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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 18 37 55
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +18
Contract jobs citing Cisco 46 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.78% 4.53% 2.42%
As % of the Vendors category 12.47% 9.12% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -31.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £272 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £430 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -4.76%
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
369 318 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 54.42% 49.69% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 162 179
Average daily rate £400 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 28
Average hourly rate £15.29 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.56 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £34.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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
Watford +12 12 £350 +3.70% 3
Hemel Hempstead +3 8 £513 +41.37% 1
Welwyn Garden City +1 4 £368 -2.00%
Stevenage - 4 £510 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £525 -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Cisco
East of England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (34.44%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (32.22%) Firewall
3 27 (30.00%) ITIL
4 20 (22.22%) Windows
5 19 (21.11%) WAN
6 18 (20.00%) CCNP
7 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
8 15 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 15 (16.67%) F5
8 15 (16.67%) LAN
9 14 (15.56%) CCNA
10 13 (14.44%) VMware
11 12 (13.33%) Wireless
12 11 (12.22%) Migration
12 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
13 10 (11.11%) VPN
13 10 (11.11%) Linux
13 10 (11.11%) SQL
13 10 (11.11%) Telecoms
13 10 (11.11%) Finance
13 10 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (11.11%) Coaching
13 10 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (10.00%) SolarWinds
14 9 (10.00%) PRINCE2
14 9 (10.00%) HP
14 9 (10.00%) NetApp
15 8 (8.89%) CheckPoint
15 8 (8.89%) Network Design

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.11%) Lync
4 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Project
1 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 29 (32.22%) Firewall
2 19 (21.11%) WAN
3 15 (16.67%) LAN
4 12 (13.33%) Wireless
5 10 (11.11%) VPN
5 10 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (7.78%) VLAN
7 6 (6.67%) DNS
8 5 (5.56%) MPLS
8 5 (5.56%) WLAN
8 5 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (4.44%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (4.44%) VoIP
9 4 (4.44%) LDAP
9 4 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (4.44%) BIG-IP
9 4 (4.44%) BGP
10 3 (3.33%) Internet
10 3 (3.33%) IP Telephony
10 3 (3.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 10 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Legal
2 3 (3.33%) Games
3 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (32.22%) Network Engineer
2 12 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 9 (10.00%) Architect
3 9 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 8 (8.89%) Senior Network Architect
4 8 (8.89%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Network Architect
5 7 (7.78%) Cabling Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Lead Network Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (4.44%) Network Support
8 3 (3.33%) Senior Support Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) Middleware
2 3 (3.33%) REST
2 3 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (1.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.11%) WAP
3 1 (1.11%) CGI
3 1 (1.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Replication
1 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.33%) Statistics
2 3 (3.33%) Online Games
3 2 (2.22%) NHS
3 2 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.11%) Open Source
4 1 (1.11%) Clustering
4 1 (1.11%) e-Health
4 1 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.22%) Windows
2 10 (11.11%) Linux
3 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.67%) Solaris
5 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.33%) Android
6 3 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.00%) ITIL
2 11 (12.22%) Migration
3 10 (11.11%) Coaching
4 9 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 8 (8.89%) Network Design
6 7 (7.78%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.67%) Project Management
8 5 (5.56%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.56%) Resource Management
9 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (2.22%) Quality Management
11 2 (2.22%) Configuration Management
12 1 (1.11%) Asset Management
12 1 (1.11%) Change Management
12 1 (1.11%) Incident Management
12 1 (1.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (2.22%) Perl
2 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.11%) Java
3 1 (1.11%) VBScript
3 1 (1.11%) Python
3 1 (1.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 31 (34.44%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (20.00%) CCNP
3 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
4 15 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 14 (15.56%) CCNA
6 7 (7.78%) CCDP
7 6 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (6.67%) CCIE
8 4 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.33%) Degree
10 2 (2.22%) CCIP
11 1 (1.11%) ISEB
11 1 (1.11%) CCSE
11 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.44%) vSphere
3 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.44%) NFS
4 3 (3.33%) vCloud
5 1 (1.11%) VMFS
5 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.11%) Firmware
5 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.11%) Snort
5 1 (1.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.33%) SCOM
3 3 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (3.33%) Puppet
4 2 (2.22%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.11%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 15 (16.67%) F5
2 13 (14.44%) VMware
3 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.00%) HP
4 9 (10.00%) NetApp
4 9 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 8 (8.89%) CheckPoint
6 7 (7.78%) Oracle
6 7 (7.78%) EMC
7 6 (6.67%) BMC
7 6 (6.67%) Dell
8 5 (5.56%) Citrix
9 4 (4.44%) Juniper
10 3 (3.33%) McAfee
10 3 (3.33%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.22%) Mitel
11 2 (2.22%) IBM
12 1 (1.11%) CA
12 1 (1.11%) Fortinet