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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 20 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 54 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.40% 3.42% 2.61%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 6.16% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 6
Average daily rate
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£413 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £188 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £375 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.81
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -11.67%
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
378 422 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 58.79% 55.53% 39.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 188 131
Average daily rate £413 £328 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.95% -18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 11
Average hourly rate £14.85 £22.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +83.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £37.00 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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
Welwyn Garden City +14 10 £375 +76.47% 2
Hemel Hempstead +2 8 £506 +42.10% 2
Watford +9 6 £314 +15.13% 2
Stevenage +4 2 £310 - 1
Borehamwood - 1 £195 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Royston - - - - 1
St Albans - - - -
Cisco
East of England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 33 (33.00%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (32.00%) Firewall
3 30 (30.00%) F5
4 27 (27.00%) ITIL
5 24 (24.00%) VMware
6 23 (23.00%) Linux
7 22 (22.00%) WAN
8 21 (21.00%) HP
9 20 (20.00%) Windows
10 19 (19.00%) EMC
10 19 (19.00%) CCNP
11 18 (18.00%) NetApp
12 17 (17.00%) LAN
12 17 (17.00%) Project Management
12 17 (17.00%) Finance
12 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (15.00%) CCNA
14 15 (15.00%) Microsoft
15 14 (14.00%) Solaris
16 13 (13.00%) Oracle
16 13 (13.00%) Active Directory
17 12 (12.00%) DNS
17 12 (12.00%) BMC
17 12 (12.00%) Citrix
17 12 (12.00%) WebLogic
17 12 (12.00%) BMC PATROL
17 12 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (12.00%) Network Design
18 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (12.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.00%) IIS
4 2 (2.00%) Apache
5 1 (1.00%) Confluence
5 1 (1.00%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS Project
2 2 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (32.00%) Firewall
2 22 (22.00%) WAN
3 17 (17.00%) LAN
4 12 (12.00%) DNS
4 12 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (11.00%) SAN
6 10 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (10.00%) Wireless
6 10 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (8.00%) Network Security
7 8 (8.00%) MPLS
7 8 (8.00%) LDAP
8 7 (7.00%) BGP
9 6 (6.00%) VLAN
9 6 (6.00%) DHCP
9 6 (6.00%) VPN
10 5 (5.00%) OSPF
10 5 (5.00%) IP Telephony
10 5 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.00%) JIRA
2 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.00%) Gerrit
General
1 17 (17.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.00%) Legal
4 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.00%) Games
5 1 (1.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (21.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.00%) Architect
3 12 (12.00%) Network Architect
4 11 (11.00%) Project Manager
5 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (8.00%) Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Cabling Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Senior Architect
8 6 (6.00%) Consultant
8 6 (6.00%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Network Specialist
10 4 (4.00%) Storage Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Senior Support Engineer
11 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (3.00%) Administrator
11 3 (3.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.00%) Middleware
2 4 (4.00%) Web Services
3 3 (3.00%) SOAP
3 3 (3.00%) REST
4 2 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (1.00%) CGI
5 1 (1.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.00%) Celerra
2 4 (4.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 4 (4.00%) CLARiiON
2 4 (4.00%) Symmetrix
2 4 (4.00%) EMC Centera
3 3 (3.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.00%) Replication
3 3 (3.00%) Online Games
4 2 (2.00%) Open Source
4 2 (2.00%) NHS
4 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.00%) Clustering
4 2 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.00%) Linux
2 20 (20.00%) Windows
3 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (14.00%) Solaris
5 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (7.00%) Android
7 7 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.00%) UNIX
10 3 (3.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.00%) CentOS
12 1 (1.00%) HPUX
12 1 (1.00%) SUSE
12 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) ITIL
2 17 (17.00%) Project Management
3 12 (12.00%) Network Design
4 10 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (6.00%) Migration
5 6 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (5.00%) Coaching
7 4 (4.00%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.00%) Change Management
8 3 (3.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.00%) Validation
9 2 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.00%) Quality Management
9 2 (2.00%) Security Architecture
9 2 (2.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.00%) Python
1 4 (4.00%) Perl
2 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.00%) Bourne shell
2 3 (3.00%) C-shell
3 2 (2.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.00%) VBScript
4 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.00%) R
4 1 (1.00%) Korn
4 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (33.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (19.00%) CCNP
3 15 (15.00%) CCNA
4 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (9.00%) CCDP
6 7 (7.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.00%) Degree
8 3 (3.00%) CCIE
9 2 (2.00%) MCSE
9 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.00%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.00%) ISEB
10 1 (1.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (10.00%) vSphere
4 7 (7.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.00%) XenApp
5 5 (5.00%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.00%) NFS
7 3 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.00%) vCloud
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.00%) Snort
9 1 (1.00%) Xen
9 1 (1.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (3.00%) SCOM
2 3 (3.00%) Puppet
3 1 (1.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.00%) RANCID
3 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.00%) OpenView
3 1 (1.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 30 (30.00%) F5
2 24 (24.00%) VMware
3 21 (21.00%) HP
4 19 (19.00%) EMC
5 18 (18.00%) NetApp
6 15 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (13.00%) Oracle
8 12 (12.00%) BMC
8 12 (12.00%) Citrix
9 11 (11.00%) Juniper
10 10 (10.00%) Red Hat
11 9 (9.00%) CheckPoint
11 9 (9.00%) Dell
12 5 (5.00%) Sun
13 4 (4.00%) Blue Coat
13 4 (4.00%) Brocade
13 4 (4.00%) SolarWinds
13 4 (4.00%) 3PAR
14 3 (3.00%) Infoblox
14 3 (3.00%) Fortinet