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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 486 538 501
Rank change year-on-year +52 -37  
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 128 111 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 1.28% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 72 85
UK median daily rate £392 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.02% +1.33%  
10th Percentile £170 £251 £213
90th Percentile £518 £525 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £373 £331
% change year-on-year -6.30% +12.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
UK median hourly rate £28.43 £19.00 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.63% -61.37%  
10th Percentile £24.44 £16.80 £27.60
90th Percentile £32.88 £27.50 £102.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £41.29
% change year-on-year +71.05% -53.98%  

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 6455 8694 8061
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.70% 16.19% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10117 13736 12668
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +9.29%  
10th Percentile £208 £228 £206
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1010 1069 1117
UK median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +24.83%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Top 10 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 29 June 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 +48 121 £400 -0.12% 25
UK excluding London +71 68 £349 -6.30% 12
London +16 59 £450 +5.88% 14
North of England +84 32 £300 -20.00% 3
South East +16 16 £360 -13.77% 2
South West +3 6 £450 +71.42% 1
Midlands +1 4 £425 +21.42% 2
Wales 0 4 £244 -22.00% 1
East of England -9 4 £325 -29.72% 3
Scotland +29 3 £300 -9.77%

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 263 (100.00%) Cisco
2 141 (53.61%) Cisco Certification
3 131 (49.81%) LAN
4 121 (46.01%) Firewall
5 112 (42.59%) CCNP
6 94 (35.74%) WAN
7 91 (34.60%) VPN
7 91 (34.60%) Cisco ASA
8 89 (33.84%) BGP
9 87 (33.08%) Wireless
10 83 (31.56%) Microsoft
11 78 (29.66%) Windows
12 74 (28.14%) OSPF
13 69 (26.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 59 (22.43%) DNS
15 58 (22.05%) ITIL
15 58 (22.05%) MPLS
15 58 (22.05%) VMware
15 58 (22.05%) Data Centre
16 57 (21.67%) TCP/IP
17 54 (20.53%) Citrix
18 51 (19.39%) Android
19 48 (18.25%) DHCP
20 47 (17.87%) CCIE
20 47 (17.87%) NX-OS
21 43 (16.35%) Network Security
22 41 (15.59%) Palo Alto
23 39 (14.83%) Cisco Wireless
23 39 (14.83%) CCNA
23 39 (14.83%) Linux

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 20 (7.60%) IBM Notes
2 19 (7.22%) Skype for Business
3 9 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.66%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.38%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 33 (12.55%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (5.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.80%) Eikon
2 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.28%) Office 365
4 5 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.76%) G Suite
6 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (49.81%) LAN
2 121 (46.01%) Firewall
3 94 (35.74%) WAN
4 91 (34.60%) Cisco ASA
4 91 (34.60%) VPN
5 89 (33.84%) BGP
6 87 (33.08%) Wireless
7 74 (28.14%) OSPF
8 69 (26.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 59 (22.43%) DNS
10 58 (22.05%) MPLS
11 57 (21.67%) TCP/IP
12 48 (18.25%) DHCP
13 47 (17.87%) NX-OS
14 43 (16.35%) Network Security
15 39 (14.83%) Cisco Wireless
16 38 (14.45%) EIGRP
17 37 (14.07%) WLAN
18 32 (12.17%) VLAN
19 28 (10.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.52%) SQL Server
1 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (6.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 36 (13.69%) Finance
2 29 (11.03%) Banking
3 23 (8.75%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.46%) Retail
5 10 (3.80%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.28%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.90%) Law
8 3 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.76%) Electronics
9 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.76%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.38%) French Language
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 130 (49.43%) Network Engineer
2 37 (14.07%) Cisco Engineer
3 34 (12.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 26 (9.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 24 (9.13%) Support Engineer
6 23 (8.75%) Analyst
7 21 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (6.84%) Network Security Engineer
8 18 (6.84%) Security Engineer
9 17 (6.46%) Architect
9 17 (6.46%) Network Analyst
10 15 (5.70%) LAN Engineer
11 13 (4.94%) Desktop Support
11 13 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.56%) Cisco Analyst
12 12 (4.56%) Cisco Network Analyst
12 12 (4.56%) Network Specialist
13 11 (4.18%) Service Desk Support
14 9 (3.42%) Consultant
14 9 (3.42%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.41%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.42%) XMPP
3 2 (0.76%) CSS
3 2 (0.76%) Web Services
4 1 (0.38%) Core Data
4 1 (0.38%) OAuth
4 1 (0.38%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (22.05%) Data Centre
2 36 (13.69%) BYOD
3 29 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (11.03%) Blackberry
4 14 (5.32%) Clustering
5 11 (4.18%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.04%) Public Cloud
6 8 (3.04%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.66%) DataPower
8 6 (2.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (2.28%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.90%) CMDB
10 4 (1.52%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.52%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.76%) NHS
12 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.38%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 78 (29.66%) Windows
2 51 (19.39%) Android
3 39 (14.83%) Linux
4 30 (11.41%) Windows 7
5 21 (7.98%) Mac OS
5 21 (7.98%) Windows Server
6 19 (7.22%) Unix
7 16 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.66%) CatOS
11 6 (2.28%) Mac OS X
11 6 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.52%) CentOS
12 4 (1.52%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.38%) VyOS
13 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (22.05%) ITIL
2 36 (13.69%) Network Design
3 31 (11.79%) Migration
4 28 (10.65%) Network Management
5 21 (7.98%) High Availability
5 21 (7.98%) Load Balancing
5 21 (7.98%) Network Monitoring
6 19 (7.22%) Service Management
7 18 (6.84%) Project Management
8 17 (6.46%) Configuration Management
9 16 (6.08%) ITSM
10 14 (5.32%) ITIL V3
11 13 (4.94%) Coaching
11 13 (4.94%) Mentoring
12 11 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (3.80%) Mobile Device Management
13 10 (3.80%) Network Architecture
14 9 (3.42%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 9 (3.42%) Problem Management
15 8 (3.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.46%) Python
2 14 (5.32%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.94%) Perl
4 9 (3.42%) VB
5 6 (2.28%) C
6 4 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.52%) C#
7 1 (0.38%) C++
7 1 (0.38%) Java
7 1 (0.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (53.61%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (42.59%) CCNP
3 47 (17.87%) CCIE
4 39 (14.83%) CCNA
5 32 (12.17%) Security Cleared
6 22 (8.37%) SC Cleared
7 14 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (4.18%) Degree
9 9 (3.42%) MCP
10 8 (3.04%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 8 (3.04%) JNCIA
10 8 (3.04%) JNCIS
11 7 (2.66%) CCSE
11 7 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.28%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.90%) CCDP
13 5 (1.90%) CCIP
13 5 (1.90%) CCVP
13 5 (1.90%) Master's Degree
14 4 (1.52%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (13.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (12.55%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.42%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.04%) GPFS
4 8 (3.04%) LXC
5 5 (1.90%) pfSense
5 5 (1.90%) Snort
6 4 (1.52%) vSphere
7 3 (1.14%) Firmware
8 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 23 (8.75%) Cisco CUCM
1 23 (8.75%) Cisco Prime
2 18 (6.84%) FortiGate
3 13 (4.94%) Cisco UCCX
4 12 (4.56%) Nagios
4 12 (4.56%) SCCM
5 11 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (3.80%) Puppet
6 10 (3.80%) ZABBIX
7 9 (3.42%) AirWatch
7 9 (3.42%) NetBackup
7 9 (3.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (3.42%) WSUS
8 8 (3.04%) Cacti
9 7 (2.66%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (2.66%) OPNET
10 6 (2.28%) OpenView
10 6 (2.28%) QRadar
10 6 (2.28%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (1.90%) EnCase
Vendors
1 263 (100.00%) Cisco
2 83 (31.56%) Microsoft
3 58 (22.05%) VMware
4 54 (20.53%) Citrix
5 41 (15.59%) Palo Alto
6 37 (14.07%) Juniper
7 35 (13.31%) CheckPoint
7 35 (13.31%) F5
8 33 (12.55%) SolarWinds
9 31 (11.79%) HP
10 25 (9.51%) Fortinet
11 23 (8.75%) Splunk
12 20 (7.60%) Lotus
13 18 (6.84%) Symantec
14 16 (6.08%) Bloomberg
15 15 (5.70%) Red Hat
15 15 (5.70%) Reuters
16 13 (4.94%) MobileIron
17 12 (4.56%) Infoblox
17 12 (4.56%) Riverbed
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