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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco IOS
Rank 540 488 479
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 108 139 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.73% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 86 89
Median daily rate £380 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £339 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Median hourly rate £22.00 £49.19 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.27% +391.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £49.19 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-55.27% +391.90%

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
8530 8022 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.78% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4464 3829
Median daily rate £388 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 468 393
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.78 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 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
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 26 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 -33 97 £400 +14.28% 33
London -40 51 £425 +21.42% 11
South East -4 17 £333 -4.31% 6
West Midlands +7 15 £370 +147.49% 4
Berkshire - 13 £378 - 2
City of London +25 11 £425 - 4
Reading - 10 £340 - 1
Scotland -17 9 £290 +8.72% 1
Hertfordshire +15 5 - -
East of England +13 5 - - 1
Birmingham +2 4 £370 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 4 - -
Staffordshire - 4 £413 -
Surrey -6 3 £250 -
North West -24 3 £363 - 2
Erskine -43 3 £290 +8.20%
Renfrewshire -44 3 £290 +8.20%
Worcestershire - 3 £380 -
Malvern - 3 £380 -
Surbiton - 3 £475 -
East Midlands +9 2 £295 -18.55% 4
South West -10 2 £275 -6.77% 3
Edinburgh -10 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £400 -
Merseyside - 2 £400 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £500 -
Hampshire -2 1 - - 2
Bristol -8 1 £275 -6.77% 1
Manchester -15 1 £325 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -48 1 - -

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 196 (100.00%) Cisco
2 103 (52.55%) Cisco Certification
3 98 (50.00%) Firewall
4 95 (48.47%) BGP
5 86 (43.88%) CCNP
6 83 (42.35%) LAN
7 78 (39.80%) WAN
7 78 (39.80%) OSPF
8 73 (37.24%) VPN
9 71 (36.22%) Wireless
10 66 (33.67%) Cisco ASA
11 64 (32.65%) TCP/IP
12 61 (31.12%) Cisco Nexus
13 55 (28.06%) DNS
14 52 (26.53%) MPLS
15 50 (25.51%) Windows
16 46 (23.47%) CheckPoint
17 44 (22.45%) DHCP
18 42 (21.43%) EIGRP
19 41 (20.92%) Microsoft
20 40 (20.41%) Juniper
20 40 (20.41%) F5
21 39 (19.90%) CCNA
21 39 (19.90%) ITIL
22 38 (19.39%) Network Security
22 38 (19.39%) NX-OS
22 38 (19.39%) Data Centre
23 36 (18.37%) Load Balancing
24 35 (17.86%) Finance
25 32 (16.33%) 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 11 (5.61%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.04%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.04%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.51%) Apache
4 1 (0.51%) IIS
4 1 (0.51%) Zimbra
Applications
1 15 (7.65%) MS Excel
1 15 (7.65%) MS Office
2 14 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.55%) Office 365
2 4 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (50.00%) Firewall
2 95 (48.47%) BGP
3 83 (42.35%) LAN
4 78 (39.80%) OSPF
4 78 (39.80%) WAN
5 73 (37.24%) VPN
6 71 (36.22%) Wireless
7 66 (33.67%) Cisco ASA
8 64 (32.65%) TCP/IP
9 61 (31.12%) Cisco Nexus
10 55 (28.06%) DNS
11 52 (26.53%) MPLS
12 44 (22.45%) DHCP
13 42 (21.43%) EIGRP
14 38 (19.39%) Network Security
14 38 (19.39%) NX-OS
15 32 (16.33%) VLAN
16 30 (15.31%) VoIP
17 26 (13.27%) HSRP
18 25 (12.76%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.04%) MySQL
2 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.04%) git-flow
2 4 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 35 (17.86%) Finance
2 18 (9.18%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.12%) Banking
4 7 (3.57%) Retail
5 5 (2.55%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) German Language
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 109 (55.61%) Network Engineer
2 34 (17.35%) Cisco Engineer
2 34 (17.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 25 (12.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 21 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 20 (10.20%) Analyst
6 19 (9.69%) Security Engineer
7 18 (9.18%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (6.63%) Network Analyst
9 9 (4.59%) Cisco Analyst
9 9 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.08%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 8 (4.08%) Cisco Support
10 8 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (4.08%) Consultant
10 8 (4.08%) Senior Security Engineer
11 7 (3.57%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 6 (3.06%) Cisco Consultant
12 6 (3.06%) Firewall Engineer
12 6 (3.06%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.08%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.04%) Web Services
3 2 (1.02%) YAML
4 1 (0.51%) CSS
4 1 (0.51%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.39%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.57%) CMDB
3 7 (3.57%) Private Cloud
3 7 (3.57%) Streaming Media
4 6 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.06%) MPEG
5 5 (2.55%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.53%) Statistics
8 2 (1.02%) Clustering
8 2 (1.02%) Replication
9 1 (0.51%) CESG
9 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.51%) Handset
9 1 (0.51%) iPhone
9 1 (0.51%) NHS
9 1 (0.51%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 50 (25.51%) Windows
2 23 (11.73%) Windows Server
3 21 (10.71%) Linux
4 17 (8.67%) Unix
5 14 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (6.12%) CatOS
7 9 (4.59%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.55%) Android
11 4 (2.04%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.51%) CentOS
14 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.90%) ITIL
2 36 (18.37%) Load Balancing
3 27 (13.78%) Network Design
4 18 (9.18%) Migration
4 18 (9.18%) Service Delivery
5 17 (8.67%) Change Management
6 12 (6.12%) Network Management
6 12 (6.12%) Project Management
7 11 (5.61%) Configuration Management
7 11 (5.61%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (5.61%) Problem Management
8 10 (5.10%) High Availability
8 10 (5.10%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.59%) Incident Management
9 9 (4.59%) Service Management
10 8 (4.08%) DDoS Mitigation
10 8 (4.08%) Release Management
11 7 (3.57%) Change Control
11 7 (3.57%) Escalation Management
11 7 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.12%) Python
2 10 (5.10%) Perl
3 9 (4.59%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.06%) C
5 3 (1.53%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.53%) SQL
6 2 (1.02%) Java
7 1 (0.51%) Korn
7 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (52.55%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (43.88%) CCNP
3 39 (19.90%) CCNA
4 25 (12.76%) CCIE
5 16 (8.16%) Security Cleared
6 12 (6.12%) SC Cleared
7 10 (5.10%) CCSE
8 8 (4.08%) CISSP
9 7 (3.57%) JNCIP
10 4 (2.04%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.04%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.04%) JNCIS
10 4 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.53%) CCSA
12 2 (1.02%) CCA
12 2 (1.02%) Degree
12 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.02%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.02%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.55%) QA
1 5 (2.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.02%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 21 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.59%) Snort
4 6 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.04%) Docker
5 4 (2.04%) NFS
6 3 (1.53%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.53%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.53%) XenApp
7 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.02%) Veritas File System
7 2 (1.02%) vSphere
7 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.51%) Squid
8 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (5.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (4.59%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (4.59%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.57%) Nagios
3 7 (3.57%) Proventia
4 6 (3.06%) SCCM
5 5 (2.55%) Puppet
6 4 (2.04%) CFEngine
6 4 (2.04%) logstash
6 4 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.04%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.53%) Cacti
7 3 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (1.02%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.02%) Ansible
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco LMS
8 2 (1.02%) OpenView
8 2 (1.02%) SmokePing
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.51%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 196 (100.00%) Cisco
2 46 (23.47%) CheckPoint
3 41 (20.92%) Microsoft
4 40 (20.41%) F5
4 40 (20.41%) Juniper
5 25 (12.76%) Palo Alto
6 21 (10.71%) VMware
7 20 (10.20%) Aruba
8 19 (9.69%) SolarWinds
9 17 (8.67%) Blue Coat
10 16 (8.16%) HP
11 15 (7.65%) Citrix
11 15 (7.65%) Fortinet
12 11 (5.61%) Apple
12 11 (5.61%) Infoblox
12 11 (5.61%) Nokia
13 10 (5.10%) Avaya
14 9 (4.59%) Intel Security
15 8 (4.08%) Akamai
15 8 (4.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
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