Period
to 16 January 2018

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 6 months to 16 January 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 36 43
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 -12
Contract jobs citing Cisco 233 268 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.94% 4.90% 3.70%
As % of the Vendors category 11.26% 10.64% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 118 77
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £389 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +19.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £170
90th Percentile £530 £540 £475
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.45 £25.00 £13.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.19% +85.87% +12.08%
10th Percentile £12.86 £22.75 £10.09
90th Percentile £21.00 £27.25 £23.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £24.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.17% +10.00% +12.33%

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,070 2,518 2,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.90% 46.00% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,249 1,363 1,103
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £208 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £550 £561
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 90 115
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -3.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.60 £10.55
90th Percentile £48.75 £26.00 £33.67
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.12 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.22% -2.17% +6.06%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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 -15 68 £320 +4.49% 16
Shropshire +8 46 £460 +13.72% 7
Worcestershire +15 27 £200 -38.46% 14
Warwickshire +8 23 £350 -20.45% 10
Solihull -10 14 £363 +31.82% 5
Coventry +7 12 £188 -58.33% 12
Staffordshire +13 10 £365 -23.96% 8
Dudley - 9 £350 -
Wolverhampton - 8 - - 3
West Bromwich +6 3 £175 - 3
Walsall +1 1 - - 2
Herefordshire -2 1 £650 +44.44% 2
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 113 (48.50%) Firewall
2 98 (42.06%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (41.20%) WAN
4 72 (30.90%) VPN
5 70 (30.04%) CCNP
6 64 (27.47%) Data Centre
7 63 (27.04%) CheckPoint
8 61 (26.18%) Wireless
9 58 (24.89%) Fortinet
10 57 (24.46%) LAN
11 53 (22.75%) Microsoft Azure
12 51 (21.89%) Windows
13 49 (21.03%) Amazon AWS
14 46 (19.74%) McAfee
14 46 (19.74%) Cisco ASA
15 45 (19.31%) Active Directory
16 43 (18.45%) VMware
16 43 (18.45%) F5
17 42 (18.03%) WAN Optimisation
18 40 (17.17%) Microsoft
18 40 (17.17%) MPLS
19 39 (16.74%) ITIL
20 34 (14.59%) CCNA
20 34 (14.59%) FortiGate
20 34 (14.59%) Aruba
21 31 (13.30%) DHCP
22 30 (12.88%) CCIE
22 30 (12.88%) Network Design
23 29 (12.45%) IBM
23 29 (12.45%) Internet

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 14 (6.01%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.43%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.58%) Apache
3 6 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.86%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (0.86%) IIS
6 2 (0.86%) JBoss
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.86%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 2 (0.86%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 53 (22.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (21.03%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (6.44%) Office 365
4 3 (1.29%) Akamai
4 3 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (48.50%) Firewall
2 96 (41.20%) WAN
3 72 (30.90%) VPN
4 61 (26.18%) Wireless
5 57 (24.46%) LAN
6 46 (19.74%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (17.17%) MPLS
8 31 (13.30%) DHCP
9 29 (12.45%) Internet
10 24 (10.30%) DNS
10 24 (10.30%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (9.87%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (9.87%) Intrusion Detection
12 22 (9.44%) VoIP
13 21 (9.01%) Network Security
13 21 (9.01%) VLAN
14 15 (6.44%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (6.01%) OSPF
16 13 (5.58%) BGP
17 11 (4.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (8.15%) Finance
2 11 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.15%) Automotive
3 5 (2.15%) Banking
3 5 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.72%) Legal
5 3 (1.29%) Retail
6 2 (0.86%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 114 (48.93%) Network Engineer
2 53 (22.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 48 (20.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 25 (10.73%) Support Engineer
5 24 (10.30%) Architect
6 23 (9.87%) Implementation Engineer
6 23 (9.87%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 20 (8.58%) Firewall Engineer
8 18 (7.73%) Design Engineer
8 18 (7.73%) Network Design Engineer
9 17 (7.30%) Cisco Design Engineer
10 15 (6.44%) Cloud Engineer
10 15 (6.44%) Network Support
10 15 (6.44%) Senior Network Engineer
11 13 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (5.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (5.15%) Network Support Engineer
12 12 (5.15%) Security Engineer
13 11 (4.72%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
14 10 (4.29%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.15%) XMPP
2 4 (1.72%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.72%) LAMP
2 4 (1.72%) WAP
3 3 (1.29%) OAuth
3 3 (1.29%) OAuth2
4 2 (0.86%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.86%) Apache Camel
4 2 (0.86%) Kafka
4 2 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.86%) Velocity
4 2 (0.86%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.43%) Flash
5 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 64 (27.47%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.01%) PKI
4 10 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.29%) Fat Client
4 10 (4.29%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.58%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.58%) User Experience
6 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.72%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.72%) IVR
6 4 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.86%) Clustering
8 2 (0.86%) CMDB
8 2 (0.86%) NHS
8 2 (0.86%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) EMC Centera
9 1 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (21.89%) Windows
2 23 (9.87%) Windows Server
3 13 (5.58%) Linux
4 12 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (4.72%) Unix
5 11 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.58%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.86%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.43%) Android
9 1 (0.43%) HPUX
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.03%) WAN Optimisation
2 39 (16.74%) ITIL
3 30 (12.88%) Network Design
4 20 (8.58%) Network Load Balancing
4 20 (8.58%) Network Packet Analysis
5 19 (8.15%) Service Delivery
6 18 (7.73%) Root Cause Analysis
7 17 (7.30%) Problem Management
8 16 (6.87%) ITIL V3
9 15 (6.44%) Load Balancing
10 14 (6.01%) Coaching
10 14 (6.01%) Service Management
11 13 (5.58%) Change Management
11 13 (5.58%) Validation
12 12 (5.15%) Migration
13 10 (4.29%) Incident Management
13 10 (4.29%) Information Security
14 9 (3.86%) Network Management
14 9 (3.86%) Performance Metrics
14 9 (3.86%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.87%) SQL
2 7 (3.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 98 (42.06%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (30.04%) CCNP
3 34 (14.59%) CCNA
4 30 (12.88%) CCIE
5 28 (12.02%) Security Cleared
6 17 (7.30%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.29%) CISSP
7 10 (4.29%) Degree
8 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.58%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (2.58%) MCSE
10 5 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.15%) PMP
11 4 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.29%) CCDP
12 3 (1.29%) CEH
12 3 (1.29%) CISM
12 3 (1.29%) DBS Check
12 3 (1.29%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.29%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.72%) SLA
2 3 (1.29%) GDPR
2 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) COBIT
4 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (19.31%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.58%) Terminal Services
5 6 (2.58%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.72%) iptables
6 4 (1.72%) Postfix
6 4 (1.72%) Samba
6 4 (1.72%) Squid
6 4 (1.72%) vSphere
6 4 (1.72%) XenServer
7 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.29%) XenApp
8 2 (0.86%) Firmware
8 2 (0.86%) KVM
8 2 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (14.59%) FortiGate
2 9 (3.86%) Cisco UCCX
2 9 (3.86%) SCCM
2 9 (3.86%) WSUS
3 7 (3.00%) SCOM
4 6 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (2.58%) SafeCom
4 6 (2.58%) Stealthwatch
5 4 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.72%) Nessus
5 4 (1.72%) Nmap
6 3 (1.29%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.29%) Nagios
7 2 (0.86%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.86%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (0.86%) EMC VPLEX
7 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 63 (27.04%) CheckPoint
2 58 (24.89%) Fortinet
3 46 (19.74%) McAfee
4 43 (18.45%) F5
4 43 (18.45%) VMware
5 40 (17.17%) Microsoft
6 34 (14.59%) Aruba
7 29 (12.45%) IBM
8 25 (10.73%) HP
8 25 (10.73%) Juniper
8 25 (10.73%) Oracle
9 24 (10.30%) BMC
10 23 (9.87%) Blue Coat
11 19 (8.15%) Nokia
12 14 (6.01%) NetApp
13 13 (5.58%) Palo Alto
14 11 (4.72%) Citrix
15 9 (3.86%) Symantec
16 8 (3.43%) ArcSight
16 8 (3.43%) SolarWinds