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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 28 37 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing Cisco 134 83 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.38% 4.08% 5.28%
As % of the Vendors category 10.73% 8.98% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 52 52
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £19.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.77 £21.00 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +1.19%
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
1249 924 1068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.12% 45.43% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 487 503
Average daily rate £365 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 73 107
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -35.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 +13 46 £375 +12.78% 12
Shropshire +2 32 £330 -18.01% 2
Staffordshire -11 9 £275 +17.02% 4
Wolverhampton +3 8 £375 +59.57% 3
Worcestershire -10 5 £155 -39.51%
Warwickshire -16 5 £350 +7.69% 7
Coventry -11 3 - - 5
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 97 (44.70%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (42.86%) Firewall
3 73 (33.64%) CCNP
4 70 (32.26%) CCNA
5 69 (31.80%) LAN
6 63 (29.03%) ITIL
7 59 (27.19%) WAN
8 51 (23.50%) CheckPoint
9 49 (22.58%) Windows
10 45 (20.74%) Juniper
11 43 (19.82%) F5
12 41 (18.89%) Network Management
13 36 (16.59%) OSPF
14 35 (16.13%) Security Cleared
15 34 (15.67%) BGP
16 33 (15.21%) Network Monitoring
17 31 (14.29%) Microsoft
17 31 (14.29%) Load Balancing
18 30 (13.82%) VPN
18 30 (13.82%) SC Cleared
19 29 (13.36%) MPLS
20 27 (12.44%) SolarWinds
21 26 (11.98%) Cisco Nexus
21 26 (11.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 26 (11.98%) HP
22 25 (11.52%) Active Directory
22 25 (11.52%) VMware
23 24 (11.06%) BMC
23 24 (11.06%) User Experience
23 24 (11.06%) Riverbed

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (6.45%) Lync
2 12 (5.53%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.46%) IIS
5 1 (0.46%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (7.37%) MS Visio
2 9 (4.15%) MS Office
3 8 (3.69%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.92%) MS Project
4 2 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (6.45%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.92%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 93 (42.86%) Firewall
2 69 (31.80%) LAN
3 59 (27.19%) WAN
4 36 (16.59%) OSPF
5 34 (15.67%) BGP
6 30 (13.82%) VPN
7 29 (13.36%) MPLS
8 26 (11.98%) Cisco Nexus
8 26 (11.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 23 (10.60%) BIG-IP
10 20 (9.22%) Network Security
11 19 (8.76%) SAN
11 19 (8.76%) VoIP
12 18 (8.29%) TCP/IP
13 15 (6.91%) Wireless
14 11 (5.07%) NAS
15 10 (4.61%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (4.15%) WLAN
17 8 (3.69%) DNS
17 8 (3.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.30%) MySQL
2 3 (1.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.92%) MarkLogic
3 2 (0.92%) Big Data
3 2 (0.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.46%) QlikView
General
1 18 (8.29%) Finance
2 15 (6.91%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.07%) Banking
4 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.38%) Retail
5 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.46%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Billing
6 1 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (33.18%) Network Engineer
2 17 (7.83%) Consultant
3 16 (7.37%) Design Engineer
3 16 (7.37%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (5.99%) Network Manager
5 12 (5.53%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.53%) Firewall Engineer
5 12 (5.53%) Network Design Engineer
5 12 (5.53%) Network Specialist
6 11 (5.07%) Monitoring Specialist
6 11 (5.07%) Service Manager
6 11 (5.07%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.07%) Network Consultant
7 10 (4.61%) Network Support
7 10 (4.61%) Implementation Engineer
8 9 (4.15%) Network Services Manager
8 9 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (4.15%) Architect
9 8 (3.69%) Messaging Engineer
9 8 (3.69%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.91%) XMPP
1 15 (6.91%) Middleware
2 14 (6.45%) CSS
3 10 (4.61%) JSP
4 1 (0.46%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.06%) User Experience
2 17 (7.83%) Visualisation
3 12 (5.53%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.69%) Clustering
5 4 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.38%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Statistics
6 3 (1.38%) CMDB
6 3 (1.38%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.38%) NHS
7 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.46%) SCADA
8 1 (0.46%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 49 (22.58%) Windows
2 22 (10.14%) Linux
3 20 (9.22%) Windows 7
4 14 (6.45%) UNIX
4 14 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 7 (3.23%) Solaris
7 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.46%) CentOS
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.46%) Fedora
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (29.03%) ITIL
2 41 (18.89%) Network Management
3 33 (15.21%) Network Monitoring
4 31 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 22 (10.14%) Network Design
6 14 (6.45%) Network Architecture
7 11 (5.07%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.07%) Migration
8 9 (4.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (3.69%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (3.69%) Performance Management
10 7 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.23%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.23%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.23%) Project Management
11 6 (2.76%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (2.76%) Coaching
11 6 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (2.30%) Configuration Management
13 4 (1.84%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.23%) Perl
1 7 (3.23%) Tcl
2 6 (2.76%) SQL
3 1 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 97 (44.70%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (33.64%) CCNP
3 70 (32.26%) CCNA
4 35 (16.13%) Security Cleared
5 30 (13.82%) SC Cleared
6 13 (5.99%) CCDP
7 5 (2.30%) CCSA
7 5 (2.30%) CCIE
7 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.30%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (1.38%) MCITP
8 3 (1.38%) MCSE
8 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.92%) MCP
9 2 (0.92%) CCSP
9 2 (0.92%) Degree
9 2 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.92%) JNCIS
9 2 (0.92%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.07%) SLA
2 4 (1.84%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.46%) GPG13
4 1 (0.46%) QA
4 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (11.52%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.38%) vSphere
4 2 (0.92%) XenApp
4 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.46%) Postfix
5 1 (0.46%) XenServer
5 1 (0.46%) KVM
5 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.46%) Squid
5 1 (0.46%) Snort
5 1 (0.46%) Xen
5 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (10.60%) OPNET
2 9 (4.15%) SCCM
3 7 (3.23%) OpenView
4 5 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.38%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.38%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.38%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.38%) Netcool
6 2 (0.92%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (23.50%) CheckPoint
2 45 (20.74%) Juniper
3 43 (19.82%) F5
4 31 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 27 (12.44%) SolarWinds
6 26 (11.98%) HP
7 25 (11.52%) VMware
8 24 (11.06%) BMC
8 24 (11.06%) Riverbed
9 21 (9.68%) Nokia
10 19 (8.76%) Avaya
11 15 (6.91%) Blue Coat
12 14 (6.45%) Reuters
12 14 (6.45%) Fortinet
13 11 (5.07%) Citrix
14 9 (4.15%) Remedy
15 8 (3.69%) BT
16 6 (2.76%) McAfee
16 6 (2.76%) NetApp
16 6 (2.76%) Oracle
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