The first table below looks at the demand for WAN 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 WAN over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 31 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.04% 7.66% 3.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.33% 43.75% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £263 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £693
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 48 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.06% 17.52% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 11
Average daily rate £350 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -49.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
WAN
South East

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Kent

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

WAN
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 WAN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(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 +3 1 £118 - 1
Sittingbourne - 1 £350 -
Tonbridge - - - -
Rochester - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing WAN 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 WAN.

1 17 (80.95%) LAN
2 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 14 (66.67%) Firewall
3 12 (57.14%) CheckPoint
4 11 (52.38%) CCNP
4 11 (52.38%) CCNA
4 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (52.38%) Windows
5 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 9 (42.86%) DNS
6 8 (38.10%) Finance
6 8 (38.10%) VMware
7 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (33.33%) Advertising
7 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 6 (28.57%) Change Management
9 5 (23.81%) vSphere
9 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
9 5 (23.81%) MCSE
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (23.81%) OSPF
9 5 (23.81%) BGP
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
10 4 (19.05%) Citrix
10 4 (19.05%) MPLS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing WAN 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 WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (19.05%) MS Office
3 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (9.52%) MS Project
3 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) LAN
2 14 (66.67%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 9 (42.86%) DNS
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (23.81%) OSPF
4 5 (23.81%) BGP
5 4 (19.05%) MPLS
5 4 (19.05%) DHCP
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
7 2 (9.52%) SSL
8 1 (4.76%) Network Security
8 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
8 1 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (4.76%) HTTP
8 1 (4.76%) DMZ
8 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) WebLOAD
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Advertising
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Support
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.52%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) CentOS
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) OS/400
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (9.52%) Service Management
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Network Management
3 1 (4.76%) Network Design
3 1 (4.76%) Change Control
3 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Ruby
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) CCNP
1 11 (52.38%) CCNA
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (23.81%) MCSE
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (14.29%) MCP
5 2 (9.52%) A+ Certification
5 2 (9.52%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (4.76%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) vSphere
3 4 (19.05%) XenApp
3 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 8 (38.10%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.76%) Avaya
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) JBoss