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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certification
England / West Midlands
Rank 82 74 77
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 36 57 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.59% 2.12% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.22% 10.12% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 25
Median daily rate £363 £436 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.76% +39.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £258 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £15.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +33.56% -8.88%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 438 563 452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.35% 20.90% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 316 231
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £36.70 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification in the West Midlands.

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Birmingham +17 26 £363 +45.00% 7
Solihull -9 3 £320 - 3
Shropshire +30 2 £413 +3.12%
Worcestershire +1 1 - - 3
Staffordshire 0 1 £325 -27.77% 1
Coventry -9 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £338 - 1
Cisco Certification
England

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 87 (78.38%) Cisco
2 71 (63.96%) CCNP
3 68 (61.26%) CCNA
4 52 (46.85%) Firewall
5 45 (40.54%) LAN
6 42 (37.84%) WAN
7 36 (32.43%) Security Cleared
8 33 (29.73%) SC Cleared
9 32 (28.83%) CheckPoint
10 29 (26.13%) Juniper
11 28 (25.23%) Wireless
12 27 (24.32%) OSPF
12 27 (24.32%) Network Design
13 24 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (21.62%) VPN
14 23 (20.72%) BGP
15 21 (18.92%) Network Management
15 21 (18.92%) F5
16 20 (18.02%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (18.02%) ITIL
17 16 (14.41%) Migration
18 15 (13.51%) CCDA
18 15 (13.51%) Data Centre
18 15 (13.51%) Network Security
19 14 (12.61%) MPLS
20 12 (10.81%) CCDP
21 10 (9.01%) CCIE
21 10 (9.01%) VoIP
22 9 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
22 9 (8.11%) Windows

Cisco Certification
Top Related 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 1 (0.90%) SAS
1 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.80%) Office 365
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (46.85%) Firewall
2 45 (40.54%) LAN
3 42 (37.84%) WAN
4 28 (25.23%) Wireless
5 27 (24.32%) OSPF
6 24 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (21.62%) VPN
7 23 (20.72%) BGP
8 20 (18.02%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (13.51%) Network Security
10 14 (12.61%) MPLS
11 10 (9.01%) VoIP
12 9 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (7.21%) EIGRP
14 7 (6.31%) Unified Communications
15 6 (5.41%) Cisco Wireless
15 6 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 6 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 6 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (5.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (7.21%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Automotive
3 2 (1.80%) Electronics
3 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (63.06%) Network Engineer
2 37 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 34 (30.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (9.01%) Analyst
5 9 (8.11%) Designer
5 9 (8.11%) Network Designer
6 6 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 6 (5.41%) Implementation Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Security Analyst
6 6 (5.41%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) Design Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (4.50%) Network Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Network Support
8 4 (3.60%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) CSS
2 2 (1.80%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.90%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.50%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.11%) Windows
2 8 (7.21%) Linux
2 8 (7.21%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.41%) Unix
4 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.90%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) Network Design
2 21 (18.92%) Network Management
3 20 (18.02%) ITIL
4 16 (14.41%) Migration
5 8 (7.21%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.31%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (6.31%) ITIL V3
6 7 (6.31%) Load Balancing
7 6 (5.41%) Data Analysis
7 6 (5.41%) Disk Encryption
7 6 (5.41%) Forensic Analysis
7 6 (5.41%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (5.41%) Malware Analysis
7 6 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (5.41%) Security Monitoring
7 6 (5.41%) SIEM
7 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.50%) Change Management
8 5 (4.50%) Information Security
8 5 (4.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.90%) C
1 1 (0.90%) C#
1 1 (0.90%) C++
1 1 (0.90%) Java
1 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (63.96%) CCNP
2 68 (61.26%) CCNA
3 36 (32.43%) Security Cleared
4 33 (29.73%) SC Cleared
5 15 (13.51%) CCDA
6 12 (10.81%) CCDP
7 10 (9.01%) CCIE
8 8 (7.21%) MCP
9 7 (6.31%) CCSA
9 7 (6.31%) JNCIA
10 6 (5.41%) CEH
10 6 (5.41%) GCFA
10 6 (5.41%) GCIH
11 5 (4.50%) CCVP
11 5 (4.50%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.70%) A+ Certification
12 3 (2.70%) MCSE
12 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (4.50%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 87 (78.38%) Cisco
2 32 (28.83%) CheckPoint
3 29 (26.13%) Juniper
4 21 (18.92%) F5
5 8 (7.21%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.21%) VMware
6 7 (6.31%) Riverbed
7 6 (5.41%) IBM
7 6 (5.41%) Palo Alto
8 5 (4.50%) HP
8 5 (4.50%) Nokia
8 5 (4.50%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.60%) Aruba
9 4 (3.60%) Intel Security
9 4 (3.60%) Remedy
10 3 (2.70%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.70%) BT
10 3 (2.70%) EMC
10 3 (2.70%) EqualLogic
10 3 (2.70%) Fortinet
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