The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 April 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco CiscoWorks
Rank 122 113 101
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing CiscoWorks 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.25% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.54% 3.28% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
197 183 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.25% 7.71% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 95 46
Average daily rate £375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £163 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £424 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% +28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £12.20 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (70.00%) Network Security
3 6 (60.00%) CCDP
3 6 (60.00%) OSPF
3 6 (60.00%) BGP
3 6 (60.00%) Network Design
3 6 (60.00%) Load Balancing
4 5 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (50.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) CCNP
4 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 5 (50.00%) SolarWinds
5 4 (40.00%) F5
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (40.00%) DMVPN
5 4 (40.00%) IBM
5 4 (40.00%) CSS
5 4 (40.00%) VoIP
5 4 (40.00%) WLAN
5 4 (40.00%) BMC
5 4 (40.00%) MPLS
5 4 (40.00%) McAfee

CiscoWorks
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (70.00%) Network Security
3 6 (60.00%) OSPF
3 6 (60.00%) BGP
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 5 (50.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) MPLS
5 4 (40.00%) VoIP
5 4 (40.00%) WLAN
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (40.00%) DMVPN
5 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Design Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Network Support
4 2 (20.00%) Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Network Design
1 6 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Network Management
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCDP
3 5 (50.00%) CCNP
3 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 4 (40.00%) F5
3 4 (40.00%) McAfee
3 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 4 (40.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (40.00%) BMC
4 1 (10.00%) Nokia