The first table below looks at the demand for CiscoWorks skills 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 CiscoWorks over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the West Midlands region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco CiscoWorks
Rank 107 105 99
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing CiscoWorks 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.11% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.43% 2.30% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate £350 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £305
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £22.50
Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
175 87 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.31% 4.61% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 47 44
Average daily rate £275 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £198 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £521 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 12
Average hourly rate £16.88 £13.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £11.90 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £23.80 £23.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +18.91%
CiscoWorks
England

CiscoWorks
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CiscoWorks across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

CiscoWorks Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CiscoWorks
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CiscoWorks across the West Midlands region.

CiscoWorks Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CiscoWorks
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CiscoWorks across the West Midlands region.

CiscoWorks Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CiscoWorks
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 CiscoWorks within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +1 3 £350 -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
CiscoWorks
England

CiscoWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing CiscoWorks 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 CiscoWorks.

1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 17 (94.44%) CheckPoint
2 17 (94.44%) Firewall
2 17 (94.44%) BIG-IP
3 16 (88.89%) CCNP
4 15 (83.33%) MPLS
5 13 (72.22%) SolarWinds
6 11 (61.11%) WAN
7 10 (55.56%) F5
7 10 (55.56%) Fortinet
8 9 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (44.44%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (44.44%) WAN Optimisation
9 8 (44.44%) DMVPN
9 8 (44.44%) WLAN
9 8 (44.44%) CSS
9 8 (44.44%) BMC
9 8 (44.44%) Remedy
9 8 (44.44%) McAfee
9 8 (44.44%) Blue Coat
10 7 (38.89%) Incident Management
10 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
10 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
11 6 (33.33%) ITIL
11 6 (33.33%) VoIP

CiscoWorks
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing CiscoWorks 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 CiscoWorks. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 17 (94.44%) Firewall
2 17 (94.44%) BIG-IP
3 15 (83.33%) MPLS
4 11 (61.11%) WAN
5 9 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (44.44%) DMVPN
6 8 (44.44%) WLAN
7 6 (33.33%) VoIP
8 5 (27.78%) BGP
8 5 (27.78%) OSPF
8 5 (27.78%) Network Security
9 3 (16.67%) LAN
10 2 (11.11%) BT 21CN
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Network Engineer
2 10 (55.56%) Implementation Engineer
3 8 (44.44%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Design Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Network Support
6 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
1 8 (44.44%) WAN Optimisation
2 7 (38.89%) Incident Management
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Network Design
5 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 3 (16.67%) Network Management
7 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (5.56%) Service Management
8 1 (5.56%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (88.89%) CCNP
3 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) CCNA
4 5 (27.78%) CCDP
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (94.44%) CheckPoint
3 13 (72.22%) SolarWinds
4 10 (55.56%) F5
4 10 (55.56%) Fortinet
5 8 (44.44%) BMC
5 8 (44.44%) Remedy
5 8 (44.44%) McAfee
5 8 (44.44%) Blue Coat
6 4 (22.22%) Nokia
7 1 (5.56%) IBM