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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco IOS
Rank 461 488 464
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -24
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 145 104 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.73% 1.45% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 57 59
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £393 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -25.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.60 £30.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +21.00%

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
8364 7196 9118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.62% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4619 3903 4169
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 407 691
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 +38 137 £350 +6.06% 31
London +36 73 £425 +30.76% 20
South East +12 25 £275 - 9
City of London +38 24 £325 -7.14% 6
Yorkshire +7 17 £275 -29.03% 2
South Yorkshire - 9 £275 -
Sheffield - 9 £275 -
Berkshire +11 7 £250 - 7
Hampshire - 7 £252 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 - -
Milton Keynes - 6 - -
Cheshire +12 5 - -
North West -8 5 - -
Scotland -10 5 £290 +84.12%
Reading +10 4 - - 2
Leeds +4 4 £338 +187.23% 2
West Yorkshire +2 4 £338 +187.23% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £295 -
Middlesex +3 2 - -
East of England -40 2 £301 -22.25% 2
Oxford - 2 £316 -
York +2 1 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire -3 1 £401 +3.35%
Hertfordshire -18 1 £450 - 2
Slough - 1 - - 4
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Gatwick - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 259 (100.00%) Cisco
2 158 (61.00%) Firewall
3 130 (50.19%) Cisco Certification
4 123 (47.49%) LAN
5 119 (45.95%) CheckPoint
6 101 (39.00%) WAN
7 99 (38.22%) F5
8 90 (34.75%) OSPF
9 87 (33.59%) CCNP
10 86 (33.20%) BGP
11 85 (32.82%) Juniper
12 79 (30.50%) Network Security
13 78 (30.12%) VPN
14 76 (29.34%) Cisco ASA
15 71 (27.41%) Windows
16 63 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
17 60 (23.17%) TCP/IP
18 57 (22.01%) DNS
19 50 (19.31%) HP
20 48 (18.53%) Microsoft
20 48 (18.53%) Blue Coat
21 46 (17.76%) DHCP
22 45 (17.37%) VLAN
23 43 (16.60%) Linux
23 43 (16.60%) CCNA
24 40 (15.44%) ITIL
25 38 (14.67%) Wireless
26 37 (14.29%) Active Directory
27 35 (13.51%) Citrix
27 35 (13.51%) CCSE

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 23 (8.88%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (5.02%) Lync
4 12 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.86%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.09%) IIS
7 7 (2.70%) Apache
8 6 (2.32%) IBM Notes
8 6 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.54%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.16%) CMS
11 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (10.04%) MS Office
2 25 (9.65%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (61.00%) Firewall
2 123 (47.49%) LAN
3 101 (39.00%) WAN
4 90 (34.75%) OSPF
5 86 (33.20%) BGP
6 79 (30.50%) Network Security
7 78 (30.12%) VPN
8 76 (29.34%) Cisco ASA
9 63 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 60 (23.17%) TCP/IP
11 57 (22.01%) DNS
12 46 (17.76%) DHCP
13 45 (17.37%) VLAN
14 38 (14.67%) Wireless
15 30 (11.58%) HSRP
15 30 (11.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 29 (11.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 27 (10.42%) SAN
18 25 (9.65%) NetScreen
19 24 (9.27%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.16%) MySQL
4 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (12.74%) Finance
2 28 (10.81%) Banking
3 12 (4.63%) Back Office
4 10 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.09%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.70%) Spanish Language
7 6 (2.32%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.16%) Games
9 2 (0.77%) Military
9 2 (0.77%) Publishing
9 2 (0.77%) Retail
10 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.39%) French Language
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 113 (43.63%) Network Engineer
2 39 (15.06%) Security Engineer
3 32 (12.36%) Senior Network Engineer
4 29 (11.20%) Network Security Engineer
5 21 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 20 (7.72%) Network Specialist
7 18 (6.95%) Senior Security Engineer
7 18 (6.95%) Security Specialist
7 18 (6.95%) Network Security Specialist
8 16 (6.18%) Cisco Engineer
8 16 (6.18%) Analyst
9 15 (5.79%) Consultant
10 12 (4.63%) Administrator
11 11 (4.25%) Architect
11 11 (4.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 11 (4.25%) Firewall Engineer
12 10 (3.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 9 (3.47%) Network Manager
13 9 (3.47%) Support Analyst
14 8 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.93%) CSS
2 3 (1.16%) XMPP
3 1 (0.39%) WAP
3 1 (0.39%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (12.36%) Blackberry
3 17 (6.56%) Thin Client
3 17 (6.56%) Fat Client
4 11 (4.25%) Cryptography
5 8 (3.09%) Clustering
6 7 (2.70%) PKI
6 7 (2.70%) Statistics
7 6 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.93%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.93%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.54%) iPad
9 4 (1.54%) iPhone
9 4 (1.54%) CESG
10 3 (1.16%) Online Games
10 3 (1.16%) Open Source
11 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.39%) Replication
12 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 71 (27.41%) Windows
2 43 (16.60%) Linux
3 20 (7.72%) Windows 7
4 19 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (6.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (5.79%) Windows XP
7 13 (5.02%) Android
8 10 (3.86%) UNIX
9 7 (2.70%) Windows 2000
10 6 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.93%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.93%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.54%) zOS
12 4 (1.54%) Solaris
12 4 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (1.16%) Debian
13 3 (1.16%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.44%) ITIL
2 34 (13.13%) Load Balancing
2 34 (13.13%) Network Management
3 29 (11.20%) Mentoring
4 28 (10.81%) Service Management
4 28 (10.81%) Service Delivery
5 24 (9.27%) Incident Management
6 21 (8.11%) E-Commerce
7 15 (5.79%) Time Management
8 13 (5.02%) Project Management
9 11 (4.25%) Network Load Balancing
9 11 (4.25%) Network Design
10 10 (3.86%) WAN Optimisation
10 10 (3.86%) Low Latency
10 10 (3.86%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (3.47%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (3.47%) Project Planning
12 8 (3.09%) Line Management
13 7 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
13 7 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.02%) SQL
2 11 (4.25%) C
3 4 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.16%) Korn
5 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.77%) Perl
5 2 (0.77%) Python
6 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 130 (50.19%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (33.59%) CCNP
3 43 (16.60%) CCNA
4 35 (13.51%) CCSE
5 28 (10.81%) Security Cleared
6 26 (10.04%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.02%) CCIE
8 10 (3.86%) CCVP
8 10 (3.86%) DV Cleared
9 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.09%) CCDP
10 7 (2.70%) Degree
11 5 (1.93%) CCSA
12 4 (1.54%) A+ Certification
12 4 (1.54%) MCSE
12 4 (1.54%) MCSA
13 3 (1.16%) MCP
13 3 (1.16%) JNCIE
14 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.77%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.56%) QA
2 16 (6.18%) SLA
3 6 (2.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.32%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.27%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.56%) vSphere
5 16 (6.18%) Snort
6 14 (5.41%) ProxySG
6 14 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.32%) ISA Server
8 4 (1.54%) Xen
9 3 (1.16%) Squid
9 3 (1.16%) Dovecot
9 3 (1.16%) Sendmail
9 3 (1.16%) KVM
10 1 (0.39%) XenServer
10 1 (0.39%) vCloud
10 1 (0.39%) NFS
10 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (7.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (4.63%) SolarWinds Orion
3 10 (3.86%) OpenView
4 7 (2.70%) WhatsUp Gold
4 7 (2.70%) SCOrch
4 7 (2.70%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (2.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (2.32%) DameWare
5 6 (2.32%) OVSD
6 5 (1.93%) Cacti
7 4 (1.54%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.16%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.16%) Nessus
8 3 (1.16%) SCCM
8 3 (1.16%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (1.16%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.77%) RANCID
9 2 (0.77%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 259 (100.00%) Cisco
2 119 (45.95%) CheckPoint
3 99 (38.22%) F5
4 85 (32.82%) Juniper
5 50 (19.31%) HP
6 48 (18.53%) Microsoft
6 48 (18.53%) Blue Coat
7 35 (13.51%) Citrix
8 30 (11.58%) VMware
9 23 (8.88%) Sourcefire
10 20 (7.72%) Riverbed
11 19 (7.34%) Infoblox
12 17 (6.56%) Imperva
13 16 (6.18%) SolarWinds
13 16 (6.18%) McAfee
13 16 (6.18%) Dell
14 14 (5.41%) IBM
14 14 (5.41%) 3PAR
15 12 (4.63%) Nokia
16 11 (4.25%) Symantec
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