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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East / Kent
Rank 39 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.54% 3.13% 4.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.43% 28.00% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 9
Median daily rate £500 £285 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £240 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £408 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -5.88%

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 25 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.46% 11.16% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 23
Median daily rate £350 £285 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £240 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +266.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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
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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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 - 2 £563 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Advertising
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (14.29%) High Availability
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (14.29%) IaaS
5 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) vSphere
5 1 (14.29%) PaaS
5 1 (14.29%) XenApp

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 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Advertising
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 2 (28.57%) LAN Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (28.57%) WAN Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Technician
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle