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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco IOS
Rank 462 501 476
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -25
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 134 81 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 1.17% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 41 43
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£388 £360 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £448 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £12.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.50 £12.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+97.91% -31.42%

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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
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 £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +24 127 £388 +7.63% 34
London +31 47 £388 +3.26% 22
Yorkshire +9 19 £401 -
South East -15 17 £323 -10.41% 2
City of London +13 16 £388 +3.19% 10
North Yorkshire - 16 £401 -
York - 16 £401 -
South West -11 15 £233 +3.33% 3
Manchester -1 11 £375 +40.84% 1
North West -7 11 £375 -6.25% 1
North East - 9 £365 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £365 -
Devon - 6 £213 -
East Midlands +3 5 £500 +100.00%
Berkshire +1 5 £410 +23.77% 1
Scotland -4 4 £450 +37.35% 1
East of England -16 4 £276 - 4
Hampshire - 4 £347 -
Hertfordshire -1 3 £400 - 1
Surrey -6 3 £280 -22.22%
Oxfordshire -22 3 £174 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
Exeter - 3 - -
Reading +18 2 £500 +25.00% 1
Slough -7 2 £295 +12.38%
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Woking - 2 £280 -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 279 (100.00%) Cisco
2 176 (63.08%) Firewall
3 147 (52.69%) Cisco Certification
4 135 (48.39%) LAN
5 121 (43.37%) F5
6 119 (42.65%) WAN
7 112 (40.14%) CheckPoint
8 101 (36.20%) OSPF
9 97 (34.77%) Juniper
10 94 (33.69%) BGP
10 94 (33.69%) Cisco ASA
11 90 (32.26%) CCNP
12 83 (29.75%) Cisco Nexus
13 82 (29.39%) VPN
14 78 (27.96%) Network Security
15 73 (26.16%) Windows
16 61 (21.86%) DNS
17 54 (19.35%) TCP/IP
18 53 (19.00%) ITIL
19 50 (17.92%) Wireless
19 50 (17.92%) Load Balancing
20 49 (17.56%) Blue Coat
20 49 (17.56%) HP
21 47 (16.85%) CCNA
21 47 (16.85%) Microsoft
21 47 (16.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 45 (16.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
23 43 (15.41%) VLAN
24 41 (14.70%) DHCP
24 41 (14.70%) Service Management

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (6.81%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.02%) Lync
3 12 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.23%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.08%) IIS
8 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.72%) Apache
8 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 33 (11.83%) MS Office
2 32 (11.47%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.72%) MS Project
4 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.08%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 176 (63.08%) Firewall
2 135 (48.39%) LAN
3 119 (42.65%) WAN
4 101 (36.20%) OSPF
5 94 (33.69%) BGP
5 94 (33.69%) Cisco ASA
6 83 (29.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 82 (29.39%) VPN
8 78 (27.96%) Network Security
9 61 (21.86%) DNS
10 54 (19.35%) TCP/IP
11 50 (17.92%) Wireless
12 47 (16.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 45 (16.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 43 (15.41%) VLAN
15 41 (14.70%) DHCP
16 39 (13.98%) SAN
16 39 (13.98%) MPLS
17 34 (12.19%) Internet
18 33 (11.83%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.36%) MS Access
3 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (13.26%) Finance
2 31 (11.11%) Banking
3 15 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.58%) Spanish Language
5 7 (2.51%) Games
5 7 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.15%) Back Office
6 6 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.72%) Military
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 122 (43.73%) Network Engineer
2 32 (11.47%) Senior Network Engineer
3 30 (10.75%) Security Engineer
4 23 (8.24%) Analyst
5 22 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
6 20 (7.17%) Senior Security Engineer
7 17 (6.09%) Architect
8 16 (5.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 15 (5.38%) Network Specialist
10 14 (5.02%) Network Security Engineer
11 13 (4.66%) Network Security Specialist
11 13 (4.66%) Security Specialist
12 12 (4.30%) Consultant
13 11 (3.94%) IP Engineer
14 10 (3.58%) Support Engineer
15 9 (3.23%) Support Analyst
15 9 (3.23%) Network Analyst
15 9 (3.23%) Administrator
15 9 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
15 9 (3.23%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.79%) CSS
2 2 (0.72%) XMPP
2 2 (0.72%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.36%) Flash
3 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (12.90%) Blackberry
3 24 (8.60%) Cryptography
4 12 (4.30%) Thin Client
4 12 (4.30%) Fat Client
5 11 (3.94%) PKI
5 11 (3.94%) Clustering
6 8 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.15%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.15%) Online Games
8 5 (1.79%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.43%) CESG
10 3 (1.08%) Replication
11 2 (0.72%) iPad
11 2 (0.72%) iPhone
12 1 (0.36%) Social Media
12 1 (0.36%) Kindle
12 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.36%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 73 (26.16%) Windows
2 33 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (11.47%) Linux
4 30 (10.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (9.32%) Windows 7
6 18 (6.45%) UNIX
7 16 (5.73%) Windows XP
8 12 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.30%) Android
9 4 (1.43%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.43%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.43%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.08%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.72%) zOS
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.00%) ITIL
2 50 (17.92%) Load Balancing
3 41 (14.70%) Service Management
4 40 (14.34%) Network Management
5 31 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 31 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 29 (10.39%) Incident Management
7 23 (8.24%) Network Design
8 22 (7.89%) E-Commerce
9 21 (7.53%) Time Management
9 21 (7.53%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (4.66%) Project Management
11 11 (3.94%) Project Planning
11 11 (3.94%) Migration
12 10 (3.58%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (3.23%) Data Protection
13 9 (3.23%) Low Latency
13 9 (3.23%) Asset Management
14 7 (2.51%) Network Load Balancing
14 7 (2.51%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.58%) C
2 8 (2.87%) Python
3 6 (2.15%) SQL
4 3 (1.08%) Perl
5 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.36%) Tcl
6 1 (0.36%) PHP
6 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 147 (52.69%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (32.26%) CCNP
3 47 (16.85%) CCNA
4 37 (13.26%) CCSE
5 36 (12.90%) CCIE
6 34 (12.19%) Security Cleared
7 29 (10.39%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.58%) Degree
9 9 (3.23%) CCVP
9 9 (3.23%) JNCIP
10 8 (2.87%) CCDP
10 8 (2.87%) CCIP
11 7 (2.51%) JNCIA
12 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.15%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.79%) CCSA
14 4 (1.43%) A+ Certification
14 4 (1.43%) CCSP
14 4 (1.43%) MCSE
15 3 (1.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.24%) SLA
1 23 (8.24%) QA
2 15 (5.38%) JSP 440
3 9 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (12.54%) Hyper-V
2 32 (11.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (11.47%) Active Directory
3 22 (7.89%) vSphere
4 20 (7.17%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (5.73%) ProxySG
6 15 (5.38%) Snort
7 5 (1.79%) XenServer
8 4 (1.43%) Firmware
8 4 (1.43%) Xen
9 3 (1.08%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.36%) UAG
11 1 (0.36%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.36%) vCloud
11 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (6.45%) WhatsUp Gold
2 13 (4.66%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
3 9 (3.23%) SCOrch
4 7 (2.51%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.43%) SCOM
7 3 (1.08%) SCCM
8 2 (0.72%) Nessus
8 2 (0.72%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.72%) ZENworks
8 2 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.72%) Cacti
9 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.36%) SAP Afaria
9 1 (0.36%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.36%) OpenView
9 1 (0.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 279 (100.00%) Cisco
2 121 (43.37%) F5
3 112 (40.14%) CheckPoint
4 97 (34.77%) Juniper
5 49 (17.56%) Blue Coat
5 49 (17.56%) HP
6 47 (16.85%) Microsoft
7 39 (13.98%) VMware
8 32 (11.47%) Citrix
9 29 (10.39%) McAfee
10 24 (8.60%) Sourcefire
11 23 (8.24%) Riverbed
12 20 (7.17%) 3PAR
12 20 (7.17%) SolarWinds
13 17 (6.09%) Dell
14 16 (5.73%) EMC
14 16 (5.73%) TippingPoint
14 16 (5.73%) Infoblox
15 14 (5.02%) BT
16 12 (4.30%) Imperva
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