The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bedford region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 13 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.26% 2.33% 3.45%
As % of the Vendors category 14.04% 10.00% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +64.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Vendors Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
57 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 73.08% 23.26% 62.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 3 15
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £101.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 - £30.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 - £172.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Cisco
Bedfordshire

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 31 July 2014, 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 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (40.00%) McAfee
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 5 (33.33%) CCNP
4 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 5 (33.33%) LANDesk
4 5 (33.33%) iPhone
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 4 (26.67%) Network Security
5 4 (26.67%) Network Management
5 4 (26.67%) CCSA
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) CCDP
5 4 (26.67%) A+ Certification
5 4 (26.67%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) CCNA
6 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (20.00%) Riverbed
6 3 (20.00%) Time Management
6 3 (20.00%) F5

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.67%) tcpdump
4 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) OSPF
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Network Support
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Support
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 5 (33.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
1 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (26.67%) Network Management
3 3 (20.00%) Change Control
3 3 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) CCDP
3 4 (26.67%) A+ Certification
3 4 (26.67%) CCSA
4 3 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) MCSE
6 1 (6.67%) CCSE
6 1 (6.67%) MCDST
6 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.67%) XenApp
1 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (6.67%) XenMobile
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) McAfee
3 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 5 (33.33%) LANDesk
4 3 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 3 (20.00%) F5
5 2 (13.33%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (6.67%) Sophos
6 1 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Panasonic