The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 23 40 38
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 49 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.41% 3.55% 3.14%
As % of the Vendors category 12.37% 7.37% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £241 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.00%
Cisco
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
396 312 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.83% 48.15% 47.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 190 152
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -23.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.70 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.10 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Birmingham region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Birmingham region.

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Cisco also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco.

1 34 (46.58%) Firewall
2 33 (45.21%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (34.25%) CCNP
4 23 (31.51%) CheckPoint
5 19 (26.03%) Juniper
6 16 (21.92%) CCNA
6 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
7 15 (20.55%) WAN
8 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
8 14 (19.18%) ITIL
8 14 (19.18%) Windows
9 13 (17.81%) Blue Coat
10 12 (16.44%) Finance
10 12 (16.44%) LAN
11 11 (15.07%) VPN
11 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
11 11 (15.07%) F5
12 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
13 9 (12.33%) Reuters
13 9 (12.33%) OSPF
13 9 (12.33%) BGP
13 9 (12.33%) Migration
13 9 (12.33%) XMPP
13 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
13 9 (12.33%) Lync
13 9 (12.33%) Eikon
13 9 (12.33%) Network Security
14 8 (10.96%) Wireless
15 7 (9.59%) Clustering
15 7 (9.59%) HP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Cisco also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (12.33%) Lync
2 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 34 (46.58%) Firewall
2 15 (20.55%) WAN
3 12 (16.44%) LAN
4 11 (15.07%) VPN
5 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
6 9 (12.33%) OSPF
6 9 (12.33%) BGP
6 9 (12.33%) Network Security
7 8 (10.96%) Wireless
8 6 (8.22%) MPLS
9 5 (6.85%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (6.85%) DNS
9 5 (6.85%) Internet
9 5 (6.85%) Extranet
10 4 (5.48%) Junos
10 4 (5.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (4.11%) Wireshark
11 3 (4.11%) Multicast
11 3 (4.11%) BIG-IP
11 3 (4.11%) VoIP
General
1 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
2 12 (16.44%) Finance
3 6 (8.22%) Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.07%) Firewall Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Consultant
4 7 (9.59%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Network Consultant
6 3 (4.11%) Architect
6 3 (4.11%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.11%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.11%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Lead Architect
7 2 (2.74%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (2.74%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.74%) Administrator
7 2 (2.74%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Network Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) XMPP
2 2 (2.74%) Middleware
3 1 (1.37%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Clustering
2 3 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.11%) User Experience
3 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.18%) Windows
2 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.59%) UNIX
3 7 (9.59%) Linux
4 5 (6.85%) Solaris
5 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) ITIL
2 9 (12.33%) Migration
3 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
4 5 (6.85%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (5.48%) Project Management
6 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.11%) Low Latency
6 3 (4.11%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 3 (4.11%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.74%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.74%) Coaching
7 2 (2.74%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.74%) Network Management
7 2 (2.74%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (2.74%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.74%) Change Management
7 2 (2.74%) Information Security
7 2 (2.74%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.22%) Perl
1 6 (8.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 33 (45.21%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (34.25%) CCNP
3 16 (21.92%) CCNA
3 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
4 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.48%) CCSA
5 4 (5.48%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (2.74%) MCP
6 2 (2.74%) CCIE
6 2 (2.74%) CCDP
6 2 (2.74%) Degree
7 1 (1.37%) CCSE
7 1 (1.37%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.37%) CCSP
7 1 (1.37%) CCIP
7 1 (1.37%) PMP
7 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Snort
2 1 (1.37%) Squid
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.74%) OPNET
2 2 (2.74%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (2.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.74%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.37%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) CheckPoint
2 19 (26.03%) Juniper
3 13 (17.81%) Blue Coat
4 11 (15.07%) F5
5 9 (12.33%) Reuters
6 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
6 7 (9.59%) HP
7 6 (8.22%) Avaya
8 4 (5.48%) Remedy
9 3 (4.11%) McAfee
9 3 (4.11%) Citrix
9 3 (4.11%) Sourcefire
9 3 (4.11%) NetScout
10 2 (2.74%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.74%) Foundry
10 2 (2.74%) Mitel
10 2 (2.74%) BMC
10 2 (2.74%) Radware
11 1 (1.37%) BT
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