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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 33 28 41
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Cisco 28 37 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.87% 5.10% 3.16%
As % of the Vendors category 8.72% 10.69% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 10
Average daily rate
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£320 £280 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £152 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.90% +2.32%
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
321 346 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.34% 47.66% 48.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 183 153
Average daily rate £350 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £185 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 5 August 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 5 August 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 71 (55.04%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (48.06%) CheckPoint
3 60 (46.51%) Firewall
4 46 (35.66%) OSPF
5 44 (34.11%) F5
6 43 (33.33%) CCNA
6 43 (33.33%) Juniper
7 42 (32.56%) BGP
8 40 (31.01%) CCNP
9 35 (27.13%) Network Security
10 31 (24.03%) Security Cleared
11 24 (18.60%) MPLS
12 23 (17.83%) WAN
13 22 (17.05%) LAN
13 22 (17.05%) Clustering
14 21 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (14.73%) SC Cleared
16 18 (13.95%) TCP/IP
17 17 (13.18%) Linux
18 16 (12.40%) UNIX
18 16 (12.40%) VPN
18 16 (12.40%) Project Management
19 15 (11.63%) Load Balancing
19 15 (11.63%) ITIL
20 13 (10.08%) Data Centre
20 13 (10.08%) PRINCE2
20 13 (10.08%) Solaris
20 13 (10.08%) Migration
21 12 (9.30%) Telecoms
21 12 (9.30%) Finance

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 3 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (0.78%) Lync
2 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) MS Office
2 5 (3.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.55%) Vectorworks
3 2 (1.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.55%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.78%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (46.51%) Firewall
2 46 (35.66%) OSPF
3 42 (32.56%) BGP
4 35 (27.13%) Network Security
5 24 (18.60%) MPLS
6 23 (17.83%) WAN
7 22 (17.05%) LAN
8 21 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (13.95%) TCP/IP
10 16 (12.40%) VPN
11 9 (6.98%) DNS
11 9 (6.98%) Multicast
12 8 (6.20%) Structured Cabling
12 8 (6.20%) EIGRP
12 8 (6.20%) Cisco ICM
13 7 (5.43%) Cisco PIX
14 6 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (4.65%) Wireless
14 6 (4.65%) Internet
15 5 (3.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (9.30%) Telecoms
1 12 (9.30%) Finance
2 10 (7.75%) Marketing
3 8 (6.20%) Banking
4 5 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) French Language
7 1 (0.78%) German Language
7 1 (0.78%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (34.11%) Network Engineer
2 21 (16.28%) Project Manager
3 20 (15.50%) Security Engineer
4 18 (13.95%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (12.40%) Technical Project Manager
5 16 (12.40%) Technical Manager
6 14 (10.85%) Firewall Engineer
7 12 (9.30%) Network Design Engineer
7 12 (9.30%) Design Engineer
7 12 (9.30%) Consultant
8 10 (7.75%) Analyst
9 5 (3.88%) Architect
9 5 (3.88%) Administrator
9 5 (3.88%) Network Analyst
9 5 (3.88%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Cisco Specialist
10 4 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.10%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (2.33%) Network Consultant
11 3 (2.33%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) VXML
2 4 (3.10%) XMPP
3 3 (2.33%) CSS
4 2 (1.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.05%) Clustering
2 13 (10.08%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.33%) SecurID
5 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.55%) User Experience
5 2 (1.55%) DTV
6 1 (0.78%) Handset
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.18%) Linux
2 16 (12.40%) UNIX
3 13 (10.08%) Solaris
4 12 (9.30%) Windows
5 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.10%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.40%) Project Management
2 15 (11.63%) ITIL
2 15 (11.63%) Load Balancing
3 13 (10.08%) PRINCE2
3 13 (10.08%) Migration
4 10 (7.75%) ITIL V3
5 8 (6.20%) Change Control
6 7 (5.43%) PRINCE
7 6 (4.65%) CRM
8 5 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.88%) Programme Management
8 5 (3.88%) Network Design
8 5 (3.88%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.88%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 5 (3.88%) Network Management
9 4 (3.10%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (2.33%) Workflow
10 3 (2.33%) E-Commerce
10 3 (2.33%) Quality Management
11 2 (1.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.65%) SQL
2 3 (2.33%) Tcl
2 3 (2.33%) Perl
3 2 (1.55%) C
Qualifications
1 71 (55.04%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (33.33%) CCNA
3 40 (31.01%) CCNP
4 31 (24.03%) Security Cleared
5 19 (14.73%) SC Cleared
6 9 (6.98%) CCSA
7 6 (4.65%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (4.65%) PMP
7 6 (4.65%) PMI Certification
8 5 (3.88%) CCSE
9 4 (3.10%) CCIP
9 4 (3.10%) CCIE
10 3 (2.33%) CCDP
11 2 (1.55%) Degree
11 2 (1.55%) CCVP
12 1 (0.78%) CCDA
12 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.78%) CCSP
12 1 (0.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.55%) XenApp
2 2 (1.55%) XenServer
2 2 (1.55%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (8.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (7.75%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (3.10%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (2.33%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.55%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.55%) OpenView
5 2 (1.55%) OPNET
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (48.06%) CheckPoint
2 44 (34.11%) F5
3 43 (33.33%) Juniper
4 11 (8.53%) Riverbed
5 9 (6.98%) Blue Coat
6 8 (6.20%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.65%) Citrix
7 6 (4.65%) Sourcefire
7 6 (4.65%) SolarWinds
8 5 (3.88%) Brocade
8 5 (3.88%) SAP
9 4 (3.10%) VMware
9 4 (3.10%) Verint
9 4 (3.10%) Aerohive Networks
10 3 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.55%) Nokia
11 2 (1.55%) Autodesk
11 2 (1.55%) BT
11 2 (1.55%) Cramer
11 2 (1.55%) HP
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