The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 18 20 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.01% 0.74% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 4.35% 1.16% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
- +5.42%
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Vendors Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
69 86 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 46.31% 63.70% 60.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 29
Average daily rate £525 £390 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -17.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £465 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +32.07%
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 the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Midlands region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Midlands region.

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 2 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) MPLS
2 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (33.33%) DMVPN
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Skype
3 1 (16.67%) ArchiMate
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) LAN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (33.33%) DMVPN
2 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) MPLS
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) Skype
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Domain Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Networks
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (16.67%) ArchiMate
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
1 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 2 (33.33%) F5
1 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
1 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) ProCurve
2 1 (16.67%) VMware