Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 706 647 635
Rank change year-on-year -59 -12 -44
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 190 218 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 1.46% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 126 147
UK median daily rate £358 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -5.27% -3.23%
10th Percentile £183 £175 £263
90th Percentile £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £316 £350
% change year-on-year +13.04% -9.64% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 19
UK median hourly rate £160.00 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +255.56% +100.00% -0.84%
10th Percentile £19.65 £18.70 £19.73
90th Percentile £165.00 £65.00 £28.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -52.22% +100.00% -0.84%

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 13,566 14,889 15,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.52% 15.30% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,365 9,027 8,696
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 754 919
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.73 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%

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 17 January 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 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 January 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 -19 175 £350 -0.14% 70
UK excluding London +1 95 £358 +13.04% 45
London -25 91 £350 -17.16% 26
South East -31 25 £343 -2.84% 14
Midlands +7 19 £350 +21.74% 7
South West +16 15 £550 +238.46% 3
West Midlands +5 15 £375 +31.58% 7
East of England -20 15 £284 -31.63% 7
North of England +36 10 £488 +178.57% 13
Scotland -27 9 £325 -20.25% 1
North West +20 6 £488 +52.34% 10
Wales +7 4 £395 +31.67%
Yorkshire +4 4 - - 3
East Midlands 0 4 £300 -7.69%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 190 (100.00%) Cisco
2 93 (48.95%) Firewall
3 92 (48.42%) Cisco Certification
4 75 (39.47%) LAN
5 70 (36.84%) Windows
6 64 (33.68%) VPN
7 58 (30.53%) WAN
7 58 (30.53%) Wireless
8 56 (29.47%) CCNP
9 52 (27.37%) BGP
10 48 (25.26%) OSPF
11 45 (23.68%) Microsoft
12 43 (22.63%) CCIE
12 43 (22.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 43 (22.63%) Data Centre
13 42 (22.11%) Cisco ASA
13 42 (22.11%) Active Directory
14 41 (21.58%) Juniper
15 40 (21.05%) Citrix
16 39 (20.53%) MPLS
17 36 (18.95%) ITIL
18 34 (17.89%) TCP/IP
19 33 (17.37%) DHCP
19 33 (17.37%) Finance
20 32 (16.84%) DNS
20 32 (16.84%) Windows 7
21 31 (16.32%) Android
21 31 (16.32%) CCNA
21 31 (16.32%) Banking
22 29 (15.26%) EIGRP

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 18 (9.47%) IBM Notes
2 16 (8.42%) Skype for Business
3 12 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.74%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.68%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.58%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.05%) IIS
9 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.53%) CMS
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Eikon
2 3 (1.58%) LatentZero
3 2 (1.05%) Maximo
4 1 (0.53%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.95%) Office 365
2 11 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.58%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.05%) Yammer
6 1 (0.53%) IaaS
6 1 (0.53%) PaaS
6 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (48.95%) Firewall
2 75 (39.47%) LAN
3 64 (33.68%) VPN
4 58 (30.53%) WAN
4 58 (30.53%) Wireless
5 52 (27.37%) BGP
6 48 (25.26%) OSPF
7 43 (22.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 42 (22.11%) Cisco ASA
9 39 (20.53%) MPLS
10 34 (17.89%) TCP/IP
11 33 (17.37%) DHCP
12 32 (16.84%) DNS
13 29 (15.26%) EIGRP
14 28 (14.74%) NX-OS
15 22 (11.58%) Cisco Wireless
16 21 (11.05%) Network Security
17 20 (10.53%) IPsec
17 20 (10.53%) VLAN
18 19 (10.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (17.37%) Finance
2 31 (16.32%) Banking
3 11 (5.79%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.21%) Multimedia
5 7 (3.68%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.05%) Automotive
7 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.05%) Marketing
7 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.53%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (47.37%) Network Engineer
2 39 (20.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 33 (17.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 24 (12.63%) Support Engineer
5 15 (7.89%) Architect
5 15 (7.89%) Desktop Support
6 13 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.79%) Lead Network Engineer
7 11 (5.79%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 10 (5.26%) Analyst
8 10 (5.26%) IT Support
9 8 (4.21%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
9 8 (4.21%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.68%) Network Architect
10 7 (3.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 7 (3.68%) Service Desk Support
11 6 (3.16%) Deskside Support
11 6 (3.16%) Network Support
11 6 (3.16%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.63%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.11%) Core Data
3 3 (1.58%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.58%) XMPP
4 2 (1.05%) LAMP
4 2 (1.05%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.53%) HTML
5 1 (0.53%) Web Services
5 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.63%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.95%) Blackberry
4 15 (7.89%) BYOD
5 12 (6.32%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (5.79%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.21%) Clustering
8 6 (3.16%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 5 (2.63%) IVR
10 4 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (2.11%) iPad
10 4 (2.11%) iPhone
10 4 (2.11%) Private Cloud
10 4 (2.11%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.58%) EMC VNX
12 2 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (1.05%) Driving Licence
12 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (36.84%) Windows
2 32 (16.84%) Windows 7
3 31 (16.32%) Android
4 21 (11.05%) Windows 10
5 19 (10.00%) Linux
6 18 (9.47%) Windows Server
7 17 (8.95%) Mac OS
8 11 (5.79%) Mac OS X
9 10 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (3.68%) Unix
12 5 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.11%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.05%) CatOS
14 2 (1.05%) CentOS
14 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.53%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.95%) ITIL
2 17 (8.95%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (7.37%) Service Delivery
4 13 (6.84%) Network Design
5 12 (6.32%) Information Security
5 12 (6.32%) Load Balancing
6 11 (5.79%) Change Management
7 10 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
8 9 (4.74%) Coaching
8 9 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.74%) High Availability
8 9 (4.74%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (4.74%) Service Management
9 8 (4.21%) Asset Management
9 8 (4.21%) Security Management
10 6 (3.16%) DevOps
10 6 (3.16%) ITSM
10 6 (3.16%) Migration
10 6 (3.16%) Project Management
10 6 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.79%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.21%) SQL
3 5 (2.63%) Python
4 4 (2.11%) Perl
5 3 (1.58%) Java
6 2 (1.05%) Ruby
7 1 (0.53%) C
7 1 (0.53%) C++
7 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (48.42%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (29.47%) CCNP
3 43 (22.63%) CCIE
4 31 (16.32%) CCNA
5 23 (12.11%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.84%) SC Cleared
7 12 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (5.26%) DV Cleared
9 9 (4.74%) Degree
9 9 (4.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (4.21%) MCSE
11 7 (3.68%) CCVP
11 7 (3.68%) MCP
12 6 (3.16%) CCDP
12 6 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (2.11%) CWNA
14 3 (1.58%) CCIP
14 3 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.11%) SLA
2 4 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (22.11%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (4.21%) VMware NSX
5 7 (3.68%) XenApp
6 6 (3.16%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.16%) vSphere
7 4 (2.11%) XenServer
8 3 (1.58%) Docker
8 3 (1.58%) Firmware
8 3 (1.58%) GPFS
8 3 (1.58%) LXC
8 3 (1.58%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.05%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.05%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (6.84%) SCCM
2 9 (4.74%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.16%) AirWatch
3 6 (3.16%) SCOM
4 5 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.63%) Jamf Pro
4 5 (2.63%) Nagios
5 4 (2.11%) Cacti
5 4 (2.11%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (2.11%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.58%) Ansible
6 3 (1.58%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.58%) Puppet
6 3 (1.58%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.58%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.05%) Nessus
Vendors
1 190 (100.00%) Cisco
2 45 (23.68%) Microsoft
3 41 (21.58%) Juniper
4 40 (21.05%) Citrix
5 28 (14.74%) VMware
6 26 (13.68%) CheckPoint
7 25 (13.16%) Palo Alto
8 18 (9.47%) Lotus
9 17 (8.95%) Bloomberg
10 15 (7.89%) F5
11 14 (7.37%) Reuters
12 13 (6.84%) Fortinet
12 13 (6.84%) HP
13 12 (6.32%) Riverbed
13 12 (6.32%) SolarWinds
14 11 (5.79%) Apple
14 11 (5.79%) Meraki
15 10 (5.26%) Forcepoint
16 8 (4.21%) Blue Coat
17 7 (3.68%) Symantec