Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 38 39
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -13
Contract jobs citing Cisco 237 199 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.83% 4.61% 3.88%
As % of the Vendors category 10.82% 10.61% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 127 108
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.03% +9.56%
10th Percentile £182 £200 £255
90th Percentile £537 £494 £479
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.21 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.06% -5.28% -21.05%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.75 £9.75
90th Percentile £22.25 £37.46 £21.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%

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 2,190 1,875 2,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.68% 43.43% 48.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,285 1,099 1,440
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £235 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 85 83
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +18.52% -18.67%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.35 £10.05
90th Percentile £29.53 £43.60 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% +2.86%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +5 61 £438 +22.38% 2
Birmingham -25 57 £313 -16.67% 10
Shropshire +6 42 £525 +12.90% 7
Worcestershire +7 17 £195 -22.00% 7
Warwickshire -1 12 £525 +21.74% 1
Coventry -26 11 £444 -0.84% 1
Walsall - 9 - -
Dudley +2 7 £200 - 1
Staffordshire -12 5 £403 +3.87% 5
Wolverhampton 0 2 - - 2
Herefordshire -4 1 - -
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 108 (45.57%) Firewall
2 89 (37.55%) WAN
3 77 (32.49%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (27.00%) VPN
5 61 (25.74%) CheckPoint
5 61 (25.74%) Wireless
5 61 (25.74%) Security Cleared
6 59 (24.89%) Cisco ASA
6 59 (24.89%) Data Centre
7 56 (23.63%) SC Cleared
7 56 (23.63%) Network Design
8 51 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 50 (21.10%) Windows
10 47 (19.83%) Juniper
10 47 (19.83%) Amazon AWS
11 46 (19.41%) VMware
12 44 (18.57%) Fortinet
12 44 (18.57%) CCNP
12 44 (18.57%) CCNA
12 44 (18.57%) Aruba
13 41 (17.30%) Oracle
13 41 (17.30%) Telecoms
14 40 (16.88%) LAN
14 40 (16.88%) FortiGate
15 38 (16.03%) ITIL
15 38 (16.03%) McAfee
16 35 (14.77%) WAN Optimisation
17 34 (14.35%) Nokia
18 31 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (11.39%) HP

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 7 (2.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.11%) Apache
3 4 (1.69%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.69%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.84%) Site Server
6 1 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Synapse
6 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.42%) JBoss
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.42%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (7.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 51 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (19.83%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.95%) Office 365
4 4 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.84%) PaaS
5 2 (0.84%) SaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.42%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 108 (45.57%) Firewall
2 89 (37.55%) WAN
3 64 (27.00%) VPN
4 61 (25.74%) Wireless
5 59 (24.89%) Cisco ASA
6 40 (16.88%) LAN
7 20 (8.44%) MPLS
7 20 (8.44%) VoIP
8 16 (6.75%) DNS
8 16 (6.75%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (6.33%) Cisco ISE
10 14 (5.91%) DHCP
10 14 (5.91%) TCP/IP
11 11 (4.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (4.64%) Network Security
12 10 (4.22%) Junos
12 10 (4.22%) SNMP
13 9 (3.80%) BGP
13 9 (3.80%) DSL
13 9 (3.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.27%) Data Mining
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (17.30%) Telecoms
2 13 (5.49%) Finance
3 10 (4.22%) Retail
4 7 (2.95%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.53%) Automotive
6 2 (0.84%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (44.73%) Network Engineer
2 44 (18.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 40 (16.88%) Implementation Engineer
4 38 (16.03%) Design Engineer
4 38 (16.03%) Network Design Engineer
5 36 (15.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 36 (15.19%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 30 (12.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 29 (12.24%) Architect
8 21 (8.86%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 21 (8.86%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 21 (8.86%) Firewall Engineer
9 20 (8.44%) Support Engineer
10 19 (8.02%) Cloud Engineer
11 18 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (6.33%) Network Architect
13 13 (5.49%) Network Support
14 12 (5.06%) Analyst
15 11 (4.64%) Network Support Engineer
15 11 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.64%) WAP
2 4 (1.69%) LAMP
2 4 (1.69%) OpenDaylight
3 2 (0.84%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.84%) LDAP
3 2 (0.84%) OAuth
3 2 (0.84%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.42%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.42%) Kafka
4 1 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.42%) Velocity
4 1 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 59 (24.89%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.11%) PKI
5 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.27%) CMDB
6 3 (1.27%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.27%) User Experience
6 3 (1.27%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.84%) e-Health
7 2 (0.84%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.84%) iPhone
7 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.84%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.42%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.42%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 50 (21.10%) Windows
2 23 (9.70%) Windows Server
3 22 (9.28%) Unix
4 19 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (5.49%) Solaris
7 12 (5.06%) Windows 10
8 11 (4.64%) Linux
9 9 (3.80%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.27%) Android
10 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.84%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.63%) Network Design
2 38 (16.03%) ITIL
3 35 (14.77%) WAN Optimisation
4 20 (8.44%) Network Management
5 19 (8.02%) Network Monitoring
6 17 (7.17%) Service Delivery
7 16 (6.75%) Migration
8 14 (5.91%) Load Balancing
9 13 (5.49%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (5.06%) Project Management
11 9 (3.80%) Change Control
12 8 (3.38%) Incident Management
13 7 (2.95%) Information Security
14 6 (2.53%) Coaching
14 6 (2.53%) Customer Requirements
14 6 (2.53%) Infrastructure Management
14 6 (2.53%) Integration Testing
14 6 (2.53%) ITIL V3
14 6 (2.53%) Service Management
14 6 (2.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.80%) SQL
2 4 (1.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.27%) C
4 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 77 (32.49%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (25.74%) Security Cleared
3 56 (23.63%) SC Cleared
4 44 (18.57%) CCNA
4 44 (18.57%) CCNP
5 14 (5.91%) CCIE
5 14 (5.91%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (3.80%) CCDP
6 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.11%) MCSE
7 5 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.69%) Degree
8 4 (1.69%) MCSA
8 4 (1.69%) PMP
9 3 (1.27%) CISSP
9 3 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.84%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.84%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.38%) SLA
2 2 (0.84%) GDPR
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 31 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.64%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.95%) VMware NSX
5 6 (2.53%) vSphere
5 6 (2.53%) XenApp
6 2 (0.84%) iptables
6 2 (0.84%) KVM
6 2 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.84%) Postfix
6 2 (0.84%) Samba
6 2 (0.84%) Squid
6 2 (0.84%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (16.88%) FortiGate
2 9 (3.80%) SCCM
3 6 (2.53%) SCOM
4 5 (2.11%) Nessus
5 4 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.69%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.27%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.84%) SafeCom
7 2 (0.84%) WSUS
8 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.42%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.42%) Nmap
8 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.42%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 61 (25.74%) CheckPoint
2 47 (19.83%) Juniper
3 46 (19.41%) VMware
4 44 (18.57%) Aruba
4 44 (18.57%) Fortinet
5 41 (17.30%) Oracle
6 38 (16.03%) McAfee
7 34 (14.35%) Nokia
8 27 (11.39%) HP
9 23 (9.70%) Meraki
10 21 (8.86%) Microsoft
11 20 (8.44%) F5
12 16 (6.75%) NetApp
13 13 (5.49%) Citrix
14 10 (4.22%) Dell
15 9 (3.80%) Brocade
16 6 (2.53%) SolarWinds
16 6 (2.53%) Sun
17 5 (2.11%) Compaq
17 5 (2.11%) Palo Alto