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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certification
Rank 67 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 44 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.93% 2.22% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.07% 16.96% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 12
Average daily rate
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£331 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £212 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £26.29 £21.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.16% -20.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £20.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+9.87% -27.67%
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
437 283 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.17% 13.10% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 163 137
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 8 25
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.05 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £22.69 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +5 15 £300 +62.16% 5
Shropshire -9 9 £375 -6.83%
Herefordshire -7 4 £350 -
Warwickshire -5 2 £375 +7.14% 2
Worcestershire -7 2 £300 +36.36% 1
Staffordshire -6 1 £223 -14.42%
Brierley Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - - 3
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Cisco Certification
England

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 111 (93.28%) Cisco
2 91 (76.47%) CCNA
3 83 (69.75%) CCNP
4 63 (52.94%) Firewall
5 49 (41.18%) LAN
6 40 (33.61%) CheckPoint
7 38 (31.93%) BGP
8 36 (30.25%) OSPF
8 36 (30.25%) WAN
9 33 (27.73%) Juniper
10 32 (26.89%) Load Balancing
11 31 (26.05%) Security Cleared
11 31 (26.05%) Network Management
11 31 (26.05%) ITIL
12 30 (25.21%) SC Cleared
13 29 (24.37%) Network Design
14 27 (22.69%) F5
15 26 (21.85%) Cisco Nexus
16 25 (21.01%) Network Security
17 23 (19.33%) MPLS
18 22 (18.49%) Network Monitoring
19 20 (16.81%) Nokia
20 19 (15.97%) VPN
20 19 (15.97%) BIG-IP
21 18 (15.13%) SolarWinds
21 18 (15.13%) CCDP
22 14 (11.76%) Riverbed
22 14 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 14 (11.76%) BMC
22 14 (11.76%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (3.36%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (9.24%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.84%) MS Office
2 1 (0.84%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 63 (52.94%) Firewall
2 49 (41.18%) LAN
3 38 (31.93%) BGP
4 36 (30.25%) OSPF
4 36 (30.25%) WAN
5 26 (21.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (21.01%) Network Security
7 23 (19.33%) MPLS
8 19 (15.97%) VPN
8 19 (15.97%) BIG-IP
9 14 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (8.40%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (6.72%) Wireless
12 7 (5.88%) Internet
12 7 (5.88%) BT 21CN
13 6 (5.04%) Extranet
13 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
13 6 (5.04%) DSL
13 6 (5.04%) Ethernet
14 5 (4.20%) ATM
General
1 14 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.08%) Finance
3 10 (8.40%) Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.84%) Electronics
5 1 (0.84%) Billing
5 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (52.10%) Network Engineer
2 21 (17.65%) Design Engineer
3 15 (12.61%) Network Design Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Implementation Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (8.40%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Firewall Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Network Specialist
8 8 (6.72%) Network Support
8 8 (6.72%) Consultant
8 8 (6.72%) Monitoring Specialist
9 7 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Security Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Network Consultant
11 5 (4.20%) Analyst
11 5 (4.20%) Installations Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Monitoring Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Network Monitoring Engineer
12 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 3 (2.52%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.40%) CSS
2 8 (6.72%) JSP
3 7 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (0.84%) J2EE
4 1 (0.84%) SOAP
4 1 (0.84%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Visualisation
2 12 (10.08%) User Experience
3 9 (7.56%) Clustering
4 4 (3.36%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Statistics
5 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.84%) PMI
7 1 (0.84%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.08%) UNIX
2 11 (9.24%) Linux
3 9 (7.56%) Windows
4 5 (4.20%) Solaris
4 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.89%) Load Balancing
2 31 (26.05%) Network Management
2 31 (26.05%) ITIL
3 29 (24.37%) Network Design
4 22 (18.49%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (9.24%) Mentoring
5 11 (9.24%) Network Architecture
6 8 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (6.72%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (5.04%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (4.20%) Migration
8 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.36%) Process Management
9 4 (3.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.52%) Low Latency
10 3 (2.52%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 3 (2.52%) E-Commerce
11 2 (1.68%) PRINCE
11 2 (1.68%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.72%) Perl
2 7 (5.88%) Tcl
3 1 (0.84%) PHP
3 1 (0.84%) VBScript
3 1 (0.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 91 (76.47%) CCNA
2 83 (69.75%) CCNP
3 31 (26.05%) Security Cleared
4 30 (25.21%) SC Cleared
5 18 (15.13%) CCDP
6 8 (6.72%) CCIE
7 5 (4.20%) MCSE
7 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.20%) CCIP
7 5 (4.20%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (4.20%) CCSA
8 4 (3.36%) MCITP
9 2 (1.68%) Degree
9 2 (1.68%) MCP
9 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.68%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.68%) CCSP
10 1 (0.84%) MCSA
10 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.84%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) SLA
1 7 (5.88%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.84%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.68%) vSphere
3 1 (0.84%) KVM
3 1 (0.84%) Snort
3 1 (0.84%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (10.92%) OPNET
2 8 (6.72%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (3.36%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.52%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.68%) Netcool
6 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.84%) Puppet
Vendors
1 111 (93.28%) Cisco
2 40 (33.61%) CheckPoint
3 33 (27.73%) Juniper
4 27 (22.69%) F5
5 20 (16.81%) Nokia
6 18 (15.13%) SolarWinds
7 14 (11.76%) Riverbed
7 14 (11.76%) BMC
8 12 (10.08%) HP
8 12 (10.08%) BT
8 12 (10.08%) Fortinet
9 11 (9.24%) Blue Coat
10 9 (7.56%) Remedy
10 9 (7.56%) Microsoft
11 7 (5.88%) McAfee
11 7 (5.88%) Citrix
12 5 (4.20%) VMware
13 4 (3.36%) NetScout
14 2 (1.68%) Fujitsu
14 2 (1.68%) Sourcefire
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