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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 32 26 59
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +33
Contract jobs citing Cisco 142 140 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.74% 5.91% 2.60%
As % of the Vendors category 9.79% 12.65% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 85 31
Median daily rate £370 £335 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% +18.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £263 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £479 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £13.70 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £27.75 £14.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +8.33%
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
1450 1107 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.38% 46.71% 50.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 644 535
Median daily rate £380 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 73 91
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £16.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +3.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -19 49 £366 +12.69% 13
Shropshire -27 20 £371 +19.75% 3
Solihull -6 14 - - 8
Warwickshire -10 14 £430 -22.86%
Staffordshire +8 11 £325 -18.75% 2
Worcestershire -4 11 £375 -23.46% 3
Coventry -5 6 £450 +5.88% 7
Herefordshire -5 1 £375 -3.28%
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 114 (48.72%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (43.59%) Firewall
3 80 (34.19%) CCNP
4 77 (32.91%) Juniper
5 76 (32.48%) Security Cleared
6 65 (27.78%) WAN
7 64 (27.35%) SC Cleared
8 58 (24.79%) LAN
9 56 (23.93%) CheckPoint
10 54 (23.08%) CCNA
11 51 (21.79%) Data Centre
12 49 (20.94%) Cisco ASA
13 47 (20.09%) ITIL
13 47 (20.09%) BGP
14 40 (17.09%) Cisco Nexus
15 36 (15.38%) Wireless
15 36 (15.38%) OSPF
16 35 (14.96%) F5
17 34 (14.53%) Windows
18 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
18 32 (13.68%) Fortinet
19 28 (11.97%) VPN
19 28 (11.97%) Citrix
20 27 (11.54%) Network Design
20 27 (11.54%) Network Security
21 26 (11.11%) NetScaler
21 26 (11.11%) MPLS
21 26 (11.11%) VoIP
22 25 (10.68%) SolarWinds
22 25 (10.68%) Windows Server

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (2.14%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.71%) SAS
4 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.28%) IIS
5 2 (0.85%) Apache
5 2 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.42%) MS Office
3 6 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.71%) Office 365
2 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (0.85%) IaaS
2 2 (0.85%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (43.59%) Firewall
2 65 (27.78%) WAN
3 58 (24.79%) LAN
4 49 (20.94%) Cisco ASA
5 47 (20.09%) BGP
6 40 (17.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 36 (15.38%) OSPF
7 36 (15.38%) Wireless
8 28 (11.97%) VPN
9 27 (11.54%) Network Security
10 26 (11.11%) MPLS
10 26 (11.11%) NetScaler
10 26 (11.11%) VoIP
11 22 (9.40%) BIG-IP
12 20 (8.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 18 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (5.98%) TCP/IP
15 12 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (4.70%) VLAN
17 10 (4.27%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.43%) Big Data
3 1 (0.43%) BigQuery
3 1 (0.43%) BigTable
3 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (6.41%) Telecoms
2 14 (5.98%) Finance
3 5 (2.14%) Retail
4 4 (1.71%) Banking
5 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Billing
6 1 (0.43%) Electronics
6 1 (0.43%) French Language
6 1 (0.43%) German Language
6 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 98 (41.88%) Network Engineer
2 49 (20.94%) Cisco Engineer
3 46 (19.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 34 (14.53%) Architect
5 16 (6.84%) Designer
5 16 (6.84%) Support Engineer
6 15 (6.41%) Consultant
7 14 (5.98%) Network Specialist
8 13 (5.56%) Analyst
8 13 (5.56%) Network Architect
8 13 (5.56%) Network Designer
8 13 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (5.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 11 (4.70%) Project Manager
11 10 (4.27%) Cisco Architect
11 10 (4.27%) Implementation Engineer
11 10 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.27%) Network Security Engineer
11 10 (4.27%) Security Engineer
12 9 (3.85%) Cisco Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.56%) CSS
2 7 (2.99%) 802.1X
3 6 (2.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) LAMP
4 1 (0.43%) Memcached
4 1 (0.43%) OAuth
4 1 (0.43%) SAML
4 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (21.79%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.56%) User Experience
3 9 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 6 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.14%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (1.71%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.28%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.28%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.28%) IVR
7 3 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.85%) CMDB
8 2 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.85%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.85%) NHS
8 2 (0.85%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.53%) Windows
2 25 (10.68%) Windows Server
3 15 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.85%) Linux
6 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.14%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.71%) SUSE
8 4 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.71%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.28%) Android
9 3 (1.28%) CentOS
9 3 (1.28%) Unix
10 2 (0.85%) AIX
10 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.09%) ITIL
2 27 (11.54%) Network Design
3 24 (10.26%) ITIL V3
4 23 (9.83%) Migration
5 22 (9.40%) Load Balancing
6 21 (8.97%) Project Management
7 19 (8.12%) Network Monitoring
8 18 (7.69%) Network Management
9 16 (6.84%) PRINCE2
10 15 (6.41%) Incident Management
11 12 (5.13%) Network Architecture
11 12 (5.13%) Service Management
12 11 (4.70%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (4.27%) Change Management
13 10 (4.27%) Presales
14 9 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
15 8 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
17 6 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
17 6 (2.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.85%) Java
2 2 (0.85%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.85%) PHP
2 2 (0.85%) Python
2 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
2 2 (0.85%) Tcl
3 1 (0.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (48.72%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (34.19%) CCNP
3 76 (32.48%) Security Cleared
4 64 (27.35%) SC Cleared
5 54 (23.08%) CCNA
6 16 (6.84%) CCIE
7 14 (5.98%) CCDP
8 9 (3.85%) CCVP
8 9 (3.85%) Degree
9 7 (2.99%) JNCIA
9 7 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.56%) CCDA
11 5 (2.14%) CCSE
11 5 (2.14%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.71%) MCSE
12 4 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.28%) CCSP
13 3 (1.28%) CISSP
13 3 (1.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.14%) SLA
3 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.85%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.85%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 21 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.70%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.43%) KVM
5 1 (0.43%) vCloud
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (6.84%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (5.13%) OPNET
3 8 (3.42%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.14%) Nagios
5 3 (1.28%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.85%) vRealize
7 1 (0.43%) Cacti
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.43%) logstash
7 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.43%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.43%) OpenView
7 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.43%) SCCM
7 1 (0.43%) SmokePing
7 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.43%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 77 (32.91%) Juniper
2 56 (23.93%) CheckPoint
3 35 (14.96%) F5
4 32 (13.68%) Fortinet
4 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
5 28 (11.97%) Citrix
6 25 (10.68%) SolarWinds
7 19 (8.12%) Nokia
7 19 (8.12%) VMware
8 17 (7.26%) BMC
9 14 (5.98%) Riverbed
10 13 (5.56%) Blue Coat
10 13 (5.56%) Intel Security
11 12 (5.13%) Brocade
11 12 (5.13%) HP
12 11 (4.70%) Palo Alto
13 10 (4.27%) Aruba
14 9 (3.85%) IBM
15 7 (2.99%) Dell
16 6 (2.56%) Symantec
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