Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 662 688 614
Rank change year-on-year +26 -74 +4
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 215 208 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 1.28% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 121 187
UK median daily rate £350 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £152 £175 £233
90th Percentile £538 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 24
UK median hourly rate £160.00 £36.00 £22.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +344.44% +60.45% -3.37%
10th Percentile £23.12 £20.90 £18.79
90th Percentile £165.00 £46.50 £38.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.87 £36.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -22.60% +60.00% -12.20%

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 13924 16275 15970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8473 9837 9234
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 831 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco IOS over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +34 202 £350 -2.78% 16
London -1 118 £340 -17.58% 10
UK excluding London +4 92 £375 +11.11% 6
North of England +57 21 £475 +171.43% 4
Midlands +26 19 £375 +17.65%
West Midlands +32 16 £375 +15.38%
South West +16 15 £550 +214.29%
Yorkshire +14 14 - - 2
South East -9 14 £375 -6.31% 1
East of England -15 13 £300 -27.71% 1
Scotland -10 9 £350 -17.65%
North West - 7 £475 - 2
East Midlands +4 3 £363 +16.00%
Wales +13 2 £200 -34.69%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Cisco
2 110 (51.16%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (44.65%) Firewall
4 90 (41.86%) LAN
5 80 (37.21%) Windows
6 77 (35.81%) Wireless
7 75 (34.88%) WAN
8 74 (34.42%) CCNP
9 66 (30.70%) VPN
10 64 (29.77%) CCIE
11 56 (26.05%) Microsoft
11 56 (26.05%) BGP
12 54 (25.12%) Android
13 53 (24.65%) OSPF
14 52 (24.19%) Cisco Nexus
15 51 (23.72%) Data Centre
16 49 (22.79%) Active Directory
17 48 (22.33%) MPLS
17 48 (22.33%) Cisco ASA
18 44 (20.47%) Citrix
19 42 (19.53%) Palo Alto
20 41 (19.07%) Banking
20 41 (19.07%) Finance
21 40 (18.60%) TCP/IP
22 38 (17.67%) DNS
23 37 (17.21%) Network Security
24 36 (16.74%) Windows 7
24 36 (16.74%) Cisco Wireless
24 36 (16.74%) DHCP
24 36 (16.74%) EIGRP

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 25 (11.63%) Skype for Business
2 23 (10.70%) IBM Notes
3 13 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.79%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.79%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.86%) CMS
5 4 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 34 (15.81%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.72%) Eikon
2 2 (0.93%) Maximo
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.47%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.30%) Office 365
2 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.40%) G Suite
5 2 (0.93%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.93%) SaaS
5 2 (0.93%) Yammer
6 1 (0.47%) IaaS
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (44.65%) Firewall
2 90 (41.86%) LAN
3 77 (35.81%) Wireless
4 75 (34.88%) WAN
5 66 (30.70%) VPN
6 56 (26.05%) BGP
7 53 (24.65%) OSPF
8 52 (24.19%) Cisco Nexus
9 48 (22.33%) Cisco ASA
9 48 (22.33%) MPLS
10 40 (18.60%) TCP/IP
11 38 (17.67%) DNS
12 37 (17.21%) Network Security
13 36 (16.74%) Cisco Wireless
13 36 (16.74%) DHCP
13 36 (16.74%) EIGRP
14 29 (13.49%) IPsec
15 27 (12.56%) WLAN
16 25 (11.63%) VLAN
17 21 (9.77%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 8 (3.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (19.07%) Banking
1 41 (19.07%) Finance
2 13 (6.05%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.72%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.33%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.93%) French Language
6 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.93%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Automotive
7 1 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 99 (46.05%) Network Engineer
2 52 (24.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 44 (20.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 29 (13.49%) Support Engineer
5 24 (11.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (7.91%) Desktop Support
7 16 (7.44%) Architect
7 16 (7.44%) Lead Network Engineer
8 14 (6.51%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (6.05%) Mac Engineer
9 13 (6.05%) Windows Engineer
9 13 (6.05%) Windows Support Engineer
10 12 (5.58%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 12 (5.58%) IT Support
11 10 (4.65%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
11 10 (4.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 10 (4.65%) IT Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
12 9 (4.19%) Network Security Engineer
12 9 (4.19%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.05%) 802.1X
2 9 (4.19%) XMPP
3 2 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.47%) Core Data
4 1 (0.47%) LAMP
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (23.72%) Data Centre
2 28 (13.02%) Blackberry
2 28 (13.02%) BYOD
3 27 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.98%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (5.12%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.19%) Clustering
7 7 (3.26%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.33%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.86%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.86%) IVR
10 3 (1.40%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.40%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.93%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.93%) iPad
11 2 (0.93%) iPhone
11 2 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 80 (37.21%) Windows
2 54 (25.12%) Android
3 36 (16.74%) Windows 7
4 26 (12.09%) Mac OS
5 21 (9.77%) Windows 10
6 19 (8.84%) Windows Server
7 18 (8.37%) Mac OS X
8 17 (7.91%) Linux
9 8 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.72%) Unix
9 8 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.47%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.35%) ITIL
2 20 (9.30%) WAN Optimisation
3 17 (7.91%) Coaching
4 15 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (6.51%) ITSM
5 14 (6.51%) Network Design
5 14 (6.51%) Service Management
6 13 (6.05%) Change Management
7 12 (5.58%) Migration
8 11 (5.12%) High Availability
8 11 (5.12%) Information Security
8 11 (5.12%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (4.19%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.72%) Asset Management
10 8 (3.72%) Load Balancing
10 8 (3.72%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (3.26%) ITIL V3
11 7 (3.26%) Network Management
11 7 (3.26%) Project Management
12 6 (2.79%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.26%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.79%) Perl
2 6 (2.79%) Python
3 3 (1.40%) Java
4 2 (0.93%) SQL
4 2 (0.93%) VB
5 1 (0.47%) C
5 1 (0.47%) C++
5 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 110 (51.16%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (34.42%) CCNP
3 64 (29.77%) CCIE
4 32 (14.88%) CCNA
5 18 (8.37%) Security Cleared
6 12 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (4.65%) Degree
8 9 (4.19%) CCVP
8 9 (4.19%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.19%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (3.26%) MCSE
9 7 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.79%) CCDP
10 6 (2.79%) MCP
11 5 (2.33%) CCNP Voice
12 4 (1.86%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 4 (1.86%) CWNA
13 3 (1.40%) CCIP
13 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.51%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (22.79%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (3.72%) vSphere
5 7 (3.26%) VMware NSX
6 6 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.33%) GPFS
7 5 (2.33%) LXC
7 5 (2.33%) XenApp
8 4 (1.86%) Firmware
8 4 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.40%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.93%) Docker
10 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.93%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (6.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (5.58%) SCCM
3 11 (5.12%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (4.65%) Cisco UCCX
4 10 (4.65%) Jamf Pro
5 8 (3.72%) Cisco UCCE
6 6 (2.79%) Cacti
7 5 (2.33%) AirWatch
7 5 (2.33%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.33%) Puppet
7 5 (2.33%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.86%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.86%) Nagios
8 4 (1.86%) OpenView
8 4 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (1.86%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.40%) QRadar
9 3 (1.40%) SCOM
9 3 (1.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 215 (100.00%) Cisco
2 56 (26.05%) Microsoft
3 44 (20.47%) Citrix
4 42 (19.53%) Palo Alto
5 29 (13.49%) VMware
6 26 (12.09%) Riverbed
7 23 (10.70%) Lotus
8 22 (10.23%) CheckPoint
8 22 (10.23%) Juniper
9 19 (8.84%) Meraki
10 16 (7.44%) HP
11 15 (6.98%) SolarWinds
12 14 (6.51%) Bloomberg
13 13 (6.05%) Fortinet
13 13 (6.05%) Reuters
14 12 (5.58%) Forcepoint
15 10 (4.65%) Apple
15 10 (4.65%) F5
16 9 (4.19%) Dell
17 8 (3.72%) Blue Coat