The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 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.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 36 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 108 87 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.18% 4.18% 3.88%
As % of the Vendors category 8.29% 9.30% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 46 40
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £183 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 20
Average hourly rate £9.50 £23.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.69% -17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -3.37%
Cisco
England

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

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1303 935 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.43% 44.93% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 464 521
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 59 94
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.35 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 46 £313 -2.34% 14
Shropshire -6 16 £293 -7.14% 3
Staffordshire 0 10 £300 +15.38% 4
Worcestershire -2 5 £155 -39.51% 4
Wolverhampton -3 5 £263 +20.68% 1
Coventry -9 4 - - 5
Warwickshire -18 3 £150 -58.62% 4
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 73 (44.24%) Firewall
2 69 (41.82%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (32.12%) CCNP
4 51 (30.91%) CheckPoint
5 48 (29.09%) LAN
5 48 (29.09%) WAN
6 39 (23.64%) CCNA
7 37 (22.42%) Security Cleared
8 36 (21.82%) Windows
9 35 (21.21%) ITIL
10 29 (17.58%) F5
11 27 (16.36%) Juniper
12 25 (15.15%) MPLS
13 22 (13.33%) Microsoft
14 21 (12.73%) SC Cleared
14 21 (12.73%) VMware
15 20 (12.12%) Blue Coat
16 19 (11.52%) Network Security
17 18 (10.91%) VPN
17 18 (10.91%) Active Directory
17 18 (10.91%) HP
17 18 (10.91%) Cisco Nexus
18 17 (10.30%) Avaya
18 17 (10.30%) Telecoms
18 17 (10.30%) Cisco ASA
19 16 (9.70%) Network Design
19 16 (9.70%) BIG-IP
19 16 (9.70%) OSPF
19 16 (9.70%) VoIP
19 16 (9.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.85%) MS Exchange
1 8 (4.85%) Lync
2 6 (3.64%) CMS
3 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.42%) MS Office
2 4 (2.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (44.24%) Firewall
2 48 (29.09%) LAN
2 48 (29.09%) WAN
3 25 (15.15%) MPLS
4 19 (11.52%) Network Security
5 18 (10.91%) VPN
5 18 (10.91%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (10.30%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (9.70%) BIG-IP
7 16 (9.70%) OSPF
7 16 (9.70%) VoIP
7 16 (9.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 15 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 14 (8.48%) BGP
10 13 (7.88%) Wireless
11 8 (4.85%) SAN
12 7 (4.24%) DNS
12 7 (4.24%) 3G
13 6 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (3.64%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.82%) MySQL
2 2 (1.21%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.21%) MarkLogic
2 2 (1.21%) Big Data
General
1 17 (10.30%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.88%) Finance
3 7 (4.24%) Banking
4 3 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.21%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Billing
6 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (29.70%) Network Engineer
2 15 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 13 (7.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (7.27%) Firewall Engineer
5 11 (6.67%) Consultant
5 11 (6.67%) Network Support
6 10 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.45%) Architect
7 9 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.45%) Design Engineer
8 7 (4.24%) Implementation Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Network Design Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Analyst
9 6 (3.64%) Network Consultant
9 6 (3.64%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (2.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (2.42%) Security Engineer
11 4 (2.42%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.67%) CSS
2 6 (3.64%) JSP
3 5 (3.03%) XMPP
4 3 (1.82%) Middleware
5 1 (0.61%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.85%) Clustering
2 7 (4.24%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.42%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.82%) FlexPod
4 3 (1.82%) NHS
5 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.61%) PMI
6 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.61%) EPoS
6 1 (0.61%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.82%) Windows
2 14 (8.48%) Linux
3 12 (7.27%) Windows 7
3 12 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (4.85%) UNIX
4 8 (4.85%) Windows XP
5 7 (4.24%) Solaris
5 7 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.61%) HPUX
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.21%) ITIL
2 16 (9.70%) Network Design
3 13 (7.88%) Network Management
4 12 (7.27%) Load Balancing
5 10 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (4.85%) Migration
6 8 (4.85%) Project Management
7 6 (3.64%) Incident Management
7 6 (3.64%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (3.64%) WAN Optimisation
8 5 (3.03%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.42%) Performance Management
9 4 (2.42%) Network Architecture
10 3 (1.82%) Low Latency
10 3 (1.82%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 3 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (1.82%) E-Commerce
10 3 (1.82%) Service Management
10 3 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (1.82%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.24%) Perl
1 7 (4.24%) Tcl
2 5 (3.03%) SQL
3 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (41.82%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (32.12%) CCNP
3 39 (23.64%) CCNA
4 37 (22.42%) Security Cleared
5 21 (12.73%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.64%) CCIE
6 6 (3.64%) CCDP
7 5 (3.03%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (3.03%) CCSA
8 3 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.82%) Degree
9 2 (1.21%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.21%) MCP
9 2 (1.21%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.21%) VCP4
10 1 (0.61%) CCDA
10 1 (0.61%) CCIP
10 1 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) SLA
2 4 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.82%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.61%) GPG13
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.82%) vSphere
4 2 (1.21%) XenApp
5 1 (0.61%) Squid
5 1 (0.61%) Snort
5 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.24%) OPNET
2 6 (3.64%) SCCM
3 5 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.82%) OpenView
5 2 (1.21%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.21%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (30.91%) CheckPoint
2 29 (17.58%) F5
3 27 (16.36%) Juniper
4 22 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 21 (12.73%) VMware
6 20 (12.12%) Blue Coat
7 18 (10.91%) HP
8 17 (10.30%) Avaya
9 12 (7.27%) McAfee
10 10 (6.06%) Fortinet
10 10 (6.06%) SolarWinds
10 10 (6.06%) BT
10 10 (6.06%) Nokia
11 8 (4.85%) BMC
11 8 (4.85%) Citrix
12 7 (4.24%) EMC
12 7 (4.24%) NetApp
13 6 (3.64%) Riverbed
13 6 (3.64%) Remedy
14 5 (3.03%) Verint
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