The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 463 541 490
Rank change year-on-year +78 -51  
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 125 111 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 1.30% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 75 87
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £370 £338
% change year-on-year -8.78% +9.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £28.43 £19.00 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.63% -61.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.17 £17.20 £18.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.69 £25.00 £84.51
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6280 8561 8086
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.57% 16.14% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3720 5192 4560
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 421 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +21.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

Cisco IOS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Cisco IOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco IOS in the UK

Cisco IOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco IOS over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco IOS in the UK

Cisco IOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco IOS 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 25 June 2017. 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 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 +63 118 £395 -1.25% 28
London +12 58 £450 +5.88% 13
South East +40 17 £360 -13.77% 1
Yorkshire +35 16 £425 +13.33% 4
North West +36 12 £200 -44.96% 2
Manchester +26 12 £200 -38.61% 1
City of London +2 11 £425 -10.52% 1
West Yorkshire +28 10 - - 3
Leeds +27 10 - - 1
Berkshire +15 9 £325 -22.15%
South West +4 6 £450 +71.42%
Reading +7 5 £315 -24.09%
South Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
Sheffield - 5 - - 1
Hampshire - 5 £388 -
Wales -3 4 £244 -22.00% 1
East of England -8 4 £325 - 6
Maidenhead - 4 £360 -
Scotland +37 3 £300 -9.77%
Edinburgh +14 3 £300 -
South Wales -3 3 £288 -8.00%
Cardiff - 3 £288 -
Colchester - 3 £325 - 2
Essex - 3 £325 - 2
Tyne and Wear +75 2 £363 -
North East +67 2 £363 -
West Midlands +12 2 £438 +18.24% 2
East Midlands -11 2 £425 +46.55%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £250 - 1
Cornwall - 2 £338 -

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for Cisco IOS.

1 262 (100.00%) Cisco
2 141 (53.82%) Cisco Certification
3 131 (50.00%) LAN
4 121 (46.18%) Firewall
5 112 (42.75%) CCNP
6 94 (35.88%) WAN
7 91 (34.73%) BGP
7 91 (34.73%) Cisco ASA
8 88 (33.59%) VPN
9 85 (32.44%) Wireless
10 79 (30.15%) Microsoft
11 76 (29.01%) Windows
11 76 (29.01%) OSPF
12 68 (25.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 60 (22.90%) MPLS
14 59 (22.52%) DNS
14 59 (22.52%) TCP/IP
15 58 (22.14%) ITIL
15 58 (22.14%) VMware
16 56 (21.37%) Data Centre
17 51 (19.47%) Citrix
18 49 (18.70%) NX-OS
19 48 (18.32%) Android
19 48 (18.32%) DHCP
20 44 (16.79%) CCIE
20 44 (16.79%) Network Security
21 40 (15.27%) Linux
22 39 (14.89%) CCNA
22 39 (14.89%) Juniper
22 39 (14.89%) Palo Alto

Cisco IOS
Co-occurring 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 18 (6.87%) IBM Notes
1 18 (6.87%) Skype for Business
2 9 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (2.67%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.38%) CMS
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (8.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (5.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.05%) Eikon
2 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.29%) Office 365
4 5 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.76%) G Suite
6 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 131 (50.00%) LAN
2 121 (46.18%) Firewall
3 94 (35.88%) WAN
4 91 (34.73%) BGP
4 91 (34.73%) Cisco ASA
5 88 (33.59%) VPN
6 85 (32.44%) Wireless
7 76 (29.01%) OSPF
8 68 (25.95%) Cisco Nexus
9 60 (22.90%) MPLS
10 59 (22.52%) DNS
10 59 (22.52%) TCP/IP
11 49 (18.70%) NX-OS
12 48 (18.32%) DHCP
13 44 (16.79%) Network Security
14 37 (14.12%) Cisco Wireless
14 37 (14.12%) EIGRP
15 35 (13.36%) WLAN
16 32 (12.21%) VLAN
17 28 (10.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (5.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 37 (14.12%) Finance
2 26 (9.92%) Banking
3 24 (9.16%) Telecoms
4 16 (6.11%) Retail
5 8 (3.05%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.29%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.91%) Law
8 3 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.76%) Billing
9 2 (0.76%) Electronics
9 2 (0.76%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Back Office
10 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.38%) French Language
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 130 (49.62%) Network Engineer
2 36 (13.74%) Cisco Engineer
3 32 (12.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 26 (9.92%) Senior Network Engineer
5 24 (9.16%) Support Engineer
6 23 (8.78%) Analyst
7 19 (7.25%) Security Engineer
8 18 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (6.87%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (6.49%) Architect
9 17 (6.49%) Network Analyst
10 15 (5.73%) LAN Engineer
11 13 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.58%) Cisco Analyst
12 12 (4.58%) Cisco Network Analyst
12 12 (4.58%) Network Specialist
13 11 (4.20%) Desktop Support
14 10 (3.82%) Network Support
15 9 (3.44%) Consultant
15 9 (3.44%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.07%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.44%) XMPP
3 2 (0.76%) CSS
3 2 (0.76%) Web Services
4 1 (0.38%) Core Data
4 1 (0.38%) OAuth
4 1 (0.38%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (21.37%) Data Centre
2 32 (12.21%) BYOD
3 28 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (9.92%) Blackberry
5 14 (5.34%) Clustering
6 11 (4.20%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.05%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.67%) DataPower
9 6 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.29%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.91%) CMDB
11 4 (1.53%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.53%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.76%) NHS
13 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
14 1 (0.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 76 (29.01%) Windows
2 48 (18.32%) Android
3 40 (15.27%) Linux
4 28 (10.69%) Windows 7
5 21 (8.02%) Windows Server
6 19 (7.25%) Mac OS
6 19 (7.25%) Unix
7 16 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (3.05%) CatOS
11 6 (2.29%) Mac OS X
11 6 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.53%) CentOS
12 4 (1.53%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.38%) VyOS
13 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (22.14%) ITIL
2 36 (13.74%) Network Design
3 31 (11.83%) Migration
4 29 (11.07%) Network Management
5 21 (8.02%) High Availability
5 21 (8.02%) Load Balancing
6 20 (7.63%) Network Monitoring
7 19 (7.25%) Service Management
8 18 (6.87%) Project Management
9 17 (6.49%) Configuration Management
10 16 (6.11%) ITSM
11 14 (5.34%) ITIL V3
12 13 (4.96%) Mentoring
13 12 (4.58%) Coaching
14 11 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (3.82%) Mobile Device Management
15 10 (3.82%) Network Architecture
16 9 (3.44%) Infrastructure Monitoring
16 9 (3.44%) Problem Management
17 8 (3.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.49%) Python
2 14 (5.34%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.96%) Perl
4 9 (3.44%) VB
5 8 (3.05%) C
6 4 (1.53%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.53%) C#
7 1 (0.38%) C++
7 1 (0.38%) Java
7 1 (0.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (53.82%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (42.75%) CCNP
3 44 (16.79%) CCIE
4 39 (14.89%) CCNA
5 32 (12.21%) Security Cleared
6 22 (8.40%) SC Cleared
7 14 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (4.58%) Degree
9 9 (3.44%) MCP
10 8 (3.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 8 (3.05%) JNCIA
10 8 (3.05%) JNCIS
11 7 (2.67%) CCSE
11 7 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.29%) CCIP
12 6 (2.29%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.91%) CCDP
13 5 (1.91%) CCVP
13 5 (1.91%) Master's Degree
14 4 (1.53%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (12.60%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.82%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.05%) GPFS
4 8 (3.05%) LXC
5 5 (1.91%) pfSense
5 5 (1.91%) Snort
5 5 (1.91%) vSphere
6 3 (1.15%) Firmware
7 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 23 (8.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (8.02%) Cisco Prime
3 18 (6.87%) FortiGate
4 13 (4.96%) Cisco UCCX
5 12 (4.58%) Nagios
5 12 (4.58%) SCCM
6 11 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (3.82%) Puppet
7 10 (3.82%) ZABBIX
8 9 (3.44%) AirWatch
8 9 (3.44%) NetBackup
8 9 (3.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (3.44%) WSUS
9 7 (2.67%) Cacti
9 7 (2.67%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (2.67%) OPNET
10 5 (1.91%) EnCase
10 5 (1.91%) OpenView
10 5 (1.91%) QRadar
10 5 (1.91%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 262 (100.00%) Cisco
2 79 (30.15%) Microsoft
3 58 (22.14%) VMware
4 51 (19.47%) Citrix
5 39 (14.89%) Juniper
5 39 (14.89%) Palo Alto
6 38 (14.50%) F5
7 35 (13.36%) CheckPoint
8 32 (12.21%) SolarWinds
9 31 (11.83%) HP
10 25 (9.54%) Fortinet
11 23 (8.78%) Splunk
12 18 (6.87%) Lotus
12 18 (6.87%) Symantec
13 15 (5.73%) Red Hat
14 14 (5.34%) Bloomberg
15 13 (4.96%) MobileIron
15 13 (4.96%) Reuters
16 12 (4.58%) Infoblox
17 11 (4.20%) Riverbed
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