The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 23 April 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 28 47 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.79% 6.31% 9.08%
As % of the Vendors category 9.82% 12.74% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 31
Median daily rate £388 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £370 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £9.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £20.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -6.48% -13.82%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 285 369 413
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 48.80% 49.53% 58.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 179 203
Median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 23
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -12.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.75 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £19.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +8.57%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Hertfordshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Hertfordshire

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Hertfordshire

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Hertfordshire

Cisco
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 within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Welwyn Garden City +2 5 £450 -0.82%
Watford -7 5 £320 -14.66% 4
Hemel Hempstead +5 4 £200 -50.00%
Hatfield -11 3 £525 +15.70% 4
Stevenage -3 2 - -
St Albans - 2 - - 1
Cisco
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco 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.

1 34 (45.95%) Firewall
2 29 (39.19%) Security Cleared
3 27 (36.49%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (29.73%) Juniper
4 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
5 18 (24.32%) CheckPoint
5 18 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (22.97%) F5
7 16 (21.62%) ITIL
8 15 (20.27%) LAN
8 15 (20.27%) WAN
8 15 (20.27%) CCNP
9 14 (18.92%) Wireless
9 14 (18.92%) Network Security
10 13 (17.57%) Blue Coat
10 13 (17.57%) DNS
11 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
11 10 (13.51%) BIG-IP
11 10 (13.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (12.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 9 (12.16%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (12.16%) Network Design
12 9 (12.16%) VMware
12 9 (12.16%) MPLS
12 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
12 9 (12.16%) VPN
12 9 (12.16%) Broadband
12 9 (12.16%) ISDN
13 8 (10.81%) Linux
13 8 (10.81%) Palo Alto

Cisco
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 5 (6.76%) Apache
1 5 (6.76%) nginx
2 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (45.95%) Firewall
2 18 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (20.27%) LAN
3 15 (20.27%) WAN
4 14 (18.92%) Network Security
4 14 (18.92%) Wireless
5 13 (17.57%) DNS
6 10 (13.51%) BIG-IP
6 10 (13.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (12.16%) Broadband
7 9 (12.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (12.16%) ISDN
7 9 (12.16%) MPLS
7 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
7 9 (12.16%) VPN
8 7 (9.46%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (8.11%) NetScaler
10 5 (6.76%) DHCP
11 4 (5.41%) HTTP
11 4 (5.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (8.11%) Banking
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Network Engineer
2 15 (20.27%) Consultant
3 10 (13.51%) Network Consultant
3 10 (13.51%) Network Support
3 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Network Specialist
5 8 (10.81%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Cisco Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (4.05%) Voice Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) LAMP
2 4 (5.41%) LAPP Stack
2 4 (5.41%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.70%) e-Health
2 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (2.70%) EPoS
2 2 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) Digital Signage
3 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.35%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.35%) HP Storage
3 1 (1.35%) IVR
3 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (1.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Linux
2 5 (6.76%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Unix
3 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) ITIL
2 9 (12.16%) Network Design
2 9 (12.16%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (9.46%) Network Management
4 6 (8.11%) DevOps
5 5 (6.76%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.76%) Migration
6 4 (5.41%) Fault Management
6 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.41%) Service Design
7 2 (2.70%) Change Control
7 2 (2.70%) Change Management
7 2 (2.70%) Data Management
7 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.70%) Presales
7 2 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.35%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.35%) ITSM
8 1 (1.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) Python
2 4 (5.41%) Java
2 4 (5.41%) Perl
2 4 (5.41%) PHP
2 4 (5.41%) Ruby
3 2 (2.70%) C++
3 2 (2.70%) SQL
4 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (39.19%) Security Cleared
2 27 (36.49%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
4 15 (20.27%) CCNP
5 7 (9.46%) CCNA
6 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.41%) CCIE
8 2 (2.70%) CCSA
8 2 (2.70%) NCDA
8 2 (2.70%) NCIE
9 1 (1.35%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) GPG13
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.76%) FreeRADIUS
3 4 (5.41%) ISA Server
3 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (5.41%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (4.05%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.70%) Firmware
5 2 (2.70%) NFS
5 2 (2.70%) vSphere
6 1 (1.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.35%) XenApp
6 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Nagios
1 5 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.41%) Ansible
2 4 (5.41%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.41%) Puppet
2 4 (5.41%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.05%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.35%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.35%) OpenView
5 1 (1.35%) SCCM
5 1 (1.35%) Simpana
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) Juniper
2 18 (24.32%) CheckPoint
3 17 (22.97%) F5
4 13 (17.57%) Blue Coat
5 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
6 9 (12.16%) VMware
7 8 (10.81%) Palo Alto
8 5 (6.76%) Computacenter
8 5 (6.76%) EMC
8 5 (6.76%) HP
9 4 (5.41%) Brocade
9 4 (5.41%) NetApp
9 4 (5.41%) Trustwave
10 3 (4.05%) Arista
11 2 (2.70%) Citrix
11 2 (2.70%) Dell
11 2 (2.70%) Meraki
11 2 (2.70%) Remedy
11 2 (2.70%) Sourcefire
11 2 (2.70%) Toshiba