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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 11 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Contract jobs citing Cisco 52 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.03% 5.98% 4.48%
As % of the Vendors category 17.99% 10.24% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 16
Average daily rate £375 £446 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% +37.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £208 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £17.50
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 Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
289 371 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 50.17% 58.43% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 192 166
Average daily rate £413 £464 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +27.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 14
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.97 £10.00 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.75 £21.55
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 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 12 February 2016.

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 12 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
Stevenage +5 11 £323 -36.76% 1
Hemel Hempstead +9 8 £450 -25.00% 7
Royston - 4 - -
Welwyn Garden City +5 3 £325 -13.33%
St Albans - 2 £250 -
Watford -7 1 £225 -35.71% 3
Cisco
East of England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 53 (43.09%) Firewall
2 51 (41.46%) LAN
3 47 (38.21%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
5 38 (30.89%) Wi-Fi
6 35 (28.46%) Juniper
7 33 (26.83%) CCNA
8 32 (26.02%) DNS
9 31 (25.20%) CheckPoint
9 31 (25.20%) Security Cleared
9 31 (25.20%) Blue Coat
10 30 (24.39%) WAN
11 27 (21.95%) SLA
12 26 (21.14%) HP
13 23 (18.70%) CCNP
13 23 (18.70%) Cisco IOS
13 23 (18.70%) SC Cleared
13 23 (18.70%) Cisco PIX
14 22 (17.89%) ITIL
14 22 (17.89%) VMware
15 20 (16.26%) Remedy
15 20 (16.26%) Microsoft
16 19 (15.45%) Active Directory
16 19 (15.45%) Citrix
16 19 (15.45%) F5
17 18 (14.63%) Aruba
17 18 (14.63%) MPLS
17 18 (14.63%) Forcepoint
17 18 (14.63%) Kalman Filter
18 17 (13.82%) Barracuda Networks

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.25%) IIS
3 3 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) Office 365
2 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.63%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.81%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 53 (43.09%) Firewall
2 51 (41.46%) LAN
3 39 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
4 38 (30.89%) Wi-Fi
5 32 (26.02%) DNS
6 30 (24.39%) WAN
7 23 (18.70%) Cisco IOS
7 23 (18.70%) Cisco PIX
8 18 (14.63%) MPLS
9 15 (12.20%) DHCP
10 14 (11.38%) WLAN
11 12 (9.76%) FTP
11 12 (9.76%) NetScaler
12 11 (8.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 11 (8.94%) Network Security
12 11 (8.94%) VLAN
12 11 (8.94%) VPN
12 11 (8.94%) Wireless
13 10 (8.13%) TCP/IP
14 9 (7.32%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) MS Access
General
1 13 (10.57%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.50%) Finance
3 7 (5.69%) Advertising
4 3 (2.44%) Banking
5 2 (1.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (38.21%) Network Engineer
2 18 (14.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 14 (11.38%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.57%) Analyst
4 13 (10.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (9.76%) Architect
5 12 (9.76%) Network Support
6 10 (8.13%) Network Analyst
6 10 (8.13%) Network Support Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) Juniper Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) Network Architect
9 7 (5.69%) Network Specialist
9 7 (5.69%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) Technical Specialist
10 6 (4.88%) IT Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) IT Support
10 6 (4.88%) Operations Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) Web Services
1 6 (4.88%) XMPP
2 2 (1.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.01%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.50%) iSeries
2 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.50%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.07%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.07%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.44%) Clustering
4 3 (2.44%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.63%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (0.81%) e-Health
6 1 (0.81%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.81%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.01%) Windows
2 13 (10.57%) Windows Server
3 11 (8.94%) Linux
4 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.69%) Unix
6 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.89%) ITIL
2 18 (14.63%) Kalman Filter
3 12 (9.76%) Network Design
4 11 (8.94%) Load Balancing
5 10 (8.13%) Migration
6 9 (7.32%) Project Management
7 8 (6.50%) Asset Management
8 7 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (4.07%) Facilities Management
10 5 (4.07%) Network Management
11 3 (2.44%) CRM
11 3 (2.44%) ERP
11 3 (2.44%) Fault Management
11 3 (2.44%) Network Load Balancing
11 3 (2.44%) Presales
12 2 (1.63%) E-Commerce
12 2 (1.63%) Performance Analysis
12 2 (1.63%) Service Management
12 2 (1.63%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.63%) SQL
2 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (38.21%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (26.83%) CCNA
3 31 (25.20%) Security Cleared
4 23 (18.70%) CCNP
4 23 (18.70%) SC Cleared
5 14 (11.38%) Degree
6 11 (8.94%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (8.13%) JNCIS
8 9 (7.32%) JNCIA
8 9 (7.32%) JNCIE
8 9 (7.32%) JNCIP
9 7 (5.69%) CCIE
9 7 (5.69%) CCSA
9 7 (5.69%) MCSE
9 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (5.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (4.88%) CCSE
11 4 (3.25%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.63%) VCAP
12 2 (1.63%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.95%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (15.45%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.13%) vSphere
4 7 (5.69%) XenApp
5 6 (4.88%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.63%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.81%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) SCCM
2 4 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.63%) Bacula
3 2 (1.63%) SCOM
3 2 (1.63%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.81%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 35 (28.46%) Juniper
2 31 (25.20%) Blue Coat
2 31 (25.20%) CheckPoint
3 26 (21.14%) HP
4 22 (17.89%) VMware
5 20 (16.26%) Microsoft
5 20 (16.26%) Remedy
6 19 (15.45%) Citrix
6 19 (15.45%) F5
7 18 (14.63%) Aruba
7 18 (14.63%) Forcepoint
8 17 (13.82%) Barracuda Networks
9 14 (11.38%) Meraki
10 7 (5.69%) Fortinet
10 7 (5.69%) Siemens
11 6 (4.88%) IronPort
12 5 (4.07%) Nortel
12 5 (4.07%) Tufin
13 4 (3.25%) Tandberg
14 3 (2.44%) Brocade