Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 151 139
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Engineer 27 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.90% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.95% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 25
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% +0.78%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £189
90th Percentile £400 £450 £480
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% -12.70% +14.55%

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 4198 5713 4852
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.72% 95.26% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2639 3333 2841
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £208
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 182 322
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.18 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +11 15 £363 +11.54% 2
Herefordshire -10 2 £331 -11.67%
Solihull - 2 - -
Shropshire +26 1 - - 1
Warwickshire +4 1 £375 -
Cisco Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (59.26%) CCNP
3 16 (59.26%) Firewall
4 11 (40.74%) Finance
5 9 (33.33%) WAN
5 9 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
7 7 (25.93%) Wireless
7 7 (25.93%) VPN
7 7 (25.93%) LAN
7 7 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (22.22%) Riverbed
8 6 (22.22%) Network Design
9 5 (18.52%) Windows
9 5 (18.52%) CCNA
9 5 (18.52%) F5
9 5 (18.52%) Palo Alto
9 5 (18.52%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (14.81%) CCIE
10 4 (14.81%) VMware
11 3 (11.11%) Migration
11 3 (11.11%) OSPF
11 3 (11.11%) HP
11 3 (11.11%) BGP
11 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
11 3 (11.11%) ITIL
11 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) Firewall
2 9 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (33.33%) WAN
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (25.93%) LAN
3 7 (25.93%) VPN
3 7 (25.93%) Wireless
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (11.11%) BGP
5 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 3 (11.11%) OSPF
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (7.41%) DHCP
6 2 (7.41%) DMVPN
6 2 (7.41%) DNS
6 2 (7.41%) SSH
6 2 (7.41%) TACACS
6 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.70%) Network Security
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) CMDB
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Network Design
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.41%) Network Management
3 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.70%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (59.26%) CCNP
3 5 (18.52%) CCNA
4 4 (14.81%) CCIE
5 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) CCDP
6 2 (7.41%) MCITP
6 2 (7.41%) MCSE
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.70%) CISA
7 1 (3.70%) CISM
7 1 (3.70%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
3 6 (22.22%) Riverbed
4 5 (18.52%) F5
4 5 (18.52%) Palo Alto
5 4 (14.81%) VMware
6 3 (11.11%) HP
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
7 2 (7.41%) Juniper
8 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
8 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.70%) BMC
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle
8 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.70%) Sophos
8 1 (3.70%) Sourcefire