The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 30 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco 13 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.69% 6.74% 6.49%
As % of the Vendors category 9.03% 16.25% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +28.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +1.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.52 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -11.83%
Cisco
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
144 80 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 51.99% 41.45% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 40 75
Average daily rate £400 £340 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 8
Average hourly rate £9.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Kent region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Kent region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Kent region over the 3 months to 4 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
Maidstone - 3 £305 - 1
Sevenoaks - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - -
Stansted - - - -
West Malling - - - - 1
Whitstable - - - -
Canterbury - - - - 1
Chatham - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) ITIL
3 16 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (55.56%) LAN
4 15 (55.56%) WAN
5 13 (48.15%) Windows
6 11 (40.74%) CCNP
6 11 (40.74%) VMware
7 8 (29.63%) CCDP
7 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (29.63%) SLA
7 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
8 7 (25.93%) CCNA
8 7 (25.93%) Firmware
8 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
8 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (25.93%) Network Management
9 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 6 (22.22%) Citrix
9 6 (22.22%) MCSE
10 5 (18.52%) CCVP
10 5 (18.52%) SAN
10 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (18.52%) F5
10 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (14.81%) Advertising
11 4 (14.81%) SolarWinds
11 4 (14.81%) vSphere

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (3.70%) IIS
5 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.70%) Lync
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 15 (55.56%) LAN
2 15 (55.56%) WAN
3 5 (18.52%) SAN
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (14.81%) MPLS
5 3 (11.11%) OSPF
5 3 (11.11%) BGP
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security
6 2 (7.41%) BIG-IP
6 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (7.41%) VPN
6 2 (7.41%) DNS
7 1 (3.70%) DHCP
7 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.70%) Wireless
7 1 (3.70%) NetScreen
7 1 (3.70%) Junos
7 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
General
1 4 (14.81%) Advertising
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Network Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Consultant
4 5 (18.52%) Network Consultant
4 5 (18.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Network Support
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Network Management
3 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.41%) System Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 1 (3.70%) BCP
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (40.74%) CCNP
3 8 (29.63%) CCDP
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (25.93%) CCNA
5 6 (22.22%) MCSE
6 5 (18.52%) CCVP
7 2 (7.41%) MCITP
7 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.70%) CISSP
8 1 (3.70%) CCDA
8 1 (3.70%) CISA
8 1 (3.70%) CISM
8 1 (3.70%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Firmware
2 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (14.81%) vSphere
5 3 (11.11%) XenApp
6 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.70%) DFS Replication
7 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) Foglight
3 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.70%) WSUS
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) VMware
2 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
3 6 (22.22%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) F5
5 4 (14.81%) SolarWinds
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) CommVault
6 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
7 2 (7.41%) McAfee
7 2 (7.41%) Juniper
8 1 (3.70%) HP
8 1 (3.70%) Symantec
8 1 (3.70%) BT
8 1 (3.70%) Nokia
8 1 (3.70%) Clearswift
8 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.70%) MobileIron
8 1 (3.70%) TippingPoint