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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 19 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 7 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.45% 0.59% 2.25%
As % of the Vendors category 6.25% 1.04% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£323 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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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
112 96 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 55.17% 56.47% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 19 43
Average daily rate £450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £180 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £175.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.71% +900.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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
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 28 July 2015, 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 (42.86%) CSS
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
1 3 (42.86%) MPLS
1 3 (42.86%) McAfee
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
1 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
1 3 (42.86%) F5
1 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
1 3 (42.86%) DMVPN
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) HPUX
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) MPLS
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (42.86%) DMVPN
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) CLARiiON
1 1 (14.29%) Symmetrix
1 1 (14.29%) Celerra
1 1 (14.29%) Symmetrix DMX
1 1 (14.29%) HP Storage
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (14.29%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) AIX
2 1 (14.29%) HPUX
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) VMS
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) SUSE
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) NFS
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas File System
3 1 (14.29%) SRDF
3 1 (14.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (14.29%) EMC TimeFinder
1 1 (14.29%) EMC Navisphere
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) McAfee
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
1 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
1 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
1 3 (42.86%) F5
1 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Sun
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) Nortel
2 1 (14.29%) CommVault
2 1 (14.29%) JDA
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat