Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 660 645 685
Rank change year-on-year -15 +40 -63
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 225 224 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 1.65% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 116 119
UK median daily rate £360 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% +1.69%
10th Percentile £179 £159 £223
90th Percentile £473 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £360 £338
% change year-on-year +5.56% +6.67% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 10
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £160.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.38% +424.59% +35.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £25.65 £17.18
90th Percentile £44.10 £165.00 £45.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -10.77% +6.56% +35.56%

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 13,611 13,536 16,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 13.62% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,212 8,248 10,031
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £606 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 727 837
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -18.95% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.44 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.26% -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 18 October 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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 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 -8 208 £365 +1.39% 53
UK excluding London -12 109 £380 +5.56% 36
London -27 107 £360 +2.86% 17
North of England -33 31 £360 -9.89% 13
South West +6 28 £340 +0.74% 6
South East -10 24 £445 +23.61% 8
North West -13 17 £438 +16.90% 9
North East +6 10 £318 -12.41%
East of England -4 9 £400 -5.88% 4
Scotland -17 8 £325 -7.14%
Midlands -24 7 £170 -54.67% 5
West Midlands -27 5 £170 -54.67% 3
Yorkshire -35 4 £358 -15.88% 4
East Midlands +6 2 - - 2
Wales -15 2 £358 +78.75%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 225 (100.00%) Cisco
2 114 (50.67%) Firewall
3 96 (42.67%) LAN
4 93 (41.33%) Cisco Certification
5 91 (40.44%) WAN
6 84 (37.33%) Windows
7 72 (32.00%) OSPF
7 72 (32.00%) BGP
8 67 (29.78%) ITIL
9 65 (28.89%) CCNP
10 64 (28.44%) CheckPoint
11 63 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
12 62 (27.56%) DNS
13 61 (27.11%) Microsoft
14 59 (26.22%) VPN
15 57 (25.33%) DHCP
15 57 (25.33%) Windows 10
16 55 (24.44%) Windows 7
16 55 (24.44%) Finance
17 54 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 52 (23.11%) Network Security
18 52 (23.11%) Cisco ASA
19 50 (22.22%) Juniper
20 49 (21.78%) TCP/IP
21 46 (20.44%) CCNA
22 45 (20.00%) F5
23 44 (19.56%) NX-OS
24 43 (19.11%) Wireless
25 42 (18.67%) VMware
26 41 (18.22%) McAfee

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 23 (10.22%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.89%) Skype for Business
3 13 (5.78%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.22%) Confluence
6 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 63 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (11.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (8.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 37 (16.44%) Office 365
2 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.89%) PaaS
3 2 (0.89%) Slack
4 1 (0.44%) Akamai
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.44%) GitHub
4 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 114 (50.67%) Firewall
2 96 (42.67%) LAN
3 91 (40.44%) WAN
4 72 (32.00%) BGP
4 72 (32.00%) OSPF
5 62 (27.56%) DNS
6 59 (26.22%) VPN
7 57 (25.33%) DHCP
8 54 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 52 (23.11%) Cisco ASA
9 52 (23.11%) Network Security
10 49 (21.78%) TCP/IP
11 44 (19.56%) NX-OS
12 43 (19.11%) Wireless
13 32 (14.22%) VLAN
14 28 (12.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 28 (12.44%) MPLS
15 25 (11.11%) EIGRP
15 25 (11.11%) Skype
16 23 (10.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (2.67%) JIRA
3 5 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
General
1 55 (24.44%) Finance
2 21 (9.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.44%) Banking
3 10 (4.44%) Spanish Language
4 4 (1.78%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.89%) Advertising
5 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.89%) Front Office
5 2 (0.89%) Law
6 1 (0.44%) Back Office
6 1 (0.44%) Billing
6 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 101 (44.89%) Network Engineer
2 31 (13.78%) Support Engineer
3 30 (13.33%) Analyst
4 23 (10.22%) Support Analyst
5 22 (9.78%) IT Support
6 19 (8.44%) Cisco Engineer
6 19 (8.44%) Network Security Engineer
6 19 (8.44%) Security Engineer
7 17 (7.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (7.56%) Desktop Support
8 15 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (5.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 12 (5.33%) IT Engineer
10 12 (5.33%) Network Support
11 11 (4.89%) Firewall Engineer
11 11 (4.89%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (4.44%) Network Support Engineer
13 9 (4.00%) Architect
13 9 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
13 9 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.89%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.11%) Spine.js
3 6 (2.67%) LDAP
3 6 (2.67%) XML
4 4 (1.78%) RESTful
5 3 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.89%) HTML
7 1 (0.44%) jQuery
7 1 (0.44%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.44%) Twisted
7 1 (0.44%) Velocity
7 1 (0.44%) Web Services
7 1 (0.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.33%) Data Centre
1 39 (17.33%) Video Conferencing
2 20 (8.89%) Blackberry
3 16 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (4.89%) Smartphone
6 10 (4.44%) Computer Science
7 9 (4.00%) iPhone
8 8 (3.56%) iPad
9 7 (3.11%) User Experience
10 5 (2.22%) Fat Client
10 5 (2.22%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.33%) BYOD
11 3 (1.33%) Handset
11 3 (1.33%) PKI
11 3 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (37.33%) Windows
2 57 (25.33%) Windows 10
3 55 (24.44%) Windows 7
4 29 (12.89%) Android
5 24 (10.67%) Linux
6 14 (6.22%) Windows Server
7 9 (4.00%) Unix
7 9 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.56%) Mac OS
9 7 (3.11%) Check Point GAiA
9 7 (3.11%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.44%) Debian
13 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.78%) ITIL
2 36 (16.00%) Service Management
3 22 (9.78%) Network Design
3 22 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (8.89%) Load Balancing
5 17 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (7.56%) Decision-Making
5 17 (7.56%) Network Management
6 16 (7.11%) Patch Management
6 16 (7.11%) Service Delivery
7 15 (6.67%) Change Management
7 15 (6.67%) Time Management
8 14 (6.22%) Asset Management
8 14 (6.22%) Network Architecture
8 14 (6.22%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (5.78%) Incident Management
9 13 (5.78%) Network Load Balancing
9 13 (5.78%) Proactive Monitoring
10 12 (5.33%) Cryptography
10 12 (5.33%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.44%) C
2 9 (4.00%) Python
3 5 (2.22%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.33%) Java
4 3 (1.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.33%) Tcl
4 3 (1.33%) VB
5 2 (0.89%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.89%) Perl
5 2 (0.89%) SQL
6 1 (0.44%) PHP
6 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 93 (41.33%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (28.89%) CCNP
3 46 (20.44%) CCNA
4 36 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 26 (11.56%) Degree
6 25 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 22 (9.78%) CCIE
8 16 (7.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 15 (6.67%) CCSE
9 15 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (4.44%) MCSA
11 9 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (3.56%) CCSA
13 6 (2.67%) CCIE Security
14 5 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (1.78%) CCNP Voice
15 4 (1.78%) ISEB
15 4 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (1.78%) JNCIA
15 4 (1.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.56%) SLA
2 6 (2.67%) JSP 440
2 6 (2.67%) QA
3 3 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (17.33%) Active Directory
2 32 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.33%) VMware Server
4 10 (4.44%) BitLocker
5 7 (3.11%) ProxySG
5 7 (3.11%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.89%) NFS
8 2 (0.89%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.89%) vSphere
9 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (5.78%) Backup Exec
3 12 (5.33%) vCenter Server
3 12 (5.33%) WSUS
4 10 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (4.00%) SCCM
6 7 (3.11%) Nagios
7 5 (2.22%) Cacti
7 5 (2.22%) FortiGate
7 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.22%) Stealthwatch
8 4 (1.78%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.33%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.33%) Ansible
10 2 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.44%) Grafana
11 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.44%) Puppet
11 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 225 (100.00%) Cisco
2 64 (28.44%) CheckPoint
3 61 (27.11%) Microsoft
4 50 (22.22%) Juniper
5 45 (20.00%) F5
6 42 (18.67%) VMware
7 41 (18.22%) McAfee
8 40 (17.78%) Apple
9 34 (15.11%) Citrix
10 21 (9.33%) HP
11 19 (8.44%) Palo Alto
11 19 (8.44%) Polycom
11 19 (8.44%) SolarWinds
12 16 (7.11%) Veeam
13 15 (6.67%) Blue Coat
14 14 (6.22%) Sophos
15 13 (5.78%) Infoblox
16 12 (5.33%) Fortinet
16 12 (5.33%) Ivanti
16 12 (5.33%) Remedy