The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Cisco IOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco IOS over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco IOS
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 152 177
Rank change year-on-year -3 +25  
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 11 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 2.52% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 20
Median daily rate £425 £475 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +16.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £335 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £520 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £370 £338
% change year-on-year -7.22% +9.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.36 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £49.19
% change year-on-year +71.05% -61.37%  

Cisco IOS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 342 476 742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.36% 14.07% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 375 546
Median daily rate £425 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 25
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Cisco IOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Cisco IOS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco IOS in the City of London

Cisco IOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco IOS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco IOS in the City of London

Cisco IOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco IOS in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco IOS in the City of London

Cisco IOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco IOS in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco IOS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Cisco IOS.

1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) CCNP
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (42.86%) Firewall
5 8 (38.10%) OSPF
5 8 (38.10%) BGP
5 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
5 8 (38.10%) LAN
6 7 (33.33%) WAN
6 7 (33.33%) Finance
7 6 (28.57%) VMware
7 6 (28.57%) Wireless
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds
7 6 (28.57%) Unified Communications
7 6 (28.57%) Network Management
7 6 (28.57%) HSRP
8 5 (23.81%) 802.1X
8 5 (23.81%) Palo Alto
8 5 (23.81%) F5
8 5 (23.81%) Network Security
8 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
8 5 (23.81%) VPN
8 5 (23.81%) SNMP
8 5 (23.81%) EIGRP
9 4 (19.05%) TACACS
9 4 (19.05%) VoIP
9 4 (19.05%) ITIL

Cisco IOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (42.86%) Firewall
3 8 (38.10%) BGP
3 8 (38.10%) LAN
3 8 (38.10%) OSPF
3 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
4 7 (33.33%) WAN
5 6 (28.57%) HSRP
5 6 (28.57%) Unified Communications
5 6 (28.57%) Wireless
6 5 (23.81%) EIGRP
6 5 (23.81%) Network Security
6 5 (23.81%) SNMP
6 5 (23.81%) VPN
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (19.05%) NX-OS
7 4 (19.05%) TACACS
7 4 (19.05%) VLAN
7 4 (19.05%) VoIP
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Network Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) 802.1X
2 4 (19.05%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (4.76%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Android
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Network Management
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.76%) Break/Fix
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.76%) Escalation Management
5 1 (4.76%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Network Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) CCNP
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) CCIE
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
4 1 (4.76%) CCDA
4 1 (4.76%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (4.76%) CCSA
4 1 (4.76%) CCSE
4 1 (4.76%) CCVP
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) GPFS
3 1 (4.76%) LXC
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (14.29%) SCCM
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.76%) Puppet
4 1 (4.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
3 5 (23.81%) F5
3 5 (23.81%) Palo Alto
4 2 (9.52%) Aruba
4 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
4 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
4 2 (9.52%) Nokia
4 2 (9.52%) Red Box
4 2 (9.52%) Riverbed
4 2 (9.52%) Splunk
4 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) Imperva
5 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.76%) NetScout
5 1 (4.76%) Speakerbus