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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 22 46 27
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -19
Contract jobs citing Cisco 36 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.99% 1.21% 4.55%
As % of the Vendors category 13.43% 2.35% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.30% -15.47%
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
268 298 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.59% 51.47% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 148 77
Average daily rate £356 £318 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.20% -11.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £161 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £460 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £10.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.50 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015, 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 27 (31.76%) Windows
2 25 (29.41%) ITIL
2 25 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (27.06%) Firewall
4 19 (22.35%) CCNP
4 19 (22.35%) LAN
4 19 (22.35%) Windows 7
5 18 (21.18%) XMPP
5 18 (21.18%) WAN
6 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 17 (20.00%) CCNA
7 15 (17.65%) Reuters
7 15 (17.65%) Lync
7 15 (17.65%) Eikon
8 14 (16.47%) Migration
9 12 (14.12%) MPLS
10 11 (12.94%) Juniper
10 11 (12.94%) VMware
10 11 (12.94%) Telecoms
10 11 (12.94%) VPN
10 11 (12.94%) HP
10 11 (12.94%) F5
11 9 (10.59%) SLA
11 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
11 9 (10.59%) MS Office
11 9 (10.59%) Finance
12 8 (9.41%) CheckPoint
12 8 (9.41%) BGP
12 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
13 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 15 (17.65%) Lync
2 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) MS Office
2 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.35%) MS Project
3 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (17.65%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.06%) Firewall
2 19 (22.35%) LAN
3 18 (21.18%) WAN
4 12 (14.12%) MPLS
5 11 (12.94%) VPN
6 8 (9.41%) BGP
7 7 (8.24%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (8.24%) Wireless
7 7 (8.24%) VoIP
8 6 (7.06%) DSL
9 5 (5.88%) OSPF
9 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
10 4 (4.71%) Ethernet
10 4 (4.71%) ISDN
10 4 (4.71%) ADSL
10 4 (4.71%) ATM
10 4 (4.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (4.71%) Unified Communications
10 4 (4.71%) xDSL
11 3 (3.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) QlikView
General
1 11 (12.94%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.59%) Finance
3 6 (7.06%) Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) Network Engineer
2 9 (10.59%) Messaging Engineer
2 9 (10.59%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (7.06%) Network Manager
4 5 (5.88%) Service Manager
4 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 5 (5.88%) Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) Architect
5 4 (4.71%) Consultant
5 4 (4.71%) Security Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Senior Technician
5 4 (4.71%) Network Services Manager
6 3 (3.53%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Cisco Specialist
6 3 (3.53%) Network Architect
6 3 (3.53%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.18%) XMPP
2 4 (4.71%) Middleware
3 1 (1.18%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.53%) User Experience
1 3 (3.53%) CMDB
1 3 (3.53%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.35%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.18%) Social Media
3 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.18%) iSeries
3 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.18%) AS400
3 1 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.76%) Windows
2 19 (22.35%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.53%) UNIX
4 3 (3.53%) Linux
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.18%) CentOS
6 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.18%) Tru64
6 1 (1.18%) Fedora
6 1 (1.18%) AIX
6 1 (1.18%) HPUX
6 1 (1.18%) Solaris
6 1 (1.18%) OpenVMS
6 1 (1.18%) zOS
6 1 (1.18%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.41%) ITIL
2 14 (16.47%) Migration
3 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 4 (4.71%) Change Management
4 4 (4.71%) Change Control
4 4 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
4 4 (4.71%) Coaching
4 4 (4.71%) Network Management
4 4 (4.71%) Data Migration
5 3 (3.53%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (3.53%) Load Balancing
5 3 (3.53%) Performance Management
5 3 (3.53%) Business Continuity
5 3 (3.53%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.53%) Project Management
5 3 (3.53%) Service Management
5 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.35%) PRINCE
6 2 (2.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.71%) SQL
2 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (22.35%) CCNP
3 17 (20.00%) CCNA
4 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.71%) CCIP
7 3 (3.53%) CCIE
8 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.35%) CCSP
8 2 (2.35%) MCSE
8 2 (2.35%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.18%) HP APS
9 1 (1.18%) MCITP
9 1 (1.18%) Degree
9 1 (1.18%) CISM
9 1 (1.18%) CCVP
9 1 (1.18%) MCSA
9 1 (1.18%) CCDP
9 1 (1.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) vSphere
3 1 (1.18%) Postfix
3 1 (1.18%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.71%) SCCM
3 3 (3.53%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.53%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (3.53%) OPNET
4 2 (2.35%) OpenView
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.65%) Reuters
3 11 (12.94%) Juniper
3 11 (12.94%) VMware
3 11 (12.94%) HP
3 11 (12.94%) F5
4 8 (9.41%) CheckPoint
5 7 (8.24%) Avaya
6 6 (7.06%) NetApp
6 6 (7.06%) Remedy
7 4 (4.71%) IBM
8 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.53%) NetScout
8 3 (3.53%) BMC
8 3 (3.53%) EMC
8 3 (3.53%) Citrix
9 2 (2.35%) Oracle
9 2 (2.35%) BT
9 2 (2.35%) Cramer
9 2 (2.35%) Blue Coat
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