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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 23 58 32
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -26
Contract jobs citing Cisco 172 60 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.75% 2.57% 4.59%
As % of the Vendors category 13.92% 5.20% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 32 40
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £447 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.62% -34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £15.25 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.29% -15.00%
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
1236 1154 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.49% 49.38% 50.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 534 363
Average daily rate £360 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £490 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 81 97
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.97 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +31 100 £340 +102.98% 26
Shropshire +4 14 £356 -15.17% 4
Warwickshire +7 11 £325 -18.75% 3
Staffordshire -2 10 £388 +46.22% 3
Worcestershire +8 9 £500 - 1
Herefordshire - 6 £388 - 1
Coventry +1 4 - - 8
Solihull +3 2 £300 - 3
West Bromwich - 2 £130 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £150 - 2
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 116 (42.80%) Firewall
2 110 (40.59%) Cisco Certification
3 90 (33.21%) CheckPoint
4 74 (27.31%) CCNP
5 72 (26.57%) Juniper
6 69 (25.46%) CCNA
7 65 (23.99%) F5
8 62 (22.88%) OSPF
9 59 (21.77%) WAN
9 59 (21.77%) Security Cleared
10 54 (19.93%) BGP
11 50 (18.45%) LAN
11 50 (18.45%) Windows
12 49 (18.08%) Network Security
13 42 (15.50%) MPLS
14 41 (15.13%) SC Cleared
15 38 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
15 38 (14.02%) Microsoft
16 37 (13.65%) VMware
17 35 (12.92%) VPN
18 33 (12.18%) ITIL
19 31 (11.44%) Active Directory
20 30 (11.07%) Migration
21 28 (10.33%) Load Balancing
22 27 (9.96%) Cisco CUCM
22 27 (9.96%) Cisco Nexus
22 27 (9.96%) Blue Coat
22 27 (9.96%) Linux
23 26 (9.59%) UNIX
24 25 (9.23%) HP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 19 (7.01%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.11%) Lync
3 3 (1.11%) IIS
4 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (5.54%) MS Office
2 13 (4.80%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Vectorworks
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 116 (42.80%) Firewall
2 62 (22.88%) OSPF
3 59 (21.77%) WAN
4 54 (19.93%) BGP
5 50 (18.45%) LAN
6 49 (18.08%) Network Security
7 42 (15.50%) MPLS
8 38 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (12.92%) VPN
10 27 (9.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (8.86%) Cisco ICM
12 23 (8.49%) TCP/IP
13 22 (8.12%) DNS
14 20 (7.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 18 (6.64%) VoIP
15 18 (6.64%) Wireless
16 17 (6.27%) BIG-IP
17 13 (4.80%) WLAN
17 13 (4.80%) SAN
18 12 (4.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (8.86%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.12%) Finance
3 12 (4.43%) Banking
4 10 (3.69%) Marketing
5 5 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.48%) Retail
7 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.74%) Electronics
8 2 (0.74%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
9 1 (0.37%) German Language
9 1 (0.37%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 78 (28.78%) Network Engineer
2 25 (9.23%) Cisco Engineer
2 25 (9.23%) Consultant
2 25 (9.23%) Analyst
3 24 (8.86%) Architect
4 23 (8.49%) Project Manager
4 23 (8.49%) Security Engineer
5 22 (8.12%) Network Security Engineer
6 16 (5.90%) Technical Manager
6 16 (5.90%) Design Engineer
6 16 (5.90%) Technical Project Manager
7 15 (5.54%) Voice Engineer
7 15 (5.54%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.17%) Network Design Engineer
9 13 (4.80%) Cisco Voice Engineer
10 12 (4.43%) Network Consultant
11 11 (4.06%) Firewall Engineer
11 11 (4.06%) Network Support
11 11 (4.06%) Network Analyst
12 8 (2.95%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.27%) CSS
2 8 (2.95%) XMPP
3 7 (2.58%) VXML
4 3 (1.11%) Middleware
5 2 (0.74%) JSP
6 1 (0.37%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.86%) Clustering
2 8 (2.95%) User Experience
3 6 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (1.48%) NHS
5 4 (1.48%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.11%) PKI
7 2 (0.74%) e-Health
7 2 (0.74%) DTV
7 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.37%) SecurID
8 1 (0.37%) iSeries
8 1 (0.37%) Social Media
8 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.37%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.37%) IVR
8 1 (0.37%) Handset
8 1 (0.37%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 50 (18.45%) Windows
2 27 (9.96%) Linux
3 26 (9.59%) UNIX
4 16 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (5.54%) Solaris
6 13 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.69%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.58%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.74%) AIX
10 2 (0.74%) HPUX
10 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.74%) Android
11 1 (0.37%) Tru64
11 1 (0.37%) MVS
11 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.37%) zOS
11 1 (0.37%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.18%) ITIL
2 30 (11.07%) Migration
3 28 (10.33%) Load Balancing
4 20 (7.38%) Project Management
5 19 (7.01%) PRINCE2
6 18 (6.64%) Network Design
7 17 (6.27%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 15 (5.54%) Network Management
9 13 (4.80%) Service Management
10 12 (4.43%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (4.43%) ITIL V3
11 11 (4.06%) Incident Management
11 11 (4.06%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (3.69%) WAN Optimisation
12 10 (3.69%) Network Architecture
13 9 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (2.95%) PRINCE
14 8 (2.95%) Capacity Planning
15 7 (2.58%) CRM
16 6 (2.21%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.17%) SQL
2 12 (4.43%) C
3 3 (1.11%) Tcl
3 3 (1.11%) Perl
4 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.37%) VBScript
5 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 110 (40.59%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (27.31%) CCNP
3 69 (25.46%) CCNA
4 59 (21.77%) Security Cleared
5 41 (15.13%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.32%) CCDP
7 8 (2.95%) CCIE
8 7 (2.58%) PMP
8 7 (2.58%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.21%) CCSA
9 6 (2.21%) CCIP
10 5 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (1.85%) MCSE
11 4 (1.48%) CCSE
12 3 (1.11%) MCITP
12 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.11%) CCDA
13 2 (0.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.58%) SLA
2 6 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.74%) JSP 440
System Software
1 31 (11.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.48%) ProxySG
3 4 (1.48%) vSphere
4 3 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.74%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.74%) XenApp
5 2 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.37%) XenServer
6 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 27 (9.96%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (7.75%) Cisco UCCE
3 10 (3.69%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (2.95%) OPNET
5 7 (2.58%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.85%) Cisco IPCC
6 5 (1.85%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.48%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.11%) SCCM
8 3 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.74%) OpenView
9 2 (0.74%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.37%) SCOM
10 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.37%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 90 (33.21%) CheckPoint
2 72 (26.57%) Juniper
3 65 (23.99%) F5
4 38 (14.02%) Microsoft
5 37 (13.65%) VMware
6 27 (9.96%) Blue Coat
7 25 (9.23%) HP
8 20 (7.38%) SolarWinds
9 17 (6.27%) Riverbed
9 17 (6.27%) Fortinet
10 16 (5.90%) Citrix
10 16 (5.90%) BMC
11 13 (4.80%) McAfee
12 12 (4.43%) NetApp
12 12 (4.43%) Avaya
13 10 (3.69%) IBM
14 8 (2.95%) Remedy
14 8 (2.95%) Nokia
15 7 (2.58%) EMC
16 6 (2.21%) Sourcefire
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