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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 34 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 99 111 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.01% 4.29% 4.13%
As % of the Vendors category 9.32% 8.58% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 61 46
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £150 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £411 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £9.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.68% -58.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.50 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £11.60 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.65%
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
1062 1294 927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.07% 50.06% 44.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 630 466
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £499 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 97 54
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.85 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £31.50 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 3 September 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
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 3 September 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 -12 26 £325 +2.76% 7
Warwickshire +23 19 £495 +230.00% 3
Worcestershire +13 15 £418 +169.35% 3
Shropshire -11 11 £305 +4.27%
Staffordshire -13 10 £400 +33.33% 2
Solihull - 6 £300 - 4
Coventry +2 5 £273 - 17
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 121 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (43.87%) Firewall
3 84 (33.20%) CCNP
4 81 (32.02%) CheckPoint
5 72 (28.46%) WAN
6 70 (27.67%) Juniper
7 69 (27.27%) CCNA
8 61 (24.11%) LAN
9 60 (23.72%) F5
10 58 (22.92%) Windows
11 55 (21.74%) Security Cleared
12 54 (21.34%) OSPF
13 50 (19.76%) MPLS
14 48 (18.97%) BGP
15 43 (17.00%) Cisco ASA
16 39 (15.42%) VMware
17 38 (15.02%) Microsoft
18 37 (14.62%) SC Cleared
18 37 (14.62%) Network Security
19 33 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
20 30 (11.86%) Active Directory
20 30 (11.86%) VPN
21 27 (10.67%) DNS
21 27 (10.67%) Load Balancing
22 25 (9.88%) TCP/IP
22 25 (9.88%) HP
23 24 (9.49%) Linux
23 24 (9.49%) Citrix
23 24 (9.49%) Wireless
23 24 (9.49%) Data Centre

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 15 (5.93%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.98%) Lync
2 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.79%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.56%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.56%) MS Office
3 2 (0.79%) Vectorworks
3 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (43.87%) Firewall
2 72 (28.46%) WAN
3 61 (24.11%) LAN
4 54 (21.34%) OSPF
5 50 (19.76%) MPLS
6 48 (18.97%) BGP
7 43 (17.00%) Cisco ASA
8 37 (14.62%) Network Security
9 33 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
10 30 (11.86%) VPN
11 27 (10.67%) DNS
12 25 (9.88%) TCP/IP
13 24 (9.49%) Wireless
14 21 (8.30%) VoIP
15 15 (5.93%) Internet
15 15 (5.93%) BIG-IP
16 14 (5.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 13 (5.14%) WLAN
18 12 (4.74%) Wi-Fi
19 11 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (5.93%) Finance
2 12 (4.74%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.56%) Marketing
4 8 (3.16%) Banking
5 7 (2.77%) Retail
6 5 (1.98%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.19%) Back Office
8 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 79 (31.23%) Network Engineer
2 26 (10.28%) Project Manager
3 25 (9.88%) Consultant
4 21 (8.30%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (8.30%) Security Engineer
5 19 (7.51%) Architect
5 19 (7.51%) Analyst
6 18 (7.11%) Network Security Engineer
6 18 (7.11%) Design Engineer
7 17 (6.72%) Support Engineer
7 17 (6.72%) Technical Project Manager
7 17 (6.72%) Technical Manager
7 17 (6.72%) Network Design Engineer
8 15 (5.93%) Network Consultant
9 13 (5.14%) Firewall Engineer
10 11 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (4.35%) Network Support
10 11 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (3.95%) Network Analyst
11 10 (3.95%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.53%) CSS
2 9 (3.56%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.58%) VXML
3 4 (1.58%) XMPP
4 2 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.49%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.09%) Clustering
3 10 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (1.58%) SecurID
5 3 (1.19%) PKI
5 3 (1.19%) NHS
5 3 (1.19%) User Experience
6 1 (0.40%) IVR
6 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.40%) DTV
6 1 (0.40%) Handset
6 1 (0.40%) Statistics
6 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 58 (22.92%) Windows
2 24 (9.49%) Linux
3 23 (9.09%) UNIX
4 21 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (6.72%) Solaris
6 16 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.95%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.77%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.58%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.40%) Android
12 1 (0.40%) AIX
12 1 (0.40%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (10.67%) Load Balancing
2 22 (8.70%) Network Design
2 22 (8.70%) ITIL
2 22 (8.70%) Project Management
3 17 (6.72%) PRINCE2
3 17 (6.72%) Migration
4 14 (5.53%) Network Management
5 11 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
5 11 (4.35%) Data Virtualisation
5 11 (4.35%) Data Modelling
5 11 (4.35%) Service Management
5 11 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 10 (3.95%) ITIL V3
6 10 (3.95%) Change Control
7 7 (2.77%) PRINCE
8 6 (2.37%) Incident Management
8 6 (2.37%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (2.37%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (1.98%) Mentoring
9 5 (1.98%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.95%) SQL
2 3 (1.19%) Perl
2 3 (1.19%) Tcl
3 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.40%) C
4 1 (0.40%) VBScript
4 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 121 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (33.20%) CCNP
3 69 (27.27%) CCNA
4 55 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 37 (14.62%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.35%) CCIE
7 9 (3.56%) CCSA
7 9 (3.56%) CCDP
8 6 (2.37%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (2.37%) PMP
8 6 (2.37%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.37%) CCDA
9 5 (1.98%) CCSE
10 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.58%) CCIP
11 3 (1.19%) CCVP
11 3 (1.19%) Degree
12 2 (0.79%) MCSE
13 1 (0.40%) MCSA
13 1 (0.40%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.98%) SLA
2 2 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
System Software
1 30 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.37%) vSphere
4 5 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.98%) XenApp
5 4 (1.58%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.79%) XenServer
6 2 (0.79%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.40%) Firmware
7 1 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (3.56%) CiscoWorks
1 9 (3.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (3.16%) Cisco UCCE
3 7 (2.77%) SCCM
4 6 (2.37%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.98%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.19%) SCOM
6 3 (1.19%) OPNET
7 2 (0.79%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.79%) OpenView
7 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.40%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.40%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 81 (32.02%) CheckPoint
2 70 (27.67%) Juniper
3 60 (23.72%) F5
4 39 (15.42%) VMware
5 38 (15.02%) Microsoft
6 25 (9.88%) HP
7 24 (9.49%) Citrix
8 21 (8.30%) Blue Coat
9 13 (5.14%) McAfee
9 13 (5.14%) SolarWinds
10 12 (4.74%) Riverbed
10 12 (4.74%) BMC
11 11 (4.35%) Fortinet
12 9 (3.56%) IBM
13 7 (2.77%) NetApp
14 6 (2.37%) Symantec
14 6 (2.37%) Remedy
14 6 (2.37%) Brocade
14 6 (2.37%) Aerohive Networks
15 5 (1.98%) EMC
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