Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 703 590 710
Rank change year-on-year -113 +120 -128
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 176 261 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 2.06% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 159 116
UK median daily rate £398 £370 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -2.63% -3.49%
10th Percentile £261 £254 £213
90th Percentile £487 £538 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £338 £360
% change year-on-year +16.30% -6.25% -7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 15
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £38.75 £28.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.16% +36.56% +13.50%
10th Percentile £24.80 £19.75 £17.75
90th Percentile £43.60 £65.30 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £45.50 £28.38
% change year-on-year -36.26% +60.35% +23.37%

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 13,292 12,669 16,225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.90% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,171 7,686 9,745
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £219
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 749 751
UK median hourly rate £19.09 £20.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -23.81% +22.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.80 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -2.56% -29.09% +22.22%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -112 168 £400 +6.67% 52
UK excluding London -44 90 £393 +16.30% 36
London -82 79 £400 -1.23% 16
South East -17 37 £398 +17.34% 7
North of England -53 22 £413 +37.50% 5
North West -10 15 £425 +160.74% 5
East of England +7 12 £380 -10.59% 9
South West +8 10 £335 -14.92% 5
Midlands -17 6 £300 -20.00% 10
Yorkshire -28 6 £369 -26.25%
Scotland -47 5 £337 +3.54%
East Midlands -4 3 £300 -4.00% 7
West Midlands -13 3 - - 3
North East -7 1 £129 -63.14%

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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.

1 176 (100.00%) Cisco
2 111 (63.07%) Firewall
3 76 (43.18%) Cisco Certification
4 75 (42.61%) LAN
5 64 (36.36%) OSPF
6 60 (34.09%) VPN
7 58 (32.95%) WAN
7 58 (32.95%) Windows
7 58 (32.95%) BGP
8 56 (31.82%) Juniper
9 53 (30.11%) DNS
9 53 (30.11%) CCNP
9 53 (30.11%) Cisco ASA
10 45 (25.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 45 (25.57%) DHCP
11 42 (23.86%) ITIL
11 42 (23.86%) Finance
12 41 (23.30%) Data Centre
13 40 (22.73%) TCP/IP
13 40 (22.73%) CheckPoint
14 39 (22.16%) F5
15 37 (21.02%) MPLS
16 36 (20.45%) Citrix
17 33 (18.75%) Wireless
17 33 (18.75%) VMware
17 33 (18.75%) Network Security
18 32 (18.18%) NX-OS
19 31 (17.61%) Network Design
19 31 (17.61%) VLAN
19 31 (17.61%) Active Directory

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 8 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.41%) Confluence
3 4 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.57%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.84%) RMDS
2 1 (0.57%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.25%) Office 365
3 7 (3.98%) PaaS
4 5 (2.84%) IaaS
5 3 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.14%) Akamai
6 2 (1.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 111 (63.07%) Firewall
2 75 (42.61%) LAN
3 64 (36.36%) OSPF
4 60 (34.09%) VPN
5 58 (32.95%) BGP
5 58 (32.95%) WAN
6 53 (30.11%) Cisco ASA
6 53 (30.11%) DNS
7 45 (25.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 45 (25.57%) DHCP
8 40 (22.73%) TCP/IP
9 37 (21.02%) MPLS
10 33 (18.75%) Network Security
10 33 (18.75%) Wireless
11 32 (18.18%) NX-OS
12 31 (17.61%) VLAN
13 23 (13.07%) EIGRP
14 22 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 21 (11.93%) VoIP
16 20 (11.36%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (4.55%) Bitbucket
1 8 (4.55%) JIRA
2 3 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 42 (23.86%) Finance
2 24 (13.64%) Banking
3 11 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.41%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.70%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (1.70%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.14%) Games
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.57%) Front Office
7 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (48.86%) Network Engineer
2 18 (10.23%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (7.39%) Analyst
4 13 (7.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (7.39%) Security Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 11 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.68%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) Architect
8 7 (3.98%) Consultant
8 7 (3.98%) Network Analyst
9 6 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) IT Support
9 6 (3.41%) Network Architect
10 5 (2.84%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (2.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (2.27%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.41%) LDAP
3 3 (1.70%) Core Data
4 2 (1.14%) HTML
4 2 (1.14%) JSON
4 2 (1.14%) RESTful
4 2 (1.14%) XML
4 2 (1.14%) XMPP
5 1 (0.57%) CSS
5 1 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.57%) REST
5 1 (0.57%) Spine.js
5 1 (0.57%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 41 (23.30%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.68%) PKI
5 9 (5.11%) Blackberry
5 9 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (4.55%) Clustering
6 8 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (3.41%) Fat Client
7 6 (3.41%) Mobile Computing
7 6 (3.41%) RSA SecurID
7 6 (3.41%) Thin Client
7 6 (3.41%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.84%) Eurex
8 5 (2.84%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.27%) CMDB
9 4 (2.27%) e-Health
9 4 (2.27%) iPhone
10 3 (1.70%) iPad
10 3 (1.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 58 (32.95%) Windows
2 25 (14.20%) Linux
3 21 (11.93%) Windows 7
4 15 (8.52%) Android
5 13 (7.39%) Windows 10
6 10 (5.68%) Unix
6 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.11%) Windows Server
7 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.98%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.27%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (1.70%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.70%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.70%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.14%) CatOS
11 2 (1.14%) Debian
11 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.86%) ITIL
2 31 (17.61%) Network Design
3 24 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 22 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (11.93%) Network Management
6 17 (9.66%) Change Management
6 17 (9.66%) Service Delivery
7 16 (9.09%) Service Management
8 14 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (7.39%) Patch Management
10 10 (5.68%) Network Architecture
10 10 (5.68%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (5.68%) Security Management
11 9 (5.11%) Coaching
11 9 (5.11%) Low Latency
11 9 (5.11%) Project Management
12 8 (4.55%) High Availability
12 8 (4.55%) Incident Management
12 8 (4.55%) Proactive Monitoring
12 8 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.82%) Python
2 8 (4.55%) SQL
3 7 (3.98%) C
3 7 (3.98%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.27%) Perl
5 3 (1.70%) Java
6 2 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (43.18%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (30.11%) CCNP
3 29 (16.48%) CCNA
4 24 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 18 (10.23%) SC Cleared
6 16 (9.09%) Degree
7 14 (7.95%) CCIE
8 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (4.55%) CCSE
9 8 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (3.41%) MCSE
11 5 (2.84%) CCSA
12 4 (2.27%) CCENT
12 4 (2.27%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.27%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.70%) MCP
14 2 (1.14%) CISSP
14 2 (1.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.95%) SLA
2 4 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.70%) QA
4 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (17.61%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.25%) ProxySG
4 6 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.70%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.70%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.14%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.57%) Firmware
8 1 (0.57%) NFS
8 1 (0.57%) Snort
8 1 (0.57%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.57%) XenApp
8 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (5.68%) SCCM
2 9 (5.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.41%) HP ALM
4 5 (2.84%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (2.84%) FortiGate
5 4 (2.27%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.27%) SCOM
5 4 (2.27%) WSUS
6 3 (1.70%) Cacti
6 3 (1.70%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.70%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.57%) MaaS360
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.57%) Puppet
8 1 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 176 (100.00%) Cisco
2 56 (31.82%) Juniper
3 40 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 39 (22.16%) F5
5 36 (20.45%) Citrix
6 33 (18.75%) VMware
7 30 (17.05%) Microsoft
8 20 (11.36%) Blue Coat
9 17 (9.66%) SolarWinds
10 16 (9.09%) Apple
10 16 (9.09%) HP
11 11 (6.25%) Reuters
12 10 (5.68%) McAfee
13 8 (4.55%) Arista
14 7 (3.98%) Bloomberg
14 7 (3.98%) Fortinet
14 7 (3.98%) Infoblox
15 6 (3.41%) Atlassian
15 6 (3.41%) NetScout
15 6 (3.41%) Qualys