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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 32 32 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 +19
Contract jobs citing Cisco 165 100 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.20% 4.18% 2.99%
As % of the Vendors category 11.01% 9.50% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 52 40
Median daily rate £388 £323 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% +17.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £191 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £490 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 7
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% +41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £14.04 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £22.25 £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.00%
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
1499 1053 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.27% 43.98% 49.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 560 554
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 82 87
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £11.93 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £30.00 £33.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 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 -1 49 £400 +26.98% 11
Solihull +9 29 £420 +40.00% 3
Shropshire -22 22 £388 +27.04% 5
Staffordshire +13 15 £325 +62.50% 3
Warwickshire -10 14 £433 -22.42% 4
Herefordshire +2 7 £325 -
Worcestershire -9 5 £325 -31.75% 3
Coventry -14 3 £475 +36.69% 4
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 132 (45.67%) Cisco Certification
1 132 (45.67%) Firewall
2 106 (36.68%) Security Cleared
3 100 (34.60%) CCNP
4 96 (33.22%) Juniper
5 89 (30.80%) SC Cleared
6 87 (30.10%) WAN
7 76 (26.30%) LAN
8 68 (23.53%) CheckPoint
9 64 (22.15%) CCNA
9 64 (22.15%) Data Centre
10 63 (21.80%) Cisco ASA
10 63 (21.80%) ITIL
11 58 (20.07%) Wireless
12 55 (19.03%) Windows
13 54 (18.69%) Microsoft
13 54 (18.69%) BGP
14 44 (15.22%) OSPF
14 44 (15.22%) Fortinet
14 44 (15.22%) Cisco Nexus
15 43 (14.88%) F5
16 42 (14.53%) VoIP
17 38 (13.15%) Windows Server
18 36 (12.46%) Network Security
19 34 (11.76%) SolarWinds
20 32 (11.07%) VPN
20 32 (11.07%) Network Design
21 31 (10.73%) ITIL V3
22 29 (10.03%) Active Directory
23 28 (9.69%) NetScaler

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 16 (5.54%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.84%) Skype for Business
3 13 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.38%) SAS
6 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.04%) IIS
7 2 (0.69%) Apache
7 2 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.77%) MS Office
3 6 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.73%) Office 365
2 5 (1.73%) SaaS
3 3 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.04%) IaaS
4 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.69%) PaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 132 (45.67%) Firewall
2 87 (30.10%) WAN
3 76 (26.30%) LAN
4 63 (21.80%) Cisco ASA
5 58 (20.07%) Wireless
6 54 (18.69%) BGP
7 44 (15.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 44 (15.22%) OSPF
8 42 (14.53%) VoIP
9 36 (12.46%) Network Security
10 32 (11.07%) VPN
11 28 (9.69%) NetScaler
12 27 (9.34%) BIG-IP
13 25 (8.65%) MPLS
14 24 (8.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 24 (8.30%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (7.61%) Cisco IOS
15 22 (7.61%) VLAN
16 16 (5.54%) DHCP
17 15 (5.19%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.69%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.35%) Big Data
4 1 (0.35%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.35%) BigTable
4 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (6.57%) Telecoms
2 17 (5.88%) Finance
3 4 (1.38%) Banking
3 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.38%) Retail
4 2 (0.69%) Automotive
4 2 (0.69%) Back Office
4 2 (0.69%) Billing
4 2 (0.69%) Military
5 1 (0.35%) Advertising
5 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.35%) Electronics
5 1 (0.35%) French Language
5 1 (0.35%) German Language
5 1 (0.35%) Legal
5 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 102 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 54 (18.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 51 (17.65%) Architect
4 49 (16.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (7.27%) Network Architect
6 20 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (5.88%) Network Specialist
8 16 (5.54%) Consultant
8 16 (5.54%) Support Engineer
9 15 (5.19%) Analyst
10 14 (4.84%) Designer
10 14 (4.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 14 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
11 13 (4.50%) Cisco Architect
11 13 (4.50%) Project Manager
12 12 (4.15%) Monitoring Specialist
12 12 (4.15%) Network Monitoring Specialist
13 11 (3.81%) Network Designer
14 10 (3.46%) Design Engineer
14 10 (3.46%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.23%) CSS
2 16 (5.54%) 802.1X
3 10 (3.46%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) LAMP
4 1 (0.35%) Memcached
4 1 (0.35%) OAuth
4 1 (0.35%) SAML
4 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 64 (22.15%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.88%) User Experience
3 13 (4.50%) Visualisation
4 6 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.08%) CESG
4 6 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.73%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (1.38%) CMDB
7 3 (1.04%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.04%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.04%) IVR
7 3 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.69%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.69%) e-Health
8 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.69%) NHS
8 2 (0.69%) Replication
8 2 (0.69%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.03%) Windows
2 38 (13.15%) Windows Server
3 25 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (5.54%) Linux
7 12 (4.15%) Windows 8
8 9 (3.11%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.42%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.08%) Android
11 4 (1.38%) SUSE
11 4 (1.38%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.04%) CentOS
12 3 (1.04%) Unix
13 2 (0.69%) AIX
13 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.80%) ITIL
2 32 (11.07%) Network Design
3 31 (10.73%) ITIL V3
4 28 (9.69%) Load Balancing
5 26 (9.00%) Network Management
6 25 (8.65%) Project Management
7 23 (7.96%) Network Monitoring
8 21 (7.27%) PRINCE2
9 20 (6.92%) Migration
10 17 (5.88%) Service Management
11 15 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (5.19%) Incident Management
11 15 (5.19%) Presales
12 14 (4.84%) Network Architecture
13 11 (3.81%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (3.46%) Change Management
15 9 (3.11%) SFIA
15 9 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (2.77%) Capacity Planning
17 7 (2.42%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.69%) Java
2 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.69%) PHP
2 2 (0.69%) Python
2 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
2 2 (0.69%) SQL
2 2 (0.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 132 (45.67%) Cisco Certification
2 106 (36.68%) Security Cleared
3 100 (34.60%) CCNP
4 89 (30.80%) SC Cleared
5 64 (22.15%) CCNA
6 19 (6.57%) CCDP
6 19 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (6.23%) CCIE
8 14 (4.84%) MCSA
9 12 (4.15%) JNCIA
9 12 (4.15%) MCSE
9 12 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (3.46%) JNCIP
11 9 (3.11%) CCVP
11 9 (3.11%) Degree
12 8 (2.77%) CCDA
13 7 (2.42%) DV Cleared
14 6 (2.08%) CISSP
15 5 (1.73%) CCSE
15 5 (1.73%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.38%) SLA
3 3 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.69%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.69%) ISO27005
4 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 29 (10.03%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.50%) vSphere
3 12 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.81%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.35%) KVM
6 1 (0.35%) vCloud
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (6.57%) OPNET
2 16 (5.54%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (4.84%) FortiGate
4 7 (2.42%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.73%) Nagios
6 3 (1.04%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.04%) SCCM
6 3 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.69%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.69%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (0.69%) vRealize
8 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.35%) logstash
8 1 (0.35%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.35%) SCOM
8 1 (0.35%) SmokePing
8 1 (0.35%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 96 (33.22%) Juniper
2 68 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 54 (18.69%) Microsoft
4 44 (15.22%) Fortinet
5 43 (14.88%) F5
6 34 (11.76%) SolarWinds
7 27 (9.34%) Citrix
7 27 (9.34%) VMware
8 24 (8.30%) BMC
9 23 (7.96%) Nokia
10 22 (7.61%) Riverbed
11 20 (6.92%) HP
12 19 (6.57%) Intel Security
13 16 (5.54%) Aruba
14 15 (5.19%) Brocade
15 14 (4.84%) Dell
15 14 (4.84%) Palo Alto
16 13 (4.50%) Blue Coat
17 10 (3.46%) IBM
17 10 (3.46%) Symantec
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