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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 454 549 490
Rank change year-on-year +95 -59  
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 150 96 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.32% 1.13% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 60 94
Median daily rate £350 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £243 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -10.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 8
Median hourly rate £22.50 £43.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.67% +63.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.30 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.99 £50.00 £34.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £43.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -47.67% +72.00%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6464 8488 8228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.19% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3911 5129 4484
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 357 448
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -2.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

Cisco IOS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cisco IOS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +100 134 £373 -6.87% 18
London +55 71 £425 - 8
South East +26 19 £325 +23.80% 3
North West +41 12 £160 -55.86%
Manchester +23 12 £160 -50.76%
City of London -3 10 £413 -10.81% 3
Yorkshire - 10 £513 - 2
Leeds - 9 £513 - 1
West Yorkshire - 9 £513 - 1
Wales +11 8 £320 +6.66% 1
South West - 8 £338 -
Hampshire +19 7 £350 - 1
East of England 0 7 £375 - 1
Scotland +27 5 £300 -9.77%
Basingstoke +11 5 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £335 -
Reading +16 4 £300 -27.77% 1
Berkshire +13 4 £300 -28.20% 1
South Wales +13 4 £304 +1.25%
Swansea - 4 £325 - 1
Cornwall - 4 £338 -
West Wales - 4 £325 - 1
Tyne and Wear +22 3 £350 - 1
Cardiff +21 3 £288 -4.16%
North East +19 3 £350 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +17 3 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Peterborough - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £335 -
Colchester - 3 £325 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 260 (100.00%) Cisco
2 139 (53.46%) Cisco Certification
3 127 (48.85%) Firewall
3 127 (48.85%) LAN
4 109 (41.92%) CCNP
5 105 (40.38%) WAN
6 103 (39.62%) BGP
7 98 (37.69%) Cisco ASA
8 91 (35.00%) OSPF
9 82 (31.54%) Wireless
10 78 (30.00%) Microsoft
11 75 (28.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 74 (28.46%) VMware
13 72 (27.69%) VPN
14 71 (27.31%) MPLS
15 69 (26.54%) Data Centre
16 67 (25.77%) ITIL
17 64 (24.62%) Windows
18 61 (23.46%) NX-OS
19 60 (23.08%) F5
19 60 (23.08%) TCP/IP
20 49 (18.85%) DNS
20 49 (18.85%) CheckPoint
21 46 (17.69%) Linux
21 46 (17.69%) Finance
22 45 (17.31%) Security Cleared
22 45 (17.31%) Network Security
23 44 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
24 43 (16.54%) Juniper
25 42 (16.15%) DHCP

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 (4.62%) Skype for Business
2 10 (3.85%) IBM Notes
3 9 (3.46%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (8.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Eikon
2 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (1.54%) Office 365
3 4 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 127 (48.85%) Firewall
1 127 (48.85%) LAN
2 105 (40.38%) WAN
3 103 (39.62%) BGP
4 98 (37.69%) Cisco ASA
5 91 (35.00%) OSPF
6 82 (31.54%) Wireless
7 75 (28.85%) Cisco Nexus
8 72 (27.69%) VPN
9 71 (27.31%) MPLS
10 61 (23.46%) NX-OS
11 60 (23.08%) TCP/IP
12 49 (18.85%) DNS
13 45 (17.31%) Network Security
14 42 (16.15%) DHCP
15 32 (12.31%) EIGRP
16 29 (11.15%) Internet
17 27 (10.38%) Cisco Wireless
17 27 (10.38%) VLAN
17 27 (10.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.69%) SQL Server
1 7 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (17.69%) Finance
2 24 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.54%) Banking
4 12 (4.62%) Law
5 10 (3.85%) Retail
6 7 (2.69%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.31%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.54%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.77%) Electronics
9 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.77%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Back Office
10 1 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
10 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (53.46%) Network Engineer
2 44 (16.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 41 (15.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 27 (10.38%) Senior Network Engineer
5 23 (8.85%) Analyst
6 20 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 17 (6.54%) Network Analyst
8 16 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (5.77%) LAN Engineer
9 15 (5.77%) Security Engineer
10 14 (5.38%) Network Security Engineer
11 12 (4.62%) Administrator
11 12 (4.62%) Architect
11 12 (4.62%) Cisco Analyst
11 12 (4.62%) Cisco Network Analyst
11 12 (4.62%) WAN Engineer
12 11 (4.23%) Network Support
13 10 (3.85%) LAN/WAN Engineer
13 10 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
13 10 (3.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.23%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.69%) XMPP
3 3 (1.15%) CSS
3 3 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (0.38%) CGI
4 1 (0.38%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 69 (26.54%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.54%) BYOD
3 17 (6.54%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 12 (4.62%) CMDB
6 10 (3.85%) Clustering
7 8 (3.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (2.31%) DataPower
8 6 (2.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (2.31%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.15%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.15%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.77%) NHS
10 2 (0.77%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (24.62%) Windows
2 46 (17.69%) Linux
3 30 (11.54%) Android
4 24 (9.23%) Windows Server
5 20 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (7.69%) Unix
5 20 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (7.31%) Windows 7
7 15 (5.77%) CatOS
8 10 (3.85%) Mac OS
8 10 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.92%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.92%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.54%) CentOS
12 1 (0.38%) VyOS
12 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (25.77%) ITIL
2 40 (15.38%) Network Management
3 38 (14.62%) Network Design
4 32 (12.31%) Migration
5 31 (11.92%) Load Balancing
6 28 (10.77%) Configuration Management
7 25 (9.62%) High Availability
8 21 (8.08%) Problem Management
9 20 (7.69%) Project Management
10 19 (7.31%) Service Management
11 18 (6.92%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (5.00%) ITIL V3
13 12 (4.62%) ITSM
13 12 (4.62%) Mentoring
13 12 (4.62%) QMS
13 12 (4.62%) Release Management
13 12 (4.62%) Time Management
14 11 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (4.23%) Performance Management
14 11 (4.23%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.15%) Python
2 11 (4.23%) C
2 11 (4.23%) Perl
3 10 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.31%) VB
5 4 (1.54%) C#
6 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.38%) C++
7 1 (0.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 139 (53.46%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (41.92%) CCNP
3 45 (17.31%) Security Cleared
4 42 (16.15%) CCNA
5 32 (12.31%) SC Cleared
6 31 (11.92%) CCIE
7 12 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.46%) Degree
9 8 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (2.69%) MCP
11 6 (2.31%) CCSE
11 6 (2.31%) CISSP
11 6 (2.31%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.31%) JNCIA
11 6 (2.31%) JNCIS
12 5 (1.92%) CCIP
13 4 (1.54%) CCDP
13 4 (1.54%) JNCIP
14 3 (1.15%) ISEB
14 3 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.69%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 44 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (8.46%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.62%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.31%) GPFS
5 6 (2.31%) LXC
5 6 (2.31%) vSphere
6 5 (1.92%) pfSense
6 5 (1.92%) Snort
7 4 (1.54%) Firmware
8 2 (0.77%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (7.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (5.77%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (5.77%) FortiGate
3 11 (4.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (3.85%) Nagios
4 10 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.46%) SCCM
6 8 (3.08%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (3.08%) OPNET
6 8 (3.08%) Puppet
6 8 (3.08%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.31%) AirWatch
7 6 (2.31%) HP UCMDB
7 6 (2.31%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.31%) WSUS
8 4 (1.54%) Cacti
8 4 (1.54%) EnCase
8 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.54%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 260 (100.00%) Cisco
2 78 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 74 (28.46%) VMware
4 60 (23.08%) F5
5 49 (18.85%) CheckPoint
6 43 (16.54%) Juniper
7 37 (14.23%) Citrix
8 32 (12.31%) Palo Alto
9 31 (11.92%) HP
10 26 (10.00%) SolarWinds
11 22 (8.46%) Fortinet
11 22 (8.46%) Symantec
12 20 (7.69%) Red Hat
13 19 (7.31%) Splunk
14 17 (6.54%) Brocade
15 15 (5.77%) Blue Coat
16 11 (4.23%) Aruba
16 11 (4.23%) Infoblox
16 11 (4.23%) Lumension
17 10 (3.85%) NetScout
Ipswich, Suffolk
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago