The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Staffordshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 23 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.46% 4.08% 5.38%
As % of the Vendors category 3.45% 9.30% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate £265 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.75% +128.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
Vendors Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
58 43 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 42.34% 43.88% 57.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 38
Average daily rate £300 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £115 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 20
Average hourly rate £17.03 £15.31 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -12.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £19.55 £49.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Cisco
West Midlands

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lichfield - 1 £265 -
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Cisco
West Midlands

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) PDA
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) WatchGuard
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) CCENT
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (20.00%) ODBC
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCENT
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) WatchGuard
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) HP