Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 678 589
Rank change year-on-year +78 -89 +13
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 261 222 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 1.30% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 131 208
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £163 £248 £225
90th Percentile £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year - +3.11% -3.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 18
UK median hourly rate £24.36 £38.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.89% +68.89% +18.42%
10th Percentile £18.25 £18.13 £15.70
90th Percentile £32.85 £49.13 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £38.00 £22.01
% change year-on-year -27.63% +72.63% +100.11%

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 13196 17046 16298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.74% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7899 10353 9176
UK median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 823 972
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £26.00 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.92% +26.52% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.02
90th Percentile £49.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £26.50 £20.55
% change year-on-year -32.08% +28.95% +8.16%

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 22 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco IOS over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 +101 245 £360 -5.26% 23
London +56 134 £400 -5.88% 14
UK excluding London +64 123 £350 - 10
North of England +89 50 £337 -10.13% 3
South East +16 29 £355 -1.39% 1
Yorkshire +51 27 £425 +13.33% 2
North West +50 18 £281 -22.62% 1
Midlands +8 13 £350 - 2
West Midlands +25 10 £350 -5.41% 2
Scotland +13 9 £325 +12.07% 1
South West +8 9 £450 +71.43% 1
East of England -14 9 £425 +17.24% 2
North East +59 5 £350 -
Wales +3 5 £244 -20.41%
East Midlands -14 3 £354 +21.98%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Cisco
2 135 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
3 125 (47.89%) LAN
4 121 (46.36%) Firewall
5 110 (42.15%) CCNP
6 99 (37.93%) Wireless
7 97 (37.16%) WAN
8 90 (34.48%) BGP
9 84 (32.18%) Microsoft
10 82 (31.42%) VPN
11 76 (29.12%) Windows
12 73 (27.97%) Cisco ASA
13 72 (27.59%) OSPF
14 69 (26.44%) Cisco Nexus
15 65 (24.90%) Data Centre
16 61 (23.37%) Android
17 60 (22.99%) DNS
18 59 (22.61%) MPLS
19 58 (22.22%) CCIE
20 54 (20.69%) TCP/IP
20 54 (20.69%) Citrix
21 51 (19.54%) EIGRP
21 51 (19.54%) Cisco Wireless
22 49 (18.77%) DHCP
23 48 (18.39%) VMware
24 46 (17.62%) Palo Alto
25 45 (17.24%) WLAN
26 44 (16.86%) Network Security
27 43 (16.48%) Banking
27 43 (16.48%) ITIL

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 (10.34%) IBM Notes
2 23 (8.81%) Skype for Business
3 12 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (3.83%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.53%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (9.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.83%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.83%) Eikon
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Maximo
2 1 (0.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.83%) Office 365
3 4 (1.53%) G Suite
4 3 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.77%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 125 (47.89%) LAN
2 121 (46.36%) Firewall
3 99 (37.93%) Wireless
4 97 (37.16%) WAN
5 90 (34.48%) BGP
6 82 (31.42%) VPN
7 73 (27.97%) Cisco ASA
8 72 (27.59%) OSPF
9 69 (26.44%) Cisco Nexus
10 60 (22.99%) DNS
11 59 (22.61%) MPLS
12 54 (20.69%) TCP/IP
13 51 (19.54%) Cisco Wireless
13 51 (19.54%) EIGRP
14 49 (18.77%) DHCP
15 45 (17.24%) WLAN
16 44 (16.86%) Network Security
17 36 (13.79%) NX-OS
18 34 (13.03%) VLAN
19 29 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.77%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (7.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 43 (16.48%) Banking
2 39 (14.94%) Finance
3 21 (8.05%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.51%) Retail
5 9 (3.45%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.68%) Multimedia
7 6 (2.30%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Law
8 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 127 (48.66%) Network Engineer
2 49 (18.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 44 (16.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 28 (10.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 23 (8.81%) Senior Network Engineer
5 23 (8.81%) Support Engineer
6 20 (7.66%) Architect
7 15 (5.75%) Desktop Support
7 15 (5.75%) LAN Engineer
8 13 (4.98%) Consultant
8 13 (4.98%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (4.98%) Security Engineer
9 12 (4.60%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 12 (4.60%) Lead Network Engineer
9 12 (4.60%) Service Desk Support
10 10 (3.83%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
10 10 (3.83%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 10 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.83%) Network Architect
11 9 (3.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.88%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.07%) XMPP
3 1 (0.38%) CSS
3 1 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.38%) LAMP
3 1 (0.38%) OAuth
3 1 (0.38%) SAML
3 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 65 (24.90%) Data Centre
2 42 (16.09%) BYOD
3 35 (13.41%) Blackberry
4 31 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.36%) Clustering
6 10 (3.83%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.68%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.30%) DataPower
9 6 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.30%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.53%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.15%) Cyber Attack
11 3 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (1.15%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 2 (0.77%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (29.12%) Windows
2 61 (23.37%) Android
3 39 (14.94%) Windows 7
4 32 (12.26%) Mac OS
5 26 (9.96%) Linux
6 17 (6.51%) Windows Server
6 17 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (4.60%) Unix
7 12 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (4.21%) Mac OS X
9 8 (3.07%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.77%) CentOS
12 1 (0.38%) VyOS
12 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.48%) ITIL
2 33 (12.64%) Network Design
3 29 (11.11%) Migration
4 22 (8.43%) High Availability
5 21 (8.05%) Load Balancing
6 20 (7.66%) Coaching
7 19 (7.28%) Service Management
8 17 (6.51%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (6.13%) ITSM
10 15 (5.75%) Network Management
10 15 (5.75%) WAN Optimisation
11 12 (4.60%) ITIL V3
11 12 (4.60%) Mobile Device Management
12 11 (4.21%) Mentoring
12 11 (4.21%) Project Management
13 10 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (3.83%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 9 (3.45%) Configuration Management
14 9 (3.45%) Network Architecture
15 8 (3.07%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.98%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.83%) Python
2 10 (3.83%) VB
3 8 (3.07%) Perl
4 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.77%) C#
5 1 (0.38%) C
5 1 (0.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (42.15%) CCNP
3 58 (22.22%) CCIE
4 38 (14.56%) CCNA
5 23 (8.81%) Security Cleared
6 17 (6.51%) SC Cleared
7 13 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (4.21%) MCP
9 10 (3.83%) CCDP
9 10 (3.83%) Degree
9 10 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (2.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 7 (2.68%) CCVP
11 6 (2.30%) CCNP Voice
12 5 (1.92%) MCSE
13 4 (1.53%) ISEB
13 4 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (1.53%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.53%) Master's Degree
13 4 (1.53%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.15%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (15.33%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.68%) GPFS
3 7 (2.68%) LXC
4 6 (2.30%) VMware NSX
4 6 (2.30%) vSphere
5 5 (1.92%) Firmware
5 5 (1.92%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.77%) XenApp
8 2 (0.77%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (7.28%) Cisco Prime
2 18 (6.90%) Cisco UCCX
3 17 (6.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (5.75%) FortiGate
5 12 (4.60%) SCCM
6 10 (3.83%) AirWatch
6 10 (3.83%) NetBackup
6 10 (3.83%) WSUS
7 9 (3.45%) Nagios
7 9 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (3.07%) Puppet
8 8 (3.07%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.68%) Cacti
9 7 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (2.68%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (2.30%) Cisco UCCE
10 6 (2.30%) HP UCMDB
10 6 (2.30%) OpenView
10 6 (2.30%) OPNET
10 6 (2.30%) QRadar
Vendors
1 261 (100.00%) Cisco
2 84 (32.18%) Microsoft
3 54 (20.69%) Citrix
4 48 (18.39%) VMware
5 46 (17.62%) Palo Alto
6 29 (11.11%) Juniper
7 27 (10.34%) HP
7 27 (10.34%) Lotus
8 26 (9.96%) CheckPoint
9 24 (9.20%) Fortinet
10 23 (8.81%) Riverbed
11 21 (8.05%) SolarWinds
12 19 (7.28%) Splunk
13 18 (6.90%) F5
14 17 (6.51%) Bloomberg
15 16 (6.13%) Reuters
16 15 (5.75%) MobileIron
17 14 (5.36%) Symantec
18 11 (4.21%) Google
18 11 (4.21%) Red Hat