The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco Certification in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco Certification over the 3 months to 6 March 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certification
Rank 83 69 82
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 31 44 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.36% 2.04% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.28% 12.36% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £332 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.60% +10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £243 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £420 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £334 £285
% change year-on-year
-2.54% +17.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £23.25 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-18.27% -27.90%
Cisco Certification
England

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

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
494 356 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.66% 16.54% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 161 126
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 12 28
Average hourly rate £30.20 £12.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.60% -62.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £31.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

Cisco Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cisco Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cisco Certification Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco Certification across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Cisco Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cisco Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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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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
Birmingham +5 11 £260 -35.00% 13
Warwickshire -1 3 £388 +0.64% 3
Shropshire -27 3 - - 2
Staffordshire -5 2 £275 - 3
Solihull - 2 £300 -
Coventry -2 1 £313 -7.40% 1
Worcestershire -2 1 £225 +28.57% 1
Halesowen - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Cisco Certification
England

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cisco Certification 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 Certification.

1 87 (92.55%) Cisco
2 72 (76.60%) CCNA
3 66 (70.21%) CCNP
4 47 (50.00%) Firewall
5 37 (39.36%) LAN
6 34 (36.17%) WAN
7 30 (31.91%) OSPF
7 30 (31.91%) BGP
8 29 (30.85%) CheckPoint
9 25 (26.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 24 (25.53%) Load Balancing
11 23 (24.47%) Security Cleared
11 23 (24.47%) Network Design
11 23 (24.47%) Juniper
12 22 (23.40%) Network Management
13 21 (22.34%) F5
14 20 (21.28%) SC Cleared
15 19 (20.21%) Network Monitoring
15 19 (20.21%) ITIL
16 18 (19.15%) MPLS
17 17 (18.09%) CCDP
18 16 (17.02%) VPN
18 16 (17.02%) SolarWinds
19 15 (15.96%) Network Security
20 14 (14.89%) Fortinet
21 13 (13.83%) BIG-IP
21 13 (13.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 12 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
22 12 (12.77%) Finance
22 12 (12.77%) CiscoWorks

Cisco Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cisco Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.32%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 47 (50.00%) Firewall
2 37 (39.36%) LAN
3 34 (36.17%) WAN
4 30 (31.91%) OSPF
4 30 (31.91%) BGP
5 25 (26.60%) Cisco Nexus
6 18 (19.15%) MPLS
7 16 (17.02%) VPN
8 15 (15.96%) Network Security
9 13 (13.83%) BIG-IP
9 13 (13.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 12 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (7.45%) WLAN
12 6 (6.38%) Ethernet
12 6 (6.38%) VoIP
12 6 (6.38%) SAN
12 6 (6.38%) Wireless
12 6 (6.38%) DSL
13 5 (5.32%) EIGRP
13 5 (5.32%) ATM
General
1 12 (12.77%) Finance
2 11 (11.70%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.51%) Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (1.06%) Automotive
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Billing
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (54.26%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.89%) Design Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) Consultant
3 10 (10.64%) Network Design Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Network Specialist
4 8 (8.51%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Analyst
4 8 (8.51%) Network Consultant
5 7 (7.45%) Monitoring Specialist
6 6 (6.38%) Implementation Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Network Support
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (5.32%) Network Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.70%) CSS
2 7 (7.45%) Middleware
3 4 (4.26%) JSP
4 1 (1.06%) SOAP
4 1 (1.06%) JMS
4 1 (1.06%) VXML
4 1 (1.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Visualisation
2 9 (9.57%) User Experience
3 5 (5.32%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Statistics
4 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.06%) Open Source
5 1 (1.06%) DTV
5 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.57%) Windows
2 8 (8.51%) Linux
2 8 (8.51%) UNIX
3 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.53%) Load Balancing
2 23 (24.47%) Network Design
3 22 (23.40%) Network Management
4 19 (20.21%) ITIL
4 19 (20.21%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (8.51%) Network Architecture
6 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.45%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.38%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.32%) Process Management
8 5 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.32%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (4.26%) WAN Optimisation
9 4 (4.26%) Migration
9 4 (4.26%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.19%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.19%) Service Management
11 2 (2.13%) Programme Management
11 2 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.13%) VBScript
2 1 (1.06%) Python
2 1 (1.06%) Perl
2 1 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (76.60%) CCNA
2 66 (70.21%) CCNP
3 23 (24.47%) Security Cleared
4 20 (21.28%) SC Cleared
5 17 (18.09%) CCDP
6 7 (7.45%) MCSE
6 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (6.38%) CCIE
8 5 (5.32%) CCIP
8 5 (5.32%) MCITP
9 4 (4.26%) VCP4
10 3 (3.19%) Degree
11 2 (2.13%) CCSE
11 2 (2.13%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.13%) BC Cleared
11 2 (2.13%) HP AIS
11 2 (2.13%) HP ASE
11 2 (2.13%) HP MASE
12 1 (1.06%) JNCIA
12 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) JSP 440
1 4 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.19%) SLA
3 2 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.19%) vSphere
2 1 (1.06%) KVM
2 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (12.77%) CiscoWorks
2 9 (9.57%) OPNET
3 2 (2.13%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.13%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (2.13%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.13%) Netcool
4 1 (1.06%) Puppet
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (92.55%) Cisco
2 29 (30.85%) CheckPoint
3 23 (24.47%) Juniper
4 21 (22.34%) F5
5 16 (17.02%) SolarWinds
6 14 (14.89%) Fortinet
7 12 (12.77%) BMC
8 11 (11.70%) Nokia
9 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
10 9 (9.57%) Riverbed
11 8 (8.51%) McAfee
12 7 (7.45%) BT
12 7 (7.45%) HP
13 6 (6.38%) Remedy
13 6 (6.38%) VMware
13 6 (6.38%) Blue Coat
14 4 (4.26%) Symantec
14 4 (4.26%) Citrix
15 3 (3.19%) IBM
16 2 (2.13%) SAP
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