Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

Cisco Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 72 83
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 116 156 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.44% 2.53% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.63% 12.29% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 77 44
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -
10th Percentile £181 £270 £236
90th Percentile £462 £550 £492
England median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £45.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.43% - -
England median hourly rate £26.99 £28.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -3.62% +17.89% +14.46%

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 851 1269 929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.88% 20.56% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 700 498
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £208 £238 £200
90th Percentile £524 £544 £525
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 43 65
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +42.91%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.55 £10.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -8 38 £363 -7.94% 7
Worcestershire +19 17 £200 -33.33%
Shropshire -5 12 £415 +10.67%
Dudley - 12 £350 -
Coventry +17 6 £188 -62.12% 3
Warwickshire -4 6 £475 +7.95% 1
Solihull -5 3 - -
West Bromwich +3 2 £175 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £300 -
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 93 (80.17%) Cisco
2 81 (69.83%) CCNP
3 68 (58.62%) Firewall
4 50 (43.10%) WAN
5 48 (41.38%) VPN
5 48 (41.38%) CCNA
6 35 (30.17%) CCIE
6 35 (30.17%) LAN
6 35 (30.17%) Wireless
7 33 (28.45%) MPLS
8 27 (23.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (20.69%) Data Centre
11 23 (19.83%) F5
12 21 (18.10%) Fortinet
12 21 (18.10%) DHCP
13 20 (17.24%) Windows
13 20 (17.24%) CheckPoint
14 19 (16.38%) ITIL
15 17 (14.66%) Juniper
15 17 (14.66%) VMware
15 17 (14.66%) Service Delivery
15 17 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
16 16 (13.79%) WAN Optimisation
16 16 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
17 15 (12.93%) VLAN
17 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
17 15 (12.93%) Blue Coat
17 15 (12.93%) Internet
18 14 (12.07%) Network Design

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 (2.59%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.86%) Apache
2 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.59%) Akamai
3 3 (2.59%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 68 (58.62%) Firewall
2 50 (43.10%) WAN
3 48 (41.38%) VPN
4 35 (30.17%) LAN
4 35 (30.17%) Wireless
5 33 (28.45%) MPLS
6 27 (23.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 26 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (18.10%) DHCP
9 16 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (12.93%) Internet
10 15 (12.93%) VLAN
11 12 (10.34%) Network Security
11 12 (10.34%) OSPF
12 11 (9.48%) BGP
12 11 (9.48%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (9.48%) DNS
12 11 (9.48%) HSRP
12 11 (9.48%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (7.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.72%) MySQL
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (2.59%) Finance
2 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.86%) Advertising
3 1 (0.86%) Automotive
3 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (58.62%) Network Engineer
2 30 (25.86%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (22.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (11.21%) Architect
5 12 (10.34%) Network Architect
6 11 (9.48%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (7.76%) Technical Specialist
8 8 (6.90%) Network Specialist
9 6 (5.17%) Security Engineer
9 6 (5.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Cisco Network Specialist
10 4 (3.45%) Cisco Specialist
10 4 (3.45%) Network Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Network Support
10 4 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Switch Engineer
11 3 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (2.59%) Consultant
11 3 (2.59%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.31%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.86%) LAMP
2 1 (0.86%) XML
2 1 (0.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.03%) PKI
4 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.45%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.72%) SCADA
5 2 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.86%) NHS
6 1 (0.86%) User Experience
6 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.24%) Windows
2 8 (6.90%) Linux
3 6 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.31%) Unix
5 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.38%) ITIL
2 17 (14.66%) Service Delivery
3 16 (13.79%) WAN Optimisation
4 14 (12.07%) Network Design
4 14 (12.07%) Network Management
4 14 (12.07%) Service Management
5 13 (11.21%) Network Load Balancing
5 13 (11.21%) Network Packet Analysis
5 13 (11.21%) Validation
6 12 (10.34%) ITIL V3
6 12 (10.34%) Performance Metrics
6 12 (10.34%) Statistics
7 9 (7.76%) Problem Management
8 8 (6.90%) Service Design
9 7 (6.03%) Load Balancing
9 7 (6.03%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (5.17%) Coaching
11 5 (4.31%) SIEM
11 5 (4.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 4 (3.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.72%) SQL
2 1 (0.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 81 (69.83%) CCNP
2 48 (41.38%) CCNA
3 35 (30.17%) CCIE
4 12 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 11 (9.48%) SC Cleared
6 10 (8.62%) CISSP
7 7 (6.03%) Degree
8 6 (5.17%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (4.31%) MCSE
9 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.59%) JNCIA
11 3 (2.59%) VCP6
12 2 (1.72%) CCIE Security
12 2 (1.72%) CEH
12 2 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.72%) GCIA
12 2 (1.72%) Master's Degree
12 2 (1.72%) MCP
12 2 (1.72%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.86%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.72%) Snort
5 1 (0.86%) iptables
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.86%) Postfix
5 1 (0.86%) Samba
5 1 (0.86%) Squid
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.59%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.59%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (2.59%) Nagios
2 3 (2.59%) SCOM
3 2 (1.72%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.86%) Nessus
4 1 (0.86%) Nmap
Vendors
1 93 (80.17%) Cisco
2 23 (19.83%) F5
3 21 (18.10%) Fortinet
4 20 (17.24%) CheckPoint
5 17 (14.66%) Juniper
5 17 (14.66%) VMware
6 15 (12.93%) Blue Coat
7 13 (11.21%) BMC
7 13 (11.21%) IBM
8 11 (9.48%) HP
8 11 (9.48%) McAfee
9 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
10 9 (7.76%) Aruba
11 8 (6.90%) Palo Alto
11 8 (6.90%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.45%) Citrix
12 4 (3.45%) Sophos
13 3 (2.59%) AppDynamics
13 3 (2.59%) Infoblox
14 2 (1.72%) Lancope