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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
England / West Midlands
Rank 36 53 32
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 98 84 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.33% 3.12% 5.14%
As % of the Vendors category 10.37% 6.43% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 32 75
Median daily rate £363 £399 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.03% +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £201 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

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 945 1306 1283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.76% 48.48% 50.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 653 668
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 102
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -35.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.44 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 March 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 +18 44 £331 +10.41% 13
Solihull +4 18 £193 - 4
Coventry -1 9 £468 +3.88% 7
Herefordshire - 7 £504 - 2
Shropshire +30 6 £413 +3.12%
Staffordshire 0 6 £413 - 1
Warwickshire -5 6 £454 +10.94% 2
Cisco
England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 87 (39.37%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (34.84%) Firewall
3 76 (34.39%) LAN
4 72 (32.58%) Security Cleared
5 69 (31.22%) Juniper
6 64 (28.96%) WAN
7 60 (27.15%) SC Cleared
8 56 (25.34%) CCNP
9 51 (23.08%) CCNA
10 50 (22.62%) CheckPoint
11 45 (20.36%) Cisco ASA
12 43 (19.46%) ITIL
13 40 (18.10%) Network Design
14 38 (17.19%) Windows
14 38 (17.19%) OSPF
15 35 (15.84%) Wireless
15 35 (15.84%) Data Centre
16 31 (14.03%) BGP
16 31 (14.03%) Microsoft
16 31 (14.03%) VPN
17 28 (12.67%) F5
18 26 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
19 25 (11.31%) Active Directory
20 22 (9.95%) Telecoms
20 22 (9.95%) Migration
20 22 (9.95%) Windows Server
21 21 (9.50%) Network Management
21 21 (9.50%) VMware
22 20 (9.05%) Service Management
22 20 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure

Cisco
Top Related 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 8 (3.62%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.71%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.36%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) CMS
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (0.45%) SAS
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) assyst
2 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.98%) Office 365
4 5 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (34.84%) Firewall
2 76 (34.39%) LAN
3 64 (28.96%) WAN
4 45 (20.36%) Cisco ASA
5 38 (17.19%) OSPF
6 35 (15.84%) Wireless
7 31 (14.03%) BGP
7 31 (14.03%) VPN
8 26 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (8.60%) VoIP
10 18 (8.14%) MPLS
11 14 (6.33%) Network Security
12 13 (5.88%) PSTN
12 13 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (4.98%) ADSL
13 11 (4.98%) DNS
13 11 (4.98%) DWDM
13 11 (4.98%) GPON
13 11 (4.98%) GSM
13 11 (4.98%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.36%) MySQL
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (9.95%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.24%) Finance
3 5 (2.26%) Billing
4 2 (0.90%) Automotive
4 2 (0.90%) Electronics
4 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.90%) Retail
5 1 (0.45%) Advertising
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Legal
5 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 87 (39.37%) Network Engineer
2 47 (21.27%) Cisco Engineer
3 43 (19.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (7.69%) Architect
4 17 (7.69%) Designer
4 17 (7.69%) Network Designer
5 12 (5.43%) Implementation Engineer
5 12 (5.43%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 12 (5.43%) Support Engineer
6 11 (4.98%) Analyst
6 11 (4.98%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.52%) Design Engineer
7 10 (4.52%) Network Design Engineer
7 10 (4.52%) Network Manager
8 9 (4.07%) Juniper Engineer
8 9 (4.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 8 (3.62%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.17%) Consultant
10 7 (3.17%) Service Manager
11 6 (2.71%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.07%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.17%) CSS
3 3 (1.36%) SOAP
3 3 (1.36%) XML
4 2 (0.90%) Middleware
5 1 (0.45%) XMPP
5 1 (0.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.84%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.71%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.71%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.26%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.36%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.36%) User Experience
7 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.90%) Clustering
7 2 (0.90%) CMDB
8 1 (0.45%) CCTV
8 1 (0.45%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.45%) FMCG
8 1 (0.45%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) iPad
8 1 (0.45%) PKI
8 1 (0.45%) SCADA
8 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.19%) Windows
2 22 (9.95%) Windows Server
3 9 (4.07%) Linux
3 9 (4.07%) Windows 7
4 8 (3.62%) Unix
4 8 (3.62%) Windows 10
4 8 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.90%) Android
6 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) HPUX
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.46%) ITIL
2 40 (18.10%) Network Design
3 22 (9.95%) Migration
4 21 (9.50%) Network Management
5 20 (9.05%) Service Management
6 14 (6.33%) ITIL V3
7 13 (5.88%) Change Management
7 13 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 12 (5.43%) Load Balancing
8 12 (5.43%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.52%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (3.17%) Coaching
11 7 (3.17%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.17%) Information Security
11 7 (3.17%) PRINCE
11 7 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (2.71%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (2.71%) Penetration Testing
13 5 (2.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.07%) SQL
2 6 (2.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.90%) Perl
4 1 (0.45%) C
4 1 (0.45%) C#
4 1 (0.45%) C++
4 1 (0.45%) Java
4 1 (0.45%) Prolog
4 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (39.37%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (32.58%) Security Cleared
3 60 (27.15%) SC Cleared
4 56 (25.34%) CCNP
5 51 (23.08%) CCNA
6 15 (6.79%) CCDA
7 10 (4.52%) CCDP
8 9 (4.07%) CCIE
9 8 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (3.62%) JNCIA
10 7 (3.17%) Degree
11 6 (2.71%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.71%) PMI Certification
11 6 (2.71%) PMP
12 5 (2.26%) CCVP
12 5 (2.26%) MCSE
12 5 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.36%) CISM
14 3 (1.36%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.26%) SLA
2 2 (0.90%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) GDPR
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (11.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.36%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.36%) vSphere
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.45%) Firmware
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.45%) NFS
6 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.45%) Samba
6 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.45%) XenApp
6 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (2.26%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.81%) Nexpose
3 3 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.36%) SCCM
4 2 (0.90%) SnapMirror
5 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.45%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.45%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.45%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.45%) OpenView
5 1 (0.45%) OPNET
5 1 (0.45%) SCOM
5 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.45%) vMotion
5 1 (0.45%) vRealize
5 1 (0.45%) WSUS
5 1 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 69 (31.22%) Juniper
2 50 (22.62%) CheckPoint
3 31 (14.03%) Microsoft
4 28 (12.67%) F5
5 21 (9.50%) VMware
6 17 (7.69%) Fortinet
6 17 (7.69%) HP
7 14 (6.33%) Aruba
7 14 (6.33%) Blue Coat
8 13 (5.88%) Oracle
9 12 (5.43%) Riverbed
10 10 (4.52%) Citrix
10 10 (4.52%) Nortel
11 9 (4.07%) IBM
12 8 (3.62%) EMC
12 8 (3.62%) Intel Security
12 8 (3.62%) Palo Alto
12 8 (3.62%) Remedy
13 7 (3.17%) BMC
14 6 (2.71%) Nokia
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