Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 72 93
Rank change year-on-year +5 +21 -24
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 126 137 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.67% 2.50% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.25% 11.87% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 65 38
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.66% -9.62%
10th Percentile £181 £244 £170
90th Percentile £488 £524 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.00% - -
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% -27.14% +66.67%

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 826 1,154 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.52% 21.08% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 623 486
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +4.41% +5.36%
10th Percentile £195 £226 £179
90th Percentile £525 £541 £533
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 34 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.91 £20.25 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.62% -35.59% +25.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.08 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.53 £37.98 £44.36
England median hourly rate £23.38 £25.50 £25.66
% change year-on-year -8.33% -0.62% +35.05%

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 January 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
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 January 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 -15 33 £288 -16.67% 11
Worcestershire +16 20 £200 +53.85% 9
Shropshire -9 18 £460 +18.71% 5
Warwickshire +5 16 £475 +7.95% 3
Dudley - 9 £350 -
Coventry +11 8 £188 -58.33% 7
Solihull +4 3 - - 3
West Bromwich +5 2 £175 - 1
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 98 (77.78%) Cisco
2 89 (70.63%) CCNP
3 77 (61.11%) Firewall
4 57 (45.24%) WAN
5 53 (42.06%) CCNA
6 46 (36.51%) VPN
7 39 (30.95%) MPLS
7 39 (30.95%) Wireless
8 38 (30.16%) LAN
9 37 (29.37%) CCIE
10 32 (25.40%) F5
11 30 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
11 30 (23.81%) CheckPoint
12 29 (23.02%) ITIL
13 28 (22.22%) Fortinet
14 27 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
15 26 (20.63%) Windows
16 24 (19.05%) Data Centre
17 23 (18.25%) Internet
17 23 (18.25%) VLAN
17 23 (18.25%) Intrusion Detection
18 22 (17.46%) Blue Coat
19 21 (16.67%) CISSP
19 21 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
19 21 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
19 21 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
20 20 (15.87%) Network Packet Analysis
20 20 (15.87%) Network Load Balancing
20 20 (15.87%) BMC
20 20 (15.87%) IBM

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 5 (3.97%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.76%) Office 365
4 3 (2.38%) Akamai
4 3 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (2.38%) PaaS
5 1 (0.79%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 77 (61.11%) Firewall
2 57 (45.24%) WAN
3 46 (36.51%) VPN
4 39 (30.95%) MPLS
4 39 (30.95%) Wireless
5 38 (30.16%) LAN
6 23 (18.25%) Internet
6 23 (18.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 23 (18.25%) VLAN
7 21 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (15.87%) DHCP
9 17 (13.49%) Network Security
10 13 (10.32%) BGP
10 13 (10.32%) DNS
10 13 (10.32%) OSPF
11 12 (9.52%) SNMP
12 11 (8.73%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (8.73%) HSRP
13 10 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.59%) MySQL
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (3.17%) Automotive
1 4 (3.17%) Finance
2 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.59%) Back Office
4 1 (0.79%) Advertising
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 31 (24.60%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 22 (17.46%) Architect
5 13 (10.32%) Network Architect
6 11 (8.73%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (8.73%) Support Engineer
7 9 (7.14%) Network Support
7 9 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
7 9 (7.14%) Security Architect
8 7 (5.56%) Incident Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Network Specialist
9 6 (4.76%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (3.97%) Switch Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 3 (2.38%) Cisco Specialist
12 3 (2.38%) Network Operations Engineer
12 3 (2.38%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.38%) OAuth
2 3 (2.38%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.79%) LAMP
3 1 (0.79%) XML
3 1 (0.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.49%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.14%) PKI
4 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.17%) Cyberattack
6 3 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.59%) SCADA
7 2 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.59%) User Experience
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.79%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.63%) Windows
2 10 (7.94%) Unix
3 9 (7.14%) Linux
4 7 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.59%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.02%) ITIL
2 21 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
3 20 (15.87%) Network Load Balancing
3 20 (15.87%) Network Packet Analysis
4 17 (13.49%) Network Design
5 15 (11.90%) ITIL V3
5 15 (11.90%) SIEM
6 14 (11.11%) Information Security
7 12 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 12 (9.52%) Service Management
7 12 (9.52%) Validation
8 11 (8.73%) Network Management
9 10 (7.94%) Identity Management
9 10 (7.94%) Performance Metrics
9 10 (7.94%) Security Architecture
10 9 (7.14%) Statistics
11 8 (6.35%) Coaching
11 8 (6.35%) Problem Management
11 8 (6.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.76%) Python
3 5 (3.97%) Perl
4 4 (3.17%) SQL
5 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (70.63%) CCNP
2 53 (42.06%) CCNA
3 37 (29.37%) CCIE
4 21 (16.67%) CISSP
5 16 (12.70%) Security Cleared
6 15 (11.90%) SC Cleared
7 13 (10.32%) Degree
8 8 (6.35%) SANS
9 6 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (4.76%) MCSE
9 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (3.97%) CEH
10 5 (3.97%) CISM
11 4 (3.17%) CCDP
12 3 (2.38%) GIAC
12 3 (2.38%) JNCIA
12 3 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.59%) GCIA
13 2 (1.59%) ISSAP
13 2 (1.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) GDPR
2 3 (2.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.79%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (8.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.59%) KVM
4 2 (1.59%) Snort
4 2 (1.59%) XenServer
5 1 (0.79%) iptables
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.79%) Postfix
5 1 (0.79%) Samba
5 1 (0.79%) Squid
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (11.90%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.38%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.38%) Nagios
3 3 (2.38%) SCOM
4 2 (1.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.79%) Nessus
5 1 (0.79%) Nmap
5 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 98 (77.78%) Cisco
2 32 (25.40%) F5
3 30 (23.81%) CheckPoint
4 28 (22.22%) Fortinet
5 22 (17.46%) Blue Coat
6 20 (15.87%) BMC
6 20 (15.87%) IBM
7 19 (15.08%) HP
8 18 (14.29%) McAfee
9 17 (13.49%) Aruba
9 17 (13.49%) VMware
10 13 (10.32%) Juniper
11 11 (8.73%) Microsoft
12 7 (5.56%) Oracle
12 7 (5.56%) SolarWinds
13 6 (4.76%) Citrix
14 5 (3.97%) Palo Alto
15 3 (2.38%) AppDynamics
15 3 (2.38%) Infoblox
15 3 (2.38%) Sophos