Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 24 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 52 47
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.45% 0.82% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.46% 5.48% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 12
Kent median daily rate £370 £210 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.19% -42.07% -
10th Percentile £200 £139 £234
90th Percentile £500 £345 £450
South East median daily rate £386 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.23% +16.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £150.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £40.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -61.49% +82.95% +29.41%

WAN 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 79 73 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.88% 14.96% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 52 39
Kent median daily rate £350 £266 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.46% -29.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £129 £133 £259
90th Percentile £538 £425 £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% +25.10%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Kent

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Kent

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Kent over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Kent

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN 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 6 months to 24 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 -
Stansted - 1 £575 -
Tonbridge - 1 £200 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 10 (76.92%) LAN
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco
3 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) Office 365
6 3 (23.08%) Eikon
6 3 (23.08%) FactSet
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (23.08%) Bloomberg
6 3 (23.08%) MPLS
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) CCNA
6 3 (23.08%) CCDA
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (15.38%) CA
7 2 (15.38%) NHS
7 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
7 2 (15.38%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL

WAN
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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 4 (30.77%) Wireless
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) MPLS
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
5 2 (15.38%) Network Security
5 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
1 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Operations Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Officer
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
3 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Network Management
2 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCDA
1 3 (23.08%) CCNA
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Bloomberg
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) FactSet
3 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
3 2 (15.38%) CA
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) IronPort
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.69%) Capita