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 26 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.

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

Cisco
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 28 7
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 36 44 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.84% 5.40% 10.90%
As % of the Vendors category 12.63% 10.00% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 56
Median daily rate £388 £366 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +12.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.22 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.76% +25.00%  

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 285 440 349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 46.27% 53.99% 46.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 290 219
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 25
Median hourly rate £14.22 £11.80 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.46% -39.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £12.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 38 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
1 38 (47.50%) Firewall
2 31 (38.75%) CCNP
3 26 (32.50%) LAN
4 25 (31.25%) WAN
5 20 (25.00%) ITIL
5 20 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 18 (22.50%) Finance
7 17 (21.25%) CCNA
8 16 (20.00%) Windows
8 16 (20.00%) VPN
9 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 15 (18.75%) CheckPoint
10 14 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (16.25%) Juniper
11 13 (16.25%) Wireless
12 11 (13.75%) Migration
12 11 (13.75%) VMware
12 11 (13.75%) F5
13 10 (12.50%) ITIL V3
13 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 10 (12.50%) Security Cleared
13 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
14 9 (11.25%) Network Management
14 9 (11.25%) DHCP
15 8 (10.00%) DNS
15 8 (10.00%) Service Delivery
15 8 (10.00%) Network Design
16 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure

Cisco
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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (47.50%) Firewall
2 26 (32.50%) LAN
3 25 (31.25%) WAN
4 16 (20.00%) VPN
5 14 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (16.25%) Wireless
7 9 (11.25%) DHCP
8 8 (10.00%) DNS
9 7 (8.75%) VoIP
10 6 (7.50%) BGP
10 6 (7.50%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (7.50%) OSPF
11 5 (6.25%) EIGRP
11 5 (6.25%) VLAN
12 4 (5.00%) Network Security
12 4 (5.00%) SSH
12 4 (5.00%) TACACS
12 4 (5.00%) Unified Communications
12 4 (5.00%) 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
General
1 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Retail
3 5 (6.25%) Billing
3 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 17 (21.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Service Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.75%) IT Analyst
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%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.00%) FMCG
3 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) PKI
5 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.50%) IVR
5 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.25%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (7.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.00%) Unix
3 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) ITIL
2 11 (13.75%) Migration
3 10 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 9 (11.25%) Network Management
5 8 (10.00%) Network Design
5 8 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.50%) Change Management
6 6 (7.50%) Logistics
6 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.50%) Service Management
7 5 (6.25%) Matrix Management
8 4 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.00%) PRINCE
8 4 (5.00%) Project Management
9 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.75%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (3.75%) Information Security
10 2 (2.50%) Coaching
10 2 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (2.50%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.25%) C
2 1 (1.25%) Python
2 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (38.75%) CCNP
3 17 (21.25%) CCNA
4 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 10 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.75%) CCIE
6 6 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (6.25%) Degree
8 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.75%) MCSE
8 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.75%) PMI Certification
8 3 (3.75%) PMP
8 3 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.50%) VCP6
10 1 (1.25%) CCSA
10 1 (1.25%) CCSE
10 1 (1.25%) MCP
10 1 (1.25%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) GDPR
1 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.75%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Nexpose
1 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (2.50%) SafeCom
1 2 (2.50%) SCCM
1 2 (2.50%) WSUS
2 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.25%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.25%) vMotion
2 1 (1.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) CheckPoint
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.25%) Juniper
3 11 (13.75%) F5
3 11 (13.75%) VMware
4 7 (8.75%) SolarWinds
5 6 (7.50%) Palo Alto
5 6 (7.50%) Riverbed
6 3 (3.75%) Avaya
6 3 (3.75%) EqualLogic
6 3 (3.75%) Fortinet
6 3 (3.75%) McAfee
6 3 (3.75%) Meraki
6 3 (3.75%) Sophos
7 2 (2.50%) HP
7 2 (2.50%) IBM
7 2 (2.50%) NetApp
7 2 (2.50%) Symantec
7 2 (2.50%) WatchGuard
7 2 (2.50%) Wyse