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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 30 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 117 76 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.03% 3.56% 4.70%
As % of the Vendors category 10.26% 7.49% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 45 31
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£350 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £410 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 16
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -26.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £19.75 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.77 £21.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
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
1140 1015 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.99% 47.59% 49.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 500 437
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 77 97
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £10.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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 +31 53 £331 +39.47% 20
Shropshire -5 17 £353 -10.75% 3
Herefordshire -3 8 £350 - 1
Wolverhampton - 8 £196 - 2
Warwickshire -9 5 £408 +25.38% 4
Worcestershire -10 4 £155 -29.54% 1
Staffordshire -5 3 £418 +87.64% 8
Coventry -11 2 - - 5
Dudley - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wednesbury - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 115 (46.37%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (41.13%) Firewall
3 86 (34.68%) CCNA
4 81 (32.66%) CCNP
5 77 (31.05%) LAN
6 73 (29.44%) ITIL
7 61 (24.60%) WAN
8 57 (22.98%) CheckPoint
9 52 (20.97%) Windows
10 48 (19.35%) Juniper
10 48 (19.35%) Security Cleared
11 46 (18.55%) BGP
12 45 (18.15%) OSPF
13 44 (17.74%) Network Management
13 44 (17.74%) F5
14 43 (17.34%) SC Cleared
15 39 (15.73%) Load Balancing
16 37 (14.92%) Microsoft
17 36 (14.52%) MPLS
18 35 (14.11%) Network Monitoring
19 33 (13.31%) Cisco Nexus
19 33 (13.31%) Network Design
20 31 (12.50%) HP
20 31 (12.50%) VPN
20 31 (12.50%) Network Security
21 28 (11.29%) SolarWinds
22 27 (10.89%) VMware
23 26 (10.48%) Active Directory
24 25 (10.08%) Telecoms
24 25 (10.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (6.05%) MS Exchange
1 15 (6.05%) Lync
2 4 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.61%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.40%) IIS
3 1 (0.40%) Apache
3 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (6.85%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.44%) MS Office
3 9 (3.63%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.81%) MS Project
4 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (6.05%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Office 365
1 2 (0.81%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (41.13%) Firewall
2 77 (31.05%) LAN
3 61 (24.60%) WAN
4 46 (18.55%) BGP
5 45 (18.15%) OSPF
6 36 (14.52%) MPLS
7 33 (13.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 31 (12.50%) VPN
8 31 (12.50%) Network Security
9 25 (10.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 22 (8.87%) BIG-IP
11 20 (8.06%) SAN
12 19 (7.66%) VoIP
13 16 (6.45%) TCP/IP
14 15 (6.05%) Wireless
15 12 (4.84%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (4.84%) NAS
16 10 (4.03%) DSL
17 9 (3.63%) Internet
18 8 (3.23%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.61%) MySQL
2 2 (0.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.40%) QlikView
3 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.40%) Big Data
3 1 (0.40%) MarkLogic
General
1 25 (10.08%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.87%) Finance
3 13 (5.24%) Banking
4 2 (0.81%) Retail
4 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (33.87%) Network Engineer
2 22 (8.87%) Design Engineer
3 19 (7.66%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (7.26%) Consultant
5 16 (6.45%) Network Design Engineer
6 13 (5.24%) Implementation Engineer
6 13 (5.24%) Network Manager
7 12 (4.84%) Network Specialist
7 12 (4.84%) Network Consultant
8 11 (4.44%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 11 (4.44%) Monitoring Specialist
8 11 (4.44%) Architect
8 11 (4.44%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
9 10 (4.03%) Network Support
9 10 (4.03%) Service Manager
10 9 (3.63%) Messaging Engineer
11 8 (3.23%) Analyst
11 8 (3.23%) Security Engineer
11 8 (3.23%) Network Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.26%) XMPP
2 15 (6.05%) Middleware
3 13 (5.24%) CSS
3 13 (5.24%) JSP
4 1 (0.40%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.27%) User Experience
2 17 (6.85%) Visualisation
3 11 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.23%) Clustering
5 6 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.21%) CMDB
7 3 (1.21%) Statistics
7 3 (1.21%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.81%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.40%) iSeries
9 1 (0.40%) Social Media
9 1 (0.40%) AS400
9 1 (0.40%) e-Health
9 1 (0.40%) NHS
9 1 (0.40%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.97%) Windows
2 23 (9.27%) Windows 7
3 21 (8.47%) Linux
4 18 (7.26%) UNIX
5 14 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.23%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.82%) Solaris
8 7 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.40%) CentOS
9 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.40%) Fedora
9 1 (0.40%) AIX
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (29.44%) ITIL
2 44 (17.74%) Network Management
3 39 (15.73%) Load Balancing
4 35 (14.11%) Network Monitoring
5 33 (13.31%) Network Design
6 19 (7.66%) Migration
7 15 (6.05%) Mentoring
8 14 (5.65%) Network Architecture
9 9 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (3.63%) Performance Management
9 9 (3.63%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (3.63%) PRINCE2
10 8 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (2.82%) Service Delivery
12 6 (2.42%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (2.42%) Coaching
13 5 (2.02%) Project Management
13 5 (2.02%) Configuration Management
14 4 (1.61%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.82%) Perl
1 7 (2.82%) Tcl
2 4 (1.61%) SQL
3 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 115 (46.37%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (34.68%) CCNA
3 81 (32.66%) CCNP
4 48 (19.35%) Security Cleared
5 43 (17.34%) SC Cleared
6 18 (7.26%) CCDP
7 7 (2.82%) CCIE
8 6 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.42%) MCSE
8 6 (2.42%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.02%) CCSA
9 5 (2.02%) MCITP
9 5 (2.02%) CCIP
9 5 (2.02%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (1.21%) Degree
10 3 (1.21%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.81%) PMP
11 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.81%) CCSP
11 2 (0.81%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.84%) SLA
2 7 (2.82%) JSP 440
3 5 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) GPG13
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (10.48%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.81%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.81%) vSphere
3 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.40%) Postfix
4 1 (0.40%) XenApp
4 1 (0.40%) XenServer
4 1 (0.40%) KVM
4 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.40%) Squid
4 1 (0.40%) Snort
4 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (9.27%) OPNET
2 8 (3.23%) CiscoWorks
3 7 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (2.82%) OpenView
4 6 (2.42%) SCCM
5 5 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.21%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (1.21%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (1.21%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (1.21%) Netcool
7 2 (0.81%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.40%) SCOM
8 1 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 57 (22.98%) CheckPoint
2 48 (19.35%) Juniper
3 44 (17.74%) F5
4 37 (14.92%) Microsoft
5 31 (12.50%) HP
6 28 (11.29%) SolarWinds
7 27 (10.89%) VMware
8 24 (9.68%) Riverbed
8 24 (9.68%) BMC
9 23 (9.27%) Nokia
10 22 (8.87%) Avaya
11 16 (6.45%) Blue Coat
12 15 (6.05%) Fortinet
12 15 (6.05%) Reuters
13 12 (4.84%) BT
14 11 (4.44%) Remedy
15 10 (4.03%) Citrix
16 9 (3.63%) NetApp
16 9 (3.63%) McAfee
17 7 (2.82%) Mitel
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