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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 8 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 88 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.35% 4.25% 2.76%
As % of the Vendors category 23.66% 8.36% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 20 7
Average daily rate
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£340 £214 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.06% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £162 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £360 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -17.50%
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
372 323 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.00% 50.79% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 175 87
Average daily rate £345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £168 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 14
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.30 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 63 (46.32%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (43.38%) Firewall
3 56 (41.18%) CheckPoint
4 42 (30.88%) OSPF
5 41 (30.15%) Juniper
6 40 (29.41%) BGP
6 40 (29.41%) F5
7 36 (26.47%) Network Security
7 36 (26.47%) CCNA
8 34 (25.00%) CCNP
9 31 (22.79%) Security Cleared
10 26 (19.12%) MPLS
11 21 (15.44%) ITIL
11 21 (15.44%) Clustering
12 19 (13.97%) Linux
12 19 (13.97%) SC Cleared
13 18 (13.24%) TCP/IP
14 17 (12.50%) VPN
14 17 (12.50%) UNIX
14 17 (12.50%) Windows
14 17 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
15 16 (11.76%) WAN
15 16 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (11.03%) Migration
16 15 (11.03%) Project Management
16 15 (11.03%) LAN
17 14 (10.29%) Solaris
17 14 (10.29%) Finance
17 14 (10.29%) Load Balancing
18 13 (9.56%) PRINCE2

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 2 (1.47%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (0.74%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (7.35%) MS Office
2 5 (3.68%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.21%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.74%) Vectorworks
4 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.74%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (43.38%) Firewall
2 42 (30.88%) OSPF
3 40 (29.41%) BGP
4 36 (26.47%) Network Security
5 26 (19.12%) MPLS
6 18 (13.24%) TCP/IP
7 17 (12.50%) VPN
8 16 (11.76%) WAN
8 16 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (11.03%) LAN
10 12 (8.82%) Cisco ICM
11 9 (6.62%) DNS
11 9 (6.62%) Multicast
12 8 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
13 7 (5.15%) EIGRP
14 6 (4.41%) Wireless
15 5 (3.68%) Internet
16 4 (2.94%) H.323
16 4 (2.94%) VoIP
16 4 (2.94%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (10.29%) Finance
2 12 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.35%) Marketing
4 9 (6.62%) Banking
5 5 (3.68%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.74%) Front Office
8 1 (0.74%) Retail
8 1 (0.74%) French Language
8 1 (0.74%) German Language
8 1 (0.74%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (30.88%) Network Engineer
2 21 (15.44%) Project Manager
3 20 (14.71%) Security Engineer
3 20 (14.71%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (11.76%) Technical Project Manager
4 16 (11.76%) Technical Manager
5 12 (8.82%) Consultant
6 11 (8.09%) Design Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) Network Design Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) Firewall Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) Analyst
7 8 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Cisco Specialist
9 6 (4.41%) Voice Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Network Analyst
11 4 (2.94%) Architect
11 4 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (2.94%) Administrator
11 4 (2.94%) Cisco Voice Engineer
11 4 (2.94%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.41%) VXML
2 5 (3.68%) XMPP
3 2 (1.47%) Middleware
4 1 (0.74%) JNI
4 1 (0.74%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.44%) Clustering
2 13 (9.56%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.47%) User Experience
4 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.47%) DTV
5 1 (0.74%) Handset
5 1 (0.74%) SecurID
5 1 (0.74%) Social Media
5 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.97%) Linux
2 17 (12.50%) UNIX
2 17 (12.50%) Windows
3 14 (10.29%) Solaris
4 7 (5.15%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.68%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.47%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.74%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.74%) AIX
7 1 (0.74%) HPUX
7 1 (0.74%) Tru64
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.74%) zOS
7 1 (0.74%) MVS
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.44%) ITIL
2 15 (11.03%) Migration
2 15 (11.03%) Project Management
3 14 (10.29%) Load Balancing
4 13 (9.56%) PRINCE2
5 12 (8.82%) ITIL V3
6 7 (5.15%) CRM
6 7 (5.15%) PRINCE
6 7 (5.15%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 5 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.68%) Programme Management
7 5 (3.68%) Change Control
7 5 (3.68%) Network Management
8 4 (2.94%) Quality Management
8 4 (2.94%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.94%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (2.21%) Workflow
9 3 (2.21%) Network Design
9 3 (2.21%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.88%) SQL
2 3 (2.21%) Perl
2 3 (2.21%) Tcl
3 2 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (46.32%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (26.47%) CCNA
3 34 (25.00%) CCNP
4 31 (22.79%) Security Cleared
5 19 (13.97%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.41%) PMP
6 6 (4.41%) PMI Certification
6 6 (4.41%) CCSA
7 5 (3.68%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (2.94%) CCIE
8 4 (2.94%) CCIP
9 3 (2.21%) CCSE
10 2 (1.47%) CCDP
10 2 (1.47%) Degree
11 1 (0.74%) CCVP
11 1 (0.74%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.74%) CISSP
11 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.74%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.21%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.74%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.74%) XenApp
3 1 (0.74%) XenServer
3 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (8.82%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (3.68%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (2.94%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.47%) OpenView
5 2 (1.47%) OPNET
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 56 (41.18%) CheckPoint
2 41 (30.15%) Juniper
3 40 (29.41%) F5
4 13 (9.56%) Microsoft
5 11 (8.09%) Blue Coat
5 11 (8.09%) Riverbed
6 9 (6.62%) VMware
7 6 (4.41%) NetApp
7 6 (4.41%) SAP
7 6 (4.41%) SolarWinds
7 6 (4.41%) Sourcefire
8 5 (3.68%) Verint
9 3 (2.21%) Brocade
9 3 (2.21%) Citrix
9 3 (2.21%) HP
9 3 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.21%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (1.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (1.47%) BMC
10 2 (1.47%) Ericsson
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