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £49.19 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-61.37% +391.90%

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
8750 7936 7216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.39% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 4471 3865
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 469 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 28 June 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
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 28 June 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 -21 101 £400 +6.66% 24
London -33 49 £425 +6.25% 13
South East -6 16 £418 +20.15% 2
West Midlands -19 14 £370 +23.33% 3
Berkshire +3 13 £418 -
City of London +23 11 £488 +21.87% 1
Reading +9 11 £415 -
Scotland -20 9 £333 +24.65%
East of England +11 7 £463 +37.03% 3
Hertfordshire - 6 £375 - 1
South West +3 4 £263 -11.01% 1
Birmingham -2 4 £370 -12.73%
Edinburgh -9 4 - -
Worcestershire - 4 £380 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 - -
Surbiton - 4 £475 -
Malvern - 4 £380 -
Yorkshire 0 3 £375 +20.00%
East Midlands -2 3 £290 -20.00% 1
West Yorkshire -7 3 £375 +50.00%
Renfrewshire -41 3 £290 +8.20%
Erskine -45 3 £290 +8.20%
Plymouth - 3 £250 -
Staffordshire - 3 £325 -
Devon - 3 £250 -
Surrey -8 2 £225 -50.54%
Leicestershire - 2 £278 -
Wakefield - 2 £375 -
North West - 2 £363 - 1
Wales +19 1 £313 -10.71%

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Cisco
2 102 (53.13%) Cisco Certification
3 94 (48.96%) BGP
4 92 (47.92%) Firewall
5 88 (45.83%) CCNP
6 77 (40.10%) OSPF
7 76 (39.58%) WAN
8 75 (39.06%) Wireless
9 74 (38.54%) LAN
9 74 (38.54%) Cisco ASA
10 71 (36.98%) VPN
11 62 (32.29%) TCP/IP
12 57 (29.69%) Cisco Nexus
13 54 (28.13%) MPLS
14 51 (26.56%) DNS
15 48 (25.00%) Windows
16 47 (24.48%) CheckPoint
17 45 (23.44%) EIGRP
18 42 (21.88%) Microsoft
19 40 (20.83%) DHCP
20 39 (20.31%) CCNA
20 39 (20.31%) Data Centre
21 38 (19.79%) NX-OS
22 36 (18.75%) ITIL
23 35 (18.23%) Finance
24 34 (17.71%) F5
24 34 (17.71%) Network Security
25 32 (16.67%) Load Balancing
26 31 (16.15%) VoIP
26 31 (16.15%) Juniper

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 10 (5.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.13%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.08%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.56%) Zimbra
6 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
7 1 (0.52%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 13 (6.77%) 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 7 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.56%) PaaS
3 2 (1.04%) Office 365
4 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (48.96%) BGP
2 92 (47.92%) Firewall
3 77 (40.10%) OSPF
4 76 (39.58%) WAN
5 75 (39.06%) Wireless
6 74 (38.54%) Cisco ASA
6 74 (38.54%) LAN
7 71 (36.98%) VPN
8 62 (32.29%) TCP/IP
9 57 (29.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 54 (28.13%) MPLS
11 51 (26.56%) DNS
12 45 (23.44%) EIGRP
13 40 (20.83%) DHCP
14 38 (19.79%) NX-OS
15 34 (17.71%) Network Security
16 31 (16.15%) VoIP
17 30 (15.63%) Cisco Wireless
18 29 (15.10%) VLAN
19 28 (14.58%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.13%) git-flow
2 6 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 35 (18.23%) Finance
2 20 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.17%) Retail
4 5 (2.60%) Banking
5 2 (1.04%) Billing
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.52%) Front Office
6 1 (0.52%) Games
6 1 (0.52%) German Language
6 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 109 (56.77%) Network Engineer
2 37 (19.27%) Cisco Engineer
2 37 (19.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 31 (16.15%) Senior Network Engineer
4 21 (10.94%) Support Engineer
5 18 (9.38%) Analyst
6 17 (8.85%) Security Engineer
7 16 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.21%) Network Analyst
9 8 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (4.17%) Senior Security Engineer
10 7 (3.65%) Cisco Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Cisco Consultant
10 7 (3.65%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Cisco Support
10 7 (3.65%) Network Design Engineer
10 7 (3.65%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 7 (3.65%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (3.65%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.69%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (1.04%) YAML
4 1 (0.52%) CSS
4 1 (0.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.31%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (4.69%) Private Cloud
3 8 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.65%) CMDB
4 7 (3.65%) Streaming Media
5 6 (3.13%) MPEG
6 5 (2.60%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.56%) BYOD
7 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.56%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.04%) Clustering
8 2 (1.04%) Handset
8 2 (1.04%) iPad
8 2 (1.04%) iPhone
8 2 (1.04%) Replication
8 2 (1.04%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.04%) Statistics
9 1 (0.52%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 48 (25.00%) Windows
2 25 (13.02%) Windows Server
3 23 (11.98%) Linux
4 15 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (7.29%) Unix
6 12 (6.25%) CatOS
7 10 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.65%) Android
9 7 (3.65%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.08%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.04%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.04%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.52%) CentOS
13 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.75%) ITIL
2 32 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 30 (15.63%) Network Design
4 18 (9.38%) Change Management
5 17 (8.85%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.77%) Configuration Management
6 13 (6.77%) Migration
6 13 (6.77%) Project Management
7 12 (6.25%) High Availability
7 12 (6.25%) Network Management
8 11 (5.73%) Problem Management
9 10 (5.21%) Mentoring
9 10 (5.21%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (4.69%) DDoS Mitigation
10 9 (4.69%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.17%) Escalation Management
11 8 (4.17%) Release Management
12 7 (3.65%) Change Control
12 7 (3.65%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.21%) Python
2 9 (4.69%) Bash Shell
3 8 (4.17%) Perl
4 6 (3.13%) C
5 4 (2.08%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.04%) Java
6 2 (1.04%) SQL
7 1 (0.52%) Korn
7 1 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 102 (53.13%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (45.83%) CCNP
3 39 (20.31%) CCNA
4 29 (15.10%) CCIE
5 14 (7.29%) Security Cleared
6 10 (5.21%) SC Cleared
7 8 (4.17%) JNCIP
8 6 (3.13%) CCSE
9 5 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.56%) CCSA
10 3 (1.56%) CISSP
10 3 (1.56%) Degree
10 3 (1.56%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.56%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.56%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.04%) CCA
11 2 (1.04%) CCDA
11 2 (1.04%) CCSP
11 2 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.65%) SLA
2 6 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.60%) QA
4 2 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.04%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.52%) MiFID
5 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (13.02%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.65%) Snort
4 6 (3.13%) Docker
4 6 (3.13%) NFS
4 6 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.08%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.56%) Squid
6 3 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.56%) vSphere
6 3 (1.56%) XenApp
7 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.04%) Veritas File System
7 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (5.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (4.69%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (4.69%) Nagios
3 7 (3.65%) Puppet
4 6 (3.13%) CFEngine
4 6 (3.13%) FortiGate
4 6 (3.13%) logstash
4 6 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.13%) ZABBIX
5 5 (2.60%) SCCM
6 4 (2.08%) Cacti
7 3 (1.56%) Proventia
7 3 (1.56%) SmokePing
8 2 (1.04%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.04%) Ansible
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (1.04%) OpenView
9 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.52%) Casper Suite
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 192 (100.00%) Cisco
2 47 (24.48%) CheckPoint
3 42 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 34 (17.71%) F5
5 31 (16.15%) Juniper
6 23 (11.98%) VMware
7 22 (11.46%) Palo Alto
8 20 (10.42%) SolarWinds
9 19 (9.90%) Fortinet
10 17 (8.85%) HP
11 16 (8.33%) Aruba
11 16 (8.33%) Citrix
12 14 (7.29%) Nokia
13 13 (6.77%) Blue Coat
14 12 (6.25%) Apple
15 10 (5.21%) Intel Security
16 9 (4.69%) Riverbed
17 8 (4.17%) Akamai
17 8 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 8 (4.17%) Infoblox
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