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 19 September 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 29 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.47% 5.39% 4.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.70% 39.02% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £144 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.68% -3.94%
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
66 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.68% 13.80% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 15
Average daily rate £400 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Dover - 2 - - 1
Maidstone +4 1 £400 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £243 -
Dartford - - - - 1
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (79.17%) WAN
2 14 (58.33%) Cisco
3 13 (54.17%) Windows
3 13 (54.17%) Firewall
4 12 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 11 (45.83%) CCNP
5 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
6 10 (41.67%) Change Management
6 10 (41.67%) CCNA
7 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 9 (37.50%) VMware
7 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (33.33%) DNS
9 7 (29.17%) MCSE
9 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (25.00%) Advertising
11 5 (20.83%) Finance
11 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (20.83%) vSphere
11 5 (20.83%) XenApp
11 5 (20.83%) OSPF
11 5 (20.83%) BGP
11 5 (20.83%) Citrix
11 5 (20.83%) MS Office
11 5 (20.83%) Microsoft

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) Acrobat
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) WAN
2 13 (54.17%) Firewall
3 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 8 (33.33%) DNS
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (20.83%) OSPF
6 5 (20.83%) BGP
7 4 (16.67%) MPLS
7 4 (16.67%) IP Telephony
8 3 (12.50%) Wireless
8 3 (12.50%) DHCP
9 2 (8.33%) Network Security
10 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (4.17%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (4.17%) DMZ
10 1 (4.17%) Internet
10 1 (4.17%) HTTP
10 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) WebLOAD
General
1 6 (25.00%) Advertising
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Network Support
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.17%) CentOS
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.17%) Solaris
6 1 (4.17%) UNIX
6 1 (4.17%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Change Management
2 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.17%) Information Governance
4 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Ruby
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) CCNP
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (41.67%) CCNA
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (29.17%) MCSE
5 4 (16.67%) MCP
5 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) vSphere
2 5 (20.83%) XenApp
3 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) Nagios
1 1 (4.17%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 9 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (20.83%) Citrix
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) ServiceNow
6 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.17%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.17%) F5
7 1 (4.17%) Juniper
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.17%) JBoss
7 1 (4.17%) SAP
7 1 (4.17%) Adobe
7 1 (4.17%) HP