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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.23% 4.98% 6.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.67% 20.00% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 8
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£200 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.77%
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
45 60 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.85% 24.90% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 22
Average daily rate £450 £350 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £121 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Chatham - 2 £475 -
Sevenoaks - 2 £175 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 28 (100.00%) LAN
2 26 (92.86%) Firewall
3 18 (64.29%) Cisco
4 12 (42.86%) ITIL
4 12 (42.86%) Windows
5 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (35.71%) VMware
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (32.14%) CCNP
6 9 (32.14%) MCSE
7 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
8 7 (25.00%) VPN
9 6 (21.43%) System Testing
9 6 (21.43%) vSphere
9 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 6 (21.43%) Citrix
9 6 (21.43%) Finance
10 5 (17.86%) CCDP
10 5 (17.86%) Firmware
10 5 (17.86%) SLA
10 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (17.86%) XenApp
10 5 (17.86%) CCVP
10 5 (17.86%) Network Management
10 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (14.29%) XenDesktop

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (100.00%) LAN
2 26 (92.86%) Firewall
3 7 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (14.29%) MPLS
4 4 (14.29%) OSPF
4 4 (14.29%) BGP
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
5 2 (7.14%) DNS
5 2 (7.14%) SAN
5 2 (7.14%) DHCP
5 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (10.71%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) IT Security Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Security Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Network Support
6 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) NHS
1 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
1 1 (3.57%) EqualLogic
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) System Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Network Management
4 3 (10.71%) SIEM
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) BCP
5 1 (3.57%) Data Security
5 1 (3.57%) Security Management
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security
5 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (32.14%) MCSE
2 9 (32.14%) CCNP
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (17.86%) CCVP
3 5 (17.86%) CCDP
4 4 (14.29%) CCNA
5 2 (7.14%) CISSP
5 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.57%) MCITP
6 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) CCSE
6 1 (3.57%) CISM
6 1 (3.57%) CCSA
6 1 (3.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) vSphere
3 5 (17.86%) Firmware
3 5 (17.86%) XenApp
4 4 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (3.57%) DFS Replication
6 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
1 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
2 2 (7.14%) Foglight
3 1 (3.57%) Nessus
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) VMware
3 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 6 (21.43%) Citrix
5 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 3 (10.71%) F5
6 3 (10.71%) HP
7 2 (7.14%) Splunk
8 1 (3.57%) LogRhythm
8 1 (3.57%) Dell
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.57%) Juniper
8 1 (3.57%) CommVault