The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certification
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 31 48 45
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 26 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.09% 1.55% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.64% 6.67% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 8
Median daily rate £363 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £214 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +33.56% -8.88%  

Cisco Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 110 150 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 17.32% 23.26% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 96 71
Median daily rate £363 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +13.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £204 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.66% -34.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in Birmingham

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Certification in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in Birmingham

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in Birmingham

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in Birmingham

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 44 (91.67%) Cisco
2 31 (64.58%) CCNP
3 28 (58.33%) Firewall
4 26 (54.17%) WAN
5 25 (52.08%) CCNA
6 23 (47.92%) LAN
7 19 (39.58%) CheckPoint
8 17 (35.42%) F5
9 16 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (33.33%) Juniper
10 14 (29.17%) BGP
10 14 (29.17%) Wireless
10 14 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (25.00%) Network Management
11 12 (25.00%) OSPF
12 11 (22.92%) VPN
12 11 (22.92%) Network Design
13 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
13 10 (20.83%) ITIL
14 9 (18.75%) MPLS
14 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
15 8 (16.67%) Finance
15 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
16 7 (14.58%) Migration
16 7 (14.58%) CCIE
16 7 (14.58%) EIGRP
16 7 (14.58%) VoIP
16 7 (14.58%) CCDA
16 7 (14.58%) CCDP
17 6 (12.50%) Network Security

Cisco Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) SAS
1 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (58.33%) Firewall
2 26 (54.17%) WAN
3 23 (47.92%) LAN
4 16 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (29.17%) BGP
5 14 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (29.17%) Wireless
6 12 (25.00%) OSPF
7 11 (22.92%) VPN
8 9 (18.75%) MPLS
9 7 (14.58%) EIGRP
9 7 (14.58%) VoIP
10 6 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (12.50%) Network Security
10 6 (12.50%) Unified Communications
11 5 (10.42%) IP Telephony
11 5 (10.42%) Junos
12 4 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (8.33%) VLAN
12 4 (8.33%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Electronics
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (70.83%) Network Engineer
2 22 (45.83%) Cisco Engineer
3 20 (41.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Principal Network Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Network Design Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Network Design Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (4.17%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.08%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Network Management
2 11 (22.92%) Network Design
3 10 (20.83%) ITIL
4 7 (14.58%) Migration
5 5 (10.42%) ITIL V3
5 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.17%) Change Management
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (4.17%) Presales
7 2 (4.17%) Visualisation
8 1 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.08%) Change Control
8 1 (2.08%) High-Frequency Trading
8 1 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.08%) PRINCE
8 1 (2.08%) Validation
8 1 (2.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (64.58%) CCNP
2 25 (52.08%) CCNA
3 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
4 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (14.58%) CCDA
5 7 (14.58%) CCDP
5 7 (14.58%) CCIE
6 4 (8.33%) CCVP
7 3 (6.25%) A+ Certification
8 2 (4.17%) Degree
9 1 (2.08%) CCIP
9 1 (2.08%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (2.08%) CCSA
9 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
9 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.08%) MCSE
9 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 44 (91.67%) Cisco
2 19 (39.58%) CheckPoint
3 17 (35.42%) F5
4 16 (33.33%) Juniper
5 6 (12.50%) Riverbed
6 4 (8.33%) Nokia
6 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 4 (8.33%) VMware
7 3 (6.25%) EMC
7 3 (6.25%) EqualLogic
7 3 (6.25%) IBM
7 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.17%) AirMagnet
8 2 (4.17%) Avaya
8 2 (4.17%) BT
8 2 (4.17%) CA
9 1 (2.08%) Aruba
9 1 (2.08%) HP
9 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.08%) Red Hat