The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 40 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing LAN 5 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.71% 6.96% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 37.25% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 0
Average daily rate £263 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +8.04%
LAN
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
33 51 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.26% 18.68% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 11
Average daily rate £240 £450 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +52.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £263 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £11.46 £10.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Kent

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

LAN
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 LAN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 2 - - 1
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing LAN 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 LAN.

1 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Wireless
4 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (30.00%) Network Security
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (30.00%) DMZ
5 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 3 (30.00%) CCNP
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) WLAN
6 2 (20.00%) MPLS
6 2 (20.00%) BGP
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (10.00%) XenApp
7 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing LAN 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 LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 3 (30.00%) DMZ
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) Internet
3 3 (30.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) BGP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (20.00%) MPLS
4 2 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Implementation Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Project Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNP
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
1 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (10.00%) Foglight
2 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Aruba
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Websense