The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
South East / Kent
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 36 30
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6  
Contract jobs citing LAN 19 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.31% 2.06% 4.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.58% 13.73% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 8
Median daily rate £373 £315 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.25% +48.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £328 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.64 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £25.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year -10.67% +27.16%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 48 51 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 18.46% 15.04% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 33
Median daily rate £375 £325 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £165 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £23.64 £20.83 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% +57.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £20.83 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Kent

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Kent

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Kent over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Kent

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Kent

LAN
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 LAN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Dartford - 5 £425 -
Maidstone - 3 £145 -
Tunbridge Wells 0 1 £370 +15.17%
Tonbridge - 1 £525 -
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN 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 LAN.

1 21 (75.00%) Cisco
2 19 (67.86%) WAN
3 18 (64.29%) Firewall
4 17 (60.71%) Wireless
5 15 (53.57%) DNS
5 15 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (50.00%) CCNA
6 14 (50.00%) WLAN
7 13 (46.43%) DHCP
8 10 (35.71%) Change Management
8 10 (35.71%) CheckPoint
8 10 (35.71%) Network Security
8 10 (35.71%) High Availability
8 10 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (28.57%) Cisco IPT
9 8 (28.57%) IP Telephony
9 8 (28.57%) Programme Management
9 8 (28.57%) ITIL
9 8 (28.57%) HP
10 7 (25.00%) VMware
10 7 (25.00%) IPsec
10 7 (25.00%) Mitel
11 6 (21.43%) Riverbed
11 6 (21.43%) MPLS
11 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 6 (21.43%) CCNP
11 6 (21.43%) NHS
11 6 (21.43%) Telepresence
12 5 (17.86%) Siemens
12 5 (17.86%) CISSP

LAN
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.29%) IIS
1 4 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) WAN
2 18 (64.29%) Firewall
3 17 (60.71%) Wireless
4 15 (53.57%) DNS
5 14 (50.00%) WLAN
6 13 (46.43%) DHCP
7 10 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (35.71%) Network Security
8 8 (28.57%) Cisco IPT
8 8 (28.57%) IP Telephony
9 7 (25.00%) IPsec
10 6 (21.43%) MPLS
10 6 (21.43%) Telepresence
11 5 (17.86%) 802.11
12 4 (14.29%) DPNSS
12 4 (14.29%) QSIG
12 4 (14.29%) SNMP
13 3 (10.71%) VPN
13 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (7.14%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) Architect
1 4 (14.29%) Designer
1 4 (14.29%) Network Designer
1 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
1 4 (14.29%) Network Technician
1 4 (14.29%) Security Designer
1 4 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Network Specialist
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (7.14%) Security Specialist
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) 802.1X
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) NHS
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Change Management
1 10 (35.71%) High Availability
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Programme Management
3 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
4 4 (14.29%) Health Informatics
4 4 (14.29%) Informatics
4 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security
5 1 (3.57%) Network Management
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (50.00%) CCNA
3 6 (21.43%) CCNP
4 5 (17.86%) CISSP
4 5 (17.86%) Degree
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CNA
6 1 (3.57%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) PMO
3 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 4 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) CheckPoint
3 8 (28.57%) HP
4 7 (25.00%) Mitel
4 7 (25.00%) VMware
5 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 6 (21.43%) Riverbed
6 5 (17.86%) Siemens
7 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
7 3 (10.71%) F5
8 2 (7.14%) Brocade
8 2 (7.14%) Citrix
8 2 (7.14%) Juniper
8 2 (7.14%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.57%) CA
9 1 (3.57%) IBM
9 1 (3.57%) IronPort
9 1 (3.57%) Oracle
9 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds