Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 627 698 660
Rank change year-on-year +71 -38 -11
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 256 191 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 1.42% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 97 124
UK median daily rate £375 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +2.07% -6.60%
10th Percentile £212 £183 £175
90th Percentile £473 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £358 £313
% change year-on-year +11.89% +14.40% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 11
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £160.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.38% +255.56% +100.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £19.65 £18.70
90th Percentile £47.09 £165.00 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.63% -52.22% +100.00%

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 12,762 13,447 14,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.41% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,669 8,327 8,826
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 680 744
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -15.56% +7.12%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +50 239 £375 +7.14% 83
UK excluding London +23 130 £400 +11.89% 72
London +39 117 £360 +2.86% 13
North of England +44 58 £400 -17.95% 15
Yorkshire +20 36 £400 - 8
South West -21 23 £340 -38.18% 9
North West +12 21 £378 -22.56% 7
South East -9 18 £400 +16.79% 16
Midlands -11 13 £424 +21.07% 19
East Midlands +21 10 £425 +41.67% 12
East of England -7 10 £400 +40.97% 11
Wales -9 5 £360 -8.86% 1
Scotland -6 3 £373 +14.62%
West Midlands -30 3 £170 -54.67% 7
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 256 (100.00%) Cisco
2 129 (50.39%) Firewall
3 109 (42.58%) Cisco Certification
4 98 (38.28%) BGP
4 98 (38.28%) LAN
5 94 (36.72%) WAN
6 90 (35.16%) OSPF
7 85 (33.20%) VPN
8 82 (32.03%) CCNP
9 80 (31.25%) Windows
10 65 (25.39%) CheckPoint
10 65 (25.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 59 (23.05%) NX-OS
11 59 (23.05%) ITIL
11 59 (23.05%) Finance
12 57 (22.27%) Microsoft
13 54 (21.09%) Data Centre
14 53 (20.70%) Windows 10
14 53 (20.70%) Cisco ASA
15 51 (19.92%) Windows 7
15 51 (19.92%) Microsoft Office
16 50 (19.53%) CCNA
17 47 (18.36%) TCP/IP
17 47 (18.36%) VMware
18 46 (17.97%) Wireless
18 46 (17.97%) Office 365
19 45 (17.58%) F5
20 43 (16.80%) DNS
21 42 (16.41%) DHCP
21 42 (16.41%) Security 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 27 (10.55%) Skype for Business
2 24 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 22 (8.59%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.52%) Confluence
5 8 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.17%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 51 (19.92%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (11.33%) MS Visio
3 16 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (4.30%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) LatentZero
2 2 (0.78%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 46 (17.97%) Office 365
2 15 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.73%) IaaS
4 7 (2.73%) PaaS
4 7 (2.73%) SaaS
5 3 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.39%) GitHub
6 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (50.39%) Firewall
2 98 (38.28%) BGP
2 98 (38.28%) LAN
3 94 (36.72%) WAN
4 90 (35.16%) OSPF
5 85 (33.20%) VPN
6 65 (25.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 59 (23.05%) NX-OS
8 53 (20.70%) Cisco ASA
9 47 (18.36%) TCP/IP
10 46 (17.97%) Wireless
11 43 (16.80%) DNS
12 42 (16.41%) DHCP
13 41 (16.02%) Network Security
14 37 (14.45%) Skype
15 34 (13.28%) MPLS
16 29 (11.33%) EIGRP
17 28 (10.94%) IPsec
18 24 (9.38%) Multicast
19 22 (8.59%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (3.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (3.52%) JIRA
3 5 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.39%) Hudson
General
1 59 (23.05%) Finance
2 22 (8.59%) Banking
3 9 (3.52%) Investment Banking
3 9 (3.52%) Spanish Language
3 9 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.34%) Law
5 3 (1.17%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.78%) Advertising
6 2 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.39%) Billing
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 116 (45.31%) Network Engineer
2 29 (11.33%) Analyst
3 23 (8.98%) Support Analyst
4 21 (8.20%) Support Engineer
5 20 (7.81%) Cisco Engineer
5 20 (7.81%) IT Support
5 20 (7.81%) Network Security Engineer
5 20 (7.81%) Security Engineer
6 19 (7.42%) Firewall Engineer
7 17 (6.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (6.64%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (5.86%) Architect
8 15 (5.86%) Network Architect
9 12 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (4.30%) IT Analyst
10 11 (4.30%) IT Engineer
11 10 (3.91%) IT Support Analyst
11 10 (3.91%) IT Support Engineer
12 8 (3.13%) Desktop Support
12 8 (3.13%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.34%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.95%) Spine.js
3 3 (1.17%) XML
4 2 (0.78%) HTML
4 2 (0.78%) jQuery
4 2 (0.78%) LDAP
4 2 (0.78%) Web Services
5 1 (0.39%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.39%) Velocity
5 1 (0.39%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (21.09%) Data Centre
2 33 (12.89%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (5.86%) Blackberry
4 11 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.52%) iPad
5 9 (3.52%) iPhone
6 8 (3.13%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.73%) User Experience
8 6 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.34%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.56%) BYOD
11 3 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.17%) Handset
12 2 (0.78%) Clustering
12 2 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.78%) PKI
13 1 (0.39%) RSA SecurID
13 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (31.25%) Windows
2 53 (20.70%) Windows 10
3 51 (19.92%) Windows 7
4 25 (9.77%) Android
5 21 (8.20%) Linux
6 19 (7.42%) Windows Server
7 11 (4.30%) Check Point GAiA
8 9 (3.52%) Mac OS
8 9 (3.52%) Unix
9 8 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.73%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.56%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.05%) ITIL
2 28 (10.94%) Load Balancing
2 28 (10.94%) Network Design
3 21 (8.20%) Change Management
3 21 (8.20%) Service Management
4 19 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (7.42%) Network Architecture
5 15 (5.86%) Migration
6 14 (5.47%) Network Virtualisation
7 13 (5.08%) ITIL V3
8 12 (4.69%) Asset Management
9 11 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (4.30%) Patch Management
9 11 (4.30%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (4.30%) Threat Management
10 10 (3.91%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (3.91%) Proactive Monitoring
10 10 (3.91%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.30%) Python
2 7 (2.73%) SQL
3 5 (1.95%) C
4 4 (1.56%) Perl
4 4 (1.56%) Tcl
5 3 (1.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.78%) Java
6 2 (0.78%) PHP
6 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.39%) VB
7 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (42.58%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (32.03%) CCNP
3 50 (19.53%) CCNA
4 42 (16.41%) Security Cleared
5 39 (15.23%) CCIE
5 39 (15.23%) SC Cleared
6 26 (10.16%) Degree
7 15 (5.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 13 (5.08%) CCSE
9 12 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (4.30%) CCSA
11 10 (3.91%) MCSA
11 10 (3.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (3.52%) CCNP Voice
13 6 (2.34%) CCIE Security
14 5 (1.95%) CCIE Collaboration
14 5 (1.95%) CCVP
14 5 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.95%) GIAC
15 3 (1.17%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.25%) SLA
2 3 (1.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.78%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 32 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 29 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.52%) BitLocker
3 9 (3.52%) VMware Server
4 8 (3.13%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.34%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.56%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.17%) Firmware
9 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (7.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (5.08%) SCCM
3 12 (4.69%) Backup Exec
3 12 (4.69%) vCenter Server
4 11 (4.30%) Nagios
4 11 (4.30%) NetBackup
4 11 (4.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (3.52%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (3.52%) WSUS
7 7 (2.73%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.95%) Cacti
8 5 (1.95%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.95%) Stealthwatch
9 4 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.17%) Ansible
11 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.78%) Puppet
12 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 256 (100.00%) Cisco
2 65 (25.39%) CheckPoint
3 57 (22.27%) Microsoft
4 47 (18.36%) VMware
5 45 (17.58%) F5
6 40 (15.63%) Juniper
7 39 (15.23%) Apple
8 28 (10.94%) SolarWinds
9 27 (10.55%) Citrix
10 21 (8.20%) McAfee
11 19 (7.42%) Polycom
12 17 (6.64%) Symantec
13 15 (5.86%) Palo Alto
14 14 (5.47%) Veeam
15 11 (4.30%) Fortinet
15 11 (4.30%) IronPort
15 11 (4.30%) Veritas
16 9 (3.52%) Atlassian
16 9 (3.52%) Ivanti
16 9 (3.52%) Sophos