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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 22 18 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.50% 2.30% 2.14%
As % of the Vendors category 12.50% 6.06% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £315 £418 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.55% +60.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.81 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +20.00%
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
40 33 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.97% 37.93% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 34
Average daily rate £400 £348 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% +13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £194 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cannock - 3 £180 -
Tamworth -2 1 £450 +7.78% 1
Cisco
West Midlands

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (36.00%) CCNA
3 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (28.00%) CCNP
4 6 (24.00%) High Availability
5 5 (20.00%) Avaya
5 5 (20.00%) Juniper
5 5 (20.00%) MPLS
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) LAN
6 4 (16.00%) VoIP
6 4 (16.00%) WAN
6 4 (16.00%) Citrix
6 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (16.00%) Wireless
6 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (12.00%) Degree
7 3 (12.00%) VMware
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (12.00%) Firewall
7 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (12.00%) HP
7 3 (12.00%) SLA
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.00%) MS Office
7 3 (12.00%) Windows
8 2 (8.00%) VPN
8 2 (8.00%) Oracle
8 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (4.00%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) MPLS
2 4 (16.00%) LAN
2 4 (16.00%) VoIP
2 4 (16.00%) WAN
2 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (16.00%) Wireless
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (12.00%) Firewall
4 2 (8.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (8.00%) VPN
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.00%) DHCP
5 1 (4.00%) DNS
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Network Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Network Support
7 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (24.00%) High Availability
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.00%) ERP
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Network Design
5 1 (4.00%) Network Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (36.00%) CCNA
3 7 (28.00%) CCNP
4 3 (12.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) CCAA
5 1 (4.00%) CCENT
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.00%) HNC
5 1 (4.00%) MCSA
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Avaya
1 5 (20.00%) Juniper
2 4 (16.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) HP
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) BT
5 1 (4.00%) Capita
5 1 (4.00%) Mitel
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec