Period
to 21 August 2018

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 6 months to 21 August 2018 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
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 694 605 700
Rank change year-on-year -89 +95 -101
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 206 263 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 2.02% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 144 127
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £238 £165 £246
90th Percentile £469 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +15.71% - +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 17
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -32.33% +60.00%
10th Percentile £24.00 £18.25 £18.00
90th Percentile £46.65 £32.85 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% -23.61% +63.54%

Cisco IOS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,697 12,991 16,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.41% 13.55% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,386 7,799 10,194
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 763 736 811
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -28.00% +21.95%

Cisco IOS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco IOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco IOS over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco IOS in the UK

Cisco IOS
Top 14 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 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -66 187 £380 +4.83% 55
UK excluding London -51 103 £405 +15.71% 31
London -63 89 £375 -6.25% 24
South East -21 33 £441 +24.30% 8
North of England -34 31 £413 +22.40% 7
South West -2 17 £335 -25.56% 4
North West -16 16 £438 +55.97% 6
North East +6 11 £310 -11.43%
East of England -6 9 £388 -8.82% 4
Scotland -34 9 £323 -0.77%
Midlands -22 5 - - 8
Yorkshire -37 4 £413 -2.94% 1
West Midlands -33 3 - - 2
East Midlands -9 2 - - 6

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Cisco IOS.

1 206 (100.00%) Cisco
2 125 (60.68%) Firewall
3 108 (52.43%) LAN
4 94 (45.63%) WAN
5 83 (40.29%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (34.47%) OSPF
7 70 (33.98%) DNS
8 67 (32.52%) BGP
9 66 (32.04%) Windows
10 61 (29.61%) ITIL
10 61 (29.61%) CheckPoint
11 60 (29.13%) DHCP
12 58 (28.16%) CCNP
12 58 (28.16%) Network Security
13 57 (27.67%) Cisco ASA
14 55 (26.70%) VPN
14 55 (26.70%) Juniper
15 52 (25.24%) TCP/IP
16 51 (24.76%) Finance
17 49 (23.79%) Cisco Nexus
18 46 (22.33%) Microsoft Office
19 45 (21.84%) F5
20 44 (21.36%) Data Centre
21 43 (20.87%) Microsoft
22 41 (19.90%) Wireless
23 39 (18.93%) MPLS
24 37 (17.96%) McAfee
25 36 (17.48%) Windows 7
26 35 (16.99%) CCNA
27 34 (16.50%) Network Design

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 13 (6.31%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.34%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.49%) Confluence
4 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.49%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.49%) IIS
4 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 46 (22.33%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (10.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (7.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) RMDS
2 1 (0.49%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.68%) Office 365
2 8 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.46%) PaaS
4 2 (0.97%) Akamai
4 2 (0.97%) Slack
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.49%) GitHub
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 125 (60.68%) Firewall
2 108 (52.43%) LAN
3 94 (45.63%) WAN
4 71 (34.47%) OSPF
5 70 (33.98%) DNS
6 67 (32.52%) BGP
7 60 (29.13%) DHCP
8 58 (28.16%) Network Security
9 57 (27.67%) Cisco ASA
10 55 (26.70%) VPN
11 52 (25.24%) TCP/IP
12 49 (23.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 41 (19.90%) Wireless
14 39 (18.93%) MPLS
15 34 (16.50%) NX-OS
16 33 (16.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 32 (15.53%) VLAN
18 29 (14.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 24 (11.65%) Multicast
20 22 (10.68%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.97%) JIRA
1 2 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
General
1 51 (24.76%) Finance
2 21 (10.19%) Telecoms
3 16 (7.77%) Banking
4 8 (3.88%) Spanish Language
5 7 (3.40%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.46%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.97%) Advertising
7 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.97%) Games
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) Law
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (51.94%) Network Engineer
2 30 (14.56%) Support Engineer
3 22 (10.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 19 (9.22%) Analyst
4 19 (9.22%) IT Support
5 18 (8.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 18 (8.74%) Network Security Engineer
5 18 (8.74%) Security Engineer
6 15 (7.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 13 (6.31%) Network Support
8 12 (5.83%) Desktop Support
8 12 (5.83%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.85%) IT Engineer
9 10 (4.85%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (4.85%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.88%) Consultant
10 8 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (3.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (3.40%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.31%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.40%) LDAP
3 5 (2.43%) XML
4 4 (1.94%) RESTful
4 4 (1.94%) Spine.js
5 3 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.97%) HTML
7 1 (0.49%) JSON
7 1 (0.49%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.49%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.36%) Data Centre
2 26 (12.62%) Video Conferencing
3 20 (9.71%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (8.25%) Blackberry
6 9 (4.37%) Virtual Team
7 8 (3.88%) iPhone
7 8 (3.88%) Smartphone
8 7 (3.40%) Computer Science
8 7 (3.40%) iPad
9 6 (2.91%) Fat Client
9 6 (2.91%) Thin Client
10 5 (2.43%) Clustering
10 5 (2.43%) Eurex
11 4 (1.94%) CMDB
11 4 (1.94%) e-Health
12 3 (1.46%) BYOD
12 3 (1.46%) PKI
13 2 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.97%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 66 (32.04%) Windows
2 36 (17.48%) Windows 7
3 34 (16.50%) Windows 10
4 27 (13.11%) Linux
5 21 (10.19%) Android
6 11 (5.34%) Unix
7 7 (3.40%) Mac OS X
7 7 (3.40%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.46%) Check Point GAiA
9 3 (1.46%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.97%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.49%) Debian
11 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.49%) VMS
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (29.61%) ITIL
2 34 (16.50%) Network Design
3 33 (16.02%) Service Management
4 26 (12.62%) Network Management
5 24 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (10.68%) Change Management
7 20 (9.71%) Load Balancing
8 18 (8.74%) Service Delivery
9 17 (8.25%) Decision-Making
10 16 (7.77%) Patch Management
10 16 (7.77%) Time Management
11 15 (7.28%) Incident Management
11 15 (7.28%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (6.80%) Network Load Balancing
13 12 (5.83%) Cryptography
13 12 (5.83%) Network Architecture
13 12 (5.83%) Proactive Monitoring
14 11 (5.34%) Project Management
15 10 (4.85%) Escalation Management
15 10 (4.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.85%) Python
2 8 (3.88%) C
3 5 (2.43%) Bash Shell
3 5 (2.43%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.94%) Perl
5 3 (1.46%) VB
6 2 (0.97%) SQL
7 1 (0.49%) Java
7 1 (0.49%) Tcl
7 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 83 (40.29%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (28.16%) CCNP
3 35 (16.99%) CCNA
4 32 (15.53%) Security Cleared
5 21 (10.19%) SC Cleared
6 20 (9.71%) Degree
7 19 (9.22%) CCIE
8 12 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (4.37%) CCSE
10 8 (3.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (3.40%) MCSA
12 4 (1.94%) CCSA
12 4 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.94%) ISEB
12 4 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.94%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.46%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.46%) CCIE Security
13 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.46%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.34%) SLA
2 7 (3.40%) QA
3 6 (2.91%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.88%) BitLocker
3 8 (3.88%) ProxySG
4 7 (3.40%) VMware Server
5 6 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.97%) NFS
7 2 (0.97%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.97%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.97%) vSphere
7 2 (0.97%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.49%) Firmware
8 1 (0.49%) Snort
8 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (5.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (3.88%) Backup Exec
2 8 (3.88%) FortiGate
2 8 (3.88%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (3.88%) WSUS
3 6 (2.91%) SCCM
4 5 (2.43%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (2.43%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (2.43%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.46%) Ansible
5 3 (1.46%) Cacti
5 3 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.46%) Nagios
6 2 (0.97%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.97%) Puppet
6 2 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.97%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.49%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 206 (100.00%) Cisco
2 61 (29.61%) CheckPoint
3 55 (26.70%) Juniper
4 45 (21.84%) F5
5 43 (20.87%) Microsoft
6 37 (17.96%) McAfee
7 33 (16.02%) Citrix
8 32 (15.53%) VMware
9 24 (11.65%) Apple
9 24 (11.65%) HP
10 18 (8.74%) SolarWinds
11 17 (8.25%) Blue Coat
12 15 (7.28%) Fortinet
12 15 (7.28%) Palo Alto
13 12 (5.83%) Infoblox
14 11 (5.34%) Reuters
15 10 (4.85%) Arista
15 10 (4.85%) Polycom
15 10 (4.85%) Remedy
16 9 (4.37%) Riverbed