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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 34 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 44 30 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.16% 6.24% 5.46%
As % of the Vendors category 10.16% 11.67% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £356 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £249 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £413 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £26.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -32.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -24.00%
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
433 257 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 50.82% 53.43% 53.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 127 211
Average daily rate £340 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.92% +86.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.09 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £46.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 £559 -25.50%
Stevenage +3 5 £298 +183.33% 1
Watford -2 5 £335 -5.96% 7
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £413 -
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £400 - 1
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Baldock - - - -
Hertford - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Cisco
East of England

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 29 (43.28%) Firewall
2 24 (35.82%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (29.85%) ITIL
3 20 (29.85%) Windows
4 18 (26.87%) WAN
4 18 (26.87%) CCNP
5 16 (23.88%) LAN
6 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
7 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
7 13 (19.40%) SQL
7 13 (19.40%) Wireless
8 12 (17.91%) VPN
8 12 (17.91%) SolarWinds
9 10 (14.93%) PRINCE2
10 9 (13.43%) CheckPoint
10 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
11 8 (11.94%) Migration
11 8 (11.94%) CCNA
11 8 (11.94%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (11.94%) Coaching
12 7 (10.45%) VMware
13 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (7.46%) Network Security
14 5 (7.46%) Cisco UCCE
14 5 (7.46%) F5
14 5 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (7.46%) HP
14 5 (7.46%) CCIE
14 5 (7.46%) DNS
14 5 (7.46%) WLAN

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (2.99%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.49%) Lync
2 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.49%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.28%) Firewall
2 18 (26.87%) WAN
3 16 (23.88%) LAN
4 13 (19.40%) Wireless
5 12 (17.91%) VPN
6 8 (11.94%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (7.46%) DNS
7 5 (7.46%) WLAN
7 5 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (7.46%) Network Security
8 4 (5.97%) 4G
8 4 (5.97%) GPRS
8 4 (5.97%) Internet
8 4 (5.97%) MPLS
9 3 (4.48%) OSPF
9 3 (4.48%) BGP
9 3 (4.48%) DHCP
9 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.48%) VoIP
9 3 (4.48%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.99%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Lead Network Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Architect
3 7 (10.45%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.96%) Network Support
5 5 (7.46%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (7.46%) Network Architect
5 5 (7.46%) Senior Architect
5 5 (7.46%) Senior Network Architect
6 4 (5.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Administrator
7 3 (4.48%) Cisco Support
7 3 (4.48%) Voice Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
1 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.49%) J2EE
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
2 1 (1.49%) WAP
2 1 (1.49%) Middleware
2 1 (1.49%) VXML
2 1 (1.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Statistics
1 4 (5.97%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.49%) Open Source
2 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.49%) Replication
2 1 (1.49%) Clustering
2 1 (1.49%) e-Health
2 1 (1.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.85%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.99%) Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) PRINCE2
3 8 (11.94%) Migration
3 8 (11.94%) Coaching
4 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (5.97%) Network Design
4 4 (5.97%) Resource Management
5 3 (4.48%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.99%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (2.99%) TOGAF
6 2 (2.99%) CRM
6 2 (2.99%) Project Management
7 1 (1.49%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (1.49%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.49%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.49%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.49%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) Java
3 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.99%) Perl
3 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.49%) VBScript
4 1 (1.49%) Python
4 1 (1.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (35.82%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (26.87%) CCNP
3 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
4 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
5 8 (11.94%) CCNA
6 5 (7.46%) CCIE
7 4 (5.97%) Degree
7 4 (5.97%) CCDP
7 4 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.48%) CCSA
8 3 (4.48%) CCSE
9 2 (2.99%) CCIP
10 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.49%) Snort
3 1 (1.49%) Xen
3 1 (1.49%) vSphere
3 1 (1.49%) VMFS
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (5.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (5.97%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (4.48%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.49%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.49%) SCCM
4 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) SolarWinds
2 9 (13.43%) CheckPoint
3 7 (10.45%) VMware
4 5 (7.46%) HP
4 5 (7.46%) F5
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle
5 4 (5.97%) Citrix
5 4 (5.97%) Juniper
6 3 (4.48%) Infoblox
6 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.99%) Aruba
7 2 (2.99%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.99%) IBM
7 2 (2.99%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) CA
8 1 (1.49%) NetApp
8 1 (1.49%) Nokia
8 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.49%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.49%) Mitel