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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco IOS
Rank 556 484 472
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -12
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 91 155 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 1.85% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 98 92
Median daily rate £380 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
-4.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 6
Median hourly rate £43.00 £26.25 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.80% +162.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £26.25 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+63.80% +162.50%

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
8557 8364 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.39% 14.98% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4560 3874
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 465 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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 4 May 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
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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 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 -84 73 £400 +8.84% 32
London -49 37 £425 +21.42% 13
South East -1 18 £300 -13.72% 8
Scotland -15 16 £333 +44.09% 1
Berkshire +16 12 £378 -28.09% 2
West Midlands - 12 £380 - 3
Reading - 9 £340 - 1
City of London +25 8 £500 +17.64% 2
Aberdeen - 7 - -
Surrey -2 5 £248 - 1
Edinburgh -10 4 £400 +153.96%
Staffordshire - 4 £475 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £475 -
North West -11 3 £363 -6.45% 1
Birmingham - 3 £370 -
Merseyside +1 2 £400 -
Liverpool -3 2 £400 -
Erskine -39 2 £290 +8.20%
Renfrewshire -41 2 £290 +8.20%
Malvern - 2 £380 - 2
Worcestershire - 2 £380 - 2
Slough +11 1 - - 1
Melrose +1 1 £375 +87.50%
Scottish Borders 0 1 £375 +87.50%
Hampshire -1 1 - - 4
South West -3 1 £275 -6.77% 2
Bristol -8 1 £275 -6.77% 1
Manchester -14 1 £325 -16.12% 1
North East -37 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -37 1 - -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 185 (100.00%) Cisco
2 97 (52.43%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (51.89%) Firewall
4 88 (47.57%) BGP
5 86 (46.49%) LAN
6 78 (42.16%) CCNP
7 75 (40.54%) OSPF
8 74 (40.00%) WAN
9 69 (37.30%) Cisco ASA
10 65 (35.14%) Wireless
11 64 (34.59%) VPN
12 59 (31.89%) DNS
12 59 (31.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 57 (30.81%) TCP/IP
14 55 (29.73%) MPLS
15 48 (25.95%) DHCP
16 43 (23.24%) CheckPoint
16 43 (23.24%) F5
17 41 (22.16%) Network Security
18 40 (21.62%) Juniper
18 40 (21.62%) Windows
19 39 (21.08%) Load Balancing
20 35 (18.92%) Data Centre
20 35 (18.92%) CCNA
20 35 (18.92%) Finance
21 34 (18.38%) EIGRP
21 34 (18.38%) NX-OS
22 32 (17.30%) Microsoft
22 32 (17.30%) ITIL
23 29 (15.68%) VLAN

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 10 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.70%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.54%) Apache
5 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.54%) IIS
5 1 (0.54%) JBoss
5 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (7.57%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.32%) MS Office
3 7 (3.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.70%) Office 365
2 3 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 96 (51.89%) Firewall
2 88 (47.57%) BGP
3 86 (46.49%) LAN
4 75 (40.54%) OSPF
5 74 (40.00%) WAN
6 69 (37.30%) Cisco ASA
7 65 (35.14%) Wireless
8 64 (34.59%) VPN
9 59 (31.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 59 (31.89%) DNS
10 57 (30.81%) TCP/IP
11 55 (29.73%) MPLS
12 48 (25.95%) DHCP
13 41 (22.16%) Network Security
14 34 (18.38%) EIGRP
14 34 (18.38%) NX-OS
15 29 (15.68%) VLAN
16 25 (13.51%) IOS XR
17 23 (12.43%) Spanning Tree
18 20 (10.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.54%) MySQL
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.54%) git-flow
2 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.54%) JIRA
General
1 35 (18.92%) Finance
2 18 (9.73%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.03%) Banking
4 5 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.70%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.16%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 103 (55.68%) Network Engineer
2 27 (14.59%) Cisco Engineer
2 27 (14.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 24 (12.97%) Senior Network Engineer
4 21 (11.35%) Security Engineer
5 20 (10.81%) Network Security Engineer
5 20 (10.81%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.65%) Analyst
7 14 (7.57%) Network Analyst
8 9 (4.86%) Cisco Analyst
8 9 (4.86%) Senior Security Engineer
9 8 (4.32%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 8 (4.32%) Cisco Support
9 8 (4.32%) Consultant
9 8 (4.32%) Network Specialist
9 8 (4.32%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.24%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.24%) Firewall Engineer
11 6 (3.24%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.16%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.08%) XMPP
2 2 (1.08%) YAML
3 1 (0.54%) CSS
3 1 (0.54%) Middleware
3 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.86%) CMDB
3 8 (4.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (3.78%) Streaming Media
5 6 (3.24%) MPEG
6 5 (2.70%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.16%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.16%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.62%) Clustering
8 3 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.62%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.62%) Statistics
8 3 (1.62%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.08%) Replication
10 1 (0.54%) CESG
10 1 (0.54%) Handset
10 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.62%) Windows
2 20 (10.81%) Windows Server
3 16 (8.65%) Linux
4 15 (8.11%) CatOS
4 15 (8.11%) Unix
5 13 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.70%) Android
8 3 (1.62%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.54%) CentOS
10 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.08%) Load Balancing
2 32 (17.30%) ITIL
3 26 (14.05%) Network Design
4 18 (9.73%) Migration
5 17 (9.19%) Change Management
5 17 (9.19%) Service Delivery
6 15 (8.11%) Project Management
7 12 (6.49%) Problem Management
8 11 (5.95%) High Availability
8 11 (5.95%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (5.41%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.41%) Mentoring
9 10 (5.41%) Release Management
10 9 (4.86%) Network Management
11 8 (4.32%) DDoS Mitigation
11 8 (4.32%) QMS
11 8 (4.32%) Service Management
12 7 (3.78%) HOOD
12 7 (3.78%) Network Monitoring
13 6 (3.24%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.49%) Python
2 11 (5.95%) C
3 10 (5.41%) Perl
4 9 (4.86%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.16%) SQL
6 2 (1.08%) Java
7 1 (0.54%) Korn
7 1 (0.54%) Lisp
7 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 97 (52.43%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (42.16%) CCNP
3 35 (18.92%) CCNA
4 25 (13.51%) CCIE
5 17 (9.19%) Security Cleared
6 14 (7.57%) CCSE
7 13 (7.03%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.78%) CISSP
9 5 (2.70%) JNCIP
10 4 (2.16%) CCSA
10 4 (2.16%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.16%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.62%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.08%) CCA
12 2 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.08%) MCSE
12 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.08%) MOS
13 1 (0.54%) CCSP
13 1 (0.54%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.86%) SLA
2 4 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.16%) QA
3 3 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.54%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 15 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.32%) Snort
3 4 (2.16%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.16%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.62%) vSphere
4 3 (1.62%) XenApp
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.08%) NFS
5 2 (1.08%) Veritas File System
5 2 (1.08%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.54%) Docker
6 1 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.54%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.54%) vCloud
6 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (7.03%) FortiGate
2 11 (5.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.78%) Proventia
3 7 (3.78%) SCCM
4 4 (2.16%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.62%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.62%) Nagios
6 2 (1.08%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.08%) Ansible
6 2 (1.08%) Cisco LMS
6 2 (1.08%) Puppet
6 2 (1.08%) SCOM
6 2 (1.08%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.54%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.54%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.54%) logstash
7 1 (0.54%) OpenView
7 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 185 (100.00%) Cisco
2 43 (23.24%) CheckPoint
2 43 (23.24%) F5
3 40 (21.62%) Juniper
4 32 (17.30%) Microsoft
5 24 (12.97%) Blue Coat
6 22 (11.89%) VMware
7 20 (10.81%) Palo Alto
8 19 (10.27%) Aruba
8 19 (10.27%) Citrix
9 16 (8.65%) HP
9 16 (8.65%) Infoblox
10 15 (8.11%) SolarWinds
11 12 (6.49%) Fortinet
12 11 (5.95%) Apple
13 10 (5.41%) Nokia
14 9 (4.86%) Avaya
15 8 (4.32%) Akamai
15 8 (4.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 7 (3.78%) Siemens
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