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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 29 66 25
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -41
Contract jobs citing Cisco 130 53 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.52% 2.26% 5.47%
As % of the Vendors category 12.05% 4.47% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 27 47
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% +4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £154 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £422 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 25
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -41.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.10 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £13.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -13.04%
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
1079 1185 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.80% 50.58% 48.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 542 364
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 95 83
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.90 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -15.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.45 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +29 69 £325 +13.53% 15
Warwickshire +12 19 £558 +102.72% 2
Shropshire +7 13 £311 -25.89% 1
Worcestershire +9 8 £490 +201.53% 3
Coventry +9 4 £425 +21.42% 8
Staffordshire -2 4 £400 - 4
Herefordshire - 3 £388 - 2
Solihull 0 2 £300 - 2
West Bromwich - 2 £130 - 1
Wolverhampton +3 1 £150 - 1
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 120 (43.32%) Firewall
2 118 (42.60%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (34.66%) CheckPoint
4 82 (29.60%) CCNP
5 76 (27.44%) Juniper
6 73 (26.35%) CCNA
7 70 (25.27%) F5
8 66 (23.83%) WAN
9 61 (22.02%) OSPF
10 57 (20.58%) Security Cleared
11 54 (19.49%) LAN
12 52 (18.77%) Windows
12 52 (18.77%) BGP
13 48 (17.33%) Network Security
14 44 (15.88%) Cisco ASA
15 42 (15.16%) MPLS
16 38 (13.72%) SC Cleared
17 32 (11.55%) Cisco Nexus
18 31 (11.19%) Microsoft
19 30 (10.83%) VPN
19 30 (10.83%) VMware
20 29 (10.47%) Active Directory
20 29 (10.47%) Data Centre
21 27 (9.75%) Load Balancing
21 27 (9.75%) Blue Coat
22 25 (9.03%) Clustering
22 25 (9.03%) UNIX
22 25 (9.03%) Linux
22 25 (9.03%) ITIL
23 24 (8.66%) DNS

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (5.78%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.81%) Lync
3 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.72%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (4.33%) MS Office
2 11 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.72%) Vectorworks
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 120 (43.32%) Firewall
2 66 (23.83%) WAN
3 61 (22.02%) OSPF
4 54 (19.49%) LAN
5 52 (18.77%) BGP
6 48 (17.33%) Network Security
7 44 (15.88%) Cisco ASA
8 42 (15.16%) MPLS
9 32 (11.55%) Cisco Nexus
10 30 (10.83%) VPN
11 24 (8.66%) DNS
11 24 (8.66%) TCP/IP
12 23 (8.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 22 (7.94%) Cisco ICM
14 21 (7.58%) BIG-IP
15 20 (7.22%) VoIP
16 18 (6.50%) Wireless
17 16 (5.78%) WLAN
18 13 (4.69%) SAN
18 13 (4.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.72%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (6.86%) Finance
2 18 (6.50%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.61%) Marketing
4 9 (3.25%) Banking
5 6 (2.17%) Retail
6 5 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.08%) Back Office
7 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.72%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (29.24%) Network Engineer
2 33 (11.91%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (9.03%) Consultant
3 25 (9.03%) Project Manager
3 25 (9.03%) Analyst
4 24 (8.66%) Architect
5 23 (8.30%) Security Engineer
6 21 (7.58%) Network Security Engineer
7 17 (6.14%) Technical Project Manager
7 17 (6.14%) Technical Manager
8 16 (5.78%) Design Engineer
9 15 (5.42%) Support Engineer
10 14 (5.05%) Firewall Engineer
10 14 (5.05%) Network Design Engineer
11 13 (4.69%) Voice Engineer
11 13 (4.69%) Network Support
12 12 (4.33%) Network Consultant
13 11 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (3.97%) Network Analyst
13 11 (3.97%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.22%) CSS
2 7 (2.53%) VXML
3 6 (2.17%) XMPP
4 3 (1.08%) Middleware
5 1 (0.36%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.47%) Data Centre
2 25 (9.03%) Clustering
3 9 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.89%) User Experience
5 5 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.44%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.08%) PKI
7 3 (1.08%) NHS
8 2 (0.72%) DTV
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.72%) SecurID
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Handset
9 1 (0.36%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.36%) IVR
9 1 (0.36%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 52 (18.77%) Windows
2 25 (9.03%) UNIX
2 25 (9.03%) Linux
3 18 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (6.14%) Solaris
5 15 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.61%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.17%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.44%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.36%) Android
10 1 (0.36%) AIX
10 1 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (9.75%) Load Balancing
2 25 (9.03%) ITIL
3 21 (7.58%) Project Management
3 21 (7.58%) Migration
4 19 (6.86%) PRINCE2
5 18 (6.50%) Network Design
6 16 (5.78%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 15 (5.42%) Service Management
8 14 (5.05%) Network Management
9 13 (4.69%) WAN Optimisation
10 12 (4.33%) ITIL V3
11 11 (3.97%) Data Virtualisation
11 11 (3.97%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (3.97%) Data Modelling
12 10 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (3.25%) Network Architecture
13 9 (3.25%) Incident Management
14 8 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
15 7 (2.53%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.42%) SQL
2 12 (4.33%) C
3 3 (1.08%) Perl
3 3 (1.08%) Tcl
4 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.36%) VBScript
5 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 118 (42.60%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (29.60%) CCNP
3 73 (26.35%) CCNA
4 57 (20.58%) Security Cleared
5 38 (13.72%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.25%) CCDP
6 9 (3.25%) CCSA
7 8 (2.89%) CCIE
8 6 (2.17%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (2.17%) PMP
8 6 (2.17%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.17%) CCSE
9 4 (1.44%) MCSE
9 4 (1.44%) CCIP
10 3 (1.08%) CCDA
10 3 (1.08%) Degree
11 2 (0.72%) MCITP
11 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.36%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.53%) SLA
2 4 (1.44%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (10.47%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.81%) vSphere
4 3 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.08%) XenApp
5 2 (0.72%) XenServer
5 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.72%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.36%) Firmware
6 1 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 23 (8.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (7.22%) Cisco UCCE
3 11 (3.97%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (2.89%) OPNET
5 7 (2.53%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.81%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.44%) SCCM
7 4 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.72%) OpenView
8 2 (0.72%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.36%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.36%) SCOM
9 1 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 96 (34.66%) CheckPoint
2 76 (27.44%) Juniper
3 70 (25.27%) F5
4 31 (11.19%) Microsoft
5 30 (10.83%) VMware
6 27 (9.75%) Blue Coat
7 23 (8.30%) HP
8 22 (7.94%) SolarWinds
9 20 (7.22%) Citrix
10 19 (6.86%) Fortinet
11 18 (6.50%) BMC
12 17 (6.14%) Riverbed
13 15 (5.42%) McAfee
14 10 (3.61%) IBM
15 9 (3.25%) Avaya
15 9 (3.25%) Nokia
16 7 (2.53%) NetApp
16 7 (2.53%) Sourcefire
16 7 (2.53%) Brocade
16 7 (2.53%) Aerohive Networks
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