The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Kent region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 29 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Cisco 13 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.94% 6.88% 3.98%
As % of the Vendors category 9.85% 13.01% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.03
% change year-on-year
- +12.33%
Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
132 146 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 50.19% 52.90% 48.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 86 62
Average daily rate £350 £375 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 16
Average hourly rate £47.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+193.75% -23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Cisco
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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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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
Sittingbourne - 1 £350 -
Dartford - - - - 1
Dover - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 2
Rochester - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 15 (65.22%) Firewall
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) LAN
3 13 (56.52%) WAN
3 13 (56.52%) VMware
4 11 (47.83%) CCNA
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
5 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
5 10 (43.48%) CCNP
5 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
5 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (39.13%) Citrix
7 8 (34.78%) vSphere
8 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (30.43%) DNS
9 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
10 5 (21.74%) Advertising
10 5 (21.74%) OSPF
10 5 (21.74%) BGP
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (21.74%) MCSE
10 5 (21.74%) XenApp
11 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
11 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) Acrobat
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) Firewall
2 14 (60.87%) LAN
3 13 (56.52%) WAN
4 7 (30.43%) DNS
5 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
6 5 (21.74%) OSPF
6 5 (21.74%) BGP
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (17.39%) Wireless
7 4 (17.39%) MPLS
8 3 (13.04%) DHCP
9 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
9 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
9 2 (8.70%) NAS
9 2 (8.70%) SAN
10 1 (4.35%) Internet
10 1 (4.35%) DMZ
10 1 (4.35%) HTTP
10 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Ingres
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) WebLOAD
General
1 5 (21.74%) Advertising
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Support
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Support
5 2 (8.70%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.35%) OS/400
6 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.35%) Solaris
6 1 (4.35%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.35%) CentOS
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Change Management
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
3 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) Change Control
3 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Python
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
1 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) CCNA
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (43.48%) CCNP
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (21.74%) MCSE
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.35%) CCVP
5 1 (4.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) vSphere
3 5 (21.74%) XenApp
4 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
5 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
6 2 (8.70%) DFS Replication
7 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Nagios
2 1 (4.35%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
3 9 (39.13%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds
5 3 (13.04%) Avaya
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Apple
6 1 (4.35%) Adobe
6 1 (4.35%) JBoss
6 1 (4.35%) Riverbed