Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 24 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 13 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.76% 4.24% 3.76%
As % of the Vendors category 12.26% 11.24% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 11
Staffordshire median daily rate £388 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.64% +17.31% -18.75%
10th Percentile £263 £341 £288
90th Percentile £413 £400 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £393
% change year-on-year - -4.46% +20.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £22.60 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.78% +259.86%
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.41 £24.50
% change year-on-year +13.60% -37.12% +44.12%

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 106 89 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 38.83% 37.71% 36.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 66 91
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £364 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.72% +11.92% -13.33%
10th Percentile £249 £201 £128
90th Percentile £475 £445 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Staffordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £14.35 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.34% -10.31% +6.67%
10th Percentile £15.61 £12.81 £12.08
90th Percentile £56.75 £40.75 £46.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.82 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.19% +9.10% -12.12%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018. 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
Stafford 0 2 £388 -
Cannock - 2 £275 - 2
Burton-upon-Trent -3 1 £315 - 3
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £325 - 7
Cisco
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 11 (84.62%) WAN
2 10 (76.92%) LAN
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) MPLS
5 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
5 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) NetApp
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) CCNP
6 3 (23.08%) CCNA
6 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (15.38%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
7 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
7 2 (15.38%) Wireless
7 2 (15.38%) Release Management
7 2 (15.38%) SCCM
7 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) XenApp
7 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
7 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (15.38%) F5
7 2 (15.38%) High Availability
7 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) VoIP

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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) WAN
2 10 (76.92%) LAN
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
4 5 (38.46%) MPLS
5 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) VoIP
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) WLAN
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (7.69%) Network Security
7 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 2 (15.38%) Release Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Commercial Awareness
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCNA
2 3 (23.08%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) NetApp
2 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) F5
2 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) SonicWALL