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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 27 24 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing Cisco 15 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.40% 4.98% 8.99%
As % of the Vendors category 9.20% 10.07% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 11
Average daily rate
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£405 £230 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.08% -38.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £230 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £230 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
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
163 149 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 58.63% 49.50% 48.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 76 86
Average daily rate £375 £390 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% +44.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £260 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 37
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% -42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £10.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £17.25 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Maidstone +1 2 £405 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +4 1 £450 -
West Malling - - - - 3
Sevenoaks - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Cisco
South East

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Firewall
2 17 (54.84%) VMware
3 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
4 15 (48.39%) CheckPoint
5 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
6 13 (41.94%) CCNA
6 13 (41.94%) LAN
7 12 (38.71%) WAN
7 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (35.48%) Citrix
9 10 (32.26%) ITIL
9 10 (32.26%) vSphere
9 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (29.03%) XenApp
10 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (29.03%) CCNP
10 9 (29.03%) OSPF
11 8 (25.81%) MPLS
11 8 (25.81%) BGP
11 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
11 8 (25.81%) MCSE
11 8 (25.81%) Advertising
12 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (19.35%) F5
13 6 (19.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
2 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (6.45%) IIS
7 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) Acrobat
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) Firewall
2 13 (41.94%) LAN
3 12 (38.71%) WAN
4 9 (29.03%) OSPF
5 8 (25.81%) BGP
5 8 (25.81%) MPLS
6 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
7 5 (16.13%) DNS
8 4 (12.90%) SAN
8 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (9.68%) Network Security
10 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
10 2 (6.45%) BIG-IP
10 2 (6.45%) VPN
10 2 (6.45%) DHCP
10 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (3.23%) NAS
11 1 (3.23%) Junos
11 1 (3.23%) RIP
General
1 8 (25.81%) Advertising
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Support
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Support
6 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.45%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.23%) Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Change Management
3 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
3 3 (9.68%) Change Control
4 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.45%) Information Security
4 2 (6.45%) Network Design
4 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.45%) BCP
4 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) CRM
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
5 1 (3.23%) SOA
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (41.94%) CCNA
3 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (29.03%) CCNP
5 8 (25.81%) MCSE
6 6 (19.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (6.45%) MCITP
7 2 (6.45%) CRISC
7 2 (6.45%) CISSP
7 2 (6.45%) CISA
7 2 (6.45%) CISM
8 1 (3.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
1 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 10 (32.26%) vSphere
3 9 (29.03%) XenApp
4 6 (19.35%) XenDesktop
5 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (9.68%) Terminal Services
7 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
8 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
8 1 (3.23%) Xen
8 1 (3.23%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (6.45%) Foglight
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) VMware
2 15 (48.39%) CheckPoint
3 11 (35.48%) Citrix
4 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
5 6 (19.35%) F5
6 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
7 3 (9.68%) Blue Coat
7 3 (9.68%) Juniper
7 3 (9.68%) CommVault
8 2 (6.45%) CA
8 2 (6.45%) Avaya
9 1 (3.23%) Adobe
9 1 (3.23%) HP
9 1 (3.23%) Nokia
9 1 (3.23%) TippingPoint
9 1 (3.23%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.23%) Symantec
9 1 (3.23%) McAfee
9 1 (3.23%) Clearswift
9 1 (3.23%) BT