The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Nexus
Rank 119 83 102
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +19
Contract jobs citing Cisco Nexus 3 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.96% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 6.19% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -48.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +25.98%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
388 307 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.80% 15.45% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 138 138
Average daily rate £315 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Cisco Nexus
England

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
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 31 July 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 -13 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Cisco Nexus
England

Cisco Nexus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
2 15 (93.75%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (87.50%) CCNP
4 13 (81.25%) CheckPoint
5 12 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (68.75%) CSS
7 10 (62.50%) WAN
7 10 (62.50%) Fortinet
7 10 (62.50%) F5
8 9 (56.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (56.25%) Blue Coat
8 9 (56.25%) BIG-IP
8 9 (56.25%) McAfee
8 9 (56.25%) MPLS
9 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (50.00%) DMVPN
10 7 (43.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 7 (43.75%) VoIP
11 6 (37.50%) Incident Management
11 6 (37.50%) WAN Optimisation
12 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (25.00%) Nokia
12 4 (25.00%) Service Management
12 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
12 4 (25.00%) BGP
12 4 (25.00%) OSPF
12 4 (25.00%) Juniper
12 4 (25.00%) ITIL
12 4 (25.00%) CCIE

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (18.75%) Lync
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (62.50%) WAN
4 9 (56.25%) BIG-IP
4 9 (56.25%) MPLS
4 9 (56.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (50.00%) DMVPN
6 7 (43.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (43.75%) VoIP
7 4 (25.00%) OSPF
7 4 (25.00%) BGP
8 3 (18.75%) LAN
9 2 (12.50%) Network Security
10 1 (6.25%) BT 21CN
10 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (6.25%) WLAN
10 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
10 1 (6.25%) VPN
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Network Support
2 6 (37.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) FlexPod
2 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 6 (37.50%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
3 3 (18.75%) Network Management
4 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (87.50%) CCNP
3 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) CCIE
5 3 (18.75%) CCDP
5 3 (18.75%) CCNA
6 1 (6.25%) CCDA
6 1 (6.25%) CCVP
6 1 (6.25%) CCSE
6 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (12.50%) OPNET
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (81.25%) CheckPoint
3 10 (62.50%) Fortinet
3 10 (62.50%) F5
4 9 (56.25%) Blue Coat
4 9 (56.25%) McAfee
5 4 (25.00%) Juniper
5 4 (25.00%) Nokia
6 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
6 3 (18.75%) BMC
6 3 (18.75%) NetApp
6 3 (18.75%) EMC
7 2 (12.50%) TOWER Software
7 2 (12.50%) Riverbed
8 1 (6.25%) VMware
8 1 (6.25%) Remedy
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