The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Cisco
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 20 37
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 15 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.18% 4.98% 1.91%
As % of the Vendors category 7.85% 9.20% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Median daily rate £448 £413 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.48% +43.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +2.00% +21.95%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 191 174 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 53.20% 54.21% 42.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 112 102
Median daily rate £445 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +28.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £279 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 15
Median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Bedfordshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Bedfordshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Bedfordshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Bedfordshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -2 8 £500 +17.64%
Bedford -9 1 £138 -65.62% 2
Cisco
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (45.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) Citrix
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Migration
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 7 (35.00%) Avaya
3 7 (35.00%) Skype
4 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (30.00%) ITIL
4 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 5 (25.00%) CCIE
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (20.00%) LAN
6 4 (20.00%) WAN
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) Unix
6 4 (20.00%) OSPF
7 3 (15.00%) BGP
7 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
7 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Data Security
7 3 (15.00%) Wireless
7 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (15.00%) CMMI

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) Skype
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (20.00%) LAN
4 4 (20.00%) OSPF
4 4 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (15.00%) BGP
5 3 (15.00%) DHCP
5 3 (15.00%) DNS
5 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (15.00%) IP Telephony
5 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (15.00%) VoIP
5 3 (15.00%) Wireless
6 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
6 2 (10.00%) VLAN
6 2 (10.00%) WLAN
7 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.00%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix Technical Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.00%) AWS Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Project Change Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Telephony Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Telephony Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) PDA
2 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Solaris
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Migration
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (15.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (15.00%) Business Transformation
4 3 (15.00%) CMMI
4 3 (15.00%) Data Security
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.00%) High Availability
4 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (10.00%) Web Filtering
5 2 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 5 (25.00%) CCIE
4 3 (15.00%) CCNA
5 2 (10.00%) CCIE Security
5 2 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) HP APS
5 2 (10.00%) MCP
5 2 (10.00%) MCSA
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) CCIP
6 1 (5.00%) CCSA
6 1 (5.00%) CCSE
6 1 (5.00%) CCSP
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.00%) MCSE
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) AppDNA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Citrix
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Avaya
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) F5
5 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Meru Networks
5 2 (10.00%) Mitel
5 2 (10.00%) Trustwave
5 2 (10.00%) Virgin Media
6 1 (5.00%) AppSense
6 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Nokia
6 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec