The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 25 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 Vendors 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 54 35 45
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +10
Contract jobs citing Cisco 74 83 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.06% 4.23% 2.97%
As % of the Vendors category 6.18% 9.08% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 38 28
Average daily rate
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£278 £315 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.38 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £27.25 £32.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.03
% change year-on-year
- +12.33%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1198 914 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.48% 46.56% 48.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 395 471
Average daily rate £325 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 69 80
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Cisco
England

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Cisco
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 across the West Midlands region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Cisco
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 across the West Midlands region.

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cisco
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham +14 36 £278 -2.63% 20
Worcestershire -7 7 £155 - 2
Staffordshire +4 5 - - 4
Coventry -13 5 £350 -40.67% 3
Warwickshire -13 4 £275 -24.13% 5
Shropshire -12 3 £345 +11.29% 8
Wolverhampton +1 1 £150 -25.00% 2
Solihull - 1 - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cisco 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.

1 64 (44.14%) Firewall
2 61 (42.07%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (35.86%) CheckPoint
4 50 (34.48%) WAN
5 47 (32.41%) LAN
6 45 (31.03%) CCNP
7 30 (20.69%) Windows
8 29 (20.00%) CCNA
8 29 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 25 (17.24%) MPLS
10 24 (16.55%) Blue Coat
11 22 (15.17%) Juniper
11 22 (15.17%) F5
12 21 (14.48%) ITIL
12 21 (14.48%) Network Design
12 21 (14.48%) Network Security
13 20 (13.79%) OSPF
13 20 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
15 18 (12.41%) Telecoms
15 18 (12.41%) VMware
15 18 (12.41%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (12.41%) BIG-IP
16 17 (11.72%) VoIP
17 16 (11.03%) BGP
18 15 (10.34%) TCP/IP
18 15 (10.34%) VPN
18 15 (10.34%) Active Directory
18 15 (10.34%) SC Cleared
19 14 (9.66%) Load Balancing

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cisco 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.14%) CMS
3 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.07%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.07%) MS Office
2 3 (2.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (44.14%) Firewall
2 50 (34.48%) WAN
3 47 (32.41%) LAN
4 25 (17.24%) MPLS
5 21 (14.48%) Network Security
6 20 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 20 (13.79%) OSPF
7 18 (12.41%) BIG-IP
7 18 (12.41%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (11.72%) VoIP
9 16 (11.03%) BGP
10 15 (10.34%) TCP/IP
10 15 (10.34%) VPN
11 14 (9.66%) Wireless
11 14 (9.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (6.90%) SAN
13 8 (5.52%) 3G
13 8 (5.52%) DMVPN
14 7 (4.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 7 (4.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.76%) MySQL
2 3 (2.07%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.38%) Big Data
4 1 (0.69%) MarkLogic
4 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 18 (12.41%) Telecoms
2 12 (8.28%) Finance
3 6 (4.14%) Banking
4 3 (2.07%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.07%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.38%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) Billing
6 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (27.59%) Network Engineer
2 14 (9.66%) Architect
3 13 (8.97%) Support Engineer
3 13 (8.97%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (8.28%) Firewall Engineer
5 10 (6.90%) Design Engineer
5 10 (6.90%) Implementation Engineer
6 8 (5.52%) Consultant
6 8 (5.52%) Network Design Engineer
7 7 (4.83%) Network Support
7 7 (4.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (4.83%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.83%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.83%) Analyst
7 7 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.83%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) Network Support Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Network Architect
10 4 (2.76%) Installations Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.21%) CSS
2 3 (2.07%) JSP
3 1 (0.69%) ODBC
3 1 (0.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) Clustering
2 4 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.07%) NHS
3 3 (2.07%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.69%) EPoS
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
5 1 (0.69%) PDA
5 1 (0.69%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.69%) Windows
2 14 (9.66%) Linux
3 12 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.52%) UNIX
5 7 (4.83%) Solaris
6 6 (4.14%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.14%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.69%) Android
9 1 (0.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.48%) ITIL
1 21 (14.48%) Network Design
2 14 (9.66%) Load Balancing
3 8 (5.52%) WAN Optimisation
4 7 (4.83%) Incident Management
4 7 (4.83%) Project Management
5 6 (4.14%) Migration
5 6 (4.14%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (4.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.76%) Service Management
7 4 (2.76%) Change Management
7 4 (2.76%) Network Management
7 4 (2.76%) TOGAF
7 4 (2.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.76%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (2.07%) Low Latency
8 3 (2.07%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 3 (2.07%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.07%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.83%) Perl
1 7 (4.83%) Tcl
2 6 (4.14%) SQL
3 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (42.07%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (31.03%) CCNP
3 29 (20.00%) CCNA
3 29 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.52%) CCDP
5 8 (5.52%) CCIE
6 5 (3.45%) CCSA
6 5 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.07%) Degree
8 2 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.38%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.38%) VCP4
8 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.38%) MCP
8 2 (1.38%) ISEB
9 1 (0.69%) CCDA
9 1 (0.69%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.07%) SLA
2 3 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.38%) COBIT
3 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.69%) GPG13
4 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.07%) XenApp
3 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
3 3 (2.07%) vSphere
4 1 (0.69%) Snort
4 1 (0.69%) Squid
4 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (3.45%) SCCM
3 4 (2.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.07%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.38%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.38%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.69%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (35.86%) CheckPoint
2 24 (16.55%) Blue Coat
3 22 (15.17%) Juniper
3 22 (15.17%) F5
4 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
5 18 (12.41%) VMware
6 14 (9.66%) McAfee
6 14 (9.66%) Avaya
7 10 (6.90%) HP
7 10 (6.90%) Fortinet
8 8 (5.52%) BT
9 7 (4.83%) EMC
9 7 (4.83%) Citrix
9 7 (4.83%) NetApp
10 6 (4.14%) Nokia
11 5 (3.45%) Oracle
11 5 (3.45%) Verint
12 4 (2.76%) Nortel
12 4 (2.76%) Mitel
12 4 (2.76%) Sourcefire
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