Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 31 35
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -10
Contract jobs citing Cisco 75 81 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.66% 5.34% 3.83%
As % of the Vendors category 10.90% 10.77% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 53 33
Birmingham median daily rate £365 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +26.98% -10.00%
10th Percentile £190 £210 £170
90th Percentile £438 £500 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £24.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.98% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.41 £24.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year -37.76% +50.00% +26.92%

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Birmingham.

All Vendors
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 688 752 660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 42.79% 49.60% 47.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 444 349
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £219
90th Percentile £550 £575 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 39
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -3.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £10.09 £10.60 £10.60
90th Percentile £21.00 £20.70 £34.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £14.35 £15.83
% change year-on-year +11.50% -9.32% -0.16%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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 (50.67%) Firewall
2 33 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 24 (32.00%) LAN
5 23 (30.67%) CCNP
6 21 (28.00%) VPN
6 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 21 (28.00%) WAN
7 18 (24.00%) DHCP
8 17 (22.67%) Windows
8 17 (22.67%) Juniper
9 15 (20.00%) DNS
9 15 (20.00%) CCNA
9 15 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (18.67%) Data Centre
11 13 (17.33%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (16.00%) F5
13 11 (14.67%) VMware
14 9 (12.00%) IPsec
14 9 (12.00%) Finance
14 9 (12.00%) CCIE
14 9 (12.00%) CheckPoint
14 9 (12.00%) ITIL
15 8 (10.67%) VoIP
15 8 (10.67%) Migration
15 8 (10.67%) Retail
15 8 (10.67%) Fortinet
15 8 (10.67%) Network Security
15 8 (10.67%) SolarWinds
15 8 (10.67%) Palo Alto

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 5 (6.67%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (5.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.33%) JBoss
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.33%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.00%) Akamai
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (50.67%) Firewall
2 24 (32.00%) LAN
3 21 (28.00%) VPN
3 21 (28.00%) WAN
4 18 (24.00%) DHCP
5 15 (20.00%) DNS
5 15 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (17.33%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (12.00%) IPsec
8 8 (10.67%) Network Security
8 8 (10.67%) VoIP
9 7 (9.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (9.33%) VLAN
9 7 (9.33%) Wireless
10 6 (8.00%) LDAP
10 6 (8.00%) MPLS
10 6 (8.00%) PBX
10 6 (8.00%) SNMP
10 6 (8.00%) SSH
11 5 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (12.00%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Retail
3 5 (6.67%) Legal
4 4 (5.33%) Banking
5 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 32 (42.67%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Analyst
5 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Architect
6 6 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Business IT Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) XMPP
2 4 (5.33%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.67%) WAP
4 1 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.33%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.33%) Flash
4 1 (1.33%) Kafka
4 1 (1.33%) LAMP
4 1 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.33%) Velocity
4 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.33%) PKI
3 5 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.67%) FMCG
3 5 (6.67%) IVR
3 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.67%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.33%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.67%) Windows
2 7 (9.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.67%) Unix
4 3 (4.00%) Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.00%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Migration
3 7 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (9.33%) Logistics
4 6 (8.00%) Project Management
5 5 (6.67%) Change Management
5 5 (6.67%) Information Security
5 5 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.67%) Runbook
6 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.33%) Coaching
6 4 (5.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (5.33%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (5.33%) PRINCE
6 4 (5.33%) Quality Management
6 4 (5.33%) Risk Management
6 4 (5.33%) Scrum
6 4 (5.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (30.67%) CCNP
3 15 (20.00%) CCNA
4 9 (12.00%) CCIE
5 5 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.33%) Degree
6 4 (5.33%) MCSE
6 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.33%) PMI Certification
6 4 (5.33%) PMP
6 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.67%) CCDP
8 2 (2.67%) VCP6
9 1 (1.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (1.33%) CCSP
9 1 (1.33%) CISSP
9 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) COBIT
1 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.33%) Terminal Services
3 4 (5.33%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.33%) iptables
4 1 (1.33%) Postfix
4 1 (1.33%) Samba
4 1 (1.33%) Squid
4 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.33%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) WSUS
2 4 (5.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (5.33%) SafeCom
2 4 (5.33%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) SCOM
3 3 (4.00%) Nagios
4 2 (2.67%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.33%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.33%) Nessus
5 1 (1.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.67%) Juniper
3 12 (16.00%) F5
4 11 (14.67%) VMware
5 9 (12.00%) CheckPoint
6 8 (10.67%) Fortinet
6 8 (10.67%) Palo Alto
6 8 (10.67%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.00%) Avaya
7 6 (8.00%) Meraki
8 5 (6.67%) IBM
8 5 (6.67%) NetApp
8 5 (6.67%) Sophos
9 4 (5.33%) HP
9 4 (5.33%) Kaspersky
9 4 (5.33%) McAfee
9 4 (5.33%) Symantec
9 4 (5.33%) Wyse
10 3 (4.00%) AppDynamics
10 3 (4.00%) Infoblox