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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco IOS
Rank 469 449 475
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +26
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 138 134 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 1.94% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 87 28
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £234 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.26% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
Average hourly rate £37.10 £10.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+270.95% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £10.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £25.00 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.19 £10.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+391.90% -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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -34 120 £350 -6.35% 45
London +22 83 £350 +7.69% 17
City of London +17 26 £425 +46.55% 7
South East -21 12 £347 +15.82% 15
Scotland - 12 £267 - 1
Erskine - 7 £268 -
Renfrewshire - 7 £268 -
Tyne and Wear -7 5 £347 +2.95% 1
North East -7 5 £347 +2.95% 1
North West -19 5 - - 1
East of England +1 4 £310 -20.00% 3
Milton Keynes -1 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 4 - - 3
Hampshire -3 4 £347 +28.69% 2
Yorkshire -28 4 £363 -9.42% 1
South West 0 3 £295 -34.44% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 3 £347 +2.95% 1
Manchester -9 3 - - 1
Glasgow - 3 - -
Surrey +5 2 - - 3
Bristol +1 2 £295 -
Hook -6 2 £347 +29.89%
West Yorkshire -9 2 £325 - 1
West Midlands -11 2 £150 -52.16% 5
East Midlands -12 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -20 2 £283 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Sunderland - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £158 -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 312 (100.00%) Cisco
2 204 (65.38%) Firewall
3 185 (59.29%) Cisco Certification
4 157 (50.32%) F5
5 151 (48.40%) OSPF
6 146 (46.79%) CCNP
7 143 (45.83%) Cisco ASA
8 130 (41.67%) CheckPoint
9 128 (41.03%) BGP
10 126 (40.38%) Juniper
11 104 (33.33%) Network Security
12 99 (31.73%) DNS
13 97 (31.09%) WAN
14 95 (30.45%) LAN
15 93 (29.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 92 (29.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 91 (29.17%) VPN
18 90 (28.85%) VMware
19 86 (27.56%) DHCP
20 76 (24.36%) Windows
21 74 (23.72%) Linux
21 74 (23.72%) MPLS
22 72 (23.08%) Blue Coat
22 72 (23.08%) Load Balancing
22 72 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
23 71 (22.76%) Citrix
24 67 (21.47%) CCSE
24 67 (21.47%) Wireless
24 67 (21.47%) Infoblox
25 63 (20.19%) BIG-IP

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.24%) Lync
3 7 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.64%) IIS
7 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (9.94%) MS Office
2 29 (9.29%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.28%) Office 365
3 2 (0.64%) Yammer
4 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 204 (65.38%) Firewall
2 151 (48.40%) OSPF
3 143 (45.83%) Cisco ASA
4 128 (41.03%) BGP
5 104 (33.33%) Network Security
6 99 (31.73%) DNS
7 97 (31.09%) WAN
8 95 (30.45%) LAN
9 93 (29.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 92 (29.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 91 (29.17%) VPN
12 86 (27.56%) DHCP
13 74 (23.72%) MPLS
14 67 (21.47%) Wireless
15 63 (20.19%) BIG-IP
16 62 (19.87%) NetScreen
17 58 (18.59%) Cisco Nexus
18 48 (15.38%) VoIP
19 45 (14.42%) Junos
20 44 (14.10%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.92%) MySQL
2 4 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.96%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.96%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (13.14%) Finance
2 26 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.21%) Banking
4 6 (1.92%) Games
5 5 (1.60%) Spanish Language
5 5 (1.60%) Retail
5 5 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.96%) Military
6 3 (0.96%) Advertising
7 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 131 (41.99%) Network Engineer
2 42 (13.46%) Network Specialist
3 33 (10.58%) Security Specialist
3 33 (10.58%) Network Security Specialist
4 25 (8.01%) Security Engineer
4 25 (8.01%) Analyst
5 20 (6.41%) Implementation Engineer
5 20 (6.41%) IP Engineer
6 19 (6.09%) Architect
7 17 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
8 16 (5.13%) Support Engineer
8 16 (5.13%) Network Architect
8 16 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
9 15 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (4.49%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
12 12 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (3.21%) Senior Security Engineer
14 9 (2.88%) Network Design Engineer
14 9 (2.88%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.28%) Web Services
2 3 (0.96%) REST
2 3 (0.96%) JSON
2 3 (0.96%) XMPP
2 3 (0.96%) XML
2 3 (0.96%) CSS
2 3 (0.96%) SOAP
3 1 (0.32%) WAMP
3 1 (0.32%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.32%) LAMP
3 1 (0.32%) .NET
3 1 (0.32%) HTML
3 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.32%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (10.58%) Fat Client
2 33 (10.58%) Thin Client
3 28 (8.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 21 (6.73%) Cryptography
5 13 (4.17%) Blackberry
6 12 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.56%) PKI
7 8 (2.56%) iPad
8 6 (1.92%) Replication
8 6 (1.92%) iPhone
9 5 (1.60%) Online Games
10 4 (1.28%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.96%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.96%) IPTV
11 3 (0.96%) CMDB
12 2 (0.64%) Clustering
12 2 (0.64%) Informatics
12 2 (0.64%) BYOD
12 2 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (24.36%) Windows
2 74 (23.72%) Linux
3 32 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (9.62%) UNIX
5 24 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (6.09%) Android
7 16 (5.13%) Windows 7
8 12 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.88%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.24%) Debian
10 7 (2.24%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.96%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.96%) CentOS
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 55 (17.63%) ITIL
3 54 (17.31%) E-Commerce
4 44 (14.10%) Network Design
5 41 (13.14%) Service Management
6 29 (9.29%) Network Management
7 28 (8.97%) Mentoring
8 25 (8.01%) Migration
9 24 (7.69%) Service Delivery
10 22 (7.05%) DDoS Mitigation
11 19 (6.09%) Incident Management
12 18 (5.77%) Time Management
13 17 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
14 14 (4.49%) Network Load Balancing
14 14 (4.49%) Line Management
15 10 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
16 8 (2.56%) Project Management
17 7 (2.24%) Change Control
17 7 (2.24%) Kalman Filter
17 7 (2.24%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.33%) C
2 13 (4.17%) SQL
3 6 (1.92%) Python
4 4 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.96%) Lisp
6 2 (0.64%) Perl
6 2 (0.64%) Java
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 185 (59.29%) Cisco Certification
2 146 (46.79%) CCNP
3 67 (21.47%) CCSE
4 52 (16.67%) CCNA
4 52 (16.67%) CCIE
5 31 (9.94%) Degree
6 30 (9.62%) Security Cleared
7 21 (6.73%) JNCIA
7 21 (6.73%) JNCIP
7 21 (6.73%) SC Cleared
8 18 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (5.13%) CCIP
10 15 (4.81%) MCSE
11 11 (3.53%) CISSP
12 8 (2.56%) MCSA
12 8 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.92%) CCDP
13 6 (1.92%) JNCIS
14 5 (1.60%) MCITP
14 5 (1.60%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.73%) QA
2 16 (5.13%) JSP 440
3 15 (4.81%) SLA
4 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (12.18%) Active Directory
3 27 (8.65%) vSphere
4 23 (7.37%) Hyper-V
5 17 (5.45%) XenServer
6 16 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.88%) Snort
8 7 (2.24%) XenApp
9 5 (1.60%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.28%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.96%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.96%) NFS
12 2 (0.64%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.64%) vCloud
13 1 (0.32%) UAG
13 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.32%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.32%) Xen
13 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (4.49%) RANCID
2 13 (4.17%) SCCM
2 13 (4.17%) WhatsUp Gold
3 10 (3.21%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (1.60%) SCOM
5 3 (0.96%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.64%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.32%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.32%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.32%) Netcool
7 1 (0.32%) Nagios
7 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 312 (100.00%) Cisco
2 157 (50.32%) F5
3 130 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 126 (40.38%) Juniper
5 90 (28.85%) VMware
6 72 (23.08%) Blue Coat
7 71 (22.76%) Citrix
8 67 (21.47%) Infoblox
9 57 (18.27%) HP
10 34 (10.90%) Imperva
11 31 (9.94%) Microsoft
12 28 (8.97%) SolarWinds
13 26 (8.33%) Riverbed
14 25 (8.01%) BT
15 24 (7.69%) McAfee
16 16 (5.13%) TippingPoint
17 15 (4.81%) EMC
18 14 (4.49%) Crossbeam
19 13 (4.17%) Sourcefire
20 12 (3.85%) Red Hat
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