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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco IOS
London / City of London
Rank 143 157 165
Rank change year-on-year +14 +8  
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 10 4 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.12% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.95% 1.06% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 29
Median daily rate £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £375 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £319 £401
% change year-on-year +5.49% -20.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £41.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% +72.91%  

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 339 377 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.32% 11.47% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 278 500
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +39.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £19.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.19 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IOS in the City of London.

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

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) CCNP
2 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (70.59%) Finance
4 10 (58.82%) Firewall
4 10 (58.82%) F5
5 9 (52.94%) WAN
6 7 (41.18%) LAN
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (29.41%) Financial Institution
8 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
8 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
8 5 (29.41%) OSPF
8 5 (29.41%) BGP
9 4 (23.53%) Citrix
9 4 (23.53%) MPLS
9 4 (23.53%) SNMP
9 4 (23.53%) IGMP
9 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
9 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (23.53%) Wireless
9 4 (23.53%) VMware
9 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (23.53%) Aruba
9 4 (23.53%) Banking
9 4 (23.53%) NetScout
9 4 (23.53%) Network Security
9 4 (23.53%) High Availability

Cisco IOS
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (23.53%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (41.18%) LAN
4 5 (29.41%) BGP
4 5 (29.41%) OSPF
5 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
5 4 (23.53%) HSRP
5 4 (23.53%) IGMP
5 4 (23.53%) MPLS
5 4 (23.53%) Network Security
5 4 (23.53%) NX-OS
5 4 (23.53%) SNMP
5 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (23.53%) Wireless
6 3 (17.65%) BIG-IP
6 3 (17.65%) Unified Communications
6 3 (17.65%) VPN
7 2 (11.76%) Multicast
7 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Financial Institution
3 4 (23.53%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Advertising
4 1 (5.88%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Network Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Project Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) XMPP
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Android
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) High Availability
1 4 (23.53%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Network Management
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) CCNP
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CCIE
3 2 (11.76%) MCSA
4 1 (5.88%) CCSE
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) GPFS
3 1 (5.88%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (5.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) F5
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
4 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
5 4 (23.53%) Aruba
5 4 (23.53%) Citrix
5 4 (23.53%) Meraki
5 4 (23.53%) NetScout
5 4 (23.53%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) Palo Alto
6 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
7 2 (11.76%) Symantec
8 1 (5.88%) Imperva
8 1 (5.88%) Infoblox
8 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 1 (5.88%) Splunk