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 27 June 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.

Cisco Certification
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 42 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 -23  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 17 30 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.68% 3.63% 7.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.48% 16.85% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 34
Median daily rate £388 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +8.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -8.78% +79.48%  

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 92 178 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.49% 21.52% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 129 121
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 38 (88.37%) Cisco
2 35 (81.40%) CCNP
3 25 (58.14%) Firewall
4 19 (44.19%) CCNA
5 16 (37.21%) WAN
6 15 (34.88%) LAN
7 14 (32.56%) Finance
8 13 (30.23%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (30.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (27.91%) Wireless
10 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
11 9 (20.93%) Juniper
11 9 (20.93%) Network Management
11 9 (20.93%) F5
12 8 (18.60%) Migration
12 8 (18.60%) CCIE
12 8 (18.60%) VPN
12 8 (18.60%) Windows
13 7 (16.28%) ITIL
13 7 (16.28%) OSPF
13 7 (16.28%) BGP
14 6 (13.95%) Network Design
14 6 (13.95%) Riverbed
14 6 (13.95%) SolarWinds
14 6 (13.95%) Cisco Wireless
15 5 (11.63%) ITIL V3
15 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
15 5 (11.63%) Palo Alto
15 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
15 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (58.14%) Firewall
2 16 (37.21%) WAN
3 15 (34.88%) LAN
4 13 (30.23%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (30.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (27.91%) Wireless
6 8 (18.60%) VPN
7 7 (16.28%) BGP
7 7 (16.28%) OSPF
8 6 (13.95%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (11.63%) EIGRP
10 4 (9.30%) DHCP
10 4 (9.30%) DNS
10 4 (9.30%) HSRP
10 4 (9.30%) SSH
10 4 (9.30%) TACACS
10 4 (9.30%) VLAN
11 3 (6.98%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (6.98%) DMVPN
11 3 (6.98%) Network Security
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Electronics
2 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Network Engineer
2 15 (34.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 14 (32.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Network Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Network Manager
4 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.98%) Technical Manager
4 3 (6.98%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco Project Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Network Project Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Network Support
5 2 (4.65%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) PKI
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Network Management
2 8 (18.60%) Migration
3 7 (16.28%) ITIL
4 6 (13.95%) Network Design
5 5 (11.63%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.98%) Change Management
6 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
7 2 (4.65%) WAN Optimisation
8 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.33%) Logistics
8 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.33%) Presales
8 1 (2.33%) PRINCE
8 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.33%) Project Management
8 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.33%) C
2 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (81.40%) CCNP
2 19 (44.19%) CCNA
3 8 (18.60%) CCIE
4 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) MCSE
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.65%) VCP6
5 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.33%) CCDA
6 1 (2.33%) CCDP
6 1 (2.33%) CCIP
6 1 (2.33%) CCSA
6 1 (2.33%) CCSE
6 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.33%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) JNCIE
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 38 (88.37%) Cisco
2 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
3 9 (20.93%) F5
3 9 (20.93%) Juniper
4 6 (13.95%) Riverbed
4 6 (13.95%) SolarWinds
5 5 (11.63%) Palo Alto
5 5 (11.63%) VMware
6 3 (6.98%) EqualLogic
6 3 (6.98%) Sophos
7 1 (2.33%) AirMagnet
7 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.33%) CA
7 1 (2.33%) McAfee