The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 29 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.

Cisco
England / Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 26 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.83% 1.40% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.30% 2.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £650 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -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 the Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 77 101 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 64.17% 46.98% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 37
Median daily rate £400 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in the Midlands

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) SIEM
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) Splunk
4 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (28.57%) ScanSafe
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
4 2 (28.57%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (28.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (28.57%) Virtual Team
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) Nessus
4 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
4 2 (28.57%) Snort
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) PKI
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) WLAN
4 1 (14.29%) DMZ
4 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) SOC Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) PKI
1 2 (28.57%) Security Operations Centre
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
2 2 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus
1 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) ScanSafe
2 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
2 2 (28.57%) Splunk
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Mitel