The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 6 9 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Cisco 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.90% 8.57% -
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 11.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £140 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.00%
Cisco
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Vendors Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
18 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 62.07% 74.29% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 6
Average daily rate £444 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.91% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £241 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Bedford region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Bedford region.

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Cisco also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco.

1 6 (66.67%) CCNP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCNA
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) CCSA
3 3 (33.33%) CCSE
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
4 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
4 2 (22.22%) tcpdump
4 2 (22.22%) Network Management
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) BGP
4 2 (22.22%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) CCDP
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (22.22%) F5

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Cisco also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) BGP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) OSPF
2 2 (22.22%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) tcpdump
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
3 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Network Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Database Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Senior VoIP Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Telephony Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) FlexPod
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Network Management
1 2 (22.22%) Presales
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) SIEM
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CCNP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) CCSA
3 3 (33.33%) CCSE
4 2 (22.22%) CCDP
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Mitel
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp