Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 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.

Cisco Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 80 78
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 126 108 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.48% 2.35% 2.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.02% 13.38% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 77 76
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.64% +21.03%
10th Percentile £206 £187 £275
90th Percentile £518 £450 £556
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £13.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% -62.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.75 £18.14
90th Percentile £15.35 £46.28 £102.50
England median hourly rate £28.25 £32.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -12.40% +17.27% +22.22%

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 968 807 1,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.08% 17.55% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 452 705
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £210 £222 £246
90th Percentile £538 £525 £541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 44
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.82% +12.24% -20.25%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £12.83
90th Percentile £30.54 £50.00 £42.63
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.18 £25.50
% change year-on-year -8.03% +6.60% +13.33%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in the West Midlands

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 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
Birmingham -3 33 £325 -16.13% 13
Shropshire -30 23 £455 +9.64% 10
Solihull +10 18 £450 - 6
Warwickshire +17 11 £513 +46.43% 3
Walsall - 9 - -
Coventry -15 7 £414 +120.53% 7
Staffordshire -5 4 £315 -6.67% 4
Worcestershire -12 4 £400 +83.91% 4
Dudley -3 3 £375 +7.14% 1
Wolverhampton -6 1 - -
Herefordshire -13 1 - - 1
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 107 (84.92%) Cisco
2 79 (62.70%) Firewall
3 76 (60.32%) CCNP
4 68 (53.97%) CCNA
5 65 (51.59%) WAN
6 47 (37.30%) ITIL
7 38 (30.16%) Security Cleared
8 36 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 36 (28.57%) CheckPoint
9 35 (27.78%) LAN
10 34 (26.98%) Wireless
11 30 (23.81%) F5
12 28 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (19.05%) Fortinet
13 24 (19.05%) MPLS
14 23 (18.25%) Amazon AWS
15 22 (17.46%) McAfee
16 21 (16.67%) VPN
17 20 (15.87%) Windows
17 20 (15.87%) Internet
17 20 (15.87%) WAN Optimisation
18 19 (15.08%) Cisco ASA
18 19 (15.08%) CCIE
19 18 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
20 17 (13.49%) Blue Coat
20 17 (13.49%) VoIP
20 17 (13.49%) CISSP
20 17 (13.49%) Network Load Balancing
20 17 (13.49%) ITIL V3
20 17 (13.49%) Aruba

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 3 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (18.25%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (62.70%) Firewall
2 65 (51.59%) WAN
3 35 (27.78%) LAN
4 34 (26.98%) Wireless
5 24 (19.05%) MPLS
6 21 (16.67%) VPN
7 20 (15.87%) Internet
8 19 (15.08%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (13.49%) VoIP
11 16 (12.70%) BGP
11 16 (12.70%) Cisco ISE
12 14 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (11.11%) OSPF
13 10 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (7.94%) Network Security
14 9 (7.14%) VLAN
15 8 (6.35%) DHCP
15 8 (6.35%) SNMP
16 7 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.56%) Finance
3 5 (3.97%) Retail
4 4 (3.17%) Automotive
4 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 78 (61.90%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.87%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (15.08%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (10.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (10.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 9 (7.14%) Architect
6 8 (6.35%) Deployment Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Analyst
7 6 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Security Architect
8 5 (3.97%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.17%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Network Specialist
9 4 (3.17%) Network Support
9 4 (3.17%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.17%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Senior Security Analyst
9 4 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) LAMP
2 2 (1.59%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.32%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.59%) e-Health
4 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.79%) CMDB
5 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.87%) Windows
2 12 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 11 (8.73%) Unix
4 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.97%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.17%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.30%) ITIL
2 20 (15.87%) WAN Optimisation
3 17 (13.49%) ITIL V3
3 17 (13.49%) Network Load Balancing
3 17 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (12.70%) Network Design
5 14 (11.11%) Migration
5 14 (11.11%) Network Management
5 14 (11.11%) Network Packet Analysis
6 12 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (7.94%) SIEM
8 9 (7.14%) Change Control
8 9 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
8 9 (7.14%) Information Security
8 9 (7.14%) Load Balancing
9 8 (6.35%) Coaching
9 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (5.56%) Data Protection
11 6 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.97%) Perl
2 5 (3.97%) Python
3 2 (1.59%) C
3 2 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (60.32%) CCNP
2 68 (53.97%) CCNA
3 38 (30.16%) Security Cleared
4 36 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 19 (15.08%) CCIE
6 17 (13.49%) CISSP
7 11 (8.73%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (4.76%) CCDP
9 6 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (3.97%) CEH
10 5 (3.97%) SANS
11 4 (3.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (3.17%) CCSP
11 4 (3.17%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (3.17%) MCSA
11 4 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.38%) Degree
12 3 (2.38%) MCSE
13 2 (1.59%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) GDPR
1 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.17%) COBIT
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.97%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.17%) vSphere
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (7.94%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.97%) SCCM
2 5 (3.97%) SCOM
3 4 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.38%) Nessus
5 2 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 107 (84.92%) Cisco
2 36 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 30 (23.81%) F5
4 24 (19.05%) Fortinet
5 22 (17.46%) McAfee
6 17 (13.49%) Aruba
6 17 (13.49%) Blue Coat
7 16 (12.70%) HP
8 14 (11.11%) BMC
8 14 (11.11%) IBM
9 13 (10.32%) Meraki
10 10 (7.94%) Juniper
11 9 (7.14%) Oracle
12 8 (6.35%) Palo Alto
12 8 (6.35%) VMware
13 7 (5.56%) Microsoft
13 7 (5.56%) SolarWinds
14 6 (4.76%) NetApp
15 3 (2.38%) Nokia
16 2 (1.59%) Sophos