The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 26 40 21
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 10 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.37% 0.58% 6.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.32% 3.77% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 12
Average daily rate £345 £350 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +6.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £350 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £350 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
38 53 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.59% 15.32% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 27
Average daily rate £388 £290 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.62% -5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £160 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.38 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.80% -33.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LAN
South East

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Folkestone - 1 £350 -
Maidstone - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
Dover - - - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
5 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (33.33%) CCNP
5 4 (33.33%) CCNA
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Mitel
6 3 (25.00%) vSphere
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) MPLS
7 2 (16.67%) OSPF
7 2 (16.67%) Mercator
7 2 (16.67%) Advertising
7 2 (16.67%) HP
7 2 (16.67%) PBX
7 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (16.67%) VPN
7 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 2 (16.67%) SLA
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 8

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Lync
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (16.67%) OSPF
5 2 (16.67%) PBX
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications
6 1 (8.33%) VoIP
6 1 (8.33%) BGP
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Network Support
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Voice Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) Network Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Mitel
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Mercator
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (8.33%) Avaya