Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 557 609 703
Rank change year-on-year +52 +94 -71
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 171 277 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 2.19% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 172 95
UK median daily rate £381 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £150 £238 £216
90th Percentile £540 £523 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £335
% change year-on-year -12.50% +19.40% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 8
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £28.34 £160.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.59% -82.29% +255.56%
10th Percentile £15.29 £13.00 £19.09
90th Percentile £33.00 £48.80 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +23.33% +4.65% -53.26%

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 9,150 12,640 13,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.46% 12.75% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,465 7,662 8,175
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £610 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 581 692
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.90 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.88% -12.95% -6.98%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 +63 153 £375 -6.25% 50
London +139 93 £425 +21.43% 21
UK excluding London +36 75 £350 -12.50% 31
South East +63 18 £220 -46.34% 3
Midlands +45 16 £338 -20.59% 9
Scotland +29 13 £375 - 1
North of England +14 13 £335 -10.67% 8
Yorkshire +17 9 £350 -12.50% 6
West Midlands +55 8 £400 +40.35% 6
East Midlands +32 8 £210 -52.81% 3
East of England +31 8 £320 -20.00% 7
South West +9 5 £375 -6.25% 2
North West +12 4 £275 -21.71% 2
Wales +29 2 £400 +11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Cisco
2 84 (49.12%) VPN
3 82 (47.95%) Cisco Certification
3 82 (47.95%) LAN
4 79 (46.20%) OSPF
5 75 (43.86%) BGP
6 69 (40.35%) MPLS
7 68 (39.77%) Firewall
8 66 (38.60%) WAN
9 65 (38.01%) ITIL
10 63 (36.84%) TCP/IP
11 59 (34.50%) Windows
11 59 (34.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 57 (33.33%) CCNP
13 46 (26.90%) NX-OS
14 45 (26.32%) DNS
14 45 (26.32%) Juniper
15 44 (25.73%) CCNA
15 44 (25.73%) Android
16 43 (25.15%) Finance
17 41 (23.98%) Wireless
18 38 (22.22%) Active Directory
19 37 (21.64%) Office 365
20 36 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
21 35 (20.47%) Cisco ASA
22 32 (18.71%) Ethernet
22 32 (18.71%) Windows 7
22 32 (18.71%) Windows 10
23 31 (18.13%) Change Management
24 30 (17.54%) 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 23 (13.45%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 15 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (7.60%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.85%) Skype for Business
5 8 (4.68%) IIS
6 6 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.17%) Apache
8 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (21.64%) Office 365
2 7 (4.09%) Azure
3 6 (3.51%) AWS
3 6 (3.51%) OneDrive
4 5 (2.92%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.17%) G Suite
6 2 (1.17%) GCP
6 2 (1.17%) IaaS
6 2 (1.17%) PaaS
6 2 (1.17%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.17%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) SaaS
7 1 (0.58%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 84 (49.12%) VPN
2 82 (47.95%) LAN
3 79 (46.20%) OSPF
4 75 (43.86%) BGP
5 69 (40.35%) MPLS
6 68 (39.77%) Firewall
7 66 (38.60%) WAN
8 63 (36.84%) TCP/IP
9 59 (34.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 46 (26.90%) NX-OS
11 45 (26.32%) DNS
12 41 (23.98%) Wireless
13 35 (20.47%) Cisco ASA
14 32 (18.71%) Ethernet
15 30 (17.54%) DHCP
15 30 (17.54%) EIGRP
16 29 (16.96%) Junos
17 28 (16.37%) Network Security
17 28 (16.37%) Wireshark
18 27 (15.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.17%) Big Data
3 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.17%) Power BI
3 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 20 (11.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.17%) GitLab
3 2 (1.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.17%) JIRA
4 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
General
1 43 (25.15%) Finance
2 26 (15.20%) Banking
3 21 (12.28%) Telecoms
4 20 (11.70%) Investment Banking
5 18 (10.53%) Front Office
6 10 (5.85%) Law
7 5 (2.92%) French Language
7 5 (2.92%) German Language
7 5 (2.92%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.75%) Retail
9 2 (1.17%) Advertising
9 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.58%) Back Office
10 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 96 (56.14%) Network Engineer
2 26 (15.20%) Cisco Engineer
3 21 (12.28%) Analyst
4 19 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (9.94%) Service Analyst
6 16 (9.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 15 (8.77%) IP Network Engineer
7 15 (8.77%) Juniper Engineer
7 15 (8.77%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.85%) Data Network Engineer
8 10 (5.85%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (5.26%) Architect
9 9 (5.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 9 (5.26%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.68%) Network Architect
10 8 (4.68%) Security Engineer
11 7 (4.09%) Network Support
11 7 (4.09%) Network Support Engineer
12 6 (3.51%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.53%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.75%) REST
2 3 (1.75%) YAML
3 2 (1.17%) JSON
3 2 (1.17%) OAuth
3 2 (1.17%) OAuth2
3 2 (1.17%) OLE
3 2 (1.17%) OpenID
3 2 (1.17%) Web Services
3 2 (1.17%) XMPP
4 1 (0.58%) Jinja
4 1 (0.58%) LDAP
4 1 (0.58%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 20 (11.70%) Blackberry
3 17 (9.94%) iPhone
3 17 (9.94%) Smartphone
3 17 (9.94%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.17%) BYOD
7 2 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.17%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.17%) iPad
7 2 (1.17%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.17%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.17%) NHS
7 2 (1.17%) PKI
7 2 (1.17%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 59 (34.50%) Windows
2 44 (25.73%) Android
3 32 (18.71%) Windows 10
3 32 (18.71%) Windows 7
4 23 (13.45%) Linux
5 11 (6.43%) Mac OS
5 11 (6.43%) Unix
6 8 (4.68%) Windows Server
7 7 (4.09%) Mac OS X
8 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.34%) CentOS
10 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.58%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (38.01%) ITIL
2 31 (18.13%) Change Management
3 22 (12.87%) Migration
4 19 (11.11%) Network Design
5 16 (9.36%) Service Management
6 15 (8.77%) Network Management
7 14 (8.19%) Incident Management
8 10 (5.85%) Change Control
8 10 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (5.85%) Mobile Device Management
8 10 (5.85%) Service Delivery
9 9 (5.26%) DevOps
9 9 (5.26%) Project Delivery
10 8 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.68%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.68%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (4.09%) ITIL V3
11 7 (4.09%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (4.09%) Service Desk Management
11 7 (4.09%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.45%) Perl
2 8 (4.68%) Python
3 6 (3.51%) C
4 5 (2.92%) Java
4 5 (2.92%) SQL
5 4 (2.34%) PHP
6 3 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.75%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 82 (47.95%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (33.33%) CCNP
3 44 (25.73%) CCNA
4 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 26 (15.20%) SC Cleared
6 16 (9.36%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (7.02%) Degree
8 11 (6.43%) CCIP
8 11 (6.43%) MCP
9 7 (4.09%) CCIE
10 6 (3.51%) BC Cleared
11 5 (2.92%) CCSA
11 5 (2.92%) CCSE
11 5 (2.92%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.75%) CCDP
14 2 (1.17%) A+ Certification
14 2 (1.17%) CISSP
14 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.85%) SLA
2 6 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.92%) GDPR
4 2 (1.17%) COBIT
4 2 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.17%) Docker
4 2 (1.17%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.17%) vCloud
4 2 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.58%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (12.28%) AirWatch
2 19 (11.11%) Puppet
3 18 (10.53%) Nagios
3 18 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (8.77%) Cacti
4 15 (8.77%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (8.77%) NetMRI
4 15 (8.77%) Statseeker
4 15 (8.77%) ZABBIX
5 12 (7.02%) FortiGate
6 11 (6.43%) SCCM
7 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (4.68%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (4.09%) Ansible
10 4 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.75%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (1.75%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.75%) Terraform
12 2 (1.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 171 (100.00%) Cisco
2 45 (26.32%) Juniper
3 26 (15.20%) Microsoft
4 25 (14.62%) Citrix
5 23 (13.45%) CheckPoint
6 22 (12.87%) Palo Alto
7 21 (12.28%) NetScout
7 21 (12.28%) ServiceNow
8 17 (9.94%) Solarflare
9 15 (8.77%) Ivanti
10 14 (8.19%) Meraki
10 14 (8.19%) VMware
11 12 (7.02%) Apple
12 11 (6.43%) F5
12 11 (6.43%) SolarWinds
13 9 (5.26%) Avaya
13 9 (5.26%) Fortinet
14 8 (4.68%) Aruba
15 7 (4.09%) Adobe
15 7 (4.09%) Huawei