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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 22 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.64% 3.72% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% 26.92% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £340 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £340 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £340 £179
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +5.26%
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 26 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.27% 13.83% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 24
Average daily rate £450 £386 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% +127.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £259 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £411 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 - 7 £450 - 1
Maidstone - 3 £305 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £263 -
Chatham - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (96.67%) LAN
2 20 (66.67%) Firewall
3 18 (60.00%) ITIL
4 16 (53.33%) Cisco
5 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (36.67%) CCNP
7 11 (36.67%) Windows
7 11 (36.67%) MCSE
8 10 (33.33%) VMware
9 8 (26.67%) VPN
9 8 (26.67%) CCDP
9 8 (26.67%) Citrix
10 7 (23.33%) Firmware
10 7 (23.33%) SLA
10 7 (23.33%) Finance
10 7 (23.33%) System Testing
10 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (23.33%) Network Management
11 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 5 (16.67%) CCVP
13 4 (13.33%) XenApp
13 4 (13.33%) XenDesktop
13 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (13.33%) SCCM
13 4 (13.33%) WSUS
13 4 (13.33%) vSphere
13 4 (13.33%) Change Management
13 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (96.67%) LAN
2 20 (66.67%) Firewall
3 8 (26.67%) VPN
4 4 (13.33%) SAN
5 3 (10.00%) MPLS
5 3 (10.00%) OSPF
5 3 (10.00%) BGP
6 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
6 2 (6.67%) BIG-IP
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.67%) DNS
7 1 (3.33%) Internet
7 1 (3.33%) VoIP
7 1 (3.33%) DHCP
7 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (3.33%) Network Security
7 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Advertising
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Automotive
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Technical Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Network Support
7 1 (3.33%) IT Support
7 1 (3.33%) SCCM Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) System Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Network Management
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 3 (10.00%) BCP
5 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) VBScript
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (36.67%) MCSE
3 11 (36.67%) CCNP
4 8 (26.67%) CCDP
5 5 (16.67%) CCVP
6 4 (13.33%) CCNA
7 2 (6.67%) MCP
7 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Firmware
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.33%) XenApp
3 4 (13.33%) XenDesktop
3 4 (13.33%) vSphere
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
5 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) WSUS
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) Foglight
3 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco
2 10 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.00%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.67%) Wyse
7 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.33%) BT
7 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.33%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) CommVault