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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 26 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 143 90 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.62% 4.33% 5.67%
As % of the Vendors category 11.29% 9.53% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 49 53
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £196 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.42% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 27
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £19.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £22.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -6.97%
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
1267 944 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.76% 45.43% 47.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 487 506
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £211 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 71 108
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -37.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 October 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 +15 47 £375 +12.78% 20
Shropshire -1 35 £330 -18.01% 2
Staffordshire -9 11 £300 +21.21% 2
Wolverhampton -1 8 £375 +59.57% 1
Worcestershire -7 6 £155 -34.73% 1
Warwickshire -14 5 £350 +7.69% 6
Coventry -13 4 - - 6
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 5
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 93 (44.29%) Cisco Certification
1 93 (44.29%) Firewall
2 70 (33.33%) CCNP
3 67 (31.90%) CCNA
4 66 (31.43%) LAN
5 63 (30.00%) ITIL
6 58 (27.62%) WAN
7 52 (24.76%) CheckPoint
8 47 (22.38%) Windows
9 44 (20.95%) Juniper
9 44 (20.95%) F5
10 39 (18.57%) Network Management
11 37 (17.62%) Security Cleared
12 35 (16.67%) OSPF
13 33 (15.71%) BGP
13 33 (15.71%) Network Monitoring
14 31 (14.76%) SC Cleared
15 30 (14.29%) VPN
15 30 (14.29%) Load Balancing
16 29 (13.81%) MPLS
17 27 (12.86%) Microsoft
17 27 (12.86%) SolarWinds
18 26 (12.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 26 (12.38%) HP
19 24 (11.43%) BMC
19 24 (11.43%) VMware
19 24 (11.43%) User Experience
19 24 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
19 24 (11.43%) Riverbed
20 23 (10.95%) OPNET

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 12 (5.71%) Lync
2 11 (5.24%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.48%) CMS
6 1 (0.48%) IIS
6 1 (0.48%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.81%) MS Office
2 8 (3.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (5.71%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 93 (44.29%) Firewall
2 66 (31.43%) LAN
3 58 (27.62%) WAN
4 35 (16.67%) OSPF
5 33 (15.71%) BGP
6 30 (14.29%) VPN
7 29 (13.81%) MPLS
8 26 (12.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 24 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (10.95%) BIG-IP
11 20 (9.52%) Network Security
12 18 (8.57%) TCP/IP
12 18 (8.57%) VoIP
13 17 (8.10%) SAN
13 17 (8.10%) Wireless
14 10 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (4.29%) NAS
16 8 (3.81%) IPsec
16 8 (3.81%) DNS
16 8 (3.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.38%) MySQL
2 3 (1.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.95%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.95%) Big Data
3 2 (0.95%) MarkLogic
4 1 (0.48%) QlikView
General
1 18 (8.57%) Finance
2 14 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.76%) Banking
4 3 (1.43%) Retail
4 3 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 67 (31.90%) Network Engineer
2 17 (8.10%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (7.62%) Consultant
4 15 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 12 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.71%) Network Specialist
5 12 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
6 11 (5.24%) Monitoring Specialist
6 11 (5.24%) Network Design Engineer
6 11 (5.24%) Architect
6 11 (5.24%) Network Manager
7 10 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.76%) Network Consultant
7 10 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
7 10 (4.76%) Network Support
8 9 (4.29%) Service Manager
9 8 (3.81%) Network Services Manager
9 8 (3.81%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 7 (3.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.14%) Middleware
2 14 (6.67%) CSS
3 12 (5.71%) XMPP
4 9 (4.29%) JSP
5 1 (0.48%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.43%) User Experience
2 17 (8.10%) Visualisation
3 12 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.81%) Clustering
5 4 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.43%) NHS
6 3 (1.43%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.43%) Statistics
6 3 (1.43%) CMDB
7 2 (0.95%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.48%) PMI
8 1 (0.48%) SCADA
8 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (22.38%) Windows
2 20 (9.52%) Linux
3 19 (9.05%) Windows 7
4 12 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (5.71%) UNIX
5 9 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.33%) Windows XP
6 7 (3.33%) Solaris
7 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.48%) CentOS
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.48%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (30.00%) ITIL
2 39 (18.57%) Network Management
3 33 (15.71%) Network Monitoring
4 30 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 23 (10.95%) Network Design
6 14 (6.67%) Network Architecture
7 11 (5.24%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.24%) Migration
8 9 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (3.81%) Performance Management
9 8 (3.81%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (3.81%) Project Management
10 7 (3.33%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.86%) PRINCE2
11 6 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (2.86%) Coaching
12 5 (2.38%) Configuration Management
13 4 (1.90%) Change Management
13 4 (1.90%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.33%) Perl
1 7 (3.33%) Tcl
2 6 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 93 (44.29%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (33.33%) CCNP
3 67 (31.90%) CCNA
4 37 (17.62%) Security Cleared
5 31 (14.76%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.24%) CCDP
7 5 (2.38%) CCSA
7 5 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.90%) CCIE
9 3 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.95%) CCSP
10 2 (0.95%) MCP
10 2 (0.95%) MCSE
10 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.95%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.95%) MCITP
10 2 (0.95%) Degree
10 2 (0.95%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.24%) SLA
2 4 (1.90%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) GPG13
4 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 23 (10.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.43%) vSphere
4 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.95%) XenApp
5 1 (0.48%) XenServer
5 1 (0.48%) Postfix
5 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.48%) Snort
5 1 (0.48%) Squid
5 1 (0.48%) Xen
5 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.48%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (10.95%) OPNET
2 9 (4.29%) SCCM
3 7 (3.33%) OpenView
4 5 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.43%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.43%) Netcool
5 3 (1.43%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.43%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.95%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 52 (24.76%) CheckPoint
2 44 (20.95%) Juniper
2 44 (20.95%) F5
3 27 (12.86%) SolarWinds
3 27 (12.86%) Microsoft
4 26 (12.38%) HP
5 24 (11.43%) BMC
5 24 (11.43%) VMware
5 24 (11.43%) Riverbed
6 21 (10.00%) Nokia
7 20 (9.52%) Avaya
8 15 (7.14%) Blue Coat
9 14 (6.67%) Fortinet
10 12 (5.71%) Reuters
11 11 (5.24%) Citrix
12 9 (4.29%) Remedy
12 9 (4.29%) BT
13 6 (2.86%) NetApp
13 6 (2.86%) McAfee
13 6 (2.86%) Oracle
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