Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 35 36
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 243 220 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.76% 4.72% 4.92%
As % of the Vendors category 10.15% 10.56% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 161 136
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.46% +23.62%
10th Percentile £164 £194 £250
90th Percentile £518 £463 £545
England median daily rate £400 £376 £400
% change year-on-year +6.31% -5.94% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.41 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.60% -37.12% +46.27%
10th Percentile £12.20 £12.93 £11.97
90th Percentile £28.25 £26.25 £46.90
England median hourly rate £23.15 £22.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +5.23% -10.20% +24.05%

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 2,394 2,084 2,884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.90% 44.69% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 1,234 1,565
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £208 £242
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 92 90
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.82 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +9.10% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.03 £9.94
90th Percentile £28.25 £50.00 £25.01
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.06% +2.88% -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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -20 55 £313 -15.54% 29
Solihull +8 53 £450 +12.50% 7
Shropshire -36 38 £479 +8.81% 8
Coventry -6 19 £410 +118.67% 13
Worcestershire -2 18 £400 +83.91% 8
Staffordshire -7 13 £388 +1.64% 15
Walsall +9 9 - -
Warwickshire +1 5 £400 +23.08% 7
Dudley -2 4 £338 -3.57% 2
Herefordshire -13 3 - - 4
Wolverhampton -11 2 - - 1
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 115 (47.33%) Firewall
2 113 (46.50%) Cisco Certification
3 94 (38.68%) WAN
4 80 (32.92%) Security Cleared
5 76 (31.28%) SC Cleared
6 69 (28.40%) CCNP
7 57 (23.46%) CCNA
8 55 (22.63%) CheckPoint
9 52 (21.40%) Windows
10 49 (20.16%) ITIL
11 46 (18.93%) Wireless
12 44 (18.11%) VMware
13 43 (17.70%) LAN
13 43 (17.70%) Data Centre
14 41 (16.87%) F5
15 38 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
16 37 (15.23%) VPN
17 36 (14.81%) Fortinet
18 35 (14.40%) McAfee
18 35 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
19 33 (13.58%) Cisco ASA
20 32 (13.17%) Juniper
21 31 (12.76%) Microsoft
22 30 (12.35%) Aruba
22 30 (12.35%) Meraki
23 29 (11.93%) Telecoms
24 28 (11.52%) Internet
24 28 (11.52%) WAN Optimisation
24 28 (11.52%) VMware Infrastructure
25 27 (11.11%) Windows Server

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 6 (2.47%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.06%) nginx
3 4 (1.65%) Apache
4 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.82%) Site Server
6 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 38 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.65%) Office 365
5 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.41%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 115 (47.33%) Firewall
2 94 (38.68%) WAN
3 46 (18.93%) Wireless
4 43 (17.70%) LAN
5 37 (15.23%) VPN
6 33 (13.58%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (11.52%) Internet
8 27 (11.11%) MPLS
9 24 (9.88%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (8.64%) VoIP
11 20 (8.23%) Cisco ISE
12 19 (7.82%) BGP
13 17 (7.00%) TCP/IP
14 16 (6.58%) DNS
15 15 (6.17%) Intrusion Detection
15 15 (6.17%) OSPF
16 13 (5.35%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (4.94%) DMARC
18 10 (4.12%) SAN
19 9 (3.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.06%) MariaDB
2 5 (2.06%) MySQL
3 3 (1.23%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.41%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (11.93%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.94%) Retail
3 8 (3.29%) Finance
4 4 (1.65%) Automotive
4 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.82%) Banking
5 2 (0.82%) Front Office
6 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 122 (50.21%) Network Engineer
2 35 (14.40%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (10.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 23 (9.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 22 (9.05%) Senior Network Engineer
6 20 (8.23%) Support Engineer
7 19 (7.82%) Implementation Engineer
8 18 (7.41%) Architect
9 16 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (6.58%) Network Support
10 15 (6.17%) Network Support Engineer
11 13 (5.35%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 12 (4.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 12 (4.94%) Design Engineer
12 12 (4.94%) Network Design Engineer
13 11 (4.53%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
13 11 (4.53%) Deployment Engineer
14 9 (3.70%) NOC Engineer
14 9 (3.70%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
15 8 (3.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.47%) Web Services
2 5 (2.06%) JSON
2 5 (2.06%) REST
2 5 (2.06%) XML
3 4 (1.65%) LAMP
4 2 (0.82%) LDAP
4 2 (0.82%) WAP
5 1 (0.41%) .NET
5 1 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.41%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.70%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.47%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.47%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.65%) CMDB
5 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.65%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.23%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.23%) User Experience
7 2 (0.82%) BYOD
7 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.82%) e-Health
7 2 (0.82%) Fintech
7 2 (0.82%) PKI
7 2 (0.82%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.41%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.40%) Windows
2 27 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 22 (9.05%) Linux
4 16 (6.58%) Unix
5 15 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.35%) Solaris
8 11 (4.53%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.88%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.82%) Android
10 2 (0.82%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.16%) ITIL
2 28 (11.52%) WAN Optimisation
3 23 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (9.05%) Network Design
5 21 (8.64%) Migration
6 20 (8.23%) Network Monitoring
7 18 (7.41%) ITIL V3
7 18 (7.41%) Network Load Balancing
8 17 (7.00%) Load Balancing
8 17 (7.00%) Service Delivery
9 16 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 15 (6.17%) Network Packet Analysis
11 14 (5.76%) Network Management
12 13 (5.35%) Coaching
13 10 (4.12%) Integration Testing
14 8 (3.29%) Change Control
14 8 (3.29%) Data Centre Operations
14 8 (3.29%) Line Management
15 7 (2.88%) Project Management
15 7 (2.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.35%) SQL
2 5 (2.06%) PL/SQL
2 5 (2.06%) XQuery
3 3 (1.23%) Java
4 2 (0.82%) C
5 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 113 (46.50%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (32.92%) Security Cleared
3 76 (31.28%) SC Cleared
4 69 (28.40%) CCNP
5 57 (23.46%) CCNA
6 20 (8.23%) CCIE
7 13 (5.35%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.88%) CCDP
9 7 (2.88%) CISSP
10 6 (2.47%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.06%) Degree
11 5 (2.06%) MCP
11 5 (2.06%) MCSE
12 4 (1.65%) MCSA
13 3 (1.23%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.23%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.23%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
1 2 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (11.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (6.58%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.12%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.88%) Terminal Services
4 7 (2.88%) vSphere
5 6 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (2.06%) XenApp
7 2 (0.82%) iptables
7 2 (0.82%) Postfix
7 2 (0.82%) Samba
7 2 (0.82%) Squid
7 2 (0.82%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.41%) Snort
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (7.41%) FortiGate
2 15 (6.17%) SCCM
3 7 (2.88%) SCOM
4 6 (2.47%) SafeCom
4 6 (2.47%) WSUS
5 5 (2.06%) Nessus
6 4 (1.65%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.23%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.82%) vRealize
9 1 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.41%) Kibana
9 1 (0.41%) logstash
9 1 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.41%) Nmap
9 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.41%) SCSM
9 1 (0.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 55 (22.63%) CheckPoint
2 44 (18.11%) VMware
3 41 (16.87%) F5
4 36 (14.81%) Fortinet
5 35 (14.40%) McAfee
6 32 (13.17%) Juniper
7 31 (12.76%) Microsoft
8 30 (12.35%) Aruba
8 30 (12.35%) Meraki
9 24 (9.88%) HP
10 22 (9.05%) IBM
11 18 (7.41%) Blue Coat
11 18 (7.41%) BMC
12 17 (7.00%) NetApp
13 16 (6.58%) Oracle
14 14 (5.76%) Dell
15 11 (4.53%) Citrix
15 11 (4.53%) Sun
16 10 (4.12%) Nokia
17 9 (3.70%) Compaq