Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 31 May 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.

Cisco Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 126 100
Rank change year-on-year +82 -26 -15
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 88 69 104
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.31% 1.49% 2.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.22% 7.38% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 72
Median daily rate £550 £375 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.67% -7.41% +11.72%
10th Percentile £363 £200 £232
90th Percentile £700 £538 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 11
Median hourly rate £18.25 £12.00 £12.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.08% -3.23% -
10th Percentile £16.48 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £19.43 £22.65 £14.00
England median hourly rate £24.12 £33.40 £28.00
% change year-on-year -27.78% +19.29% +2.26%

Cisco Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 511 935 946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.05% 20.21% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 514 507
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £258 £220
90th Percentile £640 £600 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 48
Median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% -31.46% +27.14%
10th Percentile £11.95 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £20.48 £47.50 £44.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco Certification in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco Certification in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 31 May 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
Birmingham +22 10 £536 +37.50% 2
Solihull +10 9 - - 1
Herefordshire -1 7 £513 -
Coventry +24 6 £400 -11.11% 2
Staffordshire +14 5 £450 +125.00% 8
Warwickshire +15 2 £430 -18.10% 1
Worcestershire +24 1 - - 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £569 -
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 80 (90.91%) Cisco
2 69 (78.41%) CCNP
3 61 (69.32%) Security Cleared
4 55 (62.50%) WAN
5 54 (61.36%) LAN
6 52 (59.09%) DV Cleared
7 49 (55.68%) CCNA
8 43 (48.86%) CCIE
9 42 (47.73%) Firewall
10 38 (43.18%) OSPF
10 38 (43.18%) VoIP
11 37 (42.05%) Juniper
12 34 (38.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 33 (37.50%) BGP
13 33 (37.50%) Oracle
13 33 (37.50%) Python
14 31 (35.23%) EIGRP
15 30 (34.09%) Dell
15 30 (34.09%) Linux
16 29 (32.95%) Cisco ISE
17 28 (31.82%) DMVPN
17 28 (31.82%) Microsoft
17 28 (31.82%) Cryptography
18 26 (29.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
19 25 (28.41%) Splunk
19 25 (28.41%) SolarWinds
19 25 (28.41%) Network Design
20 23 (26.14%) CCDA
20 23 (26.14%) VPN
21 22 (25.00%) CCDP

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 14 (15.91%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.14%) IIS
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) Azure
2 8 (9.09%) AWS
3 5 (5.68%) GCP
4 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (62.50%) WAN
2 54 (61.36%) LAN
3 42 (47.73%) Firewall
4 38 (43.18%) OSPF
4 38 (43.18%) VoIP
5 34 (38.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 33 (37.50%) BGP
7 31 (35.23%) EIGRP
8 29 (32.95%) Cisco ISE
9 28 (31.82%) DMVPN
10 23 (26.14%) VPN
11 14 (15.91%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (15.91%) Skype
11 14 (15.91%) Unified Communications
12 13 (14.77%) Wireless
13 9 (10.23%) DHCP
13 9 (10.23%) DNS
13 9 (10.23%) IPsec
14 7 (7.95%) Ethernet
15 6 (6.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (1.14%) Data Lake
1 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 11 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.36%) Public Sector
3 4 (4.55%) Electronics
3 4 (4.55%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 2 (2.27%) Legal
4 2 (2.27%) Military
5 1 (1.14%) Police
Job Titles
1 53 (60.23%) Network Engineer
2 20 (22.73%) Architect
3 15 (17.05%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 15 (17.05%) Network Design Engineer
4 14 (15.91%) Design Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Network Architect
5 8 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 6 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Administrator
7 5 (5.68%) Network Administrator
7 5 (5.68%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Junior
9 3 (3.41%) Junior Network Administrator
9 3 (3.41%) Security Architect
9 3 (3.41%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Switch Engineer
10 2 (2.27%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.27%) LDAP
2 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) CMDB
1 6 (6.82%) Data Centre
1 6 (6.82%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.14%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (1.14%) Digital Signage
2 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (1.14%) IPTV
2 1 (1.14%) PKI
2 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
2 1 (1.14%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.09%) Linux
2 6 (6.82%) CatOS
3 5 (5.68%) Windows
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Unix
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) Cryptography
2 25 (28.41%) Network Design
3 19 (21.59%) Enterprise Architecture
4 17 (19.32%) Change Management
5 16 (18.18%) TOGAF
6 15 (17.05%) Configuration Management
6 15 (17.05%) Incident Management
6 15 (17.05%) Service Management
7 14 (15.91%) ITSM
7 14 (15.91%) Knowledge Management
7 14 (15.91%) Problem Management
7 14 (15.91%) Validation
8 13 (14.77%) MODAF
9 12 (13.64%) Zachman Framework
10 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (9.09%) Project Delivery
11 8 (9.09%) Project Management
12 7 (7.95%) DNA
12 7 (7.95%) ITIL
13 6 (6.82%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.50%) Python
2 3 (3.41%) C
3 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (78.41%) CCNP
2 61 (69.32%) Security Cleared
3 52 (59.09%) DV Cleared
4 49 (55.68%) CCNA
5 43 (48.86%) CCIE
6 26 (29.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 23 (26.14%) CCDA
8 22 (25.00%) CCDP
9 19 (21.59%) CCIE Collaboration
10 16 (18.18%) CISSP
11 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (13.64%) Degree
13 5 (5.68%) CCDE
14 3 (3.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 3 (3.41%) CCSP
14 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
15 2 (2.27%) CCIE Security
15 2 (2.27%) CISM
16 1 (1.14%) CCVP
16 1 (1.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.14%) GDPR
2 1 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.14%) NCSC
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.64%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.14%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.14%) UAG
4 1 (1.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) OpenView
2 2 (2.27%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.14%) Ansible
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.14%) Nagios
3 1 (1.14%) QRadar
3 1 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 80 (90.91%) Cisco
2 37 (42.05%) Juniper
3 33 (37.50%) Oracle
4 30 (34.09%) Dell
5 28 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 25 (28.41%) SolarWinds
6 25 (28.41%) Splunk
7 14 (15.91%) VMware
8 8 (9.09%) CheckPoint
9 7 (7.95%) F5
10 6 (6.82%) Google
11 4 (4.55%) SAP
12 3 (3.41%) HP
13 2 (2.27%) Fortinet
13 2 (2.27%) McAfee
14 1 (1.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 1 (1.14%) Avaya
14 1 (1.14%) Forcepoint
14 1 (1.14%) Palo Alto
14 1 (1.14%) Red Hat