The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco Certification
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 45 57
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 18 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.88% 1.86% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 9.09% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 11
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £270 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +10.71% +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -8.78% +66.66%  

Cisco Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 138 132 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 22.08% 20.47% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 57 85
Median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 35
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.05 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Cisco Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in Hertfordshire

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Certification in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in Hertfordshire

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in Hertfordshire

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in Hertfordshire

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield -1 6 £375 - 3
Watford -4 3 £375 +25.00% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £550 - 2
Welwyn - 2 £550 -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Cisco Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 27 (79.41%) Cisco
2 25 (73.53%) CCNP
3 24 (70.59%) Firewall
4 17 (50.00%) Juniper
5 16 (47.06%) LAN
5 16 (47.06%) WAN
5 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
6 15 (44.12%) SC Cleared
6 15 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (35.29%) CheckPoint
7 12 (35.29%) CCIE
7 12 (35.29%) F5
7 12 (35.29%) Data Centre
8 10 (29.41%) ITIL
8 10 (29.41%) CCNA
8 10 (29.41%) CCSE
9 9 (26.47%) CCSA
9 9 (26.47%) Network Security
9 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
10 8 (23.53%) Blue Coat
10 8 (23.53%) Computacenter
10 8 (23.53%) Nokia
10 8 (23.53%) Citrix
11 7 (20.59%) SLA
11 7 (20.59%) TACACS
11 7 (20.59%) Wireless
11 7 (20.59%) Incident Management
12 6 (17.65%) Fault Management
12 6 (17.65%) Service Design
13 5 (14.71%) Palo Alto

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) CMS
1 1 (2.94%) Confluence
1 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (70.59%) Firewall
2 16 (47.06%) LAN
2 16 (47.06%) WAN
3 15 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (26.47%) Network Security
5 7 (20.59%) TACACS
5 7 (20.59%) Wireless
6 5 (14.71%) VPN
7 4 (11.76%) Broadband
7 4 (11.76%) ISDN
7 4 (11.76%) MPLS
7 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.82%) BGP
9 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (5.88%) DNS
9 2 (5.88%) EIGRP
9 2 (5.88%) Internet
9 2 (5.88%) OSPF
9 2 (5.88%) SAN
9 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
1 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Local Government
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Consultant
3 6 (17.65%) Network Security Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Security Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Network Support
4 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Network Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Network Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.88%) SCCM Architect
8 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Check Point Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) Check Point Support
8 1 (2.94%) Crossbeam Support
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) e-Health
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Mac OS
2 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
3 7 (20.59%) Incident Management
4 6 (17.65%) Fault Management
4 6 (17.65%) Service Design
5 4 (11.76%) Network Design
5 4 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (8.82%) Change Control
6 3 (8.82%) Compliance Audit
6 3 (8.82%) Network Management
6 3 (8.82%) Presales
7 2 (5.88%) Application Packaging
7 2 (5.88%) Change Management
7 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.88%) Migration
7 2 (5.88%) Patch Management
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (73.53%) CCNP
2 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 15 (44.12%) SC Cleared
4 12 (35.29%) CCIE
5 10 (29.41%) CCNA
5 10 (29.41%) CCSE
6 9 (26.47%) CCSA
7 4 (11.76%) CISSP
7 4 (11.76%) MCSE
7 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (8.82%) CCDP
8 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
9 2 (5.88%) MCITP
9 2 (5.88%) MCSA
9 2 (5.88%) MCTS
10 1 (2.94%) CISM
10 1 (2.94%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) SLA
2 3 (8.82%) GPG13
2 3 (8.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
1 2 (5.88%) SCOM
1 2 (5.88%) SCSM
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) Cisco
2 17 (50.00%) Juniper
3 12 (35.29%) CheckPoint
3 12 (35.29%) F5
4 8 (23.53%) Blue Coat
4 8 (23.53%) Citrix
4 8 (23.53%) Computacenter
4 8 (23.53%) Nokia
5 5 (14.71%) Palo Alto
6 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.82%) CyberArk
7 3 (8.82%) Meraki
8 2 (5.88%) FireEye
8 2 (5.88%) Forcepoint
8 2 (5.88%) McAfee
8 2 (5.88%) Sourcefire
8 2 (5.88%) Symantec
9 1 (2.94%) Brocade
9 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.94%) VMware