The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 27 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 17 37 18
Rank change year-on-year +20 -19  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 44 21 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.01% 3.25% 7.00%
As % of the Vendors category 15.22% 7.02% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 6 36
Median daily rate £331 £300 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.41% -15.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £478 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.54% -10.00%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 289 299 347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 46.02% 46.28% 45.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 159 201
Median daily rate £375 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% -0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 20
Median hourly rate £14.63 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -17.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £6.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Birmingham

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Birmingham

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Birmingham

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Birmingham

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco 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.

1 44 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (48.75%) Firewall
3 30 (37.50%) WAN
4 28 (35.00%) CCNP
5 27 (33.75%) LAN
6 24 (30.00%) CCNA
7 23 (28.75%) ITIL
8 21 (26.25%) CheckPoint
8 21 (26.25%) Juniper
9 19 (23.75%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (22.50%) F5
10 18 (22.50%) VPN
11 17 (21.25%) BGP
12 16 (20.00%) Wireless
12 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 15 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (18.75%) Network Design
13 15 (18.75%) OSPF
13 15 (18.75%) Windows
14 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
14 14 (17.50%) Data Centre
15 13 (16.25%) Network Management
15 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
16 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
16 12 (15.00%) Finance
17 11 (13.75%) MPLS
18 10 (12.50%) Service Delivery
18 10 (12.50%) VMware
18 10 (12.50%) ITIL V3
18 10 (12.50%) Windows Server

Cisco
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 5 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.25%) IIS
3 1 (1.25%) SAS
3 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS Project
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (48.75%) Firewall
2 30 (37.50%) WAN
3 27 (33.75%) LAN
4 19 (23.75%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (22.50%) VPN
6 17 (21.25%) BGP
7 16 (20.00%) Wireless
8 15 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (18.75%) OSPF
9 11 (13.75%) MPLS
10 9 (11.25%) VoIP
11 8 (10.00%) Junos
11 8 (10.00%) Network Security
12 7 (8.75%) EIGRP
13 6 (7.50%) Cisco Wireless
13 6 (7.50%) Unified Communications
14 5 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 5 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 5 (6.25%) IP Telephony
14 5 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.25%) Billing
4 2 (2.50%) Electronics
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 29 (36.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (32.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Service Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Juniper Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.75%) IT Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.75%) IT Services Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) WAN Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) LAN Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) 802.1X
1 4 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (1.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.25%) CCTV
4 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.25%) FMCG
4 1 (1.25%) Replication
4 1 (1.25%) SCADA
4 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.75%) Windows
2 10 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.75%) Linux
6 2 (2.50%) Unix
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.75%) ITIL
2 15 (18.75%) Network Design
3 13 (16.25%) Network Management
4 10 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 10 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 8 (10.00%) Migration
6 6 (7.50%) Change Management
6 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.50%) Service Management
7 5 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.25%) Matrix Management
7 5 (6.25%) PRINCE
8 4 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.50%) CRM
10 2 (2.50%) Document Management
10 2 (2.50%) High Availability
10 2 (2.50%) Scrum
10 2 (2.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (35.00%) CCNP
3 24 (30.00%) CCNA
4 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.75%) CCDA
6 7 (8.75%) CCDP
7 6 (7.50%) CCIE
7 6 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (6.25%) Degree
9 4 (5.00%) CCVP
9 4 (5.00%) PMI Certification
9 4 (5.00%) PMP
10 3 (3.75%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.50%) MCSE
11 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.25%) JNCIA
12 1 (1.25%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) GDPR
3 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.50%) vSphere
4 1 (1.25%) Firmware
4 1 (1.25%) NFS
4 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.25%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.25%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.25%) vMotion
2 1 (1.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (26.25%) CheckPoint
1 21 (26.25%) Juniper
2 18 (22.50%) F5
3 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (12.50%) VMware
5 6 (7.50%) Riverbed
6 5 (6.25%) HP
7 4 (5.00%) EMC
7 4 (5.00%) IBM
7 4 (5.00%) Nokia
7 4 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.75%) Citrix
8 3 (3.75%) EqualLogic
8 3 (3.75%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.50%) AirMagnet
9 2 (2.50%) Avaya
9 2 (2.50%) BT
9 2 (2.50%) CA
9 2 (2.50%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.25%) Brocade
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