The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 38 35 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.42% 2.09% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 18.52% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Median daily rate £550 £285 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.98% -28.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -20.00%
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
23 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.66% 11.30% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 17
Median daily rate £325 £285 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -32.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £240 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Median hourly rate £14.45 £37.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.46% +56.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - 1 £550 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for WAN.

1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (20.00%) Sybase
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ODBC
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) WLAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Intranet
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) WLAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) LAN Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) WAN Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) High Availability
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (20.00%) MCDST
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Sybase
3 1 (20.00%) VMware