The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 54 24
Rank change year-on-year +28 -30  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 7 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 3.87% 2.76% 5.29%
As % of the Vendors category 8.05% 3.92% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £413 £368 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.24% -13.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £342 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £394 £445
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 £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 Shropshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 87 306 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 48.07% 70.51% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 99 50
Median daily rate £475 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.45% -7.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £34.38 - £13.06
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 Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Shropshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Shropshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Shropshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Shropshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +32 7 £413 +12.24%
Cisco
West 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 17 (68.00%) CheckPoint
2 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (56.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (56.00%) Fortinet
4 13 (52.00%) Firewall
5 12 (48.00%) OSPF
5 12 (48.00%) ITIL
6 11 (44.00%) WAN
6 11 (44.00%) Aruba
7 10 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (40.00%) Data Centre
7 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (36.00%) CCNP
8 9 (36.00%) Oracle
8 9 (36.00%) Network Design
9 8 (32.00%) BGP
9 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
10 7 (28.00%) Service Management
10 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
10 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
11 6 (24.00%) Network Management
11 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
11 6 (24.00%) CCNA
12 5 (20.00%) BMC
12 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 5 (20.00%) Wireless
12 5 (20.00%) Remedy

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) assyst
2 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) Firewall
2 12 (48.00%) OSPF
3 11 (44.00%) WAN
4 10 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (32.00%) BGP
6 7 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (20.00%) Wireless
8 4 (16.00%) LAN
8 4 (16.00%) VoIP
9 3 (12.00%) BIG-IP
9 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (12.00%) MPLS
9 3 (12.00%) Network Security
9 3 (12.00%) SNMP
10 2 (8.00%) DMVPN
10 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
11 1 (4.00%) HSRP
11 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
11 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Design Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Network Operations Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Network Support
6 2 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Operations Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) CSS
1 3 (12.00%) SOAP
1 3 (12.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) CMDB
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 9 (36.00%) Network Design
3 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
3 7 (28.00%) Service Management
4 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (24.00%) Network Management
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.00%) Change Management
8 2 (8.00%) Migration
8 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (8.00%) WAN Optimisation
9 1 (4.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 1 (4.00%) Coaching
9 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
9 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
2 1 (4.00%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (56.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (36.00%) CCNP
5 6 (24.00%) CCNA
6 2 (8.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) BladeLogic
1 1 (4.00%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (4.00%) OpenView
1 1 (4.00%) OPNET
1 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) CheckPoint
2 14 (56.00%) Fortinet
3 11 (44.00%) Aruba
4 9 (36.00%) Oracle
5 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
6 5 (20.00%) BMC
6 5 (20.00%) F5
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.00%) Remedy
7 4 (16.00%) HP
7 4 (16.00%) Intel Security
8 3 (12.00%) IBM
8 3 (12.00%) Riverbed
9 2 (8.00%) TOWER Software
9 2 (8.00%) VMware
10 1 (4.00%) CA
10 1 (4.00%) Juniper
10 1 (4.00%) Nokia
10 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds