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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco IOS
Rank 458 482 489
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 156 118 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 1.56% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 65 46
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£375 £388 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £251 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £483 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Average hourly rate £23.75 £22.69 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.67% -0.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.38 £14.80 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.85 £35.50 £26.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.69 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+4.67% +10.68%

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
7898 7575 7003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 13.85% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4040 3609
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 415 477
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.97 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +20 144 £375 -4.76% 49
London +40 89 £413 -2.94% 16
City of London +24 33 £415 +27.53% 3
South East -20 21 £338 - 14
East of England +8 11 £288 -25.80% 4
Oxfordshire -12 10 £325 +2.76% 4
Oxford -14 7 £316 -0.07% 2
North West -18 6 £350 - 3
Yorkshire -29 6 £313 -21.97% 2
West Yorkshire -20 5 £250 -25.92% 2
Surrey +1 4 £455 +82.00% 3
South West 0 4 £325 - 5
Hertfordshire -10 4 £288 -36.11% 2
Norfolk - 4 £263 -
West Midlands - 4 £300 - 3
Manchester - 4 £288 - 3
Somerset +5 3 - - 3
Huddersfield - 3 £250 -
Stevenage - 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 £363 - 2
Berkshire +4 2 - - 5
Hampshire -3 2 £347 -0.07%
Edinburgh -5 2 £158 -
Scotland -6 2 £158 -45.68%
Reading -8 2 - - 4
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
Norwich - 2 £188 -
Clevedon - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 308 (100.00%) Cisco
2 201 (65.26%) Firewall
3 181 (58.77%) Cisco Certification
4 139 (45.13%) CCNP
5 136 (44.16%) OSPF
6 130 (42.21%) BGP
7 124 (40.26%) WAN
8 122 (39.61%) F5
9 121 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
10 119 (38.64%) CheckPoint
11 114 (37.01%) Juniper
12 110 (35.71%) LAN
13 107 (34.74%) VPN
14 94 (30.52%) Windows
14 94 (30.52%) Network Security
15 85 (27.60%) DNS
16 81 (26.30%) MPLS
16 81 (26.30%) Wireless
17 74 (24.03%) DHCP
18 70 (22.73%) CCNA
19 68 (22.08%) TCP/IP
20 66 (21.43%) Load Balancing
21 65 (21.10%) Cisco Nexus
22 62 (20.13%) Data Centre
23 60 (19.48%) Linux
23 60 (19.48%) ITIL
24 57 (18.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 55 (17.86%) NX-OS
26 54 (17.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
27 53 (17.21%) VoIP

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.57%) Lync
4 10 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.32%) IIS
7 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (10.71%) MS Office
2 30 (9.74%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.30%) Office 365
2 3 (0.97%) Yammer
2 3 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 201 (65.26%) Firewall
2 136 (44.16%) OSPF
3 130 (42.21%) BGP
4 124 (40.26%) WAN
5 121 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
6 110 (35.71%) LAN
7 107 (34.74%) VPN
8 94 (30.52%) Network Security
9 85 (27.60%) DNS
10 81 (26.30%) MPLS
10 81 (26.30%) Wireless
11 74 (24.03%) DHCP
12 68 (22.08%) TCP/IP
13 65 (21.10%) Cisco Nexus
14 57 (18.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 55 (17.86%) NX-OS
16 54 (17.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 53 (17.21%) VoIP
18 49 (15.91%) EIGRP
19 46 (14.94%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (1.95%) MySQL
4 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.97%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.97%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) GCC
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (14.61%) Finance
2 24 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 17 (5.52%) Banking
4 8 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.95%) Retail
6 5 (1.62%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.30%) Legal
7 4 (1.30%) Advertising
7 4 (1.30%) Publishing
8 3 (0.97%) Military
9 2 (0.65%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 162 (52.60%) Network Engineer
2 36 (11.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 25 (8.12%) Analyst
4 23 (7.47%) Cisco Engineer
4 23 (7.47%) Security Engineer
5 19 (6.17%) Network Specialist
6 18 (5.84%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
7 14 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (4.22%) Architect
9 12 (3.90%) Support Analyst
9 12 (3.90%) Consultant
9 12 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.57%) Senior Security Engineer
10 11 (3.57%) Network Architect
11 10 (3.25%) Security Specialist
11 10 (3.25%) Network Security Specialist
12 9 (2.92%) Network Design Engineer
12 9 (2.92%) Design Engineer
12 9 (2.92%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.82%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.60%) XMPP
3 6 (1.95%) .NET
4 5 (1.62%) CSS
5 3 (0.97%) SOAP
5 3 (0.97%) Web Services
5 3 (0.97%) XML
5 3 (0.97%) JSON
5 3 (0.97%) REST
6 2 (0.65%) HTML
6 2 (0.65%) WAMP
6 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.65%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (20.13%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (5.19%) Blackberry
5 15 (4.87%) Cryptography
6 11 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (3.25%) PKI
7 10 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 10 (3.25%) Fat Client
7 10 (3.25%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.27%) Replication
9 5 (1.62%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.62%) Physics
10 4 (1.30%) iPad
10 4 (1.30%) Informatics
10 4 (1.30%) Clustering
11 3 (0.97%) IPTV
11 3 (0.97%) Statistics
11 3 (0.97%) BYOD
11 3 (0.97%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 94 (30.52%) Windows
2 60 (19.48%) Linux
3 35 (11.36%) UNIX
4 32 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (9.74%) Android
6 27 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (4.87%) Windows 7
9 12 (3.90%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.27%) Debian
10 7 (2.27%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.97%) CentOS
11 3 (0.97%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.65%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 60 (19.48%) ITIL
3 41 (13.31%) Network Design
4 34 (11.04%) Service Management
5 33 (10.71%) Network Management
6 28 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 26 (8.44%) Kalman Filter
8 23 (7.47%) E-Commerce
9 22 (7.14%) DDoS Mitigation
10 20 (6.49%) Migration
11 18 (5.84%) Network Monitoring
12 16 (5.19%) WAN Optimisation
12 16 (5.19%) Incident Management
13 15 (4.87%) Mentoring
13 15 (4.87%) Capacity Planning
14 12 (3.90%) Time Management
14 12 (3.90%) Network Load Balancing
15 11 (3.57%) Change Management
16 9 (2.92%) Scrum
16 9 (2.92%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.19%) SQL
2 13 (4.22%) Python
3 10 (3.25%) VB
4 9 (2.92%) Perl
5 7 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.95%) C
7 3 (0.97%) Lisp
7 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.65%) Ruby
8 2 (0.65%) Tcl
8 2 (0.65%) Java
8 2 (0.65%) PHP
8 2 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 181 (58.77%) Cisco Certification
2 139 (45.13%) CCNP
3 70 (22.73%) CCNA
4 48 (15.58%) CCIE
5 46 (14.94%) CCSE
6 38 (12.34%) Degree
7 29 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (8.77%) Security Cleared
9 20 (6.49%) SC Cleared
9 20 (6.49%) CCSA
9 20 (6.49%) MCSE
10 14 (4.55%) JNCIA
11 13 (4.22%) CISSP
12 12 (3.90%) CCDP
13 11 (3.57%) JNCIP
14 10 (3.25%) MCSA
15 9 (2.92%) CCIP
15 9 (2.92%) MCITP
15 9 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.47%) SLA
2 15 (4.87%) QA
3 11 (3.57%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.30%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 39 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.82%) vSphere
4 15 (4.87%) Snort
4 15 (4.87%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (4.22%) Hyper-V
6 11 (3.57%) XenApp
6 11 (3.57%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.62%) XenServer
8 4 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.30%) Squid
9 3 (0.97%) NFS
9 3 (0.97%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.97%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.32%) vCloud
11 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.32%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 25 (8.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (5.52%) SCCM
3 16 (5.19%) RANCID
4 9 (2.92%) WhatsUp Gold
5 7 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (2.27%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.27%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.97%) Cacti
7 3 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.65%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.65%) Nagios
9 1 (0.32%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.32%) Netcool
9 1 (0.32%) SCOM
9 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.32%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 308 (100.00%) Cisco
2 122 (39.61%) F5
3 119 (38.64%) CheckPoint
4 114 (37.01%) Juniper
5 51 (16.56%) VMware
6 46 (14.94%) Blue Coat
7 45 (14.61%) Citrix
8 44 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 36 (11.69%) HP
9 36 (11.69%) Infoblox
10 35 (11.36%) SolarWinds
11 33 (10.71%) Riverbed
12 24 (7.79%) McAfee
13 19 (6.17%) TippingPoint
14 16 (5.19%) BT
15 15 (4.87%) Sourcefire
16 13 (4.22%) Nokia
16 13 (4.22%) Aruba
17 12 (3.90%) Fortinet
17 12 (3.90%) Crossbeam
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Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £19.30 - £23.75 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Greater London
OHO Group
Rate: £300 - 500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
St. Albans
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
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