The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 38 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 23 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.70% 2.56% 2.99%
As % of the Vendors category 7.03% 5.68% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 12
Average daily rate £168 £269 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.67% -28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £184 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £466 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
327 229 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 52.57% 45.17% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 106 132
Average daily rate £350 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 21
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Cisco
West Midlands

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (36.67%) Telecoms
3 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 8 (26.67%) Firewall
4 6 (20.00%) LAN
4 6 (20.00%) WAN
5 5 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (13.33%) Avaya
6 4 (13.33%) Juniper
7 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.00%) CCNP
7 3 (10.00%) CCNA
7 3 (10.00%) HP
7 3 (10.00%) VMware
7 3 (10.00%) CMS
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (10.00%) BT
7 3 (10.00%) F5
8 2 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (6.67%) Banking
8 2 (6.67%) Finance
8 2 (6.67%) Migration
8 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
8 2 (6.67%) Wireless

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Firewall
2 6 (20.00%) LAN
2 6 (20.00%) WAN
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.67%) Wireless
4 2 (6.67%) MPLS
4 2 (6.67%) OSPF
4 2 (6.67%) 3G
4 2 (6.67%) BGP
4 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) SDH
5 1 (3.33%) VoIP
5 1 (3.33%) PSTN
5 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.33%) RIP
5 1 (3.33%) ADSL
5 1 (3.33%) Broadband
5 1 (3.33%) ISDN
General
1 11 (36.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) EPoS
1 1 (3.33%) Replication
1 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (3.33%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.67%) Migration
1 2 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (3.33%) Project Management
2 1 (3.33%) Change Management
2 1 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (3.33%) ITSM
2 1 (3.33%) Information Security
2 1 (3.33%) Network Design
2 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (3.33%) Release Management
2 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
2 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.00%) CCNP
3 3 (10.00%) CCNA
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) CCSE
5 1 (3.33%) CCDP
5 1 (3.33%) CCIE
5 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CCSA
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) CCENT
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.33%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (3.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (13.33%) Avaya
2 4 (13.33%) Juniper
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) BT
3 3 (10.00%) F5
4 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (6.67%) NetApp
4 2 (6.67%) Mercator
4 2 (6.67%) McAfee
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) EMC
5 1 (3.33%) Nortel
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) Symantec
5 1 (3.33%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire
5 1 (3.33%) Cramer