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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 30 39 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Cisco 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.15% 1.29% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 5.11% 2.89% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate £275 £210 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £186 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £230 £193
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
- +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £18.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.00%
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
137 173 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 42.02% 44.47% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 139 69
Average daily rate £438 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £210 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 13
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £25.00 £40.00
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 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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bedford +5 2 £140 -22.22% 3
Luton - 2 £275 - 1
Cisco
East of England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 20 (68.97%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (55.17%) CCNP
3 12 (41.38%) Firewall
3 12 (41.38%) CCNA
3 12 (41.38%) LAN
4 11 (37.93%) WAN
5 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
6 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
7 8 (27.59%) F5
7 8 (27.59%) Windows
8 7 (24.14%) VMware
8 7 (24.14%) Network Security
9 6 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (20.69%) CCSA
9 6 (20.69%) CCSE
9 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
9 6 (20.69%) VPN
10 5 (17.24%) Citrix
10 5 (17.24%) Juniper
10 5 (17.24%) ITIL
10 5 (17.24%) MPLS
10 5 (17.24%) OSPF
10 5 (17.24%) SIEM
10 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
11 4 (13.79%) Performance Optimisation
11 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
11 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (13.79%) tcpdump
11 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Scanning

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) Firewall
1 12 (41.38%) LAN
2 11 (37.93%) WAN
3 7 (24.14%) Network Security
4 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
4 6 (20.69%) VPN
5 5 (17.24%) MPLS
5 5 (17.24%) OSPF
6 4 (13.79%) BGP
6 4 (13.79%) tcpdump
6 4 (13.79%) VoIP
6 4 (13.79%) Wireshark
7 3 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (10.34%) Internet
7 3 (10.34%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (10.34%) VLAN
7 3 (10.34%) Wireless
8 2 (6.90%) EIGRP
8 2 (6.90%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Network Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Network Security Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Security Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) SIEM Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.45%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Unix
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
1 5 (17.24%) SIEM
2 4 (13.79%) Performance Optimisation
2 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Network Design
3 3 (10.34%) Network Management
3 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) High Availability
4 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.90%) Presales
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.45%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.45%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (55.17%) CCNP
3 12 (41.38%) CCNA
4 6 (20.69%) CCSA
4 6 (20.69%) CCSE
5 4 (13.79%) CCDP
5 4 (13.79%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (10.34%) CCIE
7 1 (3.45%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (3.45%) CCVP
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.45%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.90%) SLA
4 1 (3.45%) ISO27002
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Nessus
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.45%) HP NNM
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) F5
4 7 (24.14%) VMware
5 5 (17.24%) Citrix
5 5 (17.24%) Juniper
6 3 (10.34%) Mitel
7 2 (6.90%) Avaya
8 1 (3.45%) EMC
8 1 (3.45%) HP
8 1 (3.45%) NetApp
8 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.45%) Symantec