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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 35 44 48
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 100 70 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.41% 3.17% 3.21%
As % of the Vendors category 8.54% 6.51% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 37 22
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +28.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £248 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 11
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £18.52 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.77% -11.83%
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
1171 1076 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.68% 48.69% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 508 340
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 61 108
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.75% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £77.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +33 46 £300 -7.69% 22
Warwickshire +1 10 £404 -15.00% 4
Coventry +1 7 £338 - 6
Shropshire -22 7 £267 -18.76% 3
Staffordshire +1 5 £409 +57.21% 6
Worcestershire +1 4 £300 +71.42% 5
Wolverhampton - 2 - - 2
Solihull - 1 £300 - 4
Walsall - - - -
Wednesbury - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 86 (37.55%) Cisco Certification
1 86 (37.55%) Firewall
2 70 (30.57%) CCNA
3 60 (26.20%) CCNP
3 60 (26.20%) LAN
4 56 (24.45%) ITIL
5 54 (23.58%) WAN
6 46 (20.09%) Windows
7 45 (19.65%) Juniper
8 43 (18.78%) Security Cleared
9 42 (18.34%) CheckPoint
10 41 (17.90%) BGP
10 41 (17.90%) SC Cleared
10 41 (17.90%) Network Management
11 39 (17.03%) F5
11 39 (17.03%) OSPF
11 39 (17.03%) Microsoft
12 33 (14.41%) Load Balancing
13 32 (13.97%) Cisco Nexus
14 31 (13.54%) Network Monitoring
15 28 (12.23%) SolarWinds
15 28 (12.23%) VPN
16 27 (11.79%) Network Security
17 26 (11.35%) Network Design
17 26 (11.35%) Telecoms
17 26 (11.35%) MPLS
18 25 (10.92%) Avaya
18 25 (10.92%) HP
19 24 (10.48%) Migration
19 24 (10.48%) VMware

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 21 (9.17%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.80%) Lync
3 5 (2.18%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.18%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.87%) IIS
6 1 (0.44%) Apache
6 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 16 (6.99%) MS Office
2 9 (3.93%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.87%) MS Project
5 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.37%) Eikon
2 1 (0.44%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.44%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (37.55%) Firewall
2 60 (26.20%) LAN
3 54 (23.58%) WAN
4 41 (17.90%) BGP
5 39 (17.03%) OSPF
6 32 (13.97%) Cisco Nexus
7 28 (12.23%) VPN
8 27 (11.79%) Network Security
9 26 (11.35%) MPLS
10 21 (9.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 18 (7.86%) SAN
12 17 (7.42%) VoIP
12 17 (7.42%) BIG-IP
13 16 (6.99%) Cisco ICM
14 13 (5.68%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (5.68%) NAS
15 12 (5.24%) Wireless
15 12 (5.24%) TCP/IP
16 10 (4.37%) DSL
17 9 (3.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.87%) MySQL
3 1 (0.44%) QlikView
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 26 (11.35%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.73%) Finance
3 11 (4.80%) Banking
4 2 (0.87%) Retail
4 2 (0.87%) Legal
5 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.44%) French Language
5 1 (0.44%) German Language
5 1 (0.44%) Polish Language
5 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 71 (31.00%) Network Engineer
2 27 (11.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (7.86%) Consultant
3 18 (7.86%) Architect
4 17 (7.42%) Analyst
5 16 (6.99%) Design Engineer
5 16 (6.99%) Voice Engineer
6 14 (6.11%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 12 (5.24%) Network Design Engineer
7 12 (5.24%) Network Manager
8 11 (4.80%) Network Consultant
8 11 (4.80%) Network Specialist
9 10 (4.37%) Monitoring Specialist
10 8 (3.49%) Implementation Engineer
10 8 (3.49%) Messaging Engineer
10 8 (3.49%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (3.49%) Service Manager
11 7 (3.06%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.06%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 6 (2.62%) Network Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.55%) XMPP
2 14 (6.11%) Middleware
3 13 (5.68%) CSS
4 8 (3.49%) JSP
5 2 (0.87%) VXML
6 1 (0.44%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.17%) User Experience
2 16 (6.99%) Visualisation
3 7 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.18%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.31%) Statistics
6 3 (1.31%) CMDB
7 2 (0.87%) e-Health
7 2 (0.87%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.44%) DTV
8 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.44%) AS400
8 1 (0.44%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.44%) Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) NHS
8 1 (0.44%) iSeries
8 1 (0.44%) Social Media
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 46 (20.09%) Windows
2 17 (7.42%) Windows 7
3 15 (6.55%) Linux
3 15 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (6.11%) UNIX
5 12 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.75%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.87%) Solaris
7 2 (0.87%) AIX
7 2 (0.87%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.44%) HPUX
8 1 (0.44%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.44%) zOS
8 1 (0.44%) MVS
8 1 (0.44%) Tru64
8 1 (0.44%) Fedora
8 1 (0.44%) Android
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (24.45%) ITIL
2 41 (17.90%) Network Management
3 33 (14.41%) Load Balancing
4 31 (13.54%) Network Monitoring
5 26 (11.35%) Network Design
6 24 (10.48%) Migration
7 16 (6.99%) Network Architecture
8 13 (5.68%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 13 (5.68%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (4.80%) Mentoring
10 9 (3.93%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (3.93%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.49%) PRINCE2
12 7 (3.06%) Performance Management
13 6 (2.62%) Configuration Management
14 5 (2.18%) Service Management
14 5 (2.18%) CRM
14 5 (2.18%) Process Management
14 5 (2.18%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.24%) C
2 8 (3.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (37.55%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (30.57%) CCNA
3 60 (26.20%) CCNP
4 43 (18.78%) Security Cleared
5 41 (17.90%) SC Cleared
6 17 (7.42%) CCDP
7 9 (3.93%) MCSE
7 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.62%) CCIE
8 6 (2.62%) MCITP
8 6 (2.62%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.75%) CCIP
10 3 (1.31%) VCP4
11 2 (0.87%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.87%) HP AIS
11 2 (0.87%) CISSP
11 2 (0.87%) CCSP
11 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.44%) PMP
12 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.37%) SLA
2 5 (2.18%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 23 (10.04%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.75%) ProxySG
4 3 (1.31%) vSphere
5 1 (0.44%) KVM
5 1 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.44%) Postfix
5 1 (0.44%) XenApp
5 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (9.17%) OPNET
2 17 (7.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (4.80%) Cisco UCCE
4 9 (3.93%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (2.18%) OpenView
6 4 (1.75%) SCCM
6 4 (1.75%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (1.31%) Netcool
7 3 (1.31%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.87%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.44%) SCOM
9 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 45 (19.65%) Juniper
2 42 (18.34%) CheckPoint
3 39 (17.03%) Microsoft
3 39 (17.03%) F5
4 28 (12.23%) SolarWinds
5 25 (10.92%) HP
5 25 (10.92%) Avaya
6 24 (10.48%) VMware
7 23 (10.04%) Riverbed
8 21 (9.17%) BMC
9 19 (8.30%) Nokia
10 15 (6.55%) Fortinet
11 10 (4.37%) Reuters
12 8 (3.49%) BT
12 8 (3.49%) Blue Coat
13 7 (3.06%) Mitel
13 7 (3.06%) NetApp
13 7 (3.06%) Citrix
14 6 (2.62%) EMC
14 6 (2.62%) McAfee
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