The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 48 31 40
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 72 79 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.04% 4.31% 3.41%
As % of the Vendors category 5.91% 8.87% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 34
Average daily rate £325 £285 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £531 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 13
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% -4.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1219 891 1078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.48% 48.61% 47.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 388 447
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 114 97
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.09 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Cisco
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 22 £168 -37.67% 10
Shropshire +2 18 £350 -
Warwickshire -13 7 £475 +75.92% 1
Worcestershire -9 4 - - 4
Coventry -7 3 £348 +234.93% 2
Staffordshire -4 2 £265 -33.75% 2
Solihull -9 1 £300 -
Walsall - - - - 2
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
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England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 72 (52.55%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (48.91%) WAN
3 62 (45.26%) Firewall
4 54 (39.42%) CheckPoint
5 51 (37.23%) LAN
6 50 (36.50%) CCNP
7 43 (31.39%) MPLS
8 41 (29.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 38 (27.74%) BIG-IP
9 38 (27.74%) Security Cleared
10 35 (25.55%) F5
10 35 (25.55%) McAfee
11 34 (24.82%) Blue Coat
12 33 (24.09%) Cisco ASA
12 33 (24.09%) CCNA
13 31 (22.63%) VoIP
13 31 (22.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 26 (18.98%) SC Cleared
14 26 (18.98%) Fortinet
15 25 (18.25%) Network Design
16 24 (17.52%) CSS
16 24 (17.52%) DMVPN
17 23 (16.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 22 (16.06%) WAN Optimisation
18 22 (16.06%) SolarWinds
19 19 (13.87%) ITIL
20 18 (13.14%) HP
20 18 (13.14%) Avaya
20 18 (13.14%) CiscoWorks
21 17 (12.41%) Windows

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (5.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.65%) CMS
2 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.19%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (5.84%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 67 (48.91%) WAN
2 62 (45.26%) Firewall
3 51 (37.23%) LAN
4 43 (31.39%) MPLS
5 41 (29.93%) Cisco Nexus
6 38 (27.74%) BIG-IP
7 33 (24.09%) Cisco ASA
8 31 (22.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 31 (22.63%) VoIP
9 24 (17.52%) DMVPN
10 23 (16.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 15 (10.95%) OSPF
12 14 (10.22%) Network Security
13 13 (9.49%) BGP
14 10 (7.30%) Wireless
14 10 (7.30%) WLAN
15 8 (5.84%) VPN
16 6 (4.38%) Cisco IOS
17 5 (3.65%) VLAN
18 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.73%) MySQL
1 1 (0.73%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.73%) Big Data
General
1 13 (9.49%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.19%) Finance
3 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.46%) Banking
4 1 (0.73%) Retail
4 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.73%) Advertising
4 1 (0.73%) Military
Job Titles
1 58 (42.34%) Network Engineer
2 18 (13.14%) Architect
3 17 (12.41%) Network Support
4 15 (10.95%) Implementation Engineer
4 15 (10.95%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (10.22%) Network Support Engineer
5 14 (10.22%) Support Engineer
6 11 (8.03%) Technical Architect
6 11 (8.03%) Design Engineer
6 11 (8.03%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (6.57%) Consultant
9 8 (5.84%) Analyst
10 7 (5.11%) Network Design Engineer
11 6 (4.38%) Project Manager
11 6 (4.38%) Network Analyst
12 5 (3.65%) Network Consultant
13 4 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
13 4 (2.92%) Network Architect
13 4 (2.92%) Avaya Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.52%) CSS
2 9 (6.57%) JSP
3 4 (2.92%) .NET
3 4 (2.92%) Middleware
4 1 (0.73%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.65%) FlexPod
2 4 (2.92%) Clustering
3 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.73%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.73%) IVR
4 1 (0.73%) PDA
4 1 (0.73%) Statistics
4 1 (0.73%) EPoS
4 1 (0.73%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.41%) Windows
2 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.65%) Linux
3 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.19%) UNIX
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.73%) Android
6 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.73%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.25%) Network Design
2 22 (16.06%) WAN Optimisation
3 19 (13.87%) ITIL
4 17 (12.41%) Incident Management
5 16 (11.68%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (8.03%) Service Management
7 10 (7.30%) Network Management
8 9 (6.57%) Problem Management
9 8 (5.84%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (4.38%) Load Balancing
10 6 (4.38%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.65%) CAD
11 5 (3.65%) Migration
11 5 (3.65%) Project Management
12 4 (2.92%) TOGAF
12 4 (2.92%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (2.92%) Performance Management
13 3 (2.19%) Supplier Management
13 3 (2.19%) Change Management
13 3 (2.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.65%) C
2 4 (2.92%) Java
3 2 (1.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (52.55%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (36.50%) CCNP
3 38 (27.74%) Security Cleared
4 33 (24.09%) CCNA
5 26 (18.98%) SC Cleared
6 10 (7.30%) CCIE
7 6 (4.38%) CCDP
8 4 (2.92%) CCENT
9 3 (2.19%) CCSA
10 2 (1.46%) CCSE
10 2 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.46%) Degree
10 2 (1.46%) ISEB
11 1 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.73%) CCSP
11 1 (0.73%) CCIP
11 1 (0.73%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.73%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.46%) COBIT
3 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.65%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.92%) XenApp
5 1 (0.73%) XenServer
5 1 (0.73%) vSphere
5 1 (0.73%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.73%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.73%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (13.14%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (2.92%) OpenView
3 2 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.73%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.73%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.73%) SCOM
4 1 (0.73%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 54 (39.42%) CheckPoint
2 35 (25.55%) McAfee
2 35 (25.55%) F5
3 34 (24.82%) Blue Coat
4 26 (18.98%) Fortinet
5 22 (16.06%) SolarWinds
6 18 (13.14%) Avaya
6 18 (13.14%) HP
7 12 (8.76%) BMC
7 12 (8.76%) VMware
8 11 (8.03%) Citrix
9 9 (6.57%) Microsoft
9 9 (6.57%) Remedy
9 9 (6.57%) BT
10 7 (5.11%) Juniper
10 7 (5.11%) Nokia
11 6 (4.38%) NetApp
12 5 (3.65%) Nortel
12 5 (3.65%) IBM
13 4 (2.92%) EMC
West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £19.00 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
Lichfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago