Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Cisco
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 37 35
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 249 291 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.19% 4.75% 4.29%
As % of the Vendors category 11.66% 10.12% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 133 85
West Midlands median daily rate £381 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +23.08% -1.52%
10th Percentile £191 £250 £179
90th Percentile £488 £537 £491
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.41 £24.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.76% +45.59% +30.77%
10th Percentile £12.93 £16.38 £12.45
90th Percentile £26.25 £47.00 £23.75
England median hourly rate £21.34 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -14.65% +19.03% +5.01%

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 2136 2876 2181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.48% 46.96% 43.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1270 1560 1093
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £215
90th Percentile £569 £550 £540
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 92 139
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -8.52% -
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.29 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.05 £24.98 £33.31
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 0 73 £365 -8.75% 7
Shropshire +9 46 £440 +13.55% 2
Warwickshire +5 23 £325 -25.71% 3
Solihull -7 23 £375 -10.71% 2
Worcestershire +17 22 £200 -38.46% 1
Dudley - 12 £350 -
Coventry +13 11 £188 -59.46% 4
Staffordshire +9 11 £388 +19.23% 4
Wolverhampton - 10 £113 -
West Bromwich +4 3 £175 -
Walsall -1 1 - -
Herefordshire -6 1 £650 +100.00%
Cisco
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 122 (49.00%) Firewall
2 104 (41.77%) WAN
3 94 (37.75%) Cisco Certification
4 78 (31.33%) VPN
5 73 (29.32%) LAN
6 67 (26.91%) CCNP
7 61 (24.50%) Data Centre
8 53 (21.29%) Fortinet
8 53 (21.29%) Wireless
9 52 (20.88%) Cisco ASA
10 51 (20.48%) CheckPoint
11 46 (18.47%) Windows
12 43 (17.27%) Active Directory
12 43 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
13 42 (16.87%) McAfee
14 41 (16.47%) MPLS
15 40 (16.06%) Amazon AWS
16 39 (15.66%) WAN Optimisation
16 39 (15.66%) VMware
17 38 (15.26%) Security Cleared
18 37 (14.86%) Microsoft
19 35 (14.06%) DHCP
19 35 (14.06%) Network Design
20 34 (13.65%) CCNA
20 34 (13.65%) Juniper
21 33 (13.25%) ITIL
22 30 (12.05%) F5
23 29 (11.65%) FortiGate
23 29 (11.65%) Wi-Fi
24 28 (11.24%) CCIE

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 14 (5.62%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (4.02%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.61%) Apache
4 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 43 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (16.06%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.01%) Office 365
4 3 (1.20%) Akamai
4 3 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 122 (49.00%) Firewall
2 104 (41.77%) WAN
3 78 (31.33%) VPN
4 73 (29.32%) LAN
5 53 (21.29%) Wireless
6 52 (20.88%) Cisco ASA
7 41 (16.47%) MPLS
8 35 (14.06%) DHCP
9 29 (11.65%) Wi-Fi
10 28 (11.24%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (10.84%) VoIP
12 21 (8.43%) DNS
12 21 (8.43%) Internet
12 21 (8.43%) Network Security
13 19 (7.63%) VLAN
14 17 (6.83%) Intrusion Detection
15 16 (6.43%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (5.22%) OSPF
17 12 (4.82%) BGP
17 12 (4.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (7.23%) Finance
2 14 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.81%) Retail
4 5 (2.01%) Legal
5 4 (1.61%) Banking
6 3 (1.20%) Automotive
6 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 113 (45.38%) Network Engineer
2 50 (20.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 44 (17.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 24 (9.64%) Implementation Engineer
4 24 (9.64%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 21 (8.43%) Architect
6 18 (7.23%) Consultant
7 17 (6.83%) Design Engineer
7 17 (6.83%) Network Design Engineer
8 15 (6.02%) Firewall Engineer
8 15 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (6.02%) Support Engineer
9 13 (5.22%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.82%) Analyst
10 12 (4.82%) Network Specialist
11 11 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.42%) Security Engineer
12 10 (4.02%) Cisco Design Engineer
13 9 (3.61%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (3.61%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.41%) XMPP
2 5 (2.01%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.61%) LAMP
3 4 (1.61%) WAP
4 1 (0.40%) Flash
4 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 61 (24.50%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.63%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.02%) User Experience
4 12 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.82%) CMDB
4 12 (4.82%) Fat Client
4 12 (4.82%) PKI
4 12 (4.82%) Thin Client
5 10 (4.02%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.01%) IVR
7 5 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.61%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.61%) FMCG
9 2 (0.80%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.80%) NHS
9 2 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.40%) Replication
10 1 (0.40%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.47%) Windows
2 18 (7.23%) Windows Server
3 14 (5.62%) Linux
4 13 (5.22%) Unix
5 8 (3.21%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.20%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) HPUX
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.66%) WAN Optimisation
2 35 (14.06%) Network Design
3 33 (13.25%) ITIL
4 26 (10.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 26 (10.44%) Service Delivery
5 18 (7.23%) Problem Management
6 16 (6.43%) Coaching
6 16 (6.43%) ITIL V3
7 15 (6.02%) Performance Management
7 15 (6.02%) Validation
8 14 (5.62%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 14 (5.62%) Load Balancing
8 14 (5.62%) Network Load Balancing
8 14 (5.62%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (5.62%) Network Packet Analysis
8 14 (5.62%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (5.62%) Service Management
9 13 (5.22%) Change Management
9 13 (5.22%) Migration
9 13 (5.22%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.82%) SQL
2 4 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 94 (37.75%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (26.91%) CCNP
3 38 (15.26%) Security Cleared
4 34 (13.65%) CCNA
5 28 (11.24%) CCIE
6 27 (10.84%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.02%) Degree
8 8 (3.21%) PMP
9 7 (2.81%) CISSP
10 6 (2.41%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (2.41%) MCSE
10 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.61%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.61%) VCP6
13 3 (1.20%) VCP5
14 2 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) COBIT
3 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (17.27%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.82%) Hyper-V
3 12 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (4.02%) Terminal Services
4 10 (4.02%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (1.61%) iptables
5 4 (1.61%) Postfix
5 4 (1.61%) Samba
5 4 (1.61%) Squid
5 4 (1.61%) vSphere
6 3 (1.20%) Firmware
7 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.40%) XenApp
8 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (11.65%) FortiGate
2 13 (5.22%) WSUS
3 11 (4.42%) SCCM
4 10 (4.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (4.02%) SafeCom
5 7 (2.81%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (2.81%) SCOM
6 5 (2.01%) Stealthwatch
7 4 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.61%) Nessus
7 4 (1.61%) Nmap
8 3 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.20%) Nagios
9 2 (0.80%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.80%) Cisco LMS
9 2 (0.80%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.40%) EMC VPLEX
10 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 53 (21.29%) Fortinet
2 51 (20.48%) CheckPoint
3 42 (16.87%) McAfee
4 39 (15.66%) VMware
5 37 (14.86%) Microsoft
6 34 (13.65%) Juniper
7 30 (12.05%) F5
8 28 (11.24%) BMC
9 25 (10.04%) IBM
10 24 (9.64%) Oracle
11 21 (8.43%) Aruba
12 20 (8.03%) HP
13 17 (6.83%) AppDynamics
13 17 (6.83%) Blue Coat
13 17 (6.83%) Nokia
13 17 (6.83%) Palo Alto
14 14 (5.62%) NetApp
14 14 (5.62%) Riverbed
15 11 (4.42%) SolarWinds
15 11 (4.42%) Symantec