Period
to 28 February 2020

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 6 months to 28 February 2020 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
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 40 31
Rank change year-on-year +29 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 10 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.20% 2.07% 2.61%
As % of the Vendors category 18.18% 5.21% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Staffordshire median daily rate £400 £300 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -2.44% -22.15%
10th Percentile £228 £263 £204
90th Percentile £521 £359 £436
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.70 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% -22.20% -
10th Percentile £14.50 £16.35 £15.43
90th Percentile £15.50 £19.05 £29.88
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% -16.67% -16.00%

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 Staffordshire.

All Vendors
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 55 96 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 45.08% 39.67% 32.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 54 61
Staffordshire median daily rate £363 £364 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% -0.34% +12.31%
10th Percentile £159 £175 £263
90th Percentile £463 £475 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 6
Staffordshire median hourly rate £16.20 £45.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +172.73% +6.45%
10th Percentile £13.15 £15.37 £13.19
90th Percentile £35.00 £60.10 £35.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £15.93 £15.43
% change year-on-year +1.69% +3.27% +2.83%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 28 February 2020. 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
Lichfield - 3 £175 - 1
Stafford - 3 £400 - 3
Stoke-on-Trent +12 1 £510 +56.92% 8
Cisco
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (70.00%) CCNA
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Juniper
4 4 (40.00%) Network Design
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) Dell
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) F5
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (30.00%) Proactive Management
5 3 (30.00%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Network Management
6 2 (20.00%) Release Management
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) IPsec
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) OSPF
3 1 (10.00%) RSVP
3 1 (10.00%) SSH
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Data Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Network Design
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (30.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 3 (30.00%) Proactive Management
4 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (20.00%) Network Management
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (10.00%) DNA
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CCNA
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Dell
2 3 (30.00%) F5
2 3 (30.00%) HP