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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 6 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
+30 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 101 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.17% 4.21% 2.59%
As % of the Vendors category 25.57% 7.85% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 19 8
Average daily rate
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£340 £168 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.98% -46.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £157 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £370 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.06 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.56% -11.26%
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
395 331 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 47.59% 53.65% 46.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 178 91
Average daily rate £343 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £183 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 15
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 £18.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -7.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £30.00 £64.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 64 (46.04%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (43.88%) Firewall
3 56 (40.29%) CheckPoint
4 43 (30.94%) BGP
4 43 (30.94%) Juniper
5 41 (29.50%) OSPF
5 41 (29.50%) F5
6 37 (26.62%) CCNP
7 36 (25.90%) CCNA
8 34 (24.46%) Network Security
9 29 (20.86%) Security Cleared
9 29 (20.86%) MPLS
10 23 (16.55%) ITIL
11 20 (14.39%) Clustering
12 19 (13.67%) Linux
13 18 (12.95%) WAN
13 18 (12.95%) VPN
13 18 (12.95%) SC Cleared
14 17 (12.23%) TCP/IP
14 17 (12.23%) LAN
14 17 (12.23%) UNIX
14 17 (12.23%) Windows
14 17 (12.23%) Cisco CUCM
15 16 (11.51%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (10.79%) Load Balancing
16 15 (10.79%) Project Management
17 14 (10.07%) Solaris
17 14 (10.07%) Telecoms
17 14 (10.07%) Migration
18 13 (9.35%) PRINCE2

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (2.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.72%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (6.47%) MS Office
2 5 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.72%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (43.88%) Firewall
2 43 (30.94%) BGP
3 41 (29.50%) OSPF
4 34 (24.46%) Network Security
5 29 (20.86%) MPLS
6 18 (12.95%) WAN
6 18 (12.95%) VPN
7 17 (12.23%) LAN
7 17 (12.23%) TCP/IP
8 16 (11.51%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (8.63%) Cisco ICM
10 10 (7.19%) DNS
11 9 (6.47%) Multicast
12 8 (5.76%) Structured Cabling
13 7 (5.04%) EIGRP
14 6 (4.32%) DSL
14 6 (4.32%) Internet
15 5 (3.60%) VoIP
15 5 (3.60%) IPsec
16 4 (2.88%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (10.07%) Telecoms
2 12 (8.63%) Finance
3 11 (7.91%) Banking
4 10 (7.19%) Marketing
5 5 (3.60%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Electronics
6 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) French Language
7 1 (0.72%) German Language
7 1 (0.72%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (30.22%) Network Engineer
2 19 (13.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 19 (13.67%) Project Manager
2 19 (13.67%) Security Engineer
3 14 (10.07%) Technical Manager
3 14 (10.07%) Technical Project Manager
4 12 (8.63%) Consultant
5 11 (7.91%) Analyst
5 11 (7.91%) Firewall Engineer
6 10 (7.19%) Network Design Engineer
6 10 (7.19%) Design Engineer
7 8 (5.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (5.04%) Architect
8 7 (5.04%) Cisco Specialist
9 6 (4.32%) Voice Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Network Analyst
11 4 (2.88%) Senior Network Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (2.88%) Network Manager
11 4 (2.88%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.32%) VXML
1 6 (4.32%) XMPP
2 2 (1.44%) Middleware
3 1 (0.72%) CSS
3 1 (0.72%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.39%) Clustering
2 3 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.44%) User Experience
3 2 (1.44%) DTV
4 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.72%) AS400
4 1 (0.72%) NHS
4 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.72%) iSeries
4 1 (0.72%) Social Media
4 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.67%) Linux
2 17 (12.23%) UNIX
2 17 (12.23%) Windows
3 14 (10.07%) Solaris
4 7 (5.04%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.88%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.72%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.72%) zOS
7 1 (0.72%) MVS
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) Tru64
7 1 (0.72%) AIX
7 1 (0.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.55%) ITIL
2 15 (10.79%) Project Management
2 15 (10.79%) Load Balancing
3 14 (10.07%) Migration
4 13 (9.35%) PRINCE2
5 12 (8.63%) ITIL V3
6 9 (6.47%) PRINCE
7 7 (5.04%) CRM
7 7 (5.04%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 4 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.88%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (2.88%) Programme Management
8 4 (2.88%) Quality Management
8 4 (2.88%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.88%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.88%) Network Management
9 3 (2.16%) Performance Management
9 3 (2.16%) Workflow
9 3 (2.16%) Network Design
9 3 (2.16%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.32%) SQL
2 3 (2.16%) Tcl
2 3 (2.16%) Perl
3 2 (1.44%) C
Qualifications
1 64 (46.04%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (26.62%) CCNP
3 36 (25.90%) CCNA
4 29 (20.86%) Security Cleared
5 18 (12.95%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.04%) CCIP
6 7 (5.04%) PMP
6 7 (5.04%) PMI Certification
7 6 (4.32%) CCSA
8 5 (3.60%) CCIE
8 5 (3.60%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (2.16%) Degree
9 3 (2.16%) MCSE
9 3 (2.16%) CCSE
9 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.44%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.72%) HP APS
11 1 (0.72%) CISM
11 1 (0.72%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.16%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) XenApp
3 1 (0.72%) vSphere
3 1 (0.72%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (12.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (8.63%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (3.60%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.88%) Cisco IPCC
4 4 (2.88%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.44%) OpenView
5 2 (1.44%) OPNET
5 2 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 56 (40.29%) CheckPoint
2 43 (30.94%) Juniper
3 41 (29.50%) F5
4 13 (9.35%) Microsoft
5 11 (7.91%) Blue Coat
5 11 (7.91%) Riverbed
6 10 (7.19%) VMware
7 6 (4.32%) SAP
7 6 (4.32%) SolarWinds
8 5 (3.60%) NetApp
8 5 (3.60%) Sourcefire
8 5 (3.60%) Verint
9 4 (2.88%) HP
10 3 (2.16%) IBM
10 3 (2.16%) Citrix
10 3 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.44%) Remedy
11 2 (1.44%) Oracle
11 2 (1.44%) BT
11 2 (1.44%) Cramer
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