The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco IOS
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 126 121
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5  
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.15% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 1.37% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £330 £450 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +300.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £319 £401
% change year-on-year +5.49% -20.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 321 293 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.07% 11.00% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 136 154
Median daily rate £395 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 44
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Cisco IOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Cisco IOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco IOS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco IOS in the West Midlands

Cisco IOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IOS in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco IOS in the West Midlands

Cisco IOS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Birmingham - 1 £285 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £375 -
Cisco IOS
England

Cisco IOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco IOS.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) MPLS
3 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) BGP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 4 (57.14%) ISDN
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) VPLS
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 4 (57.14%) Network Management
3 4 (57.14%) Junos
3 4 (57.14%) F5
3 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (57.14%) Multicast
3 4 (57.14%) NX-OS
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Android
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) LANDesk
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Avaya

Cisco IOS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (57.14%) ISDN
2 4 (57.14%) Junos
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) Multicast
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 4 (57.14%) NX-OS
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
2 4 (57.14%) VPLS
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) CMDB
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) F5
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) Avaya
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) LANDesk
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Toshiba
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 1 (14.29%) VMware