Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 40 38
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 377 400 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.67% 4.11% 4.07%
As % of the Vendors category 10.51% 8.72% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 202 166
Midlands median daily rate £365 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.81% +19.23% -2.99%
10th Percentile £182 £232 £180
90th Percentile £488 £549 £483
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 29
Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.53% +44.12% +25.93%
10th Percentile £12.82 £12.30 £12.15
90th Percentile £31.20 £60.00 £23.75
England median hourly rate £21.28 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -13.16% +16.67% +5.00%

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

All Vendors
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3586 4585 3693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 44.39% 47.05% 43.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2172 2587 1898
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £220
90th Percentile £560 £555 £538
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 172 250
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% -5.36%
10th Percentile £10.01 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.88 £33.70 £33.28
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the Midlands

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +5 247 £375 -6.25% 19
East Midlands +16 127 £350 - 20
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 176 (46.68%) Firewall
2 143 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
3 131 (34.75%) WAN
4 98 (25.99%) LAN
5 91 (24.14%) Windows
6 90 (23.87%) CCNP
7 85 (22.55%) VPN
8 81 (21.49%) VMware
9 80 (21.22%) Microsoft
9 80 (21.22%) Data Centre
10 73 (19.36%) Active Directory
11 71 (18.83%) CCNA
12 70 (18.57%) ITIL
13 68 (18.04%) Wireless
14 67 (17.77%) CheckPoint
15 60 (15.92%) Cisco ASA
16 59 (15.65%) Security Cleared
17 53 (14.06%) F5
18 52 (13.79%) Fortinet
19 50 (13.26%) MPLS
20 49 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
21 45 (11.94%) DHCP
22 44 (11.67%) SC Cleared
22 44 (11.67%) Windows Server
23 43 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
23 43 (11.41%) HP
24 42 (11.14%) Juniper
24 42 (11.14%) McAfee
25 40 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
25 40 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus

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:

Application Platforms
1 27 (7.16%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.31%) Apache
3 16 (4.24%) Tomcat
4 15 (3.98%) Skype for Business
5 12 (3.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (3.18%) iPlanet
5 12 (3.18%) JBoss
5 12 (3.18%) Oracle Application Server
5 12 (3.18%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.12%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.80%) IIS
8 3 (0.80%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.80%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 49 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.24%) Office 365
4 5 (1.33%) G Suite
5 3 (0.80%) Akamai
5 3 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 176 (46.68%) Firewall
2 131 (34.75%) WAN
3 98 (25.99%) LAN
4 85 (22.55%) VPN
5 68 (18.04%) Wireless
6 60 (15.92%) Cisco ASA
7 50 (13.26%) MPLS
8 45 (11.94%) DHCP
9 40 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 38 (10.08%) Wi-Fi
11 37 (9.81%) SAN
12 34 (9.02%) DNS
13 33 (8.75%) VoIP
14 30 (7.96%) Unified Communications
15 24 (6.37%) VLAN
16 23 (6.10%) TCP/IP
17 22 (5.84%) Internet
17 22 (5.84%) Intrusion Detection
18 21 (5.57%) Network Security
19 19 (5.04%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.06%) MySQL
2 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.27%) Big Data
4 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (6.90%) Finance
2 21 (5.57%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.51%) Automotive
4 10 (2.65%) Retail
5 7 (1.86%) Banking
6 5 (1.33%) Legal
7 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.80%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) French Language
9 1 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 146 (38.73%) Network Engineer
2 57 (15.12%) Cisco Engineer
3 48 (12.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 38 (10.08%) Architect
5 28 (7.43%) Support Engineer
6 26 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (6.63%) Implementation Engineer
7 25 (6.63%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 23 (6.10%) Consultant
9 20 (5.31%) Network Architect
10 18 (4.77%) Design Engineer
10 18 (4.77%) Firewall Engineer
10 18 (4.77%) Senior Network Engineer
11 17 (4.51%) Analyst
11 17 (4.51%) Network Design Engineer
12 15 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 15 (3.98%) Network Support
13 14 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support
13 14 (3.71%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.18%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.65%) J2EE
2 7 (1.86%) WAP
3 6 (1.59%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.59%) XMPP
4 4 (1.06%) LAMP
5 3 (0.80%) .NET
6 1 (0.27%) Flash
6 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 80 (21.22%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.77%) Clustering
5 16 (4.24%) User Experience
6 13 (3.45%) Fat Client
6 13 (3.45%) PKI
6 13 (3.45%) Thin Client
7 12 (3.18%) CMDB
8 10 (2.65%) Blackberry
8 10 (2.65%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.86%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.59%) NHS
11 5 (1.33%) IVR
12 4 (1.06%) FMCG
13 2 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.53%) HP Storage
13 2 (0.53%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 91 (24.14%) Windows
2 44 (11.67%) Windows Server
3 30 (7.96%) Linux
4 27 (7.16%) Unix
5 22 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (4.24%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (3.18%) AIX
8 12 (3.18%) HPUX
8 12 (3.18%) Solaris
9 10 (2.65%) SUSE
10 7 (1.86%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.33%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.33%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.53%) Android
14 1 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.57%) ITIL
2 38 (10.08%) WAN Optimisation
3 37 (9.81%) Network Design
4 33 (8.75%) Service Delivery
5 29 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 27 (7.16%) Load Balancing
6 27 (7.16%) Root Cause Analysis
7 24 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (5.84%) Project Management
9 20 (5.31%) Asset Management
9 20 (5.31%) High Availability
9 20 (5.31%) Migration
10 18 (4.77%) Network Monitoring
10 18 (4.77%) Problem Management
11 17 (4.51%) Change Management
11 17 (4.51%) PRINCE2
11 17 (4.51%) Service Management
12 16 (4.24%) Coaching
12 16 (4.24%) Network Management
12 16 (4.24%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.77%) SQL
2 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
2 4 (1.06%) C-shell
2 4 (1.06%) Java
2 4 (1.06%) Korn
2 4 (1.06%) Perl
2 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 143 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (23.87%) CCNP
3 71 (18.83%) CCNA
4 59 (15.65%) Security Cleared
5 44 (11.67%) SC Cleared
6 35 (9.28%) CCIE
7 34 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (6.10%) Degree
9 22 (5.84%) MCSE
10 15 (3.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (2.65%) MCP
11 10 (2.65%) MCSA
12 8 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.12%) PMP
12 8 (2.12%) VCAP
13 7 (1.86%) CISSP
14 6 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (1.06%) PMI Certification
15 4 (1.06%) VCP6
16 3 (0.80%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.24%) SLA
2 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (19.36%) Active Directory
2 40 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.43%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (2.65%) Terminal Services
5 10 (2.65%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (2.12%) Samba
7 6 (1.59%) vSphere
8 5 (1.33%) Firmware
8 5 (1.33%) KVM
8 5 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (1.33%) XenApp
9 4 (1.06%) iptables
9 4 (1.06%) Postfix
9 4 (1.06%) Squid
9 4 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 25 (6.63%) SCCM
3 13 (3.45%) WSUS
4 11 (2.92%) SCOM
5 10 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.65%) SafeCom
6 9 (2.39%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (1.86%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.33%) Ionix
9 4 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.06%) Nessus
9 4 (1.06%) Nmap
9 4 (1.06%) Stealthwatch
10 3 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.80%) Nagios
10 3 (0.80%) OpenView
11 2 (0.53%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.53%) Cisco LMS
11 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 81 (21.49%) VMware
2 80 (21.22%) Microsoft
3 67 (17.77%) CheckPoint
4 53 (14.06%) F5
5 52 (13.79%) Fortinet
6 43 (11.41%) HP
7 42 (11.14%) Juniper
7 42 (11.14%) McAfee
8 36 (9.55%) Oracle
9 27 (7.16%) BMC
10 26 (6.90%) Aruba
11 25 (6.63%) IBM
11 25 (6.63%) NetApp
12 22 (5.84%) Palo Alto
13 21 (5.57%) Blue Coat
14 19 (5.04%) Citrix
15 17 (4.51%) AppDynamics
15 17 (4.51%) Nokia
16 16 (4.24%) Riverbed
16 16 (4.24%) SolarWinds