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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco IOS
Rank 434 458 475
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +17
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 150 95 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 1.50% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 50 29
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £254 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £463 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £388 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +43.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 11
Average hourly rate £24.38 £15.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £12.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.63 £31.40 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+52.30% -14.28%

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +35 141 £400 +14.35% 42
London +21 63 £400 +6.66% 19
Yorkshire +18 29 £401 +3.35% 5
City of London +29 27 £394 +5.00% 4
York +27 25 £401 +3.35% 1
North Yorkshire +23 25 £401 +3.35% 1
South East -5 15 £328 -6.28% 9
Manchester +6 13 - -
North West -8 13 - - 2
South West -11 9 £215 -4.44% 3
Scotland -7 7 £450 +36.36%
Berkshire -3 5 £337 +3.53% 2
East of England -1 4 £400 +3.22% 3
Surrey -2 4 £300 -26.38% 2
East Midlands +11 3 - -
West Yorkshire -5 3 £300 - 4
Leeds -11 3 £300 - 3
Oxfordshire -16 3 £174 -48.13%
Norfolk - 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - - 1
Swindon - 3 - - 1
Reading +6 2 £427 +21.85% 2
Slough -5 2 £295 +12.38%
Woking - 2 £280 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £355 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £355 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £113 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 285 (100.00%) Cisco
2 188 (65.96%) Firewall
3 168 (58.95%) Cisco Certification
4 129 (45.26%) F5
5 124 (43.51%) OSPF
6 119 (41.75%) CheckPoint
7 116 (40.70%) LAN
8 115 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
9 114 (40.00%) CCNP
10 107 (37.54%) WAN
11 106 (37.19%) BGP
12 95 (33.33%) Juniper
13 89 (31.23%) VPN
14 84 (29.47%) Network Security
15 76 (26.67%) DNS
16 73 (25.61%) Cisco Nexus
17 67 (23.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 66 (23.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 66 (23.16%) Windows
18 66 (23.16%) VMware
19 65 (22.81%) Blue Coat
20 60 (21.05%) Load Balancing
21 58 (20.35%) DHCP
22 57 (20.00%) CCSE
23 54 (18.95%) HP
24 53 (18.60%) TCP/IP
24 53 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
25 51 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
25 51 (17.89%) Linux
26 50 (17.54%) ITIL

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (4.91%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (2.46%) Lync
2 7 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.11%) IBM Notes
4 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.70%) IIS
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (9.47%) MS Office
2 20 (7.02%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) MS Project
4 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.40%) Office 365
3 2 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 188 (65.96%) Firewall
2 124 (43.51%) OSPF
3 116 (40.70%) LAN
4 115 (40.35%) Cisco ASA
5 107 (37.54%) WAN
6 106 (37.19%) BGP
7 89 (31.23%) VPN
8 84 (29.47%) Network Security
9 76 (26.67%) DNS
10 73 (25.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 67 (23.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 66 (23.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 58 (20.35%) DHCP
14 53 (18.60%) TCP/IP
15 50 (17.54%) BIG-IP
16 49 (17.19%) Wireless
16 49 (17.19%) MPLS
17 41 (14.39%) NetScreen
18 36 (12.63%) VRRP
18 36 (12.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.35%) MySQL
2 1 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (13.33%) Finance
2 27 (9.47%) Banking
3 22 (7.72%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.51%) Spanish Language
5 7 (2.46%) Games
6 6 (2.11%) Back Office
7 5 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Military
9 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) Law
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 116 (40.70%) Network Engineer
2 28 (9.82%) Network Specialist
2 28 (9.82%) Analyst
3 27 (9.47%) Security Engineer
4 26 (9.12%) Security Specialist
4 26 (9.12%) Network Security Specialist
4 26 (9.12%) Senior Network Engineer
5 22 (7.72%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (6.32%) Senior Security Engineer
7 17 (5.96%) IP Engineer
8 16 (5.61%) Implementation Engineer
9 15 (5.26%) Architect
9 15 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 13 (4.56%) Operations Engineer
11 12 (4.21%) Network Analyst
12 11 (3.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 11 (3.86%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.86%) Network Architect
13 10 (3.51%) Network Security Engineer
14 8 (2.81%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.40%) CSS
2 2 (0.70%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.70%) Web Services
3 1 (0.35%) XMPP
3 1 (0.35%) Flash
3 1 (0.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (11.93%) Blackberry
3 26 (9.12%) Fat Client
3 26 (9.12%) Thin Client
4 20 (7.02%) Cryptography
5 12 (4.21%) PKI
6 8 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.11%) Online Games
8 5 (1.75%) Clustering
8 5 (1.75%) iPhone
8 5 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.75%) iPad
8 5 (1.75%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.40%) CESG
9 4 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.05%) Replication
10 3 (1.05%) CMDB
11 1 (0.35%) IVR
11 1 (0.35%) Handset
11 1 (0.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 66 (23.16%) Windows
2 51 (17.89%) Linux
3 28 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (9.82%) UNIX
4 27 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (8.77%) Windows 7
6 15 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 10 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.51%) Android
8 3 (1.05%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.05%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.05%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.05%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 50 (17.54%) ITIL
3 39 (13.68%) E-Commerce
4 34 (11.93%) Network Management
4 34 (11.93%) Mentoring
5 31 (10.88%) Service Management
6 25 (8.77%) Service Delivery
7 24 (8.42%) Network Design
8 23 (8.07%) Incident Management
9 19 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
10 17 (5.96%) Time Management
11 16 (5.61%) Migration
11 16 (5.61%) Project Management
12 11 (3.86%) Project Planning
13 9 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (3.16%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (3.16%) Line Management
14 7 (2.46%) Change Control
14 7 (2.46%) Low Latency
15 6 (2.11%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.07%) C
2 8 (2.81%) Python
3 7 (2.46%) SQL
4 3 (1.05%) Perl
5 1 (0.35%) VBA
5 1 (0.35%) PHP
5 1 (0.35%) Java
5 1 (0.35%) Tcl
5 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 168 (58.95%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (40.00%) CCNP
3 57 (20.00%) CCSE
4 47 (16.49%) CCNA
5 46 (16.14%) CCIE
6 29 (10.18%) Security Cleared
7 23 (8.07%) SC Cleared
8 15 (5.26%) JNCIP
9 14 (4.91%) CCIP
10 13 (4.56%) JNCIA
11 9 (3.16%) Degree
12 8 (2.81%) CCDP
13 7 (2.46%) CCVP
13 7 (2.46%) CCSP
14 5 (1.75%) CCSA
14 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.75%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.40%) CISSP
16 3 (1.05%) MCSE
16 3 (1.05%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.67%) SLA
1 19 (6.67%) QA
2 14 (4.91%) JSP 440
3 9 (3.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (10.88%) Hyper-V
3 25 (8.77%) Active Directory
4 23 (8.07%) vSphere
5 17 (5.96%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (5.26%) ProxySG
7 12 (4.21%) XenServer
8 9 (3.16%) Snort
9 4 (1.40%) Firmware
10 3 (1.05%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.05%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.70%) Xen
11 2 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.35%) NFS
12 1 (0.35%) UAG
12 1 (0.35%) vCloud
12 1 (0.35%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
2 11 (3.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (3.16%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (2.81%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.75%) SCCM
6 5 (1.75%) SCOM
7 4 (1.40%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.70%) Cacti
8 2 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.70%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.35%) OpenView
9 1 (0.35%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.35%) Nagios
9 1 (0.35%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.35%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 285 (100.00%) Cisco
2 129 (45.26%) F5
3 119 (41.75%) CheckPoint
4 95 (33.33%) Juniper
5 66 (23.16%) VMware
6 65 (22.81%) Blue Coat
7 54 (18.95%) HP
8 42 (14.74%) Citrix
9 40 (14.04%) Microsoft
10 38 (13.33%) Infoblox
11 27 (9.47%) Imperva
12 24 (8.42%) SolarWinds
13 23 (8.07%) McAfee
14 21 (7.37%) BT
15 18 (6.32%) Sourcefire
16 16 (5.61%) 3PAR
16 16 (5.61%) EMC
17 15 (5.26%) Riverbed
18 12 (4.21%) TippingPoint
19 11 (3.86%) Dell
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