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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 44 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.26% 7.33% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.43% 40.82% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 0
Average daily rate £263 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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
35 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.04% 17.95% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 12
Average daily rate £240 £450 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +52.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £11.46 £10.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 11 February 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
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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
Maidstone -9 1 - - 1
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (37.50%) DMZ
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) BGP
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) DMZ
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Support
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Project Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Citrix Support
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
1 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (12.50%) Foglight
2 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (37.50%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint