The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 33 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 99 139 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.84% 4.66% 5.89%
As % of the Vendors category 10.78% 9.67% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 74 85
Median daily rate £388 £366 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +10.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Median hourly rate £14.21 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.28% -23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.36 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.11 £19.80 £27.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.76% +25.00%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 918 1438 1101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 44.91% 48.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 789 639
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 74
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -25.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the West Midlands

Cisco
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in the West Midlands

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the West Midlands

Cisco
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in the West Midlands

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the West Midlands

Cisco
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +7 36 £388 +5.80% 10
Shropshire +9 14 £478 +34.12% 2
Solihull +8 12 £450 - 1
Staffordshire -1 9 £375 +15.38% 7
Coventry +16 8 £413 -8.33% 5
Warwickshire +3 6 £450 +4.65% 1
Worcestershire +4 2 £250 -33.33% 6
Herefordshire -4 2 £338 -10.00%
Dudley - 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £113 -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 71 (36.04%) Firewall
2 62 (31.47%) LAN
3 55 (27.92%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (27.41%) WAN
5 46 (23.35%) Security Cleared
6 43 (21.83%) CCNP
7 40 (20.30%) ITIL
7 40 (20.30%) Windows
8 38 (19.29%) SC Cleared
9 36 (18.27%) Cisco ASA
10 34 (17.26%) Juniper
11 33 (16.75%) VPN
12 32 (16.24%) CheckPoint
13 31 (15.74%) Active Directory
14 30 (15.23%) Microsoft
14 30 (15.23%) Data Centre
15 29 (14.72%) Wireless
16 27 (13.71%) CCNA
16 27 (13.71%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (12.69%) Finance
18 24 (12.18%) VMware
19 23 (11.68%) VoIP
20 22 (11.17%) PRINCE2
21 20 (10.15%) Network Design
21 20 (10.15%) Migration
22 19 (9.64%) Windows Server
23 18 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
23 18 (9.14%) ITIL V3
24 17 (8.63%) F5
24 17 (8.63%) DHCP

Cisco
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 12 (6.09%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.08%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.52%) IIS
7 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.51%) CMS
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.57%) Office 365
4 5 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 71 (36.04%) Firewall
2 62 (31.47%) LAN
3 54 (27.41%) WAN
4 36 (18.27%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (16.75%) VPN
6 29 (14.72%) Wireless
7 27 (13.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 23 (11.68%) VoIP
9 17 (8.63%) DHCP
10 13 (6.60%) DNS
10 13 (6.60%) OSPF
11 11 (5.58%) BGP
11 11 (5.58%) Network Security
12 10 (5.08%) Skype
12 10 (5.08%) Unified Communications
13 9 (4.57%) Cisco Wireless
14 8 (4.06%) Internet
14 8 (4.06%) VLAN
14 8 (4.06%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (3.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (12.69%) Finance
2 15 (7.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.05%) Retail
4 5 (2.54%) Billing
5 2 (1.02%) Automotive
5 2 (1.02%) Legal
5 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Advertising
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 62 (31.47%) Network Engineer
2 26 (13.20%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (12.18%) Project Manager
4 22 (11.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 20 (10.15%) Network Manager
6 15 (7.61%) Network Project Manager
7 14 (7.11%) Architect
8 13 (6.60%) Consultant
9 12 (6.09%) Analyst
10 10 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.57%) Implementation Engineer
11 9 (4.57%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 8 (4.06%) Design Engineer
12 8 (4.06%) Network Design Engineer
12 8 (4.06%) Support Engineer
13 7 (3.55%) Delivery Manager
14 6 (3.05%) Designer
14 6 (3.05%) Network Consultant
14 6 (3.05%) Network Designer
15 5 (2.54%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.55%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.52%) CSS
2 3 (1.52%) XMPP
3 1 (0.51%) Middleware
3 1 (0.51%) OAuth
3 1 (0.51%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.23%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.57%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.06%) CMDB
3 8 (4.06%) User Experience
3 8 (4.06%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.05%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.03%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.03%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.03%) FMCG
6 4 (2.03%) PKI
6 4 (2.03%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.02%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.02%) IVR
8 1 (0.51%) CESG
8 1 (0.51%) Clustering
8 1 (0.51%) Handset
8 1 (0.51%) iPad
8 1 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.30%) Windows
2 19 (9.64%) Windows Server
3 13 (6.60%) Windows 7
4 10 (5.08%) Unix
5 8 (4.06%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.52%) Linux
9 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.51%) AIX
10 1 (0.51%) Android
10 1 (0.51%) HPUX
10 1 (0.51%) Solaris
10 1 (0.51%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.30%) ITIL
2 22 (11.17%) PRINCE2
3 20 (10.15%) Migration
3 20 (10.15%) Network Design
4 18 (9.14%) ITIL V3
5 14 (7.11%) Network Management
5 14 (7.11%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.60%) Project Management
7 12 (6.09%) Service Management
8 10 (5.08%) Change Management
8 10 (5.08%) Load Balancing
8 10 (5.08%) Visualisation
9 9 (4.57%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (4.57%) Performance Management
9 9 (4.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.06%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 8 (4.06%) Coaching
10 8 (4.06%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (3.55%) Matrix Management
11 7 (3.55%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.54%) PowerShell
1 5 (2.54%) SQL
2 2 (1.02%) C
3 1 (0.51%) C#
3 1 (0.51%) C++
3 1 (0.51%) Java
3 1 (0.51%) Perl
3 1 (0.51%) Python
3 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (27.92%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (23.35%) Security Cleared
3 43 (21.83%) CCNP
4 38 (19.29%) SC Cleared
5 27 (13.71%) CCNA
6 11 (5.58%) PMP
7 10 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (4.57%) Degree
9 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (3.55%) CCIE
10 7 (3.55%) DV Cleared
11 6 (3.05%) MCSE
12 5 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (2.54%) PMI Certification
13 4 (2.03%) CCDP
13 4 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (1.02%) CISA
15 2 (1.02%) CISSP
15 2 (1.02%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) PMO
2 2 (1.02%) GDPR
2 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.02%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (15.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.57%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.54%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.03%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.52%) vSphere
8 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.51%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) SCCM
2 6 (3.05%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.03%) Nexpose
3 4 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.03%) SafeCom
3 4 (2.03%) WSUS
4 3 (1.52%) SnapMirror
5 2 (1.02%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.51%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.51%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.51%) vMotion
6 1 (0.51%) vRealize
Vendors
1 34 (17.26%) Juniper
2 32 (16.24%) CheckPoint
3 30 (15.23%) Microsoft
4 24 (12.18%) VMware
5 17 (8.63%) F5
6 15 (7.61%) Fortinet
6 15 (7.61%) Riverbed
7 14 (7.11%) McAfee
8 12 (6.09%) HP
9 11 (5.58%) Oracle
10 9 (4.57%) Blue Coat
10 9 (4.57%) BMC
10 9 (4.57%) NetApp
10 9 (4.57%) SolarWinds
11 8 (4.06%) AppDynamics
11 8 (4.06%) Palo Alto
12 6 (3.05%) Citrix
12 6 (3.05%) Nortel
12 6 (3.05%) Symantec
13 5 (2.54%) Sophos
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