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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 37 44 34
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Cisco 93 83 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.87% 3.39% 4.18%
As % of the Vendors category 8.98% 6.94% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 47 37
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £408 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 16
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £9.50 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £13.50 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +1.12%
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
1036 1196 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.09% 48.84% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 561 396
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 85 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.30 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.32 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -2 31 £325 +17.11% 14
Warwickshire +17 19 £558 +102.72% 1
Worcestershire +11 16 £476 +207.25% 7
Shropshire -1 11 £305 +22.00%
Coventry +1 3 £348 -0.71% 6
Solihull +2 2 £300 - 1
Staffordshire -9 2 £200 -38.46% 7
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 126 (44.84%) Cisco Certification
2 124 (44.13%) Firewall
3 99 (35.23%) CheckPoint
4 90 (32.03%) CCNP
5 78 (27.76%) Juniper
6 75 (26.69%) CCNA
7 71 (25.27%) WAN
7 71 (25.27%) F5
8 62 (22.06%) OSPF
9 61 (21.71%) Security Cleared
10 57 (20.28%) LAN
11 56 (19.93%) Windows
12 53 (18.86%) BGP
13 50 (17.79%) Cisco ASA
14 45 (16.01%) Network Security
14 45 (16.01%) MPLS
15 40 (14.23%) SC Cleared
16 39 (13.88%) Microsoft
17 36 (12.81%) Cisco Nexus
18 35 (12.46%) VMware
19 30 (10.68%) Active Directory
19 30 (10.68%) Data Centre
20 29 (10.32%) VPN
21 27 (9.61%) Blue Coat
21 27 (9.61%) Load Balancing
22 25 (8.90%) Clustering
22 25 (8.90%) DNS
22 25 (8.90%) UNIX
22 25 (8.90%) Linux
23 24 (8.54%) ITIL

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 17 (6.05%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.78%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.78%) Lync
3 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.71%) IIS
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (4.27%) MS Office
2 11 (3.91%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.71%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 124 (44.13%) Firewall
2 71 (25.27%) WAN
3 62 (22.06%) OSPF
4 57 (20.28%) LAN
5 53 (18.86%) BGP
6 50 (17.79%) Cisco ASA
7 45 (16.01%) Network Security
7 45 (16.01%) MPLS
8 36 (12.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 29 (10.32%) VPN
10 25 (8.90%) DNS
11 24 (8.54%) TCP/IP
11 24 (8.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 24 (8.54%) BIG-IP
12 23 (8.19%) VoIP
13 21 (7.47%) Cisco ICM
14 18 (6.41%) WLAN
15 16 (5.69%) Wireless
16 15 (5.34%) Internet
17 14 (4.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.71%) 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 18 (6.41%) Finance
2 16 (5.69%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.56%) Marketing
4 9 (3.20%) Banking
5 6 (2.14%) Retail
6 5 (1.78%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.07%) Back Office
7 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.71%) 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 84 (29.89%) Network Engineer
2 32 (11.39%) Cisco Engineer
3 28 (9.96%) Consultant
4 25 (8.90%) Project Manager
5 24 (8.54%) Analyst
5 24 (8.54%) Security Engineer
6 21 (7.47%) Architect
6 21 (7.47%) Network Security Engineer
7 17 (6.05%) Design Engineer
7 17 (6.05%) Technical Project Manager
7 17 (6.05%) Technical Manager
8 15 (5.34%) Network Consultant
8 15 (5.34%) Support Engineer
8 15 (5.34%) Network Design Engineer
9 14 (4.98%) Firewall Engineer
10 13 (4.63%) Network Support
11 12 (4.27%) Voice Engineer
12 11 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (3.91%) Network Analyst
13 10 (3.56%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.19%) CSS
2 11 (3.91%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.49%) VXML
4 6 (2.14%) XMPP
5 3 (1.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.68%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.90%) Clustering
3 10 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.85%) User Experience
5 5 (1.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.42%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.07%) NHS
7 3 (1.07%) SecurID
7 3 (1.07%) PKI
8 2 (0.71%) DTV
8 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.36%) IVR
9 1 (0.36%) Handset
9 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.36%) Statistics
9 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.93%) Windows
2 25 (8.90%) UNIX
2 25 (8.90%) Linux
3 19 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (6.05%) Solaris
5 16 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.27%) Windows 7
7 10 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.49%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.78%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.36%) Android
11 1 (0.36%) AIX
11 1 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (9.61%) Load Balancing
2 24 (8.54%) ITIL
3 21 (7.47%) Project Management
3 21 (7.47%) Migration
4 20 (7.12%) Network Design
5 19 (6.76%) PRINCE2
6 16 (5.69%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 15 (5.34%) WAN Optimisation
8 14 (4.98%) Service Management
9 12 (4.27%) Network Management
10 11 (3.91%) Data Virtualisation
10 11 (3.91%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (3.91%) Data Modelling
11 10 (3.56%) ITIL V3
12 9 (3.20%) Change Control
12 9 (3.20%) Incident Management
13 8 (2.85%) Network Architecture
13 8 (2.85%) Kalman Filter
14 7 (2.49%) Patch Management
14 7 (2.49%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.98%) SQL
2 12 (4.27%) C
3 3 (1.07%) Perl
3 3 (1.07%) Tcl
4 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.36%) VBScript
5 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 126 (44.84%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (32.03%) CCNP
3 75 (26.69%) CCNA
4 61 (21.71%) Security Cleared
5 40 (14.23%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.56%) CCDP
6 10 (3.56%) CCIE
7 9 (3.20%) CCSA
8 7 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.14%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (2.14%) PMP
9 6 (2.14%) PMI Certification
9 6 (2.14%) CCSE
10 5 (1.78%) MCSE
11 4 (1.42%) CCIP
11 4 (1.42%) CCDA
12 3 (1.07%) Degree
13 2 (0.71%) MCITP
13 2 (0.71%) CCVP
13 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.78%) SLA
2 4 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (10.68%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.78%) XenApp
3 5 (1.78%) vSphere
4 4 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.07%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.71%) XenServer
6 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.36%) Firmware
7 1 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 21 (7.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (6.76%) Cisco UCCE
3 13 (4.63%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (2.85%) OPNET
5 7 (2.49%) FortiGate
6 6 (2.14%) SCCM
7 5 (1.78%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.78%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.71%) OpenView
9 2 (0.71%) SCOM
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.36%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 99 (35.23%) CheckPoint
2 78 (27.76%) Juniper
3 71 (25.27%) F5
4 39 (13.88%) Microsoft
5 35 (12.46%) VMware
6 27 (9.61%) Blue Coat
7 24 (8.54%) SolarWinds
8 23 (8.19%) HP
9 22 (7.83%) Citrix
10 21 (7.47%) Fortinet
11 20 (7.12%) BMC
12 17 (6.05%) McAfee
12 17 (6.05%) Riverbed
13 12 (4.27%) IBM
14 10 (3.56%) Nokia
15 8 (2.85%) Sourcefire
15 8 (2.85%) Avaya
16 7 (2.49%) NetApp
16 7 (2.49%) Remedy
16 7 (2.49%) Brocade
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