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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 26 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.92% 4.39% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.81% 23.08% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£200 £340 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+32.50% +25.00%
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 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.47% 19.02% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 26
Average daily rate £450 £365 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £423 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
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 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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
Dartford - 1 £450 -
Maidstone - 1 £225 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 29 (100.00%) LAN
2 23 (79.31%) Firewall
3 17 (58.62%) Cisco
4 14 (48.28%) ITIL
5 12 (41.38%) Windows
6 10 (34.48%) CCNP
6 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (31.03%) VMware
8 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (27.59%) CCDP
8 8 (27.59%) VPN
9 7 (24.14%) MCSE
9 7 (24.14%) SLA
9 7 (24.14%) Citrix
9 7 (24.14%) Firmware
9 7 (24.14%) Finance
9 7 (24.14%) System Testing
9 7 (24.14%) Network Management
10 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
11 5 (17.24%) CCVP
11 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (13.79%) XenApp
12 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
12 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (13.79%) SCCM
12 4 (13.79%) WSUS
12 4 (13.79%) vSphere
12 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
13 3 (10.34%) MS Office
13 3 (10.34%) SQL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) LAN
2 23 (79.31%) Firewall
3 8 (27.59%) VPN
4 3 (10.34%) MPLS
5 2 (6.90%) BGP
5 2 (6.90%) OSPF
5 2 (6.90%) SAN
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.45%) DNS
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
6 1 (3.45%) DHCP
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
6 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Network Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Security Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) SCCM Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Lead Technical Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Network Support
7 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
1 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) System Testing
2 7 (24.14%) Network Management
3 3 (10.34%) BCP
4 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.45%) Coaching
5 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) VBScript
2 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) CCNP
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (27.59%) CCDP
3 7 (24.14%) MCSE
4 5 (17.24%) CCVP
5 2 (6.90%) CCNA
6 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.45%) MCSA
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Firmware
2 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (13.79%) XenApp
4 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
4 4 (13.79%) vSphere
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
1 4 (13.79%) WSUS
2 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Cisco
2 9 (31.03%) VMware
3 7 (24.14%) Citrix
4 3 (10.34%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.90%) Wyse
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.45%) F5
6 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.45%) CommVault
6 1 (3.45%) Juniper
6 1 (3.45%) BT
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago