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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco IOS
UK
Rank 459 565 469
Rank change year-on-year +106 -96  
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 137 77 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.07% 0.98% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 40 102
Median daily rate £365 £375 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -6.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £319 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% -20.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +66.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £27.40 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.40 £50.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £41.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% +72.91%  

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 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 March 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 +92 119 £373 -1.97% 22
London +68 71 £400 +5.96% 12
South East +26 20 £325 +23.80% 3
City of London +11 10 £425 +13.33% 5
Scotland +18 9 £350 +12.00%
Hampshire +17 7 £269 - 1
Basingstoke +14 7 £269 -
Aberdeen -1 6 £450 -
Leeds - 6 £513 - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £513 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £513 - 2
North West +31 5 £160 -58.03% 2
Berkshire +18 5 £287 -14.25% 1
Manchester +11 5 £160 -58.03% 1
Wales +11 5 £323 +7.50%
East of England +1 5 £488 - 1
Reading +14 4 £287 -14.25% 1
Swansea - 4 £325 -
East Midlands - 4 £298 -
West Wales - 4 £325 -
West Midlands +6 3 £330 -26.66% 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £335 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £335 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £350 -
Peterborough - 3 - -
North East - 3 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £350 -
Surrey +6 2 £575 +119.04% 1
South West -1 2 £338 - 1

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 249 (100.00%) Cisco
2 129 (51.81%) Cisco Certification
3 120 (48.19%) LAN
4 111 (44.58%) Firewall
5 100 (40.16%) WAN
6 95 (38.15%) BGP
7 91 (36.55%) CCNP
7 91 (36.55%) Cisco ASA
8 89 (35.74%) OSPF
9 78 (31.33%) VMware
10 77 (30.92%) Microsoft
11 72 (28.92%) Wireless
12 69 (27.71%) Windows
13 67 (26.91%) MPLS
13 67 (26.91%) Data Centre
14 64 (25.70%) F5
15 63 (25.30%) VPN
16 61 (24.50%) Cisco Nexus
16 61 (24.50%) NX-OS
17 59 (23.69%) ITIL
18 52 (20.88%) TCP/IP
19 49 (19.68%) VMware Infrastructure
20 48 (19.28%) Network Security
20 48 (19.28%) Juniper
21 47 (18.88%) CheckPoint
21 47 (18.88%) CCNA
21 47 (18.88%) Finance
22 46 (18.47%) Linux
22 46 (18.47%) Security Cleared
23 40 (16.06%) DHCP

Cisco IOS
Top Related 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 (4.82%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (3.61%) IBM Notes
2 9 (3.61%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (12.45%) MS Office
2 28 (11.24%) MS Excel
3 18 (7.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Eikon
2 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.21%) Office 365
3 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.80%) SaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 120 (48.19%) LAN
2 111 (44.58%) Firewall
3 100 (40.16%) WAN
4 95 (38.15%) BGP
5 91 (36.55%) Cisco ASA
6 89 (35.74%) OSPF
7 72 (28.92%) Wireless
8 67 (26.91%) MPLS
9 63 (25.30%) VPN
10 61 (24.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 61 (24.50%) NX-OS
11 52 (20.88%) TCP/IP
12 48 (19.28%) Network Security
13 40 (16.06%) DHCP
14 39 (15.66%) DNS
15 31 (12.45%) VLAN
16 26 (10.44%) Internet
16 26 (10.44%) Junos
17 25 (10.04%) EIGRP
18 24 (9.64%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 47 (18.88%) Finance
2 16 (6.43%) Banking
3 15 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.82%) Law
5 8 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.41%) Retail
7 5 (2.01%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.61%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.80%) Electronics
9 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.80%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Front Office
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 137 (55.02%) Network Engineer
2 42 (16.87%) Cisco Engineer
3 39 (15.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 30 (12.05%) Senior Network Engineer
5 25 (10.04%) Analyst
6 20 (8.03%) Support Engineer
7 18 (7.23%) Network Analyst
7 18 (7.23%) Security Engineer
8 17 (6.83%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (5.62%) Network Support
11 12 (4.82%) Administrator
11 12 (4.82%) Cisco Analyst
11 12 (4.82%) Cisco Network Analyst
11 12 (4.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 11 (4.42%) Network Support Engineer
12 11 (4.42%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 11 (4.42%) WAN Engineer
13 10 (4.02%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 9 (3.61%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.43%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.81%) XMPP
3 4 (1.61%) CSS
3 4 (1.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.40%) CGI
4 1 (0.40%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 67 (26.91%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.43%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.62%) Blackberry
3 14 (5.62%) CMDB
4 12 (4.82%) BYOD
5 10 (4.02%) Clustering
6 8 (3.21%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.01%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.01%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.61%) DataPower
9 4 (1.61%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.61%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.61%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.20%) RSA SecurID
11 2 (0.80%) iPad
11 2 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (27.71%) Windows
2 46 (18.47%) Linux
3 31 (12.45%) Android
3 31 (12.45%) Windows Server
4 21 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (8.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (7.63%) Windows 7
7 17 (6.83%) Unix
8 16 (6.43%) CatOS
9 12 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (3.61%) Mac OS
11 7 (2.81%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.61%) CentOS
12 4 (1.61%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.40%) VyOS
14 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.69%) ITIL
2 37 (14.86%) Network Management
3 32 (12.85%) Migration
3 32 (12.85%) Network Design
4 29 (11.65%) Load Balancing
5 28 (11.24%) Configuration Management
6 23 (9.24%) Project Management
7 20 (8.03%) Problem Management
8 17 (6.83%) High Availability
9 15 (6.02%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (6.02%) Service Management
10 13 (5.22%) ITIL V3
10 13 (5.22%) Time Management
11 12 (4.82%) QMS
11 12 (4.82%) Release Management
12 11 (4.42%) ITSM
12 11 (4.42%) Performance Management
12 11 (4.42%) Service Delivery
13 10 (4.02%) Quality Management
13 10 (4.02%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.43%) Python
2 14 (5.62%) C
3 12 (4.82%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.02%) Perl
5 5 (2.01%) VB
6 4 (1.61%) C#
7 3 (1.20%) Java
7 3 (1.20%) SQL
8 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.40%) C++
9 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 129 (51.81%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (36.55%) CCNP
3 47 (18.88%) CCNA
4 46 (18.47%) Security Cleared
5 36 (14.46%) SC Cleared
6 25 (10.04%) CCIE
7 12 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.61%) Degree
9 7 (2.81%) CCSE
9 7 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.41%) CISSP
10 6 (2.41%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.41%) JNCIS
10 6 (2.41%) MCP
11 5 (2.01%) CCSA
11 5 (2.01%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.61%) CCIP
12 4 (1.61%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.20%) MCSA
14 2 (0.80%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.21%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.81%) SLA
3 4 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 49 (19.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (8.84%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.41%) vSphere
6 5 (2.01%) GPFS
6 5 (2.01%) LXC
6 5 (2.01%) pfSense
6 5 (2.01%) Snort
7 4 (1.61%) Firmware
8 2 (0.80%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.80%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.80%) XenServer
9 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (5.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (4.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 10 (4.02%) FortiGate
3 10 (4.02%) Puppet
4 9 (3.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (3.21%) Cisco UCCX
5 8 (3.21%) Nagios
5 8 (3.21%) SCCM
6 7 (2.81%) AirWatch
6 7 (2.81%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (2.81%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.41%) OPNET
8 5 (2.01%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.01%) WSUS
9 4 (1.61%) EnCase
9 4 (1.61%) HP UCMDB
9 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.61%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.20%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 249 (100.00%) Cisco
2 78 (31.33%) VMware
3 77 (30.92%) Microsoft
4 64 (25.70%) F5
5 48 (19.28%) Juniper
6 47 (18.88%) CheckPoint
7 35 (14.06%) Citrix
8 32 (12.85%) HP
9 25 (10.04%) SolarWinds
10 24 (9.64%) Palo Alto
11 21 (8.43%) Symantec
12 20 (8.03%) Red Hat
13 16 (6.43%) Blue Coat
14 14 (5.62%) Fortinet
14 14 (5.62%) Splunk
15 13 (5.22%) Brocade
15 13 (5.22%) Riverbed
16 12 (4.82%) Aruba
17 11 (4.42%) Infoblox
17 11 (4.42%) Lumension
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