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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 9 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 8.11% 1.85% 15.38%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 3.85% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£180 £425 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.64% +136.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.60% +1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+16.90% -15.47%
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
27 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 72.97% 48.15% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 9
Average daily rate £300 £284 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -1.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £170 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 2015, 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 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) CCNA
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) IP Telephony
5 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 3 (27.27%) CCNP
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (18.18%) VPN
6 2 (18.18%) Dell
6 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 2 (18.18%) McAfee
6 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) LANDesk
6 2 (18.18%) SonicWALL
6 2 (18.18%) Network Security
6 2 (18.18%) Riverbed
6 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
6 2 (18.18%) iPhone
6 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) CCSE
6 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 2 (18.18%) VLAN
6 2 (18.18%) Wireless

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) IP Telephony
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) Network Security
5 2 (18.18%) VLAN
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (9.09%) tcpdump
6 1 (9.09%) BGP
6 1 (9.09%) MPLS
6 1 (9.09%) OSPF
6 1 (9.09%) DNS
6 1 (9.09%) DHCP
6 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
1 2 (18.18%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CCNA
3 3 (27.27%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) CCSE
4 2 (18.18%) CCSA
5 1 (9.09%) MCITP
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (9.09%) CCDP
5 1 (9.09%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Dell
2 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 2 (18.18%) McAfee
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) LANDesk
2 2 (18.18%) SonicWALL
2 2 (18.18%) Riverbed
2 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle