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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 21 56 39
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -17
Contract jobs citing Cisco 185 60 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.95% 2.57% 4.34%
As % of the Vendors category 13.82% 5.06% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 33 37
Average daily rate
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£340 £265 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £168 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £444 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 14
Average hourly rate £20.50 £14.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.37% -29.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £16.50 £32.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.06 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.56% -11.26%
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
1339 1186 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.32% 50.73% 50.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 565 361
Average daily rate £360 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 77 107
Average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% -18.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +30 101 £340 +102.98% 20
Shropshire -1 17 £400 +5.26% 1
Staffordshire 0 13 £400 +50.94% 5
Warwickshire +1 9 £325 -38.09% 2
Worcestershire +6 8 £500 - 7
Herefordshire - 8 £375 - 2
Coventry +7 7 £332 -4.60% 3
Solihull +6 2 £300 - 2
West Bromwich - 2 £130 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £150 -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 116 (42.18%) Cisco Certification
1 116 (42.18%) Firewall
2 92 (33.45%) CheckPoint
3 75 (27.27%) CCNP
4 74 (26.91%) CCNA
5 69 (25.09%) Juniper
6 62 (22.55%) OSPF
6 62 (22.55%) F5
7 61 (22.18%) Security Cleared
8 57 (20.73%) BGP
9 55 (20.00%) WAN
10 53 (19.27%) Network Security
11 49 (17.82%) LAN
11 49 (17.82%) Windows
12 46 (16.73%) SC Cleared
13 43 (15.64%) MPLS
14 38 (13.82%) Microsoft
15 37 (13.45%) ITIL
16 35 (12.73%) VMware
17 34 (12.36%) Cisco ASA
18 32 (11.64%) VPN
19 31 (11.27%) Load Balancing
20 30 (10.91%) Active Directory
21 29 (10.55%) Linux
22 28 (10.18%) Migration
23 27 (9.82%) Telecoms
23 27 (9.82%) UNIX
23 27 (9.82%) Cisco Nexus
24 26 (9.45%) Cisco CUCM
24 26 (9.45%) Blue Coat

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 20 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.09%) Lync
3 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.73%) IIS
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (4.73%) MS Office
2 11 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 116 (42.18%) Firewall
2 62 (22.55%) OSPF
3 57 (20.73%) BGP
4 55 (20.00%) WAN
5 53 (19.27%) Network Security
6 49 (17.82%) LAN
7 43 (15.64%) MPLS
8 34 (12.36%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (11.64%) VPN
10 27 (9.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (8.73%) Cisco ICM
12 20 (7.27%) DNS
12 20 (7.27%) TCP/IP
13 19 (6.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 17 (6.18%) VoIP
15 16 (5.82%) BIG-IP
16 15 (5.45%) SAN
17 12 (4.36%) Wireless
18 10 (3.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 10 (3.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 27 (9.82%) Telecoms
2 23 (8.36%) Finance
3 13 (4.73%) Banking
4 10 (3.64%) Marketing
5 5 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.09%) Retail
7 2 (0.73%) Back Office
7 2 (0.73%) Electronics
7 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 79 (28.73%) Network Engineer
2 28 (10.18%) Consultant
3 25 (9.09%) Architect
3 25 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (8.73%) Security Engineer
4 24 (8.73%) Analyst
5 23 (8.36%) Network Security Engineer
6 21 (7.64%) Project Manager
7 18 (6.55%) Design Engineer
8 17 (6.18%) Voice Engineer
9 15 (5.45%) Network Design Engineer
10 14 (5.09%) Technical Manager
10 14 (5.09%) Technical Project Manager
11 13 (4.73%) Network Consultant
11 13 (4.73%) Cisco Voice Engineer
12 12 (4.36%) Support Engineer
13 11 (4.00%) Network Analyst
13 11 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
14 10 (3.64%) Network Architect
15 9 (3.27%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.82%) CSS
2 8 (2.91%) XMPP
3 7 (2.55%) VXML
4 4 (1.45%) JSP
5 3 (1.09%) Middleware
6 1 (0.36%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.00%) Clustering
2 8 (2.91%) User Experience
3 7 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.45%) Visualisation
4 4 (1.45%) NHS
5 3 (1.09%) PKI
6 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.73%) DTV
6 2 (0.73%) e-Health
7 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.36%) AS400
7 1 (0.36%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.36%) IVR
7 1 (0.36%) iSeries
7 1 (0.36%) Social Media
7 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 49 (17.82%) Windows
2 29 (10.55%) Linux
3 27 (9.82%) UNIX
4 15 (5.45%) Solaris
4 15 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.91%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.18%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.73%) AIX
8 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.36%) Tru64
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.36%) HPUX
9 1 (0.36%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.36%) zOS
9 1 (0.36%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.45%) ITIL
2 31 (11.27%) Load Balancing
3 28 (10.18%) Migration
4 26 (9.45%) Network Design
5 19 (6.91%) PRINCE2
5 19 (6.91%) Project Management
6 17 (6.18%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 16 (5.82%) Network Management
8 13 (4.73%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (4.73%) Network Monitoring
9 12 (4.36%) ITIL V3
9 12 (4.36%) Service Management
10 9 (3.27%) PRINCE
10 9 (3.27%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (3.27%) Network Architecture
10 9 (3.27%) WAN Optimisation
11 8 (2.91%) Mentoring
12 7 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (2.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.36%) C
2 10 (3.64%) SQL
3 3 (1.09%) Perl
3 3 (1.09%) Tcl
4 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.36%) VBScript
5 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 116 (42.18%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (27.27%) CCNP
3 74 (26.91%) CCNA
4 61 (22.18%) Security Cleared
5 46 (16.73%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.36%) CCDP
7 9 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.27%) CCIE
8 7 (2.55%) MCSE
8 7 (2.55%) CCIP
8 7 (2.55%) PMP
8 7 (2.55%) PMI Certification
9 6 (2.18%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.18%) CCSA
10 5 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.45%) MCITP
11 4 (1.45%) CCSE
12 3 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.09%) CCDA
12 3 (1.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.55%) SLA
2 5 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.45%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.82%) vSphere
4 4 (1.45%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.73%) XenApp
6 2 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (9.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (7.64%) Cisco UCCE
3 13 (4.73%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (2.91%) OPNET
5 7 (2.55%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.82%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (1.45%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.09%) SCCM
9 2 (0.73%) OpenView
9 2 (0.73%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 92 (33.45%) CheckPoint
2 69 (25.09%) Juniper
3 62 (22.55%) F5
4 38 (13.82%) Microsoft
5 35 (12.73%) VMware
6 26 (9.45%) Blue Coat
7 25 (9.09%) HP
8 20 (7.27%) SolarWinds
9 17 (6.18%) Riverbed
10 16 (5.82%) Fortinet
11 15 (5.45%) Citrix
11 15 (5.45%) Avaya
11 15 (5.45%) BMC
12 14 (5.09%) McAfee
13 11 (4.00%) NetApp
13 11 (4.00%) Nokia
14 10 (3.64%) IBM
15 9 (3.27%) EMC
16 8 (2.91%) Remedy
17 7 (2.55%) Mitel
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