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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 22 39 44
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 52 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.00% 3.60% 3.07%
As % of the Vendors category 12.35% 6.93% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £218 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £353 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £9.13 £33.50 £27.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.76% +21.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £33.50 £19.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £33.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.29% -15.00%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
421 361 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 56.66% 51.94% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 156 133
Average daily rate £370 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.96% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 16
Average hourly rate £14.85 £22.93 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.23% +31.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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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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
Welwyn Garden City +7 11 £324 +32.27% 1
Watford +3 10 £375 +50.75% 4
Hemel Hempstead 0 7 £413 +25.47% 1
Rickmansworth - 3 £375 -
Stevenage 0 2 £310 - 1
St Albans - 1 - -
Cisco
East of England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 30 (33.71%) Firewall
2 27 (30.34%) ITIL
2 27 (30.34%) HP
3 26 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (29.21%) Windows
4 25 (28.09%) VMware
5 23 (25.84%) F5
6 19 (21.35%) Project Management
7 18 (20.22%) Linux
8 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
8 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (17.98%) EMC
9 16 (17.98%) Juniper
9 16 (17.98%) SAN
9 16 (17.98%) NetApp
9 16 (17.98%) WAN
10 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
11 14 (15.73%) CCNA
11 14 (15.73%) Citrix
11 14 (15.73%) LAN
12 13 (14.61%) CCNP
12 13 (14.61%) TCP/IP
13 12 (13.48%) DNS
13 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (12.36%) Brocade
14 11 (12.36%) Finance
14 11 (12.36%) Solaris
15 10 (11.24%) UNIX
15 10 (11.24%) Windows XP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (10.11%) WebLogic
2 8 (8.99%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.25%) Apache
4 2 (2.25%) IIS
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.12%) Confluence
5 1 (1.12%) Lync
5 1 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Office
2 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Office 365
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (33.71%) Firewall
2 16 (17.98%) SAN
2 16 (17.98%) WAN
3 14 (15.73%) LAN
4 13 (14.61%) TCP/IP
5 12 (13.48%) DNS
6 10 (11.24%) Network Security
6 10 (11.24%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (11.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (10.11%) DHCP
8 8 (8.99%) NAS
9 6 (6.74%) VPN
9 6 (6.74%) Wireless
10 5 (5.62%) IP Telephony
10 5 (5.62%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (5.62%) MPLS
10 5 (5.62%) OSPF
10 5 (5.62%) BGP
10 5 (5.62%) LDAP
11 4 (4.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.12%) Gerrit
2 1 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 11 (12.36%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (17.98%) Network Engineer
2 14 (15.73%) Architect
3 12 (13.48%) Network Architect
4 11 (12.36%) Analyst
5 10 (11.24%) Consultant
6 9 (10.11%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 7 (7.87%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.74%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.62%) Storage Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.62%) Help Desk Support
10 4 (4.49%) Senior Support Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Senior Architect
11 3 (3.37%) Security Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) UNIX Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) Middleware
2 4 (4.49%) Web Services
3 2 (2.25%) .NET
4 1 (1.12%) XMPP
4 1 (1.12%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Replication
2 4 (4.49%) CLARiiON
2 4 (4.49%) Symmetrix
2 4 (4.49%) EMC Centera
2 4 (4.49%) Celerra
2 4 (4.49%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (3.37%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.25%) Clustering
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) PKI
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.12%) Open Source
5 1 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.21%) Windows
2 18 (20.22%) Linux
3 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (12.36%) Solaris
6 10 (11.24%) UNIX
6 10 (11.24%) Windows XP
6 10 (11.24%) Android
6 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.74%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (5.62%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.12%) CentOS
11 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.12%) SUSE
11 1 (1.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.34%) ITIL
2 19 (21.35%) Project Management
3 10 (11.24%) Network Design
4 4 (4.49%) Change Management
4 4 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (4.49%) Risk Management
4 4 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (4.49%) Coaching
5 3 (3.37%) High Availability
5 3 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.37%) Migration
5 3 (3.37%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.25%) Validation
6 2 (2.25%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.25%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.25%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (2.25%) Time Management
6 2 (2.25%) Network Management
6 2 (2.25%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.49%) C
1 4 (4.49%) Perl
1 4 (4.49%) Python
2 3 (3.37%) Bourne shell
2 3 (3.37%) C-shell
2 3 (3.37%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.25%) SQL
4 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.12%) R
4 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.12%) Korn
4 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (15.73%) CCNA
3 13 (14.61%) CCNP
4 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.74%) CCDP
6 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.49%) Degree
7 4 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.25%) MCSE
8 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.25%) CCIE
8 2 (2.25%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.12%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.12%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.99%) XenApp
4 7 (7.87%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.87%) vSphere
5 6 (6.74%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.25%) Xen
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.25%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.12%) vCloud
7 1 (1.12%) Snort
7 1 (1.12%) Firmware
7 1 (1.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (2.25%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.12%) RANCID
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.12%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (30.34%) HP
2 25 (28.09%) VMware
3 23 (25.84%) F5
4 16 (17.98%) EMC
4 16 (17.98%) Juniper
4 16 (17.98%) NetApp
5 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
6 14 (15.73%) Citrix
7 11 (12.36%) Brocade
8 10 (11.24%) Oracle
8 10 (11.24%) CheckPoint
9 9 (10.11%) BMC
10 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
11 6 (6.74%) Dell
11 6 (6.74%) Apple
12 5 (5.62%) 3PAR
12 5 (5.62%) Blue Coat
12 5 (5.62%) Sun
13 4 (4.49%) IBM
13 4 (4.49%) Veritas