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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 24 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 142 86 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.58% 4.17% 5.08%
As % of the Vendors category 11.19% 9.13% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 52 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £200 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £19.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £21.00 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
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
1269 942 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.90% 45.68% 47.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 496 490
Average daily rate £361 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £214 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 74 105
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -35.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +14 49 £378 +13.53% 20
Shropshire -1 36 £325 -19.25% 1
Staffordshire -11 10 £300 +21.21% 4
Wolverhampton +2 8 £375 +59.57% 3
Worcestershire -10 5 £155 -34.73% 1
Warwickshire -14 5 £350 +7.69% 6
Coventry -9 3 - - 3
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 5
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 94 (43.93%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (42.99%) Firewall
3 71 (33.18%) CCNP
4 69 (32.24%) LAN
5 67 (31.31%) CCNA
6 64 (29.91%) ITIL
7 60 (28.04%) WAN
8 51 (23.83%) CheckPoint
9 47 (21.96%) Windows
10 45 (21.03%) Juniper
11 43 (20.09%) F5
12 39 (18.22%) Network Management
13 36 (16.82%) Security Cleared
14 35 (16.36%) OSPF
15 33 (15.42%) BGP
15 33 (15.42%) Network Monitoring
16 31 (14.49%) SC Cleared
17 30 (14.02%) VPN
17 30 (14.02%) Load Balancing
18 29 (13.55%) Microsoft
18 29 (13.55%) MPLS
19 27 (12.62%) SolarWinds
20 26 (12.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 26 (12.15%) HP
21 24 (11.21%) BMC
21 24 (11.21%) Active Directory
21 24 (11.21%) VMware
21 24 (11.21%) User Experience
21 24 (11.21%) Cisco Nexus
21 24 (11.21%) Riverbed

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 14 (6.54%) Lync
2 11 (5.14%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.80%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.47%) IIS
6 1 (0.47%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (7.48%) MS Visio
2 9 (4.21%) MS Office
3 8 (3.74%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (6.54%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (42.99%) Firewall
2 69 (32.24%) LAN
3 60 (28.04%) WAN
4 35 (16.36%) OSPF
5 33 (15.42%) BGP
6 30 (14.02%) VPN
7 29 (13.55%) MPLS
8 26 (12.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 24 (11.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (10.75%) BIG-IP
11 20 (9.35%) Network Security
12 19 (8.88%) VoIP
13 18 (8.41%) TCP/IP
14 17 (7.94%) SAN
15 16 (7.48%) Wireless
16 10 (4.67%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (4.21%) NAS
17 9 (4.21%) WLAN
18 8 (3.74%) DNS
18 8 (3.74%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.34%) MySQL
2 3 (1.40%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.93%) Big Data
3 2 (0.93%) MarkLogic
4 1 (0.47%) QlikView
General
1 18 (8.41%) Finance
2 15 (7.01%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.67%) Banking
4 3 (1.40%) Retail
4 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 69 (32.24%) Network Engineer
2 17 (7.94%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (7.48%) Consultant
4 15 (7.01%) Design Engineer
5 13 (6.07%) Network Manager
6 12 (5.61%) Network Specialist
6 12 (5.61%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.61%) Firewall Engineer
7 11 (5.14%) Monitoring Specialist
7 11 (5.14%) Service Manager
7 11 (5.14%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.14%) Network Design Engineer
8 10 (4.67%) Network Support
8 10 (4.67%) Network Consultant
8 10 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (4.67%) Implementation Engineer
9 9 (4.21%) Network Services Manager
9 9 (4.21%) Architect
10 8 (3.74%) Messaging Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.01%) Middleware
1 15 (7.01%) XMPP
2 14 (6.54%) CSS
3 10 (4.67%) JSP
4 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.21%) User Experience
2 17 (7.94%) Visualisation
3 12 (5.61%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.74%) Clustering
5 4 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.40%) NHS
6 3 (1.40%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.40%) Statistics
6 3 (1.40%) CMDB
7 2 (0.93%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) PMI
8 1 (0.47%) SCADA
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (21.96%) Windows
2 20 (9.35%) Linux
2 20 (9.35%) Windows 7
3 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (5.61%) UNIX
4 9 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.27%) Windows XP
5 7 (3.27%) Solaris
6 5 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.47%) CentOS
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.47%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.91%) ITIL
2 39 (18.22%) Network Management
3 33 (15.42%) Network Monitoring
4 30 (14.02%) Load Balancing
5 22 (10.28%) Network Design
6 14 (6.54%) Network Architecture
7 11 (5.14%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.14%) Migration
8 9 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (3.74%) Performance Management
9 8 (3.74%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (3.27%) Project Management
10 7 (3.27%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.80%) PRINCE2
11 6 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (2.80%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (2.80%) Coaching
12 5 (2.34%) Configuration Management
13 4 (1.87%) CAD
13 4 (1.87%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.27%) Perl
1 7 (3.27%) Tcl
2 6 (2.80%) SQL
3 1 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 94 (43.93%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (33.18%) CCNP
3 67 (31.31%) CCNA
4 36 (16.82%) Security Cleared
5 31 (14.49%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.14%) CCDP
7 5 (2.34%) CCSA
7 5 (2.34%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.87%) CCIE
9 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.93%) CCVP
10 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.93%) CCSP
10 2 (0.93%) MCP
10 2 (0.93%) MCSE
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.93%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.93%) MCITP
10 2 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.14%) SLA
2 4 (1.87%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) GPG13
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 24 (11.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.40%) vSphere
4 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.93%) XenApp
5 1 (0.47%) XenServer
5 1 (0.47%) Postfix
5 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.47%) Snort
5 1 (0.47%) Squid
5 1 (0.47%) Xen
5 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (10.75%) OPNET
2 9 (4.21%) SCCM
3 7 (3.27%) OpenView
4 5 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.40%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.40%) Netcool
5 3 (1.40%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.40%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.93%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (23.83%) CheckPoint
2 45 (21.03%) Juniper
3 43 (20.09%) F5
4 29 (13.55%) Microsoft
5 27 (12.62%) SolarWinds
6 26 (12.15%) HP
7 24 (11.21%) BMC
7 24 (11.21%) VMware
7 24 (11.21%) Riverbed
8 21 (9.81%) Nokia
9 19 (8.88%) Avaya
10 15 (7.01%) Blue Coat
11 14 (6.54%) Reuters
11 14 (6.54%) Fortinet
12 11 (5.14%) Citrix
13 9 (4.21%) Remedy
14 8 (3.74%) BT
15 6 (2.80%) McAfee
15 6 (2.80%) NetApp
15 6 (2.80%) Oracle
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