Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 100 72
Rank change year-on-year -1 -28 -4
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 105 75 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.02% 1.69% 2.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.38% 9.23% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 45 89
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +17.19%
10th Percentile £253 £305 £274
90th Percentile £550 £457 £540
England median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £12.50 £18.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.80% -32.93% -37.88%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £15.63
90th Percentile £14.00 £50.65 £80.50
England median hourly rate £31.38 £31.47 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.30% +25.88% +11.11%

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 1,012 813 1,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.46% 18.32% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 459 714
West Midlands median daily rate £423 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £241
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 38 47
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £23.13 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.16% +25.00% -37.10%
10th Percentile £12.18 £11.25 £12.40
90th Percentile £39.13 £37.67 £43.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £27.44
% change year-on-year -15.25% +7.51% +21.96%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -24 30 £320 -14.67% 12
Solihull +1 20 £425 +13.33% 4
Warwickshire +12 16 £500 +42.86% 1
Shropshire -20 9 £550 +33.33% 3
Walsall - 9 - -
Coventry -13 5 £394 +37.13% 2
Worcestershire -4 3 £360 - 3
Staffordshire -6 3 £351 +6.04% 6
Herefordshire +7 1 - -
Wolverhampton -8 1 - - 2
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 82 (78.10%) Cisco
2 65 (61.90%) CCNA
2 65 (61.90%) Firewall
3 57 (54.29%) CCNP
4 55 (52.38%) WAN
5 37 (35.24%) ITIL
5 37 (35.24%) LAN
6 26 (24.76%) Network Design
7 24 (22.86%) Security Cleared
8 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
8 22 (20.95%) Windows
9 20 (19.05%) CISSP
9 20 (19.05%) MPLS
10 19 (18.10%) CheckPoint
11 17 (16.19%) Wireless
11 17 (16.19%) F5
11 17 (16.19%) SIEM
12 16 (15.24%) Network Security
12 16 (15.24%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (15.24%) Network Monitoring
12 16 (15.24%) CCIE
13 15 (14.29%) VoIP
13 15 (14.29%) Unix
13 15 (14.29%) Juniper
13 15 (14.29%) Information Security
13 15 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
14 14 (13.33%) Cisco ISE
14 14 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (13.33%) Telecoms
15 13 (12.38%) Identity Management

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 (2.86%) Apache
2 2 (1.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.81%) Office 365
4 1 (0.95%) G Suite
4 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (61.90%) Firewall
2 55 (52.38%) WAN
3 37 (35.24%) LAN
4 20 (19.05%) MPLS
5 17 (16.19%) Wireless
6 16 (15.24%) Network Security
7 15 (14.29%) VoIP
8 14 (13.33%) Cisco ISE
8 14 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (12.38%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (12.38%) VPN
10 12 (11.43%) SAN
10 12 (11.43%) SNMP
11 11 (10.48%) VLAN
12 10 (9.52%) Junos
13 7 (6.67%) Internet
14 6 (5.71%) BGP
15 5 (4.76%) Ethernet
16 4 (3.81%) OSPF
16 4 (3.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.71%) Finance
3 5 (4.76%) Retail
4 4 (3.81%) Automotive
4 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (50.48%) Network Engineer
2 16 (15.24%) Architect
2 16 (15.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (11.43%) Security Architect
4 9 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) Deployment Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Design Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Security Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) WAP
2 3 (2.86%) LAMP
3 1 (0.95%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.95%) OAuth
3 1 (0.95%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.38%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.48%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.90%) e-Health
5 2 (1.90%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.95%) BYOD
6 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.95%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.95%) Windows
2 15 (14.29%) Unix
3 9 (8.57%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.71%) Windows 10
4 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.90%) Linux
7 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.24%) ITIL
2 26 (24.76%) Network Design
3 17 (16.19%) SIEM
4 16 (15.24%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (15.24%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
5 15 (14.29%) Information Security
6 13 (12.38%) Identity Management
7 12 (11.43%) Migration
7 12 (11.43%) Security Architecture
8 11 (10.48%) Data Protection
9 10 (9.52%) Information Governance
9 10 (9.52%) Network Management
9 10 (9.52%) Risk Management
10 9 (8.57%) Change Control
10 9 (8.57%) Load Balancing
10 9 (8.57%) SDLC
10 9 (8.57%) Security Hardening
11 7 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
12 6 (5.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.52%) Perl
2 10 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (1.90%) C
4 1 (0.95%) SQL
4 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (61.90%) CCNA
2 57 (54.29%) CCNP
3 24 (22.86%) Security Cleared
4 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
5 20 (19.05%) CISSP
6 16 (15.24%) CCIE
7 12 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (9.52%) SANS
9 9 (8.57%) CCDP
9 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (7.62%) Degree
11 6 (5.71%) CEH
12 5 (4.76%) MCSE
12 5 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (3.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (3.81%) CCSP
13 4 (3.81%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (3.81%) MCSA
14 3 (2.86%) Check Point Certification
15 2 (1.90%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.43%) GDPR
2 5 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.81%) COBIT
4 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.81%) vSphere
4 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.76%) SCOM
3 4 (3.81%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (3.81%) SCCM
4 3 (2.86%) Nessus
5 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 82 (78.10%) Cisco
2 19 (18.10%) CheckPoint
3 17 (16.19%) F5
4 15 (14.29%) Juniper
5 13 (12.38%) Oracle
6 11 (10.48%) HP
6 11 (10.48%) Meraki
6 11 (10.48%) VMware
7 8 (7.62%) Aruba
7 8 (7.62%) Fortinet
7 8 (7.62%) McAfee
8 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.71%) NetApp
9 5 (4.76%) Palo Alto
9 5 (4.76%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.81%) Nokia
10 4 (3.81%) Radware
11 3 (2.86%) BMC
11 3 (2.86%) Dell
11 3 (2.86%) Sophos