The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 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 > Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 17 25
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 10 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.85% 5.91% 2.27%
As % of the Vendors category 23.81% 17.46% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 6
Staffordshire median daily rate £388 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -18.75%  
10th Percentile £325 £269 £381
90th Percentile £400 £429 £451
West Midlands median daily rate £393 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +8.27% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.20 £10.96 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -  
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.21 £13.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +9.28% -23.52%  

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 Staffordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 42 63 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 37.17% 33.87% 39.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 53 105
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75%  
10th Percentile £201 £103 £281
90th Percentile £400 £475 £452
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.20 £10.96 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -35.55%  
10th Percentile £13.55 £10.41 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.90 £15.96 £19.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +11.53% -23.52%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Staffordshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Staffordshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Staffordshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Tamworth +1 5 £388 +269.04%
Stafford +6 2 - -
Burton-upon-Trent +1 1 - -
Lichfield - 1 - -
Cisco
West Midlands

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

1 9 (60.00%) VPN
2 8 (53.33%) DHCP
2 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (40.00%) Retail
3 6 (40.00%) Logistics
4 5 (33.33%) FMCG
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) WAN
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) OSPF
6 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (20.00%) CCNA
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) Information Security
6 3 (20.00%) F5
6 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (13.33%) Nexpose
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 2 (13.33%) Office 365
7 2 (13.33%) Software Asset Management
7 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
7 2 (13.33%) LogRhythm
7 2 (13.33%) SIEM
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) VPN
2 8 (53.33%) DHCP
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) OSPF
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) IPsec
6 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (6.67%) DMVPN
7 1 (6.67%) HSRP
7 1 (6.67%) Modbus
7 1 (6.67%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business IT Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) IT Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Build Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Project Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Audio Visual Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Telephony Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Transformation Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) FMCG
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) CESG
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) VxWorks
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Logistics
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Information Security
3 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (13.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 2 (13.33%) Service Design
4 2 (13.33%) SIEM
4 2 (13.33%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CCDP
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) GDPR
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Nexpose
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (13.33%) Dell
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) LogRhythm
3 2 (13.33%) Proofpoint
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) Kaspersky
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Xerox