The median contractor rate for a Cisco Network Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Network Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 102 112 113
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Network Engineer 16 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.67% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.70% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
Median daily rate £363 £450 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +111.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £435 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £460 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -0.73% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -43.26% +28.18%  

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 2160 2572 2382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.79% 95.44% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1421 1330
Median daily rate £400 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Cisco Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Network Engineer in the West Midlands

Cisco Network 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 Network Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Network Engineer in the West Midlands

Cisco Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Network Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Network Engineer in the West Midlands

Cisco Network 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 Network Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 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 +6 13 £363 -27.50%
Warwickshire -3 1 £375 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £338 - 1
Cisco Network Engineer
England

Cisco Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Cisco Network 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 Network Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Cisco
2 35 (79.55%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (65.91%) CCNP
4 26 (59.09%) Firewall
5 19 (43.18%) Network Design
6 18 (40.91%) CheckPoint
6 18 (40.91%) LAN
6 18 (40.91%) WAN
7 17 (38.64%) CCNA
7 17 (38.64%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (36.36%) Juniper
9 15 (34.09%) VPN
10 13 (29.55%) Wireless
11 11 (25.00%) OSPF
11 11 (25.00%) F5
12 9 (20.45%) BGP
13 8 (18.18%) Finance
14 7 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
14 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
14 7 (15.91%) CCDP
15 6 (13.64%) CCDA
15 6 (13.64%) Cisco PIX
15 6 (13.64%) Network Management
16 5 (11.36%) Cisco Wireless
16 5 (11.36%) Network Security
16 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
16 5 (11.36%) Riverbed
16 5 (11.36%) IP Telephony
16 5 (11.36%) CCIE

Cisco Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.27%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (59.09%) Firewall
2 18 (40.91%) LAN
2 18 (40.91%) WAN
3 17 (38.64%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (34.09%) VPN
5 13 (29.55%) Wireless
6 11 (25.00%) OSPF
7 9 (20.45%) BGP
8 7 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (13.64%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (11.36%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (11.36%) EIGRP
10 5 (11.36%) IP Telephony
10 5 (11.36%) Network Security
10 5 (11.36%) VoIP
11 4 (9.09%) Junos
11 4 (9.09%) MPLS
11 4 (9.09%) Unified Communications
11 4 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (6.82%) DMVPN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Advertising
2 1 (2.27%) Electronics
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (4.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Solaris
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Network Design
2 6 (13.64%) Network Management
3 4 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL V3
4 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.82%) Migration
5 2 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.27%) Change Control
6 1 (2.27%) Change Management
6 1 (2.27%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.27%) Information Security
6 1 (2.27%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.27%) Presales
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) Validation
Qualifications
1 35 (79.55%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (65.91%) CCNP
3 17 (38.64%) CCNA
4 7 (15.91%) CCDP
4 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.64%) CCDA
6 5 (11.36%) CCIE
6 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
7 4 (9.09%) CCVP
8 1 (2.27%) CCSA
8 1 (2.27%) CISA
8 1 (2.27%) CISM
8 1 (2.27%) CISSP
8 1 (2.27%) Degree
8 1 (2.27%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.27%) MCITP
8 1 (2.27%) MCSE
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (40.91%) CheckPoint
3 16 (36.36%) Juniper
4 11 (25.00%) F5
5 5 (11.36%) Riverbed
6 4 (9.09%) Nokia
7 3 (6.82%) HP
7 3 (6.82%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.55%) Remedy
8 2 (4.55%) VMware
9 1 (2.27%) AirMagnet
9 1 (2.27%) Aruba
9 1 (2.27%) Avaya
9 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.27%) BT
9 1 (2.27%) CA
9 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.27%) Sourcefire