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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 60 37 44
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 65 89 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.55% 4.03% 3.31%
As % of the Vendors category 5.41% 8.10% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 51 38
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
1202 1099 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.10% 49.75% 49.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 555 504
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 111 61
Average hourly rate £15.80 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £30.00 £111.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 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
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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 25 £375 +25.00% 14
Solihull - 14 £438 - 3
Staffordshire -2 6 £180 -56.88% 4
Coventry -6 6 £413 +22.22% 8
Shropshire -23 2 £475 +26.66% 3
Wolverhampton -2 1 £210 -3.44%
Warwickshire -4 1 £421 -4.31% 2
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 80 (41.24%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (26.80%) WAN
3 48 (24.74%) Windows
4 47 (24.23%) LAN
5 46 (23.71%) Security Cleared
6 42 (21.65%) CCNA
7 41 (21.13%) Firewall
8 40 (20.62%) CCNP
9 35 (18.04%) SC Cleared
10 32 (16.49%) Juniper
10 32 (16.49%) MPLS
11 29 (14.95%) VMware
12 28 (14.43%) Microsoft
13 26 (13.40%) Telecoms
14 25 (12.89%) ITIL
15 24 (12.37%) Wireless
15 24 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (11.34%) Network Management
16 22 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (11.34%) Linux
16 22 (11.34%) VoIP
17 21 (10.82%) CheckPoint
17 21 (10.82%) Active Directory
17 21 (10.82%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (10.31%) Finance
18 20 (10.31%) Migration
19 18 (9.28%) HP
19 18 (9.28%) Citrix
19 18 (9.28%) Unix
19 18 (9.28%) Project Management

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 10 (5.15%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.09%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.52%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.61%) MS Excel
1 7 (3.61%) MS Office
2 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.55%) Office 365
4 2 (1.03%) IBM PureFlex
4 2 (1.03%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.52%) IaaS
5 1 (0.52%) PaaS
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (26.80%) WAN
2 47 (24.23%) LAN
3 41 (21.13%) Firewall
4 32 (16.49%) MPLS
5 24 (12.37%) Wireless
6 22 (11.34%) VoIP
7 21 (10.82%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (8.76%) VPN
9 14 (7.22%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (6.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (6.70%) SAN
11 11 (5.67%) BGP
11 11 (5.67%) TCP/IP
12 8 (4.12%) Cisco Wireless
12 8 (4.12%) DHCP
12 8 (4.12%) DNS
13 7 (3.61%) Network Security
14 5 (2.58%) Internet
14 5 (2.58%) OSPF
14 5 (2.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.06%) MySQL
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) Big Data
5 1 (0.52%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.52%) BigTable
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.52%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.52%) Selenium
General
1 26 (13.40%) Telecoms
2 20 (10.31%) Finance
3 7 (3.61%) Retail
4 6 (3.09%) Games
5 3 (1.55%) Legal
6 2 (1.03%) Banking
6 2 (1.03%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Billing
7 1 (0.52%) German Language
7 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (30.41%) Network Engineer
2 38 (19.59%) Cisco Engineer
3 36 (18.56%) Architect
4 29 (14.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 22 (11.34%) Analyst
6 18 (9.28%) Designer
6 18 (9.28%) Network Designer
7 16 (8.25%) Support Engineer
8 12 (6.19%) Network Architect
8 12 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (5.67%) Cisco Architect
10 8 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.12%) Cisco Analyst
10 8 (4.12%) Consultant
10 8 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Network Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Cisco Network Architect
11 7 (3.61%) Design Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) Network Design Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.03%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.03%) CSS
2 1 (0.52%) FreeSWITCH
2 1 (0.52%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.52%) J2EE
2 1 (0.52%) jQuery
2 1 (0.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.25%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.67%) e-Health
3 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.06%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.06%) HP Storage
5 3 (1.55%) iPad
5 3 (1.55%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.03%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.03%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.03%) iPhone
7 1 (0.52%) CMDB
7 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.52%) FMCG
7 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.52%) NHS
7 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) SecurID
7 1 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 48 (24.74%) Windows
2 24 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (11.34%) Linux
3 22 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (9.28%) Unix
5 17 (8.76%) Windows Server
6 15 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (6.19%) Solaris
8 4 (2.06%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.52%) AIX
10 1 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.89%) ITIL
2 22 (11.34%) Network Management
3 20 (10.31%) Migration
4 18 (9.28%) Project Management
5 14 (7.22%) Network Design
6 12 (6.19%) Load Balancing
6 12 (6.19%) System Testing
7 11 (5.67%) Risk Management
8 9 (4.64%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.61%) Presales
10 6 (3.09%) Knowledge Management
11 5 (2.58%) High Availability
11 5 (2.58%) Supplier Management
11 5 (2.58%) WAN Optimisation
12 4 (2.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (2.06%) Customer Engagement
12 4 (2.06%) Incident Management
12 4 (2.06%) Open Source
12 4 (2.06%) Service Management
12 4 (2.06%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.19%) Perl
2 5 (2.58%) SQL
3 4 (2.06%) PHP
4 1 (0.52%) Java
4 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.52%) PHP 5
4 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (41.24%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (23.71%) Security Cleared
3 42 (21.65%) CCNA
4 40 (20.62%) CCNP
5 35 (18.04%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.09%) CCDP
6 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.06%) JNCIA
7 4 (2.06%) NCIE
8 3 (1.55%) CCIE
8 3 (1.55%) CISM
8 3 (1.55%) CISSP
8 3 (1.55%) MCITP
9 2 (1.03%) Degree
9 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.03%) MCSE
10 1 (0.52%) CCAA
10 1 (0.52%) CCENT
10 1 (0.52%) MCP
10 1 (0.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) SLA
2 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (10.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.58%) vSphere
5 1 (0.52%) Firmware
5 1 (0.52%) Kamailio
5 1 (0.52%) KVM
5 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.52%) XenApp
5 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (6.70%) CA Spectrum
2 12 (6.19%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (2.06%) SCCM
4 2 (1.03%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.03%) SCOM
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.52%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.52%) QRadar
5 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.52%) vRealize
5 1 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.52%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 32 (16.49%) Juniper
2 29 (14.95%) VMware
3 28 (14.43%) Microsoft
4 21 (10.82%) CheckPoint
5 18 (9.28%) Citrix
5 18 (9.28%) HP
6 17 (8.76%) F5
7 15 (7.73%) Red Hat
8 14 (7.22%) EMC
9 13 (6.70%) Brocade
9 13 (6.70%) CA
10 10 (5.15%) NetApp
11 9 (4.64%) Mitel
12 8 (4.12%) Avaya
13 6 (3.09%) Aruba
14 5 (2.58%) IBM
14 5 (2.58%) Intel Security
14 5 (2.58%) Symantec
15 4 (2.06%) Dell
15 4 (2.06%) SolarWinds
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