The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco Nexus skills 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 Nexus over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Nexus
Rank 97 79 106
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +27
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 17 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.73% 0.94% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.09% 5.93% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% -6.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.29 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
Cisco Nexus
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
334 337 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.35% 15.80% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 162 104
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 53
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

Cisco Nexus
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cisco Nexus Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Cisco Nexus
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 Nexus across the West Midlands region.

Cisco Nexus Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cisco Nexus
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco Nexus across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Cisco Nexus Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Cisco Nexus
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 Nexus within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 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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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
Shropshire -7 9 £375 -6.83%
Birmingham -1 4 £381 +27.08%
Coventry - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Cisco Nexus
England

Cisco Nexus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cisco Nexus 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 Nexus.

1 33 (100.00%) Cisco
2 26 (78.79%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (72.73%) CCNA
3 24 (72.73%) OSPF
3 24 (72.73%) BGP
4 23 (69.70%) Load Balancing
5 18 (54.55%) Firewall
5 18 (54.55%) Network Management
6 17 (51.52%) Network Monitoring
6 17 (51.52%) CheckPoint
7 16 (48.48%) ITIL
8 15 (45.45%) Nokia
8 15 (45.45%) CCNP
8 15 (45.45%) BIG-IP
8 15 (45.45%) F5
9 14 (42.42%) SolarWinds
9 14 (42.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 14 (42.42%) Juniper
10 13 (39.39%) CSS
10 13 (39.39%) Fortinet
11 12 (36.36%) OPNET
11 12 (36.36%) BMC
11 12 (36.36%) User Experience
11 12 (36.36%) Visualisation
11 12 (36.36%) Riverbed
12 11 (33.33%) Network Architecture
12 11 (33.33%) Network Design
13 10 (30.30%) CCDP
14 8 (24.24%) CiscoWorks
15 7 (21.21%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cisco Nexus 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 Nexus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.03%) Apache
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.03%) IIS
1 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (72.73%) OSPF
1 24 (72.73%) BGP
2 18 (54.55%) Firewall
3 15 (45.45%) BIG-IP
4 14 (42.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (21.21%) Network Security
6 6 (18.18%) LAN
6 6 (18.18%) WAN
7 2 (6.06%) VPN
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (3.03%) DNS
8 1 (3.03%) DHCP
8 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.03%) SAN
8 1 (3.03%) MPLS
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Design Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Network Specialist
4 7 (21.21%) Network Design Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Monitoring Specialist
5 5 (15.15%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Network Support
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Designer
9 1 (3.03%) Junior Designer
9 1 (3.03%) Junior Architect
9 1 (3.03%) Architect
9 1 (3.03%) Junior
9 1 (3.03%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) CSS
2 4 (12.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) User Experience
1 12 (36.36%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.03%) CentOS
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.03%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Load Balancing
2 18 (54.55%) Network Management
3 17 (51.52%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (48.48%) ITIL
5 11 (33.33%) Network Architecture
5 11 (33.33%) Network Design
6 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (15.15%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (78.79%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (72.73%) CCNA
3 15 (45.45%) CCNP
4 10 (30.30%) CCDP
5 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.03%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Postfix
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
1 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (36.36%) OPNET
2 8 (24.24%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (51.52%) CheckPoint
3 15 (45.45%) Nokia
3 15 (45.45%) F5
4 14 (42.42%) SolarWinds
4 14 (42.42%) Juniper
5 13 (39.39%) Fortinet
6 12 (36.36%) BMC
6 12 (36.36%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.06%) Fujitsu
7 2 (6.06%) BT
8 1 (3.03%) HP
8 1 (3.03%) EMC
8 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.03%) CommVault
8 1 (3.03%) VMware