Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 142 168
Rank change year-on-year -30 +26 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 36 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.91% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.96% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 23
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -1.32% +26.67%
10th Percentile £284 £181 £314
90th Percentile £530 £440 £460
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.65 £32.00 £29.85
% change year-on-year -35.48% +7.20% +32.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,786 4,356 5,859
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.76% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,898 2,733 3,485
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £233 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £542 £540
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 203 224
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.60 £50.00 £39.28
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

Cisco Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Cisco Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Engineer in the West Midlands

Cisco Engineer
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 Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Engineer in the West Midlands

Cisco Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Engineer in the West Midlands

Cisco Engineer
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 Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Engineer in the West Midlands

Cisco Engineer
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 Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
Solihull +13 15 £425 +21.43%
Birmingham -3 9 £375 +100.00%
Shropshire -49 6 £530 +20.45%
Coventry -17 2 £425 +126.67% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £358 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £350 -
Cisco Engineer
England

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Cisco Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Cisco Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (55.56%) WAN
2 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (52.78%) Firewall
3 19 (52.78%) SC Cleared
3 19 (52.78%) Security Cleared
4 14 (38.89%) CCNA
5 13 (36.11%) Meraki
6 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
7 10 (27.78%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (22.22%) Aruba
8 8 (22.22%) CCNP
9 7 (19.44%) VPN
9 7 (19.44%) Wireless
9 7 (19.44%) Migration
10 6 (16.67%) Network Design
10 6 (16.67%) McAfee
10 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (16.67%) Fortinet
11 5 (13.89%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
11 5 (13.89%) F5
11 5 (13.89%) FortiGate
11 5 (13.89%) LAN
12 4 (11.11%) Nokia
12 4 (11.11%) Oracle
12 4 (11.11%) Retail

Cisco Engineer Skill Set
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 (2.78%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (55.56%) WAN
2 19 (52.78%) Firewall
3 8 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (19.44%) VPN
4 7 (19.44%) Wireless
5 5 (13.89%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (13.89%) LAN
6 3 (8.33%) BGP
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (8.33%) OSPF
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.56%) DHCP
7 2 (5.56%) DNS
7 2 (5.56%) EIGRP
7 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (2.78%) NAS
8 1 (2.78%) Network Security
8 1 (2.78%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) MariaDB
1 1 (2.78%) MySQL
General
1 4 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) JSON
1 1 (2.78%) REST
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
1 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.56%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (19.44%) Migration
3 6 (16.67%) Network Design
4 4 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.56%) Workflow
7 1 (2.78%) Analytics
7 1 (2.78%) Change Control
7 1 (2.78%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.78%) Data Virtualisation
7 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (2.78%) ITSM
7 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.78%) Network Management
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.78%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (52.78%) SC Cleared
2 19 (52.78%) Security Cleared
3 14 (38.89%) CCNA
4 8 (22.22%) CCNP
5 2 (5.56%) CCDP
6 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) FortiGate
2 3 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (36.11%) Meraki
3 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
4 8 (22.22%) Aruba
5 6 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 6 (16.67%) McAfee
6 5 (13.89%) F5
7 4 (11.11%) Nokia
7 4 (11.11%) Oracle
8 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.56%) Juniper
9 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
9 2 (5.56%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (5.56%) SevOne
9 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.78%) Apple
10 1 (2.78%) Avaya
10 1 (2.78%) Google
10 1 (2.78%) Huawei
10 1 (2.78%) TIBCO