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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco IOS
Rank 518 525 512
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 103 120 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 1.51% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 73 65
Median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £277 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £351 £349
% change year-on-year
-11.03% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Median hourly rate £18.70 £22.38 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% -5.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.44 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- -5.52%

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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -12 96 £345 -10.96% 29
London -3 44 £384 -4.06% 12
South East +26 20 £345 -1.42% 8
Yorkshire +24 11 £175 -54.83% 1
West Yorkshire +31 9 £175 -
Scotland +13 7 £425 +9.32%
South Yorkshire -5 7 £175 -54.83%
Sheffield -5 7 £175 -54.83%
East of England -9 7 £434 +8.43% 1
Leeds - 7 £175 -
City of London -9 6 £433 +9.84% 3
Hampshire +18 5 £425 +20.56% 1
Surrey +25 4 £175 -61.11% 2
South West +7 4 £163 -56.66% 2
Berkshire 0 4 £300 -28.57% 2
Middlesex -1 4 £400 +21.21%
Stevenage -2 4 £434 -
East Midlands -3 4 £319 +48.25% 1
Hertfordshire -11 4 £434 - 1
Buckinghamshire +19 3 £325 +30.00% 1
North West +4 3 £320 -5.18% 2
Reading +3 3 £300 -28.57% 2
Manchester -2 3 £320 -5.18%
Aberdeen -6 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £325 - 1
Devon - 3 £175 -
Plymouth - 3 £175 -
Northampton - 3 £325 - 1
Portsmouth - 3 £425 -
Edinburgh +20 2 £425 -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 209 (100.00%) Cisco
2 106 (50.72%) Cisco Certification
3 101 (48.33%) Firewall
4 91 (43.54%) Cisco ASA
5 86 (41.15%) WAN
6 79 (37.80%) LAN
7 77 (36.84%) CCNP
8 73 (34.93%) Data Centre
9 69 (33.01%) Windows
9 69 (33.01%) Wireless
10 68 (32.54%) OSPF
11 67 (32.06%) Microsoft
12 66 (31.58%) VMware
13 63 (30.14%) BGP
14 57 (27.27%) VPN
15 56 (26.79%) NX-OS
16 54 (25.84%) CCNA
16 54 (25.84%) Finance
17 47 (22.49%) CheckPoint
17 47 (22.49%) Windows Server
18 46 (22.01%) Cisco Nexus
19 44 (21.05%) F5
20 41 (19.62%) MPLS
21 39 (18.66%) TCP/IP
22 38 (18.18%) Active Directory
22 38 (18.18%) HSRP
23 36 (17.22%) DHCP
24 35 (16.75%) Juniper
24 35 (16.75%) VLAN
24 35 (16.75%) Network Security

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 33 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (7.18%) Skype for Business
5 13 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.96%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.96%) IIS
9 1 (0.48%) Apache
9 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.09%) MS Office
3 6 (2.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.35%) Office 365
3 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.96%) SaaS
5 2 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 101 (48.33%) Firewall
2 91 (43.54%) Cisco ASA
3 86 (41.15%) WAN
4 79 (37.80%) LAN
5 69 (33.01%) Wireless
6 68 (32.54%) OSPF
7 63 (30.14%) BGP
8 57 (27.27%) VPN
9 56 (26.79%) NX-OS
10 46 (22.01%) Cisco Nexus
11 41 (19.62%) MPLS
12 39 (18.66%) TCP/IP
13 38 (18.18%) HSRP
14 36 (17.22%) DHCP
15 35 (16.75%) Network Security
15 35 (16.75%) VLAN
16 33 (15.79%) DNS
17 31 (14.83%) IPsec
18 23 (11.00%) Cisco Wireless
18 23 (11.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (0.96%) TeamCity
1 2 (0.96%) Vagrant
1 2 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 54 (25.84%) Finance
2 18 (8.61%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.74%) Banking
4 8 (3.83%) Law
5 6 (2.87%) Retail
6 5 (2.39%) Electronics
7 4 (1.91%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.44%) Legal
9 2 (0.96%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Games
10 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (44.02%) Network Engineer
2 38 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 35 (16.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 22 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.22%) Architect
7 12 (5.74%) Consultant
7 12 (5.74%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (5.74%) Security Engineer
8 10 (4.78%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 10 (4.78%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (4.31%) Administrator
9 9 (4.31%) Analyst
9 9 (4.31%) Network Design Engineer
9 9 (4.31%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.83%) Design Engineer
10 8 (3.83%) Firewall Engineer
10 8 (3.83%) Network Architect
10 8 (3.83%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (3.35%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.35%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.91%) Web Services
3 2 (0.96%) CSS
4 1 (0.48%) CGI
4 1 (0.48%) HTML
4 1 (0.48%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (34.93%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.61%) Blackberry
3 14 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.22%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.35%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.91%) CMDB
8 3 (1.44%) BYOD
8 3 (1.44%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.44%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) iPad
10 1 (0.48%) iPhone
10 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) VCE vBlock
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (33.01%) Windows
2 47 (22.49%) Windows Server
3 30 (14.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (13.88%) Android
5 27 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (11.48%) Linux
8 12 (5.74%) Windows XP
9 11 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (3.83%) Windows 10
10 8 (3.83%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.39%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (1.91%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.91%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (1.44%) CatOS
13 3 (1.44%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.44%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.44%) Unix
14 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.48%) Mandriva Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.31%) ITIL
2 28 (13.40%) Load Balancing
3 19 (9.09%) Network Design
4 16 (7.66%) Change Management
5 15 (7.18%) Migration
5 15 (7.18%) Network Management
6 14 (6.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (5.74%) High Availability
7 12 (5.74%) Service Management
8 11 (5.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 11 (5.26%) Time Management
9 10 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (4.78%) Configuration Management
9 10 (4.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 9 (4.31%) Data Centre Operations
10 9 (4.31%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 9 (4.31%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (4.31%) Problem Management
10 9 (4.31%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 8 (3.83%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.74%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.31%) VB
3 6 (2.87%) C
3 6 (2.87%) SQL
4 3 (1.44%) Java
5 2 (0.96%) Python
5 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.48%) Perl
6 1 (0.48%) PHP
6 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (50.72%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (36.84%) CCNP
3 54 (25.84%) CCNA
4 26 (12.44%) CCIE
5 23 (11.00%) Security Cleared
6 20 (9.57%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.83%) CCSA
8 7 (3.35%) Degree
8 7 (3.35%) MOS
8 7 (3.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.87%) CCSE
9 6 (2.87%) CCVP
10 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.91%) CISSP
11 4 (1.91%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.91%) MCSE
12 3 (1.44%) CCDE
12 3 (1.44%) CCIP
13 2 (0.96%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.74%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.31%) SLA
3 5 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 38 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 34 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.70%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 11 (5.26%) vSphere
5 8 (3.83%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.87%) XenApp
7 4 (1.91%) Firmware
7 4 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.91%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.96%) Docker
8 2 (0.96%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (5.26%) AirWatch
2 9 (4.31%) NetBackup
2 9 (4.31%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (4.31%) WSUS
3 7 (3.35%) Nagios
3 7 (3.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (2.87%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.87%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (2.87%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.87%) SCCM
5 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.91%) Puppet
6 4 (1.91%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.91%) Simpana
7 3 (1.44%) Cacti
7 3 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.96%) OPNET
8 2 (0.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 209 (100.00%) Cisco
2 67 (32.06%) Microsoft
3 66 (31.58%) VMware
4 47 (22.49%) CheckPoint
5 44 (21.05%) F5
6 35 (16.75%) Juniper
7 32 (15.31%) HP
8 22 (10.53%) Symantec
9 21 (10.05%) Citrix
9 21 (10.05%) SolarWinds
10 20 (9.57%) Palo Alto
11 15 (7.18%) Blue Coat
11 15 (7.18%) Dell
12 14 (6.70%) Riverbed
12 14 (6.70%) Veeam
13 11 (5.26%) Lumension
13 11 (5.26%) Red Hat
14 10 (4.78%) Meraki
14 10 (4.78%) MobileIron
15 9 (4.31%) Aruba
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