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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 30 13
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.95% 2.35% 7.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.19% 17.95% 40.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 1
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£400 £275 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 19
Average hourly rate £24.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.84 £18.00 £18.15
% change year-on-year
+26.86% -0.82%
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
62 39 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.46% 13.09% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 18
Average daily rate £400 £320 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 22
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% -39.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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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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 - 3 - -
Maidstone - 2 £310 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £346 -
West Malling - - - - 2
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 23 (88.46%) LAN
2 15 (57.69%) MS Exchange
3 14 (53.85%) Cisco
3 14 (53.85%) Windows
3 14 (53.85%) Firewall
4 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (46.15%) CCNA
5 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (42.31%) CheckPoint
6 11 (42.31%) MCSE
6 11 (42.31%) CCNP
6 11 (42.31%) Change Management
6 11 (42.31%) VMware
7 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (30.77%) Citrix
8 8 (30.77%) DNS
8 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
9 7 (26.92%) MCP
9 7 (26.92%) OSPF
9 7 (26.92%) BGP
9 7 (26.92%) XenApp
9 7 (26.92%) vSphere
9 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (23.08%) ServiceNow
10 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 15 (57.69%) MS Exchange
2 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) JBoss
4 1 (3.85%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (15.38%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS Project
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) LAN
2 14 (53.85%) Firewall
3 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 8 (30.77%) DNS
4 7 (26.92%) OSPF
4 7 (26.92%) BGP
5 6 (23.08%) IP Telephony
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (23.08%) MPLS
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (7.69%) BIG-IP
7 2 (7.69%) Network Security
7 2 (7.69%) Wireless
7 2 (7.69%) SAN
8 1 (3.85%) DMZ
8 1 (3.85%) Internet
8 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.85%) HTTP
8 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) WebLOAD
General
1 6 (23.08%) Advertising
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
4 1 (3.85%) Automotive
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
1 9 (34.62%) Support Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) IT Support
4 4 (15.38%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
5 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (11.54%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Network Support
5 3 (11.54%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Network Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) DTV
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.85%) OS/400
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX
5 1 (3.85%) CentOS
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Change Management
2 6 (23.08%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Information Governance
4 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Management
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) SOA
4 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
1 1 (3.85%) Python
1 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (46.15%) CCNA
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (42.31%) MCSE
3 11 (42.31%) CCNP
4 7 (26.92%) MCP
5 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.85%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) XenApp
2 7 (26.92%) vSphere
3 6 (23.08%) XenDesktop
4 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
6 1 (3.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Foglight
2 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) CheckPoint
2 11 (42.31%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) Citrix
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
5 6 (23.08%) ServiceNow
6 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 3 (11.54%) F5
8 1 (3.85%) SAP
8 1 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) Juniper
8 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.85%) Riverbed