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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 29 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing Cisco 131 70 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.47% 3.42% 5.21%
As % of the Vendors category 11.16% 7.23% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 41 41
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £201 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £409 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £19.75 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.53 £21.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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
1174 968 1003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.00% 47.27% 47.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 485 454
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 82 100
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -18.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 November 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
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 27 November 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 +24 42 £378 +58.94% 9
Shropshire +6 30 £350 -11.39% 5
Wolverhampton - 11 £196 - 3
Herefordshire -2 9 £350 -
Worcestershire -9 6 £155 -29.54% 1
Warwickshire -9 4 £350 +7.69% 6
Staffordshire -11 3 - - 5
Coventry -9 2 - - 7
Dudley - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 113 (48.29%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (43.16%) Firewall
3 83 (35.47%) CCNA
4 79 (33.76%) CCNP
5 73 (31.20%) LAN
6 67 (28.63%) ITIL
7 57 (24.36%) WAN
8 56 (23.93%) CheckPoint
9 49 (20.94%) Windows
10 46 (19.66%) Juniper
11 44 (18.80%) Security Cleared
12 43 (18.38%) Network Management
12 43 (18.38%) F5
13 42 (17.95%) OSPF
13 42 (17.95%) BGP
14 39 (16.67%) SC Cleared
15 36 (15.38%) Load Balancing
16 35 (14.96%) Network Design
17 34 (14.53%) Network Monitoring
18 32 (13.68%) Cisco Nexus
18 32 (13.68%) MPLS
18 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
19 30 (12.82%) Network Security
20 29 (12.39%) HP
21 28 (11.97%) VPN
21 28 (11.97%) SolarWinds
22 26 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 24 (10.26%) User Experience
23 24 (10.26%) Riverbed
23 24 (10.26%) BMC

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (6.41%) Lync
2 14 (5.98%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.71%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.43%) Apache
4 1 (0.43%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (7.26%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.42%) MS Office
2 8 (3.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (6.41%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 101 (43.16%) Firewall
2 73 (31.20%) LAN
3 57 (24.36%) WAN
4 42 (17.95%) OSPF
4 42 (17.95%) BGP
5 32 (13.68%) Cisco Nexus
5 32 (13.68%) MPLS
6 30 (12.82%) Network Security
7 28 (11.97%) VPN
8 26 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 24 (10.26%) BIG-IP
10 21 (8.97%) SAN
11 18 (7.69%) VoIP
12 16 (6.84%) TCP/IP
13 14 (5.98%) Wireless
14 13 (5.56%) NAS
15 12 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (3.42%) IPsec
16 8 (3.42%) WLAN
17 7 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.14%) MySQL
2 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.85%) Big Data
2 2 (0.85%) MarkLogic
2 2 (0.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.43%) QlikView
General
1 21 (8.97%) Finance
2 19 (8.12%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.56%) Banking
4 3 (1.28%) Retail
4 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.85%) Legal
5 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (34.62%) Network Engineer
2 22 (9.40%) Design Engineer
3 19 (8.12%) Consultant
4 17 (7.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (6.84%) Network Design Engineer
6 13 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
7 12 (5.13%) Network Specialist
7 12 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
7 12 (5.13%) Network Manager
7 12 (5.13%) Architect
7 12 (5.13%) Network Consultant
8 11 (4.70%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Monitoring Specialist
9 10 (4.27%) Network Support
9 10 (4.27%) Service Manager
9 10 (4.27%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.85%) Messaging Engineer
11 8 (3.42%) Network Services Manager
12 7 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.84%) XMPP
2 15 (6.41%) Middleware
3 13 (5.56%) CSS
3 13 (5.56%) JSP
4 1 (0.43%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.26%) User Experience
2 17 (7.26%) Visualisation
3 12 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.42%) Clustering
5 6 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.71%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.28%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.28%) NHS
7 3 (1.28%) Statistics
7 3 (1.28%) CMDB
8 2 (0.85%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.43%) PMI
9 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.43%) AS400
9 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.43%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.94%) Windows
2 23 (9.83%) Linux
3 19 (8.12%) Windows 7
4 16 (6.84%) UNIX
5 15 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.99%) Solaris
9 5 (2.14%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.43%) AIX
11 1 (0.43%) Fedora
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (28.63%) ITIL
2 43 (18.38%) Network Management
3 36 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 35 (14.96%) Network Design
5 34 (14.53%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (6.41%) Mentoring
7 14 (5.98%) Network Architecture
8 12 (5.13%) Migration
9 9 (3.85%) PRINCE2
9 9 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (3.85%) Performance Management
10 8 (3.42%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (3.42%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (3.42%) Project Management
11 7 (2.99%) Service Delivery
12 6 (2.56%) Coaching
12 6 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
13 5 (2.14%) Configuration Management
14 4 (1.71%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.99%) Tcl
1 7 (2.99%) Perl
2 3 (1.28%) SQL
3 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 113 (48.29%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (35.47%) CCNA
3 79 (33.76%) CCNP
4 44 (18.80%) Security Cleared
5 39 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 19 (8.12%) CCDP
7 7 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.99%) CCIE
8 6 (2.56%) MCSE
9 5 (2.14%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (2.14%) CCSA
9 5 (2.14%) MCITP
9 5 (2.14%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.28%) CCIP
10 3 (1.28%) Degree
11 2 (0.85%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.85%) CCSP
11 2 (0.85%) MCP
11 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.70%) SLA
2 7 (2.99%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) GPG13
System Software
1 22 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.85%) vSphere
3 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.43%) Snort
4 1 (0.43%) Squid
4 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.43%) KVM
4 1 (0.43%) Postfix
4 1 (0.43%) XenApp
4 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (9.83%) OPNET
2 8 (3.42%) CiscoWorks
3 7 (2.99%) OpenView
3 7 (2.99%) SCCM
4 5 (2.14%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.28%) Netcool
5 3 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.28%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (23.93%) CheckPoint
2 46 (19.66%) Juniper
3 43 (18.38%) F5
4 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
5 29 (12.39%) HP
6 28 (11.97%) SolarWinds
7 24 (10.26%) Riverbed
7 24 (10.26%) BMC
8 23 (9.83%) VMware
8 23 (9.83%) Nokia
9 21 (8.97%) Avaya
10 15 (6.41%) Reuters
10 15 (6.41%) Fortinet
11 14 (5.98%) Blue Coat
12 11 (4.70%) BT
13 10 (4.27%) Citrix
14 9 (3.85%) Remedy
14 9 (3.85%) McAfee
15 6 (2.56%) NetApp
16 5 (2.14%) EMC
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