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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco IOS
Rank 536 497 499
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +2
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 109 166 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.29% 2.03% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 111 65
Median daily rate £360 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.01 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.42% +5.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £20.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.52 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £22.01 £32.60
% change year-on-year
+104.42% -32.46%

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
8434 8162 8231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.61% 13.93% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5137 4647 4444
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 532 458
Median hourly rate £33.00 £21.53 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.31% +0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

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 31 August 2016.

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
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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -54 96 £360 -4.00% 31
London -57 45 £400 -4.19% 10
South East -3 18 £386 +14.44% 4
Berkshire +13 12 £413 +26.92% 1
Yorkshire +11 12 £375 +20.00% 2
West Yorkshire +7 11 £379 +51.60%
City of London +9 9 £440 +5.64% 1
West Midlands -22 8 £210 -42.85% 5
East of England +9 7 £363 +26.08% 1
Leeds - 7 £392 -
Edinburgh - 7 £450 -
Scotland - 7 £450 -
Reading +14 5 £423 +30.15%
Maidenhead - 5 £360 -
Wales +21 4 £306 -5.76% 3
South Wales +19 4 £306 -12.50% 3
East Midlands -1 4 £313 - 2
Wakefield - 4 £375 -
Cardiff +20 3 £300 -14.28% 2
Mayfair - 3 £325 -
Buckinghamshire +16 2 £343 -
Leicestershire +11 2 £276 - 1
Hertfordshire -2 2 £348 +20.86% 1
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £350 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £344 - 1
Northampton - 2 £344 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £300 -
Marlow - 2 £343 -
Luton - 2 - -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Cisco
2 117 (54.42%) Cisco Certification
3 109 (50.70%) Firewall
4 99 (46.05%) Cisco ASA
5 97 (45.12%) CCNP
6 86 (40.00%) WAN
7 83 (38.60%) Wireless
8 81 (37.67%) LAN
8 81 (37.67%) BGP
9 74 (34.42%) VPN
10 72 (33.49%) Windows
10 72 (33.49%) OSPF
11 65 (30.23%) Microsoft
12 61 (28.37%) TCP/IP
13 58 (26.98%) Data Centre
14 53 (24.65%) Cisco Nexus
15 52 (24.19%) CCNA
16 50 (23.26%) DNS
17 48 (22.33%) Active Directory
17 48 (22.33%) Finance
18 46 (21.40%) NX-OS
19 45 (20.93%) CheckPoint
19 45 (20.93%) EIGRP
19 45 (20.93%) Windows Server
20 43 (20.00%) DHCP
21 42 (19.53%) MPLS
22 39 (18.14%) VMware
22 39 (18.14%) Cisco Wireless
23 38 (17.67%) Network Security
24 36 (16.74%) HSRP

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 30 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.58%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (2.79%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.33%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.40%) Zimbra
10 1 (0.47%) Apache
10 1 (0.47%) IIS
10 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.44%) MS Office
3 10 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.40%) PaaS
3 2 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 109 (50.70%) Firewall
2 99 (46.05%) Cisco ASA
3 86 (40.00%) WAN
4 83 (38.60%) Wireless
5 81 (37.67%) BGP
5 81 (37.67%) LAN
6 74 (34.42%) VPN
7 72 (33.49%) OSPF
8 61 (28.37%) TCP/IP
9 53 (24.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 50 (23.26%) DNS
11 46 (21.40%) NX-OS
12 45 (20.93%) EIGRP
13 43 (20.00%) DHCP
14 42 (19.53%) MPLS
15 39 (18.14%) Cisco Wireless
16 38 (17.67%) Network Security
17 36 (16.74%) HSRP
18 30 (13.95%) VLAN
18 30 (13.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.79%) MySQL
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (4.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (2.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.79%) git-flow
2 6 (2.79%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.79%) JIRA
General
1 48 (22.33%) Finance
2 28 (13.02%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.65%) Retail
4 8 (3.72%) Banking
5 5 (2.33%) Electronics
6 2 (0.93%) Billing
6 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Front Office
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (48.84%) Network Engineer
2 38 (17.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 36 (16.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 29 (13.49%) Senior Network Engineer
5 18 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (7.91%) Support Engineer
7 14 (6.51%) Network Security Engineer
7 14 (6.51%) Security Engineer
8 13 (6.05%) Analyst
8 13 (6.05%) Architect
9 12 (5.58%) Consultant
10 9 (4.19%) Design Engineer
10 9 (4.19%) Network Design Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) VMware Engineer
12 7 (3.26%) Cisco Consultant
12 7 (3.26%) Cisco Network Consultant
12 7 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.65%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.26%) Web Services
3 1 (0.47%) HTML
3 1 (0.47%) XMPP
3 1 (0.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (26.98%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.37%) Blackberry
3 12 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (3.26%) Private Cloud
5 7 (3.26%) Streaming Media
6 6 (2.79%) MPEG
7 5 (2.33%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.86%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.40%) BYOD
9 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.93%) Clustering
10 2 (0.93%) Handset
10 2 (0.93%) iPad
10 2 (0.93%) iPhone
10 2 (0.93%) Replication
10 2 (0.93%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.47%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.47%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 72 (33.49%) Windows
2 45 (20.93%) Windows Server
3 28 (13.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (12.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (10.23%) Android
6 21 (9.77%) Linux
7 19 (8.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (5.58%) Windows XP
9 11 (5.12%) Unix
10 8 (3.72%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.33%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.86%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (1.86%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.86%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.47%) Mandriva Linux
15 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.74%) ITIL
2 30 (13.95%) Load Balancing
3 26 (12.09%) Network Design
4 22 (10.23%) Change Management
5 15 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
6 13 (6.05%) High Availability
6 13 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (5.58%) Service Management
8 11 (5.12%) Network Management
8 11 (5.12%) Time Management
9 10 (4.65%) DDoS Mitigation
9 10 (4.65%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 9 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (4.19%) Escalation Management
10 9 (4.19%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (4.19%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.72%) Change Control
11 8 (3.72%) Incident Management
11 8 (3.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.19%) Python
2 8 (3.72%) Bash Shell
3 7 (3.26%) Perl
3 7 (3.26%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.26%) VB
4 5 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.86%) C
6 2 (0.93%) Java
6 2 (0.93%) SQL
7 1 (0.47%) Korn
7 1 (0.47%) PHP
7 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 117 (54.42%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (45.12%) CCNP
3 52 (24.19%) CCNA
4 28 (13.02%) CCIE
5 15 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 11 (5.12%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (3.72%) JNCIP
9 7 (3.26%) MOS
10 5 (2.33%) CCSA
10 5 (2.33%) CCSE
10 5 (2.33%) Degree
11 4 (1.86%) CCVP
12 3 (1.40%) CCIP
12 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.40%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.40%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.40%) MCSE
12 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.93%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.19%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.26%) SLA
3 6 (2.79%) QA
4 5 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.93%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.47%) MiFID
System Software
1 48 (22.33%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.58%) VMware ESX
3 12 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.19%) vSphere
5 7 (3.26%) XenApp
6 6 (2.79%) Docker
6 6 (2.79%) NFS
7 4 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.86%) Snort
7 4 (1.86%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.40%) Squid
9 2 (0.93%) Firmware
9 2 (0.93%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (5.12%) Nagios
2 10 (4.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (4.19%) AirWatch
4 8 (3.72%) FortiGate
5 7 (3.26%) NetBackup
5 7 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (3.26%) SCCM
5 7 (3.26%) WSUS
6 6 (2.79%) Cacti
6 6 (2.79%) CFEngine
6 6 (2.79%) logstash
6 6 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.79%) Puppet
6 6 (2.79%) ZABBIX
7 5 (2.33%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.33%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.86%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.86%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 215 (100.00%) Cisco
2 65 (30.23%) Microsoft
3 45 (20.93%) CheckPoint
4 39 (18.14%) VMware
5 36 (16.74%) HP
6 29 (13.49%) Juniper
7 27 (12.56%) F5
8 23 (10.70%) Palo Alto
9 20 (9.30%) Citrix
9 20 (9.30%) SolarWinds
10 19 (8.84%) Fortinet
11 18 (8.37%) Apple
12 13 (6.05%) Dell
13 12 (5.58%) Aruba
13 12 (5.58%) Nokia
13 12 (5.58%) Symantec
14 11 (5.12%) Avaya
14 11 (5.12%) Intel Security
15 10 (4.65%) Riverbed
16 9 (4.19%) MobileIron
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