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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 33 26 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs citing Cisco 26 46 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.50% 5.96% 3.41%
As % of the Vendors category 7.69% 11.73% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.65%
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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
338 392 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 45.49% 50.78% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 210 188
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.25 £11.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +72.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 September 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 September 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 68 (59.65%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (50.88%) Firewall
3 56 (49.12%) CheckPoint
4 46 (40.35%) OSPF
5 42 (36.84%) BGP
5 42 (36.84%) CCNA
6 40 (35.09%) F5
7 38 (33.33%) CCNP
8 36 (31.58%) Juniper
9 30 (26.32%) Network Security
10 25 (21.93%) LAN
11 23 (20.18%) WAN
11 23 (20.18%) MPLS
11 23 (20.18%) Security Cleared
12 20 (17.54%) Clustering
13 19 (16.67%) TCP/IP
14 17 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (14.91%) ITIL
14 17 (14.91%) Linux
14 17 (14.91%) Project Management
15 16 (14.04%) UNIX
15 16 (14.04%) VPN
16 15 (13.16%) Windows
17 14 (12.28%) PRINCE2
17 14 (12.28%) Load Balancing
18 13 (11.40%) Data Centre
18 13 (11.40%) Solaris
19 12 (10.53%) SC Cleared
20 11 (9.65%) Riverbed
20 11 (9.65%) Microsoft

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (3.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) MS Office
1 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.75%) Vectorworks
2 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 58 (50.88%) Firewall
2 46 (40.35%) OSPF
3 42 (36.84%) BGP
4 30 (26.32%) Network Security
5 25 (21.93%) LAN
6 23 (20.18%) WAN
6 23 (20.18%) MPLS
7 19 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 17 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (14.04%) VPN
10 10 (8.77%) DNS
11 9 (7.89%) Multicast
12 8 (7.02%) Structured Cabling
12 8 (7.02%) EIGRP
13 7 (6.14%) Wireless
13 7 (6.14%) Cisco PIX
14 6 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (5.26%) Cisco ICM
14 6 (5.26%) Internet
15 5 (4.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (9.65%) Telecoms
1 11 (9.65%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Marketing
3 8 (7.02%) Banking
4 5 (4.39%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 22 (19.30%) Project Manager
3 18 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 16 (14.04%) Technical Project Manager
4 16 (14.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (14.04%) Technical Manager
5 13 (11.40%) Firewall Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) Network Design Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) Consultant
6 11 (9.65%) Design Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Analyst
7 6 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Administrator
9 4 (3.51%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.51%) Network Manager
9 4 (3.51%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Network Project Manager
10 3 (2.63%) Network Support
10 3 (2.63%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) VXML
2 3 (2.63%) XMPP
2 3 (2.63%) CSS
3 2 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.54%) Clustering
2 13 (11.40%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.63%) SecurID
5 2 (1.75%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.88%) DTV
6 1 (0.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.91%) Linux
2 16 (14.04%) UNIX
3 15 (13.16%) Windows
4 13 (11.40%) Solaris
5 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.63%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.91%) ITIL
1 17 (14.91%) Project Management
2 14 (12.28%) PRINCE2
2 14 (12.28%) Load Balancing
3 10 (8.77%) ITIL V3
4 9 (7.89%) Change Control
5 8 (7.02%) Migration
6 7 (6.14%) PRINCE
7 5 (4.39%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.39%) Network Management
8 4 (3.51%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (3.51%) Programme Management
8 4 (3.51%) Network Design
9 3 (2.63%) Workflow
9 3 (2.63%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.63%) Cisco ICM Scripting
10 2 (1.75%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (1.75%) CRM
10 2 (1.75%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.63%) Perl
1 3 (2.63%) Tcl
2 2 (1.75%) SQL
3 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (59.65%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (36.84%) CCNA
3 38 (33.33%) CCNP
4 23 (20.18%) Security Cleared
5 12 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 9 (7.89%) CCSA
7 6 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (5.26%) PMP
7 6 (5.26%) PMI Certification
8 5 (4.39%) CCSE
9 4 (3.51%) CCIE
10 3 (2.63%) CCIP
10 3 (2.63%) CCVP
10 3 (2.63%) CCDP
11 1 (0.88%) Degree
11 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.88%) CCDA
11 1 (0.88%) CCSP
11 1 (0.88%) HNC
11 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.75%) XenServer
3 2 (1.75%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.75%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) XenApp
4 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (6.14%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.75%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.75%) OpenView
4 2 (1.75%) OPNET
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.88%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.88%) SCCM
5 1 (0.88%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 56 (49.12%) CheckPoint
2 40 (35.09%) F5
3 36 (31.58%) Juniper
4 11 (9.65%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.65%) Riverbed
5 9 (7.89%) VMware
6 8 (7.02%) Blue Coat
7 5 (4.39%) Brocade
8 4 (3.51%) Aerohive Networks
8 4 (3.51%) HP
8 4 (3.51%) Citrix
9 3 (2.63%) SAP
9 3 (2.63%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.75%) Symantec
10 2 (1.75%) Nortel
10 2 (1.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (1.75%) BMC
10 2 (1.75%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.75%) Huawei
10 2 (1.75%) Autodesk