The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 28 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 13 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.49% 5.31% 5.38%
As % of the Vendors category 8.02% 12.74% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 7
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£300 £306 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +11.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.32%
Cisco
East of England

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

Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
162 212 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 43.43% 41.73% 49.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 149 66
Average daily rate £325 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £12.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £20.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £12.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +16 5 £300 +9.09% 1
Bedford -3 2 £300 -11.11%
Cisco
East of England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 19 (61.29%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (51.61%) ITIL
3 15 (48.39%) CCNP
4 13 (41.94%) Citrix
4 13 (41.94%) Finance
4 13 (41.94%) VMware
5 12 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
7 10 (32.26%) WAN
7 10 (32.26%) IP Telephony
7 10 (32.26%) F5
7 10 (32.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (29.03%) Firewall
8 9 (29.03%) Windows
8 9 (29.03%) LAN
9 8 (25.81%) VoIP
9 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
9 8 (25.81%) CCNA
9 8 (25.81%) Thin Client
9 8 (25.81%) Juniper
9 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (25.81%) Fat Client
9 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
10 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (22.58%) DHCP
10 7 (22.58%) DNS
11 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
12 5 (16.13%) Local Government
12 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Business One
1 1 (3.23%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (32.26%) WAN
2 10 (32.26%) IP Telephony
3 9 (29.03%) Firewall
3 9 (29.03%) LAN
4 8 (25.81%) VoIP
5 7 (22.58%) DHCP
5 7 (22.58%) DNS
6 4 (12.90%) VPN
7 3 (9.68%) VLAN
7 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.68%) Wireless
7 3 (9.68%) SAN
7 3 (9.68%) OSPF
7 3 (9.68%) VRRP
8 1 (3.23%) Internet
8 1 (3.23%) 802.11
8 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
8 1 (3.23%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Local Government
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Network Specialist
2 11 (35.48%) Network Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Network Specialist
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Storage Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Support
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
1 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Fat Client
1 8 (25.81%) Thin Client
1 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.23%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.23%) EMC Centera
4 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.23%) Celerra
4 1 (3.23%) iPhone
4 1 (3.23%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
3 3 (9.68%) Network Design
4 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Network Management
4 2 (6.45%) Information Governance
4 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.45%) High Availability
5 1 (3.23%) SIEM
5 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.23%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (48.39%) CCNP
3 8 (25.81%) CCNA
4 5 (16.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.23%) MCITP
6 1 (3.23%) CCDA
6 1 (3.23%) CCDP
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.23%) TickIT
3 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
4 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.23%) XenApp
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Citrix
1 13 (41.94%) VMware
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) F5
4 8 (25.81%) Juniper
5 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
6 4 (12.90%) Mitel
7 2 (6.45%) CommVault
7 2 (6.45%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) RightFax
8 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle
8 1 (3.23%) SAP
8 1 (3.23%) NetApp
8 1 (3.23%) Sun
8 1 (3.23%) HP
8 1 (3.23%) Dell
8 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.23%) IronPort
8 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds