The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco IOS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco IOS over the 3 months to 29 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.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco IOS
Rank 480 478 461
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 109 85 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 1.22% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 47 49
Average daily rate
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£394 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.01% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £168 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £313
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.68% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.70 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £27.25 £38.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.68% -8.88%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7573 6986 8979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.87% 13.66% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 3623 3957
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 467 692
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%

Cisco IOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco IOS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
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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
England +21 103 £401 +26.64% 35
London -4 51 £425 +36.00% 19
South East +4 19 £342 - 7
City of London +26 12 £325 - 4
Yorkshire +15 12 £401 +240.85% 3
North Yorkshire - 6 £401 -
Hampshire - 6 £348 - 2
Milton Keynes - 6 - - 1
York - 6 £401 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 - - 1
Berkshire +5 5 - - 1
North West -2 5 - - 2
Scotland -23 5 £290 +84.12%
Cheshire - 5 - - 1
Reading +11 4 - -
West Yorkshire +10 4 £338 +187.23% 2
Leeds 0 4 £338 +187.23% 1
East of England -33 3 £388 -6.06% 1
Essex -6 2 £344 -16.66%
Oxfordshire - 2 £316 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £440 - 1
Oxford - 2 £316 -
Sheffield - 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 259 (100.00%) Cisco
2 142 (54.83%) Firewall
3 124 (47.88%) Cisco Certification
4 113 (43.63%) LAN
5 110 (42.47%) CheckPoint
6 102 (39.38%) OSPF
6 102 (39.38%) BGP
7 97 (37.45%) WAN
8 96 (37.07%) CCNP
9 88 (33.98%) Network Security
10 87 (33.59%) Cisco ASA
11 84 (32.43%) F5
12 80 (30.89%) Windows
13 72 (27.80%) VPN
14 70 (27.03%) Juniper
15 67 (25.87%) DNS
16 58 (22.39%) Linux
17 55 (21.24%) Citrix
18 54 (20.85%) TCP/IP
19 52 (20.08%) DHCP
20 48 (18.53%) Cisco Nexus
21 47 (18.15%) HP
22 43 (16.60%) Wireless
22 43 (16.60%) VMware
23 42 (16.22%) Blue Coat
24 41 (15.83%) CCNA
24 41 (15.83%) Microsoft
25 38 (14.67%) Active Directory
26 37 (14.29%) MPLS
26 37 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 21 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.02%) Lync
2 13 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (3.47%) IIS
5 8 (3.09%) Apache
6 7 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.93%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.54%) CMS
9 3 (1.16%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 24 (9.27%) MS Office
3 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (54.83%) Firewall
2 113 (43.63%) LAN
3 102 (39.38%) OSPF
3 102 (39.38%) BGP
4 97 (37.45%) WAN
5 88 (33.98%) Network Security
6 87 (33.59%) Cisco ASA
7 72 (27.80%) VPN
8 67 (25.87%) DNS
9 54 (20.85%) TCP/IP
10 52 (20.08%) DHCP
11 48 (18.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 43 (16.60%) Wireless
13 37 (14.29%) MPLS
14 35 (13.51%) VLAN
15 33 (12.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 32 (12.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 28 (10.81%) NetScreen
17 28 (10.81%) BIG-IP
18 27 (10.42%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.54%) MySQL
2 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.39%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.39%) KDB
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) JUnit
1 1 (0.39%) JMeter
1 1 (0.39%) JIRA
1 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (10.04%) Telecoms
2 18 (6.95%) Banking
3 16 (6.18%) Finance
4 8 (3.09%) Back Office
4 8 (3.09%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.16%) German Language
5 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.77%) Publishing
6 2 (0.77%) Electronics
6 2 (0.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.39%) French Language
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 111 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 35 (13.51%) Security Engineer
3 34 (13.13%) Network Security Engineer
4 31 (11.97%) Network Specialist
5 26 (10.04%) Network Security Specialist
5 26 (10.04%) Security Specialist
6 23 (8.88%) Support Engineer
7 22 (8.49%) Consultant
7 22 (8.49%) Senior Network Engineer
8 19 (7.34%) Analyst
9 16 (6.18%) Firewall Engineer
10 13 (5.02%) Network Consultant
11 11 (4.25%) Cisco Engineer
12 9 (3.47%) Architect
12 9 (3.47%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.47%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 9 (3.47%) Senior Security Engineer
13 8 (3.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 7 (2.70%) Network Support
14 7 (2.70%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.77%) DCOM
1 2 (0.77%) CSS
1 2 (0.77%) XMPP
2 1 (0.39%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.39%) wxWidgets
2 1 (0.39%) SOAP
2 1 (0.39%) CORBA
2 1 (0.39%) WAP
2 1 (0.39%) VXML
2 1 (0.39%) Xerces
2 1 (0.39%) Xalan
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.81%) Thin Client
1 28 (10.81%) Fat Client
2 18 (6.95%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (3.47%) Cryptography
4 7 (2.70%) Clustering
5 6 (2.32%) Statistics
5 6 (2.32%) iPhone
5 6 (2.32%) iPad
6 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.16%) Open Source
8 1 (0.39%) Social Media
8 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.39%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.39%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.39%) Replication
8 1 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 80 (30.89%) Windows
2 58 (22.39%) Linux
3 23 (8.88%) Windows 7
4 19 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (6.56%) Android
6 16 (6.18%) Windows XP
6 16 (6.18%) UNIX
7 14 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.70%) Windows 2000
9 6 (2.32%) Mac OS X
9 6 (2.32%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.54%) zOS
10 4 (1.54%) Solaris
10 4 (1.54%) Debian
10 4 (1.54%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.77%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (12.36%) ITIL
1 32 (12.36%) Load Balancing
2 30 (11.58%) Service Delivery
3 29 (11.20%) E-Commerce
4 26 (10.04%) Network Management
5 22 (8.49%) Service Management
6 19 (7.34%) Incident Management
7 14 (5.41%) Network Load Balancing
8 13 (5.02%) Project Management
9 12 (4.63%) Change Management
9 12 (4.63%) Time Management
10 11 (4.25%) WAN Optimisation
11 10 (3.86%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (3.09%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (2.70%) Network Design
13 7 (2.70%) Migration
14 6 (2.32%) Asset Management
14 6 (2.32%) ITIL V3
15 5 (1.93%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.79%) C
2 14 (5.41%) SQL
3 4 (1.54%) Korn
3 4 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.77%) Perl
5 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.77%) VB
5 2 (0.77%) Python
6 1 (0.39%) Lisp
6 1 (0.39%) C#
6 1 (0.39%) C++
6 1 (0.39%) Java
6 1 (0.39%) C-shell
6 1 (0.39%) PHP
6 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 124 (47.88%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (37.07%) CCNP
3 41 (15.83%) CCNA
4 32 (12.36%) CCSE
5 27 (10.42%) Security Cleared
6 25 (9.65%) CCIE
7 24 (9.27%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.86%) Degree
9 9 (3.47%) CCVP
10 7 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.32%) MCP
11 6 (2.32%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.93%) MCSE
13 4 (1.54%) MCSA
13 4 (1.54%) CCDP
13 4 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.16%) A+ Certification
14 3 (1.16%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.02%) SLA
1 13 (5.02%) QA
2 5 (1.93%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (14.67%) Active Directory
2 37 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.56%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.79%) vSphere
5 12 (4.63%) Snort
6 11 (4.25%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.70%) ProxySG
8 6 (2.32%) ISA Server
9 5 (1.93%) Xen
10 4 (1.54%) KVM
10 4 (1.54%) Squid
10 4 (1.54%) Sendmail
11 3 (1.16%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.77%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.39%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.39%) NFS
13 1 (0.39%) XenServer
13 1 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 24 (9.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (5.02%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (3.86%) OpenView
4 8 (3.09%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (2.32%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (2.32%) DameWare
5 6 (2.32%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.32%) OVSD
5 6 (2.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (1.93%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.93%) Cacti
6 5 (1.93%) WhatsUp Gold
7 4 (1.54%) Nessus
8 3 (1.16%) SCCM
8 3 (1.16%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (1.16%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.77%) Nagios
9 2 (0.77%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 259 (100.00%) Cisco
2 110 (42.47%) CheckPoint
3 84 (32.43%) F5
4 70 (27.03%) Juniper
5 55 (21.24%) Citrix
6 47 (18.15%) HP
7 43 (16.60%) VMware
8 42 (16.22%) Blue Coat
9 41 (15.83%) Microsoft
10 27 (10.42%) Infoblox
11 25 (9.65%) Imperva
11 25 (9.65%) Riverbed
12 15 (5.79%) IBM
13 13 (5.02%) Symantec
13 13 (5.02%) McAfee
14 11 (4.25%) Sourcefire
15 10 (3.86%) SolarWinds
16 9 (3.47%) Brocade
16 9 (3.47%) IronPort
16 9 (3.47%) Nokia
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Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: competitive
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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