The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 13 12 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Cisco 11 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.87% 9.09% 6.91%
As % of the Vendors category 22.92% 20.00% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £260 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £205 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.55% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £9.50 £23.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.69% +130.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.10% -22.00%
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 Staffordshire region.

Vendors Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
48 50 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 38.71% 45.45% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 48
Average daily rate £413 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £370 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £9.50 £23.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.69% +130.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent -2 2 - - 2
Stoke-on-Trent 0 1 £275 +5.76% 1
Lichfield - 1 £325 -
Cannock - - - -
Cisco
West Midlands

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (26.67%) 3G
4 4 (26.67%) MS Office
4 4 (26.67%) SCCM
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (20.00%) CCNP
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (13.33%) MPLS
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) XenApp
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
6 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
7 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (26.67%) 3G
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (13.33%) MPLS
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (6.67%) SDH
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) GSM
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) DWDM
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Support
2 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Server Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.67%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNP
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) Avaya
3 1 (6.67%) Cramer