Period
to 23 July 2017

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 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 18 21
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 +26
Contract jobs citing Cisco 67 98 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.24% 7.01% 7.09%
As % of the Vendors category 10.97% 14.08% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 56
Hertfordshire median daily rate £402 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.38% +6.67% +19.05%
10th Percentile £252 £281 £275
90th Percentile £548 £533 £488
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 13
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £17.25 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.58% +81.58% -62.75%
10th Percentile £14.40 £14.05 £8.50
90th Percentile £24.19 £18.98 £23.53
East of England median hourly rate £16.62 £27.61 £20.50
% change year-on-year -39.81% +34.68% -8.89%

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 611 696 895
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 47.81% 49.79% 55.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 357 440
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £200 £228 £256
90th Percentile £575 £535 £507
East of England median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 32 64
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.25 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.43% -23.19% +4.55%
10th Percentile £10.50 £7.89 £8.75
90th Percentile £36.20 £37.10 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -19.51% +0.61%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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 6 months to 23 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -9 12 £450 +65.14% 2
Stevenage +2 11 £403 - 2
Hatfield -7 9 £375 -17.36% 5
Welwyn Garden City -2 8 £519 +7.51% 1
Hemel Hempstead -4 4 £200 -50.00% 2
St Albans +5 2 - -
Hitchin +2 1 £350 -
Cisco
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 28 (41.79%) LAN
2 25 (37.31%) CCNP
2 25 (37.31%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
3 22 (32.84%) Windows
3 22 (32.84%) Firewall
4 20 (29.85%) Juniper
5 19 (28.36%) Data Centre
5 19 (28.36%) Windows Server
6 17 (25.37%) WAN
7 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
7 16 (23.88%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (22.39%) SC Cleared
8 15 (22.39%) HP
9 14 (20.90%) VMware
9 14 (20.90%) F5
10 13 (19.40%) CheckPoint
11 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
11 12 (17.91%) CCIE
11 12 (17.91%) Citrix
11 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (16.42%) ITIL
12 11 (16.42%) SQL
13 10 (14.93%) CCSE
13 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
14 9 (13.43%) DV Cleared
14 9 (13.43%) Blue Coat
14 9 (13.43%) SAN
14 9 (13.43%) Dell

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 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (1.49%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (41.79%) LAN
2 22 (32.84%) Firewall
3 17 (25.37%) WAN
4 16 (23.88%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (13.43%) SAN
6 8 (11.94%) VLAN
7 7 (10.45%) BGP
7 7 (10.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (10.45%) NetScaler
7 7 (10.45%) OSPF
7 7 (10.45%) TACACS
7 7 (10.45%) VPN
7 7 (10.45%) Wireless
8 6 (8.96%) HTTP
8 6 (8.96%) SMTP
9 5 (7.46%) DNS
9 5 (7.46%) Network Security
9 5 (7.46%) VoIP
9 5 (7.46%) WLAN
10 4 (5.97%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
1 1 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (8.96%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Local Government
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Consultant
2 7 (10.45%) Analyst
2 7 (10.45%) Network Consultant
3 6 (8.96%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Network Security Analyst
3 6 (8.96%) Security Analyst
3 6 (8.96%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Technical Leader
5 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Network Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.48%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
1 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.36%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.99%) EPoS
4 2 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.49%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) IVR
5 1 (1.49%) PKI
5 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Windows
2 19 (28.36%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.45%) Linux
5 6 (8.96%) Unix
6 4 (5.97%) HPUX
6 4 (5.97%) Solaris
6 4 (5.97%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) ITIL
2 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
3 7 (10.45%) Data Security
3 7 (10.45%) Migration
3 7 (10.45%) Project Management
4 6 (8.96%) Incident Management
4 6 (8.96%) Server Virtualisation
4 6 (8.96%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 5 (7.46%) Change Control
6 4 (5.97%) Change Management
6 4 (5.97%) Fault Management
6 4 (5.97%) Information Security
6 4 (5.97%) Presales
6 4 (5.97%) Service Design
7 3 (4.48%) Compliance Audit
7 3 (4.48%) Network Management
7 3 (4.48%) Time Management
8 2 (2.99%) DevOps
8 2 (2.99%) Target Operating Model
8 2 (2.99%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.42%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.97%) Perl
3 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.99%) C++
4 2 (2.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) CCNP
1 25 (37.31%) Cisco Certification
1 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.39%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.91%) CCIE
4 10 (14.93%) CCSE
5 9 (13.43%) DV Cleared
6 8 (11.94%) CCDP
6 8 (11.94%) CCNA
7 7 (10.45%) CCSA
8 5 (7.46%) JNCIS
9 3 (4.48%) CISSP
9 3 (4.48%) Degree
9 3 (4.48%) MCSE
9 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.49%) HND
11 1 (1.49%) NCDA
11 1 (1.49%) NCIE
11 1 (1.49%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) SLA
2 4 (5.97%) GPG13
3 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.49%) GMP
5 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
1 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.45%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.96%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.97%) Samba
5 3 (4.48%) Firmware
6 2 (2.99%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.99%) NFS
6 2 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.49%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.49%) XenApp
7 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.49%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.49%) OpenView
3 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (29.85%) Juniper
2 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
3 15 (22.39%) HP
4 14 (20.90%) F5
4 14 (20.90%) VMware
5 13 (19.40%) CheckPoint
6 12 (17.91%) Citrix
7 9 (13.43%) Blue Coat
7 9 (13.43%) Dell
8 8 (11.94%) Brocade
9 7 (10.45%) 3PAR
9 7 (10.45%) Nokia
9 7 (10.45%) Palo Alto
10 6 (8.96%) Computacenter
11 4 (5.97%) Mitel
11 4 (5.97%) Sun
11 4 (5.97%) Veeam
12 3 (4.48%) Arista
12 3 (4.48%) CyberArk
12 3 (4.48%) Meraki