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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 65 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 -18  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 44 79 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.15% 2.65% 3.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.25% 13.46% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 45 49
Median daily rate £388 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £540 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £346
% change year-on-year +10.71% +1.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.28 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.60% -39.08%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.78% +75.00%  

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 391 587 456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.13% 19.66% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 326 280
Median daily rate £413 £380 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 34
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 +9 17 £388 +12.72% 6
Solihull +9 6 - - 1
Staffordshire -2 4 £338 +3.84% 5
Shropshire +11 3 £413 +18.02% 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £300 -
Coventry +13 2 £288 -47.72% 1
Herefordshire -7 2 £338 -10.00%
Dudley - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire +7 1 - - 3
Cisco Certification
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 58 (72.50%) CCNP
2 55 (68.75%) Cisco
3 44 (55.00%) CCNA
4 37 (46.25%) Firewall
5 31 (38.75%) WAN
6 28 (35.00%) LAN
7 25 (31.25%) Wireless
8 21 (26.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (23.75%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (22.50%) ITIL
11 17 (21.25%) VPN
11 17 (21.25%) Network Management
12 15 (18.75%) Data Centre
13 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
13 14 (17.50%) Finance
14 12 (15.00%) CheckPoint
14 12 (15.00%) SC Cleared
15 11 (13.75%) F5
15 11 (13.75%) Juniper
15 11 (13.75%) OSPF
15 11 (13.75%) Migration
15 11 (13.75%) Network Design
16 10 (12.50%) Windows
17 9 (11.25%) BGP
17 9 (11.25%) ITIL V3
18 8 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
18 8 (10.00%) CCIE
18 8 (10.00%) DHCP
19 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
19 7 (8.75%) JNCIA

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 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (46.25%) Firewall
2 31 (38.75%) WAN
3 28 (35.00%) LAN
4 25 (31.25%) Wireless
5 21 (26.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 19 (23.75%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (21.25%) VPN
8 11 (13.75%) OSPF
9 9 (11.25%) BGP
10 8 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
10 8 (10.00%) DHCP
11 7 (8.75%) EIGRP
12 6 (7.50%) Network Security
12 6 (7.50%) VoIP
13 5 (6.25%) DNS
13 5 (6.25%) HSRP
13 5 (6.25%) IPsec
13 5 (6.25%) VLAN
14 4 (5.00%) TACACS
14 4 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (17.50%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Electronics
3 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 18 (22.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) Architect
5 8 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 6 (7.50%) Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Network Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.75%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Network Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Network Support
8 3 (3.75%) Network Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Project Manager
9 2 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.50%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) PKI
5 1 (1.25%) CESG
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
2 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.50%) Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Unix
4 1 (1.25%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.50%) ITIL
2 17 (21.25%) Network Management
3 11 (13.75%) Migration
3 11 (13.75%) Network Design
4 9 (11.25%) ITIL V3
5 6 (7.50%) Performance Management
6 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.25%) Service Management
7 4 (5.00%) Change Management
7 4 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.50%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (2.50%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (2.50%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.50%) Statistics
8 2 (2.50%) Validation
8 2 (2.50%) Visualisation
8 2 (2.50%) WAN Optimisation
9 1 (1.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) C
1 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.25%) C#
2 1 (1.25%) C++
2 1 (1.25%) Java
2 1 (1.25%) Python
2 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (72.50%) CCNP
2 44 (55.00%) CCNA
3 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
4 12 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.00%) CCIE
6 7 (8.75%) JNCIA
6 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (6.25%) CCDP
7 5 (6.25%) MCSE
8 3 (3.75%) Degree
8 3 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.50%) CCDA
9 2 (2.50%) CCSA
9 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.50%) MCITP
9 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (2.50%) VCP6
10 1 (1.25%) CEH
10 1 (1.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 55 (68.75%) Cisco
2 12 (15.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (13.75%) F5
3 11 (13.75%) Juniper
4 7 (8.75%) Riverbed
4 7 (8.75%) SolarWinds
4 7 (8.75%) VMware
5 6 (7.50%) EMC
5 6 (7.50%) Palo Alto
6 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.00%) SevOne
8 3 (3.75%) EqualLogic
8 3 (3.75%) Sophos
9 2 (2.50%) McAfee
9 2 (2.50%) NetApp
10 1 (1.25%) Avaya
10 1 (1.25%) CA
10 1 (1.25%) HP
10 1 (1.25%) Siemens
10 1 (1.25%) Veritas
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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