The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco IOS
Rank 447 454 456
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 152 145 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.86% 2.03% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 89 44
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£350 £335 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +16.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £223 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Average hourly rate £26.25 £10.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.50% -63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £10.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.88 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £10.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -69.23%

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
8170 7142 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 13.11% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4445 3770 3665
Average daily rate £350 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 393 577
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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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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 -3 134 £375 +11.94% 34
London +3 74 £350 +7.69% 11
City of London +8 21 £425 +30.76% 6
Scotland +15 15 £267 +33.37% 1
Yorkshire -25 15 £401 - 2
North West -16 12 £388 - 3
South East -29 12 £348 +15.91% 10
York -5 11 £401 -
North Yorkshire -8 11 £401 -
Manchester -4 8 £388 - 1
Erskine - 7 £268 -
Renfrewshire - 7 £268 -
East of England +7 6 £368 -8.12% 2
Milton Keynes -3 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 5 - -
South West -7 5 £295 -34.44% 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £347 -
North East - 5 £347 -
East Midlands -4 4 £463 - 2
Scottish Borders - 4 £200 -
Melrose - 4 £200 -
Bristol - 4 £295 - 1
Berkshire +2 3 £525 +96.26% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £347 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 2
Essex -3 2 £425 +6.25%
Hampshire -11 2 £348 +28.79% 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £463 -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 309 (100.00%) Cisco
2 205 (66.34%) Firewall
3 186 (60.19%) Cisco Certification
4 154 (49.84%) OSPF
5 152 (49.19%) F5
6 145 (46.93%) Cisco ASA
7 142 (45.95%) CCNP
8 132 (42.72%) BGP
9 129 (41.75%) Juniper
10 123 (39.81%) CheckPoint
11 103 (33.33%) Network Security
12 97 (31.39%) DNS
12 97 (31.39%) WAN
13 96 (31.07%) LAN
14 95 (30.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 95 (30.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 88 (28.48%) VPN
16 86 (27.83%) VMware
17 83 (26.86%) DHCP
18 74 (23.95%) Blue Coat
19 73 (23.62%) Citrix
20 72 (23.30%) MPLS
21 71 (22.98%) Windows
22 69 (22.33%) Linux
22 69 (22.33%) Load Balancing
23 68 (22.01%) VMware Infrastructure
24 67 (21.68%) Infoblox
24 67 (21.68%) CCSE
25 64 (20.71%) BIG-IP
26 63 (20.39%) Wireless

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 15 (4.85%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.97%) Lync
4 3 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 34 (11.00%) MS Office
2 32 (10.36%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.62%) Office 365
3 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 205 (66.34%) Firewall
2 154 (49.84%) OSPF
3 145 (46.93%) Cisco ASA
4 132 (42.72%) BGP
5 103 (33.33%) Network Security
6 97 (31.39%) WAN
6 97 (31.39%) DNS
7 96 (31.07%) LAN
8 95 (30.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 95 (30.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 88 (28.48%) VPN
10 83 (26.86%) DHCP
11 72 (23.30%) MPLS
12 64 (20.71%) BIG-IP
13 63 (20.39%) Wireless
14 61 (19.74%) NetScreen
15 59 (19.09%) Cisco Nexus
16 52 (16.83%) Junos
17 51 (16.50%) VoIP
18 45 (14.56%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.29%) MySQL
1 4 (1.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.97%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.97%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (11.65%) Finance
2 27 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.91%) Banking
4 7 (2.27%) Games
5 5 (1.62%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.97%) Advertising
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Military
9 1 (0.32%) Retail
9 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 135 (43.69%) Network Engineer
2 38 (12.30%) Network Specialist
3 34 (11.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 34 (11.00%) Security Specialist
4 30 (9.71%) Analyst
5 24 (7.77%) Security Engineer
5 24 (7.77%) IP Engineer
6 23 (7.44%) Implementation Engineer
7 19 (6.15%) Operations Engineer
7 19 (6.15%) Architect
8 17 (5.50%) Support Engineer
8 17 (5.50%) Network Architect
9 15 (4.85%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (4.53%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (4.21%) Network Security Engineer
11 13 (4.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (3.88%) Network Analyst
12 12 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 9 (2.91%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.62%) Web Services
2 3 (0.97%) XML
2 3 (0.97%) SOAP
2 3 (0.97%) JSON
2 3 (0.97%) REST
3 2 (0.65%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.32%) CSS
4 1 (0.32%) Flash
4 1 (0.32%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (11.00%) Fat Client
2 34 (11.00%) Thin Client
3 20 (6.47%) Cryptography
4 16 (5.18%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.59%) PKI
7 6 (1.94%) Replication
7 6 (1.94%) iPhone
7 6 (1.94%) Online Games
8 5 (1.62%) iPad
9 3 (0.97%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.97%) IPTV
9 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.97%) CMDB
10 2 (0.65%) Clustering
10 2 (0.65%) Eurex
10 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.65%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 71 (22.98%) Windows
2 69 (22.33%) Linux
3 34 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (10.68%) UNIX
5 29 (9.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (6.15%) Windows 7
7 15 (4.85%) Android
8 11 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (3.24%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.94%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.62%) Debian
12 3 (0.97%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.97%) CentOS
13 2 (0.65%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.65%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (22.33%) Load Balancing
2 59 (19.09%) ITIL
3 55 (17.80%) E-Commerce
4 42 (13.59%) Service Management
5 36 (11.65%) Network Design
6 30 (9.71%) Mentoring
7 28 (9.06%) Network Management
8 26 (8.41%) Service Delivery
9 23 (7.44%) Migration
10 19 (6.15%) Incident Management
11 18 (5.83%) Network Monitoring
12 16 (5.18%) Time Management
13 14 (4.53%) Network Load Balancing
13 14 (4.53%) Line Management
14 10 (3.24%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (2.59%) Change Control
15 8 (2.59%) Kalman Filter
16 7 (2.27%) Kanban
16 7 (2.27%) Project Management
16 7 (2.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.74%) C
2 10 (3.24%) SQL
3 6 (1.94%) Python
4 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.97%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.32%) Perl
5 1 (0.32%) Java
5 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 186 (60.19%) Cisco Certification
2 142 (45.95%) CCNP
3 67 (21.68%) CCSE
4 58 (18.77%) CCNA
5 57 (18.45%) CCIE
6 30 (9.71%) Security Cleared
7 27 (8.74%) Degree
8 24 (7.77%) JNCIA
8 24 (7.77%) JNCIP
9 19 (6.15%) SC Cleared
9 19 (6.15%) CCIP
10 14 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (3.88%) MCSE
12 10 (3.24%) CISSP
13 7 (2.27%) MCSA
14 6 (1.94%) CCSP
14 6 (1.94%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.62%) JNCIE
16 4 (1.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.12%) QA
2 19 (6.15%) SLA
3 17 (5.50%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (22.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (12.30%) Active Directory
3 27 (8.74%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.41%) vSphere
5 17 (5.50%) XenServer
5 17 (5.50%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.91%) Snort
7 5 (1.62%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.62%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.62%) XenApp
8 3 (0.97%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.97%) NFS
9 2 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.65%) Firmware
10 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.32%) Xen
10 1 (0.32%) UAG
10 1 (0.32%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (4.85%) WhatsUp Gold
2 14 (4.53%) RANCID
3 11 (3.56%) SCCM
4 8 (2.59%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.62%) SCOM
7 3 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.97%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.32%) SAP Afaria
9 1 (0.32%) Casper Suite
9 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.32%) Netcool
9 1 (0.32%) Nagios
9 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 309 (100.00%) Cisco
2 152 (49.19%) F5
3 129 (41.75%) Juniper
4 123 (39.81%) CheckPoint
5 86 (27.83%) VMware
6 74 (23.95%) Blue Coat
7 73 (23.62%) Citrix
8 67 (21.68%) Infoblox
9 58 (18.77%) HP
10 36 (11.65%) Microsoft
11 35 (11.33%) Imperva
12 31 (10.03%) SolarWinds
12 31 (10.03%) BT
13 24 (7.77%) McAfee
14 20 (6.47%) Riverbed
15 18 (5.83%) TippingPoint
16 17 (5.50%) EMC
17 15 (4.85%) Crossbeam
18 14 (4.53%) 3PAR
19 13 (4.21%) Sourcefire
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Derby
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago