Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 34 37
Rank change year-on-year -20 +3 +9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 192 232 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.94% 4.92% 4.88%
As % of the Vendors category 8.75% 11.31% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 171 119
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £365 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -5.81% +19.23%
10th Percentile £216 £181 £213
90th Percentile £515 £530 £540
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.85 £16.41 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.81% -34.38% +85.87%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.82 £22.75
90th Percentile £28.95 £21.00 £27.25
England median hourly rate £25.50 £20.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year +22.89% -15.31% +8.89%

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 2,195 2,052 2,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.02% 43.55% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,228 1,229 1,370
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £225 £207 £213
90th Percentile £575 £563 £551
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 88 92
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +5.17% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.56 £10.60
90th Percentile £29.45 £48.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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
Coventry +20 41 £370 +97.33% 8
Birmingham -12 41 £363 +13.36% 32
Shropshire -66 33 £475 +3.26% 2
Solihull +11 18 £438 +20.69% 8
Worcestershire -10 13 £375 +87.50% 9
Staffordshire -8 8 £325 -10.96% 3
Warwickshire -11 6 £400 +14.29% 2
Herefordshire -14 5 £375 -42.31% 5
Dudley 0 3 £375 +7.14%
Wolverhampton -5 1 - - 3
Walsall -6 1 £169 -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 96 (50.00%) Firewall
2 77 (40.10%) Cisco Certification
3 75 (39.06%) WAN
4 65 (33.85%) CCNP
5 58 (30.21%) CheckPoint
6 50 (26.04%) Amazon AWS
7 48 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 47 (24.48%) Windows
9 46 (23.96%) SC Cleared
9 46 (23.96%) Data Centre
10 44 (22.92%) VMware
11 43 (22.40%) F5
12 41 (21.35%) VPN
12 41 (21.35%) Wireless
13 40 (20.83%) ITIL
14 39 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
15 37 (19.27%) Fortinet
16 34 (17.71%) LAN
16 34 (17.71%) McAfee
17 33 (17.19%) CCNA
18 30 (15.63%) WAN Optimisation
19 29 (15.10%) Cisco ASA
20 28 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
21 27 (14.06%) Microsoft
22 26 (13.54%) IBM
22 26 (13.54%) Internet
22 26 (13.54%) Blue Coat
23 25 (13.02%) Windows Server
24 24 (12.50%) Aruba
25 23 (11.98%) MPLS

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 5 (2.60%) MS Exchange
1 5 (2.60%) nginx
2 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 50 (26.04%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.25%) Office 365
4 5 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.08%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.52%) IaaS
6 1 (0.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (50.00%) Firewall
2 75 (39.06%) WAN
3 41 (21.35%) VPN
3 41 (21.35%) Wireless
4 34 (17.71%) LAN
5 29 (15.10%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (13.54%) Internet
7 23 (11.98%) MPLS
8 22 (11.46%) BGP
9 20 (10.42%) OSPF
10 15 (7.81%) Intrusion Detection
11 14 (7.29%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (6.77%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (6.25%) TCP/IP
13 12 (6.25%) VLAN
13 12 (6.25%) WLAN
14 9 (4.69%) DHCP
14 9 (4.69%) DNS
14 9 (4.69%) EIGRP
14 9 (4.69%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.60%) MariaDB
1 5 (2.60%) MySQL
2 4 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (4.17%) Finance
2 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.56%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.04%) Banking
4 2 (1.04%) Front Office
4 2 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Law
5 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (49.48%) Network Engineer
2 29 (15.10%) Architect
3 23 (11.98%) Senior Network Engineer
4 21 (10.94%) Technical Architect
5 17 (8.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 17 (8.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 16 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 15 (7.81%) Cisco Architect
8 14 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (7.29%) Support Engineer
9 12 (6.25%) Network Support
9 12 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
10 11 (5.73%) Design Engineer
10 11 (5.73%) Network Design Engineer
11 10 (5.21%) Implementation Engineer
11 10 (5.21%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 7 (3.65%) Storage Architect
12 7 (3.65%) VMware Architect
13 6 (3.13%) 1st Line Engineer
13 6 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.60%) JSON
1 5 (2.60%) REST
1 5 (2.60%) Web Services
1 5 (2.60%) XML
2 2 (1.04%) WAP
3 1 (0.52%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.52%) Java EE
3 1 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (23.96%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.08%) Fintech
4 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.08%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.04%) BYOD
5 2 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.04%) PKI
5 2 (1.04%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.52%) CMDB
6 1 (0.52%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (24.48%) Windows
2 25 (13.02%) Windows Server
3 22 (11.46%) Linux
4 12 (6.25%) Solaris
5 8 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.65%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.04%) Android
8 2 (1.04%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.83%) ITIL
2 30 (15.63%) WAN Optimisation
3 28 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (11.46%) ITIL V3
5 21 (10.94%) Network Load Balancing
6 18 (9.38%) Network Design
7 15 (7.81%) Migration
7 15 (7.81%) Network Packet Analysis
8 14 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (6.77%) Coaching
10 12 (6.25%) Service Delivery
11 11 (5.73%) Load Balancing
12 9 (4.69%) Change Management
12 9 (4.69%) Network Management
13 8 (4.17%) Change Control
13 8 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
14 5 (2.60%) Data Centre Operations
14 5 (2.60%) Data Modelling
14 5 (2.60%) Data Virtualisation
14 5 (2.60%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.13%) SQL
2 5 (2.60%) PL/SQL
2 5 (2.60%) XQuery
3 3 (1.56%) Java
4 2 (1.04%) C
5 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (40.10%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (33.85%) CCNP
3 48 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 46 (23.96%) SC Cleared
5 33 (17.19%) CCNA
6 10 (5.21%) CCIE
7 8 (4.17%) CCDP
8 5 (2.60%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (2.60%) CISSP
8 5 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.08%) Degree
9 4 (2.08%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.08%) MCSE
9 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.56%) MCP
11 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.04%) ISEB
11 2 (1.04%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.04%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.56%) QA
1 3 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (1.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.52%) FISMA
3 1 (0.52%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.73%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.17%) Terminal Server
5 5 (2.60%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.60%) VMware NSX
5 5 (2.60%) vSphere
6 4 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.52%) Firmware
8 1 (0.52%) Snort
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.52%) XenApp
8 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (7.81%) FortiGate
2 12 (6.25%) SCCM
3 10 (5.21%) SCOM
4 9 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (2.08%) SafeCom
6 4 (2.08%) WSUS
7 3 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (1.04%) vRealize
9 1 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.52%) Kibana
9 1 (0.52%) logstash
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.52%) Nagios
9 1 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.52%) SCSM
Vendors
1 58 (30.21%) CheckPoint
2 44 (22.92%) VMware
3 43 (22.40%) F5
4 37 (19.27%) Fortinet
5 34 (17.71%) McAfee
6 27 (14.06%) Microsoft
7 26 (13.54%) Blue Coat
7 26 (13.54%) IBM
8 24 (12.50%) Aruba
9 18 (9.38%) HP
10 17 (8.85%) Oracle
11 15 (7.81%) BMC
11 15 (7.81%) Juniper
12 11 (5.73%) Symantec
13 9 (4.69%) Dell
13 9 (4.69%) Meraki
13 9 (4.69%) Nokia
14 8 (4.17%) BT
15 7 (3.65%) Sun
16 6 (3.13%) Forcepoint