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 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certification
Rank 53 65 68
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 77 50 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.99% 2.37% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.74% 17.54% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 33 27
Average daily rate
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£278 £345 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% +81.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £179 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £433 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -23.07%
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
460 285 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.89% 13.50% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 156 189
Average daily rate £334 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 25
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.69 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% -17.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 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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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 +9 30 £278 -19.56% 6
Shropshire -1 18 £294 -24.98% 4
Staffordshire -3 3 £325 +30.00% 4
Coventry -3 3 - - 1
Warwickshire -11 3 £238 -33.33% 5
Solihull - 1 £300 - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Cisco Certification
England

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 84 (84.00%) Cisco
2 70 (70.00%) CCNP
3 66 (66.00%) CCNA
4 58 (58.00%) Firewall
5 43 (43.00%) CheckPoint
6 34 (34.00%) LAN
7 32 (32.00%) Juniper
8 31 (31.00%) WAN
8 31 (31.00%) ITIL
9 30 (30.00%) Security Cleared
9 30 (30.00%) F5
10 28 (28.00%) SC Cleared
11 24 (24.00%) OSPF
12 23 (23.00%) MPLS
12 23 (23.00%) BGP
13 22 (22.00%) Network Security
14 20 (20.00%) Network Management
14 20 (20.00%) BIG-IP
15 19 (19.00%) Load Balancing
16 18 (18.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (17.00%) Network Design
18 16 (16.00%) Blue Coat
18 16 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 16 (16.00%) Nokia
19 15 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
19 15 (15.00%) SolarWinds
20 14 (14.00%) Fortinet
20 14 (14.00%) CSS
20 14 (14.00%) VPN
21 13 (13.00%) BMC

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.00%) MS Office
2 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 58 (58.00%) Firewall
2 34 (34.00%) LAN
3 31 (31.00%) WAN
4 24 (24.00%) OSPF
5 23 (23.00%) MPLS
5 23 (23.00%) BGP
6 22 (22.00%) Network Security
7 20 (20.00%) BIG-IP
8 18 (18.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 14 (14.00%) VPN
11 11 (11.00%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (7.00%) VoIP
12 7 (7.00%) Wireless
13 6 (6.00%) VLAN
13 6 (6.00%) TCP/IP
14 5 (5.00%) SAN
14 5 (5.00%) Internet
14 5 (5.00%) Extranet
14 5 (5.00%) Wireshark
General
1 9 (9.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.00%) Finance
3 4 (4.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
5 1 (1.00%) Billing
5 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (12.00%) Network Support
3 11 (11.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Design Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Network Specialist
5 8 (8.00%) Monitoring Specialist
6 7 (7.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Consultant
6 7 (7.00%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Security Consultant
8 5 (5.00%) Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Monitoring Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Security Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.00%) CSS
2 7 (7.00%) Middleware
3 5 (5.00%) JSP
4 1 (1.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.00%) Visualisation
2 11 (11.00%) User Experience
3 8 (8.00%) Clustering
4 3 (3.00%) NHS
5 1 (1.00%) PMI
5 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.00%) SCADA
5 1 (1.00%) Statistics
5 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.00%) Linux
2 9 (9.00%) Windows
3 8 (8.00%) UNIX
4 6 (6.00%) Solaris
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.00%) ITIL
2 20 (20.00%) Network Management
3 19 (19.00%) Load Balancing
4 17 (17.00%) Network Design
5 15 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (11.00%) Network Architecture
7 8 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 8 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (7.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (6.00%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (4.00%) Information Security
11 3 (3.00%) E-Commerce
11 3 (3.00%) Migration
11 3 (3.00%) Project Management
11 3 (3.00%) Low Latency
11 3 (3.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 3 (3.00%) Incident Management
12 2 (2.00%) Security Architecture
12 2 (2.00%) WAN Optimisation
12 2 (2.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.00%) Perl
1 7 (7.00%) Tcl
2 3 (3.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (70.00%) CCNP
2 66 (66.00%) CCNA
3 30 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 28 (28.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.00%) CCIE
6 7 (7.00%) CCDP
7 6 (6.00%) CCSA
8 5 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (4.00%) Degree
9 4 (4.00%) CCSP
10 2 (2.00%) VCP4
10 2 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.00%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.00%) CISM
10 2 (2.00%) MCP
10 2 (2.00%) PMI Certification
10 2 (2.00%) CISSP
11 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.00%) CCDA
11 1 (1.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) SLA
2 4 (4.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.00%) GPG13
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.00%) vSphere
3 1 (1.00%) Snort
3 1 (1.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) OPNET
2 5 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 84 (84.00%) Cisco
2 43 (43.00%) CheckPoint
3 32 (32.00%) Juniper
4 30 (30.00%) F5
5 16 (16.00%) Blue Coat
5 16 (16.00%) Nokia
6 15 (15.00%) SolarWinds
7 14 (14.00%) Fortinet
8 13 (13.00%) BMC
8 13 (13.00%) Riverbed
9 10 (10.00%) McAfee
10 9 (9.00%) HP
10 9 (9.00%) Remedy
11 7 (7.00%) BT
12 6 (6.00%) Citrix
13 5 (5.00%) VMware
13 5 (5.00%) NetScout
14 4 (4.00%) Microsoft
15 3 (3.00%) Sourcefire
16 2 (2.00%) Foundry
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