Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 660 676 614
Rank change year-on-year +16 -62 +18
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 223 209 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 1.26% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 115 192
UK median daily rate £360 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £159 £218 £217
90th Percentile £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.57% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 21
UK median hourly rate £160.00 £30.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +424.59% +35.56% -0.84%
10th Percentile £29.35 £17.18 £18.10
90th Percentile £165.00 £45.38 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.56% +35.56% -18.18%

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 13803 16578 15882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 15.73% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8385 10062 9111
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £213
90th Percentile £577 £575 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 828 1035
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.09% +17.50% -
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.24% +25.00% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco IOS in the UK

Cisco IOS
Top 15 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 23 October 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 +39 211 £368 -2.00% 20
London +34 118 £350 -17.65% 12
UK excluding London +19 101 £368 +8.89% 9
North of England +84 35 £400 +5.41% 3
South East -3 23 £360 - 3
Yorkshire +29 21 £425 +12.14% 1
Midlands +19 17 £375 +20.00% 1
West Midlands +30 15 £375 +15.38% 1
North West - 12 £374 - 2
Scotland +4 9 £350 -17.65% 1
South West -2 9 £381 +117.86%
East of England -36 7 £425 -1.16% 1
Wales +8 2 £200 -34.69%
East Midlands -9 2 £425 +38.66%
North East - 2 £363 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 223 (100.00%) Cisco
2 111 (49.78%) Cisco Certification
3 105 (47.09%) LAN
4 104 (46.64%) Firewall
5 90 (40.36%) WAN
6 88 (39.46%) Wireless
7 87 (39.01%) CCNP
8 77 (34.53%) VPN
8 77 (34.53%) Windows
9 67 (30.04%) BGP
10 65 (29.15%) Microsoft
11 63 (28.25%) Android
11 63 (28.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 61 (27.35%) CCIE
13 60 (26.91%) OSPF
13 60 (26.91%) Data Centre
14 53 (23.77%) MPLS
15 51 (22.87%) Palo Alto
16 49 (21.97%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (21.52%) Citrix
18 45 (20.18%) DNS
19 44 (19.73%) TCP/IP
19 44 (19.73%) Active Directory
19 44 (19.73%) Banking
19 44 (19.73%) Cisco Wireless
20 41 (18.39%) Network Security
21 40 (17.94%) EIGRP
22 39 (17.49%) Windows 7
22 39 (17.49%) BYOD
23 37 (16.59%) Microsoft Office

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 26 (11.66%) IBM Notes
2 21 (9.42%) Skype for Business
3 9 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (3.59%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.24%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.79%) CMS
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 37 (16.59%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (7.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.48%) Eikon
2 2 (0.90%) Maximo
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.97%) Office 365
2 11 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.35%) G Suite
5 2 (0.90%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.90%) SaaS
5 2 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.90%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 105 (47.09%) LAN
2 104 (46.64%) Firewall
3 90 (40.36%) WAN
4 88 (39.46%) Wireless
5 77 (34.53%) VPN
6 67 (30.04%) BGP
7 63 (28.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 60 (26.91%) OSPF
9 53 (23.77%) MPLS
10 49 (21.97%) Cisco ASA
11 45 (20.18%) DNS
12 44 (19.73%) Cisco Wireless
12 44 (19.73%) TCP/IP
13 41 (18.39%) Network Security
14 40 (17.94%) EIGRP
15 36 (16.14%) WLAN
16 34 (15.25%) DHCP
17 29 (13.00%) IPsec
17 29 (13.00%) VoIP
18 28 (12.56%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 14 (6.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (19.73%) Banking
2 36 (16.14%) Finance
3 15 (6.73%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.48%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.24%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.24%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.35%) Retail
7 2 (0.90%) French Language
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 103 (46.19%) Network Engineer
2 52 (23.32%) Cisco Engineer
3 47 (21.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 30 (13.45%) Support Engineer
5 26 (11.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (8.07%) Desktop Support
7 16 (7.17%) Architect
7 16 (7.17%) Lead Network Engineer
7 16 (7.17%) Senior Network Engineer
8 14 (6.28%) Mac Engineer
8 14 (6.28%) Windows Engineer
8 14 (6.28%) Windows Support Engineer
9 12 (5.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 12 (5.38%) Consultant
9 12 (5.38%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (5.38%) Security Engineer
10 11 (4.93%) IT Support
10 11 (4.93%) Service Desk Support
11 10 (4.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 10 (4.48%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.42%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.14%) XMPP
3 2 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.45%) LAMP
4 1 (0.45%) OAuth
4 1 (0.45%) SAML
4 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (26.91%) Data Centre
2 39 (17.49%) BYOD
3 33 (14.80%) Blackberry
4 28 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (4.04%) Clustering
7 7 (3.14%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.24%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.24%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.79%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.35%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.35%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.90%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.90%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (34.53%) Windows
2 63 (28.25%) Android
3 39 (17.49%) Windows 7
4 30 (13.45%) Mac OS
5 22 (9.87%) Windows Server
6 18 (8.07%) Linux
6 18 (8.07%) Mac OS X
7 14 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (4.93%) Windows 10
10 8 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (3.59%) Unix
11 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.25%) ITIL
2 23 (10.31%) Network Design
3 19 (8.52%) WAN Optimisation
4 18 (8.07%) Coaching
5 17 (7.62%) High Availability
6 16 (7.17%) Service Management
7 15 (6.73%) ITSM
8 14 (6.28%) Migration
9 12 (5.38%) Network Management
10 11 (4.93%) Mobile Device Management
11 10 (4.48%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 9 (4.04%) Load Balancing
12 9 (4.04%) Network Architecture
12 9 (4.04%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (3.59%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (3.59%) Project Management
14 7 (3.14%) E-Commerce
15 6 (2.69%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (2.69%) Information Security
15 6 (2.69%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.93%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.14%) VB
3 6 (2.69%) Perl
3 6 (2.69%) Python
4 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.45%) C
4 1 (0.45%) C++
4 1 (0.45%) Java
4 1 (0.45%) Ruby
4 1 (0.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (49.78%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (39.01%) CCNP
3 61 (27.35%) CCIE
4 27 (12.11%) CCNA
5 12 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (4.93%) Degree
7 7 (3.14%) CCDP
7 7 (3.14%) CCVP
7 7 (3.14%) MCP
7 7 (3.14%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.69%) CCNP Voice
8 6 (2.69%) MCSE
8 6 (2.69%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 4 (1.79%) CCIP
9 4 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.79%) CWNA
9 4 (1.79%) Master's Degree
10 3 (1.35%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.24%) SLA
2 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (19.73%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.59%) vSphere
4 7 (3.14%) VMware NSX
5 6 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.24%) GPFS
6 5 (2.24%) LXC
6 5 (2.24%) XenApp
7 4 (1.79%) Firmware
7 4 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.35%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.90%) Docker
9 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.90%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 15 (6.73%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (5.38%) SCCM
3 11 (4.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (4.93%) Cisco UCCX
4 10 (4.48%) Jamf Pro
5 9 (4.04%) AirWatch
6 8 (3.59%) Cacti
6 8 (3.59%) WSUS
7 7 (3.14%) FortiGate
7 7 (3.14%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.69%) Cisco UCCE
8 6 (2.69%) OpenView
8 6 (2.69%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (2.24%) Nagios
9 5 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.24%) Puppet
9 5 (2.24%) QRadar
9 5 (2.24%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.79%) Netcool
Vendors
1 223 (100.00%) Cisco
2 65 (29.15%) Microsoft
3 51 (22.87%) Palo Alto
4 48 (21.52%) Citrix
5 34 (15.25%) VMware
6 26 (11.66%) Lotus
6 26 (11.66%) Riverbed
7 21 (9.42%) CheckPoint
7 21 (9.42%) Juniper
8 19 (8.52%) SolarWinds
9 17 (7.62%) HP
9 17 (7.62%) Meraki
10 16 (7.17%) Bloomberg
10 16 (7.17%) Reuters
11 14 (6.28%) MobileIron
12 12 (5.38%) Fortinet
13 11 (4.93%) F5
14 10 (4.48%) Symantec
15 9 (4.04%) Dell
15 9 (4.04%) SonicWALL