Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Cisco Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 November 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 Network Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 162 147
Rank change year-on-year +28 -15 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Network Engineer 44 50 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.91% 0.81% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.85% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 24 8
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +29.17% -
10th Percentile £181 £281 £256
90th Percentile £525 £419 £366
England median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £29.24 £49.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -40.33% +117.78% -2.17%

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 4578 5879 4678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.05% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2896 3531 2675
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £213
90th Percentile £543 £545 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Cisco Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Network Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 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 +16 13 £450 +16.13%
Birmingham -5 12 £300 -25.00% 2
Worcestershire - 5 £195 -
Coventry +20 3 £188 -50.00% 1
Solihull +9 2 £363 - 1
Cisco Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 29 (65.91%) Firewall
3 26 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (52.27%) WAN
5 20 (45.45%) VPN
6 19 (43.18%) Fortinet
7 17 (38.64%) CCNP
8 16 (36.36%) WAN Optimisation
8 16 (36.36%) Data Centre
9 15 (34.09%) LAN
9 15 (34.09%) Wireless
10 13 (29.55%) CheckPoint
10 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (29.55%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (27.27%) FortiGate
11 12 (27.27%) McAfee
12 11 (25.00%) CCNA
12 11 (25.00%) Network Design
13 10 (22.73%) Oracle
14 9 (20.45%) Nokia
15 8 (18.18%) MPLS
15 8 (18.18%) CCIE
15 8 (18.18%) F5
16 6 (13.64%) Aruba
17 5 (11.36%) Cisco Nexus
17 5 (11.36%) IOS XR
17 5 (11.36%) NX-OS
17 5 (11.36%) Cisco IOS
17 5 (11.36%) Juniper

Cisco Network 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 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (29.55%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (65.91%) Firewall
2 23 (52.27%) WAN
3 20 (45.45%) VPN
4 15 (34.09%) LAN
4 15 (34.09%) Wireless
5 12 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (18.18%) MPLS
7 5 (11.36%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (11.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (11.36%) IOS XR
7 5 (11.36%) NX-OS
8 3 (6.82%) Broadband
8 3 (6.82%) HSRP
8 3 (6.82%) Internet
8 3 (6.82%) OSPF
8 3 (6.82%) VLAN
8 3 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (4.55%) BGP
9 2 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (4.55%) Network Security
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.27%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) CMDB
3 1 (2.27%) PKI
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) WAN Optimisation
2 11 (25.00%) Network Design
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 3 (6.82%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (6.82%) Network Packet Analysis
4 3 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.55%) Coaching
5 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (38.64%) CCNP
3 11 (25.00%) CCNA
4 8 (18.18%) CCIE
5 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (4.55%) CISSP
7 1 (2.27%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.27%) JNCIS
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (43.18%) Fortinet
3 13 (29.55%) CheckPoint
4 12 (27.27%) McAfee
5 10 (22.73%) Oracle
6 9 (20.45%) Nokia
7 8 (18.18%) F5
8 6 (13.64%) Aruba
9 5 (11.36%) Juniper
10 4 (9.09%) Blue Coat
10 4 (9.09%) BMC
10 4 (9.09%) HP
10 4 (9.09%) Palo Alto
11 3 (6.82%) IBM
11 3 (6.82%) Radware
12 1 (2.27%) 3Com
12 1 (2.27%) AppDynamics
12 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
12 1 (2.27%) Sophos
12 1 (2.27%) VMware