Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 41 48
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 14 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.64% 2.40% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 15.58% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 10
Kent median daily rate £366 £200 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +83.13% -44.44% +2.86%
10th Percentile £200 £163 £230
90th Percentile £423 £331 £450
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year - -1.64% +17.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 - -
South East median hourly rate £16.94 £45.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -62.36% +81.82% +45.59%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 77 77 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.50% 15.43% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 38
Kent median daily rate £365 £283 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.20% -24.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £128 £140 £257
90th Percentile £538 £448 £500
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £20.83 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -45.18% +204.00%
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £370 -
Maidstone -14 1 £224 -25.33%
Tonbridge - 1 £200 -
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) WAN
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (57.14%) CCNA
4 6 (42.86%) ITIL
4 6 (42.86%) Wireless
5 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 5 (35.71%) NHS
5 5 (35.71%) VPN
5 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
6 4 (28.57%) IT Strategy
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) SMS
6 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
7 3 (21.43%) Bloomberg
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) CCDA
7 3 (21.43%) SCCM
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (21.43%) Office 365
7 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
7 3 (21.43%) Eikon
7 3 (21.43%) FactSet
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (14.29%) Network Management
8 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
8 2 (14.29%) F5

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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) Wireless
3 5 (35.71%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) SMS
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (14.29%) Firewall
6 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
6 2 (14.29%) MPLS
6 2 (14.29%) Network Security
6 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
6 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Network Specialist
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Specialist
1 4 (28.57%) LAN Specialist
1 4 (28.57%) Network Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
1 5 (35.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) IT Strategy
2 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) Network Management
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) CCNA
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) CCDA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Bloomberg
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) FactSet
3 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 2 (14.29%) CA
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) IronPort
3 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.14%) Capita
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft