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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 22 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 49 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.48% 3.52% 3.77%
As % of the Vendors category 13.14% 7.32% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £239 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £333 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.50% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £20.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -11.11%
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
373 314 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 49.34% 48.01% 47.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 190 130
Average daily rate £350 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.60 £24.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 37 (44.58%) Cisco Certification
1 37 (44.58%) Firewall
2 29 (34.94%) CCNP
3 21 (25.30%) CheckPoint
4 19 (22.89%) CCNA
4 19 (22.89%) ITIL
4 19 (22.89%) WAN
5 18 (21.69%) Windows
5 18 (21.69%) Juniper
6 17 (20.48%) LAN
7 14 (16.87%) Windows 7
8 13 (15.66%) XMPP
8 13 (15.66%) VPN
8 13 (15.66%) Finance
9 12 (14.46%) Telecoms
9 12 (14.46%) Reuters
9 12 (14.46%) Blue Coat
9 12 (14.46%) Lync
9 12 (14.46%) F5
9 12 (14.46%) Eikon
10 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
10 11 (13.25%) Migration
10 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
11 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
11 10 (12.05%) Avaya
11 10 (12.05%) Wireless
11 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
12 9 (10.84%) Network Security
12 9 (10.84%) HP
13 8 (9.64%) MS Visio

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (14.46%) Lync
2 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.20%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.82%) MS Office
4 2 (2.41%) MS Project
4 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 37 (44.58%) Firewall
2 19 (22.89%) WAN
3 17 (20.48%) LAN
4 13 (15.66%) VPN
5 10 (12.05%) Wireless
5 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
6 9 (10.84%) Network Security
7 8 (9.64%) OSPF
7 8 (9.64%) BGP
8 7 (8.43%) VoIP
8 7 (8.43%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (7.23%) MPLS
9 6 (7.23%) DNS
9 6 (7.23%) Extranet
10 5 (6.02%) Internet
11 4 (4.82%) Junos
11 4 (4.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (3.61%) Unified Communications
12 3 (3.61%) Wireshark
12 3 (3.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.20%) QlikView
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.43%) Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (1.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.25%) Firewall Engineer
3 8 (9.64%) Consultant
3 8 (9.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.23%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Network Services Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Service Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Network Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Network Consultant
8 3 (3.61%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Senior Technician
8 3 (3.61%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) Messaging Consultant
9 2 (2.41%) Lead Architect
9 2 (2.41%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) XMPP
2 4 (4.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.20%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Clustering
2 4 (4.82%) User Experience
3 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.61%) CMDB
3 3 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.41%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.69%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.43%) Linux
4 6 (7.23%) UNIX
5 5 (6.02%) Solaris
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.20%) CentOS
7 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) ITIL
2 11 (13.25%) Migration
3 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.02%) Project Management
5 5 (6.02%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.02%) Coaching
6 4 (4.82%) Business Continuity
6 4 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.82%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (4.82%) Change Control
7 3 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.61%) Network Management
7 3 (3.61%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.61%) Change Management
7 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.61%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.61%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) Perl
1 6 (7.23%) Tcl
2 2 (2.41%) SQL
3 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (44.58%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (34.94%) CCNP
3 19 (22.89%) CCNA
4 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.82%) CCSA
6 4 (4.82%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (2.41%) MCP
7 2 (2.41%) CCIE
7 2 (2.41%) CCSP
8 1 (1.20%) CCIP
8 1 (1.20%) PMP
8 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.20%) CCVP
8 1 (1.20%) Degree
8 1 (1.20%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.20%) Snort
2 1 (1.20%) Squid
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.20%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) SCCM
2 3 (3.61%) OPNET
2 3 (3.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.41%) OpenView
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (25.30%) CheckPoint
2 18 (21.69%) Juniper
3 12 (14.46%) Reuters
3 12 (14.46%) Blue Coat
3 12 (14.46%) F5
4 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
5 10 (12.05%) Avaya
6 9 (10.84%) HP
7 4 (4.82%) Remedy
8 3 (3.61%) Citrix
8 3 (3.61%) BMC
8 3 (3.61%) Sourcefire
8 3 (3.61%) NetScout
8 3 (3.61%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.41%) Foundry
9 2 (2.41%) VMware
9 2 (2.41%) Mitel
9 2 (2.41%) SonicWALL
9 2 (2.41%) Radware
10 1 (1.20%) BT
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