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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 36 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.32% 1.00% 6.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.58% 7.69% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £370 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.80% +84.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £354 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £386 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 18
Average hourly rate £24.00 - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+16.25% +5.40%
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
38 39 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.67% 12.96% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 29
Average daily rate £410 £320 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £254 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 25
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Tunbridge Wells +5 2 £346 - 1
Dover - 2 - -
Maidstone - 2 £310 -
Tonbridge - - - - 1
West Malling - - - - 1
Chatham - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 14 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 13 (61.90%) Windows
4 12 (57.14%) Cisco
4 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (52.38%) Firewall
5 11 (52.38%) VMware
6 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
6 10 (47.62%) CCNA
6 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
6 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (47.62%) MCSE
7 9 (42.86%) CCNP
7 9 (42.86%) Citrix
7 9 (42.86%) Change Management
7 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (33.33%) MPLS
8 7 (33.33%) OSPF
8 7 (33.33%) BGP
8 7 (33.33%) XenApp
8 7 (33.33%) vSphere
8 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (28.57%) XenDesktop
9 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
10 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
10 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 14 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 11 (52.38%) Firewall
3 7 (33.33%) MPLS
3 7 (33.33%) OSPF
3 7 (33.33%) BGP
4 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
4 5 (23.81%) IP Telephony
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (19.05%) DNS
6 3 (14.29%) SAN
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
8 1 (4.76%) Network Security
8 1 (4.76%) Wireless
8 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (4.76%) VPN
8 1 (4.76%) DHCP
8 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
General
1 4 (19.05%) Advertising
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
5 3 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) IT Support
6 2 (9.52%) Network Support
6 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Change Management
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Information Governance
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) SOA
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (47.62%) MCSE
2 10 (47.62%) CCNA
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (42.86%) CCNP
4 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (23.81%) MCP
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) XenApp
2 7 (33.33%) vSphere
3 6 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.76%) ProxySG
6 1 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Foglight
2 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) VMware
3 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
4 9 (42.86%) Citrix
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (23.81%) ServiceNow
6 3 (14.29%) F5
7 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
8 1 (4.76%) SAP
8 1 (4.76%) Juniper
8 1 (4.76%) CommVault
8 1 (4.76%) BT
8 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat