Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 36 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 -6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 232 197 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.55% 4.56% 4.89%
As % of the Vendors category 9.75% 10.44% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 143 155
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £186 £194 £250
90th Percentile £539 £488 £515
England median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -33.95% +19.44%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.05 £9.88
90th Percentile £28.25 £23.93 £46.90
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +1.75%

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 2,380 1,887 2,908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.64% 43.65% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,373 1,132 1,591
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £234 £231 £223
90th Percentile £575 £569 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 80 90
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.57 £13.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.45% +11.73% -15.55%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.48 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.25 £50.15 £26.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.16% -0.71%

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 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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
Solihull +9 77 £438 -7.89% 4
Birmingham -34 50 £306 -18.33% 23
Shropshire -18 35 £530 +19.10% 1
Worcestershire -6 14 £238 +7.95% 4
Staffordshire -8 11 £400 +3.23% 9
Coventry -22 9 £475 +38.18% 11
Walsall - 9 - - 1
Warwickshire -7 8 £475 +35.71% 6
Wolverhampton -6 2 - - 1
Dudley -3 1 £150 -47.83% 4
Herefordshire -8 1 - -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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.

1 103 (44.40%) Firewall
2 91 (39.22%) WAN
3 85 (36.64%) Cisco Certification
4 77 (33.19%) Security Cleared
5 72 (31.03%) SC Cleared
6 57 (24.57%) Juniper
7 50 (21.55%) Data Centre
8 46 (19.83%) CCNA
8 46 (19.83%) Windows
8 46 (19.83%) Wireless
9 45 (19.40%) VMware
10 44 (18.97%) CheckPoint
10 44 (18.97%) CCNP
10 44 (18.97%) VPN
11 42 (18.10%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (16.81%) LAN
12 39 (16.81%) Telecoms
13 36 (15.52%) Network Design
13 36 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
14 35 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
15 34 (14.66%) Aruba
15 34 (14.66%) ITIL
16 32 (13.79%) McAfee
17 31 (13.36%) Fortinet
18 30 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
19 28 (12.07%) Meraki
19 28 (12.07%) WAN Optimisation
20 27 (11.64%) FortiGate
21 26 (11.21%) Oracle
22 25 (10.78%) F5

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 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.72%) Apache
2 4 (1.72%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.72%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.86%) Site Server
5 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 36 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.16%) Office 365
4 4 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) Akamai
5 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (44.40%) Firewall
2 91 (39.22%) WAN
3 46 (19.83%) Wireless
4 44 (18.97%) VPN
5 42 (18.10%) Cisco ASA
6 39 (16.81%) LAN
7 20 (8.62%) MPLS
7 20 (8.62%) VoIP
8 18 (7.76%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (6.90%) Cisco ISE
10 13 (5.60%) Internet
11 12 (5.17%) BGP
11 12 (5.17%) Junos
12 11 (4.74%) DNS
12 11 (4.74%) TCP/IP
13 10 (4.31%) SNMP
14 9 (3.88%) DSL
14 9 (3.88%) Network Security
15 8 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.29%) Data Mining
1 3 (1.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
General
1 39 (16.81%) Telecoms
2 13 (5.60%) Retail
3 6 (2.59%) Finance
4 5 (2.16%) Automotive
5 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 105 (45.26%) Network Engineer
2 40 (17.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 31 (13.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 29 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 28 (12.07%) Implementation Engineer
6 25 (10.78%) Architect
7 23 (9.91%) Design Engineer
7 23 (9.91%) Network Design Engineer
8 22 (9.48%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 21 (9.05%) Support Engineer
10 16 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (6.47%) Network Support
12 14 (6.03%) Cisco Design Engineer
12 14 (6.03%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
12 14 (6.03%) Network Architect
13 13 (5.60%) Firewall Engineer
13 13 (5.60%) Network Support Engineer
14 12 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
14 12 (5.17%) NOC Engineer
15 11 (4.74%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.88%) WAP
2 4 (1.72%) LAMP
2 4 (1.72%) OpenDaylight
3 2 (0.86%) LDAP
4 1 (0.43%) OAuth
4 1 (0.43%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (21.55%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.16%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.16%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.72%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.29%) CMDB
6 3 (1.29%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.29%) PKI
6 3 (1.29%) User Experience
7 2 (0.86%) e-Health
7 2 (0.86%) iPhone
7 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.43%) FMCG
8 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.43%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 46 (19.83%) Windows
2 25 (10.78%) Windows Server
3 22 (9.48%) Unix
4 17 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (5.60%) Solaris
7 11 (4.74%) Linux
8 10 (4.31%) Windows 10
8 10 (4.31%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.86%) Android
9 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.52%) Network Design
2 34 (14.66%) ITIL
3 28 (12.07%) WAN Optimisation
4 23 (9.91%) Network Monitoring
5 20 (8.62%) Migration
6 17 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 16 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 16 (6.90%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.60%) Network Management
9 11 (4.74%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (4.31%) Project Management
11 9 (3.88%) Integration Testing
12 8 (3.45%) Change Control
12 8 (3.45%) Coaching
13 7 (3.02%) Customer Requirements
13 7 (3.02%) Line Management
14 6 (2.59%) Incident Management
14 6 (2.59%) Service Management
15 5 (2.16%) Configuration Management
15 5 (2.16%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.45%) SQL
2 2 (0.86%) C
3 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 85 (36.64%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (33.19%) Security Cleared
3 72 (31.03%) SC Cleared
4 46 (19.83%) CCNA
5 44 (18.97%) CCNP
6 16 (6.90%) CCIE
7 13 (5.60%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.88%) CCDP
8 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.16%) CISSP
10 5 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (2.16%) MCSE
11 4 (1.72%) Degree
11 4 (1.72%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.72%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.72%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.72%) MCP
11 4 (1.72%) MCSA
12 3 (1.29%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.29%) SLA
2 2 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) GDPR
3 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 30 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.17%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.74%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.45%) VMware NSX
5 7 (3.02%) XenApp
6 6 (2.59%) vSphere
7 5 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.16%) Terminal Services
7 5 (2.16%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.86%) iptables
9 2 (0.86%) Postfix
9 2 (0.86%) Samba
9 2 (0.86%) Squid
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (11.64%) FortiGate
2 11 (4.74%) SCCM
3 6 (2.59%) SCOM
4 5 (2.16%) Nessus
4 5 (2.16%) SafeCom
4 5 (2.16%) WSUS
5 4 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.29%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.43%) Nmap
8 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 57 (24.57%) Juniper
2 45 (19.40%) VMware
3 44 (18.97%) CheckPoint
4 34 (14.66%) Aruba
5 32 (13.79%) McAfee
6 31 (13.36%) Fortinet
7 28 (12.07%) Meraki
8 26 (11.21%) Oracle
9 25 (10.78%) F5
10 24 (10.34%) HP
11 23 (9.91%) Microsoft
11 23 (9.91%) Nokia
12 18 (7.76%) NetApp
13 12 (5.17%) Citrix
14 10 (4.31%) Dell
15 9 (3.88%) Brocade
16 8 (3.45%) BMC
17 7 (3.02%) IBM
18 6 (2.59%) Sun
18 6 (2.59%) Symantec