The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco IOS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco IOS over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco IOS
UK
Rank 487 519 447
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -72
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 104 99 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.52% 1.34% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 57 84
Median daily rate £368 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £284 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £505 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-23.87% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £21.00 £21.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.40 £34.23 £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+104.44% -2.17%

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
6858 7366 7533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.48% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4166 4299 4257
Median daily rate £400 £398 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +8.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 368 423
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.90 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

Cisco IOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cisco IOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco IOS within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 89 £350 -12.50% 28
London +20 50 £384 -6.96% 12
South East +26 17 £300 -23.07% 6
Scotland +40 15 £390 +10.63%
Aberdeen -3 13 £390 +10.63%
Yorkshire +17 10 £175 -54.83% 1
West Yorkshire +18 9 £175 -
Leeds - 8 £175 -
City of London -8 7 £440 +10.00% 4
Sheffield +4 6 £175 -54.83%
South Yorkshire +1 6 £175 -54.83%
Berkshire +14 5 £300 -28.57% 1
Surrey +19 4 £175 -68.18%
Reading +6 4 £300 -28.57% 1
Birmingham +2 4 £285 -
West Midlands -4 4 £285 - 2
North West +18 3 £320 -24.70% 2
Manchester +10 3 £320 -24.70% 1
Middlesex +2 3 £420 +27.27%
East of England -1 3 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £300 -
Marlow - 3 £300 -
Hampshire +13 2 £349 +26.81% 3
Winchester - 2 £349 -
Dorking - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £425 -
South West +14 1 £188 -50.00% 1
Stevenage -10 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire -12 1 £400 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cisco IOS.

1 217 (100.00%) Cisco
2 99 (45.62%) Cisco Certification
3 97 (44.70%) Firewall
4 95 (43.78%) WAN
5 88 (40.55%) LAN
6 82 (37.79%) Cisco ASA
7 72 (33.18%) Data Centre
8 70 (32.26%) Windows
8 70 (32.26%) OSPF
9 68 (31.34%) BGP
9 68 (31.34%) CCNP
10 66 (30.41%) Microsoft
10 66 (30.41%) Wireless
11 64 (29.49%) VMware
12 54 (24.88%) NX-OS
13 52 (23.96%) Finance
14 51 (23.50%) VPN
14 51 (23.50%) MPLS
14 51 (23.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 51 (23.50%) F5
15 42 (19.35%) Windows Server
16 41 (18.89%) Network Security
16 41 (18.89%) CCNA
17 40 (18.43%) TCP/IP
17 40 (18.43%) ITIL
17 40 (18.43%) CheckPoint
18 38 (17.51%) Juniper
19 37 (17.05%) Android
20 34 (15.67%) HP
21 33 (15.21%) DHCP

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (13.36%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 18 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (6.91%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (3.23%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (11.06%) MS Office
2 19 (8.76%) MS Excel
3 12 (5.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Eikon
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.23%) Office 365
3 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.92%) SaaS
5 2 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 97 (44.70%) Firewall
2 95 (43.78%) WAN
3 88 (40.55%) LAN
4 82 (37.79%) Cisco ASA
5 70 (32.26%) OSPF
6 68 (31.34%) BGP
7 66 (30.41%) Wireless
8 54 (24.88%) NX-OS
9 51 (23.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 51 (23.50%) MPLS
9 51 (23.50%) VPN
10 41 (18.89%) Network Security
11 40 (18.43%) TCP/IP
12 33 (15.21%) DHCP
13 30 (13.82%) DNS
14 29 (13.36%) HSRP
15 25 (11.52%) VLAN
16 24 (11.06%) IPsec
17 21 (9.68%) Internet
17 21 (9.68%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (0.92%) TeamCity
1 2 (0.92%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (23.96%) Finance
2 20 (9.22%) Banking
3 19 (8.76%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.69%) Retail
5 7 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.23%) Law
6 5 (2.30%) Electronics
7 3 (1.38%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
8 1 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 104 (47.93%) Network Engineer
2 37 (17.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 33 (15.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 24 (11.06%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (7.83%) Security Engineer
6 16 (7.37%) Network Security Engineer
7 14 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (6.45%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.07%) Consultant
9 9 (4.15%) Administrator
9 9 (4.15%) Network Design Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) Network Support
9 9 (4.15%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Cisco Support
10 8 (3.69%) Design Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) VMware Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) WAN Engineer
11 7 (3.23%) Analyst
11 7 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.30%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.84%) Web Services
3 2 (0.92%) CSS
3 2 (0.92%) XMPP
4 1 (0.46%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 72 (33.18%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.76%) Blackberry
3 15 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.99%) CMDB
5 11 (5.07%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.69%) BYOD
6 8 (3.69%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.38%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.38%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.46%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.46%) iPad
10 1 (0.46%) iPhone
10 1 (0.46%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 70 (32.26%) Windows
2 42 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 37 (17.05%) Android
4 28 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (12.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (11.52%) Linux
7 22 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (5.99%) CatOS
8 13 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (5.53%) Windows 7
10 10 (4.61%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.23%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.76%) Unix
12 6 (2.76%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.84%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.38%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.92%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.92%) Windows Phone 8
16 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.43%) ITIL
2 28 (12.90%) Load Balancing
3 25 (11.52%) Network Design
4 20 (9.22%) Configuration Management
4 20 (9.22%) Network Management
5 18 (8.29%) Migration
5 18 (8.29%) Problem Management
5 18 (8.29%) Project Management
6 13 (5.99%) Change Management
6 13 (5.99%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 12 (5.53%) High Availability
7 12 (5.53%) Service Management
8 11 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (5.07%) Data Centre Operations
8 11 (5.07%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 11 (5.07%) Mobile Device Management
8 11 (5.07%) QMS
8 11 (5.07%) Release Management
8 11 (5.07%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 9 (4.15%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.45%) C
1 14 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 11 (5.07%) VB
3 5 (2.30%) Python
3 5 (2.30%) SQL
4 3 (1.38%) Perl
5 2 (0.92%) Java
6 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (45.62%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (31.34%) CCNP
3 41 (18.89%) CCNA
4 27 (12.44%) CCIE
5 23 (10.60%) Security Cleared
6 19 (8.76%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.23%) Degree
7 7 (3.23%) MOS
8 6 (2.76%) CCVP
9 5 (2.30%) CCIP
9 5 (2.30%) CCSA
9 5 (2.30%) CISSP
9 5 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.38%) CCDE
11 3 (1.38%) CCSE
11 3 (1.38%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.38%) MCSE
12 2 (0.92%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.92%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.61%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.69%) SLA
3 5 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 32 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.61%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.15%) vSphere
5 7 (3.23%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.84%) Firmware
7 3 (1.38%) XenApp
8 2 (0.92%) Docker
8 2 (0.92%) GPFS
8 2 (0.92%) LXC
8 2 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.92%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (5.99%) AirWatch
2 11 (5.07%) NetBackup
2 11 (5.07%) Norton AntiVirus
2 11 (5.07%) WSUS
3 7 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (2.76%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.76%) Puppet
5 4 (1.84%) Nagios
5 4 (1.84%) SCCM
6 3 (1.38%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.92%) EnCase
7 2 (0.92%) SCOM
7 2 (0.92%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.92%) Simpana
7 2 (0.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 217 (100.00%) Cisco
2 66 (30.41%) Microsoft
3 64 (29.49%) VMware
4 51 (23.50%) F5
5 40 (18.43%) CheckPoint
6 38 (17.51%) Juniper
7 34 (15.67%) HP
8 23 (10.60%) Citrix
9 21 (9.68%) Symantec
10 20 (9.22%) SolarWinds
11 19 (8.76%) Palo Alto
12 13 (5.99%) Red Hat
13 12 (5.53%) Dell
13 12 (5.53%) MobileIron
13 12 (5.53%) Riverbed
14 11 (5.07%) Blue Coat
14 11 (5.07%) Veeam
15 9 (4.15%) Brocade
15 9 (4.15%) Lumension
15 9 (4.15%) Meraki
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