The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 35 21 44
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Contract jobs citing Cisco 45 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.39% 6.63% 4.20%
As % of the Vendors category 10.18% 12.46% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 14
Average daily rate
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£406 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.43% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £269 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £375 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £26.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
442 281 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 52.93% 53.22% 49.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 138 200
Average daily rate £340 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 33
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.95 £46.00 £34.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
Hemel Hempstead +4 16 £580 +5.45%
Stevenage +3 7 £298 +183.33% 2
Watford -2 5 - - 5
Welwyn Garden City -3 5 £413 +10.73% 1
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £400 -
Borehamwood - - - - 2
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Cisco
East of England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 28 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
1 28 (37.84%) Firewall
2 22 (29.73%) ITIL
3 20 (27.03%) CCNP
4 19 (25.68%) Windows
5 17 (22.97%) WAN
6 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
7 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
7 15 (20.27%) LAN
8 13 (17.57%) SQL
9 12 (16.22%) Wireless
10 11 (14.86%) VPN
10 11 (14.86%) SolarWinds
11 10 (13.51%) CCNA
11 10 (13.51%) PRINCE2
12 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
13 8 (10.81%) Migration
13 8 (10.81%) VMware
13 8 (10.81%) Coaching
14 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (9.46%) Network Design
14 7 (9.46%) CheckPoint
15 6 (8.11%) CCDP
15 6 (8.11%) CCIE
15 6 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (6.76%) Cisco UCCE
16 5 (6.76%) Cisco Prime
16 5 (6.76%) Cisco Nexus
16 5 (6.76%) DNS

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.35%) Lync
2 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.35%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.84%) Firewall
2 17 (22.97%) WAN
3 15 (20.27%) LAN
4 12 (16.22%) Wireless
5 11 (14.86%) VPN
6 6 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (6.76%) DNS
7 5 (6.76%) WLAN
7 5 (6.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (5.41%) 4G
8 4 (5.41%) GPRS
8 4 (5.41%) Internet
9 3 (4.05%) MPLS
9 3 (4.05%) VLAN
9 3 (4.05%) IPsec
9 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.70%) SAN
10 2 (2.70%) EIGRP
10 2 (2.70%) BIG-IP
10 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) Architect
3 8 (10.81%) Lead Network Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Senior Architect
4 7 (9.46%) Senior Network Architect
4 7 (9.46%) Network Architect
4 7 (9.46%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.46%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Network Support
6 5 (6.76%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Cabling Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Administrator
8 3 (4.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Cisco Support
8 3 (4.05%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) .NET
1 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.35%) REST
2 1 (1.35%) J2EE
2 1 (1.35%) SOAP
2 1 (1.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) WAP
2 1 (1.35%) Middleware
2 1 (1.35%) VXML
2 1 (1.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Statistics
1 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (1.35%) Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) e-Health
3 1 (1.35%) PKI
3 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) Online Games
3 1 (1.35%) Open Source
3 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.68%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Solaris
5 1 (1.35%) Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.73%) ITIL
2 10 (13.51%) PRINCE2
3 8 (10.81%) Migration
3 8 (10.81%) Coaching
4 7 (9.46%) Network Design
5 4 (5.41%) Resource Management
5 4 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.05%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.05%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.70%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.70%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (2.70%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.70%) CRM
7 2 (2.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.70%) Project Management
8 1 (1.35%) Change Management
8 1 (1.35%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.35%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) Java
3 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.70%) Perl
3 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.35%) VBScript
4 1 (1.35%) Python
4 1 (1.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (27.03%) CCNP
3 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
4 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
5 10 (13.51%) CCNA
6 6 (8.11%) CCDP
6 6 (8.11%) CCIE
7 4 (5.41%) Degree
7 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.70%) CCSA
8 2 (2.70%) CCSE
8 2 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.70%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.70%) vSphere
3 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.70%) NFS
4 1 (1.35%) vCloud
4 1 (1.35%) VMFS
4 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.35%) Snort
4 1 (1.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Cisco UCCE
1 5 (6.76%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.05%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.35%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.35%) Puppet
4 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.35%) SCCM
4 1 (1.35%) SCOM
4 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) SolarWinds
2 8 (10.81%) VMware
3 7 (9.46%) CheckPoint
4 5 (6.76%) HP
4 5 (6.76%) Citrix
5 4 (5.41%) Juniper
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle
5 4 (5.41%) F5
6 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.70%) EMC
7 2 (2.70%) IBM
7 2 (2.70%) NetApp
8 1 (1.35%) Nokia
8 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.35%) McAfee
8 1 (1.35%) Mitel
8 1 (1.35%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.35%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.35%) Dell
8 1 (1.35%) CA