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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 32 19 48
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +29
Contract jobs citing Cisco 25 41 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.69% 6.78% 1.22%
As % of the Vendors category 7.86% 14.14% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 3
Average daily rate £375 £300 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £186 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.00%
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
318 290 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 46.90% 47.93% 51.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 147 142
Average daily rate £363 £360 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 13
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.20 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (29.79%) Firewall
3 12 (25.53%) LAN
4 11 (23.40%) CCNP
4 11 (23.40%) Windows
4 11 (23.40%) WAN
5 9 (19.15%) ITIL
5 9 (19.15%) CCNA
5 9 (19.15%) VMware
6 8 (17.02%) Finance
6 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
7 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
7 7 (14.89%) CheckPoint
7 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
7 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
8 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
8 6 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (12.77%) HP
8 6 (12.77%) VPN
9 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
9 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
9 5 (10.64%) SAN
9 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
9 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (8.51%) Validation
10 4 (8.51%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (8.51%) Citrix

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.26%) IBM PureFlex
2 2 (4.26%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.13%) IaaS
3 1 (2.13%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) PaaS
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) Firewall
2 12 (25.53%) LAN
3 11 (23.40%) WAN
4 6 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (12.77%) VPN
5 5 (10.64%) SAN
5 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (8.51%) DWDM
6 4 (8.51%) SDH
7 3 (6.38%) BGP
7 3 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (6.38%) MPLS
7 3 (6.38%) VoIP
7 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.26%) DHCP
8 2 (4.26%) DNS
8 2 (4.26%) Internet
8 2 (4.26%) OSPF
8 2 (4.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Law
5 1 (2.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Architect
5 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Provisioning Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Network Support
7 3 (6.38%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) iPad
3 2 (4.26%) iPhone
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.13%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.13%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.38%) Linux
4 3 (6.38%) Unix
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) AIX
6 1 (2.13%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) ITIL
2 4 (8.51%) Validation
3 3 (6.38%) Migration
3 3 (6.38%) Open Source
4 2 (4.26%) Change Control
4 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.26%) Service Management
4 2 (4.26%) Ticket Management
5 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.13%) Human Resource Management
5 1 (2.13%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.13%) Line Management
5 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.13%) Logistics
5 1 (2.13%) Network Management
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.13%) Project Management
5 1 (2.13%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) PHP
2 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (23.40%) CCNP
3 9 (19.15%) CCNA
4 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) MCSE
6 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.13%) CCDP
7 1 (2.13%) CCIE
7 1 (2.13%) CCVP
7 1 (2.13%) MCDST
7 1 (2.13%) MCP
7 1 (2.13%) NCIE
7 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) KVM
4 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.13%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) VMware
2 7 (14.89%) CheckPoint
2 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.77%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix
4 4 (8.51%) Juniper
4 4 (8.51%) Symantec
5 3 (6.38%) F5
5 3 (6.38%) IBM
6 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.26%) iManage
6 2 (4.26%) Mitel
6 2 (4.26%) NetApp
7 1 (2.13%) arcserve
7 1 (2.13%) Avaya
7 1 (2.13%) Dell
7 1 (2.13%) EMC
7 1 (2.13%) IronPort
7 1 (2.13%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.13%) RightFax
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