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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco IOS
Rank 432 447 469
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +22
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 160 141 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 2.04% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 87 43
Average daily rate
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£401 £345 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.08% +31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £215 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 11
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £10.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £30.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.00 £65.75
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -77.18%

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
7976 6895 6994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.94% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4359 3571 3404
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 415 582
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +11 148 £401 +19.55% 53
London +29 83 £400 +28.00% 26
City of London +30 31 £413 +26.92% 10
Yorkshire +3 24 £401 - 7
York +8 18 £401 -
North Yorkshire +2 18 £401 - 2
North West -9 15 £388 - 5
Scotland -1 11 £231 +15.37% 2
Manchester -1 11 £388 - 5
South East -40 10 £352 +14.30% 7
East of England +7 7 £368 -8.12% 1
Leeds -4 5 £325 - 5
West Yorkshire -8 5 £325 - 5
Berkshire -6 4 £427 +42.16% 3
South West -7 4 £295 -34.44% 4
Norfolk - 4 - -
Milton Keynes 0 3 £355 - 1
Buckinghamshire -7 3 £355 - 1
Bristol - 3 £295 - 2
Essex -1 2 £425 +6.25%
Hampshire - 2 £348 -
Surrey +4 1 £520 +44.44% 2
Hertfordshire +3 1 £310 +26.53%
Reading -3 1 £328 +27.37% 3
Cheshire -8 1 - -
Edinburgh -12 1 £438 +118.75%
Slough - 1 £525 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 297 (100.00%) Cisco
2 198 (66.67%) Firewall
3 183 (61.62%) Cisco Certification
4 150 (50.51%) OSPF
5 144 (48.48%) Cisco ASA
6 141 (47.47%) F5
7 136 (45.79%) CCNP
8 125 (42.09%) BGP
9 118 (39.73%) CheckPoint
10 114 (38.38%) Juniper
11 97 (32.66%) Network Security
12 95 (31.99%) DNS
13 93 (31.31%) WAN
14 91 (30.64%) LAN
15 90 (30.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 90 (30.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 87 (29.29%) VMware
17 83 (27.95%) VPN
18 80 (26.94%) DHCP
19 73 (24.58%) Blue Coat
20 70 (23.57%) MPLS
20 70 (23.57%) VMware Infrastructure
21 69 (23.23%) Windows
22 67 (22.56%) Linux
22 67 (22.56%) Citrix
23 66 (22.22%) CCSE
24 65 (21.89%) Cisco Nexus
25 64 (21.55%) Load Balancing
26 63 (21.21%) BIG-IP
27 61 (20.54%) Infoblox

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 16 (5.39%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.35%) Lync
6 3 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.67%) IIS
7 2 (0.67%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 27 (9.09%) MS Office
2 20 (6.73%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.67%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.02%) Office 365
3 2 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 198 (66.67%) Firewall
2 150 (50.51%) OSPF
3 144 (48.48%) Cisco ASA
4 125 (42.09%) BGP
5 97 (32.66%) Network Security
6 95 (31.99%) DNS
7 93 (31.31%) WAN
8 91 (30.64%) LAN
9 90 (30.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 90 (30.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 83 (27.95%) VPN
11 80 (26.94%) DHCP
12 70 (23.57%) MPLS
13 65 (21.89%) Cisco Nexus
14 63 (21.21%) BIG-IP
15 57 (19.19%) Wireless
16 56 (18.86%) NetScreen
17 46 (15.49%) Junos
18 44 (14.81%) TCP/IP
19 41 (13.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.35%) MySQL
2 3 (1.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.01%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.34%) MS Access
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.01%) JIRA
General
1 33 (11.11%) Finance
2 28 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.71%) Banking
4 7 (2.36%) Games
5 5 (1.68%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.01%) Advertising
6 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 126 (42.42%) Network Engineer
2 38 (12.79%) Network Specialist
3 34 (11.45%) Network Security Specialist
3 34 (11.45%) Security Specialist
4 28 (9.43%) Analyst
5 24 (8.08%) IP Engineer
6 23 (7.74%) Implementation Engineer
7 21 (7.07%) Security Engineer
8 19 (6.40%) Architect
8 19 (6.40%) Operations Engineer
9 17 (5.72%) Support Engineer
9 17 (5.72%) Network Architect
9 17 (5.72%) Senior Network Engineer
10 16 (5.39%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (4.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (4.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 11 (3.70%) Network Analyst
13 11 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
14 10 (3.37%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.68%) Web Services
2 3 (1.01%) XML
2 3 (1.01%) SOAP
2 3 (1.01%) JSON
2 3 (1.01%) REST
3 2 (0.67%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.34%) CSS
4 1 (0.34%) Flash
4 1 (0.34%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (11.45%) Thin Client
2 34 (11.45%) Fat Client
3 19 (6.40%) Cryptography
4 17 (5.72%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (3.03%) PKI
7 7 (2.36%) Replication
8 6 (2.02%) Online Games
9 5 (1.68%) iPhone
9 5 (1.68%) iPad
10 3 (1.01%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.01%) CMDB
10 3 (1.01%) IPTV
10 3 (1.01%) Clustering
11 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.67%) Eurex
11 2 (0.67%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (23.23%) Windows
2 67 (22.56%) Linux
3 34 (11.45%) UNIX
4 32 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (7.07%) Windows 7
7 15 (5.05%) Android
8 14 (4.71%) Windows XP
9 12 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.68%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.68%) Debian
11 3 (1.01%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.01%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.01%) CentOS
12 2 (0.67%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.55%) Load Balancing
2 53 (17.85%) E-Commerce
3 48 (16.16%) ITIL
4 35 (11.78%) Service Management
5 30 (10.10%) Network Design
6 28 (9.43%) Mentoring
7 27 (9.09%) Network Management
8 25 (8.42%) Migration
9 24 (8.08%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.72%) Incident Management
11 15 (5.05%) Time Management
11 15 (5.05%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (4.71%) Line Management
13 9 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (2.69%) Project Management
14 8 (2.69%) Change Control
14 8 (2.69%) Kalman Filter
15 7 (2.36%) Network Load Balancing
15 7 (2.36%) Change Management
16 6 (2.02%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.09%) C
2 10 (3.37%) SQL
3 6 (2.02%) Python
4 3 (1.01%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.34%) VBA
6 1 (0.34%) Java
Qualifications
1 183 (61.62%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (45.79%) CCNP
3 66 (22.22%) CCSE
4 59 (19.87%) CCNA
5 58 (19.53%) CCIE
6 24 (8.08%) JNCIP
7 23 (7.74%) JNCIA
7 23 (7.74%) Security Cleared
8 21 (7.07%) Degree
9 19 (6.40%) CCIP
10 16 (5.39%) SC Cleared
11 12 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (3.37%) MCSE
12 10 (3.37%) CISSP
13 8 (2.69%) CCSP
14 6 (2.02%) MCSA
14 6 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.68%) JNCIS
15 5 (1.68%) JNCIE
15 5 (1.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.40%) QA
2 18 (6.06%) SLA
3 14 (4.71%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (23.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (10.44%) Active Directory
3 25 (8.42%) Hyper-V
4 23 (7.74%) vSphere
5 17 (5.72%) XenServer
6 14 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (3.03%) ProxySG
7 9 (3.03%) Snort
8 6 (2.02%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.35%) Firmware
9 4 (1.35%) XenApp
9 4 (1.35%) NFS
10 3 (1.01%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.67%) Xen
12 1 (0.34%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.34%) vCloud
12 1 (0.34%) UAG
Systems Management
1 12 (4.04%) WhatsUp Gold
2 11 (3.70%) SCCM
3 10 (3.37%) RANCID
4 8 (2.69%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (2.69%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.68%) SCOM
6 3 (1.01%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.67%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.34%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 297 (100.00%) Cisco
2 141 (47.47%) F5
3 118 (39.73%) CheckPoint
4 114 (38.38%) Juniper
5 87 (29.29%) VMware
6 73 (24.58%) Blue Coat
7 67 (22.56%) Citrix
8 61 (20.54%) Infoblox
9 55 (18.52%) HP
10 35 (11.78%) Imperva
11 31 (10.44%) Microsoft
11 31 (10.44%) BT
12 28 (9.43%) SolarWinds
13 21 (7.07%) McAfee
14 14 (4.71%) EMC
15 13 (4.38%) Sourcefire
16 12 (4.04%) Riverbed
17 11 (3.70%) TippingPoint
18 10 (3.37%) 3PAR
18 10 (3.37%) Red Hat
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