The median contractor rate for a Cisco Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 104 101
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 14 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 1.04% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 1.10% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 15
Median daily rate £363 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £297 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £450 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -27.27% -16.66%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2048 2738 2515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.25% 95.10% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1280 1541 1469
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 75 162
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Cisco Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Cisco Engineer in the job title.

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 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 3 months to 28 April 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 +8 10 £363 +11.53%
Solihull - 2 - -
Warwickshire +12 1 £375 -
Herefordshire -10 1 £338 -10.00%
Cisco Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, Cisco Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Cisco Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (74.36%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (61.54%) CCNP
4 18 (46.15%) Firewall
5 14 (35.90%) WAN
6 13 (33.33%) Wireless
6 13 (33.33%) Network Design
6 13 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (30.77%) LAN
7 12 (30.77%) CCNA
7 12 (30.77%) VPN
8 11 (28.21%) Juniper
8 11 (28.21%) CheckPoint
9 9 (23.08%) Finance
9 9 (23.08%) F5
10 8 (20.51%) BGP
11 7 (17.95%) OSPF
11 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (12.82%) Cisco Wireless
12 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
12 5 (12.82%) Network Management
12 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
12 5 (12.82%) Riverbed
12 5 (12.82%) EIGRP
12 5 (12.82%) CCIE
12 5 (12.82%) CCDP
13 4 (10.26%) CCDA
13 4 (10.26%) HP
13 4 (10.26%) Windows
13 4 (10.26%) MPLS

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 (2.56%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) Firewall
2 14 (35.90%) WAN
3 13 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (33.33%) Wireless
4 12 (30.77%) LAN
4 12 (30.77%) VPN
5 8 (20.51%) BGP
6 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (17.95%) OSPF
7 5 (12.82%) Cisco Wireless
7 5 (12.82%) EIGRP
8 4 (10.26%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (10.26%) MPLS
8 4 (10.26%) Network Security
8 4 (10.26%) Unified Communications
9 3 (7.69%) DMVPN
9 3 (7.69%) IP Telephony
9 3 (7.69%) Junos
9 3 (7.69%) VoIP
9 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) 802.1X
1 2 (5.13%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Solaris
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Network Design
2 5 (12.82%) Network Management
3 3 (7.69%) ITIL
3 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.69%) Migration
3 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.56%) Change Control
5 1 (2.56%) Change Management
5 1 (2.56%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.56%) Information Security
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.56%) Presales
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.56%) Validation
Qualifications
1 29 (74.36%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (61.54%) CCNP
3 12 (30.77%) CCNA
4 5 (12.82%) CCDP
4 5 (12.82%) CCIE
4 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) CCDA
6 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.13%) CCVP
8 1 (2.56%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (2.56%) CISA
8 1 (2.56%) CISM
8 1 (2.56%) CISSP
8 1 (2.56%) Degree
8 1 (2.56%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.56%) MCITP
8 1 (2.56%) MCSE
8 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (28.21%) CheckPoint
2 11 (28.21%) Juniper
3 9 (23.08%) F5
4 5 (12.82%) Riverbed
5 4 (10.26%) HP
6 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.13%) Nokia
7 2 (5.13%) VMware
8 1 (2.56%) AirMagnet
8 1 (2.56%) Aruba
8 1 (2.56%) Avaya
8 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.56%) BT
8 1 (2.56%) CA
8 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.56%) Sourcefire