The median contractor rate for a Cisco Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 40 52 49
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 14 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.19% 0.94% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 1.00% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Median daily rate £363 £500 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +122.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £331 £310
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £50.00 £23.94
% change year-on-year -60.00% +108.87%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 617 601 647
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.41% 94.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 370 403
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 26
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Cisco Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Cisco Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Engineer in Birmingham

Cisco Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Engineer in Birmingham

Cisco Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Engineer in Birmingham

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Cisco Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Cisco Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (76.67%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (66.67%) Firewall
4 17 (56.67%) CCNP
5 15 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (46.67%) WAN
6 14 (46.67%) Network Design
7 13 (43.33%) VPN
8 12 (40.00%) Juniper
8 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
9 11 (36.67%) LAN
9 11 (36.67%) F5
10 9 (30.00%) CCNA
10 9 (30.00%) Wireless
11 8 (26.67%) Finance
11 8 (26.67%) BGP
12 7 (23.33%) OSPF
13 6 (20.00%) CCDA
13 6 (20.00%) CCDP
13 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
14 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
14 5 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
14 5 (16.67%) Riverbed
14 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 5 (16.67%) VoIP
14 5 (16.67%) EIGRP
14 5 (16.67%) IP Telephony
15 4 (13.33%) CCVP
15 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
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 (3.33%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (66.67%) Firewall
2 15 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (46.67%) WAN
4 13 (43.33%) VPN
5 11 (36.67%) LAN
6 9 (30.00%) Wireless
7 8 (26.67%) BGP
8 7 (23.33%) OSPF
9 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (16.67%) EIGRP
10 5 (16.67%) IP Telephony
10 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
10 5 (16.67%) VoIP
11 4 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (13.33%) Junos
12 3 (10.00%) DMVPN
12 3 (10.00%) MPLS
12 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (6.67%) RIP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Network Design
2 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Network Management
3 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.33%) Change Control
4 1 (3.33%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.33%) Presales
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (56.67%) CCNP
3 9 (30.00%) CCNA
4 6 (20.00%) CCDA
4 6 (20.00%) CCDP
5 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (13.33%) CCIE
6 4 (13.33%) CCVP
7 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (3.33%) CCSA
8 1 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 12 (40.00%) Juniper
3 11 (36.67%) F5
4 5 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 4 (13.33%) Nokia
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.33%) AirMagnet
7 1 (3.33%) Aruba
7 1 (3.33%) Avaya
7 1 (3.33%) BT
7 1 (3.33%) CA
7 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.33%) VMware