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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 29 40 27
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing Cisco 131 83 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.11% 3.92% 4.63%
As % of the Vendors category 10.23% 8.99% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 46 46
Average daily rate
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£328 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £193 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £428 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.85% +3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 22
Average hourly rate £9.50 £22.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.24% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -22.00%
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
1280 923 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.88% 43.64% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 478 526
Average daily rate £350 £340 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 54 97
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 +15 47 £350 +5.26% 19
Shropshire -2 29 £330 -5.71% 6
Staffordshire -1 11 £300 +15.38% 4
Wolverhampton +1 7 £375 +59.57% 2
Worcestershire -4 5 £155 -39.51% 2
Coventry -9 4 - - 4
Warwickshire -12 3 £325 +23.22% 4
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 88 (46.32%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (44.21%) Firewall
3 66 (34.74%) CCNP
4 60 (31.58%) CCNA
5 59 (31.05%) LAN
6 57 (30.00%) CheckPoint
7 56 (29.47%) WAN
8 54 (28.42%) ITIL
9 42 (22.11%) Windows
10 41 (21.58%) Security Cleared
11 40 (21.05%) Juniper
11 40 (21.05%) F5
12 30 (15.79%) Network Management
12 30 (15.79%) SC Cleared
13 29 (15.26%) MPLS
13 29 (15.26%) OSPF
14 27 (14.21%) BGP
15 26 (13.68%) Network Monitoring
16 25 (13.16%) Cisco Nexus
17 24 (12.63%) VPN
17 24 (12.63%) BIG-IP
18 23 (12.11%) Load Balancing
18 23 (12.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 23 (12.11%) SolarWinds
19 22 (11.58%) Riverbed
19 22 (11.58%) Network Design
19 22 (11.58%) VMware
19 22 (11.58%) Microsoft
20 21 (11.05%) HP
20 21 (11.05%) Network Security

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (5.26%) Lync
2 7 (3.68%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (6.84%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.63%) MS Office
2 5 (2.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.26%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Office 365
1 2 (1.05%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (44.21%) Firewall
2 59 (31.05%) LAN
3 56 (29.47%) WAN
4 29 (15.26%) MPLS
4 29 (15.26%) OSPF
5 27 (14.21%) BGP
6 25 (13.16%) Cisco Nexus
7 24 (12.63%) BIG-IP
7 24 (12.63%) VPN
8 23 (12.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 21 (11.05%) Network Security
10 19 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 18 (9.47%) VoIP
12 15 (7.89%) Wireless
13 12 (6.32%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (5.26%) SAN
15 8 (4.21%) DNS
16 7 (3.68%) 3G
16 7 (3.68%) WLAN
16 7 (3.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.63%) MySQL
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.05%) Big Data
2 2 (1.05%) MarkLogic
General
1 16 (8.42%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.89%) Finance
3 8 (4.21%) Banking
4 3 (1.58%) Retail
4 3 (1.58%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.58%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 60 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 16 (8.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 14 (7.37%) Design Engineer
5 12 (6.32%) Network Support
5 12 (6.32%) Consultant
5 12 (6.32%) Network Specialist
5 12 (6.32%) Firewall Engineer
6 11 (5.79%) Monitoring Specialist
7 10 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
7 10 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
7 10 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (4.74%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.21%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 7 (3.68%) Architect
10 7 (3.68%) Network Manager
11 6 (3.16%) Network Support Engineer
11 6 (3.16%) Network Consultant
12 5 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.63%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.95%) CSS
2 10 (5.26%) Middleware
2 10 (5.26%) XMPP
3 8 (4.21%) JSP
4 1 (0.53%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.47%) User Experience
2 15 (7.89%) Visualisation
3 11 (5.79%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (4.21%) Clustering
5 3 (1.58%) NHS
5 3 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.53%) PMI
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) Statistics
7 1 (0.53%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 42 (22.11%) Windows
2 17 (8.95%) Windows 7
3 16 (8.42%) Linux
4 12 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.74%) UNIX
6 8 (4.21%) Windows XP
6 8 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.68%) Solaris
8 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (28.42%) ITIL
2 30 (15.79%) Network Management
3 26 (13.68%) Network Monitoring
4 23 (12.11%) Load Balancing
5 22 (11.58%) Network Design
6 14 (7.37%) Network Architecture
7 10 (5.26%) Migration
8 8 (4.21%) Project Management
8 8 (4.21%) Mentoring
8 8 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (3.68%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (3.16%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (2.11%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.11%) Performance Management
11 4 (2.11%) Incident Management
11 4 (2.11%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (2.11%) WAN Optimisation
12 3 (1.58%) Low Latency
12 3 (1.58%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 3 (1.58%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.68%) Perl
1 7 (3.68%) Tcl
2 4 (2.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (46.32%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (34.74%) CCNP
3 60 (31.58%) CCNA
4 41 (21.58%) Security Cleared
5 30 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.74%) CCDP
7 5 (2.63%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (2.63%) CCSA
8 3 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.58%) CCIE
8 3 (1.58%) Degree
9 2 (1.05%) VCP4
9 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.05%) MCP
9 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.05%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.53%) CCVP
10 1 (0.53%) CCSE
10 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.16%) SLA
2 4 (2.11%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) GPG13
4 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.58%) vSphere
4 2 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.05%) XenApp
5 1 (0.53%) XenServer
5 1 (0.53%) Snort
5 1 (0.53%) Squid
5 1 (0.53%) Xen
5 1 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (9.47%) OPNET
2 6 (3.16%) SCCM
3 5 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.58%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.58%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.58%) OpenView
4 3 (1.58%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 57 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 40 (21.05%) Juniper
2 40 (21.05%) F5
3 23 (12.11%) SolarWinds
4 22 (11.58%) Riverbed
4 22 (11.58%) Microsoft
4 22 (11.58%) VMware
5 21 (11.05%) HP
6 20 (10.53%) Nokia
7 19 (10.00%) BMC
7 19 (10.00%) Blue Coat
8 16 (8.42%) Fortinet
9 15 (7.89%) Avaya
10 12 (6.32%) McAfee
11 10 (5.26%) Reuters
12 9 (4.74%) Remedy
12 9 (4.74%) BT
12 9 (4.74%) Citrix
13 6 (3.16%) Oracle
14 5 (2.63%) NetScout
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