Period
to 8 July 2020

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 8 July 2020 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 517 612 729
Rank change year-on-year +95 +117 -139
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 79 250 190
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 2.10% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 165 124
Median daily rate £423 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £115 £250 £255
90th Percentile £613 £575 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £425 £385
% change year-on-year -24.71% +10.39% +14.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 6
Median hourly rate £42.25 £25.67 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.59% -31.55% +15.38%
10th Percentile £41.00 £19.55 £19.75
90th Percentile £45.33 £49.90 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £25.67 £46.00
% change year-on-year +64.59% -44.20% +41.54%

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 5,612 11,893 13,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.48% 12.63% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,210 7,310 8,497
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £190 £200 £203
90th Percentile £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £403 £390
% change year-on-year +1.86% +3.21% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 581 757
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £19.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.16% +10.14% -1.25%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £12.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +2.63%

Cisco IOS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco IOS in the UK

Cisco IOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco IOS.

Daily rate trend for Cisco IOS in the UK

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco IOS over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco IOS in the UK

Cisco IOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco IOS.

Hourly rate trend 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 8 July 2020. 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 +115 70 £405 +1.25% 13
UK excluding London +121 45 £320 -24.71% 12
London +145 33 £425 +13.33% 2
Midlands +90 17 £543 -1.36% 3
West Midlands +77 12 £550 -8.33% 3
South East +128 8 £114 -74.84% 2
Scotland +76 8 £575 +35.29% 1
North of England +75 7 £255 -36.25% 1
East Midlands +44 5 £150 -62.71%
East of England +61 4 £675 +71.43% 1
Yorkshire +53 4 £316 -25.59%
North West +54 3 £180 -48.94%
South West +54 1 - - 4
Work from Home -7 1 £575 +77.06% 2

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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 79 (100.00%) Cisco
2 40 (50.63%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (46.84%) BGP
4 36 (45.57%) LAN
5 34 (43.04%) WAN
5 34 (43.04%) CCNP
5 34 (43.04%) OSPF
6 30 (37.97%) Firewall
7 29 (36.71%) VPN
8 25 (31.65%) Windows
9 24 (30.38%) TCP/IP
9 24 (30.38%) Microsoft
9 24 (30.38%) Active Directory
10 21 (26.58%) MPLS
10 21 (26.58%) Wireless
10 21 (26.58%) VMware
10 21 (26.58%) Security Cleared
11 20 (25.32%) VoIP
12 18 (22.78%) Citrix
12 18 (22.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Office
13 17 (21.52%) Network Design
14 15 (18.99%) IPsec
14 15 (18.99%) ITIL
14 15 (18.99%) Android
14 15 (18.99%) Windows 7
14 15 (18.99%) Skype
14 15 (18.99%) NX-OS
14 15 (18.99%) Data Centre
15 14 (17.72%) DV Cleared

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 12 (15.19%) Skype for Business
2 7 (8.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.27%) CMS
5 1 (1.27%) Confluence
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.27%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.66%) Office 365
2 8 (10.13%) AWS
3 7 (8.86%) Azure
4 6 (7.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (2.53%) Akamai
6 1 (1.27%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (46.84%) BGP
2 36 (45.57%) LAN
3 34 (43.04%) OSPF
3 34 (43.04%) WAN
4 30 (37.97%) Firewall
5 29 (36.71%) VPN
6 24 (30.38%) TCP/IP
7 21 (26.58%) MPLS
7 21 (26.58%) Wireless
8 20 (25.32%) VoIP
9 18 (22.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (18.99%) IPsec
10 15 (18.99%) NX-OS
10 15 (18.99%) Skype
11 14 (17.72%) DNS
12 13 (16.46%) Network Security
13 12 (15.19%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (11.39%) EIGRP
14 9 (11.39%) Multicast
14 9 (11.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.27%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.27%) JIRA
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Banking
2 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.33%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.80%) French Language
4 3 (3.80%) German Language
4 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Front Office
6 1 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.27%) Law
6 1 (1.27%) Legal
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Military
6 1 (1.27%) Police
Job Titles
1 28 (35.44%) Network Engineer
2 16 (20.25%) Architect
3 9 (11.39%) Technical Architect
4 8 (10.13%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Network Architect
4 8 (10.13%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) IT Support
6 5 (6.33%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (5.06%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Deskside Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.27%) HTML
2 1 (1.27%) JSON
2 1 (1.27%) XML
2 1 (1.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.99%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.86%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.59%) Smartphone
4 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.33%) Blackberry
4 5 (6.33%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (5.06%) iPhone
6 3 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.53%) BYOD
7 2 (2.53%) CMDB
7 2 (2.53%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.27%) iPad
8 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.27%) User Experience
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.65%) Windows
2 15 (18.99%) Android
2 15 (18.99%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.39%) Linux
4 8 (10.13%) Mac OS
4 8 (10.13%) Windows 10
5 5 (6.33%) Unix
6 4 (5.06%) CatOS
6 4 (5.06%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.52%) Network Design
2 15 (18.99%) ITIL
3 12 (15.19%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (13.92%) TOGAF
5 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.66%) Zachman Framework
6 8 (10.13%) DevOps
6 8 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (10.13%) Project Management
7 7 (8.86%) Change Management
7 7 (8.86%) Network Management
8 6 (7.59%) Load Balancing
9 5 (6.33%) Change Control
9 5 (6.33%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.33%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (6.33%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (6.33%) Technical Leadership
10 4 (5.06%) Migration
10 4 (5.06%) Service Desk Management
11 3 (3.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.06%) Python
2 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
2 3 (3.80%) Java
2 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
2 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.80%) SQL
3 2 (2.53%) Perl
3 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (50.63%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (43.04%) CCNP
3 21 (26.58%) Security Cleared
4 14 (17.72%) DV Cleared
5 12 (15.19%) CCIE
5 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (13.92%) CCNA
6 11 (13.92%) CISSP
7 10 (12.66%) CCIE Collaboration
7 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.06%) BC Cleared
8 4 (5.06%) Degree
9 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.53%) MCP
11 1 (1.27%) CCDA
11 1 (1.27%) CCDP
11 1 (1.27%) CCIP
11 1 (1.27%) LPIC
11 1 (1.27%) MCSE
11 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) GDPR
1 1 (1.27%) NCSC
1 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (30.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.92%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.86%) VMware NSX
4 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.06%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.80%) vCloud
7 2 (2.53%) ProxySG
7 2 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.27%) Docker
8 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.06%) AirWatch
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.06%) Puppet
2 4 (5.06%) SCCM
3 3 (3.80%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (3.80%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.53%) Cacti
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.53%) Nagios
4 2 (2.53%) NetMRI
4 2 (2.53%) Statseeker
4 2 (2.53%) vRealize
4 2 (2.53%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.27%) Ansible
5 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 79 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (30.38%) Microsoft
3 21 (26.58%) VMware
4 18 (22.78%) Citrix
5 14 (17.72%) Oracle
6 13 (16.46%) F5
7 12 (15.19%) Blue Coat
8 10 (12.66%) Palo Alto
8 10 (12.66%) ServiceNow
9 9 (11.39%) Apple
9 9 (11.39%) Juniper
10 8 (10.13%) CheckPoint
11 7 (8.86%) Fortinet
11 7 (8.86%) Meraki
12 6 (7.59%) Aruba
12 6 (7.59%) Thales
13 5 (6.33%) Adobe
13 5 (6.33%) Arista
14 4 (5.06%) NetScout
14 4 (5.06%) SAP