Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 December 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 158 134
Rank change year-on-year +20 -24 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 50 53 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.90% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.95% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 13
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £181 £261 £217
90th Percentile £530 £460 £558
England median daily rate £384 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £29.24 £38.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.06% +71.11% -10.00%

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 4567 5588 4773
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.94% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2907 3371 2703
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £542 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 228 261
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.15 £37.70 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 December 2017.

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 December 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
Shropshire +23 15 £495 +27.74%
Birmingham -22 12 £188 -53.13%
Worcestershire - 9 £215 -
Coventry +14 4 £188 -50.00% 1
Solihull +12 2 £363 -
Cisco Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 50 (100.00%) Cisco
2 30 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (54.00%) Firewall
4 24 (48.00%) WAN
5 21 (42.00%) VPN
5 21 (42.00%) Fortinet
6 20 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 20 (40.00%) Wireless
7 18 (36.00%) CCNP
8 16 (32.00%) WAN Optimisation
9 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (30.00%) CheckPoint
10 14 (28.00%) McAfee
10 14 (28.00%) CCNA
10 14 (28.00%) LAN
11 13 (26.00%) FortiGate
11 13 (26.00%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (26.00%) Network Design
12 12 (24.00%) Oracle
13 11 (22.00%) Nokia
14 9 (18.00%) Aruba
15 8 (16.00%) F5
15 8 (16.00%) MPLS
16 7 (14.00%) CCIE
17 6 (12.00%) ITIL
18 5 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
18 5 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 5 (10.00%) IOS XR
18 5 (10.00%) NX-OS

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:

Cloud Services
1 15 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) Firewall
2 24 (48.00%) WAN
3 21 (42.00%) VPN
4 20 (40.00%) Wireless
5 14 (28.00%) LAN
6 13 (26.00%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (16.00%) MPLS
8 5 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (10.00%) IOS XR
8 5 (10.00%) NX-OS
9 3 (6.00%) Broadband
9 3 (6.00%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (6.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (6.00%) Internet
9 3 (6.00%) OSPF
9 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (4.00%) BGP
10 2 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (4.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) WAP
1 1 (2.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) CMDB
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
1 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 13 (26.00%) Network Design
3 6 (12.00%) ITIL
4 4 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (6.00%) Network Packet Analysis
5 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) Coaching
6 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.00%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.00%) Presales
7 1 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 30 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (36.00%) CCNP
3 14 (28.00%) CCNA
4 7 (14.00%) CCIE
5 2 (4.00%) CCDP
5 2 (4.00%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (4.00%) CISSP
5 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) VCP5
5 2 (4.00%) VCP6
5 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.00%) CCVP
6 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (26.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (42.00%) Fortinet
3 15 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 14 (28.00%) McAfee
5 12 (24.00%) Oracle
6 11 (22.00%) Nokia
7 9 (18.00%) Aruba
8 8 (16.00%) F5
9 4 (8.00%) Blue Coat
9 4 (8.00%) BMC
9 4 (8.00%) Juniper
10 3 (6.00%) HP
10 3 (6.00%) IBM
10 3 (6.00%) Radware
10 3 (6.00%) VMware
11 2 (4.00%) Palo Alto
12 1 (2.00%) 3Com
12 1 (2.00%) AppDynamics
12 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
12 1 (2.00%) Riverbed