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 1 May 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.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 24 25 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing LAN 12 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.98% 4.04% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 20.51% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
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£200 £340 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £269 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £373 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +21.87%
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
42 39 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.43% 19.70% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 24
Average daily rate £450 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £423 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £17.00 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.11% -25.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Kent region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 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
Dartford - 1 £450 -
Maidstone - 1 £225 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £175 -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 30 (96.77%) WAN
2 24 (77.42%) Firewall
3 17 (54.84%) Cisco
4 15 (48.39%) ITIL
5 13 (41.94%) Windows
6 10 (32.26%) VMware
6 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (32.26%) CCNP
7 8 (25.81%) CCDP
7 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
7 8 (25.81%) MCSE
7 8 (25.81%) VPN
8 7 (22.58%) SLA
8 7 (22.58%) Firmware
8 7 (22.58%) Finance
8 7 (22.58%) System Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Network Management
9 6 (19.35%) Citrix
10 5 (16.13%) CCVP
10 5 (16.13%) vSphere
10 5 (16.13%) SCCM
10 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (12.90%) WSUS
11 4 (12.90%) XenApp
11 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
11 4 (12.90%) MS Office
11 4 (12.90%) SQL
11 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (96.77%) WAN
2 24 (77.42%) Firewall
3 8 (25.81%) VPN
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.45%) BGP
4 2 (6.45%) MPLS
4 2 (6.45%) OSPF
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) DNS
4 2 (6.45%) DHCP
4 2 (6.45%) VoIP
5 1 (3.23%) Internet
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Network Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Network Support
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Network Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
1 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) System Testing
2 7 (22.58%) Network Management
3 3 (9.68%) BCP
4 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Coaching
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (32.26%) CCNP
2 8 (25.81%) CCDP
2 8 (25.81%) MCSE
3 5 (16.13%) CCVP
4 2 (6.45%) CCNA
4 2 (6.45%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (22.58%) Firmware
3 5 (16.13%) vSphere
3 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (12.90%) XenApp
4 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.23%) DFS Replication
6 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 4 (12.90%) WSUS
3 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
4 3 (9.68%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.45%) Wyse
6 1 (3.23%) CommVault
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) F5