The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 32 31 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.74% 4.18% 7.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.19% 19.30% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
WAN
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 57 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.29% 21.67% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 22
Average daily rate £425 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £118 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 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
Chatham - 2 £475 -
Sevenoaks - 2 £175 -
Tunbridge Wells -6 1 - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 21 (100.00%) LAN
2 19 (90.48%) Firewall
3 15 (71.43%) Cisco
4 12 (57.14%) Windows
5 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
5 10 (47.62%) VMware
6 8 (38.10%) vSphere
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (33.33%) CCNA
7 7 (33.33%) Citrix
7 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (33.33%) XenApp
7 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (28.57%) XenDesktop
8 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds
8 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (28.57%) CCNP
8 6 (28.57%) MPLS
8 6 (28.57%) OSPF
8 6 (28.57%) BGP
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 5 (23.81%) ITIL
9 5 (23.81%) MCSE
9 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (19.05%) F5

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) LAN
2 19 (90.48%) Firewall
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (28.57%) MPLS
3 6 (28.57%) OSPF
3 6 (28.57%) BGP
4 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
4 3 (14.29%) Network Security
5 2 (9.52%) Wireless
5 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.76%) VPN
6 1 (4.76%) DNS
6 1 (4.76%) SAN
6 1 (4.76%) VoIP
6 1 (4.76%) DHCP
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Network Support
4 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Security Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) SIEM
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Network Management
4 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.76%) Data Security
4 1 (4.76%) Security Management
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (33.33%) CCNA
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (28.57%) CCNP
4 5 (23.81%) MCSE
5 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (9.52%) CISSP
7 1 (4.76%) MCITP
7 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.76%) MCSA
7 1 (4.76%) CCDP
7 1 (4.76%) CISM
7 1 (4.76%) CCSA
7 1 (4.76%) CCVP
7 1 (4.76%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) vSphere
3 7 (33.33%) XenApp
4 6 (28.57%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.76%) DFS Replication
5 1 (4.76%) Firmware
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (14.29%) Foglight
3 2 (9.52%) SCCM
4 1 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
2 10 (47.62%) VMware
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 4 (19.05%) F5
6 3 (14.29%) HP
7 2 (9.52%) Splunk
8 1 (4.76%) LogRhythm
8 1 (4.76%) Dell
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.76%) Juniper
8 1 (4.76%) CommVault
8 1 (4.76%) Mercator
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